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message 1: by Barbara, Founder and Moderator (new)

Barbara (lv2scpbk) | 1256 comments Mod
Chat about anything here.


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Hi Everyone! How you doing?


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Tui Allen (tuibird) | 393 comments I'm good, happy because its raining. We've had a very long and scary drought here. My cat came in this morning all drenched from the rain. I had to get a towel and rub her down. She loves this. I'm sure she goes out in the rain and gets all wet on purpose just so she'll get a rubdown. But she hasn't had a chance for weeks with the drought.


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Barbara (lv2scpbk) | 1256 comments Mod
It snowed here yesterday and we're suppose to get more tonight or tomorrow. I'm ready for spring for sure.


message 5: by Tui (last edited Mar 17, 2013 05:49PM) (new)

Tui Allen (tuibird) | 393 comments The water delivery truck got stuck in our driveway and it looks like we've been bombed with piles of dirt and huge gaping holes in the lawn beside the driveway. First time we've ever had to buy in water. But in spite of this bit of rain, more dry weather is predicted so we didn't cancel him. Wish we had, now I see the mess.
We usually get plenty of rainwater to fill our tanks but not this summer.


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Jennifer Priester (jenniferpriester) | 207 comments For me so far this week I went to a library book sale, bought books from them, sold some of mine at the sale, worked the library sale and sold some of their books, got a couple negative book reviews, went to play with the horse Levi, got doggy toothpaste all over my dog, and that's just some of it.
I also have done more not as interesting to mention things such as TV and DVD watching, video game playing, book reading, book writing, book drawing, and book layout designing.
When it isn't snowing anymore and spring is finally here I will be doing a lot of horse riding with Levi. I don't know if it will happen or not but in Spring I was supposed to take Levi to a Games Rally but I may have to take a different horse because Levi hasn't had enough away from barn experiences and the first year I went I took a usually calm horse that had a lot of show experience but he wasn't prepared for some of the things that happened at Games Rally such as horses running toward him which made him a little flighty.
I will also be taking the bunnies outside for grass and to run whenever I get a chance. And Taco will finally get to do his favorite daytime activity-lay in the sun.
I guess it's pretty obvious that I am ready for winter to end and spring to start.


message 7: by Melissa (new)

Melissa (emtmelissa) | 32 comments How's everyone doing...and what has everyone been up to? Just wanted to get this thread going again :-)


message 8: by Jennifer (new)

Jennifer Priester (jenniferpriester) | 207 comments I recently started taking Western riding lessons with Levi, who was originally trained this way before my riding instructor and I started teaching him English. Now he knows both styles of riding and so will I.
I have yet to decide which riding style I like best.


message 9: by Barbara, Founder and Moderator (new)

Barbara (lv2scpbk) | 1256 comments Mod
Melissa thanks for getting the conversation going again.

Jennifer..that sounds like alot of fun.


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Barbara (lv2scpbk) | 1256 comments Mod
I was getting prepared for a tea the other day and I had a skunk theme. It turned out really nice.

A group of ladies get together, we had around 105 ladies at the tea. We get about 12 to 13 people who will do a table set up. This is the first table that I've done in awhile.

There was an Elvis theme, pearl theme, Mexican theme, Mardi Gras theme, etc.

It's alot of fun. Alot of work too but alot of fun.


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Barbara (lv2scpbk) | 1256 comments Mod
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Barbara (lv2scpbk) | 1256 comments Mod
Trying to make one that works. http://tinyurl.com/cudgjwl


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Tui Allen (tuibird) | 393 comments We get Time Magazine. This week's issue had a big article on the topic of animal grieving. Great to see that in such an influential mg. Did anyone else read it?
Funny I'm writing on that very topic right now.


message 14: by Kim (new)

Kim (booksbulldogs) Tui wrote: "We get Time Magazine. This week's issue had a big article on the topic of animal grieving. Great to see that in such an influential mg. Did anyone else read it?
Funny I'm writing on that very topic..."


Thanks for the heads up about the Time article. I'll have a look for that tomorrow, we have a book at work on animals & grieving that I've been meaning to look at.... I can't remember the name but think it's from Hubble & Hattie press.


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Lastwolf | 93 comments Reawakening this thread....

What do you collect? Apart from books.

I collect glass paperweights and post cards. A little differently I gather up various odds and ends I find while out walking like feathers, stones and whisps of animal fur. I also have a small collection of carved wooden animals.


message 16: by Kim (new)

Kim (booksbulldogs) Kim wrote: "Tui wrote: "We get Time Magazine. This week's issue had a big article on the topic of animal grieving. Great to see that in such an influential mg. Did anyone else read it?
Funny I'm writing on tha..."


The book I'm thinking of is "How Animals Grieve" by Barbara J King, I haven't purchased it yet but it's the current book from ALDF's book club


message 17: by Tui (last edited Jun 14, 2013 09:21PM) (new)

Tui Allen (tuibird) | 393 comments What do we collect? For me, it's bicycles because I love to ride them.

Once Ripple was published I knew people would send me dolphins. I thought they would drive me crazy and be a pile of nasty little plastic things, but I am loving my growing dolphin collection that I keep in special shelves in my glass fronted cabinet where they are on show. They are made of all sorts of materials (including plastic!) and I love every one of them because they are all so different and they were given to me with love and each one has a special memory for me because of the givers. I might take a photo one day and display it here.


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Jennifer Priester (jenniferpriester) | 207 comments Currently I collect Wishbone books and everything Wishbone, favorite TV, movie, and video game character statues and stuffed animals, and realistic looking animal statues and stuffed animals. I also appear to be starting a dog toy collection. I keep buying Taco toys, which he never plays with and then store them in a container.


message 19: by Lastwolf (new)

Lastwolf | 93 comments Hi Jennifer.
I don't get Wishbone on my TV (I don't have satellite/Sky) but I gather he's a Jack Russell Terrier.

I also have a few realistic animal ornaments about the place; mainly of native English wildlife.

What are Taco toys? Are they the same as the squeaky vynl animal toys we have for our dogs here in England?


message 20: by Jennifer (new)

Jennifer Priester (jenniferpriester) | 207 comments Lastwolf wrote: "Hi Jennifer.
I don't get Wishbone on my TV (I don't have satellite/Sky) but I gather he's a Jack Russell Terrier.

I also have a few realistic animal ornaments about the place; mainly of native Eng..."


Wishbone isn't on anymore anyway, all he has now are 5 DVD releases, 4 main DVD's and a DVD collection of the 4, but yes he is a Jack Russell Terrier.

Taco toys are just random toys I bought for my dog Taco. Most of them are various stuffed animals. He did have some vinyl toys, but we had to throw those out when we learned that Taco was only interested in chewing on them and pieces would come off. While Taco probably did eat some of the pieces, we only considered it a problem when the older dog CeJaye ended up at the vets after having accidentally eaten some of the pieces Taco left behind after chewing on one of them.
Currently Taco has 15 stuffed toys and one missing one which has been missing for a few years now. Every year, one of the local pet stores send a coupon on Taco's birthday for a free toy and I keep using it. Before that, he inherited some of CeJaye's old toys, so I have been basically building a nice collection of dog toys.


message 21: by Lastwolf (new)

Lastwolf | 93 comments I still have a couple of stuffed toys that belonged to my lurcher, Penny.
She managed to demolish most of the stuffed toys I bought her and made a right mess in so doing. I remember having to pick soggy stuffing from between her teeth!


message 22: by Debbie (new)

Debbie Zapata Rabbit rabbit!! A few years ago I was looking through a fancy catalog from who remembers where and saw a lovely rabbit figurine. The description claimed that if the first words you said on the first day of a new month were rabbit rabbit, the month would be full of good luck. Supposedly this idea came from China. I never bothered to find out if it was true or not, most likely it was just a way to try to sell more bunny figurines...but ever since then my husband and I have had a little competition going on. Sometimes neither of us remembers to say it at all...but today I won.


message 23: by Robert (new)

Robert Smith | 8 comments Rabbit Rabbit! Let's see if it works for the first words you type.


message 24: by Debbie (new)

Debbie Zapata That is how my husband usually wins...I will be all smug about it but he will say go look at your email....considering how often we both forget, it seems all's fair in rabbit rabbit and war...=))


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Jennifer Priester (jenniferpriester) | 207 comments Recently I went looking for a specific animal book that I really wanted to read only to find out that it was out of print and not being sold on Amazon, eBay, or anywhere else I have looked so far. That makes two books I haven't been able to buy and read as of yet. The other book I have been looking for is available on Amazon but so far I haven't been able to locate an Amazon seller willing to sell me a copy cheap enough even though it is selling on eBay for the right price. I don't have a credit card yet so buying with gift cards on Amazon is my only buying option or finding through a used bookstore. Maybe one day I will have both books that I want but today is not the day.


message 26: by Debbie (new)

Debbie Zapata Jennifer wrote: "Recently I went looking for a specific animal book that I really wanted to read only to find out that it was out of print and not being sold on Amazon, eBay, or anywhere else I have looked so far. ..."

Hi Jennifer ~~ Here is a website where you can read free online
http://www.readcentral.com/
Not the same as owning, of course, but much much cheaper and they have tons of older forgotten books. You never know, but the one you're looking for might be listed and if not there are enough interesting titles there to make up for it. Good luck!


message 27: by Jennifer (new)

Jennifer Priester (jenniferpriester) | 207 comments Thanks, but the couple books I am looking for aren't there. They don't have either of the authors listed either. I will just have to keep searching and hope when I finally find them I can afford to buy. Even at a little bit of a more expensive price than I would like to pay I would still rather pay for my books than get them for free whenever possible even when, as it often happens, payment is just helping out an author by leaving a review.


message 28: by Barbara, Founder and Moderator (new)

Barbara (lv2scpbk) | 1256 comments Mod
Lastwolf wrote: "Reawakening this thread....

What do you collect? Apart from books.

I collect glass paperweights and post cards. A little differently I gather up various odds and ends I find while out walking lik..."


Interesting collections. I collect Pepe LePew stuff and carousel horses.


message 29: by Skye (new)

Skye | 193 comments Jennifer, what titles are you looking for? Perhaps I or someone else has one to send you. I often look for new homes for my books - if I have purchased them to review (I cannot ethically do that if the publisher sends me a copy).


message 30: by Barbara, Founder and Moderator (new)

Barbara (lv2scpbk) | 1256 comments Mod
Good idea Skye. Yes, let us know what books you are looking for, maybe someone can help.

Maybe I should add a thread that everyone can add books for they are looking for that are hard to find.


message 31: by Jennifer (new)

Jennifer Priester (jenniferpriester) | 207 comments At this time this is the book I am trying to find. The other one I had been looking for was just added on Amazon by a reputable seller so I just bought it!

This one, Scream of the White Bears by David Clement Davies, I have found US listings for but no books for sale. So far both places have listed it as out of print. I have nothing against buying from the UK if shipping to the US is available if anyone does happen to locate a copy.
Scream of the White Bears by David Clement-Davies


message 32: by Jazzy (new)

Jazzy Lemon (jazzylemon) The thread I started on news articles with animals seems to have disappeared.


message 33: by Barbara, Founder and Moderator (new)

Barbara (lv2scpbk) | 1256 comments Mod
Jazzy wrote: "The thread I started on news articles with animals seems to have disappeared."

Not sure why. Which section did you put it in? I don't know if I ever seen it.


message 34: by Debbie (new)

Debbie Zapata @Jazzy and Barb...Animals In The News is here under Discuss Other Stuff, but it is not on the first page anymore....you have to click to see the entire thread list and there it is...I got curious this morning when I saw the question and sent J a pm but I guess she was offline already. I am looking forward to more bits about animals in the news!! =))


message 35: by Barbara, Founder and Moderator (new)

Barbara (lv2scpbk) | 1256 comments Mod
Debbie, thanks. Stuff gets pushed down when new threads are started or commented on. Thanks for finding it. I didn't think of that.


message 36: by Debbie (last edited Sep 14, 2014 09:21PM) (new)

Debbie Zapata I've been exploring on Project Gutenberg this weekend...look at what I just found...I thought they were cute...

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/30328/...

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/43790/...


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Jazzy Lemon (jazzylemon)


message 38: by Debbie (new)

Debbie Zapata I just did my morning check of my favorite online newspaper and look what I found this time....a picture article about bookshops...I want to go to Greece so I can rent a cat while I read! =))

http://www.theguardian.com/books/book...


message 39: by Barbara, Founder and Moderator (new)

Barbara (lv2scpbk) | 1256 comments Mod
Wow, they even have a book barge.


message 40: by Kirsten (new)

Kirsten  (kmcripn) Who remembers IM? NPR wants to know what your most mortifying screen name was! http://www.npr.org/2014/10/13/3559040...


message 41: by Barbara, Founder and Moderator (new)

Barbara (lv2scpbk) | 1256 comments Mod
Jazzy, that's a cute photo of the raccoon. Love it about the garbage. LOL.


message 42: by Debbie (new)

Debbie Zapata Here are some Halloween pictures...my favorite is the squirrel...=))

http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandsty...


message 43: by Barbara, Founder and Moderator (new)

Barbara (lv2scpbk) | 1256 comments Mod
Some neat pictures. That little Sulley is cute.


message 44: by Kirsten (new)

Kirsten  (kmcripn) So sad to hear Tom Magliozzi, one half of the wisecracking Car Talk duo known as "Click and Clack the Tappet Brothers," has died after complications from Alzheimer's Disease. He was 77.

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2...

He and his brother have given me many a laugh, while teaching me something. I will miss him.


message 45: by Debbie (new)

Debbie Zapata Brought home a new laptop when I came back from my trip, and now today I bought a bookcase in town. It is really a kitchen cabinet, but it will learn to be bookcase. =)) It has shelves on the inside of each main door...perfect for paperbacks. More shelves inside, and then two doors up above as well. I will finally have my books organized properly instead of sitting around in zipper bags. I'M EXCITED!!


message 46: by Skye (new)

Skye | 193 comments Kirsten wrote: "So sad to hear Tom Magliozzi, one half of the wisecracking Car Talk duo known as "Click and Clack the Tappet Brothers," has died after complications from Alzheimer's Disease. He was 77.

http://www..."


Tom and Ray had dogs, specifically Golden Retrievers and would talk about dogs. I had invited them to our golden camp in PA but never received a reply. Too busy, I guess!


message 47: by Barbara, Founder and Moderator (new)

Barbara (lv2scpbk) | 1256 comments Mod
Sorry to hear that Skye. I'm not sure who it is but it's always sad to hear about someone passing away.


message 48: by Barbara, Founder and Moderator (new)

Barbara (lv2scpbk) | 1256 comments Mod
Debbie, Glad to hear you got a place for your books. That will be easier to find. I'm trying to clean out some of mine. But, as soon as one goes out, two make it's way back in.


message 49: by Skye (new)

Skye | 193 comments Barb, my comment about Tom and Ray was a reply to Kirsten's post. . . . that's why Kirsten's post appears above my comment - that is automatic.


message 50: by Debbie (last edited Nov 16, 2014 12:26PM) (new)

Debbie Zapata My mother used to like to listen to Click and Clack but if it had not been for that I would have had no idea who they were. I don't think she knows about this news; I will have to tell her.

Thanks, Barb...I plan to spend all day tomorrow hip-deep in books playing librarian. =))


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