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Collectorholics is your premium source for Antiques, Collectibles, and all items in between. I work hard to specialize in the hard to find, odd, weird, and just plain waaayyy cool items of the past and the present. Spend a few minutes looking over my various items and categories. Come back often, new items generally added daily.

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Daily Archives: February 28, 2011

The puppy piranha pulls no punches!!

One of the biggest pleasures in my life are my two dogs, both from the Psychos R Us School of Canines. I have two of these puppy dogs. Actually they are both older but I am not sure wiser dogs. Sammy is the older of the two, about 8 years old, and a black labrador mix, the biggest sweetie ever put on the Earth. He is about 70 pounds of pure love, not a mean bone in his body. Even though he does like to woof at anything that moves and then trot off to woof at something else. Jensen is our latest acquisition, rescued from a life of endless kennel time. He is 57 pounds of sneaky love. We think he is a mix of Jack Russell Terrier and Springer Spaniel. Looks a lot like the RCA Nipper dog, same brown patch over his eyes, and just as curios. He came to us by way of my sister the realtor from one of her clients who decided that they no longer wanted him or their other dog and were going to put them in a pound. My sister's heart which is bigger than the State of Missouri, could not allow this, so she called us, and we became new proud parents.She kept the other dog to complement her own old dog. We like to refer to Jensen as our devil dog. He tends to get into things he shouldn't but it does make life more interesting. One note, we tend to call him "Jimmy" after several months because my sister said his name was "Jimpson". Until one day when my sister brought us some papers on the dog and we realized after month's of calling him "Jimpson and Jimmy" his name was actually "Jensen". Confused yet? So are we. Anyway back to Jimmy, he is a big cuddler. He loves to crawl up on your lap, or next to you when you are laying down, and then snuggle his head under you. He also tends to be a rubbery dog. He likes to lie, draped over you with the seemingly impossible positions that make him appear to have not nary a bone in his body. He also sheds ginormous amounts of hair. I have never seen any animal shed more than his own weight in hair on an hourly basis. Think I am kidding? Try vacuuming around the livingroom and within a few minutes, it looks like a the great blizzard just dropped in and left its mark. Sammy needs constant love, day in and day out, or actually second by second. He is constantly jabbing his nose into you letting you know you are not paying enough attention to his world. He also is still not thrilled with us acquiring a rival for our affections. Jimmy has begun picking up Sammy's bad habits, and is beginning to vie for his own attention. It is becoming a big battle daily with each dog trying to get more love than the other. Sammy loves to fetch balls, toys, even empty bottles, and Jimmy begins to get jealous and barks out his frustrations. We have tried to teach Jimmy to fetch, but his idea of fetching is to grab the ball away and go over and lie down with it. I am not sure if he is too dumb to learn or too smart to be fooled into chasing the stupid ball. Who is the really dumb bell here, huh? Sammy has also acquired the new name the "Pasta Piranha". This noble title has been bestowed on him by my wife due to a new peculiar habit he has started.  One night while eating spaghetti, I held a piece up for him to eat, and he attacked this pasta like a school of piranhas taking down a full grown oxen. Snap, snap,snap in a full ferocious attack and the pasta was gone, but luckily not my fingers in the process (I did check thoroughly even so). What makes this particularly amusing is normally Sammy takes food from you very gently. Film to be shown at a later date. More coming on these two knuckleheads in future posts.

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Medieval Knight Armor Knowledge

The medieval knight was the most powerful soldier of the middle ages. Two reasons make this an undeniable truth. The first one is the fact that he was mounted and could move much faster than foot soldiers. The second reason is because he was wearing a solid set of medieval knight armor. In this article we'll talk more about medieval knight armor and how it made the medieval knight so powerful. You'll even learn where to purchase a spectacular looking set of medieval knight armor.   The first thing you must acknowledge is the fact that the legendary knight bore armor that weighed an incredible amount. This would not have been possible if he was not mounted. His strong horse bore the weight of both the knight and his armor, allowing the knight to bear the weight of the heavy armor without becoming too tired. This allowed the knight to wear medieval knight armor that provided much better protection than the average soldier's armor.   This soldier was highly trained and could easily hit targets with his wide array of weaponry without ever having to slow down or get off his horse. Medieval knights were strength trained as well as combat trained so they could endure long hours in heavy armor. They also trained heavily in equine sports so that they could out ride their enemies.   The armor of this knight was extremely expensive. The reason for this is because they had solidly thick metals throughout them. Also it covered the soldiers entire body which is more expensive due to the increase in metal needed. Ancient knights came mostly from the class of nobility because most could not afford to buy war horses, armors, or medieval knight weapons.   This type of armor is currently used for reenactments, plays, films, and display purposes. One great place to purchase it is http://www.armorvenue.com . They have all sorts of armors for sale at reasonable prices. Customer support and satisfaction is their number one concern.   You'll find that purchasing a set of medieval armor is a great way to start a conversation. Each time you host an event at your house, people will comment on your medieval armor display. They will want to know where and when you purchased the armor. After they see your armor they might even think to buy some armor for their own homes. Shouldn't they be able to buy a great set of armor like the one you bought?

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