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42:22
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42:56
Jim, I know you're doing the hustle around the hustle around the living room right now.
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43:31
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43:45
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45:05
Who else is dancing?
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52:21
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Dominique Lalonde
01:02:48
Does this webinar qualifie for CEU in IAABC or is there a certificate of attendence?
Brian Neilsen
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01:03:09
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Barb Pramick
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Is there video? I just see a cat with a feather.
Cullan Brimage
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Hello, from Plano, Texas. SPCA of Texas
Tara Dixon
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Paige Daugherty
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CARES ANIMAL SHELTER IN CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI
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José Pedro Amaral Leitão
01:05:10
hear just fine
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01:06:01
Hi from CT Humane Society!
Kristin Moro-Coleman
01:06:57
Is anyone else having issues with the bottom of the slide or is that my computer?
Kseniya Avimova
01:07:12
Me too.
Dominique Lalonde
01:07:17
me too
Heather Truax
01:07:18
I'm having the same issue. It's getting stuck on the last slide.
Barb Pramick
01:07:28
me too
VS2
01:07:44
Sorry for the way the slides are rendering. The slides are posted as a PDF on ASPCApro.org
Jean Mitchell
01:07:44
me too. But audio is good.
Daryl Zaldivar
01:07:46
Same Here
Margaret Pender
01:08:28
I have half the new slide and half the very first slide. Audio is good.
Jane Connolly
01:09:21
Good morning from the Sunshine Coast Australia. Going to be hot and humid today
VS2
01:11:41
Sorry Susan!
Madelyn McCarroll
01:12:27
Hello from the snowed in Jersey Cape.
Hayley Harvey
01:12:41
hello from bradenton fl!
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01:14:12
Hello from the Netherlands!
Emma Blackman-Mathis
01:14:54
Hello from slightly-less-frozen-than-last-week Ohio!
VS2
01:15:11
Reminder: we are recording this webinar. The recording and slides will be available tomorrow and I'll email you as soon as the recording is up.
Jim Tedford
01:15:16
This link will take you to the slides for this presentation: https://www.aspcapro.org/sites/default/files/sawa-aspca-enrichment1-slides.pdf
VS2
01:15:31
Ick. thanks maegan!
Susan Flowers
01:16:58
Hello from clarksdale, ms
VS2
01:17:22
If you have a question, please submit it here, but please send it to All Panelists and Attendees.
david ager
01:17:48
what do you define long-term as?
Jim Tedford
01:18:58
Some of your specific questions are likely to be answered later in this session or later in the series. Today's session is an overview where the following two sessions will get into design/implementation.
VS2
01:21:09
Reminder: this is part one of a 4-part series. Be sure to register for the others.
VS2
01:22:42
Maegan said: We define long term as 30 days in our shelter- not sure about others.
Dominique Lalonde
01:22:50
what time do you do this nap at?
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01:23:50
Timothy asks: are bubble machines good for every dog ?
Hayley Harvey
01:24:36
how hard was it to structure in nap times?
Jim Tedford
01:24:38
No single tool/method will work effectively for every animal. As Allison just mentioned, individualizing the program to each animal to the extent possible is important. You'll also get some further information on "mixing it up".
VS2
01:25:02
Kinga asks: stress the importance of it (some places playLOUD ROCK music - adding to already existing stress!!). I hv an excellent feedback on impact of that music.Kinga, Patricia McConnell presented a webinar with ASPCApro about acoustics - please see the recording at www.aspcapro.org/webinars
Casey Claiborne
01:25:34
How do you communicate that the animal needs a choice? meaning communicate this to staff, volunteers who are eager to walk dogs, or are all at different levels of dog behavior knowlege
VS2
01:26:29
Diane commented: THANK YOU - fantastic goals and should be a part of not only every shelter, humane situation, but dog home.
Penny Newman
01:26:34
In my shekter ed class long term is considered a stay longer than 2 weeks
Penny Newman
01:26:47
shelter med
VS2
01:26:49
Racehl said: Our guide dog facility has nap time between 11am-1pm and 4-5pm
Tatianna Hankins
01:26:57
Allison, can you reference the behavior decline after 2 weeks?
Kimberly Cooper
01:28:10
We have had dogs stay as long as 3 years. That’s considered long term for our no kill shelter
Timothy Patrick
01:28:13
how to introduce a new scent for the first time ?
VS2
01:28:44
Yes, slides are up at the webinar's page
Kimberly Cooper
01:28:51
Muffin tins are great! Place a treat in maybe 2 of the spots and cover all with tennis balls.
Diane Pekarek
01:29:12
do you consider canine massage as enrichment?
Kathleen Eales
01:29:19
or you can cover with balls of paper - and let the dogs shred the paper! (then clean it up before they eat it all!)
Donald Hill
01:29:21
What are some basic enrichment stuff that we can do with cat intake (i.e. we know very little about them as individuals at that point)
Diane Garrod
01:30:41
There are two wonderful FB groups for Canine enrichment - one - Canine Enrichment and other Beyond the Bowl. Enrichment can use homemade items and not costly to "buy" for those shelters on limited budgets.
VS2
01:31:25
Keep these great ideas and resources coming!
Margaret Pender
01:31:27
Thanks for the mention Diane Garrod - I am one of the Admin of Canine Enrichment on FB and a member of Beyond the Bowl group.
Diane Garrod
01:31:41
Do you provide animals with problem-solving enrichment - where they have to think through a problem, use their mind, tire their mind?
Timothy Patrick
01:32:09
yes
VS2
01:32:22
Ideas from Maegan: Feline enrichment- scratching posts, feeder toys, interactive toys (wands/laser pointers), clicker training....
Emma Blackman-Mathis
01:32:28
do you have volunteers or staff do this enrichment? if the location is a "staff only" location (isolation) how do you manage that?
Diane Garrod
01:32:29
Margaret - great to see you here :)
Kathleen Eales
01:33:01
you can use clean, mid size heavy plastic vinegar bottles - remove the cap, maybe cut a couple small holes in the side, then put kibble food in it. The dogs kick around the bottle to get the food out.
Heather Truax
01:33:25
I LOVE the Canine Enrichment group on Facebook! Made a Snuffle Mat last week because of the group and my SPCA dogs love it.
Jay Barman
01:33:42
I fear that our vet staff is protecting our dogs to deat.
Kimberly Cooper
01:33:52
Last summer we created a dog walking program and it has been very successful. Volunteers transport a dog to the local state park for a hike. A few times we have cleared the shelter before opening to adopters!
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01:34:11
maegan, please sned your chats to All panelists and Attendees (it's a drop down option, sorry)
Kimberly Cooper
01:34:11
That alone has made a huge difference in many of their personalities
Jill Nugent
01:34:21
awesome, Kimberly!
Jim Tedford
01:34:28
All...the final session in this four-part series will cover lots of great, innovative (and often inexpensive/free) enrichment tools collected from the field. Your ideas are incredible!
Maegan Campbell
01:34:56
Kimberly- we do that too! We call it "Dog's Day Out"
Paige Daugherty
01:34:58
Great ideas! Love the muffin pan one especially. How do you increase enrichment with a small staff? Any tips?
VS2
01:35:02
Marny says: Packing strips are great as alternatives to wand toys for contagious cat! Each cat gets there own. We also keep a basket of each animal's toys on their cage so there is no worry about disinfecting or animals sharing toys
Timothy Patrick
01:35:52
what other types of visual enrichment other than bubbles ?
VS2
01:36:04
Maegan said: Emma, we have special volunteers that go in to socialize with them only, or socialize with the healthy cats first and then the ISO cats. Same with our Ringworm trailer.
Brad Shear
01:36:08
The last bullet says: Staff Time for Implementation and Oversight
Maegan Campbell
01:36:25
Timothy- bird feeders, light catchers, TVs, aquariums
kinga wurm
01:36:25
sorry, can't see bottom pt of slides
Jim Tedford
01:36:35
Staff time forimplementation andoversight
Heather Truax
01:37:14
For some of our higher energy dogs, I will mix wet and dry dog food then place it in a large plastic bucket (like from the Dollar Tree), fill it with water and a bit of chicken broth then hang it on the dog's run. This keeps them occupied for HOURS and mentally exhausts them. It's worked really well for our dogs that leap against their run walls, spin or chew on themselves obessively.
Casey Claiborne
01:37:23
Kong has a program called Kong Seconds - they send irregular kongs to shelters at a lower cost
Timothy Patrick
01:37:48
it's called KONG CARES
Casey Claiborne
01:37:53
https://www.kongcompany.com/pet-partner-programs/order-kong-cares/
VS2
01:38:04
Donna asks: Is anyone using food puzzle toys for cats?
Maegan Campbell
01:38:26
We do!
Emma Blackman-Mathis
01:38:32
YES we love them. weird packaging that has holes in it with some dry food or treats in it are tons of fun
Emily Medeiros
01:38:45
can only see up to point 6
Jay Barman
01:38:54
What do you do if you cant leave a water bowl with a dog? We have been freezing water in a bowl so there is a large ice chunk. While people are here it is out of kennel.
Jim Tedford
01:39:02
7. Improvement of overall QOL
selena MacIsaac
01:39:08
Hi Emily!
kinga wurm
01:39:11
Sorry, can't see bottom pt of slides, kinga
Maegan Campbell
01:39:18
Jay, why can't you leave a water bowl with the dog?
Jay Barman
01:39:33
the dog is ripping the bowl apart and injuring itself
Jay Barman
01:40:05
we have tried multiple types of bowls. metal plastic. ones that are fixed etc..
Christina Lee
01:40:16
Can you bolt a metal bucket to the cage or floor?
Jay Barman
01:40:26
it injured its nose
Casey Claiborne
01:40:38
@Jay Barman - we use buckets of water clipped on the kennel, no bowls on the floor for certain dogs
Jay Barman
01:40:57
we are getting the dog out to water it or keeping it in an office. I am going to trty a silicone bowl next and maybe not care if it eats the bowl
Jean Mitchell
01:41:00
Can you fill one of those metal bowls with the hollow bottoms with cement or use a heavey ceramic bowl?
Jay Barman
01:41:36
the dog figuredout how to pop the bucket off the side of the kennel and rubbed its nose raw with bolted bucket
Kathleen Eales
01:41:38
Jay, you may need to consult a veterinarian behaviorist if you can find one who will donate their time/services. Many will help shelter pets
Heather Truax
01:41:44
We had a dog do something very similiar. She would immediately grab the water bowl and throw it in the air. We tried a hanging bucket, strapping the bucket to the kennel door, a no spill bowl and nothing helped. I would give her the frozen food because there's water but we made sure to give her water any time she needed to leave her run. It wasn't ideal but it worked
Jay Barman
01:42:20
our vet has contacted one today and we are waiting to hear back from the veternary behaviorist.
VS2
01:42:23
Melinda asks: do you have templates on how to track progress / impact?>> (this is a topic in an upcoming session in the series)
Jim Tedford
01:42:35
http://www.sawanetwork.org/page/Bestpractice is the link to the Best Practice document. There are several appendeces including sample tracking forms.
Maegan Campbell
01:42:37
Just throwing an idea out there- Maybe a tire hung up on the wall with water in it? We use tires with really heavy chewers
VS2
01:43:08
Sam asks: Have you tried getting the dog to drink from a waterbottle (like a large version of the ones you'd use for small animals)
Jay Barman
01:43:27
I like it Maegan I will try it. other idea that seems to work is a toilet. I am considering keeping the dog in the bathroom overnight.
Jay Barman
01:43:53
Sam I like it where can I get one?
VS2
01:44:14
from Shana: Jay -- I know this is late but we use what looks almost like a hamster water jug (upside down attached to the crate just like a hampster) specially made for dog crates for the dogs we cant trust bowls with. I believe we get them on amazon
Jay Barman
01:44:38
Thank you for the ideas
Jill Nugent
01:44:47
Great points re play, etc! A study we did in college, included counting # of 'bucks' when a horse was turned out- the higher the # correlated with horses who had been confined longer; less bucks, less time had been confined :)
Brad Shear
01:45:20
The 4th point at the bottom is ADJUST
Jim Tedford
01:45:43
When and HowSchedule regular assessmentsIndividual levelProgrammatic level•Include all 4 steps1. OBSERVE2. RECORD3. REVIEW4. ADJUST
Emma Blackman-Mathis
01:46:06
what was that word? Ethangram?
Jill Nugent
01:46:15
Ethogram :)
VS2
01:46:16
from Shana: jay -- here is an example from chewy.com https://tinyurl.com/ybedzara
Jay Barman
01:46:37
Would you observe the behavior while in the kennel or while in a life room? or both?
Emma Blackman-Mathis
01:47:57
we use clothespins on our kennel cards
Emma Blackman-Mathis
01:48:06
to indicate that a dog has been walked
Jim Tedford
01:48:13
Best practice would be to observe and record at each step in each location (inlcuding on walks/activities outside the shelter)
Emma Blackman-Mathis
01:48:29
if your LOS is under a month, how do you manage a board based system that needs to be updated 3 times a week? who is updating those boards for play group when the dogs change so frequently?
Kimberly Cooper
01:48:31
we use red, yellow, and green cards for the same reasons
VS2
01:48:32
from Taylor: we implemented individual walksheets on the dogs kennel which lets staff and volunteers know if that dog has been out and for how long (ie walk or park, playgroup etc)
Jim Tedford
01:49:01
Again...forms for tracking are included as appendeces to the Best Practices document on the SAWA website
Jay Barman
01:49:20
Thank you Shana;)
Timothy Patrick
01:49:40
I'm a sceptic of bubble machines in a general population
Casey Claiborne
01:49:47
How do you present signage/kennel ideas to leadership who wants as little as possible (or nothing) on the animal's kennel (save for the animal's profile card?)
Timothy Patrick
01:49:49
please address
Jill Nugent
01:50:19
that's fantastic!
Maegan Campbell
01:50:35
Casey, we put a laminate card underneath the animals profile card
Courtney Hancock
01:50:40
we have a volunteer dog care team lead who assits all dog walkers with walking tools.a walking board indentfying how many walks / enrichments sessions they have had each day
Taylor Boyce
01:51:08
Casey, we put all of the animals enrichment underneath of their profile card so it does not take away but our staff and volunteers know where they are
Jay Barman
01:51:12
Our vet staff will not allow us to leave any toys with the dogs aside from kong. any research I can give them to convince to allow more diversity?
Amy Tefft
01:51:21
Would you be able to send a PDF example of the color coded kennel/cattery boards you used?
Casey Claiborne
01:51:30
Those are good ideas! Would need to talk to our volunteers about how to find that
Courtney Hancock
01:51:36
the dogs have their walking tools and walking colour (RED, YELlOW ,GREEN) on their kennel doorsalong with their adoption kennel cards with their individual information
Timothy Patrick
01:51:45
Jay check out Goughnuts !!!
Jill Nugent
01:51:48
Thanks so much!! :)
Paige Daugherty
01:51:48
I’m interested in seeing the PDF example of color coded kennel card, too.
Jean Mitchell
01:51:50
Congratulations !
Diane Garrod
01:52:01
Can you go back to previous slide with emails
Kseniya Avimova
01:52:07
Thank you!
Jay Barman
01:52:19
Thank you so much for the webinar. IT has given me many ideas;)
Margaret Pender
01:52:24
Thank you very much everyone involved with Shelters and trying to help enrich their lives while in shelter.
Tatianna Hankins
01:52:25
Yes please talk about how we can convince vet staff to allow more docs on kennel and leaving items in kennels
Diane Garrod
01:52:38
Thank you
Kaitlin Cheek
01:52:54
This question may have been asked already, and I just missed it. I am in the beginning stages of implementing an enrichment program at a large, open admission shelter that houses multiple dogs in most kennels. Can you provide some information on how to provide enrichment when most kennels have 2-4 dogs per kennel?
Timothy Patrick
01:52:56
GoughNuts are lifetime guarantee and are way tougher than kongs
Jim Tedford
01:53:08
Our RequirementsComfortable resting areaHiding spot (especially cats)Things to chew (dogs)Scratching surfaces (cats)At least one toy, rotated dailyDaily social interactionDaily sensory enrichmentDaily mental stimulationRegular physical exerciseExposure to enjoyable novelty
VS2
01:53:10
The slides are available on aspcapro on the webianr's page
Heather Truax
01:53:17
I had to sit down with my vet and explain to her that the mental well being of the dogs was worth the minimal risk of leaving toys/kongs in the runs.
Kathleen Eales
01:53:19
I love goughnuts!
Jill Nugent
01:53:40
https://www.aspcapro.org/sites/default/files/sawa-aspca-enrichment1-slides.pdf
José Pedro Amaral Leitão
01:53:49
thank you for this great presentation
Tatianna Hankins
01:53:59
toys
Tammy Gaboury
01:54:02
Thank you for all the great info.
Jay Barman
01:54:09
Chews, blankets, stuufed toys etc...
Tatianna Hankins
01:54:13
stuffed toys, puzzle toys, kong wubblers, plush toys
Matthew Pietropaoli
01:54:31
Nylabones and blankets
Jamie Gibson
01:54:50
we
Timothy Patrick
01:54:58
Buster cubes are pretty darn tough as well
Jamie Gibson
01:55:11
we have had two issues with ingestion in 7 years but we definitely label our toy "destroy and eat" pups on the kennel.
Jim Tedford
01:55:11
I would suggest sharing this Best Practice document with your veterinary staff. It was developed by people who have a strong working knowledge of enrichment in the shelter environment AND using the latest and greatest research.
kinga wurm
01:55:13
how can I inlfuence shocking animal abuse in some kennel environment? Inspected by verious organisations - nothing has been done & animals ARE suffering. Thx
Diane Garrod
01:55:14
Highest compliments for this being done in shelter environments! It is about time!
Tatianna Hankins
01:55:19
Our vet will not allow any chew that cannot be dented by a persons finger nail for fear of teeth breakage
Casey Claiborne
01:55:19
you can also use paper lunch bags or paper towel rolls - those are easy to tear up and generally pass right through their system if they eat it
Jay Barman
01:55:24
I feel like out vetstaff is trying to protect the animals to death. Please dont think I am bashing the vet I love her and respect her.
Maegan Campbell
01:55:24
We give our dogs one stuffed, one hard, and one kong to start. If they tear up toys we just write "hard toys only" or "kongs only"
Jean Mitchell
01:55:25
There is one that I've had problems with - those latex toys with the separate attached squeakers - have had dogs swallow and choke on the squeaker.
Karen McAllaster
01:55:28
Water bottles with food and peanut butter seem to work well for us.
Beverley McKee
01:55:37
thank you so much for a great webinar.
Maegan Campbell
01:55:43
we use cardboard boxes with toys inside!
kinga wurm
01:55:53
how can I inlfuence shocking animal abuse in some kennel environment? Inspected by verious organisations - nothing has been done & animals ARE suffering. Thx Kinga
Emma Blackman-Mathis
01:56:55
Thanks! (was asking specifically about enrichment that needs to happen for cats/dogs in isolation)
Kathleen Eales
01:56:58
Kinga, can you quietly record the abuse? If you can document it you are more likely to get someone to listen
Madelyn McCarroll
01:57:10
Thank you so very much for an inspiring webinar. Can't wait to share it with our board.
kinga wurm
01:57:28
Unfort, no. They are blocking me from any help. Kinga
Kathleen Eales
01:57:30
Kinga, if no one will listen, go to social media! or the local news.
Tatianna Hankins
01:57:42
Allison, can you reference what source you obtained that 2 week number from.
Madelyn McCarroll
01:57:46
Kinga - try your local board of health or whomever oversees/inspects the shelter. SPCA
Taylor Boyce
01:57:51
When we have power chewers who have destroyed kongs we also use paper towel rolls like mentioned above are relatively safe if injested
Kathleen Eales
01:57:53
Find a friend inside the shelter. Have someone else go in as a volunteer.
Donna Bucek
01:58:09
We make it part of our SOP - a different scent of the day is done while morning clean, a hard toy, a stuffed toy plus we do daily play groups. Kongs in the afternoon.
Lori Carscadden
01:58:12
Hi Emma! (Lori in NY) :)
Katie Crockett
01:58:28
Is there a reference for the statement that behavior starts to decline after around 2 weeks?
Timothy Patrick
01:58:33
how can you be sure bubbles won't scare a dog in a general population ?
Tatianna Hankins
01:58:41
Allison, can you reference what source you obtained that 2 week number from.
Jay Barman
01:58:50
good idea Taylor, Ill talk with vet about that and paper bags
Karen McAllaster
01:58:51
We have great volunteers that walk most dogs every day and well as there is a an enrichment program that volunteers are SO involved in!
Kathleen Eales
01:59:15
The rescue and shelter I volunteer with rarely have a dog out by 2 weeks. We are glutted in our region.
Jim Tedford
01:59:15
Several questions about "selling" the idea of enrichment to leadership. That's one of the benefits of this Best Practices tool! Use it to convince them that this is about quality of life for animals in your care...the FIVE FREEDOMS depend upon it.
kinga wurm
01:59:19
when slides are sent to us - can we also have comments of other attendeees; it is very helpful, thx kinga
Jim Tedford
01:59:48
Resource guarding will come up in a future session.
VS2
01:59:50
Marny: Tatiana, you can find a lot of good enrichment research and other vets backing up enrichment programs in the textbook: Shelter Medicine for Veterinarians and Staff - lots of good stuff there!
Hayley Harvey
01:59:52
we feed once a week with frozen papertowl/tp rolls and paper bags. Dogs LOVE IT
Kathleen Eales
01:59:58
I am so excited about this series. Are we allowed to share the recording with other volunteers and staff?
Barb Pramick
02:00:04
yes, comments are an extremely valuable resource
Tatianna Hankins
02:00:20
Thank you
rarinthornthammakulkrajang
02:00:31
my local shelter management is not proactive at all.
Kathleen Eales
02:00:33
THANK YOU!
Cheyenne Paulson
02:00:45
thank you all so much for doing this!
Taylor Boyce
02:01:01
thank you ! looking forward to the rest of the webinars!!
Jay Barman
02:01:27
can you write the name of that book please. someone came in and talked to me.
VS2
02:01:28
from Paula: Anyone: please email me any SOP that includes enrichment paula.medrano@houstontx.gov
VS2
02:01:50
Shelter Medicine for Veterinarians and Staff
david ager
02:01:51
The book name was Shelter Medicine for Veterinarians and Staff
Caroline Crevier-Chabot
02:01:57
guidelines for standards of care in animal shelters says on page 5 about long term stay: "whenever a stay is anticipated to exceed1 or 2 weeks."
rarinthornthammakulkrajang
02:01:59
Franklin County Dog Shelter once banned volunteers to pass out Kongs because they don’t want to clean them.
Nicole Bouldin
02:01:59
Thank you!
Jill Nugent
02:02:05
thank you!!!
Laurie Horn
02:02:06
Thank you! Excellent information and resources. Looking forward to the rest of the series.
Paige Daugherty
02:02:13
Thank you for all of this information! We look forward to others. Email CaresClarksdale@gmail.com if any of you will share dog walking tracking templates or enrichment templates.
david ager
02:02:13
Thanks!
Kathleen Eales
02:02:15
Thank you!!!!
Hayley Harvey
02:02:19
thank you!
Lauraine Merlini
02:02:24
Thank you!
Cheyenne Paulson
02:02:26
bye, thank you!