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    • Waves and Smiles
    • By Waves and Smiles 17th Mar 16, 5:23 PM
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    Waves and Smiles
    Here we can all be heard for a little while. Part 3
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    • 17th Mar 16, 5:23 PM
    Here we can all be heard for a little while. Part 3 17th Mar 16 at 5:23 PM
    This thread is a continuation of The Mental Health thread “Here we can all be heard for a little while Part 2”. The previous thread can be found here-

    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5320917&page=501

    I started the original thread when I was lonely and suffering with mental health issues and was lucky to find a wonderful group of amazing new friends who now mean the world to me. My name was Worried and Scared back then but with the help of everyone here I became Waves and Smiles. This thread is no longer just about me, it is about all of us and for anyone who needs mental health support, their carers and anyone who is interested in learning more. Sometimes we speak seriously, sometimes we offer gentle advice and a lot of the time we laugh together. Sometimes I write mini-novels about my experiences of living with complex mental illness. What is important is everyone here is there for each other. New posters are welcome to join in, or just lurk (we call them humming birds because they hover!) if they would prefer. This is a place without judgement or pressure, and a safe place for everyone. We try to keep abbreviations to a minimum but if there are some that you do not understand please ask.

    Sir Pugliet is our Good Mental Health pug! You may notice that he is mentioned from time to time, he is a little cuddly pug toy that was sent to me by a friend on the thread. He is something of a celebrity now!


    Hugs and warm handshakes, or finger squishes, whichever you prefer.

    Also, please take a look at the following links which offer great advice written by the lovely people at MSE!

    http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/news/family/2016/03/martin-lewis-launches-new-money--mental-health-policy-institute

    http://blog.moneysavingexpert.com/2016/05/16/the-money-and-mental-health-policy-institute-whatll-it-really-do

    http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/credit-cards/mental-health-guide
    Last edited by Waves and Smiles; 17-05-2016 at 10:29 AM.
    Until one has loved an animal a part of one's soul remains unawakened - Anatole France

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    • whitewing
    • By whitewing 17th Mar 16, 8:56 PM
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    I shall defend him with my martial arts skills. What has our precious dog done now, elsien?
    When you find people who not only tolerate your quirks but celebrate them with glad cries of "Me too!" be sure to cherish them. Because these weirdos are your true family.
    • elsien
    • By elsien 17th Mar 16, 9:04 PM
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    Showing his issues. He hates change. He shuts down when change happens. The training room has a new floor. He is now behaving as if he's never done a days training in his life - that'll be the last year and a half that might as well not have happened. Frustrated, me?
    All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of things shall be well.

    Pedant alert - it's could have, not could of.
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 17th Mar 16, 9:12 PM
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    CORRECTION! We are all wrong! This is thread 5! I just checked in my created threads!
    Originally posted by Waves and Smiles
    Yes, this is thread five, but there are only 4 complete threads for the plaiting of!
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 17th Mar 16, 9:14 PM
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    Thursday night is no longer training night. From here on in it has been renamed I'm going to bloody kill him night. And breathe.
    Originally posted by elsien
    I knew you should have taken him to the beach!
    Everything would have looked normal after that!
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

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    • Wellyboots6
    • By Wellyboots6 17th Mar 16, 10:05 PM
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    Hello all, reporting for duty on the shiny new thread!
    • Waves and Smiles
    • By Waves and Smiles 17th Mar 16, 10:08 PM
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    Oh dear, elsien. Hopefully Gitdog's memory might come back when he gets used to it?

    Hello Welly! How did the move go?
    Until one has loved an animal a part of one's soul remains unawakened - Anatole France

    If I knew that the world would end tomorrow, I would still plant apple trees today - Martin Luther King
    • Wellyboots6
    • By Wellyboots6 17th Mar 16, 10:28 PM
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    We've not done much yet WaS, I've just been bleaching the house since we got the keys. Will start moving stuff in once I am happy it's clean enough. Bearded one thinks he will be in for a long wait!
    • onomatopoeia99
    • By onomatopoeia99 17th Mar 16, 10:37 PM
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    Hello new thread!
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    Home is where my books are.
    • jobbingmusician
    • By jobbingmusician 17th Mar 16, 10:42 PM
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    I wonder if gitdog is autistic (completely thrown by changes of routine or something like a new floor).

    Talking of which, who else has read this book? https://books.google.co.uk/books/about/Dogs_That_Know_When_Their_Owners_Are_Com.html?id=x yTKyWY-WokC&source=kp_cover&redir_esc=y&hl=en
    I'm the Board Guide on the Matched Betting; Referrers and Jobseeking & Training boards. I'm a volunteer to help the boards run smoothly, and I can move and merge posts there. Board guides are not moderators and don't read every post. If you spot an illegal or inappropriate post then please report it to forumteam@moneysavingexpert.com (it's not part of my role to deal with this). Any views are mine and not the official line of MoneySavingExpert.com.

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    • whitewing
    • By whitewing 18th Mar 16, 8:07 AM
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    JM,

    I was also wondering if gitdog was autistic.
    When you find people who not only tolerate your quirks but celebrate them with glad cries of "Me too!" be sure to cherish them. Because these weirdos are your true family.
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 18th Mar 16, 8:12 AM
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    I wonder if gitdog is autistic (completely thrown by changes of routine or something like a new floor).

    Talking of which, who else has read this book? https://books.google.co.uk/books/about/Dogs_That_Know_When_Their_Owners_Are_Com.html?id=x yTKyWY-WokC&source=kp_cover&redir_esc=y&hl=en
    Originally posted by jobbingmusician
    JM I'm just getting a link to the Google search page.


    Re. Gitdog and autism, surely his problem is that he is TOO sociable, (and impulsive, and doesn't concentrate).

    I'd say he has ADHD!




    Hahaha! Welcome to the Part Four Thread Canine Psychoanalysis Symposium!
    Last edited by Pyxis; 18-03-2016 at 8:15 AM.
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

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    • whitewing
    • By whitewing 18th Mar 16, 8:21 AM
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    New BBC drama about autism

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3497963/BBC-drama-Word-brought-terrible-stabbing-memories-Quentin-Letts.html
    When you find people who not only tolerate your quirks but celebrate them with glad cries of "Me too!" be sure to cherish them. Because these weirdos are your true family.
    • jobbingmusician
    • By jobbingmusician 18th Mar 16, 8:30 AM
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    Morning all! Try http://www.amazon.co.uk/Dogs-That-Their-Owners-Coming/dp/0099255871/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1458289765&sr=1-1&keywords=dogs+that+know+when+their+owners+are+co ming+home
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    • tea lover
    • By tea lover 18th Mar 16, 8:38 AM
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    *does one-sided Friday dance due to stiff neck*

    I'm off work next week - very excited!! Am starting the decorating this evening.... less excited about that. I love it once I get to the painting part... it's the trying to move everything out of the way and sand woodwork part that does my head in.
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 18th Mar 16, 8:42 AM
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    A dog’s sense of smell is about 1,000 to 10,000,000 times more sensitive than a human’s (depending on the breed).




    Dogs hear a wider range of frequencies than humans. Human hearing can detect sounds beginning at 20 hertz and ranging up to 12,000-20,000 hertz, depending on age. However dogs can hear in the range of 40-60,000 hertz, depending on breed and age

    Quote:-
    "Not only can dogs perceive frequencies almost twice that of human ears, they can also hear sounds approximately four times farther away than humans. Imagine you’re in the middle of doing homework with the window open. Suddenly your dog goes running for the door, barking like crazy. It probably seems totally out of the blue, since nobody knocked or rang the doorbell.

    A minute later, you hear a couple talking as they pass your house on the sidewalk with their dog. Even though you couldn’t hear the couple until they were right in front of the window, your dog heard all kinds of things long before you did. He heard their footsteps, their voices, even the jingling of tags on their pup’s collar.

    This is because dogs have a much better hearing range than we do. What you hear at 20 feet, your dog can hear from 80 feet away. This super sense of hearing makes dogs well suited to guard the house and warn their owners when something is going on."
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    • Birdie85
    • By Birdie85 18th Mar 16, 8:54 AM
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    Hello new thread!

    WaS, I have laughed at your wild rice quandry! I don't think anyone would complain about you buying good, nutritious food with your benefits! Just think of the bad things that some people waste their money on! Oh, and drink the good coffee, for me! Life is too short for bad coffee and tea!

    Have fun decorating Tea! Are you got any sneak peeks to show us of what you're doing?

    It's payday for me so I'm off to look at frivolous things that I don't need to buy...
    Overcome the notion that you must be ordinary. It robs you of the chance to be extraordinary!
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    • Izadora
    • By Izadora 18th Mar 16, 9:07 AM
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    Morning All and hello new thread.

    The number of times I've read the word "shiny" this morning has reminded me that my annual watching of Firefly is well overdue. Best I dust off the DVDs when I get home

    WaS, I know it's not funny really but your rice dilemma made me laugh. It doesn't matter where it came from, it's your money to spend how you wish and buying good nutritious rice is in no way a bad way to use it. You could be blowing it all on fags and booze (not that there's anything wrong with doing that if you so desire) so try not to feel any guilt about it and enjoy the rice.
    • tea lover
    • By tea lover 18th Mar 16, 9:12 AM
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    WaS, I know it's not funny really but your rice dilemma made me laugh. It doesn't matter where it came from, it's your money to spend how you wish
    Originally posted by Izadora
    Exactly I don't tell my boss that I spend most of my wages on wool and biscuits .
    • jobbingmusician
    • By jobbingmusician 18th Mar 16, 9:19 AM
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    Ah Pyxis, but the book is about more interesting things than that. Dogs who know when their owner sets off unexpectedly for home from the other side of the world. Dogs who know when their owner is coming home unexpectedly in the middle of a war (again from a long distance) and other really unexplained phenomena. I promise you I am not totally hippy dippy - I am not into psychic phenomena, but wonder what is going on with these animals (not all dogs. African grey parrots are simply amazing!!!!)
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    • happilymarried2013
    • By happilymarried2013 18th Mar 16, 9:31 AM
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    Morning all on the new thread! Shiny shiny!

    Aww Elsien, poor gitdog. I understand how you feel though, Sausagefeatures struggles with training - she gets terrible distracted all the time. I'm taking her to the beach on Sunday so she can see sand before we go to Sausage Dog club Easter weekend.

    They must be psychic - mine knows when I'm home and when DH comes come. She knows when I'm down and need cheering up too as I normally get a little sausage in my lap and kisses on my nose.

    Pay day for me today too (yey), custard slice o'clock.

    Morning all, hugs and cwtches to you xx
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