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Posted: August 13, 2006, 9:18 pm - IP Logged

All I can say, it's good debate, done with respect and shows me that Andy Rooney's stupid lottery players aren't all that stupid.

Whole lot of intelligence shines through here on occasion.

 But I still like Mike's chihuahua races in his backyard.  (Obviously I'm not contributing to the intelligence guotient here).

Posted 4/6:  IL Pick 3 midday and evening until they hit:  555, 347 (str8).


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     (Obviously I'm not contributing to the intelligence guotient here).

    Sure you are, Rick.  I look forward to seeing your smiling face every time I sign onto LP!

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      All I can say, it's good debate, done with respect and shows me that Andy Rooney's stupid lottery players aren't all that stupid.

      Whole lot of intelligence shines through here on occasion.

       But I still like Mike's chihuahua races in his backyard.  (Obviously I'm not contributing to the intelligence guotient here).

      Rick:

      I agree.  The high point of the thread was definitely LottoMike's innovation with the miniature dog races.

      Seems to me there's a whole world to be explored with this to get people interested in new kinds of running competitions.  Taylor, Texas, and Deming, New Mexico, already have duck races, which I think is a good launchpad for going beyond the ordinary.

      For instance, a town in Texas named Hutto has a ball team, the Hutto Hippos.  That might be a good location for the first hippopottomous races.

      Pigeon enthusiasts already have homing pigeon races, and falconeers have competitions between themselves.

      But nobody's ever tried pigeon races with raptors chasing them.... a sort of double, dual species competition.

      I recall hearing or reading somewhere there's a turtle or tortoise race competition.... that sounds like something that could also take off and become a major racing sport.

      Yep, Mike's come up with a lot of good ideas.

      J

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        Rick:

        I agree.  The high point of the thread was definitely LottoMike's innovation with the miniature dog races.

        Seems to me there's a whole world to be explored with this to get people interested in new kinds of running competitions.  Taylor, Texas, and Deming, New Mexico, already have duck races, which I think is a good launchpad for going beyond the ordinary.

        For instance, a town in Texas named Hutto has a ball team, the Hutto Hippos.  That might be a good location for the first hippopottomous races.

        Pigeon enthusiasts already have homing pigeon races, and falconeers have competitions between themselves.

        But nobody's ever tried pigeon races with raptors chasing them.... a sort of double, dual species competition.

        I recall hearing or reading somewhere there's a turtle or tortoise race competition.... that sounds like something that could also take off and become a major racing sport.

        Yep, Mike's come up with a lot of good ideas.

        J

        Jack,

        There are turtle races but I don't think there's organized betting available.  Another thing on the to-do list for Mike and Jimmy S.

        When I put my turtles into the competition,  they will have been well-fed, well-housed and in peak physical condition.  No steroids either.  Don't want my turtles getting into 'roid rage.

        Posted 4/6:  IL Pick 3 midday and evening until they hit:  555, 347 (str8).


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          Jack,

          There are turtle races but I don't think there's organized betting available.  Another thing on the to-do list for Mike and Jimmy S.

          When I put my turtles into the competition,  they will have been well-fed, well-housed and in peak physical condition.  No steroids either.  Don't want my turtles getting into 'roid rage.

          Don't want my turtles getting into 'roid rage

           Excellent point, Rick.  I've seen something in an amphibian that might have been 'roid rage (I think in retrospect).

          Back in the late '60s several young bucks I ran around with in Port Lavaca, Texas, and I were out at Hog Bayou or Green Lake .... messing around.  We caught a 4 foot alligator, had nothing special in mind for it, so we tied it up, put it into a gunny sack and tossed it into the turtle of the car for later consideration.

          We were all medium drunk when we pulled up in front of the home of my friends, Leonard, Richard and Victor Sturm.  Someone popped the trunk lid and out jumped that alligator, probably infected with 'roid-rage.

          Spang chased a kid named Tony halfway down the block snapping at his heels every step.

          No organized betting on that one, but there could be, and it would be a crowd pleaser for sure.

          Another dual-species foot race for LottoMike to put into the hopper.

          It's a bit of a letdown here that nobody cared for the backward-skunk-race, though.  I think it might be among my favorites. 

          J

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            Posted: August 17, 2006, 8:00 am - IP Logged

            here is skeeter my chihuahua!!

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              here is skeeter my chihuahua!!

              Miguel:

              You should have named him Red.  Hounddog looks for all the world like a tiny red X.

              Amazing what those breeders are able to do these days with selective breeding and maybe recombinant DNA scrambling.

              He's a tiny thing, but he ought to be fast with no wind resistance to speak of. 

              J

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                When I lived in San Andreas CA a few years ago, I heard that the biggest yearly event was the frog jumping contest.

                That's when I moved....

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                  When I lived in San Andreas CA a few years ago, I heard that the biggest yearly event was the frog jumping contest.

                  That's when I moved....

                  Warts wrong with that?  I think the turtle racing sound exciting.  I went to one where a turtle won by a hare.

                  (sorry, I'm entertaining myself)

                  Racing your pets for fun and even a little gambling is harmless. I think you all know that wasn't what my "ranting" was all about.


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                    Warts wrong with that?  I think the turtle racing sound exciting.  I went to one where a turtle won by a hare.

                    (sorry, I'm entertaining myself)

                    Racing your pets for fun and even a little gambling is harmless. I think you all know that wasn't what my "ranting" was all about.

                      went to one where a turtle won by a hare.

                    HA! That was a good one.

                    You must have SHELLED out a few bucks to see that one...LOL

                    I know what you mean about the dogs here in Bonita. I did hear they were treated bad.

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                      Posted: August 17, 2006, 8:10 pm - IP Logged

                      Mike,

                      Skeeter is a shoe-in to win the innaugural American Chihuahua Racing Championship next month in Memphis.

                      Hope he gets a middle post position so he can give all his competitors that evil red eye.  They'll be running the opposite direction before the race starts.

                      I can tell you're a good breeder and trainer.  There's no poop on the floor next to him. 

                      Will betslips be carrying the action?  I want to bet a quarter on that race.  Keep us posted.

                      Posted 4/6:  IL Pick 3 midday and evening until they hit:  555, 347 (str8).


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                          Posted: August 17, 2006, 9:47 pm - IP Logged

                          rick i had a dream i put skeeter in a greyhound race and he got trampled.they ran over him and left him in the dust.only thing is he preservered and made it to the end of the race and flew by the others for the win.

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                            rick i had a dream i put skeeter in a greyhound race and he got trampled.they ran over him and left him in the dust.only thing is he preservered and made it to the end of the race and flew by the others for the win.

                            Mike,

                            You gotta keep Skeeter in the Chihuahua races...can't let him race against the big boys...keep him in his own class.

                            I was watching my cats chasing each other this morning.  The trailer is usually no more than a length behind the leader and the lead changes regularly to keep a bettor interested.  A little catnip got the race started.

                            Anyhow, I got to thinking...there's no fun watching dogs chase a mechanical rabbit on a rail.  So I have this idea that you and Jimmy Sand should work on.  Inter-Breed Simultaneous Racing and Wagering.

                            Cats and dogs racing each other at the same time.  Five cats in a starting gate five feet ahead of the chihuahuas.  The bettor has two options...the first cat to cross the finish line or the first dog to sniff the bee-hind of the trailing cat.  4-1 odds on either bet.

                            What do you think? 

                            Posted 4/6:  IL Pick 3 midday and evening until they hit:  555, 347 (str8).


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                              Racing Pigs thats cool