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Aug. 16th, 2017 03:29 am
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aug 16 2017
i bit the bullet....i have ordered a harness for mo---slightly foolishly-- i am remindid of dave lettermans "before you retire to spend time with your fqmily, you better ask you r family how they feel about it." well i ordered the harness without consulting mo.... this could be a problem ... as we try and figure out why she was "discarded"  -- she is sound-- no problems wit her feet or legs-- she has been worked- she has the scars of a harness ( and  scars from a bit in the corner of her mouth)  could be she just started to say " to heck with you i am just gong to misbehave so badly  tht i don't have to work anymore"   if that is so,, buying a harness could be a large mistake... about 125 pounds of mistake- however... it is on it's way ... from mossouri.. one mule harness. if all goes well , she should be able to easily pull the amish buggy.. it may take a lot of carrots to make her think kindly about a harness in general..  i hope there are no flashbacks.... she is large.... einstein said something about force , mass, and energy..... or something..  she sure has the mass part....
***
 from mail call with megan....i am still confused about  "the pups are ok with me and steve"  i thought it would be "steve and i"  because "me and steve"  just does not sound right...
then several cp's chimed in  with words no self respecting street person would know.. like subjunctive because of the  "with" -- i hope one of you verbiage types can clear it up....  with steve and me   sounds better to me than  me and steve... and i instinctly would have said--- steve and i
leaving out the steve ---i can see where the  "I"  might be wrong... but..........
****
next problem---  the eclipse...
creating a problem because janine is going to gwen's to watch it -- gwen in north carloina is in the direct path-- doesn't sound like an issue... except janine had a couple donkeys arrive  that are not ready to be placed in a generic home-- or with the group she has at  anne's groton house... she  swears they do not have a running nose..  but are in need of some intensive care..... i wish tanner's  "closet" was fininshed, but we could squeeze them in here somehow.   i said i would go look at them today...  we could manage as long as we don't inherit her horse.. lincoln..  to boot.
we could swing that gate across the stall and give them mo's outdoor area because mo is so often loose in the yard anyway--   we should split them up.... because   we can not provide intesnsive care type food to the rest of the  bunch or they would get too fat too quickly-- 
janine has had several people come here to "practice" with our donks  for the "donkey race" day at myopia.. 
*****
pups are on their way... gruel feeding.. and starting with the baby food jars ( of wiich we have  plenty at the moment...)  now that they have "lap gruel" down pat, the concept of  biting down on a spoonfull is a whole new thing..
mom is getting tired of motherhood... i think she will have another week or so and she will want out....  she wanders the house now-- and gets up on the sofa's to get away from the pups...
*****
upcoming....
carpenter type - howard- is coming bck friday and saturday to work on the "closet"   and tanner said he coudl stay to help... that is a great working pair...  plus he is doing such a good job , i am ashamed to try and put  up any rafters myself.... they would not look as good...also "tree guy" of unknown name will spend 1/2 day climbing trees in the parking pit to get rid of the dead branches...  so no parking there on friday...
****
klingers kloset is a good name  for that "wood structure" behind the arena...  johnny carson had a wondrful thing with  klangers bein g kept in  klingers kloset where .. the kleaning lady klara  kept them...before they were stolen by the kleptomaniac claude from cleveland.
****
 the EXPLORE.ORG web site is all new...  but all there somehow...
somehow i have heard there are facebook  picture posintgs that are pretty funny by our cp's  and i don't know how to find them

i will now go try and figure out how to navigate it...

Aho Girl – 07

Aug. 15th, 2017 09:25 pm
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Posted by Choya

「ギャルが! アホガール」 (Gal ga! Aho Girl)
"The Gal! Aho Girl"

Hajimete no Aho Gyaru

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Zookeepers at ZSL London Zoo are celebrating the arrival of the first Hanuman Langur born at the Zoo’s Land of the Lions exhibit.

2_Hanuman langur birth (c) ZSL (4)

3_Hanuman langur birth (c) ZSL (1)

4_Hanuman langur birth (c) ZSL (3)Photo Credits: ZSL London Zoo

Born to first-time parents, Saffron and Rex, after a 200-day gestation, zookeepers were delighted when they first spotted the tiny, female Hanuman Langur early on the morning of July 23.

Zookeeper, Agnes Kiss, said, “The first Hanuman Langur to be born to this troop at ZSL London Zoo and the first new arrival at Land of the Lions, this tiny primate is an exciting symbol of the success of this project.”

“To mark the occasion we’ve called her, Kamala, which means ‘lotus flower’ in Gujarati – the sign of beauty, fertility and prosperity.”

“Everyone is very pleased with Kamala’s progress so far,” said Agnes. “At the moment she has a pale face and downy dark fur, but it won’t be long before her skin turns black and her coat thickens and turns a magnificent silver - just like her parents.”

“She’ll also grow into her large ears, which are perfect for picking up subtle noises over long distances; in the Gir National Park, Hanuman Langurs act as an early warning system for other wildlife – making loud ‘barks’ from high in the treetops to warn of a lion’s approach. In Land of the Lions, the troop can often be heard vocalizing in response to the lions’ roars, which Kamala will learn how to do from her parents.”

Land of the Lions, which opened last year, is also home to ZSL’s Asiatic Lion pride: male Bhanu and lionesses Heidi, Indi and Rubi. The exhibit tells the story of the Gir, a unique area that is home to the last wild population of the Critically Endangered lion species.

Hanuman Langurs (Semnopithecus entellus) are widespread throughout Asia, and are named after the Hindu god of healing and worship: by contrast, there are just 500 Asiatic Lions left in the wild.

Kamala’s upbringing is already a community affair, which is natural for Hanuman Langurs; dad Rex is staying protectively close to his first born, while another female, Lucy, has been spotted carefully carrying Kamala around - giving Saffron a well-deserved rest every now and again.

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Isekai Shokudou – 07

Aug. 15th, 2017 02:26 pm
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「カレーライス / チキンカレー」 (Karē Raisu / Chikin Karee)
"Curry Rice / Chicken Curry"

If there were three things I'd take with me on a deserted island, this episode makes a good argument to bring curry, rice, and the door to Nekoya.

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Aug. 15th, 2017 03:53 am
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aug 15 2017

let me be perfectly clear.... our concern is to place our dogs in a loving  and working home - and they love the work...i have seen an article lately about how dangerous it is for dogs to be mobility dogs that have to carrry a person's weight... wow...  carry??? you are talking some animal the size of  MO  to carry a person's weight....but a 100 pound dog can easily be a counterweight to help someone balance... 

.i had a problem with a great deal of the article... it went on to say the dog should weigh at least 60 pounds and be 23 inches tall...
 that is talking goldns and labs.  at least for size.... for devoted attention , i don't know a better dog than a  dane.....
 they might have worked for bella at 48 pounds... but our dogs weigh 110 to 150 pounds at age18 months--and we have the rule  on our  web... 
the dog must be at least   45% of height AND 65% of person's  weight----   the article went on to say,....no dog should be
 "forced" to work before   the age of 2 years due to the "growth plate in thier legs...   could be the growth plate idea is  true in dogs... i don't know...
 i do know the terminology is directly out of the horse racing manual.....  if it is true, i have never worried about it in dogs because i see how
our dogs  race  and play around here so that any walking around the mall is far easier on their joints than what they do to themselves...
in the meantime......the youngest dog we ever allowed to go with a partner , is, i think george... who was allowed to go for overnights at age 9 months...
 at which time he was pretty well trained  and definitely bonded to bella ... as life went on... and we were learning.... the only problem she had with
 george was when the school tried to separate george  from vbella in eh cafeteria by making him lie down away from the table wher bella ate.
once we realized he needed to be right next to her, he was perfect.  we were learning too.

the article went on to call these service dogs mobility assist dogs...  i like that -  the abrieviation  would then be MAD
then someone ?ADI? got it into their heads we should do a cory check on every potential recipient....  i had never heard of a cori check...
 ( criminal background check)--we have had 2 "cases" relatted to that...--th e first---  that woman
 who falsely  convinced teh boston marathon that she was injured in th bombing-- got a dog from us... 
 before a month, we realized somethig was fishy about her.... she was agreeable that we took  the dog back- as she had much more to worry about. 

secondly........some woman called me  to tell us we must not give  a dog to a certain vet because he had a criminal 
record was there was a warrent for his arrest... that sounded bad,,, so i spent teh $99 on a cori of him only to find it was an 
old girlfriend who took out the warrant- and he had ignored it... he kept the dog solved his legal problems  and is doing wondeffully

ignoring warrants is not a good thing to do...  most of you  may know my arrest history...it is a good one...
i had a leash law violation and should appear in court - i never got the notice... didn't go --so i was in contempt of court.. that is a very bad thing to be..
 as i got home from work one day and mixed  a southern comofrt manhattan- the phone rang-- the police re this warrant-
 wanted me to come down to the police station- i was tired and didn;t want to go.... i simply said i could not drive, i had been drinking- the police guy said
 they would have to send a car for me.... so i mixed another drink- and by the time the policeman got here , i was "feeling no pain" 
  and he let me finish my drink on the way into town!!  ... as they did my fingerprints and mug shots they had to get a female in to babysit me in my cell...
i found she was not making the minimum wage for this and started in that lecture...--  southern comfort manhattan is a strong  long lasting drink... they really wanted me out of 
there and said i coudl go for $20 bail... i had only $14- and they did not take master card.... BUT  THEY WOULD ALLOW ME ONE PHONE CALL.
. by now it was 11pm- so i called the closest friend i hd to the police dept-- ann getchell-  it went like this....
 "why the heii are you calling me at 11pm"
i need 6 bucks
"why do you need 6 bucks at this hour?
 they want $20 and i only have $14---- for bail....
they drove me to her house and then home--- 
so much for records...

ADI suggests investigating the background of applicants--- and that sounds good, however, other than meeting
 them and talking withtheir associates, i made the decision  it was mentally and financially  healthier  to trust everyone than to spend  $99
 on a minimum cori report on everyone...we are concerned for the dog .. 
 our dogs are chipped, and if need be we could  pull out the agreement about we get the dog back if the dog 
 is getting anything less than perfect care  regardless of about anything else....
*****
Ellen Hopson 
After two days of car travel Ned arrived in the beautiful mountains of East Tennessee.  I was amazed at how well he traveled.  He was perfect!  We arrived home and had a night to ourselves before we picked up his little sister Annie.  To my surprise and relief (as she is very spoiled) they have done well together.  I've no doubt they will get better with each other every day.
In the three days we've been home I've been out more places that I typically go in two weeks.  He's been incredible every where we've been  I was a bit concerned about the grocery but we went yesterday and that nose kept straight ahead the whole time.  You are so right when you say they are perfectly trained and all we need to do is train ourselves to not mess them up!  
The biggest things we're practicing right now are stairs (I'm very slow) and down stay.  He's great at the down but gets antsy and would prefer not to stay too long!  
He is truly a game changer for me.  I was very self conscious when in public and avoided it any way I could.  I always felt like I was perceived as drunk with my staggered walking and frequent falls.  My friend Mary was amazed when she saw me and declared it was the first time she'd seen me walking fully upright in years!  He is so steady and attentive.  I can't begin to adequately thank you for the incredible gift of Ned.  He's got the sweetest soul and has the most loving spirit.  
Mary is coming today to help me set up his Facebook page.  I have difficulty with light sensitivity so computer screens are a bit of a problem so it takes me quite a long time to compose anything on a computer screen.  I'll get the Facebook page to you as soon as we finish it.
***
hunter/wendy
WE ARE ON STAYCATION FOR THE NEXT 2 WEEKS! SATURDAY WE SOLD BAGS, THE REST OF THE WEEKEND WAS SPENT WITH FAMILY AND I DID LOTS OF SWIMMING AND WENT OUT IN THE CANOE. TODAY WE HIKED AT VAUGHAN WOODS STATE PARK. WE DID OVER 3.5 MILES, EVEN ON MY FLOPPY LEGS. NOW THAT I'M FLOPPY I NEED TO WORK ON MUSCLES, LIKE QUADS THAT NEED TO GET STRONGER. WENDY DID WELL TODAY AND WE WERE BOTH TIRED, BUT DID IT! 
****

we have the tote bags he is talking about...$20 here   +$5 postage 

Koi to Uso – 07

Aug. 15th, 2017 05:22 am
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「無言の嘘」 (Mugon no Uso)
"A Silent Lie"

You know that difference between hotcakes and pancakes? Yeah me neither.

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Wine Never Tasted So Sweet!

Aug. 14th, 2017 08:30 pm
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Posted by Tooko


Now we come to the end of Moyashimon volume 6 with chapters 72 and 73, which also includes some bonus content at the end. Although this is the point where the anime's second season ended, some of volume 7 was also adapted at the beginning of the second season.

In addition to that, there's also another bonus chapter that never made it into volume 6. What happened during the serialization is that a small chapter to commemorate the first anime's premiere was released the same day the first episode aired and it was released as chapter 68, but it had nothing to do with the story, so it was later removed. This means that chapters 68-73 in volume 6 were originally numbered 69-74, which is why volume 7 begins with chapter 75 and not 74. So our release of chapter 74 is this missing bonus chapter that created the odd gap between volumes 6 and 7, and we were just lucky enough to find scans of it still online after nearly 10 years since it was released.

And so with that, there are now 7 volumes and 85 chapters left to go as we finally near the halfway point with volume 7 coming up next.

Moyashimon ch. 72: Mediafire, Dropbox
Moyashimon ch. 73: Mediafire, Dropbox
Moyashimon ch. 74: Mediafire, Dropbox
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Posted by Andrew Bleiman

1_Banded Palm Civet - 2007 - Heather Robertson (6)

Nashville Zoo recently welcomed the birth of two Banded Palm Civets. The brother and sister were born on June 29.

At their first well check, the male measured 19 cm (7.5 in) with a weight of 105g (3.7 oz). The female’s body length was 20.5cm (8 in) with a weight of 100g (3.5 oz).

2_Banded Palm Civet - 2007 - Heather Robertson (4)

3_Banded Palm Civet - 2007 - Heather Robertson (3)

Photo Credits: Dr. Heather Robertson/Nashville Zoo

For the past decade, this is only the second successful birth in an Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) institution for the species. The first Banded Palm Civet birth was also at Nashville Zoo in September 2015.

Nashville Zoo is the only AZA accredited facility breeding this species. There are now a total of 11 Banded Palm Civets in the AZA’s collection, with ten being at Nashville Zoo and one at Cincinnati Zoo.

Nashville Zoo is heading a breeding research project to determine if Banded Palm Civets are seasonal breeders, as well as discovering other factors for fecundity.

The Banded Palm Civet (Hemigalus derbyanus), also called the Banded Civet, is rare species found in tropical forests across Myanmar, Malaysia, Thailand and on the Indonesian islands of Sipura, Sumatra and Borneo.

Roughly the size of a domestic cat, adults of the species measure from 41 to 51 cm (1.3 to 1.7 ft) in total length, and can weigh between 1 to 3 kg (2.2 to 6.6 lbs).

The Banded Palm Civet is carnivorous, and like other species of civet, it survives on a meat-based diet, supplemented by the plants or fruits.

After a gestation period that lasts for a couple of months, a female can give birth to up to four young.

The Banded Pam Civet is currently listed as “Near Threatened” on the IUCN Red List. It is under threat from deforestation and the loss of much of its natural habitat. Extensive deforestation in their habitat is a result of logging or to clear the land to make way for palm oil plantations.

Nashville Zoo currently does not have plans to place the Banded Palm Civet siblings on exhibit.

Centaur no Nayami – 06

Aug. 14th, 2017 02:09 pm
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Posted by Choya

「先祖や歴史のことを遡れるのは, むしろ幸福? それとも不幸? / 本当に好きなことを仕事にすることは果たして幸せなのかな?」 (Senzo ya Rekishi no Koto o Sakanoboreru no wa, Mushiro Koufuku? Soretomo Fukou? / Hontou ni Suki na Koto o Shigoto ni Suru Koto wa Hatashite Shiawase na no ka na?)
"Is Being Able to Retrace One`s Past and Ancestors a Reason to Be Happy or Unhappy? / Does Getting a Job Doing What You Love Really Bring Happiness?"

Anime finally has its Father's Day episode!

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Aug. 14th, 2017 03:50 am
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AUG 14 2017
HOWARD( WITH TANNER)  IS DOING SUCH A GOOD JOB WITH THE ROOF ON THE SHED, I DON'T THINK I CAN GO NEAR IT !!  HE/THEY  HAVE ALMOST 1/3  RAFTERS UP-- AND THEY ALL MATCH !!!  HE CHEATS, HE MEASURES...
I AM VERY HAPPY TO REPORT TO THE TIMBERLAND CREW---THAT THE STRING THEY PUT UP WAS LEVEL AND DARN NEAR CENTERED BETWEEN THE 2 WALLS WHICH WERE ALMOST STRAIGHT.....
IT IS A SHED FOR DONKEYS-- AND IF THeY HAVE TO AVOID A DRIP OR TWO... SO BE IT.  ONE END OF THE SHED IS STILL THE OLD ARENA WHICH WE ARE "REPLACING",  THE OTHER END HAS NOT BEEN DESIGNED YET... IT IS VERY CLOSE TO THE WHITE ARENA.
I WONDER........ GIVEN A SHARP KNIFE AND A FEW PIECES OF STRAPPING, AND THEY WOULD BE CONNECTED...  THAT DID NOT OCCUR TO ME TIL JUST NOW.... BUT IT IS A GOOD THOUGHT????

WITH SPINNING HEAD.......THERE IS A LOT  ON MY WISH LIST THIS WEEK...FENCING BEING ONE ITEM.. ALONG WITH DEAD LIMBS IN TREES, NOT TO MENTION THE REST OF THE DRIVEWAY-- IT WILL EITHER GET DONE OR IT WON'T BEFORE DOG FEST.. THE CONCEPTUAL IDEA SPINNING IS.... WE DO SUCH A GREAT JOB TRAINING OUR DOGS TO BE SERVICE DOGS,  I WONDER HOW SUCCESSFUL WE SOUL D BE AT TRYING OUR WAY ON OUR DANES FOR SEEING EYE...  I HAVE ONLY TO WATCH GEORGE BRING BELLA DOWN THE FLIGHT OF STAIRS TO WONDER IF WE  COULD DO IT... BELLA IS TALKING TO HER SISTER AND NOT PAYING ANY ATTENTION TO GEORGE OR HER OWN FEET....-- GEORGE IS WATCHING THE SPLIT SECOND  MOVEMENT OF HER FEET -- SHE HESITATES, HE HESITATES--- SHE STEPS , HE STEPS.--- YOU DON'T TRAIN THAT...GEORGE FIGURED IT OUT...
SEVERAL ADI TRAINERS HAVE MADE A COMMENT OR TWO THAT MAKE ME WONDER...
HOW DO THEY GeT THEM TO PAY SUCH ATTENTION AS SOON AS THE VEST IS ON?
HOW DO THEY MANAGE TO GET A FULLY TRAINED DOG AT A YEAR OLD.? ( GEORGE STARTED WITH BELLA AT 9 MONTHS..)
 THEN THE BIG ONE...  HOW DO THEY MANAGE TO DONATE THE DOGS FREE OF CHARGE?

THE ANSWER TO THAT LAST ONE IS THE  EXPLORE.ORG's CAMERA COMMUNITY AND THE SHATUPON SOCIETY's  $10 NUMBERS  OFF OUR WEB...THE ANSWER TO HOW TO USE OUR "SYSTEM" TO PRODUCE A SEEING EYE DOG IS FAR MORE COMPLICATED... BUT MIGHT BE WORTH A TRY...IF WE COUDL SPARE A THOUGHT OR TWO...
THE PARTH THAT ALERTS ME FOR THIS.. IS THE COMMENT THAT A SEEING EYE DOG IS NOW COSTING $50,000 TO RAISE..
THEY USE A SYSTEM OF TRAINING PUPPY RAISERS TO GET THE PUPS USED TO  SOCIETY IN GENERAL-- I HAVE NEVER HAD ANY FAITH IN TRAINING A BIG BUNCH OF  PUPPY RAISERS-- THERE ARE TOO MANY PITFALLS.  PLUS  I DON'T UNDERSTAND HOW THE DOG FEELS ABOUT LEAVING THEIR PUPPY RAISER- TO GO THRU TRAINING ONLY TO GET TO WORK WITH A NOTHER PERSON AS A PARTNER...  TOO MUCH BONDING BEFORE IT REALLY COUNTS.. IS MY PERSON AL OPINION...
WE HAVE A SYSTEM OF LEARNING TO  PAY ATTENTION...  THEN . "ACHIEVING BOREDOM" - THEN BEING USEFUL... AND FINALLY BONDING... I DUNNO...  THE  "SEEING EYE"  HAS BEEN HUGELY SUCCESSFUL FOR MANY YEARS.... WHO AM I TO QUESTION WEIGHS HEAVILY ---- BUT... THAT DOES NOT MEAN WE SHOULD NOT THINK ABOUT IT.
GONNA TALK WITH MEGAN AND STEVE....
***
MEANWHILE ... I HAVE ORDERED A HARNESS FOR MO.... I DON'T KNOW HOW SHE WILL FEEL ABOUT THIS... I AM ASSUMING SHE  HAS SPEND HOURS PULLING A PLOW AND HOPEFULLY STEARS--  SHE HAS SCARS TO SHOW HARD WORK...PLUS AT THE SIDE OF HER MOUTH  WHERE SOMEONE PULLED HER HEAD AROUND VERY HARD... ALL THIS IS WELL AND GOOD AND THERE IS A HIGH PERCENT POSSIBILITY SHE WILL  "DRIVE" VERY WELL... HOWEVER ... IF THE LAST TIME SHE WAS  "HOOKED" SHE PANIC'D ANDD RAN AWAY  IT WOULD NOT BE AN EASY SWITCH TO DRIVING...  I AM ASSUMING SHE WAS IN THE  KILLER PEN PURRELY BECAUSE O F HER AGE...
 BUT THERE IS ONE LITTLE THOUGHT... SHE IS VERY SOUND AND I WOULD THINK STILL CAPABLE OF PLOW PULLING... SO THERE MIGHT BE SOMETHING ELSE..
WE WILL FIND OUT  IF EVER THE HARNESS GETS HERE ( I ORDERED IT A 8/6) 
*****

KRINGLE AND MY FAMILY STARTED THE DAY IN OLD TOWN ALBUQUERQUE AT SAN FELIPE DE NERI PARISH. MY SON WANTED TO ATTEND THE SPANISH MASS AND ALTHOUGH I DONT SPEAK THE LANGUAGE. IT WAS BEAUTIFUL WITH THE MUSIC AND LOVELY CHURCH. WE THEN WENT TO SANDIA PEAK WHERE KRINGLE RODE A TRAM FOR THE FIRST TIME! SHE ALSO HELPED ME COMPLETE A HIKE TO KIWANIS CABIN WHERE THE VIEWS WERE SPECTACULAR. THIS HIKE WAS A CHALLENGE BUT KRINGLE HELPED ME WHEN I STUMBLED AND BELIEVED IN ME THAT I COULD FINISH.

Ballroom e Youkoso – 06

Aug. 14th, 2017 04:14 am
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「ライン・オブ・ダンス」 (Rain Obu Dansu)
"Line of Dance"

With the last couple of episodes, I'm really starting to appreciate just what all the fuss was about.

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Boku no Hero Academia – 32

Aug. 13th, 2017 06:10 pm
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「それぞれの職場体験」 (Sorezore no Shokuba Taiken)
"Everyone's Internships"

Anime original though it may be, this was pretty good!

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Aug. 13th, 2017 04:00 am
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aug 13 2017
apparently we have someone coming today who's husband is a contractor--..linda is hoping he can help with the roof...which is more under control than last week... tom put up the scaffolding-- and we were waiting for tall tanner to come deal with it.-- the word contractor does not necessarily  mean they can build things...many contractors i know are people who can dig big holes and then make phone calls to the rest of the "trades"--
 like... the icu building-- one of my texas relatives could not address the way i found the man who put all thise concrete blocks on top of  each other....  i saw a building being built-- and it looked like a nice building... so i talked to the men with the concrete all over thair clothes--  the only word of english they knew was "Cash"  but that worked out very nicely-- and they did ia good job here too. on sat and sundays. i wish more people would realize that being covered in concrete dust might indicate some artificial social status  but  is absolutely no indication of intellectual capability... i enjoy watching people work at building stuff... and having watched those concrete block guys, i thought t would be fun to try and build somethign out of  all teh concrete block left over--it would not make much more than  a  free standing concrete block wall -- which at some point i just might do...

FYI----to improve your  general  knowledge....  there exists a wire ladder sort of thing which lays flat between the layers of concrete blocks-- about 6" wide  8 feet long... probably available from anyone selling concrete blocks---  they  make perfect  plant "holder- uppers"  in the garden  when bent into an artistic arch... thanks to grace... my guess is they are cheaper  than some official trellis...
my mother used to say something abotu   "if you can't be a   xxxxx then be a yyyy"  but i have forgotten which professions she used.... i think it had something to do with being a door stop...  
the point is ... i am in total sympathy with someone who needs financial assistance for whatever reason... however   i keep thinking... if i could have posed for a brain surgeon for at least one day, then  stopped being a brain surgeon, i might be eligible for financial support for the rest of my life, because no one would come along and say "why don't you set broken ankles instead?"  problem is the huge discrepancy between brain and ankle surgeon.. -- .   the arguement that  "you could always flip hambergers"  does not hold because  i don't know where anyone could survive on flipping wages. --
in this area ---ipswich/boxford---  the houses are  huge- to put it mildly..  built that way so they have  "resale value"-- people raise their 2.5 children and think they will sell the house when the kids are out of college... but when the kids get out of college and try and live off flipping wages because they don't have any marketable skills, they move back in to the huge house's   attic, cellar or garage... where they only need to put in their own bathroom to make it liveable, but they can not locate a plumber.

 i could say  "back to the mike rowe mindset...."  except i don't think i ever left that mindset.--   polititians can come and go, but if the guy who picks up our trash  were to take  a 17 day vacation,  in  the august heat...,  the problems would be very obvious by day 8...
********
you think i am wrong???
1.  so the donkey fence-- once a perfectly straight lovely 3 split rail fence is now .. just split - and needs massive attention...the "guy" around here who does such a good job with  split rail fences is way overbooked til next fall.  it is worse than getting a doctor's appointment...
2.  my bosche washing machine  that   was deemed to be trash-- "cheaper to get a new one"    ----was fixed by bud for $13.48
3.  the "old"  oven-- replaced by a "new" $800  oven- because  the appliance repair place would not even attempt repair... was fixed for a whopping $48.72- ( bud again-- in his spare time...)
4.   a neighbor gave us a nearly new wall oven... had to get rid of it.. the door hinge was  warped... i took it and it awaits megan's need in our garage...
5.  shelters are full of dogs who were once cute puppies- and now have no social skills and are thrown away..
6.  just as mo  was a throw away for lack of a chance to be an entertaining lawn ornament.... now that is stretching it......

too much--  too soon--- lack of maintenance people to repair things?? logical  curiosity / investigation  is non existent in anyone under 40...... 
bud's tool belt is very battered--
 tanner has a new  one--( we are working on that..).


there is a fortune to be made in home maintanence.. if you can just find the maintainers...
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Posted by Chris Eastland

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The long-awaited birth of a precious Giant Panda cub at Zoo de Beauval, the first to be born in France, occurred on August 4 under the close scrutiny of zoo staff and their Chinese counterparts.

Now just over one week old, the male cub, affectionately called Mini Yuan Zi after his father, Yuan Zi, is gradually gaining weight as his mother, Huan Huan, learns to care for him. Pandas typically receive their official name on their 100th day, following Chinese tradition.

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Newborn Giant Pandas are extremely weak and vulnerable, weighing less than a quarter of a pound (120 grams) at birth. For the first week of Mini Yuan Zi’s life, zoo staff supplemented him with bottle feedings. They also placed Mini Yuan Zi in an incubator between feedings to keep him warm because Huan Huan, a first-time mom, was not yet adept at nursing him or holding him. The staff has now discontinued bottle feedings as the cub and Huan Huan have successfully bonded.

Mini Yuan Zi was one of two infants born to Huan Huan. The second baby was very weak and despite the intensive efforts of the staff, did not survive its first day. In the wild, twins are born in about half of all Giant Panda pregnancies, and the mother typically cares only for the strongest infant.

The zoo has been working for years to reach this moment. Huan Huan and Yuan Zi were very young when first introduced in 2014. Female Pandas go into heat only once per year, for just 24 to 48 hours, meaning there is just one opportunity per year for them to mate. Huan Huan did not go into heat in 2015, and no mating occurred in 2016. In 2017, the two adults showed great interest in each other but did not successfully mate. That’s when the zoo team decided to try artificial insemination, and it worked!

Giant Pandas are pregnant for three to four months. Urine analyses, which measure hormone levels, were used to pinpoint the date of Mini Yuan Zi’s birth.

For now, Mini Yuan Zi will remain behind the scenes with his mother. In a few months, zoo visitors will be able to glimpse him in a special viewing area.

Giant Pandas are found only in a few areas in central China – a fraction of their original range – where they feed on bamboo in cool mountain forests. Fewer than 2,000 Giant Pandas live in the wild, and another 400 live in zoos and breeding centers. For many years, Giant Pandas were classified as Endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). In 2016, they were downlisted to Vulnerable, a reflection of the intense conservation efforts underway in China. The program to save the Giant Panda is regarded as one of the most intensive, high-profile efforts ever undertaken to save an endangered species.

All Giant Pandas living in zoos belong to China and are merely loaned to the zoo. The young eventually return to China and are introduced into the breeding program.

See more photos of the baby Panda below.

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Re:CREATORS – 17

Aug. 13th, 2017 04:35 am
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Posted by Pancakes

「世界の屋根を撃つ雨のリズム I mean, I'm the CREATOR.」 (Sekai no Yane o Utsu Ame no Rizumu)
"The Rain's Rhythm Shoots Down on the World's Roof I mean, I'm the CREATOR."

Bet you didn't see that coming.

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Posted by Chris Eastland

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Three baby Rock Hyraxes have made their public debuts at Chester Zoo.  The pocket-sized pups, which are yet to be named or sexed, arrived to mother Dassie and dad Nungu on July 21 weighing just over half a pound (250g) each – no heavier than a bar of soap!

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Rock Hyraxes may be short in stature but these tiny animals have a surprising genetic link: they are more closely related to Elephants than any other species on Earth. Scientists posit that Hyraxes and Elephants evolved from a single common ancestor.

Rock Hyraxes’ two tusk-like incisor teeth constantly grow, just like the tusks of an Elephant. The two species also have similarly-shaped feet and similar skull structure.  

Small mammals often experience a short pregnancy period, but Rock Hyraxes are different, with their pregnancy lasting more than seven months. The young are well developed when born, just like miniature adults.

David White, Team Manager of small mammals at Chester Zoo said, “Rock Hyraxes have helped conservationists learn so much about the evolution of different animals, and how animals can evolve and adapt to the environments where they live – they really are special little creatures."

In the wild, Rock Hyraxes are known as ‘Rock Rabbits’ or ‘Dassies’ and can be found in large colonies across Africa and the Arabian Peninsula. Scientists believe they even have their own form of language, using 20 different vocalizations in particular tones and orders to convey meaning.

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As their name suggests, Rock Hyraxes live in rocky terrain, where they use their suction cup-like soles to grip and clamber down steep slopes. Hyraxes don’t drink much water, because they obtain most of the moisture they need from the plants and insects they eat. They have a special eyelid (called a nictitating membrane) for sun and dust protection.  A bulge in each iris acts as a built-in sun visor.

Rock Hyraxes are listed as a species of Least Concern by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), meaning they are not under threat at this time.

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Aug. 12th, 2017 03:12 am
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Posted by Service Dog Project

aug 12 2017
harnessi  ( that is  the plural  of harness)---since no one has asked for my opinion lately on harness, i feel the need to spout on a couple topics..
i just got a lovely ad from some outfit selling  some straps of leather as the ultimate training device... bullroar...the ultimate training device is the handler   and no amount of expensive hardware is going to give you that perfect mutt. plus  i don't have any kind words for the process of sending your dog "to a trainer"-- to have  some problem corrected--  the dog will come back and maybe hesitate for 3 seconds and return to previous behavior unless you... the handler... learn to adjust your handling of the dog.. while the trainer "goes to the bank"    
A well trained dog will behave perfectly with a piece of dental floss for a collar/leash... so spending $100 on something that winds around various parts of your dog is money wasted..( or better yet --- you should donate to service dogs project instead)..
only once--- that i can remember ( now there is a loophole) -- did i ever recommend anything exceptt the normal training collar-- a "slipchain" previously known unfortunately  as a choke chain.. it certainly is not used to choke the dog !! ---- our dogs and handlers are not even allowed to  tighten the thing in my field of vision without being repromanded "don't tighten that leash" -- properly used, eventually  t  ht jiggling  noise of the chain is  part of the  conversation between handler and dog...  granted the leash might be a necessary emergency brake with a young dog, but you would never drive your car with that brake stuck on - the only time i can remember suggesting anything else was to a kid who just went to college with her dog   she was newly in a wheelchair, on campus, where there were squirrels darting all over the place..  it was more than her dog was prepared to deal with... so i did suggest that strap around the nose  for a week or two til the dog got over the thrill of squirrels. dog hate that thing- so it is not in the interest of the partnership  if the first thing you do is put that thing on the dogs nose which he  hates....  it is a shortcut to training in some cases... and it pains me to see  some seeing eye dogs with it on...

speaking of the seeing eye dogs... which do a fantastic job-  and cost o$50,000  to produce--- they have set the stage for all service dogs that follow....  they wear a harness with a handle.. that handle has a purpose in communicating the dog's position  to the person.. it works perfectly and is hinged differently than the ones for balance work......THis  KIND OF HARNESS DOES NOT BELONG ON A DOG USED FOR BALANCE WORK.-- THAT METAL HANDLE CAN HURT THE DOG IN A FALL.. or yanking on it  in the process of getting up out of a chair...  there are places that sell them- at great expense  -- like $600 -- and they look wonderful... but i will not certify any team using that kind of harness....  because all the cloth/web harnesses that are available on the internet will work as well for the person... and be so much more  comfortable for the dog.. i have heard that one of the harness makers told a recipient of ours that  she needed to have the handle for a complicateed reason... the basic reason was  to get her to pay $600 for the harness... my point is the benefit to the dog  far outweighs any percieved benefit to the person.-- if you are interested in how it looks..... you shoujld not have one of our dogs period . 

we have t least 3 of those metal harnessi around here somewhere... they were given to us... and  when i started sdp years ago , i used one to go thru security at the airport so that i would look like a seeing eye dog team. i  was using their reputation , before i had any of my own...   the harness was good for that.. it is impressive.  at one point i wanted to try and train a seeing eye dog... but that idea got away from me.
training a seing eye dog still fascinates me.... i wonder...........hmmmmmmmmm.
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 from EVE and FINN
Yesterday and last week I had a lemonade and cookies stand to raise money for SDP  i raised $40 dollars !!
finn has done so much for me in my life I couldn't imagine life without him literally'
I really hope this money makes the same kind of impact in someone else's life
Sincerely EVE


wow ... am i impressed !!!!...

Lies Are Only Half the Story!

Aug. 11th, 2017 03:51 pm
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Posted by Tooko


Here's Ookami Shounen chapter 28, so we're all caught up until the next chapter's release on September 8.

Ookami Shounen ch. 28: Mediafire, Dropbox

New Kid Makes Her Mark at Stone Zoo

Aug. 11th, 2017 05:12 pm
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Posted by Andrew Bleiman

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Stone Zoo recently announced the birth of a Markhor. The female kid was born on July 16 to parents, Maya and Tyrion. She recently had her first health check and was a healthy 8.8 pounds.

The new family can be seen within the Himalayan Highlands exhibit. Stone Zoo is now home to ten Markhor, including the new kid.

“Maya is very attentive to the kid, who has been nursing well and is strong and active. As with any new birth, we are closely monitoring the mother and baby,” said Dr. Alex Becket, Zoo New England Associate Veterinarian in the department of Animal Health and Conservation Medicine.

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Zoo New England participates in the Markhor Species Survival Plan (SSP), which is a cooperative, inter-zoo program coordinated nationally through the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). SSPs are designed to maintain genetically diverse and demographically stable captive populations of species. This birth is the result of a recommended breeding.

Markhors (Capra falconeri) are the largest species of wild goat. They are native to the Himalayan Mountains, and their range includes northern India, Pakistan, and Afghanistan. They can typically be found living around or above the tree line.

Markhor have broad hooves and striking spiral horns that can grow to three feet long in mature males. The long corkscrew horns that males develop as they mature are much sought after by trophy hunters.

The Markhor is currently classified as “Near Threatened” on the IUCN Red List.

In the wild, this species faces a number of threats including hunting as well as competition for food. These animals are also competing against domestic livestock for food and water resources in their native habitat.

Zoo New England has supported a project in Pakistan that works with local communities to sustainably manage Markhor and other wildlife.

* "Zoo New England manages Franklin Park Zoo in Boston and Stone Zoo in Stoneham, MA. Both are accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). Zoo New England's mission is to inspire people to protect and sustain the natural world for future generations by creating fun and engaging experiences that integrate wildlife and conservation programs, research, and education."

Gamers! – 05

Aug. 11th, 2017 08:14 pm
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Posted by Stilts

「亜玖璃と通信エラー」 (Aguri to Tsuushin Eraa)
"Aguri and Communication Error"

I don't know how long Gamers! will be able to keep this up, but I want to find out. Because the spectacle is fantastic!

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Aug. 11th, 2017 04:05 am
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Posted by Service Dog Project

AUG 11 2017
lotsa cut and paste...  to remind us why we go thru all this....  after all... alot of the volungteers  here are people who are retired and could easily be basking in the sun of some nursing home eating gruel.

 the interdependency of people and objects  is once again demonstrated by the roof on the  donkey shed we are working on..  i had hoped to hold up the roof with a bunch of "A" shaped wood, but   that just is not happening...  the reason  we are in pause mode... is that  i can not carry 20 foot lumber on the roof of my car... the horse trailer is among the missing (?janine?) and the dump trailer is full.
took me  the week to figure out the roof on the shed was not happening because i  was hesitant to go to the dump without help in case the trailer didn't dump-- it has an electric lift  which usually works... but if it does not  i would have to unload the thing by hand...  something i really no longer want to do... plus my friend at the dump would  not like me  to hold up  his routien of getting cars and trucks in and out  as fast as possible..-- ( the guy who told me he wanted me to stick around and show people how to back up a trailer)
I.E.  TO BACK A TRAILER......
 PUT YOUR HAND AT THE BOTTOM OF THE STEERING WHEEL-- THAT IS THE DIRECTION THE TRAILER WILL GO... SO YOU START IT TURNING.... THEN YOU REVERSE AND  CHASE IT.--- TRY IT... YOU WILL LIKE IT... IT IS EASY THAT WAY.
I HAVE ALOT OF TRAILER STORIES  FOR ANOTHER DAY. LIKE HOW DO YOU DENT 2 TRAILERS AT ONCE?   YOU RUN INTO ONE WITH THE OTHER.   ( IN THE DRIVEWAY)...
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KRINGLE HAS MADE IT SAFELY TO NEWMEXICO. THIS HOW A SERVICE DOG TRAVELS. THANK YOU SOUTHWEST AIRLINES. KRINGLE WAS AN ANGEL. KRINGLE AND MY FAMILY HIKED AT BANDELIER NATIONAL MONUMENT. I CAN'T EXPRESS MY GRATITUDE TOWARD KRINGLE. FOUR MONTHS AGO MY WALKER WOULD HAVE NEVER ALLOWED ME TO SEE THIS BEAUTY OF THE PUEBLO SITES, CANYONS, AND DWELLINGS. I EVEN CLIMBED 95 STEPS, BUT NO LADDERS! YES I WAS A SLOW HIKER BUT I DID IT! I LOVE THE NATIONAL PARKS SERVICE AND KRINGLE HELPED ME ENJOY NEW MEXICO WITH MY FAMILY!
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  update  on Dash and scott's adventures . Our speaches will be kicking off next month as we will be traveling all over New York State telling our story as well as bringing awareness to PTSD and suicide prevention for Law Enforcement, corrections , first responders and Veterans alike. All this wouldn't be possible without Dash at my side at all times . We have become quite the team and Dash has become very popular all around New York State. In every speech I give I talk about how Dash chose me and what a great organization the Service Dog Project is . I know of a few people who have visited the farm after meeting Dash and I . 

 Lastly but very importantly I'd like to share something with you that has made me very proud of the work Dash and I have done as a team. US Congressman Brian Higgins of New York State recently flew a flag over the Nations Capital Building in Honor of what Dash and I do. This has made me speechless and again this wouldnt have been possible without Dash being at my side.
 Thank you for all that you do and keep up the great work. We will be seeing you very soon. Take care and Dog bless . 
 Scott and Dash.
P.S. I am enclosing a picture of the certificate that was presented to me along with the flag that was flown. Feel free to share this email to all. 
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interesting prep for law school....
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DAYS ONE AND TWO OF ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW ORIENTATION ARE BEHIND US AND ASHER WANTS TO KNOW, "ARE WE LAW STUDENTS YET?!" 
 WE'VE MET OUR CLASS OF 2020, WE'VE BEEN INTRODUCED TO THE DIFFERENT ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES, WE'VE MET OUR PROFESSORS (THE TWO I MET TODAY SHOOK MY HAND AND SAID, "SO I KNOW THIS IS ASHER, BUT WHAT'S YOUR NAME?"), WE'VE RESERVED OUR SEATING IN CLASS, SO WE'RE JUST SO READY TO BE DONE WITH THESE LONG DAYS AND START CLASS FOR REAL!
ASHER'S BEEN EXTREMELY PATIENT AS HE LAYS NEXT TO ME FOR HOURS WHILE I TRY AND ABSORB ALL THIS INFORMATION BEING THROWN AT US. WE DRESSED UP FOR THE OATH OF PROFESSIONALISM AND RECEPTION LAST NIGHT---
 HE'S STARTED A ROUTINE OF RUNNING IN SMALL CIRCLES AROUND ME WHEN I TELL HIM TO GO PLAY. HIS FAVORITE THING THOUGH IS WRESTLING WITH ME IN THE GRASS - I'M SURE I GET A FEW FUNNY LOOKS FROM PEOPLE WALKING BY WHEN I'M ON ALL FOURS IN THE GRASS PLAYING WITH ASHER AFTER A LONG SESSION, BUT I PREFER TO THINK THESE PEOPLE ARE JUST JEALOUS THAT THEY DON'T HAVE THEIR OWN PUP TO PLAY WITH ON CAMPUS. :) AFTER FEELING SO MENTALLY DRAINED, A LITTLE PLAYING IS THE PERFECT WAY TO RE-ENERGIZE!

TOMORROW WE'LL HAVE TO SKIP THE PLAY TIME FOR OUR THIRD AND FINAL DAY OF ORIENTATION - WE'LL DON THE BUSINESS ATTIRE (INCLUDING THE TIE, OF COURSE) ONE MORE TIME AS WE SPEND THE MORNING BACK IN THE APPELLATE COURTROOM AND THE AFTERNOON IN PROVIDENCE BEING INTRODUCED TO THE PUBLIC INTEREST LEGAL COMMUNITY UP THERE. FOR NOW, ASHER GETS TO CHILL FOR THE REST OF THE DAY WHILE I WORK ON FIRST ASSIGNMENTS FOR NEXT WEEK'S CLASSES. COME MONDAY, WE'LL BE LAW STUDENTS!

The Microbes and the Grapes!

Aug. 10th, 2017 11:13 pm
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Posted by Tooko


Today we have Moyashimon chapters 68 through 71, leaving just two more to go in this volume.

Moyashimon ch. 68: Mediafire, Dropbox
Moyashimon ch. 69: Mediafire, Dropbox
Moyashimon ch. 70: Mediafire, Dropbox
Moyashimon ch. 71: Mediafire, Dropbox
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Posted by Andrew Bleiman

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Eastern Black Rhino calf, Kendi, was born three weeks ago at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden. The new calf and his mom, Seyia, are now making brief appearances in their outdoor habitat at the Zoo.

“Kendi is a brave little guy and would probably run all over the yard if his mom would let him,” said Cincinnati Zoo’s senior Veldt keeper Marjorie Barthel. “She’s a first-time mom and is being protective. They have access to go outside and do walk out occasionally, but it will take time for mom to feel comfortable enough to let Kendi explore the entire outdoor space.”

According to Barthel, mom and baby take naps and nurse inside. “Kendi is starting to mouth solid foods, so we’re cutting everything we give to Seyia into pieces small enough for the calf to handle. He also likes to play in the water trough. We can’t wait to see him discover mud.”

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Kendi is only the fifth Eastern Black Rhino born in the last two years in North America, and the first to be born at the Cincinnati Zoo since 1999. There are fewer than 60 of his species in the entire North American Zoo population.

Eastern Black Rhinos, native to Eastern and Central Africa, have two large horns made of keratin that they use for defense, intimidation, and feeding. An adult can weigh anywhere between 1,760 and 3,080 pounds, and calves weigh between 73 – 121 pounds.

The species is classified as “Critically Endangered” by the IUCN, due to poaching and habitat loss. Fewer than 5,000 Black Rhinos remain in the world.

Kendi’s dad, Faru, is out daily in his neighboring yard. Black Rhinos are solitary animals, so there are no plans to unite the three. Cincinnati Zoo invites rhino fans to look for updates on the calf’s progress on via their website: www.CincinnatiZoo.org

Updates are also provided on the Zoo’s Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat.

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Aug. 10th, 2017 03:43 am
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Posted by Service Dog Project

aug 10 2017
short doggie
i have to rush teh dd  because i have to take fran to the airport at 7am...
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i didn't mean to rush mail call yesterday--- well ... yes i did.... it was a very busy day.. i had no lunch and missed my usuall nap...so when the food arrived... i rushed-- and i had complaints-- thinking i was bored... no.....  sometimes i am just tired... i like doing mail call...  ti is usually a fun end to the day--   however  once i get my nose on food cooking,, i am llike that dog..pavxxxx's dog who drools at the smell of food...  well i get distracted by food .. especially whren hungry...  so when i have an alarming mood swing maybe yo  should ask "when did you eat last"  and if it was more that24 minutes, it  could be low blood sugar?????--- isn't that what people blame thing s on????
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the family that has mindy were here at mail call also... it was fun to thear theire escapades with mindy... she very willingly followed the wom an out the door to their car...  so she is happy.... she is also retreiving a freisbee... which i could never get across to her....    
they also came across 100 pounds of carrots-- and delivered them-- so mo will have a big day..

 i don't have a root cellar so we should go th4ru  them very quickly...  i will share with janine... who has a bunch of co=donkeys  from the kill pens she is trying to tame...

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Posted by Andrew Bleiman

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Tulsa Zoo’s Reptile and Aquatics department recently announced the hatching of six Desert Iguanas. The little lizards are currently on display in the Zoo’s Conservation Center reptile nursery.

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The Desert Iguana (Dipsosaurus dorsalis) is one of the most common lizards. It is native to the Sonoran and Mojave deserts of the southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico. They are also found on several Gulf of California islands.

The Desert Iguana is a blunt, medium-sized lizard that grows to a maximum size of about 61 cm (24 in), including the tail. They are grayish tan to cream in color, with a light brown reticulated pattern on their backs and sides. The belly is pale. During the breeding season, the sides become pinkish in both sexes.

Their preferred habitat is largely contained within creosote bushes on mainly dry, sandy desert scrubland below 1,000 m (3,300 ft). They can also be found in rocky streambeds. In the southern portion of its range, this lizard lives in areas of arid subtropical scrub and tropical deciduous forest.

The Desert Iguana can withstand high temperatures and are out and about after other lizards have retreated into their burrows. If threatened, they will scamper into a shrub and go quickly down a burrow. Burrows are usually dug in the sand under bushes like the creosote. They are also known to use burrows of kit foxes and desert tortoises.

Mating takes place in the early spring. One clutch of eggs is laid each year, and each clutch will have three to eight eggs.

Desert Iguanas are primarily herbivorous, eating buds, fruits and leaves of many annual and perennial plants.

Birds of prey, foxes, rats, long-tailed weasels, some snakes, and humans are all known predators of this lizard and their eggs. The Desert Iguana is currently classified as "Least Concern" on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

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Hajimete no Gal – 05

Aug. 9th, 2017 08:07 pm
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Posted by Choya

「はじめてのパギャル」 (Hajimete no Pagyaru)
"My First Half-Assed Gal"

I wouldn't say "Half"...

Not Safe for Work because of the other half!!!

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Aug. 9th, 2017 03:41 am
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aug 9 2017
i have to be one of the worlds greatest growers of hair-- well .maybe not the world's... but eastern mass... or maybe  outer boxford road???  for a very long time i had a braid i could sit on when braided--  i had it for so  long, that to this day when i put on a jacket, i reach back and  try and flip the braid  out of the collar.. we are a creature of habit... when i donated it to locks of love, we had to re-write the rules for crazy acres.
RULES WHILE AT THE SERVICE DOG PROJECT
  • IF IT’S BROKEN, FIX IT
  • IF IT’S DIRTY, CLEAN IT
  • IF IT’S SMELLY, PICK IT UP
  • IF IT’S EMPTY, FILL IT
  • IF YOU TRIP OVER IT, MOVE IT
  • IF IT’S GOT FOUR LEGS AND A TAIL, LOVE IT
  • IF IT’S GOT TWO LEGS - IN A RED GOLF CART, LISTEN CLOSELY TO IT
    A haircut necessitated a change to the last rule.  The original rule was...
IF IT’S GOT TWO LEGS AND A LONG BRAID DOWN ITS BACK, LISTEN CLOSELY TO IT
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 wonderful rules    written 100 years ago  by a someone i called my verbiage friend -- it is amazing how so many people have slid into critical roles  at SDP....there is a kuranda bed repair depaartment,  head  engineer of the door flap crew,  owner of hundreds of happy hats.to mention o a few...
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 now there is another topic -- i may have this all wrong... but.. a bunch of sdp volunteers got invited to a wedding of one of the recipients...
 (?) of  argentiniean background? ---at the reception if drinks were served,   it was incidental.. but  at one point , they bought out cartons of hats, inviting everyont to put on one---  all different....-- and it transformed the crowd into  what would otherwise be considered a well hydrated, relaxed bunch of uninhibited happy  people.  those cases of hats did for the crowd what cases of champaign  would do in a different crowd.... with no hangover...  it was interesting.. as it is when camera mark shows up wih his collection of hats...  or when someone sends us  some foolish headgear for mail call...  it is the wd40 of the mind. .... it loosens us up.... i don't know why..
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could be...... now here is a stretch.... when someone gets one of our dogs,  one of the benefits is that the general public's attention is deflected from the  recipients disability to the dog.  the dog becomes a conversation piece which does wonders for ptsd victums..  i can not tell you how many   --- because  i am an extremely poor in the memory department...  lets say it is not unusual for us to get thank you notes from recipinetn mentioning "now  they don't look at me like i am some drunk, but the look at the dog and talk to me.  somehow i don't think a funny hat would be suitable in htis situation... but a dog  works to provide the subtle distraction  ...
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how does that "play"  with a society's desire to wear... or dress in ..what someone tells us is in fashion..-- not just women........ take men's ties..  men's minds ( or their wive's)  are constantly " adjusted" to buy narrow ties ... to big wide ties-- and the   tie clips to tie tacks. to keep them from blowing  or not blowing in the wind   come and go  as correct attire.... 
the training of the mind--- a madison ave speciality..... a teen ager has to dress in whatever teenagers dress in ... or they will be bullied.
that begins to sound like "if you put 3  teenage pups in a field, it will become 2 against 1 and the 1 can get badly hurt"
hmmmmmmm.
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all this got started with a muslim woman in the news    covering up all thier hair... boy does that save money and get rid of a lot of hair related problems. i bet they don't  have to buy  hair setting gel, spray, tint or dye.....-- i can not say i have spent much on that... but the concept is there
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bella and geoge
YESTERDAY WAS ANOTHER PART BEACH DAY. WE SPENT A COUPLE HOURS ON THE BEACH AND THEN WE WENT AND WALKED DOWN BEARSKIN NECK IN ROCKPORT. BELLA AND GEORGE WALKED 1/2 WAY OUT ON THE ROCKS. THEY ARE NICE WIDE FLAT ROCKS SO THAT MADE IT PRETTY EASY. BUT I WAS STILL IMPRESSED WITH HOW WELL THEY DID. THEN WE SAT AND RELAXED FOR A BIT BEFORE WALKING BACK. TODAY BELLA AND GEORGE SPENT MOST OF THE DAY WITH NANA. BELLA WAS PRETTY TIRED. SHE CAME HOME AND TOOK A NAP AND STILL WENT TO BED EARLY. WHEN I GOT HOME SHE TOLD ME HER BODY WAS TIRED AND SORE. SOMETIMES I WONDER HOW SHE WOULD BE IF SHE NEVER RECEIVED VIMIZIM. SEEING HOW SHE IS WHEN SHE IS DUE FOR INFUSION MAKES ME REALLY SEE HOW MUCH THIS DRUG IS CHANGING HER LIFE! HOW AMAZING IT IS! SHE MAY HAVE 6 HOURS A WEEK WHEN SHE CAN'T RUN AND PLAY, RIDE HER BIKE, AND GOOD OFF WITH FRIENDS BUT KNOWING THE BENEFIT IT IS SO WORTH THE 6 HOURS. I AM SO THANKFUL THIS DRUG IS HERE TO STAY AND SEEING THE BENEFITS IS AMAZING! THANK YOU FOR CHECKING IN!
 LOVE BELLA AND GEORGE
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i had to include this david lettermn quote

 "Here's what I have learned, if you retire to spend more time with your family, check with your family first." 

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