Wednesday, March 29, 2017

MARCH 29 2017

IF MARCH GOES OUT LIKE A LAMB, THIS ONE IS GOING OUT LIKE A SOAKING WET  ONE.. WE HAVE NOT HAD A "GULLY WASHER" LIKE THAT IN  A LONG TIME.

ALONG WITH MY COMMENTS ON DOG KNEES AND LIGAMENTS.... LAST NIGHT MAIL CALL, I TOLD HOW I HAD 2 SORE KNEES-- AND WENT TO "THE KNEE DOCTOR"   WHO SAID I NEEDED SURGERY.. I DID NOT LIKE THE IDEA OF BOTH KNEES DONE AT THE SMAE  TIME,... SO HE DID ONE -- WHICH HURT-  BUT BY THE TIME THAT SURGURY STOPPED HURTING THE SECOND KNEE WAS FINE TOO.  MADE ME WONDER....BACK IN OLDE  YANKEE DAYS OF BUILDING  STONE WALLS AND SHUCKING CORN... WHAT DID THEY DO WHEN THEIR VERY SURVIVAL DEPENDED ON THEIR PHYSICAL WELL BEING??    HOW MANY BRAVE PEOPLE FORGING TO COLONIZE "THE WEST"  HAD TO DEAL WITH SORE KNEES AS THEY WERE THE FIRST TO CROSS THE MISSISSIPPI--- WHILE NOT REALIZING THE HUGE BUNCH OF MOUNTAINS THEY HAD TO GET OVER SO THEY COULD SIT IN TRAFFIC IN LOS ANGELES.

BEFORE YOU THINK I AM  SUSPECT OF THE "MEDICAL MEN" HUMAN, CANINE , OR EQUINE..... I DID DECIDE I DID NOT NEED TO TAKE SOME MEDICINE PRESCRIBED FOR ME BEDAUSE OF SOME SIDE EFFECT...  THAT DID NOT WORK.... BIG TIME.... THE MEDICINE WAS DILANTIN  TO CONTROL SEIZURES, AND AFTER 2 DAYS WITHOUT IT, I ENDED UP STANDING ON MY HEAD IN THE CORNER AND HAD TO GO ANOTHER  BOUT OF NO DRIVING TIL I GOT STABLEIZED AGAIN.. NOW WHEN I TRAVEL, EVERYONE TRAVELING WITH ME CARRIES SOME DILANTIN...

HAVING SAID ALL THAT.......THERE ARE THINGS THAT MAKE ME WONDER....  THE REASON MAY BE THAT THERE ARE BETTER ANTIBIOTICS NOW.... BUT.... WHEN I WAS A KID, HAVEING YOUR APPENDIX OUT WAS  A PRETTY NORMAL THING-- I WAS THE ONLY KID I KNEW THAT DID NOT HAVE AN APPENDIX OPERATION....
AND PEOPLE UNDERGOING ANY OPERATION WITH ANESTHESIA HAD THEIR APPENDIX TAKE OUT  JUST IN CASE...

SO.... MO.. OUR MULE...PROBABLY HAD A CHUNK OF HAY STUCK--WHEN OUR USUAL VET WAS ON VACATION....SO THE "ON CALL"  VET WASHED  IT DOWN WITH A GALLON OF MINERAL OIIL-- IN THE PROCESS OF LOOKING  IN MO'S MOUTH, SHE DISCOVERED WOLF TEETH- AND STARTED TO SUGGEST I SHOULD HAVE THEM REMOVED..  AND MAYVE I SHOULD TALK TO BRYAN ( OUR  USUAL HORSE VET) ABOUT TAKING THEM OUT-  UNLESS I AM MISTAKEN, REMOVAL OF WOLF TEETH IS SOMETIMES DONE WITH  FANCY HORSES LIKE THE ONES WHO RUN IN THE KENTUCKY DERBY.  JUST IN CASE THE TEETH SHOULD INTERFERE WITH THE  FANCY BRIDLE AND BITS/.

SINCE WE HAVE NO INTENTION OF RACNG MO INTHE DERBY, I WOULD HOPE BRYAN-- WHO KNOWS US WELL- WILL OPT NOT TO EVEN SUGGEST IT.-- MY HIGH OPINION OF BRYAN WILL DROP CONSIDERABLY IF HE EVEN MENTIONS IT.
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THEN THERE IS THE BIT OF TRYING TO BUY A HORSE.... AND  HIRING  AN EQUINE VET TO  "VET" THE HORSE ( IS THAT WHERE TH E POLITITONS GET THE EXPRESSION  VETTED ???)   I HAD QUITE A FEW HORSES VETTED BEFORE I REALIZED THEY WERE ALL GOING TO TELL ME THE HORSE IS "PRE- NAVICULAR" ( SORT OF AN  ARTHRITIS OF THE FOOT KIND OF THING. )-- THEY WOULD NOT STICK THEIR NECK OUT T SAY THE HORSE WAS "SOUND"  -- SO THE NEXT TIME I WAS LOOKING AT A HORSE ( FOR JANINE) I CALLED ON THE "OLD GUY"   DR. CONNIE THIBEAULT  WHO WENT WITH ME- AND WE LOOKED... HIS QUOTE WAS PRICELESS.. "I AM NOT GOING TO TELL YOU THAT HORSE IS SOUND, BUT IF YOU DON'T BUY HIM, I WILL"  - SO I NAMED HIM "THAT HORSE"   AND JANINE RODE HIM FOR YEARS...

ALL HORSES ARE PRE NAVICULAR-- ALL HUMANS ARE PRE- ARTHRITIC-- AS ARE DOGS... SO WHEN SOMEONE OFFERS THAT AS A DIAGNOSIS, I STOP AND WONDER...  MY PRE ARTHRITIC KNEE IS JUST THE SAME AS THE  ONE THEY "FIXED" .   GOD BLESS MEDICARE--  WHICH IS A TOPIC FOR ANOTHER DAY...
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? OLD = VULNERABLE?

AS FOR THE OUTFIT WHO SENT ME 7 BOTTLES OF STUFF TO MAKE ME LOOK YOUNGER....  AND CHARGED MY CHARGE CARD $199.15----I FINALLY  GOT A NOTICE THEY CREDITED MY ACCOUNT- AFTER I TOLD THEM I HAD NO INTENTION OF PAYING THE E$10 PER BOTTLE  "RESTOCKING  FEE"  ..
As per our phone conversation of today we have issued a credit to you for your purchase of Forskolin Youth Secret.
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 AND I DID CALL THE REPAIR COMPANY WHO'S GUY TOLD ME MY $1500 WASHER WAS NOT WORTH REPAIRING AND BUD FOUND A SPLIT IN A HOSE THAT COST $13.10 .  I WOULD BE REALLY ANGRY IF I DID NOT HAVE A USE FOR THE WASHER IN THE LAUNDRY BUILDING -- TEH COMMERCIALL WASCOMATT WASHER IS -NOISY, SMELLY, AND RUSTED THRU.... BUT WE WILL STILL TAKE IT APQAT AND SEE IF IT CAN BE REJUVINATED...  IN THE MEANTIME MY HOUSE WASHER HAS BEEN REPLACED WITH A GENERIC GE-- FOR THE MICE TO FEAST ON... JUST AS SOON AS I FIGURE OUT HOW TIO RUN IT.
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 ANNE AND I HAVE FINISHED A COUPLE GRANT PROPLSALS--   IF ANY OF YOU KNOW OF A GRANT  FOR WHICH WE MIGHT QUALIFY, GIVE US THE WEB SITE AND WE WILL LOOK...  READING ALL THE POSSIBLE ONES IS VERY TIME CONSUMING...
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SUNDAY IS SHATTING SUNDAY--- WE ARE DOING VERY WELL--KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK...
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AND SO IT GOES...

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

MARCH 28 2017
FRIDAY-- HELP- BIG TIME-  Donkey walk for CBS news on Friday.  Can we get people to show up on a Friday?   FROM JANINE ----  AS WITH ALL TV COVERAGE... IT IS A POSSIBLE COVERAGE-- THAT IS ALL BECAUSE CBS WILL NOT SHOW IF A TRUCK CARRYING FISH OVERTURNS ON RT 95- THEY WILL BE A NO SHOW....  BUT IT WOULD  BE AN INTERESTING "PHOTO OP-" 

WE GET ALOT OF REQUESTS FOR INTERNSHIPS WHO WANT TO SHADOW US...  I HAVE A BIG SHOCKER, SHADOWING ME WOUODL BE ALOT OF  SITTING QUIETLY BEHIND ME WHILE I TYPE... WHOWOODA
THUNK---- THE FUN CONCEPT OF TRAINING DOGS INVOLVED MORE TYPING THAN TALKING TO DOGS/....
-- OR FOLDING LAUNDRY-- OR  POO PICKING...

WE HAVE A RULE HERE  --  EVERYBODY CARRIES A POO PICKING "KIT" OF SOME CARDBOARD AND A BAG IN THIER BACK POCKET- AND TEH FIRST ONE TO SEE IT... PICKS IT..  THE ONLY VARIABLE IS ME--- IF BENNIE LEAVES A PILE, I SIT AND LOOK AT IT UNTIL SOMEONE COMES ALONG AND PICKS IT FOR ME...
AH, THE BENEFITS OF  BEING THE CEO !!

ACTUALLY--- SINCE YOU ASKED...--WHEN YOU SPEND ALOT OF TIME WITH A SERVICE DOG, YOU KNOW ALOT ABOUT HIS/HER   INTESTINAL TRACT.  THAT KNOWLEDGE HAS BEEN FORCED ON YOU  BY THAT WISE OLD PERSON    "EXPERIENCE"
I REMEMBER-- SOMEOF YOU KNOW THIS STORY  - I WAS BRINGING A PUPPY BACK FROM GERMANY AND AT THE AIRPORT THEY LET ME KEEP THE CAGE AND PUP WITH ME UNTIL BOARDING..  SO I LET HIM OUT OF HIS CAGE- ON A  LEASH, IN THE  CAFE AREA.. NOT REALIZING HE HAD BEEN HOLDING IT IN AS LONG AS HE POSSIBLY COULD- AND TEH MINUTE HE GOT OUT, IT SPRAYED... ALL OVER SEVERAL CHAIR LEGS AND TH STOOLS TO THE COUNTER.--  I   WAS NOT PREPARED-- I SPOKE NO GERMAN- NO ONE HELPED... BUT THEY SURE LAUGHED AT THE CRAZY AMERICAN  CRAWLING AROUND IN IT...TRYING TO MOP IT UP WITH THOSE 4" TINY "BAR NAPKINS" ... I LEARNED.

SO BEFORE I TAKE BENTLEY OUT TO COSTCO, I LET HIM PICK A SPOT TO EMPTY THE CONTENTS OF WHAT HE HAS BEEN COLLECTIN G ALL NIGHT..--HE IS PARTICULAR- AND DOES NOT LIKE THE WIDE OPEN SPACES OF TEH DECK-- SO EVEN AT 11:AM I CAN NOT BE SURE HE HAS "GONE" . YESTERDAY I SGTARTED OUT THE GATE- WITH HIM IN THE BACK OF TEH CAR... AND HE STARTED "TALKING" -- CLEARLY SAYING 'THERE IS GONNA BE TROUBLE"    SO I LET HIM OUT ALONG TEH DRIVEWAY- SURE ENOUGH...  HOWEVER , PULLING RANK,, I KICKED ALOT OF SNOW OVER IT AND HOPED IT WOUOLD BE GONE BY SPRING.
I WAS BAD. BUT IT WAS IN A SPOT NO ONE WOULD EVER WALK IN IT.   WITH THE CURRENT RULE IN PLACE A PILE NEVER SHOULD HAPPEN  WITHOUT SOMEONE THERE TO PICK IT UP.

WHICH MADE ME REALIZE THAT ONE OF HTE UNSUNG SUCCESSESS OF SDP IS TO HAVE THE BEST POSSIBLE EQUIPMENT FOR WHATEVER JOB IS AT HAND...OVER THE YEARS AS I WAS TRAINING THE DOG S MYSELF- I WAS DOING 99% OF ALL THE CHORES SO IT WAS A CONSTANT "THERE MUST BE AN EASIER WAY"-- AND IT IS ALL THOSE "EASIER WAYS"  FROM FOOD STORAGE, TO TRACTOR MANAGEMENT , TO POO PICKING THAT MAKES SDP FUNCTION... THERE ARE SOOOOO MANY ..... LIKE DON'T LEAVE A FEW BAGS OF FOOD ON THE PORCH  "FOR TOMORROW"  BECAUSE  THAT IS AN INVATATON  TO OUR RODENT POPULATION,  "HERE LIVES SOMEONE WHO IS  NICE TO KNOW"....  I DON'T THINK THE RATS HAVE GOT IN THAT BIG  STORAGE CONTAINER ... YET.. 

I SAY  "YET"  ONLY BECAUSE  IT , TOO  , IS AN IQ TEST THAT I  HAVE SO OFTEN LOST.     IT REPLACED TEH AMBULANCE - WHICH WAS A VIRTUAL "COSTCO FOR RATS, MICE, SQUIRRELS AND CHIPMUNKS"
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SOMEONE STAYING IN THE GUEST HOUSE TOLD ME   THEY LEFT THIER BOOTS IN THE LIVING ROOM OVERNIGHT ONLY TO FIND ACORNS IN ONE OF THEM IN TH E MORNING. 

 UBIQUITOUS  IS ,I BELIEVE, THE WORD.
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Good morning, Carlene,
Hey Dawg and his siblings turn 8 years old today. Happy Birthday to all!
WOOF

Gay, Jerry and Hey

Monday, March 27, 2017

MARCH 27 2017
BIRD SEED AS A POO MARKER.... !!!   BRILLIANT  THAT ROUND HARD SEED KIND APPARENTLY GOES RIGHT THRU. AND WILL LABEL THE ERANT  CORGI POO PRODUCER.......SO WITH 4 DOGS, SHE HAS THE LOGIC PROBLEM OF THE MINIMUM NUMBER OF APPLICATIIONS TO DETERMINE 1 OUT OF 4-- I THINK 2-

- 2 WITH... 2 WITHOUT AND ONE MORE "TEST BETWEEN  THE 2.
 I USED TO LOVE LOGIC PROBLEMS AFTER I DISCOVERED "DO YOU TELL THE TRUTH" HAS ONLY ONE ANSWER.
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L-O-N-G   STORY------AND I AM GOING THRU THIS JUST TO MAKE 'OLDEER PEOPLE AWARE....
"NOW BACK TO THE EXCITING WASHING MACHINE PROBLEM-- MINE... NOT ANY OF THE COMMERCIAL DOG ONES... HAD A MINOR LEAK  WHICH I DISCRIBED AS A TWO BATH TOWEL LEAK... I.E.  NOT A TUBFULL
IT WAS NOT A MASSIVE LEAK... I HAD BEEN IGNORING IT FOR A COUPLE WEEKS AND JUST SKIPPED LIGHTLY OVER THE 2 WET BATH TOWELS IN THE HALL.

THEN GWEN ARRIVED AND THOUGHT MY 2 WET TOWELS AS SOME KIND OF HUMIDIFYING SYSTEM WERE NOT UP TO HER STANDARDS.." THAT IS DUMB-- CALL SOMEONE"---  SO I DID .
SAME DAY REPAIR SERVICE-  I HAD TO LEAVE-- BUT THERE WERE PLENTY OF PEOLPE HERE TO  DEAL WITH ONE REPAIR GUY...
HE CAME-- AND APPARENTLY TOOK IT APART AND FOUND "THE HOSES ALL CHEWED THRU  WHICH WOULD COST MORE MONEY TO FIX THAN BUY A NEW ONE.." WAS HIS EXACT NOTE.  $190.00 BILL AND LEFT.-- WOW--- I WAS DEPRESSED--- THAT WAS A NICE MACHINE   A BOSCH-- IT "FELT"GOOD...  TEH DOOR HAD A NICE KLUNK WHEN I SHUT IT, NOT A TINNY BANG-BANG --- I HAD SPENT ALOT ( I FORGET HOW MUCH)- BUT IT IS WHAT IT IS AND I FIGURED IT DIDN'T PAY TO GET ANOTHER  EXPENSIVE ONE  - THE MICE COULD EAT A CHEAP ONE JUST AS WELL- SO I CALLED THE LOCAL STORE- NICE WOMAN- KNOWS US....   SHE SAID BUY THIS BIG GE.. IT IS THE  "INEXPENSIVE WORKHORSE"  OF THE TRADE-- SO I TOOK HER ADVICE-- TO BE INSTALLED TUESDAY. 
I WAS UNHAPPY AS I SAT AROUND LOOKING AT MY PRETTY  BOSCH  AND  MY NEW CORDLESS ELECTRIC DRILL WHICH I BOUGHT TO ENCOURAGE ME TO FIX STUFF MYSELF..- I DECIDED TO BITE THE BULLET.. AND STARTED TO TAKE THE BOSCH APART-- ALL THE TINY SCREWS WERE STAR SCREWS.... NOT PHILLIPS, FLAT , OR SQUARE.. BUT M HANDY KIT HAD STARS AND I STARTED UNSCREWING THINGS-- GOT THE DOOR OFF ( HEAVY FRONT LOAD DOOR) AND I REALLY NEEDED TO PULL IT AWAY FROM THE WALL TO GET FURTHER.. AND I COULDN'T.

AN WONDERFUL FAMILY ARRIVED --GOLDIE ( GHOST OF THE LEFTHAND DRAWER)  REALIZED I NEEDED HELP AND SENT THEM I AM SURE---  NICE APPLICANT  NEWLY DX PK PATIENT-- WAS A SCHOL TEACHER ACCOMPANIED BY 2  YOUNGER COUPLES --- AH HA !  THAT MEANT 2 YOUNGER STRAPPING MALES-- SO AS I SAT LISTENING TO THEM TELL ME HOW WONDERFUL THE PLACE IS--  I SLIPPED INTO  "IT IS REALLY A COOPERATIVE  PLACE WHERE EVERYONE WORKS ON  THE DETAILS... LIKE MOVING DEAD WASHING MACHINES OUT TO THE TRACTOR..."   SO THEY DID THAT.... WITH LAURA CAREFULLY PUTTING ALL THE SCREWS IN A PLASTIC BAG AND ATTACHED WITH MASSIVE PURPLE DUCT TAPE....  TANNER IT GOT MOVEED TO THE  ICE HOUSE  ( ISOLATION BUILDING) WITH IT'S HEATED CHARM.

ENTER BUD... WONDERFUL BUD... HE IS THE ONE AROUND HERE WHO THINKS AND READS MANUALS AND DOES NOT GUESS AT MODEL NUMBERS-- STUFF LIKE THAT... HE COULDN'T RESIST AND  TOOK THE REST OF TEH BOSCH APART-- FRONT -- TOP-- BACK---ALL LAID CAREFULLY ASISDE.
THERE WERE MICE-- LET ME REPHRASE-- THERE HAD BEEN MICE-- NOT RATS  ( REMEMBER I HAVE  A  PHD IN STOOL SAMPLES.)---ALOT OF MICE... MAYBE A CONVENTION OF YOUNG  POLITICALLY ACTIVE MICE... AFTER MUCH STUDY -- HANDS AND KNEES CRAWILING AROUND THIS AILING BOSCH,  WE FOUND ONLY ONE TINY PIECE OF YELLOW/BLUE PLASTIC AMID THE POO.... THIS WAS TO A  YELLOW BLUE GROUND WIRE- THAT COULDN'T POSSIBELY HAVE CAUSED ANY LEAK-   HOSES ALL LOOKED FINE

ALL THAT POO MEANT THAT THE MICE MUST HAVE JUST USED IT AS A REST ROOM-- HOSES WERE NOT CHEWED.I LEFT BUD AND TANNER    STRINGING UP 100 FEET OF HOSE ACROSS TEH YARD TO TRY AN D RUN THE THING--  BUD CAME UP TO TH EHOUSE TO REPORT THERE WS A SMALL SLIT  ( NOT CHEWED) IN  THE HOSE THAT MIXWS THE SOAP WITH THE INCOMING WATER-- I LOOKED IT UP ONLINE $13.65--

THAT REPAIR GUY  GOT TO CHARGE $190 FOR THE CALL AND HIS TIME-- AND BECASE HE HAD A REPAIRMAN TITLE/ SHIRT...., HE SAW THAT HE COULD TAKE ADVANTAGE  OF  THE FACT THAT  MOST PEOPLE (I HATE TO SAY WOMEN... BUT TRUE..)   WERE REPULSED BY MICE POO- AND HE USED THAT FACT TO CHARGE  MONEY WITH OUT HAVING TO FIX ANYTHING..

LESSON OF THE STORY?  DO NOT ASSUME GIVING ANYONE A TITLE WILL MAKE THEM RESPECTABLE 
IN WASHING MACHINES OR POLITICS.----"IF I  SAY THIS WITH ENOUGH AUTHORITY,  THEY WILL BELIEVE ME"
IT ALMOST WORKED...
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OUR OLD FAITFUL WASCOMATT IN THE LAUNDRY- IS SOOOOOO TIRED THAT IT IS POSSIBLE TO STICK YOUR FINGER THRU THE RUSTED FRAME..PLUS IT IS NOISY AND SMELLS LIKE BURNED RUBBER LAST TIME WE RTAN IT.---
SINCE I HAVE A NEW GE COMING FOR THE HOUSE-- THIS BOSCH WILL BE PERFECT FOR THE LAUNDRY BUILDING... IT IS SMALLER THAN THE WASCOMATT--  BUT IT WILL WORK... I THINK.'

IN CASE YOU ARE COUNTING.....
WE STILL HAVE 2 FULLY FUNCTIONING COMMERCIAL WASHERS ( CELLAR  AND BARN---) AND 4 DRYERS 
LAUNDRY AND CELLAR--WORKING   BARN GAS NEEDS HOOKUP AND THE EXTRA ELECTRIC ONE IS IN THE  G-TENT-- ALL CAUSED BECAUSE WE RAN OUT OF AVAILABLE ELECTRIXCITY IN THE BARN...
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DID I PUT THIS IN YET???? 
Garnet is doing very well and even though I've had some physical setbacks.. On a funny note, and they say dogs are an excellent judge of character, Garnet does not like the PT that comes to the house to work on my knee. Garnet will sit as close to me as possible, blocking the way for the PT to get to me.  Yesterday, Garnet picked up the PT's tote bag and brought it to the front door, as if to say "time for you to go"!.  It was the funniest thing I've seen her do.

Again all I can say is Thank you for Garnet.  I'm so thankful to have her and to have another lease on life and mobility.  I've had so many people ask where she came from and how did she get here.  And I tell them all about SDP.  Please tell Carlene, Megan, Steve, Devon and all of the staff and volunteers thank you from the bottom of my heart.  

I asked Megan before I left this last time, what was one thing that SDP needed that my family and I might try and provide.  I'm open to helping, whether its purchasing harnesses for the next people that receive dogs or monetary donations, please let me know.  I'd like to pay it forward in a way that will benefit SDP the greatest.
Thank you,
Karen Cushnyr
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GET THESE PEOPLE SUPPORTING US WITH   BUYING  THE CHICKEN BRICKS IS THE BIGGEST THING YOU COUOLD DO....
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CRIMSON REPORT - FINALLY....
Hey guys,
 know all is still going well with Brian and Crimson - who celebrated her 6th birthday last week. 😊

We had dinner with Theresa, Liam and Kyle last weekend in Midway, KY. It's always a nice treat to see them and catch up when they are in 'our neck of the woods'.  πŸ˜Š

Sunday, March 26, 2017

MARCH 26 2017
SOMETIMES I AM BRILLIANT ( MANY SAY I HIDE IT WELL.).---I WAS SHOCKED LAST NIGHT TO FIND MY DAUGHTER HAD NOT REMEMBER ONE OF MY MORE BRILLIANT  INVENTIONS-
SHE HAS  4 CORGI'S AND ONE LAB--- ONE OF THE 5 IS LEAVING THERI POO IN THE HOUSE-- SOMETIMES HIDDEN---AND BECAUSE OF THE "TOOTSIE ROLL " SHAPE IT WAS DETERMINED NOT TO BE THE LAB....
THIS IS THE KIND OF THING THAT GOT ME GOING WITH SERVICE DOGS...  IDENTIFY A PROBLEM AND SOLVE IT.--- I TOO HAVE HAD THE  MYSTERY POO IN TEH MULTI  DOG HOUSE.. MY SOLUTION WAS TO BUY SOME OF THOSE TINY PLASTIC BEADS OF DIFFERENT COLORS---IT MAY TAKE A FEW DAYS, AND A FEW HANDFULLS...000BUT THEY DID GO THRU.  NOW YOU MUST CHECK IT OUT WITH SOME VET - I DID NOT SEEM TO HAVE ANY PROBLEM, BUT  THERE ARE THOSE WHO WORRIED THAT THE HOLE IN THE BEADS I USED MIGHT CARRY SUBSTANCES FURTHER DOWN THE  GI TRACT...THEN THERE WAS SOMEONE WHO WORRIED ABOUT SOME GETTING STUCK..-- MY SOLUTION TO THAT WAS TO GIVE THEM A MARROW BONE AFTER THE IDENTITY WAS MADE... AND THE MARROW CAUSED SUCH A LOSE STOOL THAT NOTHING CAN BE LFT IN THERE.  ALONG WITH THE FACT  THAT SEEING AS MY  DANE PUP CAN  EAT AND PASS A PAIR OF SOX AND SMALL BITS OF FURNATURE, WORRYING ABOUT A BEAD DID NOT SEEM WORTH WHILE...
?GEORGE, DVM?  GOT ANY INPUT??
 IN MY INVESTIGATIVE STAGE, I TRIED FOOD COLOR-- IN MASSIVE  QUANTITIES, TO NO AVAIL-- THAT ALL CAME OUT BROWN... -- I ALSO CONSIDERED THREAD/STRING.... NOT LONG... BUT A  BIG  BUNCH OF 1" BRIGHTLY COLORED-- PROBLEM THERE WAS COTTON  STRING ABSORBED TEH BROWN... TEH PLASTIC, NYLON,POLYWHATEVER-- WAS BETTER  BUT HARD TO FIND...
MIND YIOU THERE  CAN BE COMPLICATIONS IF YOU  FIND A RAINBOW OF COLORS IN ONE PILE , YOU HAVE SOME  COPROPHAGIA ( STOOL EATING ) IN THE GROUP..
HOWEVER I CAN SAY IT WAS ONE O MY BETTER INVENTONS  EVEN IF THERE IS A LIMITED NUMBER OF USERS...
FOR YOU NEW COMMERS, MY CLASSIC INVENTION-- ( NOW PRODUCED AS A "SHE WEE") WAS A PLASTIC BOTTLE CUT LEGNTHWISE INTO A CHUTE  AS A WAY TO DIRECT URINE  INTO SOME RECEPTICAL OR AGAINST SOME TREE WITH OUT REMOVAL OF MUCH CLOTHING.  WHILE EXPIRIMENTING WITH THE INVENTION IN SOME LADIES ROOM, THE FACT THAT OUR FEET WERE POINTED THE WRONG WAY ALARMED SOME  PASSING BY.
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WE SURE HAD A LOBSTER PARTY HERE LAST NIGHT-- GWEN- NOW LIVING IN NORTH CAROLINA FEELS THE LACK OF LOBSTERS- SO WHEN SHE COMES HERE  WE PIG OUT-- I LEFT THE CAMERA ON  ( AND TURNED OFF THE MIC... I HOPE.. LOBSTERS IN WINTERTIME ARE A MESS...  THAT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE SOFT OR HARD SHELL, BUT THE FACT THAT YOU NEED TO EAT THEM INSIDE WHERE IT IS WARM... AS OPPOSED TO SUMMER LOBSTERS WHICH CAN BE EATEN  WHERE THERE IS ACCESS TO A HOSE.-- ESPECIALLY A PROBLEM WHEN OUR LOBSTER "CRACKERS" ARE DOWN IN THE T TENT SO WE HAD TO RESORT TO A HAMMER-- WHICH SQUIRTED LOBSTER JUICE 5 FEET IN ANY DIRESTIION.
TANNER JOINED US-- AND TEH REST OF SDP HID IN THE OTHER ROOM WITH PIZZA.
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I DID TEH 30 SECOND VIDEO FOR THE CUMMINGS GRANT  29.6 SECONDS--    STILL SHOTS MOSTLY 1 SECOND AND A COUPLE 4 SECOND VIDEOS.. NEXT PROBLEM IS IT IS TOO BIG TO EMAIL--- I DON'T KNOW WHAT THE SOLUTION TO THAT IS... ?ANYBODY? 
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Emmett and I went to Olive garden tonight and I am so glad I did. Part way through the meal one of the servers came over to me and asked if my name was Jack. She introduced herself and said 
"my father has Ziggy, "  I immediately new who it was, we have several near misses. I told her I would love to get together with her dad and the boys can get reacquainted, hopefully this will happen soon!   
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AND PIXIE
Today we went for treatment and Pixie yet again knew once again when we pulled into the parking garage where we were. Oh it was a cold day for sure with the wind blowing. My legs do not like the cold so yet again Pixie did her job at an A+.. I was working on my walking and hanging on tight to my girl to stay up cause my legs were freezing up on me. Pixie yet again as always knows just what to do. We work together as one. I love how she knows she just amazes me every day with the love she has for me. I could hear people in the background wowing with amazement on how how much Pixie helps me and completing on how much she was helping me and they were so impressed. I was so focused at this time I just wanted to keep walking and get my legs walking and warmed up. My fiancΓ© told them "Pixie is the best thing that has ever happened to me and she always helps me with love and pride and that we are a team." He did it he took my words. He smiled with joy to watching and knowing he can stand back knowing I was safe cause Pixie will always keep me safe as we all say at home now. My Sweet girl is always watching out for me and my needs. 
We got home and took a nice nap and watched some movies. It's to cold to play outside today and run errands with the cold wind so it's going to be a nice relaxing day at home. 
✨🌟⭐️Pixie My SHINING STAR ⭐️🌟✨

Stacy & Pixie 🐾🐢

Saturday, March 25, 2017

MARCH 25 2017
 HEARING AIDS---AND WASHING MACHINES--I HAVE NO IDEA WHY ANY YOUNG, STRONG, PERSON WHO READS THIS      WOULD WANT TO HEAR ABOUT HEARING AIDS-- BUT I FEEL THE NEED TO PREPARE YOU FOR THE ONSLAUGHT OF WHAT IS COMING..
 #1.  I WEAR ONLY ONE  SO THAT I LOSE ONLY  ONE AT A TIME  - I SEE NO DIFFERENCE IN HEARING WITH ONE EAR AS LONG AS DIRECTIONAL HEARING IS NOT INVOLVED...
#2.   RICHARD--THAT OLDER GENTLEMAN FROM CALIFORNIA WHO BOUGHT US A WASHING MACHINE HAD SPENT $10,000 ON A PAIR WHICH LOOKED LIKE, FUNCTIONED LIKE, AND SEEMED IDENTICAL TO THE ONES I HAD SPENT $2500 ON FROM COSTCO.
#3. DAUGHTER GWEN- THE FINDER OF LOST ITEMS PAR EXCELLANTE FOUND MY LOST  ONE UNDER MY BED...- SO I AM BACK TO TWO...
#4. i got an--  $800 off- come for a hearing test and see if you need hearing aids. BELTONE-- MIDDLETON  -- ( CLOSE )
 JUST AFTER I HAD MADE AN APPOINTMENT, GWEN FOUND THE OTHER SO I REALLY DIDN'T NEED TO GO...HOWEVER...  AGE DOES HAVE SOME BENEFITS IN THAT  THE ONLY THING I HAD TO DO WAS THINK ABOUT GRANTS WHICH I OFTEN DO DRIVING AROUND IN MY CAR ANYWAY.-
WITH THE MINDSET I HAD, I NEVER SHOUDL HAVE GONE THERE.. BUT IT GAVE ME AWIDE ANGLE VIEW OF HOW WE "ELDERLY" ARE VICTIMS OF MARKETING.
THE WALLS HAD THE USUALL FRAMED "DIPLOMAS" FROM HEARING SCHOOL-- BUT WHEN YOU READ THEM CLOSELY, IT WAS FOR 40 HOURS OF "EDUCATION" WHICH ENABLED TEH RECEPTIONIST TO CALL HIM "DOCTOR"-  THERE WERE NO MED SCHOOL DIPLOMAS-..
AN  OLDER  COUPLE- (MY AGE) WERE LEAVING AND COMMENTED ON WHAT A NICE MAN THIS "DOCTOR" WAS...-- AND HE CERTAINLY WAS NICE...  BUT HE MUST HAVE PURCHASED HIS LAB COAT AT A FIRE SALE BECAUSE  IT WAS ALMOST TO HIS ANKLES.. 
BENTLY AND I WERE ESCORTED INTO HIS  HUGE EXAM ROOM ABOUT THE SIZE OF OUR INDOOR ARENA WITH A CURIOUS CLOSET IN THE CORNER.. HE EXAMINED MY EARS BY STICKING A TINY PEN THING INEACH EAR -- WHICH PROJECTED ONTO A TV SCREEN AT LEAST 4 FEET ACROSS.. I NOW KNOW WHAT MY EARDRUMS LOOK LIKE. WHEN HE SHUT THE CAMERA OFF, A BUNCH OF BELLTONE ADS SLOWLY WENT  ACROSS THAT SCREEN--  THEN I WAS TO  GO IN TH CLOSET AND PUSH BUTTONS WHEN YOU HEAR THE BEEP
WHICH WAS FINE TIL I BEGAN TO FALL ASLEEP BETWEEN BEEPS... HE THEN HAD TO STUDY ALL THESE BEEPS AS THE BELTONE ADS   DOMINATED MY VISION ON THAT 4' SCREEN.... HE TRIED VERY HARD - AND USED LOTS OF  LONG WORDS - TO CONVINCE ME THAT THE $4500 WAS THE CHEAPEST THAT WOULD SOLVE MY PROBLEMS.
HE WAS CONCENTRATING ON THE SOUND BITES HE NEVER COMMENTED ON THE FACT THAT I SAID I WANTED THE CHEAPEST BECAUSE MY  DOG - BENTLEY-  ATE MY LAST ONES.  IT WAS LIKE TRYING TO BUY A CAR-- THERE WERE NO MODELS WITH PRICE ATTACHED...  HE WOULD TURN TO HIS COMPUTERE AND MAKE A SPREAD SHEET MOVE  AROUND AND TURN AROUND AND SAY "YOU MIGHT BE ABLE TO USE THE $3800 MODEL"  I KEPT GOING BACK TO  COSTCO WAS $2500-  WHICH HE FINALLY SAID   "I FOUND  AN ECONOMY MODEL FOR $2500"  BY NOW I FELT BADLY FOR HIM-- THE LITTLE GUY-- TRYING TO SAY IN BUSINESS AGAINST THE MONSTER COSTCO, DOWN THE STREET.
I WILL CALL/EMAIL HIS OFF ICE AND TELL HIM I WILL BUY MY NEXT FROM HIM...NOT BECAUSE I AM NICE, BUT HIS PLAN WILL GIVE ME  INSURANCE FOR  ONE MORE SET OF  "LOST" -- I HAVE ALREADY USED UP THE COSTOCO "LOST"  INSURANCE,.
ONE THING I DID LEARN WAS THERE IS A THING CALLED "CAPTION CALL" WHERE IT SOUNDS LIKE THAT  "SIRI" PERSON THAT LIVES IN MY CAR AND TELLS ME TO MAKE A LEGAL U TURN ALL THE TIME... IS APPLIED TO PHONE CALLS SO TEH SPOKEN WORD COMES OUT ON A SCREEN  WITHOUT INVOLVING A TTY OPERATOR. SOMEONE IS TO CALL ME ON THAT... HERE WE GO..
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AS FOR THE WASHING MACHINE--MINE... IN MY  ROOM  ..HAS DEVELOPED A LEAK--- NOT A TERRIBEL ONE... JUST ..WELL...   A TWO BATH TOWEL SIZE LEAK.  BEEN USING IT THAT WAY FOR 2 WEEKS..
 ( OH NO... DOES THAT MAKE   2 LEAKY WEEKS?)
 I WAS WAITING FOR SOMEONE TO COME  LOOK AT IT WITHOUT CALLING "SOMEONE"   AS IN EXPENSIVE REPAIRMAN TYOE.
I GAVE IN AND "HE" CAME AND DECIDED IT WOULD BE MORE MONEY TO FIX THAN TO BUY A NEW ONE- AND HE SAID BUY A CHEAOP ONE BECAUSE THE MICE IN THIS WHOLE AREA WILL DO THE SAME AGAIN WHETHER CHEAP OR EXPENSIVE .... IMPLYING THE FOREST WILDLIFE..
IT IS A BOSCH FRONT LOADER... NICE MACHINE-- WITH LEAKING HOSES-- SOOOOO I NOW PROPOSE TO SET IT OUTSIDETHE LAUNDRY BUILING-- ATTACHED TOT HE ELEDT AND WATR AND RUN IT THERE  WHERER THE WATER CAN SIFT DOWN INOT THE CRUSHED ROCK WHERE WE USUALLY WASH THE DOGS...  WHILE SOME  PASSING GENIIUS  VOLUNTEER FIGURES OUT REPLACE THE CHEWED HOSES. REMEMBER THE WASCOMATT IN THE LAUNDRY BUILDING IS EXHAUSTED--- BUT THE DRYER THERE IS FINE.. AS IS TEH WASHER IN THE BARN ( WHERE THE NEW GAS DRYER IS WAITING TO BE HOOKED UP)
WE HAVE GOOD GOLF CARTS HAULING BETWEEN...
WELCOME TO CRAZY ACRES..  AND YES..... MANY OF OUR VOLUNTEERS ARE BONIFIDE GENUIS'S 
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ONLY OTHER PLANNED ACTIVITY TODAY IS A BUNCH OF BOILED LOBSTERS TO SCARF DOWN  WHILE GWEN IS HERE-- PROBABLY THIS AVFTERNOON ABOUT MAILCALL TIME???
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NOW FOR AMY IN NEW YORK CITY
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 COUPLE OF VIGNETTES:
WE WERE WALKING ON THE SIDEWALK WHEN THIS LITTLE WHITE FLUFF OF A DOG LUNGED AT SEAGRAM, BARKING AND GROWLING, SCRAMBLING FRANTICALLY & STRAINING ON THE FLEXILEASH. I WANTED TO SAY SOMETHING LIKE "MIND YOUR MANNERS," TO THE DOG -- ACTUALLY MORE AS A MESSAGE TO THE MAN WHO WAS NOMINALLY CONTROLLING THE MISBEHAVED MUTT. THE MAN HAD HIS HEAD DOWN, PERHAPS COGNIZANT OF THE DOG'S SHAMEFUL BEHAVIOR, ALTHOUGH HE MADE NO ATTEMPT TO CORRECT IT. ANYWAY, SEAGRAM WAS SO GOOD THAT I DIDN'T GET THE CHANCE TO SAY SOMETHING BECAUSE THERE WAS NO NEED TO STOP. SEAGRAM SIMPLY WALKED ON, WITHIN A FOOT OR TWO OF THIS SNARLING LITTLE DOG, WITHOUT ME EVEN ASKING HER TO LEAVE IT. AS WE PASSED BY, SEAGRAM DID DIRECT A QUIZZICAL LOOK AT THE LITTLE DOG, AS IF TO SAY, "WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU?" I WAS SO PROUD OF HER RESTRAINT & PROFESSIONALISM. 

BROADWAY WAS ANOTHER ADVENTURE. WE HAVE NEVER EVEN MADE IT TO A MOVIE AS A TEAM, BUT I REALLY WANTED TO SEE A SHOW DURING THIS VISIT TO NEW YORK. I HOPED THAT SEAGRAM COULD MANAGE -- AND SHE DID BEAUTIFULLY...TO UNDERSTAND HOW SPECIAL THIS WAS, YOU SHOULD KNOW THAT I HAD LIVED IN NYC FOR YEARS AND SAW ONLY ONE SHOW BEFORE, ~10 YEARS AGO WHEN MY SISTER VISITED. ONCE MY CHALLENGES BEGAN, BROADWAY WAS TOO DIFFICULT TO DEAL WITH ON MY OWN. MY HUSBAND IS NOT INTERESTED IN SHOWS AT ALL, SO I GAVE UP ON GOING AGAIN. BUT SEAGRAM HAS NOW GIVEN ME CONFIDENCE FOR US TO TRY NEW THINGS AS A TEAM. SHE DID GREAT WITH THE CROWD RUSHING INTO THE THEATER, THE MUSIC AND ALL THE OTHER NOISES. AFTERWARD, ONE OF THE USHERS CAME UP TO ME AND SAID THAT THEY WERE ALL IMPRESSED WITH HOW WELL SHE BEHAVED. I WAS QUITE IMPRESSED, TOO!! AND I HAVE TO ADMIT THAT DURING THE SHOW, I WAS A LITTLE TEARY OCCASIONALLY, BECAUSE I WAS MOVED BY THE MUSIC, AND ALSO GRATEFUL FOR MY NEW-FOUND INDEPENDENCE WITH SUPER SEAGRAM. THIS WAS A MUSICAL THAT I HAD ADORED IN HIGH SCHOOL, AND NOW, SOME 25 YEARS LATER, I WAS FINALLY ABLE TO SEE IT ON BROADWAY BECAUSE OF SEAGRAM. 

THANKS TO YOU & ALL THOSE WHO MADE THIS POSSIBLE!!
AMY
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AND SO IT GOES...

Friday, March 24, 2017

MARCH 24 2017
WE HAVE A PROBLEM.....  LOTSA PROBLEMS- THESE FEW ARE SOMEWHAT RELATED...

IT IS A CASE OF TEH FIRST AID KIT IN THE BATHROOM INSTEAD OF THE KITCHEN WHERE YOU CUT YOURSELF ON SHARP THINGS ALL THE TIME.
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IT ALL STARTED WITH.....LINDA DID NOT HAVE ANY PENS-- SHE OPENED AND SHUT DRAWERS SEVERAL TIMES--- NO PENS... I KNOW I HAD A SHOEBOX FULL OF THE RESULT OF MY BUYING 1000 PENS OFF EBAY-- THEY WERE WONDERFUL  .THEY WEREN'T EVEN IN TH OVERFLOW ROOM  BUT HAD BEEN MOVED TO THE CELLAR-- AS FAR AWAY AS POSSIBLE FROM WHERE YOU MIGHT NEED A PEN...

WHAT LINDA DID HAVE - HIDDEN BEHIND HER MONITOR.. WAS A BEER MUG FULL OF SCISSORS-- YOU ALL KNOW HOW I  HAVE TROUBLE FINDING SCISSORS AT TIMES--  BUT I HAD PENS....
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 I HAVE NOT BEEN GENEROUS ENOUGH-- WE GET SOOOOO MANY BOXES ---- WE HAVE A PROBLEM WITH TEH VOLUME OF ARRIVALS...STUFF IS GETTIN G PACKED IN TEH OVERFLOW ROOM TIL WE CAN NOT FIND WHAT WE NEED SO GO BUY MORE....  CASE IN POINT-- I LIKE DICKENSON CRANBERRY RELISH- AND ORDERED A CASE ? A YEAR AGO..?  I ATE ONE JAR-- AND COULDN'T FIND THE REST  SO I HAD TO GO TO A DIFFERENT STORE HERE TO  GET ANOTHER FEW JARS....ATE ONE AND LOST THE REST IN TH OVERFLOW ROOM...  THERE IS NO END TO THAT STORY.
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THE ONLY THIG WE SEEM TO USE AS FAST AS WE GET THEM IS  THE  PURINA TYPE  DOG TREATS ( I CAN NOT USE THE WORD FOR THE OTHER "M"  ONES.)  .. BUT WE DO USE THOSE PRETTY FAST
WE NEED TO HOLD BACK ON PRESENTS... I LOVE THEM-- ESPECIALLY TEH SOX AND THINGS WE EAT... BUT  WE HAVE A PROBLEM WITH THE VOLUME  WE CAN NOT EAT  AND USE THE STUFF FAST ENOUGH--- MEANWHILE-- I MUST SHARE MORE
HOW'S THIS FOR A PLAN......

#1.   ALL STAFF AND  VOLUNTEEERS WILL BE REQUIRED TO TAKE AT LEAST 2 ITEMS OFF TEH TABLE BY THE TIME CLOCK... "THE OVERFLOW OFFERINGS"   

#2   INSTEAD OF SENDING US MORE  STUFF AT TEH MOMENT, HOW ABOUT SENDING US JUST  WHATEVER THE POSTAGE WAS  OF THE LAST BOX YOU SENT.... IF WE HAD A MONTH OR TWO  OF POSTAGE ONLY, IT WOULD HELP FINANCIALLY TO  GET US THRU TIL THE NEXT GRANT COMES IN--

MAYBE NEW COMMERS DON'T KNOW WHAT IS IN THE OVERFLOW ROOM????   WELL NEITHER DO I-CRAWLING AROUND GRYING TO FIND THE PENS... I FOUND-- 2 SETS OF WEIGHT LIFTING BAR BELLS- THE COPPER POT I USED TO COLLECT WEIGHT CIRCLES FROM PURINA BAGS TO GET BOSE RADIOS, ... 300 FEET OF ETHERNET CABLE.--STACKS OF #2 PENCILS ..., A BAG OF BRASS HARNESS BELLS, ANTIQUE JUIOCER, AND OLD NOTARY  PUBLIC STAMP,    LOTSA  BATTERIES FOR TEH MIC WE NO LONGER USE...,RAHMEN NOODLE CUPS, TEH  RITZ CRACKERS ONLY PROVE WE HAVE  MICE---   4 CROCKPOTS.. JUST FOR OPENERS...

DAUGHTER GWEN ( ANOTHER VERY EARLY MORNING RISER ) IS HERE DRINKING COFFEE AND FOUND A BUNCH OF SLIDES ABOUT THE CIRCUS IN THE OVERFLOW...SO I GOT DISTRACTED 

IN THE MEANTIME I HAD TO BUY A SLIDE PROJECTOR...  IF WE DO THAT I  WILL DO THAT AAT SOME MAIL CALL-- THAT COULD BE INTERESTING...


STAY TUNED..

Thursday, March 23, 2017

MARCH 23 2017
HAD A CALL FROM EXPLORE -- TOM CALLED TO TEL WE WERE GOOD FOR ANOTYER 2 YEARS...$150,000 /PER  
WHEW !!  I RARELY HEAR FROM THEM- SO I AM NEVER SHRE IF SOME OF THE WHACKO THINGS WE DO WOULD MEAN WE WERE WANDERING OFF THE  FINANCIAL CLIFF WITHOUT THEIR SUPPORT.  NOT ONLY DID THEY SAY WE WERE GOOD FOR ANOTHER 2 YEARS, I REMINDED HIM THAT THE CAMERA CROWD -- THANKS TO THEIR CAMERAS.. WERE SUPPORTING US WITHANOTHER $20,000 PER MONTH WITH OUR SHATUPON SOCIETY... 
WITHOUT EITHER ONE  WE WOULD HAVE TROUBLE
NO-- WE WOULDN'T HAVE TROUBLE,....  WE WOULD NOT  EVEN --- BE---.
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I REALLY HAD A GOOD TIME U YESTERDAY WITH LISTING OUR RECIPIENTS ALL THE WAY FROM A TO M...
I HOPE SOMEONE NOTICCED... IT WAS  A REAL LIST 
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MY TRAINING REMINDER  OF TEH DAY  MONTH ...YEAR...  WE SHOULD NOT USE OUR MUSCLESD TO CONTROL THE DOG...I KNOW THERE MAY BE A FEWW TIMES... BUT   IF  AAPUP PUTS HIS FEET ON YOUR LAP AND YOU DON'T WANT  THEMN THERE... IT DOES NO GOOD TO  SAY OFF,,OFF,,,OFF WHILE YOU PHYSICALLY LIFT THEM DOWN.... BETTER TO GIVE THOSE PAWS A QUICK SLAP AND SAY OFF... AND LE THEM FIGURE OUT IT IS THE PAWS THAT ARE THE PROBLEM...  MAKE THEM THINK...  AND WHEN THEY BACK OFF AND GET THEIR PAWS OFF YOUR LAP  GOOD DOG GOOD DOG GOOD DOG.. AND YOU HAVE TAUGHT THEM SOMETHING.
HOPEFULLY....
 IF YOU USE YOUR MUSCLES, YOU IMMEDIATLEY CAUSE THEM  TO OFFER A RESISTANCE--  AS THEY TRY AND STAY WHERE THEY WANGTED TO.. GOT TO CHANGE WHERE THEY WANT TO BRE...

CP  DEB -- FLORIDA SENT A THING ON SALARIEES OF CEO'S OF CHARITIBLE XXX AND TEH CEO OF THE RED CROSS GETS 675,000 A YEAR..
NOW I ASK.. WHAT ON EARTH  DOES SHE DO WITH IT.. ?  I MEAN  THERE IS JUST SO MUCH WHIPPED CREAM ONE CAN EAT.. 
WITH ALL THESE WALL STREET TYPES.. I WONDER WHY IS ALL THAT PAYCHECK NECESSARY  WHEN AN EXTRA $20/ MONTH    WOULD MAKE 2500 MORE PEOPLE EXTREMELY HAPPY AND SHE STILL WOUL DHAVE 175,000--  I JUST DON'T UNDERSTAND..
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 I MAY HAVE TO RUN TO SOME FARMERS BREAKFAST AT THE FAIRGROUNDS... -- ANN MAY SHOW UP TO PICK ME UP-- AJ JUST SAID A BAD WORD  17 DEGREES...
 IF MARCH COMES IN LIKE A LION-- FOR HEAVENS SAKE OPEN THE GATE AND LET THE DARN THING OUT.
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EVE A N D FINN
As anesthesia wore off today her mood improved a bunch!! It's so nice to have Finn here to comfort her & help make her smile! We definitely see - while it may sometimes be subtle- just how in tune with Eve he is!! ❤❤❤ love these 2! 
THANK YOU all again for your support and prayers!!!
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One way we "pay it forward" is to volunteer every morning at the senior center to help prepare over 100 lunches for the meals on wheels program.  JACK AN D EMMETT