Saturday, June 28, 2008

My Father Is Insane, and other updates

Dad sent Andrew a graduation card with a check that resulted in my saying, "Holy crap!" There was a hand-written note in it that said, "Sorry you can't come to the ranch. I bought a horse just for you." We agreed he HAD to be joking, right? Hard to tell given my father's long history of not being a joker weighed against the possibility that he had BOUGHT HORSES.

He just called to give us directions again. The directions ended, "You will know you are there because you will see the sign and the horses."

Holy crap.

Maybe he rented them. I said that to Roland who replied, "Well, that would be the sensible thing to do." Which probably means that he didn't.

I told Andrew that if he wanted to ask a friend to stay here in his place he could still come.

I guess I have only one other update. The whistle training for the Shih Tzu is a great success. We have been taking them to the school field. The Shih Tzu can be at the other end of the field and when we blow on the whistle he will turn on a dime and come running back. And this is a Shih Tzu: stubborn, difficult to train, unwilling to potty outside if it is raining exceptionally hard, which only happens once or twice a year, and frankly a bit stupid. I highly recommend whistle-training for recall. I took a short video on my phone, but I can't format get it loaded into Blogger. There is probably something simple I am missing, but there it is.

Today is the day for packing. I don't know if I will be updating.

While I am gone I may or may not be able to send in updates. If I have full service on my phone I can send in short updates. If I don't have email access but do have text messaging I will send things to FosterAbba who will have temporary permission to post on the blog.

Have a good week everyone.


  1. Enjoy your trip!

  2. Hmm, puts a new spin on buying a pony for your kid...
    Hoping it goes well!


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