Sunday, May 22, 2011

May 21st


FIRSTNIGHT--(THAT'S SOMEKIND OF SCOTTISH  CELEBRATION)
 but here it is -----PUPPIES ON THE DECK-- BIG DOGS IN THE HOUSE.
 
well--- they all  are in the house now-- eating a communal  breakfast
 
the big change???
i do not have to wash the entire floor--- just the corners ( thank you bobby..)
 
but i have learned.. put one of the costco buckets at each corner and it does deflect his aim a bit--  even catches some...
maybe if we painted a bullseye on the bottom of the bucket he could "take aim" better.
 
I PASS ON THESE gems of wisdom
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also did someone make note-- we did give the pups their first shots 
 
vaccinations are an entirely unique arguement--  the cataloges selling vaccines declare - with authority- that they should get them at 6 weeks-- and every 2 weeks after til 16 weeks ( i think it  is)
first of all i could never remember to do it that often-
 
  the argument being the pups carry the mom's immunity which  prevents the vaccines from "working" - then the assumoption is mom's immunity is gone by 16 weeks. 
 
 soon to be corrected by george. (dvm for the new commers)
 
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i can't wait for all the volunteers to get here--- pups are racing around with 2 empty boxes from those breakfast bars--  and bailey is annoyed-- the senior resident  likes it quiet---( so she can fight with luna????)
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yesterday's momentous calamity- jASPER JOINED THE PUPS IN THE V PEN NEXT TO THE T TENT-- AND DECIDED THEY WERE RABBITS WHICH HE SHOULD CHASE--- LUCKILY HILLARY AND I WERE RIGHT THERE---
SO JASPER HAD A LESSON IN WHIFFLE WHILE HE LAY QUIETLY AND THEY SNIFFED ALL OVER HIM.
HE MIUST HAVE JUMPER=D THE 6' FENCE OR OPENED THE GATE  WE NEVER DID FIGURE THAT OUT.
 
jasper--- the male from that litter still "entire"  makes very quick judgements- he is a nice dog- but acts too quickly sometimes-- like charging at the guy tossing bags of lime into the ambu... etc... tell him not to--- and he doesn't do it again...
it is more an impulse action--  AT 160 POUNDS IT IS A BIG IMPULSE
 
i wish he would concentrate on  his job as un-neutered male today-  chaos is about on her 8th day??  she should be in the intensely attractive mode today or tomorrow..  i know bobby thought she was cute yesterdayt as he passed by the fence.... bobby is her dad--  he has no qualms at all-..
 
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and then there is the rice----aka tapeworm eggs---
 
we have a lot of what look like tapeworm eggs in most of the stools--  more than i would think normal- (NEVER having  established whaT IS NORMAl)
 
so hillary collected samples of  those bite of "rice"  FROM THE CANNED FOOD   PRE DOG... AND.. POST DOG
 
NEXT GUY ON THE MICROSCOPE CAN HAVE A BALL...
I THINK WE DID HAVE SOME TAPE WORM PROBLEM--THERE WAS A VERY SLIGHT DIFFERENCE IN THE TAPE WORM SEGMENT  ---- BUT I THINK THAT IS OVER AND WE NOW HAVE  AN UNDIGESTED RICE   SITUATION
 
BOB--- THAT IS A STORY TO TELL THE PEOPLE WHO GAVE US THE MONEY FOR THE MICROSCOPE
WITHOUT THAT WE MIGHT KEEP WORMING OVER AND OVER...
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SPEAKING OF GATES-- BUD SPENT SIGNIFICANT TIME ON THE GATE TO "V" WHICH HAS BEEN MALFUNCTIONING-FOR 5 YEARS--- PROBABLY AS SOON AS SOMEONE JERRY RIGGED  IT IN PLACE MANY YEARS AGO
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I THINK I DISCOVERED WHICH PUP HAS THE PEQUILIAR STOOL -- CRIMSON WAS JUST SEEN TO BE KNAWING AT THE SHELF UNDER THE SINK WHICH IS CHEAP PRESSED WOOD--- AND PROBABLY SOAKED IN SOAP ETC...
SO WE NOW HAVE A GATE ACROSS THAT INSTEAD OF THE HEATER-
 
WE ARE ALL SET TIL NEXT WINTER WHEN WE NEED THAT GATE TO BLOCK DIRECT ACCESS TO THE HEATER.. 
 HEAVEN FORBID IF WE HAVE PUPS THAT WOULD MEAN WE NEED BOTH SOAP BLOCKING AND HEAT BLOCKING GATES.
 
THAT IS HOW IT GOES
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barbara seems to have gotten lost between salt lake city and boston-- i have been "saving " Wednesday and saturday's driving tom job for her.....  causing him to try many clever ways to get someone to drive him-- anywhere---  Wednesday and Saturday  he may just have to survive with only my run for coffee.
we can  not do everything...
 
just a heads up--
 
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today schedule----
------------normal stewing
 
there is someone coming with a therapy dog for me to test---  so watch and don't let it out of the car til we get the rest under  control
 
i hope someone decides tractor driving is fun--- because we still have a huge manure pile to move to the compost pile...
 
we make really good topsoil here.
 
 
is anyone out there an official accountant-?????
 
apparently for one of the grants for which we are applying we need to have an accountant wave their  hand over our numbers..
 

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