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We had dogs for 62 years and never measured any food. They ate when they were hungry.

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Good morning all,this is my first post here I forgotten I'd joined this group. Happy sunday

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I am finding my dog is so full of happy energy when I leave a music station on. Today it was the Zen station on Direct TV. This was even better than Smooth Jazz for him.

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9/30/17 8:41 P

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Maybe they take some like a couple dogs I had. Both Annie and Ben were free feeders. If I had taken the food up they would have really been skinny. They finally started eating when the food was put down when Annie's pups were born because the pups would scarf it up in no time (as well as anything else they could find to eat).



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9/30/17 8:52 A

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Sometimes I wonder where these dogs they are feeding come from, or do they know that if you put food in front of a dog he will eat it.

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Yeah, I finally found the feeding directions (written small). That gives me a starting point, but usually they say to feed more than a dog needs. Anyway I was curious. I usually feed about 1 1/2 cups a day, plus green beans and a little bit of treats. This says to feed 2 cups to a smaller dog.



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9/28/17 7:48 A

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I would read the bag

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I have a food question for you guys. I haven't really had the tiny bite foods before, but this time the Pet Food Pantry gave me some Merricks that is really small kibbles. Would I still feed the same amount, cup wise, as I do the larger kibbles? It seems that there would be less air in the cup so I would feed a smaller cupful, but I'm not sure. Cassie weighs around forty pounds.



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So sorry to hear of your loss. You will once again see Lily when you also cross that rainbow bridge.

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Our dear friend's baby girl Lily, yesterday morning. She was 17 years old on September 5. She is the Westie pictured on my DD page(Tweetykc).

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9/22/17 12:38 P

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We were 77 at 5:30A this morning when Mutt and I went for a walk. We are headed for the 90's with a feel like over 100. We don't walk after the sun comes up.

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The temps are still in the 90s but the nights are cooler. Had to add a blanket before sunup!

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THANKS, Mary Alice! I am learning to take measurements wth a pinch of salt, so to speak.
The baggy pants told the true story!
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I got a Spark Mail from Tweety. She saw her doctor and he likes her progress!

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Way to go on losing a many size

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Wow! I had not visited this thread since the 8th. How is Tweety doing? I had no idea that she was going in for surgery!

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We climbed up to the roof this afternoon and started to work. But then it started raining. We caught the edge of a storm that was south of us. Using electric tools during a storm is not a good idea so we climbed down. Immediately upon starting the truck, you guessed it, the rain stopped. So we visited our neighbors instead.

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Apparently, I don't know how to use a measuring tape. Yesterday I measured my waist at 42 inches. The odd thing was that my size 42 shorts are very baggy. Today, while visiting a neighbor, I was offered a size 40 pair of black jeans. They fit comfortably! So it is official. I have actually lost another pants size!

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To anyone reading this, please pass the word,, Tweety kc is in the hospital and having surgery today,, thank you, her mom, pickie98.

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Oh Tee, I am glad you both are okay! That target practice really came in handy!

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I'm glad you and your little dog are safe. I have lived with rattlers all my life and they are nothing to mess around with.

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My computer is situated near the screen door. A few feet away is Shellie's water dish and food bowl. So natural I jumped to my feet when I heard the distinctive rattle of a rattlesnake. It was rattling at Shellie, who simply wanted a drink of water. We had to shoot the snake, which was a 28 inch Mohave Green. These guys have a neurotoxic venom. I hated killing the snake, but it is endangering my dog and I am not qualified to "handle" a rattlesnake.

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Got your exercise

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I spent more time at the shooting range, but our target was only at 50 feet instead of 50 yards.
(I was shooting my .33 Henry with the octagon barrel that I love!) Still, I had to drag the dang target stand about 20 feet. It is made of heavy steel. We shopped at WalMart too, which required a lot of hoofing time. This morning we unloaded the truck. I carried a 35 pound bottle of drinking water into the kitchen. Ufda!

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that is a good cause. even if you hate the writing, the proceeds will be well spent!


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I just pre ordered the e book 12 Slays of Christmas a book of 12 short cozy mysteries. Cozy mysteries aren't my thing but it is just .99 and all proceeds go to pets effected by the natural disasters. 12 Slay of Christmas is preordering on every e book format I know of.

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My heart goes out to Connie and the rest of Lily's extended family.

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For those of you who see Tweetykc's picture icon of Lily, the Westie: I was up north staying with the family for a few days and her condition has deteriorated a lot since I saw her last in 2015. She is 17 years old today and can hardly walk or stand, is somewhat blind and deaf, except to hear certain pitches of sound. She is eating more than I have ever seen her eat, but she has Cushing's disease, so we can only give her about a quarter cup of water at a time or she will be in pain. She is always so thirsty, but we cannot give her a lot of water. She is still her beautiful,m charming self, but Connie(her mommy) is dreading the obvious end. Lily is like her real daughter, since Connie has been her mommy since she was six weeks old. She also has occasional seizures. That is what was happening to our dear Pooky Bear towards the end. Connie considers me Lily's close aunt..
I wrote this to show us all what an enduring and endearing spirit these creatures have, a gift given to all of us.

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Fancy, I hope tht peace is soon restored in your household. Orzo, carrier might simply be a place of refugs rather than the time-out box.

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Got Cassie going on walks again and tonight it is too hot. I don't think she is liking that too well. She kept coming over all day. It was still 92 at after 6:00. It would be nice if I could trust my body to be able to take her out in the morning.

I gave her a raw marrow bone today. That went all fine, but after she was through with it she was over where she had started eating it and Orzo went to find out what was going on and she went after him. I feel so bad. They have been getting along for the last 3 years and I didn't expect that. The poor kitty. At least she didn't hurt him. She has since been staying in her crate and I can barely get her to come out. I feel so bad that it happened and that she won't come out of her crate. I am wondering if her previous owners always sent her to her crate if she did something they didn't like, because she heads there even if it is the cat that is in trouble, not to mention if she is in trouble (which isn't often).

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I hope they figure out what is wrong. Then she can take measures to avoid the same outcome!

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Tweetykc is now home from the hospital and feeling better. Thank you all.

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Sorry to hear that. I hope they have it figured out by now and she is on her way to healing.



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To those of you praying fro my daughter, Tweetykc, I thank you. She is still very sick today, took a step backwards, but I pray that she feels better tomorrow.

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I got up an went outside to watch the sun rise. I offered a prayer for Tweety's recovery. The sun illuminated a dark cloud and turned the edges pink. I take that as a good sign!

Tell her she is loved and we hope she feels better soon
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Tweetykc is feeling much better today, but still getting tests.

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Tweetykc has asked me to let you know that she is in the hospital. I just left her; we were in the E.R. for 7 hours. I will keep you updated more tomorrow. It is late..

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Thank you Fancy. I really enjoy doing bead work! But not today!

WE CLIMBED UP TO THE ROOF AND WORKED FOR THREE HOURS, STOPPING FOR FREQUENT WATER BREAKS AND WE FINISHED EARLY. (no sense in flirting with heat stroke) I HAD BRIE TAKE A PHOTO OF ME AND MY NEWEST PAIR OF BAGGY SHORTS! I WILL UPLOAD IT TOMORROW OR LATER TONIGHT!

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That is really pretty.



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Two hours of bead work yesterday and three more today.
I am sending this to Indiana to sell at out tribal pow wow.



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Darlene! we don't have a land line and we live in a dead zone, so they have to convey messages through the internet and the guy's pager (which proved useless)
I'm so frustrated I could spit nails.


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Gee, can't they call and let you know they can't find your place? Ask you for directions? Seems peope are so unreliable anymore.

I should talk. Cassie doesn't get many walks, but this week I have been taking her every day but today. Today I was so sleepy I was falling asleep waiting for a friend to get here, then went to the library and when I came home the rain threat was really there (didn't come, though). I also went to the gym after the library. Now I am ready to fall asleep again. Will have to make a real big effort to get that walk in tomorrow.



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While waiting for the internet guy to show up, I actually went outside, grabbed a hoe and started attacking weeds. The guy never showed, again, but I did 20 minutes of digging. Luckily, Brie was keeping an eye on me and stopped me before I over exherted myself and got dehydrated. Our address does not show up on the map data base which they use. But we contacted the company today and we agreed to meet the technician at May's Cafe 5 miles from home, and we will guide him to our place.

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Friday, August 04, 2017
ALWAYS BRUSH AND FLOSS! That toothache turned out to need a root canal. I was admitted to the dentist's office on a moments notice. X-rays revealed several cavities, tartar build-up and resultant bone loss in several places in my jaw. Three years ago I had a similar visit and had two molars extracted from the left side of my mouth. That was the only affordable option at the time. This time, though, we qualified for a dental credit card plan. So I was able to opt for the root canal. which, although is unpleasant, "saved" the tooth. I had started to use careful dental hygiene practices, but things went awry. That was also the time I stopped using Spark People. Lack of discipline resulted in regaining some weight and ruining my teeth. I hope I can stop the bone loss before I lose all my teeth. This was a startling wake-up call.

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Beautiful, warm, sunny August means we're at the halfway mark of summer, but also that we're into the last 5 months of 2017 - can't time slow down please! Let's enjoy this month and make the most of it!!!

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had to share this image I found on the net.
Lizzie's Boys by John Fawcett

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BAD NIGHT - GREAT MORNING!
Monday, July 31, 2017
I hardly slept a wink for the muscle aches in my shoulders and my scalp. The meds that the doctor prescribed give me a hangover and dizziness, which is undesirable when climbing ladders and using power tools. So I haven't taken any this week. I'm going to get one of those tens units from the drug store. That should address the soreness instead of interrupting the pain signal.
We will get up on the roof later. The sun is already burning away our cloud cover. But the weather cast assures us it will be mostly overcast throughout the day. So we will be working in one or two hour stints.
And I can work on leather crafts in between tasks.
I weighed myself before breakfast. I lost another 4 pounds this week!

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Shellie is snoring on the porch next to the screen door. It is much to early to sleep, most of my word puzzles have been completed. Planning our day around the afternoon storms. Construction will occur topside on the roof!

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We were not able to swim because the lightning was too close, yesterday. But we had fun watching their horses play tag with their dogs. Dave cooked great rib eye steaks, served with broccoli and reisling wine. While eating, there was a rainstorm, followed by a rainbow. Then Dave let us shoot his crossbow. Me likes! We had a great visit.

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That barbecue and swim sounds nice. So does a rain storm since all we have had is a few sprinkles. My grass is so dry I don't know if it will ever come back. Can't afford to water it and my hoses won't reach part of it.

We are back to hot today. I am hoping it cools of so that I can work with Cassie in the park. Meanwhile will do it in the Petsmart. 2nd filming is tomorrow evening and she still doesn't do her down all the time. Also, I forgot we were supposed to be working on attention, so haven't done that but a few times. She was really good at Home Depot and Lowes last night, though.



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Yesterday's rainstorm prevented further work on the roof. However, I was able to stitch together the shoulders of the buckskin tunic. I need to make the head hole larger, so I have sliced down the front four inches. I will reinforce the throat area with a triagular piece. Meanwhile, there is a little hole on the back of the tunic. Need to add side panels beneath the arm to make it roomier to wear. No sweat, i can use the extra leather from the bottom.
I will have Brie help set up a photo shoot so that I can track my progress

A friend in El Paso has invited us for a barbeque and swim! See ya later!

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That tunic by Jim WhiteHand is stunning. I like the way the sides are stitched together using the turquoise beads, I like the drape of the hide and the whip stitching around the collar. Brie chose a darker shade. I have stitched the holes. Brie thinks it looks rugged! I don't have to punch holes with an awl. So I can start stitching the tops of the shoulders tonight.

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Tee, I love that picture.

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TODAY's SCHEDLE
1) 7am breakfast of raisin bran and almond milk
2) 8am helped Brie work on the roof
3) 9am iced coffee at May's Cornudas Cafe
4) 10am light housework
5) 11am Spark and other internet
5) noon lunch:canned chicken breast with vidalia onion dressing, black-eyed peas
6) begin working on Brie's deerskin tunic
7) haircut
8) work on roof some more
9) Progresso traditional chicken noodle soup and Multigrain crackers for dinner
10) mend buckskin and do crossword puzzles til bedtime

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I like that.



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One of my favorite artists Martin Graelle, and my favorie subject.
the title is More Than Friends

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javnmich: Maybe walking your dogs will plant the seed for their parents to adopt a shelter dog.
Heal(heel) soon!

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Summer is the time when one sheds oneís tensions with oneís clothes, and the right kind of day is jeweled balm for the battered spirit. A few of those days and you can become drunk with the belief that allís right with the world. ~Ada Louise Huxtable

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Cassie is working in a promotional video for a dog training place. First section tonight. There are 3 dogs in it. I didn't know if they could use a 9 year old dog that is basically untrained. I have done some work with her, but not consistent, so she only does things for food. Nice trainer that works similar to clicker, but no clickers used. She was doing something with leading the dogs with the treats to where they were in a heel position (can't remember what that was called, but maybe leading) which is like the "choose to heel" program. The trainer really likes Cassie and did Cassie's section of the video off lead. After she worked all three dogs in the video, she gave directions on what we are supposed to work on before the next video. It will be done in 3 or 4 parts. We got in on this because she had posted something about looking for dogs for the video. I think it will be fun and will motivate me to work with her a little more.



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Due to my recent injury, can't walk the dogs right now but my neighbor's children have volunteered to walk them every day they can while I am on limited mobility! Thank you dear children. My fur babies love the attention as they get their exercise and get into trouble along the way... Oh my

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WALKING THE WEST TEXAS TOWN OF EL PASO
Friday, June 02, 2017

I spent 45 minutes this morning unloading our truck of monthly supplies, including four 5gallon water jugs, 35 pounds each. I put them in my little red wagon to cart them to the workshop at the back of the hangar. And I also carried in a 25 pound bag of laundry, clean and folded. Brie wanted to help, but I insisted on doing the lifting and bending to spare her back. Then we took off for El Paso once more for more supplies.
Last night's rain storm turned our dirt road into a mud bog. One lane was high and dry, which means we avoided all the box turtles who emerge after a storm to soak up enough muddy water to last the summer.
While in town we made several important phone calls and talked to our banker. I called the company who was going to send me a costume. It had to be special ordered. The company ended up with a costume which includes embroidered accents. They were going to send it back to their supplier, but they offered to send it to me for the same price as the plain one. I should have it by Wednesday!
We went to the hardware store. Brie drove one of those electric carts while I walked for 45 minutes. ( those clerks rarely know where items are located!) Her back is much better, but I am insisting that she avoid exerting herself. After shopping, we went to the Rod and Gun Club at Ft Bliss, and did some target shooting with my new .22 Henry rifle. That is fun! My aim is improving! We set the target at 20 yards.
I paced that distance after each ten shots to inspect and change the targets. So I got a little more walking done. We put fifty rounds into a three inch circle. I can hardly wait to show up to our July shooting match, costumed as a Mexican revolutionary, and pulling our gun carriage, which is shaping-up to resemble a stage coach.
The next few days will be stormy, so Brie and I will have to work indoors. We probably won't have our carriage ready by Sunday. So we will aim for July's meet. But y'all will get to see the costume and stage coach first!


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(ooh pretty message, EDWARDS!

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Thursday, June 01, 2017

Well, almost, anyways! Brie needed me to run to the truck to fetch a particular piece of paper. I had to hold up my britches with one hand as I hurried along. That piece of paper bears the PIN number for our new credit card. Long story short; our credit has improved, jumped 30 points after Brie made her first payment) The immediate result is that we each bought ourselves two new pairs of shorts for the summer, and two new belts. (I was tempted to buy red suspenders, but I am holding out for rainbow stripes!)
I got the laundry done, so we have the shorts that we wore last summer, which now fit us once again. We met an old friend, in fact, our Best Man from our wedding ceremony 7 years ago. He was full of news and perhaps new opportunities for the future. More details will be revealed in a few days.
As we drove from El Paso, we could see a wall of black clouds and lightning over the hills in the distance. As we got closer to home, we could see rain puddles all around. The ruts in our dirt road were filled with water, reflecting the silvery sky. We stopped to visit our neighbors, half mile north of our house. Their power was out once again. We had just missed a hellacious storm which had dumped hail stones until the ground was white! Timing is everything! Our solar panels got a full charge from the sun and lightning, so we can use the internet all night!

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Brie has a congenital back condition that has really been more bothersome and painful to her lately. Her spinal column is too narrow for her spinal cord, and she cannot turn and twist and bend like she used to. Getting out of bed is a painful experience.
But she hasn't let that stop her from doing things. I set up a folding chair, outside under the hangar's edge and we continued working on the frame for the gun carriage. Then she decided we should move the target stand off the trailer, so that she can take the motorcycle on it, to get inspected. The target stand is rather light weight. She described HOW she was going to move, and we went about it VERY CAREFULLY. We both agreed that the 80 pound target could stay flat in the trailer!

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I hope your doggie's paw heals up nicely.

Shellie gave me a scare the other day. It appears she got into the trash and ate some chicken bones. The next day, she would not get up, not even for Beggin' Strips. We had to leave for an appointment. Brie says that she had greeted her well, and wagging her tail, a few minutes earlier. When we got home, she seemed well but wouldn't eat Beggin' Strips unless I crumbles them into small pieces. I think maybe she had scared herself by swallowing a big hunk of bone. I was concerned that she might have perforated her gut, but that doesn't seem to be the case.She remains concerned about PORTION CONTROL!

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Well Bella and I got up at 5:45 today to go for a nice long walk before I had to head into work, it was so nice out today, not too hot and we watched the sun finish rising it was lovely

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I love airplanes! We live under the flight of the airport so get lots of planes every day but the funny thing is that I don't even hear them anymore, been living here 10 years now.

Took Butter (aka chub chub) for a 6 mile walk today! Was perfect walking weather and she did real good except she is afraid of businesses so I had to go the long way home. Came home and played fetch with Butter and my other dog Cinnamon who isn't as much of a walker but she LOVES to play fetch! She gets all crazy doing flips and diving for the ball. Sadly she hurt her paw tonight so we had to cut it short. She still wanted to play even with a hangnail of some sort. She will have to rest now for about a week... So sad for her

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