MY FLUFFY HAIRED SIDEKICK HATH RETURNED .. TOTALLY UNEXPECTED SHEILA ARRIVED AT MAIL CALL YESTERDAY..
IT IS A HUGE RELIEF TO HAVE HER AROUND-- SHE IS A BIG HELP-- STUFF SHE JUST CAN NOT DO LONG DISTANCE.. BESIDES.... SHE IS MY EXTERNAL MEMORY DEVICE.
PERFECT EXAMPLE OF WHY SHEILA IS SO CRITICAL...
TAKE THE DOG FOOD PROBLEM ...UNBELIEVABLE DEAL... WALMART IS THE CHEAPEST PURINA AROUND-- AND IT IS POSSIBLE TO ORDER12 BAGS A DAY TO BE DELIVERED FREE. SO 2 DAYS IN A ROW... I ORDERED 12 BAGS
ALL SOUNDS FINE SO FAR????? WELL " THEY " DIDN'T DELIVBER IT... FEDEX DID-- AND FURTHERMORE IT WAS PACKAGED IN CARDBOARD CARTONS-- NOT EVEN SIMPLE CHINESE CARDBOARD-- BUT TRIPPLE THICK--- BIGGER THAN A 50 POUND BAG-- THE FEDEX TRUCK WAS FILLED TO THE BRIM WITH THESE 24 BIG BOXES-- SO WE UNPACKED EACH BAG GIVING US AN UNBELIEVABLE PILE OF 24 HUGE TOUGH CARTONS WHICH IN MY WORLD WERE BEAUTIFUL "BUILDING MATERIAL" FOR WIERD M AIL CALL PROPS.... AND ALL I COULD DO WAS COLLAPSE THEM AND STORE THEM AND AWAIT SOMEONE WITH ENOUGH IMAGINATION AND :"LATE IN THE DAY" ENERGY TO DEAL CREATIVELY WITH THE PILE..... SHEILA
LIKE THE KEN ROBERTSON TED TALK.. IT IS ABOUT CREATIVITY.
I HEAR THERE ARE RUMORS THAT SHE IS BACK BECAUSE IT IS NEAR THE DATE OPAL WOULD HAVE HAD PUPPIES... NOT TRUE... SHE IS BACK BECAUSE HER DAUGHTER IS HAVING SURGERY FRIDAY---- IF OPAL MANAGES TO KICK OUT ONE PUP IT WILL BE TOTALLY UNEXPECTED-- I DON'T THINK THERE IS ANYTHING IN THERE.
AND IT HAPPENED AGAIN
SOMEONE WHO SHALL REMAIN NAMELESS-- OR OUR GHOST FRIEND-- GOT HELPFUL AND TOSSED OUT 2 TRASH BAGS FROM MY ROOM- THAT CAN BE THE ONLY REASON ----AS OF THIS MORNING.... I HAVE NO UNDERWEAR,... AND RELATED ITEMS. THERE ARE NO BAGS OF TRANSPORT FROM DRYER TO ROOM AND THE DRAWERS ARE EMPTY-
I AM SURE -- AS MUCH AS ANY 77 YEAR OLD IS SURE OF ANYTHING,
I HAD 2 BAGS FULL-- AWAITING DISTRIBUTION TO THE 3 DRAWERS ALLOCATED TO ME.-- AND THEY ARE GONE. TRACY EVEN WENT AND SEARCHED... I HAVE THE FEELING PAM IS LOOKING AYT ME A LITTLE CROSSEYED WONDERING IF I THREW THEM OUT MYSELF-- WHICH I DON'T BELIEVE... WHATEVER REASON-- THEY ARE LONG GONE.
SUCH IS LIFE AT CRAZY ACRES..
BACK TO WALMART--- I NEED THE LONG UNDERWEAR AS JUST ONE MORE BARRIER BETWEEN ME AND THE PUPPY TOENAILS.
I AM DELIGHTED WITH THE MATCH --- TUUKKA-- (AKA AGATHA) WITH BRYAN--- HE IS A VETERAN LIVING IN A GROUP HOME OWNED AND SUPERVISED BY #2 PAM. EVEN WITH THE PROBLEMS BRYAN HAS, HE HAS AN INSTINCTIVE HANDLING OF A DOG THAT MADE THIS MATCH POSSIBLE.
HERE IS PAM#2's REPORT
Tuukka and Bryan are doing really well! Bryan cried all the way home like a new dad with his baby and can't believe how perfect she is. He even sends me text messages about what she looks like while she's sleeping or how her ear twitched. Very sweet, but let's face it folks, give me a break! :) She is a very loved baby, that's for sure! She is controlling herself with the squirrels...they went for a walk and saw three - one she didn't even notice and the other two Bryan told her to leave it and she did...what a good girl!!
When we left your place on Friday we stopped to get her some things for the house and she picked out the biggest bone she could find in the store. When we got home Bryan brought her in the house and gave it to her and she immediately started chewing so he thought he had her busy enough to go out and bring the things in from the truck....fat chance of that! Even with that giant delicious bone, as soon as Bryan left the room Tuukka was right behind him...the heck with the bone where's my dad going! So, back on with the leash and out the door with Bryan to empty the truck. Took longer to finish the task with her tagging along but at least she was happy. Everyone that knows Bryan noticed an IMMEDIATE difference in his overall demeanor - he's so much more relaxed and comfortable. Bryan even notices a difference. He said he's no longer afraid of having seizures (which results in less seizures). He is on a normal schedule now because of Tuukka which is already making a world of difference!
Thank you for everything you do! You are an awesome group of people!
I will definitely keep you updated!