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Display Name: suziegoombs
Member Since: 4/10/07

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matt manfredini - If you click to her blog you'll find the children's ages are 17, 14, 10, and 6. So I think they're doing just fine!

Six in the City: Family of 6 in 1,200 Square Feet House Call | Apartment Therapy New York
12/18/09 01:44 PM

lovely home but please watch the lillies on the coffee table! Lillies are extremely poisonous to cats.

Moses and Jamie's Whimsical Modern House Tour | Apartment Therapy Los Angeles
11/30/09 01:08 PM

Those carpets look brand spanking new to me. Possibly the same color though.

Apartment Therapy Boston | Garden Level Living Room Gets a Second Chance Before & After
8/13/09 04:12 PM

housebun - I couldn't agree more.

Apartment Therapy San Francisco | Look! An Upcycled Rabbit Home
7/27/09 02:48 PM

While its cute, this is not an apropriate enclosure for a rabbit. It is not large enough, especially for a larger breed rabbit ( When "design" gets in the way of an animal's basic needs I just have to shake my head.

Apartment Therapy San Francisco | Look! An Upcycled Rabbit Home
7/27/09 02:47 PM

As a pre-vet student I attended the NYC house rabbit scoiety's care conference last year and it was really interesting! Prior to the conference I had little to no knowledge of rabbit care but I learned a lot. Perhaps there is a similiar society or organization in SF that could be of help in answering questions? From what I gathered, rabbits are not easy to take care of (not as easy as say, a cat) but the owners found them to be incredibly loving and rewarding pets. They can be very social creatures but they are animals of prey and they do think you are going to eat them (at first). Rabbits should not be in a cages exclusively and they will chew on your furniture. However, I think most owners found ways to keep them contained in certain rooms or in areas of their apartments so that there wasn't hay EVERYWHERE. You should also do research about an apropriate vet for your rabbit before getting one. Many vets have limited knowledge of rabbits and may not know how to best treat them (and their specifies specific ailments). Most owners at the care conference took their rabbits to Vets that specialize in exotic animals (so not your average dog/cat vet) which may be difficult to find.

Apartment Therapy San Francisco | Will a Bunny and My House-Pride Clash? Good Questions
7/23/09 04:16 PM

A taxidermied real sheep? Perhaps that is what Aulaire was talking about... I've never heard of an animal being freeze-dried but people who hunt get animals they kill taxidermied all the time. I'd imagine it would be cheaper than $3,000 but I have no idea.

Apartment Therapy New York | Fluffy Life-Sized Sheep Sculpture Under $3000? Good Questions#comments#comments
7/22/09 10:38 AM

We have three cats and use two litter boxes full of World's Best. I actually enjoy the "organic" smell and the best part is that my kitties no longer smell like nasty fake perfume all the time. I also don't have have to worry that while cleaning themselves they will injest clay and silica dust and mine don't track it too far out of the bathroom. I keep a dustpan near the box and clean up every day or so. I also love that is flushable. If our septic system can handle human poop, it can handle cat poop. It's way better than sitting in a landfill somewhere.

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | The Cat Litter Debate
7/15/09 10:38 AM

The "I don't mind killing animals as long as it's humanely done" arguments just slay me. Since when is killing (i.e. ending a life, murdering, being made to die against your will) a "humane" thing to do?

I think when I finally crack and become a serial killer, I'm going to use that argument as my defense. "Its okay your honor, I killed all those people in the most humane way possible! They didn't suffer at all!"

Apartment Therapy New York | Green or Not: Fur?!
5/7/09 01:05 PM

hejiranyc - Thanks for the info. "Market rate" for my apartment is around $2300 (which is rediculous for the brooklyn neighborhood I live in) and I pay $1275. Should be interesting.

Apartment Therapy New York | Open Thread 677 New York
1/15/09 11:44 AM

Is the rental market really in freefall here? I wasn't aware.
I plan on staying in my apartment because I love everthing about it. I do look forward to getting my lease renewal in another year and a half though with the hope that the increase isn't substantial (due to the economy).

Apartment Therapy New York | Open Thread 677 New York#comments
1/12/09 11:24 AM

Comments like those above are why I stopped reading AT for the most part.
If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all. Get a hobby that doesn't include tearing other people down. This person is clearly proud of her apartment and I think she's done an excellent job of making it "hers." If its not to your taste then keep it to your self. sdl;fkhsd.

/end rant.

Apartment Therapy DC | House Tour: Katie's Bohemian Abode Rosslyn, Virginia
1/8/09 04:36 PM

I should also add that in the situation above, the landlord did not care in the LEAST about the loudness issues, he did not live on or near the property and it was a rather large building. Also, apparently none of the other neighbors cared either since we were the only ones who ever complained.

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Good Questions: How to Party Without P***ing Off the Neighbors?
12/19/08 03:13 PM

I'm sure everyone above gave really great advice so here's some UNcommon advice. Let them call the cops. Not sure how noise complaints are handled in LA but in NYC (brooklyn to be exact) we've called the cops on our old loud neighbors all the time. IF they actually showed up, they'd bang on the door, tell them to be quiet and that was it. Sometimes they didn't answer their door and then the cops would just leave.
I don't condone loud behavior (heck I moved out of an apartment because of awful, loud neighbors) but I'm just saying.

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Good Questions: How to Party Without P***ing Off the Neighbors?
12/19/08 03:10 PM

Is anyone looking to adopt a kitten (or two!)? I am currently fostering two adorable little ladies that are up for adoption through Anjellicle Cat Rescue.

Their pictures are here:

Please email me if you are interested! I promise you will fall in love with them the minute you meet 'em.

Apartment Therapy New York | Open Thread 675 New York#comments#comments
11/17/08 03:30 PM

I'll second the jane jacobs comment - a must read. Really makes you think differently about mixed use properties.

Apartment Therapy Chicago | Living the Mixed Use Life
10/20/08 11:58 AM

Although not all of Montgomery County looks like this - especially as you get closer to Philly.

Apartment Therapy New York | AT on: Little Things that Make a Difference#comments
10/16/08 12:12 PM

Ha, this is pretty much exactly where I am from.

Apartment Therapy New York | AT on: Little Things that Make a Difference
10/16/08 12:08 PM

why haven't I thought of this yet. Love it.

Apartment Therapy San Francisco | Look! Flor Tile Samples as Coasters
10/16/08 11:59 AM

Wow, this is the first entry I have felt compelled to comment on. I love everything! Fabulous job :)

Apartment Therapy Chicago | Midwest #23: Jennifer and Greg's Spirit Boost
10/14/08 11:32 AM