Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for September 05, 2011


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    rayannina  about 9 years ago

    How about removing the crocs?

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    Sarxul  about 9 years ago

    Didn’t he already kill off the lions and the seals? Or did they undied?

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    Rodney99  about 9 years ago

    Where’s the KABOOM? There’s supposed to be an earth-shattering KABOOM!

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    AGED_ENGINEER Premium Member about 9 years ago

    Noticed the lions’ house; yet we hardly see them any more. I wonder if they are still getting their spousal support from their ex-wives.

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    Basqueian  about 9 years ago

    I vote for Danny Donkey’s house!

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    perceptor3  about 9 years ago

    Unusual initiative on the part of the other crocs. I suppose survival instinct is also a mother of invention. . .

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    treblemaker  about 9 years ago

    I vote Stephan’s desk with an assist by Rat. By the way, the search on FB doesn’t seem to go anywhere votable.

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    hariseldon59  about 9 years ago

    Looks like Melvin’s life is forfeit regardless.

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    Durandal_1707  about 9 years ago

    Obviously, he’s going to hit Stephan’s jail cell and bust him out, thus fulfilling the brick joke.

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    hariseldon59  about 9 years ago

    The Seals still live in the neighborhood? We haven’t seen them since the killer whale died. Also, it looks like the house next to Zebra’s is labeled “Bob and Patty’s house”. Shouldn’t that be “Larry and Patty’s house”? I thought the croc family had a separate residence from the other crocs.I wouldn’t be surprised to see him land on Neighbor Bob’s house. Of course it would be poetic justice if he landed back on the frat house.

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    LLABDDO  about 9 years ago

    Melvinland? is that like Disneyland?

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    perceptor3  about 9 years ago

    I vote cartoon Stephan’s cell! Maybe he’ll take out a lawyer or two while he’s at it. . .

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    hariseldon59  about 9 years ago

    Never mind, I just noticed on Stephan’s facebook page that he admits that “Larry and Patty’s house” is mislabeled.

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    Keno21  about 9 years ago

    Well, obviously he is going to land on the courthouse, thus insidiously concluding two story-lines with one big kaboom. I am assuming the wall will simply be ‘unbuilt’.

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    lrel35  about 9 years ago

    i’m sad so my house!

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    P-B  about 9 years ago

    I hate Facebook.

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    x_Tech  about 9 years ago

    I’m surprised no one said Pigita’s house (she doesn’t have to be in it). But why not the wall of the jail where Pastis is being held? Then he could escape to the Underground. And with his buddies they could form the A PBS Team.

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    Sisyphos  about 9 years ago

    High above the quiet streets of Pearlswood, a bomb-laden green form speeds through the skies and barrels downward! Faster and faster, the croc-o’-doom streaks down, down to a single house…. [To be continued….]

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    Twonky  about 9 years ago

    Considering how inept the crocs are I wonder if the vest will even explode. They are not the explosive experts like Little Guard Duck!

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    zanny_animallover  about 9 years ago

    Can we pick for him to land on the jail and stephan excape? If not, let’s take out the seals… they don’t do much any way.

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    GROG Premium Member about 9 years ago

    Over the Hills & Far Away.

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    gburns11  about 9 years ago

    The courthouse where Steph is about to be sentenced to jail for life.

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    coffeemugman  about 9 years ago

    I vote Mayor Bloomberg’s house.

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    McGehee  about 9 years ago

    The judge-who-sentenced-Pastis-to-prison’s house.

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    annie1931  about 9 years ago

    well, if I could read the placards, I’d love to vote, but the neighbour Bob sounds pretty good.

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    steverinoCT  about 9 years ago

    …aside from why they need someone to wear a vest in the first place rather than just planting the bomb.

    …and if you haven’t noticed, @Rodney is channeling Marvin the Martian.

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    smalpmal Premium Member about 9 years ago

    I had trouble finding it on FB. Just search “Stephan Pastis” and you will get the page – click on the top link.

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    GROG Premium Member about 9 years ago

    Well you dont’t have to read them, but I still read Beetle, On the other hand, I would no longer miss B.C. if it were gone. That strip should have died with Johnny Hart.

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    tuscanred  about 9 years ago

    well the crocs aren’t too smart so….instead of dyamite they wrapped Melvin in road flares and he comes straight back down on Larry’s house and sets it on fire, when the flares go off.

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    ejgentner  about 9 years ago

    Have Melvin land in the frat house…the Crocs are too inept to actually build a bomb that works….

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    bigbadpete  about 9 years ago

    Maybe on Larry`s house…not on the map by the way.

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    Christopher Shea  about 9 years ago

    Another vote for the Keane Family Kompound here. Extra points if he lands directly on Jeffy.

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    dukeallen  about 9 years ago

    SP’s house so it will blow like these recent strips!

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    rusty gate  about 9 years ago

    I found the facebook site, but nowhere to vote. It’s bound to work against the crocs no matter where the explosion occurs, it always does.

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    cradiflacrasafl  about 9 years ago

    I’d go for Danny Donkey.

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    hariseldon59  about 9 years ago

    I like the idea of him landing on another comic strip. It’s too bad Cathy’s not still around.

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    corzak  about 9 years ago

    How did all these animals qualify for home loans??When you’re selling hundreds of millions of dollars of securities backed by the promise that a donkey or a rat will faithfully maintain mortgage payments . . . no wonder we had a financial collapse!

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    Plods with ... Premium Member about 9 years ago

    Um. Mr. Pastis? I don’t see your house listed in the last panel? Must be a typo, yes?

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    CarlBirt  about 9 years ago

    I vote he land in either Cathy or Family Circus. Let Billy deal with him.

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    TheSpanishInquisition  about 9 years ago

    It won’t be any of the options Steph put up, it will be something else. Something totally random.

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    smoore47  about 9 years ago

    He won’t land on anyone’s house. Lil Guard Duck will shoot him down.

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    Nighthawks Premium Member about 9 years ago

    where’s rick perry’s house?

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    defunctdoormat Premium Member about 9 years ago

    I’d go to facebook, but I’m antisocial. I don’t have a facebook account and never ever EVER plan on having one.

    So I’ll just say here, the croc should go straight up and land right where he started.

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    mslott  about 9 years ago

    He should land right back down where he launched from, but the vest won’t explode… there’s no way crocs make gud vest.

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    Samskara  about 9 years ago

    If it wouldn’t be too much trouble, landing in the middle of Mallard Fillmore would be nice.

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    last2no  about 9 years ago

    I’d really like to see that dorky purple dinosaur, Barney be ground zero.

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    dbwindhorst  about 9 years ago

    …on Ann Coulter.

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    pierrev  about 9 years ago

    Facebook link doesn’t go anywhere to vote. Obviously the crocs are totally inept and the bomb isn’t going to go off so I choose rat/pig’s house so rat can give Melvin some rat philosophy on being stupid.

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    hmofo813 Premium Member about 9 years ago

    I’m annoyed and insulted that the participatory element here is being done via the facebook. I’m not unsocial, but I’m also not an idiot, and the political ramifications of the privacy issues around the facebook are no joke.

    On the other hand, landing him in another strip would be an outstanding choice. It won’t be Mallard Fillmore, more’s the pity, but the Family Circus has shown itself to a bottomless goldmine for Mr. Pastis. Forget Billy and Jeffy; this is a job for Dolly!

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    Win Heimer  about 9 years ago

    He’ll land in the Crocs Frat House..they get as good as they give…

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    dmslawson  about 9 years ago

    Obviously where ever Melvin does land, it’ll turn out that the bomb mechanism doesn’t work . . . another croc’s failure.

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    barbicane  about 9 years ago

    I vote for the Crocs’ clubhouse.

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    KiriTheWonderdog  about 9 years ago

    I vote for Stephen’s cell.

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    hdcanterbelle Premium Member about 9 years ago

    pigita’s house. Tried to find his site on facebook and only found fan pages.

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    Oxnate  about 9 years ago

    Danny Donkey.

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    Woody615  about 9 years ago

    Shot out of the sky by the guard duck with a Surface to Air Missile.

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    A.Ficionada  about 9 years ago

    Back on the Croc’s frat house. It will showcase their lack of engineering (or any) skill.

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    steeple923  about 9 years ago

    He should hit the Pearlswood sign. It’s an eyesore and devaluing the neighborhood.

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    pocounohamster  about 9 years ago

    He always kills Bob…so not sure which Bob will be dying

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    glenardis  about 9 years ago

    pastis is a lawyer. check out the bio. must be trying to up the hits on his website so he can increase the billables to his advertisers.

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    bmonk  about 9 years ago

    If LGD were on the ball, he could quickly fire up his Stinger SAM and take out Melvin.

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    hossblacksilver  about 9 years ago

    Well, I figure since this was written weeks ago and the results will be this week, I don’t think there was actually a survey. Still, my money’s on Neighbor Bob’s house, it always blows up Neighbor Bob’s house.

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    chireef  about 9 years ago

    I always thought that billy from family circus was a evil terrorist and probably the leader of the crocs. that’s where my vote goes.

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    caroleenid  about 9 years ago

    Melvin will land in Pearlswood Park Lake. The water will defuse the bomb, and Melvin will discover a new vacation spot for all the crocs.

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    OldIndy  about 9 years ago

    Croc frat house, with Rat & Pig as witnesses (and marginal collateral damage)

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    ChukLitl Premium Member about 9 years ago

    Marvin the Martian is a lot like these crocs. I prefer Marvin the robot. The bomb won’t work if it hits Zeeba’s wall, but will if it hits the frat house.

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    le-roy  about 9 years ago

    He will splat against the outside of Zebra’s new wall, with no KA-BOOM. You don’t really think the crocs are smart enough to properly wire a vest bomb, do you?

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    demanson  about 9 years ago

    I vote for the Republican debate

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    vireobird Premium Member about 9 years ago

    Tried to vote, but the FB site goes nowhere.

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    MelvinLott  about 9 years ago

    Stephan, please stop picking on me. :—)

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    grammarqueenbee  about 9 years ago

    Land on the courthouse and break out poor author Stephan! What’s with author? Isn’t cartoonist a better descriptive word?

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    TheSpanishInquisition  about 9 years ago

    That’s it! That’s how he’ll get out of prison! OH YEAH!!!!!!!!!!

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    bmonk  about 9 years ago

    ^ ^ ^ No—we want to fire at Will.

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    Tue Elung-Jensen  about 9 years ago

    :( cant seem to find the page.

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    jlambeth  about 9 years ago

    Nothing on FB, so I’ll try here ..

    1) What are the odds a bomb made by the crocs will even go off in any conventional manner?2) Drop it on Pigetta, so she has to move in with Pig & Rat …

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    Mark M  about 9 years ago

    I vote that Melvin should land on the Croc’s house.

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    CalvinLio49  about 9 years ago

    Slam dunk – on Stephen’s desk…

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    Keno21  about 9 years ago

    I LIKE the idea of Melvin landing on ‘Family Circus’!! Dolly: “Look, Jeffy! It’s a flying frog! Wait, that’s no frog. That’s- that’s- HOLY S##T!!!”

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    squirrel500  about 9 years ago

    PIG AND RATS HOUSE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    justrightturnips  about 9 years ago

    I’d vote for him landing on whoever won’t let Zits into GoComics

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    lindamoy  about 9 years ago

    Get Stephan out of jail

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    comics_jxnspot_com  about 9 years ago

    I vote for the Croc’s Frat House. :-)

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    Red Neckerson  about 9 years ago

    The obvious outcome would be for Melvin to land in the lake the “Bomb Vest” to malfunction then for the Gators to take it to pig to fix it then Melvin takes another potty break and blows up the house

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    AGED_ENGINEER Premium Member about 9 years ago

    You know, Brother Mole was around the last big Pearls explosion. I wonder if Melvin might come down near there this time.

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    kelseyspoppa  about 9 years ago

    Give me the lat and long of Pastis house and I’ll tell you where croc can come down.

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    jwsroy  about 9 years ago

    He will be shot out of the sky by Guard Duck with an anti-aircraft missile, thus not landing anywhere.

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    rgcviper  about 9 years ago

    My vote goes to Danny Donkey’s house for the humor value. However, Zebra’s house would be extremely ironic … and interesting to see!

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    Taxmaninminn  about 9 years ago

    I say he flies all the way to Bucky Katt’s house and Sach saves the day

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    mhbooth  about 9 years ago

    I think the croc landed on Stephan’s Face Book page and blew off the search path. Part of the evil conspiracy to keep us from voting!

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    R0nin  about 9 years ago

    This whole thing is verging on uncomfortably weird, IMO. Now you want us to decide who should get hit with a suicide bomb? No thanks.

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    Keno21  about 9 years ago

    It’s not a suicide bomb. Melvin’s too dumb for that. This is a homicide bomb. Or a zeebacide bomb. Or a Jeffycide bomb. Or a pastiscide bomb. Or, well, whatever. And is it any wonder poor Pastis screwed-up the Facebook thing? Hell, poor guy draws COMICS for a living, and can’t even remember that it is LARRY who is married to Patty, and not Bob. So sad…

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    ZBicyclist Premium Member about 9 years ago
    He’s obviously going to land somewhere which allows him to be the punchline for some terrible pun.

    Offhand, can’t think of any that include “Melvin”.

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    BETSY BALLARD Premium Member about 9 years ago

    I vote for Pigita’s occupied house.

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    petepope  about 9 years ago

    I think he should land on the Family Circus kids!

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    famingogirl  about 9 years ago

    land him on rat. like strip when rat is not featured because he is a very angry violent insulting he could be a causualty.

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    sheraver  about 9 years ago

    The Croc should land on the House! When the House is in session!

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    Dragongourd Premium Member about 9 years ago

    I can’t find anyplace on the page to vote, either. But I believe there will be enough pieces of him to land on each place at the same time.

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    fatjimi  about 9 years ago

    vote,shmote…soon ol’ Melvin’sgonna be with a ’72 version croc!

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    Gordon Petrie  about 9 years ago

    I love it!!!! Stephen – NOW is the time to do a political commentary strip!

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    SubwayEd  about 9 years ago

    Most definitely on the Cemetery Plot of Charles M. Schulz.

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    Paul Gabbard Premium Member about 9 years ago


    B.C. had a pretty funny one back on August the 5th. It made me start reading it regularly again.

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    RobinLea  about 9 years ago

    That was funny….. not.

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    adddennisw4  about 8 years ago

    i vote for danny donkey’s house (rat can always draw him again)

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    Dabattlebacca  almost 7 years ago

    I voted for him to land on the sign that says Pearlswood.

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    penguin56  over 4 years ago

    “Pearlswood”. Nice.

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    GoldMine  over 1 year ago

    Wait, didn’t Stephan draw this in advance?? How did he get all the votes on the day it was published, and draw the strip then, as well as draw every following strip??? He must’ve worked really hard….

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    ZeebraNeighbor  over 1 year ago

    Come on, Pigita’s House… come on Pigita’s House..

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