5 Essential Things to get before even bringing home your Dog/Puppy

Hello! everyone! Here is another post on pets, 5 Essential things to get before even bringing home your dog.

Recently, one of my friend just bought a new pet puppy! I was so excited even thou I want it so much but after today I learn a lot of things which I don’t know about getting a puppy. As I always have adult dogs from people who can’t keep them. From all this time I had experience about dogs stuffs, things and I always wanted to learn new things also to know what are the important for having a pet.

Let me share with you a bit of her character and some things that I found out on having a puppy for the first time. Hope this will be useful for first timer who are going to have a puppy as first pet.

Of cause if you are getting a puppy, there are some things that you need to have in order to trained them and let them get use to a new home. If you are getting a dog, I think shouldn’t be much worry or have to? But depends on the dog if its well-trained I think shouldn’t  be a problem. But just take your time and let them know what they do is right or wrong, I bet they will be trainable and well-known after a while 🙂 As for what I experience before. Even though is not easy at all but is just takes time ^^.

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Pet Toy

The toy is a chewing toy, more to play with her on the ground. For now she is too small to play rough toy or action like throwing of balls and all.

Is good to have at least one or two toy to play with. Can also slowly trained them and play with them cause they are active when you put them on the ground.

Isn’t she cute? AWWW. she’s so soft and cuddly. When I carry close to me, she is like a gentle little pal. But she is super active when she is on the ground with her favourite toy.

We were busy the whole day looking for accessories and all the needs stuff for the puppy to be in a good and comfy home.

We’ve prepare a cage which is a metal type, it has 4 side and just have to gather up together and it will look like a cage or Can get a cage which is fixed one, might come with a peeing tray I guess. As long there is space for them to rest and potty.

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Potty Trainer

First few things we buy was the Potty trainer spray. This one is to prevent the odour smell when your puppy pee on the floor or etc. This works well cause I can’t really smell pee on the mat.

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Puppy Trainer

Next will be this Puppy Trainer drop. This one has a strong smell. Just drop 1-2 drop on the peeing pad. To let the puppy smell so that they will know where is the right place to pee. It works after a while.

We did an experiment test:

When we put the peeing tray in the cage, the puppy choose to pee on the wooden mat. We found out that each time she pee is always the same spot. Cause we put the peeing tray on the right side of the cage, and she use to pee on the left side. So what we did was, we shifted the tray to the left side instead. And it works! she got it and she keep pee on the correct spot on the tray itself.

How wonderful! In just one day she made it to pee on the right spot!

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This drinking bottle was recommend by the pet shop owner. She advice that is good to let puppy learn to drink on the bottle. The reason is because the puppy is still young and is easy for them to drink on the bottle. And also they will look cleaner on the mouth area the water won’t go all over the mouth and the fur too.  Let them have 1 week or more to get use to it.

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Pet Hardness, leash, collar is a must. Because you will need to bring your pet for a short or long walk. Or maybe around your house garden if you have a big one.

If you have big garden, that will be the best to let you dog run around and play. Of cause if you pet need to go for exercise for walk, make sure you do so. Because once you bring them out, you will have to be consistent to bring them every single day. After awhile this will be their habit. Once you never bring them out, I don’t know? maybe they will feel sad. Ha Ha.

Why choose hardness and not just collar with leash?

I used to use collar and leash to bring my dog for walk. But I realise is better to use hardness than collar leash. Cause it may hurt the neck of the dog when you try to hold them back for running away too fast or etc. Especially on the road side, is dangerous when your dog get excited and just dash thru the road. It may cause accident of the innocent.

Maybe for puppies to be safe, will advise to use a hardness to bring them for walk. But for dog, you can still choose to use hardness. Hardness are good for all dogs, but to be safe try to use a hardness. Which I feel is better than using collar and leash.

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Potty Pad

This is a Potty pad, to use it on the potty tray for the puppy to pee. It’s helps for potty trained and the pad will absorb to prevent it smells and also easy to clean up.

Indoor potty is very important, cause you don’t want your dog to mess up your house when you bought them home.

Potty pad also great for elderly dog, sick or disable dogs, and for owner who need to work long hours. You won’t have to clean up so much after a tiring day of work.

These are some of the things that you will need before you get a puppy or pets. Do remember animals is for life. They spend their lifetime with you. Do give them great care and more love to spend and keep the happiest moment as memories. Is just feels great to have a pet in your life. They can be your greatest friend. Especially when they can understand your feelings and cuddle. Some dogs are smart thou.

Happy Pet-Owning!

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What Should you do if your Dog got Choked by his Chew

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Choking happen when your dog chew on something that is unusual, such as toys, slippers or even food like big pieces treat or bones that will cause dehydrated for your dogs.

This can cause serious injuries and need to know what your pets is doing by monitor them daily. If you want to get toys or treats for your furballs, do check with the store assistant for advice, Toys should be safe and durable, while food should be bite size.

These are the possible signs to cause choking animal

  • Gagging Action 
  • Drooling Excessively 
  • inability to swallow 
  • Stretching out its neck to get more air 
  • Sometime frantic and agitated (due to distress)
  • Collapsing and losing consciousness 

A choking dog may panic and bite/injure his owners. Try to make your dog calm down and if he allow you to touch, if is safe to do so, you can open his mouth and check whether you can see any object and if  you can reach safely try to remove it slowly and gentle without panic or when the dog is calm.

Tips and Techique for Small dogs 

  • Position your dog in a standing position and kneel next to your dog.
  • Position your knuckles just under his last set of ribs and use your other hand to support the knuckles. 

Tips and Techique for Large dogs 

  • Positon your dog in a standing position and stand over your pet
  • Position a fist under his last set of ribs, use other hand wrapped over the fist (like hugging him from the top).

If your dog not getting any better, Stop and do a Heimlich like Manoeuvre. 

How to do Heimlich manoeuvre (For large and small dogs)

This is similar to what is done in humans, make a fist under the sternum and short upwards, forced are used to forced the air out of the lungs. This may be enough to help remove the object so your furball can work it out with its tongue. 

  • Push firmly towards you and upwards towards the pet’s head quickly for 5 times. 
  • Check his mouth and remove any object (if it’s safe and possible to do so)
  • If the pet is still choking, repeat another 5 times, if still not working, rush him down to the vet and seek for medical attention.
  • At any point of time, if your dog become unconscious, start  CPR and mouth to snout breathing on him while on the way to the vet.

HAPPY DOG-OWNING!

 

Quick Guide on Dog’s Body Language

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short guide on a Dog’s Body Language. To understand what it’s really means when your dog show something to you.

Ears

Ears Flopping means the dog is relaxed, Flopping is when your dog resting on the ground. Pricked  means the dog is attentive, Cocked to one side with ears raised means the dog is listening intently to pinpoint and identify a sound, flat back usually is a sign of depression, fear, nervousness or tension /aggression, it’s also depends on the other part of the body stance.

Body Stance

Shrinking back with tail between legs indicates wariness or fear. This is a very common action that you will see from a dog when they are scared or when they try to warn people to back off before they attack you. Play-bowing – Dogs play bowing, their legs will stretched out in front end low to the floor, It’s means playful stance.

Tail

Tail wagging meant a few things too. Energetic Wagging lower on the ground with a relaxed body stance it’s usually a good sign. “Smiley” face and floppy ears, while wagging it’s tail low between it legs, Is either scared or is just being a respectful dog.

Pawing

Pawing usually is a way to get attention,  if  you see the head is up and he’s focused on something means he wants your attention or give them attention. If the head is lower shows that he’s obedience.

Hackles

This is at the area of a dog’s back, which raised when it’s angry or alarmed. The hair stands means it’s on a guard and ready to attack.

Rolling

Lying on it’s back, expose it’s belly and resting on the ground. It’s often a good way to get himself out of trouble. Give them some belly rub, it will warm them up too.

Happy Reading!

3 Important things to Know About The Canine Body of a Dog

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This post will talk about dogs, what they do and to get to know what and why the dog do this.

Dogs are wonderful creatures to me, sometimes they do understand what I communicate with them and they do the action to show that they did understand me. Its really fun to have a dog with you, some dogs do take care of old folks, some dogs are really smart to do things and surprise you! Sometimes I do find dogs really worth to have then a humans.

I would like to get to know more about dogs which I love dogs a lot and they are really a Man’s Best friends. That’s what people always say!

Dogs Communication

Dogs have a limited ability to communicate using sound, which comprises whines, squeaks, barking , howling and growling. So they use more on body language to communicate.

Dog usually howling and growling to communicate. These are the least common sound dogs make. But you will hear dog always bark, this is to convey a variety of meanings.

When a dog barks, is to get attention to let off steam when excited or when feeling frustrated. Dogs communicate by howling with others who are far away from them, as a way of finding them.

Dog size can be gauged by a dog’s posture, facial and body expressions. Normally a stiff posture with a jerky movement indicates aggression or fear. While a relaxed body and smooth movement means a dog at ease.

Dog Sniff

Dogs love to sniff? I think so too! They do sniff each other when they meet, This is to let them gather information about their world and others species via scents. Especially from their urine and faeces left by other dogs. Dogs will usually sniff each other to find out their sex and intentions.

An investigate dog determinedly sniff an object he wants to learn about. Or if he scents something that could prove to his advantage, like food in the pocket.

Dog Attack

Sometimes dogs do attack, but only if they consider it necessary for their own safety and well being. Either because they value is being threatened, or they learned that attack is the best form of defence.

Tail – Wagging

Sometimes I do feel that when a dog wag it’s tail, it’s means they are communicate with you. And I’m right! This is a quick and easy way to show his mood to communicate with you. Although it is not always a sign of a friendly and happy dog. They do different tail position and speed of wagging combined with other body language can all convey information. 

Body Language

If we observed them carefully we can get a detailed picture of their body language. They do have a language unique to them. And actions that helps us guess how they feel, what they want from us and what they need. In order to learn for them to behave around us, Dogs observe us too.

Cowering

A careful dog will try to retreat away from something he is uncertain about. This is a posture usually indicates the dog had an unpleasant experience in the past or whatever the dog had been through that approaches him, whether is a human or another species type. It can be hurt before or being torture.

Yawning

Yawing and licking lips indicated that a dog is uneasy about a situation he is in. For my thoughts, yawing seems to be normal to me but do check them out in case anything can happen. Maybe some observing will be good.

Baring the teeth aggressively

This action normally appear in stray dogs. This is a warning sign of a dog’s way telling something to “back off” and “leave him alone”. To avoid being attacked, slowly retreat from that situation. Sudden moves may cause an hit in this highly tight situation.

Relaxed Smiled

This is for sure a happy expression. Many Dogs do this as a greeting and “Smile” to show their passive and playful intentions.

Reproduction

In a mature canines, the wish to reproduce is strong to ensure survival of the species. A healthy female dog with access to male dogs and a plentiful food supply can produce two litters a year. Mostly, big dogs have large litters with 20 or more puppies being recorded in breeds, such as Great Danes and Neapolitan Mastiffs.

Oestrus

This term indicate when a female dog is ready to breed, it’s also know as “ in season” or ” in heat”. This happens approximately every six months and lasts approximately 21 days. It is signified by a bloody vaginal discharge at the beginning of the oestrus.

Mating

This only occurs 10-14 days into the oestrus, when the discharge runs clear. During mating, both male and female dog may become “tied”, whereby the female vaginal muscles contract around the penis so the dog cannot escape. Therefore, increase the chance of conception. It can last for up to 30 minutes and the pair should not be forcibly separated. Otherwise, pain and injury may occur.

Pregnancy

Canine maturation lasts for approximately 63 days which is 9 weeks. As giving birth near, Female dog will seek a private, safe and usually dark place to “nest” for birth.

Birth

As the birthing begins, she will pace around restlessly, appear anxious, pant and howl, and look behind her in an upset and puzzled manner. This stage can last up to 24hrs. In second stage labour, female dog goes to her nesting place, lies on her side and strains as uterine contraction move the puppies, one at a time, down the birth canal. Once uterine contractions start, the puppies quickly follow at 10-60 minute intervals. if the female dog appear distressed, or no puppies appear, seek veterinary attention immediately in case a puppy is stuck. Most of the dog owner knows how to do the process will give birth easily without problems.

Size of family

The number of puppies in a family is normally naturally regulated by the size of the Mother’s Dog. Small breed dog usually have up to six puppies, Medium breed will have up to eight and large breed up to 12 or more. Generally she has no more than the number of functional nipples she has. In abnormally large families, some puppies have to be hand fed or fostered.

Key Question:

Why does my dog howl at night?

This could be in response to your pet hearing other dogs howling, so is reciprocating in communicate with them. In aged dogs, night-time noise could be a sign of canine senile or geriatric separation anxiety or it could be due to separation anxiety. Otherwise, if the dog is unneutered, he or she is calling for a mate or senses a potential mate nearby. It also possible that your dog is in pain, get a veterinary check-up as soon as possible.

Can dogs mate at any time?

For Male dogs is possible, but female only come into oestrus twice a year and it is only then they are receptive to sexual advances from canine suitors.

 

Hope this info helps you! 🙂

 

HAPPY PET-OWNING!

 

 

(LIFESTYLE) 7 Types of Humans Food That You Shouldn’t Give To Your Dog

7 Types of Humans Food That You Shouldn't Give To Your Dog

1. ICE CREAM

Having ice cream in a hot and sunny day, but remember don’t share with your dogs. It may cause them diarrheoa and other digestive problems for your dog.

2. ALMONDS

Almonds can be dog’s favourites! But It’s not good for dogs. It may cause undisgested and upset stomache gastric intestinal distress. And also it may cause them tear to the windpipe if they don’t chew it

3. GRAPES

Grapes and raisins are similar type of fruits. It can cause serious kindey failure to your dogs.

4. MACADAMIA NUTS

This will cause your dog vomitting and inability to walk. Also one of the most poisionous food for dogs.

Garlic

Garlic will cause anaemia. Small amount will likely lead to toxicity. Different breed dogs health’s can vary the toxicity level of ingested garlic. It best not to give any to your dogs.

6. CHOCOLATE

As what i know Chocolate is very harmful to dogs. If you give a small amount, it will only cause vomitting and diarrhea. But if you give a large amount, it can lead to death.  It best that don’t give any of it to your dog.

7. RAW FOOD (MEAT, FISH & ETC)

Want to feed your dogs with fresh meat and fish? I would suggest you don’t. Raw food like meat or fish contains bacteria and fatal diseases that can lead to food poisoning. Would be best to stick to pet food to prevent it from happening.

(TRAVEL) BANGKOK: 4 Popular Café Hoping In Bangkok You Don’t Want To Miss!

House Of Paws Café

Bangkok have know as a popular place for most of tourist and here have become popular for café hoping too. This is now the one and only popular dog café in Bangkok, House of Paws, which is at a airy little corner just behind Siam Square.

Pets

This little café filled with lots of little pups fellow! They have more than 10 different breeds, including corgis, Samoyeds, Alaskan malamute, Shetland sheepdog, beagle, Pomeranian and huskies. They all stay together just like a big families!

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They do have name for each pet dog too! So lovely right?

They are all well trained by the shop owner, their cleanliness is very good too!

Inside the café, they have a little room for Pet grooming and a big space for them to play with and you can get closer to them too, to take nice shots and you can also feed them with their favourite treats.

Playtime

They do have rules for cleanliness before entering café. You will have to change to their café slipper in order to go in. If you want to feed them, you can buy their treats at the counter, but when you first go in they will ask you to get some bite to hop in.

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The food there is about 50 Baht onwards if I not wrong. Is quite cheap and totally worth it!

Food

If you are hungry, just get a small bite of cupcake with cute dog designs to choose from!

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Address : Siam Square Soi 8, Bangkok Thailand

Opening Hours : Tue – Sun, 10am – 9pm, Closed on Mon.

How to get there :

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Get there by BTS :  Siam BTS.

After you drop down the BTS, head to the location towards Siam Square Shopping Mall. You can look for the sign board to find out which way to turn. Find the Hello Kitty Café which is at Siam Square, cross over to the row of shop houses in front of the building. You will see an alley leading to the back of the shop houses towards the university in the area. If fail to find the place, ask any local or shop owner. Might need to show them some picture or names of the place, they should be able to understand easier and know where the café is!

Little Zoo Café

This is my first time been to this café in Bangkok and I kind of love it here! Now animal café are so popular in town! And I bet you don’t want to miss it too! This animal are so adorable and they are friendly too!

It hard to see some of the animals in Singapore, but since you are in Bangkok, why not have a visit with them! I’ve been to a lot few of the café in Bangkok and most of it are animals café. They have a few different type of wild animals that allow them to kept in their café.

Animals

Most of it is to let people or tourist like us to visit them, it’s good to have closer feel for those animals out there as you can’t get to see it else where. I mean most of the country not like Bangkok that allow to keep wild animals. Singapore don’t. So it’s kind of boring thou.  I’m so glad that I get to visit here and guess what they have here. These animals are mostly from wild, such as Fennec Fox, Meerkats, Owls, Raccoons and many others. They are trained and as what I seen is they won’t harm people.

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House Rules

They are kept in a separate glass room, where they have their own space and to let people to visit them. They also have house rules, for all guest before entering, need to change to slipper and sanitize your hands before joining them, with only 6 guest at one time for the playtime!

Playtime

They have break playtime in section, cause these animal may get tired easily and might have to wait for the round if you miss the previous. Not to worry, you may have the chance to get to close feel with these animals, just have to be patient. As you can tell the owner and let them know so that they will put you to next.

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Specially, for the fennec fox as we visit the café we didn’t get to see it and after that the owner bring them out for closer touch and cuddle. If you want to visit the Fennec Fox, maybe you can try ask the owner and they will tell you when they will take out or maybe they are resting and if they are resting, you can’t get to see them. But you can still play with others animals if you missed the Fox.

While waiting for your turn, you can get a brunch to munch, they also have desserts with a range of 85 Baht. They do have a few selection of western dishes and beverages to choose from.

Unlike others café, little zoo café have no entrance fee and their dish are more affordable. 🙂 YOLO!

As for the place is not really convenient to go back again, It located in a small alley road side. But if you don’t mind, can go back anytime :).

Opening Hours : Daily: 10.30am to 7.00pm

Contact
Instagram: @littlezoocafe
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/littlezoocafe

Address : Sukothai Ave 99, Muang Thong Thani, Nonthaburi 11120

How to get there:

We took a Taxi there, cause there is not BTS to the location itself. You can take a Taxi there instead of Tuk-Tuk Cha. For safety purpose as we don’t recommend to take other transport rather then Taxi. For you info, the road is 1 way small road side. So far we only get to go by Taxi.

 

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The Animals Café

This is why I love Bangkok! Cause I’m a animal lover. It feel so relaxed to see all these animals hanging around and living in good life with well trained and etc. How I wish Singapore have it too! But most is Dogs café. Which is also not bad! I do heard of some of it but haven’t been visit them yet, but sooner I will! 🙂

House Rules

Their rules are the same, you will need to sensitize your hands before you get in and they will have a in charge follow you in along, so not to worry at all!

Animals

In this café they have different type of wild exotic animals too! Such as Raccoons, Fennec Fox, Kittens and Caracals from the wild! Have you missed the Fennec fox from the Little Zoo Café? Well you can see it here too! Animals Café kept Fennec Fox in their own space so you can get to visit them anytime and don’t have to wait!

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At first I was scared to visit the Caracals but guess what, when I get in to their cabinet, surprisingly they don’t harm you at all.

I feel safe and I get to hug and touch the Caracals and took a picture with him/her. They look super cute! just like a dog size, they are playful and friendly. But when they are resting inside the cage, it’s very hard to make them out and play, So is best not to disturb them.

These kittens looks normal to me just like those cats outside. The special part is these kittens have leopard printed on it’s body, which I didn’t see it before.

Fennec Fox is the most popular animal I guess! It’s super adorable! and you will totally love it! I would want to keep it as pet if Singapore can approved :(. Come to mention about fennec fox, they quite fierce and they will get panic and run around when they found something that they never see before. When they put the kittens together, they won’t hurt each other but you will get shock by hearing them shouting in a loud and sharp voice. Which they are just starring each other running around with panic reactions. I don’t really know what that means, but after awhile they looks okay to me, is like back to normal. Ha-Ha.

On the other side they also have small little pet like, cherry shrimps, colourful tiny crabs, Argentine horned frogs and a salamander. Wow, Cool uh.

They also have Owl which is at first floor in a small room, if you realize, they actually have Harry Potter’s full costumes you can put on to feel like a true Gryffindor in the owl room. If you are a Harry Potter fan, can play around and take a nice shot, try not to get close to the big Owl, as they look quite dangerous to me. As for all the pet are all good and well trained.

Food

Hungry ? or going here for lunch? This is a right place for brunch and meals such as  western style dishes like Spaghetti, Fish and chip, finger food and etc. I would recommend the spaghetti! It super tasty and it like different from the one we eat at other side.

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Opening Hours : Daily: 11am to 10pm

Address: Sathu Pradit 19 Alley, Khwaeng Chong Nonsi, Khet Yan Nawa, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10120, Thailand

How to get there

This place is located in a small road alley, you might also need to take a Taxi there.

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Husky : True Love Café

Dogs café are quite common to us maybe, but this is also another one and only True Love, Huskies Café in Bangkok. There are 17-20 huskies, with different type of breeds and origins. These huskies are lively and super energetic!

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Entry Fee

Upon entry, You will need to fill up a form with genetic information and pay an entry fee of  350 Baht that come with cake and drink.

Things to take note

This café owner take very good care of their pets and they have specific rules which you have to follow. They will have a short briefing and give you all the information on what to do and what you cannot do during the visiting.

Food

So, while waiting you can have a small brunch bite, with their cakes and drinks. When I was there that day, it was super crowded. They have dessert like cakes, western dish and many more. We never get to eat the food there cause we were quite full at that time.

Playtime!

Before you entering the play space, need to queue and wash your hand clean! It’s 1 hour playtime, you can enjoy cuddling and taking some nice shot with the Huskies. You get to pet them and feed them with ice and important is remember to follow the rules that mention in the briefing.

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Note: If the café is crowded, you probably won’t get to touch or hug the huskies. Have to wait for them to cool down and settle down at one place than you get to play with them.

Opening Hours
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursdays: 12pm – 6pm
2 Interactive sessions: 12.30pm and 3.30pm

Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays: 12pm – 8pm
3 Interactive sessions: 12.30pm, 3.30pm and 6.30pm

Closed on Mon

Address:
153 Paholyothin Soi Ari Samphan 2, Bangkok, Thailand

How to get there

By BTS : Ari BTS. After reach Ari BTS, you will need to take a Taxi. We recommend to take a Taxi. Cause if you want to walk there, with the hot sun, is goanna be super tiring. Is located all the way in at end of the road.

 

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