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  • The Hobbit Hole XXXVIII - There and Back Again!

    09/23/2009 6:19:16 AM PDT · by HairOfTheDog · 4,311 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...