Wednesday, September 20, 2017

SEPT 20 2017
SOMTHIN'  NEW EVERY DAY..  6AM PHONE CALL... SOMEONE  IS MINUS THIER DOG AND WANTED TO GET IT IN OUR DAILY DOGGIE

My daughter in law shared this information this morning. A dog sitter let these people's dog off lease in a strange place for the dog. I wasn't certain how to get this out to all of the SDP people in the area and hope you can post it for me. Unfortunately the message I received had no contact number.

My dog sitter lost my dog. Please share this with everyone you know, especially in the Topsfield, MA area. She took her to a strange area and let her out in the woods off leash. Maisey has never been lost or alone at night. Please help me find her before nightfall. She has a tag on her collar with multiple cell phone contacts for us. She's gentle and responds to her name and food. We're flying home  from Colorado now''

the really wierd part is  i think it was the owner from colorado who called me.... and the " my daughter "part seems to be an sdp person....
AT ANY RATE  PICTURE LOOKS LIKE A BORDER COLLIE  BLACK/WHITE SMALL DOG..-- SO IF ANY ONE SEES HER SOUNDS LIKE YOU MIGHT BE ABLE TO GET HOLD OF HER... AT ANY RATE  CALL  US  IF YOU EVEN SEE HER..-- TEHRE WILL BE SOMEONE HERE TO TAKE CALLS ALL DAY...
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ONE OF THE WORST DAYS OF M Y DOG CAREER WAS THE DAY BROWNIE, A HUGE FRIENDLY MERLE WALKED DOWN THE DRIVEWAY WITH PANDY  --- ( PANDEMONIUM - A WHITE DEAF--)  AND THEY GOT SEPARATED --HE JUST LAY ON SOME BODYS FRONT LAWN AND WAITED FOR A RIDE HOME... SHE PANIC'D AND RAN..  FOR MILES--- AND I KEPT GETTING CALLS FROM ALL OVER ESSEX COUNTY-- AT ONE POINT RUNNING DOWN THE MIDDLE OF RT 1 (  WAS THE MAIN ROAD MAINE TO FLORIDA),... SLIGHTLY TIMID SHE WOULD NOT GO NEAR ANYONE FOR 3 DAYS-- FINALLY SOMEONE ON A GOLF COURSE GOT HIS BELT AROUND HER NECK...-- THE CONCEPT OF A CONFUSED DOG UPSET ME FOR YEARS.... STILL DOES... SO I HOPE WE CAN HELP FIND THIS DOG...
IT MAY BE RAINING ... BUT AT LEAST IT IS NOT COLD...
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IT NOW BEING 6:34  I WANT TO GET  ITHAT INFO  OUT TO THE DOG WATCHING  DD COMMUNITY  BEFORE 7...
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WE ARE DOWN TO ONE OVERNIGHT PERSON... WHICH MEANS WHOEVER GETS LITTLE  TO NO SLEEP-- FURTHERMOTRER  PAM RACED HOME TO BE THERE WHEN JOSE HITS THE CAPE..  HER HOUSE IS APPARENTLY 10 MILES FROM THE OCEAN.-- THE CAPE HAS THAT FUNNY ELBOW  SHAPE SO ALMOST EVEYONG IS "NEAR THE OCEAN"   I CAN UNDERSTAND WHY SHE WANTED TO GET  THERE TO BOARD UP HER HOUSE-- BUT HAVING DONE THAT .... I PERSONALLY WOULD HAVE  AT LEAST GONE ACROSS THE BRIDGE TO GET OFF THE CAPE-- IT IS A LITTLWE LIKE KEY WEST-- WITH LIMITED EGRESS-- I HAVE ONLY BEEN THERE ONCE IN MY LIFE...AND WOULD RESIST GOING BACK... AS I HEAR.. ON A GOOD DAY    " THERE IS A 2 HOUR DELAY AT THE BRIDGE OFF THE CAPE..."  WITH HORROR STORIES OF THE CARS CRAWLING ALONG RUNNING OUT OF GAS BEFORE THEY EVEN GET OVER TEH BRIDGE..... REMINDS ONE OF AN HOURGLASS-- ONE  GRAIN OF SAND AT A TIME.  I WOULD HAVE TROUBLE WITH THAT...
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I REMEMBER.........AS A KID, EVERY TIME WE WENT TO THE MOVIES MY MOTHER WOULD REMIND US TO SIT NEXT TO THE EXIT..... SHE WAS WELL AHEAD OF HER TIME ON THAT ONE. THAT WAS EVEN WHEN  THE ONLY FEAR OF MOVIE THEATERS WAS FIRE...  AND TEH MOVIES WERE 12 CENTS ---   10 + 2 CENTS TAX.... I REMEMBER THOSE TICKETS...
I ALSO REMEMBER GOING TO THE MOVIES WITH MY SISTER-- TO ONE OF THE 3 THEATERS IN NEWBURGH THAT WAS NOT ON MOTHER'S PREFERRED LIST--   IT WAS A HOT DAY--BOTH OF US HAD LONG HAIR AND FLIPPED OUR HAIR OVER THE BACK OF THE  FUZZY THEATER SEATS---IT WAS NOT LONG AFTER THAT  MY MOTHER FOUND WE HAD "NITTS" -- LICE OR WHATEVER AND FIGURED OUT WE HAD BEEN TO THE "WRONG" THEATER...  I DON'T KNOW IF MY SISTER FRAN REMEMBERS.... BUT I SURE CAN  FEEL THAT NARROW LICE REMOVING COMB GOING THRU MY LONG HAIR...--HER ANGER WAS GREAT AS SHE SAID ,"I AM NOT GOING TO HAVE YOUR TEACHER CALL ME AND TELL ME MY DAUGHTER HAS LICE"  I LOST ALOT OF HAIR THT DAY..
( TO ANYONE FROM  NEWBURGH -- THERE WERE 2 THEATERS WITH YELLOW MARQUI  CLOSE TO EACH OTHER WITH MGM FILSM ETC AND ONE OTHER WITH A GREEN FRONT.. CLOSER TO THE RIVER .. ON THE OTHER SIDE THE STREET -- ANYONE REMEMBER THE NAMES?)
THE "NEXT TO THE EXIT"  SPEACH  WAS ONE OF M ANY...-- SOME OF WHICH WERE FAR AHEAD OF HER TIME  "WHEN A POLICEMAN SAYS STOP... YOU STOP"  ALONG WITH "WHEN YOU MAKE JELLY, YOU NEED TO COOK IT IN  A BIG FLAT PAN TO  .. TO MAKE IT JELL.
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SOME OF THESE THINGS ARE GENERATIONAL--  WHAT SCARES ME IS SOME  CONCEPTS ARE JUST TOO LONG TO TEXT-- OR EXCEED TEH 140 WORD LIMIT  OF ANY RATIONAL ARGUEMENT.  I DID PASS ON  JELLY PART -- TO GWEN  WHO DID HOME MADE JELLY.. I AM SURE JANINE BENIFITED MORE FROM THE POLICE DON'T MOVE SPEACH...
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A FRIEND UNEARTH ONE OF T HOSE "YEARLY LETTERS"  I WROTE IN 1966  WHICH IS A FOR RUNNER TO THE CURRENT   DAILY DOGGIE... 
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With the usual gay abandon we’ve made it thru another year. THIS IS 1966    
        Janine is almost two -  what she lacks in age and size, she makes up in volume and confusion.  She will tackle any project, usually with disasterous results.  It’s virtually impossibleto accomplish anything with her underfoot – however she’s game for most anything.
         Gwen aged four, is doing very well in kindergarden.  It is a very formal private school and they seem to be going very fast.  She is a year younger than the rest, but so far she is holding her own nicely.  She rides a 2 wheeled bike now and a 10 mile ride doesn’t phase her.  
  * NOW THE VERY INTERESTING PART.... IN THAT SAME YEARLY LETTER    THERE IS MENTION-- BOB KOLLER (HUSBAND OF 1966)  AND MAKES MENTION OF A DR WHITE ( HUSBAND OF A FEW YEARS LATER) 
  BUT WHO'S COUNTING?
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Sorry to be so slow to respond, I've  been in Nashville for a week and didn't have a computer there.  I've got a lot of catching up to do!
We are doing great!  I had a long infusion last week and several appointments.  I was worried that it would be difficult for him because my infustion was almost 7 hours.  He was perfect!  People came from all over the building to peek at him Every little bit he'd lift his head and put it on my knee to check me out then would settle back and nap some more.  

We get out every day. It doesn't matter where we go he's just happy working. That's a huge change for me as I avoided going in public like the plague before I got him.   He's perfect in stores, restaurants or just walking.  We're doing great on the stairs and make sure we practice both at home and in a crowd.  (I haven't practiced getting up from a fall in public but we practice several times a week at home)   
I have only glowing compliments on his behavior when we're out. I haven't had any instances where he was not welcomed.  He's so perfectly trained that no one questions him being a real service dog.  He's famous at Trader Joe's. When we go there every employee there calls out "Bye Ned" from every corner of the store when we leave.  It's funny, now even other customers join in.   
I already can't imagine life without him. My daughter laughs at us because  he's a "spooner" always trying to snuggle as closely as he can.   He doesn't let me out of his sight.  He walks every step with me even in the house. 
 I don't have words to describe the difference he's made in my life.  He's the most devoted and loving fur baby ever!  HIs kiss spot is going to be worn off before long!   .  Thank you so much for all you do!!!


NOW GO LOOK FOR THE LOST DOG...

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

SEPT 19 2017
another cake day????   who knew....now that i have all these fire departments expecting cake, i have to deliver...  i am nearly thru the deluge of life savers i hand out to policemen on  traffic detail...
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 another day of hair in curlers....video ing is going well...  eric thinks he has some wonderful ... stuff... it used to be  "footage" when it was film... so what is it now  bittage?-- we have one more day-- during which i am supposed to  have  verbalized how we train the dogs... which for a long time i have said  the details can not be put in words...  there has to be an instinct/timing-- however i tried...( am tryng--) one more day-- today..

i am told- for the camera--- megan did a splendid job training  on stairs and  flalling down  in the hotel then had to come back here and do the sound--we all had to keep dogs from barking while that went on...  bella and george are old pro's at the tv stuff  --lookin good
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i continue to be impressed with these 8 black pups...  got to lookk them over as life goes on... we need to pick the very best  one as a breeding dog... very  many dog breeders don't have that option  they sell the best and breed  what's left... that is a down hill operation...
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 the 6 corporate helpers which we thougt were coming to paint mon tues wed.. are acrtually coming wed thurs fri...--- the project of painting  got all tossed to the wind - literally as by wednesday we migh have pieces of MARIA blowing us around.. leaving me with a big question of the day....
CAN YOU PAINT A DAMP SURFACE WITH LATEX...?  BEING WATER BASED DOES THAT MEAN IT WOULD JUST DRY SLOWER?
if we don't dry out on time, the painting the  "white house" might be the dogfest chore of the day????
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a huge pile of mail went out of here yesterday--  the mailing of  the shirts??? was i think the bulk-- tho i never did see them being processed...  there is a wall-- figuratively and literally between me and the  linda operation...
people ( and MARIA)  start arriveng tomorrow??... it is all on the white board behind me...otherwise known as the pam operation.  

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 and then my charge car woes....
just imagine me charging $3999.95 in beauty products in vegas  -- luckily it stood out and my costco visa card picked it out. --  i have about had it with the entire credit card bit...i think....the only thing i have had no problem with is paypal...

this last episode started with someone controlling my cursor-- so i shut off the computer and called the bank and closed the 6 accounts to which i am connected.. reg checking...checking attached to online purchases-- and savings.-- times 2  same for SDP- and opened new ones... so who's counting  - now 12 accounts--8 with a credit card attached...
in the best of worlds... that's 20 account numbers-- 
maybe it was GOLDIE  trying to tell me ... this is nuts ---- because  in the bunch i have credit card numbers ending in 8166, 8611, 1816, 6188..it doesn't take a split second to imagine the mess i can make of those... especially when all the passwords have had to be changed more than once..
ok -- i am going to GO WITH GOLDIE---  cash and checks...  it will take me a few weeks to get out-- but GOLDIE  has warned me  there is someone out there trying to  rule the world-- electronically.  it was supposed to be easier-- not true...

i need to find out what  the experian deal is..  somethign sounded good-- like refuse all credit...-- i dont anticipate needing to buy a house again...
i think i shoudl divorce myself from the  paperless nonsense...... i can drive 2 miles to the bank
long ago when this all started... i refused to carry a credit card-- i had a german friend  "riki" who only carried cash-- went to the local off ices to pay things like telephone and elect.  i think maybe she was right..
 the only time it was difficult without a card was to try and rent a car in philedelphia--
i wonder if i could manage-- no card... just cash checks.--- well maybe paypal with deposited money-- not attached to the bank.

i worry about this stuff...

Monday, September 18, 2017

sept 18 2017
todays daily doggie witll be done some other day....  between trying to find latex masonry paint for a vertical surface and 6 peope atriving at 9 to put it on the icu  exterior walls....  and the videographer here to do some voice over when i am supposed to sound like i know what ia m doing... 

one story i thought would be interestin is  laura... of BMW kennels  n.y.   who had  nationally recognized beautiful  championship danes --- had   a great deal of european bloodlines... because she had a sperm swapping deal involving a couple  pilots who flew  back and forth from germany with a syringe  in their vest  pockets...   lotsa   stories....
she kept 4 studs in teh same  "run"  togethere - realkt--- took out one to breed  my  dogtyfanny  the n put it back and not a problem..---  i have problems with w-- walter and bentley - on the same 12 acres...
thee is a picture of her with 5 big danes in a rowboat in long island sound  where she took them back and forth to an island to run... and i don't think there is  one inch of boat showing over waterline... 

if she and i had ever decided to work together  we coudl nhave conquered the entire dane world..  she eas 100% show-- championship-- and i was 100%  training...  she could not get over the fact that i  did not even have a leash or collar on tiffany wen we went across to long island by boat.. and into cars/traffic/public/ to her kennel .. i didn't even have a leash with me...- and actually i had 2 dogs with me... tiffany and ?jack?

and it all got put off because i got sidetracked  with an email  from a afghan vet with ptsd and a 3 yr old boxer....

i did answer him... with the following....
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oh brother...my staff will shoot me...

 totally on an experimental basis..........i would be willing to have a shot at retraining you to train your dog...
we have open house every sunday--- we could talk   minus dog
the only reason i would find it interesting is that a  3 year old boxer is known for being  a huge training problem.... so i can not promise miracles,, 
boxers are bred to be tenacious and hang on  to any idea....  any dog who is bred with those jaw muscles hs been bred to hang on...
but i did it once with an awful pitt bull...

 or.... not sunday...  with dog.....since  i live here ----probably any day monday hru thursday... because my other 2 trainers -- megan/steve... might find the challange interesting too..

this does not get you a  service dog. certified by us...... but any well behaved dog is a ptsd dog.... our certified  balance dogs take over a year to train...


you might  contact pam... who does our scheduling as to when you want to come... pampaul@gmail.com

Sunday, September 17, 2017

SEPT 17 2017
ALL SYSTEMS ARE GO  WITH MOM AND BABY... AT LEAST IT LOOKS SO FROM HERE FOR THE PAST 2 HOURS... BABY EATS.. BABY SLEEPS... BABY EATS AGAIN.. SEEMS NORMAL... I WOULD LIKE TO SEE MOM'S  HEAD HELD HIGHER... STILL LOOKS LIKE SORE NECK TO ME...  BUT I KNOW SHE FEELS BETTER.. SHE IS NOW KICKING WITH GREAT AUTHORITY-- EVEN AT PETER WHO WE ALL THOUGHT  GOT HER TAMED.... NOT TRUE
JAMOMNE AMAGED TO GET A SHORT HAY STRING HANGING OFF HER HALTER  TO GIVE US SOMETHING TO GRAB FOR--- I MADE A NICE 12 "LONG COTTON ROPE FOR THAT PURPOSE.. AND CAN'T GET NEAR HER.. SO SHE IS BETTER...
ONCE SHE IS OVER HER MEDS... I CAN OPEN THE OUTSIDE SO SHE CAN HAVE SOME RUN AROUND..-- HOWEVER AT THAT POINT.. CATCHING HER WILL BE IMPOSSIBLE...S O SHE HAS TO BE OVER MEDICATIONS....
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STRUCTURE AND ORGANIZATION...-- SO PREVALENT IN OUR CURRENT SOCIETY----
IS MIS DIRECTED CREATIVITY  AND IS SUCH A DOWNER TO  PRODUCTIVITY....--I HAD AN EMAIL FROM A BOYSCOUT TROOP WANTING TO BOOK ME TO COME SPEAK-- NEXT MARCH?????  ME ????WHO CAN'T KEEP TODAY AND TOMORROW STRAIGHT..--
THE BOY SCOUT PERSON HAD A TITLE VERY LIKE  " CHEIF ASSISTANT TO THE ASSISTANT CHIEF..." TITLES GET TO BE A SUBSTITUTE FOR ACTUAL PAY.....  AND BUSINESS CARDS ARE AN EVEN BETTER "BONUS" .. I KNOW THAT --
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 I MADE A DR APT -- I THOUGHT WITH A DR OF DERMATOLOGY AT LAHEY  ---( BOSTON HAS 2 COMPETING MEDICAL COMPUTER SYSTEMS  LAHEY AND "PARTNERS"--- THE "PARTNERS" BUNCH INCLUDES MASS GENERAL  AND IT'S 437 SATILITE OFFICES AS OPPOSED TO LAHEY WITH IT'S 283--)  SO I MADE THE APPOINTMENT TO SEE A  LAHEY  DR  FOR THE  YEARLY ONCE OVER THAT ALL FAIR SKINNED FORMER LIFEGUARDS MUST HAVE.........OFF THE ELEVATOR YOU  MUST CHECK IN WITH THE  LINE UP OF 3 MEDICAL RECREPTIONISTS.. TO BE SURE YOU KNOW YOUR DATE OF BIRTH AND HAVE INSURANCE COVERAGE.- YOU ARE THEN DIRECTED TO THE  DERM DEPARTMENT WHERE THE MEDICAL SECRETARY CHECKS TO MAKE SURE YOU HAVE NOT FORGOTTEN YUR DOB.....TO SEE YOU HAVE AN APT... AND WITH WHOM.... -- GO SIT THERE AND "HER NURSE" WILL CALL YOU...-- TURNS OUT THE  NURSE .... IS NOT  AN RN TYPE NURSE, BUT  MAYBE A HIGHSCHOOL GRAD WHO TAKES TEMP AND BP.AND OXYGEN 2 MONITOR ---( OF THE TYPE THAT I BOUGHT 3 OF ON EBAY FOR $10).. AND ENTERS THAT IN THE SYSTEM-- THEN THE "HER" THAT THE NURSE WAS TO BE THE ASSISTANT TO WAS NOT THE DOCTOR, BUT A PHYSICIAN'S ASSISTANT--  BOY IF THAT IS NOT A CHIEF ASSISTANT TO THE ASSISTANT CHIEF. ---- I AM BAD.... I CARRIED A STOPWATCH FOR THIS DEAL... AND THE PA SPENT 14 SECONDS LOOKING FOR ODD SPOTS ON ME... AND 10 MINUTES ON THE COMPUTER TRYING TO MAKE SURE I BOOKED MY NEXT APPOINTMENT WITH HER.... 
NO WONDER WE HAVE TO WAIT MONTHS FOR SOME APPOINTMENTS... THE SYSTEM IS ALL BUGGERED UP WITH  MORE CREATIVITY THAN MEDICINE.

IF YOU ARE COUNTING--- AND I AM-- SO FAR.... 7 APPOINTMENTS TO  CUT OUT A VERY SMALL 1/2" BUMP ON MY HAND... IT DIDN'T COST ME??? UNLESS YOU WANT TO FIGURE IN ALL THE PROBLEMS WITH MEDICARE AS "COSTING ME" --- AND THAT IS BEFORE THEY CHARGE EXTRA FOR THE BANDAID AND THE ELEVATOR RIDE......
VERY LONG AGO....BLUE CROSS PAID BY THE STITCH----- I REMEMBER  ONE DOCTOR FRIEND SAYING TO ANOTHER  DOCTOR FRIEND "HOW THE HEII DID YOU GET 12 SUTURES IN THAT TINY WOUND?"-- CAN'T KNOCK THE CREATIVITY THERE...
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FROM LAUREN ( NOW IN COLLEGE?)....AND BORIS....
CELEBRATING FOUR SPLENDID YEARS WITH MY BEAUTIFUL BOY AND YET THERE HAS BEEN NO GREATER FRIEND, THERAPIST, OR LOVE. I AM SO GRATEFUL FOR EVERY DAY WE GET TOGETHER AND FOR THE ENDLESS ADVENTURES WE SOMEHOW MANAGED TO SURVIVE!  MAY WE HAVE MANY MORE TOGETHER, BORIS! THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING.
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GOOD BOY ... THAT BORIS....
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AROUND HERE FOR THE NEXT FEW DAYS ... YOU MAY SEE A VIDEOGRAPHER WHO IS DOING A DOCUMENTARY OF SDP... OR MORE LIKELY CRAZY ACRES...  THAT IS WHY I AM STARTING THE DAY WITH CURLERS IN MY HAIR...

Saturday, September 16, 2017

SEPT 16 2017

LIFE IS NEVER DULL AROUND CRAZY ACRES...  GENERAL CONSENSES LAST NIGHT WAS THA T THE BABY WAS BREATHING  LESS THAN NORMALLY... ESPECIALLY WHEN LYING DOWN... HONESTLY  I DON'T THINK I EVER STUDIED THE BREATHING OF A FOAL AS I HAVE THIS ONE...-- AS LONG AS THEY WERE ACTIVE AND NURSING-- YOU LET  THEM BE... HOWEVER...WITH MOTHER'S PNEUMONIA SUPERIMPOSED ON THE SITUATION,  I STAYED RELATIVELY IN/ NEAR  BED AND JANINE CAME OVER TO DEAL...  BRYAN WAS UNAVAILABLE... SO SHE CALLED  ANOTHER VET SHE  USES ON A ROUTINE BASIS WITH THE RESCUES... JANINE IS SUPER/EXTRA CAREFUL... BECAUSE SHE NAS SEEN SO MANY WHRE THE ILLNESS GETS AHEAD OF THE TREATMENTS AND THE Y DON'T SURVIVE... SO SHE WAS "ON IT"  SHE EVEN TOOK THE EMERGENCY OXYGEN DOWN TO THE BARN IN CASE... I DON'T PERSONALLY KNOW THIS VET-- I THINK I KNEW HIS FATHER--( VET) DURING MY HUSBANDS  RACE HORSE PHASE..
I THINK HE  SAID TEH LUNGS/HEART SOUNDED FINE.. SLIGHT TEMP- YOU ALL PROBABLY HEARD BETTER THAN I... BUT APPARENTLY HE GAVE THE FOAL AN ANTIBIOTIC - AND BANAMEIN --THE HORSE EQUIVALENT TO ASPRIN TYPE MED.
 MOM IS LOOKING MUCH BETTER AND HAS PLENTY OF MILK SO.... AT THE MOMENT ALL IS LOOKING UP...
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AS NEW MOMMIES, YOU  "CAMERA PEOPLE" ARE LEARNING , RAISING ANIMALS IS A "CRAP SHOOT"  WHERE ANYTHING CAN... AND DOES... HAPPEN... WE ARE ON IT... I CAN NOT THINK OF A MEDICAL ISSUE  WITH THESE 2 WHERE SPLIT SECOND TIMING WOULD NECESSITATE A PHONE CALL... MAYBE A FOAL FOOT STUCK IN THAT FENCE... OTHER THAN THAT, BE ASSURED I CHECK MY EMAILS VERY REGUALARLY AND I APPRECIATE AND READ... ALL OPINIONS GIVEN TO ME THERE... AND BETWEEN TIMES I DO SLEEP/NAP 
WE ARE IN THE SAME SITUATION AS TEH AIRPLANE WHEN THE OXYGEN DROPS DOWN, YOU PUT YOUR OWN O2 ON THEN YOUR CHILD'S-- WE NEED TO BE ABLE TO DEAL...
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 THANKFULLY EXPLORE  ( COURTNEY) SPLIT THE COMMENTS- BECAUSE WE HAD SO MANY OF EACH TOPIC
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PETER( JANINE'S S.O.)  GETS THE GOLD STAR ON HIS FOREHEAD FOR THE EVENING....  HE FINALLY GOT HOLD OF MOMMY'S HALTER AND HUNG ON TIL SHE HAD NO CHOICE BUT TO QUIET DOWN AND STAND... AND SHE FINALLY RELAXED-- THEY EVEN MANAGED TO GET HER RECTAL TEMP WITHOUT GETTING NAILED.  SHE WAS WONDERFUL WHILE  THE VET  CHECKED LUNGS ETC.. ONCE LOOSE AGAIN SHE GAVE PETER HER OPINION ABOUT NEEDING TO BE LEFT ALONE  BY SLIGHTLY TURNING HER RUMP -- AND  HE SAID " OK, I GET IT, I WILL LEAVE" 
I WOULD EXPECT HER  TO BE IN DEFENSIVE MODE AGAIN TODAY... BUT IF I CAN CATCH HER, SHE MIGHT QUIET DOWN FASTER TODAY... I HAVE SAID.. IT TAKE S A WEEK TO GO FROM WILD TO NICE...  MO DID ABOUT THAT..
 STICKING MOM WITH A NEEDLE DAILY DOES NOT HELP  HER OPINION OF GRACE EITHER.-
ON WE GO...
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NEXT PROBLEM??
JOSE MAY BE COMING TO DOG FEST...-- THAT WILL NOT CHANGE  ANY PLANS... WHATEVER HAPPENS, WE COULD NEED ALL THE HELP WE CAN GET IF WE START LOSING ELECT AND THINGS LIKE THE ARENA COVER..

WHY DO I THINK IT MIGHT WELL BE HERE.....????
 GOLDIE... HAS BEEN AT IT...  FOR SOME UNKNOWN REASON  A GUY CAME UP THE DRIVEWYA AND WAS A TREE CLIMBER/CUTTER SO I  HIRED HIM FOR 3 DAYS TO CLEAR AWAY ALL THE DEAD STUFF AROUND THE BUILDINGS AND TAKE DOWN A TREE OR TWO THAT WAS LEANING TOO MUCH ...ETC...   WHY DID HE SHOW??? GOLDIE !!
AND THEN WHO WOULD  HAVE THOUGHT ANYONE WOULD HAVE SENT A PALLET OF BOTTLED WATER-- A WHOLE PALLET. !!
 BUT IT IS SITTING IN THE G TENT AWAITING MOVING TO THE CONTAINER WHICH HOLDS THE DOG FOOD... JUST BECAUS E OF THESE 2 THINGS.... I THINK I WILL ORDER 300 BALES OF HAY-- OR WHATEVER WILL FIT IN THE LOFT... ABND STOCK UP ON GRAIN TOO... JUST IN CASE.. PLUS THERE IS NO REASON NOT TO...
 BUY A COUPLE CONTAINERS ... BLUE AND RED FOR FUEL MIGHT NOT HURT EITHER..  BE SURE THE PROPANE TANKS ARE TOPPED (2 INSTANT ON GENERATORS )  AND HOW TO SHUT THEM OFF AND ON IN CASE WE REALLY NEED TO CONSERVE...  I SHOUOLD KNOW ANYWAY... LAZY IS WHY I HAVE NOT LEARNED... A FEW  50# BAGS OF RICE AND WE WILL BE AS READY AS WE CAN...
OH NO... IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT.. I THOUGHT  MATCHES... THE STRIKE KIND... LEAVE AROUND IN WATERPROOF JARS.... SO WE DON'T HAVE TO RUB 2 STICKS TOGETHER  TO LIGHT A FIRE... OR HEAVEN FORBID TEH SMOKERS NEEDED TO LIGHT THIER BUTTTS
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AS FOR RUNNING THE WALK IN FREEZER.... IT IS NOT ON THE INSTANT GENERTOR... I DO OWN-- LORD KNOWS WHERE--  2  INVERTERS FOR THE CARS TO BECOME SMALL  PORTABLE GENERRATORS -- 
IN ADDITION... WE DO HAVE TH E OLD REGULAR GENERATORS... ONE PULL CORD AND ONE ELECTRIC START...-- BOTH GAS DRIVEN... MAY AS WELL START THOSE FOR FUN TOO.-?BBBBBUUUUDDDDD?    
WHEN GOLDIE SENT THAT WATER AND TREE CUTTER, I FIGURE IT IS  "GOLDIE" --- OUR GHOST --- ASKING ME "WHAT HAVE YOU LEARNED IN THE PAST 15 YEARS I HAVE BEEN AROUND TEACHING YOU??".
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ASIDE FROM THAT..
YESTERDAY I FINALLY NOTICED THE SLIT IN THE  CAR DASHBOARD WHICH HOLDS A CD-- SO I HAVE MUSIC I LIKE--- AND THE FIRST THING THAT CAME ON WAS "WINDMILLS OF YOUR MIND"   AND BOY DID THAT DESCRIBE THE  CURRENT  CRAZY ACRES-  SO ONCE IN THE HOUSE  I GOOGLED IT AND LISTENED TO IT SEVERAL MORE TIMES  "LIKE A SNOWBALL DOWN A MOUNTAIN - OR A CARNIVAL BALLOON- OR A CAROUSEL THAT 'S TURNING RUNNING RINGS AROUND THE MOON..."
THERE WAS SOOOO MUCH-- HAS TO BE GOLDIE AGAIN
  " LIKE A TUNNEL THAT YOU FOLLOW TO A TUNNEL OF IT'S OWN DOWN A CAVERN TO A HOLLOW WHERE THE SUN HAS NEVER SHOWN. " 
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SO  ON WE GO
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Hi Linda! We gave away all our poker chips to the students at my son's college. My son can't drive so 3 days a week we're there. If a student shows what I think is real interest I give them a chip and explain all about SDP including the website. I've saved one chip for hand dexterity exercise but I've given the rest away. Is there any way you could send me some more? Btw, Wrinkle is a HUGE hit at the college! She is constantly praised on her behavior, manners and her obvious training. She's received compliments from not only the students but also the security staff and faculty. She's a wonderful ambassador for SDP, and I've used her as a great way to educate and inform everyone at the college about the good works of SDP. All this has only been possible due to the gift Carlene, the trainers, the workers, and the volunteers at SDP have given me. Thank you all for giving me my life back! Please forward this to Carlene with my most sincere and humble thanks! All our best, love, Wrinkle and Steve

Friday, September 15, 2017

sept 15 2017

mOm is still standing -- this is a good thing.. if we can just make it to the 5 days of meds, she will stand a much better chance of survival ..she eas slightly better when bryan checkeD her YESTERDAY...so at least we are going in the right direction...
i even bought her some shreaded carrots-- but she does not know what they are-- nor grass-- she is eating hay . and it is very good "race horse" hay.---and some grain.  THE  grain being purina's omelene #200  which is what i had on hand for mo....and she is eating it... i went and got some highER powered feed... and she wouldn't touch it-- which made it the lowest powered kind...
  i never went  and checked the exact  ingredients of omelene before -- but i did this time... and it was totally boring... except----are you ready????
  TODAY'S FYI------ IN THE LIST OF HOW MUCH TO FEED ---  IT IS BASED ON ENERGY NEEDED AND EXPENDED....--- A BREEDING STALLION SHOULD GET 4 QUARTS-- AND A MOTHER 7.5 QUARTS....OK........NOW HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT THE WORKING MOTHER--- OR MORE COMMONLY .. THE SINGLE MOTHER... STILL PAID LESS THAN THE MALE COUNTERPART.----AT LEAST THE LIVESTOCK INDUSTRY ACKNOWLEDGES THE  FACT THAT A WORKING MOTHER DESERVES MORE PAY  
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 I ONCE WONDERED... AND DID NOTHING ABOUT IT,-- BUT...LATELY... 2 OF OUR PRESIDENTS WHO WERE NOTED FOR ADVANCED DEGREES.... WERE RAISED BY SINGLE MOTHERS....
ONE WOULD HAVE TO ADJUST THE STATS DUE TO THE  CHANGE IN STATUS OF  SINGLE MOTHERHOOD...  BACK WHEN  I WAS  IN HIGHSCHOOL... SINGLE AND MOTHERHOOD, WERE WORDS HARDLY EVER USED TOGETHER IN POLITE SOCIETY....
YOU WOULD THINK , SINCE WOMEN ARE 51% OF THE POPULATION , THAT WE WOULD NOT STILL BE CONSIDERED A MINORITY... THE PUT DOWN IS INSIDIOUS... LAST SUNDAY I SAT AND SMILED ( FOR A SLIT SECOND) WHILE  I LISTENED TO SOMEONE EXPLAIN  HOW  "SDP MUST HAVE BEEN STARTED BY  HER HUSBAND"  -- I FELT IT WAS MY SOLEMN  DUTY TO  ADJUST HIS THINKING , WHILE KNOWING IT WAS HOPELESS..
MY HOW WE HAVE CHANGED...... I BETTER GET OFF THIS TOPIC...  QUICKLY.... WITHOUT QUOTING THE APPLICANT WHO  FILLED OUT OUR APPLICATION FORM WITH  
PLEASE LIST MEMBERS OF HOUSEHOLD:   WIFE, NO OTHER PETS...
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SPEAKING OF OUR APPLICNTS-- I FELT WE NEEDED TO GO THRU OUR FILES AND  REMOVE THOSE  THAT WE FELT  WERE NOT    GOING TO GET A SERVICE DOG FROM US....  CHANGING  CONDITIONS... NUMBER OF DOGS AND APPLICANTS   MADE THIS NECESSARY..   WE CLEARLY STATE  ON OUR WEB... PREFERENCE IS GIVEN TO VETERSNS AND THIER FAMILIES....COMING HERE OFTEN ALLOWS US TO ASSESS WHAT DOG MIGHT WORK IN ANY  SITUATION... BUT THEN THERE ARE SOME WHO WE ( MEGAN STEVE AND I)CAN SEE... JUST ARE NOT GOING TO WORK.. FOR THOUSANDS OF REASONS...  THIS IS VERY UPSETTING-- SO I AM GETTING A FEW NASTY LETTERS-- MOSTLY SAYING  "MY DOCTOR SAID I SHOULD GET A SERVICE DOG SO I AM ENTITLED..." 
THAT IS NOT HOW IT WORKS-- IT IS AN UNEXPLAINABLE MATCHING PROCESS-- AND.... I HAVE TO ADMIT... HAVING A SENSE OF HUMOR AND A SMILE ON YOUR FACE IS ALMOST AS GOOD AS BEING THE PERSON WHO'S FAMILY VETERAN WAS A GREAT GRANDFATHER.   WHAT I CALL "DEBBIE DOWNERS"   CAN NOT DO WELL WITH A DOG-- AT LEAST ONE OF OURS....
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REPORTS----- FROM FLORIDA

SOME VERY STRANGE THINGS DURING THE STORM WAS PICTURES FELL OFF THE WALL AND WE COULD NOT FEEL ANY REASON FOR THEM TO FALL. ALSO JUST ABOUT AN HOUR BEFORE IRMA HIT US FULL FORCE THE WATER IN THE TOILETS STARTED SWIRLING, IT WAS THE STRANGEST THING I HAVE EVER SEEN  !
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OK ALL YOU SCIENTISTS.... DID THAT HAVE TO DO WITH THE LOWERING OF ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE.. AND TEH SIPHONING OF THE WATER IN THE TOILETS???
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Today was the first day of school for all of us!! 
Eve woke up pain free so all is good from last nights fall! She even said I think I was more scared that there would be a broken bone than felt the pain of one! So that's good that once she settles down that she can articulate the difference. 
Eve said school was great! And that she felt like she was only there for 30 min rather than several hours. Finn was good except for not wanting to lay down during outside lunch. Last year it was a slight challenge too but give it a couple days and he'll remember the routine and that she means business. 
Thanks all for checking in ❤️👑🐾
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DID HE HAVE A COMFORTABLE PLACE TO LIE DOWN OUTSIDE????  DANES ARE FUSSY...
YOU HAVE TO BE VERY CAREFUL ABOUT COMMANDING HIM TO DO SOMETHIGN THAT MIGHT MAKE HIM UNCOMFORTABLE... MAKE SENSE??
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SEPTEMBER 14, 2017
KRINGLE AND I GOT OUR ANGIOGRAM OF BRAIN AND WE GOT WONDERFUL RESULTS! EVERYTHING IS STABLE! SUCH GREAT NEWS! SO NOW WE JUST WAIT OUR 6 HOURS TO BE RELEASED. ALL THE MEDICAL STAFF IS COMING TO MEET KRINGLE. AS WE WAIT !!    BEST THURSDAY EVER!

Thursday, September 14, 2017

SEPT 14 2017
BABY OK... THIS IS A TOUGH ONE  NOT ONE OF THE 2 PREGO'S WE ALREADY HAD....
.. I WENT TO SEE JANINE  AND SHE HAD JUST GOT QA TRAILER FULL OF RESCUES -- WHICH INCLUDED 3 ORPHANED FOALS WHICH ALL SEEMED TO BE NURSING OFF ONE  TERRIBLY THIN MOM.. IN THE LOAD WAS ANOTHER JENNY EXXTREMELY PREGO.. SO RATHER THAN HAVE HER FOAL IN JANINE'S CONFUSION, WE BROUGHT HER HERE.. SHE HAS A COUGH SO WITH BRYANS ADVICE WE SHOTHER WITHTEH ANTIBIOTIC OF CHOICE ( WE HAVE A BIG BOTTLE INTHE FRIDGE) -- AT ?10:30pm SOMEONE CALLED ME TO SAY SHE WAS DYING, WHEN IN FACT SHE WAS IN LABOR. AND DELIVERED A  NICE BABY...  BUT THEN DIDN'T GET UP--  WASN'T FLAT OUT DEAD, BUT NOT GETTING UP SO THE FOAL COUED NURSE-- JANINE WAS THERE AND I WAS ON TEH CAMERA END... BRIAN WAS CALLED... AND BETWEEN HE AND JANINE, THEY GOT MOM UP AND JANINE NURSED ABOTU 8 OZ  FROM MOM-- SOME OF JANINE'S COMMENTS WERE PRETTY GOOD... HE SLOWLY POURED TEH MILK INTO THE FOAL-- WHO THEN PERKED UP CONSIDERABLY-- MOM HAS STAYED ON HER FEET SINCE... BUT SHE IS IN TOUGH SHAPE-
 IIF WE CAN KEEP HER ALIVE AND ON HER FEET FOR THE NEXT 5 DAYS,  IT WILL BE A SMALL MIRACLE--AT WHICH POINT WE COUD REARRAINGE THE 3 NURSING FOALS OFF THE ONE AT JANINE'S  WHO ARE OLDER AND CAN EAT FOAL REPLACER--  MOTHER DONKEYS ARE VERY AGREEABLE ABOUT THAT USUALLY.

SO... BASIC PLAN IS TO DO WHATEVER TO KEEP THIS MOM GOING... AND PUT  THAT OTHER MOTHER AT JANINE'S ON WHATEVER DIET SHE WANTS AND VITAMINES..... WHATEVER...  I HAVE HEARD OF BEER BEING  A  GOOD TRY...  IT IS GRAIN BASED...

JUDY IS SHANNON TODAY- SO SHE WILL BE RUNNING THE BARN...
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CUTTING SHORT... THINGS TO DO ....
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I am  in SW Florida. The hurricane didnt do any damage to our houses. However my parents and I were ordered to evacuate and went to an evac shelter sat afternoon, where my dad got sick. At around 11pm I called 911. The worst part of the storm had not started. Unfortunately my dad had multiple pulmonary embolisms and died right in front of us. The EMTs worked on him and got him to the hospital but once the clots moved he was essentially dead. My 10 yr old dane was the most well behaved dog in the whole shelter including all the service dogs. When they were working on my dad, my dogs best buddy, he laid at attention on his mat and didnt move or say a word. He did not take his eyes off my dad. Its like he knew something was wrong. We were there for 48 hours, almost 24 on lockdown, no communication or news, knowing my dad was dead, with a storm outside that we thought might be destroying our homes. It was pretty horrible but I had a comforting dog next to me and so did everyone else in our section, including the children who came to see him for pets and hugs. My dog didnt have one accident, didnt pant or get anxious. He helped me up and down the steps very slowly just like the best of them. He was such a trooper. 
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SEPTEMBER 13, 2017

BALANCE: KRINGLE PROVIDES THIS FOR ME WHEN I WALK AND IN LIFE. BALANCE IS COMPARING THE VALUE OF ONE THING WITH ANOTHER AND KEEPING SOMETHING IN A STEADY POSITION. KRINGLE AND YOGA HELP ME WITH BALANCE. ITS FUNNY THAT IT TOOK A HEALTH ISSUE TO BRING BALANCE TO MY LIFE BUT MY LIFE IS MORE BALANCED NOW THAN IT EVER WAS. I ALWAYS TRIED WHEN I WORKED AND THOUGHT THAT I HAD BALANCE BUT I JUST WAS RUNNING AROUND TRYING TO MAKE EVERYONE HAPPY. LIFE IS NOT PERFECT NOW BUT AT LEAST I TAKE THE TIME TO BREATH AND APPRECIATE WHAT IS IMPORTANT. THANK YOU FOR BALANCE IN MY LIFE. MY ANGIOGRAM WAS MOVED TO 6:30 AM ON THURSDAY NOW. SO SOMEONE WAS LOOKING OUT FOR ME AGAIN BY LETTING IT HAPPEN JUST A LITTLE BIT SOONER.