Thursday, October 19, 2017

OCT 19 2017
NOW....AS YOU KNOW AROUND HERE YOU ARE ONLY ALLOWED TO COMPLAIN ABOUT ONE MALADY   A DAY..-- OTHERWISE WE WOULD NEVER GET ANYTHNG DONE....-- WELL MY ALL CONSUMNG PROBLEM IS... MY TOE--  NOT MY BIG TOE... BUT THE SECOND TOE... LEFT FOOT -- VERY TIP--HOT? BURNING? DARN SORE...I CAN LIVE WITH THE PAINFUL TIPPY TOE DURING THE DAY,...  BUT IT  KEEPS ME AWAKE AT NIGHT...HAVE YOU ANY IDEA WHAT IT IS LIKE TO GO INTO A DOCTOR'S OFFICE AND SAY  " THE TINY TIP OF MY SECOND TOE IS PAINFUL"  ?  MOST DOCTORS TRY AND KEEP A STRAIGHT FACE AND LOOK AT MY TOE IN EARNEST SAYING "IT LOOKS ALL RIGHT TO ME" THEN SUGGEST ANYTHING FROM OXYCONDN TO XRAYS......NOT ACCEPTABLE TO ME. I HAVE CUT OFF AS MUCH AS I DARED-- AND REMOVED ALOT OF THE NAIL IN AN EFFORT... NO DICE...
I REALLY NEVER HAD THE NERVE TO BOOK A DR VISIT JUST FOR  "THE TOE",   BUT BEING AN 'OLDER WOMAN"  I USUALLY SAY  "WANNA SEE MY TOE?"  WHICH PROVIDES THEM WITH A CHUCKLE I AM SURE.
SO MY NEXT RESORT IS MY EQUINE VETERNARIAN...   BRYAN...BECAUSE  HORSE PEOPLE HAD A SOLUTION TO PAINFUL FEET IN A HORSE.. LIKE NAVICULAR DISEASE-- WHERE THEY SIMPY CUT THE NERVE TO THE FOOT AND  HORSES "GOES  SOUND"  PAIN GONE....  --  NOW IN CASE ANY OF YOU ARE GOING  TO BUY A HORSE TODAY.... YOU SHLULD CHECK THE 2 BUMPS IN THE BACK OF THE FRONT FEET TO BE SURE THERE ARE NO SCARS INDICATING THE HORSE HAS BEEN "NERVED" -- IF IT IS AN OLDER HORSE - NOT BEONG RACED OR JUMPED... BUT RIDING IN QUIET CIRCLES IT IS A VERY REASONABLE SOLUTION.

BEING AN OLDER WOMAN INCLINED TO SIT AROUND IN CIRCLES.....IT SEEMS TO ME  A POSSIBLE SOLUTION TO MY SECOND TOE...
I DON'T KNOW OF A "HOT TOE"  MEDICAL SPECIALIST TO GO TO...-- I DO KNOW  ALOT OF DOCTORS LEFT OVER FROM BEING MARRIED TO  ONE- AN D OF ALL THOSE, THERE IS ONLY ONE WHO WOULD HAVE THE INTELLECTUAL CREATIVITY TO CONSIDER  COMMENTIN G ON MY SOLUTION... PETER----OFTEN HAS GREAT ADVICE...BUT  HE NO LONGER KEEPS A CHART ON ME-  
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GOT TO BE CAREFUL OF THOSE "CHARTS"    I WAS INSTRAMENTAL IN SETTING UP A VET'S OFFICE ONCE, AND STARTED THE  IDENTIFICATION OF TEH  "QUALITY OF THE PET OWNER" BY HAVING THE VETS PUT A SMALL CIRCLE WITH A DOT IN THE MIDDLE ON THE BACK OF  A CHART  TO INCDICATE  A PART OF THE ANATOMY  WHICH DOES NOT OFTEN SEE THE LIGHT OF DAY.  I LIVE IN FEAR OF SOME MEDICAL DR CONSIDERING ME A TOTAL LUNATIC.  I TAKE PRIDE IN BEING  "DIFFERENT"  .. BUT THIS TOE THING IS BEYOND THE FRINGE...
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SO IN THE MEANTIME,  I FIND THAT MY COWBOY BOOTS WITH THE LONG POINTY  TOE  GIVE THAT #2 TOE ROOM TO DO IT'S OWN THING..
 BRINGING ME TO  THE  FYI OF THE DAY.... CO WBOY BOOTS ARE WONDERFUL THINGS... HAVING WORN  MANY  AS BARN BOOTS FO R MANY YEARS  - ABOUT 10 YEARS AGO I BOUGHT A PAIR OF LUCHESE BOOTS..  THEY ARE THE "COACH LEATHER' OF COWBOY BOOTS.
FURTHERMORE, I FIND THAT THE SLIGHT  1.5 INCH  HEEL MAKES ME STAND UP STRAIGHTER.
SO WHEN YOU GO BY BOOTSW TODAY, YOU WILL ALSO NEED A BOOT JACK THING ON THE FLOOR WHICH WILL PULL OFF YOUR BOOTS VERY NICELY;
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I am a silent CP that has been watching the cameras and reading the Daily Doggie for years now. In reading today’s Daily Doggie, I felt that you should know that the Asian community eats jellyfish. I am Chinese and enjoy eating jellyfish dishes. I can’t say that eating it on occasion is helping my memory as my memory is pretty bad. Maybe I don’t eat it often enough? And in case you are wondering, jellyfish are rather tasteless and has a crunchy with a little bit chewy texture. The ingredients and spices added to the dish is what makes it taste good. 

Here is a link to an article on Wikipedia if you are interested in reading more about the consumption of jellyfish:

Thank you for letting me peer into some of the operations of SDP. I enjoy watching and is very educational. 

Musette Chan
Monterey Park, CA
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THERE WAS A PHONE CALL THAT HAS FOREVER CHANGED OUR LIFE! KATI CALLED BELLA TO ASK IF SHE WANTED TO TAKE GEORGE HOME FOR THE FIRST TIME. AS YOU CAN TELL BELLA WAS SPEECHLESS. THAT DOESN'T HAPPEN VERY OFTEN AT ALL BUT IT DID 3 YEARS AGO! I CAN'T BELIEVE GEORGE HAS BEEN PART OF OUR LIVES FOR 3 YEARS. IT HAS BEEN SUCH A BLESSING. BELLA HAS GROWN IN PERSONALITY AND STRENGTH. SHE DOESN'T HAVE AN EASY ROAD BUT DOING IT WITH THIS BIG GOOF BY HER SIDE HAS MADE IT ALL DOABLE! .... I CAN'T THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR LOVE AND SUPPORT. YOU HAVE ALL BEEN AMAZING. IT'S GOING TO BE A LONG ROAD BUT I KNOW WITH YOUR SUPPORT WE WILL GET THROUGH THIS! LOVE BELLA AND GEORGE
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P.S.   IT IS CAKE DAY !! GET THOSE CAKES TO YOUR FIRE DEPARTMENTS

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

oct 18 2017
with regard to   5pm mail call and  coounting all those purina treats.... coupled with.. someone with a dog shaking on landing in an airplane.... 
i am back at.. wanting a chewable treat, the size of a thick slice of bread-- as a nurishing treeat for working dogs to avoid teh empty tummy danes  can have...   i wish i had time ... to grind up some purina treats, add some proplan  dog food, then figure out how to glue it into a  tough lump--?egg?  ? baking it?    that would fit nicely in a sandwich bag    for dogs to knaw on in certain situations...  on airplanes, school classes,  boring meetings, doctors waiting rooms... all those places one finds a service dog mid day-- or very early morning..
since i probably won't get to it..... we have so many would be chef's out there-- can you  all take on that project  and send me some of your  inventions... with directions on   "how to"    we will be happy to test them out.
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i did get a comment about  shaking on landing at times..  my suggestion....
?shaking on landing???   just in case..... carry  chewy treats for them to chew as landing  pressure changes....    like people chew gum????

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also.....re mailcall......
 and teh discussion  about aging memory cures... 
Carlene, you are right...jellyfish...
Prevagen is a new drug made from/with
Jellyfish. That helps memory loss.
Ps...squid (ink) is the other sea creature used
by some brain cancer patients
(alternative trial)
Thanks, (puppy raiser)  Barbara mulders in Michigan..  I raised a Leader Dog for the blind :)

teh probability of having  some scientist eat a moldy cheeze sandwich for lunch and figuring out his sore throat got better is more likely  than jelly fish eaters, i would think...  because teh probability of finding  an adequate number of jelly fish eaters in the first place is minimal......  or is this what the do in those senior residences??? feed people  experimental jelly fish??? 
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this has to be in the catagory of finding an infinite number of  jellyfish eaters where one  "joe" discovered he did not forget what he was eating.... while at the same time some younger person was alert enough to notice " hey.. joe remembered the jellyfish sandwich... and connected it with.... maybe that is why his memory has improved...."  
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"i am from  Missouri"      on that one.. ( wasn't that president truman's expression when he meant...   " i need proof")
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 in math----i think the impossibly huge number is called  -- "infinite"---  looks like that lazy number eight  thing  on it's side..--(   i am sure this keyboard has one-- i dont know where...)   and is defined as one divided by zero 
for you non math people....  here is a calculus  concept in a nutshell....
 if you take a dollar  $1.00 and divide it by 1.00 , you get 1-- now decrease the thing you are dividing  by to fifty ceent pieces and you get 2,, then teh smaller 25 cents and you get 4.. 10 cents would be 10 ---nickles 20---- and pennies 100  in brittain they have 1/4 pennies   so you'd have 400 of those--- so as the denominator gets smaller  the  resulting division produces a much bigger  number... so as teh denominator approchaes zero  teh result is soooo big there is no number and they call that  infinite--- all those who do not understand the concept of infinite become polititians and deal with our budget.

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today i have to go to boston  to talk with  a lawyer about bentley and  me  being electricuted.----  service dog project lost it's #1 stud dog, and my service dog...  his stamina is zilch... and mine is not alot better--  so sdp lost  18 months of my  dog training... and i am/was   good at that..... but i have not had the stamina either...  i am not looking to  get wealthy, but  sdp could sure use the money-- plus the system of monitoring the public safety  in elevators could stand a jolt.... if you all need another challange....  go find an elevator and as you stand there doing nothing  read teh certificate -- which should be there...  then go online and try and figure out  the rules.... like  when it was inspected last...  there are certainly a bunch of rules in mass....

i don't think bentley can go with me-- he worked the doctor's visit yesterday and when we came home he could only go round teh pond  once with linda(  linda,   chaos and sizzle are up to 4 times round at 5 pm...) he crumpted on the sofa... exhausted....  chaos loves it !!!

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

OCT 17 2017
TO GET AWAY FROM THE  USUAL NEWS I TRIED THE SCIENCE CHANNEL, THINKING IT WOULD BE A QUIETING  LESSON IN WHY PEOPLE BUILT THE PYRANIDS- OR SOMETHING... HOWEVER......LAST NIGHT  IT WAS HOW TO STICK A TINY PROBE INTO AN ASTRIOD THAT THEY ARE SURE WILL EVENTUALLY HIT EARTH- AND DEMOLISH AN AREA ABOUT THE SIZE OF WASHINGTON DC ..THEY HOPE THIS PROBE WILL RETURN THIS TINY SAMPLE TO EARTH LABS TO CHECK AND SEE IF IT HAS ANYTHING WHICH MIGHT KILL OFF THE REST OF  US..
NOW IF THAT IS NOT THE ULTIMATE WASTE OF TIME/MONEY/ ?GOVT GRANT?   WHAT IS THIS ? EXPLORATORY SURGERY? WILL WHATEVER THEY FIND ALTER THE COURSE OF WHAT THEY SAY IS GOING TO HAPPEN...THE COST OF THIS PROJECT IS WELL INTO THE MILLIONS...  THEY DID NOT SAY IT WAS GOING TO HIT WASHINGTON,   THEY WENT ON TO SAY NEW YORK, LONDON OR ROME.... HOWEVER THE CHOICE OF WASHINGTON WAS-- IMO-- SIGNIFICANT.
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SO WAS THE CHOICE OF NEW YORK...-- BEING FROM NEW YORK,, I HAVE BEEN WELL AWARE THAT THE TYPICAL NY MAP OF TEH WORLD HAS MANHATTAN AT LEAST 75% OF THE AREA ON THE  MAP- AND ALL OTHER COUNTRIES ARE THE SIZE OF RHODE ISLAND. IT IS BRED INTO NEW YORKERS--  WHEN PEOPLE ASK YOU WHERE YOU ARE FROM, AND YOU SAY NEW YORK, IT HAS A DISTINCTIVE CLOUT TO IT THAT OGALLALA NEBRASKA   DOES NOT HAVE.   THE ETHNIC NEIGHBORHOODS  OF NEW YORK CITY SOMETIMES HAVE MORE INHABITANTS THAN WHEREVER THEY CAME FROM IN THE FIRST PLACE... EACH HAS IT'S REPUTATION...
THAT GUY ON CNN WHO GOES ALL OVER TEH WORLD EATING NATIVE FOODS OF QUESTIONABLE CONTENT... HAS DONE A FEW SHOWS FROM NY... HE FINDS AREAS OF NY WHERE THERE IS NO MCDONALDS AND ENGLISH IS NEVER SPOKEN. 

THE REST OF THE TV  LAST NIGHT WAS MORE CRITICAL THAN BEING BASHED BY A CELESTIAL BODY- IT WAS TO KNEEL OR NOT TO KNEEL, THAT WAS THE QUESTION.
 THAT IS WHY WE HAVE SO MANY PEOPLE WATCHING SDP PUPPIES AND DONKEYS. 
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THE LARGE PROJECT OF THE DAY IS  TO RELOCATE TEH 24 INCHES OF  %$^&*(^%$#^& WHICH WS PILED AGAINST THE DONKEY FENCE-- PLAN IS TO PUSH IT UP THE HILL - WHICH TANNER DID ON SUNDAY-- NOW IF WE COUD JUST SMOOTH IT OUT, AND THROW SOME WINTER RYE ON IT TO HOLD IT THERE... MAYYBE WE COUDL MAKE THAT A WILDFLOWER HILL-  IN WHICH CASE A FENCE WILL BE NEED TO KEEP THE DONKEYS   FROM EATING EVERYTHIGN... BUT HTAT WIL HAVE TO BE NEXT SPRING...  FOR NOW, JUST SMEARING  IT AROUND IS THE  GOAL OF TEH DAY.... I HAVE REQUESTED/ HIRED  ONE LARGE MALE HELPER  FOR A FEW HOURS.
 WE NEED TO GET THAT REGULAR FENCE BACK UP QUICKLY..  THE  NEW LOCATION OF THE HAY FEEDER IS 1/2 WAY UP TEH HILL.
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BELLA WORKED HARD TODAY AFTER SCHOOL! TRAINER STEVE DID A GREAT JOB GETTING THEM ON THE START TO POST SURGERY WALKING. SO HOW BELLA HAS BEEN WALKING WITH GEORGE SHE KIND OF LEANS OVER HIM AND HANGS WHILE GEORGE ESSENTIALLY PULLS HER ALONG. HIS PULL IS REALLY WHAT KEEPS BELLA STEPPING FORWARD. SO POST SURGERY SHE WON'T BE ABLE TO HOLD ON THE SAME WAY. SHE WORKED ON WALKING WITH GEORGE WHILE JUST WALKING WITH HER ARMS BY HER SIDE JUST HOLDING HIS ROPE. THIS IS GETTING HIM TO NOT PULL HER ALONG AND STAY AT A SLOW PACE. THEY DID GREAT TOGETHER. SO THIS IS WHAT THEY WILL BE WORKING ON ALL WEEK AT SCHOOL AND WE WILL SEE STEVE AND MEGAN NEXT MONDAY AFTER SCHOOL TO SEE HOW THINGS ARE WORKING. IT WILL BE A BIG ADJUSTMENT AND EXHAUSTING AT FIRST BUT SHE CAN DO IT I AM SURE!    ....THANK YOU EVERYONE! 
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KRINGLE AND I VISITED THE DENTIST TODAY. SHE WAS A GOOD GIRL AND REALLY WAS VERY HAPPY TO JUST SIT ON HER CARPET  KRINGLE AND I ALSO WALKED 3 MILES TODAY FOR THE FIRST TIME IN OVER A WEEK. NEEDLESS TO SAY WE ARE BOTH TIRED.
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TODAY WAS A VERY EVENTFUL DAY FOR ME AND PIXIE. SHE ALWAYS DOES AN AMAZING JOB. SHE WAS COMPLIMENTED LEFT RIGHT UP AND DOWN ON HOW WELL MANNERED AND ONCE AGAIN PEOPLE WHERE AMAZED WITH HOW ATTENTIVE SHE IS TO MY NEEDS. SHE COULD TELL HOW TIRED OUT I AM AND HAD HER SLOW MOVING LEGS ON FOR ME AND WAS UP CLOSE AND TIGHT MY SHINING STAR HOPE YOU ALL HAD A WONDERFUL DAY.
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I FORGOT  TO COPY THE PEOPLE NAMES... IT IS THE DOGS THAT  ARE THE CRITICAL PART ANYWAY...

Monday, October 16, 2017

oct 16 2017
THESE DARN OVERNIGHT COMMERCIALS..--LAST NIGHT  THE new wave cooking a frozen chicken in 13 minutes looked sooooo  good..carrots and potatoes in 13 minutes.. however  around here it would be 7 minutes to clear a counter and 14 minutes to find the thing
i must admit the insurance companies lately have some good ones... ...best is the angry moose getting hit by the swing and then attacking it... i honestly don't see how they made that one, -- but i never had to deal with moose---

now ... on the topic of donkeys....of all the animals i have owned...i have to saay.. mini donkeys are the least trouble- you all have seen how long it take a totally mishandled wild donkey to become a lovey trusing pet... you have to explain things to a donkey....their diet is/can be  hay and water -- an occasional handfull of grain is appreciated, but good hay and water will do it.  their approach to life is so much more fun than the serious horse...  and a heck of a lot cheaper.. when yo  see teh  donkeys in ireland or mexico just wantdering in crows of people... or loaded with packe without a leash, halter, or rope,  if they know what they are to do... they just do it... and many times a donkey is used to "tend" a handicapped child...
now before you all run out and try and buyy one...  HAVE I GOT A DEAL FOR YOU !!   all you have to do is look sideways at janinie and she will have 1/2 dozen  or so delivered to your doorstep with her "equine rescue network"   ERN  ... as she has organized a rescue network to get  them pulled out of the killer pens in texas/ penna//lousiana or wherever... i don't know how many horses and donkeys she has rescued,,   sh started with horses and found donkeys are a very desireable alternative to the  horse owner.---- she has one at her house now.... full of personality.. he is not a mini... but huge- nearly mo size--    she has a patio setup in teh donkey area where she and crew enjoy an afternoon beer-- that donkey will join by having his head right over the table just enjoying the conversation also...
 far more entertaining than  many people i have seen at beer drinking "fests"-- he took to playing tag with the cushions off the couch--- like mary used to do...  you could just see his mind working... they are sooooo much smarter than a horse...  but then about everything is....
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never did i think teh local hunt/polo club would allow donkeys on the property ( horses start out terrified of them )--but janine  ran a donkey derby at the polo field... complete with patrons tent... wine.. cheese...  people were encouraged to wear kentucky derby type hats.. and they did..  it was just plain fun-- and people could participate-- with their i small children-- all our donkeys were put into action  -- including mo  who slowly carried around  the master of the hunt in his red jacket blowing what looked like a gold horn...my favorite was teh  man who is usually very formal... dressed to the hilt with tie and jacket.. chasing after  one of our mini's with a pink fly swatter as his young daughter tried to coax  the donk across a finish line... it was just plain fun... without the danger factor of horses...  i saw only one donkey runn off... and since she didn't know where to go, she ran back to the bunch  -- the rest, if they got loose-- or someone forgot to hold onto them, just stood around

unknowing people might say donkeys are stubborn stupid -- when in fact it is teh people..  a frightened donkey will stand still   a frightened horse will run...  making the fly swatters much more correct in urging forward movement   donkeys are fun.
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 the only thing you might have to pay attention to is a fence--  donkeys are smart and study fences... the cheapest fence is a electric wire..  once trained to that, they won't go anywhere --- very  like dogs who are trained to the underground wire.. .
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i have just discovered pelleted hay--  bagged...which  would be alot neater to cope with--timothy hay is good for donks.  tractor supply has it
and i bet amazon does too. !  if you had on ly one or two donks, bagged would work... 50 pounds  @$15
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i did have a phone call from  a mother of an "active" child... wanted a dane...  they live on 35 acres.. she was horrified that i suggested a mini donkey-- but i was dead serious..... to me it makes more sense  not to try and calm down an active child, but to wear them out.   i remembr sending my 4h group of kids " go run around eth pine tree and then we can have lunch"   it was about a 1/4 mile trip.. and lunches were more sedate afterwards...
 but what do i know....

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Sunday, October 15, 2017

oct 15 2017
Time Life has an offer of all the songs of the 50's- for only 347 payments of  $19.99 ----  i was doing fine with all the words til i hit the --" love and marraige -- goes together like a horse and carriage"-- and at my tender age, i have learned that the horse must always have on blinders... or the sight of the carriage will cause a runaway. ( a very true statement about horses and carriages....)
there were actual words to most of the songs.. i don't think there are any words to songs now.....  whatever todays music is, i don't think it would qualify as  "soothing elevator music" ....i don't listen to the radio now... mostly because   the car i now have has too many opinions about what i words i should hear...some of them being  "please make a legal u turn"..or.. the ave maria... in latin.....over and over  and over...
what do i expect from a radio that has a preset volumn button?... why was anyone not able to set the volume with a simple twist?-probably the same person who designed teh elevator that gwen talked about... it has no buttons...

some company in their great wisdom  probbly had a gov't grant to figure out all the employee time spent in elevators which went to  every floor...     and found that that  there were split seconds saved by having  a person standing at the front of a "bank " of many elevators who took your destination - and told you to get on elevator Q which wizzed you to your floor... and only your floor.. usually all by yourself-- by just getting on-- with no buttons !!!  because of my  extensive education in murphy's law...  if there are no buttons... what happens if instead of  floor "14" there was a slight interuption in current which caused the elevator to loose count  and you land at "12" and   technology being what it is, the door does not open because it is not at "14" which teh person in the lobby told it to do.
or maybe the study was sponsored by the underarm deodorant companies???
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i do have an elevator story-- i remember  i had a photoshoot  at 107 south street in boston - whihc , like most photo studios was in an older building-- designed long before they had elevators--  so they squeezed in  a relatively small one-- with buttons and a  phone--  i had 2 dogs- one big, a german shephard,  and one smaller beagle  - and a pouch of "supplies" -- the door opened.. and i got on without looking around.. then quickly called the 2 dogs to join me-- which they happily did.- the door shut- and i became aware of a woman in the corner absolutely ashen with fear  of dogs......
the elevator shook into motion and proceeded to descend about 6 feet and stopped... stuck between floors-- still several floors up- so i was delighted we were at least stopped instead of falling. T he woman screamed which did not upset  the smaller dog-- but the larger one got nervous... i started talking to teh woman  to try and calm her down... i remember going thru the contents of my  pouch of dog supplies just to keep her talking.. while i picked up the 'out of order phone'  ... it seemed like forever til  teh little square in the ceiling opened and  a very nice fireman said "are you stuck" -- the understatement of the year...  it was nice to have company in our little elevator, but no way was that woman going t o fit thru that hole in the ceiling- and even tho i was thinner at the time, getting those 2 dogs up and out was going to be a challange too. it seemed hours later they got the door opened  between floors - and the HOLE under teh carriage blocked so we could slide to saftey.
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that started my career of reading the  INSPECTION dates on the cards  usually displayed in all  elevators.--.lahey hospital had badly ouitddated inspection stickers.. so after they were 6 months overdue, i thought i was doing someone a favor to report it to the administrative bunch on the top floor.  they said they were happy i reported that and they would remedy it right away..  which they did.  they just removed the inspection
cards entirely-- that was 2 years ago... and they have not been replaced yet.
inspecting elevators, i am told is teh job of town building inspectore...( my favorite town employees)
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making me wonder when was that mbta elevator that electrocuted bently and i  inspected?

Saturday, October 14, 2017

OCT 14 2017
withall the turnoil in the world , i feel it is my responsibility to remind you all of  teh more mundane facets of life... like... have you washed your pill boxes lately?   nearly every one has one-- or is monitoing  someone else's....-- i was ashamed to notice that between the tuesday and wednesday column of little boxes... there was a considerable  accumulation of  "dark material' of unknown consistancy.. having now run the opened little boxes thru the dish washer, the whole thing is a different color...- it still snaps shut as needed-- the only problem m  was teh thursday ink was possibly inferior leaving me to wonder which day comes between wednesday and friday....
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out of the blue yesterday, i went to the barn mid morning...    poor shannon was inundated with 7 people tryng to function in and around the feed room... with so many- especially 2 "students"  trying to learn to "work" with thier coach... and one dog with an upset tummy... the instinct  is to just get things done without thinking the details-- i had coffee so i sat... mostly deciding  there were too many people there so shannons time was mostly spent trying to figure out how to keep them all busy... when in fact she probably could do the job better and quicker without all this "help..."
 as i sat around the house trying to figure out how best to straighten out the problem-- not only poor shannon , but poor lee ---having been here for a while --- thought she understood some of the  details of crazy acres-- when in fact hardly anyone understands  the "why"  some of the overlapping rules and regulations..... one of the biggest rules is whatever you hear as we discuss ideas  in the house does not get passed on to anyone - anywhere-  because most are  ideas  "in transit"  and by no means a finished plan....  this goes for  "open mike" situations too.. don't pass stuff around....

i have this  problem on a normal sunday as i listen to someone explain to a  new visitor some idea which is totally wrong...   that is why i came up with the purple shirts...-- then  a couple people  bought shirts that are purple.  

there is a tendency for the public  to figure out if you  are here, you must know about dog training....  i listen as visitors ask very strange questions... i have to give linda teh gold star as she will quickly say "i don't have a clue" ---   so many othre people try and be helpful and answer hte questions...too helpful can be a problem.

i love having cp's come to visit and help out-- but keep the conversations generic without  complictating  the matter  by trying  to explain  to a visitor in great detail why we have to feed donkeys out of frying pans.
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some of the problems in he barn  ?? lysoll and cholrox?? sounds like nothing is wrong with thaat... but  i have long said nothing gets mixed with chlrox- because it might cause a chemical reactio to release deadly chlorine gas..
and the  official internet confirms...
Although it might not actually make you pass out, the lysol and chlorox  combination can be irritating and toxic. Make it a rule to never mix bleach with anything but plain water.
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there were a bunch of problems just getting glossed oer because of too many people there...
so i need to re-think.  and talk to pam....for scheduling.  i would be alot happier to have these student s wander around the pastures picking up toys,  rocks and poo... and let her do her job.
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 There are about 10 GE employees due here today..   i need to......
#1.. attach a very long hose to the well and let the water run out the back of the arena to get the rain  running off in the right direction....  that water - from our foul smelling well-- gets turned on by flipping the 50amp fuze in the cellar..

#2...locate teh paint essentials for the white house.  the primer coat done with a roller left a few  spaces whidc need to be blocked  ecause water coud get between the concrete blocks -- and freeze and thaw  could cause problems... so someone needs to go round with a paimt brush and stuff pain in those holes...

#3.... on camera...  take down  some of the dondkey fence and  see if i can scoop up the 24  inches of  manure packed hay lining the fence to the point that the fence is only 2' high...... what i woul dlike to do.. is push that sh1t up the  hill and throw some seed with hopes some vegitation grows by next summer... usually teh hay is full of seed too... and they are walking in  that.
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as for the little pup... i don't know-- grace took her home last nightto keep feeding her every 2 hours... so i don't have any idea if she even survived the night... her birth weight was 13 oz  and she is down to 10-11 oz  even with  "dining alone" - we are now feeding her by dribbling puppy milk replacer in her mouth with a syringe.. and she does seem to be swallowing it.. as of last night...
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raising animals is a difficult job at times...  ...

Friday, October 13, 2017

OCT 13 2017
OUR TINY MIDGE IS HOLDING HER OWN--- SHE HAS GOT HERSLEF TOTHE NIPPLES SEVERAL TIMES AND NURSED FOR 6 4 AND 20 MINUTES OVERNIGHT-- SLEEPING APPROPRIAELY  IN BETWEEN..  I DO HAVE A THEORY ON RUNTS.... IF THE SPERM LIVES FOR 48 HOURS ( AND WE HAVE PROVEN THAT- KEPT WARM IN S SYRINGE IN SOMEONE'S ARMPIT)-- IS IT NOT POSSIBLE THAT THE EGG WAS FERTALIZED 2 DAYS AFTER THE RES T OF THE EGGS? BECAUSE 2 DAYS GROWTH IN A 63 DAY GESTATION PEROD IS SIGNIFICANT...  SHE LOOKS PERFECTLY NORMAL IN EVERY OTHER WAY... JUST SMALL.
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NOW IT IS ABOUT WATER RUNNING DOWN HILL--  WE HAD ARRIVED AT THE SITUATION OF SOME OF THE ARENA RAIN/RUNNOFF DRAINING BEHIND TEH NEW "WHITE HOUSE"   INTO OUR 2 PONDS EVENTUALLY TO THE HOOD POND ACROSS THE STREET.  THE REST OF THE ARENA, RAN THE WATER INTO THE MUDDY PASTUER AND PARKING LOT-- CAUSING DEEP MUD-   WE HAD A REALLLLLLY BIG BACK HOE  READJUST THE HILLS AND VALLEYS, BUT  I KNOW HOW THE SLIGHTEST PUDDLE CAN EVENTA;Y MAKE A N AWFUL MESS... JUST AS THE SLIGHTEST DEPRESSION IN TEH HOT TOP WILL INCREASE IN SIZE WITH EVERY THUMP  OF A TIRE GOING INTO IT.. TIL EVENTUALLY ..AS WE HAD IN OU R  OLD DRIVEWAY.... YOU HAD SOME REALLY SIGNIFICANT BLADDER BURSTING  POT HOLES. WHICH ONLY $20,000 MASSIVE REPAIR WOULD RESOLVE. ---- IT IS LOVELY NOW....
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SO THERE ARE 10 OR SO GE EMPLOYEES COMING EITHER TODAY OR TOMORROW... I FORGOT WHICH...  THOSE ENGINEERS WILL LOVE GETTING THE ARENA RUNN OFF DIRECTED TO THE "TREE DUMP " AREA AND AWAY FROM  TRAFFIC WITHOUT PUDDLING..
WE ALL LOVED THIS PROCESS AS KIDS... TO GET PUDDLES TO RUN ONE DIRECTION  OR ANOTHER.    THE REALLLY BIG TRACTOR DID ALL IT COULD,,   BU T TEH FACT REMAINS.... A CUP OF COFFEE POURED ON TOP OF THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS  COULD LAND IN BOTHTHE ATLANTIC AND PACIFIC OCEAN...
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 HOWARD IS EXPECTED TODAY-- HE IS AN ACCOMPLISHED CARPENTER DELIVERED TO US BY GOLDIE, OUR RESIDENT GHOST.... HE DID WORK FOR RINGLING BROTHERS--- NOT IN ANY CONSTRUCTION... BUT TH EFOOD DIVISION...  WHEN I THINK OF THE PROFESIONS OF ALL THE PEOPLE WHO HAVE CONTRIBUTED TO THE CONSTRUCTION  OF THIS BUILDING, IT IS NO WONDER THERE ARE FEW PARALELL LINES... HOWARD WORKED ON STRAIGHTENING THE ROOF... AND SHOWED TANNER HOW TO FINISH... WHICH TANNER DID... WHILE I WATCHED SO I COULD CALL 911 IF HE FELL.  IT ALSO ALLOWED TANNERS TOOLBELT TO CHANGE FROM THE NEW TAN LEATHER TO THE DARKER BROWN OF THE WELL USED BELT..  BUD HAS A TOOL BELT THAT IS NOT ONLY   SO DARK IT IS NEARLY BLACK-- BUT ALSO THE BELT PARTS HAVE WORN OFF- SO HE CARRIES IT...
  THAT IS HOW YOU CAN TELL AN EXPERIENCED WORKMAN... THE COLOR OF HIS BELT.
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WE HAVE A BARKER THIS MORNING-- RIGHT BEHIND THE WOMAN  WHO CAREFULLY CUT DOWN ALL THE VEGITATION  BETWEEN US  SO NO SOUND GETS MUFFLED AT ALL.
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 NOT SURE THIS WILL WORK... BUT IT IS A VIDEO OF HUNTER AND WENDY WHICH WAS ON NBC IN NORHT CARLOINA???