Sunday, May 27, 2018

may 27 2018
THANK HEAVENS I HAVE NO DESIRE TO CLIMB MT EVEREST-- NEWS THIs MORNING,, A GUY WHO LOST BOTH LIMBS TRYING TO GET THERE YEARS AGO JUST MADE IT -- I HAVE A PROBLEM WITH THAt...-- it is cold up there...he and everyone with him is in danger. why not try swimming from france to england where the conditions  for helpers are far more favorable?? 
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on to paula and penny flying tomorrow from frankfurt to boston-- landing at about 3:00-- takes about an hour to get the cargo to the terminal so we can have the attached paperwork-- which we then have to get stamped by "customs"  sonce tomorrow is a holiday, normal customs  in boston will be closed---  so we will have to go to the airport customs in terminall E-- instead... is anyone thnking about that?   they give you a very detailed paper telling you how to get thru downtown boston to get to  Customs"  at drydock..   with details of the cost of the fuel (47 cents) to make the round trip.  makes me wonder........except on a holiday when you just go to a differnt terminal.... many things make me wonder..

however....  the flight will be lufthansa 422 landign in boston at 15:00-- sooooooo
it is possbl;e to track the flight with flightaware.com  - last time there were  many hundreds of people watching that little dot cross the ocean cheering as it passed iceland... then greenland..
bud is our airport driver-- and judy and i will deal.. plan is to get them out of the crate in the  "outeroffice" space for a drink and snack. while we  put everyting  else that was in the crate  in a garbage bag...-- wipe them off with waterless shampoo.. wipe out the crate with  our terriffic supply of handiwipes--insert  new fluffies-- insert puppies and carry to car and turn loose in the back of my toyota to move and relax,  while bud drives us home.pullin up to the deagle house to carry them in  for a  camera  reception - i can not believe we will get there by mail call...  but i don't think we could be any earlier.-----oh  did i mention taking a supply of rubber gloves?
mayhem was spotless-- these are a little younger... and 2 of them in the same crate-- if it was not a direct flight we might need tyvek suits.
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 there is some organizing to do---  people have to realize you feed dogs in reverse  order of age... which is also reverse of training...  you can not feed chaos with little puppies dancing around her feet and food--- but rather... you get the pups anchored .. like in lindas room... tehn may and sizzle... then bentley and chaos who understand "wait" 
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 "meatcutter  steve" pointed out last night we survived with  about 40 danes in the house and no confusion... so  8 should be no problem-- i do want to claim the back condo area for "my"  end of things.
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there are facts of life
a sleeping animal will wake with a full bLadder aND POSSIBLY COLON-  AND IF THE COLON PART DOES NOT HAPPEN THEN, IT WILL BE AWAKENED BY THE FEEDING OF BREAKFAST/ OR DINNER- SO  GETTING DOGS OUT DURING THOSE TIMES MIGHT HELP THE LAUNDRY BILL.
PEOPLE WITH SERVICE DOGS GET THE WHOLE ELIMINATION PROCESS DOWN PAT--- HAVEING BENTLEY WHO IS STILL INTACT , IT TOOK ME A WHILE- TO REALISE ALL THAT POST PEEING WAS TOTALLY NOT NECESSARY.  AS A MATTER OF FACT, A male dog seems to have an extra resevoir of urine so he may always have a little squirt necessary should he come upon a hydrant or  potted plant that has not been marked.-- because --- in the noticing department---- if it is raining out the supply may be saved for a sunny day.. when he will line up and drain  it often taking 23 minutes of a steady stream.
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i wonder how urine is processed on this property daily  60 danes 14 donkeys & 29 people?
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service dog having puppies at an airport   .... well... to be generous.... that dog could be teh service dog for the director of an adi  "program" . bentley is not neutered... is almost the same thing... you can not spay/ neuter your best dogs,- you must keep them for producing future service dogs.   there is some latitude given directors and  master trainers for just that reason.
now if that dog happens to be someone's working  service dog..... it could happen...  there is a famous golden stud dog with an adi member...  she has it easier... the  "feathers "( hair) hide his masculinity where as bentley it is more obvious... 
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moving on   

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Saturday, May 26, 2018

may 26 2018
 this daily doggie is really ( dull)  but  it  will bring everyone up to speed a bit

today i must
*remind GRACE that  STEVE left  TEH MANEQUIN'S LEFT ARM IN HIS CAR.
*straighten up Delores- and get her arm back on- 
delores is a manequin to get th edogs used to manequins in teh malls
  she is leaning on the fence in the driveway looking drunk right  now 
*TELL TOM about  THE 6 LAG SCREWS IN THE FRONT WINDOW- a perfect example of good stuff wrong place.  we have alo of that here-- someone sent us 6 fly swatters which i see  are in the closit next to my desk-- by teh time you see a fly and get down on yOUR KNEES TO GET ONE, THE FLY IS GONE, AND BENTLY IS COWERING UNDER MY DESK ( SINCE HE AND I WERE ELECTRICUTED HE CAN NOT DEAL WITH THE BUZZ OF A FLY)
*ask tom to get 800 pounds  fertializer out of my car-WHICH SHOHUYLD HAVE BEEN SPREAD LAST MONTH?
*figure out the crack in the  house foundation-  WHERE IS SOME FLEX WHATEVER??? 
*find a cell phone that works ?jitterbug?I HAVE ONE FROM WALMART WHICH WILL ACTUALLY DIAL A NUMBER AFTER A3 MINUTE DELAY
*crawl around on hands and knees scratching  lawn seed into bare spots .. I AM TRYING FOR GREEN....  
*make leashes for interns to practice tie quick release********** A MUST LESSON 
*barricade  teh elect system in icu to make another kennel available. WE HAVE 2 MORE PUPS PENNY AND PAULA COMIONG MONDAY AFTERNOON... FROM FRANKFURT--  ---- OUR GERMAN CP'S HAVE SAID  THEY COME FROM A WONDERFUL KENNEL   SAME AS MAYHEM'S--- I AM TOLD WE HAVE ALOT OF DOGS...and need the room... :)
*buy stuff to practice a vegitarian  stew  ( to which we can add chicken chunks)for sunday
*try to find out how lisbon feels about rabies and  prague. (anne says lisbon airport is more modern than  boston)PETAIR IS HANDLING IT ALL  BUT IT IS NOT A NONSTOP FROM PRAGUE- boston  - AND I AM TOLD THEY HAVE A VETERNARIAN ATTENDANT  AT THE lisbon AIRPORT "PET HOTEL" (MUST BE KENNEL)
*figure out why lumber and "stuff" was delivered to the smoking hut (rumor a roof repair to be done by a  smokers  husband?)
*order the CA RULE signs (if it is dirty , clean it -- if it is empty, fill it,----if it is full , empty it....)SO WE LOOK MORE FRIENDLY TO THE PARTRIDGEBERRY DEVELOOPEMENT-- THE BABY DONKEYS HAVE DRAWN POSITIVE ATTENTION...
*encourage tree circling ( donkeys are eating trees AND THEY COULD KILL A TREE IN A DAY OR TWO...)
*get someone  to install 200' fence over pam's hill-- SO HER DOGS DON'T FIGHT WITH ANY ADULT DOGS  ON PUPPY HILL
*spread teh remaining lump of stone dust IN THE DONKEY VIEWING AREA
*get mo onto "grazing pen  on puppy hill - that GRASS IS GREENER OVER THE SEPTIC SYSTEM FOR THE LAUNDRY BUILDING 
*redefine "house dogs"   to include the "condo"  WITH THESE 2 NEW  BLACK  PUPS  -- THE GRANDMOTHER  OF THEM IS BLUE--  WHICH IS A WHOLE NEW LINE...IN DANES THERE IS BROWN, BLUE, AND  THE HARLEQUINS.. WHICH WE HAVE--  THERE ARE BLACKS OUT OF BLUE AND BLACKS OUT OF HARLS -- IF WE BRED THEse, IT COULD BE A SITUATION OF GETIN G A WIERD COLOR.  WE HAVE NOT BRED ANYTHING BESIDES HARLEQUINS-- BUT LOLA CAME FROM SOME BREEDING THAT DID..)
*Check gate between "A" and pond-- WE HAD A DOG GET THRU WHICH MEANT 3 DOGS IN ONE Area  3 dogs is too often 2 against 1 and is a very bad thing.
*make sure sharpie pens are  next to  the evening "what dog is where" list in the barn-- liv carefully made a list with a pen so light we coudl not read it in an emergency-- last person out of the barn is supposed to go around and check for water/ heat/ac, general well being and make a list of which dog is where to be left at the house.

THEN
*last of teh day.....enjoy the honeybaked turkey dinner tinna sent ! wooowoowooo
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also----think of the book donna is going to try and put together-
i think each person we have donated a dog to has a story worth telling---the good teh bad the indifferent-- of teh before and after...

i know many have written emails to that effect--  which are totally lost in my collection,, so it would help if each of you woulod wrtie  a "one chapter" size story-- i think it would "sell"  to the general public..  and get it to info@servicedogproject.org-( linda)  who will pass it on to donna  lets get on that one.... to have it done before dogfest?????? wow 

Friday, May 25, 2018

MAY 25 2018
one hour of talking with janine  in the car to the airport is an exhausting mental exercise--- ideas fly around so quickly thaT I REALLY NEED 2 CUPS OF CAFFEEN TO KEEP UP... BUT WE MADE IT.-

 WE DISCUSSED NOT DISCUSSING MY IDEA OF  A LOCAL TV PROJECT-  BUT IT CERTAINLY IS NOT SOMETHING  WE COUDL BEGIN TO TACKLE-- THO ANYONE ELSE IS WELCOME TO THE IDEA....
 THERE AE ALOT OF ANGRY PEOPLE WANTING THIER VOICE TO BE HEArd.... soooo...... all these local town tv stations should have   an open mic-- anyone   24 hours a day   can have  5 minutes tv time to say anything they want-- then play them back  during thte day-- like commercials are for regular tv...  some could be ... amusing, instructive, or a release valve for anger.  local tv ends up with alot of dead air...  I THINK THOSE ARE SOMEHOW FEDERALLY FUNDED????? these coudl be a good thing..\   ward????? you are the expert????
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AND THEN THERE IS THE NEXT BOOK IDEA.... REALLY ALREADY WRITTEN...  GOT TO WORK ON THAT...
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i did put the details of teh pups on the comment column--  the paula AND PENNY  from the kennel in germany that sent us mayhem will be arriving in boston  3:-4:00 on monday-- lufthansa/....
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DEVIN TOOK the DAY OFF TODAY TO GRADUate--

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david  and friend maTT PUT IN THE MITSUBISHI HEATER/AC IN THE TRAINING ROOM-- NOW THE LAT THING TO MAKE US MORE SECURE WILL BE TEH AUTOMATIC GENERATOR  FOR THE LAUNDRY-- FROM WHENCE COMETH THE ELECTRICITY FOR THE ICU AND T TENT ( CAMERA WHYFY)  WHICH I HPE TO GET DONE BEFORE DOG FEST.
THEY PUT IT IN JUST IN TIME FOR A PIPE TO BREEAK IN THE CELLAR-- SO NOW ALL WATER FOR THE DEAGLE HOUSE OR NUTT HOUSE HAS TO COME OUT OPF TH EKITCHEN-- DAVID SAID HE WOULD BE HERE TODAY TO FIX THAT PIPE.

DAVID #1  HAS A WONDERFUL COLLECTION OF SKILLS I HOPE HE IS TEACHING MATT... BECAUSE MATT IS MORE LOCAL AND MIGHT BE ABLE TO HELP IN EMERGENCIES... HAVING  "BEGINNER"  MATT FIX PLUMBING DOES NOT WORRY ME... IF YOU DO SOMETHING WRONG WITH TEH PLUMBING YOU JUST MOP IT UP.
NOT SO WITH ELECTRICITY.
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THANK HEAVENS FOR A GOOD CUT AND PASTE TODAY
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Well it has been an entire week since Elvis and I left SDP and what a week it has been! 

We spent the weekend + Monday exploring campus and Boston as well as stopping for coffee with some fabulous friends! (Aileen and Jezlyn). Luckily Elvis loves going to Starbucks as much as I do 😉 We also stopped by Northeastern University Police Department where Elvis made many friends and I want to thank them for all their support! 

Tuesday was another hospital day and Elvis took everything in his stride. Everyone on the GI floor were so happy to meet him and extremely impressed as I walked down the hallway with no crutches! I have never been in Children's hospital without my crutches so you could say it was a little bit emotional when I walked through the doors without them! We then headed out to Cheesecake with Shea and Elvis was perfect. The waiters did not even realise he was there at first! 

By Wednesday, Elvis had been exposed to multiple distractions including trains flying past us and children trying to jump over him but he has stayed right by my side. I then headed to my American Health Care class where Elvis was once again very well behaved (even answering some of the questions about Healthcare financing 😂) 

Today was again another hospital day, which included Elvis meeting my primary doctor who was a big reason Elvis was a possibility! Elvis has decided he very much likes Dr Fitzgerald! She also seemed less worried about me taking on the Boston Children's Hospital walk next month as I will have Elvis (it was looking like I would have to do it in a wheelchair before last week). Completing this walk has been a goal of mine for a while and unfortunately has not been a possibility in recent years so I am excited that it seems hopeful this year! 

We also found out this week that the hospital is going ahead with another surgery. This surgery will be on my left leg as we are trying to prevent more damage and is currently scheduled for July 26th. We are still waiting for other surgery dates but for now we will be focusing on this one and the recovery. I think Elvis knew I was a little nervous about the fact I will be back in a wheelchair while relearning to walk so he made an extra special effort to cheer me up and reminding me that we are on this journey together 💙

So that is our update of the past week. It has gone by so fast and even though it has only been a week, Elvis has already helped me in so many ways, saving me from falls and helping me back off the floor. He has brought so many smiles to so many faces this week and I can't wait to see what our journey continues to bring! Stay tuned for more updates soon! 


Love Fiona and Elvis ❤️

Thursday, May 24, 2018

MAY2 4 2018
IN A VERY LARGE HURRY... I HOPE THIE READS RIGHT

THE POLICE AND PAYPAL--- IT IS ALWAYS An interesting day when i get up very angry about something.....-todaY-- THE POLICE... SWEARING TO PPROTECT US-- HOW ABOUT TEH GENERAL PUBLIC BEING TRAINED TO PROTECT THE POLICE...TO HAVE SOME POLICEMAN CALLED A COWARD FOR NOT RUNNING TOWARD THE GUNFIRE OF AN AUTOMATIC RIFLE IS BIZZARRE- LAST NIGHT A POLICEMAN PANICED AND TAZZED SOME GUY--THE POLICEMAN GOT SCARED... WE ARE NOT THE ONLY ONES WITH RIGHTS, THE POLICE HAVE THE RIGHT TO BE SCARED.... TERRIFIED... 
I WAS TRAINED AS A CHILD-- AND I TRAINED MY CHILDREN,, IF A POLICEMAN TELLS YOU TO STOP-- YOU STOP AND PUT YOU HAnds on your head if told to do so-- you may argue details later-- seems to me most of theses shootings-- tazing would not happen if the general public were trained how to respond and not scare a policeman into behaVING IN WHAT IS SOMETIMES A VERY RATIONAL SITUATION-- AFTERE ALL WE ALLOW THE GENERAL PUBLIC TO BE ARMED FAR BETTER THAN  MOST POLICE DEPARTMENTS.. IT IS SCARY--
LAST NIGHT SOME FOOTBALL PLAYER  GOT TAZED-- WELL IF HE IS A FOOTBALL PLAYER THEN I BET HE WAS NOT A 98 POUND WEAKLING.. I REMEMBER A COMMENT BY THE WIFE OF  THAT 6 FOOT 8 INCH COMMEDIAN  ON CNN WHO PUT  A SIGN ON THE FRONT DOOR "MY HUSBAND IS HUGE AND BLACK AND DOES NOT OWN A GUN-- DO NOT SHOOT HIM" 
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PAYPAL--  LOOKS TO ME LIKT SLEEZE
WITH GREAT DIFFICULTY I HAVE PA=ID FOR TEH PUP AND TRANSPORTING.. TURNS OUT... PAYPAL--- GIVES YOU THREE OPTIONS   TO WITHDRAW FUNDS TO COVER THE PPAYMENT--- A BALANCE AT PAYPAL ( MINE NOT BIG ENOUGH) A CHARGE CARD ON A BANK ACCOUNT ( COSTS A CHAGE CARD FEE ? $ 25.00) OR WITHDRAW FROM THE BANK DIRECTLY... ($2 FEE)
TOI PAU FOR TEH OPUO, I CHOSE "WITHDRAW FROM TEH BANK DIRECTLY"  AND AFTER THE SCREEN FLIPPED AROUND, IT SAID SHE COULD HAVE THE MONEY AFTER MAY 29TH----  EXCUSE ME????????---- I CALLED... LINDA CALLED---
LARGE UPROAR---  HOWEVER , IT STILL WOULD WORK BECAUSE THE PUP WAS DUE TO FLY 5/29-- HOWEVER... I WAS SHAKEN...
SO WITH LINDA LOOKING ON TO SEE WHERE I HAD GONE WRONG-- I PAID WITH PAYPAL USING THE CREDRTICARD OPTION
 THAT GETS OPAID THE NESXT DAY...I
SO WHAT THEY ARE DOING IS TO HOLD PAYMNENT FOR 6 DAYS ON WHAT APPEARS TO BE A LOGICAL CHOICE OF LOWER BANK CHARGE-- AND ARE MAKING MILLIONS ON THE INTEREST ON THAT MONEY HELP... 


 RUNNING TO GET JANINIE TO THE AIRPORT AT 5:AM

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

may 23 2018
"REPORT OF ROO's  POO"---   WE TOOK ROO TO THE VET YESTERDAY- AND THE XRAY SHOWED A WIERDly  LARGE STOMACH - WITH SOME  GRANULAR LOOKING SUBSTANCE MAYBE THERE--  THE VET SUGGESTED A CAT HAIRBALL SUBSTANCE as a cure...--- BASICALLY CHICKEN FLAVORED NON ABSORBABLE  VASOLINE.... MEGAn gave her a couple teaspoons easily--- 2 hours later she produced poo-- which we decided was too soon for the effects of the poo making hairball stuff----  megan LOOKED IT OVER ...( MANUALLY..) AND DECIDED IT HAD A GRANULAR "FEEL" TO IT .  certainly could be sand---  but i am reminded constantly that at 3 weeks of age--- i.e.  before they ate outside on teh sand--  roo had an abnormally large belly.
we watcha nd wait???
as for mayhem's shoulder-- vet agreed shoulder strain of some kind-- probably not broken because she is weight bearing with some improvement.so   --- it will be about 8 weeks for a strain-- and no pain killer becauswe mommy nature is saying don't walk on it and it won't hurt.
that is a  "WAit" also 
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I WOULD THINK THE FLIGHTS OUT OF HAWAII WOULD BE  BOOKED SOLID....  I HAVE TROUBLE WITH THIS NEWS ABOUT potential for additional eruptive activity--  HOW IS THAT FOR THE DEFINITION OF  OMINOUS  ,---- the resident, said he saw a crack on Nohea Street widen from about 3 feet on Thursday morning to about 10 feet wide later in the day. He also said that about 40 yards of the road sank.   "These cracks are definitely taking a toll on people getting to their homes," he said.
? HE STOOD THERE AND WATCHED???? ---  IF THIS IS A SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST DEAL, I WOULD THINK THE FITTEST WOULD BE ON A PLANE FOR "THE MAINLAND. -- DO THE NEWS PEOPLE GET HAZARD PAY?  
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NOW IT IS ABOUT FLIGHTS ELSEWHERE.... LIKE  THE PUP FROM CZECH.. TURNS OUT THAT THE USDA RULES  OF RABIES FREE COUNTRY  DO NOT APPLY TO THE "EU" SO TEH RABIES VACCINATION  PROBLEM IS ACTUALLY GETTING THE PUP FROM CZ THRU  FRANKFORT--- OR EVEN TRANSFERRING PLANES  IN FRANKFURT FROM A PLANE FROM PRAGUE--  THERE IS A PET AIR IN BOTH PLACES- SO WE ARE WORKING ON IT.  WORST CASE IS  WE HAVE TO WAIT ANOTHER 2 WEEKS TO GIVE IT A RABIES SHOT THEN WAIT 21 DAYS BEFORE IT CAN GO TO GERMANY  TO GET TO  BOSOTN...
I AM WORKING ON IT....
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FYI OF THE DAY  
 THEN I HAVE HAD AN EXPLINATION ON THE "ORAL VACINES FOR RABIES...
Hello Carlene,
 The oral vaccine for rabies is something we are using up here in Canada. It is distributed in a vaccine bait form. The bait is distributed in target zones where the animals of concern are known to be. The plastic packets contain the Raboral V-RG® rabies vaccine and an attractant. The oral vaccine is proving to be quite effective and is being used by government agencies around the world. It is proving to be highly effective for raccoons, foxes and skunks.
 In Ontario, within 5 years after the initiation of the baiting program the reported cases of rabid foxes went from 203 cases per year to 4 cases per year in the baited areas.  This was with 20 baits per square kilometer, distributed by aircraft and hand kilometer in an areas ranging from 8,000 to 29,000 square kilometers. 
I believe southern Texas has an ORV program for coyotes.
 Have a great day,
Lynne - FROM CANADA
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and george added 
Used 20 years ago to keep rabies off Cape Cod. Targeted raccoons 
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APPARENTLY ---  INSIDE EDITION --?MAGAZINE? INTERVIEWED C COUPLE OF OUR RECIPIENTS ABOUT THE DANE FOR THE DEAF GUY ON A PLANE...  SO WATCH FOR THAT ARTICLE-- AND LET US KNOW.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

MAY 22 2018
the puppy from CZ-- i know there is a rule about pups must be 16 weeks old with a rabies shot given 30 days prior---- but it goes on to say  "except in countries on the rabies free list  which is---- Albania, Andorra, Austria, Azores, Balearic Islands, Belgium, Cabrera, Channel Islands, Corsica, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland, Formentera, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Ibiza, Iceland, Ireland, Isle of Man, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Majorca, Malta, Minorca, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway (except Svalbard), Portugal, San Marino, Spain (except Ceuta and Melilla), Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom. 
 so i am hoping.  stay tuned..  i am supposed to pay for the pup today.  WITH HOPES TO HAVE THE PUP[ ARRIVE ABOUT MAY 30

WITH PREGNANCY IN MIND... I LISTED ALL THE FEMALES WE HAVE "FARMED OUT" AND CHECKED THEM OVER FOR  VACCINES..  APPARENTLY--- IF TEH MOM IS UP TP DATE ON HER VACCINES SHE WILL PRODUCE COLOSTRUM  WITH MORE ANTIBODIES.. HAPPILY MOST OF OUR FEMALES ARE UP TO DATE---  NOW TO LOOK OVER THE POSSIBLE MALES....  THEY DON'T NEED NUTTIN-- PERHAPS THAT IS A POOR CHOICE OF WORDS...

natasha/mayhem report-- she hAS A HARD TO SEE BALD SPOT ON THE POINT OF HER SHOULDER  WHICH COULD HAVE BEEN A POINT OF IMPACT WHEN SHE FELL OFF SOME STONE WALL OR SOMETIGN-- AT ANY RATE...  WE ARE GOING TO XRAY  IT TODAY-  11 AM  - ALONG THE LARGE  BELLY OF ONE  PUP.
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 ANOTHER PROBLEM OF TEH DAY ----WHICH CAMERA PEOPLE WILL BE SEEING HAPPEN--
IT TAKES 9 VEHICLES AND 4 TRAILERS TO RUN THIS SHOW AND I HATE SEEING  ANY OF THEM IN THE G-TENT--- SO TRYING TO HIDE THEM OUT OF THE WAY OF PEOPLE AND CAMERAS... , YET ACCESSIBLE--- WILL BE THE CHORE TODAY.  WITH 12 ACRES YOU WOULD ASSUME.......
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THE LOGIC  QUESTION OF THE DAY IS--- IF YOU DO AN ULTRASOUND ON A FEMALE  DOG AND THE REPORT IS "YES-- PREGNANT "  THEN SHE PROBABLY IS PREGNANT-- IF TEH REPORT SAYS NO-  THAT CAN MEAN "NO BABIES SEEN" WHICH IS DIFFERENT THAN  NOT PREGNANT.  -- TEH NO DOES NOT HAVE THE SAME RELAIBLILTY  AS THE YES.
IN ALOT OF CASES  A "NO" IS MORE DIFFICULT TO  PROVE.
AS IT READS NOW..... TO GO AND BUY A GUN   YOU HAVE TO PROVE YOU ARE NOT  MENTALLY DERANGED...-- MAYBE CHANGING THE LAW TO READ YOU MUST PROVE YOU ARE SANE TO BUY A GUN--  THAT WOULD ELIMINATE MOST OF HUMANITY RIGHT THERE.
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I HAVE 3 RIFLES IN THE CORNER OF MY BEDROOM- OTHER THAN SWINGING THEM AND HITTING SOMEONE OVER THE HEAD, I WOULDN'T KNOW HOW TO USE THEM-- ONE HAS THAT STICK FOR POUNDING THE POWDER IN THE THING SOMEWHERE.-- I HAVE OFTEN THOUGHT OF GETTING A GUN PERMIT SO I COULD SELL THEM...  THAT ONE WITH TEH WOODEN POWDER POUNDER IS AN ANTIQUE- AND VALUABLE - I AM TOLD....BECAUSE MOST HAVE LOST THE POWDER POUNDER.
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NOW THE NEWS---DEAF PERSON SLUGGING THE GUY WHO HIT THE DOG ON THE AIRPLANE..  A  NEW YORK REPORTEER CALLED ME WHILE I WAS 1/2 ASLEEP LAST NIGHT AND WANTED AN INTERVIEW ABOUT DANES AS SERVICE DOGS.  THERE AE MORE REPORTERS CALLING BACK TODAY.
I HAVE ONLY SEEN A QUICK VIDEO- DURING WHICH THE DOG BEHAVED PERFECTLY-- LYING DOWN TIL ALL THE CONFUSION STARTED  THEN WENT DIRECTLY TO   THE HANDLER...  IT WAS THE PEOPLE WHO MISBEHAVED- I WOULD LIKE TO THINK ANY OF OUR RECIPIENTS WOULD CLOBBER ANYONE WHO SLUGGED THEIR DOG.  I AM TOLD...... THE SLUGGER TRIED TO LEAVE THE SCENE  AND TEH SLUGGEE CHASED HIM...-- THE AIRLINE HAS NAME AND ADDRESS OF BOTH SO THO CHASING WASN'T NECESSARY- UNDER THE CONDITIONS I HAVE SEEN SO FAR... IT LOOKS APPROPRIATE TO ME. 
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 I DO HAVE ONE OTHER HEAVY DUTY COMMENT...
 THIS MIGHT HAVE BEEN PREVENTED, IF--- WHEN  OUR SCHOOLS  INSIST ON TEACHING  A SECOND LANGUAGE,   ASL WOULD BE  THAT  SECOND LANGUAGE TO  EVERYBODY- 
  AFTER  A TOTAL OF 6 "SCHOOL YEARS"---  MY PATHETIC ATTEMPT AT SPANISH ( AND LATIN)  WOULD HAVE BEEN MUCH MORE USEFUL IN ABSOLUTELY ANYTHING ELSE.

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TODAY WAS MY PLASMA EXCHANGE DAY. WHICH I CALL MY OIL CHANGE. PIXIE AND I GO TO THE HOSPITAL EVERY 3 WEEKS FOR THIS AND GET MY BLOOD ALL CLEANED OUT AND REFUSED UP. PHEW SO HAPPY TO HAVE HAD IT WITH THIS TOUGH WEEK AND MY MS IN FULL GEAR. FIGHTING THAT FLAIR SO I DON’T END UP IN THE HOSPITAL WITH A STAY WITH PIXIE HAS BEEN A TOUGH ONE BUT, FINGERS ARE CROSSED THAT TODAY’S TREATMENT HELPS SOME.
PIXIE ROCKED IT AGAIN! SHE’S ROCKSTAR. AS I PUT ON HER VEST SHE HAD HER TAIL WAGGING AWAY, READY TO WORK. THIS GIRL JUST LOVES TO MAKE MY DARKEST DAYS SO MUCH BRIGHTER. SHE WALKED WITH HER HEAD HELD HIGH, TAIL WAGGING AND BRACED TIGHT TO ME. SHE WAS TELLING ME MOM I GOT YOU. AS WE STOPPED AND WAITED FOR THE ELEVATOR I GOT A BIG KISS, AS IF TO SAY “ SEE MOM I’M SO HAPPY AND I GOT YOU”. FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE APRIL 8TH I GOT TO WORK AND WALK WITH PIXIE KNOWING SHE WAS HAVING A WONDERFUL DAY AND WANTED TO WORK. FOR THE 1ST TIME JIMMY GOT TO STAND BACK AND WATCH US GLOW AND SHINE TOGETHER. HE WALKED ALONG OUR SIDE BUT I HAD MY GIRL RIGHT THERE THE WAY WE ALWAYS WORKED. 

WHEN WE ARRIVED HOME PIXIE WAS STILL IN THE MOOD TO KEEP PROVING TO ME HOW STRONG SHE IS. SHE HOPPED OUT OF THE CAR AND CAME TO MY DOOR TO GET ME AND THERE WE WHERE AGAIN WALKING AS ONE!

Monday, May 21, 2018

MAY 21 2018
sunday afternoons with the general public always gives me plenty to think about.... some of it great fun... like people trying to use teh fork lift without collapsoing teh tables etc..
i have set up 2 old tables and have a pallet to move from one to the other-- you probably never considered this... but one side of a pallet is very forgiving... and open---  the other  side has 2 holes for the fork thing and aim becomes far more critical... with the tractor bucket, if you lower it to the ground, there is a noticable thud - after which teh bucket keeps moving that direction and lifts teh tractor off the ground.  with this fork lift, it is so powerful that if you lower the forks to approximate teh  height of the table, and you go to far, there is no thud, you just simply compress the table to  firewood at ground level- the tractor bucket has trouble withteh purina pallet of about 1000 pounds.... someone told me this will lift 7000 pounds- and i see no reason to doubt that.]
the other thing about tractor and fork lift is that .... properly used--- you can control them  by the 1/8 inch at a time-- 
i am down to about 6 inch  TYPE control.
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yesterdays biggie - i see the first step at having a  happy life  is having an existence of warm, dry, and well fed. after that you can be concerned with "happy/fun" -----   this is not just yeasterday, but months of  " please let my child volunteer at sdp   for experience-- i want my child to find an enjoyable job and he wants to work with animals"
with that tanner dragged 200 feet of wire fencing across our field of vision- and i pointed out to the mother that 87% OF THT WORK AROUND HERE HAd nothing to do with animals---- it started....-   her son didn't want to do that....he wanted to work directly  with animals--- why would  i not rush to have him volunteer here... -- ... she never should have asked me why.  becaquse here was a big strong  25 year old "kid" who was dictaTING WHAT IHE WOULD AND WOULD NOT DO...SO I STARTED IN WITH   "WHO FEEDS YOU?" AND IT WENT DOWN HILL FROM THERE.

I AM A MIKE ROWE FAN- WHY DO WE HAVE SO MANY PEOPLE WHO THINK WORK IS A BAD WORD.  WHY ARE THESE YOUNG KIDS NOT LEARNING UNEMOPLOYED  IS A WORSE  WORD.
SDP CAN NOT CHANGE 1000'S OF KIDS, BUT WE CAN CHANGE A FEW  AT A TIME--  I CAN SAY WITOUT RESERVATION, THAT IF IT BECAME NESSIARYU TO ROLL A BIG ROCK UP A hill, all our interns would be in there shoving til it got there. ( while getting great grades at the same time)
mike rowe's TED lecture concludes with "working people are the happiest people"  he draws that conclusion from his dirty jobs show.
i also know that our service dogs working with their partners are the happiest dogs i have ever seen- yet-- ther will be someone (?on teh internet?) who says dogs should just lead a simple minded, tail wagging  existaNCE- AND  CRATED BECAUSE TEY DO NOT HAVE THE PROPER TRAINING TO BE ABLE TO WORK.

THAT CONCEPT NEEDS ALOT OF WORK-- BUT GET 'EM YOUNG, TRAIN  'EM EARLY- MAKES ME REALLY QUESTION WHAT WE ARE TEACHING THIS "YOUNGER GENERATION" 
HOW ODD-----MY FATHER USED TO SAY THAT  WHEN I WAS TEH YOUNGER GENERATION.....
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APPARENTLY  IT IS POSSIBLE  TO NOMINATE  ME/ SDP  FOR TEH JAFFEE AWARDS.. $50,000--  THAT WOULD BE A NICE TIDY SUM/ BIG HELP  ... SO IF YOU HAVE TIME.... LOOK INTO THAT