HAPPY SHATTING DAY-- I THINK IT WILL HAVE TO BE IN THE ARENA-- MY WEATHER MAP SAYS GREEN NOW... WITH , DARK GREEN COMING AND YELLOW ABOUT NOON WITH A TINY BIT OF ORANGE BEFORE IT ALL SLIDES TO MAINE AT SUPPER TIME. meaty steve put up all kinds of christmassy thingson "his" chop shop- when last seen... woodstock atop teh roof had some greenery draped around his neck
RUMOR Has it that santa will be here at sometime.... we have teh worlds greatest santa- even in a business suit he is santa-- so put on the red, and he is spectacular.
todays FYI dremel nail trimming... dremel puts out some wonderful "household size" electrical tools which might not work if you were building a house.... but for "normal" things.. and crafts... dremmel tools are very usweful.
... particularly the drill with the sandpaper "bit" thing-- it works wonderfully for trimming a dogs nails so you dont get into the quik/bloody part. everything works beautifully UNLESS........ you have long hair and it gets involved with the sandpaper bit and winds itself up while winding your finger onto the "ON" button which pulls it right up your long hair into your scalp. this happened to one of our recdipients who ended up with a significant scar in her head, this is one reason i say around here,,, if your hair is longer than hitting your shoulders, it must be tied back in an elastic-
that drill thing is about 6" long and very light.. one hand type light....-- it does drill holes and polish things.. the other dremmel i like is teh saw- a bit heavier but still can be used in one hand. which will cut wood,plywood,plastic and even metal with a variety of blades ??? maybe 3 inch diameter---like the rim of a coffee cup size.
a couple comments were made about cost cutting and eliminating the donkeys-- i certainly want everyone to know ... the donkey expenses are totally my personal expense.. i do have my own personal fun fund.... . i like donkeys--- and there are several volunteer people who are donkey specific- and learning to care for donks so they can have their own...
one of the big things i like about donkeys is-- they are soooo easy to care for.. those 8 donkeys that janine ha dropped off here have been living the life of riley- and all we did was to put 2 bales of hay in thier feeder and filled a couple water tubs-and they will be good for a week. i drive by in my heated car to check on them.
"they" being the healthy fat ones.
there is the one white donkey-- terribly thin-- not "sound" very sweet and not old..-i like her... so i called brian (dvm) to give his o\professional opinion-- which is -- she has a dislocated hip- and it has been dislocated for years- she gets around but is probably thin due to the others pushing her away from food source.. we talked about her and her hip, for a long time. in any normal situation she probably would be put down - or sold to the "killers"
which is how i got her in the first place.
she is comfortaBLE NOW-- EATING HAY -GRAIN-- OUT OF ONE OF MY FEED BAGS ( THE OTHERS DON'T NEED ANY GRAIN) AND MANAGE TO SNEAK 3 POUNDS OF CARROTS OFF THE SHELF- SHE IS/WAS YESTERDAY.. WEARING 2 FLUFFIES TO CUT THE WIND SINCE SHE HAS NO FAT ON HER BONES...
BRIAN IS A BRIGHT GUY... AND VERY STRONG-- SO ... THE PLAN- WHICH IS A VERY LONG SHOT.... IS FOR HIM TO BRING HIS CREW AND XRAY EQUIPMENT OVER NEXT WED OR THURSDAY AND UNDER FULL ANESTHESIA TRY AND "POP" THE HIP BACK INTO THE SOCKET.-- HE HAS DONE THIS TWICE BEFORE-- BOTH TIMES IN VET SCHOOL-- AND BRIAN IS NO LONGER YOUNG... SO IT HAS BEEN A WHILE. BUT HE IS GAME TO TRY. HE MADE SOME COMMENT ABOUT ... "UNLESS IT IS FRACTURED WE WILL PROBABLY NOT MAKE IT WORSE." IF IT IS FRACTURED WE WILL JUST NOT WAKE HER UP AND LET HER SLEEP AWAY.
SO THAT IS WHAt is going on... rest assured it is coming out of my personal fun fund. if we can make her comfortable, it would be "educational" to see how normal good horsemanship can bring a wreck back to thriving.
we have to be prepared to fail in order to try. so everybody ... get ready..
eve and finn
Today Eve went to donate a few toys for the a Children’s Hospital Toy Drive at Farm and Fleet. She went to give and ended up feeling spoiled and the one to receive instead.
Sportsradio 105.7FM The FAN with the broadcasters from The Big Show were set up outside and they had guest appearances from Gary Ellerson and LeRoy Butler!! Both former Green Bay Packer players. LeRoy Butler was a defensive player who made a touchdown and executed the very first Lambeau Leap! We waited around a bit hoping to get just a picture with those guys. While we waited we a children’s book author @Brenda E Cortez author of the HOWL the Owl books (I took their picture with her phone and forgot to get one with my phone!) she also gave Eve her book and a HOWL stuffy. Then LeRoy Butler came out to meet Eve!! Not only that but gave her a signed jersey (just her size!), an autographed copy of his book and signed her braces! He told her all about when he used to wear braces just like hers! What a truly nice guy. He seemed very genuine and kind! We also got to meet & took pics with the guys from The Big Show and Gary Ellerson. I’m not sure if he had a bigger impact on Lance and I or Eve?? None the less she immediately started reading his book! Of course everyone wanted to know about Finn so we got to brag about how our amazing SDP donated him to her and all their recipients!!
bella and george.
SOME THINGS NEVER CHANGE! THAT IS THESE 2 SNUGGLING IN BED. ONE PICTURE FROM THE OTHER DAY AND ONE FROM 2 YEARS AGO.
ALL IN ALL BELLA HAS BEEN DOING PRETTY GOOD. TUESDAY’S SEEM TO BE A REALLY HARD DAY FOR HER WHEN SHE COMES HOME FROM SCHOOL AND WANTS TO NAP. WE THINK IT’S BECAUSE HER INFUSION IS WEARING OFF BY THEN AND SHE IS JUST TIRED. SHE WILL SEE GENETICS IN A COUPLE WEEKS AND MAYBE SHE IS DUE FOR ANOTHER DOSE INCREASE.
BELLA IS ALSO HAVING A LOT OF HIP PAIN. THE LAST COUPLE DAYS SHE HAS BEEN COMPLAINING OF THE PAIN SHOOTING DOWN HER LEG. SHE HAS AN APPOINTMENT WITH HER HIP DR NEXT FRIDAY (HOPEFULLY HE WON’T BE AFRAID OF GEORGE THIS TIME) AND THEN THE FOLLOWING THURSDAY SHE SEES DR KARLIN ABOUT HER BACK. SO HOPEFULLY WE CAN FIGURE OUT THE SHOOTING PAIN AND THE REGULAR HIP PAIN. MONDAY’S BELLA HAS BEEN HAVING PT AND DOING GREAT. SORRY ABOUT REALLY SLACKING WITH POSTS BUT BY THE END OF THE DAY I AM SO TIRED. SORRY FRIENDS. WE DO TRULY APPRECIATE ALL YOUR LOVE AND SUPPORT OVER THE YEARS. IT MEANS MORE THAN I CAN EVEN EXPRESS. LOVE BELLA AND GEORGE