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    I just recently bought one of those velvet-ish...

    I just recently bought one of those velvet-ish mitts that you can use to groom the kitties (and also apparently to remove fur from clothes). It works pretty well and is quite easy to clean- I think...
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    I'd guess that the human desire to "pet" things...

    I'd guess that the human desire to "pet" things stems back to the mutual grooming of many of our closest relatives (watch any documentary on primates and you'll see how important grooming is for...
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    Obviously they're helping to keep your tummy flat...

    Obviously they're helping to keep your tummy flat by sweating it out, like those weird wraps that people use to tone up. It's a marketable service- you should start contracting them out.
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    I don't know what I'd do without my alarm clock...

    I don't know what I'd do without my alarm clock kitties! Especially because my track record for improperly setting an actual alarm is pretty poor...
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    Early alarm clocks- my dog and I are more than...

    Early alarm clocks- my dog and I are more than happy to sleep in (until *gasp* 8:00) on weekends. But the kittehs know that breakfast time is at 6:30 sharp and do not believe in weekends.
    ...
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    I would call and have it rabies tested. You can...

    I would call and have it rabies tested. You can never be too safe about those things.
  7. ...to the show grounds, hoping that CT has...

    ...to the show grounds, hoping that CT has continued on her wild drive. She finds MO, and they begin to talk over the bill-of-sale while TG enjoys some well earned grain and water (after being...
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    Poll: Hunter princess, born and raised! But I've been...

    Hunter princess, born and raised! But I've been doing a lot more trail riding recently, and hope to get into hunter paces and maybe even some baby eventing!
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    First- congrats on your pending adoption! As far...

    First- congrats on your pending adoption!
    As far as suitability as a barn dog, it depends on the individual dog. My pit mix is a little too excitable (and I got her too late in her life to instill...
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    Greek yogurt instead of milk (this one was borne...

    Greek yogurt instead of milk (this one was borne out of necessity when I didn't have any milk but REALLY wanted Mac n' Cheese). I also usually add vegetables of some sort to trick myself into...
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    I go by the one-an-hour rule, and try to keep it...

    I go by the one-an-hour rule, and try to keep it even less than that if possible (1.5-2 hours of processing is what I aim for). If I feel even slightly uncomfortable about driving, I don't.

    Last...
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    A barnmate's pony died unexpectedly...

    A barnmate's pony died unexpectedly (complications from a routine procedure) when I was a child, and we ended up creating something of a memorial on her stall, with cards, pictures, etc. I think it...
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    Poll: Cola's not really my thing (in general, soda...

    Cola's not really my thing (in general, soda isn't), but there's something about a nice cold coke on a hot day... especially out of a glass bottle! I drink it more when I travel, especially- it's one...
  14. Take a break, however long you need. It's been...

    Take a break, however long you need. It's been over a year since I've shown (a variety of life changes in addition to being a little tired of the whole thing). I've been doing a lot of flatwork and a...
  15. I'm no expert, but his face looks really lab-y to...

    I'm no expert, but his face looks really lab-y to me.
    Whatever he is, he's 100% CUTE.
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    My dog is fine with bones, but I have to take...

    My dog is fine with bones, but I have to take them away from her at a certain point because eventually she gets around to gnawing at/splintering the ends, and I'm afraid of her swallowing a sharp...
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    done!
  18. What a handsome boy, and how lucky to have a...

    What a handsome boy, and how lucky to have a well-trained gentleman fall into your lap out of such a crappy situation.
    Best of luck with Pete (the name immediately made me think of Petey from The...
  19. Have you called a vet? If the pills were...

    Have you called a vet? If the pills were swallowed long enough ago, vomiting will not help as they have already been absorbed.
    Make sure you tell the vet what kind of birth control it is, as I'd...
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    My situation is similar to twotrudoc- I go to...

    My situation is similar to twotrudoc- I go to school full-time and have a dog! She's crated most of the time for her own protection (she really likes to chew on hard plastic things), but I can often...
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    When I brought my two young kitties (one male,...

    When I brought my two young kitties (one male, one female, both ~1year old) home to meet my parents' adult cats (two males, both ~8 years old), I first kept mine confined to my room while the other...
  22. Do you have any trails/grass that you could maybe...

    Do you have any trails/grass that you could maybe run on instead? Might be easier on her paws (I also just HATE running on pavement).

    If not, it would probably be best to just take it slow and pay...
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    Nothing wrong with semi-retirement for a...

    Nothing wrong with semi-retirement for a not-so-old, still-sound horse!
    My guy (who is also 14) has just entered his semi-retirement phase while I'm in vet school- I ride when I can and if I can't...
  24. I imagine you could modify this recipe by adding...

    I imagine you could modify this recipe by adding some of your ingredients: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/haupia-coconut-pudding-dessert-recipe.html

    (Vanilla-banana-coconut pudding? YUM).
  25. Use Orbitz or similar sites to search for flight...

    Use Orbitz or similar sites to search for flight numbers, and then go directly to the airline to actually buy your tickets. As tootles said, flying middate and midweek is better, and the best time to...
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