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  • The Hobbit Hole XXXVIII - There and Back Again!

    09/23/2009 6:19:16 AM PDT · by HairOfTheDog · 4,310 replies · 28,086+ views
    Welcome to The Hobbit Hole! First thread: New Zealander builds Hobbit holeSecond thread: The New Hobbit HoleThird thread: The Hobbit Hole III - Journey to the Cross-roads! (Congratulations, we filled it up!) Fourth Thread: The Hobbit Hole IV - The Road Goes Ever On...Fifth Thread: The Hobbit Hole V - Where Many Paths and Errands Meet...Sixth Thread: The Hobbit Hole VI - And Whither Then? I Cannot Say...Seventh Thread: The Hobbit Hole VII - But not yet weary are our feet... Eighth Thread: The Hobbit Hole VIII - Still round the corner we may meet... Ninth Thread: The Hobbit Hole...
  • How do I get rid of the state announcements?

    02/17/2009 11:06:18 AM PST · by HairOfTheDog · 27 replies · 1,989+ views
    The state chit-chat new messages just started showing up again on my pings page... and I can't figure out how to get rid of it/them. There's a link that says it's removing me from these notifications... but it doesn't.... they're still there!
  • The Hobbit Hole XXXVII - ...Down a thirsty throat and be glad indeed!

    09/25/2008 6:43:34 AM PDT · by HairOfTheDog · 10,312 replies · 94,635+ views
    Welcome to The Hobbit Hole! First thread: New Zealander builds Hobbit holeSecond thread: The New Hobbit HoleThird thread: The Hobbit Hole III - Journey to the Cross-roads! (Congratulations, we filled it up!) Fourth Thread: The Hobbit Hole IV - The Road Goes Ever On...Fifth Thread: The Hobbit Hole V - Where Many Paths and Errands Meet...Sixth Thread: The Hobbit Hole VI - And Whither Then? I Cannot Say...Seventh Thread: The Hobbit Hole VII - But not yet weary are our feet... Eighth Thread: The Hobbit Hole VIII - Still round the corner we may meet... Ninth Thread: The Hobbit Hole...
  • Refugee Kittens (Cute ones!)- It's that time of year (vanity)

    05/18/2008 8:48:58 AM PDT · by HairOfTheDog · 117 replies · 132+ views
    Hair of the dog
    It's that time of year when all people who have been thinking about getting a new kitten and even some who haven't, are suddenly faced with a lot of choices! Well, if you want a lot of smiles and fun, I say adopt not just one, but two. :~) We think they are best in pairs. We have two we adopted two years ago. But we also have two wild cats who have taken refuge in our barn... I've fed them and given them that safe haven, though I can't get near them. They hunt and kill mice and at...
  • The Hobbit Hole XXXVI - O! Water cold we may pour at need...

    05/03/2008 8:48:06 AM PDT · by HairOfTheDog · 6,195 replies · 2,633+ views
    Welcome to The Hobbit Hole! First thread: New Zealander builds Hobbit holeSecond thread: The New Hobbit HoleThird thread: The Hobbit Hole III - Journey to the Cross-roads! (Congratulations, we filled it up!) Fourth Thread: The Hobbit Hole IV - The Road Goes Ever On...Fifth Thread: The Hobbit Hole V - Where Many Paths and Errands Meet...Sixth Thread: The Hobbit Hole VI - And Whither Then? I Cannot Say...Seventh Thread: The Hobbit Hole VII - But not yet weary are our feet... Eighth Thread: The Hobbit Hole VIII - Still round the corner we may meet... Ninth Thread: The Hobbit Hole...
  • 'Street of Dreams' homes destroyed by blaze (live now, WA state - ELF)

    03/03/2008 6:49:54 AM PST · by HairOfTheDog · 192 replies · 717+ views
    Northwest Cable Newws ^ | 06:36 AM PST on Monday, March 3, 2008
    KING Staff and Wire Reports WOODINVILLE, Wash. - Four large homes are burning at a "Street of Dreams" model home development north of Woodinville. Snohomish County District Seven Chief Rick Eastman tells KING 5 that a sign saying ELF was left at the scene. ELF or Earth Liberation Front has claimed responsibility for other arsons, including one at the University of Washington in 2001 for which a woman is now on trial in Tacoma. KINGA massive fire burned at least four large homes at a "Street of Dreams" model home development north of Woodinville early Monday. No injuries have been...
  • Tornado Touches Down In Vancouver Neighborhood (Washington State!)

    01/10/2008 1:35:30 PM PST · by HairOfTheDog · 68 replies · 677+ views
    A tornado reportedly touched down in a residential area of Vancouver and there were reports of downed power lines, uprooted trees and roofs torn off houses, the Clark County sheriff's office, witnesses and news reports said.Utility officials said power to 1,200 customers was out.Witnesses told radio and television stations a tornado touched down in the Vancouver neighborhood Hazel Dell.There were no reports of injuries. The extent of damage was unclear.
  • The Hobbit Hole XXXV - ...is Water Hot that smokes and steams.

    01/03/2008 6:35:58 PM PST · by HairOfTheDog · 8,721 replies · 22,744+ views
    Welcome to The Hobbit Hole! First thread: New Zealander builds Hobbit holeSecond thread: The New Hobbit HoleThird thread: The Hobbit Hole III - Journey to the Cross-roads! (Congratulations, we filled it up!) Fourth Thread: The Hobbit Hole IV - The Road Goes Ever On...Fifth Thread: The Hobbit Hole V - Where Many Paths and Errands Meet...Sixth Thread: The Hobbit Hole VI - And Whither Then? I Cannot Say...Seventh Thread: The Hobbit Hole VII - But not yet weary are our feet... Eighth Thread: The Hobbit Hole VIII - Still round the corner we may meet... Ninth Thread: The Hobbit Hole...
  • Homemade Dog Food - Need Freeper recipes

    10/02/2007 6:51:50 AM PDT · by HairOfTheDog · 118 replies · 1,011+ views
    We've finally had it with itchy dogs. I think it's their food. We've tried several brands though, dogs still itchy. I don't think they have fleas. They're all on Advantage and we don't see any evidence of fleas. Add to that all the issues with recalled products from China, and we're ready to try making dog food at home. We'd like recipes that you've used, along with portion advice. We're currently feeding our two 80-90 pound dogs a cup of dry kibble twice daily and our 45 pound beagle a half a cup of dry kibble twice daily. My initial...
  • Shooting Spree: Spokane Valley (WA) boys arrested for shooting horses

    08/08/2007 12:52:56 PM PDT · by HairOfTheDog · 50 replies · 1,481+ views
    NW Cable News (kremTV Spokane) ^ | August 8, 2007 | KREM.com
    SPOKANE VALLEY -- Two 12-year-old boys are in juvenile detention accused of shooting horses in Spokane Valley. The boys were arrested on East 44th, just off Pines Tuesday afternoon. Deputies say the boys were using a .22-caliber rifle and .22-caliber pistol. In all three horses were shot along with a nearby house. One of those horses was rushed to Washington State University for emergency surgery. The boys were booked on five felony counts of malicious mischief.
  • The Hobbit Hole XXXIV - But better than rain or rippling streams...

    08/07/2007 7:52:15 AM PDT · by HairOfTheDog · 11,115 replies · 27,355+ views
    Welcome to The Hobbit Hole! First thread: New Zealander builds Hobbit holeSecond thread: The New Hobbit HoleThird thread: The Hobbit Hole III - Journey to the Cross-roads! (Congratulations, we filled it up!) Fourth Thread: The Hobbit Hole IV - The Road Goes Ever On...Fifth Thread: The Hobbit Hole V - Where Many Paths and Errands Meet...Sixth Thread: The Hobbit Hole VI - And Whither Then? I Cannot Say...Seventh Thread: The Hobbit Hole VII - But not yet weary are our feet... Eighth Thread: The Hobbit Hole VIII - Still round the corner we may meet... Ninth Thread: The Hobbit Hole...
  • FreeRepublic Saddle Club thread! - Thread 12

    08/07/2007 7:33:14 AM PDT · by HairOfTheDog · 11,412 replies · 20,270+ views
    The FreeRepublic Saddle Club - (very out of date) Who's Who *pics* This is a horse chat thread where we share ideas, ask for input from other horsemen, and talk about our riding and horse-keeping. We have a lot of different kinds of riders and horses, and a lot to share, usually about our horses, sometimes about our dogs, gardens and other stuff we do. :~) I have a ping list for horse threads that are of interest, and MissTargets will ping everyone most mornings. Let MissTargets and/or me know if you would like to be on the ping...
  • 2007 - Preakness 132 *LIVE THREAD*

    05/19/2007 1:33:11 PM PDT · by HairOfTheDog · 55 replies · 3,248+ views
    1 - Mint Slewlep Jockey: Alan Garcia Trainer: Robbie Bailes Owner: Marshall E. Dowell 2 - Xchanger Jockey: Ramon Dominguez Trainer: Mark Shuman Owner: Domenico Zannino, Joseph Masone and Mark Shuman. 3 - Circular Quay Jockey: John Velazquez Trainer: Todd A. Pletcher Owner: Michael Tabor 4 - Curlin Jockey: Robby Albarado Trainer: Steve Asmussen Owner: Stonestreet Stables, Padua Stables, George Bolton and Midnight Cry Stable 5 - King of the Roxy Jockey: Garrett Gomez Trainer: Todd A. Pletcher Owner: Team Valor 6 - Flying First Class Jockey: Mark Guidry Trainer: D. Wayne Lukas Owner: Old English Rancho 7 -...
  • Run For the Roses 2007! - The 133rd Kentucky Derby *LIVE THREAD*

    05/05/2007 10:25:53 AM PDT · by HairOfTheDog · 224 replies · 5,778+ views
    Kentucky Derby 133 Entrants Program # Silks Horse Trainer Jockey 1 Sedgefield Darrin Miller Julien Leparoux 2 Curlin Steve Asmussen Robby Albarado 3 Zanjero Steven Asmussen Shaun Bridgmohan 4 Storm In May William Kaplan Juan Leyva 5 Imawildandcrazyguy William Kaplan Mark Guidry 6 Cowtown Cat Todd Pletcher Fernando Jara 7 Street Sense Carl Nafzger Calvin Borel 8 Hard Spun J. Larry Jones Mario Pino 9 Liquidity Doug O'Neill David Flores 10 Teuflesberg Jamie Sanders Stewart Elliott 11 Bwana Bull Jerry Hollendorfer Javier Castellano 12 Nobiz Like Shobiz Barclay Tagg Cornelio Velasquez 13 Sam P. Todd Pletcher Ramon Dominguez 14...
  • The Hobbit Hole XXXIII - And the brook that leaps from hill to plain...

    03/08/2007 2:40:27 PM PST · by HairOfTheDog · 10,864 replies · 69,064+ views
    Welcome to The Hobbit Hole! First thread: New Zealander builds Hobbit holeSecond thread: The New Hobbit HoleThird thread: The Hobbit Hole III - Journey to the Cross-roads! (Congratulations, we filled it up!) Fourth Thread: The Hobbit Hole IV - The Road Goes Ever On...Fifth Thread: The Hobbit Hole V - Where Many Paths and Errands Meet...Sixth Thread: The Hobbit Hole VI - And Whither Then? I Cannot Say...Seventh Thread: The Hobbit Hole VII - But not yet weary are our feet... Eighth Thread: The Hobbit Hole VIII - Still round the corner we may meet... Ninth Thread: The Hobbit Hole...
  • 'Fence Plowing' Is Latest Teen Craze (what the...?)

    02/06/2007 11:32:41 AM PST · by HairOfTheDog · 48 replies · 975+ views
    CBS ^ | Feb 2, 2007 | (CBS/ AP)
    Fence Plowing' Is Latest Teen Craze Teens Diving Head First Into N.Y. Fence Caught On Video (CBS/ AP) DEER PARK, N.Y. That's going to leave a mark. Five Deer Park, N.Y. teens have been arrested since October for "fence plowing," the latest rage among certain Long Island youths, according to Suffolk County police. The concept is simple: Pick out a fence, run toward it at high speed, and launch yourself like a missile to plow through the wood. Another 10 fence plowing incidents are still under investigation in the Deer Park area, police said. The arrests were made after the...
  • Barbaro has another significant setback (Fox alert: euthanized this morning - see #60)

    01/28/2007 3:00:36 PM PST · by HairOfTheDog · 303 replies · 9,690+ views
    Yahoo (AP) ^ | 1/28/07
    By RICHARD ROSENBLATT, AP Racing Writer 40 minutes ago Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro suffered another significant setback over the weekend, and his fight for survival may have reached a critical point. After Barbaro developed a deep abscess in his right hind foot, surgery was performed Saturday to insert two steel pins in a bone, one that was shattered but now healthy, to eliminate all weight bearing on the ailing foot. The procedure is a risky one, because it transfers more weight to the leg. If the bone were to break again, chief surgeon Dr. Dean Richardson said: "I think we'll...
  • The FreeRepublic Saddle Club thread! - Thread 11

    01/02/2007 9:57:39 AM PST · by HairOfTheDog · 10,677 replies · 46,181+ views
    The FreeRepublic Saddle Club - (very out of date) Who's Who *pics* This is a horse chat thread where we share ideas, ask for input from other horsemen, and talk about our riding and horse-keeping. We have a lot of different kinds of riders and horses, and a lot to share. In the previous threads we have had a great time talking through lessons, training, horse lamenesses, illnesses and pregnancies... and always sharing pictures and stories. I always have a link to this thread on my profile page, so if you have something to say and can't find the...
  • Dogs need help!

    12/22/2006 6:41:29 AM PST · by HairOfTheDog · 59 replies · 683+ views
    RottiBiz contacted me this morning and asked me to post this thread to appeal to Austin TX area FReepers to consider the following rescued dogs who are available for adoption right now. The rescue is the same one she got her beloved Rottie from, and they have some great mixed breed dogs available for adoption right now. Here is the email RottiBiz received: "I just wanted to send you a quick email wishing you and your furry kid a great holiday. I hope things are going well with Buster and I appreciate you adding him to your life! I know...
  • The Hobbit Hole XXXI - Mawwage is what bwings us togethew today!

    09/07/2006 10:11:42 PM PDT · by HairOfTheDog · 7,188 replies · 50,843+ views
    Welcome to The Hobbit Hole! Mawwage is what bwings us togethew today! First thread: New Zealander builds Hobbit holeSecond thread: The New Hobbit HoleThird thread: The Hobbit Hole III - Journey to the Cross-roads! (Congratulations, we filled it up!) Fourth Thread: The Hobbit Hole IV - The Road Goes Ever On...Fifth Thread: The Hobbit Hole V - Where Many Paths and Errands Meet...Sixth Thread: The Hobbit Hole VI - And Whither Then? I Cannot Say...Seventh Thread: The Hobbit Hole VII - But not yet weary are our feet... Eighth Thread: The Hobbit Hole VIII - Still round the corner we...
  • Many Outraged by Breast-Feeding Magazine Cover

    07/29/2006 8:31:37 AM PDT · by HairOfTheDog · 78 replies · 1,613+ views
    AOL News ^ | 07/27/06 18:23 EDT | By JOCELYN NOVECK, AP
    NEW YORK (July 27) - "I was SHOCKED to see a giant breast on the cover of your magazine," one person wrote. "I immediately turned the magazine face down," wrote another. "Gross," said a third.These readers weren't complaining about a sexually explicit cover, but rather one of a baby nursing, on a wholesome parenting magazine - yet another sign that Americans are squeamish over the sight of a nursing breast, even as breast-feeding itself gains more support from the government and medical community.Babytalk is a free magazine whose readership is overwhelmingly mothers of babies. Yet in a poll of more...
  • The Hobbit Hole XXX - Then world behind and home ahead...

    06/28/2006 10:14:11 AM PDT · by HairOfTheDog · 6,267 replies · 43,320+ views
    Welcome to The Hobbit Hole! Then world behind and home ahead First thread: New Zealander builds Hobbit holeSecond thread: The New Hobbit HoleThird thread: The Hobbit Hole III - Journey to the Cross-roads! (Congratulations, we filled it up!) Fourth Thread: The Hobbit Hole IV - The Road Goes Ever On...Fifth Thread: The Hobbit Hole V - Where Many Paths and Errands Meet...Sixth Thread: The Hobbit Hole VI - And Whither Then? I Cannot Say...Seventh Thread: The Hobbit Hole VII - But not yet weary are our feet... Eighth Thread: The Hobbit Hole VIII - Still round the corner we may...
  • The FreeRepublic Saddle Club thread! - Thread TEN

    06/19/2006 8:46:45 AM PDT · by HairOfTheDog · 10,806 replies · 50,447+ views
    The FreeRepublic Saddle Club - Who's Who *pics* This is a horse chat thread where we share ideas, ask for input from other horsemen, and talk about our riding and horse-keeping. We have a lot of different kinds of riders and horses, and a lot to share. In the previous threads we have had a great time talking through lessons, training, horse lamenesses, illnesses and pregnancies... and always sharing pictures and stories. I always have a link to this thread on my profile page, so if you have something to say and can't find the thread in latest posts…...
  • Belmont Stakes 2006 - *Live thread* - The Test of the Champion

    06/10/2006 12:19:16 PM PDT · by HairOfTheDog · 154 replies · 3,132+ views
    Race coverage: Now till 5:00 Eastern on ESPN, Then switch to ABC at 5:00 Approximate gate time 6:35 eastern on ABC 1 Platinum Couple   Owner: Team Tristar Stable Trainer: Joseph A. Lostritto Jockey: Jose L. Espinoza Odds: 30-1 2 SunRiver   Owner: Aaron U. and Marie D. Jones Trainer: Todd A Pletcher Jockey: Rafael Bejarano Odds: 4-1 3 Hemingway's Key   Owner: Kinsman Stable Trainer: Nicholas Zito Jockey: Jeremy Rose Odds: 15-1 4 Bob and John   Owner: Stonerside Stable Trainer: Bob Baffert Jockey: Garrett Gomez Odds: 5-1 5 High Finance   Owner: West Point Stable Trainer: Richard A....
  • Triple Crown hopeful Barbaro loses... Seriously injured during race

    05/20/2006 11:13:23 AM PDT · by HairOfTheDog · 845 replies · 25,015+ views
    Post Position Silks Horse Name Trainer Jockey Morning Line   1 (NA)    LIKE NOW(Picture NA)   Kiaran McLaughlin  Garrett Gomez   19-1   2  PLATINUM COUPLE  Joseph Lostritto  Jose Espinoza 28-1   3  HEMINGWAY'S KEY  Nick Zito  Jeremy Rose 30-1   4  GREELEY'S LEGACY  George Weaver  Richard Migliore 38-1   5  BROTHER DEREK  Dan Hendricks  Alex Solis 7-2   6  BARBARO  Michael Matz   Edgar Prado 1-2   7  SWEETNORTHERNSAINT  Michael Trombetta   Kent Desormeaux 6-1   8  BERNARDINI  Thomas Albertrani  Javier Castellano 17-1   9 DIABOLICAL   Steve Klesaris  Ramon Dominguez 24-1  
  • May 18 - Anniversary - Mt. St. Helens Eruption

    05/18/2006 8:44:05 AM PDT · by HairOfTheDog · 64 replies · 887+ views
    May 18, 2006
    Mt. St. Helens from Johnston Ridge, May 17, 1980. Mt. St. Helens from same location after May 18.
  • Run For The Roses 2006! – 132nd Kentucky Derby - *Live Thread*

    05/06/2006 8:28:23 AM PDT · by HairOfTheDog · 215 replies · 5,275+ views
    Kentucky Derby 132 Entrants Program # Silks Horse Morning Line Trainer Jockey 1 Jazil 30-1 Kiaran McLaughlin Fernando Jara 2 Steppenwolfer 30-1 Daniel Peitz Robby Albarado 3 Keyed Entry 30-1 Todd Pletcher Patrick Valenzuela 4 Sinister Minister 12-1 Bob Baffert Victor Espinoza 5 Point Determined 12-1 Bob Baffert Rafael Bejarano 6 Showing Up 20-1 Barclay Tagg Cornelio Velasquez 7 Bob and John 12-1 Bob Baffert Garrett Gomez 8 Barbaro 4-1 Michael Matz Edgar Prado 9 Sharp Humor 20-1 Dale Romans Mark Guidry 10 A.P. Warrior 15-1 John Shirreffs Corey Nakatani 11 Sweetnorthernsaint 10-1 Michael Trombetta Kent Desormeaux 12 Private...
  • The Hobbit Hole XXIX - Until the stars are all alight...

    04/20/2006 2:10:46 PM PDT · by HairOfTheDog · 7,505 replies · 49,763+ views
    Welcome to The Hobbit Hole! Until the stars are all alight First thread: New Zealander builds Hobbit holeSecond thread: The New Hobbit HoleThird thread: The Hobbit Hole III - Journey to the Cross-roads! (Congratulations, we filled it up!) Fourth Thread: The Hobbit Hole IV - The Road Goes Ever On...Fifth Thread: The Hobbit Hole V - Where Many Paths and Errands Meet...Sixth Thread: The Hobbit Hole VI - And Whither Then? I Cannot Say...Seventh Thread: The Hobbit Hole VII - But not yet weary are our feet... Eighth Thread: The Hobbit Hole VIII - Still round the corner we may...
  • Free Republic *Pager* stopped working after latest MS Security update - [ActiveX control]

    04/16/2006 3:36:36 PM PDT · by HairOfTheDog · 39 replies · 1,036+ views
    Hair
    Ever since the last Automatic Update from MS, the FR pager has stopped working right. When it tries to work I get the popup below. My husband has played around with the settings in IE at Tools-Internet Options-Security, but enabling Activex Controls there is not fixing it. Running XP Home SP 2 - all up to date... IE 6.0 MS Antispyware PC-Cillan Not sure which of these is stopping me up or where to look.
  • South Park: Cartoon Wars ['South Park' Goes After Mohammad Censorship]

    04/06/2006 9:16:57 AM PDT · by HairOfTheDog · 98 replies · 2,274+ views
    TV Squad ^ | Apr 6th 2006 | Adam Finley
    Posted Apr 6th 2006 9:17AM by Adam Finley Last night South Park, in a way only South Park can, managed to mix Family Guy and the recent kerfuffle over cartoons involving the Prophet Muhammed into a scathing indictment of both. In the South Park universe, the "offensive Muhammed cartoon" is an episode of Family Guy which the Fox Network decides to censor. Cartman convinces Kyle to join him on his quest to get the episode off the air. It turns out Cartman doesn't care about the offensive episode, he just really, really, hates Family Guy, calling it poorly-written and accusing...
  • We love a car chase... (Fox News)

    03/22/2006 4:29:04 PM PST · by HairOfTheDog · 271 replies · 5,287+ views
    Live on Fox - Little black SUV.
  • ENOUGH Pretty Dead Girls on the News! (*Vanity Rant*)

    03/15/2006 12:04:36 PM PST · by HairOfTheDog · 102 replies · 2,012+ views
    HairOfTheDog
    I detest the media's fascination with covering live, and in great detail, the rape and murder of pretty women (Inspiration for rant, current live coverage of the sentencing hearing, on ALL news channels, of Joseph Smith's penalty hearing). They have been describing the torture and rape of a little girl in Florida for 45 minutes now, with a split screen showing her sweet picture while they describe everything this monster did to her. This is perverted voyeurism pretending to be righteous outrage and I see right through it. I'm damn tired of it. I'm sick because the media, and I...
  • 'Chef' wants out of 'South Park' contract

    03/13/2006 12:27:43 PM PST · by HairOfTheDog · 221 replies · 3,354+ views
    UPI ^ | 3/13/06
    NEW YORK, March 13 (UPI) -- Religious parody on "South Park" has led Isaac "Chef" Hayes to quit the Comedy Central cartoon. Hayes, who has been with "South Park" since 1997, issued a statement Monday saying he has requested a release from the show because of recent episodes displaying "inappropriate ridicule of religious communities." "There is a place in this world for satire, but there is a time when satire ends and intolerance and bigotry toward religious beliefs of others begins," Hayes said. "Religious beliefs are sacred to people and at all times should be respected and honored. As a...
  • Luna the orca struck and killed by tug propeller [Northwest-Pacific]

    03/10/2006 2:46:24 PM PST · by HairOfTheDog · 113 replies · 1,562+ views
    The Seattle Times ^ | Friday, March 10, 2006
    Luna the orca struck and killed by tug propeller Related Archive | Long journey home for LunaArchive | Orphaned orca swims in and out of net penArchive | Watchers hoping Luna finds family on his own GOLD RIVER, British Columbia – Luna, the juvenile killer whale from Washington state waters who got lost in Canada's Nootka Sound five years ago, apparently died today when he was accidentally struck by a tugboat propeller, Canadian authorities said.Luna, known to scientists as L-98 and a member of one of Washington state's three resident orca pods, or family groups, wandered into Nootka Sound on...
  • The Hobbit Hole XXVIII - Through shadows to the edge of night

    02/24/2006 9:52:11 AM PST · by HairOfTheDog · 9,652 replies · 60,110+ views
    Welcome to The Hobbit Hole! Through shadows to the edge of night First thread: New Zealander builds Hobbit holeSecond thread: The New Hobbit HoleThird thread: The Hobbit Hole III - Journey to the Cross-roads! (Congratulations, we filled it up!) Fourth Thread: The Hobbit Hole IV - The Road Goes Ever On...Fifth Thread: The Hobbit Hole V - Where Many Paths and Errands Meet...Sixth Thread: The Hobbit Hole VI - And Whither Then? I Cannot Say...Seventh Thread: The Hobbit Hole VII - But not yet weary are our feet... Eighth Thread: The Hobbit Hole VIII - Still round the corner we...
  • The FreeRepublic Saddle Club thread! - Thread NINE

    02/24/2006 9:12:25 AM PST · by HairOfTheDog · 8,084 replies · 37,099+ views
    The FreeRepublic Saddle Club - Who's Who *pics* This is a horse chat thread where we share ideas, ask for input from other horsemen, and talk about our riding and horse-keeping. We have a lot of different kinds of riders and horses, and a lot to share. In the previous threads we have had a great time talking through lessons, training, horse lamenesses, illnesses and pregnancies... and always sharing pictures and stories. I always have a link to this thread on my profile page, so if you have something to say and can't find the thread in latest posts…...
  • Bull charges bullfight spectators (Mexico)

    01/30/2006 12:40:26 PM PST · by HairOfTheDog · 124 replies · 2,216+ views
    BBC ^ | Monday, 30 January 2006
    Bull charges bullfight spectators At least two people are being treated in hospital in Mexico City after a bull leapt into a crowd during a bullfight. The half-ton bull - named Parajito or Little Bird - breached the safety barrier and landed on the fans. The rampage ended when a fight participant entered the stand and killed the animal with his sword. Mexico City's bullring was built 60 years ago and is one of the biggest in the world, with a capacity of 48,000. Television images of the bullfight showed the beast jump over the heads of journalists and...
  • Pets Can Travel With Owners On Midwest Airlines

    01/26/2006 2:39:01 PM PST · by HairOfTheDog · 114 replies · 1,414+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | Thu Jan 26, 11:25 AM ET
    Milwaukee's hometown airline will soon allow canines in the cabin. Starting Jan. 30, Midwest Airlines customers will be able to bring up to two dogs with them in the passenger compartment.The dogs must be in a pet carrier small enough to fit under the seat.Larger animals will still fly cargo.All pets will earn their own frequent flier miles.
  • The Hobbit Hole XXVII - And there are many paths to tread...

    01/16/2006 6:56:15 AM PST · by HairOfTheDog · 7,006 replies · 46,778+ views
    Welcome to The Hobbit Hole! And there are many paths to tread First thread: New Zealander builds Hobbit holeSecond thread: The New Hobbit HoleThird thread: The Hobbit Hole III - Journey to the Cross-roads! (Congratulations, we filled it up!) Fourth Thread: The Hobbit Hole IV - The Road Goes Ever On...Fifth Thread: The Hobbit Hole V - Where Many Paths and Errands Meet...Sixth Thread: The Hobbit Hole VI - And Whither Then? I Cannot Say...Seventh Thread: The Hobbit Hole VII - But not yet weary are our feet... Eighth Thread: The Hobbit Hole VIII - Still round the corner we...
  • The Hobbit Hole XXVI - Home is behind, the world ahead

    12/11/2005 8:37:40 AM PST · by HairOfTheDog · 7,042 replies · 52,622+ views
    Welcome to The Hobbit Hole! Home is behind, the world ahead First thread: New Zealander builds Hobbit holeSecond thread: The New Hobbit HoleThird thread: The Hobbit Hole III - Journey to the Cross-roads! (Congratulations, we filled it up!) Fourth Thread: The Hobbit Hole IV - The Road Goes Ever On...Fifth Thread: The Hobbit Hole V - Where Many Paths and Errands Meet...Sixth Thread: The Hobbit Hole VI - And Whither Then? I Cannot Say...Seventh Thread: The Hobbit Hole VII - But not yet weary are our feet... Eighth Thread: The Hobbit Hole VIII - Still round the corner we may...
  • Rockslide closes I-90 near Snoqualmie in Wash. state

    11/06/2005 8:08:19 PM PST · by HairOfTheDog · 38 replies · 999+ views
    KGW Northwest News Channel 8 ^ | November 6, 2005 | JIM KLOCKOW
    Rockslide closes I-90 near Snoqualmie in Wash. state 05:29 PM PST on Sunday, November 6, 2005 By JIM KLOCKOW, NWCN Staff KINGThe rockslide 4 miles east of Snoqualmie Pass on Interstate 90 happened Sunday morning, but threatened to close the highway in both directions because more rocks could come down. HYAK, Wash. – A rockslide forced the complete closure of Interstate 90 over Snoqualmie Pass Sunday. A state transportation official said the westbound lanes could be closed for weeks. The eastbound lanes were initially closed at North Bend, but the closure was moved to Snoqualmie Summit Sunday afternoon. Boulders the...
  • Antique urn with writing on it - Any FReepers with expertise in deciphering (Oriental?) writing?

    11/04/2005 3:06:15 PM PST · by HairOfTheDog · 104 replies · 887+ views
    HairOfTheDog
    My mother bought this big clay pot years ago at an antique store somewhere. She said it was an urn. The top, which was once sealed, has been cut open, and she put decorative grass in it. I was dusting it off today, and became interested in finding out what the writing on it says. I don't know its origin or what it might say. I have often thought perhaps it is the name or information about it's original occupant. I don't know its age or country of origin, I only guess that it appears to be Asian lettering. Anyone...
  • The Hobbit Hole XXV - Fare you well! Fare you well!

    10/15/2005 7:13:08 AM PDT · by HairOfTheDog · 9,837 replies · 59,011+ views
    Welcome to The Hobbit Hole! Fare you well! Fare you well! First thread: New Zealander builds Hobbit holeSecond thread: The New Hobbit HoleThird thread: The Hobbit Hole III - Journey to the Cross-roads! (Congratulations, we filled it up!) Fourth Thread: The Hobbit Hole IV - The Road Goes Ever On...Fifth Thread: The Hobbit Hole V - Where Many Paths and Errands Meet...Sixth Thread: The Hobbit Hole VI - And Whither Then? I Cannot Say...Seventh Thread: The Hobbit Hole VII - But not yet weary are our feet... Eighth Thread: The Hobbit Hole VIII - Still round the corner we may...
  • The FreeRepublic Saddle Club thread! - Thread EIGHT

    10/04/2005 9:56:41 AM PDT · by HairOfTheDog · 8,229 replies · 42,007+ views
    The FreeRepublic Saddle Club - Who's Who *pics* This is a horse chat thread where we share ideas, ask for input from other horsemen, and talk about our riding and horse-keeping. We have a lot of different kinds of riders and horses, and a lot to share. In the previous threads we have had a great time talking through lessons, training, horse lamenesses, illnesses and pregnancies... and always sharing pictures and stories. I always have a link to this thread on my profile page, so if you have something to say and can't find the thread in latest posts…...
  • *VANITY* - Where do ~we~ stand in the wake of Katrina?

    09/14/2005 3:32:33 PM PDT · by HairOfTheDog · 155 replies · 2,256+ views
    me | Sept 14, 2005 | HairOfTheDog
    The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy. ~Martin Luther King Jr. Yesterday as I sat and waited for an appointment with the director of a local agency for the homeless, I saw this quote on a poster on the wall. It's a great quote. I stared at it as I continued to think about the situation in New Orleans and the surrounding areas devastated by hurricane Katrina. I've found the debate on Free Republic and elsewhere nearly intolerable in the...
  • Coast Guard to the rescue, again and again

    09/02/2005 12:51:07 PM PDT · by HairOfTheDog · 22 replies · 2,034+ views
    KHOU - Houston ^ | September 2, 2005 | Nancy Holland / 11 News
    USCG via BBSNews 2005-08-30 - NEW ORLEANS (Aug. 29, 2005) - Petty Officer 1st Class Steven Huerta hoists two children into a Coast Guard rescue helicopter Coast Guard to the rescue, again and again 09:51 AM CDT on Friday, September 2, 2005 By Nancy Holland / 11 News The men and women of the Coast Guard have been flying countless rescue missions, pulling Katrina's exhausted victims to safety. What is it that keeps these brave crews going in again and again to make daring rooftop rescues? "I think it's the adrenalin that's, you know, pumping in, that you're helping so...
  • Marina Fire, Gig Harbor Washington

    08/31/2005 9:17:10 AM PDT · by HairOfTheDog · 22 replies · 452+ views
    Fire Erupts On Gig Harbor Waterfront August 31, 2005  By KOMO Staff & News Services   Tools Email This Story Printer-friendly Version   PIERCE COUNTY - The downtown Harborview Marina was engulfed in flame early Wednesday, spewing billowing black smoke as 50 boats burned to the waterline. Fire department spokeswoman Penny Hulse said no injuries had been reported. One person living aboard a boat fled the covered marina, but his boat was charred, she said. A fire boat dispatched from nearby Tacoma arrived just before 9 a.m. to aid the 40 local firefighters on sight. The fire was reported about...
  • The Hobbit Hole XXIV - Sand and Stone and Pool and Dell...

    08/24/2005 9:50:25 PM PDT · by HairOfTheDog · 8,584 replies · 47,481+ views
    Welcome to The Hobbit Hole! Sand and Stone and Pool and Dell... First thread: New Zealander builds Hobbit holeSecond thread: The New Hobbit HoleThird thread: The Hobbit Hole III - Journey to the Cross-roads! (Congratulations, we filled it up!) Fourth Thread: The Hobbit Hole IV - The Road Goes Ever On...Fifth Thread: The Hobbit Hole V - Where Many Paths and Errands Meet...Sixth Thread: The Hobbit Hole VI - And Whither Then? I Cannot Say...Seventh Thread: The Hobbit Hole VII - But not yet weary are our feet... Eighth Thread: The Hobbit Hole VIII - Still round the corner we...
  • BTK killer giving an "Oscars" caliber thank you speech on live TV (Vanity)

    08/18/2005 12:13:03 PM PDT · by HairOfTheDog · 284 replies · 6,677+ views
    Fox News
    What the heck is wrong with the news media and the audience that laps this stuff up? We have become voyeurs...
  • Madonna leaves hospital after fall (from horse)

    08/16/2005 2:41:34 PM PDT · by HairOfTheDog · 152 replies · 1,893+ views
    Madonna leaves hospital after fallFrom correspondents in London17aug05 AMERICAN pop diva Madonna was today discharged from hospital where she had been treated for injuries suffered in a horse riding accident in southwest England, a hospital spokeswoman said. The singer had been taken to Salisbury District Hospital in Wiltshire after falling off her horse while celebrating her 47th birthday. Madonna's spokeswoman, Barbara Charone, earlier said the songstress had broken her collar bone and a hand, and cracked three ribs, but her condition was not serious. "Madonna fell off a new horse she was riding late this afternoon at Ashcombe House, her...