🙋🏼Awww poor Penny, I’m sorry for her. The dew claws are useless and some breeders remove them at birth.
My dog uses her dew claws to hold things like a thumb, at least to hold them still, while she chews them. I thought all dogs did that.
Do people have to buy toiletries with that as well, or do they get other assistance for that type of thing? We don't have food stamps here in the UK. People are given money and they spend it how they see fit.
YES! We had 'home ec' classes in junior high and high school (60s and 70s) Learned basics of sewing, baking. Mom could sew and so I started sewing for myself in the 70s (just to have something that wasn't polyester, LOL). Home skills are lacking because nobody teaches them! That said, remakig clothes is rather difficult but can be done. I've unravelled charity shop knits, but most nowadays are cut and sewn so you only get short pieces of yarn.
I know, commercially made knitted items aren't as good as the old home-made ones for pulling apart. Cutting up old clothes and making new ones is good fun though.
Children should definitely learn to cook, boys as well as girls, and learn about nutrition. There are far to many overweight children these days, their parents can't cook and they have no idea what is best to eat. Parents say they can't stop them buying pasties at Greggs on the way to school when the answer is easy - don't give them any money. I believe overfeeding a child is abuse.
lol Garrett plays with his Biscuit like that and even picks it up and throws it along the floor, sometimes he'll kick it along the floor chase it and then ponce on it.
My dog does that and then begs for me to get it out from under the furniture or rug when she goes a bit too far.
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I was on benefits for a while but my children were never hungry, and they were always well dressed, but I had (and still have) skills. I could cook, sew, knit, manage a budget. Cookery and nutrition lessons should be brought back into schools. Parents these days don't have the skills to make good, cheap meals. They can't sew either. My children had clothes which I often made from charity shop adult clothing. It's amazing how much fabric there used to be in an old fashioned maternity dress, plenty for a child's blouse, or dress. A man's coat can make a beautiful boy's jacket. I would get zips and buttons from anything brought to the jumble sale which wasn't sold at the end of the day. No point in sending reusable haberdashery items to the rag man. Charity shop knitted items can be unravelled and reworked to make a child's sweater. These are really good skills which kept our heads above water when money was scarce. Even with the skills it was difficult to make ends meet so I can imagine that without them, people would struggle. The lessons need to start when children are still young. It's too late when someone finds themselves out of work, pregnant, deserted and alone with £74 a week to live on.
The schools around here don't have air conditioning. They can barely afford toilet paper with all of the austerity cuts!
My border collie plays like that (whilst yapping) with her Bonio every morning before eating it.
I also use plain water and a faux chamois. People ask me how I get them so clean and streak free.
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What do you mean when you say "Just look at your teeth"? Are you referring to our canine teeth which the majority of mammals have? The largest canine teeth of any land mammal belong to a true herbivore: the hippopotamus
To each their own didn’t you say?
Yes, and that's obviously the way she does it
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Yes, I admit I have bought those and I still have some in my stash (I think). I try not to buy new yarn and I don't think Cashmerino is even sold any more, but I do like it. It indeed does make lovely baby clothes and I hope I will be able to find a suitable alternative. I didn't know it contained acrylic. It didn't feel like it so it must have been a small amount. I've bought very little new yarn since retiring 4 years ago. I can't really afford to any more, and I have a room full of yarn to be getting on with. If I do buy any yarn in the future I'll do research on it and try to buy ethically. I'm still working on a cardigan for myself using recycled denim. Unfortunately it's horrible to knit with, but I'm sure they'll get better at making it.
I have also bought yarn from Jamieson's of Scotland in the past. I've been making the tearoom doll for a couple of years now and I had the yarn for a while before starting it. I even think the yarn may have been a gift (along with lots of other stuff) from a friend whose mother had died, and I looked for a pattern to use it on, although I have bought Jamieson's of Scotland yarn for a cobweb shawl in the past.
Sadly, I'm not perfect, but I am trying. I'm used to being vegan now, but the yarn is something I didn't think about until my daughter pointed it out to me so I'm still working on that and finding out about it. Thank you for pointing out about the acrylic in the Cashmerino. I really hadn't noticed, but to be honest, it doesn't matter any more. I'll use up the woollen yarn I have, and try to remember to check the source of anything new that I buy.
Thank you for pointing this out. I will try harder. You're never too old to improve are you?
Peta does more harm then good. They actually say they skin rabbit and sheep for the fur. The comb rabbits, and shear sheep. What would it gain them to hurt the animals that they make their products. I have a dog who I clip with dog clippers, should I be stopped. Think we have been clipping poodles and other dogs for years.
You mean you've never seen a rabbit skin pair of gloves, or rabbit pelts making up a coat? What about sheepskin rugs? I'm not saying whether this should happen or not, just amazed that you've never seen them.
BTW - most leather gloves from China are made from dog skin. It's very soft and fine and dogs are bred especially for that reason. Again, I'm not making a judgement on that, just stating a fact.
What a nasty thing to say.
But what I was commenting on was ok? What an interesting viewpoint.
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I recycle clothes. I've been doing it since I got divorced many, many years ago. I didn't do it because it was trendy (it wasn't then) but I did it out of necessity. I was left with two children under five. I couldn't work at the time but helped out at the playgroup that my children attended. Because I was a qualified nursery teacher the playgroup leaders were happy for me to be there and allowed my children to go free. Every term (semester) we held a jumble sale in the local church hall. I don't know if you have jumble sales, but what we did was collect unwanted clothes and bric-a-brac from the local area and sold it for playgroup funds. The staff got first choice of anything that came in. It was a fairly wealthy district and on several occasions I even got clothes from Harrods for my daughter. I would pick out anything made from fabric that took my fancy and being good at sewing (my mother was a tailoress) I would undo the seams and turn them into articles of clothing, mainly for the children, but sometimes for myself. I also bought knitted items and reused the yarn.
Because I was really good at it, and always got lots of compliments about my clothing and that of the children, I carried on doing it. I buy things from charity shops. I always alter things and make them into something individual, coats, dresses, skirts, trousers. It's amazing what you can make with a bit of imagination.
I do buy new underwear. I don't think I could ever wear anyone else's underwear but I buy that from an ethical sourcing outlet. You can get all sorts of things these days.
I try not to use single use plastic, much like most people these days. Nobody's perfect but I like to think most people are doing their best.