Signs You Might Be A Cat

Written by Michael LaRocca

SIGNS YOU MIGHT BE A CAT Copyright 2005, Michael LaRocca

You can get cuddles whenever you want them.

You yowl loudly if your litter box is not clean.

You yowl loudly atrepparttar full moon.

You yowl loudly for no reason.

Floor swimming!

Ping Pong balls!

You find yourself bathing Daddy every day because he doesn't know how to clean himself.

You don't understandrepparttar 147449 language that your pet humans use, but you always know when they are talking about you.

Daddy won't changerepparttar 147450 weather no matter how many times you tell him to.

Sleeping nearrepparttar 147451 air conditioner is always bad, no matter how hotrepparttar 147452 weather is. It's better to curl up under a lamp inrepparttar 147453 hot summertime.

You are always onrepparttar 147454 wrong side of any closed door.

Strangers invade your home and you can do whatever you want. You can sniff them, you can let them rub you, you can purr and cuddle in their laps, you can protest their presence, you can cuddle Daddy, you can cuddle Mamma when there are too many males inrepparttar 147455 flat. This is your home; they are only visitors. Meow!

You often get uncontrollable urges to bolt aroundrepparttar 147456 house at 3AM yelling meow meow atrepparttar 147457 top of your small but impressively powerful lungs.

You prefer even your water to have a tuna flavor.

I eat therefore I am.

Lying atoprepparttar 147458 bookshelf, which is very tall, gives you an excellent view of everything that happens in your flat.

Acrobatic leaps that makerepparttar 147459 rest ofrepparttar 147460 world sick with jealousy.

Your pet humans can sleep through alarm clocks and train wrecks, but not throughrepparttar 147461 siren that is your voice. They wake up, feed you, and sleep throughrepparttar 147462 rest ofrepparttar 147463 day. Who cares if they sleep, as long as you are fed?

Managing Horse Pasture

Written by Randall Holman

A major part of a horse's diet is hay or pasture. A horse weighing 1000 pounds will eat about 500 pounds each month. A horse needs roughly 28 acres of non-irrigated, dryland pasture a year if that isrepparttar only source of forage. However, a pasture that is irrigated will grow more forage than dryland pasture, requiring less acreage. The amount of irrigated pasture needed for one horse is roughly 1 to 2 acres.

Two acres of pasture for each horse are recommended. One acre of pasture will provide adequate grazing, but requires more pasture management. Manage your pasture as you would with any crop with soil testing, fertilizing, and managing manure. Horses will not eat trampled grass or grass with manure on it. Horses will also overgraze smaller areas very quickly. Therefore, a combination of pasture and small lot or barn is needed to help minimize overgrazing.

Do not let horses overgrazerepparttar 147294 pasture as this can cause grass to no longer grow. Keep pasture grass healthy--overgrazed pasture may never recover. To allow for re-growth, leave about 1/3 ofrepparttar 147295 grass uneaten at any given time. The horse can be confined torepparttar 147296 lot or barn and only allowed to graze for a few hours a day, reducing damage to a small pasture. Rotational pasture lots are one key to using small acreage pasture space torepparttar 147297 fullest potential. Portable electric fencing provides an efficient and economic way to partition you pasture. Over-supplementing your horse with hay and grain will not prevent your horse from overgrazing.

Pasture grazing is not absolutely necessary for a horse. A nice green pasture is not always a reality. Horses can be properly fed without pasture. However, pasture has several advantages as it isrepparttar 147298 natural feed for horses, reducesrepparttar 147299 cost of feeding, provides your horse with exercise, and generally speaking, horses are usually healthier when kept outside on pasture.

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