BABY DONKEY HAS MADE IT TO NORMAL BEHAVIOR... IT LOOKS LIKE-- AND TH E PAWING MOM DOES OF HER NOW LOOKS NORMAL... LIKE.... GET UP MY MILK BAG IS FULL AGAIN....THE DUMMY FOAL SYNDROME I WORRIED ABOUT --- OR WHATEVER IT IS- HAS TO BE CLOSELY RELATED TO THE ... I FORGET... THE " WANDERING PUPPY ?' BIT WHERE TH E PUP DOES NOT HAVE THE INSTINCT TO CRAWL TOWARD MOM'S WARMTH...I HATE TO BE THE ONE TO POSE THIS... BUT.. THERE IS AN INABILITY TO THRIVE IF YOU DON'T STICK TO MOMMY NATURE'S IDEAS OF ORDER.
DO I DARE TANGLE WITH THE HUMAN TEENAGER-- USUALLY A MALE-- WHO BEGINS TO ARGUE WITH DAD AND DECDES HE NEEDS TO BE ON HIS OWN BEFORE HE IS CAPABLE... THEN GETS IN TROUBLE... HAVENT THEY STUDIED THE LIONS IN AFRICA-- WHERE THERE DEVELOPS GROUPS OF YOUNG MALES SORT OF WANDERING LOOKING FOR THEIR PLACE IN LION SOCIETY??? OR WAS IT ELEPHANTS???
I NEVER SHOULD HAVE GOT INTO THAT ONE AND STUCK TO DOGS... WELL ----THERE ARE YOUNG MALES HERE THAT BENTLEY WANTS TO KILL AND OTHERS WHO HE ACCEPTS-- UNRELATED TO NEUTERING-- WHICH IS THE SOLUTION TO TOO MANY MALES... HWMMMMMMM.....(NOW STRUGGLING TO KEEP THIS ON AN INTELECTUAL DISCUSSION...)
I ONCE OWNED A COW. ONE OF MY HUSBAND'S PATIENTS GAVE HI M A COW-- TINY LITTLE BROWN COW
WHICH I MILKED BY HAND-- AND SHE GAVE 400 GALLONS OF BUTTERY MILK DAILY-- WE GAVE IT AWAY, MADE ICE CREAM,, CHEESE,, AND TEH KIDS SHOOK QUART JARS OF CREAM TO MAKE BUTTER WHILE WATCHING TV....I HAD A 2 GALLON PASTURIZER AND WITH VERY LITTLE SLOSH CONTROL, THE WHOLE KITCHEN SMELLED LIKE MILK GONE WRONG..
BUT ... THE INTERESTING PART FOR THIS DISCUSSION....IS.... FOR THE CITY FOLK-- COWS DON'T GIVE MILK WITHOUT PRODUCING A BABY----- WHEN I GOT THE COW, SHE HAD JUST HAD A BABY WHICH WAS LEFT WWITH OTHER COWW BABIES -- SO PRODUCING MILK DIDN'T BECOME A PROBLEM FOR ABOUT A YEAR, WHEN SHE STARTED TO DRY UP... WHEN YOU HAVE A COW, YOU NEED TO BE REGISTERED WITH NOT ONLY THE LOCAL ANIMAL CONTROL, BUT THE FBI... CIA... AND USDA IT SEEMS LIKE-- AND THEY KEEP TRACK OF YOU...AND THE HEALTH OF YOUR COW... SO WHEN THE COW NEEDD TO PRODUCE ANOTHER CALF, TEH USDA MAN ARRIVED WITH A SMALL JAR AND A LONG SLEEVE AND PLACED TEH CONTENTS OF THE JAR WHERE IT COULD MAKE ANOTHER BABY COW., WHERE AND HOW HE GOT THT JAR FILLED I DO NOT KNOW... I CERTAINLY APPRECIATED THAT I HAD TO DEAL WITH ONLY THAT PART OF THE BULL THAT I NEEDED..MY GUESS IS SOMEWHERE THERE WAS A SMALL BROWN BULL THAT WAS RELATED TO 99% OF TEH SMALL BROWN CALVES BORN IN NEW ENGLAND FOR YEARS.( FROZEN LIQUID NITROGEN BEING WHAT IT IS)
I THINK OF THAT ALOT WHEN I WATCH CNN NEWS OF TEH MASSES OF HUMANITY RUNNING AROUND WITH RIFLES HELD HIGH.. OVER THEIR HEADS...
THUS ENDETH THE LESSON FOR THE DAY....
GLUTTON FOR PUNISHMENT???
I wanted to thank you for welcoming me into your home and allowing me to experience the miracle that is SDP.
I was able to see SDP full circle, from assisting with Opal's Author's first gruel feeding to witnessing a potential new recipient replace her cane with Seagram. It gave me goosebumps to hear her speak of the wonderful experience of being able to conquer stepping up onto a curb for the first time with Seagram's assistance.
I worked very hard. I was soaking wet and dirty by 8:30 am. I came home with dirt under my fingernails and soreness in every muscle in my body, but feeling very rewarded.
And just think, I can now add donkey wrangler to my resume!!!!
Thanks again for allowing me to be a part of SDP. I can't wait to visit again!
WITH COFFEE IN HAND, I AM NOW GOING OUT TO PERFORM A RAIN DANCE WITH HOPES HERMINE CAN GIVE US SOME OUTTER RINGS OF SOAKING MOISTURE.
.MOMMY NATURE -- AGAIN- RULES SOOOOOO MUCH OF OUR LIVES... LIKE RAIN...