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    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 4th Nov 14, 2:19 PM
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    beanielou
    Baby steps to mortgage freedom for beanielou.
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    • 4th Nov 14, 2:19 PM
    Baby steps to mortgage freedom for beanielou. 4th Nov 14 at 2:19 PM
    My first thread on the MFW board!!
    My mortgage has 6 & 1/2 years left to run.
    My income seems to decrease more & more & it becomes more & and more of a challange to pay my hefty(to me) mortgage.
    I have managed an overpayment last month as I got some £££'s unexpectedly.
    My biggest fear is not being able to pay my mortgage & loosing my home.
    So I have decided that baby steps are the way forward~even a fiver or a tenner overpaid in a month is better than nothing.
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14.
    **Credit card debt free 30/06/10~** **Weight loss 2 stone 11 lbs **

    "A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of" Jane Austen in Mansfield Park.
    ***Fall down seven times,stand up eight*** ~~Japanese proverb.
    It starts with you, it starts from now. *** It is ok to be me.***
    ***Keep plodding***
    Out of debt, out of danger.
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    • HairyHandofDartmoor
    • By HairyHandofDartmoor 3rd Jan 18, 9:25 PM
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    You'll lose weight and save money
    Finally Debt Free After 34 Years, But Still Need to Live Frugally
    Debt in July 2017 = £58,766 DEBT FREE 31 OCTOBER 2017
    NEW GOALS - Build Emergency Fund & Loss of Income Fund. Save for house repairs.
    "Tough times never last, but tough people do" - Robert H Schuller
    • Sun Addict
    • By Sun Addict 3rd Jan 18, 9:29 PM
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    Will your cat eat raw mince? My cat is very fussy too, turns her nose up at most cat food, but she always eats the dog's food!

    You can get extra long cotton buds for cleaning computer keyboards, we have them at work, maybe the £1 shop has them in their techie bit?
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    • Pooky
    • By Pooky 4th Jan 18, 9:31 AM
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    I!!!8217;ve never gone down the senior cat food route with mine. Just buy what ever flavours he likes, you can add a little warm water to it and mush well if he needs it a bit more liquid intake, maybe try warming for a few seconds if he needs an increased smell to make him more hungry. Add a few biscuits to the top or some chopped ham/fish if that will tempt him.

    Our drink loads now we have a fountain for them, kept away from their food and it!!!8217;s really helped with our old boys issues.
    "Start every day off with a smile and get it over with" - W. C. Field.
    • maddiemay
    • By maddiemay 4th Jan 18, 1:28 PM
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    Does your dear cat like tinned fish? I think that Aldi sardines are still reasonably priced, so long since I have shared my home with a cat I cannot think of anything else
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 4th Jan 18, 2:20 PM
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    Thanks Pooky.
    Hope all well with you?

    maddiemay~~I dont think my best boy has ever had them.
    Worth a try.

    Was on foodbank duty this morning.
    Busy, busy & cold, cold cold.
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14.
    **Credit card debt free 30/06/10~** **Weight loss 2 stone 11 lbs **

    "A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of" Jane Austen in Mansfield Park.
    ***Fall down seven times,stand up eight*** ~~Japanese proverb.
    It starts with you, it starts from now. *** It is ok to be me.***
    ***Keep plodding***
    Out of debt, out of danger.
    • milann
    • By milann 4th Jan 18, 5:23 PM
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    Take care when out and about lovely lady the wind around here nearly took me off my feet earlier.
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 4th Jan 18, 9:24 PM
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    Weather here tomorrow not to be nice.

    Got cat food after SW but forgot to get milk
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14.
    **Credit card debt free 30/06/10~** **Weight loss 2 stone 11 lbs **

    "A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of" Jane Austen in Mansfield Park.
    ***Fall down seven times,stand up eight*** ~~Japanese proverb.
    It starts with you, it starts from now. *** It is ok to be me.***
    ***Keep plodding***
    Out of debt, out of danger.
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 4th Jan 18, 10:12 PM
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    Oh & a friend popped in & thinks my best boy is looking a lot thinner
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14.
    **Credit card debt free 30/06/10~** **Weight loss 2 stone 11 lbs **

    "A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of" Jane Austen in Mansfield Park.
    ***Fall down seven times,stand up eight*** ~~Japanese proverb.
    It starts with you, it starts from now. *** It is ok to be me.***
    ***Keep plodding***
    Out of debt, out of danger.
    • Karmacat
    • By Karmacat 5th Jan 18, 11:34 AM
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    Hope the puddy tat perks up soon.

    As for the cleaning, beanie, if there's a *lot* of gunk, I very carefully go round with a table knife - not one with a sharp edge, just an ordinary one
    Retired August 2016
    • redofromstart
    • By redofromstart 5th Jan 18, 5:18 PM
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    Beanie, our H&B often has 4 toothbrushes for £1, branded ones in a multi pack. Worth a look?

    Cat food, I used to buy senior cat food for my feline dementia old man, he of course hated it and ate the kitten food, but the kittens thought it was the best thing ever and chomped through it. Lidl have some (19p?) little square cat 'pate' trays that have older cat branding. Getting thinner as they get older seems fairly standard, especially if they are no longer the dominant male for the area. Mine like the oil out of the sardine tray rather than the fish itself. Tuna on the other hand is a sheer delight for at least three meals till they get bored. They also like dog food, but only if the dog is watching them eat her breakfast while she cries.
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 5th Jan 18, 6:18 PM
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    Beanie, our H&B often has 4 toothbrushes for £1, branded ones in a multi pack. Worth a look?

    Cat food, I used to buy senior cat food for my feline dementia old man, he of course hated it and ate the kitten food, but the kittens thought it was the best thing ever and chomped through it. Lidl have some (19p?) little square cat 'pate' trays that have older cat branding. Getting thinner as they get older seems fairly standard, especially if they are no longer the dominant male for the area. Mine like the oil out of the sardine tray rather than the fish itself. Tuna on the other hand is a sheer delight for at least three meals till they get bored. They also like dog food, but only if the dog is watching them eat her breakfast while she cries.
    Originally posted by redofromstart
    Poor dog
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14.
    **Credit card debt free 30/06/10~** **Weight loss 2 stone 11 lbs **

    "A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of" Jane Austen in Mansfield Park.
    ***Fall down seven times,stand up eight*** ~~Japanese proverb.
    It starts with you, it starts from now. *** It is ok to be me.***
    ***Keep plodding***
    Out of debt, out of danger.
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 5th Jan 18, 6:20 PM
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    Thanks for the ideas everyone.
    Appreciated.
    I got a big box of senior stuff which a friend kindly picked up & delivered & got her DS's discount on it.Result.
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14.
    **Credit card debt free 30/06/10~** **Weight loss 2 stone 11 lbs **

    "A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of" Jane Austen in Mansfield Park.
    ***Fall down seven times,stand up eight*** ~~Japanese proverb.
    It starts with you, it starts from now. *** It is ok to be me.***
    ***Keep plodding***
    Out of debt, out of danger.
    • milann
    • By milann 6th Jan 18, 12:52 PM
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    Hope puddy tat like the food - yay to discount u
    • michelle09
    • By michelle09 6th Jan 18, 2:44 PM
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    Poor kitty. What does he normally like to eat? Maybe a few of his favourite bits and pieces will help improve his appetite?
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 6th Jan 18, 8:47 PM
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    Hope puddy tat like the food - yay to discount u
    Originally posted by milann
    Liking it for the moment

    Poor kitty. What does he normally like to eat? Maybe a few of his favourite bits and pieces will help improve his appetite?
    Originally posted by michelle09
    I think it is just because he is getting older & is in a wee bit of pain.
    But bright enough & still purring.
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14.
    **Credit card debt free 30/06/10~** **Weight loss 2 stone 11 lbs **

    "A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of" Jane Austen in Mansfield Park.
    ***Fall down seven times,stand up eight*** ~~Japanese proverb.
    It starts with you, it starts from now. *** It is ok to be me.***
    ***Keep plodding***
    Out of debt, out of danger.
    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 6th Jan 18, 8:50 PM
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    Back to vet in two weeks to see if he has put any weight.
    Will have to wait & see.
    Positive positive vibes please.
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14.
    **Credit card debt free 30/06/10~** **Weight loss 2 stone 11 lbs **

    "A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of" Jane Austen in Mansfield Park.
    ***Fall down seven times,stand up eight*** ~~Japanese proverb.
    It starts with you, it starts from now. *** It is ok to be me.***
    ***Keep plodding***
    Out of debt, out of danger.
    • milann
    • By milann 6th Jan 18, 10:56 PM
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    Sending positive vibes
    • HairyHandofDartmoor
    • By HairyHandofDartmoor 6th Jan 18, 11:23 PM
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    I hope he gets his appetite back and puts on weight.
    Finally Debt Free After 34 Years, But Still Need to Live Frugally
    Debt in July 2017 = £58,766 DEBT FREE 31 OCTOBER 2017
    NEW GOALS - Build Emergency Fund & Loss of Income Fund. Save for house repairs.
    "Tough times never last, but tough people do" - Robert H Schuller
    • Butti
    • By Butti 6th Jan 18, 11:30 PM
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    Liking it for the moment



    I think it is just because he is getting older & is in a wee bit of pain.
    But bright enough & still purring.
    Originally posted by beanielou
    Pain always puts you off eating. I hope he gets his head round it.
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    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 7th Jan 18, 9:03 AM
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    Pain always puts you off eating. I hope he gets his head round it.
    Originally posted by Butti
    I think I had hoped his medication might have helped a wee bit more but it has helped a bit which is good.
    DS and I would both love for him to live forever but that’s not going to happen.
    In a way it is quite funny. Two stiff hobbilites
    Lou~ Debt free Wanabe No 55 DF 03/03/14.
    **Credit card debt free 30/06/10~** **Weight loss 2 stone 11 lbs **

    "A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of" Jane Austen in Mansfield Park.
    ***Fall down seven times,stand up eight*** ~~Japanese proverb.
    It starts with you, it starts from now. *** It is ok to be me.***
    ***Keep plodding***
    Out of debt, out of danger.
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