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    LOL, because of our situation, we didn't pick the cat, he picked us.
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    Quote Originally Posted by walpurgis View Post
    I do much the same, except I pick older pets. All my dogs and cats for the last thirty years have been 'rescue' animals re-homed to me.

    They have each been a joy to have around. My current pooch 'Tippy the Lurcher' was estimated to be about eight years old when he arrived and has been with me five years. He's incredibly well behaved and sweet. He may be getting older now, but is very healthy.





    Nice one, Geoff. It's always worthwhile giving any stray dog or cat a new home.

    With cats, we prefer getting them as kittens (as kittens are *so* cute) and as young as possible. That way we can, as far as possible, instil our habits/way of life into them, so that they become 'ours', as opposed to us looking after what has essentially already become someone else's pet, thus formed its own habits - if you get me?

    It's rather like adopting kids. If we were ever to do that, we'd always go for a baby (as young as possible), rather than a child or teenager, for the same reasons

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haselsh1 View Post
    LOL, because of our situation, we didn't pick the cat, he picked us.
    Quality... It's always nice when it happens that way

    Marco.
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    This is mister Popeye, a French bully, doing what he does best, laying around.
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    It's been a while since I posted a pic of these 2 cute little buggers.



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    I appreciate to most people they are just rabbits, but we love them
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    Quite like rabbits too. Had some when young. Got killed alas by foxes. Foxes up in kirriemuir in those days were a menace.. got my white mice too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by struth View Post
    Quite like rabbits too. Had some when young. Got killed alas by foxes. Foxes up in kirriemuir in those days were a menace.. got my white mice too.
    Poor little things, foxes are devious buggers.

    Ours have their own room in the house, it's furnished with chairs and a table and they have the run of it, we just go in to feed them, tidy up and for a cwtch, they couldn't be more pampered.
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    I suppose they are a bit like cats, only without the little Freddy Kruger knives.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stairpost View Post
    I appreciate to most people they are just rabbits, but we love them
    We love them too, bit where my family come from in Tuscany, we eat them, not keep them as pets!



    Deep-fried with some batter, served with deep-fried courgette leaves and a nice side salad... Yum, yum!!

    Marco.
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    My system:

    Modified Technics SL-1210MK5G/Mike New high-precision bearing & baseplate/Mike New ETP platter/Bruil record weight/Nagaoka GL602 crystal T/T mat. Paul Hynes SR7EHD PSU (plus regulator modules)/DCSXL pure-silver DC lead. Ortofon RS-212D tonearm/'Speedy Steve' custom-made Ebony armboard. Yannis Tome 423.5 Phono Silver-Litz tonearm cable, with Furutech CF-DIN(R) and Eichmann silver Bullet Plugs. Cartridges: Denon DL-S1 in AT MG-10 headshell with AT-6106 Quattro Hybrid lead-wire. Denon DL-103C1 in '103U' headshell with AT-609 silver lead-wire. Vintage Denon DL-103AU in AT-Ti15ANV Titanium Headshell. Shure M55E in Denon PCL-300 headshell with 6N silver lead-wire. Shure original USA SC35C. Audiocom-modified Sony X-777ES/DAS-R1 transport/DAC. Raspberry Pi-3 Model B and IQaudio Pi-DAC+/Paul Hynes SR3DR-05 linear PSU/Williams Audio NAS linear PSU. Heavily-modified Croft Charisma-X preamp. Stereo Coffee LDR. Head-amp: Paul Hynes design/SR5 PSU. Also modified Lentek. Tube Distinctions 50W Class A P/P Copper amp with cryo-treated Tung Sol KT150s. Speakers: 'Lockwood Majors', using 15" Tannoy Monitor Golds, modified with bespoke crossovers. Also Celestion Ditton 15XRs. Stands: Mana Acoustics (non-magnetic stainless steel 'clones’). Hi-Fi Racks Podium T/T wall shelf. Sony ST-5055L tuner. Cables: Furukawa EE/F-S 2mm & 2.6mm solid-core mains leads, fitted with Furutech FI-50 IECs and FI-1363Rs. Stereo interconnects: Sommer Carbokab 225 (with silver-plated MS Audio non-metallic POM RCAs). Speaker cable: VDH 'The Wind' Hybrid II. Digital coaxial cable: 1m Trompeter Electronics Triax TRC-75-2, with MS Audio ‘Starline' silver-plated RCAs. Mains block: Mark Grant 6-way, modded with Furutech FP-1363R sockets and Furukawa cable. Tube Distinctions digital noise filter. VPI HW 16.5 record cleaner.

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