Flyball: The most fun a dog can have

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Speedy dogs across a variety of breeds competed for the flyball crown.
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The contest involves teams racing against each other over a line of hurdles to a box that releases a tennis ball.”You have four dogs racing at a time and you can have a total of six dogs in your team,” Ms Ellen said.”The ball is released when the dog presses the spring-loaded pad.”They have to turn on the box and race back to their handler.”The three-day event also included obedience, grooming, dancing and agility.”There’s so much excitement for dog owners at an event like this,” Ms Ellen said.”You get to share in that excitement especially if you’re part of a team.” Canberra became Australia’s dog capital at the weekend as more than 2,500 much-loved — and much-groomed — canines gathered for the International Dog Sports Extravaganza.Some events saw huskies pull trollies carrying 12 times their body weight in besser blocks; others had Hungarian vizslas jumping through hoops.But the excitement peaked in the flyball competition, in which border collies and kelpies raced terriers and poodles in a fast-paced teams event. External Link:

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The sport is like drag racing for dogs and is equally exhilarating for their handlers.”It’s the most fun a dog can have,” owner Kylie Ellen said.”As soon as the start lights go, the dogs all start barking, even the ones who are crated and aren’t racing yet.”They absolutely love it.”

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Kylie Ellen’s dog Buster is not a typical breed for flyball but is faster than he looks. “At about 12 months old I get my dogs to start to practise going over the jumps.”You can practise the box turn, so I get mine to do a swimmer’s turn so they’re not hitting the box with full force.”

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Well-groomed pups and their owners compete for the highly prized title of best in show. (Supplied: David Flannery)
Start them youngMs Ellen competed in the flyball with her Chinese crested dog Buster as part of the Western Wieners from Victoria.”It’s a pretty rare dog breed to have in flyball,” she said.”Border collies and kelpies are just natural at flyball but you can teach almost any dog to compete.”The main thing is that they learn while they’re young.”As a pup you start getting them to retrieve the ball,” she said.
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Check-up for baby western swamp tortoises

Three of Australia’s rarest reptiles have been given a health check as they prepare to move from captivity into the wild.Adelaide Zoo is one of just two zoos worldwide to house and breed the western swamp tortoise.The zoo is celebrating a successful breeding season, which saw four baby tortoises hatching, each the size of a coin.Native to Western Australia, in the mid-1980s it was estimated there were fewer than 50 tortoises left in the wild.They now only live in the wild in two small habitats in the Swan Valley, north-east of Perth. (ABC News: Loukas Founten)
Those three are being prepared to move back to Perth in September, but were woken from a six month hibernation period on Monday to be cleaned, weighed and returned to a pond to gain weight ahead of their move.”Most tortoises would hibernate over winter in the cooler months,” Mr Della said.”These guys need to aestivate over summer because that’s when their ponds dry out and they’ve got no water, so they’ll find some nice leaf litter to bury themselves in and basically sleep there until the rains come.”Then they go back to their ponds, their food sources come back and they can start breeding.”It takes about three years for keepers to determine the gender of each tortoise and the reptiles will not breed until they are aged about seven.Later this month, Perth Zoo will send another breeding pair to Adelaide to be housed at Monarto Zoo, near Murray Bridge. (ABC News: Loukas Founten)
Zoos SA received its first western swamp tortoises as part of an agreement with Perth Zoo in 2003, but breeding did not start for several years due to issues with incubation.Since 2012, Zoos SA has successfully bred and raised 16 of the reptiles, with nine already making the journey back to WA to be released into the wild.The reptile was thought to have been extinct for more than 100 years until a random discovery in 1953.”It really was a chance discovery. Photo:
This tiny tortoise tipped the scales at about 40 grams. A kid took one into a country fair, it was identified as a swamp tortoise and things have progressed from there,” Zoos SA reptile keeper John Della said.Perth Zoo has since bred more than 800 of the tortoises and released 600 into four separate nature reserves.Adelaide Zoo has eight adult breeding tortoises, all from Perth Zoo, and three were born last year. Photo:
Just two zoos in the world house and breed the western swamp tortoise.
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David Nail – The Sound Of A Million Dreams Lyrics

DAVID NAILThe Sound Of A Million Dreams Lyrics
Seger was singing words I could believe in
And “Main Street” was my street that night
So I called up Samantha and asked her the
chance of us
Running out ‘neath the moonlight
Well, She’s not with me now, she can always
be found
When I rewind the radio dial
And like it was then I feel her on my skin
And I’m back there for awhile
Chorus:
So I labor for hours ’cause I know the power
Of a song when a song hits you right
Pouring my soul into stories of life
Hoping someone’ll hear one tonight
Maybe my voice will cut through the noise
And stir up an old memory
And out of these piano keys
Comes the sound, the sound of a million dreams
My 18th summer I was a cocky up-and-comer
Cranking up “Born To Run”
Turned left out the drive with the pistons open wide
And I came back a Prodigal son
My spirit was broken, she threw the door open
I love you not, I told you so
When I hear, “Mama Tried,” I still break down and cry
And pull to the side of the road
(Repeat chorus twice)

Don Gibson – I Can Mend Your Broken Heart Lyrics

DON GIBSONI Can Mend Your Broken Heart Lyrics
Don Gibson
Miscellaneous
I Can Mend Your Broken Heart (1962)
Shower you with kisses I’ll give you all of my love
I can mend your broken heart
I can take you places you’ll forget about him
I can mend your broken heart
You’ll forget old memories and all the love you lose
Just give me the chance to do my part
I know you won’t regret it so come now lets start
I can mend your broken heart
Yes and as a new beginning a-come on now let’s start
I can mend your broken heart
You’ve been the loser playing the loser’s part
I can mend your broken heart
You’ll forget old memories and all the love you lose
Just give me the chance to do my part
I know you won’t regret it so come now lets start
I can mend your broken heart

Gone – MattyBraps lyrics

Lyrics MattyBraps – Gone
Everyday there’s something new got me thinking, oh
Keep ‘em focused, got a vision I ain’t blinking, oh
You know I’m bout to count up with my team now
Stack it up and never come down
At the top and still we ain’t even peaked yet
Grinding hard so you know we’re gonna reach it.(gone)
Never stop, never stop, never stopping, yeahhh. You see the proof in the glow up
You see the proof when we show up
Guaranteed that they know us
Cause we’re going, we’re going, we’re gone
You see the proof in the glow up
You see the proof when we show up
Guaranteed that they know us
Cause we’re going, we’re going, we’re gone
We’re going, we’re going, we’re goneee. Then go paint a Picasso
The only limit’s what your mind creates
Ain’t got no time for hate
Eliminate mistakes and stay on
Top of your grind while the sun shines
Then give it back like ten times, real talk. You see the proof in the glow up
You see the proof when we show up
Guaranteed that they know us
Cause we’re going, we’re going, we’re gone
You see the proof in the glow up
You see the proof when we show up
Guaranteed that they know us
Cause we’re going, we’re going, we’re gone
We’re going, we’re going, we’re. Live, laugh and make our own cool, yeah
Kick back and break our own rules, yeah
Lines and lines of story left
So we’re living with no regrets
Live, laugh and make our own cool, yeah
Kick back and break our own rules, yeah
Lines and lines of story left
We’re living with no regrets. MattyBRaps lyrics
Video MattyBraps Never stop, never stop, never stopping, yeahhh. You see the proof in the glow up
You see the proof when we show up
Guaranteed that they know us
Cause we’re going, we’re going, we’re gone
You see the proof in the glow up
You see the proof when we show up
Guaranteed that they know us
Cause we’re going, we’re going, we’re gone
We’re going, we’re going, we’re gone. That’s the motto, that’s the one we follow
Why win a little when you can win a lotto
You say you’re a singer versuri-lyrics.info
Then let’s hear your vibrato
You say you’re an artist?

Can t play around – Young Scooter lyrics

Count music, give the streets what they ask for. Jugghouse, nothin’ but cash around
Lay it down, nigga lay it down
Jugghouse, nothin’ but players around
If I’m around then bring some pounds around
I got ghosts, they don’t make a sound
Until you hear that chopper sound, you on the ground
My diamonds wetter than the ocean, yours …
All I do is count, get money in large amounts
If you in the streets then watch out for the triple cross
‘Cause I done seen niggas’ mamas take they a*s off
I got spots and in my house I got a pack .. b*tch I been sellin’ raw
My nigga VL keep that stick like he playin’ lacrosse
I lost a mil and got it back, can’t take another loss
All that juggin’ and finessin’, made myself a boss
I got twenty gold chains, I feel better now
I got three kids, three thousand haters, I can’t play around
I know you wrap about the bricks but can you wrap a brick? Young Scooter lyrics
Video around Nigga goddamn motherf*cker
That’s hard, follow me.(can t play around)
Thought that I could come back with that raw and I had came back robbing
Caught love with her b*tch but it didn’t hurt me none’ at all
Man I stayed working through a hard rain and thunderstorm
I’ma stack this paper up again like I’m never done
I got these rose gold jewels, I feel better now
I put the city on my back and I can’t let ’em down
Go get that semi-automatic and I lay you down
I know some days I ain’t have it, I can t play around. These niggas really entertainers ’cause they ain’t sold s**t
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Thunderstorm, it’s rainin’ bricks, we don’t get rain
And I’ma stack this money like I’ve never done
I karate chop a brick like I’m Daniel-san. Lyrics Young Scooter – Can t play around
I know a better day comin’, no love if you ain’t workin’
We workin’ outchea, you hear me? Come back with that raw and I had came back robbing
Caught love with her b*tch but it didn’t hurt me none’ at all
Man I stayed working through a hard rain and thunderstorm
I’ma stack this paper up again like I’m never done
I got these rose gold jewels, I feel better now
I put the city on my back and I can’t let ’em down
Go get that semi-automatic and I lay you down
I know some days I ain’t have it, I can’t play arounddd. Come back with that raw and I had came back robbing
Caught love with her b*tch but it didn’t hurt me none’ at all
Man I stayed working through a hard rain and thunderstorm
I’ma stack this paper up again like I’m never done
I got these rose gold jewels, I feel better now
I put the city on my back and I can’t let ’em down
Go get that semi-automatic and I lay you down
I know some days I ain’t have it, I can t play around. They like Scooter where you been?

Playboi Carti Arrested For Assaulting His Girlfriend At LAX

Playboi Carti found himself behind bars on Thursday afternoon for allegedly assaulting his girlfriend at the LAX airport. She also claimed that he snatched the phone out her hand. She told cops that he started arguing with her because he wanted her to call her mom to check them in and she refused. The rapper was arrested and charged with misdemeanor domestic battery. TMZ reported that Carti grabbed his girlfriend by her backpack and shoved her inside a Uber after she allegedly slapped her. Sources say that the rapper and his girlfriend got into a heated argument inside the terminal. According to the police report, Playboi Carti or his girlfriend didn’t have any visible marks from a fight and his girlfriend of 3 years was not arrested for the incident. Playboi Carti is known for his hit song “Magnolia.” He has since posted a $20,000 bail on Friday. An eyewitness called the cops and reported the incident.

Beta Band – Smiling Lyrics

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I’m in heaven when you smile
I’m in heaven when you smile
I’m in heaven when you smile
Keep it going John gotta keep going
C’mon John now don’t be slowing
**Don’t fight the flow, let your beard grow
**Don’t fight the flow, let your hair grow
**Let your vegatables grow BETA BANDSmiling Lyrics
**you lost it, you stole it
**you bought it, you found it
**you broke it, you sold it
**you dropped it, you drowned it
**you thought it, you want it
**you flew it, you slew** it
**you glue it, you it
**you shopped it, you it
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Pig Destroyer – Dark Satellites Lyrics

PIG DESTROYERDark Satellites Lyrics
rebellion impossible your cabal crushed in its infancy they watch you conspire from distances beyond your perception before revolt is feasible their ability to negate our strategems must be annulled we must blind the watchers

Tito Nieves – Make It Like It Was Lyrics

(I know you’re able, to make it like it was….)
My love, oh make it like it was! When I hungered for your love,
constantly. (To make it like it was….)
Yeaahh, yeaaah……, ¡mami yo te quiero! (Chorus)
(I know you’re able, to make it like it was….)
I know you’re able, to make it like it was! Make it like it was! TITO NIEVESMake It Like It Was Lyrics
Every day we used to slip away to talk,
we would talk about the goodness of your heart. (I know you’re able, to make it like it was….)
Yeaahh, yeaaah……, ¡te necesito!,
I really need you! I know you’re able,
to make it like it was. I know you’re able,
to make it like it was,
At a certain time you would find me on my knees,
asking you to supply me with all my needs. What’s really happening? When I hungered for your love,
constantly. Now it seems the needs are a secondary thing,
and it truly makes me wonder. Now it seems a myth that never existed at all,
and it leaves me feeling empty,
with this hollow chord. I know you’re able! (I know you’re able, to make it like it was….)
¡Sin ti no soy nada, nada soy sin ti! Make it like it was,
the way it used to be. (I know you’re able, to make it like it was….)
Every, everyday, every, everyday,
¡ay cada dia te quiero mas! Make it like it was,
it was easier for me. Make it like it was,
it was easier for me. (To make it like it was….)
To make it like it was
I know you’re able! (I know you’re able, to make it like it was….)
Loving you constantly, just you and me! Make it like it was,
the way it used to be.

When A Girl Likes A Boy Lyrics – Haschak Sisters

Be careful what you do and
Be careful what you say
And they tell me (They tell me)
Don’t give your heart away
Remember who you are and don’t change
Oh, but it’s like
I’ve never felt the way that I feel
Whenever I spend time with you and everything is beautiful
When a girl likes a boy
Oh it’s just like heaven, heaven
Better than what I imagined
When a girl likes a boy
Be careful what you say
Don’t give your heart away
When a girl likes a boy
Oh it’s just like heaven, heaven
And I’ve never ever felt this way
I sorta got a boyfriend
I guess I just
Never really felt this much
For somebody
And whenever I’m with him
Life is candy
And we’re not that serious
We’re just happy
She’s been talking to him for like
Half the weekend
When will her feet touch the ground
She’s in heaven
Wonder how long she’s (gonna) keep on
Keep on trippin
She doesn’t want us around
Let’s just ask her What’s his name? I’ve never had a boyfriend
I guess I just never really gave too much
Thought about it
I wonder what it’d be like
When I find him
Cause I’m a little curious
How it’d happen
She’s been texting on her phone late
Actin’ different
Walking round wearing a smile
La la la la
Going to the movies and we’re
Not invited
Wonder what she’s hiding now
Almost as if…
Who’s that boy?

Strangest Of Ways Lyrics – Lucy Rose

Take me alive
I’m old enough now
Let me look up
And see the stars shine
‘Cause I’ve got everything but time on my hands
You see beauty in the strangest of ways
So let me live in the wild tonight
I’ll never be alone
Watch daylight expire
And hide from the city I’ll never know
Wash me in the street
I’ll float away
Let me live in the wild tonight
Hope has found me
A different place
I’ve wanted much more
But I cannot relate
‘Cause I’ve got everything but time on my hands
You’ve caught me looking for love in the dark
So let me live in the wild tonight
I’ll never be alone
Watch daylight expire
And hide from the city I’ll never know
Wash me in the street
I’ll float away
Let me live in the wild tonight

Always Was Lyrics – Aaron Tippin

I look at you and I remember
The way I felt on the day we met
That same old feeling washes over me
It’s hard to forget
Nothing has ever changed for me babe
Nothing changes for you
I still want you just as much as I did
When I said “I do”
I’m still wrapped up in the ring around you finger
Without you baby, I would be lost
I’m telling you the truth
I’m still as much in love with you as I always was
I’m a slave to your every desire
I worship the ground where you walk
I’m telling you the truth
I’m still as much in love with you as I always was
You still stir up that old desire
I can feel it now as we speak
Nothin’ I ever felt before
Prepared me for a love this deep
Yeah, I’m still crazy about you baby
In my heart and in my soul
Yeah, I’m still mesmerized
By two brown eyes and a band of gold
Oh, I’m telling you the truth
I’m still as much in love with you as I always was
As I always was

Grin And Bear It Lyrics – The Strypes

She left the friends she had in school
Slipped into the typing pool
Gave herself up to dictation
Barely sixteen years of age
Taking home a working wage
An envelope of expectation
He was older
He had a car
The things he told her
Made her feel the part
She took a test when she was late
Moved into the new estate
Fingers wag behind the curtains
She started out with intentions
But life’s demands were unrelenting
To say that words are impotent
Is a mouthful in itself, but it fits the bill
Resorting to a family phrase;
Just grin and bear it
Just grin and bear it
She cut her hair and stayed at home
Did the shopping on her own
Subsidized by half price tokens
Consoled herself with books on love
Damp creeps in on the walls above
The shower works when it’s not broken

Arm’s Length (bodhi Remix) Lyrics – Kacy Hill

I can’t let you through
I can’t let you through
I can’t let you through
I can’t let you through
I can’t let you through
I can’t let you through
I can’t let you through
I can’t let you through
I can’t let you through
I can’t let you through
I can’t let you through
I can’t let you through
I can’t let you through
I can’t let you through
I can’t let you through
I can’t let you through
I can’t let you through
I can’t let you through
I can’t let you through
I can’t let you through
I can’t let you through
I can’t let you through
I can’t let you through
I can’t let you through