Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Sept 19th, 2011


the mary job at appleton farms went well yesterday -- except for the first time in a long time i was here absolutely alone for a couple hours - til volunteers drifted in.
mary unloaded at appleton without incident-- and got back on the trailer to come home-- but once home she worried about that step down trailer. in the push off to step down she once went to her knees- and she has never forgotten that-- 12 years ago.
a new volunteer who had never met mary commented "look at the stubborn donkey"
it is tough to shed a preconceived notion
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sterling was here and asked gigi to dinner-- she said "not yet" - so he will be back today to see if she had a change of heart.
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we sent alan home with the breifest of instructions--it worked well for his son to pick him up today with out having to jockey children around...- and tess was following him around without a leash--- which is one of my big criteria for deciding when the dog is learning to work with someone.
he has had a serv dog before--the part i meant for megan to go over with him was the stairs--- one at a time-- under strict control as long as the harness is on.. the "gimme a step--whoa" is the routine--
alan --- i would practice that with her for those times when there is no hand rail.. she is good at it--- but would happily forget it and go bounding up or down the steps... so keep after her.
he paid for the harness i had just bought-so i am back to scrounging around for harness for training
bud2 -- do you want this green one- or did you get one...??
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the animal episode job today--
danes with natural ears...rhode island
pistol and frankie are going--- we had to draft frankie as the only presentable harl with natural ears who did not have pendulous nipples from nursing pups.
jacky is going with megan-- to be followed by pAUL AND TOM WHO WANTED TO GO FOR THE RIDE..
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PISTOL---
TIM WAS HERE YESTERDAY AND IS COMING BACK TO START WORKING WITH ME/PISTOL/ AND PUPS TO SEE WHAT WE CAN PUT TOGETHER FOR HIM--- HE HAS A COUPLE WEEKS "OFF"
SO WILL START TUESDAY. I DON'T KNOW WHICH WAY IT WILL GO
PISTOL HAS TO GET OVER THIS CAR RIDE PASSING TRUCKS EPISODE BEFORE SHE WOULD BE SAFE FOR HIM TO TAKE.
OTHER THAN THAT-- SHE IS FINE..
IF WE DON'T START, WE SURELY WON'T FINISH.
SO IT IS WORTH A SHOT./
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GREG BANGED NAILS YESTERDAY-- HE WENT THRU 5 POUNDS -- AND IS COMING BACK TODAY-- with more nails
I AM NOW IN DESIGN PHASE-- HEIGHT OF SLEEPING LOFTS ETC
AND I THINK IN THE PUPPY SIDE I WILL HAVE A RAMP-- BUT THE OTHERS I WILL HAVE STAIRS-- SO THEY CAN TEACH THEMSELVES ABOUT STAIRS BETTER.
POLLY AND BOB ARE DUE-- BOB'S CHORE OF THE DAY CAN BE TO LOCATE/CLEAN UP/ AND STOCK THE STAPLE GUNS-- I OWN 2 REG AND ONE ELECTRIC FROM MY HORSE SHOW MANAGING DAYS.
THIS IS IN PREP FOR PUTTING UP THE INSULATION AND TYVEK COVERING. and find the extra drain i have from years ago..
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THE ONLY POO REPORT IS QUANTITY--- YESTERDAY BETWEEN EARLENE AND I BEFORE 9:00AM, WE HAD PICKED UP 23 MOVEMENTS FROM 3 PUPS..
AND THIS MORNING THE QUantity was the remarkable fact. as i tossed the bag out the front door, i wish i had weighed it.. it seemed to be about the weight of one of the pups
can't be
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karen report
She is an amazing friend, support, and comedian. We enjoy the "Marmaduke moments" a great deal. Karen


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