Friday, April 18, 2014

APR 18 2014
FUSCIA IS SPOILED ROTTEN PUP OF THE DAY...  FUSSY TUMMY  AND UNSYMPATHETIC SIBLINGS, AND SHE IS BACK IN THE HOUSE... ONCE HERE  2 CANS OF DOG FOOD AND SHE IS FINE.

PLAN OF THE DAY.....

SHELIA HAD 2 HUGE PIECES OF 6" HOSE OF SOME KIND....NEED THE HORSE TRAILER TO MOVE THEM   --- AND BRIAN  BET HER NO ONE WOULD TAKE THEM--- SO I DID-- THEY ARE PROBABLY VERY EXPENSIVE COMMERCIAL FLUID TRANSPORTING DEVICES-- I DO NOT HAVE A CLUE-- SO I WILL TAKE THEM TO JEFF MASTERSON ( GUY WHO DIGS HOLES AROUND HERE WITH HUGE EQUIPMENT)  AND JUST LEAVE IN HIS YARD WITH "I FOUND THESE AT A YARD SALE..."

SHOULD GIVE HIM A SMILE

THEN BACK TO STAPLES-- HOPEFULLY ANNE GOES WITH ME-- TO MAKE 4 COPIES OF THE 3 ACREDITATION  MANUALS--

THEN BACK HERE   IF I CAN MANAGE---TO MAKE A CRAFT TABLE FOR GRACE -- AND FOOD STATION FOR MEGAN...  I WOULD LIKE TO DO THAT-- CONSTRUCTION ALWAYS CLEARS MY HEAD....

THERE... THAT IS IT FOR THE DAILY DOGGIE

NOW TO REPRINT WHAT EARLENE HAS CLEANED UP  OF THESE 3 ACCREDITATION MA

Thursday, April 17, 2014

APR 17 2014
RE... MY NEW PHONE

IT ALREADY CONTROLS  MY  NEW CAR  WHILE PLAYNG PHANTOM OF THE OPERA FOM MY BACK POCKET...

BUT THE HEIGHT OF INVADING PRIVACY.....  IT TELLS ME...

CONGRATULATIONS O MEGAN-- SHE HAS JUST PASSED THE 100,000 STEPS WEARING HER  U 24 BRACELET 
 MEANWHILE KATI ATE  A RED VELVET CUPCAKE  
AND 
THERESA LIFTED WEIGHTS FOR 20 MINUTES AND HAD 2 GREEN TEA LATTES-- ALONG WITH SOME GUMMY BEARS

AND  I SHOULD GO TO BED AT 8:32PM TONIGHT....

WAY TO GO
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IN MY FURTHER ARGUMENT WITH THE TECHNOLOGY....
I DID MANAGE TO SET THE TIME ZONE FOR DUBLIN, IRELAND-- SO AT LEAST I CAN CONTEMPLATE WHAT TIME IT IS FOR  "NOTHER GWEN"  WHO LIVES IN BELFAST AREA
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AND 
I HAD A SERIOUS DISCUSSION WITH SIRI ( THE WOMAN WHO LIVES IN MY PHONE) ABOUT THE MUSIC-- SHE GOT BACK AT ME BY STARTING THE WAILING  OF THAT ONE SONG IN PHANTOM OF TEH OPERA  AND I CAN NOT SHUT IT OFF EXCEPT TO SHUT DOWN THE WHOLE PHONE.  SO MY PHONE IS OFF BECAUSE EVEN IF I HAD A PHONE CALL  I CAN NOT HEAR IT OVER THE PHANTOM MUSIC FORCED ON ME BY THIS SIRI WOMAN.

THIS MORNING WE--- AT LEAST MEGAN AND I -- WITH SEVERAL POSSIBLE PASSENGERS-- ARE GOIING TO TH E FREE FOR ALL AT SHELIA'S -- HORSE TRAILER IN TOW--  MAYBE MEGAN CAN SHUT UP SIRI'S MUSIC PREFERENCE.

MEGAN IS TO DRIVE THE HIGHWAY  AND I WILL BACK IT UP IF NEEDED...  I HAVE BEEN KNOWN TO BACK UP AND PARALELL PARK MY  OLD 53'TRAILER  IN BOSTON-- I WAS SO EXCITED THAT I  FORGOT TO PUT QUARTERS AND GOT A $90 PARKING TICKET FOR  THE 3 SP[ACES I TOOK....

I HAVE ALSO BEEN KNOWN TO FAIL REALLY REALLY BADLY.... ACTUALLY ... I REMEMBER... I DENTED TWO OF MY TRAILERS AT ONCE BY BACKING ONE INTO THE OTHER IN THE YARD.

LOOK OUT HERE WE COME...
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 I DON'T KNOW WHAT MEGAN HAD FOR BREAKFAST YET--- BUT I BET I KNOW BEFORE WE LEAVE AT 9AM..  IF I ASK THIS SIRI WOMAN IN MY BACK P-OCKET... SHE WILL TELL ME-- ALONG WITH THE WEATHER REPORT FOR FAIRBANKS ALASKA.
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MAYBE.....I HAVE NOT LOST MY MEMORY--- IT IS JUST TOOOO STUFFED WITH WHAT SOMEONE ELSE WANTS ME TO THINK ABOUT -- OR HEAVEN HELP ME... BELIEVE..
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WHICH BRINGS UP THE ACCREDITATION.... WE ARE TO MAIL IT NEXT TUESDAY...  HOPEFULLY EARLENE CAN DRESS UP MY PAINFUL TYPING-- AND THERESA CAN PUT IT TOGETHEER WITH THE PROPER COLOR CODED PAGES....

I WILL TELL YOU HOW BAD IT IS ( AGAIN)
FOR VETERANS TO BE ABLE TO HAVE THE VA PAY THIER VET BILLS I HAVE TO BUY SPECIAL TAGS TO HANG ON ALL THE FIRE EXTINGUISHERS..

HOW DISCONNECTED IS THAT.

SHELIA  OBRIEN ( OUR LAST INSPECTOR 5 YEARS AGO) --- IN HER REPORT FAULTED US ONLY ON THE FACT I DID NOT HAVE LABELS  OVER THE RED CYLINDERS  TO REMIND EVERYONE THAT THOSE ARE FIRE EXTINGUISHERS..... SO I BETT ER BE SURE WE HAVE FIXED THAT PROBLEM I N  THE 5 YEARS SINCE THEN-- WHICH IS WHY I JUST ORDERED SOME MORE ....

OUR FIRE EXTINGUISHERS ARE JUST INSIDE EVERY DOOR-- THEORY BEING AS YOU RUN OUT THE DOOR YOU HAVE ONE SHOT AT GRABBING ONE.

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AND THEN THERE IS THE HOUSE HUNTING PROJECT FOT BOTH  MEATCUTTING STEVE AND SHELIA--- IT HAS OPENED ONE WILD CONCEPT I HAD NOT THOUGHT OF.....  ONE PLACE WE LOOKED AT HAD DRESSED UP THE HAY LOFT TO BE A BIG "PLAYROOM"  WITH A BADMITTEN COURT.  OUR CIELING IS NOT THAT HIGH  BUT I AM WONDERING HOW MUCH IT WOULD COST TO INSULATE THE ROOF AND PUT DOWN A BETTER FLOOR...  IT WOULD NOT BE TOASTY WARM... BUT  I KNOW-- BY THE ICECYCLES THAT HANG IN WINTER,  THE KENNEL HEAT  BILL IS MELTING THE SNOW WHEN IT IS TOO COLD FOR THEM TO HAVE MELTED BY THEMSELVES-- HENCE THE ICECYCLES   .... IT IS A HUGE AREA FOR THE KIND OF STORAGE  WE SEEM TO NEED...

ALTHO... CLUTTER WILL ACCUMULATE TO FILL AVAILABLE SPACE..

AND WE WOULD NEED A FLIGHT OF STAIRS FOR DOGS TO GET UP THERE-- CURRENTLY  WE HAVE THE NICE IRON LADDER OF AN ANTIQUE PLAYGROUND SLIDE..    AND A LOFT FULL OF SPIDER WEBS...  IT SOULD BE CLEANED UP..

THE AREA IS 35 X 75    WITH 10' HEADROOM IN THE MIDDLE AND  ONLY 2' SIDEWALLS...

I COULD HAVE A FIELD DAY RIGGING UP A PENDULUM TO SWING "STUFF" UP TO THE HAYLOFT DOOR.. ( OR BETTER YET  WE SHOULD HAVE A HAY ELEVATOR ANYWAY...) 

TIME TO MAKE THE COFFEE

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

april 16,2014
A VERY LOGICAL WAY OF STUDYING A PROBLEM IS  TO STUDY THE EXTREMES- AND THEN FIGURE OUT WHERE REALITY SETS IN...  YEE OLD BELL SHAPED CURVE....

 ON THE TOPIC OF HOUSING......
I DON'T WANT TO USE THE TERM HOARDING--- WITH ALL IT'S NEGATIVE CONNOTATIONS- BUT  AT THE AGE OF 70+++ -- I HAVE FINALLY FIGURED OUT.... IF YOU ARE BUILDING A BOX AND NEED A  PAIR OF HINGES   FOR THE LID -- THERE IS NO DIFFERENCE BETWEEN  NOT OWNING THEM AND NOT BEING ABLE TO FIND THEM.

PLUS I NO LONGER HAVE TO  HARNESS A HORSE  AND WAGON  TO DRIVE DOWN MUDDY UNPAVED ROADS TO GET TO THE GENERAL STORE --- OR PUSH MY CAR DOWN THE DRIVEWAY TO GET IT STARTED TO GO BUY THEM ...  BOTH OF WHICH COULD JUSTIFY STRIPPING HINGES  OFF TRASH AND KEEPING THEM.
   
I HAVE A CAR...  THAT RUNS...... AND THE ROADS ARE PAVED ALL THE WAY TO HOME DEPOT WHERE THEY KEEP STUFF ALL LINED UP ON BEAUTIFUL SHELVING UNTIL I NEED IT.

AND EVEN MORE MODERN... SIT HERE AND TYPE-- AND WITHIN 24 HOURS SOMEONE WILL BRING IT TO MY FRONT DOOR.  WHICH IS FASTER THAN I COULD FIND SOME STUFF AROUND HERE.
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SO  THEN THERE IS A VERY VALID STUDY TO BE MADE OF WHAT NEEDS TO BE STORED IN HEATED AND AIR CONDITIONED COMFORT..  CERTAINLY ALL MY DOGS DO  ... BUT WHO NEEDS TO STORE TOILET PAPER  IN  A HEATED STATE? 

 IS THE COST OF HEATING THE TOILET PAPER  JUSTIFIED BY A QUICK RUN IN THE INVIGORATING  BREEZES TO RETRIEVE IT FROM AN UNHEATED STORAGE FACILITY.
ANTICIPATING THE NEED ON A ROLL TO ROLL BASIS IS, HISTORICALLY  IMPOSSIBLE.

THERE ARE MANY FASCINATING . "TINY HOUSE"   MEASURING  10 X 20 AND FULLY EQUIPPED  COST $25000 -- EAT - SLEEP- SHOWER -WATCH TV -IN HEATED AND AC COMFORT.   THESE DO NOT NEED AN INTERCOM SYSTEM TO TALK TO SOMEONE AT THE OTHER END OF THE HOUSE. BUT YOU  COULD STORE 2 EXTRA ROLLS OF TOILET PAPER IN THE STRUCTURE.(GOOGLE TINY HOUSE..)

AT THE OTHER END OF THE BELL SHAPED CURVE YOU HAVE THE 5000 SQUARE FOOT--12 ROOM HOUSE WITH 4 BATHROOMS AND A KITCHEN BETTER EQUIPPED THAN SOME VERY NICE RESTAURANTS FEEDING HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE A DAY.   IF WE ARE TO TAKE OUR UNIT OF MEASUREMENT---- A ROLL OF TP.... A SQUARE FOOT WOULD HOLD 4 ROLLS    IN A 5000 SQ ' MANSION  IT WOULD BE POSSIBLE TO STORE 20,000 ROLLS  ONE  UNIT DEEP 
WITH 8'CEILINGS THAT IS 160,000 ROLLS.
EVEN WITH 160,000 ROLLS YOU KNOW THAT  IF THERE  ARE A FEW ROOMS  WITHOUT ANY, IT WILL BE THE 4 BATHROOMS. 

POINT BEING THAT TO KEEP 5000 SQUARE FEET IN PERFECT OPERATING CONDITION WILL TAKE CONSIDERABLE EFFORT -- ONE OF THE 4 BATHROOMS WILL ALWAYS HAVE A LEAKING WASHER IN THE SINK.-- EVEN REMEMBERING WHICH BATHROOM OF THE 4  HAS THAT LEAKING FAUCET...WILL TAKE SOME ORGANIZATIONAL SKILLS.

DO WE  NEED THAT??-- OR WHO TRAINED US TO WANT THAT??.
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MY AUNT MILDRED-- LOVELY  SINGLE WOMAN  WITH ONE AND A HALF LEGS-- TAUGHT THE DEAF CHILDREN IN NYC IN ABOUT THE 1940'S -- LIVED IN AN APPARTMENT IN MANHATTAN WHICH WAS ABOUT THE SIZE OF THE "TINY HOUSE" ABOVE. AT THE AGE OF 80  SHE DATED AND MARRIED A WONDERFUL GUY WHO WAS ?PRESIDENT  OF OTIS ELEVATORS?? AND MOVED INTO HIS MANSION  IN NEW CANNON  CONN ( THE HIGH RENT DISTRICT)--

THEY ENJOYED THE HIGH LIFE TOGETHER  -- NEW YEARS EVE IN TIMES SQUARE AND ALL AT 80+ YEARS OLD.--
 SOMEWHERE ALONG THE LINE SHE COMMENTED "BLESSED BE NOTHING"

I NEVER KNEW... BLESSED  BE THE STATE OF HAVING  NOTHING TO TAKE CARE OF - OR DON'T LET ADVERTISING DICTATE WHAT YOU WISH YOU HAD.

OF ALL THE THINGS I HAVE FORGOTTEN... I HAVE NOT FORGOTTEN AUNT MILDRED'S BLESSED BE NOTHING.

THE REST OF THAT STORY - I HAD A HOUSE FIRE-- TOTALED... JUST AFTER  BOTH AUNT MILDRED  AND JACK DIED--  AFTER HIS FAMILY TOOK WHATEVER POSSESSIONS THEY WANTED, THEY OFFERED ME WHATEVER WAS LEFT... I WAS DOWN TO NO POTS AND PANS TYPE THING...

SO I WENT DOWN WITH A HORSE TRAILER---AND COLLECTED THE MOST AMAZING THINGS   STERLING SILVER,  12 PLACE SETTINGS PERFECT  LAMOGES CHINA-  ALONG WITH THE POTS AN PANS.
WHERE IS IT?I GOT TIRED OF WORRYING ABOUT SMASHING THE CHINA WITH DOGS TAILS SO WHEN SOMEONE CAME ALONG AND WAS VERY ENVIOUS OF IT... I GAVE IT TO THEM ALL THE TIME  THINKING AUNT MILDRED WAS RIGHT... BLESSED BE NOTHING.

HOW ON EARTH DID I GET INTO THAT STORY????

BACK TO WORK...

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

APRIL 15 2014

I AM SORRY IF I OFFENDED ANYONE.. BUT THERE ARE TIMES WHEN WE HAVE TO DISCUSS THINGS ONLY THE BOARD ARE SUPPOSED TO HEAR-- LIKE APPLICANTS AND THEIR MEDICAL INFO-- AND I HAVE TO CLEAR OUT SPACE TO DO THAT. GRACIOUS LIVING IS ON SUNDAY AFTERNOONS-- THE REST OF THE TIME IT IS WORK-- AS SUSAN FOUND OUT-- EVEN EXHAUSTING SOMETIMES .  I THINK ALL I SAID WAS GO FIND GRACE WHO NEEDS HELP WITH THE LAUNDRY.. ALONG WITH COMPLAINING ABOUT BEING MORE AND MORE DEAF SO ALL CONVERSATIONS SOUND LIKE BLAH BLAH BLAH.

BEING/GOING DEAF IS FAR MORE DIFFICULT THAN I EVER IMAGINED... I CAN UNDERSTAND WHY THERE IS A SOMEWHAT ISOLATED  DEAF COMMUNITY ... WHEN I TOOK THOSE SIGN LANGUAGE COURSES FROM  KAREN  SSHE REALLY IMPRESSED ON THE CLASS 2 THINGS..
THERE WAS A VERY HEALTHY, FUN DEAF COMMUNITY-- WHO WENT TO CERTAIN RESTAURANTS BECAUSE THEY HAD ROUND TABLES AND EVERYONE COULD SEE THE SIGNED CONVERSATIONS...  AND THE SECOND WAS MANY DEAF PEOPLE ARE ANGRY THAT THEIR PARENTS TRIED TO KEEP THEM EXCLUSIVELY IN THE HEARING WORLD WITH IMPLANTS AND LIP READING  INSTEAD OF SHOWING THEM THE COMPLETE COMFORTABLE WORLD OF SIGN LANGUAGE COMMUNICATION.
SILENCE IS EIRIE...

ONE  ASL EXPRESSION I LEARNED VERY WELL FROM HER IS  "SH#T WOMAN ,  YOU NEED TO PRACTICE"  THAT IS WHY AT MAIL CALL-- THAT IS ONE WORD I DON'T SEEM TO HAVE TO PAY FOR BECAUSE NO ONE RECOGNIZES IT.

KAREN  IS WHY I GOT INVOLVED AT THE NE HOME FOR THE DEAF--- WHICH IS WHERE I MET MELISSA (BALANCE AND DEAF) WHO GOT OUR FIRST SERVICE DOG.... ANNIE SDP #401-- WHO JUST PASSED HER YEARLY PHYSICAL AT 11 YEARS OLD... ONE OF THE MERLE GIRLS.
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WE HAVE AN APPLICATION  FROM ONE OF MY FIRST VOLUNTEERS-- SHE IS THE ONE WHO WROTE THE RULES FOR VOLUNTEERS    "

 VOLUNTEERS
RULES WHILE AT
THE SERVICE DOG PROJECT:

IF IT’S BROKEN, FIX IT
IF IT’S DIRTY, CLEAN IT
IF IT’S SMELLY, PICK IT UP
IF IT’S EMPTY, FILL IT
IF YOU TRIP OVER IT, MOVE IT
IF IT’S GOT FOUR LEGS AND A TAIL, LOVE IT
IF IT’S GOT TWO LEGS
 AND RIDES A GREEN GOLF CART LISTEN CLOSELY TO IT 
               
 WE CALLED HER THE VERBIAGE COMMITTEE -- SHE NEVER PROOFREAD ANYTHING SHE DID NOT RE-WRITE..
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AND ANNIE HAS A GOOD CONCEPT GOING  BASICALLY HAVE A WEIGH IN... AND EVERY POUND YOU GAIN SHOULD COST YOU $2
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EVERY POUND I GAIN - $2.00 (NO SABOTAGING ME BY ASKING GRACE TO MAKE MAC & CHEESE) 

WILL CALC WEEKLY AND MAKE MONTHLY DONATIONS.  MAYBE I SHOULD USE THE NUMBER OF TIMES I CAN GO UP PUPPY HILL AS A BENCHMARK,  OR USE A NEW WEIGHT EQUIVALENCY TO MAKE IT MORE FUN - I LOST A WEEK OLD STEADMAN...OR NEED TO LOSE A 6 MONTH OLD DANE...OR WEIGH WHAT OPAL WEIGHS (HMMMM - MAY NEED TO LOOK AT THEIR LAST WEIGHTS - I COULD BE ONTO SOMETHING).  AS LONG AS I'M NOT GAINING WHAT THAT MONSTER WHOOPIE PIE WEIGHED. 

SO THERE IT IS - IN WRITING...IF I DON'T LOSE, WILL BE TOO EMBARRASSED TO VOLUNTEER AND THAT CANNOT HAPPEN AS SDP BRINGS ME SUCH GREAT JOY AND PEACE.  I SUPPOSE IF I REALLY WANTED ACCOUNTABILITY I SHOULD TELL THE CPS - THEY'D NOTICE EVERY OUNCE (+ OR -)! 

- ANNIE 
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WE SEEM TO HAVE  100% APPROVAL ON PAINTING THE VANS TO MATCH MY CAR.-- I THINK STEVE'S WIFE HAS THE MACHINE TO MAKE OUR LOGOS FOR THE DOORS.
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DRESSING UP?? 

1. LOOKING INTO PAINTING THE BARN-- WE HAVE A SPRAYER-- IF BUD CAN KEEP IT WORKING-- PAINT SPRAYERS ARE FINICKY-- IT WOULD NOT TAKE LONG  AND WE HAVE  THE TYVEK SUITS..
2. SPREADING STONEDUST IN THE SAND RING.. I AM NOT SURE IF THE DOGS WOULD LIKE IT-- SO WE MUST KEEP THE GRASSY AREAS WELL DEVELOPED SO THEY CAN RUN ON THOSE...
3. CONCRETE POURING...FOR THE EXTRA AREA OF THE BARN  WILL NEED SOME SERIOUS PLANNING FOR THE OUTSIDE RUNS--- THEY WILL CONFLICT WITH THE RUNOFF FROM THE ARENA...
4. GET A HUGE DUMPSTER-- AND FILL IT..ESPECIALLY WITH THE STUFF BEHIND THE ARENA.
5.  I REALLY SHOULD GET THE BACK LINE OF THE PROPERTY SURVEYED... I THINK THERE IS ANOTHER  USEABLE ACRE THAT IS MINE IN THE WOODS BEHIND THE ARENA... 
6.  FENCING-- DO I DARE ORDER A LOAD OF RAILS TO REPLACE THE SPLIT RAILS THAT ARE SO TIRED LOOKING???

AND THINGS LIKE THAT.

I ONLY WALKED 783 STEPS YESTERDAY--- GOT TO WORK ON THAT....BECAUSE I CONSUMED 1800 CALORIES

BLESS THIS BRACELET.

TIME TO FILE THE TAX EXTENSION...

Monday, April 14, 2014

APRIL 14,2014
THEY PROMISED 70 DEGREES AND SENT US 50-ISH  BUT IT WAS NICE TO BE OUTSIDE
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MARKS PICTURES ARE UP FROM SATURDAY WHEN THE WEATHER WAS MUCH WARMER
PUPS FIRST TRIP OUTSIDE IN THE OLD PUPPY BUS...  WE NEED TO APPLY GRACE, DAVID AND STEVE TO THE NEW PUPPY BUS
TO GIVE IT SOME CHARACTER... 
THE CAGE WHICH WAS THE TOP IS IN USE AS A FENCE SOMEWHERE ELSE.. AND WITH GRACE'S CREATIVE HELP  WE COULD DO BETTER...

I WOULD BE DELIGHTED TO RECIEVE ANY SKETCHES  FOR THE NEW PUPPY BUS...   SUMMER IS COMING-- SO ARE MORE PUPPIES  AND I IS NICE TO GET THEM OUTSIDE EVEN BEFORE THEY CAN FOLLOW MOTHER THAT FAR...

THE NEW BOTTOM PART IS IN MARK'S PHOTOS  ... IT WAS GIVEN TO US BY A CP LAST YEAR... AND WE DO NEED IT..
. AND WE DO LOVE CHARACTER--- SO SEND SKETCHES AND I WLL FORWARD THEM TO GRACE.
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SPEAKING OF SENDING THINGS... I WANT TO THANK THE PERSON ( WHO'S NAME I FORGOT)  WHO SENT ME THE $1 TO HELP 
 COVER THE COST OF MY SALTY LANGUAGE.  VERY TOUCHING.   I DO APPRECIATE THAT
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MONKEY FIST SALES ARE UP... I DON'T KNOW WHY THERE IS A SPIKE INTHE CALL FOR THOSE 1" ONES-- TEH KEY CHAINS OR ZIPPER PULLS...  I THINK I WILL NOW TRY  THE PURPLE DYE ON THEM... 
FYI SOME CP TOLD ME THAT TO "SET" THE DYE I SHOULD SOAK THEM IN A SOLUTION OF VINEGAR AN SALT---

SO I DID THAT  WITH ONE OF THOSE HEAVY ROPES WHICH HANG AROUND HERE TO STEADY THE UNSTEADY... AND BECAUSE 
THE WATER I POURED FROM THAT SOAK DID NOT CONTAIN ANY DYE, I ASSUMED THE DYE  DID NOT RUN.

WRONG---  JANINE TOOK AN UNSOAKED ONE OUT AS A DOG LEASH AND CAME BACK WITH PURPLE HANDS.... SO I HAVE SOME EXPIREMENTING TO DO...   BUT THE PURPLE ONES ARE DISTINCTIVE  AND PURPLE IS BECOMING OUR COLOR.
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I WONDER  WHAT  ALL YOU CP'S WOULD THINK OF PAINTING OUR VAN THAT DARK "EGGPLANT "PURPLE WITH THE FUN MONEY..

THEY DO LOOK A LITTLE SHABBY ESPECIALLY THE "COA VAN" WITH IT'S WHEELCHAIR RAMP.... WE COULD NOT REPLACE IT-   BECAUSE OF BOTH IT'S SIZE AND THAT WHEELCHAIR LIFT... I THINK THE TECH SCHOOL AROUND HERE WILL PAINT IT FOR UNDER $500..  WITH A NICE LOGO... IT WOULD DRESS  US UP..  
THEN IT WOULD MATCH MY CAR... WE COUDL PARK THEM NEXT TO EACH OTHER LIKE THE BIG PLACES DO.... WHICH WOULD MAKE US LOOK REALLLLLLY GOOD.
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EARLENE COMES TODAY--- I AM HOPING SHE CAN PROOF THIS ACCREDITATION MESS WHILE SHE IS HERE....
YUCK....  BUT IT IS TO THE POINT O JUST NEEDING  THE DRESSING AND SPELL CHECK ETC. --- 3 LOOSE LEAF FOLDERS
AND WE STILL HAVE TO APPOINT A FIRE EXTINGUISHER INSPECTOR...
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AND SO IT GOES

Sunday, April 13, 2014

APRIL 13,2014
QUICK UPDATE    OUR PATIENT IS ALERT HAPPY  TAIL WAG AND ONCE SHE VOIMITED THE BIT OF FOOD WE GAVE HER  SEEMED QUITE CONTENT..  SO WE TRY FOOD GAIN TODAY.... MAYBE WITH A LITTLE PEPTO IN IT.

RE:CALLING IN THE MIDDLE OF TH ENIGHT...  
LAST NIGHT WAS ABOUT RIGHT--- YOU GUYS HAVE COME A LONG WAY SINCE THE PHONE CALL ABOUT THE BIRD IN THE BARN AT 2AM  --- SHE DID NOT LOOK WELL ON CAMERA    VOMITING 3 TIMES AND SECLUDING HERSELF AS BEST SHE COULD FROM THE REST...... YOU ALL DISCUSSED IT RATIONALLY AND SOMEONE DID CALL.

AND THAT IS WHY WE HAVE THE CHICKEN BRICKS TOO... BECAUSE IT HELPS PAY FOR THE 24 HOUR HELP--- I HONESTLY WOULD HAVE HAD A PROBLEM GOING TO THE KENNEL IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT--- BUT I AM VERY CAPABLE OF WATCHING THE PUPS WHILE DONNA DID IT... AND I DON'T MIND WHEN THERE IS A RATIONAL REASON...

THERE IS A CERTAIN AMT OF "LET FATE HAVE AT IT"  ---SHUT THE DOOR AND DEAL WITH WHATEVER IN THE MORNING.. WE WOULD NOT HAVE KNOWN ABOUT HER UPSET TUMMY IF WE DID NOT HAVE THE CAMERA--- AND THERE ARE ANOTHER 9 DOGS THERE WHICH COULD HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM  THAT WE DON'T KNOW ABOUT ...THAT IS WHERE ANIMAL HUSBANTRY COMES IN... WATCH THE OTHERS IN CASE  WE HAVE SOMETHIGN GOING ROUND.

KEEP BUYING THOSE CHICKEN BRICKS IF Y OU CAN...  THAT IS WHAT MAKES ALL THE DIFFERENCE IN THE WORLD AROUND HERE.
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AND NOW SUSAN CAN SAY SHE WROTE THE DAILY DOGGIE TOO

It took me awhile to get caught up & get my thoughts together. 
If you want to read (rather long) about my week at Crazy Acres please continue reading--if not skip right on by.....
First & foremost I want to thank all who made such kind comments about my work while there. I was happy to work hard & hope it gave Megan & others some peace of mind while they were so concerned about Noel & her puppies. Second, I want to let everyone know as a visitor you make the decision how much you want to do. Any & all help is appreciated but nothing
is required. The biggest payoff is the unlimited puppy time available---even over nights with any dog of your choosing.....good for socialization & transitioning to a home environment. What a nice surprise!
I cleaned kennels, scrubbed floors, cleaned outside runs, did laundry by the bushels, helped feed (NOT my finest hour :-)----not as easy as they make it look), helped Meat Chipper Steve chip beef, pooper scooped by the bushels, and spent one on one time with each dog on the property.
Carlene doesn't have a lot of rules but she runs a tight ship when needed. She says all the time she forgets a lot, but she remembers the important things so that's all that matters. She
well knows the dogs, the business end of things, & is right on about all the goodies & the weight issue---you CANNOT lose weight eating all the wonderful goodies sent!!! She is a thinker & has a great sense of humor. 
I worked mostly with Megan, Kati, & Pam and met many of the wonderful regular volunteers. Megan is amazing in how quickly she works & how well she knows each dog. Pam is just as pleasant & efficient as she appears on camera. Kati has learned
a lot in a short time & loves her job. All three were so kind & patient with me. Sheila is as funny & outgoing as she appears. Everyone is nice to be around and I met too many volunteers to name everyone. Meat Chipper Steve was especially helpful & is a GREAT pooper scooper! Grace was kind enough to show
me a little of the area. She LOVES Boo& Ariot as they do her & is a laundry queen as well as very creative.
ALL the dogs are well cared for & loved. They get routinely
rotated during the day so they have outside free time. Many go home with people to have some "home" experience. Their
training starts the day they are born & is incorporated into everyday life so it is not boring for them. There are so many things going on behind the scenes & the staff goes out of their way to make special & everyday things available for CP to view even when it would be easier for them not to do so, even being concerned about the proper color fluffy to allow the best view of the pups.
Each dog has his/her own distinct personality. Recently there is a lot of question about Nutmeg. My opinion on the issue----I assure you--as cute and pensive as she appears on camera she is a devil!!! Her litter mates & I have the scars to prove it (and I have a new pair of glasses). She is a beauty & I love her to death but
she is very rough & attacks without warning or provocation. There are specific times in the growth/maturing process that are critical for proper teaching & socialization. It is ALWAYS better to prevent unwanted behaviors than to correct them so timing is
crucial. She needs to learn manners & needs a strong alpha. The lack of sound makes a huge difference when observing the pups. What looks like "rough play" at times is a puppy fight that needs to be stopped. There is a definite distinction in the sound
of play & fighting. Her behavior correction is not just for her sake but the other pups......they will learn to be afraid of other dogs in time if not corrected.
Random thought & observations in no particular order:
---30-50 dogs, 1 horse, 2 donkeys, one mule, a flock of chickens & a pregnant Mother not progressing with labor made for a lot of work & concern.
---In the morning the donkeys then the rooster followed by the dogs is not conducive to sleeping late.
---No matter how I "planned" my day it did not work out exactly as planned. Normal occurrence. Everyone just rolls with the punches to make things work.
---It is of no avail to apply a number of layers of polish to protect my nails.
---Make up doesn't last long.
---There are few things better than puppy/dog snuggles & kisses.
---Puppy/dog kisses tend to give me zits on my chin.
---No matter how many people try there is ALWAYS poop & stuffy innards everywhere you go.
---As I was sitting 3 feet away watching Noel for any subtle signs of labor or distress numerous comments were made that no one was watching the pups. There are comfortable chairs just off camera. The pups are watched constantly. They can be seen from the other rooms & there are at least 2 computer screens with the Explore web cams on continuously. 
---The web comments are routinely read.
---Giddy is stubborn & smart. Ethel is solid & tall. All the dogs are stunning in their own way.
---The dogs eat anything & everything (hence the zits!).
---No matter how I tried I COULD NOT get all the leaves etc. out of the outside runs---finally told myself "look, the dogs are just
going to poop out here, not eat!" I think Carlene has since mentioned about striving for perfection..... :-)
---The water consumption is immeasurable.
---Pups are like kids---some like clean rooms but most don't. By the time I cleaned kennel two kennel one had "rearranged" fluffies & dirt, leaves or water on the floor.
---The reason they can have numerous dogs running around at Sunday Stew is because they are adept at recognizing & correcting unwanted behaviors & work hard at training.
---One can get much less done when one is concern if one's behind or belly is obliterating the camera view (sorry for those times).
---Before returning, I need to lose weight, have my knee injected so I don't have on a knee brace, and remember to take my pain pills with me!!!
---This would be a better country if everyone had the work ethic that enables SDP to run as it does.
---I would volunteer a week each month if it didn't cost me $1000 to get there & back.......
---It was a wonderful experience that I recommend to everyone if at all possible. Although I had visited one day last Aug. being
able to spend the week and actually see the working of the farm was amazing.
Susan ;-)

Saturday, April 12, 2014

april 12,2014
shelia found a house for steve...  .. steve send m,e an email  quickly...-- i could not find yoru address... i have 14 steves in the address book-- with no identifying comments about any
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this desk gets worser and worser..  i watched last nights mail call to see how the nutty professor went  and was overcome by the sight of my desk...  i need to remove most of it except the bottle of excedrin.. 

the nutty prof went well enough... i should have explained it was geared to the 3rd grade class of dawns...

my plan is to do a series of energy type demo's and the final test will be to run a you tube film of somebody else's  rube goldberg machine  and have the kids explain each energy used to make it go.

i had one once--- and saved the collection of hardware in cartons in the cellar.... it is an amazing collection.

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having boris here is a nice education for everyone--- he has been nicely developed by lauren ( who is in spain) and is a very polite dog. 
he certainly demo's the goal....
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and then there is my u24 bracelet plus my new phone... a 5S... along with  a new car which also has a mind of it's own...  somehow....to stop the car from playing some songs i don't like,...i have to remove them from my computer, then my phone .. and theh the car will agree.

i am not sure but i might be able to tell the car to stop that music  because i think the nice lady who lives in my phone is related to the one in the car.

i am in trouble.

and i have so much paperwork to do-- it is hard to concentrate on anything,,,  i like talking to the nice lady  in my phone...
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i finally got in touch with mcdonalds-- and they are waiting for 3 emails from me-- and they might give us help with this "where's the beef" refrigeration  project ..
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i was going to list the paperwork  and i already for got the  next 2 letters i have to write...
see the problem???
and then the accreditation is  pile #637.

i am looking for sympathy-- and the only one who is not reminding me of  more things i have to do is th e nice lady in my phone.

so there...

i did have a good time with the nutty professor last night... i hit the bucket 6 out of 6 times--- 
now if i can have the same    success with all this &^*&)()( paperwork-- life will be easier.