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Old 06-21-2015, 06:15 AM   #155
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Old 06-21-2015, 06:28 AM   #156
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We may well wander in to Quemado on Sunday, the 12th, too....because, why not?

I have a couple of questions, Ray....

1. Will we be able to dump grey water onto the ground.....as in bath water, not dishwater with food particles? Having a 10 gallon grey tank, even realizing daily showers will not occur, this is something I am thinking about.

I have a large, collapsible, basin, that traps most water very nicely in the shower, and have dumped this couple of gallons away from a site in the past.


2. I am really looking forward to the wildlife, but wondering about Miss Lily. When she has seen deer, if she is loose she runs them off. She would definitely notice elk and javelina. Do they wander close to humans, at all?

Javelina could do her some damage. I don't want her tangling with any wild animals, seeming determined to protect me from all real, and perceived, dangers. She does respond well to "no".....if I catch her before she takes off.

I have a 30' horse lead I am considering just putting her on at all times....at least in the beginning, til I see how she responds.


3. Also, does the gas station in Quemado sell diesel fuel?


Any thoughts, sir?


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Although not going wish we were, sounds like a great experience. Some trainer advice on dogs in the wild. A wild animal will protect itself, the Javelina will run from a dog, but if pursued and attacked with tusks could do serious damage. As well trained as my dogs are, when camping or in the wild they are not off leash, long leads yes. Snakes are always a big concern of mine.

The easiest and best command for this activity is "leave". It can be taught in a matter of few days to a compliant dog. Drop a piece of food on the ground, stand between the food and the dog and say leave. They catch on pretty quickly and it can then be transferred to anything you do not want them near. Even while on a lead our puppy Abby came on a Copperhead, leave and she stood and waited for the OK, which she never got.

Dogs know when they are on and off lead and will in most cases comply more readily when on lead. I always take the safest action I can to protect my dogs from themselves. It only takes one time.

I apologize for jumping in but when it comes to dogs I just can not help myself.

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Old 06-21-2015, 06:44 AM   #157
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Don't apologize, Bud, and thanks for the advice.

Lily learned "leave it" in dog school a couple of years ago, and responds well to it.

We'll see how she does when she sees a wild animal from a distance.

I have seen her run deer off, but horses and cattle, behind fences, she just barks at.

It will be a new experience for us both.


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Old 06-21-2015, 03:23 PM   #158
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Good advice about dogs...or at least ours. Mine like to chase fast-moving things and they have plenty of opportunity here with jackrabbits and deer. They will be on a leash until I figure how well they will behave.

We are looking forward to meeting the group.

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Old 06-21-2015, 07:54 PM   #159
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It appears to me that we will have to socialize ourselves and our dogs soon after everyone arrives at the campsite. Get their pecking order, the dogs that is, straightened out and we will all be less worried about any interactions of pets and people.

I do recommend that you have your dog wear a scarf for reasons already explained on this Thread.

Our Blue Heelers like to work... on their own schedule. Dingo to some, Blue Heeler to others and Cattle Dog when around livestock.

Camped on the Mogollon Rim just north of Payson, AZ in 2006, as young pups, they managed to herd several Bull Elk... towards US! My wife and I dodged behind separate trees as the elk passed and we rounded up the energetic working dogs rested from a long trip. We never saw the Bull Elk at the campsite again, so something was positive to come out of this situation. Payson, AZ was having a water shortage, so we had a difficult time filling our trailer's tank. I had to buy a propane "minimum", which was not needed to top off our tanks, but we did get water and never plan to visit Payson, AZ again.

The closest vet is just west of Socorro, NM on the north side of the highway going towards Magdalena, NM and eventually Quemado. The Arc of Socorro (575-835-9002)

A mobile unit makes its rounds to Reserve, NM, but I do not recall what regular date/times appearances are made. I can barely recall my telephone number at times. (Jack Duncan- Big Country Veterinary Services 575-418-7674) The grocery store in town has the date posted on their window for all to see. Like I told you, we leave few stones unturned when exploring. When the Vet is in town... those in the area bring everything needing attention. This is just FYI.

Pot Luck Maggie:

Maggie asked earlier about a Pot Luck. Pot is not legal in NM. Luck... there are plenty of NM Casinos to practice your luck.

If someone wants to toss something like this together I am sure no one will have a reason not to attend nor participate with providing whatever is transported, found or stepped upon providing Pinon nuts, edible fruit, vegetable or animal protein. Probably best to use what you purchased before arriving will suit the majority.

Pot Luck Dingo Style:

I pulled some "interesting", as far as I am concerned, Arizona and New Mexico geology books for... prizes. You will have time to practice and I will have time to make up more rules and appoint official observers of this Pot Luck Dingo Style penny toss.

A five gallon bucket will be placed a comfortable distance from the participant. (Far enough so I do not win all of this back and have to haul it home.)

Each "registered" participant will provide 10 dull or shiny cents. Someone honest, Maggie comes to mind, will count the cents that are tossed into the bucket. Close calls are not worth a cent, so do not argue like it is a game of horseshoes or tossing toilet lids around a sapling.

When the "participants", which is you and anyone else eagerly awaiting their turn to play, have finished tossing their 10 individual cents, the honest, Maggie comes to mind, will make an official count and write it next to your real, alias or fictitious name. The highest score of "cents in the bucket" gets first pick of these special literary treasures. Then the next and so on.

The "honest" official, Maggie comes to mind, can also participate, but a second most honest official will do the official count. OK.

Check with Maggie and sign up. She and her lovely dog Lily, will officiate this arduous game of skill. Do not argue with the honest official as you could be appointed as a replacement, shortly after.

If there are TIES... an honest official, probably Maggie, will blindfold those cheats and rascals and they will have a ten individual cent toss with anyone they want to stand near the bucket, directing the contestant with directions to hit the target. They need not be honest, the assistant that is, so Maggie is off the hook for this... but an honest official must make the count of cents in the bucket.

Any "lost cents", common or not, become the property of anyone who wants to look for them. We, the honest officials, as Maggie comes to mind again, are not responsible for your losing your cents, nickels and dimes are permitted though.

This game meets all of the "legal" requirements of the State of New Mexico and if successful, will be faithfully executed as future nonsense in future outings.
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Old 06-21-2015, 08:05 PM   #160
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Thank you for volunteering me, kind sir, but I am sure we will be replete with honest Airstreamers with whom these gaming tasks may be shared.


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Old 06-21-2015, 08:10 PM   #161
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Seriously, tho, as your first assistant I will be happy to help with anything you ask of me.


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Old 06-22-2015, 08:53 AM   #162
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Seriously, tho, as your first assistant I will be happy to help with anything you ask of me.
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I was trying to hire an expensive model to run the Bucket and Cent game. My wife said for that kind of money, she would do it. So Maggie is off the hook. My wife has been wanting an all expense paid vacation to Quemado for at least two weeks now. Her dream has come true.
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Old 06-22-2015, 11:29 AM   #163
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Okay, then.

I am neither expensive, nor a model, but remain willing to assist with whatever is needed.


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Hmmm... Sounds fun, - have been following this thread just the past couple days. but I'm not clear if a date has been chosen yet or not. We could do July readily enough, but might have a conflict with mid August? (Not sure yet)
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Well, you are in luck!

We are meeting at the ranger station in Quemado on Monday, July 13th, departing there 2:30pm that date.

If you wish to sign up, say so here, and pm me your real names, cell phone number, and email address. I am the keeper of the list for the Eklunds.

Ray says there is plenty of room, so sun or shade preference are not needed in advance.


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Old 06-23-2015, 04:01 PM   #166
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Old 06-24-2015, 02:56 PM   #167
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Ray posted a couple of days ago of a need to socialize our dogs, once we are gathered all together.

In the interest of honesty and basic full disclosure......I want to let y'all who are bringing dogs to this gathering know beforehand that my Lily is a very good, loving, and devoted dog, but has a powerfully Alpha personality.

She intimidates other dogs....quite deliberately....thus, also their owners.

She is wonderful with all children, and most adults , but I have to watch her carefully with other dogs and will probably keep her on a short leash whenever she is around the dogs in our group.

At least, until....when, and if....she can show me she can chill a bit and be a good neighbor. She does very well with the two, new, dogs in our family, so she is clearly capable of it....but it took close and active involvement on my part the first few times they were together.

Now, she knows what is acceptable, and, wanting more than anything to please, she does it.

So, I had emailed Ray of her alpha-ness, thought I should let everyone else know....and, in case one of you has an alpha, too.

I have been keeping her leashed around other dogs, and have no problem doing that if that is what it takes.

We'll see how she does.


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Old 06-26-2015, 05:55 PM   #168
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