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damaged finish on sink

Hi all-
Sometime ago my husband got a little overenthusiastic with the drain cleaner, with the result that the finish of the sink around the drain was damaged. The white sink now has a yellow...
12-09-07, 11:44 AM
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Unhappy thread snarling on backtack

Hi all-
I'm sewing heavy nylon webbing, using thick upholstery thread and a size 16 needle (making dog leashes). When I try to backtack a few stitches at the start, my machine throws a hissy fit...
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strange toilet noises

Hi all-
We live in a townhouse complex, in the upper unit, last one on the end. For the last couple of months, the upstairs toilet has been making weird gurgling noises periodically, like it is...
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mysterious radiant heating problem

Hi all-
We have a 13-year old townhouse with two floors and hot water in-floor heating. A couple of weeks ago our floors went cold and since then we have had two different plumbers in and out...
06-08-06, 06:12 AM
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chewing problems

Keep in mind that chewing is a perfectly natural canine behaviour that all dogs do, especially puppies. Along with confining him to a crate when you aren't able to supervise him, make sure he is...
06-08-06, 05:53 AM
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Posted By Rrainea

commercial dog food

No, commercial dog food is not toxic, and millions of dogs all over the world do perfectly well on it - including one dog that I know who recently passed away at the age of 22. Feeding raw also has...
09-17-05, 08:56 AM
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Posted By Rrainea

Hi- Thyroid problems have also been implicated...

Hi-
Thyroid problems have also been implicated in cases of behavioural aggression. Here's more info:
http://www.beaconforhealth.org/Thyroid-Aggression.htm
...
09-16-05, 06:29 PM
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Posted By Rrainea

Possession of native wildlife is prohibited in...

Possession of native wildlife is prohibited in the state of Ohio unless you have a permit from the state Department of Natural Resources.

Chipmunks are extremely cute, but are best left in the...
09-16-05, 02:14 PM
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Hi- Feral pigeons are not usually a protected...

Hi-
Feral pigeons are not usually a protected species, as they are introduced pests and not wildlife. However, use of firearms in your town limits may be illegal. Have you considered fencing off...
07-29-05, 11:38 AM
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Posted By Rrainea

How about something that attaches to wires that...

How about something that attaches to wires that you fasten around the tree trunk, instead of nailing into the tree? If you get someone to make you a flat platform with a long bracket extending down...
07-29-05, 07:28 AM
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In the meantime, I'd recommend 'The Power of...

In the meantime, I'd recommend 'The Power of Positive Dog Training' by Pat Miller. It covers basic obedience as well as house manners, and is a good introduction to positive training methods.

He...
07-28-05, 05:56 PM
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Posted By Rrainea

Hi Mary- The good news is that a healthy adult...

Hi Mary-
The good news is that a healthy adult squirrel in a tree has very little to fear from a cat. A squirrel is much more agile and quick in the trees than a cat is. However, squirrels are...
07-28-05, 05:42 PM
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I have just the opposite advice - continue with...

I have just the opposite advice - continue with the treats, and give him lots of time to get used to things. Proper treat training can give much better results than old-fashioned force-based...
07-25-05, 06:39 AM
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Posted By Rrainea

Just wait until the end of August when everything...

Just wait until the end of August when everything will be finished nesting. Block up the access holes then.
07-25-05, 06:38 AM
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There are many commercial dog repellents on the...

There are many commercial dog repellents on the market. But be aware that because of your planter's location, you will have to keep reapplying it forever. Only you can decide if it is worth it.
07-25-05, 06:36 AM
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Posted By Rrainea

Car harnesses vary in quality. If you choose to...

Car harnesses vary in quality. If you choose to go that route, make sure that the attachment that couples the harness to the car seat belt is made out of strong metal, not plastic. The...
07-04-05, 04:41 PM
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Older dogs may suffer from Canine Cognitive...

Older dogs may suffer from Canine Cognitive Disorder, which is a little like senility in aged human beings. This may cause them to forget about their housetraining. If this is the problem, your vet...
07-04-05, 08:49 AM
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Posted By Rrainea

Hi- There's a recipe for a rabbit repellent...

Hi-
There's a recipe for a rabbit repellent here:
http://www.recipegoldmine.com/house/house203.html

I can't vouch for it personally but it might be worth a try.

There are some additional...
06-29-05, 10:05 AM
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Posted By Rrainea

Forgot to mention that voles prefer longer grass...

Forgot to mention that voles prefer longer grass (it gives them more cover from predators) so if you keep your lawn mowed fairly short it should discourage them from moving back in.
06-29-05, 10:04 AM
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Posted By Rrainea

Hi- Just a note that it could also be a...

Hi-
Just a note that it could also be a reaction to grass or lawn chemicals (has he been rolling around on your lawn?), plants such as stinging nettles (has he had a walk in the woods?) or possibly...
06-28-05, 02:27 PM
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Posted By Rrainea

Well, a couple of regular old hardware store snap...

Well, a couple of regular old hardware store snap traps baited with peanut butter should do the trick. Place them along the runways, and keep your pets and children away. If you need extra security...
06-28-05, 02:23 PM
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Posted By Rrainea

Hi- Are you using clumping litter? Try that,...

Hi-
Are you using clumping litter? Try that, and pick up the clumps and dispose of them daily (first thing in the morning). If the litter is not clumping, it is very difficult to get all of the...
06-28-05, 01:41 PM
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Posted By Rrainea

Yes, if it was a case of defending my own dog...

Yes, if it was a case of defending my own dog from an attacking dog, I would use whatever means necessary to keep my dog from being mauled. Calling the police after the fact is fine if you have a...
06-27-05, 12:40 PM
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Posted By Rrainea

Hi- It depends on how much those few little...

Hi-
It depends on how much those few little holes bother you. The cheapest solution is simply to live with it and put up with a few little holes in exchange for not having poisons on your yard. ...
06-27-05, 12:36 PM
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Posted By Rrainea

Hi- Congratulations on your new bunny. He/she...

Hi-
Congratulations on your new bunny. He/she will need clean, fresh food, including rabbit pellets and fresh greens, fresh water constantly available, a mineral block, a litter box, and a safe...
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