did we ever cut beef !! some of you saw this on explore-- we put th e live camera on us because th e pups were outside-- shelia had this brain storm------
heR husband fishes and i guess you make fish bait by grinding up other fish... whatever-- he had an electric wood chipper with a 6" circle feed-- which fit the beef pieces perfectly.. -- PROBABLY WE SHOULD HAVE EXPERIMENTED OUTSIDE-- BUT IT WAS COLD. I DON'T WILLINGLY DO COLD ---
WE SET UP THIS THING IN FRONT OF THE OLD ICEBOX AND TENTATIVEY DROPPED IN A PIECE OF BEEF A GOOD SIZE CHUNK.. 99.7 % OF IT WAS IMMEDIATELY GROUND INTO SHREADS--- THE OTHER .3% LANDED ON THE RAFTERS, MY GLASSES AND DOWN THE BACK OF SHELIA'S SHIRT.
WE BASHED ON -- USING A PIECE OF FROZEN BEEF FOR A PUSHER WE GROUND UP BEEF BIG TIME-- BY THE CLOCK IT TOOK 2 MINUTES 5 SECONDS TO DO AN ENTIRE BOX WHICH TAKES A VOLUNTEER AN HOUR..
AND THE CLEAN UP WAS VERY SIMPLE... WE INVITED TH E CHUPIES IN - THEY GOT UP 99.8% OF THE MEAT-- FROM EVERY CORNER OF THE OFFICE... WHAT THEY DID NOT GET UP WAS THE GREASE.. THERE IS A HUGE SLIPPERY FACTOR NOW..
I SUGGESTED DETERGENT-- WHICH TRACY USED... THEN SOMEONE SAID PINESOL-- SO THAT WAS USED-- SOMEBODY ELSE CAME IN AND SAID VINEGAR---- I HAD ONLY BALSIMIC VINEGAR... SO THE HOUSE NOW HAS A MOST PEQUILAR ODOR TO IT... AND IS STILL A BI T SLIPERY...
THE REST OF THE PROBLEM WAS WE NEEDED TO CLEAN UP THIS MARVELOUS MACHINE. REFER TO PARAGRAPH 2... IT WAS TOO COLD OUT FOR ME TO EVEN CONSIDER "HOSING IT OFF" OUTSIDE
WE NEEDED HOT WATER AND SOAP
WHERE ELSE BUT THE SHOWER-- WORKED PERFECTLY-- EXCEPT NOW I HAVE TO BE VERY CAREFUL HOW I STEP AROUND THE SHOWER-- IT -- TOO-- HAS A SLIPERY FACTOR..
BUT 24 BOXES OF BEEF GOT CUT -
THERE ARE A FEW "BUGS" TO WORK OUT
WE COULD USE SOME ELECTRIC KNIVES TO REMOVE SOME OF THE FAT AND CUT SOME OF THE ROUND PIECES IN HALF--- A VERY MINOR CHORE WHEN YOU CAN GET THE REST OF THE JOB DONE IN 2 MIN PER BOX.
AND JUST MAYBE A TARP ON THE FLOOR WOULD HELP
A GOLF UMBRELLA OVER THE THING WOULD NOT BE A BAD IDEA
SO IF YOU SEE THAT ON THOSE EXPLORE CAMERAS... UNDERSTAND-- THIS IS HUGE PROGRESS.
THE COMMENTS FROM THE CAMERA PEOPLE WERE ENTERTAINING-- FROM "GREAT REALITY SHOW" TO OSHA WOULD HANG YOU.
IN THE MIDST OF IT ALL MADDY PUT SHELIA'S GOPRO ON HER HEAD AND RODE AROUND IN THE GOLF CART... AS A TEST PIECE..
IT WAS DECIDED THE BEST ONE TO WEAR A CAMERA WOULD BE MARY- WHO DOES NOT MISS A THING AROUND HERE.
MEGAN, RELIEVED OF MORNING FEEDING BY TRACY AND MARIA.... -- TOOK 3 DOGS AT ONCE TO GEORGETOWN--- COULDN'T DO THIS IN SUMMER HEAT-- BUT SHE LEFT 2 IN THE COA VAN WHILE WORKING ONE AT A TIME.
NOEL IS WANDERING--- THAT DOES NOT REALLY QUALIFY AS BEGINNING LABOR-- BUT SE IS WANDERING... GOT TO BE VERY CAREFUL LETTING HER OUT... ONLY IN CONFINED AREA.. I DO NOT KNOW WHY- BUT EVERY PREGNANT DOG HAS TRIED TO GET UNDER TH E PORCH -- AN AREA ONLY 2' HIGH IT IS NOT ONY TOUGH TO GET THEM OUT... BUT YOU THEN HAVE TO CRAWL IN THAT SPACE TO BE SURE THEY DID NOT HAVE A PUP UNDER THERE...-- WE HAVE IT FENCED OFF BUT A REALLY INTENSE MOM BROKE THAT FENCE-- SO AT THE MOMENT USE THE MILLION DOLLAR FLASHLIGHT AND GO OUT WITH HER IN A VERY CONTROLLED MANNER.\
EXPLORE WANTS US TO TRY AND FIND VOLUNTEERS TO MAN THE CAMERA ON PUPPY HILL-- WE SHOULD BE ABLE TO FIND A FEW--
SHELIA HAS SENT THIS - WITH A NOTE IT TAKES FOREVER TO LOAD... I HAVEN'T GOT IT TO LOAD YET-- SO YOU ARE ON YOUR OWN...
I NEED TO GET OUT OF HERE-- I NEED TO BUY A SET OF DEEP SOCKET WRENCHES- THAT WOULD MAKE THE INSTALLATION OF THE CHAIN LINK EASIER... THAT HARBOR FRIEGHT IS ACROSS FROM COSTCO-- SO THAT COLD BE A TRAINING RUN OF THE MORNING.-- THEY HAVE CHEAP TOOLS-- BUT CHEAP LOOSES JUST AS FAST AS EXPENSIVE.
IF ARCHEOLOGISTS EVER SEARCH THIS PLACE, THEY WILL BE VERY BEWILDERED BY THE DOZENS OF SCREW DRIVERS BURIED ON THIS PROPERTY.
THIS IS THE DOG WE CALLED B2 HE IS LILLY'S BROTHER-- THUMPER WAS HIS DAD...
I have not written in a very long time but I wanted to let the SDP know about my Bailey (his dad was from the SDP) & I received much training help from Carleen in the early years and also I am a Veteran which we spoke of during previous meetings. Bailey was doing really great until about a month ago, when he lost his balance and stopped eating. We took him to the vet, xrays blood work and 2 ultrasounds showed his liver was enlarged. We biopsied his liver and braced ourselves for the results. We were very happy it wasn't cancer but rather Copper Storage Deficiency (also know as primary copper hypopathy) meaning Baileys liver cannot properly deal with copper and it builds up making him sick. We sent out slides of his liver to Cornell and are waiting on results to see what the next steps are. Bailey is on many supplements, 2 antibiotics and prednisone to help him eat. The problem is they want him on a very copper restricted diet but it tastes not too good to him so we are also supplementing with rice, chicken and ground beef to try and keep his weight steady. I just wanted to email to see if any of the other dogs had anything like this? Its not common in Danes, mostly Dalmatians and a certain breed of terrier. Here is Bailey with my 18 month old daughter, we all love him so much
, he has been a staple in my life since I returned home from Iraq.
Thanks for all of the great work you do and I am hoping to hear back from you soon. ~ JessJessica Zorge, BS, CVT, Certified ACO, Licensed Wildlife Rehabilitator