SHELIA WAS STILL SOUTH OF ATLANTA... HEADED NORTH AT ABOUT 6:45 TODAY.. I HAVE BEEN TRACKING THE WINTER STORM AND IT TALKS ABOUT RELATIVELY MINOR PROBLEMS DURING THE MORNING COMMUTE IN DC AND NYC BUT LATER IN THE DAY IT WILL BE BAD... I HAD HOPED SHE WOULD SQUEAK BY AHEAD OF THE EAST BOUND STORM....
PROBLEM BEING YOU HAVE ALL THOSE DRIVERS WHO ARE NOT USED TO SNOW/ICE
THE BEST WE CAN DO IS PRAY SHE MAKES IT
SO ALL OF YOU GET ON THAT PROJECT NOW..
VERY NICE SUNDAY STEW YESTERDAY-- I THINK I WAS LIVE ON THE ARENA CAMERA
THANKS TO STEVE AND MEGAN THEY REDESIGNED THE LOCATION OF THE EQUIPMENT. MUCH TO THE DELIGHT OF TTHE DOGS RUNNING LOOSE...
MOST INTERESTING WAS THE "A FRAME" THAT PIECE OF AGILITY EQUIPMENT TO GET THEM TO GO UP AND OVER... THE FRECKLE BUT GALS WERE ALL OVERR THAT UP DOWN TURN AROUND ON THE TOP-- NOT A PROBLEM..
AND THEN EARLENE ASKED HER MORE THAN SLIGHLY OVERWEIGHT FRIEND, CHAOS TO TRY... AND CHAOS MADE IT.. WITH THAT BAILEY TOOK A RUN UP AND OVER-- NOT A PROBLEM-- SHE WAS NOT GOING TO LET CHAOS DO SOMETHING SHE COULD NOT DO-- THIS IS A DOG WHO WAS --WITHIN THE PAST YEAR --PARALIZED IN THE REAR...
WE HAD A SLING TO CARRY HER AROUND.... MOTHER NATURE THUMBED HER NOSE AT THE MEDICAL PROFESSION AND JUST PATCHED HER UP AS BEST SHE COULD... YOU SEE HOW SLOWLY SHE GETS OFF THE SOFA FOR MAIL CALL--- SHE HAS A PROBLEM LOOSING HER BALANCE IN THE REAR--- BUT SHE LOOKS GOOOOOOOD.
AND IF YOU WATCH HER TROT FROM THE SIDE.... SHE HAS PERFECT WELL GREASED JOINTS FOR THAT ...
THE ONLY OTHER THING I NOTICE , ASIDE FROM WORRYING ABOUT GETTING BUMPED BY OTHER DOGS IS,, SHE DOESN'T BEND WELL-- WHEN SHE GOES TO GET THE BASKET SHE HAS TO MAKE A U-TURN AND SHE CAN NOT... IF STUFF IS IN HER WAY...
OTHER THAN THAT-- FOR A 10 YEAR OLD DANE..... SHE IS PERFECT.
HER PERSONALITY HAS ALWAYS BEEN PERFECT.. NICE DOGGIE
WE HAVE A NEW TRAINER APPRENTICE--- STARTING THRUSDAY--- MOTHER'S HOURS 9-2 MON-THURS. I BET YOU ALL THINK I CAN REMEMBER HER NAME--- IT BEGINS WITH A "K" --- FOR ME THAT IS GOOD. SHE WILL BE WORKING WITH THAT "M" PERSON DEALING WITH PUPPIES.... ALONG WITH THE "T" PERSON ON BASIC KENNEL MANAGEMENT.
HEY I HAVE DECIDED I NEED TO PAY JUST A LITTLE MORE ATTENTION TO DETAILS.. BY BEING SIDE TRACKED WITH THE 990 AND ACCREDITATION THERE HAVE BEEN A COUPLE THINGS THAT I NOTICED AND DID NOT HAVE TIME OR MENTAL ENERGY TO INVESTIGATE...
WELL THE 990 IS DONE-
SO LOOK OUT WORLD HERE I COME.
I HAD A NOTE FROM COURTNEY-- I THINK I TOLD YOU ALL THAT SHE NEEDED TO USE ABOUT 6 COMMANDS ALL AT ONCE-- LIKE KNOCK IT OFF.... CARLENE TYPE COMMANDS... SHE DID AND LULU LISTENED...
I HAVE A THEORY THAT DOGS ( AND CHILDREN) PREFER DISCIPLINE TO WANDERING OUT OF CONTROL...
IT CERTAINLY IS TRUE WITH MANY OF OUR DANES... PUT THE HARNESS/COLLAR ON AND THEY SEEM TO RELAX..
HOW MANY TIMES HAVE I HEARD ADULTS ( OLD PEOPLE) BRAG ABOUT THE NUNS THAT WHACKED THEM OVER THE KNUCKLES WHEN THEY MIS BEHAVED-- OR MY SON IN LAW WHO'S 5 FOOT TALL MOTHER USED TO GRAB HIM BY THE HAIR, PUT HIM DOWN AND THEN STAND ON HIS HAIR. KEEPING HIM FACE DOWN ONTHE FLOOR.. WONDERFUL WOMAN... LOVE IT.
THE MORE I HEAR OF HORROR STORIES ABOUT KIDS TALKING BACK TO TEACHERS THE MORE I THINK OF HER SOLUTION... HE IS VERY POLITE NOW...
IF I HAD MY WAY KIDS WOULD BEHAVE BETTER AND I WOULD BE IN JAIL.
NOW NO TRACY THIS MORNING----APPARENTLY MADDY FELL OFF A HORSE A COUPLE DAYS AGO AND WAS ADMITTED LAST NIGHT BECAUSE OF PAIN SOMEWHERE ?LEG?
I REMEMBER JANINE FELL OFF HER HORSE AT ABOUT 7 YEARS OLD AND IT TOOK TOM 4 DAYS TO DECIDE HER ARM WAS BROKEN, -- something about a shoemaker's daughter without shoes????
AT LEAST THE CURRENT HORSE IN THE BARN HAS A PERFECT WHOA.. AS IN " DON'T MOVE A G.D. INCH "
THE AMISH WORK HORSES-- AND A GOOD COWPONY KNOW THAT REALLY WELL-- YOU HAVE ALL SEEN A QUarterhorse standing in the middle of some praire with some cow tied to a rope to their saddle.. they don't move either..
if they did .. it would be a long walk home for some cowboy.
also just to keep the educational aspects on a higher plain... they are called quarterhorses because they are faster at a quarter of a mile than a thorobred... they have to be to work cattle...
while i am on the topic of fast... i am told the fastest animal over a 30 mile course is a donkey.. i have no way of testing that ... but i don't see why it might be wrong.
it is the rabbit and turtle all over again...
i wonder who got the donkey to run 30 miles in any direction. i have spent a great deal of time trying to get 8 donkeys to walk 100 yards in any specific direction... like into a hotel ballroom with antlers as santa's reindeer...
that was during my previous life.
shelia is hopefully still wandering north
i can't tell if the "we" to which she refers is shelia and her 5 dogs or husband brian .
i think i am icu for th e surgery today ( spay)..