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    Sorry to double-post. I've been trying to upload these photos. I'll post one at a time over the next while so I don't mess up. I hope you enjoy them. They're a collage of things and animals. I thought they were cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskitty View Post
    ArchieComicFan: I sent you a PM to help you post your photo!
    I tried but my picture is too big and I haven't figured out how to make it small enough to upload. Also, I don't have the paperclip icon in the "private message" reply, it's only available to me under normal reply situations.

    I'll keep working on it.

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    I'm not sure where this post should go, but since I feeding my backyard birds, I'll put it here.

    I feed the birds all year long with three feeders, two with black oil sunflower seeds and the other with thistle seed for the finches. My problem is that about this time of year the common grackles migrate north and stay for the summer. They love sunflower seeds and can clean out my feeders in no time. I don't mind them being pigs, but they are bullies, too. Not only do they chase the other birds (cardinals, finches, nuthatches, chickadees,...) away when they want to eat, but when they are done eating they leave a guard bird or two to keep the other birds away from their seed!!!

    The only solution I've found is to switch to safflower seed while the grackles are in town, as they don't like it and the other birds do, sort of. However, the other birds don't come feed as much as with sunflower seed, and it is lots more expensive.

    Has anyone else had this problem with grackles and found a better solution?

    Here's a picture of a common grackle:
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    What a pretty bird vejeer! I've never heard of or seen one before. I think I'm too far north to get them.

    Here's an image of a banana and a snake.
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    misskitty, what crazy pictures you found!!!!

    Yes, the grackles are a strikingly handsome bird, individually. But when a flock of them descends on my feeders and chases everything else away, it is like a good-looking gang of teenagers not letting the little kids play on the playground. And their "song" has been described as a "rusty gate".

    I'm in northwest Ohio by the way, near Toledo.
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    Toledo. I've never been there veejer. I'm sure it's nice. Here's another pic of a dog and a flower: which would be a flog, or a dower?
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    I had a dog that looked just like that flower!

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    Pug lovers unite online to save injured dog
    Hundreds on Internet offer donations for canine in need of surgery




    Colleen Bighley, holds her 2-year-old
    pug named Buck in Forest Lake, Minn., on March 27.



    FOREST LAKE, Minn. - A little pug named Buck has been saved, thanks to a group of dog lovers who bonded through the Internet.

    After the 2-year-old pug was hit by a car last week and broke three legs, owners Colleen and Jim Bighley were faced with a $3,000 surgery bill they couldn’t afford.

    Colleen Bighley shared her grief on a pug-lovers’ Web site and she wrote about her plans to give the dog one night at home before putting it to sleep.

    But 14 minutes after Bighley’s post, a pug owner in Australia offered to donate money for the surgery. Others followed, and more than 200 donations totaling about $2,000 came in from as far away as France and Alaska.

    Buck is home recuperating now.
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    How adorable he is...and how totally sad that he has THREE broken legs!
    The power of internet communities!
    All things beautiful do not have to be full of color to be noticed; in
    life that which is unnoticed has the most power.

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    Oh What a FACE! Looks at those EYES! I'm so glad that he got his surgery. I really hope he'll be able to walk and run again. The kindness of others towards animals is sometimes amazing!
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    Quote Originally Posted by misskitty View Post
    Oh What a FACE! Looks at those EYES!
    I agree -- and the Pug's pretty funny looking, too!!!

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