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Jan A

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So the little Redfoot (Red) continues trying to escape. I can't take pictures without a camera...but this little tortoise is determined to leave, yesterday he was on his back 4 times in 15 minutes and I will guarantee I am freakin way tired of going out to check on him. He has solid 4 foot fence on 3 sides and my house on the 4th. He ain't getting out. He eats anything I give him, but he simply is not happy. Me neither...he's a pain in my a**. I wish you could see the less than a pound Red sinking to the bottom of the pond... evidently he can't swim. But Mary Knobbins at 30 pounds does not sink and she swims and seems to enjoy it. HA!
My wild flowers are blooming, the ROS are leafed out and are starting to form buds. Gonna bloom soon. The Morning Glories in their new spots are blooming but not happy. The grape vines are growing and Mary has eaten grape leaves for 2 days now, very happy. Things here are fine and all the animals are loving the sun.
Got a male T. ornata ornata, over grown beak and nails...the keeper is moving to Alaska and brought him to the pet store I deal with and I will pick 'him' up in a couple of hours. he's 15 yrs old. I have 5 female ornata, don't want a male...so things in Corvallis are happening...I'm going to a Memorial today for my friend who was run over and killed by a garbage truck. I hate those things and mostly don't go...but Gene was my friend.
I'm so sorry about your friend Gene, Maggie. My best to you & yours. You have Red for a reason even if we can't fathom why right now.
 

EllieMay

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So the little Redfoot (Red) continues trying to escape. I can't take pictures without a camera...but this little tortoise is determined to leave, yesterday he was on his back 4 times in 15 minutes and I will guarantee I am freakin way tired of going out to check on him. He has solid 4 foot fence on 3 sides and my house on the 4th. He ain't getting out. He eats anything I give him, but he simply is not happy. Me neither...he's a pain in my a**. I wish you could see the less than a pound Red sinking to the bottom of the pond... evidently he can't swim. But Mary Knobbins at 30 pounds does not sink and she swims and seems to enjoy it. HA!
My wild flowers are blooming, the ROS are leafed out and are starting to form buds. Gonna bloom soon. The Morning Glories in their new spots are blooming but not happy. The grape vines are growing and Mary has eaten grape leaves for 2 days now, very happy. Things here are fine and all the animals are loving the sun.
Got a male T. ornata ornata, over grown beak and nails...the keeper is moving to Alaska and brought him to the pet store I deal with and I will pick 'him' up in a couple of hours. he's 15 yrs old. I have 5 female ornata, don't want a male...so things in Corvallis are happening...I'm going to a Memorial today for my friend who was run over and killed by a garbage truck. I hate those things and mostly don't go...but Gene was my friend.
Dang Maggie… I’m sorry the tortoise is a pain in the a$$ type.. and I’m really sorry about your friend… Hope the ornata brings better luck .. Hugs!
 

maggie3fan

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Maggie?
Did you just call me an a**??
As in a butt hole? 😭
Cuz if you did.... YOU SPELLED IT WRONG!!
You 🤬........
🤣😂🤣😂🤣😇🤣😇
I love you Maggie!
Please know that! 😁
Oh lordy...you know I love you...I deleted a sentence and left as (as soon as I...etc) I really am sorry, but next time I see you I'ma slapping some TRUST into ya...lol...
 

Chefdenoel10

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So the little Redfoot (Red) continues trying to escape. I can't take pictures without a camera...but this little tortoise is determined to leave, yesterday he was on his back 4 times in 15 minutes and I will guarantee I am freakin way tired of going out to check on him. He has solid 4 foot fence on 3 sides and my house on the 4th. He ain't getting out. He eats anything I give him, but he simply is not happy. Me neither...he's a pain in my a**. I wish you could see the less than a pound Red sinking to the bottom of the pond... evidently he can't swim. But Mary Knobbins at 30 pounds does not sink and she swims and seems to enjoy it. HA!
My wild flowers are blooming, the ROS are leafed out and are starting to form buds. Gonna bloom soon. The Morning Glories in their new spots are blooming but not happy. The grape vines are growing and Mary has eaten grape leaves for 2 days now, very happy. Things here are fine and all the animals are loving the sun.
Got a male T. ornata ornata, over grown beak and nails...the keeper is moving to Alaska and brought him to the pet store I deal with and I will pick 'him' up in a couple of hours. he's 15 yrs old. I have 5 female ornata, don't want a male...so things in Corvallis are happening...I'm going to a Memorial today for my friend who was run over and killed by a garbage truck. I hate those things and mostly don't go...but Gene was my friend.

Oh... I am soooo sorry to hear about your friend Gene. My God how horrible!
As for your red foot... I might try to attach something like training wheels to his sides so he can’t flip over any more!
Best of luck my friend! 🙏
 

maggie3fan

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Dang Maggie… I’m sorry the tortoise is a pain in the a$$ type.. and I’m really sorry about your friend… Hope the ornata brings better luck .. Hugs!
I was complaining to my sister about Red saying I was trying my hardest but the only time he stops trying to escape is when he's eating. On 3 sides is a 4 foot solid cedar fence on 3 sides and my house the fourth. The only place he can't escape, but he's still trying and landing on his back. I am too freakin old for some little squirt of a tortoise to run me ragged back and forth to make sure he is upright. He hates me. She said "he just wants to get back home". Oh
 

maggie3fan

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So...because I am who I am...I got out early, washed, waxed and Armouralled Beauty, then got dressed clean and headed across a college town (go Beavs) on a Saturday. I NEVER go into town on a summer week end. Tourists and weirdo's and too much traffic. But I was good and it took me 20 minutes to get to Avery Park. I drove up and I drove down. I walked thru family reunions looking for familiar cars trucks or faces, drove down and drove up. My expensive and throaty exhaust bothering some people who just don't get it. Anyway...my engine has never idled well, and I and the car were getting a little hot...I went and parked, walked around, sat around, drove down and out and the drive home took 45 minutes.
 

SKOLsuper

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Hello, nobody in particular.
Welcome to Tidgy's Dad's Cold Dark Room.
Not expecting a lot of visitors in this pointless place, but this is where I live now.
It's good in here.
If anyone does visit, please feel free to say what you want( within forum guidelines, of course) and I will be happy to be silly, slightly insult you or ignore you completely which you are most welcome to do to me.
I will of course venture out occasionally, when I think I can be useful or annoying, but otherwise I live here now.
No advertising, let's see who spots me.
This is where i belong.
Tidgy is most unconcerned.
 

Yvonne G

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So...because I am who I am...I got out early, washed, waxed and Armouralled Beauty, then got dressed clean and headed across a college town (go Beavs) on a Saturday. I NEVER go into town on a summer week end. Tourists and weirdo's and too much traffic. But I was good and it took me 20 minutes to get to Avery Park. I drove up and I drove down. I walked thru family reunions looking for familiar cars trucks or faces, drove down and drove up. My expensive and throaty exhaust bothering some people who just don't get it. Anyway...my engine has never idled well, and I and the car were getting a little hot...I went and parked, walked around, sat around, drove down and out and the drive home took 45 minutes.
You were looking for Gene's memorial? Did you find it?
 

EllieMay

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I was complaining to my sister about Red saying I was trying my hardest but the only time he stops trying to escape is when he's eating. On 3 sides is a 4 foot solid cedar fence on 3 sides and my house the fourth. The only place he can't escape, but he's still trying and landing on his back. I am too freakin old for some little squirt of a tortoise to run me ragged back and forth to make sure he is upright. He hates me. She said "he just wants to get back home". Oh
I really want to laugh and say that has to be karma for something… but then again.. enough is enough.. one of my chickens got stuck on the wrong side of the fence the other day.. I was so irritated that I wanted to let him have his way… naturally I sweated all my daily fluids out to get him back to safety.. I hope the neighbors couldn’t hear me while I did though!!!
 

Blackdog1714

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So...because I am who I am...I got out early, washed, waxed and Armouralled Beauty, then got dressed clean and headed across a college town (go Beavs) on a Saturday. I NEVER go into town on a summer week end. Tourists and weirdo's and too much traffic. But I was good and it took me 20 minutes to get to Avery Park. I drove up and I drove down. I walked thru family reunions looking for familiar cars trucks or faces, drove down and drove up. My expensive and throaty exhaust bothering some people who just don't get it. Anyway...my engine has never idled well, and I and the car were getting a little hot...I went and parked, walked around, sat around, drove down and out and the drive home took 45 minutes.
Loud exhaust on a muscle car-as long as you send it out the back you are being polite. That throaty rumbles is the best. I am glad that somehow the west coast culture didn't suck you in and you would go on and on about your subaru with the turbo!
 

Lyn W

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Good morning to you all.
We had some lovely much needed rain in the night. It's still grey and about 12 degrees lower than last Sunday.
Lola isn't too keen on the cooler temps and is back in his hide,
I'm enjoying the peace and quiet with only the birds chattering to each other.
Hope everyone has a peaceful Sunday.
 

maggie3fan

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Loud exhaust on a muscle car-as long as you send it out the back you are being polite. That throaty rumbles is the best. I am glad that somehow the west coast culture didn't suck you in and you would go on and on about your subaru with the turbo!
I wouldn't be caught dead in a Subaru!!!
 

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We were up early to get my truck to the MVA for “emissions test” (better known as a money grabbed by the State of MD). No line at 0600 - it’s self serve... we tried earlier in the week and there were a good 20 cars. Thats about a two hour wait.

Drove through the Beltsville Ag Research Center down the road from our house. Looking peaceful this hazy humid, morning.

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Lyn W

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We were up early to get my truck to the MVA for “emissions test” (better known as a money grabbed by the State of MD). No line at 0600 - it’s self serve... we tried earlier in the week and there were a good 20 cars. Thats about a two hour wait.

Drove through the Beltsville Ag Research Center down the road from our house. Looking peaceful this hazy humid, morning.

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Our emissions are tested as part of the annual MOT test - if you don't pass that, you don't get the certificate you need for road tax; no tax = big fine or even car clamped and impounded and even bigger fee to get it back. There may even be points added to you driving license.
There is a big problem in Wales at the moment (if not the UK) with theft of catalytic converters from the exhausts of cars. They are after the precious metals in them and older cars apparently have more than new so even they are not immune.
The thieves target car parks, driveways or wll even just jack a car up on the roadside. Most people passing by would just think somene had broken down or had a flat tyre and wouldn't question it. The first the driver knows about it is when he starts the engine.
I can't believe how brazen the low life who do this are.
 

Blackdog1714

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Our emissions are tested as part of the annual MOT test - if you don't pass that, you don't get the certificate you need for road tax; no tax = big fine or even car clamped and impounded and even bigger fee to get it back. There may even be points added to you driving license.
There is a big problem in Wales at the moment (if not the UK) with theft of catalytic converters from the exhausts of cars. They are after the precious metals in them and older cars apparently have more than new so even they are not immune.
The thieves target car parks, driveways or wll even just jack a car up on the roadside. Most people passing by would just think somene had broken down or had a flat tyre and wouldn't question it. The first the driver knows about it is when he starts the engine.
I can't believe how brazen the low life who do this are.
It is the quick work with cordless tools and high junk prices. I would hit all the expensive restaurants and hotels
 

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