MOTTY & PATTI CHECK OUT THE MOTORHOME
My bed isn't very wide but ranch dog Pearce managed to squeak himself up onto the bed sometime in the night & slept contentedly beside me at the bottom. Gleason stayed for the night as well & found himself a nice quiet spot in the hallway on the rug. Little Motormouse was curled up on her favorite chair with Max & Checkers on their respective doggy beds. A little crowded in the front of the motorhome but I don't mind. It's not every night I get to have a sleep-over with all my best pals.
When I saw the first rays of sunlight enter the coach's side window this morning I knew we were in for nice day. The storms of past days have long gone & soon we will be into warming temperatures. An email arrived from Motty & Patti saying they were headed for Belles to feed the animals so we sent an email back saying for them to come over to the ranch when they finished.
Kelly loaded our present location into the new GPS system then stepped outside to do some weird arm & wrist movements to calibrate the PN-40. That worked & minuets later it actually pinpointed exactly where we were. A message flashed on the screen saying for the guy with the scruffy white beard to put a bag over his head. I can see me & PN are gonna get along real darn good!! Walked around in circles outside for awhile pressing buttons & trying things out. Finally got onto the moving GPS compass but haven't figured out how to activate the stationery electric compass yet. Altimeter told me I was at 4,069 feet. Ever since the late 60's I've always had a keen interest in how high I was everyday:)) I'll read some more of the instruction book in the morning & see if I can program it to make me a peanut butter sandwich on demand.
<<<<< LOOKING FOR KELLY WITH THE GPS
Motty & Patti, with their Boxer dog Moe rolled in about 11:30 & we all spent the day sitting in the warm Arizona sun chatting. It was while visiting that we nearly lost our precious little Motormouse. We had all walked over to a gate in the fence line to talk with the donkeys. We didn't see the little Motor squeak under the gate between us & venture out in front of the donkeys until it was too late. One of the donkeys immediately attacked her & stomped her with it's hooves. I immediately scrambled over the gate as I heard her squeal in pain. The donkey quickly bolted & I scooped up the little Motor & swiftly handed her over the gate to Kelly. And, she was still intact. No blood, no apparent twisted limbs, broken ribs, or crushed skull. She was shaking like a leaf & scared. Patti is a former dog trainer & quickly checked Cora (that's her real name) for any broken bones. No squeals of pain. Just a little mud on her nose & down her right shank where we think one of the hooves hit her a glancing blow. It was a miracle she wasn't killed or seriously injured. We held her for a long time & after awhile set her down & she seemed to walk ok. It is now about 7 hours later & she seems fine although Kelly thinks her right hip looks a bit swollen & she did have a little trouble jumping up onto my bed. She may be a bit stiff & sore in the morning but right now she's having a big snooze after eating a big supper. And of course she's really been soaking up all the extra attention she has been getting too. And, I should add, it was not the donkey’s fault for attacking a perceived threat moving across the ground at them. Could have been a rattlesnake, small coyote or something & the donkey was only protecting itself & it’s family. So, not to worry, I am still big buddies with the donkey gang:))
I THINK CHECKER’S LIKES MOTTY:))
Motty, Patti, & Moe left about 4 & we'll probably see them a few more times this week. Maybe over at Belle's or in Bisbee. Interesting & nice folks. They are awaiting a phone call from Camping World in El Paso Texas in regards to a part for one of their 5th wheel slide outs that won't work. They have to head back to El Paso to get that fixed.
HANGING OUT AT THE RANCH HOUSE
It's a cozy Sunday night here in the motorhome. We have our nice cactus cowboy boots lights on, Kelly's eating popcorn watching her favorite TV shows, I'm sitting at the computer with my 7 o'clock coffee & head phones on listening to my all time favorite acoustic guitar player of all time, WILL ACKERMAN. Max, Checkers, Motormouse, Gleason, & Pearce are all contentedly stretched out in their favorite doggy sleep modes & for a short time frame in the life & times of the Bayfield Bunch............all is well. And most best of all we still have our precious little Motormouse with us after today's near fatal & harrowing incident.
CHECKERS & THE LITTLE MOTORMOUSE THIS MORNING
GROANER'S CORNER:(( You know your getting old when the gleam in your eye is from the sun hitting your bifocals.
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Sure glad the Motormouse survived that scare and is recovering from the trauma - all that attention she's getting will surely help that along. You've got quite the little family going there - it sure sounds like fun!ReplyDelete
SO-SO glad wee motormouse is OK! Love your indoor and outdoor menagerie! The photos of Checkers, Motormouse & the donkeys were superb....you have a wonderful "eye" for composition and lighting.ReplyDelete
Cool to find that "the cranky cursmudgeon"(!) loves Will Ackerman's guitar music. I have been listening to and collecting his music for about 25 years. Wonderful stuff!
Glad Motormouse (aka cora) is OK. Also glad the donkey is still your friend!ReplyDelete
OUch!! That was a close one. I know how fragile little doggies can be so it is a good thing the donkey's aim wasn't acurate and deadly.ReplyDelete
I don't know about you guys but it just didn't warm up very much up here...well, maybe 10 degrees.
Ohh so glad the wee Motormouse is doing okay... I really gasped and clutched my mouse and scrolled fast to see the results before I read the whole paragraph! Bet she don't go near a donkey ever again? Will Ackerman is on my MP3 player too... good stuff!ReplyDelete
Whew, close call for the Motormouse. Maybe the donkey was just trying to get her out of the way, rather than to do her real damage. Nice donkey friend. If you get your GPS to make peanut butter sandwiches, don't forget to add the slice of red onion and some mayo!ReplyDelete
What a day for the Bayfield Bunch, and thankfully it turned out so well. I'm so glad Cora is ok and there is no apparent damage.ReplyDelete
Now that Kelly has the GPS working, what will it be used for? Do you have a GPS in your car or is this going to be the one? I've heard of Delorme for maps and map software, but didn't know they made a GPS.
I'm so glad Motormouse survived intact! She is such a little sweetie. If she has some swelling, you could give her some low dose aspirin to reduce inflammation. That's what we were told by a vet near Banff when our dog hurt his hip trying to jump into the truck.ReplyDelete
Great photos as always!
Oh, so thankful that Motormouse is ok ! I usually enjoy reading your blog very slowly, getting caught up in your words & lingering on the photos while sipping my coffee - but today I had to scroll ahead fast to see what happened. Glad the Bayfield Bunch is all cozy, warm, and safely curled up together at end of eventful day. Happy Trails - Cindy LReplyDelete