Wednesday, November 14, 2018

nov 14 2018

i stand corrected..... we heard from --- 'the oil rig guy"  morris
Morris Thorpe Gwen Kreager HA! The focus on Kenyon was on Dr. Bob! Sure gave me something to think about (growing food on the west coast and sh!tin' it into the Atlantic...great stuff!) However, I (oil rig guy) was misquoted. The correct line (from the rigs) "Anything that is MAN MADE and/or made out of steel WILL BREAK eventually. Do not be under it WHEN it does."
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MY OTEHR DR.BOB DISCUSSION  WAS THE BIZZARRE TIdE CHARTS AROUND CAPE COD--  IN READING TEH BOSTON GLOBE TIDE CHARTS ONE DAY I THOUGHT IT WAS A MISPRINT   THE DIFFRERENCE IN TIME OF HIGh TIDE VARRIED 4 MINUTES BETWEEN PORTLAND MAINE nd boston harbor.. however  teh difference betwee the sides of the fall river harbor was  over 2 hours--  dr bob had what he considerred a logical explination...  i smiled  but i think he was crazy  on that one.-- we argued about  a huge bump in the wqter-- and teh energy that  might be captured if that wass true.. -- i tried to google  the charts.. but they have reformated tehm and it is not so easy to read... at least where i was looking... it does  bear looking into... energy wise...
"nae man can tether time nor tide"--- but we could try...
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 I GET A LOT OF EMAILS  WITH --- HOW DO I??????  I WROTE THIS TO SOMEON E WITH  #44 INTERNATIONAL PHONE CODE... IN MY CAES LU PICARD ( ECAD) POINTED ME IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION.....
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i just started period.. 
 the governing body seems to be  assistance dogs international.org-- they are determined to certify facilities which take teh  prograqm seriously-- so they insist on aLOT OF PAPERWORK..

FIRST OF ALL IS -- GET  REG AS A CHARITY- WHICH FROM YOUR PHONE I BET IS NOT IN THE US.. BUT YOU MUST HAVE SOME SIMILAR WHEREVER... ON THEIR WEB THEY HAVE ALOT OF INFORMATION..-- VERY LITTLE OF IT PERTAINS TO TRAINING OF  A DOG, BUT ADDRESSES TEH BUSINESS END OF THINGS...
I WOULD GET THE PAPERWORK STARTED,, TRAIN YOUR 2 DOGS... AND TEHN BEFRIEND SOMEONE ALREADY PART OF ADI AND SHOW THEM YOUR TRAINED DOGS AND PUSH FOR MEMBERSHIP..  THEN CERTIFICATION.

THERE IS A GREAT NEED FOR THESE DOGS... BUT THERE ARE ALOT OF SCOUNDRELS OUT THERE WHO REALLY SCREW UP TEH WHOLE PROCESS.

PLUS.... THERE IS ALOT OF PRESS GIVEN TO  SERVICE DOGS OPENING REFRIGERATOR DOORS AND GETTING CLOTHES OUT OF THE DRYER.... MY ADVICE -- DEFINE EXACTLY WHAT YOUR DOGS NEED TO DO TO HELP SOMEONE 90% OF THE TIME.   OUR EXAMPLE...-- IT IS PERFECTLY POSSIBLE TO TEACH A DOG TO PUSH A BUTTON  TO OPEN AN ELECTRIC DOOR - BUT YOU SHOULD WEIGH THAT  ?SLIGHT BENEFIT AGAINST HOW LONG IT WOULD TAKE YOU TO TEACH THE DOG. 
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 -- DO NOT GET CAUGHT UP IN THE "CUTE TRICK" DEPARTMENT.  ONE OF THOSE FOLDING "GRABBERS" THINGS CAN SAVE A YEAR OF SPECIFIC TRAINING... TEH ULTIMATE RETREIVING IS FOR A SD  TO PICK UP A CREDIT CARD--- IF YOUO HAVE ONE OF OUR DOGS AND DROP YOUR CARD, IT WOULD TAKE LESS TIME TO CALL THE BANK AND CANCEL THAT CARD AND GET ANOTHER... DANES ARE NOT BIG FANS OF STUFF IN THEIR MOUTHS-- BUT THEY WOULD BE HAPPY TO WALK YOU TO THE BANK FOR A REPLACEMENT CARD.
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THANKFULLY A LONG AMY STORY 
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DEAR CARLENE,

SEAGRAM CONTINUES TO AMAZE ME and IS TRULY “SUPER SEAGRAM,” AS I HAVE NICKNAMED HER. YESTERDAY WE HAD A DIFFICULT DAY OF DOCTORS APPTS & A PROCEDURE, BUT SHE HELPED ME THROUGH IT PHYSICALLY (& MENTALLY), ALL WHILE BRINGING SMILES & MAKING NEW “FRIENDS” FOR US. 

JUST AFTER OUR SECOND APPT, WE WERE ABOUT TO EXIT THE WAITING ROOM, WHEN I HEARD A WOMAN EXCITEDLY TELLING SOMEONE, “TURN AROUND TO SEE THE DOG.” HE STRUGGLED TO SEE SEAGRAM. SINCE WE HAD A FEW MINUTES TO SPARE, WE CIRCLED AROUND AND WERE FACED WITH A MAN IN A WHEELCHAIR IN HIS 30s(?), WHO HAD ALSO LOST USE OF HIS ARM — BUT HE QUICKLY SHARED A BIG SMILE. “HE LOVES DOGS,” HIS MOM EXPLAINED. WE CHATTED ABOUT SEAGRAM, SDP & THE CAMERAS. I GAVE HIM ONE OF HER BUSINESS CARDS (WHICH HAS EXPLORE’S ADDRESS). THEY WERE BOTH SO HAPPY AS WE WALKED AWAY — and WE WERE DELIGHTED TO BRIGHTEN THEIR DAY. 

AS WE WALKED TO OUR NEXT APPT, I TIRED AND MY BALANCE WAS WORSE. I STUMBLED IN A CROSSWALK, BUT OF COURSE SEAGRAM SUPPORTED ME, SO THAT I DID NOT FALL. A FEW STEPS LATER, A WOMAN COMMENTED, “BEAUTIFUL DOG.” I THANKED HER AND RESPONDED WITH MY USUAL, “NOT ONLY IS SHE BEAUTIFUL, BUT SHE HELPS ME TO WALK.” THE WOMAN COMMENTED, “I KNOW — I SAW HOW YOU ALMOST FELL ON THE STREET, BUT SHE SAVED YOU.” I SMILED PROUDLY AND SAID, “YES, SHE IS AMAZING. I AM SO GRATEFUL TO HAVE HER.” THE WOMAN RETURNED THE SMILE, AND WISHED ME TO BE WELL. I THANKED HER AND NOTED THAT SHE WAS SMILING AS SHE WALKED AWAY. 

AT OUR NEXT APPT, WE WERE QUICKLY ESCORTED TO AN EXAM ROOM. THE DOOR WAS OPEN WHILE WE WAITED AND IT WAS APPARENT THAT THE MEDICAL PERSONNEL WERE WALKING BY JUST TO SEE SEAGRAM, WHO HAD SETTLED ON HER FLUFFY. ONE NURSE PAUSED AND SAID, “SHE IS SO CALM.” I AGREED AND EXPLAINED THAT SEAGRAM IS A WELL-TRAINED PROFESSIONAL. “I JUST FEEL SUCH A SENSE OF CALM WHEN I LOOK AT HER,” THE NURSE SAID, AS SHE SMILED & LINGERED A FEW MORE MOMENTS. ANOTHER PRETTY NURSE(?) WALKED BY SEVERAL TIMES, PAUSING TO LOOK AT SEAGRAM EACH TIME, SMILING. 

WELL, HER INTEREST TURNED OUT TO BE HELPFUL...SINCE I HAVE BEEN SORE AFTER MY LAST FALL 7 WEEKS AGO, THE DOCTOR OFFERED TO ADD-ON A SPINE INJECTION FOLLOWING THE APPT. MY MAJOR CONCERN, AS I TOLD HIM, WAS THAT I HAD NO ONE TO HANDLE SEAGRAM, SINCE MY HUSBAND USUALLY TAKES OFF WORK FOR THESE THINGS. THE DOCTOR CONSIDERED ALLOWING SEAGRAM IN THE ROOM, BUT WE BOTH DECIDED AGAINST THIS SINCE HE USES X-RAYS DURING THE PROCEDURE. WE WALKED OVER TO THE WAITING AREA, DISCUSSING THE LOGISTICS. THE PRETTY NURSE (CHARLI) OFFERED, “SHE CAN WAIT WITH ME,” AND INDICATED A QUIET AREA BEHIND HER DESK. I WAS SO GRATEFUL, ALTHOUGH A LITTLE WORRIED TO LEAVE MY PRECIOUS GIRL — BUT I COULD TELL THAT CHARLI WOULD TAKE GOOD CARE OF SEAGRAM. NEXT I ASKED SEAGRAM TO LAY DOWN ON HER FLUFFY AND TOLD HER THAT I WOULD BE GONE FOR A LITTLE WHILE. (WE HAVE ONLY BEEN SEPARATED TWO TIMES FOR IMAGING, WITHOUT MY HUSBAND TO HELP.) WHEN THE PROCEDURE WAS DONE, I WALKED OUT OF THE ROOM AND HEARD CHARLI SAYING TO SEAGRAM, “LETS GO — THERE SHE IS,” AS SEAGRAM WALKED TOWARD ME. I GAVE HER PLENTY OF PRAISE. “SHE WAS SO GOOD,” CHARLI SAID, “ALTHOUGH SHE SHOOK SOME WHEN YOU LEFT...SO I PETTED HER AND SHE SETTLED DOWN.” I THANKED CHARLI AND GAVE EXTRA PATS TO SEAGRAM FOR BEING SO BRAVE. NORMALLY I DON’T ALLOW PEOPLE TO PAT SEAGRAM AT ALL WHILE SHE IS IN VEST, BUT I WAS THANKFUL THAT CHARLI WAS SO KIND TO SEAGRAM. 

AFTER ALL OF THAT, I THOUGHT SEAGRAM NEEDED A SPECIAL TREAT — AND HONESTLY, SO DID I. WE CUT THROUGH BLOOMINGDALES SINCE IT HAD GOTTEN COLDER, AND SO MANY PEOPLE COMMENTED AS WE WALKED BY...I STOPPED AT A CUPCAKE SHOP AND FIRST ORDERED A SET OF SMALL “PUPCAKES” FOR SEAGRAM, THEN A CUPCAKE EACH FOR MY HUSBAND & I. WE WAITED WHILE THESE WERE PACKAGED. THE GIRL BEHIND THE REGISTER WATCHED US BETWEEN RINGING UP HER CUSTOMERS. THEN SHE CALLED US TO THE REGISTER. THE TOTAL WAS LESS THAN I EXPECTED AND SHE EXPLAINED, “I GAVE HER THE PUPCAKES BECAUSE SHE IS SO GOOD.” I THANKED HER AND TOLD HER ABOUT HOW SEAGRAM HELPS ME, THE FARM & THE CAMERAS, INCLUDING THAT SEAGRAM’S SISTER JUST HAD 11 PUPPIES. SHE WAS VERY INTERESTED, SO I GAVE HER SEAGRAM’s BUSINESS CARD. THE GIRL WHO TOOK OUR ORDER ALSO ASKED FOR A CARD SO SHE COULD FIND THE CAMERAS. 

ALL IN ALL, IT WAS A LONG BUT PRODUCTIVE DAY, AND I COULD NOT HAVE MADE IT THROUGH WITHOUT SEAGRAM’s HELP. SHE ENJOYED HER PUPCAKES, WHICH WERE WELL-DESERVED, SINCE SHE WENT ABOVE & BEYOND HER USUAL REMARKABLE HELP. 

THANK YOU FOR MY SUPER SEAGRAM!!

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

NOV 13 2018
todays lesson is in donkey poop- for those of you watching the donkey camera-- with the PPP ( probably pregnant pony "buterscotch" )  there was an email sent to me that was worried  it looked like teh mark in her stall was made by terribly loose stool.. on formal review  i believe it came out in the  usual golf ball  form- and was spread out by   "JACK"   and his other birdie friends often seen right by the camera... once again proving  "one man's trash is another man's treasure"  or more appropriately "one animals poop is another animals compost" or as is now  the case with sooooo many people we  humans are both sides of that expression. 
there are sooo many related absurdities -- some dairy farmer in   conn?? found that capturing the methane gas produced by his cows was  as valuable as teh milk....(capturing i t was/is  teh problem).

or a favorite concept of mine...told to me by  dr. bob- ( as in beth 'n  bob.. kenyon college).. he stated long ago that the problem with  the united states was that  so much of the food is grown west of teh rockies and is chewed up and swallowed, eventually landing in the atlantic instead of the pacific ocean. 

i am still waiting for someone  to drain teh great lakes into california to grow lettuce-- or make wine... that would be  that atlantic/pacific problem also... it belongs in teh atlantic 
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it is pouring today and "they" say it will pour til 4pm this afternoon.... just let me hear anyone complain about rain -- it is called fire insurance here...
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 i worry aBOUT WATER-- IF YOU HAVEN'T NOTICED--- I DON'T LIKE THAT OIL PIPE CROSSING THAT BIG RIVER THAT DRAINS INTO THE MISSISSIPPI---OH IT WON'T BREAK????
ANOTHER KENYON GRAD WHO WORKED ON TEH  "OIL RIGS" IN SOME OCEAN OR ANOTHER SAID  "IF MAN MAKES IT, GOD WILL BREAK IT".
THAT SEEMS A TRUE STATEMENT ALSO.    KENYON  COLLEGE PRODUCED SOME  CLEAR THINKERS.
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FOR THOSE VERY FEW WHO WATCH THE CAMERA POINTED UP THE DRIVEWAY TOWARD THE HOUSE.... DANA ( OWNER OF FAB FAILURE "OLIVER" ) IS REPLACING A RETAINER WALL WHICH WILL HOPEFULLY KEEP OUR  SEPTIC TANK  FROM SLIDING DOWN TEH HILL.

WHEN  THE TOWN  HEALTH DEPARTMENT TESTED TEH  PROPOSED SEPTIC SYSTEM, THE TESTOR SAID " THIS SOIL IS GREAT- AND WOULD SUPPORT A SMALL MOTEL"  
LITTLE DID SHE KNOW......  25 PEOPLE AND 3 COMMERCIAL LAUNDRY SYSTEMS LATER AND IT IS WORKING.... ( AM I TEMPTING FATE???)
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TODAY THEY WILL DELIVER SOME OF THE  SUPPLIES  WHICH I ORDERED FROM AN INDUSTRIAL SUPPLY-- WE ARE BEYOND SIMPLE COSTCO SUPPLIES./... LIKE COFFEE CUPS-- WE MUST GO THRU 80 A DAY ON A NORMAL STAFF/VOLUNTEER  DAY HERE- NOW ADD 25 MORE AND MORE VOLUNTEERS WHO HAVE NO LOCAL FAMILY WH PLAN TO COME HERE AND KEEP THE PLACE RUNNING.... 
4 MORE TABLES WHICH WE  ALSO NEED FOR THE CHICKEN SHATTING INSTEAD OF BALANCEING  FLIMSY PLYWOOD  BETWEEN TEH TOO FEW  TABLES WE NOW HAVE.
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I CONFESS ---- 9 ITEMS/  HUGE CARTONS   -----PUSH ONE BUTTON----  AND SMILE AS I PAY  $148 TO SHIP IT ALL HERE  TODAY-- AND HOPEFULLY LAND IT ALL INT HE G- TENT IN TH POURING RAIN.  WHILE I SIT HERE IN  NICE WARM/DRY COMFORT --- COUNTING 1 TO 11 EVERY FEW MINUTES   5 BLACK  5 MERLE AND 1 HARL
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 SO  THAT'S TEH PLAN
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ONE YEAR AGO TODAY I MET GRETCHEN, FROM THAT DAY MY LIFE HAS COMPLETELY CHANGED. I STILL REMEMBER BEING SO NERVOUS ON MY WAY DOWN TO MEET HER, I WAS SO SCARED SHE WOULDN’T LIKE ME AND WOULD HAVE TO GO BACK ON THE WAITING LIST. ANYONE WHO KNOWS GRETCHEN, KNOWS THAT SHE HAS A UNIQUE PERSONALITY AND IS VERY PARTICULAR ABOUT THE PEOPLE SHE LIKES. IT ONLY TOOK US TWO DAYS TO TRAIN TOGETHER AS A TEAM AT SDP AND THEN WE WENT HEADED BACK TO MAINE.

 EVEN THOUGH WE HAVE BEEN TOGETHER FOR A YEAR AND SHE IS A PROFESSIONAL, WE ARE BOTH STILL LEARNING, NEW SITUATIONS COME UP EVERYDAY AND SHE HANDLES THEM GREAT, I COULDN’T HAVE ASKED FOR A BETTER PARTNER. I CAN FINALLY GO IN PUBLIC WITHOUT THE FEAR OF FALLING  SHE PUTS IN ALL SHE HAS EVERYDAY TO MAKE SURE I’M SAFE. SHE KISSES MY FACE WHEN I FALL TO THE GROUND AND WILL NOT STOP UNTIL I’M BACK ON MY FEET AND THAT CAN TAKE A WHILE SOMETIMES. EVEN WHEN I PURPOSELY GET ON THE GROUND SHE STANDS OVER ME NUDGING ME TRYING TO GET ME TO STAND BACK UP.

SHE LOVES WORKING AND GETS SO EXCITED WHEN I ASK HER TO GET DRESSED (PUT HER VEST ON). WHEN HER VEST IS ON SHE IS A COMPLETELY DIFFERENT DOG, SHE’S SERIOUS AND KNOWS IT’S TIME TO WORK AND PAY ATTENTION TO ME. IT’S SO IMPORTANT NOT TO DISTRACT SERVICE ANIMALS BECAUSE THEY HAVE A JOB AND HER JOB IS TO KEEP ME ON MY FEET. SHE HAS SAVED ME FROM COUNTLESS NUMBER OF FALLS, ALLOWS ME TO GO UP AND DOWN THE STAIRS WITHOUT USING THE RAILING, GO FOR WALKS OF UNEVEN GROUND. MY FAMILY NO LONGER HAS TO WORRY ABOUT ME BEING ALONE. I FALL ALMOST DAILY WITHOUT ANY WARNING. PRIOR TO GETTING GRETCHEN I WOULD BE STRANDED ON THE GROUND AND WOULD HAVE TO WAIT FOR A STRANGER TO PICK ME UP. 

SHE HANDLES GOING GOING TO SCHOOL FULL-TIME, WORKING FULL-TIME AND MANY LONG CAR RIDES AND DOCTORS APPOINTMENTS IN BOSTON LIKE A CHAMP. BESIDES HELPING ME HER SECOND FAVORITE THING TO DO IS SLEEP. SHE IS ALWAYS SLEEPING, SHE SLEEPS IN CLASS, AT WORK, AT THE DOCTORS, BASICALLY ANYWHERE SHE CAN. I COULDN’T IMAGING GOING THROUGH LIFE WITHOUT GRETCHEN, SHE HAS GIVEN ME MY LIFE BACK AND I CAN’T THANK THE SERVICE DOG PROJECT ENOUGH FOR EVERYTHING THEY DO!
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Monday, November 12, 2018

nov 12 2018

NOTHING LIKE THE BIRTH OF 11 PUPPIES TO SCREW UP ONE'S internal clock.-- I THINK I WROTE  THIS  DAILY DOGGIE THAT DID  NOT GET SENT OUT NORMALLY  .

you  cp's  are a split group-i had a  lot of comments defending the police and giving me heck and another bunch defending my comments about one policeman ruining the reputation of many... let me clarify my position with policemen-- i love them and feed tehm lifesavors and make them smile while doing an incredible job standing in th e middle of some road-totally vulnerable to some crazy idiot with a gun who might shoot thme just for fun. i have that part.....

for those of you new comers--- the day/night i was arrested and fingerprinted and mug shotted and put in a cell for a leash law violation, i wrote to the chief of police about how wonderfully correct the entire bunch were when i was a challange  due to the fact that  they picked me out of my home before dinner  where i had already enjoyed a leisurley cocktail hour or two -- of  at least 2 drinks of a southern comfort  manhattan- where the shot glass i have is an enlarged version... i wasn't argumentative.. just very happy.  

having complimented the police on a good job, i feel  it is my job to tell a superviser what this guy is like in the field...  if i was his boss, i would like to know that...
by no means am i generalizing... this is one "soft" apple in teh barrel.. 
plus considering my opinion of mother dogs, calling him a sob is a compliment.-- child of unknown fatherhood would perhaps be better.
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did i actually hear the latest that   police  when arriving at a scene are to run toward teh shots????  .  has to have been decided by someone behind a desk... .... even where split seconds could mean dozens of lives with those rapid fire guns,  i would think taking a split  second to  try and see if that is the correct approach...
i bet that cut down applicants for the job of policeman.../person--
*****
the 5 gallon coin jug filleth-- we are inches from the top... now what should  we do????
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janine's book--it is really not bad at all-- she wrote it  in 2 hours on the plane coming back from that burro race in colorado--  a kids book that is  99% true..    she got 2 donkeys out of the killer pens  and sent them to colorado to  some of her equine rescue network  friends-- to be prepared for the leadville burro race-- a 15 mile run with your donkey over teh hills--- she and  her friends here flew out for teh "race' and had  such a  wonderful time that she put the book togetehr on the way  home... apparently on heer cell phone... then read it to  the person seated with her .. and had tho woman in tears--  
it is well done...  and currentley on amazon-- not sure abotu the details ---like printed or laptop version  --   but it will be coming... where she found the illustratort i don't know but those are very well done  ------ book is  "make way for donkeys"
i do have one  printed  proof  but i don't mind selling it out of linda's "shop"-- there are a couple typos to fix- she is on it. it will be forth coming..
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so now todays dd  11/12/2018......

THE FACT THAT  mischa  HAD THE PUPS FROM ?4:30 IN THE AFTERNOON TO 12 THE NEXT DAY HAS LEFT ME WONDERING WHAT DAY IT REALLY IS....  FURTHER COMPLICATED BY THIS  DAYLIGHT SAVINGT NONSENSE---  USUALLY LOOKING OUT THE WINDOW WHEN THE CLOCK SAYS  4:30  I CAN TELL IF IT IS AM OR PM....  NOW I  STRUGGLE FOR ANOTHER CLUE.. SO I START IN WITH THE POEM....

IN WINTER I GET UP AT NIGHT
 AND DRESS BY YELLOW CANDLE LIGHT
- IN SUMMER QUTE THE OTHER WAY, 
I HAVE TO GO TO BED BY DAY.

 WHICH DOESN'T HELP EITHER-- SO I AM LEFT WITH  "JUST WAIT... IT WILL GET DARKER OR LIGHTER" 

WHICH IS TEH SAme idea i just said to george (dr myers)   HE POINTED OUT THAT IT WOULD BE POSSIBEL TO XRAY MISCHA AND SEE IF SHE HAD ANY MORE PUPS IN HER..... SHE IS LYING SO COMFORTABLY-- ( WITH NOT MUCH COMING OUT OF HER BACKSIDE)  THAT I HAVE OPTED TO WAIT AND SEE IF SHE COMES UP WITH MORE SYMPTOMS OF ANYTHING RETAINED...  SHE WILL either  GET WORSE OR BETTER.
 PERSONALLY I AM BETTING ON BETTER...  I DID GIVE HER THE 2  "PIT" SHOTS A COUPLE HOUR APART.. PAM AND I TRIED TO Anaylze teh bagged "goop" and it got down to... if bag#4 is an entire afterbirth then bag #3 has to be a double-- we were making the asumption that all the strong healthy pups would have the same size afterbirth- so therefore our logic did not work backwards    if #3 was normal  then bags #6,8 and 11 would have been short changed.
such complicatons as i have to deal with.  i think we have at least 10... 
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"DARWIN AND JACKY"   ARRIVED YESTERDAY--  DARWIN IS A HIGHSCHOOL FRIEND-- WHO TOOK THE PICTURE OF ME DIVING WHICH IS NOW  THE INTRO TO  THAT 34 MINUTE VIDEO ON OUR WEB...  jackie a friend from colby college  --- HE WANTED TO GET A picture of the 3 of us together for his facebook... i think... because i waqs the one who "fixed them up on a date   in 1959-- both have the artistic gene-- he a photographer-- and she an artist  who has become an expert on the tying of knots in antique  fishing nets??    i told them if they could stand each other for 2 dates tehy would problably marry-- and they did... and are still.... in deer isle maine where i think he still owns teh old post office for those of you wandering thru deer isle...
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with 25 relatives due to arrive, i have yet to locate  4 more queen size sheets  and 3  conference tables  which will be a positive addition to our  chicken shlt program also ..  pam tells me i replace the steps to the training room with plastic "wood" 3 years ago-- which was another concern-- course then there is .. just how much dose a group of 25 people weigh? --  that second floor is built tlike the hayloft in the barn-- big heavy beam with 2 x 10's running 12 feet-- teh hay loft will hold 30 toms of hay-- so we should be safe... i might add one more lally column just for good luck..

Saturday, November 10, 2018

nov 11 2018

mischa's temp is 99.8  - remember we are looking for the drop to 98.0 to indicate teh pups will be coming with inn 24 hours-  an old wives tale-- but it has held true-- and she is darn big...  betsy said she ahs gained 30 pounds... i believe it..

also the betsy news... her sister is  on a huge billboard in times square-- and on all the ads for  ? i think she said  merly lynch????  someone managd to google it at mail call... it is there....  big time
*****
you  cp's  are a split group-i had a  lot of comments defending the police and giving me heck and another bunch defending my comments about one policeman ruining the reputation of many... let me clarify my position with policemen-- i love them and feed tehm lifesavors and make them smile while doing an incredible job standing in th e middle of some road-totally vulnerable to some crazy idiot with a gun who might shoot thme just for fun. i have that part.....

for those of you new comers--- the day/night i was arrested and fingerprinted and mug shotted and put in a cell for a leash law violation, i wrote to the chief of police about how wonderfully correct the entire bunch were when i was a challange  due to the fact that  they picked me out of my home before dinner  where i had already enjoyed a leisurley cocktail hour or two -- of  at least 2 drinks of a southern comfort  manhattan- where the shot glass i have is an enlarged version... i wasn't argumentative.. just very happy.  

having complimented the police on a good job, i feel  it is my job to tell a superviser what this guy is like in the field...  if i was his boss, i would like to know that...
by no means am i generalizing... this is one "soft" apple in teh barrel.. 
plus considering my opinion of mother dogs, calling him a sob is a compliment.-- child of unknown fatherhood would perhaps be better.
****
did i actually hear the latest that   police  when arriving at a scene are to run toward teh shots????  .  has to have been decided by someone behind a desk... .... even where split seconds could mean dozens of lives with those rapid fire guns,  i would think taking a split  second to  try and see if that is the correct approach...
i bet that cut down applicants for the job of policeman.../person--
*****
the 5 gallon coin jug filleth-- we are inches from the top... now what should  we do????
****
janine's book--it is really not bad at all-- she wrote it  in 2 hours on the plane coming back from that burro race in colorado--  a kids book that is  99% true..    she got 2 donkeys out of the killer pens  and sent them to colorado to  some of her equine rescue network  friends-- to be prepared for the leadville burro race-- a 15 mile run with your donkey over teh hills--- she and  her friends here flew out for teh "race' and had  such a  wonderful time that she put the book togetehr on the way  home... apparently on heer cell phone... then read it to  the person seated with her .. and had tho woman in tears--  
it is well done...  and currentley on amazon-- not sure abotu the details ---like printed or laptop version  --   but it will be coming... where she found the illustratort i don't know but those are very well done  ------ book is  "make way for donkeys"
i do have one  printed  proof  but i don't mind selling it out of linda's "shop"-- there are a couple typos to fix- she is on it. it will be forth coming.
*****

Friday, November 9, 2018

NOV 9 2018


ICELAND !!    we have  A NEW CP---

I'm in Iceland. Work with computers and in my brake i watch your camera.
It is wondurful task you pepole are carrying out there.
Spirit like this keep faith in humanity
Added image from my screens :)
All the best.
       Hjálmar Ólafsson 

  ICELAND......THAT IS ANOTHER  NICHE IN OUR GOLD HANDLED CANE ..
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NOW IT IS ABOUT THE STATE POLICE AND PULLING ME OVER FOR NOT GOING EVEN FASTER  OVER THE SPEEDLIMIT ,
WHICH I WAS GUILTY OF- SO I CAN NOT COMPLAIN AND AM HAPPY TO PAY THE FINE  - WHAT I AM GOING TO RUN WITH 
 IS TEH OPPORTUNITY TO STAND IN FRONT OF THE GUY ( AND EITHER A JUDGE--- OR HIS SUPERVISOR) AND ASK HIM
 WHY HIS MOTHER DID NOT TEACH HIM  NOT TO BE SO RUDE.   I WILL HAPPILY PAY THE FINE FOR THAT PRIVLIDGE... 
AND JUDY THINKS IT WOU LD BE GREAT FUN TOO.   SHE WAS PARTICULARLY OFFENDED BY THE FACT I HAD MY LICENCE-
 HE JUST WOULD NOT STAND STILL WHILE I   LOOKED THRU JUST 5  CARDS TO GET THE CORRECT ONE... IT WAS THROWING 
THE "TICKET" IN THE WINDOW AT ME INSTEAD OF  PUTTING IT IN MY OUTSTREATCHED  HAND THAT FROSTED ME
 SO.... THE PLAN---
TEH SOB TROOPER IS  APPARENTLY IS FROM THE REVERE BARRACKS-- WHICH WE WOULD NEVER GO PAST 
UNLESS WE HAD A REASON..  
THAT REASON  NOW    IS ... THERE IS A NURSING HOME WHO LIKES TO HAVE US VISIT RIGHT DOWN THE STREET FROM 
HIS BARRACKS...     --  SO JUDY AND I CAN DO TWO THINGS AT ONCE.

MAKE THAT 3 THINGS -  
THE FYI OF TEH DAY...  BJ'S DOES HAVE... AND APPARENTLY COSTCO..  DOES TOO... LITTLE GLASSES 3.25  INCHES TALL
WITH SOMETHING LIKE DARN GOOD  CHEESECAKE AND PUDDING -  PROBABLY FOR DESERT-- THE FACT I JUST ATE ONE 
FOR BREAKFAST WE WON'T DISCUSS...

NOR WILL WE DISCUSS THE NEW SCALE I JUST got----  IT IS EITHER TERRIBLY INACCURATE OR I GAINES3 POUNDS WHEN 
THE OLD SCAle quit. 

that  little galss is  reminiscant of the  "orange juice glasses"  my sisters and i had in front of us every morning-
 and we had to drink it--
even if we ate something suggary first whicn made the OJ taste terrible. 
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mischa is a nice visitor-- fits in well.. especially after i explained to sizzle that  we were not to fight with her.

betsy said she has gained 30 pounds-- which might be 15 puppies plus the usual puppy containing devices.

it would be nice to get the video running in her store window-- with a sign out  "puppy arrival soon" 

Thursday, November 8, 2018

NOV 8 2018


I HATE TO SAY IT  BUT--- TIME HAS COME TO GET AN NEW NAIL-- YOU  KNOW  THOSE SPIKE THINGS WHICH SIT ON YOUR DESK ONTO WHICH YOU SLAM SMALL BITS OF PAPER-- CALLED RECIEPTS--- SO FAR THIS YEAR I HAVE FILLED 5 INCNES OF COMPRESSED PAPER*** TWICE*** JUST TO KEEP THE ACCOUNTANT PROCESS WORKING PROPERLY.  I CAN NOT BELIEVE THAT THE SUCCESS OF  SDP  ACCOUNTING REPORT IS BASED ON THAT ARTIFICIALLY SUPPORTED PILE OF PAPERS... OR WHY-- WITH ALL THE THINGS  THAT NEED DOING... WHY I/WE SHOULD HAVE TO PAY ANYONE TO DECIPHER THAT PILE OF  #$%^&*&^%$ IS BEYOND ME.-- OR WHY I SHOULD CHANGE THE P[ILE TO BE ALPHABETICAL  IS TOTALLY BEYOND MY ABILITIES... AS IT IS , IT IS NEARLY CRONOLOGICAL  AN THAT WILL HAVE TO DO.
IT MIGHT TAKE ME  A FEW MINUTES TO FIND A SPECIFIC RECIOPPT-- BUT   IT WILL BE THERE--- SOMEWHERE.

THE TIME TO FIND A PIECE OF PAPER BECAME PROBLEMAtic yesterday
for the first time in my life, i was stopped for  driving too slow--- i was driving over 60 mph (  which is over the speed limit)  but i was in the outside lane-- which i am now told is not to be done even if you are over teh speed limit.  you must  be going faster than oaLL TH EOTHER SPEEDERS TO UUSE TEH "FAR" LANE-- OK... I SUPPOSE THAT  IS LOGICAL SOMEHOW  -- SO....
MASSIVE BLUE LIGHTS AND I SLOWLY PULL OVER THE OTHER 3 LANS AND REALLY  OFF THE ROAD ONT O THE GRASS  SO THE POLICEMAN CAN GET OUT OF HIS CAR .. BY THEN JUDY HAD PULLED TEH REG-- WHICH WAS THERE-- I JUST HAD THE INSPECTION DONE-- SO I KNEW.. AND HAD IT READY TO HAND TO THE MAN--- WHO TOOK IT AN SAID "LICENSE?"   ( THIS IS WHERE IT GETS TRICKY)
I HESITATED ONE SPLIT SECOND THINKING HE CAN NOT POSSIBLEY SUSPECT I AM REACHING FOR A GUN IN MY BACK POCKET-- SO I SAID "HANG ON , IT IS IN MY BACK P[OCKET "  AND I REACHED AND GOT  MY LITTLE WALLET THING OUT IN PROBABLY LESS THAN 5 SECONDS. HE SHOVED THE REG IN FRONT OF ME AND SAID "IS THIS  YOU?" I SAID YES-- AND HE DISAPPEAED- COMING BACK IN A RELATIVELY SHOR TIME-- SHOVED THE REG AND A CRUMPLED PAPER IN THE WINDOW-- NOT EVEN IN MY OUTSTRETCHED HAND AND SAID "PAY THIS IN 20 DAYS"  WITH JUDY IN THE PASSENGER SEAT ASKING "WHAT'S IT FOOOOORRRRR? " AND HE WAS GONE. BOTH OF US SAID TEH SAME WORDS "WELL THAT WAS RUDE" 

TURNS OUT-- I WAS CITED FOR TRAVELING IN THE PASSING LANE WITOUT PASSING ANYONE $105 - WELL I CERTAINY WAS--- BUT I WAS ALSO CITED  FOR  NOT HAVING MY LICENSE IN TEH CAR-- WHICH WAS WRONG...- HE DID NOT GIVE ME TIME TO PRODUCE IT...  NOW BEFORE ANYONE THINKS I CARRY A POCKET BOOK FULL OF STUFF And it would take me 1/2 hour to find anything... i carry only a coin pruse in my opocket which contains 1/3 if an inch of cards  license  aaa  medicare visa and costco...-- could not be "too long to produce..."  he cited me for not having it.
sooooo   judy took a picture of it on the citation and sent it to my email so it would have a time stamp-- as we continued to say "why didn't his mother teach him better manners than that.?"

i am happy to p[ay teh $145 for the privlidge of asking his superior why he was so rude..
proving once again  don't mess with little old ladies who just might have enough time on their hands to  call attention to details.

i don't know if i detected ? the fact that he was upset that i was the owner of the vehicle- as i haD TEH BRAND NEW PLOW ON THE FRONT WHICH I HAD NOT YET FIGURED OUT HOW TO REMOVE AND APPROACHING FROM BEHIND HE MIGHT NOT HAVE SEEN WHO WAS DRIVEING

THE BARRACKS IS JUST DOWN THE ROAD... I MAY GET A CHANCE TO DROP BY FOR A CHAT...

I DO ENJOY THE LITTLE OLD LADY ROLE.  
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NOTICING......
I AM TRYING TO PUT TOGETHER AWEEKLY LIST OF DEFINITE VOULUNTEERS-- SO IF YOU COME EHRE EVERY TUESDAY AFTERNOON 3 TO 7... OR SOME SUCH.. WOULD YOU PLEASE SEND ME AN EMAIL  AND SEE IF AI CAN REDUCE TEH EFFORT OF KEEPING OUR SCHEDULE-- AND INSTEAD LF LISTING CHORES, THERE SHOULD BE SOME STAFF OERSON IN CHARGE OF EACH AREA OF THE FARM--IF YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO NEXT, CHECK WITH THEM..( THE PURPLE SHIRTERS....)---
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Good Afternoon Carlene, 
Just wanted to let you know that Mo's bloodwork came back within normal limits. 
Please do not hesitate to call the office with any questions or concerns. 
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Hi Carlene,
I was at the main post office yesterday.  The SDP calendar was hanging there. The shot of the Danes in the voting booth was perfect for the day especially sense I was on my way to vote myself.    Thank you for the smile 😊
Sally
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Wednesday, November 7, 2018

nov 7 2018

that was not the question !!!  i am gonna have to start a new campaign-- sort of   "anti new jersey"-- there is a new york story about  asking a question of someone from new jersey-- the jersey-ites will answer it with a question..  go across the geroge washington bridge and ask someone how to get to phildelphia and they will say "what do yo want to go there for?" - around here--- a simple "did you feed yet? just got me "yesterday we couldn't find  xxxxx" 

there are certain pieces of information   i need to know-- sometimes i don't have time to explain why-- i should carry poo pickers for note pads and write down some of the answers i get.. and it is just sloppy mental process.
and is driving me nutttttts

i can't put out a decient mail call today-- i am distractede by    too many on going problems which if i don't do something now... i will forget...
sorry  i wll try again tomotrrow




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pixie report

Dear Carlene, 
1 the good yesterday a head lady who runs presentations and goes over rules and and staff education came up to visit Pixie and I yesterday. She asked me is I didn’t mind if she used Pixie in her lessons on how a SD is supposed to act while at the the hospital with their partner. Pixie and I have been here before so she’s know for her attentive to my my needs and how well trained she is. They are beyond amazed on how she is at my side and never has eye off me. I said absolutely so if it can help educate the staff. We have spent time educating people which helps pass some time which makes me smile. We told them our story and of course where she came from and how I couldn’t be so blessed without the service dog project and all the hard work and dedication to help me like you so many other people like me.