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    Ok. That got me. Instantly. And I'm totally not a...

    Ok. That got me. Instantly. And I'm totally not a crier.

    We actually thought she was dead 2 nights ago. She didn't respond, didn't even move when my husband pet her. Turns out, she really just...
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    The sick pup has been getting the big biscuits,...

    The sick pup has been getting the big biscuits, hamburger, and pretty much anything my husband has been eating (its essentially his dog). My dog, has also been getting extras since one can't get...
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    Bought some adult floor pads - thanks for that...

    Bought some adult floor pads - thanks for that suggestion. Trick will be to see if she'll use them. Will put them down where she's been going, see what happens.

    The house now smells like a...
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    We'd love a dog door, house just isn't configured...

    We'd love a dog door, house just isn't configured that way and it's masonry anyway. Besides, she can barely get off the couch and onto the floor in time. We saw the vet today and her lymph nodes are...
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    Thanks BuddyRoo. Just got done donning the...

    Thanks BuddyRoo.

    Just got done donning the rubber gloves and cleaning up quite a lot of mess. I don't imagine that she's thinking its great fun to go in the house, but I am beginning to wonder if...
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    Canine lymphoma & companion dog behaviour

    Looking for advice and experience...

    One of our dogs was diagnosed last week with stage 5 lymphoma. She had a vet check in August, nothing was noted, so we're all a bit surprised - she's 11 1/2...
  7. I actually bought mothballs for the mice in the...

    I actually bought mothballs for the mice in the garage (they've been eating car engine wires).

    moth balls are a bit on the scary toxic side? I'm sort of ok using them in the garage for the mice...
  8. our elderly neighbors that feed the critters are...

    our elderly neighbors that feed the critters are near 90...when they pass on, I might have to burn the house down, the chipmunks are so bad.

    Bass music...interesting idea. I did read ammonia...
  9. Skunks, damn them all - deterrent suggestions?

    Dog got skunked, again, last night. Need advice, but here's the quick summary first:

    Skunks started showing up about 2 years ago. Have had dogs for the last 10 years, so getting skunked is a new...
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    Frizzle, I could possibly make a paper mâché lung...

    Frizzle, I could possibly make a paper mâché lung as a Halloween costume, although I expect the impact would not be quite the same.

    I thought about making him a giant sock monkey costume last...
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    The Midget Clown Shark has long been under...

    The Midget Clown Shark has long been under appreciated...so now I am quite glad!

    I'm pretty sure I could whip up the midget conjoined twin costume in an evening...just need printer fabric, a photo...
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    BuddyRoo, you sound like a really, really good...

    BuddyRoo, you sound like a really, really good stepmom. I'm a stepmother too, and I can say, you are definitely better than me...I like these kids, I do a lot for these kids, and I give up plenty...
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    I've had several, the irony of course being I...

    I've had several, the irony of course being I have to sit and think each time to count how many...all from riding.

    First 4 were when I was a teenager, last one as an adult. Also broke my jaw 2x...
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    Gosh, I guess I was REALLY lucky - I had mine out...

    Gosh, I guess I was REALLY lucky - I had mine out in my early 20's and didn't think it was that bad at all.

    I had HUGE tonsils, was told I should have had them out as a kid but didn't, always had...
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    outside__line, thanks! I laughed so hard...

    outside__line, thanks!

    I laughed so hard when I first hung it up from the ceiling rafters - I had no idea what I'd gotten myself into, but go big or go home, right? My husband was SO not amused....
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    Midget Clown Shark

    http://theclaytorfamily.blogspot.com/2009/11/midget-clown-sharks-deceit-and-most.html

    I made a 6 foot long shark costume and had my step-son dress up as a midget clown riding the shark. (my...
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    Started playing as an adult with no prior...

    Started playing as an adult with no prior stringed instrument experience (only woodwinds). I tried to learn on my own, and it sounded like I was killing cats. So I went for once a week lessons -...
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    I must confess, I just read all three of the...

    I must confess, I just read all three of the "shades of grey" trilogy, in like a week...(each book is between 300-400 pages)

    It's utter dreck, poorly written, predictable, formulaic, and...
  19. The snippet of Lazy Palomino is spot in: they...

    The snippet of Lazy Palomino is spot in: they have to know the consequence before it becomes the consequence.

    Here are some thoughts:

    1. If she's 10 minutes late, she owes you your time back....
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    Founder vs Abscess?

    Bear with me, it's a good friends horse and I won't get out to see it for 2 weeks...

    vet said founder. X-ray shows "1% rotation" vet said it's within normal, and also diagnosed it as acute...
  21. Thread: Eye Colors

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    I have often joked that I absorbed my evil...

    I have often joked that I absorbed my evil twin...maybe I wasn't that far off
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    I've used the farmers almanac to determine...

    I've used the farmers almanac to determine planting dates - it's free online here:
    http://www.almanac.com/gardening/planting-dates

    and so far, have had pretty good success.

    and for raised...
  23. it seems basic biology to duplicate oneself and...

    it seems basic biology to duplicate oneself and in the rest of the animal kingdom, generally, it works just fine, survival of the fittest and all.

    I think, the person who said - take away the...
  24. Thread: Eye Colors

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    I've got one brown eye, and one greenish color...

    I've got one brown eye, and one greenish color changing eye. They both were dark brown when I was young, and as I've aged, the one eye has lost color. It changes with my moods too.

    The tricky...
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    The 10 year old recently starting rolling...

    The 10 year old recently starting rolling eyes/making faces...that will not be lasting!

    I guess the reason these kids have been so decent with me is that I've been here a while, so I'm familiar...
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