Sunday, June 25, 2017

JUNE 25 2017
I HAVE HEARD POETS TALK ABOUT "MORNING SONGS"-- TWEETING BIRDS AND THING S LIKE THAT... WE HAD 4 DANES IN FULL THROAT THIS MORNING-- NEARLY ON TIME  6:12AM..  I DO NOT KNOW WHY. 

IN THE ANIMAL MANAGEMENT DEPARTMENT MO IS DOING VERY WELL... EXCEPT SHE WALKS RIGHT OVER THE PLASSTIC TARP ON THE GROUND.. POCKETS DOES NOT DARE=  . MO SEEMS TO BE THE ONE THAT WANTS TO GO DOWN THE DRIVEWAY- PAST THE OFFICIAL GATE...  THAT WOULD BE  NOT A GOOD THING...  SHE IS SLOW MOVING ... BUT SHE IS HUGE AND WOULD TERRIFY  EVERYONE..
I DO GET A BIG KICK OUT OF WATCHING CITY  PEOPLE PAT HER - AND SHE SEEMS TO LOVE THE ATTENTION ..SOOOOOOO TODAY......
JANINE ASKED ME TO MAKE  SHOO FLY THINGS OUT OF COTTON ROPE.. WHICH JANINE CLIPS ON HER BELT LOOPS -- OR ON HER SADDLE  AND USES IT MUCH LIKE THE HORSES TAIL TO WHISK AWAY THE FLYS FROM HEAR ETC... AND THE HOSED UNDERSTANDS THE SWISHING MUCH BETTER THAN A THING THAT LOOKS LIKE A WHIP-- SO I  MADE ABOUT 20 FOR HER TO TAKE TO A BIG HORSE SHOW YESTERDAY... I DON'T KNOW WHAT HAPPENED BUT I STILL HAVE THEM-- SO TODAY WE CAN TEACH MO - AND POCKETS  TO ALLOW US TO SWISH FLYS-- AND MAYBE FIX ONT OF THIESE THINGS ON THEIR HALTERS SO IF THEY SHAKE THEIR HEADS IT WOULD CLEAR THE FLYS..  MO'S NOSE SEEMS TO BE PARTICULARLY ATTRACTIVE TO FLYS.

AND THEN THERE IS GRACE'S PLANTINGS... IN POTS... 4 OF THEM--- POCKETS LIKED TEHE TASTE OF THEM (I DON'T KNOW WHAT KIND THESE ARE-- BUT THERE IS AN OLD WIVES TIAL DONKEYS DON'T EAT WHAT WOULD HURT THEM)  BUT IT SURE HURTS GRACE'S DESIGN... SO IT WAS WHIFFLE BAT TIME...

I REMEMBER...... I TRAINED A PIG ONCE NOT TO DESTROY OUR TRASH CAN ONCE--WE HAD A DISCUSSION... PIG STYLE....BY GOING TO THE TRASH CAN  WITH SOME ATTRACITVE SNACK AND THEN TELLING HER NOT TO TOUCH IT.... THE WAY I TOLD HER WAS TO STAND QUIETLY UNTIL SHE POKED HER NOSE IN THE TRASH CAN , THEN VIOLENTLY BANGED AWAY ON THE TRASH CAN WHILE SCREAMIN G  " NO "  AT HER... SHE RAN OFF A FEW FEET, THEN TURNED AND MADE NOISES AT ME... THEN SLOWLY APPROACHED THE TRASH CAN AGAIN AND JUST AS SHE TOUCHED IT I  YELLED AND HIT THE CAN WITH MY WHIFFLE BAT  -- SHE MADE NOISES AND WALKED AWAY AND NEVER TOUCHED IT AGAIN...    HAVING THAT SUCCESS.. A FEW DAYS LAGTER  - ANOTHER PROBLEM WAS GOING DOWN THE DRIVEWAY ( IN LYNNFIELD.. WE HAD NO GATE) ...  SO I WALKED 1/2 WAY DOWN THE DRIVE... SSHE FOLLOWED AS SHE USUALLY DID-  I STOPPED AND DREW A LINE  AS SHE APPROACHED THAT LINE I HIT THE GROUND WITH MY WHIFFLE BAT WHILE SCREAMING  "NO" .. SHE STOPPED.. BACKED UP.AND LOOKED FOR A FEW MINUTES-- THEN WALKED FORWARD AGAIN.. I BANGD THE GROUND AGAIN..  SHE TURNED AND  WENT BACK TO THE BARNYARD-- AFTER WHICH IF YOU SAW HER GOING DOWN THE DRIVEWAY YOU COULD YELL, AND SHE WOULD TURN,

SO I APPLIED THIS VAST KNOWLEDGE TO POCKETS AND GRACE'S PLANTS...  AND GOT TO THE POINT WHERE I CAN SIT IN THE T-TENT AND YELL AT POCKETS AND SHE WILL TURN AWAY FROM THE 4 DIFFERENT POTTED PLANTS... IBNTERESTING POINT IS... SHE KNOWS.. SHE WENT NEAR ONE OF THE PLANTS AND TRIMMED THE GRASS ALL AROUND THE BOTTOM-- I SAID NOTHING-- THEN SHE LIFTED HER HEAD TO GRAB A LEAF FROM THE POT-- AND I YELLED AT HER- SHE STOPPED AND TURNED AWAY... SORT OF THE "I GOT IT" 

I TELL YOU  DONKEYS ARE INTELLIGENT -- THEY  ARE ALSO MORE  CONNIVINGTHAN A DOG... MARY-- OUR OLD MAMOUTH DONKEY WAS JUST PLAIN SNEAKY- AND KNEW THE POWERS OF DISTRACTION BETER THAN ANY POLITICIAN I EVER KNEW...
 SO I DON'T THINK POCKETS  IS PERMANTLY TRAINED-- I WILL NEED TO EXPALIN TO HER THAT I AM SERIOUS TODAY-- AND SEE IF I CAN TEACH HER THAT GOING NEAR THOSE PLANTS IS JUST NOT SAFE.

IN THE MEANTIIME--- THOSE  SHOO-FLY THINGS JANINE ( AND I) INVENTED MIGHT HELO WITHTHE FLYS ON MO'S HEAD.
SO THAT IS WHAT YOU MIGHT SEE ON CAMERA TODAY..

YOU WILL ALSO SEE A WOMAN  AND A BROWN DOG... ( YES... A BROWN DOG ...HERE !!)  SHE IS A NEIGHBOR - WHO HAS AN EXTENSIVE "ACCESSABLE GARDEN" WHERE SHE HAS MADE  ELABORATE PROVISIONS FOR WHEELCHAIRS TO ENJOY HER GARDEN...   SHE NEEDED TO PARK HER DOG OVERNIGHT AND ALL THE KENNELS IN THE AREA ARE FULL-- LONG AGO I  SAID IF THERE WAS ANYTHING I COULD  DO TO HELP HER WHEELCHAIR PROJECT LET ME KNOW... SO SHE CALLED-  BECAUSE SHE  IS HELPING THE SAME PEOPLE WE ARE,... HOW COUDL I SAY NO... SO WE HAVE  BROWNEI HERE --  IN THE LAUNDRY BUILDING /HONEYMOON HILL  SO YOU MAY SEE HER PICK  UP HER DOG SOMETIME..
OTHER THAN THAT-- 

SUNDAY STEW HERE WE COME...

P.S.  THOSE BEAUTIFUL VOLLRATH  10 " BUCKETS
( ITEM # 252045922479)  CAME FROM EAGLE - US 2015  24030 RALIEGH RD WAYNESVILLE MO  65583   27.96+ 11 SHIP-- THOSE ARE REAL STAINLESS STEEL ( IN MY OPINION)

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