Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Paper or plastic?

It was early Saturday morning and time to take enough photos to fill this blog for the next week conduct an important research project: 
which type of feed sack makes the better toy – traditional paper or the new-fangled rip-stop recycleable plastic?

I had planned to ask George and Alan, but Hank insisted on participating.
He chose plastic.



Hank: Where are George and Alan? We need their opinions.



Me: I can't believe you're sticking your head in a feed sack. Oh wait, I forgot.
You've turned into a burro and aren't afraid of anything.



George: Will we get paid for our participation?
Alan: This had better be worth our while.



Lucy: I want no part of this alleged research.



Lucy: Hank, you'd better get back here if you hope to be on the blog this week.



George agreed with Hank and went for the plastic.



Alan: He never shares.



George: Don't be such a sad sack.



Alan: I'll show him. I'll play with this paper sack...



...as soon as I figure out how to take it off the cactus.



Here's a short video to watch while Alan tries to solve his problem. 
We'll all be back tomorrow with part two of the research.


10 comments:

  1. Boy, look at Lucy's ears go back and forth!~

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  2. Where the heck do you recycle those darn bags? I have tried and tried - no go. Number 5 plastic? Nope, can't find anyone who accepts it, so my garbage is crammed with them.

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  3. I am continually fascinated by the fact that donkeys are so much more sensible about "scary things" than horses.

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  4. I think Paco needs a burro. He's scared to death of crinkly plastic noises.

    Maybe I should ship him down for a lesson or two in how to play with empty bags!

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  5. To Anonymous: Check with your local 4-H. The 4-H Club in my area makes tote bags from the plastic feed sacks and sells them.

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  6. This Hollywood bunch are game for anything. And you are just too clever in presenting them with their scripts. Love it!

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  7. Dave Gibbons10/16/12, 12:42 PM

    My grocery store always asks me if I want paper or plastic too. That's when I remember I left my earth-friendly cloth bags in the car.

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  8. Hank is looking in very fine form.

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  9. It's fun to watch you provide entertainment....for them and us.
    If in doubt...put some dirt on it.

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  10. Can burros distinguish colour? I notice their 'toys' are often yellow or red or orange (well, except those plastic lawn chairs which I seem to recall were white). I wondered if the colour of the bag would influence their decision.

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