Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Some questions answered

I sometimes get questions from my readers in my comment section.  I always intend to answer them one way or another, but then it simply slips my mind.  Here are some questions asked about recent entries:

About the horses running when the wind was blowing the plastic, I got this question from Pam:   “I wonder why that plastic sheet spooks them so much. What do they think it is?? They sure do RUN to get away, don't they?”
Well Pam, that's just what horses do.  Their instinct tells them to run from danger, and for all they know, that unfamiliar, noisy, moving thing is a threat.  A Wal Mart bag fluttering in the breeze is enough to make my gentle horse, Blue, snort and shy sideways to avoid it.  When I ride along the road, I always keep my eye peeled for anything ahead that might make my horse jump out in front of a car, and adjust my route accordingly.

From Robin:  When do those fancy mushrooms start popping up? 
The morel season can start as early as the end of March and last through the first week or so of May.  I used to look forward to it, but nowadays I get so frustrated with people trespassing on my property and harvesting them before I have a chance, I've gotten to the point where I don't care much.

From lmitc89854:  When you went thru Greenwood, was their bridge still under construction? 
Yes it was, and Cliff made a comment that those guys must be the slowest construction workers since the ones who did the 291 bridge he crosses every day on his way to work.

breakaway1968:  Ok I don't get that it's too cold for a picnic but it's not to cold to drive 55 mph in the cold temp on a bike!?
Here's the deal; I get so chilled riding that when we stop, I stay chilled.  I just want to go inside a heated place and get warm before heading off again.

Kelly asked me if Sadie has learned some manners.
  Pardon me while I roll on the floor laughing.  If you watch the Dog Whisperer, two-thirds of the things he tells people they are doing wrong apply to me.  The trouble is, a lot of the spoiled-brat things Sadie does are funny to me, so I'm not even sure I want to change her.

If you've asked questions about something I've written in an entry and I missed it, either send me an e-mail or comment here and I'll edit it into this entry.

Oh, Kelly sent me a couple of things about Skidboot.  For more video clips, click HERE.  And for a memorial page dedicated to the late Skidboot, click HERE.  For an article telling about his death, click HERE.



amy122389 said...

Hee....when I'm finished with Cesar Milan, I'll send him 'round your way.  


breakaway1968 said...

Yup that makes sense to me now...I guess it would be wise to "warm up" before going back out in the cold.  I enjoyed all the question and answers.  You sure do seem to get alot of questions ;)  

loisontheweb said...

I always said: "No point in  having kids or pets without spoiling them rotten."

fowfies said...

I have watched The Dog Whisperer a few times, he is something else! Hope you enjoyed the links to Skidboots site. :)

mutualaide said...

I'm with Lois ... what's the fun if you can't spoil them a bit?  LOL

lanurseprn said...

Thanks for answering my question. Have a good day.

lmitc89854 said...

I guess I won't try taking  that route  from Blue Springs through Greenwood for awhile!  The one time I drove over that now "0ne lane" bridge it felt unsafe to me and that was the day that bridge up in Minneapolis collapsed.

magran42 said...

My sister-in-law was kicked once because she walked too close behind a horse wearing an oversized man's shirt.  It spooked the horse.  As you's just what horses do!