Thank goodness for...

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  1. MOCAŠ

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    As the antidote to the "Pet hates" thread, how about a celebration of all those little things that help to make our lives easier every day, even though we tend to take them for granted.

    Such as:
    • The robustness of modern gadgets: Can't remember how many times I've dropped my iPod/phone/remote control/etc, yet they just keep on working.
    • Wikipedia: For all its faults and detractors, it remains the place to go for freely-available, up-to-date - and usually reliable - information on just about anything.
    • The emergency services: In all my years, I've never had to call 999 (fingers firmly crossed), but here's to the dedication of those who are ready to risk their lives to help others every day.
     
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    I love it when:

    1: Hearing primary school children talk in (disjointed) tandem.

    A few years ago when my daughter was at primary school I heared the whole school greet Mrs Skiffington before the start of the Christmas play.

    Good Evening Misssesss Ski--ffing--ton. That greeting lasted for 10 seconds. :D :cool:

    2: The lottery winner who really needs the cash.. Working all ours for zilch and then Yeeeehaaa!

    3: I can give or recieve help on this forum. As Leslie Nielson said in "The Naked Gun" "IIIIII Love it". :p
     
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    My most uplifting and satisfying experience involves one of our Lurcher's, Bruce (Pictured with the recently departed 6yo Suzy).

    I saw this dog at Mancjester & Cheshire Dog's Home and even though I'm experienced with handling many dogs, after viewing Bruce (so excited, he walked on his lead from his cell to the exercise yard on his back legs) and him screaming for me to take him home, (I'll ashamedly admit now) I had to leave him there.

    He was a mental wreck and in poor condition bodily. The problem was, this dog was large but absolutely crazy, and the thought of him getting a grip of my (then 8yo) daughter was a worry.

    I made the (as it transpires, not) mistake of taking a photograph of this dog on my mobile phone. Occasionally, I would show the picture to Mrs Ringway and say what a "looker" Bruce was...

    After leaving Bruce in the pound for six weeks, we telephoned to be told that he was "Still available".

    We took our other two dogs to meet Bruce, and the rest, as they say, is history.. :)





    Bruce, not long after joining the pack here.

    Still unfurnished after 6, months "hard-feeding" at the dogs home and by us.


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    Note the dogs shortened tail. We had to operate on this because, so happy was Bruce to be re-homed that he split the end of the tail by wagging it 24/7. :cool:

    Dogs from the pound give EVERYTHING to you - They know they've been rescued and go out of their way to show this. :)



    What a gentleman Bruce has turned out to be.

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    THE running machine.

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    I'm delighted to re-home a dog if we have space to do so, but I'll never get a dog like Bruce. The quality of life really does go up when you're with Bruce and I dread the day....

    Turning this dog around to be sound, both mentally and physically has given me more pleasure than just about anything.
     
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    Thank goodness for

    1. The headtorch - a lovely little device that allows me to run over the hills at night, work in a confined space with both hands and gives the kids something to laugh at.
    2. Bluetooth - how easy it is to connect a multitude of things together.
    3. Memory map and the like. For tracking fell routes and playing them back in 3D.

    My family and dogs do come first but that is a given.
     
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    As trainer says "The Given"

    Charities - We really should not need them, however charities like "The Christie"
    "Alzheimer’s" "H4H" "Hospices" of all varieties, Good Luck to them all this year.

    Mercedes Indies - In my case 124 Works.

    This forum and the good friends I have met through it.

    Living in a free(ish) land.

    Edit. How could I forget.

    Great beers, fine wine and good food.
     
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    Thank goodness for...


    Free waste veg oil :thumb:






    :D
     
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    Thank goodness for

    Sally James
     
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    Yep, one of THOSE !!!
    The Internet.

    Most, if not all, of us would never have crossed the paths of each other if it wasn't for the invention of the internet.
     
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    The BBC for giving us public broadcasting envied by the rest of the world.:rock:
     
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    Postmen and postwomen.
    On the whole, they do their best in sometimes terrible conditions for not a great deal of money.
    I salute you! :thumb:
     
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    Blessed are the cheesemakers.

    Winemakers, brewers and distillers; beef, pig, sheep and poultry farmers; gamekeepers; chefs; restaurateurs; Olly and Nick Froome; opera singers; classical musicians; Sky cricket coverage and Test Match Special; wine merchants; our armed forces; dogs; etc etc etc.

    So many things and people to thank goodness for - hardly even started.
     
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    It's not meant to be taken literally. It refers to any manufacturers of dairy products
     
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    Fixed that for you :D
     
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    Thank goodness for

    Food....
     
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    Fixed that for you, flanaia1 :rolleyes:
     
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    The BBC for giving us public broadcasting that I can watch when in the rest of the world.:rock:
     
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    The BBC------as Joni Mitchell wrote Don't it always seem to go --That you don't know what you've got -- Till it's gone. sums it up perfectly.
     
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