I AM WAY BEHIND IN THOSE BLOGS I WAS TO WRITE FOR EXPLORE-- ONE PER WEEK... I GOT DISTRACTED...
TODAY I TRIED TO ATTACK THE CONCEPT OF... IF YOU GET A DOG TO SIT IN FRONT OF YOU AND YOU GIVE THEM A GRTEAT, IN THE DOG'S MIND HAS HE LEARNED TO SIT-- OR HAS HE TAUGHT YOU TO FEED HIM TREATS.
THERE IS A VERY SOPHISTICATED DIFFERENCE.
I KNOW IF I AM TRYNG TO GET A DOG TO HOLD SOMETHING IN HIS MOUTH, THE MINUTE I BRING OUT TREATS, HIS MIND OS ON THE TREATS AND NOT THE CHORE AT HAND... DOWN THE ROAD IT MAKES A BIG DIFFERENCE... IT BECOMES A "COMMAND" FOR THE DOG TO DO A TRICK.. LIKE BAILEY GETTING THE BASKET... WHEN SHE WAS LEARNING IT.. THERE WERE NO TREATS INVOLVED.. NOW THAT SHE KNOWS TEH JOB, SHE WILL EVEN CHECK TO BE SURE THE TREAT ( PAYCHECK) IS AN APPROVED KIND.
I DID WARN CLEARSPAN THAT WE ARE MINUS ONE LEG --- AND MARK ASKED IF IT WAS THE PIPE OR FOOT.. AT WHICHJ TIME I THOUGHT I BETTER BE SURE WE HAVE THAT FOOT PIECE TOO.. SO I WIL GO COUN T THOSE IN THE RAIN. IT IS THE PIPE THAT WWE ARE SO FAR MISSING.
I DID MAKE A FEW CABLE CONNECTIONS YESTERDAY SITTING IN THE T TENT ( DRY) ... WE NOW ARE SET TO MASS PRODUCE--- AND I WILL FEEL BETTER WHEN A FEW CABLES AR IN PLACE... RECTANNGLES ARE NOT STABLE... TRIANGLES ARE.
A BUNCH OF PEOPLE WILL BE HERE FOR TEH SHATTING ON SUNDAY.. MAYBE WE CAN GET THE NEXT PIECES UP..
I JUST THOUGHT OF THE TEEPEE METHOD OF HAVING THE FIRST TRIANGEL BE SOOOOOO STEADY.... HANDLING THIS RAFTER WILL BE ALOT EASIER IF WE HAVE A LEG TO SWING IN PLACE AS WE DID WITH THE TEEPEE. HMMMMMM. LIFT IT WITHTHE TRACTOR TO A HOLD POSITION...GET THE FEET ON THE SIDE DOWN-- TEHN HOIST IT.
HAVING THE WHOLE THIG SWING ING IN MID AIR TAKES ALOT OF PEOPLE...
REMEMBER THAT INDIAN WOMAN PUTTING UP HER YEAR ROUND HOUSE IN AN HOUR.....
Hunter and Wendy have been getting compliments on how much better they are doing from everyone at his Mema and Pops' campground compared to last year and how great Wendy looks. They have seen great growth in them as a team! She's not fighting him when he's walking towards the swimming area...yes he's been in the water and she was ok with it. Wendy heard thunder before anyone else and got up and she went in the water, just to her paws, to let Hunter know to get out. His Mema then heard some thunder and figured out what Wendy was up too and got the kids out. It poured Sunday leaving Madi's recital and they did amazing...she even went through the puddles and weaved through the crowd.
Hunter can't wait until next year at school with Wendy because he knows how much she has helped him. We are so proud of them both!
Hi Carlene & the folks at SDP, We just wanted to give you and update on Onyx. Since the last time we wrote to you she managed to get herself sprayed by a skunk, it was bound to happen, but of course it was 10:00pm on Tuesday night. This was a few months ago and she is still a little smelly in the face, but we love her just the same. She spent more time then she would have liked in the dog wash down the street, so hopefully she won’t think the black furry thing is a toy again J She had her second visit to the vet, we are still taking her to the Danvers Animal Hospital, and it feels good to know that you trust them so much, so it’s a bit out of the way but worth the peace of mind. Funny when we brought her in the man that saw her asked if she was one of Carlene’s dogs, she must have a look about her. We went for a walk a month or so ago at the park we always visit and saw what I thought was another dog of leash, ended up it was a coyote! Onyx is such a good girl though she came right to me when I called her and we turned around and went the other way. We planted our garden a few weeks ago she was lots of help digging holes. She brings such joy to everyone she meets. She is such a wonderful part of our family, thank you again. I’ve attached some pictures for you.
Jen, Eric & Onyx