Tuesday, November 12, 2019

nov 12 2019

pups --- millie and teri--- are doing fine--  love those  names for the pups landing on veterans day... that is the last time i will evr buy 4 month old  dane pups from europe !!  bud and i are getting too old to stuff them in hte door---  i was not prepared for the  wiggle  weight as related to my car d0oor.  we had to have judy already inteh back to keep teh collapsed kennel on it's side...  luckily the pups were already leash trained.. but heafty is the word.


now that pam has slept  overnight on the floor  with them.. they think she is pretty special too.  we will get them to kennel 10 as soon as we can---  not sure about today
they will have to be trained to go thruthe in/out door-- which will have to be someoen smaller than me on their hands and knees for a bitl;  to get them used to the door flap to get in out of thecold.

that id maybe today's project--- that would be on camera... puppy hill or indoor puppy room camera.
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 if i was desiging teh us custons process....   i would buy anotehr rubberr date stamp -- and maybe a card table with chair-- and have a government "stamper"  at the  cargo side of teh airport where stuff lands that needs a stamp-- because even after you pay teh ?landing?  $80 fee-- must be money order or computer--- not by cash or check- you then have to go elsewhere to get this stamp/ with date.  
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we have our own bermuda triangle--- COVERED IN OUR BRAND OF   BLACK ICE WHICH  IS YELLOW.-
of all teh possible things aroung=d here on which  to possibly spend our $200,000 new source of money.... about the  last thing anyone would guess is... a garage door.-- BECAUSE________we need a people door before soneone gets hurt.
(you all say you like to have all the details)  here goes..... 

 if you try and walk/drive or crawl  up the walk to our front door--- which is in teh back of the house....  there is a 20 foot section where the hot top is at a very slightly tilted angle--  from wet leaves to black ice- not only do people fall, but golf carts  tractors to my toyota can get going sideways-- thank heavens teh vehicles are stopped  by a tree which shows many scars.----  for people  i have strung lovely cotton rope-but it is not a real solution.

it can be avoided  by walking under our  doggie deck-- where our doggies do doggie things- and teh space between the floor boards allows most of those doggie things to drip below..which in the winter gives us "black ice"... THAT'S yellow.  
or you can go thru "the garage"  -- ancient overhead elect door which never worked well 30 years ago.  we need a people door there WHERE YOU CAN WIND YOU WAY PAST THINGS LIKE A CARRIAGE JANINE BOUGHT AFTER TOO MUCH TO DRINK AT A COCKTAIL PARTY- MEGANS WALL OVEN -   2NEW CARTONS OF  TOILETS,  4  NEW TIRES THAT DO NOT FIT ANY VEHICLE WE OWN-- NORMAL THINGS

HAVING A PEOPLE DOOR WOULD MEAN STAFF COULD GET TO WORK ON MUCH SAFER FOOTING than having to navigate that bermuda triangle..   EVEN IF THEY HAVE  TO SLITHER PAST THE  handy LAUNDRY CHUTE WHICH TAKES UP HALF TEH  STAIRS TO THE FIRST FLOOR...

- MAYBE SOME OF YOU CAmera people  CAN help research this??? I NEED AN ELECTRIC DOOR ITH A PEOPLE DOOR IN IT-- AND I DON'T KNOW IF THAT IS POSSIBLE...
teh people door would be used 273 timesd a day-- the full door -- maybe once every saint swithens day.

if you can find a 4 foot door ---  let me know...... if  i can get teh carriage out , i  might never need a full door.  

please don't start sending me doors until we get the detials dowm pat.... i remember teh fun project of  59 bird houses everyojne so  generously  sent./.

Monday, November 11, 2019

NOV 11 2019

OF  course i am nearly delirious at thanking everyone--   to have funded service dog project in 48 hours-- we have to have set some record-- you all ... in 2 days---- donated over $100,000 which Charlie , Explore.org, and Annenberg  will match.  ..... what i also hope is that we   may welcome  some new members to the CRAZY ACRES COMMUNITY- 
to that end i am sending this  "daily doggie"  ALSO to the list of teh PEOPLE WHO WERE  sunday donors so they maY HAVE SOME IDEA WHERE THEIR DONATIONS ACTUALLY GO.
QUICK EXPLIANTION--- TO BRING THE NEW COMMERS UP TO SNUFF -- THE DAILY DOGGIE IS A BLOG I HAVE WRITTEN FOR 15? YEARS -  TO KEEP ALL THE VOLUNTEERS ON TEH SAME PAGE....IT IS TWO THINGS-- MOSTLY THE  PROPOSED ACTIVITIES FOR TEH DAY--  THE HISTORY OF WHAT HAPPENED YESTERDA Y--  AND WHATEVER ELSE IS ON MY MIND AT 7AM... SOMETIMES IT IS  CLEARLY EVIDENT THERE IS NOT MUCH ON MY MIND AT 7AM-- AND THOSE DAILY DOGGIES SHOULD BE QUICKLY DELETED. 
BETWEEN MY CREATIVE SPELLING ,  CONSTANT TYPOS,  And defective little finger on my left haND WHICH  OFTEN HITS TEH  CApslock when i aM AIMING AT THE "A" KEY ---- IT'S DIFFICULTY  HAS BEEN COMPARED TOTHE NY TIMES CROSSWORD PUZZLE -  I TRY AND FIX SOME REALLY BAD ONES... I AM WAY BEYOD SPELP; CHECK/
it is sent out by constant contaCT BECAUSE AOL WILL NOT SEND OUT THE =NUMBER OF EMAILS IN MY FILES-- THIS ALSO MEANS THEY WILL  UNSUBSCRIBE ANYONE- DIRECTIONS AT TEH BOTTOM SOMEWHERE.
YOU GET THE FArm news--- good--baD--- OR INDIFFERENT-- PLEASE REALIZE THAT  TEH BEST LAID PLANS OF MICE OR MEN GET CAUGHT SOMEWHERE BETWEEN FATHER TIME AND MOTHER NATURE.
TODAY---
GET CALiF VISITORS TO TEH SHUTTLE BY 5:00AM- i already did that 
10:00---GO WITH JUDY TO THE ADULT DAY CARE IN NEWBURYPORT-- AND TRY AND FIGURE OIUT THIER "SMART TV" SO THEY CAN WATCH TEH EXPLORE CAMERAS  INSTEAD OF A black screen.
and .   be at teh lufthanser cargo terminqwal to welcome 2 pups from germany.  they will be flying    lufthanser flight 422   frankfurt to boston--- arriving in boston at 1:08pm   bud-- will drive-- hopefully judy will go too- and we will cope with 2 tired and messy pups and  get teh huge 700 crate  in my car with the pups loose
as i type  at 5:30 am  this flight is takeing off and will take 7:hours 36 minutes
it is possible to watch the progress of the flight at   flightaware.com
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/DLH422/history/20191111/1010Z/EDDF/KBOS  if that does not work go straight to flightaware.com  with teh lufthanser 422
it hqs left germany 2 minutes ago and you can track the plane as it crosses "the pond."   
For those not familiar with the website, there is a dotted line displayed on the live flight screen showing the flight path from Germany to Boston. Several minutes before takeoff, an icon of a plane will appear on that screen, which will move along the dotted line as the plane flies, showing where the plane actually is in the sky. :)

  we should be here for mail call at 5PM( newcommers-- mail call is another  speciality of crazy acres-- it is live... big time  at 5pm.  ) 

thank you to the stream of charlie, courtney. camera people  and donors for helping us thank veterans with different  kinds of help... including  donating service dogs to them./
WE ARE ON IT !...

Sunday, November 10, 2019

nov 10 2019

we are off and running  strong on the Charlie Challange  of  "Standing Ovation  Sunday"    which you may  get to off our web by clicking the donate-   i can not begin to tell Charlie  the difference he has made  in teh past 24 hours....  i promise to spend it wisely- and   the serious pressure is off...     while  the rest of teh cp's maintain a very much smaller fun fund for "things not necessary but interesting." 

there are sooo many things in my head-- certainly  this fundraiser gets top billing--  i think i have it straight--- and at 6:30 am we are up to $10,000- i think mostly because we are a 24 hour website with people around the world.. literally... in other time zones...  so that is priority.

however.... even briefly, this is complicated...

before all the fundraiseing started, i decided to buy 2 pups from germany-- based on a week's study of teh details -- mostly that the mother is the imaage of chaos... leaving goldie out of it...  2 available pups-- from germany.
i got them paid for with minimal confusion-- and tehn pet air needed payment information... vineet-- nice man-- worked with him before- just needed a charge card number-- so i gave him this paypal debit card i now carry-- sounded wonderful..... except......  I REMEMBERED....  last tiem i did this... the bank stopped payment to czech paypal for the shipment of sir richard-- and that got messy  but we made it.-  so i tried to call someone---  the presure was on  because the banks were not open here yet-- and were about to close in germany   anyone -- anywhere--  i needed to tell someone tehre is a charge of $2000 coming from germany which is legitimate-- 

firstly  it was not clear whetheer this debit card was attached to a bank account...( my ebay account with very little money  money in it) -- so i tried to transfer $2000 TO PAYPAL BALANCE -- WELL AFTER PUSHING THE BUTTON... IT SAID IT MIGHT TAKE 3 TO 4 BUSINESS DAYS-- PUPS FLYING ON MONDAY-- SO I TRANSFERRED MONEY INTO THE BANK  TO COVER TEH 2000 JUST IN CASE IT FLIPPED TO THAT  "SOURCE"  

the bank person-- nice woman from india jst coudn not quite get what i was trying to do- SHE KEPT THINKING I WAS TRYING TO STOP PAYMENT... -- AS I AM TRYING TO EXPLAIN  IN ENGLISH, CHAOS DECIDED TO BARK AT LINDA COMING UP THE WALK -- SO I YELLED "WILL YOU SHUT UP"  AT WHICH POINT THE nice WOMAN FROM INDIA HUNG UP AND I HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO CONTAct anyone since...

we hope Vineet gets paid and gets the pups on the plane at 1am our time - because monday is a bank holiday here and i will never be able to straighten it all out at  1:02 am on monday.

so let us hope.
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we have some interesting people here from bergin university  who are in a course in training service dogs..  i wonder why/ how  bonnie bergin got to be a university-- she/ they certainly know alot of  big words for things we do - but have  a very significant approach===  to prove anything , we really need to try and raise a litter of labs as we do the danes  then see if there are some changes to consider.  i have donated dogs to other training facilities, but the other places have not been made aware of how we handle danes.... it is different.
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now to attack   "standing ovation sunday"  

have at it guys !!!

Saturday, November 9, 2019

NOV 8 2019

CHARLIE--- ALL I CAN SAY IS----  I PROMISE TO SPEND IT WISELY---- 

AND AFTER I HAVE SAID THAT ..... --  CHARLIE, YOU  MUST KNOW US WELL ENOUGH BY NOW TO KNOW WE LOVE A CHALLANGE--   SPECIALLY WHEN IT HAS SUCH A GOOD PURPOSE.  


IF ANY OF YOU HAVE NOT SEEN WHAT WE ARE TALKING ABOUT.. GO TO OUR WEB AND IN THE BANNER ACROSS THE TOP  THERE IS A NOTICE AND A LINK TO A FUNDRAISER WHERE CHARLIE - OF EXPLORE.ORG- HAS OFFERED TO MATCH YOUR DONATION-- STARTED OUT WITH --- UP TO $25000---  WHICH WE GOT TO IN 3 HOURS SO HE "UPPED IT TO $50000 WHICH WE GOT TO IN ABOUT 12 HOURS-- SO HE  HAS UPPED IT TO $75000 ---  WITH 3 DAYS TO GO... BE SURE EVERYONE KNOWS ABOUT IT...
WE ARE ON A ROLL !!!!!
 MEG JUST PUT TOGETEHER A VETERAN TEAM YESTERDAY-- SO WE ARE ON TO THE NEXT ALREADY-  
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COUPLE OTHER HOUSE CLEANING  TOPICS...

 APPARENTLY  WE HAVE ONLY 1/2 OF THE FUNDRAISER GOING.. AND WHEN YOU GET THE OTHER GOING IT'S TOTAL WILL START WITH ZERO-- SO PLEASE DON'T PANIC...

IF YOU HAVE TROUBLE WITH FACEBOOK , TEH YOUTUBE MIGHT GET GOING SHORTLY . MAYBE TODAY- ALTHO  WE AR DOING VERY WELL WITH WHAT IS HAPPENING  NOW

  IN NO CASE SHOULD YOU SEND YOUR  DONATIONS TO ANYONE/  OR ANY PLACE  OTHER THAN THE FUNDRAISER--  OR, IF YOU HAVE COMPUTER TROUBLE, THEN SEND IT TO THIS OFFICE.. WITH A CAREFUL NOTATION THAT IT IS FOR THE EXPLORE FUNDRAISER.. AND WE WILL DEAL  SOMEHOW.  KEEP IN MIND WE HAVE 3 DAYS TO GO--- 

MY MIND IS BEING BLOWN AWAY BY EVERYONES GENEROSITY.   ALONG WITH THE MONEY, I HOpE THIS MEANS MORE PEOPLE WILL LEARN ABOUT THE GREAT CAMEERA OPPORTUNITIES TO BE HAd from these cameras...

 MEG JUST PUT TOGETEHER A VETERAN TEAM YESTERDAY-- SO WE ARE ON TO THE NEXT ALREADY-  

i am interested only in the totals-   not who and how much ----because i know our stregnth is in  the numbers --  2000 people giving $1 each is in this case $4000... 
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WITH $55,000 BEING MATCHED ---  SO FAR-----IT IS HARD TO THINK OF ANYTHING ELSE..

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WE HAVE GUESTS HERE FROM CALIF--  THEY GO TO THE BERGIN UNIVERSITY

I DON'T KNOW HOW BONNIE BERGIN GOT TO BE A UNIVERSITY---  MAYBE ONE OF OUR GRUMPY LAWYERS  CAN FIGURE THATO ONE OUT FOR US?   
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MEANWHILE

I HOPE THE MONEY GOT TO GERMANY PERTAIR FOR THE TRANSPORT  MONDAY OF OUR 2 NEW PUPS...
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Hi Linda,

Hope this video reaches you in time for uploading to the Explore Veteran’s Day videos.  Here is the YouTube link:https://youtu.be/YFOPgB22IfE

Heidi and Riz

Thursday, November 7, 2019

november 8 2019

FRIDAY MORNING LOOMS HEAVILY OVER MY HEAD......   FIRSTLY TEH MATCHING FUNDS PROJECT---  EXPLORE SAID THEY WOULD POST THE DETAILS ON OUR HOUSE CAMERA WEB ON FRIDAY MORNIG.---   - BY US, THAT IS NOON- SO THE  DETAILS OF THE  OFFER TO MATCH FUNDS WILL APPARENTLY BE PUT ON OUR WEB OF MAIN HOUSE CAMERA  ABOUT NOONISH???-- IT  WILL BE ACTIVE , I ThINK FOR 4 DAYS-- AND I AM TOLD THEY WILL MATCH $50,000 -- SO GET READY !!!!  APPARENTLY ONLINE.. 

AND THEN THE  2 PUPS FROM GERMANY-- I GOT THE EMAIL THAT SAID BARBARA RECIEVED TEH PAYMENT-- AND A NOTE FROM VINEET THAT WE COULD SOLVE THE PAYMENT FOR TEH AIRFARE ON FRIDAY MORNING.. WHICH AT 6:00AM  HERE IT IS MID AFTERNOON IN GERMANY AND ALL I HAVE IS TEH FOLLOWING 

Hello Together,

The flight for the puppies is booked as follow.
Lufthansa LH  422/ 11.11 to  BOS

AirWayBillNr/ Ticketnummer.: 020-59394285

Arrival: 13:10 p.m. Local time on the 11.11.2019

Thanks
Mit freundlichen Grüßen,
Best regards,   
Vineet

 I GET SOOOO WORRIED....
IT IS NO LONGER FRIDAY MORNING THERE... SO NOW I NEED TO GET A BUNCH OF FINANCES TO VINEET IN TEH NEXT FEW HOURS- AND TEH BANKS ARE NOT OPEN YET  HERE.AND NEARLY CLOSED THERE.
PAYPAL IS LOOKING BETTER AND BETTER...-- SO YESTERDAY I DID TRANSFER FUNDS TO MY PAYPAL ACCOUNT-- SO ANY OF THIS INTERNET STUFF IS NOT CONNECTED TO SDP'S MAIN ACCOUNT.
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JUST SO YOU KNOW....  THESE PUPS ARE GETTING BIG-- SO I DON'T KNOW IF ONE CRATE OR TWO.. WHAT I DO KNOW IS IF WE TRY AND SHIP A FULL SIZE DANE  (  LIKE 150 POUNDS)   THEY NEED A REALLY BIG CRATE-- AND TEHN IT DOES NOT FIT IN THE DOOR OF MOST AIRPLAINES AND WE WOULD HAVE TO SHIP FREIGHT IN A PLANE DESIGNED  FOR BIG STUFF...-- SINCE THEY ARE BOOKED ON A REGULAR LUFTHANSA FLIGHT, IT MAY MEAN THEY ARE YET SMALL ENOUGH TO BE IN ONE CRATE THAT FITS IN THE DOOR OF THE PLANE...  OUR SKY CRATES ARE NUMBERED 300 400 500-- BUT IN MY SHIPPING EXPERIENCE I HAVE KNOWN A 700 CRATE  WHICH LAST I KNEW YOU COUlD NOT BUY IN THE USA.

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RABBIT  - MICHALLA AND TEH ROTARY CLUB'S $20,000 PARTY HAPPENED LAST NIGHT-- JUDY AND I -- BOTH  IN BEGININGS OF SOME NOSE THROAT JOINT AILMENT MADE IT TO THE DINNER-  MICHALA SPOKE WELL--   RABBIT BEHAVED-- AS DID BENTLEY- THEY HANDED ME A CHECK FOR $20K ALONG WITH AN AWARD FOR DOING SOMETING. WE SAT At "the ' table- which included the wife of teh govenor- who was a very interesting and into a fundraiser for kids.  we could have some overlapping there..  she talked of teh thousands of kids every year who have to be "removed" and placed in foster care for a variety of reasons... she runs a 501 c 3 charity who  gets teh kids into an easier transition  than getting stuffed in the back of a cruiser.

we can not offer help for thousands... but i said we did have puppy hill, fresh air and  puppies if she saw where it could be useful.
so i stuffed teh $20,000 check in my bra-- and  judy and i left.
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we did get there  AFTER NEARLY RUNNING OFF THE ROAD IN THE POURING RAIN... ONCOMING HEADLIGHTS ,, AND A LACK OF KNOWLEDGE ABOUT DEFROSTING WINDSCREENS-- WE SWAPPED DRIVERS AND SHE DROVE WHILE I DIDDLED WITH TEH BUTTONS- AND ALL OF A SUDDEN WE COULD SEE ALOT BETTER...- I DID CONSIDER COMING HOME ON A HIGHWAY INSTEAD OF TEH DIRECT ROUTE, BUT WITH A PROPERLY FUNCTIONING CAR AND MINUS 5PM TRAFFIC-- WE TOOK THE USUAL SHORTCT.   
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NOW -- THE  MAIL CALL HAT--- I THANK ALL OF YOU WHO HAVE BOUGHT EXTRA BRICKS IF I WEAR THAT HAT AT MAIL CALL--  APPARENTLY SOMEONE WENT BACK THRU ALL THE COMMENTS AND COULD NOT FIND ANY HAT REQUESTS.. WHAT A  PITY !   THE PEOPLE WHO OFFERED TEH $300 PER MONTH  SENT ME AN EMAIL AND DID NOT SAY I HAD TO PUBLICIZE THE FACT...

PLEASE REMEMBER-- YOU DO NOT KNOW ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING THAT GOES ON AROUND HERE.
SOME THINGS I JUST DO NOT GET AROUND TO DISCUSSING AT LEGNTH-- OR SEE NO NEED TO -- 

 THANKFULLY I DO COUNT ON ALL OF YOU AS EXTERNAL MEMORY DEVICES.... IN A LOT OF CASES...
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now let us pray we get this fundraiser  off the ground for it's 4 day run toward  the $50,000 to be matched???

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

nov 6 2019

2 PUPS IN GERMANY SHOULD BE PAID FOR BY WIRE THIS MORNING.... AND ARE SET TO ARRIVE MONDAY 11TH-- I WILL GIVE Y OU THE FLIGHT NUMBERS SOON  SO WE CAN ALL WATCH FLIGHT CHECKER AS THEY CROSS TEH POND...
-- WITH ALL YOU CP'S-- CAN SOMEONE RESEARCH THIS TRANSFER OF MONEY.... AND FIND OUTR WHAT IS TEH CHEAPEST WAY TO PAY FOR SOMETHING IN EUROPE..  HAVING BLOWN  UP AT TEH MANAGER IN MY USUAL BANK FOR JUST NOT HAVING THE CLARITY  I INSISTED ON. I WENT TO BANK #2 AND SAVED $112- AND I STILL DO NOT KNOW HOW/WHY
AND I AM NOT SURE PAY PAL WOULD BE CHEAPER-- THIS NEEDS SOME SERIOUS ATTENTION.- IT APPARENTLY HAS TO DO WITH WHEN YOU CONVERT TO EUROS AND TEHN HOW PAYPAL GETS THEIR MONEY-- AND ARE TEHY A FRIEND OR A BUSIESS--- OR SOMETHIGN STRANGE.

TEH PLAN IS TO  GIVE THEM SOME HOUSE TIME AND THEN PUT THEM IN KENNEL 10 SO WE CAN WATCH THEM.
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i am going to get in trouble for this thought.

BRYAN CAME AND DID THE RABIES SHOTS AND SAID HE WOULD USE OUR NAME LIBERALLY AT THAT NEW "?CLINIC? " AT THE DEVELOPING TECH SCHOOL NEARBY. HE DOES NOT DO "SMALL ANIMAL SURGERY---AND WE GOT INTO  WHY  NOT?? 

HE USED TO-- BUT THE WHOLE THING HAS GOT RIDICULOUS-- WE TALKED ABOUT DR.  CONNIE THIBEAULT, CONNIE WAS VET FOR ALOT OF TEH "BIG NAMED" PEOPLE- AND I SPENT TIME  WITH HIM DISCUSSING THE WAY OF THE WORLD - ON SEVERAL OCCASIONS  I STOOD AROUND WHILE HE OPERATED ON A DOG OR CAT-- ON A BENCH IN TEH YARD---I WOULD RUN BACK TO HIS SINK FULL OF INSTRUMENTS TO RINSE OFF WHATEVER HE NEEDED  OR READJUST  TEH "CONE"  PROVIDING THE ANESTHESIA--  I THINK EITHER--  I NEVER HEARD OF HIM LOOSING ANY ANIMAL IN SURGERY- -- OR BLOWING UP A BUILDING WITH  TEH VARIOUS EXPLOSIVE GASSES-
 I WOULD   HAVE HEARD ABOUT ANY  SURGICAL ACCIDENT IF HE HAD ANY---  I KNEW HIM - AND ABOUT HIM FOR YEARS-... I KNEW ALOT OF HIS FAMILY TOO..
 THAT SINK FULL OF HEMOSTATS AND SYRINGES WAS HIS STOCK IN TRADE.   

BRYAN KNEW HIM TOO- AND WE GOT INTO --WHY HE WOULD NO LONGER DO SMALL ANIMALS BECAUSE OF THE VET ASSOC REGULATIONS--  BRYAN SAID HE NEVER WENT TO TEH EXTREME OF CONNIE AND HIS BENCH IN TH E YARD... BUT BRYAn   HAD NEVER LOST AN ANIMAL DUE TO  WHAT HE MUST NOW SPEND THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS ON EQUIPMENT TO PREVENT..

I HAVE WATCHED GEORGE-- WITH GLOVES  MASK AND GOWN, EKG MACHINE.. OXYGEN MONITOR --and thought of connie.... 

 I HAVE ALSO BEEN TOLD THAT DR POL HAD A RUN IN WITH TEH VET ASSOC. ABOUT HIS SURGICAL PROCEEDURES--- WHICH IS WHY AT TEH BEGINNING OF THE SHOW THERE IS A STATEMENT ABOUT  EDITING FOR TV-- NOT SHOWING ALL THE DETAILS  ETC...

TO GET DOWN TO MY LEVEL...  IF YOU ARE A PERSON WORKING AT TEH MINIMUM WAGE OF $12 AN HOUR AND YOU ADOPT A PUPPY FROM A SHELTER.. THEN YOU GO TO THE VET TO GETIT SPAYED, And teh bill is AROUND $500 - you WILL  haVE TO WORK OVER 40 HOURS-- TO PAY FOR THAT SURGERY--

 SO YOU SKIP THAT AND JUST GET A  RABIES SHOT-  WHICH--( I CALLED AROUND)  CAN VARY FROM $30 ( TEH BARGAIN PLACES) OR MORE  NORMALLY $70  AND YOU WILL BE TOLD THT THEY MUST   DO A PHYSICAL EXAM FOR $50 THEN THE SHOT $20.  is that true????  wellllll......

 I WILL LOOK THIS UP WHEN I HAVE TIME...- THE RABIES SHOT MUST BE GIVEN BY A VET -- I KNOW THAT --   MEDICALLY IT COULD BE GIVEN BY ANYONE-- BUT  WOULD HAVE NO LEGAL STATUS IF SOMEONE GOT BITTEN.
TO HAVE A VET GIVE IT MEANS IT WAS DONE.  TEH DOCTOR SIGNS THERI NAME- AND LICENSE -  TO THat fact.
in the process  the doctor can visually check to be sure the dog does not already have rabies.AND LOOKS BASICALLY HEALTHY .  it is... in my opinion... the rule that got stretched to say teh dr must do a physical exam to be sure the dog is healthy-- so that is billed separately for $50-- 
i have watched these physical exams- pull up a gum, listen to the heart for 4 seconds stand up and saY "THAT IS $50 PLEASE"  IT IS NOT-- WHAT SHOULD BBE CALLED A PHYSICAL EXAM FOR $50. AND IS SO QUICK THAT IT  WOULD NEVER DISCOVER ANYTHING  I AM NOT ABLE TO SEE MYSELF.

I CALLED AROUND WITHIN TH EPAST YEAR- AND WAS FASCINATED TOTHE RESPONSE ABOUT HE PHYSICAL EXAM- USUALLY GIVEN BY THE RECEPTIONEST---"WE HAVE TO BE SURE THE DOG IS HEALTHY BEFORE OUR DOCTORS CAN GIVE A RABIES SHOT AND TEH PHYSICAL EXAM IS $50." 
BACK TO THE POOR  $12/HOUR PERSON WITH THE NEW RESCUED PUPPY.. THEY WILL HAVE TO WORK  6 HOURS- JUST TO GET A RABIES SHOT.
 HEAVEN FORBID  THE PET HAS A BROKEN TOENAIL-

TOO OFTEN I HEAR "I CAN'T AFFORD A DOG/CAT"  and unless you make $50 an hour.... that is true. 
i also don't think i ever took my kids for a yearly physical- and no one ever offered to do a physical on tehm before tehy got any shot ( or polio drink) 
nobody ever worries about not being able to afford kids.....

just another downward spiral of "the business mind" taking over.


Hi carlene!  We wanted to send you a harry update.  He is as fun happy and active as ever. He is dealing with a minor foot issue that we have been on top of for a few mths now but nothing is keeping him down. He is happy for this cooler weather as it makes zoomies much more comfortable during the day. He is loving life and being as sweet and as helpful as can be! Here are a few picture. - Beth

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

nov 5 2019

how can i forget to write teh dd?? 
LET ME COUNT THE WAYS.....
but the biggest reason is-- whether anyone wants to acknowledge it or not... we are very short of puppies... so i was looking around germany-   and did not find a blue... yet... but i did find 2 females "with color" and wonderful pedigrees and health records...-- enough color  so i can tell them apart-- i really don't want any more  ,mostly black pups...  if i can get the paperwork done  before friday, tehy will arrive mondya at logan airport from frNKFURT.  THESE ARE BEING PURCHASED BY AND OWNED BY SDP-- WHICH IS ALL OF YOU ---  THEY ALREADY HAVE NAMES-- AND THEIR PARENTS ARE "YING" AND "YANG"  AND YING  LOOKS  EXACTLY LIKE CHAOS... BOTH HAVE RESPECTABLE HEALTH RECORDS... BACK 3 GENERATIONS JUST  AN  OCCASIONAL 1 FOR ELBOWS AND  AN OCASSIONAL B FOR HIPS OTHER HEART EYES ETC OK...   IT IS A GAMBLE-- BUT THERE IS ALOT MORE TO GO ON THAN TRYING TO BUY  AN AKC REG- BESIDES I GO TO THE AIRPORT AND PICK UP TEH DOG -- AND IT'S PAPERS- AND IT IS OURS.  NO COMPLICATED HALF OR LIMITED  OWNERSHIP .--

AND THEN---- BRYAN IS DUE HERE FOR RABIES SHOTS AT NOON- AND I REALLY NEED TO TALK WITH HIM WHILE HE IS HERE. SOOOOOO

MEGAN AND JUDY WILL BE ON THEIR OWN AT THE VET DAY AT SALEM COLLEGE..  WE WERE TOSPEAK  AT 1PM
 BETWEEN THE 2 OF THEM THEY OUGHT TO BE ABLE TO  TALK ENOUGH TO PROMPT TEH AUDIENCE TO ASK QUESTIONS-- AND TEHY WILL BE HOME FREE.  BESIDES EVERYONE JUST WANTS TO SEE THE DOGS.