republic_takoma
6937-6939 Laurel Ave

From an email:

“Just a quick note to let you know that next week Wednesday, November 26, on Thanksgiving eve, Republic in Takoma Park will celebrate “Friendsgiving,” a game night meets karaoke happy hour. Beginning at 8:00 p.m., Friendsgiving, will feature board games, drink specials and karaoke. Cards for Humanity Balderdash, Monopoly, Life, Candyland, Taboo and Uno will be available for all patrons, and a karaoke competition will begin at 10:00 p.m. Bar manager Brett Robison has put together a list of $10 warm weather drinks, including #NYDCginandtonic: New York Distilling Company Perry’s Tot Navy Strength Gin, Jack Rudy’s Tonic Syrup, bitter lemon syrup, orange, lemon and lime; Zen, it is: Jim Beam Bourbon, ginger toddy water with cinnamon and star anise, Bee George Honey, lemon juice, lemon peel and Mull it over: mulling mix with honey, fresh orange zest, cinnamon and coriander, La Cabotte Chotes du Rhone, Catoctin Creek 1757 Brandy, Pierre Ferrand Dry Curacao. Robison’s popular beer and shot combos, “bingers”, from the bar’s late night menu, will also make an early appearance at 8:00 p.m.”

11/25/14 3:30pm

If you have any animal/pet photos you’d like to share please send an email to princeofpetworth(at)gmail(dot)com with ‘Animal Fix’ in the title and say the name of your pet and your neighborhood. Your photos will go into the queue (usually 4-6 weeks wait) and will be posted in the order I receive them. If you’ve already entered your pet and would like to do so again – that’s no problem – just space the entries out a bit. Please try to send horizontal photos 640×480 (medium size on your iphone) if possible. If you’re not using an iphone any size is fine.

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“Molly the Doxie and Willow the rescue hound mutt live together in Glover Park, DC. They are the best of friends despite their size difference.”

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“Neighbors Woodley and Nibbler, exhausted on the ottoman, after getting to know each other. 14th and W streets NW.”

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“This is Faye & Rudy of Columbia Heights, watching me dance. They hate dancing.”

11/25/14 3:00pm

2818 Myrtle Avenue Northeast

This rental is located at 2818 Myrtle Avenue, Northeast. The listing says:

“Light filled bungalow with modern kitchen plus the charm of vintage glass door knobs. Hard wood floors and fire place. Convenience of a bedroom, full bath and den/office on the main level. Upstairs is a master bedroom with full bath and walk in closet. Very large basement has bedroom and full bath. Vouchers welcome but this house is listed above HUd approved amount for three bedroom.”

You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/3 bath is going for $2,600/Mo.

11/25/14 2:51pm

Bao Bao
Photo: Connor Mallon/Smithsonian’s National Zoo

From the National Zoo:

“This update was written by keeper Nicole MacCorkle.

We’ve noticed Mei Xiang and Bao Bao are spending increasing amounts of time apart from each other, and Mei is permitting Bao Bao to nurse less often. Sometimes, they even sleep in separate enclosures, a sign that they are beginning the separation process themselves. By definition, weaning begins once a baby, of any mammal species, is introduced to solid foods and is complete when milk is no longer being consumed. Giant pandas begin to eat solids around 6 months of age. Since July, Bao Bao has been receiving her own daily diet of leaf eater biscuits, apple, carrot and cooked sweet potato, in addition to Mei Xiang’s milk and the bamboo she eats from Mei’s daily diet.

Before July, she was sampling bamboo, produce, biscuits, and even mini fruitsicles. At over 14 months old and nearly 60 pounds, Bao Bao seems much more independent than her older brother Tai Shan did at this age, so we expect the separation to be even easier with her. When Tai Shan was weaned at 19 months of age, Mei Xiang made it clear, through her behavior and vocalizations, that it was time for him to separate. At times, Tai Shan seemed a bit unsure of his new solitary lifestyle, but he transitioned smoothly and quickly, and we expect it to be the same for Bao Bao. Like any giant panda cub, weaning is just another milestone for Bao Bao, and we know she will do just fine!”