November 7th, 2005


From an All-Breed Chat

Arabian owner here. They are smart, sensitive, with stamina. They are bonders and often pleasers. Their stamina makes it difficult to "work" them down. They will not respond to abuse or heavy handedness, but can learn respect and actually seem to enjoy lessons. They do get bored quickly, - "If I know how, why do you keep making me do it over and over?"

They are quick, which can be intimidating. My best advice is to be calm and loving around them -- build confidence in them and respect for you by being fair and consistent. Definitely take the role of teacher.

They can be very demonstrative in their affection, which is extremely rewarding.

-- and my additions: Open a gate, to anywhere, and they will run in/out of it.

-- drive anything into the field they are in, and they will surround you to check out what you are/are bringing them to play with...

-- walk into their area with anything in your hand (a cracked gun, a fishing pole, your hat) and they will surround you and LICK IT (or you.)

-- put it in your pocket and they will try to pull it out.

So, after the fillies met and licked the doctor's and his friend's guns, the friend went back to the truck and waited for him to come back from walking my ravine.

When he came back with a pheasant's tail sticking out of his back pouch, one of the fillies grabbed it. Finally, my Irish setter got it and brought it to the front steps, where she laid it down and the friend retrieved it... (He's well-trained...)

When the same doctor tried to go fishing in the far pasture's pond, the fillies took his hat (which had all the lures in the hat band), his crewel, (with two fish in it), then his line (while he was chasing his hat). So he finally got all his stuff back, and the Irish setter, bird in sight, splashed into the pond, swam across, crawled out the far side, and ran on. He packed up and went home.

As he opened the gate, they dashed out into the front yard. He drove his truck through and went to the gate again, ready to close it. They dashed back in.

I wonder how rewarding he found his days off in idyllic, sunny, southern Iowa? He never said.

Some Holiday Fun Links

HAAPy Thanksgiving! <;m=1652&amp;rr=y&amp;sou>

--from my cousin at HAAP ranch, so, no, that is NOT a weird spelling of Happy....

Bowling with Cats.....

Give this a try - Just in time for Halloween.

Copy and paste to your search line.....

And if you play through, the tag line tells you that no animals were hurt during this game, they were all SPARED...

from Fayzee's Email


To all you OWLS
(Older Wiser Laughing Souls)
Wisdom from Grandpa

 Whether a man winds up with a nest egg, or a goose egg, depends a lot on the kind of chick he marries.

Trouble in marriage often starts when a man gets so busy earnin' his salt that he forgets his sugar.

 Too many couples marry for better, or for worse, but not for good.

When a man marries a woman, they become one; but the trouble starts when they try to decide which one.

If a man has enough horse sense to treat his wife like a thoroughbred, she will never turn into an old nag.

On anniversaries, the wise husband always forgets the past - but never the present.

A foolish husband says to his wife, "Honey, you stick to the washin', ironin', cookin' and scrubbin'. No wife of mine is gonna work."

Many girls like to marry a military man - he can cook, sew, and make beds and is in good health, and he's already used to taking orders.

Eventually you will reach a point when you stop lying about your age and start bragging about it.

Some people try to turn back their odometers.  Not me, I want people to know "why" I look this way. I've traveled a long way and some of the roads weren't paved.

How old would you be if you didn't know how old you are?

You know you are getting old, when everything either dries up or leaks.

Old age is when former classmates are so gray and wrinkled and bald, they don't recognize you.

 Have a GREAT day.......and keep Laughing

Boy, has my email ever been great today!