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    Dec. 16, 2014, 11:14 AM
    I think I just met a kitten who will grow up to be an exceptionally good cat. I want to hone my green-cat-judging skills in this thread. The...
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    Dec. 16, 2014, 10:50 AM
    I think the dead pony at Devon (O. D.ed on magnesium) went a long way to create the Holier Than Thou attitude toward Mg. But it's not really...
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    Dec. 16, 2014, 10:43 AM
    Me, too. I know folks will accuse me of being unsporting or failing to enjoy the journey, but I don't like to pay what it costs to show these days...
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    Dec. 16, 2014, 10:06 AM
    Most excellent. Why didn't you wreck/"remodel" the chair earlier? The cats will decide when it really becomes garbage: That's when it so...
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    Dec. 16, 2014, 09:48 AM
    Just a rant/lament. I left HunterWorld because I decided I could not and would not compete with folks who had created an impossibly high standard...
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    Dec. 16, 2014, 09:37 AM
    Doing money (or love) with people we already like as friends is a siren song-type thing. You like them so much as friends that you, hearing that...
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    Dec. 16, 2014, 01:30 AM
    Just about any answer you get to this question will be bad. I don't know what you mean by putting the word, illegal, in quotes. Any substance...
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    Dec. 10, 2014, 10:11 AM
    Are your lesson horses show quality-- they could at least do the changes and maybe make the strides at a modest rated show? I ask because I think...
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    Dec. 9, 2014, 12:32 PM
    Well, the effect on the withers would certainly be different if there were not paneling to hold the tightened strip of leather up, off that part of...
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    Dec. 9, 2014, 12:28 PM
    mvp replied to a thread Back on Track saddle pad in Dressage
    Thank you for explaining that. I didn't know what the ceramic in the cloth was doing. And boy-howdie I got a bad taste of the Dressage Forum from...
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    Dec. 8, 2014, 11:27 AM
    mvp replied to a thread The return of measles in Off Topic
    Yes, but off all the ways to kill off a chunk of a population, I think and epidemic in a first world country will be a very, very expensive one. Not...
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    Dec. 8, 2014, 11:15 AM
    Me, too. But I'll tell you what, people, there is a short (wo)man's equivalent to this hand-bone-connects-to-the-hipbone thing. It really involves...
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    Dec. 8, 2014, 09:49 AM
    It was *never* The Alpine Inn. It might have been Rosotti's but in my family, it was called Zott's. My parents were Standordites and Zott's was a...
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    Dec. 7, 2014, 05:08 PM
    mvp replied to a thread Back on Track saddle pad in Dressage
    I don't know how much more heat ceramic stuff traps/reflects. I don't know how much more heat is physiologically relevant. I don't know how...
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    Dec. 7, 2014, 11:41 AM
    mvp replied to a thread The return of measles in Off Topic
    You would put a parent, whom you admit will value their children over all others, permission to make epidemiological decisions for the rest of, say,...
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    Dec. 7, 2014, 11:39 AM
    mvp replied to a thread The return of measles in Off Topic
    Since you are being a careful connoisseur of argument (which I am, too), I'll point out that there's nothing in this story that suggests the the flu...
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    Dec. 7, 2014, 11:25 AM
    I grew up in (old) Burlingame. This plan…. living in one of San Francisco's "bedroom communities" along El Camino (which parallels) the Caltrain...
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    Dec. 7, 2014, 11:06 AM
    I agree. That's why it's really, really important to me that I interact with my horses daily. I just put a homebred down this fall after attending...
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    Dec. 7, 2014, 10:53 AM
    mvp replied to a thread Back on Track saddle pad in Dressage
    Lovely turn out, by the way. And I'll bet the brown piping looked great. I'd be psyched for a pad with that color combination as well. I...
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    Dec. 6, 2014, 04:53 PM
    People! There is better and worse choral music out there. Don't settle for mid-20th century Hammond organ-type,...
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    Dec. 6, 2014, 04:48 PM
    Dude. You had to officially ascribe a flavor to AssButter? I can't undo that reading I just did. Like a sommelier of ass helping out the...
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    Dec. 6, 2014, 11:22 AM
    mvp replied to a thread The return of measles in Off Topic
    Sister can find enough places to go that accept her au naturel child. But will that last forever? And what will happen when--finally-- there's some...
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    Dec. 6, 2014, 11:15 AM
    mvp replied to a thread OFF TOPIC CHALLENGE. in Off Topic
    What did I say that made you think I meant to imply that you were not happy with your race? It didn't occur to me. Honest to God. But from that...
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    Dec. 6, 2014, 09:35 AM
    Here's an initial prescription for your cat. It involves asking her to tolerate you invading her personal space after she has wished you...
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    Dec. 6, 2014, 08:42 AM
    mvp replied to a thread Kitteh whiskers missing in The Menagerie
    Yes. In college, I had a friend come by (and an illegal cat). I leave for a second and when I come back he's got whiskers stubs on one side. Her...
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    Dec. 6, 2014, 02:39 AM
    mvp replied to a thread OFF TOPIC CHALLENGE. in Off Topic
    So if I gave you the old "but I have black friends who tell me what it's like to be black," that would be sufficient? If so, why ask whites to try...
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    Dec. 6, 2014, 02:16 AM
    OMG "clip art with gems." That's hella cute. On the trace clip, how did you decide how far up to go on that belly-meets-hind-leg cowlick? I'm...
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    Dec. 6, 2014, 02:11 AM
    mvp replied to a thread loading help in Off Course
    I got your PM. And I do live in Oregon, Corvallis, that is. IMO, you have to figure out whether he is scared or "jus' doesn't wanna." If the...
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    Dec. 6, 2014, 01:54 AM
    mvp replied to a thread OFF TOPIC CHALLENGE. in Off Topic
    Why would your clients be put off and "rightfully" put off if you undertook the experiment? Is the experiment the problem? Your new blackness the...
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    Dec. 6, 2014, 01:51 AM
    mvp replied to a thread OFF TOPIC CHALLENGE. in Off Topic
    So… you get to be made up as Caucasian, I take it. I'm way white, sunburn-only white. I'd take that challenge if it were feasible. I think it...
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