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Month: February 2018

Why Does My Cat Bite Me First Then Lick Me?

If you’re a cat owner you’ll sometimes be puzzled by your cats behavior, especially when they give you a nip or bite and then lick you straight afterwards. This kind of behavior is very normal among cats as it’s regarded as a sign of affection and not aggression. What your feline friend is trying to tell you is, they Love You, it’s their way of giving you a kiss! Sometimes their cat kisses can seem more like a bite or a sharp pinch which can hurt. Remember don’t get angry at your cat as you can confuse the poor puss. If your feline friend gives a firm love bite than just be firm and say No! In time your cat will understand it’s still OK to show affection but not to cause you pain. The reason they do this is not to hurt you, they are simply kissing you like they would normally kiss another cat. Because cats have thick fur and their nerve endings in their skin aren’t close to the skins surface like ours, they need to nip harder in order to express their affection. For a cat, this type of affection is quite acceptable, but as a pet owner it’s not the most pleasant experience being bitten. To stop this type of behavior you can train your cat not to bite, although this can take some...

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The Different Types of Tires and Their Purposes

Are you wondering about the different types of tires and their purposes? This introduction will cover the basics and help you decide what kinds of tires are right for your car. First, what’s the purpose of a tire in general? Well, the tire is basically a cushion between the road and your car. Most tires you see these days will be pneumatic, meaning they’re oval shaped, and made of inflated wires and cords. They’re made mainly from rubber and fabric. They also include a selection of compound chemicals, and these chemicals may differ between the various manufacturers. The different types of tires and their purposes arose in direct response to the needs of drivers. Different tires exist for every type of weather and performance need. Whether you drive an RV, station wagon, or sports car, you will be able to find the ideal tires to help your vehicle’s performance. Learn About 3 Different Types of Tires All Season Tires All season tires are common in countries that have two distinct cold and hot seasons. They are meant to perform adequately in any month of the year. One benefit is that they are easy to use and convenient, but on the other hand, the drawback is that these tires are not designed to be high-performers in either winter or summer. They are pretty average. These are the kind of tires...

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The Bavaria Cruiser 55 Experience

When I first saw her in Biograd, Croatia at the charter base I was very impressed. She is massive and definitely draws a lot of attention. The first thing that you recognize really is the bathing platform, which you can easily host a couple of people for sun-downers (we did that and its awesome). I am 6 ft tall and standing on that platform just allowed me to peek in the cockpit. A couple of steps lead up into the cockpit. I can’t compare the size of this cockpit to anything I have seen so far. Its huge, a single huge entertainment area. Helming area and social area are separated, but I never had the feeling to be just at the helm. This separation helps a lot when single-handing though. You can handle the lines and everything, while your guests can hang out and enjoy whatever they want to enjoy in the other section of the cockpit. At any time you are part of the group… which is kind of nice. There are a lot of nice features on deck and all around the cockpit. I don’t want to point them all out, but some of the stuff they came up with is really useful. A lot has been written about this boat, so please go to the respective sites. One thing though drove me crazy. The position of...

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Still Under Water in Surprise? Consider a Short Sale.

Distressed properties – those that are “under water” where more is owed on the property than will be available from the proceeds of a sale of the property – are thankfully far fewer than during the crash during the latter years of the previous decade. Still – some do exist – and Short Sales are still a viable option when faced with a “must sell” scenario of an “under water” property. Currently running at less than 3% of the closed transactions every month in our MLS, homeowners in that 3%, whether in Surprise or another part of the valley, can still use...

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Still Under Water in Tempe? Consider a Short Sale.

Distressed properties – those that are “under water” where more is owed on the property than will be available from the proceeds of a sale of the property – are thankfully far fewer than during the crash during the latter years of the previous decade. Still – some do exist – and Short Sales are still a viable option when faced with a “must sell” scenario of an “under water” property. Currently running at less than 3% of the closed transactions every month in our MLS, homeowners in that 3%, whether in Tempe or another part of the valley, can still use...

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