Wednesday, August 5, 2020

aug 5 2020

FRANKLY , I AM OPPOSED TO ANYONE GOING TO  SCHOOL THIS FALL  MOST ESPECIALLY LAURA WHO FOR SOME UNKNOWN REASON THINKS NURSING WOULD BE A BETTER LIFE CHOICE THAN  DOG TRAINING...  HER SCHOOL IS "OPENING" -- WHATEVER THAT MEANS---  THAT DOES MEAN TO US THAT HER LAST SCHEDULED DAY WILL BE 8/8  AND AFTER THAT SHE WILL   BE AROUND ON AN "AS AVAILABLE " BASIS..   SHE HAS BEEN AROUND HERE FOR 10 YEARS.. AND KNOWS  LOTS OIF   "THINGS" .. AND MORE IMPORTANT, SHE NOTICES THINGS LIKE " WHEN YOU CAN'T FIND YOUR PHONE  IT IS ON THE  TABLE IN THE T TENT"   -- 
AS A NATION , I AM SURE WE WILL TRY AND KEEP TEH NURSING SCHOOLS OPEN AND FUNCTIONING..    DAMMIT.
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NOTICING IS SO CRITICAL IN ANIMAL MANAGEMENT-- AND Farm life in general--  i found a nut  in the driveway ( the metal kind... not a person) and i still have it as i wonder what is about to fall apart for lack of....
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 new aniamls arrived   maryanne driving janine's truck  delivered a cute 32" tall buckskin mini horse   (fyi..buckskin is a brown/tan horse with black legs etc, but noteably a black line down the spine like teh donkeys...)  -- a mare ?pony? with a very young foal nursing -- and a donkey.... a pathetic looking  scraggly messy looking donk....however... he /?she?  looks like a poitou donkey--  a french breed-- with dredlocks.. it is also a very large breed.. like "pockets "or larger...  if thaat is true it is a very young one because those are big.. and are used to breeed to draft horses to produce the draft mules in france. 
you never know t the auction what you are gettijng....... like the 5 white goats that  had someting beside an udder between ther hind legs   i wonder about that cute little buckskin.. he is too low to the ground for me to get out and get under to see just what is there.  hopeflly we find out before we have a bunch of mini mules running around....
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a "happening"    re:GUINNEA HENS... 
i like guinnea hens... they are comical.. very impressed with themselves 
plus they eat ticks. 
the fact that i am nearly deaf may be the reason i like them..
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  WE HAD 8 two  YEARS AGO... THIS SPRING WE HAD 4... THEY DO AGE YOU KNOW-- AND HAWKS SOMETIMES STOP THE AGING PROCESS... HOWEVER... THEN WE HAD 3 .. ALL OVER WE HAD 3.... TIL PAM TOLD ME SHE HAD  seen 4 all at one time.. 4    -- DOESN'T SOIUND LIKE MUCH DOES IT?/ EXCEPT THAT MEANS THT THE 4TH IS SITTING ON EGGS--- LOTS EGGS... LAST TIME ABOUT 20 EGGS... DOESN'T SOUND LIKE AANYTHING REMARKABLE.... HOWEVER   --- TODAY   AUG 5TH IS THEDAY WE ARE SUPPOSED TO GET 15 GUNIEA HEN CHICKS FROM ? MININESOTTA?  SAM K ORDERED THEM FOR US.  THOS E  WILL GO INTo  THE ICU HOUSE... THEY AHVE TO BE KEPT AT 95 DEGREES FOR A STArt   which goes down 5 degrees every few days. and i don't even know where the 4th is sitting..  

hopefully graduating to the new chicken house... which is almost ready for them ..
needs  minor detail... a roof.

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

aug4 2020 --- hay string

how am i supposed to write this daily doggie without the comments  from which i often get ideas..??? how to raise  puppies and children  --- everybody has opinions about them.   usually conflicting opinions with no absolute correct way to go.  enter the internet "perfect storm"-- i try and sort out the emails  which have real questions or comments  and i do answer most of those as time allows...  for some there is no answer.  so we  move on.

for much teh same reason we keep the 2 mother dogs in  different rooms and don't allow one to sniff over the other's pups... the reason i do that is from human observations....  i never met a female person who 100% approved of the way her neighbor raised her kids....  i know bentley is extremely curious about th e pups   but both mothers will curl a lip at him if  he gets too close...  teh mothers raise the pups.while telling him to "get lost".

which made me wonder   how many "successful " people  were raised by a single mom.. i hear stories all thee time  and i wish one of you who read this daily doggie would research that ,,,  you could start with presidents... clinton and obama... i know several news casters have mentioned it...   i would llike some real numbers  so have at it. i have a feeling the list is longer than one would expect..
as in nature , like with elephants.....often the mothers do all the foot work  while the males  all argue with each other.  ----- you all have to know  my next comment will be about the photograph of our congress standing on  the steps of teh capital... only recientlky have tehre been  any women in the group.
so more   research... how many wars  have been started by women?  was it margaret thatcher that got pretty upset with someone on some island country???
history is obviously not my strong point.  i had  better quit without alligning teh dogs  peeing on trees to mark the territory with a whole bunch of military maneuvers .
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much action here today   2 recipients will be around to  do some training exercises...  mays pups are up and walking.. with eyes opoen... time to get out the white shelving which is teh puppy barrier between the coffee pot and mays puppy nursing.  that shelving is perfect because moms  can jump over it without searving  "milk shakes"  from bruising teh  milk  production area.    sizzle is a week behind.... we have alot of shelving... just need to find it. i usually stand it on end, so it is visable  amid teh clutter  ---lie it horizontal behind a sofa, and it is lost for years.
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that is a huge problem here  teh split second  education that makes life easier.. like a 6 foot long crow bar on the ground  is one inch tall... and the grass is 4" tall
you can even mow over it and not see it. teh fence mending tool... in my career i bet i have purchased 50... you work on a fencc e and set it down... and it is long gone.   i bet if you went aroiund our fence lines with a metal ddetector you coujd start a junk yard. and the solution is so simple. don't put it down.

 then there is my "safety knot" with hay string... tied in 4 seconds, holds well, is easily released with one yank and teh staff will just not take the very few minutes to learn to do it...  with dozens of gates and fencing held together with hay string--- findin a knife or scizzors is far more time consumong... every time  we want to move soem fence or gatee...   terh barrier in the stall is a perfect example  -- hay string is the perfect attachment--there is no adaptable hardware..

how long can a piece off hay string last???  currently hay is tied with blue...  when we moved here in 1979  hay sting was pink...  exactly when it changed i do not know... but we have plenty of pink string holding up...or down... various things;\

'let me illustrate better..   the split rail fencing  with it's wonderful  treated posts.. are from the era of pink string... and teh striing holds firm whiole the posts aare rotting and are now held up with blue... 

it is comical to note the places where it takes both pink and blue hay string   to accomplish a task.
you want to go back to  the congress  topic again?

Monday, August 3, 2020

AUG 3 2020

teenager's behavior is a biological necessity?   NEVER  did i think of it that way..... i learn something new every day from the TV?   some professor said so.. and technically i suppose it could be considered that...now i want a  grant  to study to see if it is that  behqvior that drives older people  into altzhiemers.

this is why i prefer  dealing with dogs.  yesterday the conversation  about children sleeping late came up with janine present.  my approach to a child who wanted to sleep late was to get them up / dressed and outside at 7am, and  then we would discuss why they wanted to stay in bed... usually it had something they had to drink the night before.  i welcomed the concept of parties here at crazy acres  because all i had to do was block teh one driveway which would mean tehy wouold ALL  probABLY SURVIVE  TIL THE NEXT DAY.  EVEN IF THEY DID HAVE TO GET UP AT 7 AM AND LEAN ON SOME TREE FOR STABILITY.
FOR MANY PEQUILIAR REASONS THIS BECAME "THE BOYFRIEND TESTING GROUND"  AS PROSPECTIVE PARTNERS REACTED DIFFERENTLY TO THE 7AM CHORES. THOSE TO ME WERE NOT DIFFERENT THAN THE 2AM CRYING CHILD AND IF A PERSON  COULD NOT DEAL, THEN HE/SHE  DID NOT GET MY APPROVAL.

 I REMEMBER A FEW..... ONE "COUPLE"   SHE HANDING SHINGLES TO THE BOYFRIEND WHO WAS ON THE ROOF OF THE OLD DEAGLE HOUSE  AND HIM WINCING EVERYTIME  AT THE NOISE OF THE HAMMERING MADE   ... BUT HE WAS THERE.... AND ? 40 YEARS LATER .. HE IS STILL THERE...THEY....OWNING SOME NYC ESTABLISHMENT...
AND THEN THE COUPLE WHO  PUT IN THE CULVERT WHICH GOES FROM THE CHICKEN POND INTO THE POND WITH FOUNTAINS...  SHE STANDIND KNEE DEEP IN MUD TELLING HIM WHERE TO ROLL THE ROCKS...ARE THE GRANDPARENTS  OF THE TWINS THAT   DID TEH  FUNNY MAIL CALL WHILE RUNNING AROUND WITH ARMS AND LEGS BELONGING TO THE MANNEQUIN DELORES.
AND THE PHOTO OF SOMEONE HANGING ONTO OVERHEAD  SUPPORT HAS JUST RETIRED FROM BEING A JUDGE.... I LAUGH SILENTLY WHEN ISEE THE BLACK ROBE AND  THINK OF COURTROOM   PROTOCOL. 
THERE ARE SOOOO MANY MORE ---- I CAN JUST HEAR SOME WELL "ESTABLISHED" TAX PAYING CITIZENS SAYING "I HOPE SHE FORGETS ME."
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CRAZY ACRES SURVIVES  ON CHICKEN BRICKS AND WIERD FUNNY STORIES.  JANINE'S BOOK' DOGS DONKEYS AND CIRCUS PERFORMERS ' IS ON AMAZON  AND BENEFITS SDP-- THE STORIES ARE ALL ABSOLUTELY TRUE.  NO ONE COUND MAKE UP TEH STORIES... LIKE    OF CLIPPING THE FUZZ OFF THE  MALE PARTS OF A SHEEP  WHILE  SITTING ON  A TARP ON THE FLOOR IN A MENS ROOM IN AN OFFICE BUILDING IN BOSTON. OR RUNNING 8 LOOSE DONKEYS THRU BOSTON TRAFFIC IN ORDER TO  GET TO THE FREIGHT ELEVATOR  TO THE BAR  THE TOP OF THE PRU..
THESE WERE JOBS... AND SOMEONE HAD TO DO THEM...AND GET PAID EXTREMELY WELL.. MOSTLY BECAUSE THER JUST WAS  NO ONE ELSE TO EVEN ATTEMPT THESE THINGS.   WE WERE KNOWN TO GET THERE.. ON TIME... WITH TEH CORRECT ANIMAL.. AFTER THAT IT WAS ANYONE'S GUESS AS DIRECTORS OFTEN CHANGED A FEW DETAILS.

THAT IS HOW ANIMAL EPISODE BECAME SO FAMOUS IN FILMMAKING.... THERE WAS NOT ANOTHER GROUP OF DARN FOOLS TO BE ABLE TO  TRACK DOWN A LIVE  PRAYING MAMNTIS OFF SEASON... OR  GET A SHOE BOX OF COCKROACHES-- THAT WAS EASIER-- THEY HAVE NO SEASON .THE JOB HAD IT'S CHALLANGES. AND IT ALLOWED ME TO  DEDUCT THE VERY STRANGEST OF THINGS... ALL I HAD TO DO WAS USE IT IN SOME PHOTO SHOOT AND IT WAS "BUSINESS"   THAT IS HOW I CAME TO OWN  A BARRELL  ON SHOULDER STRAPS  THAT SHIELA WORE FOR MAIL CALL .... IT WAS DEDUCTABLE "EQUIPMENT" .  SO WAS THE ARENA AND TRUCK AND THAT MAMOUTH TRAILER WHICH BECAME SO FAMOUT WITH TEH BISTON POLICE... " LOOK LADY,, I WILL STOP ALL THE TRAFFIC, THEN YOU GO  TURN THE CORNER" 
EVERY DAY WITH ANIMALEPISODES WAS A LEARNING EXPERIENCE.  MY  POOR MEMORY WAS NEVER A PROBLEM BECAUSE I/WE NEVER HAD TO DO THE SAME THING TWICE.  CREATIVITY  SURPASSED  EDUCATION.....

? AND STILL DOES????
 

Sunday, August 2, 2020

AUG 2 2020 A BRAVE NEW WORLD OF COMPUTERE CHANGE

SETTLING  DOWN?   ....  LOOKS LIKE WE MAY BE OFF AND RUNNING... WITH A SIGNIFICANT PROJECT AHEAD WITH 18 LOVELY PUPS..  GREAT FUN TO START AT THE BOTTOM AGAIN...  "DON'T PICK UP THE PUPS JUST FOR FUN.... SIT ON THE FLOOR AND LET THEM COME TO YOU.... BECAUSE.... IF YOU HAVE TO PICK THEM UP IT MEANS THEY DID NOT CHOOSE TO COME TO YOU IN THE FIRST PLACE SO YOU ARE IMPOSING YOUR WILL WHICH BY DEFINITION INTRODUCES NEGATIVITY" 
GRANTED THAT IS A LITTLE " FAR OUT "  WITH TINY PUPS, BUT I AM DEAD SERIOUS WHEN THEY GET TO BE 4 WEEKS OLD.  AT 4 WEEKS TEHY WILL
HAVE STARTED SPOON FEEDING AND SHOULD WANT TO CLIMB ALL OVER YOU.  IF THEY DON'T WE  NEED TO RE ASSESS OUR BEHAVIOR.

I WATCH TEH OTHER ADI TRAINING FACILITIES PICK UP THE PUPS CONSTANTLY .. TO DO OR GO ANYWHERE.. LEASH AND LIFTED... IS NOT MY WAY...  QUITE SIMPLY BECAUSE  VERY SHORTLY THE  IDEA OF LIFTING WILL BE OUT OF THE QUESTION... SO WE BETTER ADDRESS THE SITUATION EARLY.. 

 THEN THERE IS PHYSICS-- HIGH SCHOOL PHYSICS  -- I CRINGE WHEN I SEE PEOPLE PICK  UP ANY PUP BY THOSE LITTEL FRONT LEGS... AND PEOPLE ( NOT HERE OR I SCREAM)  DO IT ALL THE TIME...   TEH LEVERAGE ON THE SHOULDERS IS HORRENDOUS. 
THAT PHYSICS LEVERAGE IS ALSO A BIG CONSIDERATION AS PEOPLE TRY AND MAKE A BALANCE DOG OF A  SHORTER LAB BY A LEATHER HARNESS WITH METAL HANDLE..  IN THE PROCESS OF BALANC E AND FALLING, THAT METAL HANDLE  CAN  MAKE FOR SOME BRUISED RIBS ON A SMALLER DOG... THE SAME HANDLE, ATTACHED TO HARNESS AT THE SHOULDER WHICH IS USED BY TEH SEEING EYE, IS A DIFFERENT BALL GAME..  THE PLACEMENT LOOKS SO INNOCENT - AND DESIGNED BY A GREAT LEATHERMAKER... WHO HAD NOT FEEL FOR THE PHYSICS OF THE POOR DOGS RIBS.  
I HAVE ONE OF THOSE HARNESSES HERE-- SOMEONE GAVE IT TO ME... AND I WILL PUT IT ON JIMMINEY WHEN I GET A CHANCE..   JUST FOR FUN....  AT $650.00  IT DOES NOT DO WHAT OUR  $30.00  FUZZY BACKED WEB HARNESS DOES... AND OURS CAN BE WORN LONGER HOURS VERY COMFORTABLY.
OH ... BUT IT LOOKS GOOOOOOD !!!

100 YEARS AGO , WHEN I FIRST STARTED -- BEFORE I THOUGHT  ABOUT MUCH MORE THAN  GETTINGG OUR 501 C 3 AND ADI ACCREDITATION... I USED THAT LEATHER HARNESS SO I WOULD LOOK LIKE THE SEEING EYE DOGS..... AND THEREFORE "USE" THEIR REPUTATION TO MY BENEFIT.  AS THE DANES WORKED  OUT WELL, AND PEOPLE STOPPED MAKING FUN OF A DANE SERVICE  DOG,  I REALIZED I DID NOT NEED $650.00 TOTRY AND LOOK GOOD.  WE WERE GOOD.
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NOW FOR DOG DISNES  AND PHYSICS....  THE NORMAL DOG DISH CAN BE AWFUL TO A LARGE, HAPPY PUPPY...  IF THEY JUMP HAPPILY AROUIND  AND HIT THT DISH JUST RIGHT , IT SNAPS UP WITH GREAT FORCE AND CAN REALLY HURT A NOSE OR LEG.  TRY STEPPING ON THE EDGE OF THOSE DISHES-- YOU CAN BRUISE YOUR SHIN VERY NICELY.  SO FINALLY SOMEONE SLANTED TEH EDGE THE OTHER WAY.. THOSE ARE SAFE ON THE FLOOR... THE OTHERS...???? WELL MY SOLUTIONWAS TO CUT A HOLE INA 5 GALLON BUCKET SO THE BAD DISHES FIT   -- THAT IS HOW I GOT INTO THE "RAISED DISHES" ARGUEMENT... 
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SO WHILE  I AM AT  IT...  
Good Morning Carlene
My dog Ranger is now two years old, weighs 39 pounds and eats a full cup of dry dog food twice a day.
Should I begin to weed him to eating once a day?.
You sure have your hands ( and home) full with the new litters.
bb

FEEDING PROTOCOLS ?

MY RULE OF THUMB ON FAT/THIN... IS .....
AT THE TOP OF THEIR TAIL, IF THERE IS TEH SLIGHTEST DEPRESSION HE IS  GETTING TOO FAT...
IF TEH TWO  HIP BONES ON TOP STICK UP HE IS TOO  THIN.

IF YOU LAND SOMEWHERE  AND ARE FORCED TO HAVE  TO FEED A COLLECTION OF DOGS....
 GIVE THEM A QUANTITY 1/2 THE SIZE OF THEIR HEADS  TWICE A DAY.... AND THEY WILL LIVE.

ONCE OR TWICE?   EATING FOOD IS SUCH AN IMPORTANT ACTIVITY IN THE DOGS DAY  WHICH GIVES THEM SUCH JOY.... PERFECT CHANCE TO BE YOUR DOG'S HERO...... THE PRODUCER OF FOOD...... WE FEED TWICE..
THERE IS ALSO  TEH EFFECT OF FEEDING... ONE HUGE MEAL AND THEY WILL BE LESS ACTIVE AFTER IT.. SO IF YOU DO AQ MORNING MEAL THEY WOULD BE INCLINED TO SLEEP ALL DAY AND BARK ALL NIGHT..... KIND OF THING... FEED AT NIGHT// YOU GET THE PICTURE.

OK... SO YOU WOULD LIVE VERY NICELY ON ONE MEAL A DAY....... WE ALL WOULD.... BUT DON'T... SO WHY? 

Saturday, August 1, 2020

DOES THIS REALLLLLY WORK..????

????

TESTING THE NEW FORMAT????

AUG 1 2020 
TESTU=ING THE NEW #$%^

AUG 1 2020

AUG 1 2020

WE FOUGHT THE GOOD FIGHT BUT LOST THE BATTLE.    CINCO DID NOT SURVIVE- SHE SLEPT AWAY.  ANNIE, AT THE RAINBOW BRIDGE, MUST HAVE FOUND SOME KID WHO NEEDED A NICE PUPPY.  ANNIE WAS ONE OF OUR SUPER VOLUNTEERS WHO LEFT US  A YEAR AGO TO MANAGE THEI RAINBOW BRIDGE.... HOW DO I KNOW SHE IS STILL THERE?  HER CAR IS STILL IN OUR PARKING LOT.
I SEE FROM COMMENTS THAT WCC LOST 2 PUPS LAST NIGHT TOO...  IT HAPPENS...  YOU HAVE ONLY TO SEE THAT  BIFURCATED Y SHAPPED UTERUS  TO WONDER  HOW ANY GET OUT AT ALL.. WHEN I PICKED HER UP ABOUT 4 IN TEH AFTERNOON, SHE HAD A CERTAIN FEEL ABOUT HER THAT A DEEPER SLEEP WAS NOT FAR AWAY.
I CANNOT IMAGINE TURNING OFF THE CAMERA BECAUSE  SOMEONE DOES NOT  WANT TO WATCH,???  USE THE OFF BUTTON ON YOUR END.   WHATEVER HAPPENS HAPPENS AROUND HERE.  SO STOP THE SLANDEROUS COMMENTS.... I AM SO HARD HEADED  YOUR REMARKS WON'T MAKE A BIT OF DIFFERENCE.  I  JUST HATE TO BOTHER COURTNEY FROM EXPLORE WHO HAS TO DEAL  WITH PEOPLE JUST LOOKING FOR SOMEONE TO SHOOT ON THE INTERNET.
SO NOW.
STILL INFIGHTING MODE.... LET ME  THANK TEH DOZENS OF CAMERA PEOPLE WHO TRIED TO  STAY REEALISTIC YET POSITIVE   AND ANSWER THE KIND OF QUESTIONS THAT ARE BOUND TO COME UP . MOSTLY TEH     "IF I's"  and " YOU SHOULDA's" 
#1. you should have euthanized her at birth.  WHY?  SO  PEOPLE DON'T HAVE TO WATCH WHAT EVER HAPPENS? OR  ? FOR OUR CONVENIENCE??  AIN'T GONNA HAPPEN.
  I TOTALLY BELIEVE IN EUTHANIZATION   FOR BOTH ANIMALS AND HUMANS, WHEN NECESSARY.  CINCO DID NOT APPEAR TO BE AT ALL UNCOMFORTABLE.. JUST INCREASINGLY SLEEPY, WITH MINIMAL ABILITY TO SUCKLE.   WE HAD TO GIVE HER A CHANCE TO "TURN AROUND" . 
#2. you should have taken her to the vet and had them put a tube in her and feed her.  that has to have come from TV's Dr. Pol- who tubed a calf with great results.  IT WAS MY OPINION THAT THIS LESS THAN 1 POUND PUP, NOT YET 2 DAYS OLD DID NOT HAVE  ENOUGH LIFE AND STAMINA TO EVEN MAKE THE TRIP TO THE CAR... LET ALONE SOMEONE TRYING TO SHOVE A TUBE DOWN HER THROAT.  
.#3. I NOW KNOW WHERE ALL THE CLEFT PALLET SUGGESTIONS CAME FROM.. IF WWC HAD A PUP WHO DIED WITH  CLEFT YESTERDAY...  A CLEFT PALLET WOULD NOT HAVE OCCURFED TO ME- BUT I INVESTIGATED HER MOUTH AND SAW NOTHING UNUSUAL  THE ENTIRE PUP WAS JUST TOO   "FLACID" 

THOSE WERE TH MAIN COMPLAINTS... THE BASIC PROBLEM  WAS.... . CINCO HAD SOME MASSIVE  PROBLEM SOMEWHERE  AT BIRTH.. I AM NOT ABOUT TO SPEND  TIME ,ENERGY, OR MONEY ON TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHAT. .... IT HAPPENS . .... WE STILL HAVE 18 SEEM LIKE PERFECT PUPS... BUT I WILL NOT RELAX TIL THEY GO DOWN TEH DRIVEWAY AS SOMEBODY'S SERVICE DOG.  MY NERVES DO TAKE A BATTERING. ALL KINDS OF THINGS ARE POSSIBLE...( EVEN SUCCESS !!!)
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HERE IS A LITTLE DIFFERENT ANGLE TO ADI WHO... I HAVE TO ADMIT, FIGHT THE BIG BATTLES TOO...(.LIKE CONGRESS)

Dear Carlene,
I hope this email makes the DD..

Dear DD Readers, SDP Supporters, and SDP Critics,

As a young 23 year old, I joined the Navy and served during Desert Storm, expecting to serve my Country as so many in my family have for generations....a member of my family has served during every war since the Revolutionary War.  I didn’t really expect anything back from my Country, even when I was medically discharged 8 years later with a broken body and brain damage.

There isn’t much our Country does for veterans (the average disability payment is $18,000 per year...and we wonder why so many homeless vets), but in 2017, the PAWs act was passed, which provided Congressional funding for health insurance for veteran’s service dogs. The caveat though, was that the dog had to have been trained at an ADI facility and must maintain its certification. For a veteran on an income of $18,000 per year, this insurance for their dog is vital, but the wait list to get a dog from an ADI facility averages 4 years, because so many wounded veterans are coming back from Iraq and other current war zones.

I am writing this, because lately, I have observed criticism of Carlene White and the way SDP is run on various public forums. There have even been calls to start a campaign to have SDP’s ADI accreditation revoked. So, let’s say the critics are successful, what happens then? Well, SDP will continue because Carlene had a vision years ago to provide service dogs to those in need and his dedicated her life, resources and home to make that happen. Those who care about the mission will continue to support it. Deserving people who need service dogs will receive them. So who gets hurt with the negativity? The very veterans that are at the core of SDP’s mission...without ADI accreditation, our dogs do not receive health insurance. I have heard many say that ADI accreditation is not necessary under ADA law, so why does SDP need it - to which I have heard Carlene say, “for the veterans!”  Carlene and Linda have gone through the hell of the accreditation and associated paperwork drills, simply, so that veterans can receive this one small benefit from our country.

So why does SDP ADI accreditation matter? Well, I can tell you as a veteran teamed with SDP service dog Riz, it matters a lot. Having the peace of mind of knowing I don’t have to make tough financial choices with her health because SDP maintains ADI accreditation, means a lot. So the next time those of you who support SDP sacrifice to buy a brick, know I appreciate it...and the next time those of you who like to criticize stay silent instead, I appreciate it. And a huge thank you to Carlene, Linda, the many volunteers, and supporters who have helped so many of us veterans WALK ON!

Heidi and Riz
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THAT IS A DIRECT THANK YOU TO LINDA-- THERE IS NO WAY I COUOLD HAVE DONE ALL THQT (#$%^&*()) MYSELF...

AND LINDA HAS A NEW JOB .. CO-HOSTING MAIL CALL...  LAST NIGHT WAS AS GOOD AS THE TWINS TRYING TO PUT THE MANNEQUIN TOGETHER.