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Old 10-28-2007, 03:03 PM   #5061
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Me too! So far all I know is that pacanis raises chickens (I've always wanted to do that!) and that there was a mayor in Puerto Rico in the 1800s named Pacanis. Mostly I get, "Did you mean pecans?" LOL

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My thinking was that because pacanis is from Pennsylvania the first two letters of the username "PA" are his/her location. That leaves "canis" which is Latin for "dog". Thinking about dogs led to thinking of intestinal worms. Don't ask me how my brain works, it's too scary to contemplate. I just have to live with it. AAAAAUUUUUGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!
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Old 10-28-2007, 03:28 PM   #5062
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Don't ask me how my brain works, it's too scary to contemplate. I just have to live with it. AAAAAUUUUUGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!
I've been with Buck over 30 years, Barbara, and even I don't want to know how his brain works.
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Old 10-28-2007, 03:43 PM   #5063
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Obviously you are right Buck! I hadn't gotten that far--had to make tapioca pudding. Normally I spot things like that, but I think because it was lower case it didn't stick out right away. I was actually going to search canis but never stopped to think of the PA part! And I knew (from my thread about Cubbie) that pacanis has trained dogs. Sheesh! Darned tapioca! LOL

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Old 10-28-2007, 04:01 PM   #5064
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A lot of folks don't like tapioca pudding. You've just given them one more reason for their irrational dislike!
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Old 10-28-2007, 04:05 PM   #5065
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LOL I could eat tapioca pudding every day! If they don't like it, that just means more for me! Speaking of eggs, have you ever noticed that large pearl tapioca, when cooked, looks like frog eggs?

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Old 10-28-2007, 04:27 PM   #5066
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I never realized that.

Just a minute.

Wait..........
Wait..........
Wait.........

Hey! You're right!

I just ran out to the frog coop and checked. Several of the frogs had just laid eggs. I lifted them up off their nests and looked at the fresh eggs.

You are a genius!
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Old 10-28-2007, 04:36 PM   #5067
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I never realized that.

Just a minute.

Wait..........
Wait..........
Wait.........

Hey! You're right!

I just ran out to the frog coop and checked. Several of the frogs had just laid eggs. I lifted them up off their nests and looked at the fresh eggs.

You are a genius!
Very good for this time of year. Yes we have often commented on the resemblelence between frog spawn and tapioca pudding.
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Old 10-28-2007, 04:45 PM   #5068
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Somehow when you say "frog spawn" it sounds really creepy.

Like something you should check under your bed for
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Old 10-28-2007, 05:02 PM   #5069
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ding, ding, ding.....

You got it Buck, or close enough anyway.

They are dried up tapeworm segments (what are often described as looking like grains of white rice when they are "passed"). The segments contain the eggs. The segments dry up, break open releasing the eggs and an intermediate host comes along (hungry flea pupae) where they develop. Then poochy eats the adult flea containing the tapeworm and that's how your dog gets tapeworm. Can't get 'em from eating the eggs themselves. Which is probably a good thing because the dried up segments look like sesame seeds.

Beware the pet owner's couch that looks like someone was eating a sesame seed roll on it

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Old 10-28-2007, 05:06 PM   #5070
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Thanks!

How did I do figuring out your username?

Will post a pic innaminnit.
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