large decision to make-- opal dripped 3 red drops yesterday--which means she is probably dripping more than 3 today as she comes in heat...now what ??? fact... noel is pregnant- with at least 2 maybe 3. maybe 13...but noel is not known for large litters... at least so far... she had 3, 4, and 1 stillborn.. the 31 we are now working with look great.. we have stashed one or two away for safe keeping to breed maybe in a couple years.leaving us 28 for megan and steve plus teh interns to deal with.these will be ready.. in all probability next fall-winter-- which means we would have only noel's 3 or 4 (? or 13) to train next december .
if opal started yesterday, she would have to be bred before we know how many pups noel was carrying. SOUND FAMILIAR????
SO WE HAVE 7 DAYS TO THINK ABOUT IT... SANDY WILL HAVE HER HERE NEXT SUNDAY. DO WE KEEP HER HERE FOR THE NEXT WEEK TO BREED HER.. OR NOT.? HER LAST BUNCH WERE SUPER/ WITH GROMMET.. IT IS THE WASHER DRYER BUNCH... BEAUTIFUL DOGS... BENTLEYS NIECES AND NEPHEWS THEY WOULD BE GEORGE'S COUSINS...
TRAINING--- we want to instill in the dogs that in harness/collar life is different than running around sniffing at everything.... we want a definite line of demarcation between work mode and play mode. because of that we need to get these interns organized better to start.. and from yesterday's observations--- when you have any dog on a leash, you wan t to be able to anticipate any unwanted behabvior before it happens.... so i want to see all these interns staring at the top of a dogs head- if they have them on leash--- even rope leashes.. and never a tight leash with them pulling you.. quick twitch of the leash and stand still til they stop pulling.. then a quiet "walk on" or take the leash off and say "ok" .
YOU CAN TALK TO FRIENDS AND STILL STARE AT THE TOP OF THE DOGS HEAD...
flushing.....i got alot of response about pills in the ground water..........i had alot of comments "it seems to me"---. what i was after is someone who might know for a fact.-----i dIdn't flush any in any quantity --- I had taken bottlede ones to the police station when i unloaded the used syringes...-- but it made me wonder... if a person swallows them first, do they not end up in the ground water anyway...? if ----"matter may never be created nor destroyed." .. sounds like they might..... now there is a problem to consider... is it all of those antibiotics passed thru a person now creating superbugs.-----
i know alot more about it now.... there does exist an ok to flush list- a national list of pharmacies that will take old meds...most police stations take them-- and if that fails, there is a way to wrap them in bags of sand destroy the identification marks , tie the top and put them in a landfill ..
which makes me remember a converastion i had with DR BOB--( my daughters friend..phd bug nut) who is concerned all the food raised west of the rockies and consumed by people on the east coast lands in the atlantic ocean... when it should rightly land in the pacific.
such problems i have to consider !!
zoos--- they should design them so people run thru habittrails -- enclosed like hampsters-
people are hardly an endangered species...
time to vent about hair----keeping in mind i had hair longer than anyone on the property --- so it is not just the legnth but the way it is kept... we can not have hair impairing your vision -- this concept has annoyed me with tv reporters but with us it can be a safety hazzard... if you have to use your hands to see where you are going you may not punch in here until it is in an elastic behind your head.
too much hair flying around i worry about what might be in that hair... this is a farm you know.... you don't think i speak truth?????? you can not dream up all the ways it could be a problem... from from fleas to bees
we have one recipient - who shall remain anonymous - who was trimming her dogs nails and the dremmal drill caught afew strands of hair and twisted it's way right up into her face while it also kept the on button ..on..
so----hair be gone on this farm...
and then there is the 3rd guy running for president...now far be it for me to comment on this tribe of polititians, but his hair looks like he saves money by having his wife cut it, and she ran along one side his head with clippers by mistake. and for tv coverage...he cudda at least combed it. he is the one who owns a marajuana company...???? i heard that once on cnn and no one repeated it....yet...
MUCH WRITINGTO DO IN PREPARATION FOR ANN'S RED PEN DEPARTMENT TOMORROW...
**WE HAVE A NEWSPAPER ARTICLE TO WRITE FOR THURSDAY CUMMINGS WITH THE PICTURE MARK TOOK YESTERDAY
**WE HAVE THE JAFFEE AWARD TO FINISH
**EXPLORE ASKED ME TO WRITE A WEEKLY BLOG FOR THEM -- AND I DID ABOUT 40 OVER THE YEAR (LAST I KNEW THERE ARE 52 WEEKS......I HAVE FAILED... I DON'T LIKE THAT ... I NEED TO GET MORE DIFFERENT PICTURES...)