Purple Poppy Apeal 2020.

Quite agree with the remembrance side of it, I've always thought the spare plinth in Trafalgar Square should have a horse on it to this effect and not just for the ones killed in warfare, but those who have served us throughout history.
 
The total number of military and civilian casualties in World War I, was around 40 million. There were 20 million deaths and 21 million wounded. The total number of deaths includes 9.7 million military personnel and about 10 million civilians.
Eight million horses, an estimated one million dogs and countless mules and donkeys died in the First World War.
Just in WW1 alone we used animals in huge numbers, as many animals (estimated) gave their lives as humans, we owe these loyal and unselfish creatures a huge debt of gratitude.
Good subject to highlight, note to the Mods: move this thread to a more appropriate section, NAAFI is not the right place.
My bad, I did unintentionally post it in the wrong forum.
 
If this wasn't actually a serious thread* I'd post 'that picture' of a chap dressed as a unicorn.



*well I believe it was supposed to be when it started
It wasn't posted as a serious thread. It was posted in the hope people would have poppy rage, froth at the mouth and get teary eyed.
Didn't quite work out that way though.
 
It wasn't posted as a serious thread. It was posted in the hope people would have poppy rage, froth at the mouth and get teary eyed.
Didn't quite work out that way though.
I respect your right to be wrong.
 
It wasn't posted as a serious thread. It was posted in the hope people would have poppy rage, froth at the mouth and get teary eyed.
Didn't quite work out that way though.
Its the wrong month for poppy rage, that normally happens in October/November when disrespectful cunts dont wear them on their pajamas, swimming trunks and spacesuits.
 

Helm

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Every year we give to
RBL Poppy appeal
Help for Heroes
Dogs Trust
Ridgeback Rescue
Murphy’s Army Purple Poppy Campaign
We're reasonably confident that the majority of our donations are going to where they will do some good (cue someone telling me otherwise...)
The TV appeals, chuggers etc. will get nothing from us, purely down to how they treat people that do give and feel it's alright to harrass and demand more and more.
I will help out people in real need with a brew & a sandwich or a bag of chips, I've also given away old but good doss bags, bergens, goretex etc. but never money.
You get an excellent for Ridgeback Rescue top people.
 
So why did you post it in the manner you did?
Feel free to explain and show me up for being wrong.
I was hoping, and I acknowledge it ended up in the wrong forum, that dits and other tales of animals in the military would be forth coming.
 
Every year we give to:
  • RBL Poppy appeal
  • Help for Heroes
  • Dogs Trust
  • Ridgeback Rescue
  • Murphy’s Army Purple Poppy Campaign
We're reasonably confident that the majority of our donations are going to where they will do some good (cue someone telling me otherwise...)

The TV appeals, chuggers etc. will get nothing from us, purely down to how they treat people that do give and feel it's alright to harass and demand more and more.

I will help out people in real need with a brew & a sandwich or a bag of chips, I've also given away old but good doss bags, bergens, goretex etc. but never money.
Go on... just a tenner.

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I was hoping, and I acknowledge it ended up in the wrong forum, that dits and other tales of animals in the military would be forth coming.
Of course you did. Why just put "In your own time, carry on" , if not in the expectation that people would slag off the charity
You can BS, as much as you want, but you, I and everyone else knows what you posted and why
 

Euclid

War Hero
My black labs have taken to wearing purple poppies, Help for Doggy Heroes tat and some dubious medals. One of them even has a copy of War Horse. The pair of walting cnuts - neither of them has ever served as far as I know.
 
The pair of walting cnuts - neither of them has ever served as far as I know.
If you look at the benefactors, you'll find that the funds don't all go to military/service related animal charities. For instance, a third of the money seems to be allocated to reuniting lost pets with their owners.
 
Which is equally laudable... unless it involves cash, white Transits and supermarket car parks.
 

OneTenner

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You get an excellent for Ridgeback Rescue top people.
We've had one of their 'products' for four years now
 

Helm

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We've had one of their 'products' for four years now
I had one years ago from them, long gone to the great kennel we had the Helm Hound (Mastiff) because the Ridge was too good an act to follow, he's been gone 5 years and I am slowly thinking of another Ridge again
 

OneTenner

LE
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The old boy we had (before the current Ridgeback) was about the size of a big Mastiff, he used to get seasonal alopecia which made him look like he had some wierd DPM on his flanks....
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don't forget all the cows, chickens and pigs etc who gave their lives so that we could eat.


at the going down of the sun, we will reheat them
Reheated pork, it's the new @theoriginalphantom diet.


"After just one meal I lost 12lbs within an hour."

"Most other diets had me measuring portion sizes and content. With the new pork based, rectal prolapse diet all that is a thing of the past."

But on a serious note, I hadn't heard of this before but my hound gets an RBLcollar poppy every year. Everyone comments on how good it looks but I'm yet to see another dog with one.

Well done for bringing this to our attention.
 

OneTenner

LE
Book Reviewer
Always liked the look of a Ridgeback. Do they make good house dogs? Do they socialise easily? I realise your experience may differ from others, but generally speaking...?
My Grandfather was a Gamekeeper, he had a pair, that was in the 1960's and with some gaps, we've had at least one ever since. They're very social dogs, better with other dogs than on their own, protective when they need to be, will happily sleep all day - or be outdoors all day. Some like water, some hate it, some are totally food motivated, some not. They can get very headstrong from about 10 months old, sometimes up to about 2 years old so they need someone that can enforce a pack structure. They can be aloof & dismissive around strangers but will always keep an eye on them 'just in case', usually fine and tolerant of small kids, as long as they're not food motivated...
At the moment we have a Ridgeback and a GSD, they're fine being left during a working day without pining or being destructive, never had a Ridgeback that was destructive but I know of some that are - guess it's down to the training and making sure they have the right toys.
Here's the current one (rescue) 'raring to go....'
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