Friday, December 9, 2011

Nov 23, 2011


it doesn't take much to confuse me


but---

i now have to ask that you all stop using today tomorrow and yesterday

and go with DAY things like WEDNESDAY.


i had a nasty mixup because someone stayed up late Monday night and sent me and email referring to "tomorrow". in my haste i checked the date of the email which said it was emailed tuesday-- therefore tomorrow would be wednesday--- except the email was written at 12:07am which for the person who had not yet has a few hours sleep tomorrow was Tuesday .


taking 20 minutes to figure out what day it is-- is putting a strain on my abilities.


i think anne is coming over today--- but i can't be sure--

same with theresa--- there were a bunch of tomorrows and today's in her email and things like that -- so i gave up trying to figure that out.

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jade... doing very well-- but during the night --- last night----( Tuesday to Wednesday night) i remembered THAT LOOK that i got from pistol as paul jade and i sat in the van and ate lunch-

it was clearly "where's mine?"


now here is the critical part----

i gave her 2 tiny bits of my sandwich-- which got me "at least someone loves me " look.

and jade said "pistol will not be getting any people food" and that is correct--HOWEVER she better carry a doggie snack for pistol at least for the first month.....


jade worked out a marvelous working relationship with katie-- and m,aybe katie accepted watching a group eat-- but pistol was disappointed that no one brought her a snack for lunch.


these pups get used to "wait your turn for a spoonful of canned food" and that was the look pistol had in the van "when is it my turn?"


it is pretty annoying to have a dog watch the every movement of your jaw as you chew your food..... think--- LUNA's pitiful look-- but this is pistol who is just trying to figure out why everything is different... and where is megan with the cheese????


BESIDES JADE HAS A GREAT SHELF/POUCH/ UNDER HER WHEELCHAIR SEAT AND CAN CARRY A WATER DISH THERE... AMONG OTHER THINGS..

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so altho i dish out treats after a training session... i think in this case a few bites of cheese -- will define the situation better in pistol's mind.


other than that pistol and jade are doing fine-

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today ( that is wednesday...) plan is to go for a train ride.

yesterday ( tuesday) we spent time getting pistol to pull jade uphill.

in our enthusiasm -- she got the concept at speed- but the direction was a little random-


there was a photo op missed there as i wildly chased jade when they careened around a parking lot hitting pillar and post-- plus a few cars and a ups truck


on the way to the train we may hit liberytree mall where there is a slight hill in the floor.. WE CAN GO FOR A CONTROLLED WALK/PULL.


true-ism you can not teach a dog to pull running downhill at 90 mph.


paul has offered to drive-- and chaperone us on the train---

then after the train--- a run by costco... those pumpkin cheescakes looked just too good yesterday.

and that would be a "normal enviromnment" for pistol after a challanging train ride.


now to study the train schedules--- how many trains can we get on and off in 2 hours??


? inbound 2 stops to salem

outbound 6 stops to rockport

inbound to beverly

and outbound to newburyport???.

and back to the van in beverly


something like that

in the rain.


ANNE -- IF YOU GET HERE FOR THIS JAUNT--- YOU CAN BE THE UMBRELLA PERSON

 
 

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