Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Talking to Animals #pezoutlaw #hollywood @pezoutlaw

There is a horse on the farm that was scared of me/men when she came here.
It's taken 3 years but the other day when she saw me she came running full speed to me. 
All I did was give her room, respect her space n provide a steady reliable routine.

With horses and dogs I've had to undo a lot of damage by ignorant previous "owners".
It can take years to undo. Sometimes all you can do is lessen the damage.

One of the ways I do this is by talking to the animals.
A lady was working with Johnny Cash (horse) I asked her how it went.
They were having issues.
This happens over n over with lots of horses.
It sounds simplistic but I always ask, are you talking to him.
I feel it's important to have a relationship with a horse before you ever try to ride it.
If a horse likes or loves you, they will give you the benefit of the doubt.
No relationship, they'd just as soon put you on the ground.

That's not to say that a group of horses can't be trained n made to understand that there job is to give strangers rides. But then again they are doing that out of respect for there trainer "Kathy" that has asked them to do that. In that case they are doing it because of the relationship that they have with her not the rider.
 
Another way I communicate with animals is by example. 
I present as calm n strong a presence as I can.
It does not hurt that I also feed them.
To the horses I'm steady Eddy.
Every day roughly same times, I'm there with food.
I ask nothing, I just feed them. Trust me they notice.

With my dogs.
I eat, then they always get a good portion of whatever or whenever I eat.
Exactly the same way it would be in there world in the wild.
Dogs understand this, the leader of the pack always eats first, then he shares.

One quick note on rescue dogs.
I have one trick I use from day one.
I rename the dog the day it arrives.
New name for a new life.
You might be surprised to learn Billy Dogs original name was Lilly.
Lilly was the dog tied with a rope to a tree in zero degree temps.
When Billy arrived she asked me if she could have a better life, I told her she was home now.
Billy Dog is my Knuckle Head buddy. 
Billy is the unstoppable dog, optimistic beyond reason. 
Billy helped me get over the loss of Rudy.

I don't know what Pinkies name was.
Found him in the corner of a pasture at a young age freezing n burns all over his back.
Pinky asked me to please take him in, I told him all that was over, he was home now.
Being an Albino Doberman I gave him as playful a name as I could think of.
His trauma was very deep, years n years of talking to help him find a place he can live with in his mind.

Once a dog picks me I have no choice, I must agree to give them all I can.
I give them my strength to lean on n they give me there's.

I love Dogs n Horses, they are my friends.
In most cases I like Dogs more than I like humans.


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Tuesday, October 6, 2015

We're different now. #pezoutlaw



I liked this. didn't know any other way to share it.
Where I got it from.
Basically somebody said that nothings different, we're just more aware now.
Which is just modern for I'm OK, you're OK.

To me, no.
We were different back then.
In the 1950s n earl 1960s we viewed the world, our neighborhoods n our neighbors different than today.
As a child, I was different from most children today.
Grab at me or cross me n we were gonna fight.
Don't care who you were or how big you were, we were gonna fight.
Touch my brothers, we were gonna fight.
Hurt a girl, we were gonna fight. Broke my collar bone on that one.
Talk wrong about my Mom, we were definitely gonna fight. 

Let's face it, I made a pretty insincere Flower Child.
I kinda fought a lot especially in grade-school.
Nowadays somebody acts wrong. You smack them up side the head n you're in trouble.
Things have just went backwards. 
Society no longer allows adjustments for bad behavior, so it just continues.

My grandsons are being raised that way n I put wrenches in my granddaughters hands as often as I can.

The Difference.
A little girl from California was here when we did Hay.
A board was missing on the wagon.
California said we should put a caution sign around it.
I guarantee you my granddaughters were thinking,
Grandpa, you need to fix that.
One granddaughter in particular if she thought I'd let her would have been grabbing a board nails n a hammer. If she'd been given even a nod. 

No, OH BUDDY YOU BETCHA Things are different now for sure.

To me it's how we look at it.
Like the new thing, Free range parenting.
When I was young that was called parenting period.

I think that's why I kept going back to Hungary in the 1990s.
Beyond the obvious reason "PEZ".
Hungary in the 1990s reminded me of my childhood in the late 1950s n early 1960s.

We live in a society where if someone behaves in a proper fashion, people call them a hero instead of a good neighbor. 

A postscript after Paris.
Not a criticism just not How I'd look at it.
A terrorist says on your knees.
To late dude I'm already coming.
I like my odds against a terrorist better if I go at him than on my knees.
I know a lot of other Americans that would agree with me. 
Don't think about it, just go.
It's not a choice, it's about survival.


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Thursday, October 1, 2015

Listen Up, Tater Head! #pezoutlaw


 One of the personalities in my head is called Tater Head. 
 Conversation go like this.

The world does not revolve around you.
Yes it does.
Our individual perception of the world around us is our reality.
Our reality ends when that light goes out.

Your reality may continue but mine ends when I end.
What in the hell am I supposed to do with that?
Find peace of mind within that truth, Tater Head.

That does not mean, do as you please because only you matter.
I assume you have a conscience.
You have got a conscience, right Tater Head.

Well that means you need to maintain the best balance possibly while your steam of conscience exist.
Otherwise you live in torment of your choices.
Not a good beginning for the possible future.

Ok, so for now What?
For me it's writing my own story.
For all of us I think this is true, In my case literally in yours maybe figuratively.
If we don't write our own story, others will definitely write it for us.

Work in progress.
I got part of it, the rest?

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Derriere - that's French #pezoutlaw #hollywood @pezoutlaw


Anybody that's known me for more than 3 minutes knows I can come up with an opinion on anything.

Example
MOE-RON
Put On Your Big Girl Panties Seriously wasn't there a middle ground somewhere?
Cub Cadet Review.

The list does go on.

My  point with this entry is, for purposes of Notes From The Asylum, opinions are fun but in real life maybe not as much.

I've recently entered into business with folks. This relationship has caused me to not be as flamboyant with some opinions.
I will as much as I can for the next couple years avoid my usual political rants about this n that.
One, what actual good has it done me or any of us for that matter.
Two, why upset people you want to do business with over things that you really can't control anyway.

You don't Poo where you eat.

This is you toned down? Actually yes, about 50%.

Plus there are tons of things I can have opinions about that nobody else cares about.
It's either rice or it's noodles, not both. good example.
The noodle/rice post is one of my personal favorites.
I think it gets right to the core of what's currently wrong with this country?

Believe it or not I get as wound up about Fake Rice as I can about politics.

God Bless


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