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Btms
2017-05-05 08:34:40 UTC
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It is basic horse care knowledge that they like company. For this reason a
donkey might be kept to provide company when grazing. This isn't high
level knowledge. Just saying.
Mike
2017-05-05 08:43:16 UTC
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It is basic horse care knowledge that they like company. For this reason a
donkey might be kept to provide company when grazing. This isn't high
level knowledge. Just saying.
But, but, but, isn't it a pony that has been exported to the Bartleby
field?
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2017-05-05 08:50:58 UTC
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It is basic horse care knowledge that they like company. For this reason a
donkey might be kept to provide company when grazing. This isn't high
level knowledge. Just saying.
But, but, but, isn't it a pony that has been exported to the Bartleby
field?
Yebut it is presented as some sort of an amazing inspiration by Shula. Any
company is good. A donkey is an economic option if other ponies are not on
offer. This is as daft as the owner of a dairy cow coming up with idea
that milking it might help.

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Vicky
2017-05-05 09:02:44 UTC
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It is basic horse care knowledge that they like company. For this reason a
donkey might be kept to provide company when grazing. This isn't high
level knowledge. Just saying.
But, but, but, isn't it a pony that has been exported to the Bartleby
field?
Yebut it is presented as some sort of an amazing inspiration by Shula. Any
company is good. A donkey is an economic option if other ponies are not on
offer. This is as daft as the owner of a dairy cow coming up with idea
that milking it might help.
Well, they didn't put them together to make the pony happier. It was
to give Bartleby company, wasn't it?
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Vicky
2017-05-05 08:56:53 UTC
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It is basic horse care knowledge that they like company. For this reason a
donkey might be kept to provide company when grazing. This isn't high
level knowledge. Just saying.
But, but, but, isn't it a pony that has been exported to the Bartleby
field?
I knew about them liking company and have almost no horse experience,
except daughters had lessons hwen small until #1 fell off and broke
her arm and the teacher suggested she get on again, before doing first
aid. And before that I tried once and a 9 year old led my horse around
and the group had to do silly things like legs out of the stirrups to
get confident. And it was a big horse as I was heavy. And it was a
long way to the ground.

Er..where was I? Oh yes, company for horses. I think they like other
4 legged animals. Molly used to get on well with one of the horses in
the field next to the path in Bricket Wood where we walked. She'd run
over to the fence and the horse would come over and they'd touch noses
and commune a while. Our dogs were trained to sit quietly when horses
were ridden by, so as not to spook them. They did like them though.

And in the Bruno Chief of Police books Balzac and the previous dog get
on well with Bruno's horse and sometimes Balzac spends the day with
him in the stables.

Swerving onto books:
I have probably said before that I like detectives in nice locations
with descriptions of cooking and meals. So Bruno, Brunetti in Venice,
but also Ruth Galloway, even though less food and no real cooking.

I also like, with no food really, Turing Hopper. Does anyone read
those? She's an A.I. detective. I've just finished book 2 and am a bit
grumpy as she left a very big question at the end and I haven't got
book 3 yet. The last time I was this annoyed was years ago with the
Angelique books, when Angelique was kidnapped onto the pirate ship and
it stopped there. I had to read the following book in French to get it
sooner. I was using the library then, not Amazon.
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J. P. Gilliver (John)
2017-05-05 20:42:41 UTC
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I also like, with no food really, Turing Hopper. Does anyone read
those? She's an A.I. detective. I've just finished book 2 and am a bit
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Hmm, is that like genealogy for cows?
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2017-05-06 08:08:17 UTC
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I also like, with no food really, Turing Hopper. Does anyone read
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Hmm, is that like genealogy for cows?
That thought occurred to me too.
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krw
2017-05-05 08:56:23 UTC
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It is basic horse care knowledge that they like company. For this reason a
donkey might be kept to provide company when grazing. This isn't high
level knowledge. Just saying.
We have also observed that when we get two dogs to sit rather than one
they are both happy. They like having another dog around.
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2017-05-05 09:06:47 UTC
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It is basic horse care knowledge that they like company. For this reason a
donkey might be kept to provide company when grazing. This isn't high
level knowledge. Just saying.
We have also observed that when we get two dogs to sit rather than one
they are both happy. They like having another dog around.
Yes, after Molly went to the vet for a scan and and didn't come back
Bobby cried for a day and has been very down ever since. He's always
been close to Harryet Potter Cat, and she adores him, but it left a
gap. And even the other cat, Fang, is unsettled, as she used to cuddle
up on B's bed with Molly.
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2017-05-05 09:26:25 UTC
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It is basic horse care knowledge that they like company. For this reason a
donkey might be kept to provide company when grazing. This isn't high
level knowledge. Just saying.
We have also observed that when we get two dogs to sit rather than one
they are both happy. They like having another dog around.
They can plot against you together....
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2017-05-05 09:21:23 UTC
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It is basic horse care knowledge that they like company. For this reason a
donkey might be kept to provide company when grazing. This isn't high
level knowledge. Just saying.
No but this was a free pony in want of a home so, apart from the upkeep
costs, seemed like a good idea. It probably is - keeps Joe and Bartleby
happy thereby reducing the number of call-outs he makes to the vets for a
less-than-economic fee. Also removes (scruffy?) pony from The Stables
where it might lower the tone.
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Btms
2017-05-05 12:48:57 UTC
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It is basic horse care knowledge that they like company. For this reason a
donkey might be kept to provide company when grazing. This isn't high
level knowledge. Just saying.
No but this was a free pony in want of a home so, apart from the upkeep
costs, seemed like a good idea. It probably is - keeps Joe and Bartleby
happy thereby reducing the number of call-outs he makes to the vets for a
less-than-economic fee. Also removes (scruffy?) pony from The Stables
where it might lower the tone.
But my point is that the mystery of Bartleby's symptoms to anyone with
basic horse care knowledge is hardly difficult to diagnose but seems
lacking from the new expert; Anisha. Horses are not happy to live alone.
Simples.
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2017-05-05 13:05:19 UTC
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It is basic horse care knowledge that they like company. For this reason a
donkey might be kept to provide company when grazing. This isn't high
level knowledge. Just saying.
No but this was a free pony in want of a home so, apart from the upkeep
costs, seemed like a good idea. It probably is - keeps Joe and Bartleby
happy thereby reducing the number of call-outs he makes to the vets for a
less-than-economic fee. Also removes (scruffy?) pony from The Stables
where it might lower the tone.
But my point is that the mystery of Bartleby's symptoms to anyone with
basic horse care knowledge is hardly difficult to diagnose but seems
lacking from the new expert; Anisha. Horses are not happy to live alone.
Simples.
I find it very odd that Bartleby has not displayed similar symptoms in the
past since, as far as I'm aware, he has had no equine companionship in the
many years he has lived with the Grundys.

Who actually owns Bartleby? Isn't he 'on loan' from somewhere?
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2017-05-05 13:38:59 UTC
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It is basic horse care knowledge that they like company. For this reason a
donkey might be kept to provide company when grazing. This isn't high
level knowledge. Just saying.
No but this was a free pony in want of a home so, apart from the upkeep
costs, seemed like a good idea. It probably is - keeps Joe and Bartleby
happy thereby reducing the number of call-outs he makes to the vets for a
less-than-economic fee. Also removes (scruffy?) pony from The Stables
where it might lower the tone.
But my point is that the mystery of Bartleby's symptoms to anyone with
basic horse care knowledge is hardly difficult to diagnose but seems
lacking from the new expert; Anisha. Horses are not happy to live alone.
Simples.
I find it very odd that Bartleby has not displayed similar symptoms in the
past since, as far as I'm aware, he has had no equine companionship in the
many years he has lived with the Grundys.
Who actually owns Bartleby? Isn't he 'on loan' from somewhere?
But the writers don't trouble much with the past now, Some idea seems to
emerge at the storyline meetings and the Editor goes for it. The writers
are given the outline and they write it. More than their jobswerf to
argue.
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2017-05-05 14:59:22 UTC
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Who actually owns Bartleby? Isn't he 'on loan' from somewhere?
He was originally owned by someone (not in the village)'s daughter.
But there was a tiny reference to the daughter having given him to Joe.
Bartleby was mentioned in the 2005 Who's Who - but I think he was around
before that and was not young when he came to Ambridge.
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2017-05-05 15:07:25 UTC
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Who actually owns Bartleby? Isn't he 'on loan' from somewhere?
He was originally owned by someone (not in the village)'s daughter.
But there was a tiny reference to the daughter having given him to Joe.
Bartleby was mentioned in the 2005 Who's Who - but I think he was around
before that and was not young when he came to Ambridge.
And seemingly and uncharacteristically, not lonely and depressed.
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2017-05-05 15:15:41 UTC
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Who actually owns Bartleby? Isn't he 'on loan' from somewhere?
He was originally owned by someone (not in the village)'s daughter.
But there was a tiny reference to the daughter having given him to Joe.
Bartleby was mentioned in the 2005 Who's Who - but I think he was around
before that and was not young when he came to Ambridge.
And seemingly and uncharacteristically, not lonely and depressed.
Maybe before the Grundys moved Bartleby was in a field near some other
animals ?
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2017-05-05 16:44:21 UTC
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Who actually owns Bartleby? Isn't he 'on loan' from somewhere?
He was originally owned by someone (not in the village)'s daughter.
But there was a tiny reference to the daughter having given him to Joe.
Bartleby was mentioned in the 2005 Who's Who - but I think he was around
before that and was not young when he came to Ambridge.
And seemingly and uncharacteristically, not lonely and depressed.
Maybe before the Grundys moved Bartleby was in a field near some other
animals ?
Ok....lets say he was and could socialise over the fence with Lyndy's
llamas and her Nubian goats. ๐Ÿ˜œ
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2017-05-06 13:17:09 UTC
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Who actually owns Bartleby? Isn't he 'on loan' from somewhere?
He was originally owned by someone (not in the village)'s daughter.
But there was a tiny reference to the daughter having given him to Joe.
Bartleby was mentioned in the 2005 Who's Who - but I think he was around
before that and was not young when he came to Ambridge.
And seemingly and uncharacteristically, not lonely and depressed.
Maybe before the Grundys moved Bartleby was in a field near some other
animals ?
Ok....lets say he was and could socialise over the fence with Lyndy's
llamas and her Nubian goats. ๐Ÿ˜œ
No goats but perhaps Bartleby liked talking to the Texels?
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Who actually owns Bartleby? Isn't he 'on loan' from somewhere?
He was originally owned by someone (not in the village)'s daughter.
But there was a tiny reference to the daughter having given him to Joe.
Bartleby was mentioned in the 2005 Who's Who - but I think he was around
before that and was not young when he came to Ambridge.
And seemingly and uncharacteristically, not lonely and depressed.
Maybe before the Grundys moved Bartleby was in a field near some other
animals ?
Ok....lets say he was and could socialise over the fence with Lyndy's
llamas and her Nubian goats. ?
No goats but perhaps Bartleby liked talking to the Texels?
Don't they bleat Dutch?
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Who actually owns Bartleby? Isn't he 'on loan' from somewhere?
He was originally owned by someone (not in the village)'s daughter.
But there was a tiny reference to the daughter having given him to Joe.
Bartleby was mentioned in the 2005 Who's Who - but I think he was around
before that and was not young when he came to Ambridge.
And seemingly and uncharacteristically, not lonely and depressed.
Maybe before the Grundys moved Bartleby was in a field near some other
animals ?
Ok....lets say he was and could socialise over the fence with Lyndy's
llamas and her Nubian goats. ?
No goats but perhaps Bartleby liked talking to the Texels?
Don't they bleat Dutch?
No they send Texel messages.
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Who actually owns Bartleby? Isn't he 'on loan' from somewhere?
He was originally owned by someone (not in the village)'s daughter.
But there was a tiny reference to the daughter having given him to Joe.
Bartleby was mentioned in the 2005 Who's Who - but I think he was around
before that and was not young when he came to Ambridge.
And seemingly and uncharacteristically, not lonely and depressed.
Maybe before the Grundys moved Bartleby was in a field near some other
animals ?
Ok....lets say he was and could socialise over the fence with Lyndy's
llamas and her Nubian goats. ๐Ÿ˜œ
No goats but perhaps Bartleby liked talking to the Texels?
What happened to the Nubians? ITWSBT
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It is basic horse care knowledge that they like company. For this
reason a donkey might be kept to provide company when grazing. This
isn't high level knowledge. Just saying.
I would prefer not to.
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It is basic horse care knowledge that they like company. For this
reason a donkey might be kept to provide company when grazing. This
isn't high level knowledge. Just saying.
I would prefer not to.
Do you feel a little horse then?
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It is basic horse care knowledge that they like company. For this
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I would prefer not to.
Do you feel a little horse then?
That's a filthy habit!
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It is basic horse care knowledge that they like company. For this
reason a donkey might be kept to provide company when grazing. This
isn't high level knowledge. Just saying.
I would prefer not to.
Do you feel a little horse then?
That's a filthy habit!
Rather judgmental of you!
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It is basic horse care knowledge that they like company. For this
reason a donkey might be kept to provide company when grazing. This
isn't high level knowledge. Just saying.
I would prefer not to.
Do you feel a little horse then?
That's a filthy habit!
BTN and don't mention habits, you'll set Sid off at the idea of a
filthy one and how it got that way.
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It is basic horse care knowledge that they like company. For this
reason a donkey might be kept to provide company when grazing. This
isn't high level knowledge. Just saying.
I would prefer not to.
Do you feel a little horse then?
That's a filthy habit!
BTN and don't mention habits, you'll set Sid
Whom I expect to recognize my quotation.
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It is basic horse care knowledge that they like company. For this
reason a donkey might be kept to provide company when grazing. This
isn't high level knowledge. Just saying.
I would prefer not to.
Do you feel a little horse then?
I shall suck a fisherman's friend.
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