Monday, August 04, 2008

Hanging out at Brad's

Will, Monaca and Cathie at Brad's
The Niemi's, Schultz's, Eaton-Browns and our family hung out at Brad's cottage in Pickney and it was a perfect day. The water was beautiful and the weather couldn't have been better. They have this giant floating foam water mat that is about 5 feet long by about 20 feet long and only 2 inches thick. The thing is amazing, allowing a slew of kids and adults to sit, stand, jump and run on this thing without it slipping under the water. We BBQ and hung out while the kids played.

At one point we happened to notice the Dog's shock collar and decided to give it a try. I strapped it to my ankle and tried to see how close I could get to the fence without getting shocked. Nate gave it a try next. All the while, Will and Moanca (both social workers) sat by and watched, never calling child protective services, so I figure this is fine, but probably not advisable for a youth group event (unless the kids are over 18).
Nate and the Shock Collar
Nate was the bravest, trying it multiple times (never on his neck). I remember a while back trying out Mike Thompson's new dog shock collar, which happened to have a remote control. He zapped me at level 1, then level 2, and then a really painful next shock. I asked him if that was 3, and he told me "No, it was level 5. If you'd of felt 3, you'd have never of wanted to move on to level 5."


5 comments:

Jon said...

How come you didn't include the Eaton-Brown's in your list of families you hung out with?

Dana said...

Because Dave considers the Eaton-Browns as family. The Niemi's and Schultz's are just considered friends.

Jon said...

He told me the Schultz's aren't even friends, they are more like acquaintances.

Dana said...

Yeah we've been taken down to the acquaintance level since I'm on welfare.

Jon said...

I was being nice, he actually called you "the hanger-on-ers"