Tuesday, May 24, 2011

May 24, 2011

THE REST OF YESTERDAY--
 
AFTER THE
me in my jammies, in the rain, with an orange beach umbrella guarding 2 tied dogs from a disc harrow  at 4:30am. 
 
thinking aloud
where are all these people who think puppies are so cute---
and  where is camera mark when we need him???? 
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to top it off the durrango arrived-- tom driving ... had come to help
i told him he should not have driven down-- so he politely turned aROUND AND WALKED slowly back to th e house. 
 
so by 5am-- i was soaked --- tom was soaked-  chaos was bred and the day had hardly started.
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IT ALMOST GOT WORSE WITH DIDI AND THE GEARSHIFT LEVER
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8am 
bud arrived to deal with  tom
 megan  arrived to feed and  reminded me that didi had been afraid of air brakes while she walked around newburyport-
 
8:02am    didi hopped in the durango cheerfully   (i needed to get her to george's for surgery)----- 
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 it did not occur to me that trucks going 75 mph splashing down the highway would scare her-- but it did
and she landed in the front seat with me pleading for me to save her from the terrifying monsters.
 
last time that happened the dog flipped the ambu into reverse and i feared the durango would not be a gracious in forgiving the speed change.  so i  pulled over and there i sat with a terrified 128 pound dane in my lap.
 
i am very happy to report she has a terrific turn around time ----from terror- to whatthehell-- and in 10 minutes we were carefully on our way-- and she was-- not relaxed--  but just alert.
 
she will be a great service dog with  that turn around.....!! should be great for that woman WHO teaches special ed in new york somewhere.
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the rest of the day was simple compared to that
i stayed for surgery and left loni on the floor with didi waiting for her to wake up so she could prevent her from being confused and banging her head on the floor-
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and came home to pack polly.. bob .. and megan off to brooksby village with the 5 pups in the puppy wagon-- with perfectly behaved  bailey following....
 
now that $1 council of aging van has proved it's value- because that "puppy bus/wagon" was lifted easily with the wheelchair lift--  those 5 pups are over 20 pounds each  at 7 weeks old...
 
a huge hit for all the nursing home people that had been set up lining the halls for the parade of polly and the pups...  they are darn cute in that fool wagon...
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WE COULD DO "POLLY'S PUPPY PARADE" IN MANY VERSIONS AS THEY GET OLDER.  SHE SAYS BROOKSBY HAS A NEW ENTERTAINMENT PERSON...
I ALWAYS THOUGHT WE COULD DO MORE THERE WITH VERY LITTLE EFFORT ON OUR PART.
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POLLY IS READING SOME BOOK THAT HAS LU PICARD'S PROGRAM IN IT.. AND SHE DESCRIBES LU'S HOLDING PUPS AWAY FROM NURSING TIL THEY QUIET DOWN-- SOUNDS NUTS TO ME-
 
 BUT THEN SHE PROBABLY THINKS I AM NUTS FOR SPOON FEEDING PUPS AND HAVING THEM WAIT THEIR TURN.
 
THE PUPS ARE GETTING PRETTY GOOD AT THAT-- MAYBE TODAY WE CAN VIDEO THAT--
PEOPLE HAVE THE STRANGEST VIDEO TAKING DEVICES..
 
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VOLUNTEER DAYS
WE SEEM TO BE GETTING ORGANIZED WITH PEOPLE COMING CERTAIN DAYS
 
I REMEMBER POLLY AND BOB ARE MONDAY - IT HAS TAKEN ME 3 YEARS TO REMEMBER THAT--
BUT THERE ARE OTHERS ON SOME SCHEDULE  FOREIGN TO ME-- JACKIE COMES AND GOES
LORI ASKED WHAT DAYS WOULD BE BEST FOR HER TO COME--- AND I DID NOT HAVE A CLUE--- SO .. THERESA-- CAN YOU CONTACT LORI AND GET THE GENERIC SCHEDULE ON A PIECE OF PAPER--
 
 I THINK ANNE IS COMING THURSDAY- UNLESS SHE GOES TO DENMARK-
THIS IS THE KIND OF THING THAT SENDS MY SHAKEY MEMORY SOUTH.
 
IT IS EASIER IF IT ALL JUST KIND OF HAPPENS-- BUT THAT DOES REDUCE THE EFFICIENCY .
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this Sunday newcommer who has had danes before  came to play with frankie
 
i have a new game around here with newcommers-- take fido for a walk to the barn and back using only 2 fingers on his leash...
too many people have the hang on and drag opinion of big dogs- i  see it all the time and the dogs are miserable.
 
i gave him frankie to take for a ride in his car and drummed in the 2 finger lecture
he was shocked to have frankie wait and jump in when told. and just lie down..
 
DOWN THE DRIVEWAY AT ABOUT 2--- AND HE WAS NOT BACK WHEN MEGAN WAS FEEDING--
 
AND WE WORRIED ALOUD--"did i get his phone number before frankie left???  no"
 
BUT HE SHOWED UP-- GOT STUCKI IN COMMUTER TRAFFIC BECAUSE HE HAD TAKEN FRANKIE TO LAHEY IN BURLINGTON WHERE HIS WIFE WORKS-- AND HAD EVERYONE PATTING FRANKIE THRU TH E WINDOW..
 
AND FRANKIE WAS HAPPY AS COULD BE AS HE HOPPED OUT OF THE GUYS SPOTLESSLY CLEAN CAR.....
 
frankie needs a buddy to play with--
 
tucker does too because david is on vacation...
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today's project--
 
 the microscope and looking for swimmers
megan collected 1/3 of 1 drop in a cup-- and she was not exactly sure from whence cometh the drop
we saw no swimmers  in that whatever she collected from yesterday's unintentional second tryst.,
 
 jasper is a fast learner  
 

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