Instructables: exploring - living - pets - cat Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:21:50 PDT BLOX v1.01 Magnetic Cat Collar
Magnetic Cat Collar - More DIY How To Projects]]> graydog111 THE PROBLEM:My young cat got lost and someone found him and took him to the city animal shelter. Luckily, I had taken some photos of him, so the shelter called me the next day. Now he doesn't run loose. He is either in the house, in the 8 ft X 20 ft outside pen, or I take him walking on his leash...
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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 13:30:14 PDT
Crinkly Cat Toy from Umbrella Cover
Crinkly Cat Toy from Umbrella Cover - More DIY How To Projects]]> umbrella upcycle Ever wondered what to do with those pesky umbrella covers? They make great cat toys when combine with just a few other items you probably have in your house right now. Our cat loves anything crinkly and goes crazy for this one. She likes to bat it around and bunny kick it. The only thing that wo...
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Wed, 2 Jul 2014 14:35:28 PDT
Dog Tag From Recycled Parts
Dog Tag From Recycled Parts - More DIY How To Projects]]> ctx1985 I wanted to make a cool little name tag for my doggy and started looking around to see what I had around the house/workshop. It ended up being a pretty fun and cool little weekend project!You can use any variation of parts. This is just what I used:-Bottle cap-Casting resin-Old watch parts-Some wire...
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Mon, 12 May 2014 03:02:43 PDT
Cat Wall
Cat Wall - More DIY How To Projects]]> MrsBleezzy My 500 sq ft apt had no room for a cat tower,so I got creative. Plus my 2 dogs control the floor and furniture. This us my first instruct able so bare with me. Attach to the wall. Unfortunately my walls were cinder block, so I tried to liquid nail them to the wall. Not the easiest or durable. I h...
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Sun, 11 May 2014 22:40:10 PDT
Simple Way to Create a "Cats Only" Room
Simple Way to Create a "Cats Only" Room - More DIY How To Projects]]> kentdvm Sharing a home with both dogs and cats is awesome until your dog starts eating the cat's food and snacking in their litter pan. Soon you're grossed out, your dog is fat and the cat is annoyed with their lack of privacy. To solve this dilemma you need a "cats only" room and here's a simple way to d...
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Sun, 11 May 2014 09:31:24 PDT
Cat toy Kitty Codex (other pets will love it too!)
Cat toy Kitty Codex (other pets will love it too!) - More DIY How To Projects]]> Gaia39 You can ofcourse buy this item for small pets in stores for about $25, but where's the fun in that? All it takes is a Pringles container, some stickers, a couple of handy tools and VOILA!Stuff you need:- Pringles Container (i actually used two so i have matching lids)- Bowl for the Pringles (so we c...
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Sun, 11 May 2014 07:55:50 PDT
Pet Brush Glove: A PURRRR-fect Delight!
Pet Brush Glove: A PURRRR-fect Delight! - More DIY How To Projects]]> Attmos Hello everyone. It's spring time again! No more miserable, shut up in the house, excessively cold days. The sun is out, weather is great, and there's Cat Hair everywhere! My two cats, Jeckyll and Clyde, are shedding their winter coats and very actively dispersing it all over the house. Not j...
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Thu, 8 May 2014 12:34:17 PDT
Cat Toy
Cat Toy - More DIY How To Projects]]> jenise2000 Ok so im trying to win the pet competition for my friend and this is what i thought of.I know you buy them in the shop so this is my version of them they would probably look good coloured of you have coloured string or something but i just had white.. What You Need •an old sponge•masking tape•fel...
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Thu, 24 Apr 2014 12:55:47 PDT
No-Stoop Cat Litter Box
No-Stoop Cat Litter Box - More DIY How To Projects]]> garymunson Tired on getting on your knees 2x a day cleaning the cat box? If your house is suitable, it's easy to free yourself from this indignity. Many houses have a step or two down from the house to the garage. I used this to advantage to mount an enclosure to the garage wall at 'house level' and with a doo...
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Wed, 23 Apr 2014 08:35:48 PDT
Litter box poop detector
Litter box poop detector - More DIY How To Projects]]> Nex46 Intro: Digging through the litter box in search of the brown gold is not something I enjoy. And you don't want to go through the box, stiring up a cloud of dust, unless you're sure you're going to find something. That's why I constructed this little device. Function: Push the button and the red lig...
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Sat, 19 Apr 2014 04:37:56 PDT
Interchangeable/breakaway fishing lure cat toy
Interchangeable/breakaway fishing lure cat toy - More DIY How To Projects]]> Marbie25 I don't know about yours, but my cats loooove fishing lure toys. The problem is that both cats are A) rough on toys and B) too smart for their own good, which means that their lure toys don't usually last very long and, if they are sturdy, they get bored with the same one. The Pet Contest had me...
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Fri, 18 Apr 2014 14:38:08 PDT
Ultimate Cat Fisher
Ultimate Cat Fisher - More DIY How To Projects]]> eilu This simple cat toy takes around five minutes to put together. Cost should be well below $1 (I don't think it even reaches the $0.50 mark.) My cats (4 cats of different ages and temperaments) cannot resist it. This is essentially a homemade "Cat Dancer" (, with ...
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Wed, 16 Apr 2014 08:31:21 PDT
Purr-fect Cat Popsicles
Purr-fect Cat Popsicles - More DIY How To Projects]]> Cbear04 Since summer is on its way... Here is how you can make some Purr-fect Popsicles for your Purr-fect kitty to cool off. Supplies You Will Need 1. Flaked tuna in water2. A mini ice cube tray3. A can opener4. A freezer Getting Started 1. Open your tuna with the can opener2. Squeeze all the juices ...
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Mon, 14 Apr 2014 19:46:42 PDT
How To Make A Paracord Dog Collar
How To Make A Paracord Dog Collar - More DIY How To Projects]]> Ringer1515 You can make this collar to size to your dog or even maybe your cat. Remember to have fun with this. Hope you like it! Materials For this collar you will need: Paracord (one or two colors), A buckle, scissors, a D-Ring, Measuring tape and matches or a lighter. Mesuring Your Dogs Neck Start off...
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Sun, 13 Apr 2014 21:28:58 PDT
Classy Cat Tower
Classy Cat Tower - More DIY How To Projects]]> Noodleworks Several weeks ago my cat asked me for a new play area. Naturally, I went straight to the pet store to buy her the best cat tree they had. Unfortunately, what I found were rather rickety monstrosities covered in what must be the most expensive carpeting in the world. My love for my cat and my inheren...
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Mon, 7 Apr 2014 13:57:02 PDT
Outdoor Litter Box
Outdoor Litter Box - More DIY How To Projects]]> jmatteson I share my home with two cats. Living alone with my cats has been very satisfactory with a conventional indoor litter box. But, my girl friend and I have been talking about her moving in with me recently. She has two cats of her own. We would then have a house hold of four cats. My home is not big e...
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Fri, 4 Apr 2014 07:54:30 PDT
DIY eco friendly cardboard ball for cat
DIY eco friendly cardboard ball for cat - More DIY How To Projects]]> Quang Vinh This is a simple project, it only need few pieces of cardboard and glue. Your cat will love this cardboard toy. What you need - 2mm thick cardboad - glue - scissors - compass The template First, you draw out your circle at the size you want. Then divided it into layers, each layer has the thi...
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Sat, 29 Mar 2014 22:30:22 PDT
real looking cat climbing tree
real looking cat climbing tree - More DIY How To Projects]]> jadames I made the tree shape out of 2 plastic rubbish bins (the swing top ones) plus a large plastic flower pot. various different sized cardboard rolls ( toilet rolls, poster tubes, Covered the whole lot in paper mache paste (added polifilla to the paper mache for strength) Glued them all together with in...
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Wed, 26 Mar 2014 15:27:07 PDT
Updating pet tag - Easy,quick,& cheap!
Updating pet tag - Easy,quick,& cheap! - More DIY How To Projects]]> pizzidave This occurred to me when my phone number changed and the other information on my pets' tag was still correct. It is simple, cost effective, and weatherproof (so far, they had them a few months like this.) The best part is that it can be done with things you will probably already have in your home.  ...
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Tue, 25 Mar 2014 14:22:57 PDT
How to Make Hand Crafted Cat Shelving or Cat Wall UnitedKreative-Com This is my second Instructables, I hope you enjoy! :) Introducing the Cat Shelf Wall by Andrew Jones please scroll down for more photos Some years ago I created some basic cat shelving in the basement, shown in the very first section of the video above. The cats loved it, but I recognized some fl...
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Mon, 24 Mar 2014 17:27:16 PDT
Super Simple Dog Biscuits!
Super Simple Dog Biscuits! - More DIY How To Projects]]> shyanna05 It was a learning experience to figure out the exact proportions to get the right consistency, but I'm proud to share my final recipe! These are super simple, with few ingredients and freedom to add any ingredients that you see fit or that your pet loves! These biscuits have been tested (and found t...
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Mon, 24 Mar 2014 11:34:09 PDT
Treat filled Origami for cats or small pets!
Treat filled Origami for cats or small pets! - More DIY How To Projects]]> shyanna05 In this Instructable, you will learn how to make a treat filled origami butterfly cube. I made this for my rats, Pepper (the bigger, grey one) and Pineapple (the tiny tan/white one). This can also be used for cats, though! Just put in cat nip, let the shoelaces dangle on the bottom, and attach to ...
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Fri, 21 Mar 2014 17:33:17 PDT
How to make a (no-sew) pet bed
How to make a (no-sew) pet bed - More DIY How To Projects]]> elewis03 When my boyfriend and I were in Kentucky, his mom gave me a boat load of fabric. She gave me three or so yards of this awesome, fuzzy, purple, cheetah-print which I thought would be perfect for a cat bed! I made it for my friend's cats and one of them actually liked it... Unlike the other cat, but t...
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Wed, 19 Mar 2014 21:22:43 PDT
Elegant Ikea Hack Litterbox
Elegant Ikea Hack Litterbox - More DIY How To Projects]]> bricobart So proud to present my 50th Instructable! Proud, because it's not me but my wife who did the building. It all started somewhere. In this case: in the litter of our cats. Litter boxes are litterally uggly. Every cat owner knows it, but no-one admits it. It seems to be one of those big taboos in pet...
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Wed, 19 Mar 2014 12:34:48 PDT
Cat Ramp Ladder Thingy
Cat Ramp Ladder Thingy - More DIY How To Projects]]> roballoba I wanted a cat door for my cats to get in to the house whenever they like. I didn't want to have an easy access for anyone else. The solution was to put a cat door upstairs so they can climb up to the roof and into the upper window cat door. They could climb a tree, and have been doing so for a whi...
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Mon, 17 Mar 2014 23:42:56 PDT
How to Breed Cats storyteller From This clips offers tips on how to successfully breed cats.  Storyteller produce and distribute documentaries and factual programming specialising in animals and nature; from endangered species and what's being done to save them to mysterious animal and monster stories. http://www.storyteller....
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Thu, 6 Mar 2014 16:26:34 PST
Felt Easter Basket for Pets!
Felt Easter Basket for Pets! - More DIY How To Projects]]> shyanna05 I made an Easter basket for my cute little rat, Sargent Pepper, and I'm going to show you how to make one for your pet! This is good for small pets, like rats and guinea pigs, and also for bigger pets, like dogs and cats! Tools and Supplies You will need:*Felt (I used three different sheets, gre...
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Sat, 22 Feb 2014 11:56:19 PST
Make a Cat Scratching Post rickosgood Learn to build a simple cat scratching post using some sisal rope, a 4x4, some plywood, and a piece of horse stall mat (or carpet).
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Tue, 18 Feb 2014 09:36:41 PST
CATS Box - More DIY How To Projects]]> john pedersen A box of supplies needed when you adopt a Cat or a Kitten, I got this idea after reading an article on the BBC web site about Baby Boxes given to Finnish mothers when they take home their new baby from the hospital. Here is a link to the story: I have not...
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Sun, 16 Feb 2014 10:37:58 PST
Reversible Dog Coat
Reversible Dog Coat - More DIY How To Projects]]> ryeomans1 Dogs like to be stylish too!  How about a coat that can be reversed?   You could do a fall print on one side and one the other a winter print, or as I have done  two prints of your own choosing!   Here"s a simple sewing pattern for a dog coat that is reversible.  Simple sewing skills and supplies ...
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Sun, 29 Dec 2013 12:11:50 PST
Candy stash, toy for small pets. Roxbury Well, this is easy, fast and cheap toy for your small pets. All you need is toiletpaper roll, pets food or candy and 5seconds of your time. Fold first end of the roll and put pets food in. Then just fold second end of the roll. Your pet loves play with this toy and gets price from it sooner or late...
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Thu, 26 Dec 2013 06:08:57 PST
Pet blind protectors giovanni68 I have had a serious issue with my pets ( cats ), chewing through the strings that hold my wood blinds together. I am aware that there are sprays and such you can use, however I could find no other products out there addressing this issue. With some paint, glue, pipe cleaners and cheap fabric, I hav...
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Thu, 12 Dec 2013 13:20:29 PST
Cat Treat Trailmix
Cat Treat Trailmix - More DIY How To Projects]]> Rider Girl This trail mix will want your cat to love it. My cats absolutely love it. The cat treats and catnip gave me the idea for it. Cat Treat Time First you want to get some cat treats , catnip, and a plastic bag. Then you put them in the bag and shake for 2 minutes. Feed Me Time You want to get your...
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Mon, 25 Nov 2013 16:12:56 PST
Treating your cat with imidcloprid flea medication such as "Advantage"
Treating your cat with imidcloprid flea medication such as "Advantage" - More DIY How To Projects]]> KDS4444 I love my kitties, but I hate giving them medication, either orally or topically, because afterwards they always hate me, at least for little while.  But I also hate parasites, and so regularly I must treat my cats with some sort of flea medication.  I have now developed a technique to minimize the ...
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Fri, 15 Nov 2013 16:18:11 PST
Cat Sequoia RadBear My latest project is a giant cat tree to take advantage of the high ceiling in our dining room. It stands over eight feet high so I refer to it as the cat sequoia. The top is secured to the window frame via a couple of eye hooks and beaded chain. In the picture below 4 out of our 5 cats are using it...
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Sun, 10 Nov 2013 09:05:45 PST
Tang's Window Cat Flap audioadvisory38 Hello Instructables,  This is my first go at the visual learning style I have.  While not being able to calculate the necessary space for this exact Instructable yet, I go forward with the inspiration of Tang's Window Cat Flap.  Like I typed, there is never a way in my mind to be sure about the wort...
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Thu, 7 Nov 2013 15:10:02 PST
Automated cat feeder with web interface sweetverve This is an auger-based automatic cat feeder.  Several pounds of cat food are stored in the reservoir above the auger, and the feeder is programmed to automatically dispense 1/4-cup of food in the morning and in the evening.    The main features of the feeder are: - automatically dispenses an exac...
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Tue, 5 Nov 2013 14:01:23 PST
Cone Hat For Cats
Cone Hat For Cats - More DIY How To Projects]]> jijigogirl In this instructable I will show you how to make a cute hat for your cats! This is extremely simple to make and all you need is paper, scissors, stickers (optional), markers and tape/glue! Measuring the Cat Take an a4 piece of paper and cut out a strip from the long side of the paper, and then wr...
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Thu, 31 Oct 2013 03:24:44 PDT
Out of sight (and smell) Kitty Privy
Out of sight (and smell) Kitty Privy - More DIY How To Projects]]> Perspective Image Okay, first of all, true confessions:  I love my cat, but I don't like the fact that the kitty litter box is hard to locate in a place where we don't have to experience it.  As often as it gets cleaned, even using good kitty litter, it still smells and doesn't look that great.  Also, I concede that ...
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Tue, 1 Oct 2013 11:37:33 PDT
Cat Nail Trim
Cat Nail Trim - More DIY How To Projects]]> culbertsonm Trimming your cat's nails is a safe an effective alternative to de-clawing. By performing the process yourself, you will no longer need to waste time and money at a veterinarian's office just to get your cat's nails clipped. By following these steps, and with a little practice and a lot of patience,...
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Thu, 26 Sep 2013 14:38:23 PDT
Self Petting Station
Self Petting Station - More DIY How To Projects]]> Attmos   This is a fun little project that can be completed in an hour or two depending on what you have laying around the house.  It's a self-petting station for your cats so that they can get a good back scratching while you're at work or away on vacation.  I found the Ad while looking for toys to keep m...
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Mon, 9 Sep 2013 15:57:23 PDT
Low-power, Low-cost, Cat-sensing, Litter Box Lighting and Ventilation
Low-power, Low-cost, Cat-sensing, Litter Box Lighting and Ventilation - More DIY How To Projects]]> domstyle This Instructable will demonstrate how to build a system for detecting cat presence and providing light/ventilation for their litter box experience. The circuit includes a timer to prevent wasted electricity and uses no microcontrollers. This system consists of two distinct components: a cat-sensin...
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Fri, 6 Sep 2013 23:32:28 PDT
Cat Enclosure Five Stars Accommodations - the litter box is outside ! The Mean Jean Machine Greetings from Portland, OR I have build this cat enclosure so I can put the stinky litter box outside. I have used reclaimed wood and hardware for this project. I only spent money on chicken wire, nails and screws. The roofing materials were also free. it's 7' long, 4' deep an...
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Wed, 21 Aug 2013 12:50:58 PDT
I can make that "Top Entry Litterbox" thematthatter I needed a new litter box to replace the two litter boxes that our cats were using. The cats would track litter all over the place and one cat overshot the litter box and made a mess on the floor.  Experts recommend that you have one litter box per cat plus 1. For our 2 cat house that would be 3 li...
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Mon, 12 Aug 2013 08:06:58 PDT
DIY Dog Bed (or Cat Bed)
DIY Dog Bed (or Cat Bed) - More DIY How To Projects]]> EmptyJar My dog loves to burrow into her blanket and sleep in a dog, but sometimes dog beds can be pricey, so why not make your own? The bed I made is about 16" by 16" pillow like bed. It makes a great gift for dog lovers out there. This is what make me want to make my own:
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Sun, 4 Aug 2013 19:01:22 PDT
How to Sew a Round Cat Bed & Bolster Pillow
How to Sew a Round Cat Bed & Bolster Pillow - More DIY How To Projects]]> HollyMann Pet beds can be pricey at the pet stores. If you like to sew, this is a quick and easy pet bed and our cats just love it. My cat Tommy seems to know when I'm sewing something for her - as she plops down on the material as I'm trying to cut it! As soon as this one was completed, she made herself at h...
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Sun, 4 Aug 2013 14:53:44 PDT
Catnip Pillows
Catnip Pillows - More DIY How To Projects]]> jtcreates Your cat will LOVE having his own catnip pillow! My cats love these so much that they actually sleep with their little pillow. I think they're trying to keep the other cats away from it! A catnip pillow is a super easy and quick project - it only takes a small amount of fabric, a little sewing, some...
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Sun, 4 Aug 2013 12:04:33 PDT
Catpanion Cube
Catpanion Cube - More DIY How To Projects]]> rachaelwhitaker Make your cat a companion it can sleep in, a Catpanion Cube! This project can be done over a weekend, so get sewing! (Warning: several cute cat photos follow) Supplies 1 inch thick foam padding (you'll need enough for six equal sized squares) medium gray cotton or similar fabric. (how m...
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Sun, 28 Jul 2013 18:12:09 PDT
Cat Enclosure
Cat Enclosure - More DIY How To Projects]]> gam cad My parents recently got a third cat, and it became too much of a hassle to keep track of them outside so I decided to make an outdoor cat enclosure. This instructable will take you through all the necessary steps to create mine or your own cat enclosure. The cage is made up of a schedule-40 pvc fram...
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Sat, 29 Jun 2013 12:40:05 PDT
The Cat Launcher - Energetic Cat's Workout Toy or Just a Lazy Owner
The Cat Launcher - Energetic Cat's Workout Toy or Just a Lazy Owner - More DIY How To Projects]]> hertzgamma Here I'm glad to present to you my next invention!!! - The Cat Launcher This toy is for your cat or dog or other lovely friend that is going absolutely CRAZY to chase a moving object!  With this crazy machine you pull the string away from it ... place the string with the SHINY object at its end in...
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Sun, 23 Jun 2013 16:50:06 PDT