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Originally Posted by veyrongatti View Post

So its terrible?


Like a high school gym locker packed into a McDonalds dumpster on a 90degree day.

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Originally Posted by Magick Man View Post

Although I do find it fascinating, I don't fully understand everything the mechanics do. Sometimes I help, they hand me things and try to explain to the best of their ability, and I have picked up a lot of general technical knowledge, but more often than not I just end up slowing them down. redface.gif

The first summer that I worked at the Shelby shop, I had ridden my bike to the place after getting out of school one day and asked if I could help out. I think the owner of the place thought that childhood me was brave to have such a notion (especially since I demonstrated that I knew exactly what a Shelby was and what it was worth), so he humored me and let me "help". That first summer consisted of me tripping over everything, sandblasting delicate original pieces to smithereens, wiping my middle-school fingers all over brand-new paint to "dust" it, and generally screwing everything up.

 

I'm surprised I was allowed to come back the next summer, but by that point I had learned to actually work on cars and (at least theoretically) I started contributing to the shop. By the time I left for college, I knew more about classic Shelbys than most of the cars' owners did, and I'd met Bill Ford, Sr., Corky Coker, and 'ol Shelby himself (RIP).

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I figure as long as they aren't throwing an octopus at your head, you must be helping at least a *little* (Deadliest Catch reference) tongue.gif
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I figure as long as they aren't throwing an octopus at your head, you must be helping at least a *little* (Deadliest Catch reference) tongue.gif


And here I thought it was a Red Wings playoff reference:)

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A moment of silence for Babs, my wife's cottontail rabbit. I have no idea what happened to her, she was fine when we left for dinner but inexplicably died while we were gone. I put her in a little shoebox and we had a small service then buried her in the flower garden. frown.gif
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Awww - that's a shame. I think you will find this is not unusual if you google: Cottontail suddenly died

Also, google: Cecotropes
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Sure brightened my day after searching for Cecotropesbiggrin.gif

 

Highly advise everyone do it quicksmart.
 

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Sure brightened my day after searching for Cecotropes:D

Highly advise everyone do it quicksmart.

 

Curiosity can kill your appetite... tongue.gif
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Originally Posted by billybob_jcv View Post

Awww - that's a shame. I think you will find this is not unusual if you google: Cottontail suddenly died

Also, google: Cecotropes

Yeah, the Mrs had learned how to discern what was actual poop and what was "food", and put the "food" in the rabbit's bowl, if she missed it.

It hasn't soured her against bunnies, though, she wants to go looking for an actual pet at the shops tomorrow. Might as well, we've put a lot into the habitat and various other rabbit things, it would be a shame to just toss it all out. We need to get something larger, a breed that's big enough to discourage the cats from thinking it's food.
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Lops are very popular. The full-sized lops (not the mini lops) will definitely give a cat a run for his money. You can get them in almost any color.

Be cautious - bunnies are like any other pet shop animal - they are often the rejects from a rabbit breeder. If they were rejected because of a minor issue that makes them unsuitable for showing, fine - but sometimes it's because of a genetic defect that can be a problem as the rabbit gets older.
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How about a Flemish Giant  Magick?
 

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New Zealand rabbits are also fairly popular - especially the white ones with red eyes. They get about the same size as the French Lops. The biggest ones I remember seeing at the shows was the "Flemish Giant" Those suckers would give a lone Coyote something to think about!

FYI - there's a lot of photoshopped & "perspective enhanced" pictures on the net of Flemish Giants. Some of the pictures make them seem like they are the size of a St. Bernard.
Edited by billybob_jcv - 7/14/13 at 10:33pm
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I can imagine the cats at Magicks household a little bit confused or in denial that they cant bully the rabbit anymore.
 

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Originally Posted by billybob_jcv View Post

Lops are very popular. The full-sized lops (not the mini lops) will definitely give a cat a run for his money. You can get them in almost any color.

Be cautious - bunnies are like any other pet shop animal - they are often the rejects from a rabbit breeder. If they were rejected because of a minor issue that makes them unsuitable for showing, fine - but sometimes it's because of a genetic defect that can be a problem as the rabbit gets older.

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How about a Flemish Giant  Magick?

 

Nah, that's too much rabbit, it would be too big for the habitat. She's thinking something ~4-5 lbs. There's a local shop called Furry Friends and the owner breeds mini lops, we're going to check them out.
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