mo won the tug of war... without a problem... she has it down pat-- pull these crazy fools about 20 feet and stop so someone will appear with the carrots in the fry pan.... at which point they take all my harness off and i just wander around looking for a dish of SPRITE
( which is her other addiction....)MO WALKED OFF WITH 10 PPEOPLE ON THE ROPE... SHE POPPED FORWARD TO GET HER BEARINGS THEN PUT HER HEAD DOWN AND PULLED WITHOUT ANY PROBLEM...
I HOPE WHOEVER SENT ME THAT AWFUL EMAIL ABOUT "POOR MO" HAD A LOOK AT THE VIDEO-- MO IS A PROFESSIONAL -- WHILE EVERYONE IS LOOKING AT HER QABILOITY TO PULL- I AM FASCINATED BY THE FACT THAT SHE DOES NOT FIDGET...OR MOVE WHEN IN HARNESS.. WHEN THE YOUNG KID PICKED UP THE ROPE with his head ABOUT 8 INCHES FROM HER BACK FEET- I HAD A FLASHBACK TO WHEN SHE ARRIVED, HOW SHE WOULD LASH OUT AND KICK AT ANYONE NEAR HER BACK FEET--NOW I THOUGHT HE IS AS SAFE THERE AS RIDING A BICYCLE.. OF COURSE HE COUDL GET HURT... BUT THE LIKELY HOOD OF AN ACCIDENT IS NOT GREAT- AT LEAST THE MULE KNOWS WHAT SHE IS DOING.... WHY THE HARNESS KIND OF FELL OFF SIDEWAQYS, WAS A HUMAN PROBLEM.... QUICKLY CURED...
HALEY DID YOEMNAN SERVICE.... IT WAS A LONG DAY OF FILLING IN THE HOLES AS THEY APPEARED... I DON'T THINK SHE EVER GOT ANYTHING TO EAT... YET SHE WAS THERE WITHTEH FRYING PAN OF CARROTS t the right time.
i woke up to 936 comments from overnight...--- we never did get to do the "altered shatting" -- people were having such a good time relaxing-- they did teh pull and later teh stilt walking- that was enough "provided" entertainment.
watching that crowd of 40 ish--- one thing i realized is that the open area-- once called "the sand ring" of 60 x 100 exactly.... --- once janine's dressage practice area-- is now a perfect open air wandering place for dogs donkeys and people--- who in their normal lives have some manufactured object within 20 feet of them at all times... which is why i put darn few cars in that area--- bud has parking rights-- his truck/car... is full of tools so he can fix whatever is broken ---
which of late is/was teh dryer in teh barn..
when devin came and siad " the dryer is making funny noises" that is to bud, what a chipmunk is to a dane--- attack thqt problem with intesne concentration---- and he found... a bearing had stopped bearing ----he pulled it out and showed it to me-- about a 4 inch circle thing which squeeked when spun-- without bud i could have been told to buy a new dryer-- but bud said " i think ievenhave one of those at home--making me wonder if bud's house is a warehouswe of dryer parts...... but he assured me.. it is a very common bearing-- "i recognize the part number as the same as my snowmobile machine" who recognizes part numbers to equipment they own????? not me.
at any rate... he had 2 and apparently fixed teh dryer.. for that he gets parking privlidges...
i wish i could add photo's to this dd... jessica gave a birthday party to her 10 year old dane--- complete with a bbq chicken with lighted candles stuck in it as a cake. she has " a lively mind" and was known as teh dop's sperm catcher- in a wild deal where we were breeding a dog and weere not sure he still had "swimmers" ( live sperm) and needed a sample to look at under the microscope-- she managed to catch just a few drops--- somehow---- and ran to the house keeping the sample warm in her armpit.
it was one of those memorable events.
Thanks , I needed that Sperm Run memory to cheer me up.
I’ll take gift wrapping frozen rodents & delivery service, over MGH ER any day.
IF I have energy, I may come by to drink with a donkey later. On second thought…….I remember Mary CHASING ME up the driveway as you observed from golf cart yelling HIDE BEHIND THE TREE! Where was beer then?
PS: Gave Harley lighted birthday chicken last week; attached video. (not sure if I sent you)