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  1. #1591
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    She has an amazing knack for finding lost footballs, don't ask me how.
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  2. #1592
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    Quote Originally Posted by AJSki2fly View Post
    Thanks Grant, he was a lovely boy, full of love and fun, and just wanted to be with me or Sue. We are in shock a bit, we knew the day would come but youre never ready for it.

    He will remain my avatar, is a good memory of him.
    Sorry to hear about that. His coat was a lovely colour. The avatar will remind us all.
    Dave

  3. #1593
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    Sorry to hear about your dog Adrian, looked like a lovely pooch.
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  4. #1594
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    Mitze endorses the Paul Hynes PSU (for my Raspberry Pi):





    Of ALL the places the daft wee thing could go! Cats, eh?

    Marco.
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    Turntable: Heavily-modified Technics SL-1210MK5G [Mike New bearing/ETP platter/Paul Hynes SR7 PSU & reg mods]. Funk Firm APM Achromat/Nagaoka GL-601 Crystal Record Weight/Isonoe feet & boots/Ortofon RS-212D/Denon DL-103GL in Denon PCL-300 headshell with Funk Firm Houdini/Kondo SL-115 pure-silver cartridge leads.

    Paul Hynes MC head amp/SR5 PSU. Also modded Lentek head amp/Denon AU-310 SUT.

    Other Cartridges: Nippon Columbia (NOS 1987) Denon DL-103. USA-made Shure SC35C with NOS stylus. Goldring G820 with NOS stylus. Shure M55E with NOS stylus.

    CD Player: Audiocom-modified Sony X-777ES/DAS-R1 DAC.

    Tape Deck: Tandberg TCD 310, fully restored and recalibrated as new, by RDE, plus upgraded with heads from the TCD-420a. Also with matching TM4 Norway microphones.

    Preamps: Heavily-modified Croft Charisma-X. LDR Stereo Coffee. Power Amps: Tube Distinctions Copper Amp fitted with Tungsol KT-150s. Quad 306.

    Cables & Sundries: Mark Grant HDX1 interconnects and digital coaxial cable, plus Mark Grant 6mm UP-LCOFC Van Damme speaker cable. MCRU 'Ultimate' mains leads. Lehmann clone headphone amp with vintage Koss PRO-4AAA headphones.

    Tube Distinctions digital noise filter. VPI HW16.5 record cleaning machine.

    Speakers: Tannoy 15MGs in Lockwood cabinets with modified crossovers. 1967 Celestion Ditton 15.


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  5. #1595
    Join Date: Oct 2015

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    It's with a heavy heart that I came to the decision to rehome my little Mia. She's been living with a foster mum since I've been in hospital and then the nursing home and with the likelihood I'll be here for some time to come and also that Mia and her foster mum have clearly formed a very close bond I thought it for the best. I couldn't stand the thought of putting Mia through yet another house move, she absolutely hates the carrier box and all the stress of moving, and also it would break her foster mum's heart saying goodbye. So her foster mum is now her forever mum, I know they will be so happy together and that made the decision a little easier for me. Yes I will miss her and I'm feeling very sad but I know it is all for the best, after all my first priority is for Mia's care and happiness.
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  6. #1596
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    Really sorry to hear that Ian, that's got to be a tough gig.
    Really tough
    You've definitely done the right thing with minimising her (and your) stress, and you know she'll be cared for.

  7. #1597
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    I for one will miss those great pics of what must be the prettiest cat on AoS I wish her well for the future, sounds like she'll be fine. And hoping you get better soon Ian.
    I just dropped in, to see what condition my condition was in

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  8. #1598
    Join Date: Jan 2008

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    Hi Ian,

    Firstly, I didn't know you were in hospital, and now a nursing home, so sorry to hear that. I wish you the best for a speedy recovery and return to home, presuming that is possible?

    Being similarly a big cat lover, I also echo the sentiments from Steve and Jon about the terribly difficult decision you've made. People who aren't animal lovers simply don't understand what a wrench it is either coping with the death of beloved pet, or having to make the type of heartbreaking decision you've just made, which shows that you have Mia's best interests at heart.

    As a cat owner myself (we have three), I know all too well the distress and trauma that they can go through in carrier boxes, when being taken to the vets, and worse, if they are left in kennels or taken to a strange home.

    Obviously I'm unware of your particular circumstances, but was there no way of keeping Mia in her own home, with a neighbour, nearby friend or member of your family, popping in to feed her, etc, whilst looking after your house in your absence?

    That's what we do with ours - our neighbour looks after our cats, when we're on holiday (for up to 3 weeks) and we return the favour by looking after theirs when they're away. This keeps the cat(s) in their own environment, where they're happiest, whilst also getting some regular human contact. It's not ideal of course, as the cat(s) would still miss their owner(s), but far better than putting them into kennels, as some folks do.

    However, obviously that would only be sustainable for so long, therefore much depends on how long you'd be away for. Anyway, you've done a very brave, selfless and caring thing, so I commend you for that, and wish you all the best in your return to good health, or as close to that as is possible

    Marco.
    Main System

    Turntable: Heavily-modified Technics SL-1210MK5G [Mike New bearing/ETP platter/Paul Hynes SR7 PSU & reg mods]. Funk Firm APM Achromat/Nagaoka GL-601 Crystal Record Weight/Isonoe feet & boots/Ortofon RS-212D/Denon DL-103GL in Denon PCL-300 headshell with Funk Firm Houdini/Kondo SL-115 pure-silver cartridge leads.

    Paul Hynes MC head amp/SR5 PSU. Also modded Lentek head amp/Denon AU-310 SUT.

    Other Cartridges: Nippon Columbia (NOS 1987) Denon DL-103. USA-made Shure SC35C with NOS stylus. Goldring G820 with NOS stylus. Shure M55E with NOS stylus.

    CD Player: Audiocom-modified Sony X-777ES/DAS-R1 DAC.

    Tape Deck: Tandberg TCD 310, fully restored and recalibrated as new, by RDE, plus upgraded with heads from the TCD-420a. Also with matching TM4 Norway microphones.

    Preamps: Heavily-modified Croft Charisma-X. LDR Stereo Coffee. Power Amps: Tube Distinctions Copper Amp fitted with Tungsol KT-150s. Quad 306.

    Cables & Sundries: Mark Grant HDX1 interconnects and digital coaxial cable, plus Mark Grant 6mm UP-LCOFC Van Damme speaker cable. MCRU 'Ultimate' mains leads. Lehmann clone headphone amp with vintage Koss PRO-4AAA headphones.

    Tube Distinctions digital noise filter. VPI HW16.5 record cleaning machine.

    Speakers: Tannoy 15MGs in Lockwood cabinets with modified crossovers. 1967 Celestion Ditton 15.


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  9. #1599
    Join Date: Oct 2015

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    Firstly thankyou gents for your kind words, yes it was a very difficult thing to do but as Marco said it was the right thing for us all. Mia's new mum Lynn is a lovely lady and very experienced with the furry ones. Mia is so settled and content at Lynn's home and as she has been a house cat all her life loves the space, looking out of the windows and all the love and attention Lynn gives her and of course she has taken over the house, like cats do.
    Regarding my situation my pancreas is failing, thankfully I don't have diabetes but an enzyme made in the pancreas that allows the body to process protein into muscle mass is not being made and as a consequence my muscles have atrophied and currently I can't stand or walk and I find most activities very tiring. There is a treatment using a synthetic enzyme that will help build muscle mass but the correct dosage is critical as too much can be fatal and too little will do nothing at all, it's a very fine line between the two. It will take three to six months of testing and observations to get the balance right. As I need quite a lot of help at the moment I will be staying here at the home for now and as i won't be able to return back to my flat because i won't be able to manage the layout, stairs etc, I'll be looking for a new , more suitable place to live. Lots of upheaval and changes but I just try to get on with things as best as I can.
    Turntable
    Toshiba SR-370/Mission 774/Van Damme cable with MS Starline plugs/Ortofon Quintet Black
    CD
    Cambridge CXC transport/modified Musical Fidelity X-DAC/modified Musical Fidelity X-10 V3 tube buffer
    Network Player
    Cambridge NP30
    Amplifier
    Denon HA-500 head amp/Nakamichi CA-5E pre-amp/Chinese passive RVC/Proton AA-1150 DMC power amp
    Speakers
    Mordaunt Short Signifer on original factory stands
    Cables
    Mogami with Rean Neutrik plugs/NVA LS5
    Headphones
    Sennheiser HD600/Sennheiser HD650/Koss Pro4 AA

  10. #1600
    Join Date: Feb 2013

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian7633 View Post
    Firstly thankyou gents for your kind words, yes it was a very difficult thing to do but as Marco said it was the right thing for us all. Mia's new mum Lynn is a lovely lady and very experienced with the furry ones. Mia is so settled and content at Lynn's home and as she has been a house cat all her life loves the space, looking out of the windows and all the love and attention Lynn gives her and of course she has taken over the house, like cats do.
    Regarding my situation my pancreas is failing, thankfully I don't have diabetes but an enzyme made in the pancreas that allows the body to process protein into muscle mass is not being made and as a consequence my muscles have atrophied and currently I can't stand or walk and I find most activities very tiring. There is a treatment using a synthetic enzyme that will help build muscle mass but the correct dosage is critical as too much can be fatal and too little will do nothing at all, it's a very fine line between the two. It will take three to six months of testing and observations to get the balance right. As I need quite a lot of help at the moment I will be staying here at the home for now and as i won't be able to return back to my flat because i won't be able to manage the layout, stairs etc, I'll be looking for a new , more suitable place to live. Lots of upheaval and changes but I just try to get on with things as best as I can.
    sorry to hear of your trouble ian... i really do hope the best for you and you get your life back at least to an extent... keep popping in
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