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So earlier I tried and failed to get out of my street. First going slowly which didn’t work at all, then giving it the beans which almost worked. Then a few hours later I was bored, even though I walk using crutches I went out with a shovel and cleared the whole road myself, it took quite a while. Some old lady came out and tried to give me money for clearing the road, I refused as I didn’t want money, I just wanted to clear the road so I could go and get some food. What’s annoying is there are a few young  able-bodied people here who could have cleared it, but they are lazy bastards. Finally got myself some food in Tesco, and also a McDonald’s  :D 
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@RevolvingPrawn So I went to visit my mum in hospital again today. Anyway coming out I went to pay the car parking fee and there was a old lady at the machine. Her ticket charge came up as £320! She didn’t know how to work the machine, so I cancelled it and then looked at her ticket, the ticket was from 2017 lol, but she said it was the one she got 30mins ago, but it couldn’t have been. So I pressed the call button on the machine so she could talk to someone, she then had to go to the front desk. The whole thing was hilarious though, I mean the parking is expensive, but not that expensive :joy:
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That’s aweomse! I hate paid parking. We have 2 hour free parking down town but there is no eclectronic monitoring. So there are people walking around making sure you move your car. But how do they now if your there for 2 hours or not. They don’t see me park. And get this, the parking garage is free. That seems backwards to me.
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I feel sorry for you, Hughesy. Your dog looks very cute. May I ask you his / her name?

My dog only recently turned 10. That's 50 in doggy years. I dread to think what I will be like when my dog becomes ill and eventually passes. Currently, she is in tip top health, but that won't last forever, sadly.

By the way, the 'Like' of your post is in general a good thing. It was that or a 'Dislike', which is a bad thing, but will give you bad points. I liked it in the way of the post, not in the way of liking what is happening to your poor little doggy. I hope you understand what I mean.

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@McStanley His name is River, he's 12. I didn't name him that, he was 3 when I got him, his previous owners abused him, closed fist punches to the head, only gave him human food and never walked him, so he would have died if the owners kept him. He had every right to hate humans, yet the day I got him he followed me about everywhere, when I got him home he ran upstairs and jumped on my bed and went to sleep even though he'd never been in my house before.

For the rest of my life I will also remember that day, he was the first dog I had ever owned, I didn't even know what a shih tzu was the day I went to meet him. It was my aunt who knew the people that owned him, it didn't take much Persuasion for them to give him away.
Another day I'll always remember is the first time I took him to my brothers to sleep at. We ordered a curry and whilst it was all out on a coffee table River pinched a onion bhaji and hid under a chair, I haven't  seen him move that fast since.

He has been an expensive dog to own (totally worth it though) as he had many untreated eye infection before I got him, so his tear ducts don't work, so I spend £50 a month on eye drops. He's also completely blind now due to cataracts, which is why his eyes look cloudy.

My youngest shih tzu will miss him just as much as me, he was born by my mum's dog, as soon as I let the 6 puppies out of a huge cage they were in this one pup would follow River around everywhere which is why I kept him, and they've been inseparable ever since. His name is Charlie and is the one poking his tongue out in my profile picture.
When he's gone I'm actually going to get a small tattoo of his face, as pictures can be lost whereas tats can't (unless I lose my arm)

Don't worry I didn't take the like in the wrong way :)

Damn this was a long post haha.
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DiRTKING808, my dog is in the same situation. 10 years of age and has the energy of a young puppy. My dog is also showing her age. She has a lot grey and white fur on her now. Not much black fur left on her, anymore! :)

My dog's name is Millie by the way.

Hughesy, same as mine. My dog's previous owners, who are our friends barely ever walked Millie and when they did, it would be mostly around the black. They never trained her properly and gave her lots of nasty habits, which she still has today, sadly. We rescued her in April 2011, when she came to us for a 2 week holiday that she never went home from. They noticed she was happier with us and they told us to keep her and that we can keep her if we wanted to, so, we did! :)

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I think I'll get my next dog from a rescue centre, even though mine wasn't directly from one it was so rewarding seeing my dog improve. When I first got him he didn't like being picked up and cuddled, now he begs for it. I haven't got a picture directly of him doing it, but I do have a picture of him begging for a cuddle, he goes up on two legs like a meerkat lol. This picture was from quite a few years ago.
 
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 Kind of put my foot in it just now. My bro was round with this girlfriend and her little daughter. A storm brew up with lots of thunder and lightning, I said don't get struck on the way out, little did I know that her daughter is terrified of thunder and lightning.... :joy:
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