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Posts Made By: Deb Harper

December 18, 2004 06:46 AM Forum: Off Topic Discussions

Shuttle to run again

Posted By Deb Harper

NASA has found a new protective and corrective substance so the shuttle program can continue.

December 18, 2004 06:58 AM Forum: Pet Pics

Gabby, Agent of Natural Selection

Posted By Deb Harper

Gabby, the Wonder Dog, came from the pound in September Y2K. She was very anxious the first three months that we would send her back to the gulag. Now a happy, calm, quiet creature, she considers it her duty to keep our back yard free of dangerous critters like squirrels and rabbits. She is my constant companion. I, like many others here, highly recommend getting an adult dog from the pound. Although those Rottie puppies look awful tempting. . .

March 18, 2005 09:06 AM Forum: Pet Pics

Python bath

Posted By Deb Harper

Cleanliness is next to ?

October 4, 2008 06:28 AM Forum: Pet Pics

Fleet of mobile lawnmowers

Posted By Deb Harper

increases by one horse power during the night. New foal on a friend's ranch.

October 21, 2008 06:27 AM Forum: Pet Pics

Re: Silly Critter Pictures

Posted By Deb Harper

Great set of pix to start the day, thanks.

July 20, 2009 06:24 AM Forum: Pet Pics

The kindness of strangers

Posted By Deb Harper

There are many trails on a big bluff near my home. Bordering the trails are occasional natural stone basins. Some kind person has put out these jugs. I have never found one empty, even on the hottest of summer days.

March 17, 2010 05:14 AM Forum: Pet Pics

Dog in rehab

Posted By Deb Harper

OK, OK. I've gone overboard here. My old (free from the pound) dog has arthritis and my vet sent me to a pain management vet (who knew?). Now Gabby is getting hydrotherapy, walking on a treadmill.

April 19, 2010 09:21 AM Forum: Pet Pics

RIP Gabby

Posted By Deb Harper

A poem by Kate Barnes:

Why do you ask?

I can't make
any story
about my life

tonight. The house
is like an overturned
wastebasket;

the radio
is predicting
more rain.

I ask my dog
to tell me
a story, and she

never hesitates.
"Once upon
a time," she says,

"a woman lived
with a simply
wonderful dog..." and

she stops talking.
"Is that all?"
I ask her.

"Yes," she says,
"Why do you ask?
Isn't it enough?"

May 29, 2010 05:38 AM Forum: Off Topic Discussions

You know you want one

Posted By Deb Harper

Okay, the velcro stuff at the end of the video is lame, but the first half is fantastic. I'm converting our garage. . .

http://www.engadget.com/2010/05/28/autonomous-quadrocopter-flies-through-windows-straight-into-our/

November 7, 2010 06:37 AM Forum: Pet Pics

Welcome Boomer

Posted By Deb Harper

Boomer is a 3 y/o German Shepherd rescue. Very nice manners in the house, but he pulls on the leash. A problem since he's almost as big as I am. However, the Halti/gentle leader had him walking like a jewel. He finds a special leaf, picks it up, carries it for a couple of blocks, carefully drops it and soon selects another special leaf.