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Old 02-01-2007, 06:46 PM   #61
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Ours receives excellent care and was neutered around eight months of age-- during his incarceration. He'd been picked up for reckless hopping down a Waimanalo road, although he swears the carrot-juice container wasn't open.

The oldest we've seen is a 12-year-old bunny with dual cataracts and the equivalent of Parkinson's. It didn't look pretty but it was able to navigate its turf and do its bunny business.

If our kid gets her way she's leaving the coop in three years, five months, and a week. We just thought it'd be nice closure for the bunny to check out at the same time. Doesn't look like there's much chance of that happening! Unless, of course, something scares the cardiac crap out of him in the middle of the night...
I WAS WRONG, FALSE ALARM! Bugs only lived 8 years or so....I had it totaly screwed up. DW set me straight. I guess I didn't "just miss" Bugs, they just liked him so much they were still talking about him. :
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Re: Uh Oh the wife wants to raise Alpacas.
Old 02-01-2007, 06:58 PM   #62
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WHEW, cuz everything I read said that more than 12 would be a bit of a stretch, so I fibbed and said they could live to 16 so as to not make it look like you make **** up...
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WHEW, cuz everything I read said that more than 12 would be a bit of a stretch, so I fibbed and said they could live to 16 so as to not make it look like you make **** up...
I find this hard to believe . . . that CFB would actually avoid trying to make it look like someone else was wrong.
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Believe it or not, it happens all the time. I'm just so good at BS that nobody notices. Its only when I call someone elses BS that its noticeable.

By the way, i've been meaning to have a talk with you about this 'ancient sg' / 'sgeeeee' thing. Since you were younger and beginning your posting career as the original named person, shouldnt that be named "young sg" and your current moniker be "older sg"? I dont really think you qualify for 'ancient' status.
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Thanks, everyone, the bunny and I are gonna have a little chat later.

I especially like the characterization of the empty nest with furballs!
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Glad you liked the inside story......

Knowing about alpacas means I also know a little something about Peru and guess what Peruvians eat an estimated 65 million Guinea pigs each year, and the animal is so entrenched in the culture that one famous painting of the Last Supper in the main cathedral in Cusco, Peru shows Christ and his disciples dining on guinea pig.

What do they taste like? It depends how old they are when you eat them...like most animals the younger ones are more tender but then they weigh less.....another of lifes compromises. :-)

You can also use the entrails to predict the future.......
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We found the same thing. We did finally get some in a little chicha bar up in the mountains. It seemed okay after a few glasses of chicha.
I thought the chicha was absolutely disgusting! One of the locals said that they the way they used to make chicha was to chew up the corn and the spit it into a container where it would ferment into chicha? I always wondered if this was an embellishment or not.

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... the animal is so entrenched in the culture that one famous painting of the Last Supper in the main cathedral in Cusco, Peru shows Christ and his disciples dining on guinea pig.
Yeah, I remember seeing this painting. What was really funny was the artist drew Judas as the only white-skinned disciple and Judas had an amazing resemblance to Francisco Pizarro, the reviled Spaniard who 'discovered' Peru.
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I thought the chicha was absolutely disgusting! One of the locals said that they the way they used to make chicha was to chew up the corn and the spit it into a container where it would ferment into chicha? I always wondered if this was an embellishment or not.
Thats exactly how its made...:P
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From today's Washington Post

Monster Bunnies to Save North Korea and Kooky Kim

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Thats the third time thats been posted!

Kim Jong is welcome to eat me.
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Thats the third time thats been posted!

Kim Jong is welcome to eat me.
Missed it because it was in today's Post and I didn't check past today (and didn't remember from earlier). I am embarrassed.
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Re: Uh Oh the wife wants to raise Alpacas.

Hey, its just a little nerve wracking to see everyone trying to make food out of my namesake.

I'm gonna be getting a complex!
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I thought the chicha was absolutely disgusting! One of the locals said that they the way they used to make chicha was to chew up the corn and the spit it into a container where it would ferment into chicha? I always wondered if this was an embellishment or not.
Chicha is still a cottage industry in Peru so the manufacturing process is highly variable. In small Andean villages people brewed large earthernware vats of chicha for several days and they put a white flag out in front of their house when it was ready. The "plain" chicha I tried was a little bitter, but some people put fruit or sugar in some batches and the taste was very different. "Chicha" (which I've been told means spit) was the name the Spanish gave the brew because it was (is) brewed after masticated ground corn meal is dried then fermented.

I liked it.
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Wikipedia has a good article on it...seems there are two kinds...one thats fermented as newsg describes and one that isnt fermented at all and is made from a completely different set of ingredients. The fermented stuff is light colored, the non fermented stuff is dark...and spit free.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicha

Alpacas to spit fermented beverages with stopovers on empty nesters with pets, rabbit lifespans, and 3rd world countries breeding and eating giant rodents.

Impressive.
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A mockumentary would be fun! Check out this link.

http://www.alpacanet.com/listing1.cfm

I had no idea there were such a variety of Alpacas and so many different hairstyles too!
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Alpacas in Fallbrook have mullets.
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I was wondering about that...
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We were riding on the train today and someone by the side of the tracks had about 10 alpacas. I wonder if they are trying to get rich.
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He was trying to throw himself under the train.
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He was trying to throw himself under the train.
Or throw the alpacas under the train and then sue the railroad for the full price of the beasts including food, vet bills and loss of wool.

Don't confuse this with the movie, Throw Llama from the Train.
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