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bob ny    Posted 04-30-2004 at 05:32:10       [Reply]  [No Email]
i have been thinking about the little tussel yesterday and wish to appoligize to the board.my life has been centered around animals, working ,riding,milking,raising birds and releasing them to the wild and of course raising some to feed my family. i think about a calf in my arms on the way in from the pasture and momma mumbling don't you drop her ,don't squease her. or scraping and brushing winter housed cows and having one turn her head an nuzzle you. when you step on your dogs foot because he wants to be as close to you as he can get, it hurts you as much as it does him .when you loose a dog you were allowed to live with fo 20 some years.i havee cared for and doctored animals from 1/4 lb kitten to a 3000 lb rrown swiss ox.i am a tree hugger i embrace the warmth i receive from the wood stove in my home.i am not ashamed to cry when an animal is misused and i will let it be known that i disapprove.these convictions are genuine ,if i have insulted any human i appoligize and i appoligize agian to the horse


Clipper    Posted 04-30-2004 at 12:56:16       [Reply]  [No Email]
Ain't a durn thing wrong with standing up for your convictions! I feel the same way towards all animals....raised up hunting in the bayous of Louisiana and we shot and ate everything that moved there...when I came back from Nam I have not been able to shoot and kill anything much less a animal. I don't miss the hunting and so far neither of my boys are showing an interest in it either. Guess I'll cross that bridge when I come to it.

You got a good heart and that's nothing to be ashamed of....later my friend....Clipper:^)


Salmoneye    Posted 04-30-2004 at 10:02:24       [Reply]  [No Email]
I said my piece...

I'm not apologizing...

I am about as far from a 'hugger' as you can get, but that just got to me...




deadcarp    Posted 04-30-2004 at 07:55:27       [Reply]  [No Email]
My uncle was right years ago when he handed me his guns - so i've now made the choice and my personal killing has stopped, and yeah i get a little wound up at gubmint "legal" slaughters too - from gas chambers to bullets, i'm at the point where i'd pull the pellet, shut the sumbich off, call the cameras and say "okay boss, you do it then".
Hate to get too excited over 80 wasted chickens but don't we have hungry people here anymore? I mean i've known some rock-dumb farmers over the years but i never new one who would lose 4 and then kill the rest. Whoever gave the order is dumb and whoever carried it out is dumber. Some bureaucrat's finger is so far up their nose they need a healthy snootful of swamp. :)



Burrhead    Posted 04-30-2004 at 09:59:50       [Reply]  [No Email]
From what I've noticed---on one hand we have the Save a Slug Foundation and on the other hand we have the gubermint's animal owner tariff collection agency.

Both uvum work best when longnosed folks start calling in to them and backstabbing their neighbors.


Ron/PA    Posted 04-30-2004 at 06:20:07       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yer appologizing? Don't bother, ya done good!!!
Back in ,76 I got a call from a state police friend and he said they just raided a pit ring, most dogs were destroyed, but they took one to the SPCA. I busted up to Hudson, NY, met him there and scarfed up one ugly little year old short Pit Bull. We had that dog for 17 years, put him down at the ripe old age of 18, and it was the first dog I ever shed a tear of saddness over in my adult life. Still miss him, and still feel good that the bums that owned him, did a year in jail.
Not ever in favor of losing any rights, but always in favor of taking out A$$holes! (can't spell rearend!!) hehehe
Ron


Alias    Posted 04-30-2004 at 07:14:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
Ron, I haven't seen your name here for a few days. I was wondering if you're alright. No...change that alright to how are you doing. HE-HE-HE Seriously tho, you called it right. A horse has a rear end, but an A$$hole is an A$$hole and that's all there is to it. And, only an A$$hole could enjoy watching two dogs fight to the finish. Grrr, makes me angry to think about it.

Now as for you Bob, for whatever it is that you think you should apologize for, I accept. But, I don't know what you're referring to.........gfp


Fern(Mi)    Posted 04-30-2004 at 05:53:10       [Reply]  [No Email]
You've got to share a beer with me one day.
Fernan


bob ny    Posted 04-30-2004 at 06:03:52       [Reply]  [No Email]
would be my pleasure i would like to hear some more of your tales maybe swap a couple


ron,ar    Posted 04-30-2004 at 05:50:27       [Reply]  [No Email]
I didn't see any tussle, drove through a town called Bug-tussle once. You ain't offended anyone that I know of. All of us let our mouths overload our brains once in a while.


New-gen    Posted 04-30-2004 at 06:19:27       [Reply]  [No Email]
Wasn'r Bugtussel the Clampett's home town before Jed missed the possum and struck "Texas Tea"?


nope, it's in Texas    Posted 04-30-2004 at 08:13:37       [Reply]  [No Email]
John Truss, was a settler in the area in the 1890s and the town had originally been named in his honor. For some reason the name of Truss, Texas was changed to Bug Tussle.

Bug Tussle signs were popular with souvenir hunters and many people would marry there to have Bug Tussle on their marriage license.

The population dwindled to only 6 in the 1960s.

The David Graham Hall foundation took a lease on downtown Bug Tussle in the mid 1960s in an effort to restore it. During the restoration the population increased to about 30 persons.

The name continues to draw people. Antique car clubs and other organizations will hold events there to use the name on their programs and posters:
Ron,ar


Les    Posted 04-30-2004 at 05:55:12       [Reply]  [No Email]
Is Bug Tussle anywhere near Toad Suck? Never went there but did get a t-shirt one of the times I was in your fair state.
(The Mrs. wasn't too pleased when I'd wear that thing out in public. Guess she thought some people might get the wrong ideer. ";^)
Granny Moses used to refer to Bug Tussle on the Babbling Hillwilliams as I recall.


Old Sarge    Posted 04-30-2004 at 06:17:27       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Naw, I think it's over by Hog Waller Ky, outside of Louisville. Or maybe it's up on the end of Lick Skillet Rd over in Crittenden County Ky.


Is Hog Waller    Posted 04-30-2004 at 07:19:34       [Reply]  [No Email]
anywhere near Dogpatch, Ky? Some time I'll have to tell you the story about being stopped at a traffic light in Dogpatch singing to the top of my lungs. When I woke up the people there were laughing their butts off.........gfp


Les    Posted 04-30-2004 at 05:45:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
Guess I musta missed that, bob. Probly just as well, eh?
Heard a commotion out in the back yard. Got 2 birdhouses on posts out by the raspberry patch. Four tree swallows was raising a big fuss. There was Mr. Bluebird in an apple tree trying to claim a house for his bride. The tree swallows only want one house but they don't want anybody to have the other one. Bluebirds come around every year but they have never decided to set up housekeeping. Fussy buggers.


bob ny    Posted 04-30-2004 at 05:56:38       [Reply]  [No Email]
good morning les yeah dem boids is fussy we have a problem with swallows ,put out houses but they like our out buildings weput up a plastic owl and they use it for a roost,when the babys hatch they practice dive bombing on us but we wait and they go away thank god they only raise one batch
bob ( who is still agile enough to get out of the way)ny


Les    Posted 04-30-2004 at 07:59:13       [Reply]  [No Email]
I'm more than happy to have the swallows around. They eat lots of mosquitoes. But it would be nice to have bluebirds. I guess I just haven't discovered the magic formula.


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