Wednesday, August 15, 2018

AUG 15 2018
WHOA....   I GET ALOT OF THESE.....
Good afternoon.  I have been a silent CP for about 3 years and have wanted to come visit for a long time from Maine.  Can you tell me if we can come down on Sundays (not sure of date yet)?  Do we have to make appointment or let you know ahead of time? Would we be able to see all the dogs and visit? 
Thank you for your time.  Congratulations on the newest litter !!
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 OF COURSE YOU CAN COME VISIT---  CAmera people are welcome anytime.. for 2 reasons...
#1.  you are supporting this place with your $10 chicken bricks....
#2.  you all know your way around from watching the cameras- so expect us to keep working and  you can make your own coffee and hAVE A LOOK AROUND.  you are welcome to wander all over...  anyone in  PURPLE SHIRT SHOULD BE ABLE TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS...
COMING TO VISIT  OVERNIGHT AND VOLUNTEER MEANS  ARRAINGE IT WITH PAM- AND EXPECT TO BE UP AT 7AM FOR COFFEE AND WORK... ( UNLESS YOU FLEW IN ON A REDEYE... WE AIN'T A SPA)
WE EVEN HAQVE "FLYING IN"   ORGANIZED... WITH PAM'S HELP--  MAKE PLANS WITH HER.. AND WHEN YOU ARRIVE, GET ON THE BUS TO PEABODY-- ONCE ON THE BUS, CALL THE OFFICE NUMBER, AND SOMEONE WILL MEET THE BUS YOU DON'T NEED TO RENT A CAR...
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NOW ABOTU THE TERRIBLE LACK OF  PREPARING KIDS TO FIX ANYTHING.....
Hi Carlene,
Re:. Mechanics
My friend's husband owns Family Car Care in Gloucester.  Due to family health problems they have been short two mechanics for over a year.  He has been diligently seeking experienced mechanics during that time while becoming more and more exhausted trying to keep up and keep his customers happy.  He can't find even one to apply!  You are correct and they feel the same pain and frustration.
Sally Thompson

p.s.I was told today that he posted a sign at his car repair business that he cannot take any more work for the time being...
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COLLEEN ( WHO OWNS A SIGNIFICANT GROOMING BUSINESS..) WAS KIDDING.... I WAS NOT.... WHEN SHE TOLD OF  HER DOG DRYING EQUIPMENT THT HAD BROKEN- AND NO ONE  WOULD EVEN TRY TO FIX IT... I TOLD HER TO  BRING IT HERE AND LEAVE IT ON THE TABLE IN THE G TENT---   BUD WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO STAND LOOKING AT A BROKEN ELECTRICAL DEVICE, AND IT MIGHT GET FIXED.... MIGHT NOT TOO... BUT IT WAS NO GOOD THE WAY IT WAAS....  
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IF I WAS IN HIGH SCHOOL TODAY, I WOULD FORGET COLLEGE, BUT INSTEASD GET A PLUMBERS LICENSE, A ELECTRITIANS L.ICENSE AND ANY OTHER TECH SKILL-- AND  THEY MY WEALTH WOULD BE ASSURED..  I KNEW A GUY WHO DID THAT-- GEORGE MURPHY- BRIGHT GUY.. LICENSED TO DO EVERYTHING-- AND WAS , IN TEH "NORMAL"  WORLD ,A ROCKET SCIENTIST...
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PARTIAL VENTING...  I GET ALOT OF COMMENTS ABOUT THE  EMPTY HAY FEEDERS AND POOR STARVING DONKEYS--- 
FIRST PROBLEM.... IF THEY WERE HUNGRY THEY WOUDL CLEAN UP EVERY STRAND OF HAY ON THE GROUND AROUND THE HAY FEEDER...AND THEN EAT EVERY LEAF... AND THEN THE BARK OFF TREES- AND EVEN THE WOOD FENCING....    BUT THEY DON'T....  GRANTED MO AND P0OCKETS- AND THAT ONE OTHER DARK NEW ONE.. MIGHT NEED A LITTLE GRAIN---  WHICH THEY WILL EAT IN 189  SECONDS-- AND THEN GO BACK TO HAY...
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FROM ANNE FIrESTONE-  donkey rescueR  NEW HAMPSHIRE
 I recommend a dry lot for all donkeys for at least part of a 24 hour period. They do need to graze for their behavioral needs to be properly met, but their grazing time needs to be supervised. Please be aware that allowing a donkey to become obese is shortening their overall life span and can, and often does lead to a myriad of other health related issues.
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FINN AND FRIENDS  DO IT AGAIN  $470.... 
From “Lemonade for Paws” Eve & Finn and friends - Ashlynn, Liam and Addison all worked together at a 7 HOUR event and all smiles the whole time! 
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 PLEASE NOTE
WE NOW HAVE JUDY 3 =HOWARD'S WIFE  ( HOWARD OF RINGLING BROS FAME, CARPENTER TYPE...)
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JUDY  4 WITHE EMAIL= HAROLDS ?DAUGHTER??? WHO IS "DOING" THESE PL;ACES  WITH MARA AND ME.
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TODAY SCHEDULE..
9:00 ISH....BUD DRIVING WITH  ME TO MILLIS TO PICK UP 14 ROLLS OF FENCING...
TOMORROW  \
MARK DRIVING  WIHT ME TO SCARBOROUGH  MAINE TO GET 140...  8' POSTS
 THIS WEEKEND WE WILL BE LOOKING FOR POST POUNDERS.... COUPLE POSTS PER EPRSON PER DAY 
THE GATEAS ALOREADY ARRIVED =]FROM AMISH LAND...


AND WE WILL HAVE NEW RUNS BEFORE SEPTEMBER... ( I HOPE) 

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

AUG 14 2018
CALENDARS---   WE HAVE A FEW OLD CALENDARS -- AND WILLIAMS  PICTURES ARE SO GOOOOOD..  I DID CUT OUT SOME AND PUT THEM IN MATTS TO SELL  - THAT PROJECT HAS NOT BEEN SUCCESSFUL--  ACTUALLY I DON'T THINK WE SOLD ANY- SO I STARTED TO THINK OF OTHER USES... LIKE HOW TO USE LAST YEARS????

THERE ARE 365 DAYS-- DIVIDE THAT BY 7-- NOT SURPRIZINGLY YOU GET 52 PLUS 1-- IT IS THAT PLUS ONE......FOR THE MOMENT FORGET LEAP YEAR...

IN THE 2014 CALENDAR JAN 1ST WAS  A  WEDNESDAY.. IN THE 2015 CALENDAR  JAN 1ST WAS A THURSDAY-- THERE IS THAT PLUS ONE DEAL..... SO TO MAKE THE 2014 CALENDAR  A 2015 CALENDAR, YOU NEED TO MAKE  2014 JAN 1ST LAND ON A  THURSDAY----
WHICH YOU CAN DO BY CHANGING THE  "DAYS"    STARTING WITH MONDAY--TUES--WED....-- INSTEAD OF SUNDAY--MON --TUES

OF COURSE A 2014 CALENDAY COUD BE MADE TO A 2016 CALENDAR  BY MOVING 2 SPACES OR IN OTHER WORDS MAKING THE 2014 WEEK START WITH TUESDAY--WED--THURS... WHICH WOULD PUT FRIDAY ON  JAN 1ST.

IT MIGHT TAKE YOU TIL APRIL TO GET USED TO LOOKING AT IT THAT WAY.

2016 BEING A LEAP YEAR  IS ONLY A SIMPLE 2 INSTEAD OF 1 TO BE THOUGHT OF VERY CAREFULLY AND TEH NEXT "2" IS 2020
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HOW IS THAT FOR SCREWING UP NORMAL THINKING FOR THE DAY????
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MARA AND I  "DID" ANOTEHR RETIREMENT COMMINUTY YESTERDAY--- BASICALLY RUNNING THE 30 MIN VIDEO AND THEN TALKING AND PROMPTING QUESTIONS FOR THE NEXT 1/2 HOUR...-- IT WAS VERY WELL RECIEVED.... I KNOW BECAUSE THEY L;AUGHED IN ALL THE RIGHT PLACES...

TO DEMONSTRATE THE  WORLDINESS OF OUR COMMUNITY, I TOLD THE CHINESE MENU STORY WHICH IS .... ONE NIGHT  AT MAIL CALL WE DECIDED TO ORDER CHINESE FOOD AND WHEN I REACHED FOR TEH MENU, IT WASN'T WHERE IT USUALLY IS-- WITHIN 5 MINUTES SOMEONE CALLED  .. FROM NEW YORK?   AND TOLD ME IT WAS IN MY CENTRE DRAWER... AND IT WAS.

WE DID TAKE PAULA WITH US-- AND SHE WAS PRETTY GOOD- ESPECIALLY SINCE SHE HAS RARELY BEEN ON A LEASH--  WE "USED"  THE FRYING PAN METHOD OF MOVING THE DOGS AROUND--  WITH THE DOGS BY ME, MARA GAVE A PERSON THE FRY PAN AND DROPPED A TREAT IN THE PAN... I WOULD THEN TELL EITHER BENTELY OR SIZZLE TO GO GET IT..-- AND THEY DID- AND RETURNED TO ME....  WE EVEN STARTED PAULA ON THAT  IDEA... SHE WAS A BIT RANDOM AT COING BACK TO ME. BUT ALL TOLD IT WAS A SUCCESS---
ANOTEHR ONE TODAY  JUDY HAS ORGANIIZED... I THINK  IN BEVERLY.

WORKS WONDERFULLY... ALL I DO IS WIPE THE DOGS OFF WITH  WATERLESS SHAMPOO AND GET IN THE CAR--- THEY DO ALL THE WORRYING ABOTU VIDEOS,THUMBDRIVES AND DISCS---POKERCHIPS,CALENDARS  AND THINGS LIKE THAT.
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A QUICK NOTE ON OUR DONKEY "OVER THE SHOULDER" BAGS-- WE ARE COMING DOWN THE HOMESTRETCH WIH ONLY ABOUT 130 LEFT-- OUT OF 500-- I AM THINKING ??? A RE-ORDER??? ONLY CHANGE .. MAYBE  A VERY SLIGHTLY BIGGER TO ACCOMODATE LAPTOPS- WHICH COULD EASILY BE CARRIED ON AIRPLANES THAT WAY.-
JANINE HAS A BIG DONKEY THING COMING IN SEPT...  WE HAVE DOG FEST- 
SOMEONE SAID "QUICK BEFORE WE HAVE TO PAY IMPORT TAX"   HEAVY DUTY THINKING  NEEDED...
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ASSUMING........ THE BABY PRAM IS ARRIVING ABOUT THE 19TH, WE WILL NEED A SMALL SUPPLY OF LACE TABLECLOTHS - TEH SIZE OF CARD TABLES--  IF I REMEMBER CORERRECTLY,, THEY DRESSED UP THE BABY CARRIAGES TO A PROPER LEVEL... AND OFTEN GOT DISTROYED IN THE PROCESS..  SO IF YOU CAN FIND ANY FOR ABOTU $2.  GO FOR A COUPLE....--WE ONLY WANT TO  MAKE THE SUGGESTION OF  ANTIQUE LACE SPILLING OVER THE EDGES OF THE CARRIAGE.
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HAPPY TUESDAY

Monday, August 13, 2018

AUG 13 2018
WITH GREAT DIFFICULTY-- AFTER TRYING TO  EDUCATE ME ABOUT  TEH DEVELOPEMENT OF ZIP CODES IN GENERAL  ---  I DID GET THIS #$%^&*&^% COMPUTER TO GIVE ME  A FEW OF THE ZIP CODES OF  TOWNS BETWEEN HERE AND CHICAGO-- HONESTLY... WITH COMPUTERS BEIONG SOOOOOO EFFICIENT AT SOME TINGS-- THEI EFFICIENCY GETS SIDETRACKED BY PROGRAMS WHO DON'T REALIZE  IT IS A HIUMAN AT THE OTHER END...

TAKING IT FROM THE TOP....  YOU KNOW.....WE NEED 10 ROLLS OF 72" TWISTED WIRE ( NOT WELDED ) FENCING.
AGWAY-  NOT ORDERING ANYMORE...
ESSEX COOP- JUST NOT AVAILABLE--
TRACTOR SUPPLY-- "AVAILABLE " IN THEIIR ONLINE CATALOG...- FREE PICK UP AT YOUR LOCAL STORE... ZIP 01938 -- GREAT !!!! 
EXCEPT.......  THE LOCAL STORE JUST GOT THIER "DISTRIBUTION TRUCKLOAD"  FRON  THE WAREHOUSE- AND DON'T EXPECT ANOTEHR FOR A MONTH (?REALLY?!)  AND IF TEH DISTRIBUTION WAREHOUSWE DIDN'T HAVE ANY IT COUDL BE 2 MONTHS  ETC---- ?AFTER DOGFEST????    NEITHER THE LOCAL STORE MANAGER-- OR TRACTOR SUPPLY SALES IN ? TENNA? MADE ANY EFFORT TO GET ME ANY.
WHAT I GOT WAS......
 PLEASE HANG UP AND GO AWAY BECAUSE  I DON'T KNOW WHY IT IS IN THE CATALOG AND YOU CAN NOT GET IT SOONER THAN 2 MONTHS.

 IT IS PROBABLY ONE LINE OF  "COMPUTER PROGRAMMING CODE" -- WHEN YOU ASK ONLINE WHERE  THIS STUFF MIGHT BE AVAILABLE  YOU GET A LIST OF STORES TO WHICH THAT  01938  TRUCK DISTRIBUTES ----ALL OF WHICH SAAID  "NOT AVAILABLE...."  NOW IF THE PROGRAM WERE WRITTEN TO  LIST ALL STORES IN AN EXPANDING CIRCLE UNTIL YOU HIT  A STORE THAT  HAD  "AVAILABLE IN STORE" - THEY MIGHT HAVE MORE SALES... 

 I HAD TO DO MY OWN EXPANDING CIRCLE  WHICH IS WHY I ENDED UP LOOKING FOR A BUNCH OF ZIP CODES    --BEING A PESSIMIST AT TIMES... I STARTED WITH  TEH FURTHEST... TELLING  THE  TRACTOR SUPPLY  PROGRAM I LIVED  IN CHICAGO ZIP XXXXX
THEYT HAD SOME IN THAT AREA... WELL  HOW ABOUT PITTSBURG ZIP XXXXX-- AND TEHY HAD SOME-- SO ?ALBANY? -- THEN SPRINGFIELD?  THEN  WORCESTER?  WHICH IS ONLY AN HOUR AWAY.....THEIR PROGRAM TOLD ME IF I LIVED IN WORCESTER, THERE WERE 2 TRACTOR SUPPLY PLACES  BOTH OF WHICH  HAD 10 ROLLS...

I ALMOST CUT OUT TRACTOR SPPLY AND BOUGHT IT FROM THE FACTORY AT $30 CHEAPER--- UNTIL I RAN INTO $2500 SHIPPING.
SO.... WITH BUD AS DRIVER- I HOPE THEY  DO IN FACT HAVE 10 ROLLS AND  T POSTS SO WE MIGHT BE IN BUSINESS LATER THIS WEEK..
I FINALLY OWN THE CORRECRT PIECE OF EQUIPMENT TO GO GET IT.. NAMELY MY HEAVY DUTY   CAR AND  THAT DUMP TRAILER-- ACTUALL;Y REG, INSURED, ELECTRICAL CONNECTIONS AND OPERATIONAL-- ALL THE THINGS I HAVE BEEN MISSING FOR 50 YEARS.

WE MIGHT STILL BE POUNDING POSTS DURING DOG FEST....  MAYBE WE SHOULD  HAVE A POST POUNDING COMPETITION AT DOG FEST   AS PART OF  OUR EDUCATION PROGRAM....!!
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ALL THE THINGS I HAVE MISSED FOR 50 YEARS......NOW THAT NEEDS THOUGHT-- MAYBE THAT IS WHY I SHOW SOME SLIGHT ABILITY TO JERRY RIG/FIX  STUFF.
I CAN REMEMBER..... TIME WAS A TEENAGE BOY   OWNED AN OLD JUNKIE CAR THAT HE CONSTANTLY HAD TO FIX- AS LONG AS THE BRAKES WORKED, HE WAS ON HIS OWN TO GET IT TO MOVE WITH ANY RELIABLILTY-- AFTER A COUPLE YEARS OF THAT , HE WAS A GOOD MECHANIC.  WE DON'T HAVE THOSE NOW.
  HOW BAD IS IT???  I HAVE SEEN A CASE WHERE I TRIED TO GIVE OUR  OLD AMBULANC TO A KID  WHO NEVER HAD ENOUGH UUUMMMPPPHHHH   TO  TAKE OFF THE PERFECTLY GOOD TIRES BEFORE CALLING KARS FOR KIDS. 
EXCEPT MAYBE IN CUBA....
EVERY TIME I SEE ANY FILM FROM THERE I NOTICE ANCIENT CARS-- MY ASSUMPTION IS THEY MUST HAVE SOME DARN GOOD MECHANICS THERE TO KEEP THEM RUNNING...

SOMETHIGN I DON;T THINK WE HAVE ENOUGH OF HERE.

Sunday, August 12, 2018

aug 12 2018
5 pups-- which i think all of you know by now... all nursing well...  mom is not likeing teh string  cheese--so we better get/  try cottage cheese today-- we have boiled chicken thighs  to bolster her intake... but producing all that milk means we have to add more food and calcuim to her diet.
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teh battle with the fence project moves onward... joyce and i rode around  to more accurately figure out exactly what i should order-- and we both came up wioth 10 rolls of fence-- red brand #70318- 177# pounds --  $236.50-- 72 inches   square knot ( not welded)  which also means 100 "T posts" at 8 feet, $7.34 and 10 pounds each..  ok...  now the  redbrand is in IL.. and going to zip 01938-- and it does look like teh shipping will be somewhere between  $650 and $2500- due to a bunch of things like size/weight...
all you  with calculators-- have at it...

this project would use about 4 acres much better and provide real running room(?100 x 20?) attached to 10 more kennels- without haveing to "turn them out " by hand.
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i have alsways been thrilled with purina's donation of $60,000 of food...  but now- when i see what trucking may cost- it is frightening,
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i will be very glad to get thru the summer-- between people getting married, educated,going to conferences,  and funerals, we are hardly ever full staffed.  when you taqlk about "key people"  that is the only kind we have-- around here everyone is key... so when 2 go to  an adi conference, one to family memorial, and 2 others preparing to go to college-- add a dentist appointment here and there and -- we are short handed  big  time... thaT IS HALF OUR PAID STAFF... SO WE Are  heavily depending on volunteers to keep the normal training going while #1 we have puppies and #2 we do senior places 2  times a week.. 
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in the midst of it all  when   we were "doing" a senior residence- mora explained that most our volunteers were "retired professionals" -  we certainly do have a collection of  very competent volunteers- thank heavens. i am not too sure where she got the professional bit... i am retired from magazine delivering -- and chasing roosters around boston..  which maks me a profeessional what???- at any rate...  we have many people with odd letters after their names- none of which i remember- heck--- i have trouble with the plain old names in the first place.
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my car smells-- actually is is not a dog smell,,, but a "you dummy, you  left the windows open mold"    you can't even  smell the air freshiner over the moldy odor....---  they do sell seat covers... i may have to...
i always wonder why people buy seat covers for new cars---- it is your car  enjoy the new car and when it gets really bad-- then you cover them.-- when i bougtht this car, i removed  one of the back seats- so teh dogs coudl get in and out bettr..( bailey was getting old)  and teh toyota dealer told me i would be ruining  it's resale value...  i explained to him that   with luck, the lack of one seat would be the least of my  problems in trying to sell a car of mine..
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brenda and dolly cut and paste

Because of the work you guys do at SDP I am able to give back. In my heart, I believe my disability shouldn't prevent me from giving of myself, to others. This is possible because I now have Dolly! I also believe that a pebble thrown into the water makes ripples for quite a distance. I see you guys as that pebble, because of what you do positive ripples are not ending at the recipient, but are reaching far; touching many lives. I am glad to be a part of that. Thank you so much for my wonderful gift, she is a true blessing. We hope to make you proud!

Brenda & Dolly

Saturday, August 11, 2018

aug 11 2018
3 girlss one boooy and am i tired.. all black  mostly- last i knew there were some very tips of tails white... and ia few toes...  in othere words-- anotehr mystrery littelr...

i have heard rumors about a photoshoot today -- last one for the calendar-- i better chase that idea  because  no megan, no kitty, and i am l;ess than 1/2 shot.


but in the midst, i did wash my s-m-t-w-t-f-s pill box. you needed to iknow that  because they do get dirty   

Friday, August 10, 2018

AUG 10 2018
baby things--  #1   DR.POL IS ADAMATE ABOUT THESE ARE NOT BABIES... THEY ARE PUPPIES AND FOALS  #2--- lanie is doing fine...  likes to have company-- she is not totally huge... but the last few days is usally when theY pack it on... and she is a big dog to hide babies in theere..
#3--- janine has 2 about to foal and would like to bring them here and swap for  "barbie and friend" -- i said pk... bpth barbie aqnd friend have been peopleized  and should do ok...   that gives us 2 pregos to watch over..  i said ok because i think all you camera people  are becoming baby watchers- and for us to deal  is probably the best thing to offer  these 2 pregos-- keeping in mind... we assume pregnant....  we can  baRRICADE THE FRONT  OF THAT STALL WITH AN OUTSIDE AREA-- AND JUST MAKE ALL THE REST GO UP THE HILL AND AROUND TO GET TO THE HAY PILE-- I COULD BUY ANOTHER GATE AND TAKJE THE WALL DOWN BETWEEN THE STALLS... I HAVE BEEN RESISTING THAT  JUST IN CASE WE  INHERIT A MISERABLE UNFRIENDLY  HORSE...   I SUPPOSE THE TANNER SHED WOULD COVER THAT.. LET ME THINK.....
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SPEAKING OF PREGNANT MARES... TO FINISH YESTERDAYS TOPIC OF PREGNANT MARES URINE ( PREMARIN)
  which is processed  by pfizer as  premarin--   i do know a little about  the  "waste product"   which is the foals--  i have seen bunches of 20 or so-- some only days old- shuffled into an auction ring in new hampshire  having come from the urine farms in canada...
i do believe there is a generic product--- but also... if pregnant mares throw this in thier urine, how about pregnant women??  ... most of whom could easily and happily  bottle their urine and sell it to pfizter. has anyone asked the question of pfizter?   maybe we should??? 
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Dear Ms. White and Service Dog Project staff and trainers,
I would like to take the opportunity to say Thank You to Ms. White, and Service Dog Project for being my biggest inspiration.

When training my 6th Great Dane I started to need a Service Dog for heavy mobility work.  I was paralyzed in 2001 had back surgery so I could walk but have spinal cord damage and get nerve impingement and cant feel my legs and I fall. I have server Psoriatic arthritis throughout my body which is causing joints to fuse, loosing use of my fingers hands and wrists feet and ankles. my spine is now full of arthritic degeneration.  as a result I fall and hurt myself badly several times, was almost run over by a truck when I fell in the road and couldn't move to get up. My Doctors said time for a wheel chair again. I said no way.  the town I live in is a small rural town in Hinton Alberta Canada. there are no elevators everything is 2 and 3 floor walk ups so wheelchairs don't work well here nor do walkers. and in the deep snows we get in winter they are dangerous.  so I said Service Dog. my Doctors supported me in this.
Service Dog Project gave me the inspiration and support to train Vincent as my mobility Service Dog. Vincent is now 19 mos old, and just passed his Govt. of Alberta Service Dog Public Access Certification test and is now an officially certified Mobility Service Dog.

I had to take the opportunity to thank all of you for your love, support, training tips and suggestions to help get us thru some very dark and difficult times in training. I couldn't have done it without all of you...
My sincere love and thanks,
Jane Dresden and Vincent
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I DIDN'T KNOW THE GOV'T OF ALBERTA HAD A PUBLIC ACCESS TEST. HMMMMMMMMM- BOY COULD SDP MAKE A FORTUNE GIVING A TEST...
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THE PRAM PROJECT...
GOD WILLING AND THE CRICK DON'T RISE, I WILL BE COLLECTING THE PRAM ON SATURDAY AND DELIVERING IT TO YOU ON SUNDAY AUG 19th.

KRISTEN

PS - SOMEHOW A SHORT MESSAGE IN ALL-CAPS FEELS LIKE I'M SENDING YOU A TELEGRAM STOP SEE YOU ON THE 19th STOP
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AND I HAVE ALOT OF FENCE EMAILS TO SORT OUT.... LOTSA PROBLEMS-- WORST BEING TRACTOR SUPPLY-- THEY SAY THEY Hve it ... but don't... nationwise they don't.   nor does lowe's 
meanwhile the  10 gates i ordered from amish country should arrive today or tomerrow,
we really need 6' tall fencing--    teh 8'tall t'posts seem to be availaBLE...

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how screwed up is the internet??? i just got 2 offers for  athletic scholorships for baseball---?? tanner?????

Thursday, August 9, 2018

aug 9 2018
our interns learned a few things... i wish we all had more time- but some thingsw got done-- and we still have a couple weeks to go...   it seems school/ colleges start mid august--   what happened to after labor day???  this whole "summer off "  schedule started so the kids could help with the harvest---how many kids does anyone know who have to help with harvesting-- or even know what "harvest" means.??? i would hate to think my food supply was dependent on kids picking beans..
i think-- the farmer up the street--- with all the corn... flys in a planeload OF MEN  from guatamala at the start  of plaNTING. AND SENDS THEM BACK AFTER HARVEST..-- I AM TOLD  HE HAS A DORM FOR THEM TO LIVE IN... AND THEY DO A WONDERFUL JOB PRODUCING ALL THE THINGS THAT FARM STAND SELLS... 
 LAURA, BELLA, HALEY JADE TANNER AND DEVIN ALL KNOW HOW TO WORK WITHIN A SYSTEM-  i mean really work.... and think at the same time...  we had a cp drayton  here for a few days-- slid right in step with  crazy acres- working hard--- the only time i saw her was at a refrigerator getting fluids or food...  the rest of teh time she was busy.
how different  from the kids who want to volunteer- as long as they can define what they will and will not do. ----and of all things drayton was alergic to dog slobber-- but that never slowed her up- she just got red  and itched wherever it hit. 
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we have elvis here--- fiona was admitted to the hospital for some proceedure which they did not want to have elvis with her... so all of a sudden we have elvis on the couch in the laundry,,, a heck of a come down-- but all we could offer with lanie here  in the house getting ready to burst.
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 fires---- not nice---- i emailed tina and told her we could put her up here if she got told to evacuate...
 SDP is right on the edge of significant forest - aT LEAST FOR THIS REGION--  but this forest gets rained on regularly...  i often wonder where i could stash all these dogs if we had to evacuate-- i can see all the dogs in the horse trailer chewing on eacdh other while i dash to the open area of teh fairgrounds... then coming back to a bunch of chain link fence-- buildings gone..
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pam has added another  7 minute video to our web page,,,,it is the "egg" behind teh chicken--- to explain our #1 fundraiser.. chicken bricks..  it is a great  generic  video-- however... i do think maybe  we should not use it at nursing homes. with too many alltzeimer patients, we are better off with teh 30 second bunch of pictures...
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kristen is hoping to fit the stroller in her car and bring hi htere in a few weeks... it has to collapse-- they all do... don't they??/
it will be perfect to take a couple pups to the senior homnes--   it will work for about 2 weeks before the pups get too old and could tip the thingg over,... but in the meantime  it is a super cute demonstration...  we needs to find some cheap/ small  lace tablecloths  to dress it up/-- and if i remember correctly  i had a rig so a roll of papertowels hung off the handle.
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this should be national  unblock the vacuum cleaner hose day... judy and i tried to use the big shop vac on the  a/c filters and it was totally blocked.-- it has to have been used partially blocked before total... and at what point should some one check and fix it??? 
it is that kind of job arougd here that can be a problem...

someone has suggested a wheel-- as in spin teh wheel  for jobs that need doing monthly.. like checking fire extinquishers and vacuum hoses...


keep thinking...