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Old 12-14-2014, 06:49 PM
 
Location: Cochise county, AZ
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Gand- I'd like the Bailey's & buttered rum. Yum.
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Old 12-14-2014, 11:12 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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Dang, I'll never win......congrats to all that did, though!!!!!
You have to submit a formal entry form to be considered for the contest. If you don't submit one, it's a sure thing you'll never win. I have never submitted one because I would prefer the money go to someone else. Although heck, I am NOT saying I would have won by now if I had entered. I never looked up what the judging criteria are, so I would be a very poor judge of my own chances.
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Old 12-14-2014, 11:32 PM
 
Location: Approximately 50 miles from Missoula MT/38 yrs full time after 4 yrs part time
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That sounds good! Do you have to use that particular cherry or would another kind work as well?
..I would think that any other "sweet cherry" would work..............I've only used what are called 'Flathead Cherries", because they grow on the east side of Flathead Lake which has a great number of commercial orchards and is convient for me to drive up there and make my purchase.
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Old 12-15-2014, 06:18 AM
 
Location: Floyd Co, VA
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Well, the "mystery" of the friendly orange stray cat that has been visiting my porch is over.

I put on my Sherlock Holmes Deerstalker cap and did some investigative work. It turns out "Tom" (I thought it was a female!) belongs to a neighbor who lives on the far end of the block. Yes, he lets his cat outside to roam around city streets full of people, cars, buses, trolleys, etc. I mentioned to the cat's owner that it's getting cold outside at night, but he replied that the cat could come inside whenever it wants to. I did not criticize him for letting the cat go outside because I'm very actively engaged in the neighborhood and I'll need his support for an upcoming zoning fight.
I'm betting that you look quite striking in that Deerstalker cap, Officer Clark.

When you mentioned that the orange cat was a female I was a bit surprised because they are more likely to be male. Here's an explanation for any who might be interested in why:

Are Orange Female Cats Really That Rare?

I let my cats out when they want but they rarely go much further than the covered back porch or down on to the patio to lay in the sun. The one who was semi-feral still like to get out and hunt and I do occasionally see her coming back from the pasture or the barn with a mouse. She likes to bring them "home" before she eats them. The biggest threat to the black and white one is the new dog, Boca, who is part grayhound and he is obsessed with her. He will stand with his nose an inch away from her, doing nothing at all to her, just hovering. She ignores him, won't even swat at him which might get him to leave her alone. When the cats are in the sunroom he will sit looking through the glass for hours, even when they are not in his line of sight.

Although there is frost in the grass this morning we've got a relatively warm day shaping up and I'm going to use it to spend some time in the big garage getting some sorting and organizing done without half freezing to death.

CCc girl you're a winner in our books, as a so many of the regular posters here in retirement. It's always a pleasure to check in and see what you nice folks are up to. Reading about those who are in the midst of packing and moving does sometimes bring on shudders as I remember the stress of it from 9 years ago.

A good week to all as we head down the home stretch of 2014.
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Old 12-15-2014, 10:12 AM
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Location: Cody, WY
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Shoot Clark- I actually have the same problems with my brother's dogs. I love them both so much but I will not be staying here & they have to learn that they have a home. The big one looks scary & when she wants to be petted she growls. Tail is wagging but if you didn't know that, she would be scary. Mail deliver refuses to leave packages anymore & we have to go to town to get them.

I think I finally convinced my brother to put an add in the paper to give her a good home. All she needs is a lot of love & affection but I certainly couldn't keep her in an apartment.

I really wish sometimes animals didn't love me so much. I find more lost pets than anyone else I know. Sigh. And I love every one of them, but yes they are returned.

I should add that my brother's house is next door...In the country that means the next driveway.
Dog fighters get their bait dogs and laboratory supplers get their dogs that way. Those people can't just go to the pound every day. The dogs apparently love their family, but in typical rural Midwest fashion they don't take care of them. Convince your brother to keep them in the house where they belong except for short trips by themselves in a secure yard or accompanied on walks. If you can't do this, please at least abandon them at a pound; the death there is painless.
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Old 12-15-2014, 12:43 PM
 
Location: Cochise county, AZ
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I don't know how to private message. Can anyone help me learn how?
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Old 12-15-2014, 02:44 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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I don't know how to private message. Can anyone help me learn how?
Find the poster you want where they posted a comment.
Click on their name and you'll see a drop down.
Click on "Send a direct message to <their name>"
Then another window will open where you can send them a private message.

If/when they reply you will see it in the upper right corner where it says "Welcome <name>" ..under that are Direct Messages.

I'll send you a test message
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Old 12-15-2014, 03:20 PM
 
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You have to submit a formal entry form to be considered for the contest. If you don't submit one, it's a sure thing you'll never win. I have never submitted one because I would prefer the money go to someone else. Although heck, I am NOT saying I would have won by now if I had entered. I never looked up what the judging criteria are, so I would be a very poor judge of my own chances.
Same here. I've never entered either.
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Old 12-15-2014, 05:07 PM
 
Location: University City, Philadelphia
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I'm betting that you look quite striking in that Deerstalker cap, Officer Clark.

When you mentioned that the orange cat was a female I was a bit surprised because they are more likely to be male. Here's an explanation for any who might be interested in why:

Are Orange Female Cats Really That Rare?

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Wow!

Thank you! We are all now experts on orange cats.

For the record, I love dogs and cats. Not just like them ... I love them. I do not relate so well to goldfish, parakeets, hamsters, ferrets, snakes, lizards or any other type of critter that people keep as pets.

But ... dogs and cats ... intelligent, with human-like personalities, interesting, companionable. Once, back in the late '80's and early '90's I had a dog and a cat that were devoted to each other. (Although when Beau the dog would sniff around Sasha the cat's food dish Sasha would push his muzzle away with his paw.

I'm developing a fondness for Siamese cats and their relatives (Burmese, Tokinese, etc.) although once upon a time I did not like their noisy meowing ... talk about intelligence and personality!
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Old 12-15-2014, 05:28 PM
 
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I'm developing a fondness for Siamese cats and their relatives (Burmese, Tokinese, etc.) although once upon a time I did not like their noisy meowing ... talk about intelligence and personality!
I've had a few Applehead Siamese, one that lived 19 years, and they are delightful companions. Never a dull moment.

Our current cat is a 17-year-old Oriental Shorthair - Tabby mix. He has the best personality traits of his Siamese cousins but also the easy-going people-loving Tabby disposition. He looks Siamese, with blue eyes and seal points but has faint seal-colored tabby stripes. He's been (still is) the best pet we ever had. For that reason, he'll be our last one. No other could come close.

We've decided that after he's gone, we'll foster senior cats for our local no-kill shelter.
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