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Wednesday, May 10th, 2017
5:50 pm
Gisha Update
So we've recently started doing some cavaletti work to get Gisha to practise lifting her legs - she likes to drag that sick front leg and doesn't like to lift the same side hind leg. The latter is probably due to that forcing her to put a lot of weight on the sick leg, but it's also having an effect on her balance and agility in that leg and since that side is the one she always chooses to lie down on, that leg needs to do most of the work in pushing her back up. Hence, exercise for that leg.

She doesn't like it, but I think it is helping ... of course maybe that's just wishful thinking, but for now we're keeping it up.

Current Mood: hopeful
Sunday, April 30th, 2017
10:32 am
Easter and a Dog
Ups, I've been neglecting my posting here again!

I'd intended to post about Easter and my cousin's visit - which was very nice. Dad took us all out to the restaurant - one I hadn't been to in ages since it was too cold to sit outside. (I'm not sure what the problem with the one we went to last year was. We sat inside then as well, though it has more room outside. There were enough available tables, though. Oh well, the other one was very nice, too.)

It was very nice to talk with my cousin, though of course she as usual staid too long. She cooked dinner, though, which made up for it nicely.

And then coming home from the stables one day last week I met my old primary school teacher. With her dog, a young German Shepherd that jumped up at me causing the teacher to apologise for her bad behaviour saying they were still working on that part of her training. - And I was fine. I petted the dog's head and thought what a darling she was.

What's so odd about that? I'm scared of dogs - though for most dogs, especially the small, cute and fuzzy ones it's just their barking that scares me. German Shepherds, Rottweilers and Dobermans, though scare me by their looks alone. Or maybe we're down by one breed now? That dog didn't bark so I don't know what my reaction to that would have been. Perhaps the huge Rottweiler of the neighbours that moved out a few months ago had a desensitising effect after all? Or rather her leaving did?

Or perhaps it is that I have learned to be more scared of people again. Maybe I'd transferred my fear of people to dogs and don't need the dog-fear anymore now? That'd be nice.

Current Mood: accomplished
Wednesday, April 12th, 2017
5:08 pm
Just got a mail from Berta. It seems Gisha did lie down tonight - and managed to get up alright, though she has managed to scrape her hip and legs in the process. You'd think she has enough straw not to do that at the moment, but oh well, it's not the first time that she's gotten some scrapes that way. She'll be fine.

Also, we are finally de-worming our horses tomorrow. - Berta and I coordinate that since our horses share a paddock sometimes. In consideration of Gisha's age and health condition we didn't want to do it just before a change in the weather and that has dragged it out quite a lot this year.

Current Mood: calm
Friday, May 6th, 2016
6:59 pm
Send me a character name and I’ll tell you three things I have in common with them and three things I don’t.

Or at least I'll try. If I don't know the character at all, I might have to refuse.

Current Mood: curious
Thursday, December 22nd, 2011
5:01 pm
Moving to Dreamwidth
Well, not quite. I've had my Dreamwidth account for a while, but I've been crossposting from Dreamwidth to LJ since then.

This will most likely be my last crossposted post, though. I am keeping the LJ to keep up with the friendslist there, but:

1. If you want to continue to read my posts, please follow me to http://silverfox.dreamwidth.org/
2. I have unfriended those of you that I know to be crossposting from Dreamwidth on LJ. That does not mean that I no longer want to be friends. I just pefer to follow you on Dreamwidth.
3. If you have a Dreamwidth account and I haven't friened you over there, please tell me where to find you.

Current Mood: determined
Monday, January 30th, 2006
5:09 pm
Runaway Dragon No. 8
Severus takes the Rakers on a guided tour through Hogwarts and Draco doesn't want to leave.

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A/N - So what do you think Sevi really went to buy? What will it be like at Uncle Thomas'? Will he be good to Draco or lock him in a cupboard? Please R/R.

In the next chapter: We meet a very annoying man on the train. Sevi tells Draco a bit about his past and we finally get to see Draco's uncle.

Current Mood: annoyed
Sunday, January 29th, 2006
9:24 am
Runaway Dragon No. 7
Those pets can get troublesome, but Jack isn't all that easy to handle either.
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In the next chapter: Sevi takes Draco to the Hogwarts library and ... the Gryffindor common room! And we finally get to hear the results of Lucius' trial.

Current Mood: awake
Saturday, January 28th, 2006
4:56 pm
Next Touda-fic
So, I finally got around to no. 1. ... Still looking for a good idea for the second and third prompt, though.

Title: A Desperate Plea
Fandom: Yami No Matsuei
Characters: Touda’s mother and her master (Touda is mentioned)
Prompt: 001. Beginnings.
Word Count: 336.
Rating: PG-13 for hints of noncon.
Summary: Raising a slave takes a lot longer than buying one and can get more expensive as well.
Author's Notes: Yes, he is a particularly unpleasant shiki. He sees his slaves as property, not people. Most of Tsuzuki’s shiki own slaves as well, but would never treat them like this.

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Current Mood: tired
9:34 am
Runaway Dragon No. 6
The Rakers go swimming and talk about parents.

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A/N - Is Draco going to lose all his money? Will there be a big showdown between Draco and Jack? Will Lucius finally go to Azkaban? Please R/R.

In the next chapter: Draco and Sevi have a talk. Draco takes the dog out and considers blackmailing a bird.

Current Mood: busy
Friday, January 27th, 2006
9:30 pm
Runaway Dragon No. 5
Draco plays soccer ... or tries at least.
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A/N - So, do you think Draco will ever make friends with Jack? Will he learn to play better Soccer or will he have to stick to being keeper? Will he come to like it better than Quddich? Please R/R.

In the next chapter: We get to know the Rakers better, go swimming and see the Snapes at breakfast.

Current Mood: thankful
Thursday, January 26th, 2006
4:44 pm
Runaway Dragon No. 4
Draco meets the gang kids. Think he'll survive?
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A/N - Is Severus angry with Draco? Will he finally get to tell his story at Lucius' trial? Will Draco ever get to go to the park? Please R/R.

In the next chapter: Severus trys to stop Draco from studdying too hard. The Rakers are getting curious about Draco and Draco is curious about Soccer.

Current Mood: sleepy
Wednesday, January 25th, 2006
4:41 pm
Runaway Dragon No. 3
The event of the week in West Hogsmeade: Market day!
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A/N - Will Draco really grow up to be a Physics teacher? Will Billy go to Hogwarts? What was it Sarah didn't want to tell Draco? Please R/R.

In the next chapter: We meet some of the neighbours, discover the washing machines and Draco gets to know Mark the Shark.

Current Mood: worried
Tuesday, January 24th, 2006
4:43 pm
Runaway Dragon No. 2
Meet the rest of the familiy.
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A/N - So do you think Uncle Thomas has electricity in his house? Will Draco have to show up at the trial? And do you know where the name Munin comes from and what it means? Please R/R.

In the next chapter: We go to the market. Draco gets some new clothes and tries to learn some Physics.

Current Mood: tired
Monday, January 23rd, 2006
4:37 pm
Runaway Dragon No. 1
I should probably warn you right now: This is the longest fic I've written so far. I'll be posting this one for a while.

You'll notice that Hogsmede is quite a bit bigger in this story than in the books. It's not a village. It's a big town, not quite a city, but it's still inhabited by magical folk only.
And Snape will seem a little (OK a lot) OOC. That's because I'm showing him as a private man with a family and he couldn't be lonely and bitter for that. He's still the same old bastard to the Gryffindors, but hes kind and loving to his family and Draco is his favourite after all.
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A/N - So what do you think? Did Lucius kill Narcissa? Will Snape find the owner of 'That Dog'? Will Draco take Muggle Studies? Please R/R.

In the next chapter: We meet the rest of the Snape family. Get a visit from a very impolite man and Draco wants to go to the park.

Current Mood: cold
Sunday, January 22nd, 2006
10:42 am
Another one for Fanfic100
This is actually the first one I wrote for the challenge. Yes, I've got a few finished that I haven't posted, yet. Just in case I don't write any new ones for a while at some point ;).

Title: Sneaking In
Fandom: Yami No Matsuei
Characters: Touda, (Tenkuu and SohRyu mentioned)
Prompt: 018. Black.
Word Count: 441.
Rating: G
Summary: Touda doesn’t really understand his own feelings, but he’s drawn to this place nevertheless.
Author's Notes: This one was surprisingly easy to write, even though I originally meant to write about Touda’s fire instead.

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Current Mood: chipper
10:31 am
Harry Potter, Hogwarts Caretaker No. 13
Last chapter. Yes, this is an open end, but I will not continue it as that would force me to break with the style and ruin the story.

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Current Mood: cold
Saturday, January 21st, 2006
10:28 am
More quizzes ...
What Do People See Inside of Your eyes?( anime pics& 4 gals only)

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Mmmm, nice one.

Your Eyes Should Be Hazel

Your eyes reflect: Intellect and sensuality

What's hidden behind your eyes: Subtle manipulation

Well, I wouldn't call my eyes hazel, but they do look a bit like that picture and I'm fine with the description.

What's your greatest fear?

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What Color Angel Wings Do You Have?

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Hm ... Why wouldn't I want my wings to go black? It sounds pretty.

Current Mood: blank
10:24 am
Harry Potter, Hogwarts Caretaker No. 12
Harry discovers an unexpected friend.
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Current Mood: awake
Friday, January 20th, 2006
5:06 pm
Harry Potter, Hogwarts Caretaker No. 11
This time we meet Sirius. I'm not sure you're expecting this to go the way it does. To tell the truth I was slightly surprised at the way this chapter turned out myself.
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Current Mood: content
Thursday, January 19th, 2006
4:56 pm
Harry Potter, Hogwarts Caretaker No. 10
Harry has to stop the house elves from working too much and discusses his feelings with an old friend.
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Current Mood: stressed
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