Saturday, December 31, 2011

A very Crappy Camera!

Back in March of 2010 I purchased a 
Sanyo VPC-S1415 pocket camera
for $89.81 at our local Walmart.
The purpose was to be able to put it in my pocket and
carry it around to take pictures.
On the bike.
Riding Libby.
or just because.....

I have had issues with it off and on since i got it.
Mostly it would just freeze up, and I would have to 
open the battery case and restart it.
Usually I have missed that
"Kodak Moment" by then.
Mine is the Pink one.
 I thought it would of lasted more than just a year and a half.

I will NEVER EVER own another SANYO PRODUCT!
Especially after some of the reviews of various Sanyo products I have read on line!
OUCH!
I am going to send it back to the company,
IF
I can find an address to send it to!
With a nasty nice little letter of what I think of their product.

Anyway, onto a more delightful subject.
"STAR".
Yes, this little Donkey has hooked me big!
 We have been working on desensitizing.
She is afraid of EVERYTHING!
It isn't just being cautious she literally will tense up.

I don't think she has been exposed to very much in her life, which is where this will change.
I plan to take her everywhere that I take Libby, and we have a long road ahead of us.

Everyday, I go to work, and rush right home to run out and play
Donkey games.
(I am open to any ideas on some new games by the way.)

She greets me with her honking....

video

 You can't see much here, but you sure can hear her!
Music to my ears!
I can now walk up to her, face to face, most of the time, but I can always catch her.
Sometimes I have to wait for her to decide it is a good idea.

She was terrified of my whip, (arm extension) at first.
But now, she will stand and let me rub it all over her, and I use it to guide us on our little pasture walks.

She puts her cute little nose in the halter!
Yesterday we picked up all 4 feet, and cleaned them!
I brushed her thoroughly.  ALL OVER and UNDER!
Of course this goes without saying, that each of these sessions
costs me a pocket full of cookies. 
(Nicker treats)

So, I thought maybe we would go for a walk outside of the pasture.
You know, get a change of scenery....
Star would have NOTHING to do with crossing that gate line!
I am sure that if the gate ever got left open, she will not leave the pasture!

I have kept the "L" part of my pasture fenced off for the past month.
So the other day, I thought I would open it up.
It is the first time Star has been in this part of the pasture.
And as you watch the video,
You will see, 
Libby sees it open...
But she knows it HAS BEEN CLOSED UP!
Last minute thoughts in her head! 


video
(I apologize for my yelling and the quality of the video. This is also the first time, the dogs, girls have pretty much met Star and her them. Sydney was not being very nice!)

So, now I am on the hunt for a pocket camera
to take lots of pictures of Star and Libby,
and of our Motorcycle rides.

And if you are looking for me, 
check the pasture!
Most days everyday I am out there playing or just hanging with my best friends:
Libby and Star.
(And in case you are wondering, the above photo and video's were taken with 
the "crappy camera" hence the picture and sound quality.)


5 comments:

Lois Evensen said...

Love your pictures. My suggestion for a camera is a Canon PowerShot. You spend a little more, but you get good pics and if you take reasonable care of it, it'll last a long time. It is small enough to fit in your pocket to be available and ready for any "Canon moment." ;)

I truly enjoy your blog. Thanks for all the great posts in 2011.

Happy New Year!

Lois

mrscravitz said...

I even made a little case for this camera...never dropped it...took really good care of it. I am going along the lines of a Canon Power shot. I need a point and shoot camera because 99% of the time, I don't have my glasses on, and can't see what I am taking a picture of, so. I just POINT. And Shoot! HAHA...Sometimes I am lucky and sometimes not! :))

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

I'm so happy for you that you are enjoying your donkey and Libby time every day. They sound like they bring you so much joy. Star's bray cracks me up. So loud and so funny! I would so love to have a couple of donkeys, but I know my neighbors would probably complain. Breaks my heart.

The video of Libby running and then sliding in surprise of the open gate was so funny! lol! What a fun adventure for both Libby and Star.

I bought my 8 yr old daughter a Vivitar point and shoot for Christmas. It's her first camera and quality isn't as important as something that she can practice her photo taking skills on. Sanyo is also a beginner-style camera and you are far from a beginner.

You know what camera I will recommend because it's the only brand I've been using now for over 4 years that has never let me down. A Canon PowerShot. Even when my first Canon PS was stolen, when asked what camera I'd like to replace it, I said another Canon PowerShot. You will not be disappointed. Hurry and get one!

~Lisa

The Dancing Donkey said...

I have a Cannon PowerShot as well and I like it. I carry the poor thing around in my pocket with me all day and haven't managed to kill it yet.

I am glad you are having so much fun with Star. Donkeys are the best! I have been doing some clicker training with Emma and she LOVES that. It keeps her busy, little mind working.

Happy New Year!

50+ Horses said...

Hi Mrs. C! LOVED this POST and Star's greeting. I played the video and it brought both my husband and dog (who were both in bed asleep) out to see where the noise was coming from! Star is absolutely adorable (sleepy husband concurs). You are making great headway with her.

I have a Cannon PowerShot and love it. It's a point and shoot but has (easy) options if you want to get fancy. Most of my pics on my blog are taken with it. Happy New Year! :)