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My dog seems to be suffering from a stomach bug and I'm not quite sure what to do. Exhaustive details inside.Meet Foxy Brown. He is 3.5 and is a mix of all the cutest dogs in the world. When we first got him we gave him the food the shelter recommended, Chicken Soup for the Dog Lover's Soul. About six months ago we noticed he would puke it up about once a week. The vet recommended we switch him to Purina Pro Plan. He got through the first 35 pound bag without incident. He is about 90% through the second 35 pound bag. Monday of last week we had some family drama that took us away from the home on a night when we would usually be home with him. I was home with him in the morning and afternoon and he had gotten to go out and had his meals on schedule. While we were out he vomited. We chalked this up to stress at having his routine disrupted and empathizing with the stress we were going through. Tuesday passed without incident. On Wednesday morning, however, Foxy threw up five times between 6 AM and 1 PM. We rushed him to the vet. He received an anti-emetic and was X-rayed. The X-ray revealed he had no bowel obstruction or foreign object. The vet did note he had diarrhea in his colon and gave us some pills to help with that. They recommended we give him Purina Pro Plan Veterinary Diet Gastroenteric food for a little while and see how he does, and after that to try a chicken & rice diet if problems persist. Everyone was stumped as to what could have caused this and my partner & I are both very worried. The vet couldn't give us a good answer to how common this kind of problem is, so that's my first question. Is this common? How much should we worry? Do not underestimate my infinite capacity for worry. We thought that he might have gotten into something in the fenced-in backyard, where he is usually allowed to play and gallivant throughout the day. Inspection revealed nothing. For the remainder of the week he was fine and ate all the gastroenteric food with no incident. In between when he came back from the vet's office and our backyard inspection he was confined to the house with frequent walks and during this period his disposition could fairly be described as "mopey zoo lion" but now he is allowed back into the yard and is his usual cheerful self. Last night we were out of the gastroenteric food and unable to make a run to the store to get chicken and rice, so we gave him a bowl of the regular Purina Pro Plan which was happily devoured. This morning I was awakened once again to the dulcet sounds of Foxy yakking on the bedspread. So the problem's with the Purina Pro Plan, right? Except...why did he make it almost all the way through a huge bag with no problems? And why did we find rice in his mostly bilious puke? There's no rice in the regular dog food, but it's a key component of the gastroenteric food and is a recommended component of meals going forward. Shouldn't he have digested it? It was about 24 hours between his last serving of the gastroenteric food and the puke that had rice in it. Another vet visit is likely, but in the mean time we weren't sure what to feed him. We ended up getting the regular Pro Plan wet food for sensitive stomachs--so not quite the veterinary formula he had been on from the vet's office, but not quite the regular dry Pro Plan that he usually eats. He's only eaten a tiny bit and seems a bit queasy. Here are my questions: A) How common is this? B) How worried should we be? C) Is there any way we can avoid having to pay another huge vet bill? D) What should we feed him in the time between now and when we can get him into the vet's? E) Any other helpful suggestions? Thanks so much in advance!

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Angel Sanchez (Forest Whitaker) başarılı bir doktordur. Annesinin ölüm haberini aldığında dünya başına yıkılır. Mesleğinin en verimli döneminde böyle bir olay yaşaması onu etkileyecektir. Annesi bir cinayete kurban gitmiştir. Angel doktorluğu bırakarak annesinin katilini aramaya başlayacaktır. Doktor olan adam bir dedektif gibi en ufak ayrıntıları incelemeye koyulur. iyi keyiflerAngel Sanchez (Forest Whitaker) başarılı bir doktordur. Annesinin ölüm haberini aldığında dünya başına yıkılır. Mesleğinin en verimli döneminde böyle bir olay yaşaması onu etkileyecektir. Annesi bir cinayete kurban gitmiştir. Angel doktorluğu bırakarak annesinin katilini aramaya başlayacaktır. Doktor olan adam bir dedektif gibi en ufak ayrıntıları incelemeye koyulur. iyi keyifler

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Creedence Clearwater Revival performing 'Born on the Bayou' at Woodstock, 1969. Frontman John Fogerty, dissatisfied with the group's performance, famously prevented it from being included in the subsequent film or soundtrack album. But this, the opening number of their set, is an electrifying performance. Fogerty, bassist Stu Cook and drummer Doug Clifford perform as if they are plugged in to the electricity supply.

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"Though there were manufacturers in several parts of the United States, the great preponderance of commercially-made aluminum trees were created by the Aluminum Specialty Company of Manitowoc, Wisconsin. When their 'Evergleam' line debuted in 1959, many embraced the shiny trees as an expression of the new Atomic Age. The trees appealed to a Jetsons-style notion of modern living where life was clean, automated and easy; with an aluminum tree, needles never fell, it could be stored compactly and re-used every year, with none of the fuss of a real tree." Etsy: History Lesson: The Aluminum Christmas Tree, by Jeni Sandberg. Remember Aluminum Trees? Wisconsin-Made Evergleams Are Making a Comeback (WUWM, Milwaukee) "Exactly what the buyer wanted and we took it to New York for the toy show. The first person I worked with was from Minneapolis, and it was a woman buyer and she loved it," [Jerry] Waak says. "She placed an order on the spot – and not a conservative one. 'And I'll tell you, at that time, with our toy line where we were selling and item for $1 or $2 or $3; a $25,000 order was big,' he adds. Her order was for $50,000. 1960's Aluminum Christmas Trees!, RetroKimmer – "They are a very striking gorgeous, shiny symbol of the space age and in fact on television they were called 'Space Age Christmas Trees' in the commercials." Christmas Comeback Kid: The Aluminum Christmas Tree – Go Retro – "Evergleam was popular for its 'pom pom' trees which featured feathery pom poms or bursts on the ends of the branches." Visual History of Christmas Trees (an infographic, Christmas Tree Market) Bonus link: Pink Flocked Christmas Tree, Alcoa Aluminum Company, Los Angeles, 1955 ("The centerpiece is unlike any Christmas tree I've ever had the joy of seeing. It's not only flocked, it's flocked in two-tone pink. The higher it goes the pinker it gets! Christmas inspires so much creativity.")

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I'm staying at Hostelling International. It's near the corner of LaSalle and S Michigan, practically adjacent to Millennium Park. I'll try to use public transit as much as I can for the 3 days I'm here, but I expect to use my car a couple times. I'm willing to trade a little convenience to save a little money. Where should I park? Thank you.

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I'm looking for simple examples of songs that use cross-rhythms or polyrhythms.I ran into this AskMe question about cross-rhythm and would like to hear some. In real songs. I can hear them just fine on the wikipedia pages with those helpful little graphics, but not anywhere else. Can you recommend me some songs that use cross-rhythm? Rock, pop or showtunes, preferably. The more obvious, the better, and if you can tell me specifically what to listen for, that would be best of all. Thanks!

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What is your favorite packaged whole30 and/or paleo snack bar?

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One of the rear lights on my car has gone out. I believe it's just a burnt out bulb. The problem is that I can't figure out how to change the bulb. I've inclued a few pictures to show which light I'm referring to and the backside "access" to that light. How do I fix it?In case it's relevant, I just replaced the bulb to the taillight/turn signal on the same side as the burnt out light, because it was also burnt out. I've checked the manual and, weirdly, can't find any reference to this particular light. My google-fu is failing me, too, unfortunately.

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Need help wiring a dimmer on a 3-way switch circuit.I have a 3-way switch circuit in my house with 8 65w BR-30 fixtures attached. I have LED lights installed in the fixtures. The switches are Lutron regular rocker switches, nothing fancy. I want to install a dimmer. I bought a Maestro C-L Lutron switch. When I install the dimmer, the 3-way switch does not work properly. I can't turn the light on and off independently from both switches. The non-dimmer switch needs to be in an "on" position to turn the lights on with the dimmer switch. If the non-dimmer is in "off" position, the dimmer can't turn the lights on. If the non-dimmer is in the "on" position, I can turn the lights on and off with the dimmer. What is really confounding is that the 3-way switch works fine when I have the simple Lutron rocker switches installed on both ends. That is - both switches can turn the lights on and off independently. It's only when I switch one out for the dimmer switch that I have the issue where the switches no longer work independently. I am 99% sure I have the "common" correctly identified, because the simple switches work fine when I hook them up. When I use exactly the same wiring (the same "common") with the dimmer, the switch no longer works independently. I bought two of the dimmer switches and have tried them both - same results (i.e., it isn't the switch). Any ideas? Thanks.

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"That's what she said" is not only a much-used catchphrase in The Office (US edition), but also a blog about episodes of the US edition of the show from the point of view of HR litigation, starting with season 3.

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For years I have been looking for information about a children's book about a mother cat and her kitten and a (coal?) town where it was so dirty that no cat would stay there, despite the wishes of the inhabitants. The mother cat has to make a trip and isn't sure she can leave her kitten in the dirty town, but someone comes out of a building (maybe, where all the residents have chosen names they'd give a kitten if they could have one?), and (maybe beats a pot with a spoon? and) calls out all the cat names one after another in hopes of calling the kitten. Mother cat is convinced and leaves kitten.A friend who grew up in Beirut remembers this book from the 1950's but has not been able to find it or recall its title; it's possibly British, or even French.

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I think a MeFite once linked to an awesome website that sold all my favorite brands (Smashbox, NARS, MAC, Urban Decay) at a discount, and it was reputable. Does anyone know which one it is or any reputable website that you've used, sells at a discount and is reliable?

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Bye Bye Jane; RIP Jane Bown died today aged 89. Her portrait of Beckett is legendary. The Observer ( Guardian on Sunday )editor, John Mulholland, called her "part of the Observer's DNA". Obituaries: Guardian and Telegraph. A brief look at her life in photography. She gave her archive to he Guardian where she worked for 65 years. Known mainly for her portraits of the great and the good here is the unseen Jane Bown For over 40 years she used an Olympus OM 1 released in 1973. Earlier this year a BioPic was released 'Looking for Light: Jane Bown'

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I love the crème blush in the Too Faced "The Secret to No Makeup Makeup" palette. However, they don't sell that blush individually and I don't want to have to buy the whole palette for just the blush if other options are available. Please help me find a replacement creme blush!Best way I can describe the color is that it looks like a dusty pink in the tray, but finish appears very rosy on top of Make Up For Ever HD Foundation in 120. It's a matte finish, not luminous or translucent; cool and bluish undertones rather than peachy undertones and not as bright of a pink as the Nars Orgasm powder blush.

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I'm starting to be sexually active after a long hiatus. I'm having issues that I've never had before. Let me tell you the details!My foreskin becomes sore after penis in vagina sex and I don't want to be touched or go again, whether its 30 mins later or the next morning. I'm having trouble communicating this and thinking about my foreskin all the time during foreplay is making sex less fun. I'm questioning this entire new relationship which is otherwise going well. I was really excited to start having sex again but now I just want to avoid it. I'm having difficulty finding condoms that stay on or that I can get on to begin with, and I have just been pulling out, which is stupid and dangerous. I know there is a lot here that is psychological and more about communicating with my partner. It may be that I am just not used to it after a good 10 months of being alone. But that's not my question. Really, I just want to make sex easier on my dick. What are ways to make penis in vagina sex, my current partner's preferred method of intercourse, easier on my foreskin? I just want to be able to take this issue off the table, there's plenty of other stuff I have to worry about and I know there's a good solution.

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I'd like to get some digital photos printed tomorrow (Monday), and I work in Midtown East. I don't trust drugstore printers- they rarely seem to keep them calibrated correctly. I don't need retouching or anything special, just some good quality 5x7 prints. Online submission is nice, but not required. What are my best options?

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I am an attorney assisting with the representation of an elderly man in probate court in Michigan. Certain family members of this man are trying to have the State of Michigan declare the elderly man incompetent and to appoint a guardian in probate court. The attorney for these family members has hinted to the jury that the jurors themselves could be liable later if they find the elderly man competent and do not appoint a guardian, but then he subsequently goes out and injures someone somehow.I have found very little on whether jurors are immune from prosecution by third-parties who are injured by, e.g., criminal defendants they acquit and who subsequently commit other crimes, or by people they deem competent in a proceeding like this, but who subsequently injure someone somehow. This may be one of those instances where it is so obvious nobody ever thought to spell it out. There are a lot of protections for jurors, but I cannot find a plain statement on this in statute, caselaw or rule to request an instruction on this. Any help would be very appreciated!

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I know of both Woot's Bags of Crap and Meh's fukubukuro, as well as Archie Mcphee's Mystery's mystery boxes but I'd love to know of more. I really like the idea of buying random stuff online, and nothing better than literally buying a random assortment.

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I've searched without success for a novel that I read and enjoyed sometime in the 90s or early 00s. As I recall, it was about a man who had to fake his own death (maybe he had accidentally killed someone?) and started a new life, working as a photographer. He caught something big on film (possibly a fire) and became an overnight sensation. The price for his works went through the roof but it brought him to the attention of someone from his old life and he had to disappear and start over again. He was trying to be a photographer, but since he no longer had any name recognition, no one was interested in his work.I haven't found the magic keywords to make a Google search work. Does anyone else remember this novel?

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I have a maxtor 1tb external hard drive which is broken - it kinda works but then starts clicking and the playback locks up or the data doesn't transfer. Is there any software that can deal with this and reset the head and try again, and remove as much of the data as possible? Preferably free - I am currently using ubuntu - but anything that works will do.

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I am looking to get a poem printed on canvas.... before Christmas. I am in Manhattan, NYC. Does anyone know of either a place locally or somewhere online with rush shipping that I can get this done?

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What is some music that will be liked (hopefully loved) by people who like Taylor Swift and other sorts of Top 40 pop/country, but that I as a person who hasn't gotten into that genre much will also love?My sister loves pop/country music. Toby Keith, Lee Brice, Taylor Swift: basically, Top 40 country music. She just likes things that sound good with poetic, emotional lyrics and/or catchy tunes. She likes, I think, that they're not too complicated, and they're easy to sing along to. I don't necessarily share her taste. And I'm not a snob either. I listen to a wide variety of rap and hip hop, showtunes, indie pop, folk pop, etc. I've introduced her to the Indigo Girls, Dar Williams, the Mountain Goats, and some other country-ish music I like, and she's liked it too, but it hasn't become a part of her regular playlists. Amy Winehouse was a no-go, and she didn't like Macy Gray or Janelle Monae or some of the other music I thought might be compromises. And she hates most of the music I love. She thinks I judge her for having "bad" (her word, not mine. she's being self-deprecating) taste. I really try not to; I just don't like what she likes, and the things I like are different from what she likes, but not better. So I'd like to try to find some cool stuff we'll both like that won't make her feel like I'm being a snob at her, that both of us can genuinely really like, given how different our taste is. I love spending time with her, and I'd like for us to have a common soundtrack that reflects that. So, what would you recommend that shares the qualities people like about Taylor Swift and Rascal Flats and Brad Paisley, but that I (Jay-Z, weirdly a lot of ABBA lately, Girl Talk, Postal Service, Soul Coughing, musical soundtracks, and really a lot of different things, depending on what kind of mood I'm in) would also really like? Thanks!

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Jean Renior's "The Little Match Girl" ("La petite marchande d'allumettes") with Catherine Hessling. 1928 (31 Minutes) Silent movie with music and translated intertitles. Original Hans Christian Andersen story included under the video.

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Glass - Apple - Res Illusio - Squirrel - and more from artist Alessandro Diddi. Bonus Link: Tesselating Escher-style Rams

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What the Greek vasemakers would have done if they had had the technology Creative efforts of Sonya Nevin and Steve K. Simons

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