Sunday, February 10, 2013

February 10, 2013

GREG GETS THE BRASS RING FOR DRIVEWAY RECOVERY YESTERDAY--
 WITH A GREAT DEAL OF EFFORT AND 2 FUNNY HAND WARMER THINGS HE MANAGED TO BREAK US THRU  FROM GUEST HOUSE PATH TO THE STREET. SLOW BUT STEADY WORK WITH A 4' BUCKET-- PLOWING WAS NOT POSSIBLE.
 
BETSY ( OF SCARLOTT FAME) HAD A NEIGHBOR WITH A BIGGER THAN PICKUP TRUCK WHO CAME TO HELP-- HE SMASHED INTO THE SNOW WHERE GREG LEFT OFF-- WENT ABOUT 20 FEET AND THAT WAS THE END OF THAT IDEA...I WAS FASCINATED TO SEE HIM  GET HIMSELF LOOSE BY ANGLING THE PLOW  TO GET THAT NECESSARY NUDGE TO GET  TRACTION. SO HE QUIT  ..- HE PROBABLY COULD DO IT IF WE GET A PATH THRU WITH THE KABOTA FIRST. 
 
 THE KABOTA FRONT END DOES WORK... IT IS JUST SLOW GOING
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MOLLY'S FATHER SAID HE COULD PROBABLY GET HERE MONDAY AFTERNOON.- HE HAS LOADERS THE SIZE OF  A LARGE GARAGE... HE KNOCKED DOWN AND REMOVED THE COLLAPSED ARENA---   HE WILL GET US DOWN TO GROUND.. ESPECIALLY SINCE IT IS SUPPOSED TO RAIN.
 
WE ARE GOING TO HAVE A BIGGER MESS MONDAY- AND TUESDAY-- WHAT HAPPENS IS THE SNOW DAMS UP THE  SAND RING IN FRONT OF THE BARN SO THE WATER CAN'T DRAIN.. AND THEN   IT FREEZES- AND WE HAVE 60 X 100 OF GLARE ICE...-
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THERE IS NO TIME WHEN  DANES ARE MORE  DANGEROUS  THAN TO HAVE A HAPPY DANE RUSHING TO GREET YOU  ON GLARE ICE---  THEY RUN RIGHT AT  YOU  AND CAN NOT TURN- YOU CAN'T MOVE QUICKLY-- BUT IF YOU DON'T DO SOMETHING YOU WILL GO DOWN LIKE A BOWLING PIN.  SO I GET DOWN QUICKLY..
THAT LEAVES ME UNABLE TO STAND ON THE ICE UNTIL I CRAWL T THE NEAREST IRREGULAR SURFACE.
..IT IS ONE TIME WHEN A FROZEN PILE OF POO IS EXACTLY WHAT IS NEEDED.
 
EVEN IF WE HAD A SNOW BLOWER-- I THINK THE KENNELS WILLHAVE TO BE SHOVELED OUT BY HAND- SO I AM PLEADING FOR SHOVELS -- IF YOU CAN COME OVER AND HELP  CLEAR THE KENNELS- THAT WOULD BE HELPFUL TO MEGAN 
 
AND THE NEXT THING IS  FOR LARGE FEET  TO PLOD AROUND IN PATHS A ND TROMP DOWN SNOW SO THE DOGS CAN GET INTO THE PASTURES...
 
WE CAN TRY AND GET MARY TO DO IT-- BUT  THAT WOULD TAKE MANY CARROTS
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THE TRACTOR IS AN UNLIKELY CHOICE FOT PASTURE PLODDING...
 
THE WORST DISASTER I EVER HAD  TRACTOR WAS..... IN A STORM ALL THE SNOW SLIDES OFF THE ARENA--BIG 4'  PILE ALONG THE SIDES--- I FIGURED IF I BACKED OFF AND DROVE THRU THE SIDE DOOR  FULL TILT INTO THAT PILE I WOULD BASH THRU  IT.  THAT DIDN'T HAPPEN-- I HAD MANAGED TO HAVE ALL 4 WHEELS OFF THE GROUND AS THE TRACTOR HAD TRIED TO CLIMB OVER THE PILE.
 
SO THAT DOESN'T WORK.. IT TOOK 3 DAYS OF HAND  DIGGING TO GET IT BACK ON THE GROUND. 
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IT SOUNDS LIKE PAUL AND EARLENE MAY BE ABLE TO GET HERE- HE SAID HE MIGHT BE ABLE TO DRIVE HER CAR-- ( HIS PICKUP IS NOT SNOW FRIENDLY)
 
CHAOS WILL BE THRILLED..  I SWEAR SHE COMES TO ME IN THE MORNING AND TURNS TO LOOK OUT THE WINDOW- WAITING FOR ME TO SAY "PAUL'S COMING--" (SHE THINKS" PAUL" IS BOTH PAUL AND EARLENE))  THEN I SAY "WAIT" - A WORD SHE UNDERSTANDS- AND SHE SITS BY THE WINDOW LOOKING.  OR I SAY "NO PAUL" AND SHE GOES AND LIES DOWN ON THE NEAREST SOFA. 
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BUD IS STRUGGLING - HE LIVES IN ROCKPORT- PROBABLY NOT MAKE IT.
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ALL THE REPORTS I HAVE FROM PUPPY MINDERS HAVE INDICATED MOST WILL RETURN THEM ON MONDAY  AND HAVE ENJOYED THEM..
 
. WITH THE EXCEPTION OF OLIVER-- WHO WE THINK WAS NEUTERED- I HAVE NOT BOTHERED TO RESEARCH THAT -- OTHER THAN TO SAY IF HE IS NOT NEUTERED HE HAS ONE UNDESCENDED-   IF HE IS NEUTERED, HE HAD " ONE LAST SHOT" OF LIVE SPERM STILL THERE..   THAT WHOLE BIT BECOMES ACADEMIC-- IF WE DO   NOTHING WE WILL FIGURE IT OUT IN  63 DAYS.
 
AT BEST SHE HAS A WIERD CYCLE.  SO I HAVE MY DOUBTS.  BLOODLINE WISE IT IS NOT A BAD CHOICE  EXCEPT OLIVER IS ALSO HUGE  I WOULD HAE BRED HER TO BENTLEY WHO IS SHORTER-- BUT OLIVER IS VERY ACCEPTABLE... HE IS A  L A R G E DOG 
.. SO IS SHE...
 
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I HOPE PEOPLE START ARRIVING EARLY SO WE CAN GET SOME OF  T HESE THINGS DONE..  I CAN'T DO ANYTHING TIL I HAVE A PUPPY MINDER HERE..  I SUPPOSE I CAN COOK  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
THIS IS PUMPKIN  AKA PRIYA--
Priya is fitting in nicely...I cannot go anywhere with her coming to find me! Very cute...We are officially bonded, I think.
Listen to this : Kiki gets home and says we have to have rules....first one priya not on couch, ever!!!! An hour later, I came into room and they are BOTH SNUGGLING ON COUCH!!! "I couldn't refuse, she wanted to be up there so bad. As long as she is not in bed, we are ok...Later , we got ready for bed. Priya followed me. I put her outside, but then decided to put her new rug on floor next to bed. I went to bathroom, Kiki to bed and priya to rug...when I came put f bathroom, got into bed and KIKI AND PRIYA WERE BOTH THERE!!!i I tried to have her leave, but she jumped back in and curled not little ball. We all slept!! The next night she just came to our bedroom, waited for us to get in, then jumped up and curled up.... She is now a "bed dog". OY..;)=

2 comments:

  1. And that's exactly how it works (meaning Pumpkin aka Priya).....these big babies warm the cockles of your heart...they stand there looking at you with those big brown eyes, and I swear they have telepathic powers, 'cause all of a sudden you're breaking the rules and sitting on the couch or bed, cuddling with them becomes priority! HAHAHAHA
    Tami J...havadane-OR

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  2. When we brought home our first dog, a rottie named Buttons, my husband said the exact same things about her. "Not on the couch" lasted all of 30 minutes! (I have a picture of her 'not on the couch!') "Not on the bed" lasted a little longer...maybe a few days? Right now, I am in bed with one Dane and two "possible" staffie mixes! The Dane has the better bed etiquette of the three. :)

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