I THINK SANTA IS DUE HERE TODAY-- THIS GUY IS THE REAL THING-- EVEN WITHOUT THE RED SUIT
HE DRIVES A RED JEEP WITH LICENSE ST NICK.. PLUS HE IS VERY JOLLY ANYWAY- HE IS A FRIEND OF MARK'S
AND VERY GENEROUSLY DONATES HIS TIME TO ENTERTAIN ALL OF US.
THE OTHER ONE YOU SHOULD SEE ON CAMERA TODAY IS WILLLIAM HUBER ( PHOTOGRAPHER OF CALENDAR FAME).....
I THINK HE SAID HE WOULD BE HERE TODAY... PROBABLY WITH HIS DAUGHTER.
THERE WAS SOMETHING ABOUT FOOD... THERE ALWAYS IS.... MARK SAID HE WAS NOT GRILLING
BUT HAD SOME OTHER SOLUTION.. I DON'T THINK WE WILL STARVE.
THIS IS AN ARMY THAT MOVES ON IT'S BELLY FOR SURE.
NOOON---- DON'T KNOW WHO WANTS TO WALK DONKEYS IN THE COLD, AT NOON...
BUT I BET JANINE IS HERE TO BE WITH WHOEVER SHOWS UP..
PRIDE GOETH BEFORE A FALL--- BOY I KNOW THAT WELL.....HOWEVER PURE IGNORANCE
DOES NOT STOP ME FROM TELLING ALL OF YOU THAT SIZZLE ACTUALLY PICKED UP
THE BASKET FOR MAIL CALL LAST NIGHT...
SHE IS A LONNNNNNNNNNNG WAY FROM BEING 1/10TH THE DOG BAILEY WAS..
. BUT THE EPISODE STARTED WITH -
1. GET THAT ^$%&*(&^%$ OUT OF M Y MOUTH
2. QUICKLY TRAVERSED TO WHY IS BENTLYEY BEHIND THAT DOOR WHERE
I REALLY WANT TO BE....
3. IF I LEAN INTO YOUR KNEES YOU CAN'T GET THAT BASKET NEAR MY MOUTH
4. JUST GIVE ME THE LIVER TREAT AND SCRATCH THIS STUPID BASKET ROUTINE
5. WHAT DO YOU MEAN NO TREAT... IT IS IN YOUR OTHER HAND.
6. THAT TREAT REMOVES THE TASTE OF THAT AWFUL BASKET.
7. WHADAYA MEAN... THINK?
8. I HAVE TO TASTE THAT BASKET TO GET A TREAT????
9. I AM NOT SURE IT IS WORTH IT-- LET ME THINK ABOUT IT OVERNIGHT.
10. LET ME TRY AND TASTE IT WHEN SHE IS NOT SITTING THERE..
11. NOW SHE HAS IT UP ON TH ECOUNTER SO I CAN'T EVEN REACH IT.
12. MAYBE TOMORROW I CAN FIGURE THIS OUT.
IT IS THE LEARNING TO LEARN PROCESS-- AND I KNOW BETTER-- I SHOULD HAVE STARTED
WITH PUTTING HER FOOT ON A STEP STOOL AND MAKING HER LEAVE IT
THERE TIL I SAID OK AND GAVE HER A TREAT.
I SHOULD HAVE ESTABLISHED THE PATTERN... YOU HAVE TO WORK TO GET PAID...
HOW OFTEN HAVE I SAID THAT ABOUT CHILDREN/PEOPLE ..??????
WELL THE DOGS HAVE TO LEARN IT TOO...
THIS BUSINESS OF HAVING MAYA HERE TO ROUGHHOUSE WITH IS DETRIMENTAL
TO PERFECT BEHAVBIOR - HER MIND WANDERS TOO MUCH FOR ANY REAL PROGRESS..
COULD BE MAYA GETS LOCKED IN THE ANNEX FOR ME TO TRY AND TALK WITH HER....
EVER TRY AND TEACH A KID TO READ WHEN ALL THEIR FRIENDS ARE OUTSIDE THE
WINDOW PLAYING FOOTBALL? SAME PROBLEM....
bailey knew well-- if i got out the liver treats, she was going to have to do something she personally
considered ridicoulous.... like balancing on a tree limb. -- i know she thoroughly enjoyed
getting the basket for mail call because she would deviate from the norm so often-- giving it to someone else,
carrying it away---or dropping it with great force in front of me-- spilling the contents...
you have to allow them their personalities.. just as they have to learn that people are food
aggressive and don't like to share theier plate of food with a dog.... unless invited...
SHATTING DAY -- WOOWOWOOWOOO BLESS YOU ALL TO BE SOOLD OUT AGAIN...
THE NEXT NOMTH IS A VERY SHORT ONE WITH THE FIRST SUNDAY BEING ON THE
1ST OF JANUARY AND THIS SHAT ON THE 4TH OF DECEMBER.
I NEED TO GIVE THIS SOME SERIOUS THOUGHT--- LIKE..... MAYBE REMOVE ALL TEH
SOFA'S FROM THE T TENT SO WE CAN PUT THE SHATTING TABLE IN THERE AND GET AT LEAST SOME
HEAT FROM TEH FIREPLACE. IT IS NOT ALL ME-- ( BUT A LARGE PART)
THAAT SQUARED OFF TABLE COVER IS CRACKING IN THE COLD.. WE ARE GOIN G TO HAE TO RETHINK
SOMETHING... A VERY GENEROUS CAMERA PERSON GAVE ME A MILWALKIE HEATED JACKET WHICH WORKS,
BUT THE CRACKING VINYL IS ANOTHER PROBLEM.. BEING EVEN ½ WARM AND ON CAMERA IS A CHALLANGE...
WE HAVE HAD CHALLANGES BEFORE...
MEGAN MADE IT TO LAS VEGAS NICELY.. I HAVE NOT HEARD SHE LANDED IN HAWAII YET...
HERE'S A LETTER FROM OUR VAST FAMILY OF PEOPLE WHO "BENEFIT" FOROM MY DAILY TYPOS
THERE ARE ALOT OF THEM OUT THERE..
I am one of the quiet CP's in the background who never comment, but I have been in love with your SDP
project and webcams since August 2015. At that time, Opal was expecting, and soon after, early in Sept.
I was so HONORED to be able to watch her give birth to those glorious Laundry puppies (the Pokies)...
.I grew up with lots of pets, but never got to witness a live birth of puppies. Then, to watch the others,
Gussie, Scarlet, and Mischa, all within the month, have their babies as well....OH MY!!!! I have been
so enthralled watching them grow up, and learning so much from you along the way. I have been housebound
now for 13 years with some chronic illnesses, and yet these webcams give me a kick in the pants every day,
and help me feel very connected to the wellspring of profound life changes you are able to fulfill with the masterful
way you work with your dogs, as well as the volunteers. I enjoy your Doggie Dailies immensely, LOVE your stories,
and find myself always smiling at your chosen topics of the day. I feel like a part of my heart is now at your farm.
And I can't forget to mention the donkeys. Maude was such a doll, and once again a first for me, got to witness
her give birth to Pockets, stayed up all night to catch it. And love all the newer arrivals of the mini-donkeys,
and learning their ways.
THE NUMBERS ARE FRIGHTENING TO ME.