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Capt. James H. Callahan

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  1. A few days ago we finally put our little blind and deaf 19 yr old Pom down. Miss you Windy. Hope to see you on the other side. JHC
  2. I refuse to have anything to do with Starbucks, even though they do have good coffee, I will give them that. JHC
  3. This morning we put down our old decrepit blind/deaf 19 year old Pomeranian. It sucks but I guess it goes with the territory. JHC The Power of the Dog, Rudyard Kipling https://www.bartleby.com/364/335.html
  4. Looks like the King Ranch alone runs over 20k head. JHChttps://king-ranch.com/operations/ranching-cattle/
  5. I think the bureaucrats left off a few zeros. I'd bet the beer money there are ranches just in Texas that run over 18k head. JHC
  6. I had a friend/mentor/gunsmith/police instructor that showed me how to do that decades ago, facing or with a gun at your back. Deflect the weapon away from your body, grasp the gunman's wrist TIGHT with fingers in the middle of his wrist at pressure points. Grasp the FRAME of the pistol and twist it into the thumb and away from the fingers. He could do it to you in a fraction of a second even when you knew what was coming. And he'd have your pistol butt at the top of your nose. You know if he did it for real he'd have hit you between the running lights and you'd be on the ground. JHC
  7. Everything went pretty well this morning. Thanks to everyone who posted. It was a help. One more pic and I'll quit. Me and Windy from a couple years ago testing a new Christmas blanky. Back when she would sit with us........now and then. Sus amigo, JHC
  8. That's very nice, thank you. I've buried quite a few pets. The last ones we just left at the vet, mostly due to time of day and logistics. We left Windy with the vet too. I should have buried her in the back yard, but I didn't. As your poem alludes, burying a pet is if anything more traumatic than having one put down. My wife had a little yorkie/pom mutt when we got married. Peanut lived to be 14 or 15 and eventually would up with bad diabetes and we had to put her down. We buried her under the apple tree in the back yard and it d*mn near killed us. The apple tree finally died last summer too. It was old when we moved here 25 years ago. JHC
  9. Windy when she was young and pretty. She changed colors about 3 times. JHC
  10. Windy (no mis spell) got her name when I came home one day when the wife was gone. There was a pet carrier that had a note "Meet Shorty's new best friend" So I take this little tribble (for you Star Trek fans) out, she fit in the palm of my hand. I'm like " I THINK this is supposed to be a dog." She got her name cuz she farted twice in a minute or two! JHC
  11. https://www.petplace.com/article/dogs/just-for-fun/a-man-and-his-dog-go-to-heaven/
  12. Just sent up another prayer. Good to hear you're some better. Hope you get to go home soon! JHC
  13. Some years ago one of our most beloved dogs Mr. Shorty had a bad heart valve and congestive heart failure. One night I was up most of the night with him when he was gasping for air. I should have took him out and shot him, but just didn't have the guts. Hoped he'd die before morning, he actually got better. He had another attack a few days later during the day, and I had to take him on the last ride to the vet. That's the hard part about Windy. Other than being blind and deaf she's in pretty good shape physically for such and old dog. She still LOVES to eat! JHC
  14. https://www.bartleby.com/364/335.html The Power of the Dog, Rudyard Kipling
  15. Could be hazardous to your health. I might rather try to take a ribeye away from a Doberman! JHC
  16. As it stands, tomorrow morning we are going to put our 19 yr old Pom down. She's almost totally blind and deaf, gets lost in the house even more so when we put her outside to potty. We often have to go out and guide her inside, sometimes have to pick her up and carry her in, and she pitches a fit being picked up. Tough call. You'd think old dogs would have the decency to just up and die. Sadly it all to often doesn't work that way. Our vet is giving us some ACE we can give her in the morning so taking her in hopefully will not be too traumatic. It just SUCKS! JHC
  17. Your money, but I don't touch odd ball cartridges. Here today, gone 5 years from now. About the only exception is my 91 Mauser 7.65 Argentine (Belgian). My first deer rifle, a hand me down from my dad. I scored a pile of brass at a pawn shop once for next to nothing and loaded up a pile of ammo for it. Not a bad round, kinda like a .308 just an odd ball, shoots a .311 bullet like a .303 Brit or 7.7 Jap. JHC
  18. Not me. Generally speaking the ones I've sold off were dogs. There were a few I sold to a buddy or gave to my sons I'd kinda like to have back, but I guess those only half count. JHC
  19. One of the best gun deals I ever got was a 336 .30/30. I was going to UT Austin at the time, this chick friend of mine calls me up and asks if I want to buy a deer rifle. I had taught her to shoot a handgun and bought for her a Colt .38. Anyway, she had some friend had just hit Austin and were broke. Long story short I bought it for $75 which was cheap even in the early 80's. I still have it, would be one of the last rifles I would part with. It wears a 1.5-5x Tasco scope and has outshout my bolt guns a few times when I was sighting them in. It has batted 1000 on deer. IIRC I've killed 5 deer with 5 rounds with it. JHC
  20. Jury duty is a PITA at best. I've served 3 times, a DWI, child custody case, and attempted capitol murder of a police officer. Have been summoned and dismissed several more time. I now live in a small town in a small county so don't get many. Oddly enough the child custody case here in Callahan Co. was the most time consuming. You just want to stand up and tell some stupid attorney "You've asked the witness the same question 5 times already. You think he'll change his testimony of you ask him once more?" Move on already!!!!! JHC
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