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[Post New]by Amethyst2066 on Apr 9, 18 9:50 PM
As my thoughts return to the situation at hand, I notice Nose still off to the side. She hasn’t calmed down much so I call her over. Cautiously she approaches me and I remember that I must smell like ferret to her. I can only hope that she can. Tell the difference between the friendly ferret smell on me and the smell of the feral ones.

It takes her a moment to figure it out, but she does. Shaking and whining, she comes all of the way over to me. I pet her and softly speak to telling her what a good girl she is and how pretty and sweet. It takes a bit but she finally calms down. When PTG has us move to a new position, Nose sticks close to me.

In the meantime, Cash and Wickerbat have taken positions over by Grim as if to protect her. It is really nice to see them back together. Now, if only Grim would wake up. I don’t know how much longer that. We have to stay small, but I have a feeling it isn’t long and I check to make sure that I have that bag of pills that Wickerbat pilfered. Yes, sill have them!

 
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[Post New]by cindykat325 on Apr 11, 18 4:05 PM
While Charlie is seeing to our fuzzy guests I get a message from some old friends. Marino & Janet would be happy to look after the "farm", provide meat and make butter and cheese for the tea house. Wonderful!

The Coffee/Tea Bar is done. The pens and coops are finished. Even the Gnome size dining room is complete!

Henry and I have come to terms on the ice and storage issues.

We are stocked and ready for customers!!!! I'm so excited!

 
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[Post New]by AnnaDownes01 on Apr 12, 18 3:25 AM
Still no progress on finding maps of tunnels, but I understand from Sam, that Kat has arranged for the gnome builders to build a lovely area for the lions, away from the smaller animals that might be intimidated by them.

The lions are happy with this and have agreed to stay there until such time as they are needed in any new HOS that might feature them. They are now working out a roster so that they all get a turn in the HOS, after all, said the leader, that's what we were created for. They are also happy to help wherever needed.

I know that Sam spent the first 8 months of his life foraging on the streets of the town, could never figure out if he was an abandoned pet or just a little feral. He didn't have the temperament of a feral and was very loving. He just wants all his pals, lions included, to have a nice home, food to eat and a warm place to sleep. I just hope he does not bring so many friends home at once. Thank goodness the grounds of the castle are so elastic and just expand to accommodate everyone.

Back to studying to books. Anyone here fluent in Elven?????

 
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[Post New]by virginiabreeze on Apr 14, 18 4:51 AM
I whispered to Sebastien and he nodded. Then I looked into his mirror and left.

Sebsatien took physical form.

"Breeze has had to go back to the real realm for a little while. She is alright . . .it is just that the birthdate of a loved one who has recently passed has occurred. I will stay here and keep her posted.

Again, she will be fine, she is just sad. She will return soon."

 
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[Post New]by Annelliegram on Apr 14, 18 8:38 AM
Ahem, ahem ..... excuse me, sir ..... but you seem to be in a pickle of a mess here. (Startled, PTG turns around to once again see Seeker standing off to the side of the tunnel opening).

You can see us while we are under the protective dome?

Uhhhhhh, in case you had not noticed, that "dome" is no longer protecting. The power of the ring doesn't work 24/7, my good man!

I see that you have 3 problems (and maybe more -- I'm not clairvoyant, after all). Anyway, problem #1 is that you are now standing out in the open for all to see.

Problem #2 is that you have a severely drugged rabbit that appears to be the reason for your dawdling in this region of danger.

Problem #3 is that you are about to come out of your "less than your normal stature" and you DO NOT have enough of the shrinking pills to use on everyone because someone pilfered from your pouch. Don't you notice ANYTHING?? (A pickpocket thief is not one to be lightly ignored.)

Lawd knows why I continue to come check on you! But, you clearly need some guidance from SOMEONE. By the way, where is that Fairy Godmother you are so fond of? ..... Anyway, first you must get your companion here to safety before you start to worry about "filling her in" on any details. Soooo....the Genie has allowed me to borrow some of his things......


With that, Seeker takes out a larger than life flying carpet (complete with seats and seatbelts) and sets it hovering just above the ground. He taps on PTG's ring 5 times, whereupon PTG can actually feel the energy returning to the ring.

He then waves his hands around creating sparkling dust (and glares at PTG's broom to keep it in check!). When the sparkling dust flutters to the ground, PTG and all of his friends are restored to normal size. Following his instruction, PTG and his friends are able to get Grim loaded in a seat and fastened in ... followed by all of the others.

There are some additional things you must know before you leave.....

(continued)

Edited on 04/14/2018 at 8:39:08 AM PST


 
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[Post New]by Annelliegram on Apr 14, 18 8:45 AM
1. The carpet will take you directly to Katt's Tea Room.....as soon as you disembark, it will IMMEDIATELY fly away and return to the Genie. So, the last person off should be very careful to put their last foot on the ground quickly!

2. The "sparkles" that returned you to your normal size also have removed the powers in the shrinking tablets ..... they have now become a foul tasting tablet that will actually make someone sick if they try to use them.


With this final instruction, Seeker nodded for PTG to use his ring to create the protective dome. He clapped 3 times and the carpet took off as if it were a jet plane from a runway.

Shortly thereafter, they arrived safely at the Tea Room. Since PTG could not continue to provide the protective barrier while assisting with unloading Grim, he knew they had to hurry with getting everyone safe inside ..... especially, since he heard a very LOUD rumbling in the direction of the Dark Tower ..... SOMEONE had noticed their escape!

 

Re:Ready for the special room

[Post New]by Thewerecatqueen on Apr 14, 18 8:53 AM
Empress Meliora wont be out much because of her new creepy appearance...also don't try and knock her crown off unless you want to hear a really creepy voice

Fire queen Luentio wants the cc avatar for completing 20 tasks...otherwise...she's appear maybe twice a week

Me? I'm active as crud

 
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[Post New]by AuntieRoo on Apr 14, 18 12:36 PM
Now that we are back in the Tea Room,there is no time to waste.I don’t even notice our new surroundings as my only objective is to make good on my promise to dandydog.
I walk over to Charlie & explain that the time has come to hand Precious,the ermine kitten over to me.Charlie nervously agrees,wraps him in a soft white knitted blanket & places him in the Easter basket I found in the corner.My first stop is Doc Poppets.....

I sit anxiously in the waiting room relieved that I am alone.After what seemed like an interminable length of time Doc Poppet returns.I can tell by the look on her face that it’s not good news.

Poppet explains that Precious has suffered immensely in his young life & repairing his bones will not be easy,nor can she guarantee success.Poppets’ other concern is the kittens mental state,which in her opinion could affect the kittens’ ability to survive the operations & heal.

I know Poppet would do her very best to help the kitten but I explain that I need to consider this information so Precious & I leave.

I can only think clearly in my hideaway so I quickly make my way there....

 
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[Post New]by AuntieRoo on Apr 14, 18 12:47 PM
Over a nice cup of tea it suddenly strikes me that a better way might lay somewhere in this room. With renewed energy I grab Redshanks’ Scroll & I find the recipe for a healing potion:
Joy of Summer - Dried memories of warm days.
Luminary of Truth - which can dispel any gloom,even that of the past.
Druids Hand - Everything it touches comes to life & blossoms.I gather up a Healing Prayer & Natural Harmony.A little Fairy Dust might help so I add a small pinch too.
Having mixed it all with some fish I chant a few words like “Please let this work” & feed it to the kitten.....within minutes Precious is running around,jumping on my shelves & getting into mischief in a way that only a health kitten can.
I shed tears of relief as I pick him up & run run back to the Tea Shop.Once there I return him to Charlie’s lap.

For dandydog/Linda

 
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[Post New]by charlieisr on Apr 14, 18 7:11 PM
I LOOK AT ROS, HOW? WHAT? NOW WHAT? KITTEN SAM LOOKS QUESTIONINGLY AT ME. I DON'T KNOW SAM BUT IT IS WONDERFUL.

ROS TELLS ME HIS NAME IS PRECIOUS. I THOUGHT OF KITTEN ERMINE A GIRL DID NOT CHECK. DID NOT WANT TO HURT THE POOR THING FURTHER.

DO I KEEP HIM I ASKED OR WILL YOU ROS.

PRECIOUS HAS FOUND A DISCARDED SNOWMAN CAT TOY AND WAS BATTING IT ALL OVER THE ROOM AND CHASING IT.

TEA, OR COFFEE ROS. WE NOW HAVE BOTH. IS GRIM OK? DO YOU HAVE TIME TO SIT AND TELL ME WHAT HAPPENED. I KNOW NOSE CAME IN THEN WENT TO THE PET COMPOUND. HE SAID HE WAS TIRED.

I WILL GO SEE HOW HE IS SOON.

PLUS I HAVE TO CHECK ON EGOR. MAKE SURE HE IS NOT TEASING BABY AND ELLIE. HE LIKES TO GET A BANANA OFFER IT THEN EAT IT QUICKLY. AND RUN. HOW DID DANDY DOG DEAL WITH HIM. WE HAVE TO KEEP HIM BUSY SO HE DOES NOT GET ON PTG'S NERVES WITH HIS TRICKS. I HAVE NO EXPERIENCE WITH MONKEYS. OTHER THAN A FRIENDS WHEN I WAS MAYBE 12. THAT LITTLE MONSTER WAS A BITER.

SO FAR EGOR HAS NOT BITTEN SO WE ARE GOOD. BUT I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT TO FEED HIM. I KNOW HE MUST HAVE OTHER FOOD BESIDES BANANAS.

EVERYONES PET ARE FED AND WATERED, BRUSHED AND PLAYED WITH. BUT THEY MISS THEIR HUMANS.

HOPE EVERYONE HAS BEEN TO SEE THEIR FUR FRIENDS.


 
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[Post New]by charlieisr on Apr 14, 18 7:15 PM
SEBASTIEN, YOU CAN WAIT HERE FOR BREEZE IF YOU WISH. UNLESS YOU WISH TO RETURN TO THE REST OF YOUR FRIENDS.

I SEND SAM TO TELL ANNA ABOUT KITTEN ERMINES RECOVERY. MAYBE SHE WOULD LIKE TO HAVE ANOTHER FRIEND. SAM SEEMS RATHER TAKEN WITH KITTEN ERMINE.

I WOULD SHARE. HE IS A SWEETIE.


 
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[Post New]by AnnaDownes01 on Apr 14, 18 7:23 PM
Sam bounded in with a happy smile on his face. It seems that kitten ermine has been cured by Auntie Roo, with a potion from Redshanks Scroll, so he now has a new playmate. Sam is undecided who to stay with, he has missed Marius so much even though Marius was old and could not play much with him. He says Marius taught him a lot about being a guard cat and looking after smaller animals, so he thinks he should stay with Precious, kitten ermine. I told him it is his choice and if his friend needs him he should stay with him as long as needed.

I hope I can get an Elven translater before Christmas, which is when they seem to spend a lot of time in the castle. Elven is not an easy language to learn.

The lions are happy, as I said before, and have drawn up a roster for guard duty to protect their new friends. With them and Anneliese we should have a good force to repel the enemy.

 
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[Post New]by charlieisr on Apr 14, 18 8:54 PM
SAM CAME BACK TO THE TEA ROOM. SO I GUESS IT WAS OK WITH ANNA THAT HE STAYS WITH, AND TEACHES PRECIOUS HOW TO FIT IN WITH US HUMANS. PRECIOUS MAY NOT BE ABLE TO SEE SAM BUT I HAVE A FEELING HE SENSES WHEN SAM IS NEAR. AFTER ALL THE POOR THING NEARLY DIED AT THE FEET OF EVIL GNOMES. THEY ARE NOW CURLED UP IN A BASKET NEAR ME. PRECIOUS MUST KNOW ME AT LEAST BY SMELL. I HAD HELD AND ROCKED HIM FOR ALMOST A DAY. SAM HAD BEEN CURLED AROUND HIM JUST AS HE WAS NOW.

YOU ARE A GOOD FRIEND SAM. PRECIOUS SEEMS TO KNOW YOU ARE THERE.

SAM LOOKS AT ME WITH HIS SOFT EYES, CLOSES THEM AND TUCKS IN TIGHTER TO PRECIOUS.

NOW WHAT AM I GOING TO DO WITH ANOTHER PET. THEN I SMILE. LOVE IT LIKE ALL THE OTHERS.


 
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[Post New]by playingthegame on Apr 14, 18 11:14 PM
We zoom into the Tea Room on the “commercial size” magic carpet lent to us by the Genie and as leader of our little 'Grim Rescue' troop I am first to land.

SPLASH!! SPLOSH!!

I slip and fall into a pile of bowls of milk spread out all over the floor that encircles Charlie’s chair.

Several bewildered cats and kittens jump up from their libations and automatically go into attack mode

Before Charlie can say or do anything from the comfort of her rocker I am swatting away an army of furry black, white, grey or gingery bundles of claws and teeth

They think that I am the enemy and wish to bring harm to their loving carer!

Added to this mayhem are several feisty dogs and puppies

Enough!” I roar.

“Broom, defend me!”

In a whirl of bristles my own faithful ‘pet’ swishes and swirls and in no time at all, the room is cleared of the little monsters as they are all deposited in the zoo outside.

“Thank you. That’s better!”

But it isn’t!

I am now attacked by a hoard of angry partners who have just seen my dastardly action onTHEIR loving pets.

The leader of the opposition is Charlie, who is puce with anger and shaking her fist at me from her rocking chair as if I am the enemy!

“You horrible little man! You turncoat! Snake in the grass!

“Was it not YOU who initiated the pet saving program with your erstwhile friend Jenny with the program whose acronym was C*L*A*P (Critter Loving Awareness Program)?!”

Ignoring the wall of sound in front of me, I clear my throat:

“This is PTG who is your elected leader until Cap’n Bob’s return. So quieten down and listen to me carefully.

“NOW!!”

I go over to Angel who is scribbling furiously about the recent mayhem and borrow her paper and pencil. She thinks that she has the scoop of the week in the offing!

In large letters I write:
WALLS STILL HAVE EARS!

And thrust it in front of each of their shocked and still angry faces.

Only Grim who is still unconscious is exempt.

Edited on 04/14/2018 at 11:16:42 PM PST


 
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[Post New]by charlieisr on Apr 14, 18 11:57 PM
THAT IDIOT MAN, WHY CAN'T HE LOOK WHERE HE IS PUTTING THOSE BIG FEET OF HIS. THE CATS AND KITTENS WERE INVITED HERE FROM THE ENCLOSURE TO HELP KATT WITH HER MOUSE PROBLEM. THEY SEEM TO BE EVERYWHERE.

THE DOGS THAT ARE HERE ARE RATTERS. THEY ARE ALMOST AS GOOD AS CATS AT GETTING RID OF MICE.

PTG WAS VERY LUCKY I HAD A GOOD GRIP ON BIG KITTY. HE MUST HAVE FORGOTTEN BIG KITTY WAS HERE. OR ELSE HE WOULD NOT HAVE NOT HAVE BEEN SO HASTY TO CHASE THEM AWAY. OR SHOULD I SAY HAVE HIS BROOM DO IT. HE HAD BETTER KEEP THAT THING OUT OF MY WAY. I AM SO MAD. I WILL FEED IT TO THE FIRE.

WELL MAYBE CAP WILL COME TO HIS SENSES ONCE HE IS FIT AGAIN. AND SET SOME RULES FOR YOU TO FOLLOW. YES, YOU GOT GRIM HOME WHERE I HOPE SHE IS SAFE.

BUT JUST BE VERY CAREFUL WHO YOU YELL AT. WITH MY BAD ARM I POINTED TO THE HAND HOLDING BIG KITTY. SHE WANTED A PIECE OF THE MAN WHO HAD ATTACKED THE CATS AND KITTENS WHO WERE HER FRIENDS. SHE TREATED THEM AS THOUGH THEY WERE HER CHILDREN.

YOU SHOULD NEVER ATTACK A TIGER'S BABIES. NOT IF YOU DO NOT WANT TO BE ATTACKED.

I DID NOT KNOW IF THAT BROOM WOULD BURN, MAYBE BIG KITTY WOULD LIKE A NEW CHEW TOY. I GLARED AT THE BROOM. THEN AT THE MAN.

WENT TO THE COFFEE BAR. AS I REACHED IT BECKI SET A CUP OF COFFEE IN FRONT OF ME. ALONG WITH SOME HONEY AND A SMALL GLASS OF WATER.

SORRY BECKI BUT MOST COFFEE IS TOO STRONG AND HOT TO DRINK RIGHT AWAY. RIGHT NOW I NEED COFFEE OR I AM GOING TO STRANGLE THAT MAN. SHE GRINNED. " NO YOU DON'T, AS MUCH AS I WOULD LIKE TO I DON'T THINK IT WOULD BE A GOOD IDEA TO SET ANNALIESE ON HIM.

CAP. MAY NOT UNDERSTAND WHEN HE GETS BACK IF PTG IS VERY INDISPOSED AFTER SHE DOES HER THING ON HIM. BUT I HAD TO CHUCKLE TO MYSELF. BECKI JUST SHRUGGED AND WENT BACK TO HER MACHINES.

I TOOK MY COFFEE TO MY CHAIR. PRECIOUS JUMPED DOWN AS I SET MY COFFEE ON THE TABLE. SAM WITH HIM. HE WANDERED OVER TO WHERE PTG STOOD. TURNED HIS BACK AND LET GO. RIGHT ON HIS PANT LEG.

HE CAME BACK JUMPED INTO MY LAP AND CURLED UP.

MAYBE HE AND EGOR WILL GET TO BE FRIENDS. IT SEEM EGOR IS NOT THAT FOND OF PTG EITHER.

Edited on 04/15/2018 at 12:27:14 AM PST


 
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[Post New]by kkreisman on Apr 15, 18 2:12 AM
Oooh PTG! You're in twubble now!!

katie

 
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[Post New]by playingthegame on Apr 15, 18 4:11 AM
I am ‘bewitched, bothered and bewildered’ by the insult that this little old lady rocking in her chair delivers at me!

“SET SOME RULES!

All of them think that it is ME that is at fault!

They do not consider that the Tea Room is the only safe haven we have at the moment, IF we can find the source of the information leak.

To have it cluttered up by a menagerie of mangy and pesky animals ranging from the small to the VERY large is a step too far.

Gathering my broom up I make for the kitchen door to find that Mrs Fletcher’s replacement is standing behind a brand new counter complete with coffee making facilities.

Mmmmmm!

Me thinks I need to grovel in order to get my special brew and not this brown swill being offered to all and sundry?

So in my most pleading voice I introduce myself:

“I am Cap’n Bob’s deputy who is desirous of a cup of hong cha. That is if you know how to make one?”

The empty cup on the counter begins to vibrate rather mysteriously

Equally mysteriously my broom has just made itself as small as possible and dived into my pocket.

Something is amiss!

 
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[Post New]by AuntieRoo on Apr 15, 18 7:36 AM
I thank Doc Poppet for checking over Grim & ponder her diagnosis.Whether it is the trauma of her kidnapping or sheer exhaustion Grim has reverted into a natural state of bunny hibernation & will waken when she is ready.All we can do is make her comfortable in a nice quiet place.After washing her face & paws I take the wet cloths through the kitchen into the laundry room.
Oh my goodness!! What has happened here?...The Room is empty except for a gadgety thing in each corner of the ceiling.I run to Katt who is talking to PTG.Before I finish reporting to PTG he is off to take a look,then returns moments later.Katt explains that she has no use for the room as she uses a laundry service.The gnomes removed all the appliances,painted over the sound proofing & put up the gadgets,which they said were “ de-bugging devices”.Katt is quick to add that there are no bugs of any description in her Tea Room!

This is perfect .Angel helps me to make a comfy bed for Grim before we carry her into the room.In the kitchen we find fresh carrots & a bowl for water.We were only gone for a short time but now we see a big sign on the door that reads:
NO ENTRY,GRIM IS SLEEPING

We look at each other,shrug & I slowly open the door.PTG is sitting on a nice cosy chair drinking a cup of his special tea. He smiles & says
“I though I might sit with Grim for a little while,please close the door on your way out”

 
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[Post New]by cindykat325 on Apr 15, 18 8:42 AM
Oh dear, my regular customers have arrived and immediately chaos ensues. There is a clatter of displaced milk bowls, flying fur and fangs, yelling, snarling and bellowing. Sigh, Mrs Fletcher did warn me...

After the worst of the chaos, PTG approaches to introduces himself and, very sweetly, asks for the tea Mrs Fletcher kept in stock for him. (Hong Cha, which some folks call Red tea but is actually one of the versions of a proper Chinese Black.)

I take a deep breath and say, just as sweetly, "Do I know how to infuse tea?"

As I continue even I can hear the outrage creeping into my voice, "Take a look around you Mr Cap'n Bob's deputy. Have I not designed a perfect combination tea and coffee bar? Becki, our Barista, can concoct anything originating with the humble coffee bean from military field coffee to the fanciest stuff you can think of. I can infuse anything, tea or tisane, from a tea bag to a proper Chinese tea ceremony."

It's then I realize that the wariness on PTG's face isn't just due to the pitch of my voice. The cup on the counter is vibrating and his broom, which a few minutes ago was in full battle mode, has beat a hasty retreat. Becki, who I seem to be able to see now - how did that happen, is smirking and the rest of the tea room regulars have gone very quite. Big Kitty is the only one who seems to have actually relaxed.
I reach out for the cup, is that fur on my hands? My fingers seem to be a little shorter than they should be and my nails longer and sharper. Ummm, what's the deal here? I glance at the cabinet nearby with the glass door. The eyes that look back have slits for pupils and my face looks odd. UH OH, I shouldn't have played with that magic wand I found while foraging in the HOS's!!! It seems that spell back-fired! Now when I get angry I get more feline than is normal for a human female...weeeeellll, I think to myself, I could put this to good use.

I give PTG a feral smile, pick up the cup, carefully as I'm not sure how dexterous my feline-ish fingers are, and infuse a perfect hong cha. "Now, Mr deputy, if you want your hong cha I suggest you and that errant broom of yours clean up the mess you made."

continued...

 
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[Post New]by cindykat325 on Apr 15, 18 8:44 AM
PTG, obviously deciding that since he is the Chief Sweeper Upper he really should clean up his mess, coaxes his broom out of his pocket and they clean up the broken bowls and spilled milk. I place his tea on a table and turn to the awfully quiet room. "I made a lovely Pavlova to celebrate the wonderful job the gnome builders did on the new beverage bar. Although, I do apologize to my Aussie friends. I have yet to find passion fruit in the HOS's so I settled on a summer berry theme this time. While Mrs Fletcher did let me in on a few of the favorites, please feel free to let me know of any likes/dislikes and I'll see what I can do. If someone will let me know when Grim awakens I'd appreciate it as I am baking a carrot cake just for her. Oh, I almost forgot... the gnome builders found a bunch of bits and bob's when they tore out the old bar. I figure most of it belongs to you folks. The box is by the door if you want to take a look."

Hello Roo, of course you can use the old laundry room to make Grim comfy! Don't forget to come back for some Pavlova when she is settled.


...As I start passing out the Pavlova I notice my hands are almost back to normal and I can't see Becki as well as I did before. I must be reverting back to human female from whatever I was, Phew!

 
 
 
 
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