Friday, July 1, 2016

JUNE 31  aka  july 1 2016
I DON'T READ books  MUCH--.. SO WHY I WHIPPED THRU-- "TRIBE"  I DO NOT KNOW... EXCEPT IF HIS ASSUMPPTIONS ARE CORRECT, IT EXPLAINS  A GREAT DEAL FROM  COLLEGE  FRATERNITIES TO  CONGRESS TO ISIS.. AND   TO THE FACT THAT I HAVE... SO FAR.. HAD  NOT ONE RESPONSE TO THE INVITATION FROM THE 20  HOUSEHOLDS IN THE PARTERIDGEBERRY "DEVELPEMENT" NEXT DOOR. HOPEFULLY THEY MIGHT JUST SHOW UP.... SO WE BETTER BE PREPARED...I
"tribes." 
We have a strong instinct to belong to small groups defined by clear purpose and understanding--
Decades before the American Revolution, Benjamin Franklin lamented that English settlers were constantly fleeing over to the Indians-but Indians almost never did the same.  The most recent example of that attraction is combat veterans who come home to find themselves missing the incredibly intimate bonds of platoon life. The loss of closeness that comes at the end of deployment may explain the high rates of post-traumatic stress disorder suffered by military veterans today.

THAT AUTHOR .. WHOEVER ( ALSO WROTE PERFECT STORM)IN A VERY SHORT BOOK AS BOOKS GO... EXPLAINED A THEORY THAT HAS  CONFUSED ME EVER SINCE I WENT TO COLLEGE... IN THE GIRLS DORM IT WAS VERY CONFUSING... YOU JOINED A MISC COLLECTION OF FEMALES AND WERE THEN KNOWN AS GAMMAS OR KAPPAS OR DELTAS SORORITY  AND YOU DECIDED ANY GROUPE BUT YOURS WAS  AN  INFERIOR BUNCH OF  NER-DO-WELLS.AND YOU BARELY SPOKE TO ANYONE  OTHR THAN YOUR OWN GROUP  -- AND YOU SAT WITH THEM AT DINNER-- LIKE CONGRESS  THEY ALL SIT TOGETHER  NOT MUCH ACROSS THE AISLE BUSINESS OF INDIVIDUAL THINKING.

WANNA TALK ABOUT PACK MENTALITY?... AND WHY WE DON'T PUT MORE THAN 2 DOGS ON PUPPY HILL TOGETHER WITHOUT SUPERVISION???  THEY BAND TOGETHER AND PICK ON ONE.  I WOULD LIKE TO THINK DOGS WERE BETTER THAN MOST PEOPLE- BUT THEY DO PACK- AND PACKS ARE DANGEROUS.
I HOPE ALL THESE NEIGHBORS HAVE NOT MADE A PACK TO MAKE SDP LIFE DIFFICULT...  THE WARNING SIGNS ARE THERE.. I DID INVITE THEM TO JOIN US...AND EVERYONE THOUGHT IT WAS A VERY NICE INVITATION AND GESTURE...  SO  LET US PRAY.

IT HAPPENS WITH AGE-- NOT MY DECADES-- MUCH SOONER..
PUPPIES DON'T PACK... BUT WE HAVE SEEN --DOZENS OF TIMES AROUND HERE -- ALL OF A SUDDEN.. OND DAY COMES AND MEGAN AND I WILL DECIDE IT IS TIME TO BREAK UP THE LITTER INTO 2'S... YOU ALL HAVE SEE THAT ON CAMERA... AND THE 2'S GENERALY WORK- THEY ENJOY EACH OTHER'S COMPANY--- ADD THE 3'D AND ALL HEJJ BREAKS LOOSE... 
NOW LETS  GO TO HUMANS...  BABIES DON'T PACK.... UNTIL ONE KID  PICKS UP A TOY TRUCK AND WHACKS ANOTHER IN THE HEAD-- WHEN THE WHACKED YELLS,,  THE WHACKOR SMILES JUST A WEE BIT... AND IT STARTS.- MOMMY SAYS DON'T DO THAT - AND THEY DON'T WHEN SHE IS LOOKING... BUT 

THE WHACKER WILL FIND MORE SUBTLE WAYS OF BEING A BULLY-- IT IS A SHORT ROAD TO " I DON'T LIKE YOU AND MY FRIENDS DON'T LIKE YOU EITHER..".. WHICH IS ABOUT " WHERE OUR PRESIDENTIAL RACE NOW IS..."    "THEY TELL ME...."   I.E. ---"I HAVE FRIENDS....."
THE WAR IN THE MIDDLE EAST IS 2016 YEARS OLD.. BASICALLY  BETWEEN RELIGIONS.??? HOW DIFFERENT IS THAT THAN  AT COLLEGE THE BETAS NEVER SAT WITH THE DELTAS- OR WHATEVER..
PACK MENTALITY.

I DO THINK THE AUTHOR OF "TRIBE" HAS A VALID POINT TO MAKE  PERSONAL SECURITY  OF A GROUP -- 
AND THEN THERE IS "THE MOM SONG"  "IF ALL YOUR FRIENDS JUMPED OFF A CLIFF WOULD YOU JUMP TOO?"  
HIS ANSWER- AND MINE- IS THERE IS A GREAT PROBABILITY -- YES.
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HOW DID I GET GOING ON THAT????
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I FORGOT  ALOT OF OTHER STUFF.

THANK HEAVENS FOR MY CLOCK ON THE WALL
IT  IS A MON-TUES- WED  TYPE.. AND IT TELLS ME THIS IS FRIDAY...

TGIF--- AND THERE AREN'T  TOOOOO MANY BRICKS LEFT... I WILL WATCH TO SEE WHEN I CAN FLIP TH E PURPLE EGG SWITCH...  HOPEFULLY...

Thursday, June 30, 2016

june 30 2016
life is settling down-- 4 pups doing really well ... noel is even mothering them- when  she is not wandering around avoiding motherhood...  but the job is getting done.
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we are going to do well until opal has 13  or some such...  don't forget we have another bunch coming...  one of you camera people must know when we bred her???? i didn't write it down , hoping  you all would.
my plan is to breed one each time one whelps-- that would give us a good variety of ages  all 2 months apart... hoping for 6 pups a litter.. so the breeding could be adjusted by the number of pups per... if we had 2 litters of 12 each we could skip a month.  

now if only mommy nature would  co operate.... 
here goes the big calculation....
opal was bred before noel whelped ( or even had an ultrasound?  which might be 35 days ago?)  
noel had 4 wonderful pups....
opal must be getting near ultrasound time ( 25 to 30 days... with 33 to go??)
if we are to breed when opal whelps,
in which case we should be looking for someone to come in heat next????
soon next????? because for perfect scheduling  don't forget
 they seem to be ready to breed about day 9... 
so slide all that on some calendar..

if opal has only 4 pups we will wish we bred another before we can do an ultrasound to see if she has any in her..
 this is how last time  we got in the situation of 4 pregnant dogs....

where are these business types who demand we have a 5 year plan????

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don't forget the chicken bricks...  this is thursday  and sunday is the shatting... i am always near panic at the end of the month-- i do watch and see alot of new names  which is wonderful-
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fyi of the day......
those ends on  computers that  are fatter than the usual phone end..
joyce steered m to home depot whicch had the "tool" and a testing device to see if you got it right...
she said rj45 was teh code word... so i bought all that-- a learning exercise...

something needs to be invented there ( i tried tape and kelly clamps.. no dice..)
tiny wires twisted in pairs to untwist and reposition and shove ...
well i went thru probably a dozen ends i had done incorrectly before i cut my thumb
then with blood dripping the next one was correct
i dunno what that lesson is. if  many new inventions were found by accident...
 is blood the new wd40 for wires???
 i finally settled on shoving each of the 8 tiny  wires- one at a time- into the tiny place- 
i think that is why there is so much yellow tape on the ones tim did... you have to strip longer to put them in there one at a time.
so that is my advice i have done 2 perfectly now..
but i could sure design a little plastic  shover thing to help get them in order.
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i hope i hear from some of the more reasonable parteridgeberry people today... about teh lunch saturday...i had asked tehy rsvp by 6/30...  if they are all under the iinfluence of one or  two  nay sayers, maybe no body iwill show up..
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  cp-mr bears  sent a collection of aphorisms it was hard to pick a favorite  
try this"I think Congressmen should wear uniforms, you know, like NASCAR drivers, so we could Identify their corporate sponsors."
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steve back later today
annie was/is  to go home today- and i have more in the red bag for her--
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 as for all the directions on how to screen shot my login information... it has disappeared--swallowed up by the computer and i can not find the list  in spite of all the directions that sound so real....
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 on to the next

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

JUNE 29 2016
SO MUCH NEWS... SO MUCH I MIGHT  FORGET TO TELL YOU...

WE HAD TO LET ARYA GO AHEAD TO THE RAINBOW BRIDGE- SHE  WAS VERY SLEEPY...
-I THINK THE WAY THE STORY GOES IS ALL THESE ANIMALS ARE AT TEH RAINBOW BRIDGE WAITING FOR THEIR OWNERS AND THEN THEY CROSS TOGETHER.... 

I HAVE WATCHED GRACE AND PAM GIVE THEIR ALL, WORKING WITH ARYA OVER THE LAST TWO DAYS, AND HALEY HOLDING ARYA CUDDLED IN HER ARMS TODAY, AND I'M SURE YOU HAVE BEEN THERE, TOO.  SHE COULD NOT HAVE HAD A BETTER 2 DAYS OF LIFE.
I HAVE WATCHED MANY INSTANCES OF LOVE, ALSO, IN EVERYTHING THAT IS DONE THERE.

THERE IS MORE LOVE IN YOUR ORGANIZATION THAN ANY OTHER PLACE I KNOW.
IT'S ALL ABOUT "LOVE."
THANK YOU FOR ALL THAT YOU DO TO RAISE ALL OF YOUR BEAUTIFUL ANIMALS TO SERVE THE PEOPLE WHO NEED THEM THE MOST.
SINCERELY,  KATIE TX
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 SOMEONE HAS HAD A STROKE OF BRILLIANCE  OR GOLDIE IS AT IT AGAIN....

WE HAVE BEEN GETTING APPLICANTS FROM AROUND THE COUNTRY SINCE PEOPLE HAVE SEEN TEH BELLA AND GEORGE STORY.  KNOWING OUR FINANCES REALLY  DICTATED THAT WE TRY AND STAY CLOSE TO NEW ENGLAND,  THERE HAVE BEEN A FEW- FROM "AFAR"  WHO'S  STORY'S I CAN NOT SHAKE...MOST NOTABLY WISCONSON--THERE IS A KID THERE WHO HAS SUCH COMMINITY BEHIND HER THAT WE MUST HAVE A FULL  ½ INCH OF LETTERS "PLEASE DO SOMETHING.."
I DON'T KNOW WHO THESE PEOPLE ARE PRAYING TO... BUT KEEP IT UP... IT IS WORKING.

AND THEN I GOT THIS EMAIL  MY NAME IS KELLY JO AND I RESIDE IN THE DALLAS/FORT WORTH AREA.
BESIDES BEING A CAMERA PERSON-- KELLY IS BRILLIANT...SHE HAS OFFERED  FREQUENT FLYER MILES TO SOLVE THE PROBLEM SO SCHLEPPING MEGAN AROUND THE COUNTRY TO DEAL WITH DOGS WE HAVE DONATED TO PEOPEL BEYOND THE HUDSON RIVER.( I.E. OUT OF CAR TRAVEL RANGE...)

SHAME ON US !!! THE CONCEPT IS WONDERFUL..I HONESTLY DIDN'T KNOW THE MILES COULD BE TRANSFERRED-- AND  I AM NOW TOLD....THEY ARE A CHARITY DEDUCTION RECOGNIZED BY THE IRS ( NEED TO CHECK THAT ONE....)  BUT  WITH ALL THE PEOPLE WHO WATCH US  ON WHO'S $1 DONATIONS WE ARE TOTALLY DEPENDENT...  WE CAN SOLVE THIS WISCONSON PROBLEM IF  EACH OF YOU GIVES US A MILE OR TWO...-- 
 WELL DON'T START IT NOW... WE ARE NOT READY TO DEAL  BUT WE CERTAINLY WILL GET ORGANIZED WITH THAT IN MIND....

FREQUENT FLYER MILES IS A CURRENCY I NEVER CONSIDERED AS DONATEABLE
BUT PLEASE DO KEEP UP THE CHICKEN BRICKS---  THAT IS OUR BLOOD. 
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THE OLDER I GET  THE MORE WORDS I CAN NOT  REMEMBER..
 WHEN FRUSTRATED,   I DON'T SEEM TO STUMBLE ON BEING ABLE TO RECALL WORDS OF ONLY 4 LETTERS...
ANNE-- DO YOU SUPPOSE WE COULD  GET A $50,000 GOVERNMENT GRANT ON  TEH RELATIONSHIP 
 BETWEEN FRUSTRATION  AND  4 LETTER WORD  RECALL? 
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NOT  ONLY WORDS---    BUT  LAST NIGHT  MY INSOMNIA  CONCEPT  I HAD  AN ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT SOLUTION.---- PROBLEM BEING  I CAN NOT REMEMBER WHAT  IT WAS THE SOLUTION TO. 
 SO I AM LEFT WONDERING  WHEN MY  CONFUSION BETWEEN  AWAKE AND ASLEEP  SHOULD BE SOMETHING OF CONCERN TO THOSE AROUND ME.
THIS MORNING, I WILL GO THRU THE PILE OF STUFF ON MY DESK AND IN MY EMAIL AND TRY AND REMEMBER WHICH  PROBLEM I HAVE ALREADY SOLVED... BEFORE I FORGET THE SOLUTION...
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I SENT OUT  LETTERS TO THE 20  HOUSES IN TEH PARTERIDGEBERRY DEVELOPEMENT NEXT DOOR   FOR THEM TO COME AND SEE WHAT IS ACTUALLY GOING ON , AND HAVE LUNCH.. SATURDAY JUNE 2ND....  10 TO 12   SO IF ANY PURPLE SHIRTS  OR RECIPIENTS WOULD  BE ABLE TO STOP BY  IT MIGHT BE HELPFUL., MARK  WILL BE CHEF OF THE DAY...
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I WAS VERY EXCITED TO HAVE APPEAR ON MY COMPUTER A LIST OF THE PASSWORDS THAT  ARE STORED IS THIS MAGNIFICIENT MACHINE.... HOWEVER... IT WOULD NOT LET ME PRINT, OR COPY/PASTE THEM.. AND NOW I HAVE NO IDEA HOW OR WHY IT PRODUCED THAT LIST.-- IT WAS GOING TO BE SUCH A BIG HELP--- 
 IN THIS CURRENT ATMOSPHERE OF  " 8 OR MORE, AT LEAST ONE CAPITOL, YOU HAVE USED THAT BEFORE," 
HOWEVER  ALWAYS LOOK ON THE BRIGHT SIDE... NOT HAVING  THAT LIST CERTAINLY KEEPS TEH SWEAR BEAR  FULL AND SMILING !!
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PER MEATY STEVE-- ANNIE IS DOING BETTER AND WILL BE GOING HOME TOMORROW...

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THERE IS ALSO A PLAN FOR ME TO GO TO  BRAINTREE TO ACCEPT THE $500 CHECK FROM TOYOTA AND GO SEE HER ONTHE SAME TRIP...  WE ARE STILL GETTING CARDS  FOR HER...

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

JUNE 28 2016
IT SEEMS SINCE NEW ENGLAND DECIDED IT REALY WAS SPRING, THAT MANY PEOPLE HAVE  SEEN OUR WEB AND DECIDED TO COME VOLUNTEER IN THE FRESH AIR AND SUNSHINE....-- AND WE LOVE IT-- MAKE NO MISTAKE...WE ARE DEPENDENT ON CHICKEN BRICKS AND VOLUNTEERS.. NOT ONE DOUBT.
     PEOPLE COMING HERE NOTICE  WHAT WONDERFUL VOLUNTEERS AND STAFF WE HAVE-- NO DOUBT ABOUT IT. HOW DO WE GET SUCH WONDERFUL HELP??? SIMPLE...VOLUNTEERING AROUND HERE SOUNDS LIKE WALKING AROUNF WILLOWDALE STATE FOREST WITH A PERFECTLY BEHAVED GREAT DANE -- AND SOMETIMES IT IS--
      HOWEVER THERE IS A GROUP OF PEOPLE WHO REALIZE THAT ALL   THOSE POO PICKERS MUST BE USED  FOR SOMETHING AND IF THEY JUST PICK THEM UP AND START USING THEM- THEY GET THE HIGHEST RATING...   THERE IS AN ACCEPTABLE SUB GROUP WHO HAVE NEVER CONSIDERED THE PRODUCTION AND DISPOSAL OF THE QUANTITY OF POO PRODUCED HERE. AND QUICKLY SEE THE COMPLICATIONS OF ANY LAXITY IN TEH SYSTEM SO THEY PITCH RIGHT IN...
*****AND THEN WE HAVE THE  "OOOOOOOOOOOEEEEEEEE" BUNCH-- I EVEN HAD ONE PERSON SAY TO ME "I WILL DO ANYTHING AROUND HERE EXCEPT PICK UP POOP" 
 AT WHICH TIME I SAID "THEN YOU WON'T DO ANYTHING AROUND HERE. " SIMPLE
 THOSE PEOPLE JUST GET ELIMINATED-- AND WE ARE LEFT WITH A WONDERUL COLLECTION OF DOWN TO EARTH ( LITERALLY)  VOLUNTEERS.... AND THE PLACE IS AS SPOTLESS AS IT COULD BE....AND FUN .
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HOW DID I GET ON THAT TOPIC?  IT WAS  MR RENZI..? PRIME MINISTER OF ITALY?  ON CNN AT 4AM INTERVIEWED BY CHRISTIANA AMPOUR-- WHEN HE SAID  EUROPE HAS TO BE LIKE A FAMILY , YOU HAVE TO TAKE THE BAD WITH  THE GOOD, AND CAN NOT PICK AND CHOOSE THE FACETS OF THE EU THAT  YOU WANT....INTERESTING ... HE WAS VERY INTERESTING AS HE LABORED THRU WHAT WAS NOT HIS NATIVE LANGUAGE. ---HE HAD PROFOUND THOUGHTS ON THE DIFFERENT OPINIONS OF DIFFERENT AGE GROUPS AND HOW THE YOUNGER GROUP HAS TO LEARN TO DEAL WITH TEH E CARDS WITH WHICH THEY ARE DEALT. .. LIKE TOO MANY PEOPLE... SOMEWHERE I HEARD HE WAS 42 YEARS OLD.
I THOUGHT MAYBE I SHOULD START A WRITE IN CAMPAIGN FOR TEH PRESIDENT OF THE US .... EXCEPT I AM NOT SURE THAT WAS HIS NAME...

ANNE'S HUSBAND MIKE PUT  THIS BRITISH/EU BIT  VERY WELL..." BRITS ARE LIKE THE DOG WHO CHASES THE CAR AND CATCHES IT... THEN WHAT DOES HE DO?"  PERFECT DESCRIPTION...

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DAWN AND HER "KIDS SAY THE DARN-EST THINGS"
Hi Carlene,
  When I got home from professional teacher development today at 4:30 I checked my email and saw a High Importance letter from my kids.  I was expecting something about the new puppies.  Maybe concerns that they had.
Evidently they were watching mail call today and heard you say, "Now I can have ketchup on my hamburger."  They were concerned.  They said, "Everyone has the right to have ketchup on their hamburgers, so why is Carlene being denied her right?"  They said, "We need to get some ketchup and send it to Carlene.  A hamburger is incomplete with out ketchup."  I had no idea while reading the email where they got this.  Didn't know they were watching Mail Call at the Boys and Girls Club.  I posted on chat my question, "what are my kids talking about."  CPs quickly responded that when you opened the envelope with the 50K check inside, you said, "No I can put ketchup on my hamburger.  Mt response was, "Oh my goodness, I hope the kids don't hit up all the McDonalds in the neighborhood to stock pile ketchup."
     So tomorrows lesson at Summer School will be on figurative language!
     Just thought I would share how the kids really listen and hang on your every word.  Keep up the amazing work that you do.
Dawn Romero @ Stedman Elem.
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NOW  FOR THE SAD NEWS --I EXPECT  THE LITTLE ONE TO SLEEP AWAY- SHE HAD A ROUGH NIGHT WITH SEIZURES. WE HAVE DONE ALL WE CAN.. BUT MOMMY NATURE RULES.

Monday, June 27, 2016

JUNE 26 27 2016
ok... just plain scrap yesterday
here is yesterday's   dd i nevr got to send..

NOTHING-- NOEL HAS SLEPT THRU THE  NIGHT... DR. GEORGE HAS BEEN WATCHING US LONG DISTANCE.. AND HE WILL MEET US AT THE HOSPITAL AT 8AM. FOR A  C- SECTION. AND I THINK A SPAY AT THE SAME TIME?  

GEORGE IS A GREAT BELIEVER IN  GIVING MOMMY NATURE  A CHANCE TO SOLVE IT.... SO WE ARE PICKING THE  PATH BETWEEN 2 EVILS..

 I THINK SPAYING HER IS TH E BEST IDEA I HAVE HAD LATELY !! WE DON'T NEED TO GO THRU THIS AGAIN...  SHE HAS HAD SOME LOVELY PUPS--  4--3--1  AND WHATEVER TODAY..  TIME FOR THE YOUNGER GALS TO TAKE OVER... MARIAH COMES TO MIND.. .

IT IS ALONG ABOUT NOW THAT I WISH WE HAD A NEAL?/-- NICE BLACK STUD FROM EUROPEAN 

BLOODLINES..  WE WERE SUPPOSED TO... BUT   WE CAN MAKE ALL THE PLANS WE WANT BUT  WE DON'T HAVE THE FINAL WORD...

WE WILL LEAVE  EARLY FOR GEORGES.. WHICH MEANS PACKING MY CAR WITH SUPPLIES IN CASE SHE STARTS IN DELIVERING ON THE WAY..  SHE DID THAT ONCE BEFORE--  SHE HAD MAGNUS IN FRONT OF STAPLES OFFICE SUPPLY JUST AFTER LEAVING TEH VET HOSPITAL WHERE  GEROGE HAD SAID  "GIVE HER MORE  TIME".
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SO BACK TO BLOODLINES---  BENTLEY IS LOVELY-- BUT WE ARE GETTING TOO MANY RELATED TO HIM...  AND DENMARK'S WALTER AND SCARLOTT... 
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MONDAY MORNING--- ( AND PLEASE NO MONDAY MORNING QUARTERBACKS... WE HAD  THE BEST TEAM GOING... BOTH VERY EDUCATED AND VERY INVENTIVE)

TO START WITH THE END OF THE STORY----- WE NOW HAVE 5 PUPS... 4 VERY NORMAL...ONE DOUBTFUL STRUGGLING WITH BASIC INSTINCT OF NURSING... AND SEIZURES..

I THINK I KNOW WHY...  JUST MY IDEA-- WITH  NO KNOWN MEDICAL KNOWLEDGE....
THE SEQUENCE----- AS NOEL WENT INTO LABOR  SHE HAD ONE PUP.. WHO ARRIVED DOA... THEN NOTHING FOR LONG TINE 8?HOURS? WHEN   SHE PRODUCED A TYPICAL 2 INCH DIAMETER BUBBLE.. WHICH RUPTURE AND IS USUALLY FOLLOWED BY A PUPPY.. BUT WAS NOT...- 2 HOURS LATER ANOTHER BUBBLE---NO PUP...  THIS WAS BETWEEN 2AM AND 3AM... SAT NIGHT.  GEORGE WAS AWARE- AND WATCHING ONLINE..  HE/WE  FIGURED TO GO AND DO A C- SECTION  AT 8AM WHEN HIS CREW ARIVED EVEN IF IT WAS SUNDAY MORNING.- NO WAY COULD HE HAVE DONE THIS ALONE- WE WOULD HAVE LOST NOEL AND THE PUPS.  THE CHOICES WE HAD WERE ALL BAD ONES.

MEG AND I PACKED UP AND WENT AT 7:57AM -- EXPECTING THE WORST WITH THOSE BROKEN BUBBLES
BUT THE ULTRASOUND SHOWED AT LEAST ONE BEATING HEART..WEIGH HER, GET HER MEDICAGTED AND BASH ON... I DID TAKE SOME PICTURES IF I CAN FIND MY PHONE...(I WILL  T RY AND GET SOMEONE TO PUT THEM ON FACEBOOK LATER)- THE  FIRST OUT  WAS ANOTHER  DOA- THEN THE  NEXT 5 IN RAPID SUCCESSION-- WE WERE ALL SWINGING PUPS ( TO DRAIN THE NOSTRILS) AND RUBBING FRANTICALLY AND YOU COULD HEAR ONE PUP AFTER ANOTHER BEGN YELLING-- WE HAD ONE- THAT WAS  ?FLACID?  NO MOVEMENT.. AND I SAT IT ON THE TOWEL ON THE TABLE NEXT TO ME-- WHE IT TOO YELLED FOR ATTENTION -- WE ALL JUMPED AND RUBBED 2 PUPS AT ONCE SPREADING OUT THE ATTENTION - AND TRYING TO GET THAT ONE PUP IN BETTER SHAPE... AND IT STARTED TO MOVE AND YELL--  THE OTHER 4 LOOKED AND ACTED PERFECT;Y NORMAL
IN RETROSPECT... THAT HAS TO BE THE OTHER ONE WHO'S PROTECTIVE BUBBLE RUPTURED EARLY.

AND IT NEEDED ALOT OF HELP WITH THE BASICS... WHICH AS A 5 MINUTE OLD PUP WAS MOVING..  LATER ON THE FLOOR... AFTER WASHING OFF ALL THE BETADINE OR WHATEVER FROM NOEL'S NIPPLES,  THE 4 NURSED WELL.. AND THE ONE JUST DID NOT GET THE HANG OF IT.  WE IMPROVISED GETTING SOME MILK INTO HER -- THE FIRST 24 HOUR  MILK IS SO IMPORTANT- AND HOME WE CAME.

WHERE GRACE SAT AND DEALT WITH THE ONE PUP MOST OF THE DAY...  GRACE COUDL GET 2CC'S  OF THE CRITICAL MILK  --OUT OF NOEL BETTER THAN ANYONE.  AND THE PUP APPARENTLY HAS  A SEIZURE PROBLEM...- NOW I AM TOLD SHE DID GET HER MOUTH ON A NIPPLE OVERNIGHT AND NURSED FOR A  MINUTE-- THIS WOULD  BE WONDERFUL NEWS... AS MY NEXT PLAN TODAY WAS TO  PUT SOME MILK, AND MY CLEAN  LITTLE FINGER IN A NIPPLE AND SEE IF I CAH  ENCOURAGE HER TO NURSE NORMALLY..  IF SHE HAS STARTED ON HER OWN, I WILL NOT GET INVOLVED... IT IS A VERY DELICATE  BALANCE AS GEORGE OFTEN SAYS "GIVE MOTHER NATURE A CHANCE.  AND TEH BEST WE CAN DO IS TO CLEAR AWAY THE OTHER 4 AND LET THIS PUP HAVE A NIPPLE ALL TO HERSELF...

THE REST OF THE PROBLEM IS TO CONVINCE NOEL THAT WE WILL GIVE HER STEAK AND EGGS IN BED FOR BREAKFAST, BUT SHE MUST MAKE SOME ATTEMPT TO LICK AND CLEAN UP THESE PUPS..

NOW JUST TO GIVE YOU THE COMPLETE DETAILS--- FROM A NON MEDICAL POV.
I  FEEL I MUST GIVE YOU THE  "  VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED FOR  THE CONTENTS OF THIS DD)

SINCE WE WERE SPAYING HER-  SPEED AT GETTING THOSE PUPS OUT WAS MORE CRITICAL THAN .. ALOT OF OTHER THINGS....SO THERE WAS NO NEED OT SEW UP ALL THAT UTERUS-- JUST DETACH IT FROM NOEL AND UNCEREMONIOUSLY   DROP IT IN THE BUCKET AT GEORGE'S FEET... GEORGE'S FEET WERE ALREADY ABOUT ½ INCH DEEP IN THE NORMAL  FLUIDS AND STUFF THAT COMES WITH PUPS... BUT WHEN HE DROPPED THAT UTERUS IN THAT BUCKET , I DID A DOUBLE TAKE.. THE BUCKET WAS A STAINLESS STEEL- 5 GALLON SIZE AND IT WAS ABOUT ⅔'S FULL OF STUFF THAT JUST CAME OUT OF NOEL.... WHAT EVER IT WAS... THERE WAS ALOT OF IT-- ALL RED--- I DON'T THINK THERE WAS ANY ABNORMAL AMT OF BLEEDING  IT WAS JUST THAT SHE WAS SO HUGE.. AND THAT UTEROUS HAD JUST HELD 7 PUPS IN A TUBES ABOUT 4" IN DIAMETER... IF EACH PUP WAS COMPRESSD INTO 4 INCHES THIS SLIPPERY DRIPPING MESS HIT THAT BUCKET WITH A FRRRRUUUUMMMP.
AND HE SEWED HER UP AND WE WENT HOME.

HE HAS A WONDERFULLY TALENTED AND  ORGANIZED CREW--- THEY KNOW WHAT THEY ARE DOING..  AND THEN THERE WAS MEG AND ME.  MEG HAD THROWN A COUPLE TOWELS IN THE CLOTHES BASKET  
WHAT AN UNDERSTATEMENT THAT WAS !!   THE ONLY THING I COULD IMPROVE ON WAS  THE  SIZE OF TEH SPOTLESSLY CLEAN TOWELS THEY HAD... AS THOSE PUPS CAME OUT SO QUICKLY  WE HAD FULL SIZE TOWELS ALL OVER  MIXED WITH PUSP AND AFTERBIRTH  AND ALL MANNER O F GOODIES- AT ONE POINT  I LOST TRACK AND CHECKED TO BE SURE THERE WAS NOT A PUP IN THA PILE OF TOWELS AT MY FEET..( THERE WAS NOT.)    WASH CLOTH WOULD NOT HAVE WORKED - BUT A BIG SUPPLY  OF  HAND TOWELS WOULD HAVE.. I MAY TAKE SOME OF OURS DOWN AND SEE IF HE LIKES THOSE.

THAT IS AS FAR AS WE HAVE GONE.

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Good Morning Carlene,
  
    Just thought I'd send you an update on Dash and I's latest adventure. Dash and I just recently were invited to be a featured speaker for the New York State Dept. of Criminal Justice and their T.R.A.U.M.A. program. This program is geared toward PTSD awareness and suicide prevention for Veterans , Law Enforcement , and First responders.
   Our speech lasted about an hour and a half and I told my life story with the help of Dash at my side. I can't thank you guys enough for the support I have received and for the great gift of my (our) lovely Dash. Without her this would not have been possible for me and we made a very lasting impression on those who attended this course. 
  This is only the beginning of great things to come for us as we have been offered a contract to speak all over New York State and possibly taking it nation wide. With your permission I would feel honored if I could use SDP in my presentation in my speech as well as on my power point with the SDP logo. 
  Again I thank you very much and am very humbled by your great organization and all your volunteers. 
 Scott and Dash

P.S. I'm enclosing a photo of Dash and I that was taken right before our speech. 


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From Team Hunter and Wendy:
We arrived home safe and sound last night after an amazing time in DC. We want to thank all the people that made it possible, including Amy and all the @BostonChildren'sHospital staff who attended, and @childrenshospitals, as well as our family who stayed with our other dogs. We were the 1st  representatives with a service dog, and we think it went pretty well! Wendy was not a fan of the DC red squirrels! 
We had a few first ourselves on the trip: Wendy's first time on a plane, first time in DC, first experience with Uber to name a few. We even flew back with another service dog across from us! 

 We meet with all the Maine senators and representatives to talk about INS and we even were able to sit in seats on the House floor! We sqeeuzed in as much as we could see! We met amazing kids and their families and hopefully answered lots of questions about Wendy! Everyone is tired,

Saturday, June 25, 2016

june 25 2016
WOOOWO---4AM... LET ME THINK.... THIS IS SATURDAY... AND NOE IS SLEEPING ON THE FUTON IN TH E KITCHEN...  EVEN IF SHE STARTS NOW IT WILL PROBABLY RUN INTO SUNDAY  AND WE WILL GET TO ......?? IS THAT THE LAST pup??? SITUATION-- SUNDAY  EMERGENCY VET'?  THERE ARE 2--  ONE IN WOBURN I  HAVE NEVER BEEN TO AND BULGER IN ANDOVER- ABOUT 10 MILES AWAY..  BOTH ARE ... "MAY I HAVE YOUR CREDIT CARD" TYPE PLACES EVEN IF THEY KNOW  YOU.. BUT ... THEY ARE THERE...

SUNDAY LOOMS IN THE DISTANCE...  this is one of those days when you change clothes every noontime.. regardless.

I THINK I SHOULD MAKE A DEAL WITH  ONE OF THE VETS AT GEORGES--- CASH BONUS THE AMT OF WHAT THOSE PLACES WOULD CHARGE FOR A SUNDAY C- SECTION...--- ONE VET , ONE TECH AND A BUNCH OF  US WITH WASH CLOTHS... THERE IS ONE WHO LIVES NOT FAR FROM US.. NEAR BETSY???

AS FOR THE FETOSCOPE-- I ASKED HOLLY TO GET ONE AND I WOUILD PAY HER...  BUT IT HAS NOT  BEEN DELIVERED YET... GRACE, WITH HER MEDICAL RN TYPE EARS CAN SOMETIMES TELL IF THERE IS ANOTHER PUP IN THERE.. IT GETS TO BE A QUESTION OF A YES IS A YES, BUT A NO IS NOT NECESSARILY A NO.

SHE IS AWAKE AND PANTING (WHEN SHE IS NOT SLEEPING ) 
NOW SITTING LOOKING AT ME... YAWNING...  A LITTLE PAWING , DRINK OF WATER,,TAIL UP . TAIL DOWN ....QUICK PEE ( WITH ATTENDANT WITH WASH CLOTHS-- SHE HAS BEEN KNOWN TO DROP ONE)  THINGS LIKE THAT....

 THIS WAITING  IS CALLED "ANALYZING EVERY PHART."
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I THINK IT IS PERFECT TIME TO CLEAN UP MY CELL PHONE AND TYPE THE NUMBRS INTO AN EXCELL SHEET ON MY COMPUTER
WHILE DRINKING COFFEE  WITH CAFFENE

except..... i hate this phone... i can type in one number and it shuts itself off, so i swipe, locate next to type, line up  type area code and it shuts off   plus i am being sooooo careful of my shakey hands dialing by mistake that at 4am i better not even try this...
everything sounds so easy
i had a whole bunch of "F's" which i am told are facebook announcements  when i touched one my hand did not do the right thing and they are gone-- whatever they were.
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somewhere in the whole twitching mess i did see earlene comment about family  responsibilities but she would watch..
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 there is a fawn dane  male 2yr old looking fro a  home-- will be in   in north east animal shelter..? salem  ma?
dr sykes called me from revere pet care ctr.. pro ably needs homing pretty quickly- the reason for giving up was a loose stool.... they couldn't cope.. and probably didn't know about  tylan  where you use only a pinch - literally or it can be  a problem// 
 apparently tylan was made to put in  a turkey's  water-- then pig farmers started using it for scours in baby pigs...  now i have lately seen reference to it's careful use in  dogs... and with a dane it is ¼ teasp for a week and then literally a pinch for a month-- along with some acidophoolis..  read the internet... it can be dangerous... but it is also on sale on amazon...it is a last resort after a few other things... and i have had it work.
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" The best doctor in the world is a veterinarian. He can't ask his patients what is the matter -- he's got to just know. "
- Will Rogers
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Hi Carlene,
I just wanted to send a quick note as I'm so excited to be in the 1000 Island area traveling in our motor home.  We walked the river front one of the photos I have attached. There were several things to look at along the way, just off to the side. I am just so proud to say that Dolly and I did it together, with no help! Several times Dale asked, "you ok?" As we headed toward something to see. "Yes, thanks!" Was my response!
 I can't tell you how empowering that is. 
Thank you so so much for my wonderful mobility partner. Life is good!
Brenda and Dolly
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CARLENE,
WHEN MY NEPHEW AND HIS KIDS FROM ARIZONA VISIT FAMILY IN KANSAS EVERY SUMMER, WE BAKE COOKIES AND TAKE THEM TO PEOPLE WHO PROVIDE SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY.  THE VERY FIRST YEAR WE DID THE FIRESTATION.  WE’VE ALSO DONE THE HOSPITAL NURSES, ZOO WORKERS, LONG-TERM CARE FACILITY NURSES, PHYSICAL THERAPISTS, CHURCH MUSICIANS, ETC.
THIS YEAR WE ARE PLANNING ON TAKING TREATS TO THE LOCAL ANIMAL SHELTER WHICH IS RUN BY THE HUMANE SOCIETY.  IN ADDITION TO THE COOKIES FOR THE WORKERS, WE WILL TAKE TREATS FOR THE ANIMALS!
 THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU DO FOR PROMOTING SERVICE DOGS!

 CHRISTY
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going to be a long day---overnight in the same clothes waiting for noel.. 
so go buy a brick... we may need it more than usual?????...
http://www.memsaic.com/app/launch.cfm?sid=01D4C6B2AAE9D7

Friday, June 24, 2016

JUNE 24 2016
 OUR "BUDDY" WAS TEH DONKEY IN THE WELL  IN THE NEWS....HAMILTON MASS..- THE STORY WENT NATIONWISE.- APPARENTLY A CATCH WATER TYPE "CISTERN"  WIDE AT THE BOTTOM... HE COULD SWIM- AND THE KID WHO JUMPED IN TO HELP HOLD  HIS  HEAD UP AS HE TIRED, COULD STAND.  IT TOOK 4 FIREMEN, 2 POLICEMEN AND  TEH 2 KIDS TO LIFT HIM OUT-- AND I DON'T THINK HE WEIGHS MUCH MORE THAN 150 POUNDS-- BENTLEY SIZE...THEY SAY  "A VETERNARIAN" TREATED HIM...  THAT WAS PROBABLY BRIAN- AND I WANT TO TALK TO HIM IF I CAN-   SOUNDS LIKE BUDDY WAS FINE... 
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 I THNK  THAT IS A GOOD LETTER I/WE  WROTE TO THE PARTERIDGEBERRY PLACE PEOPLE INVITING THEM TO A LUNCH/TOUR ON JULY 2  10 TO 12-  I THINK IF THEY KNEW MORE OF WHAT WaS GOIN G ON , THEY WOUL D BE LESS FEARFUL..  ONE FEAR WAS THE BUILDING WOULD BE A VET HOSPITAL. WHEN I LOOK AT THE MONEY GEORGE MYERS SPENT ON PUTTING UP DANVERS ANIMAL HOSPITAL, I AM SHOCKED TO THINK THESE NEIGHBORS THOUGHT I COULD EVER GET ALL THAT TOGETHER !!  NO ... OUR LITTLE ISOLATION UNIT WILL JUST   DO A BETTER JOB OF CARING FOR TEH DOGS THAN  IN MY KITCHEN.
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OUR "BUD"  IS OUR LIFESAVER WHEN IT COMES TO ELECTRICITY-- WITH THAT LIGHTENING STRIKE, BOTH GATES AND THE CAMERA WENT DOWN...  HE HAS THE  GATES FIXED-- WE HAD ONE UNUSED ENTIRE GATE UNIT WHICH WE HAD ON HAND " FOR PARTS"--  THAT GATE IS SUPER....I CAN REMEMBER DRIVING TO THE GATE GETTING OUT OPEN THE GATE.. DRIVING THRU GETING OUT SHUTTING THE GATE.. IT WAS TOUGH WHEN I WAS YOUNGER...  NEAR IMPOSSIBLE NOW.
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I TALKED TO TIM AND HE SAID EXPLORE WAS SENDING US ANOTHER CAMERA PLUS ONE FOR THE DONKEY STALL/PASTURE..
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THE MINI HORSE IS A GOOD ADDITION... MOMMY IS PLEASENT-- HER BABY "PUPPY"  IS A LOVER AS HE LANDS IN YOUR LAP IF YOU SIT NEAR HIM...  AND HE RUNS AROUND ON THOSE CROOKED LEGS VERY NICELY...  I WILL TRY AND PUT THE MINI DONK IN WITH THEM MAYBE TODAY....  ACHIEVING BOREDOM IS NEEDED HERE.. I DON'T WANT THE GROUP OF DONKEYS  TO RUN  "PUPPY"  AROUND TRYING TO SNIFF AT HIM-- ANOTEHR TACTIC IS TO PUT 3 PILES OF HAY ( ONE MORE PILE THAN NUMBER OF HORSES..) SO THEIR HUNGER WILL SLOW THEM UP AS THE DOMINANT ONE TRIES  TO TAKE OVER TEH HAY PILES, THE SUBMISSIVE ONE CAN JUST MOVE TO ANOTHER PILE... THEN THEY GET BORED WITH  THE PROJECT.... HOPEFULLY.
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SOMEBODY SENT ME 50  PHOTOS WITH THE AMT OF MONEY CONGRESS RECEIVE FROM THE RIFLE ASSOC... HOW COME THAT RIFFLE ASSOC HAS SO MUCH MONEY TO GIVE AWAY- FROM  7.7 MIL TO MCCAIN AND 888 THOUSAND AND ALOT IN BETWEEN------50 CONGRESSMEN !!  HOW COME THEY HAVE SO MUCH TO GIVE AWAY? ARE THEY SELLING RIFLES TO BOTH SIDES OF EVERY  WAR ?
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RANDOM  IDEAS
Take balloons to a hospital that you or your child has been in and have them given to whoever happens to be in a room or floor you where in. I  to help make a bad day better for them. 
I also have shown up at the hospital with cookies, candy etc to be delivered to the nurses station for the same reason. 
Thank you and the SDP for reminding me daily why life is so important. I have a quote that I use all of the time that I thought you might like. We where NOT put on this earth to take, we're here put here to give back.  
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MY  first was at the grocery store, I was checking out and told the checker to add the next in line (firemen) to my bill.  They argued profusely, but I won and they just shook their heads!  It was fun.
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I was returning to my car with beautiful flowers to cheer me up and an elderly man was just getting out of his car.  He grinned and said, oh you really didn't need to.  So, I gave him the flowers and then the tears came.  He had lost his wife of many, many years recently and he needed something to cheer him up.  So, he got the flowers.
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I had gotten an unusual plant (can't remember what it was) and a couple stopped to say how pretty they were.  So, off I go back to the flowers, pick one up, paid for it, went back to find the couple and gave it to them.  They couldn't believe it.
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Yes, it is such a good feeling and usually people are so grateful that someone would do this for them.  
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Hi Carlene,
 Just wanted to share my day with you!!
So today at Summer school the kids started to giggle and giggle and giggle.  I was just at my wits end. So I asked, WHAT IS SO FUNNY!!!!! They responded YOU! So I asked why. They said, "You so sound like Carlene." What I said. Yes in the last 15 minutes you have said, " Next Problem, Oh boyz, I Dunno, Wonderful, Are you listening to me, No one is paying attention to me,"    I had to laugh! And of course I went into the hall for a moment and giggled my self. I told them that there is no better person I would like to be like than Carlene. Their response was, "Yes she is on a mission and so are you! Your mission is to make us better readers and her mission is to give better mobility to those that have problems." I love being a Carlene mini!! And I so love my kids. They are really listening!!
I can't tell you the impact that you have made in my kids lives!!  They listen to your every word.  I won't even begin to tell you the political things that you have send that have inspired amazing class discussion with the 5th graders.  Carlene You are my hero as well as my kids!!
Dawn Romero
Stedman Elem.
Denver, Colorado
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. they listen to my every word?????.......now that is frightening..