Sunday, December 8, 2013

DEC 8 2013

DEC  8, 2013
priceless pictuer of earlene sleeping on the floor and chaos on the sofa.. i hope you can see the attachemnt

 ken ( vet in the guesthouse) is doing fine with ginger....  he is out walking with her now...

there is soo much going on---

as the mailcall details change slightly,  it is fun to watch bailey cope and add her own suggestions...  many dogs would back off and be confused  when the  command does not fit the situation- but bailey  goes at it
if the basket does not fit thru the opening... here have an envelope---  and if i already gave y ou the basket and everyone is still laughing-- i bertter go look to see if there is another basket.. no?  so have a shoe...

it is fun to see her try and figure out what she is to do.
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explore is trying o figure out how to include sound with mailcall-- and in prep... i would like to try this on tuesday at 4:30  send me a question by email-- and  see if i can answer it by whiteboard after mailcall

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 julie just sent me a new  family tree she is working on.... it is a visual of exactly what  we are doing... and for the few problem pups that become fabulous pets we have about 60  people who's lives we have changed with our dogs..-- and that is an inclusive "our"  as all you people who buy a chicken number are very involved... 
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as for the few problem pups... i will be keeping the 2 whites in scarlottes litter..--- and...-- like with the  old wives tail about the temp drop 24 hours before contractions start... there is one aboutr   dogs with standing ears hear better---  could be nonsense- but i have tried to get the attention of the ultimate in droopy ears -- a bassett hound---  and their hearing does not compare to a doberman-- or collie with standing ears.   then there is the debate about is there such a thing as partial hearing in a dog  or is it just   both ears, one ear , or no ears  hear.  i have had dogs hearing  tested at tufts ( vet school)  and for $500 got a long report about hearing  frequencies etc in a dog i considered stone deaf. -----so... if there is a chance they could hear better/more-  when they are spayed neutered, i will have thier ears cropped..  not the long  show dog crop that gets taped for months-- but a short practical  crop which should not need much taping...  just that crazy look ing helmet i make.  very few white dog have their ears cropped because it is expensive- and since they are never shown generally people are not willing to spend the money.  Since these 2 dogs will be my personal dogs  no sdp money will go for this   and they will be easier to keep clean  -- like bailey's ears...  so be prepared for the "football helmet"  i make that means i don't  have to tape around the ear...  at that point they become indoor dogs.

continuing with ear topic... earlene found a black/grey spot in witt's ear--- again  an old wives tail-- but if the hairs in the ear are black the dog can hear-- if they are white  it is deaf... so a dog with black near an ear stands a better chance of having black inner ear hairs..

bless those old wives....
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now i have to deal with the water topic  and horse and chickens-- it is a battle every year   people do not realise things like  water freezes to a hard substance

2 comments:

  1. I hope people realize that Great Danes make marvelous pets! Hearing or not! Their disposition is so gentle and loving. I am sure any of the pups who are not 'perfect' will make PERFECT pets! Which is, in my mind at least, also a service to man/womankind.

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  2. I DIDN'T THINK IT POSSIBLE, BUT MY ADMIRATION OF CW CONTINUES TO GROW! :) WITH SDP WE (THE WORLD) ARE LEARNING THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A FAILURE! KEEP FIGHTING THE GOOD FIGHT!

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