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Tiny Biting Black Bugs

January 22, 20190 found this helpful

I went through something similar and I literally thought I was losing my mind! It started in October and didnt end until June/July the following year! We thought we might of had fleas. My daughter brought her dog by without knowing yet she had fleas. Soon I saw a couple black very tiny bugs that jumped. About a week of my cleaning head to toe thinking we were good it started! We were eaten alive day and night and omg it hurt! We could barely see anything we couldnt figure it out but that it was barely visable and black/dark brown. Had exterminators come 4 times they couldnt find anything! My whole house was infected including my car. It was so bad we left the home and I got rid of my car. It was on its way out anyways! What a nightmare. Dermatologist didnt find anything didnt even do a skin scraping but said it could be scabies. Did the lotion treatments got relief but bam here it came again! I even had tiny eggs in my hair but knew it wasnt lice because lice only attack your head not your entire body. We questioned mites too. We tried everything dia earth, every spray and powder you could by, bombs, salt, borax in laundry and on the carpets, scabies lotions and sulfur lotions which made a ton of black dots come out of my skin? Salt baths, tee tree oil, everything! Constant vacuuming. Threw away furniture, rugs, linens, laundry. Even steam cleaned the carpets. Nothing worked nothing. We left the house and everything in it but one storage locker of things. Honestly i think the issue started with fleas and then we developed dermatitis. To make matters worse my clothes were always infected no matter how many times we washed them! Eventually I decided to start taking baths with black castor oil. Found it at Walmart in the womens hair section. Also used it on my body. I also changed detergent to a tide hypo allergic one and used it in combination with a Lysol laundry sanitizer that kills bacteria virus etc also at Walmart and at target. FINALLY RELIEF!!! With in a week I was fine! I couldnt believe it!!! I hope you find relief. Its so hard to deal with this especially when you cant figure out what it is!

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Maple Cranberry Corn Muffins

January 22, 20190 found this helpful

Looks very good :) I have never tried corn in muffins before!

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Is My Dog a Chihuahua/Dachshund Mix?

January 22, 20190 found this helpful

My dog is almost identical except his paws are more chubby. This is him as a puppy.

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January 22, 20190 found this helpful

My dog is almost identical except his paws are more chubby. This is him as a puppy.

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What Can I Use to Weight a Doll?

January 22, 20190 found this helpful

This tutorial is for reborn dolls, which is different from cloth dolls.

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Remedy for a Smelly Particleboard Dresser

January 22, 20190 found this helpful

If this is worth it to you to spend $35.00 or so, you can rent an ozinator machine at one of the local equipment rental places. Put the piece of furniture in a closet or small room, like a bathroom (that you won't need to use for 12 or more hrs), with the ozinator overnight. NOTE: this will kill any animals or plants, so do NOT leave any in the same room. It's simple. Put the machine (it's small) in the room, turn it on, shut the door and put a towel along the bottom of the bathroom, or closet door. The next day, open the door BUT DO NOT GO IN immediately. Wait a few minutes to turn off the machine, then wait a few more minutes to enter and do anything else. The room will have no oxygen in it when first opened. It takes a few minutes to re-oxygenate.

When contaminants such as odors, bacteria or viruses make contact with ozone, they are destroyed completely by oxidation. In so doing, that extra atom of oxygen is consumed and there is nothing left...no odor...no bacteria...no extra atom, only oxygen. Ozone reverts back to oxygen after it is used.

This is an excellent tool to rid a house of dog or cat urine, or any other obnoxious smell.

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January 22, 20190 found this helpful

my first impression is that it is in fact either formaldehyde, or that the glue inherent in the particle board at some point rotted out and gives off an offensive smell.

I have heard this happening with indoor paint where either the pigment or the fluid rots and stinks everything up

a third option is that it did develop rot or mould inside the particle board part itself

either way your only option is to throw the piece of furniture in the garbage or try to get your money back

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January 22, 20190 found this helpful

Did you buy it new? If so, it may be formaldehyde, which is almost impossible to remove. You can try letting them sit out in the sun on a warm, dry day (for a few days), but I have never had luck with this. You may want to return it to the store and ask for a refund. Perhaps if enough people fuss, they will stop using this on furniture. Good luck!! Post back what you decide/learn!

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January 22, 20190 found this helpful

Hi,
I would mix 1 tablespoon of white vinegar into teo cups of water. Then I would wipe the drawers and surfaces with this solution. Leave until dry. The rag should be wet with the vinegar water solution but not dripping wet. This should take care of the smell.

----Robyn

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Identifying a Figurine

January 22, 20190 found this helpful

Hello. Would anyone be able to assist me in identifying this antique figurine I have? How do I post a picture?
Thank you.

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Echo (Husky)

January 22, 20190 found this helpful

Shes beautiful

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Recycled Paper Rolls as Heart Stamps

January 22, 20190 found this helpful

Very nice looking

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Drinking Straw Starbursts

January 22, 20190 found this helpful

Very pretty!

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Cleaning Carpets Without a Vacuum

January 22, 20190 found this helpful

For those of you who are going to pose the animal hair question here's my trick:

1. Rag and a bucket of water with a tiny bit of soap (1/2 gallon and >1/8th an ounce of dawn).

2. Wipe the carpet in one direction, the animal hair will clump together and is really easy to pick up/sweep up when you're done.

If the first pass doesn't get everything up, turn 90 degrees and start again.

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Drinking Straw as Small Travel Containers

January 22, 20190 found this helpful

How do you open it once you're on the road? :-) Thanks!

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Spanish Quiche

January 22, 20190 found this helpful

Thank you for your comment. Yes, you're right. That's a great comparison to pizza. Anything goes!!! I never thought about it that way. Great thought!! Enjoy!

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January 22, 20190 found this helpful

Sounds great! Quiche is so versatile. I consider it like pizza, with whatever toppings and ingredients you might like.

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Homemade Bath Products Company Name Ideas

January 22, 20190 found this helpful

Oceans and Sunsets
Charlotte's Web
Natural Luxe
Beauty Inspired
Naturally Chill

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January 22, 20190 found this helpful

Best wishes!

How about Charlotte's Beauty Bar...bath bombs and beyond for your beauty time!

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January 22, 20190 found this helpful

Ocean Beauty Bath Products

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January 22, 20191 found this helpful

Natural Bathing Beauty

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Identifying a Stuffed Toy

January 22, 20190 found this helpful

it looks very 'kawai' to me, which is a Japanese style of neotenous art that emphasizes round head, eyes, etc.

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January 22, 20190 found this helpful

It may be a Disney. What does the body look like?

If you had pictures from all sides, I may be able to help or there is a toy ID site I adore on Facebook. They may know quicker than I would. You have to ask to join, but they are a great and very smart bunch of toy fans.

The site is named Toy & Doll Identification help. The link is:

www.facebook.com/.../

Post back what they learn if they figure it out before I do!!

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January 22, 20190 found this helpful

Submit the picture to the customer service department of Gund and Applause. They made a lot of toys back in the 1980s and 1990s

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Identifying an Antique Desk

January 22, 20190 found this helpful

this is a lovely secretary with many compartments made in nice mahogany wood and it looks to be at least 80 years old

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January 22, 20190 found this helpful

This is an amazing piece!! I suggest taking good photos or the piece if you can, to a trusted antique dealer and getting his/her professional expertise on exactly what you have.

I have never seen a piece quite like it! It has the spools, the drop leave, the cubbies!! In the right market with the provenance correctly documented, I am thinking it will fetch a decent amount for you.

The challenge with pieces like this are it may be a one of a kind (meaning it has been modified over the years). Also for selling, the average person will be more willing to pay the true value to a dealer, than a "lay person".

Please post back what you learn! I am so excited to hear about it. Just a stunning piece!!!

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January 22, 20190 found this helpful

It is a beautiful piece of furniture. I can't make out the mark. To determine age, look at how the drawers are put together. Pins and dovetails were the way drawers were made before 1860, when machines took over. Here is a helpful article to read: home.howstuffworks.com/.../how-to-identify-antique-wooden-furniture...

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Treating Boils

January 22, 20190 found this helpful

this may be one of those situations where the boil created what is known as a 'cyst wall' which is a placenta-like enclosure that easily fills up with gross crap because it is liable to become infected again. Surgical removal is at times the best option because as long as that membrane remains in there it will fill up again even if you do overcome it this time

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January 22, 20190 found this helpful

Oh my. That looks very sore. Who prescribed the antibiotics? You need to get back there ASAP! These things can get infected and you can get septic very quickly. Please do not mess around with this.

Post back so we know you are OK. Prayers for healing!!

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January 22, 20190 found this helpful

The core is usually removed by the doctor in a sterile environment. I would put ointment on the wound and cover it. I think two weeks in pain, even when on an antibiotic, would warrant a call.

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Rose Stems Started Sprouting in My Vase

January 22, 20190 found this helpful

I didn't realize that you could get roses from cuttings but apparently it is possible

scvrs.homestead.com/cuttings1.html

www.youtube.com/watch?v=JyKH0lVxFQI

they suggest adding a rooting hormone such as this
CLONEX Gel:goo.gl/rWlQw2
FAST ROOT :goo.gl/ilWP4q

they also say that the rose that will emerge is a clone of the original plant

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January 22, 20190 found this helpful

Thank you ! I will give that a try. Excited at the prospect of getting a rose bush.

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Leaves on Avocado Plant Wilting

January 22, 20190 found this helpful

the only time I ever got to have an avocado successfully grow into a plant it then died after I transplanted it to a new pot. It was most sad. I had to transplant it becase it needed more room but something about the process must not be good for them, without taking special measures of which I was unawares

possibly that's what's up with yours

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Storing Photos

January 22, 20190 found this helpful

if you have a little money to invest you could actually get some fireproof safes and store them in there

or if there's an abandoned (but not disgusting) refrigerator or freezer somewhere you can store them in there. The idea is to keep tem somewhere insulated from temperature fluctuiations and humidity

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Unable to Dial 911 from Apartment

January 22, 20190 found this helpful

you should contact someone involved with housing rights or such programs because it is illegal for a person to not have access to 911.

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January 22, 20190 found this helpful

First suggestion is to talk to your landlord and find out what he/she recommends as he/she as a vested stake in you and everyone's ability to call 911 if there is a fire in the building he/she owns. Perhaps he/she has a solution and this will all be resolved. If you get nothing, talk to your neighbors and see what they think. You should all band together and work with the landlord if the landlord has no answers.

Second suggestion is to call your cell carrier and ask them for a booster specific to your phone service. Each phone service where I am as boosters for these very situations. Hopefully that will help with your emails getting out and your other issues.

Third is to look at this site and see if the help section can help you if the first suggestion does not work:

www.fcc.gov/.../911-wireless-services

Post back what you learn! Prayers and best wishes!

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January 22, 20190 found this helpful

None of this sounds very good for a person who does not have a vehicle and is also housebound(?).
Do you receive any type of government assistance?
Housing assistance?
Food stamps?
Medicaid?
What type of disability news are you waiting on? SSDI - SSI - Medicaid?
If you are receiving any type of government assistance you will usually be qualified to get help from government officials quickly as you are someone they will already have a lot of personal information available.

You can contact your congressman with this information as they will send someone out to investigate a problem like this.
Here is a link to find your representative and either call them (when you can) but I would suggest you write a letter because of all the details and mark it (in red if possible) with URGENT - please help - on the front of the envelope.

www.house.gov/.../find-your-representative

Vonage is not a true land line as their system is only over the Internet so you may have to go with another carrier to get a land line.

Their is probably a problem within your apartment building and it is possible that not everyone is affected the same as you.

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January 22, 20190 found this helpful

Could you get a physical old fashioned landline? I know many people and businesses still have wired phones so it must still be supported.

Another idea is to get an ethernet signal repeater to boost the signal that you have. I assume that internet is one of the services that you are provided with your rental. If you are in an apartment building, the rest of the tenants are probably using the same connection, which might be why you don't get a connection regularly.

Good luck and please let us know what you find out.

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Finding Cheap Tires for a Lexus ES350

January 22, 20190 found this helpful

not offhand but I am certain that craigslist, a Lexus dealer, and possibly even secondhand tyre shops (if you want to risk that) would have many possibilities

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January 22, 20190 found this helpful

Here is a list:

www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-1&q=cheap...

Angie's list has a list of them also:

www.angieslist.com/.../car-tires.htm

Wishing you the best!

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January 22, 20190 found this helpful

Hi,

I would actually check Walmart.com to find the least expensive tires. They should be about $57.00 per tire. This does not include installation.

Hope this helps;)

----Robyn

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Jewelry Business Name Ideas

January 22, 20190 found this helpful

Thrifty Chic
Paradox Adornments (because 'chic' and 'cheap' is usually contradiction in people's minds)
Cheap N' Chic
Divine Steals

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Re-dying Hair

January 22, 20190 found this helpful

you could try doing a henna dye job, which is a natural dye and nonpermanent, to wait out the 2 weeks or whatever is optimal

I mean, you CAN dye it right away but you seriously put yourself in danger of losing hair or having it be all brittle and damaged

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House and Obedience Training a 4 Month Old Puppy

January 22, 20190 found this helpful

Please take a step back and know that the dog is not being defiant or bad. He is being a puppy. Talk to the vet and see if he/she can recommend a trainer for your breed mix as both the "bully" breeds and boxers are strong leaders and need jobs and to have a strong alpha.

A good trainer will train you to be the alpha and the dog will follow your lead. They will teach you how to give the pup jobs that he can feel valuable and useful.

Also be sure to rule out any health issues or depression or anxiety (puppy Prozac is real and works).

Post back how things go. Prayers for all!!

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Dog Is Not Drinking Water

January 22, 20190 found this helpful

I am curious as to whether the elder dog died of some specific ailment that maybe the younger dog caught? Maybe it was a heart condition but maybe it was caused by worms or some other parasite, and this same parasite is afflicting the little dog and causing this lack of desire to drink water?

Also my Rabies red flag went up when I heard about a dog that doesn't want to drink water from one moment to the next, but it doesn't sound like that's what's going on

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January 22, 20190 found this helpful

You have my deepest sympathy on the loss of your older pup.

I would have the vet check your pup as any change in behavior or eating/drinking/output can be a physical condition. It is possible it is just the mourning period, but safety first!

Post back what you learn. Blessings to all!

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January 22, 20190 found this helpful

Hi,

Many times a pet fountain wil convince dogs to drink more water. The fountain makes the water seem more desirable to the dog. Maybe this will help?

---Robyn

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Sewing Machine Not Picking Up Bobbin Thread

January 22, 20190 found this helpful

there is definitely a broken or stuck component. If you look with a magnifying glass and pull the machine apart you may be able to see what it is that went missing. When parts stop moving it's because a gear that connected them broke. If one gets stuck it's because that piece that broke off is impeding proper forward motion.

best take it to a shop

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Finding Someone to Repair a Fire Damaged Figurine

January 22, 20190 found this helpful

Hello,

You would want to look up object restoration, antique and contemporary. These would be your key words in your web search:
Here is an example:

oliverbrothersonline.com/.../

Good luck!

----Robyn

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Age and Value of a Homer Laughlin Pitcher

January 22, 20190 found this helpful

The Homer Laughlin china co. still seems to exist today, in the form of Homer Laughlin China Co and also Fiesta, all seem to provide a range of values in a more rugged aesthetic than your average fine china

The other interesting thing about this company is that at one pt it seemed to acquire Hall China, which I know for a fact is a very lauded and collectible antique china product.

www.hlcdinnerware.com/home
fiestafactorydirect.com/

A nice thing about the company is it still apparently manufactures in West Virginia

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January 22, 20190 found this helpful

There is a Facebook site specific to HL items:

www.facebook.com/.../

Perhaps they can confirm my info which this may be from the early 1900s (although sadly not one of the more sought after HL item):

This one that looks identical to yours sold on ebay for under a best offer of $13 (which means they could have taken 12.99 down to one penny (plus shipping).

Please see if you agree this matches yours:
www.ebay.com/.../163080986915?hash=item25f8626123...

Condition is everything and maybe it is the photos, but your condition looks to be between poor and fair.

Post back what you learn!

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January 22, 20190 found this helpful

I'm not familiar with Homer Laughlin but I see there are several hundred listed on eBay so it would take a long time to research without a better description/name.

www.ebay.com/.../i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=m570.l1313...

You might try asking your question at Replacements as they have a big selection and they also buy some items.
You will need the size of your pitcher to go with photos and an accurate condition statement.

www.replacements.com/contact-us.htm

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Bath Bomb Business Name Ideas

January 22, 20190 found this helpful

Cool!

How about:

Bath bombs and beyond by Jessica and Ivy

Best wishes!!

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Dyeing a Polyester and Suede Face Wrap

January 22, 20190 found this helpful

I wouldn't try this. The materials and the color (dying dark to light) is a recipe for disaster.

Do they make the item in the lighter color to start? May be best to just try to find one in the color to start vs. risking ruining what you have.

Sorry. This is just my opinion. I wouldn't do it.

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January 22, 20190 found this helpful

I'm not sure this is possible. Changing a dark item to a lighter one with dyeing is hard enough, but polyester is pretty resistant to dyeing or bleaching, because it is a synthetic fabric that just sort of can degrade when confronted with harsh chemicals

you could try making a really diluted acrylics wash with something like Golden Fluid acrylics and see if that adds some colour while not losing too much flexibility www.dickblick.com/.../

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January 22, 20190 found this helpful

It is difficult to change a black item to a lighter color - any fabric - but polyester is sometimes unpredictable and suede???

You cannot use chlorine bleach on polyester but you can use a dye remover and then try to dye it tan.

Problems: I have no idea how suede will react to the dye remover or the tan dye so maybe someone will make comments/suggestions on the suede.

The thread in the wrap may be a different material (?) and will many times remain the original color and I do not think you can do anything about that (if it happens).

Here is a link that has some useful information:

www.pburch.net/.../index.html

This is another link that has several links on the right side that may be of help and you can also sign up and ask your question here.

twitter.com/handdyeing

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Recycling Cell Phones and a Tablet

January 22, 20190 found this helpful

Hi,

Staples stores will recycle cell phones, except for smaller stores in New York City and Washington D.C.

---Robyn

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Value of a Vintage Victorian Mirror

January 22, 20190 found this helpful

Where was it sold at auction? How recent?

The market for mirrors has not changed much in the past few years so if it was within the last 5 years, the value then is probably the value today. Sadly, maybe less, but that would give you a starting point.

The markings are not at all familiar to me, and I lived in the DC area for a number of years and this when I was deep into learning about the love with all things old. Perhaps find an antique dealer in the DC area through google and send them the photo. They may know right off the top of their head and be able to give you a value if the auction sale you are taking about was more than 10 years ago.

This was a neat shop....haven't been there in ages...maybe they can help:

www.yelp.com/.../memories-antiques-manassas

Post back what you learn. I am very curious what you have.

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Caring for a Dog with Parvo

January 22, 20190 found this helpful

just make sure he stays dehydrated

unfortunately whether he survives or not really depends on his immune system and how hardy he is. Certainly many puppies survive parvo but just as many succumb and the only real predictor is their natural constitution and state of health

the most important thing is to keep him hydrated, especially if he is still vomiting

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January 22, 20190 found this helpful

Please take the pup back to the vet and ask for better instructions and assistance ASAP!

The vet needs to guide the pup's care and if there are ongoing issues when treatment starts, the vet needs to know so he/she can update the treatment plan.

I know parvo survivors and they all had vet care followed to the letter and parents who prayed and kept positive vibes going.

Post back with an update. Sending up lots and lots of healing prayers!

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January 22, 20190 found this helpful

Try to give water or pedialyte every so often and hopefully some stays down.

I would bring him back to vet to see if there is something that can be done.

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Identifying a Porcelain Figurine

January 22, 20190 found this helpful

this type of doll is very interesting insofar as the 'Made in Japan' points to a very interesting historical era, before China became the de facto manufacturer of the world, and after WW2 Japan for a while, thanks to various Japanese post hiroshima reconstruction efforts, was the one where industrialized commodities originated from. There's even a Jefferson Airplane song that contextualizes the ubiquity and scorn with which the people beheld something stamped 'Made in Japan' - an attitude that today can extend to Japan's other Asian neighbours

as far as the doll itself, it is clearly modelled on a certain 'Flapper' aesthetic of the 1920's America/Western culture

so not only is the doll cute but an interesting cultural and sociological artifact

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Value of a King O' Lawn Reel Mower

January 22, 20190 found this helpful

reel mowers are useful only if the blades are easy to sharpen and new they can be as little as $60 on Amazon, generally $100 or so, rarely more than that

if it is an antique that's another issue

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Avocado Tree Losing Leaves

January 22, 20190 found this helpful

avocado does well in a California climate which means it should be warm and reasonably dry

you could be overwatering it, not have enough light, or the room jsut be too cold

fix any of these and the plant should do better

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Recipes Using Leftover Biscuits and Pie Filling

January 22, 20190 found this helpful

I would make mini biscuit pies by cutting the biscuits in 1/2, cutting out the crumby middle, filling it with the filling, then putting in oven for 10 minutes at 350degrees or less

YOu could also put the filling in a dish, pull apart the biscuits and cover it on top. I know this has a name but I forget what it's called, when you sort of put the crust on top and the filling on the bottom

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Copycat Recipe for McCormick's Country Chicken Seasoning

January 22, 20190 found this helpful

it looks like it just uses gravy, Lawson's seasoning which is readily available, thyme, salt, sour cream, and something called 'poultry seasoning' which is apparently just
2 teaspoons ground sage.
1 12 teaspoons ground thyme.
1 teaspoon ground marjoram.
34 teaspoon ground rosemary.
12 teaspoon nutmeg.
12 teaspoon finely ground black pepper. www.geniuskitchen.com/.../homemade-poultry-seasoning-23966

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January 22, 20190 found this helpful

It is really difficult to figure out McCormick's "formula" for deciding what to discontinue and it is sad they give no warning about something being discontinued.

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Outlet Not Working

January 22, 20190 found this helpful

please don't do anything without an electrician unless you or someone you know is essentially super skilled or licensed

we lived in a duplex and the ppl in the apartment above decided to fix their outlet problem in the porch light. It worked for 2 or 3 months and then one night caught fire and we were all essentially 'homeless' after that

so... beware

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January 22, 20190 found this helpful

I agree with Judy, outlet could be bad. Regular wear/tear.

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Cause of Scum on Dishwasher Filter

January 22, 20190 found this helpful

I say that possibly avoid the second product and make sure to try other soaps. Maybe powdered soaps would work better on this machine

also like someone said the idea of cleaning the trap out is a good one, as is to run a vinegar solution

also make sure your plumbing is doing well and that there's not a weird inability of the machine to not eliminate all the water after the cycle. maybe there's a weird backup somewhere

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January 22, 20190 found this helpful

You may want to check the book and see what brand they recommend using. You could also try a small container of another brand (do not use the Finish) and see if you still have the issue.

Different soaps work different in different machines so you may need to figure out what works best with your new machine.

Did they send a sample of a product? If so, that is probably what works best with it.

Post back what you learn!

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January 22, 20190 found this helpful

Hi,
I would clean the dishwasher by placing a coffee mug on the top rack of the dishwasher. Fill the mug 2/3 full with white vinegar. Run this through a cycle. This should get rid of the scum and disinfect the whole dishwasher.

---Robyn

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Can You Drink the Water Used to Boil Eggs?

January 22, 20190 found this helpful
Best Answer

Thank you for mentioning salmonella. It sounds like boiling will kill any active bacteria but is not guaranteed to entirely eradicate it. Here is an article with more information:

www.nytimes.com/.../bending-the-rules-on-bacteria-and...

Salmonella is relatively uncommon with refrigerated and pasteurized eggs. If you have chickens, this is much more of a concern.

From what I read, it sounds like it would be fine to drink or use within a couple of hours or fine to reheat later. I would not recommend allowing it to get to room temperature and then drinking it the next day.

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Babygirl (Chihuahua Mix)

January 22, 20190 found this helpful

This is not a site that has pet adoptions. This is for people to share their pet. I would try the Humane Society in your local area.

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Clearing a Clogged Sink Drain

January 22, 20190 found this helpful

That's basically what I did, except I used cold vinegar and boiling water. It worked good until the hair loosened from the sides and then it was clogged entirely.

I think the key is to do it regularly so that the build up isn't too great.

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January 22, 20190 found this helpful

I wanted to avoid Drano if possible because I have read that it can be very damaging on pipes and discouraged by plumbers.

blog.jiffyondemand.com/.../

I saw the original "Homemade Drano" article and figured I would give it a try and report the results back. I was pretty happy at how much came out. The pictures don't really show it but you could see how it bubbled up and cleaned out the top, cleared, then cleaned out more from deeper in the pipe. Until, of course, the hair stuck to the sides slipped down and clogged the whole thing. :)

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January 22, 20190 found this helpful

Hydrogen peroxide is a good thought. I hate to use bleach.

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January 22, 20190 found this helpful

I definitely will!

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Identifying a Houseplant

January 22, 20190 found this helpful

I love begonias and this one has the larger leaves which usually stay very green.
You'll be able to tell for sure if it is a Beefsteak Begonia if you compare the flowers.
These are very easy to propagate so you should be able to have several of your own.

Here are a couple of sites that have pictures as well as lots of care information.

thegardenfrog.me/.../

www.bhg.com/.../

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January 22, 20190 found this helpful

Thank you!

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January 22, 20190 found this helpful

Ive been looking at begonias all weekend and I think it is a beefsteak begonia. (It does flower)

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How Long Are Canned Green Beans Good For?

January 22, 20190 found this helpful

This site says that home canned goods are good for 12-18 months. I would not risk eating them if they were canned over 30 years ago.

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January 22, 20190 found this helpful

I have a jar of green beans that were jarred in 1986, still good?

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Preheat Your Soil for a Faster Harvest (Solarizing Soil)

January 22, 20191 found this helpful

I did this once for some tomatoes and left the plastic down, cutting slits for the plants to go in. I had no weeds, but terrible fungus and mold all season. Never did the watering schedule just right. If I put the plastic down for heating, I'd take it up before I planted.

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Baked Oatmeal

January 22, 20190 found this helpful

I'm glad it worked out for you! I cut the sugar quite a bit, as I don't like it that sweet.

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January 22, 20190 found this helpful

I tried this recipe today and it is very good. Thanks for taking the time for all the pictures and submitting this recipe.

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Twix (Dachshund/Chihuahua)

January 22, 20190 found this helpful

What a cutie! My chiweenie is 15 years old and he is our favorite cuddler. When hubby and I kiss we pick him up and he likes to give group kisses.<3

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Making Moist Pound Cake from Mixes

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January 22, 20190 found this helpful

I use milk instead of water, it's nice and moist.

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Uses for Mason Jars

January 22, 20190 found this helpful

I love doing crafts with mason jars. I get hundreds of ideas on Pinterest. They turn out beautiful and people will buy the crafts you make so you may can make a little money from what u design. Hope this helps

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Ideas for Gaining Weight

January 22, 20190 found this helpful

I have went through 2 jugs of the weight gain milkshakes I cook in lard and eat all the time. I have not had my thyroid checked that will be my next step. Thank you all for your comments and trying to help i appreciate it so much.

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January 22, 20190 found this helpful

Hi,

I would invest in a weight-gaining powder. You can find these in stores and online. You can make milkshakes out of them with ice-cream and put the powder in your coffee. They come in great flavors too!

--Robyn

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Add Eggshells To Houseplants

January 22, 20190 found this helpful

Thank you for your answer, Do you put the crushed egg shell down in the pot or mix it in the dirt around the top?

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Bugs Inside Mimosa Seed Pods

January 22, 20190 found this helpful

Heres a website to help you, they ironically are called mimosa seed beetles and are a pest. Good luck
scielo.conicyt.cl/scielo.php?pid=S0716-97602007000400002...

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January 22, 20190 found this helpful

I just encountered the same problem and I live in MD too. Almost every seed had this hard shelled bug burrow out of it, in a sealed container! Blew my mind. I hurried up and soaked them in hot water so I can germinate whats left.

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Mother's Day Banquet Idea

January 22, 20190 found this helpful

Hey there, I a not sure if you would be willing to still send these, but I would love to have them for our banquet for 2019... Just starting to get ideas together for it.

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I'll Never Buy Commercial Fabric Softener Again!

January 22, 20190 found this helpful

Thank you for this post. I will never buy fabric softener again!!!

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Homemade Fabric Protectant

January 22, 20190 found this helpful

Nice, thnx mike

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Fixed Female Cat Marks Clothing

January 22, 20190 found this helpful

Hi,

Cats are as smart as dogs, in my opinion, and sometimes maybe smarter. When you see the cat go towards an item of clothing, tell her to go potty outside. Then take her outside the way you would a puppy. I have had this situation before.

Putting the cat in the litterbox will not work if the cat doesn't like the feel of litter on it's feet.

I would actually use wee wee pads on the litterbox for cats who won't work with litter.

I have set up baloons under clothes so they would pop when the cat gets on them.

Sometimes a cat condo is the answer, where the cat can be when unsupervised.

Also do not leave cat food out. Feed at a certain time of day and keep consistent.

Making a routine out of eating, telling the cat it has been a good, playing and then bringing the cat into its room where it has its box or wee wee pad, will help in the long run.

However, that being said, there are always boo-boos our pets make, and if we don't catch them and carry them to the appropriate place, the moment for teaching manners is lost :)

So make sure to feed a diet not full of corn, take up the food after the cat has eaten, tell the cat he is good, pet him, play with him, put him on his area where he can go to the bathroom, and watch carefully to catch any behavior that is wrong and lead him to the right behavior.

Good luck and happy house-training;)

---Robyn

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Dog Poops Inside at Parents' Home

January 22, 20190 found this helpful

Hi,

I think that at your parents house, your dog does not feel at home and cannot relax. If this is the case, and the other dogs are causing her stress and anxiety, then she will continue to do this. Possibly a covered crate would help her to feel more relaxed.

---Robyn

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House Trained Dog Peeing and Pooping in Crate

January 22, 20190 found this helpful

Hi,

I found this adorable article about crate training. Here is the link:

bostonterriernetwork.com/.../221-221-crate-training-puppies-a...

I would also suggest that the puppy is having anxiety because his schedule differs from day to day. I would keep the schedule the same from day to day.

Also, is the food you are feeding the dog corn-based? Corn makes lots of stools and gives little nutrition.

I hope this helps!

Blessings,

Robyn

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