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Neighborhood cats adapted a Container Store krinkly bag for this exact purpose.  One punched a hole through the bottom which we now use to tempt them into attacking the back of the bag from the inside. They have evolved the design.
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These are fantastic.  That death star is not to be missed.
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I have an aunt named Mary Lou.  However, she goes by a different last name.
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Only a couple few more hours before I present at VMworld! I'm giving a presentation about CIM on vSphere, TEX2383 at 5:30PM, last session before the Big Party. This is my first time presenting at a real VMworld. Eeeeeek!
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First of all, I brought in a neighborhood cat (not mine) who stepped in a rodent glue trap. That said, the cat was in a relatively good mood considering. I got an appointment quickly and promptly, and cat was seen. The room was clean and bright; cat got comfortable fairly quickly. This place has a really terrific video of various birds, squirrels, mice and fish along with a chirping bird sound track. Cat was riveted. You'd never know he had been so traumatized only 45 minutes before by stepping into a glue trap. After eval, they administered some vaccinations and groomed him. Because cat was unhappy about the whole glue situation they had to sedate him for bathing and shaving. Cat had some fleas so I sprung for the flea treatment. Then cat went to warming bed. Note: cat has a microchip but his "owner" failed to register it. This means that cat will remain an International Cat of Mystery. If you value your cat, pay the small fee to register the chip so people can identify him as yours. Because he failed his cat scan, his owners will never know what happened. He'll wander home smelling lovely with some shaved spots and a bad attitude, and them none the wiser. Cat is fine now, recovering. I agree this place is not cheap but quality rarely is. Though this is not my cat, I felt bad for the cat so I sprung for his visit. I would recommend this place for other cats. I also highly recommend their cat videos. I've never seen a cat so focused on the TV before.
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Public - 6 months ago
reviewed 6 months ago
I really like their sparkling wine. It's a treat but it goes fast! I very much enjoy their entire selection, but their sparkling wine was the real pleasant surprise. Their other wines are very nice and reasonably priced. Tasting if free, and they're well located on Pleasant Valley Road along a route containing many other terrific Pleasant Valley wineries. Take the turn at Holiday Market and you're well on your way to Fairplay wine region as well.
Public - 10 months ago
reviewed 10 months ago
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Went to Pro Bono last night with my sweetie and 2 industry friends. We started with their special appetizer, venison carpaccio, which was absolutely STELLAR. I've had their regular beef carpaccio, and it's excellent, but this venison number was really marvelous. Pro Bono's venison carpaccio is even better than, well, Carpaccio's in Menlo Park, and that place is terrific too. I had a really nicely done arugula salad with goat cheese. This is a rather standard dish, so the trick is execution. 5 stars on the balance. One of my friends has a severe gluten intolerance issue so she must be careful everywhere we eat out. Pro Bono made a magnificent dish for her sans gluten, and she raved like a lunatic about how terrific her duck was. One friend got a maple glazed duck, the other, duck confit. Sweetie got a shrimp pasta dish, and I got the gnocchi, which I thought was fantastic. The sauce was light and the salmon was as flavorful as it was unexpected on a gnocchi dish. Who knew? The wine was EXCELLENT. The food was EXCELLENT. The service was GLORIOUS. The best part is that their prices are quite reasonable, especially considering the high quality. There's a reason this place lasts and lasts while other restaurants on California Ave. come and go. Pro Bono's is class A Italian cuisine like my ex's Italian grandmother used to make, but without the high-tension drama and exaggerated histrionics. Pro Bono is a jewel. You can eat like a VC on an engineer's budget. I've never had less than an excellent meal here, and last night was no exception. One of the chefs came out to clear out dishes and see what we did and didn't eat. We ate EVERYTHING. Thanks Pro Bono for making me look really good to my out-of-town friends!
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Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago