As many of you know, moving even the shortest distances can be a major hassle. I personally hate moving, so I’m doubly hating that I’ve moved twice in just over a year. My bad, but I feel I was making improvements each time. This time, I think I’ve done even better.
The Ranch, as I’m calling it, is a large plot of land outside of Los Angeles, with a lot of privacy for all the things I’ve wanted to do to train greyhound as a full time owned object. But its been an adventure getting here. Let me share a few details with you:
- What I wanted was privacy, and I sure got it. But it comes at a price. The road that leads up to the house is not only private, but also not much more than a dirt road cross carved from water flows and wear. To even get up and down it I needed to get a new car, a four wheel drive truck. Lots of fun now, but it is no cake walk getting up to the house. The road itself is gated as well, at the bottom, deterring people from even trying, but only the rare soul with serious traction is getting up here anyway.
- That being said, you can imagine what it is like moving large cages, bondage beds and lots of gear up to the house. Trip after trip was necessary, because no moving truck is going to help. I could get the stuff to the bottom of the hill, but would still need to move it piece by piece in the aforementioned four wheel drive. So instead, it became a constant travel back and forth to get pieces. It’s about a two hour drive from the loft to The Ranch. Not horrible, but after two weeks or so, it was getting tiring.
- Even though its a nice house, it IS in the country, and very rustic country at that. So lots of areas that need to be graded, rocks to be moved, holes to be dug. Of course I have the perfect work horse to do a lot of it. Greyhound has always wanted to be used more physically, and loves the idea of being the pony, the laborer. So she should get plenty of opportunity for that.
All that being said, we should be fully moved this week, and we can get down to a more consistent schedule of training, predicament bondage, hard labor and good ol’ bondage! Stay tuned. It’s going to be awesome!