Monday, October 27, 2008

It's tearing out my heart!

Chester is still dead, and Ruby, dad's dog, wont go out side unless one of us watches over her. She does the bathroom bit, then tours the whole dog run looking for Chester. She then comes in and looks for him in all his favorite spots. Honey he isn't there. I envy her her denial. A good, smart, dog, with boundless heart, and soul, doesn't happen often. I've been twice blessed. First Copper, his mentor, then Chester. Ruby is going through her denial period. She's actually matured in the last two weeks.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Goodbye Chester!

My best friend ever. He who loved without reservation, Unconditionally! Passed Away this morning sometime between 3 and 4 AM. I will go on, but diminished by more than half. I can't even bury him decently. My choices are mass cremation at spokanimal, or the humane society for $45, or take out to the landfill for $7.

When my time comes, take me out to the landfill.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Big .22lr practice

I have a S&W 422 pistol, that I obtained as an accessory when I received firearms through a FFL agent. Problem is, magazines are $30 each. I'm toying with the purchase of a Ruger 22 pistol. The mags for most Rugers are $9.99 and the pistol is under $200, $170 during christmas at the big box sporting goods stores.

I probably have enough .22lr rifles to equip a strike team to take over a small nation. Aside from a Stoger Luger, made by the Stanley Tool Co, and the Jennings in a previous post, the Smif is all I got. A Ruger 22/45 style would be an excellent practice pistol. I have a few hundred .45 practice reloads from wheel weight metal. My carry ammo is either hollowpoint, or soft lead.
I'd love the copper frangible projectiles...

In other news someone broke the windshield of a hummer carrying McCain Palin stickers.
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I couldn't believe it!

Upon reading Matt G's Better and Better blog. I couldn't believe he hadn't been a user of Bianchi Speed Strips since Chester was a pup.
I myself have been an avid user since 1983, when I read an article by Massad Ayoob....

Of course in extenuation, revolvers hadn't been in common use in police departments for 20 years now. I have some dozens of speed loaders. About a half-dozen 5-shot speedloaders, and none of them fit my H&R Defender.38. I have 6 moon clips in 9mm that fit the reamed out chambers of the original cylinder.

Below L to R. Dad's liteweight Taurus .38, My Defender .38, and my S&W 65-4 .357 together with speedloaders, and Bianchi Speed Strips. The one above the Defender has the .38 S&W rounds in it. Somewhere in storage I have 1200 rounds of that caliber. Most of it from trimmed down .38 spl cases....

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Well! so much for marksmanship

We only had time to bang off a box of 50 rounds of 22lr before I got a call. One of the dozens of folks that can't go to the bathroom without me, found out that I had escaped town, and had to call crying, before I made a break for the coast.... Then it had got dark, and the battery in my phone died, so I don't have any pics of the slaughtered former receptacles of del-monte fruit cocktail...

Chester, despite his weakness, and against my wishes, got down and retrieved the shot up cans, while I cleaned up my -and a couple of other folks'- brass. people just don't seem to realize that 22lr is a). recyclable, and b). Dangerous to the environment if left lying about.

While I still got some daylight!

I'm putting my ailing Rotty in the truck, and going to plink some tin cans. I figure we only have 2 or 3 weekends like this. He was staring at the geese, and I swear he had tears in his eyes for times gone by. I know I do. I'm not expecting him to fetch birds. He's gun-trained to wait calmly for commands. Unlike his impetuous house-mate who has gone fetch-crazy and I can't take her anywhere. We're just going to bust some gravel filled cans. I'm going to try for accuracy with the pocket pistol. Usually this takes gallon cans. I'm gonna try with regular cans...

more Chester

He has to work so hard for his movement. He crashes down at any excuse panting like a locomotive. Anyone who actually reads me, please pray for him to have a good recovery, or at least a painless transition to the next life...

Here's a link to one of my first web pages.

And here he is cheering me up in the vet's office!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Chester Update

For those of you on the edge of your seats...

Doc said it might be the cold snap, and he's prescribed a course of steroids for any inflammation, and the usual antibiotics. It might turn out to be a condition to put him in a doggy wheelchair, but as long as he isn't showing pain. He can keep his feet under him today in an ungainly fashion. As long as Ruby, his own true love, doesn't attack him when he's weak.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Chester The Triumphant!

He's a Rottweiler. He's never had an unkind thought for anyone. He HAS told a few people that he was in charge of protecting a property. Now he has numb rear legs. He's not letting that stop him, He'll go running after some thing, and he wont even notice that his rear legs aren't synchronizing. I'm afraid the vet will counsel me to put him out of his misery. But he isn't miserable.

I'm hoping for a medical breakthrough....

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Lazy Sunday

I just don't even have the energy to go chase a can with my 22lr. Gotta drive to the country y'know..

Chester got dosed with naproxen, and I'm chasing him on a leash to see if he gonna live. I still think I'm going to buy that dog a sainthood if dad ever wins the lottery. If I win on one of my twice a year purchases, I may buy him a knighthood.

Friday, October 10, 2008

You have GOT to be kidding me!

I just checked for a swiss bayonet. no joy. but the site was crawling with victronox swiss army knives. all requiring proof of 18 years of age. Even the stupid screwdriver requires you to be 18 or older. Pah-leeze! I was 9 years old when I started working with tools. Actually I was using tools at 4, but I started getting paid at 9.....

Thursday, October 9, 2008

I've gotten Dumber!

My readability level is now.....

blog readability test

It Was......

I blame the elections.....
I console myself with the fact that everyone else is at the junior high level....

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