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  1. 25 minutes ago, ManvsMini said:

    Thank you everyone. It's greatly appreciated. I love all of my labradors, each one has their own story in how they better my life.


    Dixie's story is that she helped to save the life of my black lab, Carly, six years ago (and in many ways, her humans too). When we had Carly, we also had her sister/littermate Abby, another chocolate lab. Abby we had gotten as a puppy first, and when we learned the breeder hadn't sold Carly and was about to just put up a "free puppy" sign, we went and paid for her (so she would have a good home, and not end up in a puppy mill). We lost Abby due to cancer, and Carly fell into a deep depression; she'd never been the sole dog, and Abby had been the alpha for nine years. We were worried because she just lounged around.


    A month and a half after losing Abby, my mom saw an ad for Dixie needing a good home, who was about 2-3 years old. She was conflicted about getting her, because Abby's loss was still fresh, but concern for Carly made us put our own pain aside and bring her home. It was love at first sight (I'll never forget hearing the affection in my mom's voice saying "Look at her! She's perfect!" when she first saw her), and within 24 hours Carly was back to acting more normally. Within two weeks, by the time I came back up to check on her (I had re-enrolled in school at the time) Carly was acting like herself and snuggling right up to Dixie. And it was almost as if Dixie was Abby reincarnated; so many similarities, it helped to ease the loss. Especially when I had hernia surgery that same year, when she came over to the couch just after I was plopped down on it, and sat right down beside me, like my Abby would have done.


    I'm not writing her off and I'm not ready to say goodbye to her (like all of us feel about our animal friends). I'm just scared terribly for her right now, and I'm also anxious about Molly tomorrow. So, to everyone, thank you from the bottom of my heart.


    My girls:




    They are wonderful. I pray they will be well. 

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  2. 22 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

    Oldest Vixen loves stippling, a technique where you paint symbols on ceramics and then bake it in the oven to make it permanent.

    I have shown some of her early stuff a while ago.


    Here are her latest efforts.

    She can really lose herself in it.

    I'm pretty proud of her creativity.













    Excellent stuff! :) 

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  3. 5 minutes ago, haldir said:


    I have. Plastic cement like Tamiya's liquid types are made for styrene. Just but the 2 pieces together & let capillary action do it's job. I tend to use Tamiya's extra thin (green bottle, thou there is a lemon smell one, suppose to be non-toxic, but I think it's non-working tbh)..




    Apparently there is a "quick set" version as well. It's color is a lime green but it says quick set under the stars logo. I've never used it before, so I have no idea how quick it is. There is a regular version as well, it comes in a white cap, or a orange squat bottle. I don't mind using these, I just like the extra thin due to the brush inside the bottle is fine tipped & I like the liquid vs goo for model glue cement.


    Thank you very much! I've tried Mr. Hobby stuff but it doesn't seem to work and the Tamiya Extra Thin has been out of stock for a while. 

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  4. 20 hours ago, Crowley said:

    Question for October 4th

    It's a busy Sunday, but you find yourself with 30 minutes where you can do whatever you want to do. How do you spend those precious minutes?


    Probably take a nap or lie down or spend time with family. 


    8 hours ago, Crowley said:



    Seconded. :wub::wub:

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  5. On 10/2/2020 at 7:42 PM, Crowley said:

    Question for October the Second

    As I am expecting to become a parent rather imminently, what's one piece of advice you'd give me?


    I'm far from qualified on this subject, so only advice is to start writing the dad jokes and try to enjoy things as they pass by. 


    23 hours ago, Crowley said:

    *Quisitor hamster yawns... sniffs freshly brewed coffee...

    October the 3rd

    What is the best thing to have happened to you this year so far?

    What is the best thing you've done for someone else?



    The bst thing, a lot of things, but a person I met recently told me yesterday they really thought I was a nice person and they trusted me, which was very kind. Made my rough days and all the struggle this year worth it. 


    I'll keep what I've done for others private, I doubt we'll ever know the true impact of the things we do for others. 

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  6. 1 hour ago, Crowley said:

    October 1st - The spooky season is upon us! What is your favorite horror/supernatural/Halloween themed entertainment? Can be anything... tv, movie, book, comedy special, burlesque show... Don't limit yourself!


    Not too much into Halloween, but I do like reading nice horror books. 


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