T.J. Palm Author
Not Just Donkey's
This week my Interview is with Norman's speech writes from my book Norman for Mayor. I'll be talking with Sylvester and Jack, Jack the Manic who are donkey's and self proclaimed speech writers of the highest caliber! I started by asking them what it was like writing speeches for Norman when the other opponents Campaign was so good at Mud Slinging. There answer surprised me. They admitted that just once they tried to get Norman to say something really awful about the other side and even though it was true, he just wouldn't have anything to do with it. "He told us to stop in our tracks and don't even think about it ever again," said Sylvester. "Sylvester, what was Norman's reasoning behind not wanting to hurt the other side so badly that they would withdraw from the race?" Sylvester replied, "Norman wanted to win fair and square and keep to his message of helping the whole town." "That's just Norman he's one of the good guys," added Jack, Jack the manic. "How did you get the name of Jack, Jack the manic?" I asked. "I'm really hyper I have ADHD. I got teased a lot in the barn yard, so I would just act crazy. It gave them something more to talk about. I didn't know what else to do. It hurt my feelings to be an outcast, but when I met Sylvester and Norman and all his other friends they all taught me how to slow my roll and when I saw a veterinarian and he helped me a lot." Sylvester and Jack, Jack the Manic both said, "we both love our jobs and that we are just Donkey's." Somehow I don't think they are just Donkey's.
Thanks you to Sylvester and Jack, Jack the manic for a great Interview.
This is an interview with Lance and Mighty Moose, by the way who are Lama's and the campaign managers for Norman who is a cow. They were very successful in getting Norman elected as Mayor to a small town in Colorado. I'm sure I don't have to hit you over the head with my book Norman for Mayor to understand, that these are characters in the book lol! I'm going to interview all the characters this mo. Lance and Mighty Moose couldn't wait to be interviewed because they are trying to get Norman to run for President. Norman doesn't know if that's something he would want to take on, so he hasn't agreed yet to run. I know they were thinking that if he had decided to run, then I could announce it in the interview. So here we go, "Lance, what was it like running Norman's Mayoral campaign," I asked. Lance said, "that the Dog and Cat were vicious and nothing was out of bounds." Mighty Moose added, " if you don't think like they do its hard to combat what they are doing because your mind won't go there naturally." Lance chimed in and said, "Norman is a very good Cow with a kind soul, and can't go to the dark side even when he is under attack." Lance and Might Moose at the same time said, "we had a lot of help from all his friends because they all respected and loved him, and they knew that Norman would be the best Cow for the job because of who he is." Lance and Mighty Moose went running off to talk to Norman and take care of biz.
I would like to-thank to Lance and Mighty Moose for the interview.
Coming up next week I'll be interviewing Norman's speech writers, Sylvester and Jack, Jack the Maniac.
Today I'm Interviewing Maggie she was famed for her real life role in the book Norman for Mayor. " So Maggie what did you think when your people brought you a baby calf that looked like a little fawn?" I asked. "I Loved him from the minute I saw him I decided in that minute I needed to raise him and that's what I did," said Maggie." she went on to say "Norman was young so I told him I was a cow-pony he thought I was just a cow of a different color not a pony. I know that was wrong but I loved him so much I wanted him to feel safe in his new home, which he did. He later forgave me because he loved me as much as I loved him, he didn't care I wasn't his real mommy," she replied. "I taught him everything that I could to make him the best Cow ever," Maggie said. She added that, "when he was grown he decided to run for Mayor of a small Town up in the mountains by the name of Guffey Co. He won with the help of his friends. They ran his campaign and did a great job. It wasn't easy, there was a lot of mud slinging from the other side. Norman never took the bait to sling mud back at them. I was so proud of him and always will be." So now I'm thinking I need to Interview Norman's Campaign managers Lance and Mighty moose who are Lama's. So there you have it next week I interview the Campaign mangers of Norman for Mayor. I would like to thank Maggie for her Interview.
Never to ride again!
Never to ride again!
I'm a writer of children's books and stories about animals I live in a barn with my husband, horses, dogs and a cat! I love to write it's what I do, I Used to ride and show horses and trained a few in the process and loved every minute.of it.
Did you ever think that your horse career would be over? I Did Not, when I lost my Friesian Nico a few years ago and a few weeks ago lost Glory my little Morgan mare, I said stick a fork in me I'm done. I haven't ridden in a long time and to be honest I don't miss it, my passion has been taken by time and circumstance I'm a 68 year old woman with heart problems, yes I'm much better but you never go back to who you were. I can't breath will enough to ride English which I truly love, my saddle-seat days have been gone for a long time. I wanted to do dressage on Nico because I could sit his trot then lost him I will never get over the loss of Nico I loved him so deeply. Now the loss of Glory I know she was old and she had an ulcer that causes her to colic but it still is so sad! All I have now is Mark my Paint gelding, who I have had from a 3 yrs old who now is 20 and lame, because he cut his foot into the Synovial sack when he was 3 and all the fluid leaked out, so he is permanently lame but he's a great horse, he's like a Labrador and very funny everyone who meets him loves him. He started to go to the wild side because what do you do with a lame horse? You can't work them, Then there was the day he injured me pretty badly, it could have been my undoing so one-day I decided to let Mark be a free spirit I let him wonder the ranch and make decisions for himself and his whole mind set changed really fast, it's unbelievable how he's a totally different horse he's my buddy. I told him the other day he was the last man standing, I swear he knew what I said. It took him a long time to get over Nico, now he's getting over Glory I got her for him so he wouldn't be sad, this time its a goat I think lol ! I do have some other horses here boarding so he is not alone now, which has-made it easier for him. I Still love caring for horses can't stop that, I've done it for 60 years I wouldn't know what to do with myself. So all of you that are still riding keep it up until you absolutely can't! I'll never forget all of the wonderful horses I have owned Friesians,saddlebreds,Paints,Arabs, Morgan,Minis,loved them all.
P.S. I know someone in her 90's still riding its all in the genetics!
Thanks for reading
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Fireworks in Rural areas!
When you see a ranch setting it's so peaceful and beautiful, you don't expect that the minute the sun goes down that the rockets would go up and light it up! I have always been nerves on the 4th of July because I have always had horses and Dogs, a dog you can hold or put a thunder shirt on which by the way works great, but a horse you can do nothing. We had people setting off fireworks all around us very large aerials we went out to look at all the horses and they were watching them and no one looked upset at all, but in the morning the mare was flipping her lip up so I knew she was trying to colic. So we took her to the vet twice in 3 days and she was diagnosed with mild colic and ulcers, they put her on Gastoguard at 50.00 a tube and we had to buy several. They did tube her twice with water and electrolytes because she would not drink water. You know the old adage that you can lead a horse to water but you can't make them drink! she is just now coming around shes very old this was so hard on her shes a retired show horse so it makes sense that she might have had ulcers and we didn't know it plus she internalizes her emotions. so please next 4th of July think before you set off those fireworks in a area that they shouldn't be in and around ranches is not the place!
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