Tuesday, June 14, 2011

June 11, 2011


mannie has landed in  vermont and all is well
 
My link is playing up so more later.He is doing fine like his new
house misses you lot and xso do we!
Tx for everything
B
 
IT WAS  ONLY A FEW MINUTES BEFORE HE LEFT THAT I THINK MANNY DECIDED BERNARD WAS HIS PERSON  AND IT WAS A CONSCIOUS THOUGHT--
 
FINALLY WHEN BERNARD HELD OUT THE COLLAR MANNY STUCK HIS HEAD IN IT. 
 like when helen keller finally realized that water was being spelled in her hand in the movie "miracle worker"
 
ONE MONTH AGO THE SIGHT OF BERNARD WITH A COLLAR WOULD HAVE SENT MANNY UP ROUTE 95 AT 40 MPH. ----- IT HAS BEEN A LONG MONTH...

IN THE 4 DAYS BERNARD WAS HERE YOU COULD SEE MANNY TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHO WAS THIS GUY??THE SITUATION IS MADE MORE COMPLICATED BY THE HESITATION  IN MOVEMENTS DUE TO PK.
 
MOST ANY DOG -- BEND at a right angle--- and mince toward the dog and they will either bark or bolt backwards---( or i suppose... bite)
the movement is exactly what george does when he wants to look at a dog's eye..  with flashlight in hand he moves toward the dog--- usually slowly because he has been bitten more than once i am sure --- tho not by our dogs...  the dogs take that movement as a very aggressive thing to do.
 
it is one of those times when you can not be confused along with the dog and give a quick command they understand- which in the case of our dogs is "hold still danm it"
 
maybe that is today's handling lesson---
" when a dog does not know what to do... tell them"
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no brilliant  remarks today
 
except to wonder why i passed janine on th e road in MY( AS IN MY OWN---  I PAID FOR  ) DURANGO WITH THE A/C GOING  AND THE COA A/C IS NOT YET MAKING COLD AIR.
 
IT WAS ONE OF THOSE "WHAT IS WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE" MOMENTS
 
THAT DURANGO WAS TO BE LEFT HERE FOR MY USE AND HORSE TRAILER PULLING--- SHE HAS A NEW CAR
 
AND THE ELECTRIC PART OF THE COUNCIL OF AGING VAN NOW WORKS--- ALL WE NEED ( HOPEFULLY ) IFS TO GET IT "CHARGED"  WHICH OUR USUAL  TOPSFIELD MECH CAN DO.
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leash training today-- ?rain--
to be done very specifically--- so if you have not had my lecture  don't do it till i speak with you.  we are trying to raise service dogs--- not dogs you drag around by the collar til they give up..
 
and
i could not believe all the breakfast bars i have been buying for  volunteer snacks-- yesterday i found our why
there is that HUGE  bowl on the table in the guest house brimming over with all kinds of them.... and none in the house.
 
a misdirected asset
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and we stew normally on Sunday rain sleet snow or hail  
 

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