Sunday, August 26, 2007

day one of the dog blog

This is a new thing, writing a little comething about what goes on around here everyday or two or three. We'll see if I can keep up with it. I think it would be fun and people would like it and walking around when stuff happens I think to myself, "If I had that blog going I could write about this." But then... I don't and I forget yesterday.

So this is no substitute for trolling through the videos in the folder, where I dump them.

So let's inaggurate (and there is no spell check in the browser and I'm not writing it in some word processing and cutting and pasting because I want no extra steps or I won't do it) the dog blog with a really great little video:

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Here my new little puppy Gustav takes old Lady Day for a walk. That is really cute. I tell you, cute stuff like that happens everyday.

The next problem I had was distinguishing between Princess (manhattan), Greta, Phoebe, Noah, and Miles in videos. In person, I can tell them apart but I challenge the owners to do it in these videos:


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Here's Addie, Rosie, everyone else, Lucy winning at fetch... you'll hear Vern talking in the back about Branco, who doesn't like Vern and won't let him in the room (or is that en excuse not to clean that room?).


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Ollie and Murphy... some other fellas here in the barn:

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Where's Koda? By herself...she didn't want to get a long.

So that's some of the barn shots. There are a lot more from today and yesterday. Go back to the videos folder and look around.

And we take everyone out for a toot every day. They might go off to the hay bales:

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Lot more of that run in the folder.

Today my wife and family went to clean the school day (clean all the toys):

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Yesterday Ollie hung around to make trouble:

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(Vern gets a ride to work with his aunt).

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But Ollie also helps out. I can tell Amani is good with kids without knowing if she lives with kids or not.

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Here is another horse field. Amani is actually pretty fast, despite her mellow disposition.
Oh, and Theo came back in the next video:

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Here he comes back and we go to the swamp formerly known as my pond (man, is it dry!)

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Dogs like it. Miles, Remy... who else is in here? Brooklyn Princess.

Here I let a bunch of fluffy dogs (Milo, Cedar, Jo) with no leashes (and Suki).

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In the next few videos you see where we went.

And I built a caged area by the pond and took some smallies there (Gila, Rosie, Red, Matilda, who else?).

I thought I could leave them there but they didn't like to be so far from the house. It is water front property but they don't see the value of it. It's now really mud front property but it'll be water front property next Spring.

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Where's Moki? Moki systematically KNOCKED OVER EVERY BUCKET in the barn. You might say it was an act of civil disobdience, non-violent resistance. But resistance to what? What did he hope to achieve?

I kind of think the goal of his action was... well.. to knock all the buckets over. So he's allowed to run around whereever he wants for a few hours every morning and evening and can go in only one room in barn -- so I only have to refill one bucket.

Here's the water spiller:

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These guys are spending their days out in the woods. Why? Mingus can jump the wood fence, Duece was involved in an incident in 2006 for which his general yard priviledges have been revoked, Malaki is just plain crazy and Holly is too much dog for little or older dogs. So they go here until dusk:

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What else? Red has the hots for Bella... everyone has the hots for Bella. Bella has to eat by herself, she gets mean for a little girl. Here they are:

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What else? Wellington is fine, Wiley hasn't run away, Castro is calmer... Addie is comfortable. All these dogs are in videos too.

This blog has been fun. If I didn't mention your dog it's because he's over in the torture area with Michael Vick. You know how many Michael Vick jokes I've had to deal with? Jim (who is videos somewhere too) says a customer said, "Dog camp, isn't that the kind of place that tortures dogs?" Jim had no idea what to say to that. But then this person handed the dog over and we took him/her up here. What kind of question is that? Of course we torture dogs.

Okay, enough terrible jokes. All the dogs are fine except that I am sorry to report that .... kennel cough is back. We have been vaccinating and have other methods of treatment available -- so if your dog is coughing let me know and I can help out.

I thought we had this licked. Apparently not. Other than that, things seem good. Our scared dogs -- Ollie, Addie, Castro -- have mellowed out. Our runaway -- Wiley -- is not going anywhere. Our older ladies are fine-- Lady Day, Emma...

Oh, and Jim got bit when MurphyBrown got stuck in some horse wire last week... His arm is fine. And he didn't quit, which is great for me. I really need him: he's fixing the fences right now while I right this and he fixed my van and he shows up after driving... one tough Texan, as a Texan should be.

I found some cigarette in the van and my first thought was "Damn, he smokes, now my van is going to smell--- " then I cought myself. How could my van smell worse than it does when a dog... when somone's dog... well, it can smell pretty bad. Now that I think about it, I wish Jim would smoke some big old cigars in there. That would help a little.

Oh, Emma and Emma live on the same street in Brooklyn. Emma is going to be out first grooming victim-- nails cut, teeth-cleaned, hair done... new service costs $40. Jim's daughter-in-law will do it....

That's it. Got to glencadia.com and click reservation if you need to amend or make a reservation click video if you need to see your dog and we'll see you all later.

1 comment:

Ron said...

I love the new blog. I hope it's not too much trouble to keep running.