Thursday, July 21, 2016

JULY 21 2016
THANK  YOU   EXPLORE !!!   we now have a working donkey camera-- except  "internet central" needs to DO SOMETHING  to get it "streaming."... but it is in the wall and does show the stall and pasture as it is turned by teh cam-ops....
the other big deal is the fact that .. i think all those cameras now have     SOUND  which means when teh donkey's bray -- which is not too often-- it may be noon here... but somewhere in the world it will be midnight- so don't fall asleep with the sound on- that raspy loud bray was designed by the gods to be heard for miles across the desert- and at that , they did a good job.  when mary would bray for  carrot at our front door, you could hear it at the gas station about 2 miles away.--- people just never knew what that odd noise was... so no one complained...
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now on the topic of donkeys-- and service animals-- i know there are a bunch of people who are developing mini horses for service animals...  of course... i have an opinion...
the very basic instinct of a horse, when frightened is to run-- the basic instinct of a donkey is to stand still and think about it.... which often is interpreted as stubborn...once properly educated a donkey is so far superior to a horse that it is comical...  they are often shown in photos in 3rd world countries  as freely following thier owners without leash or lead thru traffic automotive and cattle....... you will never see a horse do that--  other than a super trained trick horse, a loose horse is a 1000 pound lump of destruction- with no sense.  if a horse paws at a fence and gets a foot caught, it is a split second  emergency situation- because usually the horse will  decide to fly backwards  pulling  the fence down, causeing massive  sometimes fatal   damage to themselves---  where a donkey  will patiently wait for you to go get the wire cutters and cut them free.-- being on the same side of the fence as the horse with caught foot could be a terrible mistake...you can approach the horse  from the opposite side the fence in relative safety... 

proof?  you never see a horse pulling a wagon without blinders covering their rear vision... because at any moment they coudl decide  the wagon is actually a wild animal who is chasing them -- and the faster the horse runs the faster that wild beast follows... 
proof?  if you have a herd of 8 cows and you let  them in from the pasture for milking.. they carefully find and get in their own stall..   do the same with horses and they all try and get in the same stall  and then kick at each other.
horses could be considered "more  obedient"  because they are more inclined to do what someone asks where a donkey is always going to use thier own judgement for their own well being..
proof?  a policeman on a horse can cause the horse to use their body to push against a crowd.. i don't know if you could ever get  a donkey to do that.

you have to teach a horse to stand still.. standing still is a built in talent of a donkey  you have to teach them   to move-- therefore the donkey is far safer in the long run.

there is one  bunch of horses that are trained to stand still better than any other.... the budweiser hitch of 8 clydesdales.  it saved their lives...because in an unbelievable accident-- on youtube--google  budweizer accident-- it is called a miracle-- --- they were doing a figure 8 and somethign went wrong causing a horse to fall... all tangled up in harness-- you can hear the gasp of the horsemen in the crowd  who realized what a disaster was in front  of them..-  the driver must have yelled whoa and not one horse moved a foot-- to the amazement of the announcer and everyone. they all walked away.. with any other bunch of horses  it  would have been fatal to some... for the handlers to go in  to that mess of 2000 pound horses ll tangled in leather straps  took an amazing faith in theiri training...  i would have got a veternarian  there with tranquilizer befroe i went anywheres near it.
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so on owe go... getting cameras up and running... we are now minus miles of wound up extra lines stuffed in creaky cabinets"joe" has it all in microwave looking units-- just beautiful... and furthermore  i have seen it all working... it needs to be brought  "?online" by someone somewhere
i am sure we will all enjoy it... 
thanks to explore...

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My cake day  went a little differently this month. A friend if mine and I decided that the NYPD would be the benefactors this month. So cakes (they didn’t have a sheet cake this time) in hand she and I boarded the two trains to get to 1 Police Plaza. As we entered the building there were a few uniforms congregating by the front door. As they realised what we had each began to follow behind us like the Piedmont Piper. We asked to see the Sargent at Arms as I began to tell the 20 or so gathered around that with recent events we wanted to spread 'our love and appreciation' to our soldiers in blue this month, they were all humbled and appreciative of our efforts and thank us. We of course replied, NO, the thanx are ours for your continued efforts for our safety. As we left we heard the Sargent yell 'let them eat cake! :)
I would have to say another successful 19th! :)



 ELSIE MAKES SUCH A DIFFERENCE IN JEANINE'S LIFE. SHE USED THE WORD INDEPENDANT A LOT! NOT HAVING TO DEPEND ON HER HUSBAND, OR OTHERS, MAKES HER LIFE SO MUCH BETTER. SHE CAN GO PLACES ALONE AND THAT IS A BEAUTIFUL THING. SHE REMINISCENCED ABOUT HOW SCARED SHE WAS THE FIRST TIME MEGAN INSTRUCTED HER TO LEAVE HER WALKER BEHIND AND NOW SHE GOES EVERY WHERE WITH JUST ELSIE BY HER SIDE.

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