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chemvictim wrote:I need to decide whether to get a pet sitter or board my cats while we're away next month. I think it would be less stressful for the cats if we got a sitter, but I'm concerned about giving a stranger free reign in my house. What to do?



Do you have any neighbors you could ask?

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mommadeb1 wrote:Do you have any neighbors you could ask?



Unfortunately not...my neighbors appear to be even more reclusive than I am! lol

Moving to a new state is never easy.

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chemvictim wrote:Unfortunately not...my neighbors appear to be even more reclusive than I am! lol

Moving to a new state is never easy.



Boarding my dog cost as much as my vacations do. My neighbor offers to come and feed him, however I have a feeling my 100lb GSD would get angry and would destroy my house if he were left here alone.

Back at my old house we had a friends daughter come house sit for use and take care of him. That was much easier.

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chemvictim wrote:I need to decide whether to get a pet sitter or board my cats while we're away next month. I think it would be less stressful for the cats if we got a sitter, but I'm concerned about giving a stranger free reign in my house. What to do?



For cats, definitely let them stay at home with a sitter. They don't like change. They'll ignore the sitter most likely for a few days, of course.

I was always able to get single petless co-worker to stay at my place. Maybe that's an option.



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chemvictim wrote:I need to decide whether to get a pet sitter or board my cats while we're away next month. I think it would be less stressful for the cats if we got a sitter, but I'm concerned about giving a stranger free reign in my house. What to do?



How long are you going to be gone? My cats have managed 10 days just fine all by themselves - just leave food and water, and a big clean litter box.

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coynedj wrote:How long are you going to be gone? My cats have managed 10 days just fine all by themselves - just leave food and water, and a big clean litter box.



I'm only going to be gone for about 5 days. Logically, I'm sure they'd be fine by themselves but I would worry. I'm leaning toward getting a sitter to come in once a day to give them fresh food, scoop the litter box, give them some pets if they want. Hopefully our vet can recommend someone trustworthy.

When you move to a city where you don't know anyone, and you work at home so you don't meet people that way, it's hard to get to know people.

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chemvictim wrote:I'm only going to be gone for about 5 days. Logically, I'm sure they'd be fine by themselves but I would worry. I'm leaning toward getting a sitter to come in once a day to give them fresh food, scoop the litter box, give them some pets if they want. Hopefully our vet can recommend someone trustworthy.

When you move to a city where you don't know anyone, and you work at home so you don't meet people that way, it's hard to get to know people.



Have you looked online for petsitter websites in your area. My friend sent me a link for my rabbit, www.care.com. They even have background checks and list by zip code availability. You can get sitters for anyone, pet or person. Luckily I have enough family in the area so I don't have a need for the service right now. This might be worthwhile for a stop in sitter.

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funbunny wrote:Have you looked online for petsitter websites in your area. My friend sent me a link for my rabbit, www.care.com. They even have background checks and list by zip code availability. You can get sitters for anyone, pet or person. Luckily I have enough family in the area so I don't have a need for the service right now. This might be worthwhile for a stop in sitter.



Thanks, I'll take a look at that!

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chemvictim wrote:I'm only going to be gone for about 5 days. Logically, I'm sure they'd be fine by themselves but I would worry. I'm leaning toward getting a sitter to come in once a day to give them fresh food, scoop the litter box, give them some pets if they want. Hopefully our vet can recommend someone trustworthy.

When you move to a city where you don't know anyone, and you work at home so you don't meet people that way, it's hard to get to know people.



5 days? If your cats are anything like the many cats I've had, they won't even notice you've been gone as long as they have food.

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chemvictim wrote:I'm only going to be gone for about 5 days.



Just spend $15-20 on some food/water dispensers that hold a bunch extra, and add a spare disposable litter box to the arsenal.

If you're really worried spend some of that money you saved on a pan/tilt camera that you can hit up from your a phone or web browser so you can verify aliveness.

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mother wrote:Just spend $15-20 on some food/water dispensers that hold a bunch extra, and add a spare disposable litter box to the arsenal.

If you're really worried spend some of that money you saved on a pan/tilt camera that you can hit up from your a phone or web browser so you can verify aliveness.



Agreed. Setting them up to be self sufficient is probably better than the stress of a stranger in their home.



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mother wrote: a pan/tilt camera that you can hit up from your a phone or web browser so you can verify aliveness.



Ha! That's a great idea.

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Balsamic tonight

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Pampered Chef, anyone? Let me know, I have a show open

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Cesare wrote:Balsamic tonight



that'll make some folks around here happy.

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North316 wrote:Powerball fail, now I have to go to work tomorrow.



me too

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cheron98 wrote:Pampered Chef, anyone? Let me know, I have a show open



will check it out

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I just bought balsamic and I have no idea why. Clearly I've been away from woot too long.

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Itwdswafo wrote:I just bought balsamic and I have no idea why. Clearly I've been away from woot too long.



This is supposed to be the crack balsamic. The one that's super good on ice cream. (go figure)


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MarkDaSpark wrote:This is supposed to be the crack balsamic. The one that's super good on ice cream. (go figure)



You've never bought it, Sparky?!

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Went to go all in instead of just the one. I've never seen something limited to 2 per person before. Woah.

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kylemittskus wrote:You've never bought it, Sparky?!



Maybe. With 855 Woots, it's hard to remember all of them. I may have it, but haven't opened it (or gave it away as an Xmas gift).


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Itwdswafo wrote:Went to go all in instead of just the one. I've never seen something limited to 2 per person before. Woah.


One of the only times I use the second account. Love this stuff. Have an unopened bottle from last year, but still bought two.

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mommadeb1 wrote:me too



Same here, owell...

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MarkDaSpark wrote:Maybe. With 855 Woots, it's hard to remember all of them. I may have it, but haven't opened it (or gave it away as an Xmas gift).

You know that Concannon Petite Sirah Chocolate Sauce we got on the way back from the rpm tour?
This is right up there with that.

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mother wrote:Same here, owell...



I had 96 tries (between an office pool and personal purchases. I even set up a spreadsheet for very easy determination on whether any were winners. Out of all 96, not even a 3-ball match. 96 tickets won a total of $4.

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North316 wrote:I had 96 tries (between an office pool and personal purchases. I even set up a spreadsheet for very easy determination on whether any were winners. Out of all 96, not even a 3-ball match. 96 tickets won a total of $4.



one of our directors and some friends got drunk each pitched a hundred bucks and bought tickets. They ended up with 2500 bucks total. I doubt there is a spreadsheet. They didn't win the jackpot but who knows what else they may have won.

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North316 wrote:I had 96 tries (between an office pool and personal purchases. I even set up a spreadsheet for very easy determination on whether any were winners. Out of all 96, not even a 3-ball match. 96 tickets won a total of $4.

Ahhh, for once it's good to be in CA. Can't buy tickets here, can only buy wine, and balsamic..

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rjquillin wrote:You know that Concannon Petite Sirah Chocolate Sauce we got on the way back from the rpm tour?
This is right up there with that.



Bite your tongue!!!!


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WD: Please check your PMs.

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cheron98 wrote:WD: Please check your PMs.

Any of his cohorts: Please tell WD to check his PMs.



No, you can't get a case of balsamic for your wedding.

Question answered.

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North316 wrote:No, you can't get a case of balsamic for your wedding.

Question answered.


I lol'd.

I'm just hanging out, really.

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North316 wrote:No, you can't get a case of balsamic for your wedding.

Question answered.



Nice. But no, not what I asked. But I should have!

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rjquillin wrote:You know that Concannon Petite Sirah Chocolate Sauce we got on the way back from the rpm tour?
This is right up there with that.



That stuff is ridiculous. Their PS port is awesome too. Good thing I have many bottles of both!

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Just in case your wallets aren't already screaming...

eljefetwisted wrote:Dear Twisted Few/Twisted Freak member,

We have too many old dusty bottles in our wine library!
(it's not that dusty in there, but this sounds more romantic)

We figure it's about time to get this wine out of our dusty dungeon and into your glasses, just in time for the holidays.
(after all, well aged wine pairs tastes with Grandma's well aged figgy pudding)

To solve our dusty problem, we're doing a "Mystery Bag o' Wine": six bottles of our choice, at a great price!
(the wine will actually come in a box, but why quibble?)

You can order a mix of red and white, or you can get a red-only bag. And for shipping orders, we'll pay for the shipping!
(no really, shipping is on us. don't worry about it.)

Your Mystery Bag will contain six random bottles from 2007 or earlier, chosen by us. We can't promise, but there's a chance you might find a Torcido, Pig Stai, or maybe even a Spaniard!
(you never know - mystery is like that)

To put mystery in your life, just visit twistedoak.com/bags!
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trifecta wrote:That stuff is ridiculous. Their PS port is awesome too. Good thing I have many bottles of both!



So how can I get PS Chocolate Sauce. On-line or just on-site? Time to google.

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polarbear22 wrote:So how can I get PS Chocolate Sauce. On-line or just on-site? Time to google.



On-line.

Every time I've been there, they don't have a lot. And Cat seems to want most of what I can get.

Also, 50% off all thru Dec. 16th.


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