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Nikki W.

75 Reviews
32 Repeat Guests
$35/night
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  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK

Nikki's Resident Pets

Violet
Labrador Retriever
Female
1 old

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About Nikki

**Only watching Pups who have vacay'd with us previously**

As a former Board Member for a large dog rescue, I am exactly the person that you want watching your pup! I have over 16 years of experience with training and animal behavior. I knowledgeable about most breeds/size/age and temperaments.

Your dog will go for walks often and if you become a frequent flyer I may take your dog to a reputable dog park. (With your permission) A "bad' dog" is usually a bored dog and that will not be a problem with while staying with us. Our pups are constantly engaged in some sort of play or walk.

While your dog stays with our family, he/she will feel like part of the family and will be treated as such. I will send lots of pictures and updates so that you know your pet is having a good time and therefore, you can have a good time!

I want your pup's stay with us to be a special getaway for him/her. Each meal is served with homemade chicken stock drizzled over the food and we give lots of homemade dog treats. At the end of the stay I would be happy to give your dog a bath and a spritz of a natural doggy cologne! (small fee for bath)

I am knowledgeable in basic animal medical care and have access to veterinarians for 24 hour advice. I can administer medication orally as well as injected.

I can help with behavior issues and I can also help you teach your dog a few fun tricks!

**Any dogs that we watch MUST be good with children.
***I must have a current copy of the pup's rabies certificate upon drop off.

Please let me know the drop off and pick up times upon making a reservation.

Drop Off and Pick Up Hours are 8:00am-8:00pm

Your pet will be at home and you can relax when he/she is staying with us!
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Nikki W.

75 Reviews
32 Repeat Guests
$35/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

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  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated November 30, 2015

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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Nikki's Home
$35 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
Daycare At Nikki's Home
$20 /day
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$20 /half-hour
$35 /hour
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Home Visits
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 10 miles
Training
$20 /hour
Baths
$5 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$20 each way
  • Willing to travel 20 miles
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75 Reviews
Nikki was attentive to Jackie and Willie as always.
Nikki is always accommodating and a pleasure to work with. Thanks again for the stay!
Highly recommended and our little guy is always treated like he's family.
This was Bradley's first stay away from home and I was quite anxious. Nikki took him in with very short notice, and when we met I felt confident in her doggie knowledge and expertise. She introduced him to her kids, and then explained how she would introduce him to the family's own dog. She kept in touch with me via text and let me know that the canine-intro went splendidly. I received several photos during Bradley's 2-day stay, and the constant communication helped put my mind at ease. Thank you Nikki for making Bradley part of your family for 2 days! He had a blast, and I won't have to worry about him the next time we head out of town.
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Nikki is always so great and we can't leave blackjack with anyone else! She's like family and her home has really become blackjack's second home. We are so grateful for Nikki and her family. They treat your pup like a member of their awesome family.
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Nikki is always our go to for our pets! She loves them like her own, and sends us pictures with them and her children. They are excited when they go there because of all the attention they get! We will always use her while we live down here in Fort Lauderdale! Thank you Nikki!!
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Rocco had a great time! Got lots of updates! Didn't have to worry a bit about him while we were gone! Thank you so much!
This was Prince's 3rd stay with Nikki. She is always very responsive and easy to coordinate drop off and pick up with. Prince has a great time and I look forward to more stays with her in the future.
Our boy Ace just loves to stay Nikki and her family & violet . He gets so excited when we pull up to drop him off and is exhausted for about a whole day from playing so much. She is highly recommended!
Nikki was great with my dog Icarus. I was in a bit of a bind, and she was very accommodating, since I had to find someone to watch him last-second. Icarus can be a handful, and she handled him like a pro! She kept in contact with me via text, and even arranged her evening so that she could make sure I could pick him up when it was convenient for me. I came back to a very happy pup! Icarus and her dog Violet got on famously, and I will definitely be using her services again next time I need to leave!
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Great visit for SPIKE thanks for the help !!!
Nikki is fabulous! This time we had all four dogs and she was a trooper. She sends is pictures of them hangin out and playing with her kids. We have used her a few times and our pups can't wait to go back! Thank you Nikki!
Nikki W was absolutely welcoming when I brought my 8 year old little terrier/dachshund, (Nellie) to stay with her and her family. This was my first experience using DogVacay and lucked out when I selected Nikki to watch Nellie while I went to visit my daughter in Boston.

Nikki kept in contact with me everyday and even sent me pictures of her playing! At first I felt guilty leaving her at a stranger's home, but within minutes....I knew she would be just fine. The experience was beyond my expectations and will certainly be contacting Nikki again the next time I need to go out of town!!
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Super host, communicative and sent us photos of our dog's vacay, would leave our little guy with her anytime. Thanks Nikki!
Very nice family.
We were extremely nervous about leaving our dog, especially since it was the first time. However, Nikki was very accommodating, and made us feel a lot better. She kept us updated with pictures, she always answered when we called, and we're able to pick her up on our way home with no hassle. We were a little weary because the environment wasn't so inviting, no yard , and close to some rough areas. Overall she was great and I would recommend her to anyone especially if you have a bigger dog like Lucy.
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We have used Nikki now twice with our animals and they have a great time. They love spending the days with her kids and hanging out. She sends us numerous pics of them, and lets us know how they are doing, and we love it. We plan on using her whenever we head out of town and that is a lot!! We and our dogs love you Nikki! They are looking forward to hanging out with you again soon :)
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Nikki was a great host and Reese will definitely be paying another visit! Nikki kept us updated with text and pics and was very knowledgeable about introducing Reese to the family and Violet - her lovely family dog. Thanks Nikki!
I will continue to use Nikki's services for as long as she is in business! This was our second time with her and she did everything to make it easy on us and our Pit Bull, Jewel. Thank you, again, Nikki!!
Nikki was very friendly and seemed to be very knowledgeable about all things dog related, such as foods/diets, treats, leads, etc. Many of the other reviewers talked about constant updates, and I did not necessarily experience this. Whenever I inquired, however, Nikki was relatively quick to respond. She did have a full house of kids and other dogs, so I realize she was busy. On that note, I realize that Bowie is pretty needy for attention and I'm not sure he got as much as I would have wanted given the environment.
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Thank you for the updates throughout. Made my vacation a lot less stressful knowing that he was safe and having fun!!! Definitely will recommend and use Nikki again!
Thank you very much for taking care of Sy this weekend! I really appreciated that you sent me pics, gave him grain free food because i dind't brought enough and played so much with him! He slept as a baby after that by the way! Thank you!
Lola had a great time with Nikki and her family! She was a very patient and kind caretaker and was happy to meet us for an introduction prior to the stay. Her special diet needs were adhered to perfectly while we were away. It's clear why Nikki is so well reviewed here. Her kids are also wonderful with the dogs and it was nice to get pictures and updates of everybody snuggling with Lola. I would highly recommend Nikki if you are looking for an honest, caring and dedicated dog sitter while you are away.
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Nikki was awesome with our 4 year old husky. She was so nice and very accommodating, considering it was extremely late notice. She was really flexible about drop off and pick up times and did a really good job of putting us at ease with leaving our dog there. She even texted us a picture of our Blue girl! Nikki was a pleasure to work with and if she would have Blue back, we will certainly use her again!!
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Nikki was an excellent host, we had a meet and great before hand at a dog park which was excellent. She gave us an update within an hour of Lucy's stay with a picture of our and her dog hanging out. Great communication through out, overall excellent experience!!
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This was our second time using Nikki, she was wonderful as usual. She was flexible when we dropped him off and picked him up. Will use Nikki again!
I was very nervous leaving our dog for so long, but Nikki made me feel reassured sending pictures and updates regularly during our vacation. Hennessy seems to have had a great time at Nikki's! I couldnt be more satisfied! Very thankful for Nikki and Dogvacay.com.
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This is my second time leaving my dogs with Nikki and its my second great review! Nikki is the best - my dogs always came back happy. I would definitely try to get Nikki again when I am out of town!
Highly recommended - Nikki is a great host and we can always trust her with our dog.
As always, our pups had a great time with Nikki and her family this weekend!
Nikki is always patient, communicative and friendly with us and our dog. Blackjack comes home his normal happy self every time he has 'vacayed' with Nikki and I would highly recommend her to anyone else seeking a safe, loving home for your dog while you are away.
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Nikki was great thank you! A+++ If you're planning to use this site, Nikki is the right person. My dog loves her.
Nikki is WONDERFUL! I asked a million questions, left pages and pages of instructions about our pup Rosie and Nikki never seemed to mind - she just smiled. She sent us great pictures and updates during the week that Rosie was with her. Thanks Nikki!!!!!
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Nikki was wonderful and sent us pictures of your pup. Will use her again!
My dogs love staying with Nikki and her family. Her kids are great with them! I love how they come home tired from playing so much.
Nikki is - the BEST! Our dog is always cared for, watched after and treated like a member of her family. I can go on my work trips with the peace of mind that our pup is in good hands. And Nikki's kids are getting blackjack ready and trained for when we have kids in the future. He comes home more calm and relaxed after a stay at Nikki's - probably because he is so tired from playing with the kiddos!
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I have now used Nikki's services twice for my 11-year old Shepherd mix and Roxy always comes home happy. Nikki is very easy to deal with and she makes herself available when I want to "check in". Nikki is my first choice now and will remain so in the future.
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I reviewed this previously, but for some reason it was not posted. Addie and Jack were very well taken care of and I'm sure loved playing with the children!!
Such peace of mind having Nikki! Our pup is always loved, well cared for and happy when he stays at Nikki's. Her kids have adopted him into their home as well making for really fun vacays!
Nikki is amazing! We could not be happier about our experience at her home. Because Sydney is an old girl (15) and this was our first time to leave her in a new-to-her home, we were apprehensive about how she would react to a new environment and other dogs. Nikki assured us that she has a protocol for introducing a new dog into her environment and talked us through the whole process. On our arrival everything worked just as she said, and Sydney's entire 11 day visit was a success as a result.
Nikki is extremely well informed about dog care and dog behavior, and is very caring. She gave Sydney meds every day, and (with our advance approval) took the initiative to order more because she thought the supply was getting too low. That was an extra step she did not have to do, and it was very much appreciated.
Sydney got great baths and brushings, and was a happy girl. She says five woofs too!
Thanks so much to Nikki and her family for being wonderful hosts. We recommend her without reservation.
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Nikki made our puppies fist stay away from us very easy and they had a great time. She sent us pictures while we were away and they looked very happy with her and her family - thanks Nikki!
Lucy had a wonderful stay with Nikki and her family. Nikki definitely knows dogs. She is very responsible, and all of Lucy's needs were well taken care of. She communicated with an update every day, which we appreciated. This is an energetic home with three young children - not the right fit for every dog, but Lucy loved all the extra attention.
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Nikki was very friendly and sent me pictures of Coco every morning with an update. She was easy to deal with and Coco seemed to enjoy her stay!
I cannot even begin to explain how wonderful Nikki was with our 14-year-old dog Panzer, during our 5 day vacation.
She was beyond superb. She gave him medicine, cared for his back legs and hips, helped him up when necessary, and tried all sorts of foods with him because he was being finicky.
She sent daily photos and updates and was just all around the most caring pet sitter ever.
Sadly, about 2 weeks after we got back, Panzer had to be put down. His back legs almost completely gave out and our vet said it was time that we allowed him to go over the Rainbow Bridge.
I am so glad that in the short time we were gone before he left us, that Nikki played a part and keeping him a happy and cared for pup.
Thanks Nikki. Panzer loved you and we think you are wonderful too!
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Nikki took great care of my two small breed pups. Her children loved playing with them and my dogs crave attention. My only drawback is no 2nd dog discounts or long term discounts that others offer. Otherwise things were great and Nikki worked with me when my six month old female went into heat unexpectedly.
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Nikki did an exceptionally wonderful job with Boca. She is loving and very knowledgable. I felt totally comfortable leaving our baby there. Nikki was even ok with taking care of Bocas special needs (broken leg). I would recommend Nikki to everyone. You won't find a better dog sitter.
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Nikki is our preferred caretaker for blackjack when we are away. She cares for him like a member of her family. He comes back home happy and tired from all the fun he's had at Nikki's. So glad we found her!
Pawsome is right! Nikki is so great with our little blackjack. She's fun, attentive and creates a home environment that allows for a fun dog vacay. Blackjack gets spoiled and loved everytime. It's truly a peace of mind knowing that when we go away our pups is in such good hands. I'll also mention that Nikki is very flexible with our schedule and great to work with.
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Nikki greeted us at the front door and I couldn't have asked for a better home to bring my dog. Plenty of tennis balls :)
This was the first time we left our 9 month old dog with a stranger, so we were a bit nervous going into it. Nikki made us feel comfortable from the start and sent updates/pics daily. Our dog was on medications at the time and she did great catering to his special food/med requirements. I would definitely recommend Nikki to anyone in need of a dog sitter and we will be using her in the future!
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Nikki is absolutely amazing! I couldn't have asked for a better sitter...I received pictures daily to show that my furry one was having a good time. Nikki is very thorough and took measures to ensure that Knuckles was comfortable. Will definitely use her services again :-)
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My dogs really seemed to enjoy being at Nikki's. I think they felt like they were part of her family. I especially loved receiving her frequent pictures and messages; they kept me confident they were safe and having fun. We will definitely be using her again!
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NIKKI WAS WONDERFUL! Next time I go away for any amount of time Jewel, my pit bull, will stay with NIkki. Other places that I used in the past either charged extra to play for 5 minutes at a time with my dog or she came home with ticks! Never again will I have to figure out the dog's accommodations, Nikki's is it. She even offered to adopt Jewel! Point being, it was a perfect fit for everyone. I got regular text updates and pictures and her philosophy on handling dogs is exactly the way I do. Look no further, Nikki's your pet sitter, your dog's home away from home!
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Nikki was a sweet person, with a special attention to the dogs! Actually my Lucky is not very well behaved... :-( Need coaching it ASAP! I highly recommend the services of Nikki! :-)
We are so glad to have found Nikki!

In the past, whenever we travelled, we would take our dog Casey to a kennel. Being a rescue dog, she doesn’t do well when she’s locked by herself for long periods. At a kennel she would spend 8-10 hours alone at night which led to her coming home really sad and depressed. It made us not want to travel at all. BUT, after 5 nights with Nikki and her family, Casey came home acting like the normal sweet fun-loving dog she is. It was like we never even went away.

Nikki sent us pictures and updates of Casey, and when she wouldn't eat (which happens a lot for us as well) Nikki hand fed her food. She was also very accommodating with our meetings and dropping off and picking up Casey. It was an excellent experience all around!

It was so great, knowing that Casey was being treated like a part of a family, just like she is at home. Thank you Nikki! We will definitely be calling you in the future and will recommend you to all our friends with dogs

Casey's Mom
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I was initially nervous about leaving my 4mo old puppy in a kennel or with someone. Nikki was very reassuring about being able to take care of Henry. I received pictures and updates throughout my vacation. It looked like Henry was having a lot of fun with her dog Violet! When I picked Henry up he was in very good spirits. I would definitely have Henry stay with Nikki on my next vacation.
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This was Princes second stay with Nikki, and I look forward to using her again.
Nikki was fantastic! She is very warm and welcoming and clearly had a lot of experience taking care of dogs. She made my Nickel feel very much at home and even gave her a bath before I picked her up. I will definitely call Nikki the next time I need to go out of town. Thanks!
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We left our 2 year old beagle Louie with Nikki and her family for the second time this month and once again Louie was cared for like her own, had plenty of playtime, and even got a bath! Nikki and her family are very loving and warm hearted and we will once again leave Louie with Nikki when we go out of town! :)
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This was such a great experience! Nikki is as sweet as can be. She sent us photos and was great about texting us updates so we knew our pup was having fun and doing well. He came back tired and happy! You can tell Nikki loves dogs and took care of ours like he was family. I would highly recommend Nikki and we will definitely be reaching out to her again for future stays.
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Nikki was so understanding when our dog was unfortunately sick during his stay at her house. I felt terrible, but Nikki never complained and was very concerned about our dog. Nikki deserves an award for taking care of someone else's sick dog!! She is the best!
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Nikki was an amazing sitter for Louie!! Nikki was home almost 24/7 with Louie and took wonderful care of him. She updated me daily with pictures of Louie playing with her dog Violet as well as her adorable children and made us feel more than comfortable while we were away! She even gave Louie a last minute bath! We will definitely be leaving Louie with Nikki and her family during our next vacation and would recommended her to anyone who wants a caring, responsible, and fun sitter for their dog :) I think Louie will be sleeping for the next few days after all the fun he had! Thanks Nikki & Family!
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She was great! She sent pictures and updates and was super kind even when our dog had an accident. We definitely will be using her again!
Nikki and her family were so sweet and accommodating. She sent pictures all the time with great updates. My dogs had a lot of fun and I would definitely use her services again!
We had a great experience with Nikki. She sent us pictures and updates, and we never worried about the dog while we were on vacation. Guinness must have gotten plenty of exercise because he was one tired pup when we got home. Guinness got a good report card from Nikki and we will definitely be using her services again!
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NIkki gave me peace of mind while I was away for the weekend which for me, is priceless! My pup is diabetic and Nikki took great care to stick to her dosing/feeding schedule. I'd never tried home boarding for Sasha and she made the experience easy and I felt very comfortable leaving my baby dog. The pics of Sasha smiling with their kids and their own pup came when I arrived at my destination and I breathed a huge sigh of relief. Nikki even provided a makeshift den for my pup to hang out in and watch the action! Even though Sasha is always happy to see me, I could tell she was well cared for with Nikki and her family and I will definitely use her service again for my next trip.
Thanks Nikki!
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Nikki was very professional, welcoming, and accommodating. Prince left very happy and very tired from all the play he had. I look forward to using her again.
Nikki is the best! I highly recommend her and will not hesitate to use her services again. I really like the way that she made herself available to me if I felt the need to "check in". She genuinely cares for animals and treated my dog as if it were her own.
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We are so pleased with Nikki and how her family cared for our two dogs! They welcomed our pets into their home and treated them just like family. The boys even snuggled and read to them! Nikki took the time to send me pictures and keep me updated on how they were doing. We will be using Nikki to love on our pets for our next vacation in August. Thanks, Nikki!!
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Nikki took very good care of my boy. Very dog friendly atmosphere. Our dogs got along great and played non stop. I might be going away again in a few weeks and he will be staying with Nikki again.
Nikki was a great doggy host. She sent pictures of my pups every day. She also had other dogs for my animals to play with. My Doberman Dexter is only 2 years old and has an unlimited supply of energy so it was really nice for him to have other dogs to burn some energy with as well. My smaller do Peanut (a minpin) had some blood in urine, when Nikki noticed she promptly called me and after it happened again she promptly took him to the vet. I will most definitely use Nikki again. The price was good, I dropped the dogs off with no problems and when I got home Peanut was still being checked out by the vet. They even offered to keep Peanut an extra night for free so I wouldn't have to wait and risk being late for work that day. Nikki and her husband were exceptionally nice and a pleasure to do business with.
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Nikki was awesome. My dog had a great time with lots of interaction. I would highly recommend Nikki.
I was so nervous as our vacation came near and I realized that we had not found someone to watch Marley. I called everyone I knew and a friend told me about dogvacay. I researched a few people close to us but chose to drive farther because Nikki just seemed like the nicest person with lots of experience. I am here to tell you that she is exactly what was portrayed on the website. Warm and welcoming. Marley was right at home. I would trust her again in a heartbeat! Thank you Nikki and dogvacy!!
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Nikki was awesome.... My husky is very active and Nikki kept him busy and lots of walks. My husky was a rescue so he does need more attention than most dogs and so if I used an average dog sitter it would have been difficult. Nikki has lots of experience and did an excellent job.

This was the first time I use DogVacay and was very happy I found Nikki. I will definitely use her again and recommend my friends as well.
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Beulah had so much fun! Nikki is extremely kind and I know she took great care of Beulah. :) I would recommend Nikki to anybody!
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