Saturday, February 24, 2018

feb 24 2018
I SHOULD WRITE THIS STRAIGHT OUT OF BED to have far more  "pure thoughts not influnced ( or forgotton) ... by all teh mail and comments....someone did point out thata writing one every day was easier than weekly  -- i agree with that one... i also have to  refrain from any comments aBOUT THE NEWS-- SO I WILL REFRAin from comparing a water pistol to Niagara falls.
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i did get alot of sympothiy on the hole in my leg after having the vising nurse change teh bandage on camera-- there is a different saturday visiting nurse today-- she called to ask if any of the dogs bite--
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prime  beef... and the costco run---- i did go by myself to costco-- i do have it down  to a science... because of the roving loose stool, i did not take  either bentely or sizzle in with me-- no point in temptiong fate... and teh shopping cart works well as a walker.. also  because of this  intestinal problem on farm... i was told to buy 9 gallons of chlorox and 200 pounds of rice...  chlorox comes 3 toa box... and i managed to slide and kick thme onto my cart... but teh 200 pounds of rice loomed a challange... as i apporached the aisle.... a younger man-- not looking where he was going ran into my right leg-- i yelled when it happened-  and took one look --he felt terrible-- i immediately thought..-----.i can use his guilt !!!  ----.  the rice-----  so i quickly said i would forgive him if he would put 200 pounds of rice in my cart...
goldie provides a solution again...\u0010
as for teh prime beef... those steaks are wonderful... but i have seen a round-- tied together 4 inch prime  circle of stuff.... which is apparently the top "ridge"  of a standing rib roast-  i iknow that ridge--- it has alot of fat  flecked in it( so it really tastes goooooood) --- probably becasue of  my age.... i have been looking for  a beef to add to some fluid like gravey - or indian falvored sauce-- to put over mashed otatoes or rice-- naked meat/ steak  without some sauce has lost it's charm.   i am hoping that   sliced across the grain, with mushrooms and onliOns -maybe a little sherry wine  might be teh aNSWER.  BEEF STROGONOFF STYLE...
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SPEAKING OF BEEF STROGONOFF,  THERE IS A DINER  ON NEWBURGH SIDE OF TEH HUDSON RIER   - RT 84  - WHICH HAS BEEFR STROGONOFF ON FRIDAYS...  I KEEP TELLING PEOPLE ABOUT  IT.. AND TO TRY AND CONTACT THE OWNER  AND GIVE HIM A POKER CHIP[...   SOMEONE OF OOUR CP'S SAID HE PLAYS POKER  WEEKLY AND I WOULOD LIKE TO CLOSE THAT LOOP..   I BET WE HAVE 2 OR 3 PEOPLE GO ACROSS THAT BRIDGE MONTHLY GOING TO AND FROM PENNA AND NY AREA  LETS SEE IF WE CAN PILE UP[ POKER CHIPS THER..-- TEHN NAIL  HIM FOR $10 A MONTH CHJICKEN BRICK !!!
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I NEVER HEARD MORE ABOUT TEH  ASHER AND ERICA nd teh prom king and queen project... that sonded like a good story...
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Eve and Finn had a great day! Eve said Finn seemed extra snuggly today. She was a little off with some sensory things this morning so maybe he picked up on that and gave her some extra love! After school we made a short stop at the dog park where Eve walked all over. Then we stopped at home so I could take care of a few things then we went to Walmart and Eve left the wheelchair in the car despite knowing it wasn’t going to be a short trip! She has NEVER done that! She did regret it a little bit about 3/4 of the way through but we took breaks and she did it!! It’s the most walking she’s done in a LONG time. So excited for the warm weather to come and see her moving again like this on a regular basis! Go team Eve and Finn! 

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Friday, February 23, 2018

FEB 23 2018
IF  it ain't ants, it's fleas... one of my mother's favorites...     i don't know what we haVE GOING ON IN THE BARN..... THE WAY IT GOES IS....  VOMIT--TEHN SPRAYED POO WATER TYPE.. NO TEMP NO EAt-- no drink 24 hours.--. miserable..-- then nibble--then considerably better just in time for the next one or two on the same rotation...  we don't think anyone has got it a second time....  but...  we have young pups... who could not \stand to go thru that...-- so-- among other things we have a walk thru basin at the door with a towel and chlorox solution in it.,and today i really don't want anone from the barn in here....-- i will punch cards for people...  we  are so far helathy- but we could have a huge  problem at any moment... such is a real life animal oriented episode...

we are all vacinated etc  so should be ok... there 's alot of things it could be..  george is on deck and told us what to do...   we may start iv's earlier than we ordinarily would .... i usually say  more than 24 hours of waterry stool   gets fluids.. ..    mopping   we are rotating in  and out of the icu building  except we coudl use 10 "stalls"... and lotsa chlorox.

so far none in the deagle  or nutt  or main house  it will be a struggle to keeep it that way, but we must try...
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now for the other  good news and bad news.....good news  for staff.... we really must get everyone over the  minimun wage...  and if you CP'S all keep going at the current rate, we should be able to...let ther be not one ounce of confusion... your chicken bricks pay teh payroll-  and to get everyone over minimun will be another $3000 per month... our mail call type cash  and checks seem to be keeping up with that-- but i woulod feel alot better if every one of you who can... get one more person addicted to teh cameras so they could buy a $10 brick  a month. could we have a goal of increasing teh chincken board by 300 bricks by june 1st????
it drives me nuts--- well alot of thngs have driven me permantly nuts... however....it makes me worried to think that  people are living, paying morgagees and making car payments based on the chicken bricks and shatupon society...  but  THAT IS FACT !!
 WE DO HAVE 90% OF TEH  separTE  FINAQNCES FOR THE INTERNSHIP PROGRAM...  LAURA, HAley,bella tanner,jade will do 3 days and one overnight for about 3 months... $25,000 - .  devlin is a slightly different cataGORIE.. ... SHE IS OUT OF SCHOOL AND READY TO WORK LIKE A REGULAR JOB..... OK... SO SHE WILL BE WORKING 5 DAYS AND NO OVERNIGHT.--
BECAUSE OF THIS,   YOU... AS IN CAMERA PEOPLE   "YOU"  SHOULD HAVE MUCH MORE  DOGS ON CAMERA TIME...
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\MANY OF YOU ARE SENDING IDEAS OF WHAT TO HAVE THISE KIDS DO... SOME REALLY GREAT IDEAS.. FROM COOKING A MEAL TO WRITING A DAILY DOGGIE....  OR AT LEAST A PARAGRAPH/TOPIC FOR THE DD... THERE IS ALSO TEH  TRACTOR LEARNING JOB ... OF "TURNING OVER  THE MANURE PILE/ COMPOST PILE OUT BEYOD TEH POND...  IT SHOULD BE "TOP SOIL" BY NOW AND READY TO SPREAD-- OUR GRASS AREAS HAVE SUFFERED BADLY THIS WINTER.  IT IS POSSIBLE TO SPREAd FERTALIZER AND LIME WITH MY  CAR-- A GIZZMO THING  FITS INT HE TRAILER HITCH AND PLUGS INTO THE CIGARETTE LIGHTER...  A FLIMSY ARRAINGEMENT , BUT  IT HAS WORKED FOR YEARS...-- NOT ENOUGH  UMPH TO SPREAD SAND IN TEH WINTER,  BUT PELLETED LIME... YES.
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NO CUT AND PASTE....  BUT we did hVE  WHAT I THOUGHT WAS A VERY AMUSING EPISODE YESTERDAY...

JUDY- WITH FROZEN LUMP OF CHICKEN THIGHS IN HER HAND..." SHALL I COOK THESE FOR  THE NEW MOMMY?"
ME   "ESPECIALLY IF I CAN HAVE SOME FOR LUNCH TOO."
LATER
VOL #1  WHAT'S  BOILING  IN THIS POT?"  
VOL 2  MAYBE IT'S CHICKEN
JUDY  FROM AFAR...  "BETTER ADD MORE WATER AND TURN IT DOWN" 
VOL 3 PASSING BY..." IS THIS  DONE?
VOL 1  DO WE KNOW WHAT IT IS? 
LINDA  "HOW LONG DO YOU COOK CHICKEN?"
VOL 1  WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES THAT MAKE IF YOU DON'T KNOW WHEN IT WAS STArted?
VOL 2  OR EVEN IF IT IS CHICKEN
VOL 3  I DON'T THINK CARLENE IS GONG TO WANT THAT FOR  LUNCH.. WHATEVER IT IS


AND REESE GOT IT ALL- AND I HAD NO LUNCH.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

feb 22 2018
i have spent  the last 2 hours re-doing a schedule for spring /summer-- we will have alot of  help with  2 interns per day... i expect great things to get done....  we need goals..... like  pockets should drive  by july... and mo should be redesigned into something useful... a good one would be to drag the path arounf teh pond and "A" field....  and david should come round and teach the interns all teh useful things he knows.... like plumbing....
WE ARE NO LONGER TEH SAME SEAT OF TEH PANTS OPERATION... THERE ARE SOME BIG RESPONSIBILITIES HERE NOW... AND  WHEN WE HAVE  STAFF PLANNED FOR 8 AM TO 5PM-- WE REALLY NEED  THAT TIME.... THE TIME CLOCK HAS STRAIGHTENED UP A  few propblems...   but i still like the  solution from the day  care center at the church.. if you were late it was $5 per minute...  that was fair....  i don't see what is wrong with  that.... it is also the old  one minute late for a train  means the train is  100 feet down the track and you can't really run to catch it.
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i was thrilled  to have td bank  be up and functioning yesterday.... i was beginning to really worry-  i can't say  i am completely comfortable yet...  there is a new bank manager... comfortable aND CAASUAL-- not been there too long yet...   last time  i talked with teh  old manager she was about to tear her hair trying to deal with all the complaints....
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 i did get some ssa payment... not the correct amt... but at least i got some.... this means next time ihave a day with not much to do, i can  go play the role of the little old lady  with an awfully big dog....at the SSA office-- this time i will be ready.... if there is no chair to sit on, i will just sit on the floor... with my dog..  could be fun.... 
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the pile of applicants i came back to was interesting...  there are some really good ones i think we can help....  HOWEVER..... there is the guy who  has narcolepsy  who wants a dog to nudge him on the head from eht back seat so he doesn't fall asleep while driving ??????  that concept is not the first one... there was the woman who faked a bomb injury from the boston marathon --  not realizing all her paperwork was fake, we gave her a dog-- and  amid alot of suspicious activfity, she explained  she was late driving here because she had  had a seizure..  yet here she was at  crazy acres... that was the point at which i called  our "emergency contacts" on file from her application -- her mother--  blocked her car in with the tractor and kept the dog-- it was a day or so later that both channel 5 and a boston police inspector called and asked why...... within  a day or so she was in jail... for having duped the  bomb  charity out of a bunch-- including a $30,000 handicapped bathroom-- she was the one who called to say the dog had got loose in jamaca plain and she coudnt't find her-- which sent in 20 + volunteers from here roaming jp looking- after alot of confusion about black loose dogs, she was found at the woman apt... we suspected the whole thing was a publicity stunt
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having a visiting nurse is certainly  one way to be suer i change the bandage on thaAT HOLE IN MY LEG...--- but it is confining... yesterday her schedule interyupted mail call.. i suppose if that happens againWE CAN  change teh bandage  on camera...
I HAVE A NEW KEYBOARD... CAN YOU TELL...  THE LAST ON E KIND OF LOST THE ZZZ AAA SS WWW QQAQ  AREA...PROBABLY FROM SPILLED COFFEE...

Hi Carlene,

I am a math teacher down here in Florida and just shared the cams with the vet tech teacher. Some of the high schools down here have vocational programs, and now in order to get  a vet tech certificate these kids are going to be responsible for watching the puppy cam. Just another example of the impact of SDP.


-Jade

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

FEB 21 2018
I AM BAD......THANKFULLY SOMEONE POINTED OUT HOW MY MIND HAD BEEN DISTRACTED BY THE  FLAPPING HOSPITAL JOHNNY OF TEH  PERSON ACROSS THE HALL  MANEUVERING AROUND THE REST ROOM DOOR... ON A NATIONAL LEVEL  THE CONCEPT IS TERRIFYING... IT HAS BEEN POINTED OUT TO ME  THAT THE REASON THE DOORS OPEN  THE WAY THEY DO IS BECAUSE  IN A HOSPITAL THE RESTROOM IS TEH PLACE  PEOPLE MOST OFTEN FALL OR HAVE SOME MEDICAL EMERGENCY REQUIRING PERSONELL TO ENTER QUICKLY FROM TEH HALL.
 THE REALLY BAD PART IS THAT SOMEONE HAS STUDIED HOW EASILY  PEOPLE ( ME) CAN BE DISTRACTED FROM MAKING CRITICAL JUDGEMENTS...-- I REALLY DON'T THINK THE HOSPITAL HAD ANY ULTERIOR MOTIVES IN PUTTING THOSE HINGES TOT HE REST ROOM ON THAT SIDE..... BUT IT ENABLED SOMEONE TO STUDY HOW EASILY I GOT DISTR4ACTED FROM THINKING CLEARLY...AND THAT ISA THE WORLD SHAKING  CONCEPT.

THIS MAKES ARGUING About the second ammendment A WASTE OF TIME... BECAUSE IT IS THE FIRST AMMENDMENT THAT IS BEING CHALLANGED BY THE INTERNET WHICH IS FAR MORE CRITICAL.  THE LACK OF AN EDITOR TO  REQUIRE FACT CHECKING ON STUFF ON THE  INTERNET IS TURNING OT TO BE A NATIONAL EMERGENCY...  I AM DELIGHTED TO HAVE  OVER 1000 EDITORS  OF TEH DD WHO DO NOT HESITATE TO STRAIGHTEN ME OUT-  THIS ONE WITH QUESTIONING THE HIBNGES ON TEH REST ROOM IS A PARTICULARLY EGREGIOUS ERROR  ON MY PART.

 THE CONCEPT IS NOT NEW... LIKE THE  PICKPOCKET -- CREATE A DISTRACTION AND LIFT THE WALLET--  
I HAVE IN THE PAST DAILY DOGGIES -- DISCUSSED TEH RADIO GUY WHO  SAID WITH GREAT AUTHORITY THAT THE  RATE OF INCREASE ( OF SOMETHING ) WAS DOWN-  WITH  CONCENTRATION ON THE WORD DOWN....     WHEN IN FACT  TALKING ABOUT THE RATE OF INCREASE WAS TALKING ABOUT AN INCREASE IN THE FIRST PLACE....THAT WAS IN THE 1990'S  ???

WASN'T THERE  A BOOK ABOUT  HIDDEN PERSUADERS????  ABOUT THE STUDY OF MANIPULATING THE MINDS OF SHOPPERS TO HAVE THEM RUN OUT AND BUY 2 OR 3 CARROT PEELERS -- BEFORE THE SUPPLY IS EXHAUSTED..   THAT CONCEPT HAS GOT OUT OF HAND WITH   THE INTERNET. 

I HAVE NOT FIGURED OUT THE ANSWER.... BUT I WILL WORK ON IT.
IN THE MEANTIMNE.... I MISSED THE 19TH DELIVERY TO GEORGETOWN  FIRE DEPT... BUT ILA DIDN'T MISS---
Dear Carlene,
The question is should I be calling them Firefighters or Firemen?
I’m always referring to them as My Firemen, but, a kind CP ask me to use Firefighters, as that is what they want to be call.
When I was with my Firemen/Firefighters on the 19th, I ask them what they preferred I use.  Captain Dave said for 30 + years he has been known as a Fireman and really didn’t care what anyone called him, but just don’t call me late for dinner.
It seems these later years, it is now politically correct to call them Firefighters, so no lady, woman, gal Firefighter would be offended.  
Jen, the lady Firefighter at the station said, “Are we going to have to correct “mankind”?
To me Firefighters seems like someone that puts out fires.  My firemen are not only firefighters, but are trained in medical emergency - EMT’s.I personally experienced first hand their professional expertise, caring mannerism and thoughtfulness that I will long remember.  Believe me, when they walked through my front door, I knew I was in good hands and when the doors of the ambulance were closed, all eight eyes were standing there wishing me well.
You having experienced the same, I believe you will agree with me that the Firemen are the best.

Ila Steutermann     Charter CP of Missouri

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

feb 20 2018
i made it !!  i could write a book on my 4 days in hospital -- you just can not leave me wit h nothing to do but watch peole work and not have me redesign an awful lot-- starting with the  hinges on th ebathroom doors are all on the wrondg side for patient   access... if they were put there for janitorial access, i would have to add the patient acccess was far more frequent than th e janitorial access-the image  was priceless..and i enjoed the  problem as i observed the man across the hall try and cope..  solution was to leave teh room door open which meant  to get n the rest room you had to swing your rear  into the hall as you went around the rest room door...  add to that  the open back hospital johnnie and teh  factor of speed.and it was entertaining..*****.the doctors and nurses were technically wondeful... i survived...  (so far)but there were details.... like a minor surgical room.. without an overhead light??   and the doctor not wanting to give me novicain to debried the wound  because he "didn't want to stick me" - i have had novicaine in my life... fine needle slight burn.. no problem... what i didn't know was teh only syringe he had on nis  tray was a 20 cc syringe like   i would use on a horse with a fat needle that hurt worse than him poking without the novicaine...*** teh sterile technique in the whole place would leave George myers(DVM)  screaming....
there are 2  competing hospital systems  arond here... lahey-- where i was.... and "partners" which involves mass general and many of the big boston hospitals --i just happen to have 2 childeren  -- gwen doing someting in  partners management -- and the other  ( the professor) is into managing information  systems and data--both  could make use of all this  4 days worth of   intensive study--if success is defining a problem and solving it-- then ... there is certainly a "hands on"   problme waiting for a solution.
their data management is super as every pill they gave me was scanned along with my bracelet before they let me swallow it.
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mean while reeses  babies got born with out  my help at all...  pam and crew did a wonderful job... grace still flu like staggered in and tried but was reatlly hitting on about 3 cylindars...  every one pulled together and kept the ship afloat. janine set me up on a laptop to watch long sdistance...-- that  had it funny side too...  at one point i talked to megan... who was watching from afar also  and we both were tearing our hair about details that eventaully will get worked out.--   reese eventually had a toatal of 15 pups-- teh  origional 9  live +2 doa were followed by 3 definitely not surviveable and tehn a few hours later one other pup-- margionally alive and now doing well... has to come from the fact that a dog uterous is a bifurcated one----great word-- means 2 horns  Y  shaped-- not sure whether the  last live pup was stuck behind teh 3 not live... or if he was in the other "horn"
he is now nursing well... and teh runt... is one of the harl pups. who is nursing well as of ysesterday...
concept being -- stop micromanaginging the litter and let them have longer periods of sleep- mommy is teh e only expert onn puppy management.. so give her a chance... and stand by in case she inadvertainly sits  on one.---   but all this in the basket and out  are tiring for me to watch and from the expression on reeses face... it is too hard for her to watch too...  she does not understand.. nor does she approve.
so-- for the moment  only megan and i will weigh anyone who needs weighing... so maybe we can explainit to her...
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i did have alot of this kind of email----
 DEAR CARLENE,
  EVERYONE DID SUCH A FANTASTIC JOB THIS MORNING HELPING TO BIRTH REESE'S PUPS, NOW CALLED "REESE'S POOHS".  YOU CAN BE VERY PROUD OF YOUR WONDERFUL STAFF AND VOLUNTEERS.  REESE'S HUMAN MOM DID GREAT TOO.   AND OF COURSE REESE.
I AM PROUD TOO.  OF WATCHING YOUR WONDERFUL LIFE CHANGING WORLD AND BEING EVEN A SMALL PART OF THE COMMUNITY THAT SDP HAS CREATED.  THANK YOU FOR THIS.  
THANK YOU FOR SHARING SO MUCH WITH ALL OF US.  YOU HAVE CHANGED OUR LIVES TOO.
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another thing i did whle hospiataixed was to give everyone who  "waited on" me  one of the monkey fists--.... they clipped them to thier badges-- and soon  we had doctors noticing and talking to the person who emptied my trash  --very interesting...  i must have given away 20-- i ran out of the string eventually..
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donna just came in  and siad vance is doing very well at home...  he even asks to be let out... oh really?????? or did you just learn to read him better...  negative training does not work well in training dogs-- however for dogs training people, they have thier own negative  training methods "learn to  listen to what i am saying or i will just  put this shlt on your floor" --- listening  works well in both directions.

Friday, February 16, 2018

 STILLLLL.... WE SIT...  WE LIE DOWN  AND  WE WAIT...  AN AWFUL BULDGING MOMMY DOG...  I HAVE REVISED MY GUESS ON  PUPS... FROM 7 TO 43  SHE IS BBBBIIIIGGGGG-- AND THERE AE 3 PEOPLE SLEEPING IN THERE WITH HER..I AM NOT SURE WHO THE ARE...-- 3 LUMPS...... I THINK TOCDAY WE SHOULD MOVE OUT TH ELUMPS AND GIVE THE DOG ROOM TO HAVE PUPS...I PREDICT... TODAY.... SHE HAS NOT EVEN STARTED DIGGING.... SHE DID LOOOK AT THE "UNDER THE PORCH"  WHICH HAS ALS=WAYS BEEN FASCINATING TO A NEW MOM...
I TRUST WE HAVE A BUNCH OF PEOPLE HERE TODAY TO GET CHORES DONE...   I AM ONE LEGGED...NOT THAT I WOULD DO MUCH... BUT I ALWYS HAVE THE FEELING IF THE SHAT  HITS THE FAN I COULD HELP OUT...  BUT NOT  TODAY ON ONE LEG...  I LIKE LYING IN BED WITH ONE LEG RAISED HIGH...
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THANKFULLY HERE'S ERICA TO BAIL ME OUT OF THIS DD.......
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IT SEEMS WE'VE GOTTEN BEHIND ON OUR UPDATES AGAIN! SPRING SEMESTER IS REALLY WEARING US THIN, BUT WE'RE GETTING THROUGH IT. MIDTERMS ARE NEXT WEEK ALREADY, SO WE CAN ALMOST SEE THE LIGHT AT THE END OF OUR 1L YEAR!
ASHER'S HAD A GOOD AMOUNT OF DOWNTIME OTHER THAN OUR WALKS AROUND CAMPUS LATELY BECAUSE OF THE SOGGY WEATHER OR MY OVERWHELMING WORKLOAD, BUT HE DOESN'T SEEM TO MIND BEING A COUCH POTATO WHILE I LOOK ON WITH JEALOUSY OVER THE STACK OF BOOKS AND PAPERS IN FRONT OF ME.  WE DO OCCASIONALLY GET OUTSIDE SO HE CAN RUN AROUND BETWEEN CLASSES, AND HE STILL LOVES ZOOMIES WHEN HE CAN GET THEM IN!
ASHER AND I HAD A LOVELY VALENTINE'S DAY TOGETHER YESTERDAY, AND HE SPREAD SOME CHEER AROUND CAMPUS WITH HIS LIGHT PINK TIE! ASHER'S COMPANIONSHIP MEANS SO MUCH TO ME EVERY DAY, BUT ESPECIALLY NOW WHEN WE'RE MORE ISOLATED THAN EVER. I'M NOT SURE WHAT I'D DO WITHOUT HIS COMPANY - SOMETIMES I GET BURNT OUT IN THE EVENING AFTER DEALING WITH CLASS AND THE READINGS FOR THE FOLLOWING DAY AND I HAVE SO MUCH LEFT TO GO, AND THAT'S THE PERFECT TIME FOR A SNUGGLE BREAK ON THE COUCH.  
WE'RE BOTH LOOKING FORWARD TO A LONG WEEKEND COMING UP. I HAVE MY PROPERTY LAW MIDTERM TO STUDY FOR, BUT WE'RE ALSO GOING TO TAKE A DAY OFF AND HEAD INTO PROVIDENCE FOR A FUN DAY TOGETHER. THE FOLLOWING WEEK IS BARRISTER'S BALL - A.K.A, LAW SCHOOL PROM - SO THIS WEEKEND WILL BE A NICE OPPORTUNITY TO DO A LITTLE SHOPPING (ASHER'S FAVORITE THING!) TO GET READY!
SPEAKING OF BARRISTER'S BALL, WE HAVE SOME EXCITING NEWS TO SHARE: THIS YEAR IS THE LAW SCHOOL'S FIRST ANNUAL BARRISTER'S COURT, SIMILAR TO PROM KING & QUEEN IN HIGH SCHOOL. NOW I'VE NEVER BEEN PART OF THE POPULAR CROWD, BUT I SUPPOSE IT'S BOUND TO HAPPEN WITH A CELEBRITY CONSTANTLY AT MY SIDE - ASHER AND I MADE THE FINAL BALLOT TO REPRESENT OUR 1L CLASS! VOTING CLOSES TOMORROW AFTERNOON, AND THEN BARRISTER'S COURT (2 STUDENTS FROM EACH CLASS) WILL BE CROWNED AT THE BALL. ASHER MIGHT JUST BE THE FIRST GREAT DANE PROM KING!
THANK YOU ALL FOR CHECKING IN - I KNOW YOU'VE HAD TO BE PATIENT WITH US AS WE PLUG AWAY THROUGH SPRING SEMESTER, BUT JUST KNOW THAT WE'RE DOING WONDERFULLY AS ALWAYS. WE CAN'T WAIT TO KEEP YOU ALL POSTED ON OUR FUN COUPLE WEEKS COMING UP!


ASHER.... PROM KING  !!!  WHO ELSE WOULD BE BETTER?????

Thursday, February 15, 2018

FEB 15 2018
PROBLEMS.......  #1 PAM IS TOO NICE...AND ACCOMODATING-- IT MAY HAVE TAKEN ME A WHILE, BUT I FINALLY FIGURED -- WE ARE TOTALLY DEPENDENT ON VOLUNTEERS-- HARD WORKERS WHO MAKE IT POSSIBLE FOR US TO DONATE THESE DOGS TO PEOPLE WHO REALLY NEAD THEM.... HOWEVER---ALONG WITH  ALL THE MOTHERS WHO HAVE CALLED TO TELL ME HOW WONDERFUL THEIR 18 YEAR OLD SON'S ARE  WHO CAN'T GRADUATE HIGH SCHOOL BEDCAUES THEY FORGOT TO  MAKE ARRAINGEMENT S  TO DO TEH COMMUNITT SERVICE NOW REQUIRED OF STUDENTS....-- I HAVE SOMEONE TODAY WHO WANTS TO BRING A  GROUP OF 8 YEAR OLDS TO "WORK" FOR AN HOUR.... WE ---- PAM--- HAS ALWAYS TRIED TO ACCOMODATE THAT KIND OF THINEG  AND SOMEONE  WILL THEN HAVE TO HAND CARRY THE  GROUP AROUND----THE INTENTION IS WONDERFUL...  GET KIDS HELPING SOMEONE SOMEHOW WITH COMMUNITY SERVICE  AND  COLLECTING BAGS OF DOG TOYS--- IT IS AT LEAST THINKING OUTSIDE THEUR USUAL "BOX"  HOWEVER..... TOO MUCH YOUTH PARTICIPATION....AND IT IS TOO DISRUPTIVE...I HAVE SEEN ON CAMERA... SO MANY PEOPLE IN THE FEED ROOM THAT  NO ONE CAN FOLD  A FLUFFY..
WE NEED TO RETHINK OUR POLICIES--- #1  GENERAL PUBLIC CAN COME AND WANDER SUNDAY 12  TO 4...  AND THE REST OF THE TIME  IF A GROUP WANTS TO COME OTHER TIMES, YOU  DON'T GET PUPPY PATTING.... YOU GET- ME- TO TALK....... IN THE HOUSE----  AND YOU MAY MEET BENTLEY, CHAOS AND SIZZLE-- AND THE REST OF TEH PLACE HAS TO BE ALLOWED TO FUNCTION...  WITH OUT TRIPPING OVER 6 BOYSCOUTS WHO WOULD REALLY RATHER  ROUGHHOUSE IN THE WOODS.
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#2 THRU 687--- I CAN'T REMEMBER-- BUT I AM SURE THERE ARE A FEW THINGS THAT NEED TO BE UPDATED...
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NOW ... TAXES.... WHY... MUST I PAY A FEE TO HAVE A DOG-- DOGS DO BITE-- SOME ARE DANGEROUS AND ALL FOUL SOMEWHERE........THEY CALL IT A LICENSE--- AND TEH FEE WAS  HIGHER FOR AN UNSPAYED FEMALE FOR YEARS TILL THE WOMENS RIGHTS GOT INVOLVED AND SAID ANY MALE  WITH TESTICLES SHOULD BE A HIGHTER FEE ALSO.. YOU MAY OWN THESE UNSPAYED OR UN NEUTERED DOGS,  JUST PAY THE "TAX"  .-- NOW IF I DO NOT PAY THIS FEE, THEY CAN COME TAKE THE DOG FROM ME....   YOU HAVE TO SEE WHERE I AM GOING WITH THIS... THERE AE MORE LAWS ABOUT OWNING A DOG - WITH TESTICLES THAN THERE ARE LAWS ABOUT OWNING   AN  AK- WHATEVER   WITH THE MULTI SHOOTING ADAPTER.  THE AUTHORITIES CAN REMOVE MY DOG... BUT NOT MY AK RIFLE.  I HAVE A PROVBLEM WITH THAT...  AH--- WELL... IT S COULDN'T POSSIBLY HAPPEN HERE IN IPSWICH....
WRONG.
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SEE IT -SAY IT...   I DID ONCE...  I WAS AT BURLINGTON MALL-- A HUGE MALL... AND I SAW A GUY  GT A 3' LONG  COVERED OBJECT  OUT OF HIS CAR AND START TO THE BUILDING...--I THOUGHT IT WAS PROBABLY  NOTHING.... BUT HOW WAS I GOING TO FEEL IF IT WASN'T... SO I CALLED THE LOCAL POLICE-  AND WATCHED.... THE RESPONSE WAS SO QUICK THAT  THE PLACE WAS SURROUNDED IN VERY FEW MINUTES... AND THEY HAD LOCATEED THE MAN...  AND HIS UMBRELLA--- I TALKED TO A PATROLMAN IN ONE OF THE RESPONDING CRUISERS  - ---I FELT SO STUPID--- BUT THE POLICE SAID "NO THAT WAS A GOOD CALL--- WE ARE ALL ON THE PAYROLL ANYWAY.."
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I WONDERED IF I WOULD HAVE CALLED IF IT WAS A WOMAN CARRYING A 3'LONG RIFLE SHAPED THING...  PROBABLY NOT... HOW ODD.... COMMON DENOMINATOR  ---   AGAIN...
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from janine
He doesn't have a name, although I call him lots of names as he drags me around the paddock or stands defiantly when I am trying to teach him to lead. I know he is going to be with me for a LONG time because who would ever want such an awful, ornery creature? SO I guess I should give him a name?
This guy is just AWFUL. On his first day here, he kicked me on the shoulder. Not hard enough to leave a bruise, but hard enough to establish the distinct boundaries in our relationship - and hard enough for me to want to put him right back on the trailer and send him back where he came from...but then I remind myself...'Failure is NOT an option'.
Two weeks later: the good news is he has stopped kicking at me. When you have something so awful in your barn, you need to celebrate these small milestones. 
The negotiations between us have been slow. He drags a "Catch Rope" from his halter so that he is ALMOST impossible to catch, rather than completely impossible to catch. smart like a donkey, strong like a horse. 
The last awful, ornery creature I had was given the unfortunate name of "Grumpy". When Grumpy arrived he kicked too and I was convinced I would have him forever because I thought "Who would ever want such an awful, ornery creature?" But then one day, Grumpy wasn't awful anymore. And soon after he found a new mom. I am going to miss that Grumpy. ❤

While many people celebrate training victories; perhaps jumping over a bigger fence or flying lead changes, rescue is equally as challenging. Yet, I would argue that rescue is far more rewarding.