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Jacqui

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Good morning TFO! What is the weather at your place? Nice day here, if you like a high chance of rain.
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The wind has finally died down. Supposed to get up to about 85°F today. I'll be working in the "rain forest" repairing a downed fence so I have Somewhere to put my new male Manouria emys emys. I'll post pictures later.
 

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AW, Jacqui! He's just adorable. We've missed so much that's been happening with you. Please don't go away for so long!!

And Len: Cute babies, as ever!! My doberman has hair similar to your babies' hair. You can see her skin through the hair. But your babies are balder. (is that a word?)
more bald
 

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The wind has finally died down. Supposed to get up to about 85°F today. I'll be working in the "rain forest" repairing a downed fence so I have Somewhere to put my new male Manouria emys emys. I'll post pictures later.

A new one, how exciting.
 

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You got the rain also? It's been a very wet spring.

I think we have gotten a little rain each day for the last two weeks atleast, with more to come.

How are things with you?
 

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Just left Piper, the Chihuahua, at the Vet for her surgery. Feeling a bit anxious.
 

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Yvonne, how did the enclosure work go?
My tortoise partner, who lives in Dan Diego, was here this week-end. He built fences in my back yard to separate four male tortoises, giving each one their own space
( https://tortoiseforum.org/threads/making-a-new-tortoise-yard.191544/ ). He also fixed a broken fence that separated an empty section of the rain forest from the yellowfoot yard. He bought a pair of Manouria emys emys and a lone male Manouria emys phayrei from one of our members who had advertised them here on the Forum, leaving the pair with me and taking the Lone Ranger home with him. So the new pair of MEE are in the newly repaired section of rain forest, but after quarantine the female will go in with my existing pair. I will put the males together occasionally to fight and do their macho thing in order to get the testosterone flowing, then separate them again. I haven't yet learned when the females' eggs are fertilized. My existing girl nests in July, so do the males fertilize the eggs just prior to July, or in the fall and the sperm is held until spring or what. As soon as I learn that, I'll know when to put the males together.
 

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This is the same plant I showed what two weeks ago with just one bloom. Looking pretty now.

Good morning TFO!
 

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Wow! That really is pretty.

'Mornin, Jacqui (and all the rest of you 'chatters'.
 

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Wow Jacqui...that is beautiful! After I get dressed I'll take a picture of mine, as the bloom is more then 100 million to a very tiny fraction of yours.
 

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Getting closer. Colorado has some beautiful scenery.
You can no longer observe it's majesty without a reservation and/or without bumper-to-bumper traffic.

This observation will probably get erased.
 

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You can no longer observe it's majesty without a reservation and/or without bumper-to-bumper traffic.

This observation will probably get erased.
Why would it get erased?
 

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You can no longer observe it's majesty without a reservation and/or without bumper-to-bumper traffic.

This observation will probably get erased.
Why would you think that? We have a rule about talking politics or religion. It's perfectly fine to talk about traffic.
 
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