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  1. Are you thinking of friction drive cars, or inertia cars? Like in the links below?
  2. You could use a fertilizer that works as a foliar spray. Many of them do.
  3. Here's another one, though I'm not sure how long the shoulder straps need to be for you:
  4. Maximum dose Mucinex and a warm wet cloth over the affected area.
  5. Head, neck, scalp and shoulder massage work pretty well here ... but I’ve always either given or received them and have never tried self massage. The massage works even better with a nap afterwards.
  6. Wild carnivores/omnivores, such as wolves and the big cats, would be consuming the digestive tract of their prey. So part of their diet would consist of whatever their prey ate. As prey species are primarily herbivores and omnivores, that would include grains. They would also be eating a portion of the fur, feathers, bones, etc. Not to say that settles whether the grain is necessary, or even beneficial, but it certainly is likely to be part of a wild diet.
  7. She could well be in heat. If so, spaying her should stop the vocalizing, and is a good idea in any case. On the other hand, some cats are just naturally very chatty.
  8. She could have lymphocytic plasmacytic stomatitis causing painful ulcers. If so, steroids could help a lot in the short term, though hopefully a better long-term solution would be found. Here is a description of the condition as well as a list of other causes of painful mouths. If she hasn't had bloodwork done, you might also need to rule out kidney failure, but typically that develops slowly enough in cats that you know something is wrong before it gets the the stage with the oral ulcers.
  9. Don't forget about lighting. Even during the day with enough natural light coming in, a house looks better if there are multiple sources of soft light, to banish dark corners and make things look cheery. Small lights all over look better than a single overhead source.
  10. Does she have a tag on her collar that hits against the bowl as she drinks? You might try a shallow, non-reflective pan on a platform after taking off her collar and see if that makes any difference (approaches several possibilities at once). You can see if any of these discussions help...
  11. Things that come immediately to mind that can cause yowling at night: discomfort (arthritis, constipation, tumors, UTI's/bladder stones, etc), dementia, anxiety (any new animals in the vicinity of the house? Other cats? Wildlife that might be a threat?), hypertension, hyperthyroidism, loss of vision or hearing, central nervous system diseases. If you haven't had her blood pressure checked yet, I would start there, since you have already checked out many of the other problems.
  12. Not necessarily better, but different. If you want fine dining and more shopping and nightlife, I would go to a bigger island. If you want to kick back on the beach and mostly chill, I prefer the smaller islands. I was surprised how limited the shopping and dining options were on Kauai for example, but we had a great time anyway.
  13. I love Hawaii! Just returned a few months ago from a conference in Kauai, and I didn't want to come home. The weather is predictably nice, it is lush everywhere you look, many views of the ocean, unique wildlife, good snorkeling ... really a relaxing place to visit. My favorites are Kauai and Maui -- slow pace, laid back, but not as much to do as the bigger islands. It has been a long time since I visited Oahu or the Big Island, so maybe they would be wonderful as well. If you go to Kauai, I recommend the NaPali coast dinner boat tour (the coast was closed to driving when we were there, due to the road being washed out), and a helicopter tour.
  14. For what it's worth, the electronic controller that I linked above has a lock box on the bottom where the TV is plugged in. You couldn't plug the TV directly into an outlet without having the key or destroying the box.
  15. I'm running short on time this morning and have to type fast, so forgive me if this has already been suggested .... we've had an electronic controller on our television for at least the past dozen years or more. It can be glitchy occasionally, and the kids don't love it, but as a parent I do! The one we use (linked below) has PIN codes that can be assigned to each child (up to 6 codes, plus a master PIN), and each code can be programmed to have blocked out times and the time allowed can be allotted by the day or by the week for each PIN, It has GREATLY simplified television use in our home. The way I currently use it is that I have all the PINS, programmed for different amounts of time, so the kids ask to use the television and I input the appropriate amount of time. We used to give each child a PIN and that worked okay too. Good luck with this issue. We went 6 months television free once, before we got the controller, because television use was such an issue. It was wonderful! The kids behavior improved and the days were less stressful. This controller has been a happy medium between what I want and what the kids want.
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