Monday, February 3, 2014

feb 3,2014
you know you are in trouble when the first thing you reach for in the morning is the pepto bismal-  i am not saying i have the maria illness--  but my tummy spoke of greater things to come.

yesterday's sh#tting went unbelievably well-- it took 4 people to take earlene's place... but everyone got greeted , FED and hugged--- 2 people took barbara's place at the grill- dogs had a few minutes of playtime and a walkabout--

  the t tent got back to operational---
-dumble ran the house and pups there-- at one point there were more people sitting on the floor in my kitchen than there were pups..  

and big news of the day -- annie had her first golf cart lesson --- with a "student driver " sign pasted on the back-- of my green cart--- the one with a flat tire and very few brakes -- she gave tours to new comers.. 

theresa had the sh#tting papers all in order--- we did it in the arena---   that will be on camera when they get that camera going....and #12  was the winner.... in less than 30 seconds-- before we got the 3rd hen out of the crate... 

 steve  2   came equip'd with a list of awful jokes--- like why are dogs poor dancers?-- (BUD got this)...2 left feet.

 steve  1 and charlie were here-- what a beautiful dog charlie is...-- he glides when he moves-- like alot of our dogs--- ( opal and bentley specifically)

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notable -- the bigger donkey did chase tony..pup...-- who ran-- but that tendancy is there... so having dogs  loose whent the donks  are out... needs careful monitoing--  DONKEYS ARE KNOWn  TO KILL WOLVES IN herds of sheep.

  janine bought another horse on line--- a rescue--- looks like an amish work horse... some guy standing on her back in the photo...  i don't know when it arrives--- luckily ginger's owner had a truck and could go to the co op and get hay  $10 a bale..  got to admit-- a horse out of amish country is  trained...,big time trained.... has  the many miles required to train any animal---  boredom has been achieved...

fyi     for all of you who are going to be buying hay soon...you really  buy and feed hay by the pound--   not all $10 /bales are the same   ---the lighter the bale  the highter  the actual price... these bales are the kind where it is one bale a day for janine's black horse  and one for mrs aspen ( the mule) -- and the next one janine just bought...   we need to get a truckload of hay  from a hay dealer-- not the coop...
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it is amazing the VARRIED EDUCATion you camera people are getting  on this explore  site..
 and we are getting our education broadened also....  to have 5 carloads of people arrive and just melt into the generic activity on  these crazy acres is  nothing SHORT OFf   INCREDIBLE-----. THEY KNOW THEIR WAY AROUND-- THEY KNOW  THE PEOPLE -- AND MOST ALARMING... THEY KNOW THE NAMES OF ALL THE DOGS  BETTER THAN WE DO...

I AM ACCUSTOMED TO NOT KNOWING PEOPLE'S NAMES-- IT GOES WITH AGE-- I HAVE ALWAYS BEEN THIS WAY  BUT NOW I HAVE AN EXCUSE...
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NEW CONCEPT FOR THE DAY.... READ PEOPLE'S NAME TAGS.......I AM FASCINATED WANDERING AROUND  PLACES LIKE HOME DEPOT WITH  SHELIA...  SHE READS EVERY PERSON'S NAME TAG  ON THEIR SHIRTS  AND IMMEDIATELY CALLS THEM BY NAME LIKE SHE HAS KNOWN THEM FOR YEARS....UNSURPRISINGLY SHE GETS BETTER SERVICE THAN THE "HEY YOU"  APPROACH...-- IT IS KIND OF A FUN CONCEPT  TO TRY-- I HAVE TRIED IT ,,, AND EVEN I GET BETTER SERVICE TOO.

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speaking of talking to strangers---  the  explore camera "business cards"  we have ordered should be in soon--    these are to give people to try and get them addicted to the pup  cameras.. 
if any of you would like some ,send us an addressed envelope..  the febuary push is to get more people addicted---  this was something that was mentioned when they gave us the firs 150k-- we would have trouble keeping the public interested---  but we have a different thing going... words like unrehearsed, live , reality  keep us going..  

 we need both the explore grants and the chicken bricks  to keep going.
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barking--- someone must be here.... it is 7am  that would be tracy???abd allison???

3 comments:

  1. Would be happy to have some business cards. I am waiting for my retirement in October to be able to donate some time.
    Paula J Lowe
    27 Evans Rd
    Peabody,MA 01960
    I am an orthopedic nurse and many times have contact with mobility impaired patients.

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  2. Paula - you certainly have contacts with potential puppy-viewers. Carlene just needs you to send a self-addressed, self-stamped envelope to her. The address is on the website.

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