July 5th 2015 2:22 pm
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THANKS PALS FOR ALL THE WISHES FOR A HAPPY 4TH. OF JULY.
RIGHT BACK AT YA!!!!! I'm afraid here on the prairie it was
a working weekend. We had such messed up weather this past
week. Everyone,including our neighbors juggled their daily
work by what the weather was doing. Thus it forced all of
US to work all weekend. Playing catch-up, a common thing in
Smoke from the Big Canadian Fires has been rolling across us
for better than a week. Visibility Friday was 2.5 m,which is
nothing on flat prairie. Combined with such heavy cottonwood
fuzz that...it is like SNOW IN JULY! All the overgrown weeds
and yuck! We chased with mowers to once again,gain control.
Everything required mowing twice to shorten enough to give
us a few days of peace. Rain,wind,high humidity and the high
temp. for the week was 93! The low was 70....
The garden seems to LOVE the wacky weather????? Everything
but the butternut winter squash is blooming and setting veggies.
We have been enjoying broccoli,cauliflower,spinach,butter-crunch
and red romaine lettuces,radishes and green onions. Not only the
weeds grew while Gma and I grabbed some shut eye...but so did the
plants. Gma didn't go to the garden for 2 days and OMD! It had
all grown 6 inches. We will be freezing and canning soon......
Put the fence up for the tomatoes this weekend (they are hip
high on my people) They were about 6" tall once planted. Gma
saw tomatoes,peas,cucumbers,peppers,zucchini setting their
yummy parts.......I love peas and beans,squash too!
Gma gave me a Tubby today....I know she will follow with eyes,ear,brushing and nails..... OMD,Yuck! Why did I need
all this just because I have a Birthday Tomorrow? I will be
8 years old! Boy those years went FAST! She baked brownies,
but they are nasty chocolate.......So that means,she will
doing something else for my birthday. I did have a sweet
potato treat after the bath. I just love those things.....
I wonder if, Gma bought me any pressies????????? I know
she said,we had to clean house tomorrow....A Draggy way to
spend my birthday! I better have a special supper....I've
been on rodent patrol! I've made history out of some mice...
Gpa bought a JD Baler. Not new, but new to us! This is the funny
part! He changed from his brand to a JD-535. It's new enough,
that it has a monitor you have to use to bale the hay! Well,
1st. time to the field and he now wishes he had stayed with what
he has used for decades. Gma and I think it is FUNNY! Cuz,he
doesn't set anything around here that is digital or computerized.
If, Gma can't figure it out....she has to find someone...Gpa
can't figure out his monitor for the baler! HeHE!!! So now,he is
talking to all kinds of guys on this baler...Gma said, you have
a problem....Imagine that??????? He should-da pay attention,
to some of those other techy things......Gma thinks,he'll like
it, when he figures it out....The old Vermeer was history! It's
in the scrap pile...Had a good run, about 35 yrs. worth....
Before the big round baler...Gpa and crew stacked all the hay
in large big free stacks. The old yellow one, baled 100's of
thousands of tons of hay in her day.
I guess this is all we know...Busy,busy here.....50% today
and 40% tomorrow for rain. Gma hopes it rains for the garden
while she is putting the house in order. Then back outside
to start all over on weeding,mowing,picking,sticks,etc....
OMD! It is summer time! Gma and I love the growing season!
Enjoy your July! Hugs and Kisses,mazy
May 29th 2015 1:57 pm
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1st. OFF....Insane weather everywhere! Praying all our pals stay safe!
Especially our southern pals and extra POP for Texas/Okla area. Thank you
for all the greetings sent to me,while Gma was away. My page is so pretty
and I missed Every Pal so much!
Rain came to the prairie before Gma returned. Moisture levels are good
again...Yippy! Mostly 70's and 80's,until today:hung at 48 until mid
afternoon. Overcast cleared and little sunshine,now 52. Weather guy was
smarting off about FROST tonight!!!!It's possible,less than 10 days ago
we had SNOW!Memorial wknd. was cold until Memorial Day and it shot up to
the 80's until today! We're so far behind,we think we are ahead of
All the garden seeds except corn are planted. Gma bought the started
plants yesterday. Tomatoes,peppers,eggplant,cauliflower and broccoli.
Hope to plant them out soon! Inside of the car was scrubbed up today.
Both the pickup and car need washing on the outside. My folks both
mowed this week. It was 6-8" tall. Gma bought some annuals to plant
in pots. Petunias,geraniums,marigolds,a few odds things too. Frost
recently.limited the flowers available this year. There won't be as
many as last year. Gma has leaves falling off the trees from frost.
Trees are way behind on the leafing process. They have the usual
spring time messes to clean up. Young neighbor gal came and helped
Gma plant garden. She wants to learn how to grow veggies. How to
freeze and can this year. Gma so appreciates the HELP!
Grand-kids came last wknd. to fish. Gma put 8 pkgs. into the freezer
and kept some fresh. Gpa did his 1st. filleting with his electric
knife. Gma has always cleaned the fish,now it is his job! Gma has
been home 9 days. They have been putting in very long days for old
folks. I am so happy to have her home with me again. Gpa finished
most of his ToDo's. Except the hot water heater isn't installed yet.
Gpa surprised Gma with a garage door opener! Wowzer! Was she excited!
No more pulling it open by hand! Now Gpa has to put 1 in for his side
of the garage. Gma bought a garden wagon and a big box for patio cushions.
Gpa has to put those together. I think the garage opener is her
birthday. She ordered a Schwinn exercise bike to help her problems.
She rode her sister's and it was really helping. Something else for
Gpa to put together soon.
I was so excited to see the grandkids! The family took me fishing with
them. I was so good! I don't know, if I like fishing or not? I had to
be on a 20 Ft. leash,as there were many people camping for the holiday.
Grandson has his 11th. birthday Monday. I'll be able to see them again
for his birthday supper...He wants a TV for his game room. So the whole
family pooled their pennies to buy him a big one. It's all about a
bigger screen for his gaming station. Gma brought me a new duck toy
and some dental bones as a pressie. I was at the doggy hotel and I
didn't get sick. So I've stayed 2 times now and done o.k. They were
short stays but went well. Gma took me to the Vet for my nails and
booster shots. She gave me a bath and all that junk!
Gpa took Gma away on Memorial Day,cuz,he didn't want to share her
with anyone....They have driven 325 miles since she came home.....
No wonder,there hasn't been time for my dogster FUN! Gpa and I
fixed alot of fence. He's a handful to keep an eye on,but we both
did fine....He sure was glad to have his COOK back! Things are
slowing falling into place. We hope to have things under control
in another 7 to 9 days. I'LL BE BACK TO PLAY as soon as I can!
Miss All of You! Hugs and kisses,Mazy
May 10th 2015 12:45 pm
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HOWDY PALS-THANK YOU FOR THE PRESSIES ON THE PONDEROSA PACK'S PAGES.
NET HARD TO ACCESS HERE IN THIS RURAL INDIANA COMMUNITY. HARD TO DO DOGSTER.
HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY EVERY PAL! A COUPLE MORE WEEKS BEFORE GMA RETURNS TO THE PRAIRIE. WE PLANTED FLOWERS,A VEGGIE GARDEN,TOOK DOWN OLD FENCES,REPLACED BAD STEPS. 2 DAYS OF TREE TRIMMERS TO TAKE DEAD STUFF DOWN. THEY TOOK DOWN A 90 FT. OAK TREE.
WILL CONNECT WITH MAZY AND OUR FAMILY ON THE PRAIRIE LATER TODAY. ENJOYING MY SISTER,BROTHER-IN-LAW,NIECE,GREAT NIECE AND GREAT NEPHEW TODAY. WE HAD A FAMILY DINNER FOR GREAT GRANDMA'S 83 RD. BIRTHDAY TODAY....
MAZY SAYS THANK YOU FOR THE MOM GREETINGS. NET HASN'T BEEN POSSIBLE WITH SOME REALLY CRAZY WORK SCHEDULES. BE BACK WHEN WE RETURN HOME. HOPE ALL ARE WELL.
HUGS AND KISSES,MAZY AND GMA KEDA
April 7th 2015 3:27 pm
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The spring flower bouquets are all over our dogster/catster pages.
Thank you pals for thinking of US:
MAZY & THE PONDEROSA ANGELS OF PRECIOUS,
FOXIE AND BABY....Our pages are so cheery and beautiful.
Our dogatary was shocked in her email box!!! Apparently the fleas were
very active when Flowers were sent....Many pals, their flowers
arrived several different times! Took her a long time to delete our email
notices. I thought it was Funny!!!!! something FUN for an ugly
Today a Wintry mix on the North Dakota Prairie. Spitting snow,gray,
cold and very damp. The wind blew and pounded the house all night long!
Last week, Our Governor put a burning ban on..... It is very very dry
here in our state. The risk of prairie fires is very real! Have even
ask people to not burn their fire-pits in their yards. Doesn't take
much for thousands of acres to burn on the prairie. Our house has been
there and done that! Would rather NOT fight additional open prairie fires.
Often sparks from the trains cause fires to start. Carelessness as
well as lack of common sense start many fires.
HAPPY SPRING EVERY FUR! THANK YOU ONCE AGAIN FOR PRETTYING UP
OUR PAGES. BTW-WE'VE BEEN ON DOGSTER 5 YRS. THIS MONTH...
WHERE DID THE TIME GO???????????
January 4th 2015 2:46 pm
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What's going on in January on the ND Prairie???????
Well, the holidays have exhausted the old folks. So, we've
been turning in a little earlier than normal....
Maybe the long winter evenings and the severe cold have
something to do with that???? It was -17 this morning
without the chill factored in. BBBBUUUUURRR!!!!!!!! See
why I stay inside with Gma??????? Poor Gpa, trucks out
there, all bundled up in his layers of winter. Scooping
and dumping 5 gal pails of grain to the calves and yearlings.
He then starts a tractor,that was plugged in all night
long...let's it warm up! So, he comes back inside, sheds
all those outside things,has a warm cup of coffee. Some
cookies or a piece of fruit. Out he goes again, to feed
hay to the calves,yearlings and stock cows... By the time
he comes back, it is almost lunch time! I'm already
tired from watching him put clothes on and take clothes
Gma scurries around with morning chores, while raising her
energy level with morning caffeine. I drag out of bed last!
If I'm really late about it...she BOOTS me out to make the
bed! Today we had brunch of sausage,scrambled eggs,hash browns
wheat and rye toast. I had a WHOLE EGG I didn't share with
anyone! I LOVE BRUNCH!!!!!!
We had prime rib for supper on New Year's Day. Since there
just 2 of them....We froze a meal and left another meal out.
Tonight we are have prime rib,baked potato,salad,peas,broccoli
for supper. I'm pretty sure,I'll have some...I really liked it
on the 1st.!
We are glad the Holidays are over. Everyone was pooped out!
They were a Blast! I have alot of new stuffies to play with.
A whole pail of assorted treats for 2015. It's great to be
the ONLY FUR!!!!!!!!!!
We are defrosting ground beef to make jerky. The kids and
grand-kids wanted some. Gma ran out of time to do it before
Christmas. So,she said, we will get started and make enough
for their Valentine's Boxes. She sends to her Mom and sister
She told Gpa,she is taking Jan/Feb to try and figure out the
ins/outs of her laptop,tablet and new kindle. Told him,she
only plans to keep house,feed us,go on the supply runs with him
and let me play at dogster. Read of course.....She read a good
300 books in 2014. She likes this Kindle Paperwhite. Said, no
matter how ugly the weather....she will never run out of books.
She keeps a supply here..but with the push of a button she can
have a new book. While she likes her little tablet and reads on
it too...Games,emails and surfing.....She found out,it didn't
work outside in nice weather,due to glare. Problem solved with
the paperwhite. Bring on spring and tons of sunshine! When we are
done working,we can sit on the patio,enjoy the furniture,read
until supper time.
I've been playing with stuffies,chewing on cow ears,cleaning my
toophers on greenies...I always save time to create a new
masterpiece on the living room window. I'm sure, someday I'll
be in Monet's league. I do my best to leave art for Gma, that
reminds her of living plants. The barn kitties continue to
torture me, by running up and down our roof, playing tag!!!!!!
What is wrong with them?????????? It's a 2 story house! They
climb on the barn roofs too! Still Gma cooks for them??????
I heard her say, time to do a crockpot of beef liver for them.
They can have their stinky liver!!!! I'll share the table meats.
Not that I wouldn't EAT IT, but Prime Rib or Steak are better!
Better go, as I want to zoom around to some of my groups.
Have a Pawsome 2015 ! I sure hope it is warmer and nicer at
your house than at my house!
Hugs and Kisses, Mazy
December 23rd 2014 2:24 pm
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Just Poppin' in to say,MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR
to all the Furs here at dogster and catster. On behalf of the
PONDEROSA ANGELS: Baby and Foxie, who were joined by Precious
the kitty, this past March....All nominated Me, the Ponderosa
Princess, Mazy the doxie to speak for us all.....
We'd like to thank all the pals who mailed us cards to help
us celebrate the Holidays. Thank all the furs,pups and kits,
that prettied our pages for the season. The pmails and emails
to stay in touch. We Love You ALL and pray for a Pawsome 2015
for each of you!
We tried very hard to keep up with all our pals. Juggling
several sites while waiting to see what would happen with
our Beloved Dogster/Catster...proved to be an overwhelming
task for my dogatary. Finally, she admitted it was an....
IMPOSSIBLE task to add to her workload. Now that our site
has been bought out and is being rebuilt...We HOPE in the
FUTURE, many of the pals will Return here. If not, we will
consider ourselves Blessed for the Time in which our Paths
and Paws Crossed in this World.
I'll be back after the Holidays to Report on Our Christmas
here on the Prairie. Better sign off,places to go and people
ALL OUR LOVE, MAZY
THE PONDEROSA ANGELS
of Baby,Foxie and Precious
and 1 Old Grandma
December 7th 2014 6:14 pm
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Today it was 43,partly cloudy with a light breeze.
The nicest day in a very long time. Gpa took me out to
sniff and hunt after dinner. We were out almost a whole
hour. The longest,I've been out in AAAGGGGGGEEESSS!!!!!
Well, I sniffed and kicked a Rabbit out of the hay bale
yard. It wasn't as big as the famous Rabbit,called
Harvey from the old movies. It was a close 2nd....
It wasn't a cotton-tail either! The coyotes have wiped
out my herd of cottontails.
This was a Big Jack Rabbit! Do ya know, what they are?
He was 80% white...Does that mean a long snowy winter?
Besides the severe Jan/Feb temps,we've been having....
BACK to my story.......I was temporarily derailed!
I saw him,he saw me...WowZer the race was on! He ran
and I chased him. Did I catch him,you ask??? NOPE, I
hate to say,he got away! Wasn't my fault, his legs
are much longer than mine. He can cover a lot of
ground with just a few springs of his hind footies!
I was so excited when I came inside. I had to tell
Gma about my Big Jack that got away! I was so hungry,
I ran off all my dinner. So I had some special pup
cookies made by Canine Cuisine. They are red,green
and plain for the Holidays. Shaped like paw prints,
pup bowls,fire hydrants and bones. I got them from
my hooman sister....a prize Gma won at Thanksgiving
Day family games. They are Pawsome! Then off for
a really big NAP......
I woke up and I pawed on my Christmas cards and
letters. I started yodeling at 4:30,as I was starved
and wanted supper Early!!!! So I ate and then
waited for the old folks meal. I snagged some
baked sweet potato,a couple green and yellow beans,
a bite of rye bread and then had my venison bites.
It was PAWSOME DAY! It was such a thrill after
watching Gma with laundry and floor scrubbing.
I was totally bored with All of that!
HOPE, it was a pawsome Sunday at your house....
Probably the highlight of my week. Since there are
2 basketball games this week. The servicing of the
car, plus a factory recall. Some Christmas shopping
and supplies for the Ponderosa.
Catch ya later, huggies, mazy
December 4th 2014 8:19 am
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THIS LITTLE DOXIE WILL NEVER UNDERSTAND TECHY ISSUES.
THIS JUST SEEMS CRAZY TO US....ALL SPRING AND SUMMER, I
WAS THE ONLY FUR IN THE PONDEROSA PACK WHO COULD LOAD
AND CHANGE PICTURES. THEN THIS FALL I COULDN'T...TOOK
A LONG TIME TO PULL JULY 4TH. AND HAVE HALLOWEEN PICS.
THEN IS TOOK ENDLESS TRIES TO PULL UP A FALL PIC INTO
SLOT 1. FALL IS OVER AND WINTER IS HERE.BEFORE PIC ISSUES
I COULDN'T ACCESS MY GROUPS AND PLAY. TOLD ME, I WASN'T
A MEMBER. NOW DOGATARY DOESN'T KNOW ME, BUT SHE KNOWS
OUR 3 ANGELS! THIS IS CRAZY !!! LIKE TWILIGHT ZONE!
I COULDN'T REARRANGE FOR THANKSGIVING. LOAD PICS EITHER.
THEN HERE IN THE LAST 2 DAYS,DOGATARY CAN REARRANGE
OUR ANGELS PAGES. FOXIE,BABY AND PRECIOUS. SAME ACCOUNT
FOR ALL 4 FURS. SO THEN WE TRIED TO REARRANGE MY PICS.
OFF AND ON FOR DAYS THAT BUILD INTO WEEKS...NO GO!
THIS MORNING WE COULD RELOAD SOME OF MY CHRISTMAS PICS.
OTHERS WOULDN'T LOAD....WE CAN NOT REARRANGE MY PICS
TO HAVE A CHRISTMAS PIC AS MY MAIN PIC. SO FRUSTRATING.
WE HAVE PMAILED HQ AND THEY ANSWERED...ALL WE CAN DO
IS BE PATIENT AND WAIT FOR THE NEW PLATFORM FOR DOGSTER.
THE MESSAGE TELLS US, IT WILL BE WEEKS AWAY........
I HOPE SOME OF MY PALS,SEE SOME OF MY FAVORITE CHRISTMAS
PICS. FAVE NO. 1 PIC WOULDN'T LOAD.... SHOULDN'T BE SURPRISED!
DOGATARY IS WORKING ON OUR LAPTOP WHILE STAYING WITH GRANDKIDS.
WE STILL LIKE OUR DESKTOP PC AND HANDICAPPED DESK THE VERY BEST.
NOT VERY PORTABLE FOR FUTURE RETIREMENT. SO TRYING TO LEARN
HOW TO USE THIS NEW PC AND NEW OPERATING SYSTEM. ON THE UPSIDE
WE CAN ACCESS AND PLAY IN OUR GROUPS. THIS KEEPS US CONNECTED
TO OUR PALS.
I WANT TO WISH MY PALS A VERY MERRY AND BLESSED CHRISTMAS.
HAPPY HOLIDAYS AND ENJOY YOUR FAMILIES AND FRIENDS. EVEN
THE GRINCHES SEEM A LITTLE NICER THIS TIME OF THE YEAR......
HUGGIES AND KISSIES,MAZY
December 1st 2014 10:29 am
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OMD! I had a BLAST at my hooman sister's house!
EARLY CHRISTMAS just for the grandkids. Uncle Troy
won't be with us this year. They will end up with
3 more Christmases. Thanksgiving was at my house
and we had a Blast! I only ate turkey that day....
Sister's house is pretty new,built 4 yrs. ago. She has
all this open space for Running,Sniffing and Hunting!
So,sniffing and checking stuff out, was my 1st. mission!
I used the laundry room for my food and water. Set up
my potty station in there. It was sub-zero all day! Gma
only had to show me where my stuff was one time. I took
a ball and 2 stuffies with for playing. I had some turkey,
venison jerky and pup cookies for treats. They were delish!
Sister has 4 Christmas Trees! I had to look over the living
room and family room trees. They are So BIG! (8 feet) They
are just bootiful...I sniffed presents, but didn't try to
open any. The grandkids both have a 4 ft. tree in their rooms.
I didn't check them out to close....Gma closed their doors
on me...She didn't know what kind of stuff they had laying
around. Snacks and such that might give me a bellyache??????
The family room is in the basement with lots of carpeted
stairs. Gma carried me down 2 times. I wouldn't go down,
as there were so many stairs. After, I followed the kids
up 1 time. Then ZOOM the stairs were EASY! I ran up and
down them all afternoon. (whenever someone else went up)
Boy, was I exhausted when I arrived home....I even snored
last night! More exercise than the whole month of November.
I also spent time running on the Biggest Sofa and Hammock
Set, I've ever seen....It is soft and furry like my blankets.
OMD,I wish my house had room for something like that!
I sat on Gma's lap,helped her play the games. We did Lumps
of Coal,Bowling,Baloney,Chasing Something and Pinochle.
The kids also played WII. Jaxcen set up his new game to
Play Station,Uncle Troy brought him. McKenzie opened her
Christmas from Uncle. A card to buy lots of thingies.
Gma gave Kenzie some Bath & Body, girlie stuff for her
upcoming 13th. birthday. She has a basketball game
on her birthday.
I LUV RIDING in the new 4 door pickup. Which we call the
PONDEROSA PRINCESS PICKUP....I can see out the windows
easily,looks of room in the front for me. The back area
with seat folded up is a playground for me. I LUV the
HEAT VENTS IN THERE....Lots bigger than the car,so I stay
toasty! It's 1 year old this month and we only have
1500 miles on it. It sits in the garage most of the time.
It is the retirement truck, since we are not officially
retired.....it sits and waits for my Old Folks to retire.
Nope, they haven't found a camper for the pickup yet.....
HAPPY HOLIDAYS PALS,
HUGGIES AND KISSES,MAZY
November 16th 2014 2:16 pm
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HOWDY MY PALS-Dogster has been working really well for
us the past few weeks. Today something is UP? We can sign
in and out,read our mails, but not reply. We CAN NOT ACCESS
ANY OF OUR GROUPS. Everything was fine on Saturday.......
Don't know, if this will post or not? Wonder if,HQ is pulling
some maintenance today??????? We sure hope the problem is
something like that????
We were thrown into winter,since I last wrote a dairy. We
had 3 skiffs of snow, but the Big dump ended up in the Twin
Cities in Minnesota....I bet my hooman brother isn't too
happy?????? Gma and I,are thrilled! The coldest night,this
past week was -8 without a windchill factor. The warmest day
was 20 ish. Suppose to warm up a little by middle of the
week. Weather advisory until tomorrow night at 6 p.m.
Grandson only has a couple basketball games left and his
season is over. Granddaughter has her 1st. game on Tuesday.
Their high school girl's Volleyball made it to state play
offs. So a couple basketball games were cancelled.
Gma started on the holiday baking. Helps keep the house
toasty in the cold weather. I snuggle into my bed in the
kitchen to stay warm. Sniff the pawsome oven smells. Snag
a cookie, here and there. I also snagged popcorn and newly
dried fall apples this past week. OMD! Gma brought home
last night some of her steak. (Couldn't eat it all) So,
instead of my venison,I'm eating Beef Sirloin. Gpa couldn't
finish his big prime rib. I think, there is something
wrong with the barn kitties Eating Prime Rib! I mean,
really, Gma already cooks for them! They have the nerve
to tease me through the house windows.... I'm suppose to
be the only spoiled Fur around here! The guard duty wasn't
SSSSSSSooooooo BAD! The steak is yummy,but I thought
I was getting pressies! The big box they opened was
wines...They bought after the wine tasting evening.....
Here I thought Christmas was coming early....
Thanksgiving is here....Gma has the meal planned. She can
do the buns and freeze them. Make the chex mix too, this
week. The apple and pumpkin pie have to wait until the day
before. Since there is only 1 girls basketball game this
week..we are going to dig in and bake several kinds of
cookies this week. we managed to clean a freezer. Now
there is plenty of room. Our goodies won't be smashed!
I hope all my pals had a pawsome weekend,
Hugs and Kisses,Mazy
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