Diplodocus114 t1_j6nykq9 wrote

Enter at your own risk etc. I was a kid in farming country in the 70s (born 63) and never saw a sign until the 1990s. Bulls were fine - they never left their girls unless approached - it was the curious bullocks that chased you.

Even now I would check out the undersides of young cattle before entering a field of strangers.


Diplodocus114 t1_j6lwve9 wrote

We had heifers and bullocks here. Both referring to young cattle not yet suitable for breeding. The bullocks were sent for slaughter.

A female was then called a 'cow' once she had a calf and deemed suitable for milking.


Diplodocus114 t1_j6lwdu9 wrote

Those Hereford bulls were so docile. Local farmer had a 'Bull warning' on his field with a public footpath through.

The massive thing merely stayed with his harem and ignored passsers-by. He would sometimes approach for treats and scare people who didn't know him.


Diplodocus114 t1_izswp1y wrote

It is a shame for animal owners that the vet stuff is so much more expensive. My dog had a serious yeast infection on all paws and face folds (boxer) and the small tube of antifungal ointment from the vet was £30 per 10 days a few years ago. Same stuff from the pharmacy was about £8.

As an ex pharmacy worker I knew the wholesale price and could not work it out.

When I worked in pharmacy a woman used to come in and buy stuff for her horse. At that time we were never told to refuse service for animals of basic stuff off the shelf.


Diplodocus114 t1_izsuxyv wrote

Local pharmacy refused to sell me OTC piriton when I mentioned it was for a dog (same strength as previously given by the vet). The same also would not sell me plain calendula cream for a dog's sore teats when feeding puppies.

It was to do with the products not being licenced to be sold for animal use. UK.

Got the lesson and never again mentioned I was buying something for a dog. Obviously I only bought the same things the vet had previously advised/sold and was very careful. The veteranary piriton was the same dosage as for a 6 year old child (large dog) and the creams were the identical strength.


Diplodocus114 t1_izoy7zy wrote

Find that strange in prnciple. By law if you go into a pharmacy and admit the medication is for your dog they are legally obligated to refuse you.

Am an ex pharmacy worker and dog owner. You need to get exactly the same thing from the vet for 5 X the price.


Diplodocus114 t1_iz4kwdv wrote

I once found 20 uk national lottery tickets on the floor at B&Q. No-one in sight. We didn't hand them in - took them home and checked that night's draw. Not one of them won anything.

Had there been a big winning ticket I would have moved heaven and earth to find out who they belonged to. Pre mobile-era.