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It’s the time of year for saving used postage stamps.

If anyone wishes to recommend further charities which accept used postage stamps, you are very welcome to add the details in the comments section below, but here’s the request given by the Pug Dog Welfare and Rescue Association for stamps :

Please send ANY used stamps, removed with approximately ½ -1 cm (quarter of an inch) of envelope surrounding the stamp to prevent damage.

Please note that if stamps have too much excess paper, our agent will not buy them.

The stamps do not need to be sorted into individual countries or prices etc.

They are bought by weight so the hum drum stamps are worth as much as the unusual ones.

Please post your used postage stamps to :

Pug Dog Welfare and Rescue Association,
Used Stamps Appeal, Fords Farm,
HORSEY, Norfolk, NR29 4EP

Conker has been rather poorly lately, and he sends his thanks for the good wishes and get well cards from his GoY friends. He even received a beautiful original pencil sketch of him looking fluffy and posing nicely !

He is currently half way through a 2 week course of tablets, broken into about 150 sections … LOTS ! …
so it’s fortunate that he’s enjoying taking them. I’ve made it into a game !

This week I’m glad to report that Conker has perked up, so I hope he gets a more positive report from the vet in a week or so from now.

He likes to help with the postage stamps and he had fun posing for this picture.

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amy
Amy
 

TT I'm so sorry to hear Conker hasn't been very well and hope he will soon be much better , fingers crossed the vet has good news for him next week, get well soon Conker Big hug Xx

30 Nov, 2015

 

Hi Tt, glad to hear that Conker is feeling better, and he gets a good report from the vet, I'll send any stamps we get to this address, but we don't get a lot, but as they say at tesco 'every little helps' Derek.

30 Nov, 2015

 

Thanks Derek and Amy...
The Pug Dog newsletter is produced by a woman living in a nearby village, and I know she puts a lot of work into the Pug Dog Welfare and Rescue, so a good choice of charity.

When I asked Conker if he would take honey with his tablets, he looked excited and wagged a LOT. I didn't realise he knew the word 'honey' and then I realised he thought I was asking if he was 'hungry'.. ha ha .. he knows that word well at food time :o)

30 Nov, 2015

 

I didn't know Conker was feeling poorly Terra and I'm very sorry to hear that, sending lots of get well vibes with hugs and of course one for you as well, hoping he continues to improve. xx
Thats a lovely photo of him with the stamps, how could anyone resist that face....
Brynner is really naughty, he is still on tablets because of his yeast problems and if we are not careful he removes his tablet and lays it beside his dish, they really are funny aren't they.....

30 Nov, 2015

 

Thank you Sue ... x x
I understand what you mean about Brynner being naughty with tablets. Last week I tried the very first tablet piece for Conker with yogurt and he swallowed the yogurt and then quietly spat out the tablet. ha ha
It would be dangerous for Truffle to eat the tablets, so I had shut him in another room. When I switched to the honey, Conker swallowed the tablets readily, but, to be safe, I always put Truffle out of the way at tablet-giving time.

30 Nov, 2015

 

Sorry to hear that Conker has not been too well. I hope he makes a full recovery. Nice photo of him with the stamps. I'm afraid mine all go to Bransby horses home. We have a Dogs Trust charity shop in Godalming, so lots of opportunity to help our four legged friends. Best wishes to you too!

30 Nov, 2015

 

Get well soon Conker ... :o) x

I hope the Pug Dog Welfare and Rescue Association get lots of support. I'll think of sending some stamps to them.

30 Nov, 2015

 

Thanks Hywel x

Thank you Feverfew .. if you wish to give address details of where to send stamps to Bransby horses, that's fine. :o)

30 Nov, 2015

 

Sorry to hear Conker isn't well at the moment, Terra..so I hope he has a good report next week..at least the honey trick is working :o) I also donate any stamps I get,which are few and far between these days,to our local Children's Hospice..but I your hope your chosen Charity will benefit greatly..A lovely photo of him :o)..take care,and I hope you are ok too..xx

30 Nov, 2015

 

I will start saving them form now on ....

I like pugs I just wish they would breed them with less squashed faces so they could breathe more easily

hope Conkers better soon , I used to smear any tablets in pate or a bit of butter help them slide down lol , worked 90% of the time.

30 Nov, 2015

 

Thanks, Sandra for your kind thoughts. x x

Hi Gnarly Gnome ... Thank you.
The Pug Dog Club is working with very strict rules on the breeding, so let's hope in the future all Pugs will be healthier.

30 Nov, 2015

 

Pleased he's feeling better Terra.....wish I'd thought of honey hen I had my dogs!

30 Nov, 2015

 

Hi Pam ...
thanks ... we're working our way through lots of tablets ... and lots of honey !

30 Nov, 2015

 

Oh dear TT, sorry to hear Conker hasn't been well. I hope by the time you get to read this he's feeling much better. Thanks for the information about the Charity. Hope you're keeping well too.

30 Nov, 2015

 

Hello Waddy ..
Conker says thank you ... he is just about half way through his 2 weeks course of tablets and does seem a lot better. When Conker was feeling especially poorly, I couldn't sleep, but am catching up now. x

30 Nov, 2015

 

So pleased Conker is on the mend and you are sleeping better too, lovely photo of Conker what a honey he is! thank you for giving the address for used stamps I hope they have lots of support :o)

30 Nov, 2015

 

I am so sorry that Conker had been poorly, what a worry for you.

I am happy to send stamps to the above address and will save them as from tomorrow.

Hope Conker continues to improve and that the vet is pleased with him.

30 Nov, 2015

 

So sorry to hear that Conker has been poorly. It's always such a worry for owners when their pets are under the weather - However, I peased to read that he's happy to take his meds - What a good boy he is! ;o)

I always send my used stamps to Redwings Horse Sanctuary, Hapton, Norwich NR15 1SP Every little helps as they say in the advert... ;o)

30 Nov, 2015

 

Get well soon Conker.

30 Nov, 2015

 

There are soft chewy treats in chicken or beef flavor called "pill pockets" you just place the pill(s) into the hole in the treat and the dog does the rest. You will find them a no hassel way to give your pet it's medication. I hope you have them in the UK.

1 Dec, 2015

 

I'm saddened to learn of Conker's illness and hope for a full & speedy recovery. I think Loosestrife2 has a clever idea - it might even work for vitamin supplements.

1 Dec, 2015

 

Thank you Neena, Chris, Tracey, Stera, Loosestrife and Paul ... for your very useful and supportive comments which are much appreciated.
I'll be collecting some antacids/gastroprotectants from the vet tomorrow, to aid Conker's recovery.

1 Dec, 2015

 

Lovely photo of Conker Terra.
Get well soon Conker.

1 Dec, 2015

 

Hi Klahanie ... Conker sends woofs and says thank you for your kind words.

1 Dec, 2015

 

So very sorry to hear Conker has been poorly but very glad indeed to hear the tablets are working & he's feeling better.
They are such a worry, aren't they, when poorly.
Ruby is awful at taking any tablets & we go to great efforts to disguise them even tho vet says they are palatable - she doesn't think so.
My springer was easier, we used to wrap them in a bit of ham or bacon & toss them in the air. He would catch & gulp them down.
Talking of charities the RSPCA shop in my town Bury St Edmunds, is collecting all sorts to raise funds. Here's their info:

*Stamps Wanted*
Do you live out of our area or even overseas? Send us your postage stamps & support this branch at the same time. Maybe get your friends or work colleagues to send when you have a large amount, this can save you postage!
Please save all your old stamps/collections, tear off carefully leaving a small border.
Bring to our shop or post to:-
RSPCA West Suffolk Branch
Unit 1, The Old Stable House,
St. Andrews Street South,
Bury St Edmunds, IP33 2HP

Also, Foreign money left over from your travels, Inkjet Cartridges (but not Epson), Old Mobile phones complete with battery and charger so we can raise more funds.

2 Dec, 2015

 

Plenty of helpful info. there, thanks, Green finger.
Yes, for swallowing tablets, every pet seems to require a different method !

2 Dec, 2015

 

poor Conker...such a worry when one of our babies are unwell. sending positive thoughts..x

3 Dec, 2015

 

Thanks Sandra x

3 Dec, 2015

 

I do hope Conker is feeling much better, I am as usual very late catching up with things, TT. Such a worry for you so take care of yourself too.

3 Dec, 2015

 

Hi TT. I'm also behind in catching up with people's blogs after 2 weeks in Spain attending to my mother-in-law. I've almost caught up now but reading about Conker being unwell again made me feel sad for you both! After getting over his cancer with such an aggressive chem therapy & having some years of great health it was sad to hear he was poorly again.

What is the matter with him? A recurrence of his cancer or some other malady?

We had to give tablets to our 5 dogs for several years because of a heart condition, (apparently very common in small dogs like ours), a valve that didn't work properly. We often found it difficult to get them to take the things! We used to wrap them up in pieces of York ham but sometimes they would detect the pills & spit them out! It never occurred to us to use honey & I've been putting honey in my morning cuppa practically every day for well over 30 years!

I hope he gets better with the treatment the vet has prescribed him!

3 Dec, 2015

 

Thanks, Gee ...
Yes, we worry so much when our pets are unwell.

Hello Balcony ...
I've told Conker he'll get chubby with all the honey on his tablets ! It's nice to see you back on GoY :o)

7 Dec, 2015

 

TT I shall save my stamps for you to and post to above address.

Our Last post office used to have a box to put used stamps in but sadly no more.

7 Dec, 2015

 

Hi Kath ...
thanks ... the charities really appreciate this.

7 Dec, 2015

 

Ohh, sorry I miss it, What an awesome posing Conker ,Wow, I love it , make me happy now, haha! I wish you all the best , and also to Truffles and Crocus , Hoping your Charities will benefit everyone , Terra :-O)

18 Dec, 2015

 

Hi Junna ...
thank you ... yes.. let's hope there are lots of stamps for the charities. :o)

18 Dec, 2015

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