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Kayleetonkslupin (Kayleetonkslupin)
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A stouthearted lass, nicknamed Tortie
For her passion was cats (she wants nigh forty)
Went to university far away, to learn lots
You might say, about cattle, sheep, and fowl (with earlobe spots)

Now who is this clever child, that's easy
It won't take much guessing to please me
Where did she go,
that's less like you to know
And what's she done with this B.S. degree?
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So this Tortie was learning about
Animals near and far, wide and stout?
Is this tale very true,
Or was't made up by you?
And her age - should we figure it out?

Now to her, was this learning a pastime?
And a quick sidetrack - really, a fast rhyme:
I'm sure you meant well,
But I hope you can tell,
You, um, might have reworded that last line.
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Tortie was mostly studying animals farmed
Thankfully, they were not harmed
By her during classes
Though pains in the mik'tas
They could be, and made her alarmed.

To her, learning was a pastime, for fun
In fact, she's quite eager to learn
How we LTPF-ers
Come up with these puzzlers
So on here she can have her turn.

Balin, I know, it's phrased a bit awkwardly
But it's the proper term, you know, we must see
To degrees Bachelors of Science
The abbreviation applied is
Even Tortie thinks it's quite funny.
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Please excuse the double post. Missed out the bold somehow.

Tortie was mostly studying animals farmed
Thankfully, they were not harmed
By her during classes
Though pains in the mik'tas
They could be, and made her alarmed.

To her, learning was a pastime, for fun
In fact, she's quite eager to learn
How we LTPF-ers
Come up with these puzzlers
So on here she can have her turn.

Balin, I know, it's phrased a bit awkwardly
But it's the proper term, you know, we must see
To degrees Bachelors of Science
The abbreviation applied is
Even Tortie thinks it's quite funny.
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Or very short add-on to the post...
It is a tale quite true, Not made up by me,
And I thought her age easy, you see.
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Is this single mysterious "she"
Your sister, whom we've called "Tortie"?
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Well done, Balin, 'tis so
My sister's nickname, as you now know
Is 'Tortie' for the kitten
Now, where does sibling fit in
With the rest of this rhyme? Where'd it go?
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Is she planning, for her occupation,
Something with animal-relation?
Say, maybe a vet,
Or trainer, better yet,
With lots of fun exhilaration?
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She had planned on vet, it is true
But for that, right now, she can't do
You see, it'd require
Four more years to transpire
And the cash for that, alas, is too few.
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Her degree - relevant in what field?
Or should that part of puzzle stay sealed?
Was her college degree
About animals, see?
Or to this line of thought, should I yield?
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It was an Animal Science B.S.,
And tho' you think that 'breviation won't impress
I can't help but repeat it
For you see, Tortie, my 'kit'
Does think the thing quite hilarious.
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Right now, do you have any pets?
And are they at all relevant?
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Right now, I have no pets, though sibling did
This is not at all relevant, tho' I love the kid
Enough to keep making lateral puzzles of her
She thinks sometime soon, we ought to do one together.
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So we know that your sister's degree
Was in Animal Science, you see.
And we also have set
Her dream job (be a vet):
What is left for determining, please?
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Her dream job and degree will help you
Determine what school she went to,
But find it you must,
'Ere this puzzle is dust
And also what work right now she does do.
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The school that she went to for learning,
Was it in C-A, where it's burning?
Was she on the West Coast?
On the other, at most?
Please answer these questions, I'm yearning!
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The school that she went to, you know,
Was in central-ish CA, and so
Though burn it did not,
Your questions are hot
And OTRT they do go.
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Did she go to a simply public U?
Or a private one - tell me, will you?
Was the school she attended
For a city amended
(by which I mean "named") - is this true?
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The school was public, I think
At least, it was among the UC's
It was named for a town, not a city
Which is nevertheless pretty
And she chose to stay, doing capital work five days a week.
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I only know of one UC,
The Santa Barbera one, you see.
By chance, is that it?
And if not, I ask this:
Can I use Google or old Wiki?
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There are many more UC's than that, you know
Santa Barbara is not the one where she does go
Oh Balin, you're silly
Of course Google and Wiki
Are allowed, they always are, unless at the start I say no.
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So it's not UCSB, we know:
So I'll abbreviate as we go:
Is it UC-SD,
SF, LA, SC,
B, D, I, M, or R? You must know.
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I was quite sure I'd at one point said
That centrally located, this co-ed
of an Agricultural College
of great learning and knowledge
Was, but I'll indulge and soon get this puzzle to bed.

Santa Barbara it is not, true,
SD and San Francisco, too,
LA and Santa Cruz,
Neither did choose
My sibling among students new.

Berkley, perish the thought,
Irvine, I really think not,
Riverside's no,
Nor is Merced a go;
Davis was best of the lot.

One more thing to surmise;
What work holds sibling's prize
Attention these days?
I hope you'll put this craze
of a Versponse to bed ere from boredom it dies.

Really, Balin, I'm surprised at you,
UC Davis is the best for Aggies, it's true;
One would think Wiki'd know
And you'd to their page go
And find it's the top school, gold and Aggie blue.
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The work - could we call it a project?
A job? Or a duty? An object?
Now I ask, is a spe-
cific animal re-
levant to what she's doing, this I conject?
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For project, value's sufficiently vague
A job's the thing, and duty, but object's nay
Animal specific
Is relevant, if it
Can be described as a breed, not a single one, yea.
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Does she work with trained animals? Pets?
Does she work at the office of vets?
Have the animals four
Legs? Or less? Maybe more?
Are we getting any closer yet?
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These animals can be trained, maybe
Pets, they could be, certainly
At least in the breed,
Tho' these ones indeed
Are not meant for domesticity.

A vet's office her workplace is not,
But extreme cleanliness maintained at the spot
They have tiny legs four
If they have more
Or less, it's abnormal, and they're caught.

Closer and closer you're pressing
With all of this wonderful guessing
So closer you get
You've stuck with me and yet
I find what Tortie does rather depressing.
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Does she trap these creatures? Kill them too?
Is that the job that she must do?
The animals: mice?
Or rats (not very nice)?
An exterminator - is that true?
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Trap them's a Yope, but kill...I think no,
At least it's not the intent of her work to do so
The animals, mice, that's a true yes,
What is their purpose served, you should guess?
Tortie gives them special care
She does get caused by her coworkers occasional despair.
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For their health, does she give them some meds?
Or repair broken bones in their legs?
Does she treat them quite well?
Had their lives 'fore been hell?
(Translation: Had they been abu-sed?)
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For their health, meds are maybe in order
Broken bones, I hope they'd not have to sport here
She treats them very well
No, their lives were not hell
Most of them, if not all, were born there.
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Does she treat animals in a zoo?
Or in a pet store? Is this true?
Were they born in a shelter?
Do other people help her
In treating these animals too?
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A zoo is not the right place,
Pet store might be the space
Where some of them will 'ventually go,
Yet I know not if that's so
So for now, keep to sterile-ly clean mice.

They were not born in a shelter
But other people do help her
In keeping them fed,
Well-watered and bred
To be without defect, not off-kilter.
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Will the mice later be fed to snakes?
Or if that guess is just a mistake,
Will they later be sold
To owners young and old?
Or should I go jump in a lake?
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You should not go jump in a lake
Silly Balin, for a fine puzzler you make.
Though your guesses are most all OTWT,
It doesn't matter you see,
For they will be sold to someone, money to make.

The question, Balin, my friend,
Is how soon this Versponse will end.
For a hint; mice are sold
To people who are usually old-
-Er than those who at pet store would seek them.
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Are they sold to mice trainers for shows?
(I've heard of them somewhere, I know.)
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Balin, what a lovely couplet:
I'm very sorry to say "No" to 't.
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Should we find out the color of mice?
Are they white? Something else? Something nice?
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I believe all the mice are white, or should be;
Not to be particular, but if not, things go awry.
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Are they mice bought 'cause they can do some-
thing that others cannot? For fun?
Or will they be used
In a lab, not bemused,
For testing? For mazes? All done?
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Ah, Balin, my clever, dear friend
You have near sealed this puzzle's end
These mice are indeed destined
For laboratory testing
And my sibling keeps close watch on them.

Now, that's really the ***SPOILER***, you know,
But I'm not easily satisfied, so
The bonus question, Balin,
I'm asking for help in;
How large have my Versponse numbers grown?

I really have lost count
And should know the amount
To properly number, no doubt.
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According to searching the forum,
There are five in your versponses quorum.
It's a lot to be done,
But they are lots of fun,
So I hope that you will make some more'um.
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Thanks, Balin! =D

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