Tuesday, June 27, 2017

JUNE 27 2017
AH... NOTHING LIKE A CUPPA SUGAR WITH COFFEE TO START THE DAY.. NOW IT IS ABOUT WATER--- THE USE THEREOF - 
WELLLLL... I WAS TOLD THAT 15 MINUTES A DAY ON SOME TREADMILL CAUSED SOME PERSON TO LOSE 50 POUNDS-- OK...I HAVE GREAT HOPES AS MY TREADMILL TIME IS ALL THE WAY UP TO 3 MINUTES-- AND THAT IS JUST AFTER MY SIT UPS.... I DON'T KNOW HOW MANY I DID TODAY BECAUSE SOMEONE BORROWED MY MAGIC MARKER AND I CAN NOT MAKE A MARK ON THE PAPER BETWEEN MY TOES WITH A NORMAL PEN AS I SIT UP...MAYBE 15-- I DUNNO.  

A QUICK REFREASHING MORNING SHOWER AND I WAS READY FOR THE DAY. WELL ALMOST.... I WANTED TO SEE HOW MUCH WATER I USED FOR THIS MORING REVIVAL SHOWER-- SO I KICKED THE RUBBER CIRCLE THING OVER THE DRAIN HOLE.. I HAVE NEVER FIGURED OUT HOW TO USE THE NORMAL DRAIN HOLE PLUGGER ON THE SPECIAL LONG TUB I BOUGHT 2 YEARS AGO. I THINK I EVEN WROTE A DAILY DOGGIE CURSING THE DRAIN HOLE MANUFACTURING DEPARTMENT OF AMERICAN STANDARD FOR PUTTING SUCH A CONFUSING GIMMICK IN MY NEW TUB... THEY PROBABLY MAKE GOOD MONEY DESIGNING THAT STUFF... PROBABLY MORE THAN THE RUBBER RING MANUFACTURING BUNCH IN CHINA... BUT THE RING WORKS AS LONG AS WATER RUNS DOWN HILL.
 IT IS HARD TO ESTIMATE WATER QUANTITY IN A HORIZONTAL PUDDLE-- BUT I DECIDED 2.5 GALLONS FOR A QUICK SHOWER. I NOW WONDER IF THAT WAS ACCURATE... CAN ALL YOU DD PEOPLE PLUG THE DRAINHOLE IN YOUR SHOWERS... AND EMAIL ME SOME NUMBERS FOR MY STUDY??
 PLEASE?? 
 BECAUSE OF MY LINE OF WORK... YESTERDAY MOVINB THE MANURE PILE, ---I TAKE A SHOWER AT NIGHT-- WITH SOAP... FOR TH E BENEFITE OF THE CLEANLINESS OF MY SHEETS... SO THE MORNING BIT IS JUST A WAKE UP. I HOPE I AM NOT RUINING THE ECONOMY TO USE THE EXTRA WATER - HEATED AT THAT..-- IF IT WAS COLD WATER I WOULD GIVE IT UP IMMEDIATELY AND JUST STAY MENTALLY MUDDLED WITHOUT A WAKE UP SHOWER. 

SO ABOUT SHOWERS.... I REMEMBERED..... THE BLACKEST, DIRTIEST SHOWER I HAVE EVER SEEEN WAS IN MY FATHER'S "SHOP"-- E. CAR;L PRICE COMPANY SOLD AND REPAIERD HEAVY EQUIPMENT-- FARM EQUIPMENT ETC .. 1940-50 AREA... MY POINT WAS... I DISTINCTLY REMEMBER HIM SAYING "I AM NOT SENDING THESE MEN HOME TO THIER WIVES SMELLING LIKE GREASE"-- SO IN THE "SHOP" THERE WAS A SHOWER... BLACK WITH SOLIDIFIED GREASE... I THOUGHT YOU MIGHT LIKE TO KNOW THAT. ---- PLUS SOMEONE CAME TO PICK UP THEIR RELATIVE IN A VERY TIRED TRUCK AND I PICKED UP THAT SMELL... EVEN OVER THE CIGARETTE SMELL FROM OUR SMOKING SHACK.
 NOT A VERY INTERESTING TIDBIT..SORRY.
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AS TO THE MANURE MOOVING -- ACTUALLY TANNER DID 99% OF IT.. I STARTED IT BY SCOOPING OUT 18 INCHES OF MUCK TO GET DOWN TO THE FIRM "FOOTING" HE COUD DRIVE ACROSS.. MOVING SOME FENCINFG AND GENERAL DIDDLING I THINK WE CAN LIVE WITHOUT HAVING MASTERSON COME WITH HIS $5000 WORTH OF EQUIPMENT... SO WE SAVE MONEY AND BOUNCE OVER THE STONE DUST AREA -- THOSE POT HOLES ARE NOT NEARLY AS BAD AS THE OLD DRIVEWAY ONES...  
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 SCHOOL HAS STOPPED MOST PLACES AND ALL THOSE KIDS I SAID COULD VOLUNTEER HERE ARE BEGINNING TO SHOW UP.. WE HAVE A FEW DOING STRANGE CHORES ---- FACT REMAINS LAURA BELLA AND DEVIN HAVE OVER 500 HOURS- AND WEAR THE PURPLE SHIRTS THAT LABEL THE EXPERTS AROND HERE.. FOR SDP BENNEFIT I HAVE SUGGESTED STEVE, MEGAN TAKE EACH OF THE 3 OUT ON TRAINING RUNS TWICE A WEEK - -- WE HAVE PUPPIES COMING IN ABOUT 3 WEEKS ( I THINK) AND GABBIE IS HERE... IN HEAT... TO MEET WITH HOPES AND WITH BENTLEY.. WE ARE DOING FINE AS LONG AS 2 OR 3 OTHERE DON'T COME IN HEAT RIGHT AWAY... AUDREY, REESE AND REGINA ALSO HAVE PINK CARDS WITH "PLANS" ON MY DESK... WHAT WE DON'T NEED IS ALOT OF EXTRA PUPPIES JUST WHEN ALL THESE KIDS GO BACK TO SCHOOL..
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NOW FOR THE FYI- STUFF YOU PROBABLY DIDN'T KNOW.... STEVE DID WONDERFRULLY WITH CHARLIE AT THE RED SOX GAME-- THE USUAL "GROUNDSMAN " NORMALLY HAS A SERVICE DOG WITH HIM AS HE "PREPARES THE BASES" HIS DOG JUST HAD SURGERY AND WAS IN AN ELIZABETHIAN COLLAR... SO HE MADE CHARLIE AND STEVE GRAOUNDSMAN OF THE DAY... TURN SOUT THOSE BASES INVOLVE WIRELESS SOMETHIGN-- AND HAVESERIAL NUMBERS WHICH MUST FACE CERTAIN DIRECTIONS ETC.. CHARILE AND STEVE SPEN ABOUT AN HOUR PAINTING HOME BASE AND OUTTING OUT THOSE BASES ETC... CHARLIE WAS 100%-- OFF LEASH AND VERY IMPRESSIVE.. STEVE WAS INVITED BACK. 
 APPARENTLY STEVES WIFE GAVE OUT ALL THE FLYERS AND POKER CHIPS SHE HAD.. WE ARE GETTING LOW ON THOSE POKER CHIPS-- I NEVER THOUGHT IT WOULD HAPPEN -- WE HAD 4 HEAVY BOXES.. AND ARE DOWN TO 1/2 OF ONE.... MAAAAARRRRRKKKKKKK.... MARK MAKES THOSE-- HE HAS A COMPANY '"DARTWORLD" AND MAKES POKERTDCHIPS FOR A LOT OF THE BIG NAMES.... AND SERVICE DOG PROJECT TOO. 
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 A THANKS TO THE UK FOR A PAYPAL DONATION A donation from Wilde Grooming Services and our customers from across the pond in the UK! Thank you for your hard work!
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So now I should have someone walk in front of me with a convenient pocket? Can I hire someone for that? Do you train them? Does Medicare cover their salary? Is there a "Rent-a-Pocket" program anywhere? I'll relocate for it. Deborah ******
 NO... BUT I LIKE THE BILLING OF MEDICARE FOR CARLENE'S "RENT A POCKET" PROGRAM-- I BET YOU COULD MEET SOME INTERESTING PEOPLE THAT WAY.. "HAVE POCKET, WILL TRAVEL"

Monday, June 26, 2017

june 26 2017

i had some absolutely brilliant concept to "air"  in the DD  -- however........it is gone 
 so you will have to put up with the overwhelming  manure pile problem.
historically , i/we trundeled it out beyod teh pond in a carved out spot where i could add lime and churn it to the left-- so that 3 years of left hand chruning the pile closest to "a" field was top soil... life was good...and  the grass was green...
then came the cameras and  spotless cleaning came into vogue and the quality of the manure pile went downhill.. problem ... more shavings than poo.-- so i started a secondary  depository out near the 3rd oparking lot... behind the arena.. where i figured i could eventually use teh shavings to cover the whole area...
problem was/is  water runs down hill-- i.e..... off the arena roof and into the level  path i was using to drive teh tractor.-- this provided a churning of any outside poo into lovely black mud.. deep dark  and slippery mud.. great for growing onions ( per my father)  however i am no longer  in any  onion growing phase- and would prefer a level driving path..  i have a great aversion to driving any vehicle in a  anything but 90 degrees of gravity...
for $5000 the drivewaya guy was to come solve the entire problem with his heavy equipment in about  20 minutes.. our tractor will take days..-- the wear and tear on it .. and me ... is probably a little less than $5000
yesterday i sat for hours ... in the sun not by  the sea--- but by the manure pile and studied what might be possible with our tractor.. it certainly would be an awful lot easier to have the $5000 guy do it  but he is in no hurry-- and as you all know... shlt happens...and piles up..
the level driving path is not the only complication..... the preg donks.. will have to lose 
"outdoor"  privileges-- and some other fence will have to  come down adn a gate to keep the rest of the herd out of the stall-- so teh complications are many--
 i have no problem driving the tractor and using the backhoe in heated and airconditioned comfort  because it  is still easier than using  a sewing machine -- but it is all the fence moving that slows me up...
i am left hoping some "fence lifting: type person comes along today  to help  get this project started..  if i fail... there is always teh $5000 guy.... when he gets around to it.
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i now remember the brilliant bit....
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next to geroge winning the #1 serv dog in the country, i had another exhilarating experience yesterday...  a very nice couple came by-- they had heard of us..  wife had something... wobbly walker will do for a diagnosis to avoid any hyppa rules... with much care and less speed husband got her walker out of the trunk and positioned it nest to the passenger door... while thier child stood patiently  waiting..-- they came into the t tent while i was making leashes  and out of the blue i told her to walk to the barn minus that walker-- left hand in hubby's right back pocket and off they went....
when they returned the child said "i have not seem mommy walk like that in years"  -- and mommy could not believe she was standing up straight and moving  normally.
i realize i will have to fight the  cane and walker manufacturing lobby-- but pass the word along.... going out to dinner?  leave that walker home... and start standing up straingh again...  it is not anthing i could patent either...  not tht i want to go thru that again after the shee wee episode.
doctors doing the convential -- cane to  walker to wheelchair progression...  it is great fun to break that.!  ---- then to sit in  with the puppies...
they were soooo happy-- life changing afternoon for them...
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 tehn we have  ADI  (assistance dogS international.org.)   they are at it agin..  trying to legislate common sense....sent me reems of paper on what is required to  declare a service dog a PTSD dog... it starts out  with all the gyrations necessary to protect the applicnat's  paperwork from prying eyes-- my solution to that is somewhere i have put "do not send me any information  you don't want public"   bcause i don't care what   latin name describes whatever you have... you have to come here for a look-see at which point  we can determine a wobbly walker when we see them.

ADI then goes on with having mental health  professionals on staff to consult  blah  blah  blah   -- so now anyong applying for a dog shold leave that off their application... as far as i can see  all these vets with massive wobbling problems all could put down ptsd also... well i am a dog trainer  and we can deal with the wobbles--- - for mental health you will have to go elsewhere..
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 which brings up another problem in th e news.... govertment and disability/ medicaid   stuff...heaven knows what the gov't will do... that is not my area... but....i have a real problem with people who  basically are disabled because some doctor told them they have some problem which makes some people unable to function anywheres near normally...it becomes some badge of entitlement.      "because i am disabled......."
case in point..
someone called  re an application for a dog for thier  brother...( i have forgotten the dx... but one i recognized...) we got to the part about coming here and living independently in the guest house with the dog for a few days...
teh sister remarked"  i don't know how we could manage that with his attendent"
me...what attendant? 
her    "he had someone from 8 to 5  m-friday to cook his meals.."  
me... "if he can not prepare his own meals he can not get a sd dog  from us  " 
her " oh,   his attendant would take care of the dog and he does cook on weekends..."
me " is cooking the only reason he has an attenddant?"
her  " he might fall -  "
me " how often does he fall?"
her "he hasn't yet.. but th e doctor said he might and medicaid would pay for the attendant"
me " i might fall too and i wear a thing  around my neck " 

that too is another problem  with the medical system in the usa.
and on my level it becomes....."my doctor says i need a  service dog........." 
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janine's latest....pack burro racing

In a typical burro race, a runner and a burro travel a prescribed course together, with the runner leading the burro on a rope. Riding of the burro is not allowed. In fact, the human may carry the burro, but the burro may not carry the human.[3] The burro must be on a lead rope, which is limited to 15 feet (4.6 m). Runners must maintain control of their animals at all times. Burros must also carry a pack saddle with 33 pounds (15 kilograms) of traditional mining gear, which must include a pick, a gold pan, and a shovelRunners may also include other gear in their pack saddles, such as windbreakers, water, food, etc., but the surplus gear cannot be counted in the 33 lbs. Cruelty to the burro is prohibited and racing officials have the right to hold any burro for 30 minutes following the race for an inspection by a veterinarian.[4]

Sunday, June 25, 2017

JUNE 25 2017
I HAVE HEARD POETS TALK ABOUT "MORNING SONGS"-- TWEETING BIRDS AND THING S LIKE THAT... WE HAD 4 DANES IN FULL THROAT THIS MORNING-- NEARLY ON TIME  6:12AM..  I DO NOT KNOW WHY. 

IN THE ANIMAL MANAGEMENT DEPARTMENT MO IS DOING VERY WELL... EXCEPT SHE WALKS RIGHT OVER THE PLASSTIC TARP ON THE GROUND.. POCKETS DOES NOT DARE=  . MO SEEMS TO BE THE ONE THAT WANTS TO GO DOWN THE DRIVEWAY- PAST THE OFFICIAL GATE...  THAT WOULD BE  NOT A GOOD THING...  SHE IS SLOW MOVING ... BUT SHE IS HUGE AND WOULD TERRIFY  EVERYONE..
I DO GET A BIG KICK OUT OF WATCHING CITY  PEOPLE PAT HER - AND SHE SEEMS TO LOVE THE ATTENTION ..SOOOOOOO TODAY......
JANINE ASKED ME TO MAKE  SHOO FLY THINGS OUT OF COTTON ROPE.. WHICH JANINE CLIPS ON HER BELT LOOPS -- OR ON HER SADDLE  AND USES IT MUCH LIKE THE HORSES TAIL TO WHISK AWAY THE FLYS FROM HEAR ETC... AND THE HOSED UNDERSTANDS THE SWISHING MUCH BETTER THAN A THING THAT LOOKS LIKE A WHIP-- SO I  MADE ABOUT 20 FOR HER TO TAKE TO A BIG HORSE SHOW YESTERDAY... I DON'T KNOW WHAT HAPPENED BUT I STILL HAVE THEM-- SO TODAY WE CAN TEACH MO - AND POCKETS  TO ALLOW US TO SWISH FLYS-- AND MAYBE FIX ONT OF THIESE THINGS ON THEIR HALTERS SO IF THEY SHAKE THEIR HEADS IT WOULD CLEAR THE FLYS..  MO'S NOSE SEEMS TO BE PARTICULARLY ATTRACTIVE TO FLYS.

AND THEN THERE IS GRACE'S PLANTINGS... IN POTS... 4 OF THEM--- POCKETS LIKED TEHE TASTE OF THEM (I DON'T KNOW WHAT KIND THESE ARE-- BUT THERE IS AN OLD WIVES TIAL DONKEYS DON'T EAT WHAT WOULD HURT THEM)  BUT IT SURE HURTS GRACE'S DESIGN... SO IT WAS WHIFFLE BAT TIME...

I REMEMBER...... I TRAINED A PIG ONCE NOT TO DESTROY OUR TRASH CAN ONCE--WE HAD A DISCUSSION... PIG STYLE....BY GOING TO THE TRASH CAN  WITH SOME ATTRACITVE SNACK AND THEN TELLING HER NOT TO TOUCH IT.... THE WAY I TOLD HER WAS TO STAND QUIETLY UNTIL SHE POKED HER NOSE IN THE TRASH CAN , THEN VIOLENTLY BANGED AWAY ON THE TRASH CAN WHILE SCREAMIN G  " NO "  AT HER... SHE RAN OFF A FEW FEET, THEN TURNED AND MADE NOISES AT ME... THEN SLOWLY APPROACHED THE TRASH CAN AGAIN AND JUST AS SHE TOUCHED IT I  YELLED AND HIT THE CAN WITH MY WHIFFLE BAT  -- SHE MADE NOISES AND WALKED AWAY AND NEVER TOUCHED IT AGAIN...    HAVING THAT SUCCESS.. A FEW DAYS LAGTER  - ANOTHER PROBLEM WAS GOING DOWN THE DRIVEWAY ( IN LYNNFIELD.. WE HAD NO GATE) ...  SO I WALKED 1/2 WAY DOWN THE DRIVE... SSHE FOLLOWED AS SHE USUALLY DID-  I STOPPED AND DREW A LINE  AS SHE APPROACHED THAT LINE I HIT THE GROUND WITH MY WHIFFLE BAT WHILE SCREAMING  "NO" .. SHE STOPPED.. BACKED UP.AND LOOKED FOR A FEW MINUTES-- THEN WALKED FORWARD AGAIN.. I BANGD THE GROUND AGAIN..  SHE TURNED AND  WENT BACK TO THE BARNYARD-- AFTER WHICH IF YOU SAW HER GOING DOWN THE DRIVEWAY YOU COULD YELL, AND SHE WOULD TURN,

SO I APPLIED THIS VAST KNOWLEDGE TO POCKETS AND GRACE'S PLANTS...  AND GOT TO THE POINT WHERE I CAN SIT IN THE T-TENT AND YELL AT POCKETS AND SHE WILL TURN AWAY FROM THE 4 DIFFERENT POTTED PLANTS... IBNTERESTING POINT IS... SHE KNOWS.. SHE WENT NEAR ONE OF THE PLANTS AND TRIMMED THE GRASS ALL AROUND THE BOTTOM-- I SAID NOTHING-- THEN SHE LIFTED HER HEAD TO GRAB A LEAF FROM THE POT-- AND I YELLED AT HER- SHE STOPPED AND TURNED AWAY... SORT OF THE "I GOT IT" 

I TELL YOU  DONKEYS ARE INTELLIGENT -- THEY  ARE ALSO MORE  CONNIVINGTHAN A DOG... MARY-- OUR OLD MAMOUTH DONKEY WAS JUST PLAIN SNEAKY- AND KNEW THE POWERS OF DISTRACTION BETER THAN ANY POLITICIAN I EVER KNEW...
 SO I DON'T THINK POCKETS  IS PERMANTLY TRAINED-- I WILL NEED TO EXPALIN TO HER THAT I AM SERIOUS TODAY-- AND SEE IF I CAN TEACH HER THAT GOING NEAR THOSE PLANTS IS JUST NOT SAFE.

IN THE MEANTIIME--- THOSE  SHOO-FLY THINGS JANINE ( AND I) INVENTED MIGHT HELO WITHTHE FLYS ON MO'S HEAD.
SO THAT IS WHAT YOU MIGHT SEE ON CAMERA TODAY..

YOU WILL ALSO SEE A WOMAN  AND A BROWN DOG... ( YES... A BROWN DOG ...HERE !!)  SHE IS A NEIGHBOR - WHO HAS AN EXTENSIVE "ACCESSABLE GARDEN" WHERE SHE HAS MADE  ELABORATE PROVISIONS FOR WHEELCHAIRS TO ENJOY HER GARDEN...   SHE NEEDED TO PARK HER DOG OVERNIGHT AND ALL THE KENNELS IN THE AREA ARE FULL-- LONG AGO I  SAID IF THERE WAS ANYTHING I COULD  DO TO HELP HER WHEELCHAIR PROJECT LET ME KNOW... SO SHE CALLED-  BECAUSE SHE  IS HELPING THE SAME PEOPLE WE ARE,... HOW COUDL I SAY NO... SO WE HAVE  BROWNEI HERE --  IN THE LAUNDRY BUILDING /HONEYMOON HILL  SO YOU MAY SEE HER PICK  UP HER DOG SOMETIME..
OTHER THAN THAT-- 

SUNDAY STEW HERE WE COME...

P.S.  THOSE BEAUTIFUL VOLLRATH  10 " BUCKETS
( ITEM # 252045922479)  CAME FROM EAGLE - US 2015  24030 RALIEGH RD WAYNESVILLE MO  65583   27.96+ 11 SHIP-- THOSE ARE REAL STAINLESS STEEL ( IN MY OPINION)

Saturday, June 24, 2017

JUNE 24 2017
MO IS DOING WELL... VERY WELL... SHE EVEN LOOKS BE TTER TOO...STILL SHEDDING... FLYS ARE STARTING IN.. SO TODAY I  WILL GET MORE PEOPLE INVOLVED IN TEH SOCKS PROGRAM-- SHE IS A THINKER... AND DOES NOT RUSH INTO DECISIONS... BRYAN -- EQUINE DVM-- SAID HE THOUGHT SHE WEIGHED 1400 POUNDS  WHEN HE TREATED HER-- SHE IS GAINING..ON HER SPECIAL DIET OF ALL THE NORMAL ---  SWEET FEED AND TIMOTHY HAY.---...PLUS ALFALFA CUBES AND BIG TIME  VITAMIN E ( WITHOUT SELENIUM)  -- AND ABOUIT 3 POUNDS OF CARROTS ----MY KIDS NEVER HAD SUCH SPECIAL DIET CONSIDERATIONS... WITH THEM IT WAS--"GO OUT TO THE GARDEN AND EAT RAW PEAS FOR 5 MINUTES THEN COME  IN THE HOUSE  FOR A CHICKEN LEG" -- HEY... IT WORKED...
SO BACK TO MO. I HAVE HAD AN AWFUL LOT OF DONKEYS.. AND MARY WAS TEH MOST INTERESTING  ANIMAL I EVER DEALT WITH-- BAR NONE ! ---  I AM SEEING POSIBILITIES WITH MO...- SOMEBODY DID A VIDEO OF MINDY TRYING TO GIVE MO A HARD TIME YESTERDAY- AND I CAN SEE MO'S THOUGHT PROCESS   "EATING  GRASS IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN ARGUING WITH THAT IDIOT CANINE......IF I DON'T MOVE SHE WILL LOSE INTEREST"  AND SHE DID..

THE FIRST "BOOT" I PUT ON HER CAUSED HER TO TROT OFF ABOUT 30 FEET THEN DROP HER HEAD AND STUDY IT-- AFTER THAT I GOT THE OTHER FRONT ONE  ON  AND EVEN DID THE BACK ONES WITHOUT HER MOVING... NO HALTER.. JUST TELL HER WHAT TO DO... AND SHE KNOWS WHOA...  SHE IS LEARNING MORE..  REMEMBER WHEN SHE CAME , SHE WOULD COW KICK DIRECTLY AT YOU IF YOU TOUCHED HER BACK LEGS--- I DID NOT WORRY AT ALL ABOUT CRAWLING AROUND HER BACK LEGS--  AND AT MY AGE  I DON'T MOVE VERY FAST--  BUT I WAS 99% SURE THE ONLY THIONG  I HAD TO WORRY ABOUT WAS ONE OF THOSE BIG GREY BLACK 1+ INCH  LONG BITING FLYS... I HAVE NOT SEEN ANY YET THIS YEAR.. WHEN ONE WOULD LAND ON MARY'S  BACK KIDNEY AREA WHERE SHE  COULD NOT REACH IT  SHE WOULD  COME RUNNING FOR ME TO  SMACK IT FOR HER.... THEY AE TOUGH..   A SMACK WOULD ONLY STUNN IT AND  I HAVE TO APPLY A HEAVY FOOT TO ELIMINATE THE DARN THING.    IF MARY  COUDL NOT GET TO ME SHE WOULD FLOP DOWN AND ROLL FRANTICALLY TO GET RID OF IT... THEY HURT . 
I ONLY SEE ONE OR TWO OF THSE A YEAR-- AND I FIGURE IF I KILL IT, I SHOULD BE REDUCING THE POSIBILITY OF  AN INCREASED POPULATION OF THEM.

I DID NOTICE...... MO CAME ALL THE WAY THRU THE T-TENT AND WENT  INTO THE G-TENT-- IT WAS HOT... AND I HOPE SHE WENT IN THERE JUST TO INVESTIGATE..  BUT I GOT BAD VIBES WHEN SHE WALKED ACROSS THE YARD FROM TH EPUPPY HILL AREA TO THE G- TENT - AND VERY SHORTLY TURNED AROUND AND WENT BACK TO PUPPY HILL..

THIS HAS PANIC'D ME-- AND I BET I HAVE TO EXPLAIN TO ALL YOU CP'S WHY  I AM WORRIED.........  MARY WAS VERY TIDY ABOUT HER BATHROOM HABITS... AND WOUL D ONLY  "GO"  IN 3 DEFINITE PLACES AROUND THE FARM-- I CERTAINLY DON'T MIND IF MO DECIDES TO USE THE G- TENT  TO MOVE HER BOWELS---  BUT.... YOU CITY FOLK HAVE NOT WATCHED THE QUANTITY OF FLUIDS WHICH CAN BE PRODUCED  FROM A  DRAFT HORSE-- AND THE STENCH IS STENCH...WE WOULD HAVE TO TRRY AND DIG IT OUT.

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I DO HAVE A DRAFT HORSE/ URINE STORY FROM  ANIMAL EPISODES...- DUKE-- A 2000 POUND PERCHERON AND ONE OF MY MINI DONKEYS ON STAGE AT A THEATER IN BOSTON... FIRST PROBLEM  WAS I GOT 3 PARKING TICKETS AT ONCE FROM THE BIG HORSE TRAILER/TRUCK THEY TOLD ME TO PARK IN FRONT...  I WAS ON ONE SIDE OF THE STAFE WITH THE DONKEY AND I COULD SEE  LINDA MURPHY ON THE  OTHER SIDE WITH DUKE.. AS WE WAITED FOR THE MOMENT... THERE WAS A SKUFFLE AND MAD ACTIVITY AROUND DUKE-- WHICH I COULD N'T UNDERSTAND ACROSS THE STAGE-- I KNEW DUKE WAS PERFECT BEHAVIOR-- HOWEVER.... THE SKUFFLE WAS HE STARTEDD TO PEE  -- THE CLOSEST THING  TO GRAB HAD BEEN MY NEW LLBEAN WINTER  JACKET UNTIL SOMEONE GOT A SCRAP BASKET UNDER THE DELUGE.  THE PERFORMANCE WE NEEDED TO DO  WENT OFF FINE.... BUT
THAT JACKET HUNG OUTSIDE FOR OVER A YEAR BEFORE I WORE IT AGAIN... 
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From Bella's Mom:

Well I officially have a couple of 7th grades! Passing with honors to boot. Of course I also have a Junior which is a bit scary. But bella and George had a great last day of school. They came home with all his fluffys plus an extra bed. His bigger bed the custodian said that he will keep it in his office and then have it 

in his room next year. I have to say they are pretty amazing at this school! So after school we went and got a quick lunch with our little friend Bea who asked if she could please come pick up Bella and George at school. Then tonight we had a wonderful night. Had dinner as a family and then went to visit some 

friends who had a group over. So it was a great way to start the summer! Get ready for wonderful adventures of Bella and George to come! Have a wonderful night and thank you for saying hi! Love Bella and George πŸ‘§πŸΌπŸΆπŸ’•


Friday, June 23, 2017

JUNE 23 2017
IF YOU WOULD JUST WATCH ALL THE ADS ON TV OVERNIGHT... SO MANY OF THE  WORLD PROBLEMS WOULD BE SOLVED.
THERE IS A LIGHT-- THEY SAY WILL LIGHT THE ROOM, GARAGE,  OR PATIO  FOR 24 HOURS  ON A 1 HOUR CHARGE.
WE ALL CARRY CELL PHONES... IF WE WOULD CARRY THIS LIGHT WHEREVER WE WENT , WE WOULD NOT NEED TO HAVE LELCTRIC LIGHTS  IN OUR BUILDINGS..  BESIDES  FOR $19.99 WE COULD DOUBLE  THE PURCHASE SO A SPOUSE COULD HAVE THEIR OWN LIT ROOM.  MEETING FREINDS FOR SUPPER? --- YOU WOULD NATURALLY BYOL ( lights)--CAN BE SEEN FOR 2 MILES....BUT THEY NEVER SAID I COULD DROP THIS ONE FROM MY HELICOPTER- OR RUN OVER IT WITH A FIRE TRUCK... FOR THAT IT IS $39.99 +S/H  
THEY COULD DESIGN A SCOTTY VEST TO HANG YOUR OWN LIGHTING SYSTEM OFF THE FRONT...- 
AND 
 THE TOWEL THAT CLEANS EVERYTHING---
AND 
 A PILL THAT CURES WHATEVER AILS YOU AS LONG AS YOU DIDN'T GET A VACCINE...
AND 
A WRENCH THAT FITS EVERY BOLT
THE CURES ARE ENDLESS AT 2am 
PLUS   ---A FREE ONE OF THOSE IS ALSO AVAILABLE IF YOU JUST PAY SHIPPING AND HANDLING..
BOY HOW WE HAVE BEEN TRAINED TO IGNORE THE HANDLING CHARGE.   JUST WHAT IS THAT????   THE LITTLE GIRL SELLING LEMONAID FOR $1 WITH THE $3.48  TAX AND HANDLEING FEES IS  MORE TRUTH THAN FICTION...
I DIDN'T BUY ANYTHING- BUT THEY ALL SOUND SOOOO GOOD AT 2 am   ...  I WRITE DOWN TEH  TELEPHONE NUMBERS IN MY SUDUKO BOOK JUST IN CASE THEY STILL SOUND GOOD AT 6am..
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MOVING ON
SOMETHING NEEDS DOING BEFORE "CONGRESS GOES HOME FOR VACATION"  -- I DID HEAR ONE  NEWS COMMENTATOR REFER TO T HE BUNCH AS  SIMILAR TO THE  JERRY SEINFIELD SHOW.---  THE FAMOUS SHOW WHICH WAS  "ABOUT NOTHING"   I REMEMBER ONE OF THEIR SHOWS- THE ENTIRE SHOW WAS THE 4 OF THEM WANDERING AROUND A PUBLIC GARAGE WITH A LARGE BOX LOOKING FOR THIER CAR...  YEP -- congress---!    IT FITS !

 BAD THING IS  TEH REALLY GOOD COMMEDIANS WILL HAVE TO TAKE THE SUMMER OFF TOO FOR LACK OF MATERIAL...
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COMMEDIANS.. I GOT GOING ON  WATCHIHG BOB NEWHART ONLINE YESTERDAY-- IT WAS THE "VERMONT TODAY" WHERE HE HAS THE "WORLDS SMALLEST HORSE"-- AND CALLERS BEGIN TO SHOW UP ON THE SET WITH OTHER HORSES...PLUS A BASSETT HOUND..  .
THE LAST HORSE HAD TOUBLE GETTING THRU THE DOOR -- IT WAS PROBABLY A DRAFT CROSS... I USED TO HAVE TO PROVIDE HORSES FOR JUST SUCH SHOWS-- AND I CAN JUST IMAGINE THE CHAOS BEHIND THE SET...
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DRAFT CROSS-- MO  mule...--IS HALF BELGIAN DRAFT--  SHE HAS SETTLED VERY NICELY SO FAR... SHE AND POCKETS WANDERED THEYARD EATING GRASS --A ND THEY FOUND WE HAD CARROTS IN THE T TENT... MO WALKED ALL THE WAY THRU SEVERAL TIMES TRYING TO FIGURE IF SHE WAS IN OR OUT...
I NOTICED FLYS ARE STARTING SO I PUT ONE LEG WRAP ON HER-- CAUSING A SMALL MELT DOWN-- SHE THOUGHT HER LEG WAS STUCK IN SOMETHING -- AND PUT HER HEAD DOWN  TO STUDY IT...  EVENTUSLLY I GOT THE SECOND ONE ON ... AND SHE WAS FINE WITH IT...

SOMEBODY ELSE IS GOIN GTO HAVE TO HELP WITH THAT FLY PROJECT..... I WAS GOOD FOR 2 LEGS ONLY... BUT WITH 5 MORE DONKEYS AT 4 LEGS EADH  MY BACK JUST AIN'T GONNA DO IT.'
THE OTHER LOOSE DONKEY PROBLEM IS  THE LOOSE ONES NEED WATER  TOO...
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WHICH BRINGS TO MIND  MY SUMMER PROJECT IS TO TAKE THESE BRIGHT INTELLIGENT INTERNS AND TEACH THEM TO  NOTICE AN EMPTY ( OR DIRTY ) WATER BUCKET...   ALOT OF THESE ARE COLLEGE KIDS... SO THEY SHOULD BE ABLE TO COMPREHEND--- "EMPTY"..
TO DO THAT , THEY WILL NEED TO GET THIER NOSES OUT OF THIER CELL PHONES...  BUT I AM ON A ROLL..
YESTERDAY I TRIED TO EXPLAIN---- "WARM MAYONAISE  VS REFRIGERTED MAYONAISE"    I AM STILL STRUGGLING ON THAT ONE.

WHEN I WAS YOUNG, THE TERM WAS NUMB SKULL- WHICH SEEMED TO FIT THE PICTURE, BUT IS NOW PROBABLY NOT POLITICALLY CORRECT... I INTEND TO STRUGGLE 
 MY FATHER CALLED IT   THE  COLLEGE OF HARD KNOCKS--- WHO'S COLORS ARE BLACK AND BLUE
I HAVE A PHD FROM THERE...
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We are guilty!!! Princess Ruckus & I have been so busy this Spring we have not given updates. The big news is I'm going to be a grandma. My son Anthony & his wife who live in Boston will have a boy in November. Ruckus will be a great protector. We had a great school year with our 
 volunteer gig. when Ruckus first started she would hide under the table & watch the students feet. Now she is so comfortable & loves her ambassador job ( see pics.) Many special education teachers especially at the middle school level are amazed how calm students become when they 
 interact with Ruckus. One young man was so excited when his teacher projected the 3 week old "musicians" live on Explore in the classroom. He came running down the hall with lap top in hand to show us the pups & see Ruckus's first home. Yes, alway a smile πŸ˜ŠMy older son graduated 

with his nursing degree (see pics). Ruckus was great during the ceremony, she is so well behaved. I was the one worried when I saw the 2 bomb sniffing shepherds. Ruckus only watched them learning how they do their jobs. Also, I've had several trips to the University of Rochester Strong 
 Research Hospital. I've now entered phase 2 of a drug trail for Ataxia. Ruckus has been fantastic in helping me navigate "everything". She is even in the videos with me walking. The doctors, nurses are great & very respectful of her job. We do end the sessions, which have been several 
 hours with "make a friend" which releases Ruckus to socialize with her new friends until it is back "with me". Again, I've always said that I'm the lucky one for having such a beautiful & well trained Service Dog to help me maintain my independence & function in society. Thank you to 

Carlene, Megan, Katie, & all at SDP😘


Thursday, June 22, 2017

june 22 2017
THE  HALF TIPI STANDS !!  NOW IF WE CAN JUST GET SOME SHADE MATERIAL DRAPED ON IT... MAYBE IT WILL SOLVE THE  PROBLEM OF ENJOPYING THE PUPS PN PUPPY HILL IN THE AFTERNOON SUN...
 COURTNEY SENT US A GREAT HARDER PLASTIC POOL FOR THE PUPS...-- AND WE PUT UP A HORIZONTAL TARP TO PROVICE SHADE.. BOY DO THOSE BLACK PUPS UNDERSTAND SHADE...  -- AS THE SUN MOVED AND THE SHADE CLIMBED UP THE HILL-- SO DID THEY... ALL 8 IN A LINE RIGH ALONG THE SHADED PART.. ONE PUP EVEN TIPTOED ALONG TEH 18" SHADE OF A TREE TRUNK... EVERY TIME HE STEPPED OUT , HE STEPPED RIGHT BACK IN AGAIN...

AND my  BLACK BLUE JEANS REALLY DEMONSTRATED THE PROBLEM... THEY GET BURNING HOT IN THE NOON SUN...  WHICH SuRE REMINDS ME ABOTU BLACK SERVICE DOGS / HOT PAVEMENT AND  THINGS LIKE THAT....
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WHICH GOT  ME WONDERING  ABOUT SPIT../ SALIVA.. I HAVE NOTICED  DOG SALIVA DRIES QUICKLY...  I HAVE HAD YEARS OF EXPERIENCE AT SOME THINGS....the PROBLEM  WITH LIFE IN GENERAL IS MAKING CONNECTIONS TO ODD BITS  OF KNOWLEDGE...
 IN THIS CASE...MY QUESTION IS.. "IF FROM HIGH SCHOOL PHYSICS CLASS  I LEARNED EVAPORATION IS A COOLING PROCESS... MIGHT THE PANTING A DOG DOES HAVE TO DO WITH THE  EVAPORATION OF THE SALIVA  WHICH WOULD COOL THE BLOOD FLOW TO HIS HEAD AREA...?
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MOVING ON...THE TOPIC OF SPIT... I DISCUSSED SPIT  WITH STEVE #4 WHILE RELAXING IN THE T TENT..... JERI HAD SCRATCHED HERSELF AND PROCEEDED TO COVER IT WITH A BANDAID ...IN AN EFFORT TO CLEAN OFF TEH WOUND... STEVE SAID  " USE SPIT LIKE WE DID WHEN WE WERE KIDS"
BRINGING ME BACK TO ... IS THERE SOME  GENETIC VALUE IN SPIT - PRODUCED BY THE INDIVIDUAL HAVING THE WOUND...I ANM NOT PROMOTING CROSS SPITTING WITHOUT CHECKING THE SPIT TYPE... LIKE BLOOD TYPE-- PERHAPS YOU COULD-- WHICH WOULD INVOLVE  RED CROSS SPIT BANKS FOR  THINGS LIKE BURN VICTIMS.

THOU SHALT NOT  RIDICULE-- WASN'T IT A GUY WITH MOULDY BREAD WHO FOUND IT KILLED BACTERIA?-- MAYBE HE WAS JUST CLEANING OUT THE ICE BOX  ( ICE BOX... . TOO LONG AGO FOR  REFRIGERATION)  AND CUT HIMSELF ON THE ICE PICK... WHICH WHEN IT  BRUSHED AGAINST THE  MOULDY BREAD IT WS MAGICALLY HEALLED...  THE MOST MAGICAL PART WAS---- HE NOTICED IT...
DOGS LICK THIER WOUNDS- WE ALL KNOW THAT ONE...  SO NOW WE MIGHT CONSIDER  NOT ONLY THE HEALING QUALITIES, BUT ALSO THE REFRIGERATION QUALITIES OF EVAPORATION OF   DOG SPIT...
SO MAYBE MY NOTICING THE MAGNIFICANT PROPERTIES OF DOG SPIT , WILL EVENTUALLY SAVE HUMANITY.
MAYBE IT IS THE  WD40 OF THE NEW WORLD ORDER.---
 STRANGER THINGS HAVE HAPPENED...

LIKE  EATING JELLY FISH PREVENTS ALZHEIMER'S ?   WHO  DISCOVERED THAT  ( AND HOW???)
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as for my randy rainbow hat--- the guy is  a talented broadway preformer currently having a good time with the trump admin... however he is an equal opportunity criticizer ... looking back he had something to say about hillary and a few others... his singing  "covfefe" to the andrew lloyd webber "cat" music is  worth  a laugh. 
 i too am an equal opportunity critizer...polititians in general ask for it-------many times  a good laugh is all these polititians are good for.   
laughing is a good thing.
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Just heard from Janna from EBSCO,  evidently the Boston Red Sox are planning something special in appreciation to team Charlie and the Service Dog Project at Fenway Park on Sunday. Jana has been on the phone with the Red Sox all day coordinating everything. Janna is going to stop by tomorrow with food and finalize the details on whatever is going on. I will be attending the game with Charlie and my wife Michelle. 
Steve
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Hi Carlene,
Rocco and I have been away from the farm since June 7.  
Rocco and I are starting to work together pretty well. Some situations are still hard for him because of a lot of distractions. I am starting to be able to anticipate those situations and adjust so it is easier for both of us. My independence is greatly improved as well as my activity level. Before Rocco and I met my step count daily was 300-500 steps a day. Very limited and inactive. Since we have been together I’ve ranged from 1000 to 3200 steps per day. Amazing. Now I have to work on my conditioning so I have the energy to keep improving.  Having him with me takes a lot of the anxiety away from when I only had my cane or walker with me. I’ve gone to the grocery store, Home Depot, the Hospital, a nursing home and the Veterinarian just to name a few places. 

Rocco is always aware where I am and he is starting to anticipate when I might need him. This started yesterday. When I stand up he starts to come to me and goes to my left side by himself. He helps me up and down stairs and around the house.
Thanks for all you have done for Carol and me. This is a fantastic journey so far..
 Tim Neary

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

june 21 2017
my absolutely brilliant/ possibly disasterous.. concept of the day ..( yesterday) is to  ( today)  take apart the tipi  and using 1/2 th e poles to make a frame on which i can  drape some of that shade material  to provide a shaded area for sitting along puppy hill  where we usually have teh "conversation group"   of granite benches-- but tht does not need all the poles... so  maybe use the other poles to set up a donkey watching area-- where yesterrday we  took delivery of a strange graneit bench which i found in the "seconds" area of a granite bench store..... we have 2 poles in addition to the normal temt poles.. plus we will not need the 2 smoke poles 
this will not be easy...

i know for  fact that  properly done - a tipi os a very secure year round residence that a good indian woman can set up in an hour....( and a good indian woman does not have any wrinkles in her tipi cover.)  fact !  .-- these tipi's seem to be the responsibility of the indian woman... there is one other fact i  have read about in the gladys lauben(sp?) book of tipi's.. if an indian woman wants a divorce all she has to do is throw him out of her tipi ..-- no lawyers, no arguing over possessions.. just out...    i think there is also a fact that the indian philosophy is that we only borrow things from the earth in our lifetime...-- which is a very intresting concept..  and fairly true-- problem is we are all over extended on some earth's  credit card system...  we have allowed ourselves ( humans) to  become in subservient   to artificial "needs"

i don't have to go far to see the problem... here on my desk  are plastic curlers left over from the last curlinmg episode...  having straight or curled hair does nothing for my internal being... somebody told me i needed them. and i believed.. in this system,,, i did need them.
i feel the same way about health insurance--  if we got rid of all the health insurance costs, just think of all the money that would be available to use for our health.. like buying baindaids or paying nurses or doctors to actually care for us instead of secretries to have to spen time looking up what insurance code would  make the ins compaly pay a small part of an office visit ....  i look at all those buildings which house teh health insurance companies and think... we would have no health problems if  the cost of those building was invested in research...

continuing to pound th square peg in to the round hole.......i did not have an electricution episode with that elevator  18 months ago... it is not on my record.. because there is no medicare code for what happened... so therefore.. it didn't happen?  meanwhile  don't make a buzing noise around bentley or his ptsd takes over and he runs to land in my lap  regardless of what else is already there.... like yesterday  i had a laap full of drill bits and screws.... they went flying... but i saved him from the frightening buzz of a fly...
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 now with regard to the 84 danes in limbo ( actually in new hampshire)...  i had a discussion  with george last night- he thinks teh HSUS has everthing under control without my help because they are getting so many offers, i am just one more nut in the crowd...  which i am... 
i felt better when  someone told me yesterday that the dogs were still in the house... because getting  in there  and cleaning ( servepro style) and keeping them there is the only way i could see to handle  over 8000 pounds of dogs quickly...  george says with total conviction..the dogs are gone from the house.

 i have trouble with that because...even with  SOME pups ... 84 danes avg weight is  100 pounds or more..  84 x 100 = 8400  that is over 4 tons of dogs....  that one truck thy had ibn the video would have to make an awful lot of trips sopmewhere to take the dogs out of the house... 
 one reason i got into danes was the fact that an animal control person in danvers had picked up a dane, and her "dog pound" did not have a cage big enough to put him in. so she stuck him in my horse barn....---  so to decide all 84 are n the local pounds is highly unlikely.

plus the fact that many need vet care.... heck before vet care... all need a good bath....
george also said- probably most do not walk on a leash---- ok... how many people does it take to get one dane to go anywhere it does not want to go???  yesterday one pup into the bath here  took 3 people 20 minutes   - the whole thing just does not compute... 
then i heard " the HSUS "   is building a kennel to house them because they are  in a legal case WHICH WILL TAKE MONHTS...  ... well--- they must not  have to ask permission of teh local building inspector or those dogw will die of old age before they get any new kennel building up;. 
SO  there is a lot that just does not add up... and with all the rumors i have heard, not one deals witht he face that  faced with the immediate care of 84 huge dogs, the problem  might give you 1/2 hour in hot weather to get water to all  ( water buckets????swimming pools???what?)  and 4 hours  lead time before under the best situation, all would need lunch or dinner--raw chicken?? hot weather???
there is stuff here that does not add up...
geroge just called to say that brad is up and feeling well... so i have asked him to go and not take anyone's word for it...i need a visual that they got all those dog sout of there-- and then of course.. where did they go..
maybe i can learn how to transport and care for 65 dogs quickly ??
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I wanted to send you this video of the absolutely wonderful Dolly. We are camping and just hanging out, when this little bird decided to come up and greet us. Reminded me of the Dr. Seuss book, Are You My Mother? The baby bird got so so close!

I am so proud of Dolly she did so good just leaving it. I just had to send it to you!

Thanks for all you guys do. I can't imagine going back to the way things were before Dolly. She has given me so much Independence and confidence to try new things.


Brenda