Signs You Might Be A Cat

Written by Michael LaRocca

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You feel an irresistible urge to get inside a cupboard as soon as it's open and remove any articles of clothing from their hangers.

You love climbing into any drawer that those fools carelessly leave open.

You know how to open an inkjet printer and watchrepparttar black plastic things move, even though you haven't quite been able to bat one yet. But one day, you know you will.

Bug hunt! C'mere Daddy! Bug hunt!

You like it when people knock on your head.

You have an amazing variety of sound effects that cannot be reproduced phonetically.

When you are watching birds outrepparttar 147449 big window, they try to attack you.

You haverepparttar 147450 uncanny ability to vanish whenever you want. And nobody can find you no matter how hard they try, ha-ha-ha-ha-ha!

You can eat allrepparttar 147451 tins you want. All! Just say meow and more food magically appears.

You talk whenever one of your pet humans goes torepparttar 147452 toilet. You feel an obligation to yowl on their behalf, same as you do when using your own facilities, because for some strange reason they lack this ability.

The computer is a friendly animal that purrs when you cuddle it.

You attack funnel web spiders onrepparttar 147453 television screen.

Sometimes you stop talking inrepparttar 147454 middle of a sentence and wash your leg or your naughty bits.

You are always right, no matter how bad you are.

Michael LaRocca's free weekly newsletter, WHO MOVED MY RICE?, is not about cats. It's about his life as an English teacher in Shaoxing, China. But it does include many stories about Picasso, the lovely Calico cat he rescued from the Hong Kong SPCA.

Managing Horse Pasture

Written by Randall Holman

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Establishing and maintaining a productive pasture is not too difficult. A few dollars spent on soil nutrients for your pasture is a good investment. Fertilizer will help your pasture to become more productive and produce more forage. Fertilizer costs will generally be offset from good pasture rotating and from savings in feed costs for hay and grain supplements.

Mowing is also important of pasture management. It minimizesrepparttar spread of weeds to help maintain higher quality forage. Mowing weeds before seed heads are produced limitsrepparttar 147294 spread of weeds. Grass should be mowed to 3-4 inches.

No matter how well you manage your pasture, it will most likely thin. To help ensure pasture continues to produce good grass, new forage seed should be spread every year. It is recommended re-seeding be done inrepparttar 147295 spring or fall. Inrepparttar 147296 spring, wet conditions will allow for germination and growth, but only if it is not too wet or muddy. Inrepparttar 147297 fall, there will be less competition from weeds. Grazing should not be allowed on new grass seedlings for approximately 6 to 8 weeks after emerging fromrepparttar 147298 ground to allow for proper root growth.

Caution! Turning your horse out on green lush pasture before conditioning him to a change in diet is dangerous and can result in sickness or possibly death. Start your horse out slowly by letting him graze for few minutes each day and gradually increase to a few hours each day.

Randall Holman, site owner of Front Range Frenzy and horse enthusiast, is the author of this article. You will find other easy and practical basic horse care information on his website:

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