Saturday, May 16, 2009

I got in a dog fight......and lost.

Due to the somewhat graphic nature of these photos I am not posting them directly in the post. If you want to see them you will need to click on the links below to see the pictures in my Flicker account. I see lots of gross things all the time and these pictures don't bother me but this is a warning to the more squeamish out there.

A couple of our dogs got into a biting contest and I decided to join in on the fun. Unfortunately I don't have tough skin like a dog. My hands got pretty torn up. It hurts to grip. It hurts to touch stuff. It just plain hurts. This happened on Friday (051509) so hopefully I will be back to fighting strength after the weekend. Everyone lived so that is good. Ok on to the pictures.

This is the first bite. It almost looks human. Could it be that the wife snuck one in while I wasn't looking?

That one was in the first small dog fight. That was nothing. The real fight was to come. When it did come it was bad and quick. In the blink of an eye I had numerous puncture wounds on my hands and both dogs were injured. I had cuts on my fingers. I also had a puncture wound on the back of my left hand. A puncture wound on the base of my right thumb. Three puncture wounds on the base of my right thumb on the back of my hand. And last but certainly not least, two really crazy horribly painful disgusting puncture wounds on the palm of my right hand between my thumb and index finger.

The biggest tragedy of the night is my wife got someones blood on her Crocs. Even with blood on her Crocs she was able to save the day. She came in at the last second and soaked everyone with a pitcher of water. After being soaked the dogs lost their fighting spirit and decided they had had enough. Off to the vet for one and off to the emergency room for me. He got stitches. I did not. After the emergency room I began to think that the dog fight hadn't been so bad. At least it ended quickly. The emergency room drug on forever.

The important thing is everyone lived to fight another day. Just hopefully not with each other in the future.

Hot Air Balloons

We went to see hot air balloons this weekend. Unfortunately they didn't all get off the ground. This event was in Menlo, GA.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Speedy Maple Bowl

This is a compilation of the Maple Bowl videos Part 1, 2, and 3. They have been sped up considerably. My wife has a short attention span so this was done for her. Now she may actually watch the whole video.

More Maple Bowl time lapse

I turn the outside of a Maple bowl again. I left the half finished bowll on the chuck overnight and it cracked. I had to go bad and turn it down more.

In this time lapse I turn the inside of the Maple Bowl.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Maple Bowl Time Lapse

The following is a short time lapse video of me turning the outside of a maple bowl.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Wooden Bracelet

I turned a wooden bracelet for my wife. I had to make it thinner than I wanted to, but she liked it. I now know how to make the next one a little better. This is actually the third one I've made. The first was too small. The second was too big. This one is just about perfect for her wrist size.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

All of the dogs.

In the first picture we have from left to right Mongo Houla, Deoje, and Shiloh. Molly Mudd is in the third picture by herself. The video at the bottom is them playing in the yard. They are getting along pretty well so far.



Saturday, May 2, 2009

New Dog... No Name. (050309 He now has a name...Mongo Houla)

We adopted a new puppy. He is a Catahoula Leopard Dog. The Catahoula Leopard Dog is the state dog of Louisiana. He is a huge goof-ball. These aren't the best pictures but its all I have right now.