IDLE HANDS ARE THE DEVILS PLAYGROUND--- TROUBLE.------LOTS AND LOTS OF TROUBLE... --- WHO WAS THAT ???MUSIC MAN ------TRYING TO SELL BRASS TROMBONES. ????
Sunday, October 31, 2021
Saturday, October 30, 2021
SHORT DOGGIE......BIGGEST NEWS
Friday, October 29, 2021
SON OF BlTCH. IS HERE !!--- LITERALLY. SON OF AN EXTREMELY ACCOMPLISHED EUROPEAN DANE. "SUPRA". FROM THE CLAUDIA BOHEMIA KENNEL...- A LONG STORY.....
IN CLICKING AROUND THE LIST F KENNELS FROM DEUSCHE GERMAN DANE CLUB LIST. .... I RAN INTO. CLAUDIA BOHEMIA'S TYPICAL PHOTO OF 8 DANES LINED UP ON LEASHES... THEY ALL WERE THE SPITTING IMMAGE OF CHAOS... STURDY... LEG IN EACH CORNER....I STARTED TRYING TO BUY A PUP OR TWO..-- YOU NEEDED TO RESEARVE THEM AHEAD OF TIME... WHICH I FINALLY DID.... EVEN THO THE NICE 8 HOUR FLIGHT FROM FRANFURT WAS IMPOSSIBLE DUE TO RABIES REGULATIONS... I FINALLY GOT A MALE MERLE--- POOR THING HAD TO FLY FROM PRAGUE TO LISBON TO BOSTON-- BUT ALL NICELY MANAGED BY PETAIR IN FRANKFURT...-- HE AARRIVED...... GREAT CHUNK OF A THING.... AND WE PARKED HIM WITH A FAMILY--OVER THENEXT 2 YEARS. I SAW HIM...EVERY MONTH OR TWO -- USUALLY IN THE BACK SEAT OF A CAR.... HUGE EUROPEAN HEAD-- ABOUT A YEAR AGO- HE WAS HERE ON A FILL IN MISSION WHERE WE WERE HAVING TROUBLE GETTING A FEMALE BRED.... EVENTUALLY TRYING 2 DIFFERENT MALES...-- HE WAS SECOND CHOICE-- ODD LOOKING ... FOR ALL HIS MOTHER WAS SOOOOOO. BEAUTIFUL, HE WAS AN UGLY DUCKLING SORT.... I THOUGHT SO.. AND SO DID LYNN
I HAD HAD SUCH GREAT HOPES FOR HIM WITH SUPRA FOR A MOM....
SO AS WE WADDLE THRU THE COMPLICATIONS OF COV.... AND LACK OF BREEDING POSIBILITIES--SIZZLE GAVE US ONE LITTER--- BY TIGGER... BY WATSON....AND I PULLED CEE CEE OUT AS A POSSIBLIE BREEDER 2 YEARS DOWN THE ROAD.... LONG- BUT TYPICAL ROAD...CEE CEE RACED UP AND DOWN PUPPY HILL-- SLEPT,...SNORED, ATE, PRODUCED PROPPER POO. ALL ON SCHEDULE.. EVERY SIGN OF A GOOD DOG.. AND BECAME ONE OF MY BEST. HOPEFULS.......FOR THE NEXT LITTER.
YOU ALL MAY THINK I AM ONLY NAPPING IN THE CAR.... BUT I WATCH THESE PUPS.... STANDING AT THE FEEDER GIVES ME A LOOK AT THEIR REAR LEEGS... RACING AROUND NOT HITTING THE TREES. MEANS THEIR EYESIGHT IS FINE.. AND THEIR CO ORDINATION.... IF ANYTHING WAS NOT QUITE RIGHT, WE LET VOLUNTEERS TAKE THEM AS PERFECT PETS... WE GAVE HER TO A FAMILY IN PEABODY. TO LET HER GROW AND SEE WHAT DEVELOPED...—LOVELY DOG... NO COMPLAINTS
ALL THE TIME I AM THINKING. “CAN’T BREED HER TO WATSWON WHO IS HER GRANDFATHER... NOR LACHY Wso as we stagger THAT L EAVES THE UGLY DUCKLING. ( now called sir Richard by me...).
so as we stagger through they veterinary examinations that are now highly recommended by the AKC from hips to eyes elbows heart lungs toenails you name it... I sat around in absolute terror that they would find some reason we should not breed this dog---crooked teeth or some other such.. it was awful. 2 to have to wait for blood work to come back or X rays or EKG's or ultrasounds.. it was more than difficult on me because well I could see was a perfectly good dog.. finally yesterday Thursday we got the final on her saying that all systems were OK. I am old enough where they don't ask don't tell system of verifying health worked for 80 years so I was not thrilled to be put on hold well someone waited for a CBC report to come back.... and I had a lot to say about it still do
it was lynn's idea and I have to admit she's right but that doesn't make me happy about it so when we finally get the OK on CC.. we then are faced with. the the fact that both of us had an opinion of Sir Richard which was not particularly complimentary but he was our only choice.. and the color combination would work fine CC big black with white and Sir Richard being Merle with a little bit of white....
so yesterday Sir Richard appeared on schedule and I am delighted to say he is a thing of beauty all the bits and pieces of him that grew at different speeds have finally evened out and he is a showpiece and apparently a very nice dog so for all the nervous breakdowns I have had so far that does not mean I'm free and clear
the next problem believe it or not is I hope Sir Richard likes CC because I know in my past we've had a boy one that really was not that attracted to the girl one and if you think complications can happen boy that's a big one at any rate we will be asking Sir Richard what he thinks of CC hopefully later on today and hopefully he'll like her we do know he's capable because we did a DNA on puppies in that last litter that he had BEEN INVOLVD WITH...???...and one of them was Sired by him.
I KNOW THE DISASTERS OF HAVING ALL YOUR EGGS IN ONE BASKET -- AND I KNOW ABOUT STORIES LIKE YESTERDAY 13 PUPS WITH 12 BEIG STILLBORN - MOST ALL OF THE COMMUNITY OF CAMERA PEOPLE ARE PREPARED-- YOU HAVE BEEN AROUND.. THINGS LIKE STILL BORNS CAN HAPPEN- FOR NO APPARENT REASON... I HAVE SUCH GREAT HOPES FOR THIS BREEDING- WE SHOULD BE ABSOLUTELY FINE-- BUT....
FATE'S A THING WITHOUT A HEAD.... .... OR.........RAISING ANIMALS IS A CRAP SHOOT
SO LETS AVOID REMINDING ME OF ALL THE WAYS THINGS CAN SCREW UP... I THINK I KNOW ALL OF THEM.
LET US PRAY....
DAUGHTER GWEN SHOULD ARRIVE AROUND NOON TODAY-- FROM ASHEVILLE. NC....
Thursday, October 28, 2021
WHERE TO START???? THERE IS NO STARTING PLACE..... BUT WE ARE SLIDING INTO TRYING TO DO A GREAT JOB WHILE AT THE SAME TIME TRYING TO DO OR SAY NOTHING THAT ANYONE CAN DISTORT FOR AMUSEMENT OR FINANCIAL ENRICHMENT.
Wednesday, October 27, 2021
i had red hair-- my mother had brown then white from a very early age..2 sisters-- brown hair.... my father had black hair-- this became a topic of conversation with father's monthly poker party.. which caused him to raise a beard every once in a while... because... his beard was red. so much for the study of genetics of the day.
Tuesday, October 26, 2021
Late start. exciting evening,,,, new recipient ----cheryl o'neil----in the guest house-- and it is the only building on the property without instant on generator.... soooooo 8pm... no electricity--- and with difficulty and a car,..... we managed to get cheryl in the"sun room " on the couch ( a twin size mattress) with her new dog,..... which meant... jiminey and larkey were banished to the condo-- siz and bent in my room... so they were all set---- and we just had a lovely early morn coffee. .. WHEN I SHOULD HAVE BEEN DOING THIS DD......
Monday, October 25, 2021
My car could challenge the tiny house qualification as it serves as my office specially if it's parked within telephone range of the house------luncheonette ----------kennel for 4 dogs------nap taking place------- for a few less delicate functions by parallel parking next to the forest an opening both doors provides necessary seclusion on occasion.. BBB warm and dry---is basically all that's required ----heater works wonderfully.
it is getting slightly scarred--- shall we say---even though I'm allowed only two collisions a day before someone will remind me that at the third collision in one day I'm to stop driving----- consequently I stop driving at two so that I just don't get in that range however the house has been a problem it seems to move around a little bit especially since I've got this wryneck and I can't turn and look that where the house is that moment so in the last couple days I've scratched the back right hand Fender on the House---- not the dentied--- scrape the paint off as I back around the house at least 25 times a day---- my children or a few others have been very kind to label the post underneath the deck with some pink duct tape ----and put a post on the other side so I don't go off the Cliff and I know that if I get between those two markers there should be nothing behind me -----since I can't really turn my head anymore and rely on my mirrors---- I'm usually pretty good except for the mirror that I have now bent--------- the complications of aging are significant.
I was supposed to do some tractor pushing of the mud yesterday before the 5 days of heavy rain which is already started I may get to do that today but the the tractor does have hate and air conditioning but I still have to climb up to get in it and as of yesterday I had not only a wryneck bu t a wry i right leg hopefully better today.
5 days of rain it's going to make that area impossible so I really gotta brave the storm today literally.. I have all those system of gates organize so that I can just open all the gates and move muck around without having to get up and down off the tractor.. so I just need to have someone get me going which could be the school kids as they break for lunch I could have them open all the gates for me.
Out West farmers have systems of gates they open and close to make various things happen and those gates are all very well organized however----here at crazy acres. the The gates got added one at a time Willy nilly.. so it lacks the overall pre determined system... but it does work. ----- If I could just get all that muck into the manure pile then mark will take it away to the number 3 compost file.. with the storm coming today----- bud worked overtime getting tremendous piles of leaves dragt to pile number 3 by raking and blowing them onto a tarp a big tarp dragging it with the golf cart.
If ever we decide 2 reclaim some of this forestt area we will have enough topsoil to raise onions---the number one topsoil at the moment is 3 years old and been churned up with lime pretty regularly couple times a year.. it's between the pond and A path..... wonderful black dirt which hopefully has absolutely no soda cans or hey string.. very particular about that got a hidden hey string in the topsoil can raise havoc with a lawnmower four years from now
there's money in dirt... nice dirt.. heavy concentration of organic material my father knew that raise on the value of dirt.. first is the joke we're the city folk offered the farmer $50,000 an acre for his cornfield and the farmer said you come round with a wheel barrel and I'll give you $50,000 worth of my land.”
the construction company that did the bulldozing before we built this house offered to build the house for nothing if we let him make the whole area flat in other words he was going to truck out all these hills and users fill in land which didn't support normal household living we have wonderful dirt here we didn't do that.... And.... the woman who came to do our soil test for the septic system for the house said that we could operate a small motel with the soil and the tests that she had done which is about what we got going on now
Another shocker to me
I have never heard of corn ta tossing I think it's called and I don't understand how it's competitive however a very nice woman from New England biolabs came and said that she had been the champion corn ****** New England biolabs and that they had equalled her winnings which she was then to give to some very deserving local charity which she decided was us------ I was very thrilled to accept the check for $2000 I don't know how she got that with this corn tossing but.......... she took one look at our arena and said you really have all the qualifications to throw a corn tossing event here so my ears immediately perked up not knowing a damn thing about it I said of course we could do that she pointed out the fact that there was beer drinking involved and didn't I. have this no liquor policy here in the property but I said in some occasions I could reverse that for the few hours of a corn tossing whatever contest especially if there was to be a significant donation to service dog project in the meantime and the end that they bought all their own byo nbis hopefully it was just beer.
it took me a very long time to realize that I did not need to be drinking to act foolish and silly I didn't need to do that I was very capable of doing that on my own and furthermore when I went into a bar I no longer blushed when I asked for a coke or ginger ale they don't care as long as you pay for it I made life an awful lot simpler but I realize other people to may not have achieved that status yet and have to have the beer to have the fun alright I could make allowances
----but I also have noticed-------- thanks to camera mark -------there is an alternative... to having too much beer---- he has a collection of hundreds of hats and on occasion he will bring out those hats and get everybody wearing a hat -----at which time the whole place turns into a very happy bunch of nuts running around smiling giggling and with a hat on which is not an awful lot different than sometimes the beer business the beer business can turn nasty whereas I've never seen the hat business turned nasty and I'm told that in Argentina the wearing of hats at parties is a it's the way they loosen up the crowd.. I do think that's true
so if you ever want to experiment with it let us know and I'm sure that mark let you borrow his hats or even better start your own collection of hats and put one on a whole bunch of people and see how it relaxes them the argentinians have that correct
Sunday, October 24, 2021
Saturday, October 23, 2021
pictures don't lie????? oh yes they do.... teh advertising world is full of it...from the day someone made scotch on the ice spell out the word sex, to today when facebook has made an art of distortion and innuendo-- and it is never to compliment or
Never a happy tone but ---- it can be USED........it's a way to rip and tear at anyone's life or livelihood at random and there are thousands of people just waiting to rip and tear on anything negative-- it's the way of the world----- but it's extremely upsetting and does so much damage -----as I said so many times trying to write this daily doggie there is an awful lot of things I would like to get into ---present ----whatever but I don't dare for what somebody else could do to the whole conversation so when I say pictures do in fact lie it can go way beyond that pictures or quotes can be used to do all kinds of damage.. there's a simple one in the breeze right now------ it hasn't hit the media that I know of it is a picture of a person with a Great Dane sitting I believe---- a bus station I have not actually seen this but I've heard a great deal about it------ and the dog is proceeding to drool it has about a 6 inch piece of slime hanging underneath its chin -------the guy I think it's a guy----- who's sitting there with his legs crossed just takes his foot and swings it underneath the dogs chin to get rid of that six inches of slime before it lands on somebody's eyeglasses or mirror------- I dare say it's a very common maneuver for Great Dane owners presented with the drool------- sometimes you just want to get rid of it and the cloth speaker will do it very nicely -------but it looks for all the world like the dogs getting kicked in the head------- unless you look closely which hardly anybody does they would much rather have someone suggest the dog is getting kicked in the head----- and let that thing go viral snd present a horrible situation people are like that---- let me tell ya... I could ask every Great Dane owner out there have you ever done that and I bet you get 90% would say yes your foot is a wonderful way of eliminating drool and rule is a very big item with great Danes especially if there's food around but watch out but no one get the photograph of you're doing it for fear they decide you're battering your dog with your foot---- it can happen—
It's so easy to assume by people who are very negative anyway but if you had your foot near that dogs head you must be kicking it----- I am positive that the owner of a dachshund would never think of trying to move their foot underneath their dogs chin--and can't imagine why anyone would want to try will they have NOT it lived with a Great Dane so they just don't know... that's no excuse for diving in to the pit of negativity that is so often enjoyed by people watching any relationship between animals and people.
COLIN POWELL—ONE OF MY MOST ADMIRED HUMANS--- HAD A BUNCH OF PROBLEMS—I BELIEVE PARKINSON’S WAS ONLY ONE OF THEM.. AND HE HAD ALL HIS VACININATIONS...—BUT PICKS UP COV ANYWAY. WHICH “CAUSES HIS DEMISE.” .. INSTEAD OF CALCULATIING WHICH DISEASE WAS BATTERING HIS IMMUNE SYSTEM IN TH E FIRST PLACE...TO SEE HOW BAD THE COV HAD TO BE TO CAUSE HIS DEATH THERE WAS A NEWS LINE WHICH WAS DELIGHTED TO SAY THE VACCINE WAS USELESS......WHEN IN ACTUAL FACT THE VACCINE PREVENTERD HIM FROM GETTING COV FOR THE PAST 6 MONTHS EVERY TIME HE WAS EXPOSED.... UNTIL HE FINALLY CAUGHT A SIMPLE COLD--- OR ATHLETES FOOT... AND THAT WAS JUST ENOUGH TO TIP THE SCALES...
THE SPEED AT WHICH A STORY HIT’S THE NEWS IS SOMETIMES A TEST OF THE VALIDITY.... The story about: Powell hit the news so fast there was no way anybody could have tested anything the try and figure out what actually killed him---- by the way he was exactly my age
on to happier topics--- WE we---service dog project. are putting on a portable chating today in Winchester add someone's bar mitzvah--- hopefully it will be very entertaining for the guests of the family as we pull in with our tables and and Tarp. and scales and toilet paper and tweezers and paper cups and mops for my hair as judge and my judges Cape and an awful lot of other things that are needed to put on a proper shATTING..THEY ARE DONATING THE PROCEEDS TO SDP..... AND HOPEFULLY HAVING FUN DOING IT. For awhile I had trouble getting group had go with me and there's no way I could do this alone but Haley will be there and Judy then and anN her husband said they could join us and maybe Cindy so that again hopefully we can continue to sell quick picks well we set up.. I'm not planning on taking the big tent today because it doesn't say it's going to rain I had visions of having to put that up too but I don't think we're gonna need it--- It turns out well and becomes something that we could do for anybody else meanwhile doing it for ourselves at the same time of course it is a fun fundraiser.
WE. could have a regular old business. oF Portable sheddings I don't think we have a lot of competition and it could be very profitable to do this----stay tuned we'll let you know the results tomorrow------- painless profit????
Friday, October 22, 2021
AHHHHH THE BAR MITZVAH IS THIS SATURDAY... I WILL NEED SOME HELP... FROM 1 TO 3:30????? WE WILL TAKE EVERYTHING INCLUDING CHICKENS---ETC....
Thursday, October 21, 2021
i'm. slightly better---- i still can not easily check for traffic at an intersection...having spent the afternoon mostly .. not in bed... but on bed.... watchine verizon's channel 134 (?maybe smithsonian. or nal't geo?) two topics ------a huge candy making factory in britain.. from jelly beans to lolly pops--- the mechanization of a lolly pop was fascinating--- then we got to the ruination of the cod/fishing industry by overfishing-- we were doing fine in row boats and sail boats-- but then found that sonar in ships teh size of teh queen elizabeth was easier, more profitable and horrendously short sighted. if teh industry at that point made it illegal to sell girl fishes-- or better yet-- passed the rumor around that eating girl cod was detramental to a man's urge to recreate so many more people who w ould then be needing the cod for dinner.---would have saved teh entire cod industry...
Wednesday, October 20, 2021
slow day---bad neck-- tho slightly better.. sittin up - like in th ecar... is more comfortable.
Tuesday, October 19, 2021
i miss our old cake days to the fire departments every 19th,.... but this cov ruined that-