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post #4801 of 4889 Old 03-19-2020, 07:22 PM
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Hi All

A super-nice morning, right ahead of a gloomy forecast for 8 - 10 inches of snow tonite and tomorrow. Really tho, a fairly typical weather pattern for this time of year around here. It won't last long.

In any event, after breakfast Banjo was willing, so after a much appreciated grooming session, I plopped his saddle on him and we went for a short ride in The Hood. Walk, trot, and he offered a canter, which I declined. I know I've said it before, but "He is _such_ an amazing horse." 36yo next month.

Here is a foto:
Iíve been watching that weather pattern travel. Itís giving Kentucky tornado watches and giving my area mid 70ís temps and a lot of humidity but the storm seems to be missing us.

I canít believe that precious Banjo will be 36 next month! He can do NO WRONG - even if he does, on occasion, pick the wrong dark pile of dirt to lay down in

Some extra scritchies behind the ears and some smoochies on the snoot to him

Happy Happy early Birthday Banjo
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post #4802 of 4889 Old 03-19-2020, 08:47 PM
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It's such a shame that the limit on the number of emojis per post would require me to make THREE posts in order to send Banjo a Happy Birthday emoji for every year of his extraordinarily long life!

Happy birthday, Banjo! x 36

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post #4803 of 4889 Old 03-22-2020, 03:21 AM
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The season has turned. It is the dry season here now. Things are rather slow due to various quarantine measures in place. Our neighbors can’t sell their corn because the buyers can’t get through the check points to get it. They will simply dry it and hold it. Some other folks deeper in the mountains managed to get some tomatoes down to Manila. But the Market event they were meant for was cancelled. The tomatoes were left in crates on the street for anyone in need to help themselves to.

Our corn is in, but we are using the yellow corn for chicken feed and the white corn for ourselves.

Did some social distancing, cowboy style today.
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post #4804 of 4889 Old 03-23-2020, 06:09 AM
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Hello, I hope you're all well! Who needs a laugh? Here's a practical joke I played on my DH ten years ago, and managed to capture on film. We were in a coffee shop and his drink came with a drinking straw, so he suddenly started impersonating a mosquito, because this is the sort of thing he does. So I picked up my camera, and took a couple of stills, and then silently switched to film mode. He thought I was trying to take another good still, and getting more and more adventurous while waiting for the shutter noise, but what I was actually doing...


I still laugh myself silly at his reaction at the end when he twigged!

So tell me, what were your best practical jokes / pranks?
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post #4805 of 4889 Old 03-23-2020, 08:49 AM
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So tell me, what were your best practical jokes / pranks? <img style="max-width:100%;" src="https://www.horseforum.com/images/smilies/icon_cool.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Cool" class="inlineimg" />
I shared an office with another NCO At one of my assignments in Germany. I was safety NCO of an army transportation company. My desk had a shelf over it where I always put my cap when I was in there.

One day as we were leaving the office, I picked up my cap hundreds of styrofoam packing popcorn fell out, onto and under the desk.

My office mate just smiled. In my best Bugs Bunny voice, I said “Of course you know, this means war “

The next time he was out of the office, I superglued all his pens and pencils to the tray in his desk drawer.

A few days later, I nearly fell on the floor as I sat down at my desk. He had loosened the wheels on my office chair.

I waited until he was assigned a driving mission on a weekend. I was the duty NCO that weekend, so I knew which mission he had and which truck he was assigned to drive. Early that morning, as I inspected the motor pool, I put a generous coat of petroleum jelly on his steering wheel.

I actually forget what his retaliation for that was. But my turn came again when he was assigned to be a part of our annual Berlin convoy.

This was before the reunification of Germany. The iron curtain was still a reality and West Berlin was still surrounded by Communist East Germany.

Once over the border into East Germany, our trucks were not allowed to stop for any reason. My office mate was a heavy smoker, and I knew there was an open pack of cigarettes in his desk drawer.

I took 2 or three of the cigarettes and carefully emptied a bit less than half the tobacco from each. I dropped a match head into each tube and carefully repacked the tobacco into them.

Shortly afterward, it was time for the convoy to leave. He came rushing into the office and grabbed his pack of cigarettes.

After the convoy returned, I waited for his retaliation. It didn’t happen. Finally I asked if he had surrendered the prank war. He said “no, I thought it was your turn. Puzzled, I asked if anything strange had happened on the Berlin convoy. He said no. I asked if he had smoked all his cigarettes.

“Of course I did.”

“Nothing strange happened?”

“No, why?”

“Did anyone bum cigarettes from you?”

“Of course, why?”

“Uh oh”. And I told him about the loaded cigarettes.

“Uh oh”

We agreed to call a truce after that
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post #4806 of 4889 Old 04-02-2020, 07:21 AM
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Bumping up:)

Not much new here, except Friday I have to take the Rottweiler to the vet for her hip - Not looking forward to this at all.

For one, The techs will come to the car and get her, thanks to this Covid19 crap. I have to sit in the car and wait.

Iím pretty sure they will have to tranq her because she does not take kindly to any sort of poking and prodding. She is my fourth Rottweiler, two of which were also rehomed without their papers.

Judging by her papers, is likely the best bred, in terms of show winners, but she is my first female Rottweiler, so I am blaming her surly disposition on that.

If Freyja were a horse, she would be bombproof under saddle but lousy at handling. We got her toenails trimmed with mini dog cookies dipped in peanut butter the first time. No dice this time.

When the man brought Freyja and her belongings, one of the things was a one ounce jar of that styptic stuff that stops bleeding when toenails are cut too short, so itís no wonder she is adamant about keeping clippers away from her paws.

I will remedy the situation by buying a muzzle - Iíve been doing this with all types of dogs for fifty years and never needed to muzzle anyone óó

Freyja graduated Obedience 101 with top honors - she is Mensa smart, which is another part of her very opinionated problem, lollol LoL.

Anyway, just making sure we donít get left too far in the dust - how are the rest of the K&K folks??

How are the folks in and near Idaho after the 6.5 earthquake yesterday?? Thatís pretty unbelievable
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post #4807 of 4889 Old 04-02-2020, 10:45 AM
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Have you thought of muzzling her before the vet techs take her in? I clean a vet clinic and have heard and seen a lot of terrible things. The vet clinic staff would appreciate your thoughtful gesture to keep them safe and it will keep your dog safe as well. I have often wondered why clinics don't make this mandatory? Even really nice dogs get nippy and bitey when in pain or stress. In November one of our Vets was attacked by a dog she was examining. This dog had been there many times before with minimal issues. The owner and the vet tech were unable to hold the GSD back and it attacked the vet and got her in the forearm with claws and teeth. It was a sobering experience for everyone and one of the worst attacks they have had.

I know you have dog experience but they are still animals with minds of their own, and even the trained professionals can have issues restraining an unhappy dog.

Just a side note - I have a 16yr old Dachshund and when he goes in for nail trims he is muzzled - he has never even attempted to bite anyone but he will show his teeth when his nails are done (about 4 times per year) so I always request a muzzle just to be safe.
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post #4808 of 4889 Old 04-02-2020, 11:24 AM
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Thanks @carshon :). I already told the receptionist Freyja is going to need muzzled and I plan on reminding them when I call to say Iím in the parking lot.

I donít own a dog muzzle yet, so I realize I have to impress upon them to put one on her, and that her handler had better have some fair-minded muscle to their butt. The receptionist has or had Rottweilers, loves them and assured me the entire staff is fair-minded and experienced in handling opinionated big dogs.

Hopefully nothing bad goes on with Freyja because I suspect it has in the past ó why else would a one ounce jar of styptic come with her and why else would she spin on her butt on a dime and give me nine cents change, when the farm vet carefully tried to give her the rabies vaccine last year, which didnít happen óó

I didnít even want to make this appointment, once I was told I couldnít be in the clinic with her but her tail (she never had her tail docked) stopped wagging Sunday night. It just flops around. This couldnít be worse timing óó-

This particular clinic is not my normal clinic. They also do orthopedic surgeries. Iím not opting for that, but my intent in going here is hopefully they know more ďthan the average veterinary bearĒ regarding her hip issue and also regarding the proper handling of her breed.

Iíve never heard anything but good reports, plus the vet/chiro who will look at her is the woman who worked on Joker when he re-fractured his sacrum last year. She is held in high regard by everyone I have talked to.

Iím already a nervous wreck about this because I canít come in with her. I really appreciate your input and perspective. You arenít saying anything I donít already know but it still helps to have it all reinforced by someone who speaks from the other side of the counter:).

I can always use reminding in these types of situationsó at my age I do tend to get lax and take too much for granted. You have no idea how many times Iíve fallen under both my horses and they stop breathing until I stand up and say ďItís okĒ.

They have been with me 24 years and 14 years. I probably couldnít get away with those antics with too many newly acquired horses:)

Anyway, thanks for the heads up:)

Hereís the diva because she is a stunning Rottweiler:)
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post #4809 of 4889 Old 04-02-2020, 11:57 AM
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@walkinthewalk even middle weight dogs can give you a run for your money if they decide to move and you are unprepared for the launch. . I can vouch for that with Carmen.

In an emergency you can use Vet wrap for a muzzle . Just don't wrap it to tight you close off the nose so they can't breath..

And Carmen doesn't like you messing with her toenails but every time we are playing I make sure to handle her feet and each toenail. And have been doing this since I got her. She doesn't pull them back any more and lets me use my fingernail on the underside of each scraping them. And I bought a good set of trimmers not to long ago and she lets me trim them a little bit but I just do one paw and she watches me intently. then next time I work on a different one. So she is a work in progress. I look at it like de-sensitizing a horse.

I have found out she is ticklish if you put your finger in the center between the pads on her feet and wiggle it she pulls her foot away. And before anybody asks yes I do say tickle, tickle , tickle. LOL.

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post #4810 of 4889 Old 04-02-2020, 12:41 PM
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@walkinthewalk I had a wonderful Rott for many years until diabetes and the subsequent seizures made her life misery. I love the breed and would gladly own another one - but Nessie (my rot) always wore a muzzle too - she never offered to bite but our local vet at the time was a stickler that all of the "danger" breeds wore one. Back then (this was 25 years ago) he was the only vet in his practice and there were no vet techs. Owners handled their own dogs. My girl was an angel but the vet never relented and she wore her muzzle no matter what. I would not be surprised that some vet clinics don't make it mandatory for all dogs to be muzzled at some point. As I mentioned cleaning the vet clinic for the past 5 years has opened my eyes to how ill behaved some owners let their dogs get - and that is all breeds. Our little town clinic is known for many miles around for it's vet's and reproductive talents some clients drive hours to have their dogs AI'd or C-sections done.

I wish you the best of luck at your appt/
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