Thursday, July 30, 2015

JULY 30 2015 --
MY INSOMNIA LAST NIGHT WAS SPENT ON  THINKING ABOUT THE INTERNET---NIGHTMARES SOME MIGHT SAY-...
STARTING WITH ANIMALS, WHICH I OBVIOUSLY PREFER..  I COULD  NOT THINK OF ONE ANIMAL WHO COMMENTS ON ANOTHER'S BEHAVIOR-- EXCEPT IN AN IMMEDIATE SITUATION .HORSE WILL KICK ANOTHER IF CROWDED.. A DOG MAY FIGHT ANOTHER OVER FOOD-- OR GIRL DOGS.. BUT NOT ONE WILL   COMMENT ON ANOTHER'S  FUTURE OR PAST BEHAVIOR...

AND THEN THERE ARE HUMANS...  FROM DECIDING  FOR SOMEONE ELSE WHAT IS FASHIONABLE TO WEAR  "HOW COULD SHE WEAR PLAIDS AND STRIPES?"-- TO HOW TO RAISE SOMEONE ELSE'S CHILDREN, TO... AT THE IPSWICH COUNTRY CLUB... HAVING A MEETING.. OF ADULTS... WHO WERE ALL UPSET ABOUT THE COLOR SOMEONE PAINTED THEIR MAILBOX...

 THIS INTERNET BIT GIVES PEOPLE A PLACE TO TYPE ANYTHING-- MINUS THE EDITOR -- WHICH IN DAYS GONE  BY KEPT NEWPAPERS HONEST BY INSISTING ON FACT CHECKING...NOW ANYTHING GOES...  JUST ASK  "WHAT CAUSES BLOAT"  AND THERE WILL BE SOMEONE WHO WILL TELL YOU WITH GREAT AUTHORITY   "CARROTS"  BECAUSE THEY HAD AN UNCLE WHO DID NOT FEED CARROTS TO HIS DANE AND THE DANE DID NOT BLOAT. AND ENOUGH PEOPLE WILL READ IT AND PASS IT ALONG

THAT LOGIC IS PERVASIVE IN THE INTERNET.  BECAUSE THERE IS NO EDITOR..... EXCEPT FOR THE POOR GUY WHO TRYS TO KEEP ANY DISCUSSION ON TOPIC, PLEASENT AND EDUCATIONAL..  WHICH IS WHAT  EXPLORE TRYS TO DO-- THEY MADE SOME RULES...  http://explore.org/extra/community_guidelines/   GO READ THEM.

I LOVE TO ARGUE--- RICHARD WAS HERE FOR A WEEK-- AND WE DID LITTLE ELSE EXCEPT ARGUE-- HAD A WONDERFUL TIME--I ENJOYED EVERY MINUTE OF THE CHALLANGE.  AND IF ANYONE WANTS TO ARGUE ABOUT ANYTHING.... COME HERE AND HAVE AT IT... COFFEE POT IS ALWAYS ON...
BUT I CAN NOT SIT AND TYPE LONG INVOLVED ARGUEMENTS IN THE COMMENTS....  I JUST DON'T HAVE TIME..... EVEN THO I WOULD LOVE TO.   I WOULD EVEN SET UP A SPECIAL TABLE AT DOG FEST FOR ARGUING--- ANYTHING..( EXCEPT POLITICS AND RELIGION.. )  THAT IS THE CORRECT WAY TO VOICE YOUR OBJECTIONS... NOT SLIDING AROUND BOOKING FACES AND EMAILING INNOCENT STRANGERS... COME HERE AND BATTLE IT OUT. 

NONE OF THIS  NEGATIVE   "RUN IT UP THE FLAGPOLE  AND SEE IF ANYONE SALUTES IT"  MENTALITY...  GO READ THE RULES...

I REMEMBER....... WHEN SOMEONE OF MY HIGHSCHOOL TEACHERS WAS TRYING TO GET AACROSS TO US THE CONCEPT OF INFINITY .. SAID "IF YOU GIVE ENOUGH MONKEYS  ENOUGH TYPEWRITERS, ONE WILL TYPE THE COMPLETE WORKS OF SHAKESPEARE" 
SOMEHOW I THINK THE INTERNET COMES CLOSE TO THAT  CONCEPT.

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I WANT TO GO BACK AND READ LAST NIGHT'S COMMENTS TO SEE IF PAM GOT ANY SLEEP AT ALL...  WE HAD SOME BARKERS -- AUDRY AND VIVIAN  PLUS VOODOO AND LEROY-- WHO WAS SUPPOSED TO BE QUIET AFTER SURGERY TO HIS EYES...-- THEY WERE WILD...  WE FINALLY GOT THEM  IN SEPARATE AREAS AND QUIETED DOWN... AND I GOT UP TO IT BEING   SO PEACEFUL I WONDER WHERE SHE PUT EVERYONE...  I KNOW GRACE TOOK ARIOT TO THE GUEST HOUSE.... BUT EVERYONE HERE IS NOT MOVING... I BETTER CHECK...
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HI CARLENE,

I JUST WANTED TO GIVE YOU AN UPDATE ON MS. IVY.  WELL, THE LAST COUPLE OF WEEKS HAVE BEEN SHEER HELL FOR ME AS FAR AS MY LEG TREMOR IS CONCERNED.  MS. IVY, TAKING ME UP STAIRS WILL ACTUALLY STOP ME WHEN THE TREMORS ARE SO BAD AND SHE WAITS PATIENTLY UNTIL I CAN WALK SAFELY AGAIN.  THE SAME GOES FOR WHEN I GO DOWN THE STAIRS.  I KNOW SHE WAS TRAINED FOR GETTING ME UP AND DOWN STAIRS, BUT FOR STOPPING ME WHEN SHE KNEW I COULDN'T GO UP AND DOWN BECAUSE OF THE TREMORS IS A PLUS.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ALLOWING ME TO GET MY LIFE BACK.  LOVE TO ALL AT SDP.

BETTY AND IVY TINGLEY 

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

JULY 29 2015
AHHHH COFFEEEE
WE ARE TRYING TO FIGURE OUT  13 PICTURES FOR THE CALENDAR NEXT YEAR..  YESTERDAY WE GOT 2 DONE.. MEGAN DID A GREAT JOB HANDLING---
GIVING US A TOTAL OF ?6? MAYBE??SOOO I SIT AROUNG THINKING OF HUMAN ACTIVITY WE MIGHT REPLICATE--  AND COFFEE HAS BEEN DONE -- WITH SCARLOTT- SO THAT IS OUT----.AND THEN I THOUGHT OF A COMPUTER-- REFRIGERATOR ( WE DID THAT ONE)  . A CAR--  FLOOR MOPPING  GRASS MOWING--TIRE CHANGING.. LETTER MAILING..AND AS THESE THINGS HAPPEN TO ME TODAY I WONDER HOW I WOULD GET BENTLEY OR SOMEONE  TO DO THOSE THINGS

WE COULD USE SOME IDEAS.. EACH CALENDAR HAS BEEN BETTER THAN THE LAST--- AND WE HAVE WILLIAM'S HUGE TALLENT TO HELP US..MEGAN IS GETTING GOOD AT THIS STUFF TOO...

SITTING AROUND THESE HOT DAYS  THINKING UP NONSENSE IS NOT THE WORST JOB INTH E WORLD...
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IT IS VERY QUIET......DAWN LEFT---AJAY GONE--- WITH NO ONE BOOKED--- FOR AUGUST.... EXCEPT MARY AND MIA-- WHO CAMPS OUT...AND THEN  THE  BUNCH COMING FOR DOG FEST..
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I BETTER GET THESE MONKEY FISTS DONE.. I HAVE FOUND AND LOST THE GLUE GUN 14 TIMES IN THE PAST WEEK...  BUT I BETTER GET AT IT. EACH MONKEY FIST NEEDS JUST ONE DROP OF GLUE TO KEEP THE END FROM UNRAVELING.  PERFECT HOT DAY JOB... I AM TRYING TO GET ONE DONE FOR EVERY  DOGFEST ATTENDEE AND SPIRIT STICK.
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WE HAVE HAD SOME NO NONSENSE SERIOUS DATES... BENTLEY  X SCARLOTT ARE PRO'S  AT 21 MINUTES YESTERDAY-- AND HER DAUGHTER MISCHIEF AND JASPER... FINALLY  26 MINUTES..
 LEAVING US.. AT THIS MOMENT... WONDERING ABOUT OPAL AND WONDERING WHAT TO  DO  ABOUT GUSSIE...  THAT GUSSIE IS A TERRIFFIC LOOKING DOG... WE COUD USE 10 MORE LIKE HER IN TRAINING..  OPAL'S PERSONALITY IS PRETTY DARN GOOD...  SHE HAS A JOB BOOKED FRIDAY-- AN ART CLASS-- I THINK JACKIE IS ORGANIZING IT.
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I TALKED TO RICHARD YESTERDAY--- HE IS STILL COMING UP WITH IDEAS-- THAT I JUST MAY BE ABLE TO ACCOMPLISH -- OR AT LEAST I WILL TRY IN THE NEXT COUPLE MONTHS...
HIS HEAD GOES FASTER THAN MINE....
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Hi Carlene,

It has been a busy summer so far for Dolly and I. We have been to a lot of picnics and outside gatherings. I know one of the things that I had mentioned when I applied for a service dog was that I had hoped to be able to regain my ability to walk through the grass independently again. Well that has been a dream come true!! I can't even begin to really put into words the joy, the pleasure, the excited/contentment that I feel by being able to do these things that years ago I never gave any thought to. I at no time would I get to the edge of the sidewalk, stop and wonder, " How am I going to get over "THERE"?" But that had become a reality of mine. I would stop and wait for my "service husband" to come along and help me. If he wasn't with me I would have to rely on a family member r close friend. 

A few weeks ago was my granddaughters 3rd. birthday party and Dale had to work. I treasure being able to capture family memories and milestones with photos. I was so grateful to be able to do that with Dolly's help. I was able to walk around the yard and capture pictures of kids playing in the pool, the sandbox, doing the pinata, and of course the cake and gifts. The sense of independence is unquestionable. Dale was able to make it to the party later that evening. He shared with me how Dolly and I were coming down the stairs from inside the house. There are approximately 4-5 steps leading outside. There is no railing. Dolly and I came out the door and down the steps as Dale was sitting talking with my Dad. Dale remained seated, as he no longer needs to jump up and rush over to help me navigate stairs anymore (YAY for both of us). Apparently my dad watched as Dolly and I came down the stairs and in awe replied "That is amazing". While he has seen Dolly and I  work on a regular basis, he too is sometimes still taken back by it!!

I could go on and on about all the wonderful things that Dolly has brought into my life since we have been paired. I am so appreciative to be able to share some really wonderful things with Dolly like Vacations and such, but what I am most grateful for is the day to day things I am now able to do, her and I. We are a team, I am hers and she is mine. Thank you so much for the vision you had one day, a long time ago. I Thank you for staying true to your vision and making it a reality. Thank you to everyone that has come along side of you to help change lives. You guys are awesome!!! <3 

I am blessed,
Brenda
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THERE YOU HAVE A SDP PHILOSOPHY  --- IF YOU CAN'T DO BRAIN SURGERY, AND YOU CAN HELP  SOMEONE WALK IN GRASS... THEN GET AT IT....
WHICH FLOWS OVER INTO ... IF YOU CAN NOT DONATE A MILLION $$$   BUT CAN PART WITH $10.. THEN DO THAT... ( WE ARE SOLD OUT   AGAIN !!!) WOOOWOOWOOOOWOOO

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

 JULY 28 2015
THE PUPPY  GAME SO FAR?
OPAL ? TIED WITH GROMET TWICE-- SHOULD BE FINE.. BUT DID NOT CONCIEVE WITHAN ARTIFICIAL INSEMINATION  SO WE CAN'T  KONW FOR ANOTHER WEEK...
MORIAH   TIED WITH GROMET   NOT PREG  WAS IT  ?? GROMET?? OR MORIAH???'S FAULT..

 BENTLEY TIED SCARLOTT YESTERDAY 26 MINUTES   SHOULD WORK-- BOTH BEEN ON DOXY IN CASE WE ARE HAVEING THIS NEW "ANTI PREGO VIRUS"
MISCHIEF IS IN-- SHOULD BE BRED  BUT IS GIVING JAS[PER A HARD TIME--- WILL TRY TODAY TO EXPLAIN THAT PREGNANCY IS A REQUIRED THING FOR HER...
GUSSIE IS IN HEAT  DAY 4  ... GREAT FEMALE -18 MONTHS OLD  BENTLEY X  NOEL  ( NOEL IS RELATED TO JASPER BUT IT COULD HAPPEN)
  GUSSIE WOULD NEED TO BE BRED BEFORE  WE CAN DO AN ULTRASOUND TO SEE IF OPAL IS PREGO.

I CAN COPE WITH 3 LITTERS AT ONCE... I HAVE NEVER HAD 4 AT ONCE---]

DO I HAVE 4??   IF THAT VIRUS IS PRESENT , I MAY HAVE NONE...

THERE ARE ALOT OF THINGS GOING ON...

FUNNY STORY #1457
YEARS AGO FOR SOME REASON I WAS WANDERING AROUND CANADA WITH NOTHING TO DO-- AND SOMEONE SUGGESTED I GO TO A FARM THAT RAISED BELGIUM DRAFT HORSES- FOR THE COORS HITCH....I WENT AND WAS SHOCKED TO SEE BIG BEAUTIFUL HORSES-- MARES AND FOALS... AND NOT ONE WISP OF HAY ( IT WAS WINTER SO I WOULD HAVE SEEN) AND WAS TO LD THEY FEED ONLY CARROTS-- AS I WALKED AROUND.. I SAW ONLY CARROTS-- BIG 10 WHEELER TRUCKS FULL OF CARROTS..  I HAVE TOLD THAT STORY TO  MAY PEOPLE OVER THE YEARS-- AND EVERYONE-- TO A PERSON- HAS CALLED ME NUTS-- 
SO NOW......
DAWN (CP)  IS HERE FROM COLORADO AND WAS TALKING ABOUT HER GRANDPARENTS FARM  -- WHICH RAISED BELGIUM  DRAFT HORSES...-- WANDERING THRU THE CONVERSATION ... TURNS OUT THAT IS WHERE I WAS... AND YES... THEY DID  FEED ONLY CARROTS...
I WAS SO EXCITED I HAD TO TELL A FEW PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN TELLING ME I WAS NUTS FOR YEARS...

SO DAWN AND I  WENT TO ANN'S --- AS THERE IS SOME HISTORICAL SIGNIFIANCE TO  ANN'S PLACE...---ANN, AT (MY AGE) COULDNT REMEMBER MY STORY  BUT I AM SUER SHE  ONCE KNEW IT  AND WOULD BE THE FIRST TO TELL ME I WAS NUTS..  WE LEFT HER ON HER COMPUTER LOOKING UP CARROTS AND HORSES.. 

 FOR THOSE WITH SOME EXTRA TIME, YOU MIGHT FIND IT INTERESTING TO GOOGLE  GROTON HOUSE HORSE TRIALS--  THERE ARE SEVERAL WEBS OF IT... --APPARENTLY 38 YEARS AGO I WAS ONE OF THE VOLUNTEERS TO HELP START THE "EVENT"  - I WAS EXTREME;Y VALUABLE BECAAUSE I WAS THE ONLY VOLUNTEER WHO COULD USE A CHAIN SAW... 
AND.... MY PRESENCE WAS NOTED BY SOMEONE ELSE IN THAT AREA FOR BEING ABLE TO SPLICE ROPES--THIS ROPE SPLICING  HAS GIVEN SDP 2 SIGNIFICANT DONATIONS.. 

IT WOULD BE A  STRETCH TO SAY WITHOUT THE ROPE SPLICING DONATION THAT SDP WOULD NOT EXIST....  BUT IT CERTAINLY CAME AT A TIME WHEN I WAS WONDERING IF IT WAS POSSIBLE....

LESSON BEING... IT DOES NOT HURT TO LEARN ANYTHING.... ---  YOU CAN NOT TELL WHEN SUCH LEARNING MIGHT COME INTO  PLAY.

Monday, July 27, 2015

july 26 2015
thanks to renee i don't have to think very hard to get out the dd
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It Takes a Village To Raise a Service Dog

From the town crazy lady (and her wacky idea that a Great Dane can help with mobility) to the skilled trainers, dedicated volunteers and supportive neighbors (living nearby or just a camera’s blink away), each plays a role in bringing up a pup.
When I met Thomas, he lived with a community at the Service Dog Project (SDP) that gave him his name (a volunteer, Jackie, I’m told) his socializing (Hillary’s mom had him for many a sleepover), and his training (Colleen, Hillary and Megan). That community welcomed me with open arms and a lead with a monkey fist attached. It was my turn to learn to take care of the service dog that would take care of me.
The idea of telling the story of this village hit me like the side of a barn. Or, more accurately, the front of a barn. When I saw the SDP laundry barn with its fresh coat of paint last fall, I envisioned it with a mural, with the varied colors of dogs represented: mantel, merle, harlequin. Though I’d never painted a mural, when I learned I’d be moving to the west coast before this fall, I envisioned what I might need to create this parting gift in appreciation for the gift of Sir T.
It Takes a Village To Raise a Mural.
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From the fellow artist who loaned her oversized studio (which could accommodate six 4-foot-by-4-foot panels) and huge amounts of time to my understanding husband and some dear, dear friends, each contributed to this project. Margaret helped prime boards and offered an artist’s eye when I needed it. Without her, I couldn’t have even started.
With packing still to do, open houses to clean for, a house out west to consider, Andy watched me leave in the afternoon without comment.
I left lists without picking up a pen to mark off any items. I left dust without picking up a cloth. I left for the aforementioned studio and picked up brushes and rollers. Sometimes I’d come home and remember dinner. Sometimes, he’d offer to get ice cream for dinner. (Yep, he’s a keeper.)
The day I mentioned I might be finishing up soon, he had the drill, screws, level and engineering plan for raising the mural. Motivated only in part by my being home to face the packing, his main intention was to help. Since I’m not the climb-a-ladder-with-a-giant-board-in-hand kind of girl, the panels wouldn’t have made it to SDP without him.
The transport and mounting would not have happened without Jon and Andrea. They provided a pickup truck (everyone needs a friend with a pickup truck) and have always provided a heartwarming, compassionate pick-me-up whenever needed (everyone needs friends like that).
Thank you volunteers, and in particular, village photographer Camera Mark who added his skill in documenting the mural-raising. Thank you, Mark. And all of the SDP neighbors – nearby and by camera – none of this story of service dogs could happen for future recipients without your support.
And while I skipped out on packing and dinner and heavy lifting to tell the story of this village, there’s another story. During the process of painting the mural, Tommy hoisted me off the floor, got me unstuck mid-paint stroke, guided me throughout the room when I needed it. I truly couldn’t have completed this gift without the help of my guy, my gift. Such a good boy.
It Takes a Village To Raise Awareness.
muralbEven with a gorgeous Dane by my side, saying  disabled and  I  in the same sentence did not come easily. The village full of supporters helped. As did a gorgeous soul with a Dane by her side. With Lynne, I found the voice to speak up, to speak out about service dogs, to shout out about friendship, to call out for others to bring service dog awareness to their locales.
I’ve started packing. My “Service Dogs Lead from the Heart” Tshirts are in the same box as a stack of brochures.
I’ll be spreading the word westward. This Dame with Dane may be leaving town but I’m not leaving this community.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

JULY 26 2015

JUST AS OUR MOST VALUABLE SERVICE IS THE TRASH COLLECTOR WHICH EMPTIES THE DUMPSTER EERY MONDAY......MY MOST VALUABLE OFFICE APPLIANCE IS MY SCRAP BASKET-- AND WITH PUPPIES IN HERE , PEOPLE KEEP MOVING/ HIDING  IT SO THERE IS A  DIRECT CONNECTION BETWEEN PUPPIES IN THE HOUSE  AND A VERY MESSY DESK.  THIS CONCEPT IS A PROBLEM IN MY CAR... AND GOLF CART...  WHERE TO PUT TRASH... AND A SOCIETY IN GENERAL... ESPECIALLY IN CHINA....

SOME DAY WHEN I HAVE NOTHING TO DO BUT MAKE TROUBLE, I WANT TO STAND IN SOME STORE AND UNWRAP WHATEVER I AM BUYING AND LEAVE THE  TREMENDOUS QUANTITY OF DISPLAY PACKAGING BEHIND..  I THINK SOMEONE TRIED TO PASS A LAW WHICH COULD RELATE TO THAT--- IF YOU SELL BATTERIES, YOU HAVE TO TAKE  BACK THE OLD FOR RECYCLING.. OR MOTOR OIL... 
 I MIGHT NOT HAVE TIME TODAY  BUT THE THOUGHT IS THERE.  OUR ABILITY TO CREATE TRASH IS OUTSTANDING...
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THIS MAY BE BRIEF......I THINK DAUGHTER GWEN IS COMING FOR COFFEE SOMETIME THIS MORNING...- THIS IS THE DAUGHTER WHO WORKS FOR THE BOSTON HOSPITALS WHILE LIVING ON  SOME HILLSIDE IN NORTH CAROLINA..    IT IS A NEW WORLD....
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PLAN OF THE DQAY.... IS TO GET HTE  FLYING EGG CONTRAPTION OUT  ONTO THE GRASSY AREA BY THE CAMERA.. AND RUN A FEW TESTS...-- BUT FIRST I HAVE TO GO BUY SOME STORE BOUGHT EGGS... AND MAYBE  GET THEM PAINTEDD-- ONCE PURPLE AND A COAT OF POLYURETHANE???-- AND MAKE SOME THE 3 MINUTE BOILED WHICH ONCE WERE THE WAY TO GO WITH A BREAKFAST EGG..  WE HAVE SOME EXPERIMENTING TO DO.
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QUESTION OF  THE DAY.... THE KID WHO SAYS "I NEED A PAIR OF THOSE  $100  SNEAKERS"  IS THERE EVER ANY CONNECTION BETWEEN  HOW MANY HOURS SOMEONE (PARENT) WOULD HAVE TO WORK TO BE ABLE TO PAY $100 FOR THE SNEAKERS. OR MORE IMPRESSIVE-- HOW MANY HOURS IT WOULD TAKE  OF FLIPPING HAMBERGERS OR BAGGING GROCERIES AT THE MINIMUM WAGE.    TIME IS THE ONLY TRUE CURRENCY.
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MEATCUTTER  STEVE  IS AROUND /ALIVE SOMEWHERE....  
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DAWN ( OF TEACHER AT  STEDMANS FAME)  IS HERE AND IN TRYING TO FIGUREOUT IF THERE IS ANYTHIGN WE CAN DO TO  GIVE HER  MORE AMUNITION  TO EDUCATE... IT IS SUGGESTED WE ANSWER  A FEW QUESTIONS FOR THAT SHORT TIME BEFOER MAIL CALL BECAUSE THAT IS WHEN THEY CAN WATCH ( BEING IN A DIFFERENT TIE ZONE..)  IT IS NOT A BIG DEAL FOR US... WE GENERALLY ARE SITTING AROUND DOING NOT TOO MUCH BUT DIDDLING WITH THE CAMERA AND SOUND ANYWAY..
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2 FUNNY STORIES   THE CAB DRIVER WHO BROUGHT HER FROM THE AIRPORT----
DAWN  WANTED TO GET TO PEABODY WHERE WE HAD SAID WE COUDL PICK HER UP... HE SAID PEABODY WAS A BIG PLACE- AND WHERE DID SHE THINK WE COUDL COME GET HER... SHE....  KNOWING THAT SDP IS AN ARMY THAT MOVES ON IT'S BELLY...SAID--TAKE ME TO A RESTAURANT-- THEY ARE BOUND TO KNOW WHERE THAT IS...   SO RED'S DINER IT WAS-- AND WE FOUND HER  NO PROBLEM..
SECOND STORY..  HE KNEW ALL ABOUT SDP -- HAS BEEN FOLOWING BELLQA AND GEORGE-- AND GAVE HER A $20 DONATION FO R  THE FUN FUND...
AMAZING !!!
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SLIM PICKINS  TODAY

Saturday, July 25, 2015

july 25 2015
the egg drop is working..... tina suggests i explain it again... 
 way back t the beginning  i said if a hen laid an egg during the process of selecting the month's shatupon membership , i would donate an additional  $50.  ..... that never happened... 
so what i have done-- once the  regular board 2100  is sold out--- i will open teh bonus purple egg section -- which will not have as many  bricks  Probably more like  a few hundred  ???-- the award  AND THE THaNK YOU O GIFT FROM ME Personally  for teh origional 2100 will not change...  the bonus section will get the $50 gift from me along with a certificate of membership to the shatupon society of ipswich.
now how will we do this???  take into considertion rules may change as needed.... but what is anticipated... the normal 2100 sell out numbers will be put on the board in the usual fashion  4 to a square..... a complete set  of 2100 in the center of the board wheree the hens usuaqly end up... and a second set of 2100 around the perimiter just in case they wander...  then the purple numbers will be put-- one to a square--  it is anticipated that the egg will drop and break randomly from the shute..splattering the egg..hopefully the yoke will be better defined.. so the number closest to the center of the yolk splatter will recieve teh membership-- and the $50 THANK YOU   gift from me personally.
why a gift from me personally?   because there are so many laws about bingo's and raffles- that i can not understand them- so even tho we do have a raffle permit to cover the quilt raffle etc.. the bricks are a donation   and are not a bingo or raffle-- just a bunch of donations... which is in effect what the brick wall is.....

what has happened so far is.... the shute is working mechanically -- and has been tested with over a doxzen eggs bouncing and dripping all over...the rounder an egg the faster it runs and sometimes flips out.  which is not a problem.. stil the measurement  from the numbers to the splatter of the yolk could be measured....
we have gone to frozen eggs( but the yplk does not break--)we have painted eggs, boiled eggs ( had to research the 3 minute egg with the runny yolk-- the martha stewart lessons))-ithas been very scientific... however it does work... no two eggs land in teh smae spot.
  so i am confident we can distribute the purple numbers in such a fashion tht it will be a fair distribution...
keeping in mind rules may have to be made to accomodate the oddities of this episode..
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whidh brings up the notice i got from the ?fda about possible contamingation of dog food with salmonella-- a very official notice- not about purina whic we feed..- but it did cause me to wonder -- raw eggs---our dogs know when i am testing tht shute and rush to eat the drippings--
tehre is a mismatch here... what /when does a raw egg become a problem???  i used to love the real cesar salad...  mixed at your table  with the garlic- olive oil-parm cheese -  raw egg- and not much else- FOR YEARS !!!
 that wAs before the noitce on the bottom of menu's about not eating raw eggs. 
MAYBE CHICKENS ARE NOW LAYING CONTAMINATED EGGS TO OBJECT TO THE FACT THAT THEY ARE NOT FREE ROAMING CHICKENS.
I DUNNO.
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so many ideas wheich were thought to be gospel truth get proven not only false, but silly. when i was i kid you were not to eat and then  run around because you would get polio. 
 now with the ability to pass eronious info around via teh internet there are soooooo many more people who can be taught to believe crackpot notions.
used to be.. we were at the mercy of madison avenu3e as we were trained to buy certain products... a relatively harmless concept... but now this madison avenue training has invaded every facet of life-   from medical to political.
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i am watching with interest how the media is handling-- or being trained to handle-- who knows-- the episode of traffic violation-- of not using your blinker.
looking at it totally from the top down  no blinker=you end up dead-- don't tell me i am to excuse the system because she had traces of marajuanna in her blood....i actually heard " isn't it terrible about the girl who committed suicide in her jail cell"  and someone responded "i heard she had pot in her blood."   training---- and these people vote !!!
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thank heavens the political season has started---it cost too much money  for the channels to produce archie bunker type entertainment- why should they , when the polititians will pay them money to have similar nonsense on tv.... i did like the smashing of the cell phoine video...
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i better quit there
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Hi!
 
I wanted to confirm that tomorrow (Saturday, 7/25) is still OK to bring the finished (!) mural panels to SDP. My friend with the pickup (everyone needs a friend with a pickup!) will be delivering and he and Andy will have drills, screws, washers, caulk, flashing and other manly tools. Is 10:30 am still OK?
 
I’m so happy to be bringing these panels to SDP! It’s been such fun painting them! I’ve been taking pictures along the way, and will take more of the “erection” (as my friend-with-the-pickup’s wife named it). Mark said that he would be happy to make a video for the CPers and other supporters. Fun!
 
See you tomorrow, your/farm schedule and weather-permitting,
 
Renee
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Hello! sorry it has been a while since my last update... Rogue is doing really well. We had a new baby on july 1, 2015... and Rogue has been super about our new addition but no one can come in the house or near me and the kids without Rogue telling them she is watching! I now will sit by her bed and pet her and reassure her that the person is okay.
i dont have any adventure stories since we have been home with the new baby and not going out much. its been 3 weeks but i think soon i am ready to venture our with 4 kids and rogue. she sure knows i am having a rough time with my feet and walking around. she still loves to lick my cyst from the neuropathy on my feet! her training for balance has really helped me through the pregnancy and the problems with my feet and nerves. she is good for hearing but has been an awesome help when i need a hand because of the pain from my feet.
rogue loves to work. she is great... and i will try to get her to get up off her bed to let me know the baby is crying.. right now she sits up and watches the baby cry. so i need to try to get her to come to me. but she sure does worry about me walking up and down the stairs and more since i am holding the baby... she really loves to help when ever she can and it makes her soooo happy ...  thank you all so much and hope i can come visit soon.
she is a beautiful friend and helper.. thank you so much.. i am very thankful she is in my life!
♡ Melissa D. ♡

Friday, July 24, 2015

JULY 24 2015
.. NO VIDEO TODAY???   I HAVE A PROBLEM THIS MORNING WITH THE VIDEO-- I THINK IT IS BECAUSE THERE ARE TOO  MANY PICTURES AND IT SHUT ME DOWN...AND MAY HAVE SHUT OTHERS TOO.  I LIKE THE PICTURES-- BUT PLEASE SAVE THEM AND USE THEM ONE AT A TIME... OYHERWISE I CAN'T SEE ANYTHING.   I DID FLAG 7 OUT OF 8 PICTURES... I DON'T KNOW EXACTLY WHAT THAT FLAG MEANS--  BUT HOPEFULLY IT FIXES THE PROBLEM.
 BEFORE ANYONE SENDS ME A BUNCH OF FIXES....  THERE ARE ALOT OF THINGS ON MY  VERIZON WIRES BESIDE TEH CAMERQA STUFF...

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VOODOO IS COMING ALONG.... SHE  IS "MOUTHY"  SHE WILL PICK UP ANYTHING  AND DRAG IT AROUND... INCLUDING ME... SHE TRIED TO GRAB MY ARM--- WITH AUTHORITY-- SHE WAS ONLY BEING FRIENDLY... BUT SHE NEEDS TO RETHINK SOME THINGS....
PROJECT OF THE DAY IS TO GET HER TO EAT OFF A SPOON... I TRIED A MILK BONE ON A SPOON. AND IT WORKED ONCE.... BECAUSE SHE WILL OPEN HER  MOUTH TO GET A PLAIN MILK BONE....
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 LARGE EXCITEMENT TODAY-- DAWN OF STEDMAN SCHOOL FAME IS DUE HERE TODAY-- I FORGET HOW SHE IS GETTING HERE... BUT HSE IS DUE... AND SHE WANTS TO FILM A NUTTY PROFESSOR  WITH ME  AT MAIL CALL  TO TAPE AND SHOW HER KIDS... SO NOW I NEED A NUTTY EPISODE... ALL I CAN THINK OF AT THE MOMENT IS MY FLYING PURPLE EGG EPOISODE... THE CONCEPT OF A WEIGHT HIGH UP IS STORED ENERGY-- I DON'T KNOW IF WE COULD GET IT IN THE DOOR  TO HAVE IT  ON CAMERA...OH.. I KNOW WE CAN;T......THE BASE IS 29.5 WIDE... BUT IT STICKS OUT 6 INCHES ON EITHER SIDE...
I HAVE ALOT OF PIECES LEFT OVER FROM IT...
SO I NEED A NUTTY PROFESSOR IDEA IN THE NEXT 3 DAYS... PREFERABLY OF PHYSICAL SCIENCE..  WORK... GEOMETRY... STUFF LIKE THAT...

I WOULD LIKE TO FOOL WITH A BOOMERANG-- BUT IT WOULDN'T WORK TOO WELL IN THE  OFFICE.
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FOLOOW UP STORY OF----JANINE AND THE FLAT TIRE 2 MILES OFF THE GEORGE WASHINGTON BRIDGE ( NEW YORK CITY FOR YOU FOREIGNERS)--WITH ONE DRAFT HORSE AND 2 YOUNG THOROBREDS, NO BREAKDOWN LANE, AND THE SPARE ALREADY USED--  ALONG WITH  ONLY INCHES FROM THE 80 MPH TRAFFIC... I HAVE TO GIVE THANKS TO THE NJ STATE POLICE--  JANINE CALLED 911 AND AAA AND THEY HAD A WRECKER THERE IN MINUTES, 2 CRUISERS SHUT OFF TWO LANE OF TRAFFIC WHIOLE THE WRECKER CHANGED THE TIRE IN-- SHE SAID IT WAS LESS THAN A MINUTE WITH POWER  TOOLS..  I GUESS SHE GOT OUT BEHIND THE TRAILER  AND WAVED HER RED SHIRT  IN THE AIR TIL THE POLICE  ARRIVED WITH TEH FLASHING LIGHTS.
IT WAS PROBABLY SENSABLE-- BECAUSE STAYING IN THE TRUCK  IT MIGHT HAVE BEEN HIT- AND AT 80 MPH  THAT WAS NOT GOING TO BE GOOD,
I DON'T KNOW WHAT HAPPENED TO THE DRAFT AND ONE TB... BUT THE OTHER   TB IS IN OUR BARN.. 
 SAYS IT IS A NICE HORSE - 16.2 AND SEEMS KINDLY...
FYI---- THE EDUCATIONAL BIT FOR THE DAY---  16.2  MEANS 16 HANDS 2 INCHES TALL AT THE SHOULDERS( WITHERS)  AND A HAND IS 4 INCHES..  JUST FOR FUN... I JIUST MEASURED MY HAND...... 4 INCHES.. (THOSE OLD TYMERS HAD A  PRACTICAL WAY ABOUT THEM....)
HOW DOES THAT COMPARE TO ANY HORSES YOU MIGHT KNOW?  JANINE'S BLACK HORSE IS ONLY 2 INCHES TALLER   17 HANDS ( AND HEAVIER..)  MARY-- OUR DONKEY  WAS ABOUT 14  HANDS  WHICH IS TALL FOR A DONKEY AND IS A SHORT HORSE.
TALL IS DESIREABLE WITH JANINE'S LEAPING  "HUNT CROWD".   THEYare nutty anyway...   it is the  basketball player  vs football player  conformation i keep referring to withthe great dane shape... i prefer the football  player shape..... 
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MY CHALLANGE OF YESTERDAY    TUFTS VET SCHOOL IS DOING A STUDY ON BLOAT-- AND THEY ARE INTERESTED IN OUR "FAMILY" -- I DON'T WANT TO SAY   BUT --- WE ARE VERY LUCKY TO HAVE HAD 4 BLOATS IN ABOUT 300 DOGS.

SO I GOT THIS NOTE
Of the older dogs that have not bloated how many do not have a 1st degree relative that has not bloated?
  3 not's in one sentance....  wow....   I TRIED...

AND GAVE THEM A LIST OF 14 DOGS OVER 5 YEARS OLD  WHO HAVE NOT BLOATED-- BUT THE NEXT 2 "NOT'S"   GOT ME

 I TACKLED IT WITH ---BAILEY IS 12 ... AND NEITHER OF HER PARENTS BLOATED.
HOPEFULLY THAT IS RIGHT

SO WE MAY BE COLLECTING  BLOOD   -- OR SENDNG OUT DNA TEST KITS FOR 14 OF OUR DOGS...

ON WE GO...