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Missing Dog – Romula disappeared on in August. Unfortunately her collar came off so she has no ID with her. ~5years old, Female, ~45 lbs
White, grey/black & brown, Upright ears, Looks similar to a coyote. See photos.
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DisclaimerNothing here is a recommendation or advice. These are merely reports of what we've found useful. Use good sense and confirm everything with your own research and testing. Farming isn't a franchise of stamping out pink plastic pigs. You will need to adapt things to your own soils, climate, resources, management style and other factors. Don't use too sharp a pencil. There is no magic fix. Grow slowly. Void where prohibited. Walk on the grass. Watch out for turds.
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