Ok so I was stupid enough to put my hand up to go delvier and collect Census Forms. Acutally there was method in my madness as I figured the money I got paid would be enough to pay for those new fences I need. The Jury is still out on that after spending $450 on fuel and loosing my tail pipe on a road not fit for tanks.
Anyway I just though I would share a few of my observations with you.
*Farms must have at least 5 dogs.
*These 5 dogs must be tied to an old piece of machinery with nothing but dirt to sleep on and an old rim to drink out of.
*They will be allowed to breeed indiscriminatley with each other and we will try to pass the pups off to strangers.
*All dogs will KILL stangers the minute you enter their yard (especially when their tails are wagging and they are fetching me balls to throw for them and rolling onto their backs to have their tunny's rubbed)
*Little dogs are the killers. I was bitten twice, once by a daschound and once by a very old and cranky pomerainian thing. The big dogs didnt touch me.
*Blue heelers are scary.
*Blue heelers will pee on you if given the chance, and it will the 3rd house you go to for the day and it will soak into your shoes and you will stink for the next 6 hours.
*Most dogs are not taught manners, Gigha's puppy antics looked good compared to some
*People own the weirdest dogs. I saw pugs, chiuahas (?), pomerainians, heelers, kelpies, great danes, irish wolfhounds, daschounds, dalmations, NZ sheep dog, rottweiler, GSD's, mixed breads of unknown origins, 'pig' dogs, a Turner and Hooch dog. I mean there are just so many different types out there!
It was interesting to do once but I would not do it again. The time and effort that goes into it is not recognised either by the dept you are working for or the people you are delivering to.
Just thought I would share! Please excuse my spelling, it never was very good.