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Lyn W

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I had Sapphire's stool sample done Wednesday and hadn't heard back yet today. So this morning I called and was told reptiles sometimes take longer. I'm just curious as to why.🤔🙂 just to learn.
If reptiles are analysing it I suppose they would take longer, maybe it would be quicker if the vet did it!:D
 

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All they have to do is look at the sample under the microscope. Chances are your vet isn't well versed in I.D.ing tortoise parasite eggs and has to send the pictures to someone they know who knows reptiles.
Yes they sent it off. But my other vet for our cat and bunny does also.
 

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Yes they sent it off. But my other vet for our cat and bunny does also.
Also, as I was thinking about this, I'm wondering. For several years, in my city, we didn't have a pet shop that could sell reptiles legally. Back then I asked the only one remaining pet shop why there wasn't any vets for tortoises. They said the vets left town because it was too hard to follow city ordinances. I'm going to ask both of them about this because I'll bet that's the case. I'm sure my vet could easily see cat parasites but they don't do stool samples either. Interesting. I don't care either way because nasty poop isn't around my animals. I say ship it out. I'm just glad Sapphire bombed his vet like heroshima 💩😁
 

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This Old House/Rehab Update: Yesterday, we had all of the upstairs carpeting replaced. Wow. What a difference. We are now down to final finishing all of the rooms. Electrical switch plates, light fixtures, hardware on all the doors, etc.

We’re refinishing all of the kitchen cabinetry. Wifey has it. We’ve removed all the doors. Cleaning, sanding, painting.

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It’s early morning here and we were woken by the dawn chorus.

We went for a dusk stroll down to the lake. Semerwater is the largest natural lake in Yorkshire. The wind had dropped and there was nothing but birdsong.

On our return it was warm enough to sit outside with our coffee listening to the tawny owls.

The hamlet where we are stay
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Good morning all.
It's grey but dry here today.
We had lots of heavy rain all day yesterday and again in the night, which should help fill the rivers, with more showers on the way through next week.:)
I hope everyone has a lovely restful Sunday.
Happy US Mothers' Day!!
TTFN
 

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Good morning to all of you. It’s only 4:30 am here so I can’t speak of the Weather yet but the forecast for today was rain and thunderstorms.. i plan to do house and yard work where possible.

me and my siblings all gathered at my mothers to cook and celebrate Mother’s Day.. It was the first time in over 18 yrs ( besides dads funeral ) that we have all been in the same place.. it was a surprisingly good day.

Happy Sunday & Happy Mother’s Day to all..
 

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Happy Mother’s Day to all those moms out there who celebrate today. 😀

Lots of cold rain & wind yesterday. I was scheduled for a kayaking trip over on Maryland’s Eastern Shore (across the Bay Bridge).....but, there was some very large and enduring “police activity” that shut the main roads down & created a massive delay. I got as far as Annapolis, heard about the havoc & bailed before i got snarled in traffic.

Overcast cold & cloudy today...first time in a long time when oir massive peonies aren’t in full bloom. In fact, looks like a lot of the tender buds got nipped a few weeks back. 😫😫

More house rehabbing today... off to IKEA and Home Depot. Blinds & some new GFCI outlets.
 

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We have arrived in what I think of as my home county of North Yorkshire. @Maro2Bear will be familiar with this part of the world.

We are just over the hill from Wensleydale which is hime to the famous cheese and couple of rather good breweries - Theakstons and Black Sheep.

Our accommodation dates back to the 12th century, and the extension was added in 1650. The walls are nearly 2 feet thick. We are surrounded by countryside. The bird song is loud. It was lovely to hear curlews in particular and the sun just came out so we are popping outside for a bit

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Wow that is cool!
 

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Good morning to all of you. It’s only 4:30 am here so I can’t speak of the Weather yet but the forecast for today was rain and thunderstorms.. i plan to do house and yard work where possible.

me and my siblings all gathered at my mothers to cook and celebrate Mother’s Day.. It was the first time in over 18 yrs ( besides dads funeral ) that we have all been in the same place.. it was a surprisingly good day.

Happy Sunday & Happy Mother’s Day to all..
It's Mother's Day Heather, take the day off! I am sure you deserve it. 😁
Happy Mother's Day!
 

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Happy Mother’s Day to all you Mums out there. An appropriate image from today 😊
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Luckily we wore wellies for our 5.5 mile walk today. The heavy rain yesterday meant we had to ford this stream.
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Luckily there was a footbridge to the left of this ford… it was too deep for wellies!
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Lots of lambs today - another Mother’s Day photo 😊
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We along the far side of this lake then climbed the hill and returned home across the top of the moor.
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A rather handsome Common Toad that we moved off the footpath
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Happy Mother’s Day to all you Mums out there. An appropriate image from today 😊
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Luckily we wore wellies for our 5.5 mile walk today. The heavy rain yesterday meant we had to ford this stream.
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Luckily there was a footbridge to the left of this ford… it was too deep for wellies!
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Lots of lambs today - another Mother’s Day photo 😊
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We along the far side of this lake then climbed the hill and returned home across the top of the moor.
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A rather handsome Common Toad that we moved off the footpath
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Yes wellies needed here too if walking.
What a difference a day makes.
Our river has risen by about 4 feet with all the rain we had yesterday, very good to see.
Beautiful pictures again, Linda.
 

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Back from our little morning shopping expedition at Home Depot. In addition to a few electrical related items, picked up one of these new fangled “As Seen on TV” easy to install, super bright LED outdoor lights that kick on via motion. A but of a whim purchase.

The sun has been out for a bit now, still cool & breezy.
 

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Back from our little morning shopping expedition at Home Depot. In addition to a few electrical related items, picked up one of these new fangled “As Seen on TV” easy to install, super bright LED outdoor lights that kick on via motion. A but of a whim purchase.

The sun has been out for a bit now, still cool & breezy.
I bought five of those lights to put up across the front of my property this fall when the road widening project starts and my fence is down.
 
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