Tuesday, July 12, 2011

July 10, 2011


JADE AND TRIBE WILL BE HERE ABOUT NOON--- I GOT THIS MESSAGE
 
Hey Carlene, 

We are aiming to be up your way at about noon and we have a small army joining us. We are bringing hamburgers, hotdogs, a salad and desserts. See you then!

-Jade
 
SOUNDS PERFECT-- SEEING AS I HAVE ONLY SOME LEFT OVER HOT DOGS --- -- JADE'S MOM IS A "FEED THE TROOPS" TYPE   PLUS EARLINE IS IN HIGH GEAR WITH SOMETHING CASSEROLLEY
 
THE DAY IS SUPPOSED TO BE PERFECT---   THAT BEING THE CASE ... MAYBE IT IS TIME TO MOVE THE LITTLE PUPS DOWN TO THE "GRANDCHILD PEN"  ( THE ONE I MADE TO PROTECT MY GRANDCHILD FROM HAPPY DANES.)
IT WOULD MEAN EVERYONE COULD BE DOWN AT THE T TENT  WITHOUT HAVEING TO WATCH THESE PUPS HERE.
 
I THINK IT IS TIME WE STOPPED THE 24 HOUR BIT-- A HEAVY DECISION TO MAKE  BECAUSE SHE COULD STILL SIT ON ONE-- BUT WE HAVE NEVER WATCHED THIS LONG-- USUALLY IT IS ONLY 3 OR 4 DAYS TIL THEY GET BIG ENOUGH TO SCREAM'
THESE PUPS CAN DO THAT...  AND MOM IS ALERT AND FEELS OK..
ANIMAL RAISING IN GENERAL IS A GAMBLE
SO IF WE MOVE TO A "WITHIN EARSHOT" PLAN...... IT SHOULD BE SAFE-- AND ALOT MORE COMFORTABLE
 
MIND YOU THEY ARE GETTING FUN TO WATCH---
 
MOM FEELS FINE NOW--- BUT YESTERDAY SHE HAD  WHAT I NOW CALL "THE SATURDAY ILLNESS"--
LOOSE STOOL--  VOMIT--- STAND AROUND AND DROOL--  WHICH IS EITHER  AN UPSET TUMMY OR A POSSIBLY LIFE THREATENING BLOAT - REQUIRING SURGERY-
IT HAPPENS ONLY ON SATURDAY OR SUNDAY-- AND MOST OFTEN AT 2AM-
 
WE RAN HER TO DAH ( DANVERS ANIMAL HOSPITAL)  AND DR.SMITH WAS ON  - SHE WAS IN TOTAL SYMPATHY WITH THE POSSIBILITIES-- BUT SHE DECIDED TO PUT HER ON FLUIDS AND ANTIBIOTIC AS WE HAD DONE 10 DAYS AGO WHEN SHE HAD THE  "I CAN NOT STAND UP "    DISEASE .
 
COULD BE OLIVE ONLY DRANK OUT OF THE POND-- WHICH DOES FLOW--- BUT NOT READILY.
IT BEING SATURDAY I FIGURED I BETTER GET A BETTER LINE ON WHAT EVER WAS HAPPENING.
SHE GAVE US 2 BAGS OF FLUID AND SENT US HOME-- PRISCILLA BENG AN RN HAD THE PLEASURE OF ORGANIZING THE DRIP.
IN MY EXTENSIVE VETERNARRY EXPERIENCE I KNOW YOU MAKE "SUB Q " LUMPS ABOUT THE SIZE OF 1/2 GRAPEFRUIT.  SO WE DID THAT.
SHE DID GET A PICTURE OF THE DRIP RUNNING IN AND THE PUPS DRAINING MILK OUT.
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LAST NIGHT PAUL AND EARLINE AND I SAT ON THE FLOOR AROUND OLIVE'S BROOD...AND ATE OFF PLATES ON UPTURNED COSTCO BUCKETS  --  CHINESE FOOD WITH THE PUPS-
I BET IT WAS A FIRST...
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TRAINING WISE-- WE INHERITED A COUPLE RELATIVES OF DAVID'S TO HELP WANDER AROUND WITH THE 4 MONTH OLD PUPS..
WE  "HAVE MILES TO GO BEFORE WE"    ...GET THEM TRAINED.
THEY ARE STILL IN THE FIGURE 8 HARNESS-- AND GETTING USED TO THE LOOSE LEASH BIT...
 
PI --- HAVING HAD MORE ATTENTION,  HAS PROGRESSED TO THE ORANGE  HORSE HALTER ROUTINE  AND WAS A MODEL OF VIRTUE AT THE HOSPITAL.
 
( HARDLY A HORSE HALTER--- PROBABLY A MINI HORSE HALTER)
 
SPEAKING OF THAT MAYBE TODAY I CAN GET JASPER AND NOEL  IN HORSE HALTERS WORKING  TOGETHER--- AND FINALLY USE THAT CART I BOUGHT FOR BOBBY.  BESIDES THAT WOULD WALK 2 DOGS AT ONCE..
 
BOBBY HAS THE  "SOMETHING IS CHASING ME"   PROBLEM--- AS ALL HORSES DO-- AND I DON'T HAVE BLINDERS FOR HIM-- MAYBE JUST TRY ANOTHER DOG--
JASPER AND NOEL NEED THE WALKING WHILE DRAGGING NOISY TIN CANS---- WHICH A VOLUNTEER USED TO DO--WE CAN FIND SOMEONE TO DO THAT TODAY. THAT IS HOW CART TRAINING STARTS
 
JADE AND ARMY TODAY--- SOUNDS GOOD
 
AND TOMORROW  KAREN ARRIVES FOR TRAINING WITH DIDI  WHO'S ONLY NEUROSIS AT THE MOMENT IS "BIG TRUCKS PASSING MY CAR" SYNDROME.
I SWEAR THEY ALL HAVE SOMETHING WIERD-
 
ANN WAS HERE YESTERDAY WITH KARMA STORIES ABOUT KARMA GETTING IN THE SHOWER WHEN IT THUNDERS.  SHE ALSO BROUGHT BANNANA BREAD--  PEOPLE WHO KNOW US WELL, KNOW THAT THERE ARE SLIM PICKIN'S  AROUND HERE.
 
I THINK WE ARE EVEN OUT OF BOTTLED WATER
 
BUT WE HAVE SOME LEFT OVER CHINESE FOOD...
 

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