Saturday, September 16, 2017

SEPT 16 2017

LIFE IS NEVER DULL AROUND CRAZY ACRES...  GENERAL CONSENSES LAST NIGHT WAS THA T THE BABY WAS BREATHING  LESS THAN NORMALLY... ESPECIALLY WHEN LYING DOWN... HONESTLY  I DON'T THINK I EVER STUDIED THE BREATHING OF A FOAL AS I HAVE THIS ONE...-- AS LONG AS THEY WERE ACTIVE AND NURSING-- YOU LET  THEM BE... HOWEVER...WITH MOTHER'S PNEUMONIA SUPERIMPOSED ON THE SITUATION,  I STAYED RELATIVELY IN/ NEAR  BED AND JANINE CAME OVER TO DEAL...  BRYAN WAS UNAVAILABLE... SO SHE CALLED  ANOTHER VET SHE  USES ON A ROUTINE BASIS WITH THE RESCUES... JANINE IS SUPER/EXTRA CAREFUL... BECAUSE SHE NAS SEEN SO MANY WHRE THE ILLNESS GETS AHEAD OF THE TREATMENTS AND THE Y DON'T SURVIVE... SO SHE WAS "ON IT"  SHE EVEN TOOK THE EMERGENCY OXYGEN DOWN TO THE BARN IN CASE... I DON'T PERSONALLY KNOW THIS VET-- I THINK I KNEW HIS FATHER--( VET) DURING MY HUSBANDS  RACE HORSE PHASE..
I THINK HE  SAID TEH LUNGS/HEART SOUNDED FINE.. SLIGHT TEMP- YOU ALL PROBABLY HEARD BETTER THAN I... BUT APPARENTLY HE GAVE THE FOAL AN ANTIBIOTIC - AND BANAMEIN --THE HORSE EQUIVALENT TO ASPRIN TYPE MED.
 MOM IS LOOKING MUCH BETTER AND HAS PLENTY OF MILK SO.... AT THE MOMENT ALL IS LOOKING UP...
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AS NEW MOMMIES, YOU  "CAMERA PEOPLE" ARE LEARNING , RAISING ANIMALS IS A "CRAP SHOOT"  WHERE ANYTHING CAN... AND DOES... HAPPEN... WE ARE ON IT... I CAN NOT THINK OF A MEDICAL ISSUE  WITH THESE 2 WHERE SPLIT SECOND TIMING WOULD NECESSITATE A PHONE CALL... MAYBE A FOAL FOOT STUCK IN THAT FENCE... OTHER THAN THAT, BE ASSURED I CHECK MY EMAILS VERY REGUALARLY AND I APPRECIATE AND READ... ALL OPINIONS GIVEN TO ME THERE... AND BETWEEN TIMES I DO SLEEP/NAP 
WE ARE IN THE SAME SITUATION AS TEH AIRPLANE WHEN THE OXYGEN DROPS DOWN, YOU PUT YOUR OWN O2 ON THEN YOUR CHILD'S-- WE NEED TO BE ABLE TO DEAL...
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 THANKFULLY EXPLORE  ( COURTNEY) SPLIT THE COMMENTS- BECAUSE WE HAD SO MANY OF EACH TOPIC
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PETER( JANINE'S S.O.)  GETS THE GOLD STAR ON HIS FOREHEAD FOR THE EVENING....  HE FINALLY GOT HOLD OF MOMMY'S HALTER AND HUNG ON TIL SHE HAD NO CHOICE BUT TO QUIET DOWN AND STAND... AND SHE FINALLY RELAXED-- THEY EVEN MANAGED TO GET HER RECTAL TEMP WITHOUT GETTING NAILED.  SHE WAS WONDERFUL WHILE  THE VET  CHECKED LUNGS ETC.. ONCE LOOSE AGAIN SHE GAVE PETER HER OPINION ABOUT NEEDING TO BE LEFT ALONE  BY SLIGHTLY TURNING HER RUMP -- AND  HE SAID " OK, I GET IT, I WILL LEAVE" 
I WOULD EXPECT HER  TO BE IN DEFENSIVE MODE AGAIN TODAY... BUT IF I CAN CATCH HER, SHE MIGHT QUIET DOWN FASTER TODAY... I HAVE SAID.. IT TAKE S A WEEK TO GO FROM WILD TO NICE...  MO DID ABOUT THAT..
 STICKING MOM WITH A NEEDLE DAILY DOES NOT HELP  HER OPINION OF GRACE EITHER.-
ON WE GO...
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NEXT PROBLEM??
JOSE MAY BE COMING TO DOG FEST...-- THAT WILL NOT CHANGE  ANY PLANS... WHATEVER HAPPENS, WE COULD NEED ALL THE HELP WE CAN GET IF WE START LOSING ELECT AND THINGS LIKE THE ARENA COVER..

WHY DO I THINK IT MIGHT WELL BE HERE.....????
 GOLDIE... HAS BEEN AT IT...  FOR SOME UNKNOWN REASON  A GUY CAME UP THE DRIVEWYA AND WAS A TREE CLIMBER/CUTTER SO I  HIRED HIM FOR 3 DAYS TO CLEAR AWAY ALL THE DEAD STUFF AROUND THE BUILDINGS AND TAKE DOWN A TREE OR TWO THAT WAS LEANING TOO MUCH ...ETC...   WHY DID HE SHOW??? GOLDIE !!
AND THEN WHO WOULD  HAVE THOUGHT ANYONE WOULD HAVE SENT A PALLET OF BOTTLED WATER-- A WHOLE PALLET. !!
 BUT IT IS SITTING IN THE G TENT AWAITING MOVING TO THE CONTAINER WHICH HOLDS THE DOG FOOD... JUST BECAUS E OF THESE 2 THINGS.... I THINK I WILL ORDER 300 BALES OF HAY-- OR WHATEVER WILL FIT IN THE LOFT... ABND STOCK UP ON GRAIN TOO... JUST IN CASE.. PLUS THERE IS NO REASON NOT TO...
 BUY A COUPLE CONTAINERS ... BLUE AND RED FOR FUEL MIGHT NOT HURT EITHER..  BE SURE THE PROPANE TANKS ARE TOPPED (2 INSTANT ON GENERATORS )  AND HOW TO SHUT THEM OFF AND ON IN CASE WE REALLY NEED TO CONSERVE...  I SHOUOLD KNOW ANYWAY... LAZY IS WHY I HAVE NOT LEARNED... A FEW  50# BAGS OF RICE AND WE WILL BE AS READY AS WE CAN...
OH NO... IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT.. I THOUGHT  MATCHES... THE STRIKE KIND... LEAVE AROUND IN WATERPROOF JARS.... SO WE DON'T HAVE TO RUB 2 STICKS TOGETHER  TO LIGHT A FIRE... OR HEAVEN FORBID TEH SMOKERS NEEDED TO LIGHT THIER BUTTTS
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AS FOR RUNNING THE WALK IN FREEZER.... IT IS NOT ON THE INSTANT GENERTOR... I DO OWN-- LORD KNOWS WHERE--  2  INVERTERS FOR THE CARS TO BECOME SMALL  PORTABLE GENERRATORS -- 
IN ADDITION... WE DO HAVE TH E OLD REGULAR GENERATORS... ONE PULL CORD AND ONE ELECTRIC START...-- BOTH GAS DRIVEN... MAY AS WELL START THOSE FOR FUN TOO.-?BBBBBUUUUDDDDD?    
WHEN GOLDIE SENT THAT WATER AND TREE CUTTER, I FIGURE IT IS  "GOLDIE" --- OUR GHOST --- ASKING ME "WHAT HAVE YOU LEARNED IN THE PAST 15 YEARS I HAVE BEEN AROUND TEACHING YOU??".
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ASIDE FROM THAT..
YESTERDAY I FINALLY NOTICED THE SLIT IN THE  CAR DASHBOARD WHICH HOLDS A CD-- SO I HAVE MUSIC I LIKE--- AND THE FIRST THING THAT CAME ON WAS "WINDMILLS OF YOUR MIND"   AND BOY DID THAT DESCRIBE THE  CURRENT  CRAZY ACRES-  SO ONCE IN THE HOUSE  I GOOGLED IT AND LISTENED TO IT SEVERAL MORE TIMES  "LIKE A SNOWBALL DOWN A MOUNTAIN - OR A CARNIVAL BALLOON- OR A CAROUSEL THAT 'S TURNING RUNNING RINGS AROUND THE MOON..."
THERE WAS SOOOO MUCH-- HAS TO BE GOLDIE AGAIN
  " LIKE A TUNNEL THAT YOU FOLLOW TO A TUNNEL OF IT'S OWN DOWN A CAVERN TO A HOLLOW WHERE THE SUN HAS NEVER SHOWN. " 
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SO  ON WE GO
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Hi Linda! We gave away all our poker chips to the students at my son's college. My son can't drive so 3 days a week we're there. If a student shows what I think is real interest I give them a chip and explain all about SDP including the website. I've saved one chip for hand dexterity exercise but I've given the rest away. Is there any way you could send me some more? Btw, Wrinkle is a HUGE hit at the college! She is constantly praised on her behavior, manners and her obvious training. She's received compliments from not only the students but also the security staff and faculty. She's a wonderful ambassador for SDP, and I've used her as a great way to educate and inform everyone at the college about the good works of SDP. All this has only been possible due to the gift Carlene, the trainers, the workers, and the volunteers at SDP have given me. Thank you all for giving me my life back! Please forward this to Carlene with my most sincere and humble thanks! All our best, love, Wrinkle and Steve

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  1. I watched alot with others lastnite mom and Lee donkey, I think alot saw maybe something wasn't right with lee's vreathing, but we were told she was fine, some got chastised for being overly concerned, I know you don't need a ton of ppl calling, bUT I want to thank this person who called janine and alerted her, and thank goodness for the vet who came out so fast, he gave the meds not too soon

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