Thursday, July 31, 2014

july 31 2014
all those people who are amused at my nodding off in the golf cart at 3pm-- just send me your phone numbers so i can call you at 3am.

somebody told me it has something to do with age.
there is alot  to do with age i am not at all happy about

  i find i have been doing it all wrong for years
everyone is soooo helpful--
i am not really making fun of all these folk... could be they are all right and i have been all wrong for years... so i pass this on with the hopes of letting people know so they can try and report back in triplicate..

 the most dedicated have been the "mothers vinegar" drinkers..
 there are alot of people who are shocked that i never knew about it.... or even heard of it.
as far as i can tell it is the human counterpart of WD40.  cures/ prevents  alot of things..
couple spoonfulls 3 times a day--  
 i have been trying a couple spoonfulls of icecream 3 times a day, and that has tightened up my jeans very well.
 but "mothers vinegar"?   a few people give it to their dogs too... and i never heard of it in the dog community either... apparently sold in the normal stores..

i plan to have a go at it--- i certainlyy have a list of ailments it is guarenteed to cure.
it's claim to fame is the sediment... apparently mother  found marketing the sediment was easier than getting round to  straining it..  mothers are good at that stuff.

we have a volunteer who has never had a dog because her mother is extremely alergic-- but from th elook on the face of the woman  who dropped the kiddo off, i would suspect she is actually terrified of dogs.  maybe she is-- i don't mean to be unkind  but i think mothers sometimes take creativity to a new level.  i know i did-.

and i know there is  such a thing as the poor people who can ot havee a ddog in the house...  camera marks wife barbara is one of them--  i have seen the proof-- her face gets bright red.

ptsd---- which i know is absolutely real-- which also enables a few  people to take advantage-- i did not mean to test the validity of a couple of our recipients, but i broke a balloon in the office one day- and the 2 veterans sitting there ran for the door.

so back to my   mothers vinegar discussion--- shannon said any supermarket has it.
well market basket does not

 for those of you not from this area.. google marketbasket- it is worth the ride..
apparently "the board" decided to fire one of the  corporate managers.  and the guy was well kknown for taking good care of his employees- at the expense of some stockholders who wanted prices raised so thier  profits would be greater..
at the moment- the local market basket has  nothing --- zero--- in the bakers dept.... only  ham in the meat dept---  and only parsnips in the long tables usually filled with produce.
the employees  are wandering around with petitions... ""tell them to hire him back"
meanwhile a truck full of beef ( refrigerated) sat with no one to unload it it so it was sold  to  some other  chain brooklyn, ny.

and on it goes... i can not imagine what this is costing the company.
i went and looked around-  the usually crowded store had virtually no one.... even the person riding around in one of the marketbasket electric scooters was in trouble-- it ran out of energy in the back of the store and the person could not walk out too easily... i did offer to help. but the other scooters were dead too.

it is a classic arguement---  i think the principal people are related... 2 brothers/ cousins...   george and arthur demoulas???

back to the hay loft floor

wayne did lift all the plywood  out of the  raised tractor bucket-  into the hay loft...- it was impressive-- i do not know of another person who could have hefted that  stack of  20 sheets of 1/2 inch plywood.

so on it  goes.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

JULY 30 2014
I JUST DID A VERY  LEGNTHY APPLICATION TO DELMONTE - MILKBONES- ASKING  FOR A GRANT...
IT TOOK ME 2 HOURS-- 
THAN HEAVENS LARRY'S STORY IS HERE FOR YOU TO READ...

I AM GOING OUTSIDE

Larry wanted me to give you an update.  He and Ruckus are doing well together.  She's a familiar sight in the town hall and at the stores he visits.  When he takes a swim, she just stands by the side  and watches - doesn't cry or seem upset - she just is waiting for him to come out.  She also likes to stand outside the outside shower when he's in there and stick her nose under the door (not too far under - it's only a gap of about two or three inches) just to be sure he's still there.  

He just says her name and she relaxes.  She's gotten used to our chickens but still chases the rabbits out of the yard (which is a good thing).  She caught up to a rabbit once and just stood over it and then it ran away. When we eat outside, she curls right up on her Kuranda next to Larry and goes right to sleep - often snoring.  
She's been such a great help when he has to get up out of the chair.  You can see her getting to work when he says "brace." She has several favorite toys and is particular about which one she wants in each room - never moves them around.
 We just watched our first mail call (we're not usually both around at this time) and when you said "puppy, puppy, puppy" Ruckus got up, came over, and stuck her nose into the computer that I'd put on Larry's lap.  When you said it again later, she didn't come over but she did stop chewing on her toy and put her head up.  
Thanks to you and all your staff and volunteers.

Larry and Ruckus

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

july 29 2014
as we have had service dogs out for 10 years, we are getting to the point where they retired or going  off to the
 rainbow bridge.. 
 it is a very rough concept, but every time we donate a dog  and it does great things fro the  lives of the recipients, i  aam pretty sure the person will outlive the dog  and have to face the lonelyness of loosing their partner..  it is extremely difficult, but the memories of  the happy life they had together will hopefully carry them forward .
spot- who was fido's sister- went to sleep yesterday leaving allison with memories of all the great times together- like the photo of them in the limo on the way to her wedding..-- a great picture-she has our sympathy 
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megan said i should report on all the dogs  graduates or fab uous failures - and i certainly would if people would send me reports..  she gets more than i do because she faces books... i do not..

most werre glowing reports, but there is one she told me about that upset me.. one of the dogs- a ff ----has bitten someone ..twice...sounds really bad-- and it is... there is really no excuse for a dog to bite a person, however, there are a few people who ask to be bitten-- and it is up to the owners of th edogs to  save their dogs from such people...
 i remember a dog asleep in someone's office and a person came in and grabbed him by the neck before the dog was awake.  it was a situation where the owner should have said loudly and quickly-- don't touch my dog---
the general public is just awful-- i know this from doing animal jobs where teh unexpected is normal.. in medford some 12 year old kid said to his friend "wanna see me bite the dog?"  and he did- in poor deagle's ear-- tore a 2 inch gash-  blood  all over-- including the kids  blood, as i nearly broke my hand coming down across his nose to  try and prevent it.  luckily deagle didn't bite back...  but people can be stupid...

so we as responsible dog owners of danes--- who have an attraction element like no other,--- we must constantly be aware of wierd situations which the dog  can hardly be blamed for biting... but they will be..

in this latest case i have heard of the dane vomited and in th confusion of a few other dogs rushing in to see if  it was something they wanted to eat,  a person who did not know the dog-- or most any dog-- rushed in and stuck their  face right in the dog's face and got bitten.  apparently the dog is a nice family dog-- they love her--

well if they love her enough, i strongly suggest they  get a good brightly colored "pretty"   muzzle-- and never take her in public without it  because one more bite and  people will decide the dog should be put down...
if anyone questions the muzzle, say she is on a diet and must not pick up anything and eat it.... or she eats rocks...

everyone who has had  a service dog  for 6 months has a story "you wouldn't believe what some stupid person did"
on guard !! protect your dog from the people who are asking to be bitten-- they are out there.
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Today marks Arrow's eighth birthday. He got a special treat of some bacon with 
breakfast and some salmon with his dinner. I just want all of you at SDP to know 
how grateful I am to have this wonderful dog in my life. He brings me joy every 
day with his devotion and his willingness to help me walk. Thank you!
V2
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Good Morning Carlene,

Once again, Miss Willow has far surpassed expectations, at least my neurologists 
and my PT's, not me. 

When I found out that I would be attending my friends wedding, a Black Tie 
affair, I thought "ugh, what am I going to wear with flat shoes and still look 
elegant"? I also thought about Willow being at an elegant event and seeing the 
bride who she loves beyond measure and THE DRESS. If Wil's got near that wedding 
dress, and decided to "love on" her Auntie, I would die. 

The first thing I did was speak to Melissa, the bride, and tell her I didn't 
want Willow anywhere near the dress. More on that later. The next thing I did 
was decide that Willow and I would try and work toward walking in shoes with a 
heel. Not 5 inch heels but heels nonetheless. We didn't need to walk a 5k. We 
simply needed to walk in to our table. I didn't need to carry anything as 
Willow's vest carries every thing I would need and I could drop off her mat the 
night before. We had a plan. 

We added walking in "heels" to our workout and we didn't tell anyone in case we 
failed. There were some bumps. Some really funny "bumps". More like bangs 
actually, but we kept on and Willow I think, was laughing right along with me as 
we figured it out. 

We did figure it out. We bought the dress. We went and we found the most amazing 
shoes and when I tried them on I looked at Wil's and said "Okay, this is it". 
She came around, braced and we walked! Not a runway walk, but we walked! I burst 
into tears. A woman, thinking I was in distress came over and asked if I needed 
help. I explained that I was fine. I was actually happier than I've been in a 
long time. You see, I have not worn heels in 4 years. I then noticed out of the 
corner of my eye the manager of the shoe department was crying as well. I 
thought we'd better get out of there before there was a huge scene. We bought 
the amazing shoes.

Wil's and I attended the wedding last night. We walked in looking elegant. Me in 
my amazing shoes, she looking chic in a black vest, black harness and black and 
silver "necklace". 

As for the bride and THE DRESS? As expected, Willow saw Auntie and was soooo 
excited. Melissa, being a typical Auntie completely ignored my admonitions and 
there were plenty of hugs and kisses for Willow. She even was photographed with 
her multiple times. In light of it all I realized she deserved it. She should 
get to kiss the bride. After all, she is the most incredible partner I could 
ever have. She is simply outstanding.

Thank you and everyone that makes SDP possible for my amazing Willow. It will be 
a year next month that we began our life together and last night showed just how 
much SDP and she changed my life. 
Most Sincerely,

Lynne

Monday, July 28, 2014

july 27 2014

apparently i did not do this one yesterday  

i was asked to put this on the dd so everyone would understand...  good luck-- i  only have a vague notion of what this is about  except they send checks... so do whatever...

from karen
I JUST CALLED CUSTOMER SUPPORT FOR THE AMAZON ASSOCIATES PROGRAM. I EXPLAINED THE ISSUE ABOUT THE WIDGET BEING CHANGED. THEY ACKNOWLEDGED
THE PROBLEM AND SAID IT IS A KNOWN ISSUE THAT THEIR TECH TEAM IS WORKING
ON. THEY SAID THAT ONCE IT IS RESOLVED THE WIDGET WILL RETURN TO THE ONE
I PUT ON YOUR BLOG. YOU MAY WANT TO ADD THIS AS A COPY/PASTE TO THE DD,
TOO, SO EVERYONE WILL UNDERSTAND.
FORTUNATELY CLOUD HAD CAPTURED THE FULL LINK IN HER DOCUMENT. IF CPs USE 
THE LINK BELOWCREDIT WILL STILL GO TO SDP.  YOU MAY WANT TO PUT THE LINK BELOW INTOMORROWS DD, TOO, SO THIS ISSUE GETS MORE VISIBILITY.

http://www.amazon.com/?&tag=thedaidog-20&linkCode=wsw&

and this is what has resulted from your using  the above....

2014
Jan   637.29
Feb   565.82
Mar   598.65
Apr  541.96
May   689,83
Jun   664.26

joanne is in the guest house with lydia-- last seen bounding joyfully from sofa to sofa...
i think we should take her out this morning so she gets some idea of how the  bounding energy she now sees, can actually work seriously.

she has medical issues this week  and the plan is for her to get  done withthose and take her next week.... i think...
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you don't want to hear about the balance sheet i need to clean up for an actual accountant to verify for our 990 and attorny general report.. the quicken form is  a little ... shall we say ...suited to our accounting needs...

we still need a special cpa who does these  charity things...  and unfortunately   it is going to cost us  unless we can locate a probono

any help????
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i swore i was going to get to grace's floor yesterday-- and did not.. sheila was around "the yard" dealing with  the odd things that happen... like teh airconditioner in the kennel does not need to be set at 65... that is money down the wire to the electric company.. i think she asked cranney company to install a locked thermostat..

it is 4 am and quiet so   990 here i come...

july 28 2014
MONDAY MORNING  AND MY HEAD IS ALREADY FULL OF MUST DO'S

I NEVER GOT TOO FAR WITH THE FLOORING-- AS I SAT IN THE T TENT  EATING ICECREAM IT LOOKED LIKE SUCH A LONG WALK TO THE BARN THAT I SAT PUTTING DOWN  MANY MORE CALORIES THAN I WAS USING UP..... ..

 SINCE  I HEARD RUMORS OF 2 INCHES MORE OF RAIN TODAY-- MAYBE WAYNE CAN  PUT THE FLOOR  DOWN--  I HAVE EVERYTHING UP THERE.... EXCEPT THE ENERGY TO DO IT --   BUT I HAVE ABOUT ENOUGH ENERGY TO GET SOMEONE ELSE STARTED.
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 THE THREAT OF AN OFFICIAL ACCOUNTANT HAS  ME CLEANING UP THE QUICKEN--  IT IS ALL THERE -- BUT  QUICKEN HAS HAD SOME UNIQUE IDEAS OF IT'S OWN THAT I WAS JUST LUMPING    UNDER MISC EXPENSE  BECAUSE THEY WERE TOTALLY FICTITIOUS IN THE FIRST PLACE

.... LIKE..... FOR SEVERAL MONTHS IT ADDED $285 TO OUR DEPOSIT-- IT WAS IN NO WAY ANYONE PLAYING "MAD HARRY" WITH THE NUMBERS.. BECAUSE IT HAPPENED TO ME-- AND IN A HURRY IT WAS EASIER TO JUST LEAVE IT THERE.. HOWEVER  WITH THTA $285 IN TH E
QUICKEN DEPOSITS FOR A COUPLE MONTHS-- AND THE BANK NOT RECEIVING  IT  THERE IS  A $3000 DIFFERENCE IN THE BANK STATEMENTS.-- I KNEW WHAT IT WAS AND WHY IT WAS-- BUT YOU TRY AND EXPLAIN  THAT TO A GUY IN A BLUE SUIT CARRYING A BRIEFCASE.. AND CARRYING ALOT OF PRECONCEIVED NOTIONS ABOUT MATCHING NUMBERS..
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SO I HAVE ALOT OF ARGUING WITH QUICKEN TO DO..
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AND RE-ORGANIZING--- BECAUSE WHAT WORKS FOR ME WITH ACCOUNTING DOES NOT WORK FOR A 990 THAT HAS TO BE INSPECTED BY A BLUE SUIT... AND NOT EVEN A NORMAL BLUE SUIT BUT A SPECIAL ONE FOR CHARITIES

WE NEED ONE OF THOSE... NOW--- TODAY--- YESTERDAY  !!
-----  PREFERABLE PROBONO IF THERE IS SUCH A THING.
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MAYBE NOT ALL OF YOU HAVE HEARD MY" LIFE  DUE TO AN ACCOUNTING ERROR" STORY.  

BRIEFLY ---I WORKED FOR THE WANT ADVERTISER MAGAZINE FOR 30+ YEARS--- OUT OF MY HOUSE-- VERY CASUAL JOB-- JUST GET IT DONE-- NO HOURS ETC.... AND I MANAGED THE DISTRIBUTION NORTH OF THE CHARLES RIVER-- ON INTO MAINE..

 I WAS - HISTORICALLY AN MATHEMATICIAN-- SO WHEN COMPUTERS CAME ALONG I JUST WHIPPED TOGETHER  MY OWN ACCOUNTING SYSTEM TO KEEP TRACK OF 16 DELIVERY ROUTES/PEOPLE WITH THEIR VARIOUS  STORES CHARGE ACCOUNTS. AND MADE IT GIVE ME A ONE PAGE PIECE OF PAPER  AS A MONTHLY  REPORT.  EXTREMELY SIMPLIFIED..
THINGS LIKE---  WAS THE NUMBER OF CHARGE SLIPS BILLED TO CUMBERLAND A MULTIPLE OF 4 INDICATING IT HAD  COUNTED THE CHARGE SLIPS FOR  THE 4 WEEK MONTH ON ABOUT 200 STORES.  I HAD THE QUICK WAY OF GETTIN G THE INFO I NEEDED.. ON ONE PIECE OF PAPER

THIS IS GOING SOMEWHERE-- HANG ON--

THIS ONE SHEET I FOLDED IN MY BACK POCKET OF MY BLUE JEANS  AND OCASSIONALLY  WENT  TO A MEETING WITH THE PRESIDENT OF THE COMPANY-- WHERE I WAS JOINED BY AN IMPRESSIVE LOOKING COMPANY ACCOUNTANT IN A BLUE SUIT WITH BRIEFCASE AND POLISHED SHOES.  HE HAD AN IMPRESSIVE  MONTHLY REPORT-- ON THAT OLD IBM ZIG ZAG FOLDED COMPUTER PAPER THAT WAS ABOUT 1/2 INCH THICK...   I HAD MY  ONE WADDED UP PAPER IN MY POCKET..... HE DEMONSTRATED HOW EASY IT WS TO FLIP THRU  THAT DATA AND SCAN FOR A STORE THAT DID NOT HAVE 4 CHARGE SLIPS FOR THE MONTH... MY ONE PIECE OF PAPER HAD ALREADY DONE THAT..

AND THEN I NOTICED HIS TOTAL $ DUE..
SO I SAID TO THE PRESIDENT (THESE WORDS BUILD OUR BARN AND ARENA)" HIS REPORT IS WRONG... I CAN NOT  RIGHT NOW TELL YOU WHY IT IS WRONG BUT IN 25 WORDS OR LESS I CAN PROVE IT."

THE BOOK WHOLESALE SOLD FOR 86 CENTS  AND HIS TOTAL WAS AN ODD NUMBER SO I ASKED WHAT HE MULTIPLIED BY 86 TO GET AN ODD NUMBER...  

THAT WAS PRETTY MUCH THE REASON THEY GAVE ME THE RESPONSIBILITY  OF ALL THE ENTIRE COMPANY-- NOT JUST MY NORTHERN AREA...  AND THEY PAID ME 1/2 WHAT THEY PAID HIM-- A HUGE BARGAIN FOR THEM--   MUST HAVE TAKEN ME AN ADDITIONAL 37 MINUTES WEEKLY TO ADD THIER NUMBERS TO AN ALREADY EXISTING SYSTEM.
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THERE WERE A COUPLE OTHR PROBLEMS WITH HIS STORE BOUGHT SYSTEM.. ANOTHER SPECTACULAR WAS -- THE BILLS WERE GOING OUT WITH CHARGES LISTED IN  THIS ORDER...

JANUARY
OCTOBER
NOVEMBER
DECEMBER
FEBURARY 
MARCH... ETC....

A PUZZLE FOR ANYONE EXCEPT A MATH TYPE.
THAT WAS 
1,...10...11...12...2...3..ETC.....
IT WAS SORTING THE NUMBERS LIKE THEY WERE LETTERS.. LIKE THE PHONE BOOK...  the S's----SMITH, SMITHSON , SMITHSONIAN ,  THEN  THE "R's" RUTGERS.... and on.

I CHANGED ONE LINE OF CODE AND PRESTO CHANGO  ALL THE BILLS WERE PERFECT LOOKING- RECOVERING SEVERAL HUNDRED THOUSAND $$ TIED UP IN THAT MESS.--

THE REST OF MY COMICAL SUCCESS STORY--  I HAD WORKED FOR THEM FOR 19 YEARS ALREADY WHEN I MADE SOME COMMENT ABOUT BEING A MATH MAJOR IN COLLEGE AND THIS PRESIDENT SAID "I DIDN'T KNOW YOU WENT TO COLLEGE"  WHICH SAYS A BUNCH OF THINGS...

LIKE IF YOU  CAN  DEFINE A NEED AND DO IT WELL, DO YOU NEED A MULTI MILLION DOLLAR COLLEGE DEGREE?  I STILL MAINTAIN   ALL COLLEGE TAUGHT ME WAS A DEADLINE WAS SERIOUS.  . 
 4PM  WAS NOT  4:01--  BEING ONE MINUTE LATE FOR AN AIRPLANE  IS NOT GOING TO WORK TOO WELL.

DOES THIS PERTAIN TO TODAYS SDP???

ASIDE FROM HAVING THE PROPERTY/BARN/ARENA/..... I STILL HAVE TO FILE THINGS BY MY OLD  ACCOUNTING SYSTEM NUMBERS....  10 IS AUTO... 18 INSURANCE...  23 OFFICE EXPENSE ... 38 UTILITIES  ETC

AND AS I SIT HERE PAM IS STRUGGLING TO PUT A FILE RACK IN THERESA'S  DESK SO I CAN  SET UP A 2014 FILE  FOR THINGS  WITHOUT HAVING TO DEAL WITH HOW SHE HAS THEM FILED... BY ALPHABET

WHO WOULD HAVE THUNK IT....

TO THIS DAY  I AM CONVINCED A COLLEGE DEGREE IS WORTH LESS THAN A GOOD WORK ETHIC.

I ALWAYS HIRED KIDS WHO TOOK CARE OF THEIR OWN  HORSES- BECAUSE THERE WAS A RELIABILITY INSTILLED IN THEM-- BILZZARDS DID NOT MATTER YOU HAD TO GET WATER AND HAY TO THEM.  THEY WERE/ARE  EXCELLENT  EMPLOYEES.

WHICH DOES NOT EXCUSE ME FOR SITTING EATING ICE CREAM BECAUSE OF A FEW RAINDROPS

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FROM SHEILA-

WANT A 2014 DOG FEST T-SHIRT? YOU WILL RECEIVE ONE IF YOU'RE ATTENDING!!

 IF YOU CANT ATTEND:
1. YOU SEND IN A SPIRIT STICK TO SDP 37 BOXFORD ROAD IPSWICH, MA
2. PROVIDE YOUR NAME / ADDRESS / T-SHIRT SIZE
3. SEND $10 TO COVER SHIPPING
4. NEEDS TO BE RECEIVED BY TUESDAY, AUGUST 5 @ SDP

Also, if you have a design idea for the t-shirt, email a clear / dark likeness (one color only) 
that will be scannable to sdptrivia@gmail.com.  Designs must also be received by August
5th, decision will be made shortly after that date so that shirts can be ordered.
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Saturday, July 26, 2014

june 26 2014
i think we have such good sound now that we have to be careful about leaving a radio on in the next room..  it will be on only around mail call and maybe at "birthing parties.."  not all the time.....  i prefer to vent minus world wide coverage.

it is attached to the camera with no wires dangling.. tim said there iis a slight hum that could be fixed by wiring it straight to the camera...  which means taking it down and apart.

doesn't that sound like aq disaster in the making????  i will wait for meat steve to come help lift-- or tall grace...

in the meantime....

my chore of the day is to get  everything lined up so visiting cp's can put down the floor in grace's room.  jack ( laura's father- carpenter....) told me we needed builders paper between the layers of plywood-- soo ooo because i 
forgot to deposit the $30 of fun money, i spent it on this  builders paper which will prevent the floor from squeeking.. when you come here for dog fest you can all climb he ladder and test   "to squeek or not to squeek"

as for the person who sent me an email and said to stop the nonsense about craft rooms and get back to dog training..... i want it known, i took a dog with me to buy the builders paper... so  i was training....
so there.

enjoy al's comment about tess when she was working... by the way she is doing very well-- she is here because sunday sandy had a death in the family..


Thanks for the update on Tess and how She is doing! I have been wondering how She is.
 
In a recent DD you mentioned the sign for no more treats and the Dogs know the meaning of it. I don't think I ever related to you how much more they pick up around the farm. I know you have chickens and that larger dogs "baby sit" the puppies for safety esp. from birds of prey while they are little.  
 
Tess liked to got down to one of the athletic fields/playgrounds in town (there is a spring fed creek running along side of it and she liked walking in the middle of it occasionally poking her head in to get a drink) One day as We came out from by the creek Tess's attention riveted toward two children scampering about flying kites. The kites were the kind that looked like birds (hawks or eagles) they were about 20 feet over the children and every way the children went so did the kites! Tess looked at me then the children, then at me! As I didn't react with urgency She decided to take things into her own paws! Stepping with purpose over towards the children, glancing at me wondering what I wasn't in a hurry I guess. She spotted the mother and then the looks were at me, at the mother then the children who were in peril no she thought. As we got closer the Mother told the children not to run because the large dog was coming by, they stopped the kites dropped and Tess stopped in wonder. I asked if She could sniff their kites and explained that she thought those big birds were trying to catch them which got Tess some hugs and thank you Tesses from them ....Tess satisfied that no danger was there continued on our way happy with a job well done! It did take me a week to convince her She didn't need a super hero cape to wear! In my bias opinion She's the best and I hope she has a very nice retirement. Sincerely Al
 

Friday, July 25, 2014

JULY 25  2014
 HOT TOPIC OF THE DAY--- PURPLE SHIRTS-

ON AN AIRCRAFT CARRIER THERE ARE RED YELLOW BLUE SHIRTS ALL INDICATING DIFFERENT  JOBS AND WHO SHOULD BE ON THE DECK AT WHAT TIME.

I DID NOT COPY THAT CONCEPT-- BUT I APPRECIATE IT..

THE  PURPLE PEOPLE AROUND HERE HAVE PUT IN HOURS-- THERE IS NO SET NUMBER- BUT THEY HAVE COME TO REALIZE- RULES ARE RULES AND CAN BE CHANGED/REVEARSED IN A SPLIT SECOND- SO YOU JUST FOLLOW THEM AND DISCUSS THE IDEA LATER.

CASE IN POINT...

2 WEEKS AGO-- I HAD OCCASSION TO  SPEAK VERY LOUDLY..(?SCREAM?) "GET AWAY FROM THE GATE "- 2 PURPLE SHIRTS RAN.. ONE WITHOUT. PURPLE .. A YOUNGER TEENAGER STOOD RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE AND SAID WHY??? EVEN AFTER 2 MORE VERY LOUD EXCLAMATIONS BY ME...

THAT PARTICULAR SITUATION WAS NOT LIFE THREATENING-- WE WERE TRYING TO SHOO A MOMMY DUCK  AND HER DUCKLINGS WHICH WERE ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE FENCE UPSETTING TO HER NO END... SHE HAD HER RULES TOO... "FOLLOW ME"  AND THEY COULD NOT.  WE GOT THE KID OUT OF THE WAY AND MOMMY'S CHILDREN IN A LINE BEHIND HER AND ALL WAS WELL.

IN MY LIFETIME THAT KID COULD HAVE BEEN KILLED..  TAKE THE SITUATION OF A HAPPY HORSE RUNNING AND BUCKING TO THE BARN  AND THAT 1000 POUND HORSE WILL GO THRU THE GATE WHETHER THERE IS A KID IN THE WAY OR NOT..

WHEN MY KIDS WERE SMALL- AND MY HUSBAND WAS INTO RACE HORSES, WE HAD A THOROBRED OR TWO NOT NOTED FOR BEING QUIET AND GENTE TO HANDLE-- SO I HAD A  WOODEN  BARREL-- PAINTED RED AND YELLOW THAT SAT IN THE BARNYARD... AND  MANY TIMES I HAD TO SCREAM "GET IN THE BARRELL "  AND 
MY 2 KIDS + CINDY CARGILL WOULD CRAM THEMSELVES IN THE BARREL THEN TURN AROUND AND STAND UP TO LOOK AROUND.

LIKE RODEO CLOWNS-- I HAVE A PICTURE SOMEWHERE... BUT IT WAS NOT JOKE... 

 IN HER BOOK ( DOGS DONKEYS AND CIRCUS PERFORMERS)JANINE TALKS ABOUT LEARNING ABOUT THE ELECTRIC FENCE AS A SMALL CHILD-- I TOLD HER NOT TO TOUCH IT.. AND SHE DID.

 SO WHEN I SEE A PURPLE SHIRT- I REALIZE THERE IS A BIG RESPONSIBILITY TO THE DOGS THAT GOES WITH IT.  IF A WATER BUCKET IS EMPTY- THEY ARE GOING TO FILL IT AND NOT SAY "I FILLED IT  YESTERDAY  IT IS SOMEONE ELSE'S TURN TODAY" 

MY ABILITY TO RELY ON THE PURPLE SHIRT CONCEPT IS NEARLY AS CRITICAL AS THE CHICKENBRICK CONCEPT ( WHICH HAS PICKED UP IN THE LAST FEW DAYS -  THE DOGS THANK YOU)...
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OVERNIGHT GUESTS INCLUDED TESS-- SUNDAY SANDY'S BROTHER DIED UNEXPECTEDLY -- SO WE HAVE TESS-- WHO IS DOING NICELY...

 AND ROGUE IS RECOVERING FROM SPAY-- AND SHOULD GO HOME TODAY ..  SHE IS VERY ATTACHED TO MELISSA-- GOOD MATCH..

ANOTHER INTERESTING FACT----- OPAL  DEFINITELY RECOGNIZED SHEILA'S VOICE ON THE SPEAKER PHONE...

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CRIMSON IS HERE WITH BRYAN  WHO REPORTS STEADILY ON FACEBOOK-- BUT SINCE I DON'T DO FACE I HAVE NOT HEARD ALL HIS STORIES-- LIKE   BEHAVING PERFECLY AND MEEETING THE FIRST LADY...
GOOD LOOKING DOG.... ( MERLE - HENCE THE NAME CRIMSON)
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 EARLENE DID ALL KINDS OF INVESTIGATING WORK OVERNIGHT-- LIKE GOING OVER THE RABIES CEERTIFICATES-- GOT A FEW GAPS TO FILL  BECAUSE --- NO PAPER-- NO PROOF OF RABIES-- 
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AND THEN THERE IS THE  FINANCES--- THE PAYROLL.
DURING THE PAST 2 WEEKS OF FILLING  SLOTS JUST TO GET UNDER CONTROL,  THE PAYROLL BLOSSOMED TO $5200 PER WEEK-- THAT IS NOT SUSTAINABLEE---- WE ARE GOING TO HAVE TO GO BACK TO  THE  ORIGIONAL PAY SCALE WHICH  IS MORE LIKE $3000 A WEEK..  MOSTLY IT IS MINUS THE YOUNGER KIDS WHO ARE A HUGE HELP-  AND IT IS NOT FILLING THE SLOTS OF THE PERSONEL CHANGES.

WAYNE HAS VOLUNTEERED TO DO THE PROPERTY  TYPE THINGS..-- HE THINKS IT IS GOOD EXERCISE TO POUND POSTS.. AND THE OTHER VOLUNTEERS HAVE BEEN TERRIFIC...  I AM GOING BACK TO DOING SOME THINGS I NEVER SHOULD HAVE GIVEN UP DOING.  

IN GENERAL  THINGS ARE MOVING  MUCH SMOOTHER NOW.

AND WE HAVE ON THE PROPERTY ALL THE DETAILS OF THE VARIOUS CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS - SO THAT IS THE END OF THAT SPENDING FOR A WHILE....  WE SHOULD BE FINE
I WOULD LOVE TO GIVE EVERYONE A RAISE---  THEY ARE  CERTAINLY DESERVING ... BUT IT IS NOT POSSIBLE- AT LEAST AT THE MOMENT.

THE GRANT FROM EXPLORE  THAT WE GOT ON DEC 1,2013 I THINK WAS TO END MARCH 2015, AND  I HOPE THEY GIVE US ANOTHER--- BUT I AM NOT SURE HOW ALL THIS WORKS - SO ALL WE CAN DO IS A GOOD JOB AND HOPE....

WE HAVE A BALANCE OF ABOUT $50,000 LEFT ... WHICH WITH THE 11,000 PER MONTH FROM THE CHICKEN PROJECT  AND MISC DONORS... WE WILL MAKE IT...WITH CARE.

 ALL OUR BILLS ARE CURRENT.  THE WATER  BILL OF $600 AND ELECT BILL OF $1900 WERE KILLERS-- SO WE PUT UP THE SCAFFOLDING AND ARE AIR DRYING THE HEAVIER  BEDDING.  

IF IT IS MESSY LOOKING, IT IS CHEAPER--

 ALONG THE WAY WE DID HAVE A $25,000 ANONYMOUS  DONOR--- BOY DO WE LOVE  ANONYMOUS DONORS.

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AT THE BOTTOM OF JANINE'S EMAILS....
Please consider the environment - do you really need to print this email? 

MY PRINTER IS ECO FRIENDLY-- IT REFUSES TO PRINT  MUCH OF ANYTHING.
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AND SO IT GOES