Friday, March 04, 2016

DVD Recorder & Hounds

First of all I will say that every since I deleted the .net domain from this site, my visits from China, Russia and the Ukraine practically disappeared. That same .net domain is what I used when I was on Wordpress and found via their program that almost all of the traffic from the .net domain was foreign spam visitors.

How could I tell? When I installed a 'plug-in' to block spam visits (hits) my spam traffic went to less than 10 per day. When I moved to my Blogger blog my spam traffic exploded to over 100's per day by directing that .net domain to my Blogger blog.

Of course earlier Heidi did get up for lunch. She never misses a meal of Fromm kibble and even eats almost the same quantity as the bloodhounds do in an attempt to regain her lost weight. When you look at these photos remember that just 10 months ago all the white hair on her rear upper and lower legs was raw red chewed skin. The vet at that time said that hair would never grow back on those areas. Those areas also included the tops of her front paws.

I think you can tell a difference and even see new hair trying to fill in all of the bald spots. By midday there is more redness than what she has when she gets up in the morning.



It is a slow process trying to get her cuticles to retract so her nails can be cut back shorter each week.

Well I installed the DVD recorder and am ready to record programs I have saved on my Directv DVR. I will find out very quickly after trying to record if the program is protected against copy or not. Years ago I could copy almost all of those programs that I would save on the DVR. I will find out how things have changed. To test, I will use only one DVD-R to see if I get the error message and if I do I will move to the next ballgame, race or movie to check their status.

After getting things set up, I heard that familiar sound of the door handle making a noise as Stella moves her nose in the upward motion as if she was opening a door handle that was a lever instead of round. Old doors have old door handles which have some wear and tear where it can be moved slightly in an up and down motion if I want it to or if she wants it to.

Like they have done recently once they were outside they both stood there by the house not moving to the field, which until the past few weeks that is all they did ... take off. Now they want for me to say "let's go for a walk". (I know the period belongs inside the last quotation mark but to me that doesn't look good)  lol

This walk was a little different as the photos will describe.





You can tell it was pretty slow paced compared to this morning's walk. Stella was still going to test me though just to show me she thought she was in charge. She does this by putting the bloodhound gene in action by "ignoring" me. She would do anything to be able to get back to that "no fly zone" she ran to the other day.

Checking to see if I am watching her

Ignoring me say "come on"
Checking one more time if she can escape

Continues to ignore me saying "come on"


Finally decides to turn my direction

Not happy so she will take her time ... very slow

One last look at the "no fly zone"

Walking home slow as possible

Sadie waits up for us - she wants to get home

Walked in slow motion all the way to the house - when she closes her eyes she isn't happy
Otherwise it was a beautiful day here in 'the tropics' of Southern Indiana with more predicted in the days ahead.

5 comments:

  1. Is Heidi gaining any weight back? Poor thing, she is so thin.

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    1. I will find out for sure tomorrow, Saturday morning. She is going back to her original vet for a checkup and her annual shot. (rabies) She "feels" like she has gained weight as I pet her but I will find out for sure when she steps on the scales.

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    2. I hope this comment finds you. My blog has moved to www.bhounds.blogspot.com

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  2. How the hits are measured has always been a mystery to me. I have AWStats available to me at my host and I have also added StatCounter to my Home Page.

    The second highest hit count that AWStats shows is Ukraine - month after month my web site is loved in Ukraine. Whereas the StatCounter never show Ukraine in the Top Ten. They have Canada as second with AWStats placing Canada behind another country that is a big fan - Luxembourg.

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    1. I see those same differences between StatCounter and Blogger's counter. Very useful tools. Years ago on StatCounter I was able to catch someone stealing one of my websites that I was selling sports memorabilia on. He copying all of my personally written content pages, images etc.

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