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Hi there, just wondering if anyone has any slowcooker ideas I can use to get rid of these chicken thighs and bacon I have sitting around.... need something quick and simple with not too many ingredients - its almost shopping day cut the chicken into cubes, throw it in the slowy with the bacon, and add a can of creamy chicken soup, a packet of chicken flavoured rice & 200ml water, some chicken seasoning, and carrots. Cook on low for 7 hours, then put in a tin of peas and a tin of corn kernals and turn it onto high for another hour. I call it confetti chicken and it is sooooo yummy!
You may remember Elisa, and her battle with breast cancer, and then secondary cancers. Elisa succumb to her cancer this weekend. She leaves behind 2 beautiful children, an amazing husband and wonderful parents. I'll miss her caring, warm heart, and her beautiful smiling face, and her positive outlook on everything, even when things were horrible for her. I am so honoured to be able to call her my friend. Rest In Peace Elisa. May you watch down on Lachlan and Anastasia as they grow into beautiful children, and make you so proud. Sending you so much love angel girl. I'll miss you. xxx Ricki, please pass on my deepest condolences to Elisa's family. I had the pleasure of meeting her at the Mega Meet last year, and my heart is so heavy right now reading this. I'm not on facebook anymore, but please, if you are organising flowers could you please let me know so I can contribute something. RIP Elisa - you are a true inspiration to many, and will be forever missed, forever loved ...
ok - long story short. DH has a 14 year old DD from a previous relationship, we have always got on great. Lately, as soon as she comes over, if we havent got anythign good planned, like visits to teh movies etc, then she gets a headache and goes home. I asked her if she would like to go to Disney On Ice with us. She said yes, so I got 4 tickets, I was on my way to pick her up from her house the day before when she sends a txt saying "Dont worry about picking me up anymore" I havent heard from her since. Today - a month on, she was at the local adventure playground with her mum and other sister, AND MY 2 nieces (my sisters kids) and we ran into them. My nieces said hello, then her mum said that they were going to the toilet and they walked off. The whole 2 hours we were there, every time we seen tehma nd started to walk towards them , they got up and walked off, in our direction, but would walk the other way round these whole garden beds so that we wouldnt actually be near them....
just interested in what is the go in your area regarding breeding a dangerous breed? we have bull terriers and a rottie, and the bullies have lock jaw like pitbulls - but to buy them from a registered breeder (so u get the papers to prove they are pedigree) they dog remains the property of the breeder until you come back with proof the dog has been desexed - and once you do this, you get $200 back and the original papers. If you want to buy the dog for breeding purposes, you have to joing the SA Bull Terrier Cluba dn become a member - and again, the breeder keeps a big eye on you. If they dont get a good impression form you, regardless if you want to breed or not, they wont sell you the dog. I know this isnt the case for all breeders, just the more respected registered breeders (not the backyard breeders) so what's your experience with buying dogs? was there anything you had to comply to? or was the breeder just wanting some quick cash?
but they could if they wanted to. Basic permits are pretty simple, but if you had specialist animals in there somewhere you would probably be known to the permit dept. the whole point of registering is that they know whats going on. If pitbulls or what could potentially be classed as dangerous dogs came under a similar permit system then they could easily visit premises and keep tabs on the owner/breeders. yep - you can apply for a specialist one - for an additional fee. Out of all the ppl i know with a permit, not one has ever had a check (This is in SA, not sure if all states are the same) and alot of ppl would know this, so i think there would b some bad pet owners out there who would risk it cos of the small chance they will b checked. and then we would have the issues of black market pitbulls
you know what will happen if they ban pitbulls (for some reason i think it already is illegal to have them, without special permission, as a friend had a cross breed bullmastiff x pitbull and was told not to tell the council it has pitbull in it) but if they do ban them and wipe the species out - all those bad pet owners who got pitbiulls and let them be aggressive, teach them to attack & treat them badly which in what increases the chances of an attack - they will just go get another type of breed - rottie, bull terrier, bull mastiff, labrador, etc etc and the same issue will end up arising.
I think they should consider making pitbulls and other "dangerous dogs" the same as reptiles & make it so you require a special licence, which would require doing some sort of test, background checks and an interview before being granted permission to keep them, an then they should be keeping a close eye on the houses that have them to ensure, proper i have my wildlife an dfauna permit, have done since 2004 - to get this licence, all that i had to do was fill out a form with my details, acknowledge that i must hand in the book once a year, send them the fee and walah - i had a licence! not once have they ever came to check the premisis or the animals, not even at first to make sure the house/enclosures were acceptable.
DD3 can't have goats anything as it is too similar to cows milk and not sure about ewe milk if your DD is like my DS - its the milk protein that he is allergic too - which means all animal milk products are a no go - even Soy milk was out of the qstn. we used rice milk, but like i said, he is growing out of it now
memmi i just wanted to say a big LOL to your comment about chiwawa/poodles are dangerous dogs. Yeah, i hear about them a lot on the news mauling people to death. they are as big as your hand (chiwawa) and even if they did bite they would kill. i suppose some responsibility goes to the owners but some animals (not just dogs all animals)are more dangerous than others. for example big/wild cats like tigers, lions cheetah etc are obviously more dangerous than a domesticated cat. comparing dogs with humans is silly, actually i find it totally irrelavent. dogs are dogs and humans are humans. a bit like apples and oranges. here are some stats from the dogsbite website. 2010 Pit bulls accounted for 67% of fatal maulings while making up 5% of the total dog population. 2009 Pit bulls accounted for 44% of deaths. 2008 Pit bulls accounted for 65% of deaths. 2007 pit bulls accounted for 60% of deaths. 2006 Pit bulls accounted for 53% of deaths. 2005 Pit bulls accounted for 57% of deat...