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09-03-2014 06:36 PM
huntergreen i worked between 88 and 96 hours a week.
09-03-2014 12:44 PM
Daisy&Lucky's Mom Wow ,I hate wasps. I havent been stung in a while by a wasp ,got it from some bees this summer while mowing our field. You definitely win on the stings.Have to agree while I hate the long winter the no bugs is pretty great.When I was 5 I watched my dad hit a ground nest of what they said were wasps when mowing hay. They were ferocious.

As for my summer it was spent in the garden. and in our basement canning. Im almost not sad our apples didnt come in or Id be getting ready for that. Oh yeah we built a pavillon and put a new fire piy in. OK hubby did most of the work I ran errands and helped where I could. In June I went for alot of walks in the woods w/ the girls behind our house.
09-03-2014 12:00 PM
MichaelE Lisl and I have been working on advanced obedience most of the summer up until it got too hot and humid outside. We'll start again in another month.

Did a lot of shooting and bar-b-q'ing. That's about it for my summer. I don't really like or do much during summer.

Most of my activities revolve around spring and autumn.
09-03-2014 11:48 AM
Originally Posted by carmspack View Post
what is wrong with that misslesleedavis?
As I recall you had a few stories yourself visiting the new local dog park .
Lol yeah ;-) I seem to always be in the right place at the wrong time..I dont know if I should be happy or not but it makes for very interesting stories,
09-03-2014 11:42 AM
carmspack what is wrong with that misslesleedavis?
As I recall you had a few stories yourself visiting the new local dog park .
09-03-2014 11:34 AM
misslesleedavis1 I really did not have a productive summer, I worked, day tripped, boated alot and now we are renovating the washroom and kitchen.
09-03-2014 11:26 AM
carmspack well - red fire ants were worse --
a lot of those wasps were stinging the material , got about a dozen stings altogether - thought of it as "bee therapy" for arthritis -- do what you have to do I guess
09-03-2014 11:16 AM
Originally Posted by carmspack View Post
story number two

When I am outside , which is a large part of the day , there is always a dog , or two, running free- hanging out . They dive into the pines and bush and have their chase games , popping out into the open field and then back again. This area connects both sides of the property .
So this one time burly Avery , a sandokan Duke Schaferliesel daughter, and equally burly Sumo are running , tongues hanging , body bumping , enter the pine woods to the south and disappear for a while . No worries. Each one can be recalled off a thawing box of chicken frames , so I know I can bring them to me no problems.
Then they exit from the opposite side , the north of the property. Sumo , called in , comes to me immediately. Avery stops by the 'utility area' backing onto pine and golden rod and ...
There is a large unused wooden dog house which pretty much serves as a lean-to for large sheets of multi ply marine plywood .
She is squatting on her hocks , her front legs furiously throwing out bushels of soil .
I go to see what she has found. Maybe a rabbit that they had been chasing that dove into its bolt hole ? A fox ? What?
I am now to her side peering in to see what is so fascinating to her . I feel a tickle . I know there is some stinging nettle so think nothing of brushing the nettle aside without looking . Still that burning stinging . This time I look around , no nettle - that area successfully cleared .
Look down at my loose black cotton work pants which are crudely cut to knee length.
Ho -- oh, wow , take a run , must do something immediate , not waste any time. Get out of there .
The front of my pants were covered in wasps --- so many it looked like I had collected burrs.
Ran to the nearest shelter , jumped out of those pants, dropped them and then ran to the house.
All the while hoping that Avery wasn't followed by angry subterranean wasps .

What does Sumo do?

Why he has to pick up the pants that I dropped and bring them to me !!!!

popped both dogs into crates and went into house -- to recover .
Six stings on one leg . Stings on belly. One on groin.

cold bath with Epsom salts and baking soda made things bearable .

I let those pants hang from the fence for a few days before washing them. Wanted to make sure nothing was alive to get me again.

The dogs were never bothered by the wasps.
Go figure .

And that is why I look forward to fall .

I am severely allergic to wasp and bee stings. I carry liquid Benadryl and an epi-pen with me.
So glad you are not allergic!!
This second story scared me.
09-03-2014 11:08 AM
wyoung2153 Oh goodness! What stories!!! I love the first one of the lost fennec Always lovely to have a happy ending.

Your second one, about the wasps, gave me the willies.. I am TERRIFIED of them.. I don't know how you handled that so well (unless you're leaving some things to the imagination ) Glad you were ok though! Those things are nasty!
09-03-2014 10:50 AM
Daisy&Lucky's Mom Great story. Love the idea of finding lost pets as it can happen so easily. Badger you and your handler rock!
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