50 years ago my main vet consult was dr connie thibeault-- he was at that point OLD.... MAYBE about 80, but he got up early and i had to pass his house every sunday morning AND I STARTED DROPPING IN TO MAKE BOTH HE AND I A CUPPA COFFEE.. SO WE COULD ARGUE THE PROBLEMS OF TEH WORLD.... REAL OR IMMAGINED...AS FAR AS I KNEW HE WAS A HIGHLY RESOPECTED VETERNARIAN - I CERTAINLY RESPECTED HIS LOGIC... CONNIE GAINED HIS REPUTQATION BECAUSE DURING PROHIBITION HE HAD SOME KIND OF ALCOHOL PERMIT. AFTRER HE RETIRED HE DIDN'T REALLY MAINTAIN AN OFFICE BUT WITH A SINK FULL OF GLASS SYRINGES AND A CONE OF EITHER, HE DID MINOR SURGERIES ON HIS BENCH IN THE YARD WITH OWNER MANAGING THE CONE, WITHOUT EVER LOOSING A PATIENT. HE DID NOT CHARGE THAT I KNEW OF, ALTHO I ONCE GAVE HIM A GALLON OF PENNIES. HE WAS THE AUTHORITY... AND ONE OF HIS MOST WELL KNOWN COMMENTS WAS" THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH A DOGS GUT THAT IS NOT CURED BY GREEN BEANS AND BUTTERMILK."
SHAME ON ME-- I KEEP FORGETTING AS WE TRY ALL SORTS OF MEDICINES- BECAUSE WHO CAN FIND BUTTERMILK NOW????
AND THEN ... THERE APPEARED... IN OUR PACKAGE DROPP OFF 20 HUGE CANS OF RESTQAURANT SIZE GREEN BEANS-- ONLY TO FIND OIUT THESE WERE PDROPPED THERE FOR PAM WHO FEEDS THEM REGUALRLY....AND SO DOES DONNA ,,,, AND SO DOES AND SO DOES....AND SO DOES.. NEARLY EVERYONE EXCEPT ME????? SO I HAVE A CAN... AND WE NOW WILL START ADDING THRM, JUST FOR GOOD LUCK???? AND MINUS TEH BUTTERMILK,I THINK THE FORTA FLORA CONCEPT MIGHT BE TEH CURRENT EQUIVALENT.
I FINALLY GOT A CONTRACT FOR THE DRIVEWAY AND WATER UPHILL PROJECT BEHIND TEH ARENA. --- TO WHICH WE WILL ADD TEH MOVING OF THE USELESS PILE OF SHAVINGS WHICH WAS SUPPOSED TO BE A MANURE PILE BUT DOES NOT HAVE ENOUGH MANURE TO BE USEFUL.
THE CONTRACT WAS MADE Less PAINFUL BECAUSE OF "PUPPY CROW" --- A LONG TIME AGO TEH MASTERSON COMPANY SPONSORED A LITTER AT A POINT WHEN I WAS NEARLY BROKE... AND I AGREED WHEN THE OWNER SAID "IF I EVER NEED A PUPPY I WLL GIVE YOU A CAALL... AND I CHEERFULLY AGREED AS I TOOK THE CHECK -- AT THAT POINT,,, I HAD MORE PUPPIES THAN MONEY SO IT WAS EASY TO AGREE.. SO WHEN THE MASTERSON FAMILY AGREED TO KEEP A PUPPY FOR THIS COV VIRUS INTERLUDE, IT WAS CROW THEY HAD... AND FELL INLOVE WITH HIM... THEN MR MASTERSON SAID " REMEMBER THAT LITTER WE SPONSORED...." I KNEW I HAD NO CHOICE .. ALSO IT IS A WONDERFUL PLACEMENT OF A DANE FOR A PET... I WAS VERY HAPPY TO HAVE ALL EH CP'S NOT GIVE ME A HARD TIME... NO WAY COUOLD I GO BACI ON MY WORD.... CROW WILL BE AROUDN,,, THEY ARE LOCAL... AND MOLLY DOES VOLUNTEERING WHEN SHE HAS TIME
I HAVE TO MAKE SOME COMMENT HERE ABOUT BULLDOZER DRIVERS... I KNOW IT IS socially NOT UP THERE WITH BRAIN SURGEONS, BUT I AM NOT SHURE IT SHOULD NOT BE... JEFF MASGTERSON BRAGGED TO ME ABOUTHTE ARTISTIC VALUE OF TEH DRIVER THAT WILL CARVE UP THAT Wter problem behindg the arena-- jeff knows one when he sees one. it was one of his guys that "put in" teh parking pit= and i never thought that ramp would stgay where he put it... but it has been perfect. apparently the plan is tohave him " shoot grades" while over the next 2 days they move in machinery off another job... thensgtart monday on both hot top of the drivewqay ... and making the water run up hill... by lowering the hill... should be an interesing couple of days. and since i am paying for it, i bget to watch and ask questions --- jeff knows this ... and i am sure he has warned his employees....
dig safe has already marked teh street-- they have often referred to this place as a spagetti bowl of wires.... as we add wires nd bulidings pretty muchallover... except where this "hill lowering" will take place.. the donkey cam should be qable to see some of it... andteh driveway cam will see teh hot topping.
you all can be what newyorkers call "sidewalk superintendents"