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February 3, 2011
11:05 am
Ross
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The folks I was working for this morning have a husky and a golden retriever. The husky was sleeping on the snow this morning by choice, he has a fiber filled pad on the porch and is welcome in the house anytime. As long as it isn't raining he wants to be outside in the winter time. He doesn't do well in the summer time.

February 3, 2011
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Paws_Bakery
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Ross,

Luka is brushed a lot in the spring and summer to keep the fur off him.  We are very careful of all the dogs when we go hiking and bring a lot of water for everyone.  He stays downstairs most of the time in the summer or lays on the bathroom floor to keep cooler.  I keep a close eye on all the dogs in the hot weather.   I guess hot and humid is also relative where you live.   pawprint

February 3, 2011
3:37 pm
Pete
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Radical change of subject here!!  Just have to share a bit of good news.  Trivial, in the greater scheme of things, but good anyway.

Got my new windshield this morning!!!  FINALLY!  shimmy  Don't like having a cracked windshieild, any time, but espeically not in the winter.  It has taken weeks to get it installed, and I have been nervous about it.  So, that huge sigh of relief you heard earlier today was ME!!

We managed to get the installation, stop by the grocery (where they had a 10# brisket for me – HURRAY) to get a few necessities, pig out at Cracker Barrell and still made it back home before noon.  A great morning indeed.   yes

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February 3, 2011
3:45 pm
Ross
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Paws_Bakery said:

Ross,

Luka is brushed a lot in the spring and summer to keep the fur off him.  We are very careful of all the dogs when we go hiking and bring a lot of water for everyone.  He stays downstairs most of the time in the summer or lays on the bathroom floor to keep cooler.  I keep a close eye on all the dogs in the hot weather.   I guess hot and humid is also relative where you live.   pawprint


I was standing on the dock next to the boat launch ramp talking to a friend while his Irish setter was picking his feet up to cool them. He wimpered a little and my friend slipped the leash off and the dog walked over to the water and in up to his belly and just stood there with a big satisfied grin on his face.
February 3, 2011
3:56 pm
Paws_Bakery
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LOL that's so cute.  The husky hates to be in the water…LOL  It doesn't matter how hot he is he will resist… I have a series of pictures that I took last summer, it was almost 90 weather… nope I'm not doing it.  The other 2 just love it.  I have to watch Bailey (left) he likes to dip into my pond…   pawprint

February 3, 2011
10:31 pm
I Wanna Farm
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Pete said:

We managed to get the installation, stop by the grocery (where they had a 10# brisket for me – HURRAY) to get a few necessities, pig out at Cracker Barrell and still made it back home before noon.  A great morning indeed.   yes


I agree, cracked windsheilds make me nervous too! And I love nothing more than breakfast at the Cracker Barrel, and looking around the little store with all the old fashioned things.shroom
Heather B. Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on, or by imbeciles who really mean it. – Mark Twain
February 4, 2011
2:28 pm
NorthCountryGirl
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Hi CITRers!!   I use FireFox as my web browser.  FireFox has a feature called WOT or Web of Trust.  This is a feature that allows you to rate websites from good (or green circle) to BAD (or red circle). I use it as an indicator as to which websites I visit and which I avoid.

Anyway, when  I put in Chickens in the Road, it comes up GRAY or "not enough information" which tends to make people avoid it if they use WOT. My idea:  If you use FireFox and are familiar with WOT, why not go on WOT and rate CITR as the good site it is. Could be the so-so rating it now holds is deterring others from coming on CITR.  Just a thought.  I went on and gave CITR the highest rating. With enough websters rating CITR, it wil obtain a Green or Good rating.  Just another way we can help Suzanne draw more folks to her great site.    happy-flower

February 4, 2011
2:44 pm
52
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NCG—And where on Firefox would one look for that feature ??  help

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February 4, 2011
3:03 pm
bonita
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52, it's a 3rd party 'app'

http://www.mywot.com/en/download

follow direx from there

Save the Earth. It's the only planet with chocolate.

February 4, 2011
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I'm sorry, I was away for awhile.  Bonita is right. I'ts an app you can download on Firefox.  It's a rating system for websites on FireFox.  Once downloaded, you will find WOT under TOOLS on your FireFox toolbar. I recently started using Firefox instead of Safari on my IMac.  I liked the idea that WOT shows which sites have been rated safe and which are possibly unsafe.  I'm sure many Firefox users rely on WOT to keep their web surfing safe.  If you enter CITR in WOT it comes up Gray and says "not enough information."  To a WOT user that's not necessarily a "red Flag" but it's not a "green light" either.  Since I use CITR, I'm not afraid to go there but someone unfamiliar with CITR might be.  Since we are so positive about CITR, why not let the world know it's a cool, safe site to visit.  WOT would be one place to start.

February 4, 2011
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Pete
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For what it's worth, I feel safe here, at least most of the time!  Occasionally someone throws something at me, but for the most part it is a well earned projectile…     devil-with-tail   wink   cool

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February 4, 2011
4:31 pm
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I found and used it—--thank you all.    warrior

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February 4, 2011
5:20 pm
BuckeyeGirl
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Yep, I signed up too and rated CITR, it still says not enough ratings about it yet, but hopefully soon it gain enough to really evaluate it.  I suspect bad sites get rotten scores faster than good ones get rated.  It's interesting to see the ratings on other sites too… though most of the sites I go to all have excellent ratings.  Good taste eh?  poke

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February 4, 2011
7:03 pm
Pete
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Of course, BG!     happy-flower

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February 4, 2011
10:59 pm
CindyP
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You can install it for Chrome and IE, too.  When you go to that link that bonita supplied, it will download in whatever browswer you're in.  I put it on both browsers :)

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February 5, 2011
9:04 am
tsmith
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Last year was my 'Year of the Appliance'.  Every time I turned around, I had one appliance or another breaking.  Crock pot, toaster, food processor…..  So, hear we are a new year and I thought I didn't have anything else left to go out.  Well, that is what I get for thinking! 

As it turns out.  This year is tuning into the 'Year of the Large Appliance'.  My fridge went out last week.  Now, it is my washing machine!

Funny story behind the whole washing machine thing.  My husband complains that I am home all day long and I never do anything.  Ha!  With two small kids and a house to run, I never do a thing!  The clothes magically appear in the closet and drawers, the little kids pick up completely after themselves, dishes are magically done, etc.  So, I got tired of it and decided to do one of those 'I'll show him' things.  I went on strike.

So, after almost two weeks of not doing laundry.  I go to put a load in and I can't get my washing machine to turn on!  I guess that I'll show him thing turned around to kick me in a well deserving area.shame-on-you

February 5, 2011
9:25 am
MaryB
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Oh girl, I think we all know that feeling.   I think you start out with new things, then they all wear out the same time.  We just moved here so we bought new things, and let me tell you, that went thru my head how expensive it will be when they all go at once! 

Now, you better get that new washing machine before your hubby decides you dont have anything else to do and can go to the laundrymat! ha!  Men!   To let him do what you do in a normal day just to run that house with the children and all!  Now that would show him!  shimmy

February 5, 2011
11:17 am
Ross
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I saw a cartoon once that showed a woman still in her house coat and her hair in slept in mess the sink full of dishes and the kids still in their pj's and husband standing at the door with his briefcase asking what happened. Wife answers, Every day you come home and ask what I did all day. Well, today I didn't do it.

February 5, 2011
11:28 am
MaryB
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Perfect Ross!  wave

February 5, 2011
12:05 pm
Alanna
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Goodone Ross! Just saw a mother at the grocery store with her kids and all of them had their jammies on shopping. Couldn't believe it! What cracked me up was the mother with her jammies she had big furry pink slippers on! lol.spinning-devil

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