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mustardbeak

Member since Mar 2010 • Last active Dec 2019

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  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Not big, but I enjoyed this immensely earlier.

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    I'll be cracking mine shortly!

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    Ridiculously excited about this being back.

  • in Rides & Races
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    Congrats! I think it's harder than other awards to achieve, due to a number of factors.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Thanks! And for the info too, its useful as i'm reading up a lot.

    I am less worried but my partner was already struggling due to the stress of our other cat, and knowing he is FIV and there could be a risk (even if small) has made that worse.

    He is back with us for the time being and getting lots of fuss. He also (it turns out) has an ulcer on his left eye, and has some infected scratches on his front legs we hadn't noticed, so he's shaved in several areas and receiving eye drops and antiseptic cream so is slightly out of sorts today (not forgetting his castration!) it's been a bit of a week for him.

    On the plus side, one of my colleagues at work might home him, I've given them the reality of his health so they are discussing with their partner and doing their own reading up, but I think they are keen so that would be a good outcome.

    He will be with us until at least the new year, we will keep looking after him and managing the situation until we manage to find him a new home.

  • in Components, clothing and miscellany
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    I've swapped the forks on my fixed for something with a longer steerer, to raise the front end up a bit.

    Columbus Hiver full carbon forks with 190mm of steerer left, the fork has mudguard mounts and will take 28c tyre with a mudguard.

    Only asking £50 collected from Lewisham SE13.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    We've been looking after a stray for a few months, he had been sheltering in our garden and was not in a great way so we started looking after him, we finally got him trusting us enough to get him to the Vet two weeks ago and checked for a chip etc.

    He wasn't neutered and didn't have a chip and is estimated to be approx 3 years old, so we booked him in to get that done, our plan after contacting a re-homing charity was to give him a month with our cat and see if they managed to get along, as she is quite stressy, and if she didn't settle down we would sponsor him to get re-homed, in the mean time we decided to get him chipped and neutered, as a charity would need to do that before they re-home him anyway.

    At the Vets this morning, I also paid to get him tested for FIV. The Vet just called to say that test is positive, so him staying with us is not now going to be possible I don't think, as we don't want Betsy to get infected.

    It is very sad, he has been neglected, he has a bit of a limp and three broken teeth. None of which bother him he gets around fine and is not in any pain, and after spending some time getting him socialised again he is a lovely and very good natured cat.

    I'm feeling pretty devastated right now, as he's had a shit time of it and I wanted to give him a safe and good home.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Starting the week off right.

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