IT IS A GOOD THING PUPPIES ARE SO CUTE-- OTHERWISE NO ONE WOULD PUT UP WITH THEM..NEAL IS AWFULLY GOOD... BUT ALL PUPPIES HAVE THE INSTINCT TO RUN IN FRONT OF YOU.. I THINK IT COMES FROM RUNNING IN FRONT OF MOM SO THEY CAN GRAB A QUICK DRINK...-- ACTUALLY I AM PRETTY SURE THAT IS IT...TROUBLE IS IT HANGS OVER INTO YOUNG ADULT HOOD WHEN THE RUN IN FRONT OF A GOLF CART... AT THIS STAGE OF THE GAME I DON'T LIKE TO SEE ANY VEHICLE MOVING WHEN HE IS LOOSE... AS A MATTER OF FACT WHEN A CAR CAME IN THE DRIVEWAY YESTERDAY I YELLED FOR 3 KIDS TO GET IN FRONT OF THE CAR TO STOP IT.
FIRST THINGS FIRST... LIKE PUSHING JANINE OUT ON THE THIN ICE TO RESCUE A DOG WHO FELL THRU.
OPAL IS BLOSSOMING---AND SLOWING UP JUST A LITTLE..... HER APROX DATE IS SEPT 11 WHICH MEANS HER PUPS WILL JUST ABOUT BE OPENING THEIR EYES FOR DOGFEST...
I HAVE A TERRIBLE TIME WITH TMT ( TOO MUCH TECHNOLOGY) - BUT MADE IT THRU YESTERDAY WITH THERESA'S HELP-- SHE SAVED ME MUCH MONEY IN THE SWEAR BEAR.... A RECIPIENT- TRAVELING IN ITALY LOST THIER CERTIFICATION BADGE... AND I HAD TO MAKE A NEW ONE AND EMAIL IT. THAT INVOLVED PRINTING ,SCANNING AND EMAILING...-- ALL OF WHICH ARE TROUBLE-- AND I AM USED TO MESSAGES "CAN'T FIND THE PRINTER" OR JUST PLAIN "ERROR" THAT IS NORMAL... WHAT I DID NOT NEED WAS A LECTURE BY THE PRINTER ABOUT HOW EVIL I WAS TO PUT INK CARTERIDGES IN THE THING THAT WERE NOT APPROVED BY HP-- DID I REALIZE HOW THE PRINTER COULD BE DAMAGED BY USE OF THE WRONG ( CHEEPER) INK CARTERIDGES??? ALL THE TIME I AM WONDERING IS IT ONE CLICK OR TWO...
I JUST HAD A CALL FROM A FRIEND WHO HAS A FIELD OF CORN UP FOR GRABS... SO I WILL WAIT FOR MORE PEOPLE TO ARRIVE AND WE CAN GO GET SOME-- HER WORDS "HAVE A CARFULL"
I TRIED TO TELL HER ABOUT THE NEW COOLER CORN-- OF PUTTIN G THE STRIPPED EARS IN A VERY CLEAN COOLER... TEHN POURING IN BOILING WATER AND CLOSING THE LID FOR "A WHILE" AND THE CORN WAS TERRIFFIC...POUR OUT THE WATER AND THE CORN STAYS HOT FOR 1/2 HOUR.. AND SHE SAID WHY COOK IT AT ALL.. SHE JUST PULLS IT AND EATS IT RIGHT INTHE FIELD...
I CAN REMEMBER -----WHEN THE KIDS WERE YOUNG, I HAD A SMALL VEGTABLE GARDEN, AND I USED TO SEND THEM OUT TO EAT THE RAW PEAS-- OR CARROTS FOR 5 MINUTES, THEN COME BACK IN THE HOUSE FOR THE MEAT AND POTATOES PART OF THE MEAL. AND THE GARDEN WAS FERTALIZED WITH HORSE MANURE... BIG TIME-- YOU WIPED THE CARROTS OFF IN YOUR ARMPIT.----SEEMED TO WORK... THEY GREW UP..
SPEAKING OF GERMS.... I HAVE NOT HEARD THAT MEGAN HAS SURVIVED THE "2 EXITS NO WAITING " BUG
FYI I FORGET WHERE YOU MIGHT HAVE LEFT OFF WITH THE MICROCHIPPING OF DOGS....AND JANINE BEING FINED $65 FOR NO CHIP-- IN WANDA...--
THE WHOLE THING IS PRETTY FLAKEY-- BUT I NOW HAVE MY $199 CHIP READER AND JANINE'S $699 CHIP READER
AND I CAN NOT SAY EITHER IS FOOL PROOF.. (OR AT LEAST INFALABLE BY THIS FOOL)
APPARENTLY MY $199 IS SUPPOSED TO READ ANY CHIP IN THE UNITHED STATES WHICH IS 9 ( OR 10?) DIGITS.. BUT THERE ARE OTHER CHIPS ... LIKE IN NEAL.. WHICH ARE 15 DIGITS-- AND THOSE HAV E TO BE READ BY THE $699 READER... WHICH IS SUPPOSED TO READ ALL OF THEM...
WE PLAYED WITH THEM AT MAIL CALL YESTERDAY AND I CAN NOT SAY IT WORKED WELL-- IT IS VERY EASY TO MISS A CHIP WITH EITHER READER-- WHICH TOTALLY DEFEATS THE PURPOSE ANYWAY--- IF AN ANIMAL CONTROL PERSON IS RUSHED AND NOT ABLE TO TAKE A FEW MINUTES TO DIDDLE WITH THE THING.
I AM NOT FINISHED WITH THAT ... AND IT IS PILED UP ON THERESA DESK.... TO BE CONTINUED... BOXFORD KENNEL....AND ... AVID HERE I COME-- PROBABLY MONDAY MORNING.--
I AM NOT SURE WHY BETSY SENT ME THIS EMAIL ABOUT CAROL....-- EXCEPT I HAVE GIVEN BETSY A VERY LOVELY DONKEY STATUE OF MINE-- TO COPY....PROBABLY SILVER-- NOT SURE-- PERFECT DETAILED DONKEY WITH PACKS ON THE SIDE.. IT SAT ON OUR DINNER TABLE WITH TOOTHPICKS FOR YEARS. ( REMEMBER THE FAMILY DINNER BIT?? ... SIT DOWN ---PLACES SET.. 3 COURSE.. WAIT FOR MOMS OFFICIAL BITE... CLOTH NAPKINS FOLDED-TYPE STUFF.)
WELL NOW THAT I HAVE AGED.. I FIND IT IS THE PERFECT HOLDER FOR MY HEARING AIDS OVERNIGHT -- AND IT IS SUCH A NICE PIECE-- I WONDERED IF BETSY COULDN'T REPRODUCE IT.. MAYBE OTHERS MIGHT LIKE ONE...
AS FOR THE REAL LIFE DONKEYS - I CAN'T KEEP TRACK... I THINK THEY GOT TO A FARM IN PENNA SO FAR....
Carol Ackerman is a jeweler, gallery owner and a bona-fide CP. She has been to the farm and will be at Dog Fest.
Many in the SDP/CP group have been asking for smaller monkey fist earrings. I have been too busy to carve one in wax, and too broke to get a professional to do it.
Carol offered to look into it (I gave her one of your models Carlene) and she ended up hand carving a nice small monkey fist herself. It’s perfect! Now the earring can be a complete monkey fist instead of a half. She has donated the model to SDP!
We will work to get the pieces as a part of the offerings on your web-site for Christmas if you would like that, and I would be happy to offer them on my web-site and donate the sales to SDP, and we could have a few at Dog Fest if you are interested.
I just want to say thank you to Carol for her time in carving the monkey fist. She is an extremely talented goldsmith, and owns her own store as well-so thank you to you for taking the time and fitting it into your schedule. I look forward to seeing you at Dog Fest!
TALENTED GOLDSMITH???? I DIDN'T KNOW THERE STILL WAS SUCH A THING... I THOUGHT COMPUTERS DID IT ALL NOW....