Posts by Runswithdogs

    Tweezers or cheap pair of haemostats..... grasp gently (don't squeeze, you don't wanna pop them)) rotate them clockwise like your unscrewing them, they will release after a few rotations (how many depends on how deep they've screwed themselves in)

    (You can also use fingertips, just make sure to wash hands afterwards)

    Do Not

    -Burn (match, lighter etc)

    -coat in any substance (oil, petroleum jelly etc)

    Doing so will cause them to regurgitate their stomach contents into your system (nasty) along with anything they may be carrying (such as lyme)


    Do Not smash/pop to kill- doing so will cause an arisolized spray that can potentially be breathed in.

    Do not try to just pull them out as that usually results in leaving the head in & they’re a bytch to get out and very likely to get infected


    Best way to dispose of is wrap in some sticky tape and bin or flush down the loo


    (Qualifications 27years of professionally removing the lil bastards from dogs on a regular basis.)

    Thanks 😄

    Really glad the weather changed was getting a bit twitchey last week with all the lovely storm blowbye but obviously I booked the right day and instructor was good (plus just me in the morning.... 👍)

    LOL..... old bike, wouldn't shift properly.. would shift into very random gears... you just had to keep kicking the shifter till it got the gear you wanted. Which could be once... or 12 times... lotta swearing involved.

    Just stopped in to let everyone know Craigs feeling a bit better today. Up and walking around a wee bit, even got a shower. Docs happy with progress so far.


    So if anyones wondering, he woke up early sunday morning with a nasty pain in side & some cramps. Pretty bad so went to A&E where the dr saw him, said “dont worry, not appendix “ & diagnosed him with kidney infection and sent home with pain meds and antibiotics “should feel better in a day or 2â€


    2 days later.(thursday) . getting even worse... told him to call up to the local clinic where they got him right in and saw dr... “hmmm not appendix but I dont know what it is†....referred to hospital on a ASAP basis.
    So proper bloods run,,, came back saying some kind of infection going on but not clear, followed by CT scan...., oh look ... it is your appendix.... so sceduled for opp first thing wed morning, thinking keyhole, easy peasy... not,
    got started and realised his appendix had actually ruptured on Sunday morning (hence the pain) and hed been walking around for 3 days like that... 6 hours surgery later and lots of antibiotics, pain killers and morphine etc.


    So hes looking better now and just the normal kinda pain you get when being oppeded up, rummiged around in and then sew back together... no more apendix to worry about.


    Not going to be out on the bike for a while though... estimate is 4-6 weeks before even thinking of doing anything fun.... and no lifting etc for even longer.

    An old man was eating in a truck stop when three bikers walked in.


    The first walked up to the old man, pushed his cigarette into the old man's pie and then took a seat at the counter.


    The second walked up to the old man, spit into the old man's milk and then he took a seat at the counter.


    The third walked up to the old man, turned over the old man's plate, and then he took a seat at the counter.


    Onlookers were completely shocked at the men's behavior, but the old man didn't seem to be
    fazed in the slightest.


    Without a word of protest, he quietly left the diner.


    Shortly thereafter, one of the bikers said to the waitress, "Humph, not much of a man, was he?"


    The waitress replied, "Not much of a truck driver either. He just backed his truck over three motorcycles."