maybe this will be pawprint day... we apparently are going to remain frozen until next monday. ..
Thursday, March 4, 2021
Wednesday, March 3, 2021
you know you are getting old when you put teh foot warmer things in your slippers.. .. this morning i hae broken a standeard rule of.moineno coffee befor completely dressed... but i did have a handy reporters notepadnext to me in bed... so the notes have been made....
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Now with regard to this reporter's notebook that I keep in bed with me in case I get any brilliant ideas at midnight , I had to cross off at least six ideas as being too political but this concept still needs to be re verified ..Big in the animal business I could only equate it to what is known as the get of sire classes in any of these animals shows from horses to cattle to dogs ----- once in my life I researched back to find out how many valedictorians of classes at MIT we're Oriental .. and being an animal breeder I'm thinking it certainly is a valid question to wonder why that's true .. Which brings me very quickly to the case of celebrating the lives of two high school sweethearts who met 70 years ago and married ... producing four children who produced 16 grandchildren who produced 32 great grandchildren .. and then get everybody in a picture where if you count that's over 50 people all started with two high school sweethearts and I think in the Bible it says the problem is lust .. Now The Bible does not discuss the result of of two people turning to 52 and the cumulative trash produced during the 70 odd years by 52 people is the reason we damn well better explore Mars ..because we're gonna need a place to escape to .. I have a real problem with any group anywhere who refuses to wear masks --and I shudder to think how many children they have ---because they probably haven't even heard of anything like physical distance ..
Tuesday, March 2, 2021
counterculture???? now???? it has happened before....
in my generation what people most feared in ?1969? was ANOTHER "woodstock concert" where anyone from all over the 48 ( IT WAS THEN) states invited themselves to some dairy farmer's field in bethel new york. -- 400,000 people (was the official estimate) with 100,000 volkswagons plus , 20,000 old school busses 14 tons of MARIJUANA not much clothing, pouring rain AND NOT ONE PORTAPOTTIE...--- at least then it was peaceful.. so peaceful that most didn't even know it was raINING... IT WAS FROM THAT ERA THAT COUSIN ROBERTA STARTED WEST IN AN OLD CADDIE..
THE PART I FORGOT TO MENTION WAS.... SHE HAD GOT HERSELF A GOVERM\NMENT GRANT OF SOME KIND TOI MAKE A PHOTO HISTORY OF "THE COUNTERCULTURE." IT DOES GOOGLE. Across the Great Divide - Roberta Price AND SHE SPEAKS ABOUT THE PHOTOS.-- WHICH INCLUDE THE HUGE ROCK AND THE GREAT 8 SIDED HOUSE THEY BUILT AROUND IT.... HAVING PREVIOUSLY BUILT ONLY A BRICK AND BOARD BOOKCASE... INTERESTING./
NOW ON TH E TOPIC OF BUILDING....
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I had a request to repeat this description ... so for anyone who is a child--- has a child ----or has a grandchild-- this is how you make at harness to turn their head into a Unicorn’S head .. OR ANY OTHER VARIETY OF THINGS. it's also how I used to set cropped ears to make great Dane HAVE perked up ears which I don't do anymore at any rate------ it all starts with a handful of the white wire coat hangers that men's shirts come on ---they're usually free for a handful of cleaners if you don't have a man short supply of them -----if you lie one on the desk and with strong wire cutter cut off the hook about an inch and two from the twisty part , then locate the center of the long pie ce and mark 2 1/2 inches on either side for Childs head--- then with your head hand holding the rest down bend the LEFT side vertical to the desk ---- now if you take it off the desk and bend the other half around your thigh---- you're half done so do it again with another coat hanger .. bending the right side vertical and the left side around your other thigh ..give it enough duct tape just wrap the whole thing together being careful to make sure the two cut edges are prevented from getting further apart I think you'll see what that's about .. the two parts you bent around your thigh obviously go around the child's head ---I use either short piece of cloth or preferably a gauze pad that's unwound into a log strip makes a very comfortable TIDED PIECE underneath the chin ... it is very possible to pad the wire head/chin part by wrapping cotton in elect tape... in colors...
THIS IS NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE WITH THE BRASS COAT HANGERS WHICH ARRE MUCH TOO STRONG.. THE WHITE WIRE ONES ARE PERFECT. YOU WILL BE SURPRISED AT HOW STURDY AND COMFORTABLE THIS HARNESS IS... MAYBE WE SHOULD SEE IF. TI CAN BE REDESIGNED TO DEAL WITH COV 19 MASKS???????
NOW WOULD N’T THAT BE SOMETHING... HAVE AT IT.--------********* SEND THE ROYALITIES TO SDP !!!
NOW WITH REGARD TO NOT BURNING TH E HOUSE DOWN...
Rubbing two sticks together has to be the worst way to start a fire... the second worst way .. is newspapers and Cardboard and kindling ....but if you want to start it quick an eighth of a Cup of kerosene will do amazing things .. but you have to remember the absolutely critical part is that you may not throw the Karacene at the logs if there still is any kind of spark in there because Karacene is an oil and will very quietly burned as long as it's in one lump or puddle .. kerosene and diesel will explode if sprayed as in an engine .... and it will create a heck of a bang and scared the hell out of you if you do anything like toss it into a fire ..so I don't wanna do that ....I remember way back in the days of our kids circus .. I owned a piece of equipment for some horse or another which was basically a stainless steel huge syringe thing ---it didn't really have a needle at the other end just a big tube .. and I thought that would be perfect to deliver kerosene underneath logs for a fire .. and I couldn't remember the name of it .. so I had to call up my friend Brian who told me it's a dose syringe .. and now most of them come in plastic which wasn't going to work for me but I did Google it and they still do make them in stainless steel so I have bought 1 which hopefully will be safer then trying to pour or throw that throw is a bad bad word... kerosene because as it goes bang you pull your hand back and distribute of trail of kerosene which could lead back on your floor .. that whole thing is a bad deal 'dispense" is better. but not wanting to go back to the twisted newspaper this dose syringe should work perfectly keeping in mind I have a fire extinguisher right at my back when I do this ..
For an update on the repair of our chimney .. the company has booked the first part of April because we need 48 degrees temperature and no rain in order to be able to reline our chimney ...
One of my favorite videos people have said me is of Bella and George coming down the stairs in the Science Museum and how carefully George is matching Bell's every move ..---well I have a second favorite video now of Josh going up and down his hallway with Daisy on one side and one crutch on the other and he is walking .. as in 1 foot after the other walking .. he turns around comes back and falls down and then kisses Daisy on the head .. he's walking it is so much more natural ..then two crotches or whatever ...
and I just gotta email from his mother ... who said he's getting very courageous .. and seems to be following in the Hunter and Wendy mode of walking for real .
Good morning! I was again blown away by my boy and Daisy! He had a well check at his pediatricians office. Her office is on the third floor. On the way down, he decided to take the stairs all the way down. Daisy on one side railing on the other. Quick and easy. Who knew!?! He even took a couple stairs with a reciprocal gait. I don’t know if I’ve ever seen him do that. Thanks to everyone at SDP, these two are going to be unstoppable!
Monday, March 1, 2021
how many of you remember specific things your mother told you to do.... or in this case to ignore... at the moment i can specifically remember being stood up on my own two feet for my mother to read the riot act about something..... i already did a DD on the time she stood me in the living room and said " if a policeman tells you to stop... you do exactly that and nothing else.... you can argue the details later.".. and she had on her "kitchen apron.... white..ish.." i remember that especially since it was eye level to me.....
Berta was indeed living literally on some rock on a hillside in Colorado the part that everyone else had missed was that the engineering and skills that went into building this house around this rock was astronomical .. her house was organized so that the sun came through a window to warm this rock which was 8 feet across maybe and that rock would hold the warmth to keep the basic cold away the rest of the heat was provided by and absolutely beautiful antique iron coal cookstove very much like the one I have in my kitchen only hers was usable where mine is covered with microwave and things .. they had no electricity they grew their own vegetables had their own source of milk I think it was goats I think there was a horse around for transportation and she and this guy we're not the only couple there ...nor was their house on a rock the only one that was it's incredible feat of engineering ..I seem to remember a very good size Dome house which was kind of where they all met there are there were six 810 couples I've forgotten but ..m. I seem to remember there were one or two children involved at which point this group of people as the commune had enough degrees among all of them to be an entire school system so they did their own education too .. it is a very interesting read .and I don't know if one could actually go out and find that house on the rock .. .. With a population explosion what it is probably the whole place is a high rise with an accompanying. Mall.. but it would be fun to try and look it up on Google earth search .
what day would be complete without the vomit report .. and I'm very happy to report that malarkey had projectile vomiting and produced one of my socks .hopefully he ate only one of them ... he seems fine .
empty is bad....as opposed to bentlye. Who did not eat his morning cookies.. so his tummy is empty, except for bile.. which he is proceeding to get rid of.... a dane habit...
the other medical issue I plan to attack today is I really have to do something about Bentley and his masculine appendages .. I have known for over a year. That there is something wrong ..but he's totally healthy .. and an older dog is not the best candidate for anesthesia .. but this is getting ridiculous and he still seems absolutely fine in spite of this appendage which approaches the size of a baseball ... it seems to be growing exponentially now .. so I will be talking to a surgeon ... hopefully the Doctor Who operated on scarlet .
Other indoor project is cutting out little leaves to try and continue our family tree of our Great Dane dogs.... among other things I will be buying some white paper on a roll butcher paper??? in order to continue upward with the current tree of 47 litters. With many many little black leaves ----trimmed in blue for black male pups – red for females.. them. Grey merles and spotted harle s. males and female... i.e. that's many many little bits of paper in paper cups....
n We made it to march..... ... so far.
Sunday, February 28, 2021
THE BENTLEY FOOTPRINT PROJECT HAS STARTED..
Saturday, February 27, 2021
YOU DON'T APPRECIATE WHAT YOU HAVE TIL YOU DON'T HAVE IT.-- LIKE A WORKING KEYBOARD....SO IF THAT IS THE LESSON OF THE DAY, WHERE DO I START MY APPRECIATIOON?? RUNNING WATER WOULD BE HIGH ON TH E LIST-
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Firstly it never occurred to me that these congress people stayed beyond 5:00 o'clock in the afternoon so to have them there passing bills or whatever they do at midnight was a shocker to me .. and then have to argue with them over the fact that they're doing this 15 minimum wage all wrong ..kept me awake at night .. I kept explaining to them and no one was listening .. that there is a very sincere bit of logic to a man or a woman working 40 hours a week and still being in poverty so I'd totally agree with a $15 per hour wage for people ... let me define what is not quite people and that is the age group between 16 and 21 .. they're all full of energy and don't have the knowledge to go with it usually with a (few exceptions like Bill Gates) most teenagers should work for nothing until they learn to be worth something and that's called an internship of some kind .. but if this 16 to 21 year old is it being responsible and reliable then they should be paid pocket money while they continue to live with their parents and around their parents insurance and all those other funny things and if they made 750 an hour some of them might be worth it .. but I'm not sure that I could come up with a 16 year old who's work ethic or generic knowledge would be worth much more than 750 an hour ..
As a matter of fact communities around here along with the district attorney's office have approved service dog project as a place to send children to do what's known as community service .. and depending on what or why they're here--- the chores I saw assign can vary .. if it's the district attorney's office and you're in for driving under the influence you had to be pretty stupid so therefore you get assigned repairing the stone walls and rolling rocks around in the freezing cold ... because I wouldn't trust you to handle any of my animals or being around them for that matter you're better off way out in the Woods ..,.however if you need community service because of the Honor Society requirements then I'm more inclined to let you work in the barn around the animals because I know I could ask you to observe how much water did that dog drink when you go to refill the bucket and if it's full to the top let the barn manager know .. I don't think I'd let any of them use power tools or drive the tractor but they do have a lot of energy .. that as I sit here without energy I can make USE OF... WE NEED INTERNSHIP PROGRAMS
It's hard to believe that uh I male child could get to be 20 years old and not no how to hammer a nail into a piece of wood or how to jumpstart a dead battery in a car .. but I have seen this .. and I also have seen a female child with the energy and curiosity to want to learn how to hammer nails and jumpstart cars .. because along with my friend Mike Rowe there is a terrable deficiency in the younger generation ..
now I can remember my grandparents making that same kind of statement ... take my grandmother .. raise five children in Westchester County New York on a farm . and there were several unique things .. she was about 5 foot tall ---four of her five children were Mail and about 6 foot tall .. and I never heard one of 'em swear ...ever .. I also look forward to Sunday dinner with her becausw I don't know what she put in the chicken gravy but I have never had better chicken gravy since .
so here I am 80 years later having raised two children who both swear and eat bottled chicken gravy .. and don't even know about my grandmother ..
LYNNE IS HAVING TO GIVE UP HER MONITORING OF THE PUPPY HILL CAMERA—WHICH SHE HAS DONE BEAUTIFULLY FOR Y. E. A. R. S. ... FROM MIDNIGHT OT 6AM.... WHEN THE OVERNIGHT PERSON TAKES OVER... IS THERE ANYONE WHO HAS TO BE UP AT THOSE HOURS and could report on who is outside the kennels and if they are quiet or barking. And what else you hear.. like owls, people yelling, airplanes.. whisatles, cars, fischer cats or coyotes
Here is a sample of last nights...
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2021 – OUTSIDE-NOISE REPORT
12:00 AM START REPORT, CAMERA OFFLINE
12:50 GREAT HORNED OWL HOOTING
12:53 ONE DOG INSIDE KENNELS,ONE LONG, LOW HOWL
1:41 ROOSTER CROWING
2:10 ONE DOG BRIEFLY OUTSIDE KENNEL 3, QUIET
2:11 ONE DOG BRIEFLY OUTSIDE KENNEL 1 OR 2, QUIET
2:45 ONE DOG BRIEFLY OUTSIDE KENNEL 9, QUIET
3:30 ROOSTER CROWING
4:40 – 6:00 ROOSTER CROWING
4:59 FIRST BIRDS CHIRPING
5:04 – 5:08 ONE DOG (BLACK) OUTSIDE KENNEL 9, SEVERAL BARKS, QUIET THEN SEVERAL MORE BARKS
5:08 – 5:08 HOWLING FROM OTHER KENNELS
5:08 – 5:09 DOG (BLACK) OUTSIDE KENNEL 9, HOWLING AND BARKING
5:08 – 5:10 SECOND DOG (HARL) OUTSIDE KENNL 9, QUIET
5:15 ONE DOG INSIDE KENNELS SEVERAL BARKS
5:15 – 5:19 ONE DOG (BLACK)OUTSIDE KENNEL 9, VERY SPORADIC BARKING THEN QUIET
5:17 – 5:20 ONE DOG OUTSIDE KENNEL 10, QUIET
5:41 – 5:44 ONE DOG (BLACK) OUTSIDE KENNEL 9, FREQUENT/SPORADIC BARKING THEN QUIET
5:44 ONE DOG BRIEFLY OUTSIDE KENNEL (1-3?), QUIET
5:53 RED CARDINAL CALLS
5:58 – 5:59 ONE DOG OUTSIDE KENNEL 4, SOFT WOOF
6:00 END REPORT, QUIET
HAVE A GREAT DAY,
Friday, February 26, 2021
COMPUTER REPORT... I HAD THE STARBUCKS VIRUS...... ONE SMALL DRIBBLE OF COFFEE WITH SUGAR HAD GLUED MY ALT KEY DOWN CAUSING MY KEYBOARD TO SPEQAK GREEK... AND I WAS SO SURE I HAD SOME WILD VIRUS-- I HAD BEEN TRAINEED TO THINK THAT... I AM ASHAMED..... I DON'T LIKE TO BE TRAINED. WILLIE LETOURNEAU WAS TOTALLY LACKING IN THE DEFEATEST ATTITUDE I HAVE BEEN TRAINED TO HAVE... HE SPENT 2 MINUTES CLICKING AROUND TH ENORMAL THINGS ALL YOU RECOMMENDED.. AND GOT NO WHERE.. SO HE WHIPPED OUT HIS PHONE AND TYOED IN "WHAT THE #$%^&* MAKES TH KEYBOARD GREEK". AND IT SAID " YOUR ALT KEY IS STUCK"---.. ONCE AGAIN PROVING COURAGE AND CREATIVE THINKING CAN BEAT THE BOOK.