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  1. Speaking of The $80 Champion reminds me of the...

    Speaking of The $80 Champion reminds me of the recent Affirmed book. Not the Affirmed/Alydar cobiography written by a COTHer, which I enjoyed quite a lot, but one a few years ago just on Affirmed. ...
  2. I object to books like that, and I will quit a...

    I object to books like that, and I will quit a book far sooner than a third of the way in. I don't care if the last two thirds of it were spectacular. As a writer myself, I think that if you are...
  3. I'll have to tell Cat Lady tomorrow on aide shift...

    I'll have to tell Cat Lady tomorrow on aide shift that there are still people who have her beat! :)

    Thanks for helping them out.
  4. Not a truck and hitch story, but a near cousin. ....

    Not a truck and hitch story, but a near cousin. . .

    Earlier this year in monsoon season, my brother (imagine the least typically masculine person you've ever known; he'd far rather read sci fi...
  5. Catcher in the Rye. Faulkner. Charles Dickens'...

    Catcher in the Rye. Faulkner. Charles Dickens' novels - I have a theory that Dickens at heart was a short story writer. I like A Christmas Carol. He's much better compacted, nice descriptions and...
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    Go on and have fun. There are some people who...

    Go on and have fun.

    There are some people who simply cannot imagine taking a trip by yourself, even aside from the parent-child complicating worry. I know a few at church. They remain...
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    Low cost clinic - used for dumpees, barn cats,...

    Low cost clinic - used for dumpees, barn cats, and hobos once catchable - $55 female, $35 male on cats. $75 female, $65 male on dogs. $25 for feral cats in trap. Those fees do include pain meds...
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    Poll: I mix them up regularly. Oddly, I am normally...

    I mix them up regularly. Oddly, I am normally rock solid on north, south, east, and west.

    I have a book of Star Trek (original TV show) errors, going through each episode and dissecting it, all...
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    We just last week lost my stepbrother. He had a...

    We just last week lost my stepbrother. He had a chronic up-down cycle, and he fell off the wagon once too often. Found dead by his own daughter.

    Over the years, family members had to strictly...
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    My OB/GYN's office, multidoc, has a board like...

    My OB/GYN's office, multidoc, has a board like the above, only it's electronic. Really reminds me of the flights list at the airport. I do appreciate that.

    I've only twice had a doc cancel on...
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    I brought Pharaoh home with me from aide shift...

    I brought Pharaoh home with me from aide shift today. So far so good on the introductions. Everybody is a bit hissy and offended, but all have had a close-up sniff, and she's little enough still...
  12. Because people ask. I do not initiate this topic...

    Because people ask. I do not initiate this topic with people out of the blue.

    Sample conversation one:

    Person: "I have (insert dogs and a few anecdotes). Do you have a dog?"

    Me: "Not...
  13. "I have just the dog you need!" - Not

    Has anybody else experienced this phenomenon? I just had another example today.

    Me to those who ask what I'm looking for: "I like BIG dogs. Over 100-pound dogs. Black. I want a purebred from...
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    I realize this example is hardly an every-dog...

    I realize this example is hardly an every-dog situation, but a book I read mentioned this technique to form relationship. The book was about a deaf man getting a hearing ear dog, and when he went to...
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    Lucy and Elvis have been spotted licking them...

    Lucy and Elvis have been spotted licking them occasionally - then smacking them. Goldie and Mr. Man are tolerant to a point but not affectionate. The others keep a wide berth, often with hissing...
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    When I got to shift today, CL said, "I was having...

    When I got to shift today, CL said, "I was having a talk with Pharaoh this morning, and we agreed that once she leaves, you'll have to bring her back now and then for visitation." :)

    The weekly...
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    Either would work. In the case of the Black...

    Either would work. In the case of the Black Hole, there were a few glaringly obvious scientific errors (for instance, people moving about freely in usual uniforms in a couple of situations toward...
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    "Flawed" Movies That You Enjoy Anyway

    I recently found a DVD of Disney's The Black Hole. I remembered enjoying it in the late 1970s in the theater, and I even remembered the music - was hearing it in my head even before rewatching the...
  19. Sabra, the Ultimate Cat, my first Siamese. ...

    Sabra, the Ultimate Cat, my first Siamese.

    Far too many to cover it all briefly, but I especially remember:

    The way she spent the entire first day thinking - even as a kitten, she was always...
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    Friday night dose of kitten cuteness. It's like...

    Friday night dose of kitten cuteness. It's like watching a 6-ring circus. The two slightly older kittens are convinced they just have new siblings.
    ...
  21. Some people do keep intact males - and even...

    Some people do keep intact males - and even intact females. They don't want to "bother" with the surgery. If problems arise, the cat can always be replaced. One of my aide clients recently said...
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    What can a Droid Max do for me?

    I have what I fondly call a stupid phone, still a little flip phone. Until 3 months ago, it was only used for me to have a phone in roadside emergencies or if a situation arose with the nursing home...
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    I had a BMD, purebred. Neat dog, but she died of...

    I had a BMD, purebred. Neat dog, but she died of cancer far too young. I have sworn off the breed when I get down to looking for another dog. I realize that liking giant dogs, I will take some...
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    Not a misspelling but a gender error: I remember...

    Not a misspelling but a gender error: I remember reading somewhere that Jack Klugman named Jaklin Klugman after himself, making it Jaklin because he thought the colt was a filly. Oops.
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    The kittens all continue to do well. CL told me...

    The kittens all continue to do well. CL told me today that her three latest are officially Zebra, Panther, and Bear. I replied that it really was a bit of a zoo around there, and she laughed. The...
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