Britfeld Weimaraners

To breed Weimaraners that are a living example of the written standard with an amicable and biddable temperament.

Solar Power

Posted on: 2012-02-19

I have been toying with the idea of turning 'green' and getting solar installed on my roof for all my power needs and any left over can go back into the grid.

I've been toying far too long ... I missed the 66 cent rebate which went down to a tiny 25 cent rebate, so I need to get a wriggle on but ... huge BUT!

So many options on every single aspect of going 'sun power'. Inverters; a wazillion choice, Panels; a further bazillion choices and it goes on.

About the only thing I can say do your research before you sign up for anything.

The little I have found out:

  • Make sure the company you are dealing with will be around beyond just the 'boom'. If you have to claim on warrenty, will the company still be here to honour it?
  • If you think you can expand later, think again. You need the same type of panel to add to an exisiting system unless you were clever enough to buy an inverters with MPPT (maximum power point tracking).
  • If the deal sounds like it's too good to be true then it's highly likely that it is. Look closely before you sign up. This brings me to this clip from Today Tonight.

 

WARNING: Southside Kennels - Upstate New York

Posted on: 2012-01-31

We have a terrible, heartbreaking situation in Upstate New York with Frank Popolizio’s Southside Kennels located in South Worcester, NY.

The Otsego County SPCA has been called in, as well as N......Y State Troopers, to remove over 130 dogs that are staked out w/barrels for shelter and no bedding in the barrels in subzero weather.

The dogs are emaciated, eating their own feces, and in horrible physical condition and unable to fend for themselves. There are vizslas, GSP’s, Weimaraners, and Rhodesian Ridgebacks in peril that I know of. There may be other breeds at this puppy mill as well.

Please help me get the word out to the neighboring rescue people. The Otsego County SPCA is overwhelmed with the number of dogs they are going to have to take in and they have asked for help.

The director, and contact person for this SPCA is a lady by the name of Liz Mackey: her phone number is 607-547-8111. This is a Cooperstown, NY number and the SPCA is located just south of Cooperstown.

Thank you for any help you can lend in this sad situation.

- Melissa Mandeville

The Silent Majority

Posted on: 2012-01-18

This seems to put into words what I – and I am sure many others of the silent majority – think! It was written by Mrs Jenny Bell of South Australia to Julia Gillard and Tony Abbott:

To Julia Gillard (Prime Minister) & Tony Abbott (Leader of the Opposition) ...

You BOTH Worry me ! ( In fact both of your Political parties worry the hell out of me !!!)

Over the last three years, I find myself becoming more and more fearful of the pair of you, and between you, you are turning this country into a place that I no longer feel at home in, or feel a part of! I watch you in parliament, and no, not just the two of you, but every politician that I see, stand up in parliament sneering at each other, and acting like children !!! (..and if you were my children, I would be ashamed of you all ... What an example to set!)

Although you would like us all to believe that you are putting the needs of this country at the forefront, NEITHER of you are doing that, you seem more interested in "one-up-manship ", in scoring off each other, & denigrating each other, to the detriment of this country & its people !!!

It seems to be all about YOU as individuals, and not about what you can DO for this country !
It is fast becoming a place that I do not recognize, as the place I always thought, was the best place in the world to be !!!

But no longer !!!

You are not listening to the people of this country !!!
And here in South Australia , your counterparts are afflicted with the same disease - is it endemic in all politicians ?

I am watching the deterioration of living standards in this country, (and according to you, on a world stage we are doing better than most countries ... REALLY ???) ... And yet the gap is widening between the "haves" and the "have-nots" . I see our homeless on the streets, our hospitals under-funded, and understaffed, our health system is an absolute mess and a disgrace ... And yet I see multi-millions of dollars being sent off shore, in aid to other countries, before attending to this country's needs !

I see the "selling off of the farm", in large amounts, to foreign interests, (In Every State ) including water rights to foreign interests too .... And WHY...?

Especially when you go to great lengths to tell us that water is a finite resource, & supposedly, we must ALL be careful with how we use it, so that we ensure we have it for the future ?

Foreign interests "Fracking" for coal seam gas, and riding rough shod over farmers' rights to their own land, AND USING QUESTIONABLE CHEMICALS. (You don't even KNOW what chemicals they use), and possibly causing damage to the water table in the process !!!
And those foreign interests I believe, do NOT have to pay anything in royalties back to this country, for the first five years of their tenure ... IS THIS CORRECT ???

A Carbon Tax,( which you KNOW is just another tax with a "Starting Point dollar value") which will make NO appreciable difference, to carbon emissions, AT ALL!

A tax, which in spite of all your arguments FOR it, you are doing alone, when other major countries will NOT & DO NOT embrace it, or believe in it !

All that it will do for this country is put working families and small businesses behind the eight ball, .....what planet are you on, if you think that your few hundred dollars a year, will make even a scrap of difference to the effect of the carbon tax on people ?Blind Freddy can see the holes in that argument !!! Do you really think we are that dumb ???

The CONVOY OF NO CONFIDENCE was real !!! ..and I haven't spoken to even ONE person, who would not have liked to be there if they could, but the tyranny of distance and /or work was the only thing that kept them away, ( myself included ), .. and you KNOW that only a part of the convoy was actually allowed to be in front of Parliament house and ON VIEW ... the rest were streets away, unreported by the media !

For Mr Albanese to stand up in parliament, and call it "THE CONVOY OF NO CONSEQUENCE ", in his sneering tone, shows just how out of touch with the people of Australia , you really are !!!! WE WOULD HAVE ALL LIKED TO BE THERE !!!

DEFENCE ........ Because Americans are our Allies, and we support them in Wars, ......... Korea , Vietnam , Iraq , Afghanistan , ..... and you have sent our soldiers to those places, and our soldiers fought for you, and for Australia ........ some coming home with terrible physical injuries, and some with devastating Mental Injuries as well ..... BUT WHERE ARE YOU, WHEN THEY NEED YOU ?????

Veteran's Indexation to CPI only is a disgrace ... and is something YOUR Labor party Julia, used as an election sweetener, to get the Veteran's Vote ... BUT YOU LIED (Again) ! You never had any intention of honouring your election promise to them ... and it WILL come back to bite you at the next election !!!! (And Tony, Liberals were NO BETTER, Howard had more than 10 years to "fix it " and didn't !)

Veterans are not alone, they have families, friends and supporters, who are heartily sick of the deception your party perpetrated on them ....AND THEY ALL VOTE !!!!

THEY are your obligation, first and foremost ..... and it is not your first obligation to give aid to every man and his dog overseas first !!! Look after your own FIRST !!!! Is this what you call SALUTING THEIR SERVICE ???

Have you any idea , how sickening it is for our Vets to see you both, ( Labor or Liberal ) turn up to the funerals of our current young vets for a photo opportunity, to be seen to be "caring " in the public eye, but only to turn your backs on them all, when they need you ??? (Just ask Breanna Till an Afghanistan Soldier's wife, how CARING this government is !!!)

And in light of what you DON'T do for our Vets .......Let's talk about Multiculturalism ......People have come here from other countries, for a better life, for more years than I have been alive ( I am 65 years old !) ... my own family migrated here in 1883, from Germany , and did find a better life ...

Pre & Post war immigrants have came for a better life, and settled in and became wonderful contributors to this country, as did those who came here after the Vietnam War, ... all have contributed to the rich diversity of this country, and some descendants have even fought FOR this country, and they have become Australians and were glad to be ..and they had NO handouts from our Government either, ...they worked hard for everything!

I have never before had a problem with all, or any, race of immigrants coming here ...

.......However , I DO NOW !!!

Please tell me why we have areas like Lakemba, where police do NOT, & will NOT go, for fear of their life ?
Please tell me why we can no longer have religion in schools, for fear of "OFFENDING" someone ? (The latest little gem is that they are not having, or being funded, for "chaplains " any more , but "Counsellors "?)
Please tell me why religious Christmas observances are no longer allowed in some schools for fear of OFFENDING someone ?
Please tell me HOW Christmas decorations in some stores might OFFEND someone ?
Please tell me why we have to have segregated days in some swimming centres, for fear of "OFFENDING" someone ?
Please tell me why we have some RADICAL clerics demanding Sharia Law in this country ... when if we were in THEIR country, this would NEVER be allowed ?
Please tell me why our laws need to be changed, so as not to OFFEND someone ?
Please tell me why we are fast becoming a MINORITY voice, in our own country, because of POLITICAL CORRECTNESS ?
Please tell me WHY Australians cannot legally wear a face covering bike helmet into a bank ..and yet it is ok to wear a Burqa which covers the whole face ?
And please tell me WHY, when those people who want asylum here, can wreck our detention centres, as in Villawood , and STILL be accepted here ?

SO , in light of the above, WILL BOTH OF YOU ......Please tell me WHY, when some of our Vietnam Veterans FINALLY received (in the last 6 months) the recognition that they should have had after the Vietnam War, (and which they received from the USA & South Vietnam, during and immediately after the Vietnam War), that the families of those Veterans, were refused assistance by this Government, to attend that award ceremony, and yet this Government ....flew , accommodated , and even took on bus tours , to the the families of asylum seekers, after the funerals of those who were killed in the boat which sunk off Christmas Island ?

What does that say, about just who are this government's priorities ?

The Australian people that I speak to have genuine concerns about becoming a second class minority in our own country, and the reasons for it, are some of the above, ..... Are you so blind that you cannot see this ?

And no , I am NOT racist !!!..(if I did not like Catholics or Protestants would I be considered racist ?) Of course not !

Why is it, that if we object to what is happening in our country ... we are immediately labelled RACIST, in an attempt to shut us up ?

We are fighting Radical Muslims, in Afghanistan & Iraq , are we not ?I hear you say, yes but the Muslims we have here are "Not like that " .. well how would we know ? ...do we hear ANY of them coming out & speaking AGAINST radicals ?? I haven't ...have you ???

Islam is not compatible with ANY of the values that we hold here in Australia ! .....Are not the experiences of Britain , France , and the Netherlands an example of that? Why do you think it would be any different here ? We even have an Australian born "radical ", whose message is that Australia WILL become a Muslim country, under Sharia Law, & that we had "better get used to it ".

Will both of you grow some "Balls ", and start sticking up for this country and its people ???

We are the people who put you where you are, and PAY you to look after our interests ! ... And you are NOT doing that, by any stretch of the imagination !!!

I would appreciate an answer, from both of you, if only to convince me that once again, I am not talking to a brick wall !!!!!

I Miss You Mum

Posted on: 2010-07-22

My darling, loving mum,


I miss you.


I love you.


I love you with all of my body, with all of my soul and with all of my heart. My words can not tell you what you mean to me.


All that is good in me is you, mum.


All of it.


You have shown me what compassion is. I will try harder.


You have shown me what forgiveness is. I will forgive more.


You have shown me what sacrifice is. I will sacrifice more.


And you have shown me just how important all of these are through all of these wonderful friends who have gathered today to be with you on your final journey, who have all helped me throughout this sad time.


I am so blessed you lived with me, mum.


You cared for me so lovingly just as though I was still your baby girl. You cooked the most beautiful food, you made the best lunches for me, you did all the washing, you fed all the cats and the dogs.


You cared for me when I was sick and you cared for me when I was not. Your love for me shone each day in all you did for me.


I will miss the warmth of our home, I will miss the lights inside and at the porch, I will miss the noise coming from inside when I arrive home.


But mum please do not worry for me. I will be OK, I will.


This is your most important journey and I know the Angels are helping you now to reach your final resting place. I know you have no pain any more and I know we will be together again, mum.Mum's Angel


I love you mum.


Your daughter Svetlana.





 

Vested Interests

Posted on: 2010-06-28

The Herald Sun newspaper (Satruday 26th June 2010) had an insert; Pedigree Special Feature - the test.

Clearly nothing more then a 'different' approach to advertising by Uncle Bens, makers of Pedigree dog food.

It is very well done in that any new dog owner would be unequivocally convinced commercially processed dog food is the best way to feed . . . NOT true of course!

The front cover of the insert asks a question:

What is the No.1 ingredient in PEDIGREE?

a) Meat. b) Meat. c) More meat.

Seems Uncle Bens acknowledges that dogs ARE carivoures and by that acknowledgement alone, Uncle Bens tells us meat is best however NOT processed meat as Uncle Bens would have you believe.

Think about it for a minute or two.

There are no ovens, stoves, BBQs, microwaves or any other cooking equipment in the wild; just freshly killed prey eaten as its caught by the dog so why would anyone, with this knowledge, feed their beloved dog commercially processed dog food?

The manufacture of this type of food takes all the best out of the meat Uncle Bens use which Uncle Bens then puts back in plus some colour and flavour for good measure!

Ever think about the health issues facing your dog?

Ever think that is could be all that processed dog food filled with colour and flavour that is not quite natural?

Ever think about the dreadful state of your dogs teeth and the bad breath?

Ever think that all that artificial stuff added to dog food maybe the cause?

I sure have and I stopped slowly killing my Weimaraners.

Zeta is my very first prey fed Werimaraners. Raised on this type of diet since she was 7 weeks young and she will be 5 years young this coming November. She has the most gorgeous pearl white teeth and NO smelly breath. She has only ever had one bath in her entire life; the one her mother Ally gave her when she was born AND she has no 'woofy' odour. Sure she is a bit dusty because she likes to landscape the back garden but she is not smelly.

Further to Zeta, 2 years ago I raised my first litter (of 11 puppies) totally on prey feeding. You can see them on YouTube

Please do not be taken in by the dog food manufacturing companies; feed your dog what nature intended; raw!

The upside is so high you will be amazed Wink

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