Posted: 24/07/2014 at 10:10
I've been trying to post since 7am!!! Stupid work!
Tubs, your post about fling made me cry, I know exactly how you felt, I was the same with max, talking to him all the time.
Chuggs, I think you know when the time is right, looking back we left max too long and I think he suffered for it. ((hugs))
Its true we do treat animals better in this situation, with Snaunty the last 5 days were horrendous, although we belive she was out of pain, by that point there is no return and its more dignified to come to a more peaceful end. It being debated in the commons again, lets hope it moves forward.
DL - jeez, poor lad, the system is just so wrong, for us simple folk we just dont understand it. And from knowing foster carers from years ago not much has changed, I remember her having the same issues. Hopefully he has enjoyed his time with you and you can help him come to terms with his long term placement.
Knowing what has happened with my friend recently with the Social Work system it is a feckin shambles. She had the right outcome and family is back together, but will take a lot to repair the damage. She is having "recommended" visits to help improve family live with health workers and other professionals, but after 6 weeks that will be the end of it. So far she's had 2 visits and both the professionals said they cant beleive she's had to go through it, there has been no evidence of any concerns and her kids have a normal family life. Whilst I recognise the good that they do its scary that one incopentent SW can damage a good strong family unit.
Spence, you on flippin holiday again!!!
The BFG cat has become a tempoary lodger, neighbour is moving out but the house she's moving into has been delayed on the exchange, considering she is about to have a baby in the next 3 weeks you can imagine the stress. Plus she has to now move in with her in-laws with a new baby, 18month, and her mum is coming over from South Africa for a month. She doesnt get on with in-laws!!!
Right better get working