“Wyrd biõ ful ãræd.”

Monday, February 17, 2014

Spike the ferret says "hi." Or he would, if he were awake.

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  1. I need to quit looking up at the clock just before this thing starts recording.

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  2. You look just fine. I feel as if I've had a one sided chat with my old friend. Reminds me of the old days of 'Hermit' fame when you'd do these video logs. I'm home today. Think I'll tinker in the garage, pretend I'm being useful and productive.

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    1. I don't know what I'm going to do. Nothing needs doing outside. I went to town yesterday so I am good on that. It's too cold to go walk at the lake. On top of all that, I have a headache, probably from too much coffee.

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  3. Do the dogs get along with the ferrets?
    I like your pistol, they have always felt unbalanced but I think I'm really picky for pistols. That's probably why I only have a handful.
    Your video sort of cut off, but it's in a great spot where you are rolling your eyes!


    Our snow melted completely (we had about 18 inches on the ground 1 week ago). I spent an hour raking the yard yesterday afternoon and a 55 gallon can worth of dead grass and random crap. That's a bonus to living in a high desert.

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  4. Max, I don't know why it cut off. At what point in my speil?

    There's a clock on the wall across from me and for some reason I look at it ever so often. I need to quit doing that, I look like a Zombie or a crack head.

    I did a camping trip with my brother and my son to the "three gorges" in the high desert of Oregon. I lived it. But at the time I was still working so I couldn't move out there. I wish I could have.

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    1. Dogs and ferrets don't mix. My dogs stay outside, and when I take the ferrets out, they are on a lease. The ferrets can run faster than I can, so letting them go in the meadow to play, which I used to do, isn't safe anymore. They light out for the woods.

      Even having an indoor dog that has been accustomed to the ferrets for years isn't safe. Small Animal Magazine is full of sad stories about family dogs that killed the pet ferret after being it's friend for many years.

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  5. errata: Thanks for the email from anonymous on this: Yes, I know that two years ago Germany was not "West Germany." But the P38's were produced for the West German Army, were not produced post war in East Germany (some Lugers were, though), and so I think of them as West German.

    I did once sell a couple of guns through a friend, but that was a special circumstance. My daughter wanted them out of the apartment she had because she was uncomfortable with someone who lived near her having access to them.

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  6. Nice to meet Spike, even if he was having a lazy day :)

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    1. I'm going to get a video camera, and then I can show people all the ferrets when they are "fighting" or "war dancing." They're really funny animals.

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  7. that ferret is adorable. How funny he let you turn him around and hold him and he didn't wake. Glad you got down the mountain and to civilisation. If I didn't have to go to work I would stay in my house and potter in the garden. Im quite happy with the house and garden as long as I have the internet and blogs.

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  8. Sol, I've often wondered how they survived before being domesticated. When they are asleep, they just don't wake up for anything. Seems like predators could have come down into their burrows and gotten them. But maybe they leave somebody on watch, I know Merkaats do that and they are similar to ferrets.

    I'm ok up here if I can go outside, or go for a walk. But during these storms, it was so icy and bitterly cold I couldn't go out except to feed the chickens and the barn cat, so I got to feeling pinned up. I've gone a lot longer without being bothered, I don't know what was different this time.

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  9. Great video, this is the first time I've seen one. I don't remember any on the last blog you had a couple of years ago.

    That is a nice looking pistol.

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  10. Yes, I did a few. Way back then I had this stand alone microphone and a little camera that clipped onto the top of the screen.

    The P38 is a great pistol. From an ergonomic standpoint it's very nice, and the reliability is excellent as long as you stay with ball. If you want to shoot hollow points, you have to at least polish the feed ramp, and even then it won't be 100%.

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    1. You did a few vid's from your office in town...remember those?

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    2. No, I don't remember but I'm not surprised. I had a lot better equipment there. Top of the line stuff. It's the only thing I miss about that job.

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  11. I guess I never pictured you without a beard...and with all that cold weather thought you might still. But I guess when you're cooped up like that for awhile you find things to do. Nice pistol. Just got me a Ruger LC9 a few months back and am loving it. Now that ammo for it is back it gives me an excuse to get out of the house, I have cabin fever!
    --Troy

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    1. I'm having trouble picturing myself without a beard. Doesn't really feel natural.

      The Rugers are nice pistols. I don't have any Ruger semi-autos but I have several of their revolvers. Hope you get a chance to shoot soon.

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  12. I didn't realize ferrets slept so much. They are pretty cute. That's too bad your vet didn't know how to treat the one that got sick. I guess like even with people, you can't always figure out what's wrong.

    *By the way I was pretty happy to be contacted today by PBS. We watch that station a lot. We don't have cable, or anything like it. Rabbit ears is what we have.

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  13. Harry - me and jam love your videos!!! we also love your accent! and of course we love little Spike. i'd like to see more videos of all of your ferrets! keep doing these video blogs but don't stop writing! i love your writing!

    your friend,
    kymber

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  14. +1 on liking the videos. Thanks for the effort.

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  15. I'm two and a half years late in commenting on this post.

    I followed your blog for a while, about a year ago, but thought you gave it up, so I quit looking for you.

    I've seen all sorts of pictures that you posted, but this is the first video I've stumbled across (while digging through your archives).

    It's good to see an actual video of you (even if it's two years late).

    I'm glad to have found your blog again and I hope all is well.

    -Andy

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    1. Andy, I did quit for awhile. It gets hard to do decent posts sometimes, for a variety of reason.

      I don't remember doing but one video, I am not sure why.

      I'm glad you are coming by, and appreciate the comment.

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