sunday afternoons with the general public always gives me plenty to think about.... some of it great fun... like people trying to use teh fork lift without collapsoing teh tables etc..
i have set up 2 old tables and have a pallet to move from one to the other-- you probably never considered this... but one side of a pallet is very forgiving... and open--- the other side has 2 holes for the fork thing and aim becomes far more critical... with the tractor bucket, if you lower it to the ground, there is a noticable thud - after which teh bucket keeps moving that direction and lifts teh tractor off the ground. with this fork lift, it is so powerful that if you lower the forks to approximate teh height of the table, and you go to far, there is no thud, you just simply compress the table to firewood at ground level- the tractor bucket has trouble withteh purina pallet of about 1000 pounds.... someone told me this will lift 7000 pounds- and i see no reason to doubt that.]
the other thing about tractor and fork lift is that .... properly used--- you can control them by the 1/8 inch at a time--
i am down to about 6 inch TYPE control.
yesterdays biggie - i see the first step at having a happy life is having an existence of warm, dry, and well fed. after that you can be concerned with "happy/fun" ----- this is not just yeasterday, but months of " please let my child volunteer at sdp for experience-- i want my child to find an enjoyable job and he wants to work with animals"
with that tanner dragged 200 feet of wire fencing across our field of vision- and i pointed out to the mother that 87% OF THT WORK AROUND HERE HAd nothing to do with animals---- it started....- her son didn't want to do that....he wanted to work directly with animals--- why would i not rush to have him volunteer here... -- ... she never should have asked me why. becaquse here was a big strong 25 year old "kid" who was dictaTING WHAT IHE WOULD AND WOULD NOT DO...SO I STARTED IN WITH "WHO FEEDS YOU?" AND IT WENT DOWN HILL FROM THERE.
I AM A MIKE ROWE FAN- WHY DO WE HAVE SO MANY PEOPLE WHO THINK WORK IS A BAD WORD. WHY ARE THESE YOUNG KIDS NOT LEARNING UNEMOPLOYED IS A WORSE WORD.
SDP CAN NOT CHANGE 1000'S OF KIDS, BUT WE CAN CHANGE A FEW AT A TIME-- I CAN SAY WITOUT RESERVATION, THAT IF IT BECAME NESSIARYU TO ROLL A BIG ROCK UP A hill, all our interns would be in there shoving til it got there. ( while getting great grades at the same time)
mike rowe's TED lecture concludes with "working people are the happiest people" he draws that conclusion from his dirty jobs show.
i also know that our service dogs working with their partners are the happiest dogs i have ever seen- yet-- ther will be someone (?on teh internet?) who says dogs should just lead a simple minded, tail wagging existaNCE- AND CRATED BECAUSE TEY DO NOT HAVE THE PROPER TRAINING TO BE ABLE TO WORK.
THAT CONCEPT NEEDS ALOT OF WORK-- BUT GET 'EM YOUNG, TRAIN 'EM EARLY- MAKES ME REALLY QUESTION WHAT WE ARE TEACHING THIS "YOUNGER GENERATION"
HOW ODD-----MY FATHER USED TO SAY THAT WHEN I WAS TEH YOUNGER GENERATION.....
APPARENTLY IT IS POSSIBLE TO NOMINATE ME/ SDP FOR TEH JAFFEE AWARDS.. $50,000-- THAT WOULD BE A NICE TIDY SUM/ BIG HELP ... SO IF YOU HAVE TIME.... LOOK INTO THAT