the chewing of gum--
we had a wonderful time with teh 5 pups and walter at bella's school-- those are wonderful heavy blocky pups- and to have huge walter there let people see that they were really puppies even if they were the size of lab retrievers.
HOWEVER.... there was one teacher/associate/ office worker assigned to us-- and she chewed gum... loudly... i can not imagine what/WHY ...... a lolly pop would have Been better -- i did take thaT OPPORTUNITY TO POINT OUT TO BELLA AND HALEY THAT IN NO WAY WOULD I ALLOW THEM OUT IN PUBLIC UNDER SDP'S NAME WITH A WAD OF GUM LIKE THAT..
AND WHILE I AM AT IT.... I HAD LONG HAIR FOR 60 YEARS. SO MY OBJECTION IS NOT LONG HAIR...-I OBJECT TO THE KIND OF HAIR WHERE MY IMMEDIATE REACTION IS " WHAT CRITTERS COULD BE LIVING IN THAT WAD OF HAIR?" OR MORE LOGICAL... WHY WOULD THERE NOT BE ALL KINDS OF LIVE THINGS LIVING IN THAT HAIR.. A REGULAR WILD COMMUNITY COULD BE IN THERE. THERE ARE VERY MANY KIDS WHO'S HAIR IS PAST THEIR SHOULDERS- AND FROM MY STUDY OF THOSE STUDENTS, I DID NOT SEE HOW THAT HAIR EVER HAD A COMB THRU IT.
ON THE FARM, THERE IS DEFINITELY A SAFETY ELEMENT-- BE IT LOOSE CLOTHING OR LONG HAIR... IT CAN GET TANGLED IN AWKWARD SITUATIONS.. AROUND HERE USE AN ELASTIC.
I REMEMBER....MY SISTER AND I WERE FORBIDDEN TO GO TO ONE OF THE 3 MOVIE THEATERS IN NEWBURGH. --- CONSEQUENTLY WE WENT THERE ONE HOT SUMMER DAY AND IT BEING SUCH A HOT DAY WE FLIPPED OUR LONG HAIR OVER THE BACK OF THE CLOTH COVERED SEATS. MY MOTHER'S EAGLE EYES NOTICED WE HAD ADDOPTED MORE THAN A FEW "PETS" IN THAT HAIR-- NOT HAVING CHEMICAL SOLUTION, I REMEMBER THE FINE TOOTH COMB REMOVING THE BEASTS AND ALOT OF MY HAIR AT THE SAME TIME.. I GOT NO SYMPATHY..
WHEN I HAD CHILDREN, I DID NOT BOTHER LOOKING-- I ONCE GOT A NOTE FROM A KINDERGARDEN TEACHER THAT ONE OF THE OTHER STUDENTS HAD PIN WORMS - SO I JUST BOUGHT THAT MEDICATION. . AND EVERY FEW MONTHS THERE AFTER WHEN I WORMED THE ANIMALS , I JUST DID THE KIDS TOO. LIKE PUPPIES---- IF YOUR VET WANTS TO TEST FOR PUPPY WORMS, FIND A NEW VET-- THEY ALL HAVE WORMS AND THE CURE IS CHEAPER THAN THE TEST.
HUMAN MEDICAL DOCTORS CAN BE ACCUSED OF THE SAME THING.
I ALSO REMEMBER--- I HAD 2 BAD KNEES- THEY HURT-- THE ORTH DOCTOR SAID I NEEDED KNEE SURGERY- AND I BELIEVED HIM-- I DID SUGGEST HE OPERATE ON ONLY ONE KNEE AT A TIME SO I WOULD HAVE ONE FUNCTIONING FOOT... HE DID THAT-- AND BY THE TIME I HAD RECOVERED FROM THE PAINFULL SURGERY, MY OTHER KNEE WAS ALL BETTER TOO....
THERE IS A BIG LESSON THERE-- MIND YOU IT IS A TRICKY LESSON, BUT A REAL ONE.
I HAVE CONTACTED MASTERSON CONSTRUCTIONABOT T FILLING THE STALLS WITH STONE DUST/ OR SOMETHIGN... THEY ARE DOWN OVER 12 INCHES- LAST TIME WE DID IT OURSELVES WITH BUCKETS AND THE ROLLING CONVEYER-- BUT.... THAT WQAS PAINFULL.. THERE MUST BE A WAY TO DO IT MECDHANICALLY.