Saturday, January 23, 2021

jan 23 2021 snit

 GOD BLESS FRANCE

France has passed a law protecting the "sensory heritage" of its rural areas, in the face of complaints about the noises and smells typical of the countryside.  THEY HAD 130,000 SIGNATURES TO DEFEND .... MAURICE.... A ROOSTER,,   HMMMMMMM......

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I WAS IN A TERRIBLE SNIT BEFORE I REAd   That thing about France now I'm only in a slightly minor SNIT...unfortunately it's another one of those things that I can't put in the daily doggy ...  but I can only insinuate how sNITTED  I am .

 

let's make a study of it .. it starts when you have to locate a great quantity of white inexpensive washcloths ... we like the inexpensive ones because they just work better ... then you have to locate Kelly clamp scissors and dental floss and start drinking coffee .. after a while you get to welcome a new puppy into the world ,,..you get to welcome not only the puppy but just about as much goop that is born with the puppy .. about three washcloths full which aren't washed but thrown out .. so after getting the pup dried off and nursing you're all set of babysitting that dog for a year and a half .. during which time oh there is a metamorphosis from obnoxious rambunctious teenage horror .. into a perfectly behaved helper / companion for somebody with a mobility disability ..   but.... in the meantime.......

 

there is so much that goes into the rearing and training of these dogs .. there are books and articles written all round the block but I think I found a topic that others may  have missed  ..

------these darling little puppies weigh a pound and a quarter grow very quickly---- so where  THEIR BM’s  Start off as relatively insignificant within a month or two they weigh one pounds average per day .. And I studied that from two angles ..  1st I have   weighed   the dry food that you put into the dog who then mixes it with water as then weigh what comes out which I just did the other day so I could write this ..  .. My other way of checking to see if my calculations are correct purerena gives us wonderful dog food 192 bags every other month .. so to make life easy it's 100 bags a month ... At 37 and 1/2 pounds per bag that's 3750 Pounds per month .. which probably more than doubles in weight when you add water .. so let's   call it  conservatively   6000 pounds .. 3 tons     12 months   36  tons...Let's just quit there and say a big number .

so now Back to  this one puppy  ( that we are about to donate to someone )has these kind of numbers /

 

 So in the year and a half between birth and graduation somehow crazy acres has had to deal with 547 days of Pooh picking .. Furthermore at 2 BM's a day let's round that off to half a ton .

... so let's just keep going ..half a ton per dog .. and we have graduated now about 200 dogs .at half a ton each ... So what can you compare to 100 tons I don't know .. maybe a battleship . in the  best of times there is no way 12 acres can absorb a half a  ton  oh poo  per dog that's here on the property and most of the time there's about 50 on the property

Now you understand two things... #1.. the guy who picks up our trash/ dump;ster is definitely one of the critical jobs in this pandemic...  and #2  that is a lot of bending over .... to train service dogs?????  but we do it...

So why is it so hard for recipients to  regularly copy and paste a funny story or thankyou...

 to all the people who  have    #1 picked that poo  #$2 supported us with the chicken bricks  #3 suffered thru these daily doggies when I am sorely lacking in   materials?????????

 

 Some recip[s are wonderful... you all know who they are....  but the ones that go down the driveway and I never hear a word are the ones that aree going to cause me to get writers cramp.. when it comes to recertifying and writing letter=s.  I have told everyone of them I do not read facebook and need an email sent to me directly . how unreasonable is that ?    you all who support sdp desearve better attention..

.and the children who have our dogs... it is wrong for us to let them not realize.. ok  sdp now has them more independent physically... lets try mentally... your parents often write..... but.....    write your own interesting stories to all the cp’s who paid for the dog you have.... it is called paying it forward...

So afer all that .

 

I learned a new word  zeugma... I have long enjoyed the song “have some madera m’dear” specially for  the zeugmas it contains

 

The song contains three much-quoted instances of zeugma:[4][5]

·       And he said as he hastened to put out the cat, the wine, his cigar and the lamps

·       She lowered her standards by raising her glass, her courage, her eyes and his hopes

·       She made no reply, up her mind and a dash for the door.[6]

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well i got one cut and paste.....


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Marnie asked me to check in with you.  As the pandemic numbers continue to escalate, our pack continues to quarantine (fyi our pack consists of Marnie, her Bernedoodle Hamilton, our bear in the form of a 17 pound Sheltie Mandy, hubby Randy and me).  We are getting a bit stir crazy and we are thankful to live on 13 acres where Marnie and her Doodle can run.  I’ve never known a dog who so enjoys and needs to run hard and often as Marnie.  Marnie’s Doodle, Hami, was just about 4 months old when Marnie and I were matched.  He used to trail far behind her in the run--and when she turned and started running towards Hami, he would turn with a shocked look on his face and high-tail it to me sitting on the steps.  You could just here him yelling “Mommy, Mommy, Mommy” as he ran to me.  Now he can stay a little closer to her but still can’t catch her unless he takes a short cut through my garden to head Marnie off.  Sometimes, as she closes in on him, he still turns and runs away from her with a look that isn’t quite as surprised as when he was younger but still looks a bit shocked.  Marnie and her Doodle brother love each other a lot and are the perfect pair of housemates.  Hami is still young (he turned 1 in November) and sometimes when I stand, he wants to continue playing with Marnie but she is even more determined to get to me to help.  She is teaching him when to stop playing so she can work.

 

My disability comes from a deteriorating spine and lately the referred pain and weakness has changed from my right hip to my left.  It has been hard for me to continue walking with Marnie supporting me from my left side…..so we are working on making Marnie ambidextrous.  At first she was horrified and afraid to work from my right.  Marnie is getting much better but, to start I must be in a position where she can’t get to my left side….and is instead forced to my right—like standing next to a piece of furniture on my left.  Marnie and I are still are a work in progress but she is getting more comfortable although she walks a bit to far forward because she feels the need to watch my steps by looking down and back.  I lavish her with praise and she still works on my left most of the time.  My back is finding some relief from having Marnie switch sides for even a small part of the time--so it is easier for me to switch back and forth.  If you have suggestions, I surely will appreciate them.  I will also email Lynn to see what suggestions she has for helping Marnie become more ambidextrous.

 

We really don’t have anything else to report.  We are bored silly (as you will see in the attached picture) and hope that I can get vaccinated in the near future so we can venture out a bit more.

 

Stay safe and healthy!

Marnie and Peggy

 

Friday, January 22, 2021

jan 22 2021

 "wait just one minute... i spent a delightfu first 8 weeks of miy life with 14 friends -- then they moved away---so we have barrieras between us now   except for phys ed classes.... and then comes the ultimate.... i aint never gettin in that wobbly box with you...  darn thing  gets very instable  and throws me around all by myself   and someone moves teh scenery by too fast for me....i don't understand why you want me toclimb in therte.. it would be so much nicer just to lean waaaaaay backwards and not put any foot near the thing...... when i have to withswtand the ultimate insult of you grabbing a back leg and forcing the issue, i can only sulk in that dark box..  why you wouold want me to sit in there with you i do not know...... then they shut the back doort...  makes for more.... i do not knows   ----  you are some kind of crazy and all i need to do is go back in my appartmenty and think about all this." 


that is serious... they have to ride...    4 of  these pups are not willing passengers  amd i think i may have missed the bill//  thy might prefer to carpool.. so today's trial will be to  pair up the  doo's and don't s and see if we cha take them for a ride... 

maybe even for a ride to the gas station --
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A very nice---- extremely reliable  woman   there in all kinds of weather----cheerfully fills my tank and loves the dogs...  so I have asked the trainers as they take these dogs down too their favorite place-- the hotel ...in the process of getting home again they have to go through the cloverleaf with that  gas station is so I gave her four boxes a purine a cookies .. for her to sit in the window so pierina get some advertising out of it and our trainers can pull in next to her little cubicle and she can run out and feed the puppies cookies to get them used to strangers a little bit it may maybe get them to think a little more positively about going for a ride in the car ..I left her with four cartons cookies and she practiced feeding my 3 which worked out fine .. it I think that would be a fun story for a newspaper the local newspaper to pick up .. if we get a little sign in the window that says they're helping the trained service dogs .. which is the truth .

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I'm a little better today  I was dizzy yesterday to the point that I have decided that's why old people fall down if they don't realize they're falling .   b y having one hand on a wall. I could tell I was not totally vertical.....  I don’t know  if I am bettr today or not.  I did a short mail call  yesterday..

 

Other big stories.... sizzle.. on my bed.. having trouble keeping Keeping her on her own side of the bed and I think I've discovered she doesn't like lying on the fluffy she prefers the sheets so all my effort to try and keep my sheets clean by covering with washable fluffy..... is not working she very carefully nosed all the fluffies over on my side of the bed it is lying on the sheets .. she is also not eating very well she has not really had a meal in 2 days I think she drinking water she's running around acting fine but she's not eating ,..so last night I asked Diane to get a plateful of whip cream ----that she ate---- on my bed ... that being the case I ask Diane to try the canned wet food ...Diane had said that she had not even picked the white meat chicken off her dinner as she often does .. well the white meat chicken doesn't have the fat fat or flavor I think that the dark meat does white meat chicken is often been compared to Cardboard in my life enough graving it may taste OK but it's not very exciting by itself so sizzle then a whole can of purina wet food off a plate on my bed .. so I asked I added the goal put some more in a dish at which point sizzle wanted no part of it .. so we put it back on a plate and she ate one piece .. what she's trying to tell me I do not know ... I do know whip cream is lovely and she thinks so too .. so we have to fool with that today to figure out what it is it's bothering her could be the metal dish for some reason she definitely stuck up her nose at the dish but eight readily off the plate so thank you fogon for giving us plates to feed the dog and we'll try and figure out the fluffy versus sheets problem .

we're a little tight for space because we have one post surgical case in the sunroom which takes up that long couch so technically Bentley Ann chaos get the Mail call couch Germany the love seat which means sizzle sleeps on the bed..... we have another Barker bed on the floor  they love the marker beds but they don't love the floor .I don't like sleeping on the floor either ..

 

henry is off down the drivewqy—he  was to email us when he got home.. I have not heard.... hopefully he got it on facebook which I asked him to forward to me....people do not realize how nervous I get when we send off a dog....   it is upsetting  not to hear.

 

So here is the assignmet for you’al....lynne who  does our  nightly  noise report.. and does shuc aq fantastic job wishes she knew the  different bird sounds she hears at night... is there a  birdwatcher/listeningto person  among you daily doggers who wouold connect with her... send me your info and I will pass it on...


now for the  question of the donkey gender...
it's a boy ( the large donkey janine left here.. so.... can not be a  pregnant one) .. ...  this has been verified  photographically .

for your fyi of the day......  william shakespere declared the donkey was the best endowed male animal.. other people who are more familiar with the cowboy theme have used terms  like "5th leg" .

Thursday, January 21, 2021

jan 21 2021

 YOU THOUGHT I WAS KIDDING.....

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FACT = JANINE SAID SHE WAS DROPPING OFF A VERY PREG ( CONFIRMED BY VET) DONKEY...   SO... 2 DONKEYS  ARRIVE.. ONE LARGE,, ONE TOO YOUNG TO BE PREGNANT..

So the concentration is on the larger donkey ... there were four people here connected to her donkey project and when I spoke with him they told me with all authority that the two donkeys in that pen were males .. OK ... knowing how these things go around here I figured I'd better verify it ..but I didn't want to get out of the car so I asked one of the volunteers here the goal is see whether they could figure out what was going on and he came back with great authority and told me that the larger donkey was female .. so now I have four saying male one saying female and me sitting in the car so I asked Lynn WHO'S  a very bright intelligent person  who should be able to tell the difference.... if she would go chec-- she sent anotehr volunteer who  found me in the house and had Mail call and told me that they couldn't tell .. leaving me with either  a female with an extended utter full of milk who's about to have a baby  --Or a pregnant male ...it doesn't really make any difference except for the fact that if it is a pregnant donkey I would pay slightly more attention to be sure it got a handful of graned couple times a day along with its hey .. the hey we have is super hey anyway and they could easily live on it and she could easily have a baby while eating it but little extra grain is nice ..

 

and then there's Moe .. in an effort to give her grain and not have the goats die from eating too much grain ... I have pulled out one of our nosebag slash pocketbooks .

from the wild Wild West comes the concept of attaching a bucket two other horses nose so as they move around they take their grain with them and you can be pretty sure that everybody gets their own 'cause there's no way of stealing it I ordered a bunch of those from China because not only are they good nose bagsTO FEED  grade horses or donkeys   but they are amusing carryalls or totes for people --  Because Moe is showing a little bit of weight loss and the goats are so persistent I've tried letting bowl loose and putting a nosebag on her with some grain in it .. it is very interesting to watch she she's got the part down Pat about eating the grain ... but doesn't realize that is she fix her head up and moves the grain goes with her   plus she has to learn that when the grain is gone is she just picks her head up and stands there we'll take it off so she can chew on the grass ..

to see all 1800 pounds of her chewing on grass that cannot be an inch long .. Is interesting to watch from the standpoint of fresh vegetables .. the pieces she bites off cannot be more than about 1/2 an inch long .. which is also why horses spend so much time grazing there's an awful lot of tiny little pieces of grass to nourish them .

 

I think Henry will be off down the driveway today on his way with his new partner --  I heard that he was going to take Henry and go out to dinner with some friends down in Waltham somewhere .. and I haven't heard how that went but I don't expect there to be any problem .. most situations in a restaurant with a service dog , R you ask the dog to get under the table and lie down .. and most of the time that works .. the dogs are certainly capable of doing that however .. these are tall dogs and when they get up wearing their harness if the table is constructed with bolts sticking out underneath as they often are it is possible for the dog to walk off with the table hooked to his harness so that has to be considered .. if you end up with a dog in the between tables I always pull out an extra chair to block them to be sure that anyone carrying a tray would see the chair and not necessarily a black dog lying on a dark floor .. and if there aren't any extra chairs restaurants usually have a high chair somewhere .

 

We had an interesting email from one of the kids with a dog .. in gym class the kids we're all running laps around a gymnasium floor and our recipient couldn't do that ..however the dog thought maybe she should be chasing all those people that were running .. which is an odd reaction mean we maybe didn't get the dog ready to accept .. so I suggested he just sit down and talk to the dog and explain at great length that they that supposed to chase all those people that are running I think he just wants to join in the fun .. dogs are fascinated with things that are moving particularly if it's moving away from them if they figure they better catch it ..and unfortunately most of our dogs could catch most any kid that was running ... so we should set up sub training for that all we need is a bunch of kids to run around in circles .. which is going to be hard to find since they don't have school outside now .

 

The hunt and chase --is deeply embedded in most every dog .. and all of you people who read this thing for a long time have heard me explained why so many dogs chase postman or vacuum cleaners .. I think it's the same instinct .. the postman arrives in the yard and the dog barks .  the postman walks up to the door pokes the Mail enter whatever it should go and turns around and walks away while the dog barks hysterically .. that dog figures haha I chased him see he turned around and left he was afraid of me so I should bark harder next time .. it's kind of the same thing if anybody is using a vacuum cleaner if the vacuum cleaner goes tord the dog and the dog tried to bite it and then you pull it back just vacuuming and the dog Gets very confused by the whole process of something going tord him and away from him .

 

it has a more serious situation if you have a dog on a leash and some other dogs comes in to sniff or whatever and you pull a dogTOWARD YOU.... the dog that's approaching figures he has the upper hand   Because your dog went away from him ---and may at that point just run in for the attack when your dog is limited by the leash and even if you pick him up  you're in trouble .

Thing is ---ours are all great Danes     , picking up is not an option . so your only recourse is to let him stay at t HIS ground AND  get out of the way .. Most dogfights are more noise but everything else anyway --  if you watch our puppies playing by the time they're five months old they've had a lot of practice add chewing on each others necks in preparation for fighting .. our rule of thumb around here is if it's not spurting blood then clean it up and let it heal .  I am sure medical people will Dow mention all of the things that can go wrong with a dog bite .. Our decision has to be tempered with consideration for percentages ... and if we ran to the vets with every spot of blood we wouldn't have time to do anything else ..   so the process of cleaning it up remove the hair around it so you can see what's going on and just watch it .

 

One other truism about people and dogs .. is if anything starts ..  the larger dog is going to be blamed for being the aggressor ... doesn't matter ----  you have only to watch Wanda .. all 12 pounds of her   chase are great Danes around .. but if our great Danes even step on her somebody'D  Get mad at the Dane

one other small comment here is that Danes are very vocal .. so many times when you are approaching a strange dog the Dane will make a grumbly noise , and be accused of growling when actually the dog is just saying “ holy cow  what do I do now “   and the grumbly noise is just to alert you pay attention . .


Carlene, I have to take a minute to share this little nugget with you. After popping in some bread in the toaster this morning,  I took a minute to vacuum up a spill. The toaster popped, I buttered it, put it down on the corner of my kitchen table and finished up the vacuuming. It took a few minutes.
Back to the kitchen, there was Danica sitting in a ray of sunlight in front of the glass door watching me. My eyes went to my toast and there, a couple of inches away, was a puddle of drool and an impression of her nose!  What manners!  What self-discipline!  It’s these little things that just amaze me, I am so lucky to have such a companion. Thank you.
We shared the toast.
Ever grateful, Susan

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

jan 20 2021 rosie is ronald

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earth shattering news Biden has got this far (4:55 am)   and now that we nearly have that out of the way... .. ROSIE IS NOW RONALD... A BOY... A BOY DONKEY.....ONE WOULD THINK THAT WOULD BE ONE OF THE MOST SIMPLE FACTS TO GET STRAIGHT AT CRAZY ACRES........ .IT CAN CERTAINLY NOT BE CONSIDERED AN "OPINION"... FACTS SHOULD BE FACTS.  BUT THERE ARE FACTS THAT  CAN BE INTERPETED TOO QUICKLY,  GIVEN  A NAME EASILY CONNECTED TO  EITHER GROUP....MALE OR FEMALE   --HENCE THE CONCLUSION  WHICH IS  PASSED QUICKLY VIA THE INTERNET  WHICH , LACKS  A ... RESPONSIBLE EDITORS MONITORING THE CONTENT.  ONE WOULD THINK RESPONSIBLE INTERNET USERS WOULD HAVE BEEN TAUGHT BY NOW JUST DON'T BELIEVE ANYTHING UNTIL YOU CAN PERSONALLY VERIFY THE DETAILS .

 

 WE HAVE HAD THIS PROBLEM OFTEN....CONSEQUENTLY I HAVE STUDIED THIS PROBLEM...  IN DETAIL   .  THE MOST OFTEN CAUSE OF THAT ERROR IS THE  UMBILICAL CORD...  TO BE MISINTERPRETED AS  MALE EQUIPMENT ESPECIALLY IF IT HAS BROKEN OFF SHORT OF THE USUALL 6 INCHES .TURNS OUT  THERE IS A NATURAL WAY FOR THE UMBILICAL CORD TO BE SEVERED BY STRETCHING IT.. AT WHICH TIME THE BLOOD FLOW IS CUT OFF..... THERE CAN BE BAD TROUBLE IF AN INEXPERIENCED  PERSON TRIES TO " CUT THE CORD" ( AN EXPRESSION OFTEN TALKED ABOUT IN MANY SITUATIONS)   THIS UN NATURAL  SEPARATION CAUSES A SUSPICIOUS LOOKING STUMP EASILY INTERPRETED AS A MALE  APPENDAGE.

IT WOULD BE  MORE ACCURATE TO LIFT THE TAIL AND COUNT THE EXITS.

LIKEWISE THAT BAG IN THE REAR OF TEH 5 GOATS PRODUCED SPERM, NOT MILK.. AND THE YOUTHFUL FUZZ ON THE UNDERSIDE OF THE DONKEY CAN HIDE LOTS OF PARTS..... IS THERE ??? OR IS THERE NOT--- THAT IS THE QUESTION..

IT IS  MOST DIFFICULT TO PROVE A NEGATIVE .

FACT REMAINS.. WE  NEED AN EDITOR TO CHECK WHAT IS OR  I S NOT THERE. OR IN  CRAZY ACRES TERMS... WE NEED A BETTER PECKER CHECKER.

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Welcome Mat – People laugh at this one, but it’s super effective especially you have a spare mat. The welcome mats you put in front of your door on the inside are often super grippy on the bottom. Fold that sucker in half so that the grippy side is on both sides and use that to stop your mattress. Make sure to lay the rug long ways on the direction the mattress moves or it will just unfold and not work.


GOING BACK TO MY WANDERING MAQTTRESS....  I HAD A LOT OF COMMENTS... MOST NOTEABLY.. --PUTTING A WELCOME MAT UNDER THE MATTERESS

.... LOVE IT !!..... THAT  IS PROBABLY A WORKABLE SOLUTION TO  STOP THE MATRESS  FROM HANGING OVER THE BOX SPRINGS BY  18 INCHES...AT MY TENDER AGE, I WILL JUST  AVOID ALL THE  COMMENTS THAT WENT WITH THAT ONE.

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HENRY--- THE IMPOSSIBLE PUPPY .. 140 POUNDS OF HEADSRONG.. CHEERFUL  PUPPY  KNOCKING OVER PEOPLE AT RANDOM....  IS NOW A GRADUATE OF THE  SERVICE DOG PROJECT.. AND HIS RECIPIENT IS AMAZED AT  THE PERFECT BEHAVIOR OF AN “EDUCATED “ DANE. THEY HAVE BEEN TO  A QUIET HOTEL TO START ... MOVED TO STAPES ---THEN THE SUPER MARKET....PANDORA REATAURANT AND  TODAY. THE ULTIMATE... WALMART...  AND THE CHINESE RESTAUANT     ----  ALL SEEMS TO BE GOING WELL...   I DON’T HAVE WRITTEN PERMISSION  YET—TO LET YOU KNOW ANY OF THE DETAILS – I CAN TELL YOU HIS TRUCK HAS “COMBAT VETERAN” STICKER ON THE WINDOW...  HENRY IS ... SO FAR  A PERFECT DOG... AND LYINGT ON THE COUCH, HE FR4EEZED SO TO HIDE  AND  HE LOOKS AT  ME WITH THE “HEY , THIS IS A GREAT DEAL, I DON’T WANT TO GO BACK IN THE KENNEL” LOOK IN HIS EYE.

THANKS TO ALL OF YOU FOR THE $10 CHICKEN  SHiT NUMBERS WHICH MADE THIS TEAM POSSIBLE.....

 AND I AM STILL SMILING TO HEAR   BEN AND ROO ARE DOING GREAT TOO.—ALONG WITH NEARLY 200  OTHERS...

ALL ON CHICKEN SHiT.. WITH THE CONSIDERABLE HELP FROM THE LIKES OF EXPLORE.ORG AND PURINA..


SO GO INVESTIGATE  THE EXPLORE.ORG WORLDWIDE CAMERAS ( INCLUDING US)  AND GO BUY PURINA PRODUCTS...

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WE HAD A TRAINERS MEETING-- ME????  MEETING????  A CRAZY IDEA OF LYNNS WHICH SEEMS TO BE VERY PRODUCTIVE...  GETTING ALL 13 OF THESE PUPS INTO A CAR AND HAVE THEM THINK POSITIVELY ABOUT TH E TRIP,  I GOT  THE IDEA OF TAKING A HANDFUL OF BOXES OF COOKIES TO 2 DIFFERENT GAS STATIONS WHERE THE OWNERS LIKE TO HAND OUT COOKIES TO PETS IN CARS..   MOST OF THE GAS ATTENDANTS  ARE MEN TOO ...   AN ADDED PLUS.


NOW BACK TO WATCHING THE NEWS...—

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

JAN 19 2021

 whadya mean  -- nothing to fear but fear itself.. there is plenty of that ot go around without getting on a rollercoaster...  every morning i get up ( so far at least)  and it starts... 

no i better not say that...  well that is amusing .. but probbly only  to me.... .. it is tough finding a topic which is not an insult to some one or group.. especially when so many people are literally volunteering to be  "discussed" on the daily doggie...... loosing one's sanity is rampant... or as morag ( in scotland) would say  "pity so many have lost theiri sanitation" 
so i am left with aninmal stories..
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Like the two semi useless gold balls on my desk ..  I had four gold balls but I used two of them on the horns of the   mini zebu that Janine bought my mistake at the slaughter auction ..  she saw a very nice looking healthy  cow about to be loaded  on a truck to  Mexico and it was so nice and polite that she quickly bid on it and put it on her trailer .. as very nice  polite horned animals can be hard to find....  .....once we got it home we found out that was not an "utter"  hanging underneath... and in fact this was a steer .. a very nice carefully raised nicely educated steer.. Janine   has had that problem before when she bought the five white milk goats who needed to have what was not a uutter removed and why we have three of them still   here as the 3 very persistant "snap crackle and pop"  ---- three neutered male goats ---   but back to our animal with horns ..eventually named Elvis ... he was very nice and very polite .. but those horns that a point on the end of 'em .. could be relatively lethal if he just wanted to SWAT a fly by swinging his head sideways .. in order to solve that problem  ==I knew I had seen things that go on the end of those horns to make them less less lethal and they did have plastic ones but I decided Elvis was so nice that I didn't want to degrade his persona with plastic horn balls .. so I called smucker's harness  down there in Pennsylvania country .. because if the Amish don't already sell it--- they  will figure out how to make it or get it .. and Dan sounded like it was perfectly normal to ask for horn balls and yes they had  both  plastic and brass ones...  what size would I like ...
 
not having any idea of anything I figured Elvis was a mini  stere so I would get mini horn balls ..And since they were only $12.00 a pair I'd  get a pair of medium size horn balls  also   the medium size fit those horns perfectly and once installed by Brian the veterinarian complete with super glue and setscrew they dress up Elvis tremendously so that in spite of his horns he has a great deal of class ..  Furthermore he is not impaled anyone all those horns unintentionally ..   he is not here at the moment ..because he's over Meredith farms where he is amusing to all those people who drive by and look at the animals ..Meredith farm is a private residence but invariably people drive by on the road just to watch the animals ..

a teenager  at  Meredith ( who's name I have forgotten.. sorry)  was the one to babysit  the puppy   " Henry "  during the COV fiasco .. She did such a nice job that Henry is  rightn  now in our guest house meeting with  a very nice man who may be his new owner .. you can't ever guarantee these things 100% .. but the way we start people is to have them spend some time alone with the dog to begin with and see if it clicks at all .
 
the only complication is tht the heat in the guest house quit Saturday  and we still await it's repair---    so henry and man ( I forgot his name too... it happens/) have moved over into the training room 
thankfully haley and lynn straightened it out as it had  become a place for people to hide .   resting from hard work is certainlhy allowed around here.... however resting out of view of the  rest of the staff is , shall we say... discouraged.. and leads to an "unthrifty" attitude toward  work in general.
 He ... and henry.. apparently survived... I had told him to come to the main house if he got cold and we would put him --- and henry,,, in linda's off ice on the long couch.
But at least he'd be warm and we have another coffee pot here ..
Even if we lost electricity, we have a fireplace.. and thanks to bud's Ability to keep mechanical things running .. like our woodsplitter .. We have a darn good supply of hardwood .. .
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Now..  the song... "me and my shadow.".. is redone to    "me and my mattress"
Last night I solved it by sleeping diagionally  in the bed.. because  that was the place where sizzle was not....
I would be the first to  point out.." and you call yourself a dog trainer?????"   yes.... I could make her move....  but a large part of dog( at least dane) .. training is to be on a good rapport  .. and try to minimize the unreqasonable requesgts you make of your dog... they are not  mechanical robots ----- you will never hear me stand in front of a dog and yell "sit", just to prove I can dominate the dog.    My children taught me that concept  when they were about the age of four .
 
 
We have had a lot of suggestions about what to do about my mattress crawling off the bed ==  not only that but one guy .. Jim .. decided to analyze WHY it was happening
 
The ceiling attach point of the rope, relative to where you pull on it, may also be contributing to the movement of the mattress as follows. If, when you are pulling on the rope, it does not make a right angle with the ceiling and the mattress in both the longitudinal and transverse directions, a lateral sliding force is being applied to the mattress when you pull on the rope while in the bed.
This can be illustrated visually if you draw a vector diagram of the forces present when the rope is under tension. The tensile force along the rope can be diagrammatically resolved into its equivalent vertical and horizontal force vectors acting on the rope to get an idea of the amount of side force being applied to the mattress. This force can be longitudinal or transverse to the mattress, based on the angle the rope makes with ceiling while under tension. The magnitude of this force can be determined trigonometrically if desired.
Also, if the friction between the mattress and the box spring is minimal, it will allow it to slide very easily. This is, of course, is a function of the coefficient of friction between the two materials in contact.
Regards;   JIM  
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THUS   PROVING
MANY OF YOU VERY TALLENTED PEOPLE HAVE ENTIRELY TOO MUCH TIME ON YOUR HANDS...  WHELL WE HAVE A FEW WHO TAKE THIS   COV OPPORTUNITY TO  ENGAGE IN STAYING.... AT LEAST MENTALLY ... OUT OF THE BOX...

Monday, January 18, 2021

jan 18 2021

 HE WHO LIES DOWN WITH DOGS WILL GET UP WITH FLEAS. ------ ALTHO SYMBOLICALLY STILL VERY CORRECT,   FLEA KILLER HAS CHANGED THAGT CONSIDERABLY...   IT IS ALSO TRUE THAT SPaying females ruins my sleep.. 
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How can that be ?  let me count the ways .....
that is very similar to the logic problem of trying to get two missionaries  PLUS two cannibals across the River with one canoe ...
the sun room.. aka linda's office --- has a nice long couch that will usually accommodate chaos and Bentley .. which then forces gymini ON TO  the  PADDED window ledge ... however that area has to be come A working ICU   for a female recovering from being spayed .. which means that the Mail call area has to accommodate three dogs , none of which are small , but the worst problem is chaos likes to sleep in the middle of the long sofa alone .. which leaves Bentley and Gemini only one love seat and the floor .. the floor has a Barker bed mattress on it which is wonderful mattress .. the great Danes do not like to sleep on the floor .. and all of our dogs I've been spoiled about that since birth .. when as soon as they are able they climb up on a sofa which is in their puppy area .. IE the kitchen ..  which is currently occupied by the two harlekin pumps from Beverly ..
even by adjusting the chaos'  domination of the sofa by making her move to one end .. that still leaves sizzle ..
 
sizzle has talked me into allowing her on my bed .. IT IS QUEEN SIZED... BUT STILL.. SHE IS NOT SMALL... this is a whole new experience for me I've never let a dog sleep in my bed before ..  SIZZLE Has inherited the instinct to stay in the middle of the bed .. which in my case LEAVES ME  scrambling .. BECAUSE THAT  has a terrable complication    of ..."the wandering mattress . "    So help me ..
 
I put the mattress straight on the box spring at night ..  and by 2:00 AM it is hanging over the edge 18 inches by actual measurement ....18 inches sideways and 14 inches lengthwise ---ALL by actual measurement ..
I have tried to put---- Between the mattress and the box spring ...  some of that material we have on the floor so chaos doesn't slip ...So the last night the overhang was 10 inches and 10 inches by actual measurement .. seeing as I barely had 20 inches of bed Because fSssel had taking her 30 inches right out of the middle IT IS A  60 inch bed .
My center of gravity being what it is, means it's not the melatonin giving me strange dreams about falling off tall buildings---- it's my precipitous  mattress ..
 
For anybody trying to figure this out the only peculiar detail is the fact but I have a four foot long one inch diameter  nice soft cotton rope hanging over my bed which I use for the purposes of rolling over particularly in the winter where things like flannel pajamas are involved .. personally I don't see how that moves the mattress ... because in the morning I get up get fizzle off the mattress it takes considerable effort  to shove it back on top of the box spring is 
so for all you people who had such a good time  trying to explain my last geometrical The lemma of the two yardsticks ,,just you have a go at this  one--- how can one person move that mattress 18 inches sideways when all I did was roll over a few times .
 
it might be noted that sizzle will not sleep on the edge and prefers the middle .. SIZZLE UNDERSTAND THESE THINGS BTTER THAN I DO..
 
SO THE 2AM Ritual is get sizzle off the bed so she go get a drink of water and go outside if she has to --- while  I push the mattress back on the box Springs get myself a Cup of coffee .. and sleep for another two hours ..
so be it .
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now  on th e  topic of barking dogs.. last night was quiet   thanks to lynne   ..

MONDAY, JANUARY 18, 2021 -  OUTDOOR- NOISE REPORT
 
12:00 AM START REPORT, ALL QUIET
12:21 BIRD ALARM CALL
12:47 ROOSTER CROWING
1:02 BIRD ALARM CALL
1:11 - 1:13 ONE DOG OURSIDE KENNEL (1-3?), QUIET
1:12 GREAT HORNED OWL HOOTING
2:51 ROOSTER CROWING
3:39 CAMERA OFFLINE
3:40 CAMERA AND MIC ONLINE
3:40 ROOSTER CROWING
4:28 - 6:00 ROOSTER CROWING
4:32 ONE DOG BRIEFLY OUTSIDE KENNEL 5, QUIET
4:37 ONE DOG BRIEFLY OUTSIDE (AGAIN) KENNEL 5, QUIET
4:44 FAINTLY HEAR ONE DOG SEVERAL BARKS IN THE FAR DISTANCE
5:02 - 5:08 ONE DOG (HARL) OUTSIDE KENNEL 7, SEVERAL SOFT GRUMBLES AND WHINES
5:05 FIRST BIRDS CHIRPING
5:06 BIRDS  SQUABBLING
5:47 - 5:48 ONE DOG (MANTLE) OUTSIDE KENNEL 6, QUIET
6:00 END REPORT, ALL QUIET

to add to this.... is the neighbor report  
ALERT: For anyone walking with small dogs and/or kids be aware 2 Foxes spotted on Perley Lane & Townsend Farm Rd. Walking with my hubby, yelled, clapped, stomped they didn't back down, aggressive!
 
Crime & Safety · Jan 17
06

this could easily be  one of the reasons our dogs bark...sometimes and sometime don't. 

Sunday, January 17, 2021

jan 17 2021

 WONDERFUL NEWS--  DALE HAD NO POOP...AFTER ONLY A BIG BELT OF PEPTO,,, HOPEFULLY HE IS NOT PLUGGED UP ENTIRELY... THE GUT OF A GREAT DANE IS SOMEWHAT FRAGILE... WE HAVE A SEEQUENCE---   


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The sequence we go through for those of you keeping track boiled chicken and rice for 24 hours zen  pep told or Imodium then maybe flAgel which I think is for Giardia which is in the groundwater and a lot of 'em have it whether or not it affects him if that doesn't work panacure is sort of next on the list for a bunch of other things that could be wrong if all that doesn't work  Thailand  that's Ty L AN ?   which was originally a thing to put in turkeys waterer and then the swine people found out that it cured whatever it is they get ...  scours ... and a veterinarian in Rockport told me about it with use of great Danes  just a pinch of that from month ..

 

There is a big gapping scientific problem there in that once you start all this stuff if it doesn't work then you're sort of stuck trying to get a sample to figure out what the complicated problem is //\\...After the chicken and rice you really if there's still a loose stool you really want to get a sample of it in a sandwich bag hopefully in case it doesn't get better if you've already gone past  SASCIENTIFICSLLYT PURE SAMPLE.

 

FYI      in an effort to make this an educational edict ..

I did learn one day ---  that pepto very often causes the stool to be black ..it may amaze people but into my 70s I don't think I'd ever had PEPTO  before ... and all of a sudden I was producing a black stool in a great panic ran off to the emergency room .THINKING BLOODY STOOL    .where the nurse ask me if I had pepto and when I said yes she said go home normal ..

I wonder how many people don't know that I certainly didn't .   Where else would you find such marvelous information besides the daily doggy .

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Or alternately .. CarlENE   is really stuck for a topic this morning

 

Yesterday’S  i excitement of taking out the shelving from a new van and putting it down on the street with hope somebody collects it .. I thought it would be a good idea to put the van in the arena and people could practice getting puppies to go in and out of it that was a bad idea  I had forgotten it had been raining for awhile so by the time they got the van into the flat field it just plain sunk and required awful lot of what will we put underneath it next or shovel out or whatever which eventually was a lot of plywood rubber mats shovels and the tractor then very carefully turning it sideways taking down the fence and driving straight through that because there's no way we could get it back where we got it started    it was an exciting challenge ..

so it now is backed by the food container which is the only Hill I can think of to back on 2 so maybe we could get the pressure washer out and clean out the back much better before we try and move it again plus that's a fact I think it has three not very good tires plus one flat

I may also go on with a list of things broken ..  Bud reports that the guest house heater is not heating ..  this heater is not a question of fix it with a screwdriver and a pair of pliers you call the little man who comes out it tells you that he can't fix it and you just have to buy a new one .which is what we constantly run into with things like washing machines which BUD THEN fixes . ..but he said he's stumped on this one .. so here we go again to be repairman  in 2020 or 2021 in apparently you only need a drivers license where you drive out to the problem stand there and say oh it can't be fixed by another one ..  how many times have I been through this the heater is what a it's wonderful   is a Mitsubishi or whatever they are heater and air conditioner I think they call it a heat exchanger and somehow I cannot believe that you have to replace the entire unit if it stops working ..  seeing as we have someone coming in on Monday morning we may have to do that in which case I'm going to keep that theoretically broken one either for parts or to send it back to Metro busy   and see if they could fix it ...   buy fury is once again the micro fury .. don't take all these people with mechanical ability and try to make them into philosophy professors ,,you're ruining  the ability to find a mechanic already kind .

 

Regarding the two yardsticks HINGED  together measuring the presidential banner to be sure it was absolutely level ..  I had several people tell me about the pythagorean theorem with which I am intimately aware but this guy seemed to only have two yardsticks which were hinged and if it's the 345 typical right triangle how was he using it???? 

That seemed to be hinged and movable ..  unless he had some kind of string for the third leg I don't understand ..

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I think I'm going to sit in a corner today and stare at the picture of ROO  and his partner .BEN . because to have his father say it's made a world of difference to him , I'm going to use that the block out the entire rest of the world ---  at least for the day ...Or until someone brings me a little jContainer  of ice cream so I can go back to gaining weight .

Saturday, January 16, 2021

jan 16 2021

 GREAT EXCITEMENT--- WE GOT A PURINA DELIVERY LAST NIGHT...IN THE DARK    THEY ( FEDEX) SAID BEFORE 5PM.. AND IT WAS.... 4:59.. AND DARK... BUT WITH HEADLIGHTS FROM A RAV4 AND THE OTHER TRACTOR WE GOT IT UNLOADED...  I DROVE TEH TRQACTOR WITHTEH 2 FORKS STICKING OUT FRONT AND MARK  HAD TO WEAR MY WHITE GLOVE SO I COULD SEE HIS HAND WITH TH E  UP  UP UP  UP ..TIP TIP. NO ... DOWN DOWN   TI[P.. NOW  OK FORWARD..  FROM THAT MANEUVER TO THE EMPTY PALLET  IS LESS THAN 2 MINUTES TO GET IT STORED IN THE CONTAINER....ALL 8 PALLETS IN  ABOUT 30 MINUTES... IN TH EDARK... AND COLD...WELL NOT FOR ME....SOMEONE EMAILED PURINA ABOUT THE DEDICATION OF AN OLD LADY DRIVING THE TRACTOR IN TH4E DARK AND COLD..... WELL.. TO BE TRUTHFUL.... I HAD TO TURN DOWN THE HEAT IN THE CAB.... SO OTHER THAN THE SPRINT BETWEEN MY HEATED CAR AND THE PRE  HEATED TRACTOR CAB//......  IT WAS NOT AT ALL PAINFUL FOR ME TO  DO.     


ONE SEMI INTERESTING SIDELINE....  SITTING IN TH E DARK FaCING THE REAR OF THE TRUCK... HE HAD SET HIS FLASHERS BLINKING .. A HUGE VIOLENT RED PAIR OF FLASHING  LIGHTS.... I HAD TO ASK HIM TO TURN THEM OFF.....

WHICH BRINGS  AN OTHER ----"INSTRUCTIVE STORY " ----TO MIND.. OUT OF MY ANCIENT HISTORY.  YOU ALL KNOW I SPENT MY JUNIOR YEAR ABROAD AT UNIV OF EDINBURGH.   ONE DAY O N THE COFFEE COMMON  BULLITEN BOARD THERE WAS A NOTICE.

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The notice offered 5 shillings---    if you qualified ---- for students who could take part in some experiments AT the medical college ..of course we didn't even read the details but five shillings with a lot of money .  So we (probably that Gwen person I talk about ) and I went got IN LINE Right away --- .. Joining at least 100 other people in line .
five shillings with a lot of money to students or anybody .. what we had to do was SIT ON A  stool with a bunch of wires glued to our head and watch a light go on and off ...and if we “qualified”   we could come back get the five shillings if we sat there for an hour .. out of the 300 people who eventually were tested .. five people were invited back and I was one of them .  and I sat there for an hour with wires glued to my head and earned 5 shillings  AND was very happy  ----this was back in 1957 ...and I totally forgot about it until I was trying to ride a motor scooter across  the country ..  and I got well  IN TO Pennsylvania before something happened and I  was found wandering around A FIELD  very confused ...  the only reason I was found was my motor scooter was still lying on its side in the road  still running.... ..   several years later after many severe headaches I was given an E E G ... in other words I had wires all screwed to my head it had to sit and watch the light go on and off .. and it was determined that I had seizure activity .. and probably the  fall off the motor scooter either caused the seizure activity or the Caesar activity made me fall off the motorscooter .  It took me awhile to relate the flashing light bit to that episode in Scotland .. where I'm sure the Medical College we're experimenting either with the invention of the EEG  or were trying to figure out what percentage of the general population had seizure activity and didn't know it ---------in which case it's 5 out of 300 ..
since the motorscooter  episode I have been on dilantin have had no other seizures ... but I am aware of flashing lights bothering me so rather than take any chances specially well I'm driving a tractor I asked the FedEx driver to turn off his emergency flashers ..
Strobe lights are another thing of which I am very aware ... normal people might not recognize the fact that driving passed a bunch of trees with the sun on the other side gives you a very strong strobe light effect which I block  away .
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The only other semi  related story .. is that in an effort to change medications I had to go a year without driving ... the way I solved that one was the go BUY A  very nice yellow VW bug .. standard shift .. and I signed up with a local high school as a person with a senior driver license --- the  MVB  did not my remove my license they just told me not to drive ..    I'd let kids learn to drive on my car wHILE  I ran errands or delivered magazines .. IT WORKED...  It also made me realize that being able to SOMEHOW   get around I was still way ahead of somebody   WHO COULD NOT....
There was a song   Doris Day maybe ??   it's what you do with what you got and never mind how much you got .. wow that's an old one  ------ Seems to me there is a much more intellectual way of conveying that which says something about being annoyed at not having shoes until you met someone who had no feet .. or something like that
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One other absolutely thrilling thing today --- to me----.. was  i think i learned something i had not seen befor.....I saw somebody trying to hang a banner for the presidential whatever ,,and he basically had 2 yardsticks bolted together ..and he was putting the end where they were bolted together ... on the banner .. Several places along this very long banner ..  it did look strange but I think the reason must have been he was making a triangle to be sure the banner was hanging absolutely perfectly straight in which case the second yardstick  being the triangulation to make the vertical measurement absolutely correct .. I think .. unless somebody else could come up with a different reason ???  .. I was very pleased with myself to have thought of that and all the times with my crazy professor lectures TO DONNA'S  schoolchildren I tried to install in their heads how useful a triangle is and how many times you see it and don't realize it makes all the difference ... I thought of another place where triangulation is being ignored =====that's in the Caribbean where they have horrendous rainfall and they do build houses with their roof at a pitch so the rain falls off but the wind will still blow over a rectangular house. The Caribbean must not have been blessed   with the American Indian versION of a Tipi   which might withstand an awful lot more than a rectangular living place ... there was a lot to be said for my TP project .. warm and dry were two of the Biggest assets .
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moving on -- glad to get an email from the guy who built the swing set .. reporting that his son is doing beautifully with his dog ..
 
it is so critical   for the CPS   to hear stories like this so they continue to buy chicken bricks .. but it's even more critical for me to hear them because every once in awhile When the going gets tough  I think what on earth have I got myself into ...  and occasionally the going does get tough .. like right now one dog with enthusiastic diarrhea ..that could take the wind out of anybody's saILS

Hope you can accept my apology for not keeping in touch (not one of my strengths). 
 
Ben and Roo are doing fantastic!  Ben attends Hopkinton High School every day with Roo.  She is truly a special dog.  I continue to be amazed by Roo and the bond Ben and Roo have formed together.  They are a remarkable team!  Attached are a couple of pictures I took of them together last night.
 
We have zero behavioral issues with Roo.  My only comment would be that Ben continues to use his short lead (leash) with Roo.  When we started our training Megan told us we should expect to use the leash for the first 6 months.  It’s been over a year now and I don’t think Ben needs it but he continues to use it.  I think it’s more about gaining balance by having a second point of contact with Roo (two hands) more than using the lease for issuing corrections. 

Ben has never stood straighter and with greater confidence then since he beginning working with Roo. 
It has truly been a remarkable transformation.
 
What do you say after we get our hands on that vaccine you find us project around the farm that involves welding. 
You and I can tackle it together and I will definitely find you a lady friendly welding helmet 😊.
Chip
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chip
if that leash works... don't fix it.

Friday, January 15, 2021

jan 15 2021

 HANDS UP FOR ALL THOSE WHO  READD ALL THE STUFF JUST AHEAD OF THE LITTLE BOX THAT SAYS YOU AGREE WITH ALL THE STUFF YOU DID NOT READ.

-----NO ONE READS I T EVEN THO I AM SURE SOMEONE GOT PQID  THAOUSNADS OF $$ TO WRITE IT.  WE HAPPILY CHECK THE BOX ASSUMKNG IT SAYS   YOU WOULD PROMISE  NOT TO E AT  SPAGETTI ON A SATURDAY NIGHT.-- HOWEVER.... I THINK IT HAS A SINISTER PURPOSE....  WE ARE BEING TRAINED NOT TO READ DETAILS ---WHICH  CAN COME HOME TO HAUNT US ..NOT READING IS CLOSELY RELATED TO NOT THINKING..  HIDING CONCEPTS IN BROAD DAYLIGHT WORKS FINE.  

OK... SO I WAS TOL,D I NOW NEEDED  COV  GOGGLES TO GO ANYWHERE...  AND MENTALLY TROTTED OFF TO AMAZON.. WHERE THERE IS A HUGE SUPPLY --- FROM WHICH  I BOUGHT2 PAIR  HAVING  SCANNED THRU ALL TH EDETAILS OF MANY.... THESE WERE CERTIFIED BY  NMFA----SO I GET THEM HOME.. AND NOT HAVING ALOT TO DO, I HAPPEDED TO READ THE LITTLE SLIP THAT CAME WITH THEM  ( ONE  SIDE IN CHINESE)   THE OTHER SIDE SAID - IN TINY PRINT   NMFA CERTIFIED THESE TO BE FOR    NON MEDICAL  USE -----HOWEVER IF YOU ARE CLEANING YOUR AQUARIUM, THEY ARE PERFECT . 
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THAT IDEA STARTED A COUPLE DOZEN YEARS AGO .. GENERAL PURPOSE BEING TO TRAIN ME NOT TO REad the details .. so "industry"  could proint all that tiny blurred scribble at the bottom of MY tv screen... WHICH WOULD  maybe tell ME teh people were actors ..
it started many yeqrs before that....ALMOST BEFOR TV-ADS  "REMEMBER THOSE DAYS??? 

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I remember way back in the 1950s there was a book called hidden persuaders .. I never read it because I couldn't get past the cover .. ,rumor had it that the cover of the book which seemed to be a picture of pouring Scotch into a glass containing very regular ice cubes that somehow in that photograph was portrayed the shall we say active human reproduction .. I bought the book  which I never did read  and I spent hours looking at the cover – it being second Only to the orange crate full of National  geographic  magazines which my parents stored in the attic as I am told a lot of parents  did  -----at any rate ---  the point of the book was well defined by the cover because if you set that rumor out an awful lot of young kids would go byu  it thus increasing your circulation in spite of what the book actually said ..

but the concept of not understanding what you are seeing and hearing  in these ads serves  the purpose of getting you to Make an emotional decision about purchasing an item rather than an intellectual one ..

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I am sure let me rephrase that ---I would be an idiot if I didn't think it was pandemic in our society .. It infuriates me to discover one of these things ..

True story  as I see it........most notably my current fascination  started out with a Verizon commercial where early in the commercial  I hear a  child's voice saying “mom “ when I first heard it I whipped around ---not thinking because it sounded just like my daughter Gwen at about the age of three ..


alright so they got my attention which is what  they wanted to do .. but the more times I heard it the more times I realized what their purpose really was is to get women to pay attention .. that very quiet “mom”   IS  In many other commercials usually to do with things like cooking or nail Polish  ..

Could be I'm totally insane---   we all know that .. but now that I have mentioned it , just listen for it .. I hate to use the  lame brained   logic that   “other people have heard it”   , but they say they have.

 

I love the commercial about ---  sit quietly very still for 30 s3conds...--- It sounds like such a lovely idea in this tumultuous world .. but having been aware of that quiet "mom"    thing I'm wondering  what these nasty people are trying to put in my head with the subliminal  message  “just sit there and let me get you to go buy  our vacuum cleaner.”

p.s...  I went to amazon  To look up hidden persuaders since it never occurred to me maybe should I should now 50 years later read the book .. there are many many many books written about hidden persuaders---    I have remember that the original author was vanced pacard .. and I whipped through all of those and there's not one with the cover of the ice in the Scotch and the glass .. 'cause I was hoping it by advanced age I might be able to figure it out this time around ..

does anyone hVE A COPY???  IF YOU WOULD JUST TAKE A PICTURE OF THE COVER, IT MIGHT BE INTERESTIN?????   IN THE MENATIME   MAYBE I SHOULD HAVE A MORE INTELEDTUAL APPORACH TO READ FIRST THEN CRITIZE...

.I THINK I WILL GET THE CD AND LISTEN TO IT IN MY CAR.I