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    Sorry I neglected to answer that earlier!...

    Sorry I neglected to answer that earlier! Gestation/incubation of the eggs is painfully long--about 65 days, give or take 10 days on average. Darn that reptilian metabolism again! So, once the eggs...
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    UGH! Lay already! Now, on top of my impatience...

    UGH! Lay already! Now, on top of my impatience and eagerness to get her eating again, I am concerned about her getting a case of the sniffles. She had a mild respiratory infection back in August, and...
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    wireweiners, hey there! How is Mushroom doing?...

    wireweiners, hey there! How is Mushroom doing? He's such a pretty boy. :)

    According to the Corn Snake Genetics Calculator--yup, that exists--the cross of Kamalah and Keegan produce these eight...
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    threedogpack, she is due to lay any day now....

    threedogpack, she is due to lay any day now. She's driving me nuts because she won't settle--in the lay box, out the lay box. In, out. On top of, under, in, out. She's clearly very gravid (oof, I...
  5. He didn't run each successive quarter mile faster...

    He didn't run each successive quarter mile faster in the Belmont--he did that in the Derby. NOT to take away the INSANE feat he accomplished in the Belmont (1 1/4 in 1:59 flat?!), but that is not the...
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    I took Kamalah out to refresh the spaghum moss in...

    I took Kamalah out to refresh the spaghum moss in her lay box (it was getting icky, and I don't want eggs laid in icky moss) and decided to feel for the eggs--I was told they'd feel like a long...
  7. Thread: Preakness

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    Now THAT was impressive! Whoo hoo! :D American...

    Now THAT was impressive! Whoo hoo! :D

    American Pharoah certainly had to scoot leaving the gate, but when I saw him relaxing on the backstretch I knew Victor still had a helluva lot of horse under...
  8. I realize I didn't come back here with a final...

    I realize I didn't come back here with a final update: Runway was shipped to her new home about 6-7 weeks ago. :) She arrived in excellent condition, and her new owner was thrilled.

    Here she is,...
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    Oh, I need to update that thread! After more than...

    Oh, I need to update that thread! After more than doubling her weight ( :D ), Runway was sold to an absolutely perfect home (as far as I could tell) in Tennessee. Let me go find that thread and post...
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    Oof. This is why I stuck to corn snakes and ball...

    Oof. This is why I stuck to corn snakes and ball pythons--none of them get big enough to have that sort of feeding requirement. Rats and mice? Sure. Chicks, chickens, and rabbits? I'm out.

    Thanks...
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    Baby snakes 2015: Kamalah's turn!

    I decided not to breed my 13yro normal corn snake het amel (meaning she carries the recessive amelanistic/albino gene) Cleo this year for two reasons. One, well...she's 13, and two, I recognize what...
  12. Drove in my first show today! Just 4mos post op! (Pics o'plenty)

    Four months ago, I was 3000 miles from home, about to entrust my skull and its precious cerebellar contents with a world-renowned brain surgeon.

    Today, I hitched up my 16yro mini and drove in...
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    Interesting. Victor Espinoza has been fined for...

    Interesting. Victor Espinoza has been fined for excessive whip use riding the winner of the Santa Anita Oaks, causing a break in the skin. Apparently officials will also be re-reviewing his stretch...
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    Thank you for sharing this. :) Here's a nice...

    Thank you for sharing this. :)

    Here's a nice article about her sale: http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/91448/second-obs-session-features-fireworks

    From the article:
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    What a fun race! Congrats to American Pharoah--he...

    What a fun race! Congrats to American Pharoah--he was my pick. My non-horsey mom was cheering on Firing Line because of Gary Stevens's story, and wow, he ran a nice race. I was urging "Get you lead!...
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    These are cracking me up. :D I most commonly have...

    These are cracking me up. :D I most commonly have people assuming my 16yro mini is a baby horse, but that's understandable from nonhorsey folk.

    However, there was that one lady who, pointing out...
  17. Same reason they pick the bad boyfriends: "I can...

    Same reason they pick the bad boyfriends: "I can CHANGE him!"
  18. This is a night vision security camera,...

    This is a night vision security camera, Frostbitten, but I don't see anything saying where it is.

    Don't mess with Mama! Good girl. Bad kitty! (And baby, don't put yourself between mama and...
  19. I'm just glad to read they didn't ask for the...

    I'm just glad to read they didn't ask for the ribbons back. :eek: I've seen that happen a few weeks after a show over similar (but non-mule-related) sour grapes.
  20. 1) Ow. 2) Horses! Glad it's not more severe...

    1) Ow.
    2) Horses!

    Glad it's not more severe and that he has a great prognosis.
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    I know it's been a few days, but wanted to be...

    I know it's been a few days, but wanted to be sure and tell you how much I loved this quote. Thank you.
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    I can't imagine my mini being picky. She will eat...

    I can't imagine my mini being picky. She will eat ALL THE THINGS she can.

    I got her back in 2004 after she foundered on lush green pasture in Texas while pregnant, losing the foal. Her coffin...
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    Ace, I just may take you up on that. Thank you....

    Ace, I just may take you up on that. Thank you.

    chai and cloudy18, I'm sorry for your losses. :( As 2DogsFarm said, it's never easy. Never. Maybe not as shocking, but never, ever easy. Because,...
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    :sadsmile: This video...

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    This video came up in my Timehop feed today. I'd only owned Tril 3 days at that point.

    Description: "Trilogy's First Turnout! Trilogy's former life didn't include turning him out to...
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    Oh, and sabinomare--thank you for the compliment...

    Oh, and sabinomare--thank you for the compliment on the photo. Once I found it for the blog, I changed the pic of Tril to that one in my signature line. It's also the cover photo for my Facebook page...
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