Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Computer Problems, A Swan and Ems sketch


Hello Folks
Oh I'm being driven mad by the laptop at the moment, so I thought I'd have to do a quick post until I get it sorted. For some reason I can log in to Google and Blogger, but am mostly unable to comment. The drop down box says select profile, instead of my SeagullSuzie name, and when I select google account and type my comments they just disappear.

So I am reading your lovely posts and quite a few have built up but can't comment for now! This is just a quick mid week post to let you know.

Here is Em Parkers sketch of my cat Griffin, now framed and on my living room wall-thanks Em.


Yesterday was a lovely sunny but cold day so in the morning I  managed to catch a few things about the garden.

Japanese Anemone

Dew on an acer leaf

Beautiful yellow autumn colours

On Sunday at Broadsands we were involved in a swan rescue. Sadly the poor young male swan had been attacked by two pointer dogs. The owner and the dogs were long gone by the time we got to help out and they left it helpless on the beach.

A lovely couple had called the RSPCA and the police were on their way too. Fortunately the tide was not coming in. The poor swan could not walk so we all stayed near it to protect it from other dogs. 

The RSPCA arrived quite quickly and I got to help put it in the swan bag. Sadly when I phoned the RSPCA wildlife centre at Taunton on Monday, the swans injuries were too severe and it was put to sleep. 

Doesn't this kind of behaviour just make you so mad?

I hope normal blogging service will be resumed as soon as possible.
SeagullSuzie





26 comments:

  1. It infuriates me the way people abandoned injured things. As you know, we had the same thing with the deer injured on the road at the weekend. TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOLKS!!!!! Thank goodness you and the other kind people were there.
    Blogger sometimes messes my connections around too- very annoying, but hopefully it will settle down soon :-)

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    1. I've been able to log in last night and this morning with almost no problem-weird! So many good people out there stopped to help and were concerned for the swan.

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  2. Sorry to hear you are having computer problems! Sometimes technology is more of a nuisance than it is helpful! That poor swan, I can't believe the person who's dogs attacked it didn't try and help. Well done for playing your part on its rescue!

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    1. It was a lovely experience to be so close to such a beautiful animal but so very sad too. Yep they just walked off...how could they.....I'd have been in a right state but faced the consequences.

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  3. Sorry to hear you are having bloggy difficulties, so annoying when these things don't work. I hope that you can figure it out. Sad about the swan as well, at least it was collected by the RSPCA and taken somewhere safe, rather than just being left. xx

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    1. I know Amy, the RSPCA came really quickly once the police called it in. The swan bag was so easy to use and the bird was safe-although we were all wet and cold.

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  4. Your tale of the swan is heartbreaking. I'm afraid I have no time for people like that.

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    1. It's just as well I didn't see it happen. I'm a fast runner and had big strong boots on-those dogs would have had it from me, not to mention the owner. I'm afraid I just can't hold back in those situations.

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  5. Lovely to see it in a frame! I seem to have been re-christened 'Parker' though......I think I prefer it. People should be prosecuted if their dogs behave like that and then they might train them properly. Just awful.

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    1. Oh so sorry Em. My friend is called Anne Parker and I just got forgot to double check yours!

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  6. Irresponsible dog owners make me very angry and the sad story that you describe is evidence of the harm that can be done by poorly controlled animals :-( On a brighter note I enjoyed all your photos, as well as Em's sketch :-)

    PS. I have had problems with blogger before and it turned out that the 'keep me signed in' box (which by default is ticked when you sign in) was causing it. Ever since I always have it unticked and haven't had any problems since.

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    1. Yes-just like the Soay Sheep at Berry Head. What I find now is a lot of older, slightly unfit people owning fast strong dogs. Now I'm not saying any of us could catch our dogs at full run, but I could get there quickly and am strong and fit to deal with situations. Two Pointers out of control and in an excitable state-the swan had no chance.
      On the computer side of things I have also opened up gmail at the same time as blogger and am now able to comment-maybe it's that!

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  7. I'm sorry you are having problems with your computer, that happened to me once last week. Thank you for taking the effort of managing to get a comment through to me. Em's picture is wonderful of Griffin, she is so talented. The dew on the acer leaf is so lovely. What a sad ending to the poor swan , how could anyone leave the swan like that?
    Sarah x

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    1. Hopefully it's sorted now although I haven't done anything-might check the cookies settings etc. I've been to Cockington Country Park so will do a nice post on that this weekend. Have been out quite a lot lately so not had time to sort out the computer.
      I do not know how anyone could walk away from an injured animal-what if the tide had been coming in?

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  8. When I just left you a comment it came up with all the computer language , very strange.
    Sarah x

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  9. Sorry to hear about the demise of the swan. I really don't know why people can't take responsibility for their animals, not to mention training them properly in the first place.

    Love Em's drawing of your pussum!

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    1. If I had two Pointers under my responsibility, I would have them fully trained. People just think they can let their dogs run around with no regard for anyone or anything.
      Em's drawing is great and looks lovely on my wall.

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  10. That's such a lovely drawing of Griffin.
    I am furious with people whose dogs attack animals and birds like this. They should always be prosecuted. I am sorry the Swan didn't survive and am sad, too, for its mate if it was old enough to have one. It is so good that you helped, though. I couldn't walk away, either.
    Hope your computer problems are sorted out soon. It is so frustrating.

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    1. Thanks Wendy-I seem able to log in now on comments so have caught up! I emailed the local police to thank them for their help and to say how sorry we were not to have been able to catch the dogs and owner. Griffin looks great on my wall next to a photo of my old dog and a lovely painting of a penguin called The Singing Penguin by S Rollo. It makes a lovely group of 3.

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  11. That is sad - swan are beautiful creatures.
    Julie xxxxxxx

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    1. Hi Julie-I know, he was just a young male swan in his first year the RSPCA man said when checking him over.

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  12. Sorry to hear about your computer problems - Blogger plays up with me sometimes too although it usually rights itself but its so frustrating. :(

    Love Em's drawing of Griffin - she is so talented :)

    So sad to hear about the swan but well done for helping. I just can't understand why people can't control their pets when wildlife is near and to go off and leave the swan is totally despicable :(

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    1. Despicable is the perfect word to describe this. Lots of lovely people offered help and were concerned and came over to ask what had happened. There were plenty of us to protect the swan too just in case a dog came over.
      My old dog was way too interested in ducks, swans and any other large birds, and even worse with sheep. So knowing this we kept him on the lead and always looked out for birds and at our surroundings when walking about in these kinds of areas.

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  13. Some peoples behaviour is absolutely sickening!

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    1. I know Mel-have they no heart, are they just full of shame, or too cowardly to face the consequences.

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