I've been editing very heavily for almost a year, and I need a break! I'll still be checking my watchlist every day or two and responding to messages, but I won't be nearly as active as previously. Just a heads up. --Pharaoh Hound(talk)(The Game) 14:12, 18 November 2007 (UTC)
I'm back! Kinda. I'll be editing intermittently, and may or may not respond to messages. Cheers, --Pharaoh Hound(talk) 12:17, 11 August 2009 (UTC)
If you were looking for the breed of dog also called Pharaoh Hound, you want this article: Pharaoh Hound.
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My name is Emily and I live in Nova Scotia. I like cats, dogs, horses, classical music (a LOT), Lilo and Stitch, thylacines, large words, and science. User Green451 is my brother. I am an advanced pianist and took my RCM grade 8 practical exam and scored "first class honours", as well as both of my theory exams. However I have grade 10 proficiency. I have taken my RCM grades 1, 3, and 5, and scored "first class honours" on all of them.
Languages: I'm a native English speaker. I have long been interested in American Sign Language (though I don't know anyone who is deaf), and I can communicate using ASL at a very basic level (fluent in fingerspelling, and some words). Unfortunately, I only speak one of Canada's two official languages, and that's unlikely to change in the foreseeable future.
I discovered Wikipedia ages ago, but only realised what it was fairly recently. I normally do most of my work on various dog articles, see the lists below for my pet pages. One of my biggist irks on wiki dog articles is when the Canadian breed clubs aren't listed in the external links (which is usually), and I have made it one of my missions to make sure that this problem is eliminated. I also vote on many of the Featured Pictures Candidates. I am a member of the Wikipedia dog breed project. My favourite type of articles to edit are dog breed stubs, as I get to work on them almost entirely on my own (very few other editors). When I don't feel like thinking too hard while editing I either add external links to dog breed clubs, or request better photos on dog (and occasionally horse) articles. My first registered edits were on February 6, 2006.
In late October Rfrisbie contacted me to see if I would like to help with the recently activated Dog Portal. I'd never done anything with portals, but it looked neat so I said yes. A few weeks later, and it became (largely due to Rfrisbie's experience and initiative) a featured portal!
I LOVE animals and thank goodness my family does too. I have always owned cats, and can remember only one year of my life when my family hasn't had at least one.
I have "Betta-itis", a disease that is incurable, but can be lived with. Symptoms of "Betta-itis" include: Dreaming about bettas, having as many bettas as is possible, talking to your bettas as if they understand you, constantly thinking of ways to get more bettas, and naming your bettas.
I have also owned a Tarantula. I love dogs, and own a one-year-old Brittany. I also want a Leopard gecko (they're SO cute). The other pets I currently own (besides cats) only includes fish.
Two cats: Patches and Smokey, female and male, both six years old.
Four male Bettas: One-year-old Memnon, ten-month-old Umbra, nine-month-old Mars (named after the Roman God, not the planet), and five-month-old Helios
Four Corydoras: including five-year-old Stitch (who holds the title of being my oldest fish, and is an albino), and three-year-old Pirate (who only has one eye).
A large number of Swordtails. (I would be able to keep track of how many live-bearers I have if they weren't reproducing like crazy)
I love music, but only certain types: Classical, Ragtime. and movie scores. I play piano at an advanced level (grade 9 RCM). The Baroque period music's complexity, unique articulation, and style of transitions continually lure me, and I always have at least one baroque piece in my repetoire. I LOVE to perform, and I am thinking about doing some recordings for the Wikimedia Commons.
The bee-eaters are a group of near passerine birds in the family Meropidae, containing three genera and twenty-seven species. Most species are found in Africa and Asia, with a few in southern Europe, Australia and New Guinea. They are characterised by richly coloured plumage, slender bodies and usually elongated central tail feathers. All have long down-turned bills and medium to long wings, which may be pointed or round. Male and female plumages are usually similar. As their name suggests, bee-eaters predominantly eat flying insects, especially bees and wasps, which are caught in the air by flights from an open perch. The stinger is removed by repeatedly hitting and rubbing the insect on a hard surface. During this process, pressure is applied to the insect, thereby extracting most of the venom.
My favourite plant has to be the Gladiolus hybrids. They are stately, majestic, and colourful. And they're perennial, so I get to watch the same plants grow year after year (well, they're not perennial in Nova Scotia's climate, I have to store them inside over the winter). I currently own over 200 gladiolus corms, which are reproducing every year. This year I will attempt to save some gladiolus seeds for future planting, I can't wait to see what sort of colours I get.
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