Tex For Mayor 2014

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The post Tex For Mayor 2014 appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals. Tex is one of 14 dog candidates running for a two year term to serve as the first canine mayor of Salt Lake County. American Dog Rescue Foundation and its founder Arthur Benjamin need YOUR votes to help Tex win! Tex is a death-row rescue from eight years ago. From death row to possibly becoming the first K9 Major of Salt Lake City!

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First snow of 2014, a time lapse

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The post First snow of 2014, a time lapse appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals. I saw that we had snow in the forecast yesterday, so I set up our time lapse camera just for fun to capture it. If you look closely you will see a few birds too, small and large. The little birds are called juncos, and they love to come eat our walnuts. We also get a few woodpeckers, and pigeons. You will see both juncos and pigeons in the video. Note, this video has no sound.

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Beneful Unleashed the 2014 Dream Dog Park!

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The post Beneful Unleashed the 2014 Dream Dog Park! Christmas came early for the dog-loving community of Prescott, Arizona, today as Beneful® unleashed the $500,000 Dream Dog Park renovation of Willow Creek Dog Park. The fire-station themed renovation marks the fourth half million dollar dog park transformation by the dog food brand.

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Susie’s Hope Movie Giveaway

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You might know Susie as the winner of the 2014 American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards. We have a special giveaway today. Susie has a special story, and a movie has been made all about it. We have a DVD … Continue reading → The post Susie’s Hope Movie Giveaway appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals. dogs giveaways people helping animals

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#DogProblems giveaway!

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The giveaway will end on December 7th, 2014! The team at Purina Veterinary Diets is igniting a conversation around common #DogProblems, like gas (oh, dog gas can be almost deadly, can’t it?!). The hope is to get concerned owners to talk to their vet about pet food allergies – they even created a Symptom Checker for people to learn more about the topic. They are also taking a humorous approach, creating some funny dog memes about common dog problems.

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Skittles’ Surgery GoFundMe

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On April 15th, 2014, Skittles required emergency surgery due to an intestinal obstruction. Reader Bridget needs our help! Thank goodness, he is out of surgery and healing now. But, due to the surgery being an emergency performed by a specialist, his medical bills are through the roof. So far, Bridget has raised over 50% from friends, family, and animal lovers from all over, which is amazing! Now, she hopes to reach more animal lovers to help fundraise the remaining amount.

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Petcam; The World Through the Lens of Our Four Legged Friends

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To enter just leave a comment on this post before midnight November 30, 2014. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to see the world from the perpective of your dog or cat? What about a cow? Or even a chicken? Pet Cam: The World Through the Lens of Our Four-Legged Friends is full of wonderful photos from animal photographers! And yes, they aren’t all just dogs and cats (although there are many of those). We are giving away a copy of Petcam to one lucky reader.

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Simplify your cleaning routine with Neato Robot Vacuums #NeatoBestPetVacuum

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Everyone who loves a pet knows that they aren’t always tidy. Let’s face it, pet hair and other pet messes means more cleaning. Of course we wouldn’t trade our pets for anything in the world, which is why I am excited to share the Neato Robot Vacuum with you today! This little robot is going to help you simplify your cleaning routine! This is my dream robot vacuum.

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#JustSayJoe Benefitting American Humane Association

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TIMING: Now through August 13th, 2014. Grab your pup, your favorite cup, and snap a selfie! Share that awesome photo on Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag #JustSayJoe and $1 will be donated to American Humane Association! The program is called BRIM’s Brew Buddies, and even has some famous supporters! WHAT: Brew Buddies by BRIM: Share a picture of yourself drinking your favorite cup of coffee with your dog via Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #JustSayJoe.

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Walking? Use the @ResQwalk app to help animals!

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Friends, the ResQwalk app is awesome. Not only is it free, it’s helps your favorite shelter or rescue just by doing something you already do. Walking! When you have downloaded the app you can then choose which rescue you want your part of the weekly donation to go towards. You can actually choose up to three charities to walk for. From there, it’s just as simple as using the app to track your walks! I have been using it almost daily now and just love it.

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6th Annual Pets Add Life Children’s Poetry Contest

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American Pet Products Association (APPA) President and CEO, Bob Vetere announced today that the organization’s 6th Annual Pets Add Life Children’s Poetry Contest deadline for submissions has been extended to Friday, February 28 , 2014 at 5:00 p.m. Last call!

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Is fostering the answer? We think it is.

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NEW JERSEY – Animal shelters are full, they have no space, they often have no money, and they have a small amount of dedicated volunteers. Animals in the tri-state area are euthanized daily, rescue groups are unable to save as many lives as they wish, and animals spend years in boarding kennels while awaiting adopters to fall in love with them. Many of these boarding animals are forgotten. There is an estimated 3-4million pets euthanized each year in US animal shelters.

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Simple tips for happy pets. #GetHappyHealthy

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While regular vet visits and proper nutrition are the foundation, your pet’s mental well being is just as important! Luckily keeping your pet happy can be a lot of fun for both of you. Today we are talking about the special extras. You know, the little things that can really make a difference. It doesn’t take much to pamper your pet ! Here are our top 3 ways to give your pet the little extras that make a big impact!

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How To Have A Very Bad Dog (and a giveaway)!

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This is a hilarious little book all about how to ruin your dog! Or as the cover says, how to ruin your pooch deliberately and with skill! It covers everything, from how to choose your future bad dog, to what types of accessories to get for it. And yes, what it’s really doing is showing you everything NOT to do, while teaching the right things in a hilarious way. This fun little book comes from one of our favorite sites, Knock Knock.

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Pets Aplenty Blog Tour

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Pets Aplenty is a humorous book written by Malcolm Welshman, a retired vet who has worked at London Zoo, in a small animal hospital, and as a consultant dealing with exotics. He has written for newspapers such as The Sunday Times and The Daily Mail and national magazines including The Lady, Yours, Cat World and Dogs Today and was the My Weekly vet for fifteen years. He is a BBC Radio panelist and a guest speaker worldwide on cruise ships. This is actually the third book in his vet series.

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FiXiT Aims to Facilitate 25 Spay Neuters This Week

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In honor of World Spay Day 2014, GetYourFix will dramatically ramp up a microfunding feature – Fix of the Week – to meet a goal of raising funds to spay/neuter 25 animals. Sponsors Are Able to Contribute As Little as $10 to Help an Animal Get Spayed/Neutered. Every year 3-4 million dogs and cats die in animal shelters in the United States because there aren’t enough homes for them.

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Giveaway: Clearview Dog Fence Window

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This is a FUN product, for you and your dog! The Clearview Dog Fence Solution is a window that you can easily install in your fence so your pooch can get a nice view of the world beyond the yard! This could be so fun for a dog (or even kids) to have! And yes, we have one to giveaway to a lucky reader. Since our fence is chain link, we haven’t had a chance to try the product personally, but it sure seems awesome!

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Creature Comforts: Tips for Moving with Pets

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Moving is a stressful endeavor. There are boxes to pack, valuables to secure, and furniture to disassemble. But when your shift from one home to another involves a pet, the undertaking becomes even more, err, ruff. And if you’ve got a dog or cat that doesn’t travel well, things can get downright hairy. But with careful planning and preparation — and plenty of patience — you can get through any location change without feeling as though you’re chasing your tail.

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Feeling stressed? Try a little #KittenTherapy!

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This video is sure to make your day! What happens when you take some stressed out humans and offer them a bit of relaxing therapy? A surprise that is full of adorableness, that’s what! And, it looks like it worked too. Who could stay stressed after playing with a bunch of adorable kittens? In true SoulPancake fashion, they built the world’s first ever kitten therapy office for chronic. stress cases.

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Felt Dogs (aka the cutest book ever).

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Felt Dogs is an adorable craft book that teaches you how to make little dogs from felt. The book is packed full of different breeds to delight any dog lover. The book teaches a technique called needle felting. There is a list of all the tools and supplies that you will need to make cute dogs. I also loved the step by step photos in the book, which makes it easy for beginners or experts to follow.

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Fancy Feasts (For Fabulous Floors)

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And because I adopted him as a 6-week-old kitten when I was 15 and he turns 17 in 2014, I have lived with him longer than I lived without him. I’d like to introduce you to one of my two most favorite males on the planet: This is Cyrus. And yes this is the first thing I see every single morning. A fluffy Maine Coon with no sense of boundaries. All up in my grill. Like my husband says: ‘He doesn’t even care.’

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Cat Summer video help shelter cats!

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Another fun video featuring internet celebrity cats! “Cat Summer” features Grumpy Cat, Nala Cat, Hamilton the Hipster Cat and Oskar the Blind Cat. The video, released by the official cat food of summer – Friskies Grillers, also pays tribute to the late Colonel Meow. For every video view until Labor Day, Friskies will donate 1 meal (up to 1,000,000) to shelters across the country in Colonel Meow’s name! Watch below, and be sure to share!

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Purina Pro Plan #MyGreatCat campaign helps feed rescue cats in need!

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Purina Pro Plan is kicking off a social donation campaign, driven by cat photos! You can help feed cats waiting in rescues, and all you have to do is share your cat photos on social media using the #MyGreatCat hashtag! Pro Plan wants to inspire cat owners to capture moments with their own cats, and then share what makes cats great! Until Aug. 31, for each post, Pro Plan Cat will donate one pound of its cat food (up to 50,000 lbs) to cat rescue groups in need through the Rally to Rescue network.

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Playtime is a special time! #RecipeForMoments

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Creating special moments with your pet doesn’t take much effort, just a willing heart and the right “recipe” Here’s our Recipe For Moments: Cute and playful pet (dog, cat, bird, your choice). Favorite toy. Playful attitude. A little bit of space. Combine above ingredients together, add a dash of fun, and your recipe is complete! Feel free to add any additional ingredients as you see fit, after all, part of the fun is creating a moment that your pets are going to love most.

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Woof Wednesday: Cute dog alert

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Baby the Maltese doing what she does best; being cute! The post Woof Wednesday: Cute dog alert appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals. cute animals cute of the day woof wednesday wordless wednesday

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Give your dog the best dog food for the best health! #GetHealthyHappy

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As part of the Hill’s® Science Diet® “Healthier Pets. Happier Lives.” ” campaign, I’m sharing tips to help you keep your pets happy and healthy. Today’s topic, as you might have already guessed, is the importance of proper nutrition. Good health starts with the right diet, and this isn’t just true for people! Pets need proper nutrition to live healthy and happy lives. With so many products on the market it can be hard to know if you have made the right choice.

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Rescue Spotlight: Best Friends Parrot Garden

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The Parrot Garden is a special spot at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary. Pet birds often end up losing their homes, just like dogs and cats. Many of them have special needs, especially because of their long life spans. Luckily, the … Continue reading → The post Rescue Spotlight: Best Friends Parrot Garden appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals. Rescue Spotlight

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Three Easy Ways to Keep Your Pet Healthy and Happy #GetHealthyHappy

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Recently we have been sharing different ways to have healthy pets. Hopefully you have enjoyed the information from the ‘Healthier Pets. Happier Lives’ campaign. Today is our last post in the series so we wanted to recap three easy ways to keep your pet healthy and happy. Regular Vet Visits. Did you know that not visiting a vet for a year is like you avoiding your doctor for five years? Regular vet visits are important for many reasons, and can help your vet notice any problems early.

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It’s Deaf Dog Awareness Week

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Did you know that it is Deaf Dog Awareness Week? Did you also know that Dalmatians are most likely to be deaf, in fact 30% of Dalmatians are born deaf in either one or both ears. Today we would like to introduce you to TN Safety Spotters ! This group is made up of rescues that are trained with American Sign Language and hand commands. They are then trained to become registered therapy dogs. I didn’t know this, but the Dalmatian Club of American mandates euthanasia of all deaf pups.

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We salute you!

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This Memorial Day weekend we like to take time to say THANK YOU to all those who serve. We are so grateful for our freedoms, and we never forget that they come at a cost. And of course, we give a high paw to all the animals who serve as well. Take some time to learn about the War Dog Memorial , and read stories about heroic war dogs! There are some truly amazing stories. The post We salute you! appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals

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Healthy pets see their vets! #GetHealthyHappy

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What makes a healthy pet? Regular exercise, good food, and yes, regular visits with your veterinarian! According to a recent petMD poll, nearly 2 in 10 pet owners hadn’t visited their vet for a routine checkup in the past year. Sure a visit to the vet can be a bit stressful sometimes, but it’s so worthwhile! According to Dr. Ashley Gallagher, of Friendship Hospital for Animals in Washington, D.C., missing your pet’s yearly check up is like missing 5 years of checkups!

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Suda the elephant paints an elephant

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Elephants are amazing, and Suda is a talented painter. I wish I could paint an elephant as well as she did! Maybe you need a trunk? The post Suda the elephant paints an elephant appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals. cute of the day cute video elephants

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Share The Joy Giveaway from @Beneful

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Does your dog have the dinner doldrums? More than one-third (34 percent) of the U.S. dog owners surveyed say they have to entice their dogs to eat their food at least once a week and nearly one-in-five (19 percent) say they have to entice their dogs to eat their food every day. Nearly half of the dog owners surveyed (46 percent) say their dogs get bored eating the same food every day and 89% agree that their dogs’ nutrition is as important to them as their own.

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Happy #DogMom Day!

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Mother’s Day is an important day, and we like to celebrate ALL kinds of moms! Dog is Good and Petplan Insurance have teamed up to celebrate the Dog Mom throughout the month with the #DOGMOM of the Year Award! The Grand Prize Winner will receive over $1k in pet products and services. Do you know an amazing dog mom? Are you an amazing dog mom yourself? Hurry and enter before May 15th. The post Happy #DogMom Day! appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals. dogs giveaways

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Purina Waggin’ Train Treats Giveaway

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Purina Waggin’ Train dog treats are sure to be a hit with your dog! You will love them because they are made with the attention to detail and high standards you have come to expect from Purina. Each variety of the real meat chicken jerky dog treats are made with very careful oversight, from the egg all the way to the finished product. The three real chicken varieties are slow cooked to make the most delicious snack for your dog.

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“A blogger saved my life”

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This weekend I went to a blogging conference. As usual, it was filled with fun activities, one of which was a concert from Alex Boye. He is an amazing entertainer, engaging the audience the entire time, plus he is just plain talented! You might know him from his Let It Go cover that became a viral hit. I also love his cover of Royals: So, what does this have to do with blogging? During the course of his concert he talked about how a blogger saved his life.

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Etched In My Heart

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Etched In My Heart offers pet lovers a wide variety of personalized gifts. They were nice enough to send us personalized frames for our dog and bird. Not only are they unique, but the frames are high quality too. We were also impressed at how quickly they arrived, and the packaging.

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Purina Beyond Giveaway

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We recently received a sample of the new Purina Beyond dog food (and we have some bags to give away for cats or dogs, so be sure to keep reading). We were excited about this new product because it is full of natural ingredients. Real meat, poultry, or fish is the number 1 ingredient. The food is free from corn, wheat, and soy, with no artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives. And no by product meal! They even sent us something special, a recipe to be made for the humans!

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Did someone say treats?

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Our sweet pup has been a bit sick recently. We’ve been to the vet a few times, and are now trying to help her get her weight back up. Of course, she is loving the fact that the vet has given her permission to eat peanut butter, mac and cheese, and more of her favorite treats from Cesar ( Cesar Softies Grilled Chicken Flavor ). This is her face when she wants a treat, or when she hears the word treat, or when she is thinking about a treat: I mean, who could resist that, right?

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Dancing Party Animals

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Dancing Party Animals are cute dancing animals (with a speaker) that connect to your favorite music playing device! Plug in your music, and watch them start to move and groove. They will dance until the music stops. They have a lot of fun animals to choose from. We were sent a dancing cat and a dancing dog. One alone is a lot of fun, but watching them dance together was even more fun! We used a splitter to hook them both up to the same iPod!

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Funny Dog Photo: When I was a pup.

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Your gonna hear me ROAR!

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Blogging has brought me some truly amazing and fun experiences. I’ve met some of the best people, and last week I got the chance to be with some of my blogging friends, in one of the most beautiful places , making a music video with the talented Alex Boye’ This wasn’t just any music video though, it had a very special message to moms, bloggers, and everyone else. Don’t Ever Give Up!

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War Dogs

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War Dogs: Tales of Canine Heroism, History, and Love is an amazing book about truly amazing dogs. We often hear about dogs serving together with our military, but seldom do we get to hear their stories. In War Dogs, we get to learn more about the furry fighters, those they serve with, and so much more. I loved learning about how dogs first came to be soldiers. It was also interesting to see the photos and read accounts about dog heroes.

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