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TapitsGal
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Sat Apr 01, 2017 9:36 am

Applied as a transfer student to university of nh yesterday for fall 2017 praying I get in would love to some way get involved with the equine program doing collegiate shows
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Mon Apr 03, 2017 1:34 pm

I spent a long weekend in Chicago, hanging out with friends from college and having a really wonderful time. Lots of movies, jokes, references, deep discussions, and a dangerous little concoction called Chatham Artillery Punch. Happy to be returning to my bed, but I love leaving a weekend where I got very little sleep feeling wildly energized.
Not a wholesome trottin' race, no, but a race where they sit down right on the horse!
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Tue Apr 04, 2017 1:58 pm

Landon Collins is doing an autograph signing by me.

I actually might cry of happiness.
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Miesque1973
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Wed Apr 12, 2017 6:08 pm

George the dove and his new wife Irene are now the proud parents of a new baby. I think it hatched Friday or Saturday. The second egg, alas, seems to be a dud.

I wish I had kept track of all the babies he's fathered over the past 12+ years, but record-keeping is not my forte. :)


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Wed Apr 12, 2017 8:23 pm

Congrats to George and his mate...and you, the proud step-parent. ;)
How long does it take for a young dove to mature and be ready to leave its parents? Will you keep the little family together, or will "junior" need his/her own cage?
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Miesque1973
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Thu Apr 13, 2017 2:02 pm

They're usually out of the nest and pestering their parents for free meals within roughly two weeks of hatching. When they hatch, they're about the size of... um... a largish jelly bean, and they grow very fast (doves are excellent, diligent parents). Within three or four days, their eyes are open. Within a week, pin feathers are coming in and they're looking around. Within a few more days, they're sitting on the side of the nest box. After that, they're climbing around and soon are getting up on the perches to beg for food (If George could talk, I think he'd spend a lot of time yelling, "It's right there in the blasted feeder, you little dink!"). After a few days of that, I usually give the babies to a friend of ours who raises doves, so they won't drive George bananas.

(I recently found that besides popcorn and greens, George loves grapes. I have to break the grapes into tiny pieces, but he was delighted with that treat)

The modified parrot cage where George and Irene live really isn't big enough for more than two doves. More than two doves in a cage can stress them out and they start picking feathers off each other. Unattractive, to say the least.

The second egg was indeed a dud. I tossed it, so they could concentrate entirely on the hatchling.

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Fri Apr 14, 2017 8:02 am

After a 55 hour week + commute time I am so ready for this weekend. Holy tired.
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Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:36 pm

After not seeing my son for 22 years (his dad got custody when we divorced and then they left Alaska) my son is coming back to Alaska on Monday April 24th, he arrives at 2:10 PM Alaska time!! I am one very happy mother right now!!!!!!
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Wed Apr 19, 2017 9:02 pm

How exciting, PE. You must be thrilled.
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Thu Apr 20, 2017 2:30 am

Starine,
I am very excited Monday can't come soon enough :lol:
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Thu May 04, 2017 7:45 pm

It's been a long, weird journey... but as of today I am officially Dr. Tessa.
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Thu May 04, 2017 8:07 pm

Tessablue wrote:It's been a long, weird journey... but as of today I am officially Dr. Tessa.

Congratulations! :D
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Thu May 04, 2017 9:41 pm

Tessablue wrote:It's been a long, weird journey... but as of today I am officially Dr. Tessa.

A rousing cheer for a long fought for goal that is finally attained! Way to go, Dr. Tessa!
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Fri May 05, 2017 5:12 pm

Thank you both! Gonna take a while to adjust to no longer having a clearly defined life goal, but it's good to be done.
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Fri May 05, 2017 7:06 pm

Tessablue wrote:Thank you both! Gonna take a while to adjust to no longer having a clearly defined life goal, but it's good to be done.
Congrats. Has it even sunk in yet?
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Fri May 05, 2017 8:03 pm

Somnambulist wrote:
Tessablue wrote:Thank you both! Gonna take a while to adjust to no longer having a clearly defined life goal, but it's good to be done.
Congrats. Has it even sunk in yet?
Thank you! It has and it hasn't, I don't feel any different but I am going through kind of an existential crisis so... hopefully that resolves soon.
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Fri May 05, 2017 8:43 pm

Tessablue wrote:
Somnambulist wrote:
Tessablue wrote:Thank you both! Gonna take a while to adjust to no longer having a clearly defined life goal, but it's good to be done.
Congrats. Has it even sunk in yet?
Thank you! It has and it hasn't, I don't feel any different but I am going through kind of an existential crisis so... hopefully that resolves soon.
You're just at a station waiting for the next train. Gloat a little bit!

I'm so tired. I'm so happy I don't have to wake up early tomorrow. I might set my alarm for 6 just to turn it off.
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Fri May 05, 2017 9:18 pm

Somnambulist wrote:
You're just at a station waiting for the next train. Gloat a little bit!

I'm so tired. I'm so happy I don't have to wake up early tomorrow. I might set my alarm for 6 just to turn it off.
Ha, okay, I will try to think about it that way! Bow down to me, mortals :D

Glad you get to have a break and enjoy the raceday tomorrow. I also can't wait to just relax, follow the races, and rage about the coverage with everyone on here. One of the best days of the year.
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Fri May 05, 2017 9:33 pm

Congrats, Tessa. Myself, I'm hoping to be a technical writer by fall so seeing others succeed in reaching their career goals motivates me too. ;)
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Fri May 05, 2017 10:20 pm

Starine wrote:Congrats, Tessa. Myself, I'm hoping to be a technical writer by fall so seeing others succeed in reaching their career goals motivates me too. ;)
Thank you, and best of luck to you in your endeavors! You totally got this :D And technical writing is a great field to get into, I've see sooo many of those jobs pop up as I've been doing my own job hunt.
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