Thursday, November 27, 2014

NOV 27 2014
PAM TELLS ME THERE ARE 3"  OF VERY SLUSHY GOOP THAT I CAN GO PUSH AROUND IN MY ( HEATED) TRACTOR.  BY THE TIME WE GET INTO JANUARY WITH IT'S 18"  I WILL NOT BOTHER WITH A MEASLY 3"... BUT IT IS FUN FOR THE FIRST FEW TIMES  EVERY YEAR..

I HAVE TO CORRECT ... IT IS NOT MY RACTOR-- IT IS SDP TRACTOR BECAUSE EXPLORE MONEY BOUGHT IT FOR US.
  AND IT IS LOVELY ... 
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WE HAD A LOVELY PUPPY BIRTHDAY PARTY LAST NIGHT  WE HAD 7 HERE AND ONE ON  CAMERA SKYPE OR SOMETHING...    WHAT A GOOD LOOKING BUNCH OF DOGS--- IF I EVER GET PAM'S 2 IN HARNESS, THEY WILL BE SPECTACULAR-- AND WE COULD USE THEM TO TOW CARS OUT OF THE MUD-- THEY ARE SO STRONG...

THINKING... MAYBE THE ARENA IS THE PLACE TO KEEP MY OLD GREEN GOLF CART  SO I COULD PLAY IN THERE WITHOUT HAVE ING TO WALK TOO FAR... AND IT IS FLAT SO THE LACK OF BRAKING WOULD NOT BE AN ISSUE...

I GET VERY ANNOYED AT THE FACT THAT I HAVENOT GOT A GOOD PAIR OF "DRIVING DOGS"  OR... EVEN WORSE-- NOT EVERY PUP OUT OF HERE KNOWS HOW TO USE A YUPPY PUPPY.. ESPECIALLY WHEN THAT TRAINING TAKES PLACE INTHE HOUSE  AND YOU COULD HAVE A CUP OF COFFEE IN ONE HAND....  SO THAT IS MY NEW YEARS RESOLUTION 

WHO SAID NEW YEARS HAVE TO START IN JANUARY?  EVEN THE IRS LETS YOU DECIDE WHEN YOUR  YEAR WILL BEGIN AND END...

SO ALL THOSE PEOPLE WHO WANT TO LEARN TO TRAIN A DOG  WILL NOW BE STARTED ON THE YUPPY's  .

AT WITH ANY DOG TRAINING, IT WILL TAKE UNDIVIDED ATTENTION... STARING AT THE DOG'S HEAD WHILE THEY TRY AND FIGURE OUT HOW TO MAKE THE NOISE OF TREATS DROPPING INTO THE METAL DISH...

ACTUALLY THERE ARE A FEW PUPS WHO HAVE TO REALIZE THE NOISE IS A GOOD THING-- SOME ARE AFRAID OF IT TO START WITH.
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AND PEOPLE GOT TO DISCUSSING THERE ARE SEVERAL DEAF DANE WEBS WHO ARE TERRIBLY CRITICAL OF EVERYTHING IN SIGHT..  I REALLY WANT TO GO INVITE  THEM  COME HERE AND SEE HOW IT IS DONE RIGHT-    AND I THINK WE DO IT AS RIGHT AS IS POSSIBLE.
CERTAINLY IF ANYONE HAS SOME BETTER IDEAS--  THE COFFFEE POT IS ALWAYS ON-- COME HERE-- LOOK US OVER AND LETS TALK ABOUT HOW WE COUDL DO BETTER-- 

I CAN CERTAINLY UNDERSTAND HOW A PERSON WITH A HEARING PROBLEM CAN REALLY BE UPSET WHEN PEOPLE THINK A DEAF DANE IS A REJECT---  THEY ARE NOT-- THEY SIMPLY CAN NOT HEAR-- HOW OFTEN HAVE YOU HEARD ME SAY A DEAF DANE IS NO DIFFERENT THAN A BEAGLE CHASING A RABBIT THAT DOESN'T LISTEN TO YOU ANYWAY.  TECHNICALLY THAT MAKES THE DANE BETTER THAN THE BEAGLE.... WHO IS DEAF BY CHOICE.

EVEN BOO AND RIOT HAVE MADE GREAT STRIDES LATELY.  

MAYBE I SHOULD TRY FOR A   "4- IN -HAND" .

BUT FIRST I WILL GO PUSH SLUSH AROUND..

I THINK THE HUNT IS STILL ON  OVER AT APPLETON FARMS
THE PART THAT MIGHT BE  DIFFICULT-- HERE IS ME- THE NERVOUS NELLIE.. WHEN A HORSE MOVES THRU SNOW THAT PACKS, IT PACKS IN THEIR SHOES  AND  THEY CAN END UP SLITHERING  AROUND  ON 5" TALL  STILTS OF PACKED SNOW-- WHICH IF THEY TAP A ROCK WITH THAT FOOT TH E5" COMESO UT OF THAT ONE AND THEY ARE ON 3 TALL AN D  ONE SHORT LEG... 
 
THERE ARE SPECIAL SHOES THAT   94% PREVENT THE ICE BLOCK FROM FORMING  BUT HERE ARE NOT ENOUGH BLACKSMITHS INTHE AREA TO GET ALL THOSE HORSES SHOD WITH SNOW SHOES SINCE THE STORM WAS PREDICTED...

I JUST GET NERVOUS....

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I THINK CALENDAR PRODUCTION IS IN FULL SWING-- SOOOOO.... NEXT.....
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  MY 72 HOUR STUDY--------I THINK--- I STILL HAVE TO TALK TO MEMSAIC-  THAT IF YOU WANT TO BUY A BRICK FOR YOUR UNCLE HENRY IN IOWA AS A $10 CHRISTMAS GIFT,    IT IS POSSIBLE TO DO TH E USUAL MEMSAIC THING AND WHEN IT ASKS FOR ADDITIONAL DONATION YOU ENTER $1.   AND THEN WHEN YOU GET TO THE COMMENT BLOCK  YOU PUT IN  UNCLE HENRY'S ADDRESS..  THAT MEANS WHEN I GLANCE THRU THE DONATIONS  I CAN SEE THOSE WIH  THE EXTRA $1-- AN D  CAN PULL UP THE INFO AND ADDRESS THE ENVELOPE AND SEND A CARD EXPLAINING HOW THEY HAVE BEEN BLESSED TO BE  GIVEN A SUPPORTING/? TEMPORARY?   MEMBERSHIP  IN  THE SHATUPON SOCIETY-- AND ALL THOSE DETAILS---- SIGNED BY ME???

I DID TRY IT WITH MY OWN PURCHASE-- AND IT DID WORK... GO LOOK AT #1235 AND IF YOU HAVE ANY COMMENTS .. MAKE  'EM  NOW.

YET TO BE APPORVED BY OTHERS... LIKE  KAREN. TINA AND LINDA AND  A FEW OTHERS...
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SO I WILL  NOW GO PLAY WITH MY OTHER MENTAL BLOCKS

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

NOV 26 2014
 HOW TO DELICATELY DESCRIBE YESTERDAYS AVENTURES???

I DO NOT KNOW WHERE THE EXPRESSION "ALL BALLED UP"( -MEANING "CONFUSED" )---COMES FROM.   BUT IT CERTAINLY COULD POSSIBLE COME FROM THIS PUPPY PRODUCTION PROCESS..

I BET YOU ARE ALL WAITING TO HEAR OF WALTER AND HIS PATERNITY PROBLEMS--THE WILL IS THERE--

SOOOO... MEGAN WAS CONFRONTED WITH A VERY CONFUSED WALTER  -- SO SHE DECIDED VERY QUICKLY TO GIVE HIM A HAND,
 BEING ALONE, SHE DID THE BEST SHE COUDL TO GRAB A SMALL PLASTIC RUBBERMAID  SANDWICH BOX IN HER OTHER HAND - NOT THE IDEAL COLLECTION DEVICE... BUT  CLEAN AND WORKING... UNTIL  QUANTITY BECAME A PROBLEM-- AT WHICH POINT I CAME ON THE SCENE.
I AM NOT AS AGILE AS I ONCE WAS... BUT  I MANAGED TO TAKE OVER WITH THE SANDWICH BOX- AND CALLED TO KATI TO GRAB SOME SYRINGES-- WHICH SHE DID--- SEVERAL 20 CC SIZE   
NEEDING TO KEEP THE SYRINGES AND CONTENTS AT BODY TEMP IT WAS DECIDED KATI'S ARMPITS  WERE THE BEST WE HAD TO OFFER...
WE HAD A REGULAR PRODUCTION LINE GOING FILLING AND STORING THE  FILLED SYRINGES.
FINALLY WALTER GOT BORED WITH THE PROJECT AND- VERY UNCEREMONIOUSLY--  LEFT.

I HAVE HAD  THE SPECIALIZED PLASTIC   "STRAWS" ON TOP OF MY FILE CABINET FOR YEARS.  MEGAN WENT AND GOT THOSE-- KATI COULDN'T MOVE TOO WELL.. WITH A GREAT DEAL OF CONFUSION A STRAW WAS INSERTED... UP AND THEN OVER ---AS GEORGE HAS DESCRIBED TO ME... AND WE  DEPRESSED THE PLUNGER ON THE SYRINGES   WITH UNCOMMON PRESSURE--  WE HAVE EXPERIENCED THAT PRESSURE PROBLEM BEFORE...( IF NOT HELD  WITH GREAT CARE THE CONTENTS GETS SPRAYED ABOUT 3 FEET.)
W E FOLLOWED THOSE WITH A SYRINGE OF AIR TO  EMPTY THE STRAW.. AND MEGAN READ SOMEWHERE TO LIFT MARIAH'S REAR--- SOMETHING I HA7VE NEVER SEEN IN NATURE... BUT WHAT THE HECK.

IF MARIAH SHOULD HAPPEN TO HAVE PUPS FROM ALL THIS-- THEY WILL HAVE TO BE CALLED   "THE PITS"

DO NOT HOLD YOUR BREATH...
I HAVE NEVER HAD A NATURAL BREEDING FAIL-- AND I NEVER HAVE HAD AN AI SUCCEED-- EVEN WHEN DONE WITH ALL THE PROPE R LAB WORK... LET ALONE THE RUBBERMAID  METHOD.

HAVING BEEN THERE  AND DONE THAT I HAVE CONCLUDED THE TURKEY BASTER METHOD IS PURE RUMOR-- THE GEOMETRY JUST IS NOT THERE..-- THE SWIMMERS WOULD ALL END UP IN THE BULB AND NOT BE SQUIRTABLE.

THIS IS SUPPOSED TO BE AN EDUCATIONAL PROJECT..
SO  NOW YOU KNOW ABOUT AS MUCH AS I DO...

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 GETTING   YOUR MINDS BACK TO TRAINING . 

 YESTERDAY I GOT THE LUMBER FOR RYAN TO BUIL\D US A "CHUTE"   FOR BACKING INTO PRACTICE-- IT IS IN THE ARENA  BY THE CAMERA--  IT SHOLD BE INTERESTING TO WATCH... THIS GETS READY FOR AIRLINE TRAVEL
 THE SERV DOGS MUST QUIETLY  WALK ON.. AND BACK BETWEEN THE SEATS AND LIE DOWN-- NO CONFUSION--
THEN  YOU TAKE OFF YOUR SHOES AND PAT THE DOG WITH YOUR FEET-- AND THEY GET SOMEONE TO VOLUNTEER TO SIT WITH THE DOG-  SOMEONE ALWAYS DOES-- LAST TRIP BACK FROM TORONTO I GOT A $20 DONATION FROM THE GUY WHO VOLUNTEERED TO SIT WITH BAILEY AND I,.

 WE ARE WORKING ON
THE CALENDARS-- THEY ARE TO BE DELIVERED THIS AFTERNOON-
MAILERS. FAB FAILURES- STICKERS NOTES AND PURPLE PAPERCLIPS ARE ALL LINED UP.

THE OTHER THING WE ARE THINKING ABOUT  IS HOW TO GET SOME CARD/ NOTIFICATION  AND MAYBE  A POKERCHIP IN THE HANDS OF SOMEONE TO WHOM A CP HAS DONATED A  $10 CHICKEN BRICK INSTEAD OF A $10 PRESENT -
THERE ARE SOME LOGISTICS--  I HAVE SAID WE WILL HAVE A PLAN IN 72 HOURS.
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JANINE SEEMS TO BE FOCUSED  ON A BRIGHT BLUE TRUCK-- SO WE HAVE PAPERWORK TO DO  FOR THAT.  IT WILL BE MY TRUCK FOR HER TO USE ( INSTEAD OF MY CAR) TO PULL TRAILERS  -- NOT SDP's -  AND THE CATCH IS-- SHE IS TO BAIL US OUT OF THE ACCREDITATION BIT---  IT IS HER SPECIALITY-- THE PHD COLLEGE PROF TYPE-- SHE CAN MAKE IT SOUND SO GOOD THEY SHOLD  NOT BE ABLE TO  GIVE US A HARD TIME..  SHEILA OBRIEN * THE ADI INSPECTOR SAID ALL THE DOG STUFF IS PERFECT-- IT IS JUST THE PAPERWORK .


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Carlene,

Boris is doing great! He recently turned two years old and I've noticed how much more mature he acts. My little boy is all grown up, I suppose. We recently had my senior portraits taken and I must say, Boris could have been a model in another life.The pictures came out beautifully. I attached some of them to the email for you to enjoy. Technically he's graduating from high school too, so he wants to have his own page in the yearbook. So Boris will be attending a baby shower this weekend on Long Iceland and he looks rather enthusiastic. Not to mention, he helps me quietly shelve books at the library every Saturday and holds so much pride When he is on duty.Certainly he's a momma's boy !!! Thank you as always for all you Thurs. 

~ Boris and Lauren 

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

NOV 25 2014
CALENDAR PROJECT MOVING ON... KITTI WAS HERE WITH SOME KIDS WHO STICKERED THE FF WITH A 3/4 " STICKER THAT SAYS---   " SHARE" AS WE LOAD THEMJ INTO MAILERS WE WILL ADD THE SLIP OF PAPER  ( WITH A PURPLE  PAPER CLIP)  THAT EXPLAINS IT ALL-- YESTERDAY'S MAILCALL WE HAD ORDERS FOR 81.

IF I GET A CHANCE TODAY I NEED TO GO TO THE POST OFFICE  WITH A BUNCH AND SEEE JUST HOW THE PRICING WORKS-- I THINK WITH A SINGLE I CAN ADD 2 FF CALENDARS AND A POKERCHIP OR TWO...(WE HAVE AQ NEW SUPPLY OF THOSE THANKS TO BARB/MARK)
BUT I NEED TO FIGURE OUT THE ORDERS FOR 2 OR 3-- WHAT CAN I ADD BEFORE THE POSTAGE GOES WILD...  JUST MAXIMIZING.
STAY  TUNED

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SPENT ALOT OF TIME AT THE FORD DEALER YESTERDAY TO RESEARCH JANINE'S TRICK.---- THE PURCHASE OF A CAR ( IN THIS CASE TRUCK)- IS COMICAL AT BEST.  THE LAST TRUCK I BOUGHT I GOT AT ?PORTSMOUTH FORD?  BECAUSE THEIR ADVERTISEMENT  SAID " THERE IS A STICKER IN EACH WINDOW-  YOU GIVE THE CASHIER THAT MUCH MONEY AND YOU DRIVE IT AWAY- YOU DO NOT NEED TO TALK TO A SALESMAN" 
WHAT A NOVEL IDEA !!

BUT THESE DEALERS-----YOU TAKE THE BIG NUMBER AT THE TOP FROM THE COMPUTER PRINTOUT- AND SUBTRACT...... MFG REBATE,MFG INCENTIVE , BLACK FRIDAY DISCOUNT , DISCONT FOR TURNING INA CAR  PLUS ( MINUS) THE VALUES OF THE CAR...  ETC-- SO EVEN WHEN YOU SAY "PUT THE NUMBER ON PAPER"  THE SALESMAN WILL STILL SAY "DON'T FORGET THE DISCOUNT FOR XXXXX"

I WAS REMINDED OF THE TOM LEHER SONG ABOUT THE NEW MATH AND SUBTRACTING NUMBERS IN BASE 8.... ( GOOGLE THAT ONE !!)-- HE GRADUATED magna cum laude  
IN MATH FROM HARVARD-- AND THE SONG IS TECHNICALLY CORRECT.--- HE HAS SEVERAL  VERY INTERESTING SONGS  --"DOIN THE VATICAN RAG"  IS ANOTHER CATCHY TUNE.
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SHEILA REPORT-- SHE IS AS FAR AS VIRGINIA-- AND RACING HOME JUST AHEAD OF A SNOW STORM-- HER LEAST FAVORITE WEATHER CONDITION...
BUT SHE CAN EAT AT THE DANVERS DELI---HER FAVORITE EATING PLACE BECAUSE O N TUESDAY THEY HAVE BBQ BEEF.
IF YOU ARE EVER IN THIS AREA AND NEED A PLACE TO EAT, FIND DANVERS CENTER WITH THE VERY HIGH FLAGPOLE-- AND YOU CAN FIND THE DELI FROM THERE.

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PROBLEMS OF THE DAY

WALTER-- WHAT CAN I SAY---
KATI IS BRINGING TONY WITH HER--- HE IS JUST OVER A YEAR--- MAYBE---- THE OLD WIVES TALE GOES... IF HE IS LIFTING HIS LEG TO PEE... THEN HE IS READY TO BREED..

TONY IS RELATED TO BENTLEY, BUT USING HIM BRINGS IN WALTERS GENES BECAUSE TONY'S MOTHER IS SCARLOTT -- WALTERS SISTER.

GOT ALL THAT???
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Carlene AND ALL,

It has been exactly 1 month today that Dolly and I have been home together. It's hard to believe it's only been 4 weeks. I don't know how I managed before her. She has become such a part of who I am. 

Today is a perfect example of how she has changed my life. Today Dolly and I brought my grandson to school as we usually do. I had the day off of work so Dolly and I decided to get some things done! We went to the bank, post office, town clerks office, grocery store and Wal-Mart. This may not sound like a big deal to most, but I would not have gotten that accomplished, before Dolly. Today was a Very Windy Day, with wind advisories. On days like today in the past I would not even be able to leave the house alone as the force of the wind would blow me off balance. If you have a balance issue, off balance is a very scary place to be. Today with Dolly's help we accomplished it together and I didn't have the fear of being blown like a kite ;)

I can't explain the sense of accomplishment it is for me, to not have to wait for my husband to come home after a hard day of work to have to then, bring me out to do what needs to be done. My husband is wonderful and has never once ever complained about having to do that, but I feel so much better not having to do that. He is so excited for me and my independence.

That is just one day in the last 30 we have been home. We have also attended a very large dinner with about 350-375 people attending. It was very crowded and Dolly preformed exemplary. At that time we had only been home for 1 week together, she was unbelievable. I am so proud of her!!! 

She also goes to work with me everyday and she is so smart. She has the routine down so well, sometimes I don't even have to tell her which way to go. She knows its unlock door, lights, table, fridge, open front door, radio... she has gotten where she hardly needs to be told. She just walks it. She cracks me up!  I smile to myself all the time.

I know this is a long note but I just want you to know how special she is to me and how thankful I am for her. I can't wait to see what the future brings for us. Thank you so much for all you do. You truly change lives for the better. You, your staff and volunteers are amazing and I thank you!!!

Brenda & Dolly
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Hello 
I want to express my gratitude to all those at the farm during this time of the 
Thanksgiving holiday I know I'm a few days early but I'd rather be early than 
late I wanted to share with everyone what I'll be saying at my Thanksgiving 
dinner table this year 

VOLUNTEERS
 thank you for your willingness to show up day after day to help prepare meals 
for humans and the Danes. To clean and help keep things tidy if you hadn't been 
willing to help and dedicate your time we would be lost.

CP'S
I want to thank you and let you know how much I appreciate the way you have 
cared for the Danes whether it's donations of money, treats or fluffy's or even 
bird houses including your donations for chicken Bricks what you CP'S  do is 
provide me with a companion for life and I thank you for that

MEGAN and KATI
I would like to compliment you on the excellent job you have done working with 
the dogs I have appreciated all that you've done for me and my family I thought 
my life was complete before Sienna but now during the holiday season I see that 
my life has changed so much Sienna gives me confidence she has made me come out 
of my shell and talk to people I wouldn't have normally spoken to but they see 
her pure beauty and want to know all about her and I and what wonderful things 
that she does for me honestly the whole time I hardly hear what the person is 
saying to me because I'm standing there right next to her as she leans against 
my leg and i pet her neck where comforting each other and all I can do is smile 
and think in my head how much I love her it's so rare nowadays to meet such 
amazing people like you and I wanted you to know that I came to service dog 
project as a recipient but now I just extended my family and happy to call you 
guys that

CARLENE
Carlene I'm thankful for you putting your dreams into reality all those years 
ago when you made that decision to start service dog project you are a strong 
woman and the quality of life and living that you have given back to your 
recipients is beyond words you set the tone for everyone involved with the 
Service dog project we all love you

DONNA BIBEAU GORZELA
My first service dog project friend I would like to say a special thank you to 
you for letting me ask you questions about you and denim that day at Stop & Shop 
and then giving me Sdp's business card you opened a door for me that I never 
even knew was there

SIENNA and THE GREAT DANES
And last but not least I want to thank Sienna and her four-legged family if it 
wasn't for all the Danes that work  hard every day then there wouldn't be happy 
recipients like I am 

Love 
Mariarose Famiglietti
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ALL THAT AND SHE IS THE MODEL IN THE OCTOBER SHOT --  WITH THE HAT !!

Monday, November 24, 2014

NOV 24,2014
THIS IS THE LAST HP PRINTER I WILL BUY-  ASIDE FROM ALL TH E NORMAL PRINTER PROBLEMS, NOW THEY HAVE IT PROGRAMMED TO TELL ME HOW HORRIBLE I AM FOR USING AN INK CARTRIDGE THAT IS NOT THIERS--
THERE ARE ABOUT 6 DIFFERENT MESSAGES.. flash up randomly  ON MY MONITOR AND THEY ARE TOUGH TO GET  WHEN YOU ARE IN A HURRY...  AND SEEING AS USING A PRINTER  HAS TRAINED ME TO HATE THE PROCESS IN THE FIRST PLACE, I AM CERTAINLY OVER JOYED TO BE TOLD I AM GOING TO GO STRAIGHT TO HEII FOR USING An ink carteridge thAT IS NOT THEIRS.

THEY DO NOT APROVE OF REFILLING THEM EITHER... 

THE DANM MACHINE KNOWS AN AWFUL LOT-- ALL EXCEPT HOW TO FUNCTION WITH EASE.

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WALTER NEWS---WELL... CLOSE BUT NO SUCCESS YET--CLOSE-- WE ARE TALKING FRACTIONS OF AN INCH OFF THE MARK... TODAY WE REALLY MUST... MEGAN WILL BE AROUND.. WE HAVE BEEN EXACTLY HERE BEFORE---  HE HAS HAD 2 LITTERS-- SO EVENTUALLY HE SHOULD BE ABLE TO...

 AMAZON HAS A "PUPPY STARTER KIT" --- I THOUGHT OF ORDERING ONE FOR WALTER  BUT THEN THAT IS NOT THE START THEY WERE TALKING ABOUT.
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I WENT OUT WITH JANINE CAR /TRUCK SHOPPING LAST NIGHT--- I HAVE NOT TRIED EBAY-- WHERE YOU SEE A PICTURE SEND THE MONEY AND YOU GET THE PRODUCT... WITH TRUCKS YOU SEE THE VEHICLE IN AN AD- ONLINE   - SAYING THAT THE TRUCK IS  SO CHEAP IT IS NEARLY FREE
BUT YOU JUST TRY AND FIND OUT WITHOUT GIVEING ALL SORTS OF INFORMATION ETC,, SO THEY CAN CALL YOU BACK...
BRIAN( SHEILA'S HUSBAND) FOUND US A GOOD DEAL ON A NEW 150 FORD...AND JANINE CAME UP WITH A 2011 TOYOTA WITH 18000 MILES AND HAS A 100000 WAARENTEE

PROBLEM BEING THE NEW FORD NEEDS A TOW PACKAGE-- THE TOYOTA IS ALREADY ALL SETUP

FORD SAYS WE CAN JUST RUN IT OVER TO THE TRAILER SHOP AND HAVE A HITCH INSTALLED... BUT I ALREADY KNOW THAT THE TRAILER SHOP   IS OVERBOOKED WITH WORK BECAUSE OUR TRAILER IS THERE WAITING FOR A NEW AXLE SO WE PROBABLY COULD NT 
GET A FORD FOR ANOTHER 10 DAYS--- AND SHE HAS THAT HORSE IN TH E KILL PENS  IN PENNA TO PICK UP THIS WEEKEND.

LIFE GETS SOOOOO COMPLICATED-- SO THE ONLY WAY FOR ME TO SAVE MY CAR FOR ME--- IS TO  HELP HER GET HER OWN TOW VEHICLE BY FRIDAY.

THE FINANCES ARE EVEN MORE COMPLICATED--- SHE ALSO RUNS A 501 C 3 CHARITY OF DEALING WITH THIS PROBLEM OF TOO MANY HORSES-- SHE TRIES TO WATCH ONLINE WITH SOME COHORT IN PENNA-- WHEN A NICE HORSE COMES IN, THEY TRY AND GET IT OUT OF THE SYSTEM -- JANINE THEN BRINGS T BACK TO THIS AREA TO BE ADOPTED  WITH SOME OF HER HORSEY FRIENDS HERE.

 SO SHE OFTEN NEEDS A TRUCK TO TOW A HORSE TRAILER WITH UP TO 3000 POUNDS OF HORSE IN IT.

THAT SOUNDS EASY TOO  BUT THEN COMES TH E MATTER OF THE SNOTTY NOSES -- OR SHIPPING SICKNESS THAT THEY ALL GET COMING FROM  THOSE PENS.  SO A HORSE OUT OF THOSE PENS HAS TO BE QUARENTINED FOR 28 DAYS-- WHICH IS WHY  THEY LAND IN OUR BARN--- BEFORE GOING TO A   "COMMERCIAL" BOARDING STABLE.

WHICH IS WHY WE DO NOT HAVE OUR MINI DONKEY YET-- BECAUSE SHE HAS THE SHIPPING FEVER/NOSE IN SOME OTHER QUARENTINED SITUATION 

IT IS VERY COMPLICATED

I SAID I WOULD HELP  WITH THE TRUCK PROBLEM  IF SHE WOULD BAIL US OUT OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE ACCREDITATION MESS...
IT WOULD BE WORTH IT.  AND SHE KNOWS HER STUFF - SHE TEACHES IT !!
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MY MAJOR JOBS TODAY--- 

#1 TRY AND FIGURE OUT THE GEOMETRY OF WALTER'S PUPPY PRODUCTION ( WITH MEGAN)
#2 GO TO WALMART FOR PAPERCLIPS IN THE SHAPE OF A DOG BONE ( JUST A NICE TOUCH WITH THE CALENDAR PROJECT)
#3 BUY A TRUCK (ME HELP JANINE BUY--- NOTHING TO DO WITH       SDP FINANCES,,,)
#4 BUY A FROZEN TURKEY AT COSTCO.

 ( SOME DAY I AM GOING TO WRITE DOWN EXACTLY WHAT I DO ALL DAY)

AND THAT IS ANOTHER FYI CONSIDERATION......
ONE OF MY AGRICULTURAL FRIENDS HAS A JOB AT THIS TIME OF YEAR OF DRESSING TURKEYS FOR THE THANKSGIVING MARKET..   SHE SAYS TO BUY FROZEN-- BECAUSE THEY HAVE SO MANY ORDERS FOR FRESH KILLED THAT THEY START 3 WEEKS AHEAD WITH THOSE... SO THE FRESH  ARE NOT NECESSARILY FRESH, MANY 3 WEEKS OLD.
SHE COOKS A FROZEN BIRD. 

I WOULD SAY   "I COOK A FROZEN  TURKEY" ----BUT WE ALL KNOW THAT IS NOT TRUE--
WHAT IS TRUE--- I WILL GO BUY A BIG FROZEN TURKEY AND HOPE SOMEONE COMES ALONG TO COOK IT  AND  SHARE IT WITH WHOEVER SHOWS UP  TO  HELP WITH CHORES AND EAT TURKEY ON THURSDAY....
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THE OTHER ODDITITY
THERE ARE SOOO MANY PHOTO'S OF ME FALLING ALSEEP IN ODD PLACES  THAT IT HAS BEEN SUGGESTED WE DO A CALENDAR OF THOSE/

 THE LATEST ON GOERGE'S XRAY TABLE WHILE WE WAITED FOR SOMEONE..
THERE ARE SOME GOOD ONES.
PROBABLY A LIMITED MARKET....

Sunday, November 23, 2014

WE ARE PACKING JANE UP FOR THE TRIP TO NEW JERSEY-- -- I HAVE LOST TRACK OF ALOT OF OTHER TINGS GOINN ON -- DOGS HAVE BEEN BARKING FOR 2 HOURS AS THOSE PEOPLE GET UPA DN OUT.
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WITH THE PERFECT CALENDAR ANYONE ORDERS , WE WILL BE GIVING AN EXTRA CALENDAR OR TWO OF THE "SECONDS... FABBULOUS FAILURE"  SO WE NEED TO QUICK MAKE LABELS AND  THINGS FOR THAT PROCESS..  SOUNDS LIKE NOT MUCH... EXCEPT THE NUMBERS--- WE HAVE 2000 OF PERFECT AND FF CALENDARS--- EVEN STORING THE 4000 IS A PROBLEM-- THE WEIGHT ALONE IS SIGNIFICENT..  GETTHEN THEN STICKERED SO WE DON'T MIX THEM UP IS ANOTHER PROJECT.... WHICH MEANS GETTING THE PRINTER TO  PRINT STICKERS ---3/4 INCH CIRCLES  -- IS A WHOLE NOTHER PROJECT..
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GEORGE IS WITH BELLA  FOR THE WEEKEND---- BELLA WANTS TO KEEP HIM TIL T'D AY BECAUSE SHE ONLY HAS 2 DAYS OF SCHOOL-- NEXT WEEK-- I DON'T KNOW HOW THAT WAS RESOLVED BECAUSE THAT IS 2 DAYS WITHOUT SUPERVISION????  CAN'T LEAVE THESE BONDED DANES HOME ALONE-- THEY PANIC AND GO LOOKING FOR THEIR PARTNER.  AND IF THEY CAN NOT GET OUT, THEY EAT THE SOFA.
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I AM TOLD SHEILA IS GETTING ON THE ROAD  THIS MORNING-- FROM FLORIDA--- I WILL TRY AND KEEP TRACK OF WHERE SHE IS.. 
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HAD A LOVELY BREAKFAST OF CORN FLAKES WITH WHIPPED CREAM ( NO MILK IN THE HOUSE)   NOT A BAD SOLUTION... WHIPPED CREAM CURES ALOT OF THINGS.
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SPEAKING OF ICE CREAM-- I THINK WE SHOULD UNDO ONE OF THE BEN AND JERRY TUBS TODAY-- IF NOT NOW.... WHEN?? I AM TOLD BY THE B&J EXPERT-- IT IS 2 HOURS IOUT OF THAT FREEZER BEFORE YU CAN SCOOP IT.. MEGAN ON THE CONTRARY TELLS ME SHE CAN CHIP OUT SOME WHILE  STILL IN THE FREEZER,,'
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FROM MARK
Funny, I just got a call from Thomas Ford in Beverly; for some reason they
have my home telephone number INSTEAD OF YOURS..  
REST OF THE STORY-- I WAS ASKING FOR A QUOTE ON A TRUCK JANINE WAS INTERESTED IN....--YOU CAN NOT ASK FOR A QUOTE ON ANY VEHICLE WITHOUT GIVING THEM YOUR FULL ADDRESS ETC - I DID NOT WANT MY PHONE TO RING OFF THE HOOK--- SO WHEN FILLING THAT OUT, I THOUGHT I WOULD LEAVE THE SUB SHOP'S PHONE  -- WHICH WITH THE IPSWICH EXCHANGE TURNS OUT TO BE MARK'S PHONE.. SO WHEN THEY CALLED AND ASKED FOR CARLENE- HE PASSED THE CALL ON TO ME !!   
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Hello from Pa. I hope you all are staying warm! Just wanted to let you know  that Khaki and I were invited to Centre Hall elementary school. 
They had just finished a segment on disabilities with service animals I was asked if I could bring Khaki in to make it more real for them.
The children were great. They were so attentive, curious, and respectful and asked alot of great question. 
I was not sure how Khaki would handle all of the kids, but he did great became bored quickly. I have to tell you what some students said. 
Student 1. "When does Khaki stop working?"
(Before I could answer the question)

Student 2." When he's dead!"

Out of mouths of babes!  I attached pictures of one of the classes. Have a great Holiday!

Marsha/khaki

Saturday, November 22, 2014

NOV 22 2014
OK.... here we go

NOTHING IS EVER SIMPLE- ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU TRY AND MAXIMISE EVERY OUTCOME...

THE 2015 CALENDARS ARE  PERFECTLY WONDERFUL-- AND WILL BE  DELIVERED NEXT WEDNESDAY..
HOLD ON.... SO WHAT WERE THE 18 HEAVY BOXES DELIVERED  LAST THURSDAY?????

TURNS OUT.... THE PRINTER STARTED PRINTING BEFORE THE FINAL  CORRECTIONS-- AND HE ENDED UP WITH A --- PROBABLY 2000--  RUN OF  "MISPRINTS" -- SECONDS..... FABUOUS FAILURES.....

 KITTY TALKED TO HIM, AND HE OFFERED THE "RUN" TO US .. UNSTAPLED FOR $1000-  KITTY AND I TALKED ABOUT IT AND FIGURED WE COUDL DO SOMETHING WITH THEM-- THE PICTURES ARE PERFECT  BUT THERE ARE 18 TYPO KIND OF THINGS.. SO SHE SAID WE WOULD TAKE THEM- FIGURING WE COULD BUY  PHOTO MATTS AND SELL THE PRINTS AS WORKS OF ART-- WHICH THEY CERTAINLY ARE...

SO I EXPECTED A HUGE BINCH OF UNSTAPLED PICTURES--- HOWEVER HE STAPLED THEM  INTO CALENDARS FOR US.... SO NOW WHAT DO WE DO???

KITTY PROPOSED WE SEND THEM OUT WITH THE PERFECT CALENDAR ORDERS  AS EXTRAS- TO BE SHARED WITH FRIENDS AND RELATIVES-- WHATEVER..

PEOPLE WHO HAVE ALREADY ORDERED WILL GET WHATEVER THEY ORDERED OF PERFECT ONES  PLUS A COUPLE  OF THE "SECONDS"

I REALIZE THAT COULD CUT OUR SALE OF THE PERFECT ONES...., BUT I HAVE TO TAKE THAT CHANCE... ASKING THAT YOU TRY AND ORDER WHATEVER YOU NORMALLY WOULD - AND TREAT THIS AS A BONUS------  HOPEFULLY IT WILL BE A WAY TO INTRODUCE OURSELVES TO MORE PEOPLE  WHILE GIVING ALL OUR CP's A  GIFT TO  GIVE...

AND -- PER USUAL-- ALL SYSTEMS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.  BEST OF ALL WORLDS WOULD BE TO  RUN OUT OF BOTH PERFECT AND FF CALENDARS... WORST WOULD BE CARTONS OF CALENDARS GETTING DUSTY AND DIRTY IN THE HAYLOFT .
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SO HERE WE GO.. SEND IN YOUR ORDERS.... 
( AND KEEP BUYING  THE CHICKEN BRICKS-- I SEE WE ARE OVER 1/2  SOLD AND ON THE HOMESTRETCH...  I WILL UPGRADE THE THERMOMETER ON THE FREEZER  AFTER BREAKFAST)
 
THIS MAY BE THE NOTICE WE PUT ON THEM..  MAYBE.....
Congratulations!  along with your perfectly wonderful  2015 calendar , you have received  this  SDP "fabulous failure" calendar. All of the photos are fabulous, but there are several typos and missing items in this calendar, making it less than perfect. Rest assured, all of the calendar dates are correct, but if you compare this calendar to YOUR  "Grade A" calendar you will find 18 minor differences. Can you find them all?  first clue ----the CORRECT DATE FOR  April chicken sunday is  xxxxxxxxxx. 
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HELLO CARLENE,
 
THIS IS IVY TINGLEY.  IT HAS BEEN A YEAR TODAY SINCE I WAS PLACED WITH MY HUMAN, BETTY.  THIS IS MY STORY AS MY FIRST YEAR AS A SERVICE DOG. IT HAS BEEN A LONG ROAD BEING A DEVOTED SERVICE DOG.  THE TRAINING IS CONSTANT, BUT I AM DOING GREAT.  THE MOST IMPORTANT THING I DO FOR MY MOM IS GETTING HER UP AND DOWN STAIRS AND GUIDING HER THROUGH THE STORES WITHOUT THE FEAR OF FALLING.
THE FIRST TIME WE WENT TO THE GROCERY STORE I WAS A LITTLE NERVOUS.  THERE WERE JUST SO MANY FOOD STATIONS, SHOPPING CARTS AND PEOPLE STARING WHICH MADE ME A LITTLE BIT UNCOMFORTABLE.  I GOT OVER THESE DISTRACTIONS QUICKLY THANKS TO THE REASSURANCE FROM MY MOM.
WE ALSO TOOK A TRIP TO NEW HAMPSHIRE SO I COULD MEET MY GRANDPA FRED.  WHEN WE WALKED INTO THE ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY IT WAS LUNCHTIME, AND OF COURSE, WE HAD TO WALK PAST THE DINING ROOM.  EVERYONE, AND I MEAN EVERYONE, STOPPED TO LOOK AT ME.  I JUST STOOD THERE AND WAS SO PROUD.  THEN, I GOT TO MEET MY GRANDPA FRED.  HE WAS IN BED AND WHEN HE SAW ME, HE INSTRUCTED THE NURSE TO PUT HIS BED IN AN UPRIGHT POSITION.  HE WAS REALLY SMILING, WHICH MADE MY MOM REALLY SMILE.  HE THEN STARTED TO PET ME AND MY MOM SAID IT WAS OK FOR HIM TO DO SO.  IT WAS A GREAT DAY FOR MY MOM AND ME.  IT WAS SUCH A REWARDING FEELING TO MAKE OTHER PEOPLE SMILE AND BE HAPPY. 
SOMETHING ELSE I WAS NOT TRAINED TO DO, BUT I DO ALL THE TIME, IS STICK MY HEAD IN THE SHOWER WHEN MOM IS IN THERE.  I REALLY DON'T LIKE GETTING MY FACE WET, BUT MY FIRST CONCERN IS MY MOM AND MAKING SURE THAT SHE IS SAFE AND STANDING.  I REALLY WORRY ABOUT HER FALLING SO I MAKE SURE I KNOW WHERE SHE IS AT ALL TIMES.
MY NEXT BIG OBSTACLE WAS THE HOSPITAL.  I AM NOT SURE IF IT WAS THE SMELLS, BUT AGAIN, MY MOM ASSURED ME THAT I WOULD BE OK.  WHEN MOM WALKED WITH ME INTO PRE-OP, THERE WERE SO MANY CAMERA PHONES THAT CAME OUT AND WERE TAKING MY PICTURE.  THE HARDEST THING WAS THAT EVERYONE WANTED TO PET ME, BUT THEY KNEW THAT THEY COULDN'T.  WHEN MOM WAS IN PRE-OP THE NURSES WERE AWESOME.  THEY HAD WARM BLANKETS WHICH MY MOM THOUGHT WERE FOR HER.  LITTLE DID SHE KNOW THAT THE NURSES HAD PUT THEM ON THE FLOOR FOR ME.  THEY ALSO BROUGHT ME BOTTLED WATER.  I FELT REALLY COMFORTABLE AFTER THAT.
THE HARDEST PART WAS WHEN SHE WENT INTO SURGERY.  FOR SANITARY REASONS, I WAS NOT ALLOWED IN THE OPERATING ROOM.  DURING THAT TIME, MY DAD TOOK ME BACK HOME SO THAT I COULD DO MY BUSINESS AND GET READY TO WELCOME MOM WHEN SHE GOT TO THE RECOVERY ROOM.  I WAS NEVER SO HAPPY TO SEE HER.  SHE ACTUALLY HAD TEARS IN HER EYES WHEN SHE SAW ME.
THROUGH OUR TRAVELS, IT WAS EVIDENT THAT WE WERE OUTGROWING OUR JEEP CHEROKEE.  SO, WE WENT TO MY MOM'S BROTHER-IN-LAWS DEALERSHIP TO HELP US GET A NEW VEHICLE.  I HAVE TO SAY THAT THEY WERE SO ACCOMMODATING.  THEY MADE SURE THAT THEY GOT ME INTO A VEHICLE THAT I WAS COMFORTABLE IN.  WE TRIED OUT A FEW AND FINALLY SETTLED ON ONE.  IT IS GREAT AND NOW I CAN LAY DOWN AND HAVE GROCERIES ALL AROUND ME AND STILL FEEL COMFORTABLE.
WE DO EVERYTHING TOGETHER. IF MY MOM IS COOKING, I AM RIGHT THERE WITH HER.  IF SHE IS IN THE BACKYARD, I AM RIGHT BY HER SIDE.  WE WALK DOWN THE DRIVEWAY TO GET THE MAIL.  MOST HUMANS TAKE GETTING THE MAIL FOR GRANTED, BUT MY MOM WAS ALWAYS AFRAID OF FALLING.  BUT, NOT ANYMORE.
THIS PAST YEAR HAS BEEN VERY CHALLENGING FOR BOTH OF US, BUT REST ASSURED WE ARE DOING IT.
I REALLY LIKE GOING TO THE HAIRDRESSER WITH MOM AND DAD.  EVERYONE JUST LOVES ME THERE AND THEY ALL RESPECT THAT I AM A SERVICE DOG.  IT GIVES MY MOM A CHANCE TO EXPLAIN TO THEM EXACTLY WHERE I CAME FROM, AND WHAT I CAN DO FOR HER.  THIS ALWAYS BRINGS A SMILE TO MOM'S FACE.
ABOUT A MONTH AGO, MOM WAS TRYING TO GET OUT OF BED BUT SHE WAS IN SO MUCH PAIN SHE JUST COULDN'T.  I WENT TO HER SIDE OF THE BED SO SHE COULD BRACE.  I QUICKLY REALIZED THAT THE BRACE WASN'T GOING TO WORK, SO I TOOK IT UPON MYSELF TO PUT MY FRONT PAWS ON THE BED SO THAT SHE COULD WRAP HER ARMS AROUND ME TO GET HERSELF UP.  THAT WORKED REALLY WELL FOR HER.
I AM SO THANKFUL FOR YOU, SDP EMPLOYEES AND VOLUNTEERS AND ALL OF THE WONDERFUL CPs.
THAT IS ALL I CAN THINK OF FOR NOW, BUT I WILL BE SURE TO KEEP YOU POSTED OF ANY NEW DEVELOPMENTS.
WITH MUCH LOVE,
IVY TINGLEY

Friday, November 21, 2014

NOV 21 2014
I HAD A LOVELY SLEEP ON TH E NEW BED.. AND THE ADDITION OF THE HUGE FLUFFY  FEATHERBED   WAS ADDED  COMFORT !!

I HAVE TO REORGANIZE THE ROOM NOW- AND AM FINDING THE MOST AMAZING THINGS CAREFULLY PACKED AWAY IN CORNERS..LINDA ELLERBEE BOOK " AND SO IT GOES" CAREFULLY TUCKED AWAY IN A SMALL BOX OF TRACTOR PARTS, A COLLECTION OF HEADGEAR MAKING STUFF  INCLUDING A  BUNCH OF COATHANGERS MADE INTO A UNICORN HEADPEICE--  MY VERY PRIZED COLLECTION OF SIPHON HOSES AND ABOUT 2 CUPS OF POCKET CHANGE ( SINCE MISC COLLECTION OF CHANGE IS ABOUT $20 A CUP I FIGURE I AM  $40 TO THE GOOD.)

I SHOULD PUT THAT WITH THE LAUNDRY MONEY--ANY MONEY THAT GOES THRU MY WASHER/DRYER GETS PUT IN THE  LAUNDRY CUP-- WHICH I THEN DUMP IN THE  SALVATION ARMY POT AT CHRISTMAS TIME.

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ILLNESS IS WITH SEVERAL OF US-- IT KNOCKED OUT GRACE YESTERDAY-  SHE SAID SHE DID HER 24 HOUR BIT AND THOUGHT IT WAS OVER  BUT SHE IS ON HER SECOND  24 HOURS.. 

I AM STILL TRYING TO DECIDE IF  I AM OVER WHATEVER I HAD OR DID I JUST GET LAZY-ER.  I CERTAINLY LOVE  THAT HEATER-- AND BED...
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SOUNDS LIKE MEGAN IS HERE  WE HAVE A QUICK RUN TO GEORGE'S FOR A HEALTH CERTIFICATE-- I WOULD LIKE TO GO WITH  HER-- SO THIS GETS CUT SHORT...
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Carlene,
 
I just wanted to share with you.
 
I had dinner with Mia and Michelle tonight at Planet Hollywood at Downtown Disney. It was super crowded and we had to wait over 30 minutes for a table. Now we all know how great the danes are but, let me tell you, Carlene, Mia did you and Service Dog Project proud. After we ate, I was waiting for the check, the server came over and asked for all the particulars about SDP. She said normally she was afraid of big dogs, but never once felt afraid with Mia laying by the table. Just as I got up to go out, the hostess that seated us came and stopped me and complimented us on how wonderfully behaved Mia was and she admitted when we first came up to be seated she thought Michelle was holding a child's hand and started to offer us a kid's menu and crayons and then realized we wouldn't be needing crayons.  She also asked for all of the SDP particulars. Both the server and the hostess wrote down the website for SDP and Explore and asked about a FB page. So maybe we have some new followers.
 
Nancy M
Orlando, FL