Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Oct. 3, 2011


we had about 25 people here for the sh#TTING and #129 was the winner ---- which was lori--


we nearly made the month's feed bill--- a tremendous help--

we are on a roll--- headed for the first Sunday of november.. as soon as i can figure out how to open the next "wall"

memory is such a terrible thing to loose- the fact that i have opened 5 other "walls" has no effect on my ability to open the next.


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the nuthouse-- greg is a great insulation hanger--- he went thru 4 rolls in nothing flat-- all he needed was to be kept in deserts with whipped cream--

a simple matter since we had great variety of foods at the Sunday stew--

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it was wonderful to have the open fire-- just takes the nip out of the weather... soon we will lower the "curtains" and be slightly more windproofed...


there are a bunch due here today from brooksby-- i hope they come regardless of the weather...

the weather is only going to get worse-

like you needed to be reminded

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also... reminding----- gigi plus 63 days equals thanksgiving day/weekend....


for the past 15 years i have avoided T-day with the family as they gathered in washington-- houston or denver--- this year they are coming to ipswich--- and i can't make the dinner 5 miles away if gigi is in labor?????

so all you folk who think having pups is fun--- there is the first challenge along with asking george where he is having t-day dinner.... i think he is around for major holidays -- unless he is in africa... but better check---

there are many people well versed in delivering puppies-- namely earlene-- who said she will be around...


these pups we have are progressing... the spoon feeding and coming when called is moving on toward a trained dog--


anD the little ones ( chaos bunch) HAVE LEARNED "BACK" AS YOU STAMP YOUR FEET SO THEY DON'T RUSH THE DOOR--- OR GATE...


we try never to use our muscles to control the pups---or dogs.

if you grab and push them back they learn to push harder--- if you say back and stamp your feet in their direction they lear that backing up is the safest thing to do... a valuable lesson.


THE BIGGER ONES--- YELLOW AND SIBLINGS--- HAVE ENJOYED THE RUN OF PUPPY HILL

NOW HOW OR WHY THEY HAVE COME ACROSS SOME CHICKEN WIRE IS BEYOND ME !! twice now a small 8" piece of torn wire has appeared-- i don't know where it is coming from but do be aware---

it may be hard to spot since the grass has got ahead of me - a very annoying thing since all kinds of stuff is hiding in the grass just waiting for an odd sneaker to step in it.


back to a fairly norMAL SCHEDULE--


NOEL NEEDS SOME HEAVY DUTY TRAINING... SHE IS SOOOOO HAPPY -- I THINK THAT WOULD BE "AN AIRHEAD" EVEN IF SHE IS A POSSIBLE BREEDING DOG - SHE HAS TO BEHAVE BETTER.


TRAINING TODAY


PROBABLY HOME DEPOT- TIL THE NUTHOUSE IS FINISHED WE WILL BE THERE ALMOST DAILY..

AND THE AMBU IS READY TO COME OFF THE ROAD AND BE A PORTABLE SHED--- WITH GENERATOR CAPABILITIES-- AND LIGHTING--- AND PA SYSTEM..

CURRENTLY IT IS FULL OF PLYWOOD FOR THE FLOOR.


ON WE GO

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