Thursday, September 6, 2012

September 6th, 2012


TEAL.... AND JOCHELYN (AKA 57)


CONTRARY TO PREVIOUS REPORTS-- THEY ARE DOING WONDERFULLY

IT WAS REPORTED THAT HE "RAN OFF" TWICE.... SOUNDED GRIM--- ANY SERVICE DOG IS SUPPOSED TO TURN TO THEIR PARTNER WHEN THEY ARE CONFUSED...


THERE SEEMS TO BE THE USUAL --- FIRST 20 MILES-- ADAPTATION

THEY JUST HAVE NOT WALKED FAR ENOUGH YET TO REALLY GET IN STEP.


UNFORTUNATELY THE ADAPTING PROCESS IS HAPPENING IN HER SCHOOL UNDER THE SOMETIMES GLARING EYES OF SEVERAL PEOPLE WHO DID NOT WANT THE DOG THERE IN THE FIRST PLACE.


SERVICE DOG OR NOT-- IF THEY ARE OUT OF CONTROL THEY CAN BE ASKED TO LEAVE ANYWHERE....


MEGAN TOOK THEM TO BEV HOSPITAL WHERE THERE IS A DEAD END HALL TO TRY AND GET A LINE ON THE "RUNNING OFF" REPORT-- HE DID PERFECTLY-- SHE FAKED A FALL 6 TIMES AND HE STAYED WITH HER AND HELPED HER SCRAMBLE TO HER FEET AGAIN...


WE THOUGHT MAYBE THE SCHOOL ENVIRON MENT WAS UPSETTING HIM SO WE TOOK THEM TO TH E IPSWICH SCHOOLS-- WE TRIED TO GET PERMISSION-- THEY COLULDNT FIND THE (NEW) PRINCIPAL SO I SAID WE WOULD GO ANY WAY AND BY THE TIME THEY FOUND US TO THROW US OUT.. WE WOULD HAVE ACOMPLISHED WHAT WE NEEDED..


TEAL WAS AGAIN PERFECT..... ALMOST-- WHEN SHE "FELL" NEAR THE DOOR--- HE LAY DOWN JUST OUT OF HER REACH-

TO ME HE SEEMED TO BE SAYING "ENOUGH ALREADY-- CAN YOU NOT SEE THIS DOOR???"


THE HALLS ECHO AND KIDS CHANGING CLASS IS SPECTACULAR NOISE WISE...

HE WAS UNFLAPPABLE-- AND SHE IS WALKING

I HAVE ATTACHED A VIDEO MEGAN TOOK-

THE FACT THAT IT IS ON IT'S SIDE---SORRY.....-- YOU GET THE PICTURE.. 57 CAN WALK WITH HIM


SO SOMEHOW HER SCHOOL IS GOING TO HAVE TO DEAL-

AND I DID MAKE A FEW SUGGESTIONS TO HER FATHER..


THEY HAVE A SITUATION IN THE HOME WHERE TEAL GOES INTO A ROOM AND DOES NOT WANT TO COME OUT. SO THE FATHER ON OCCASION HAS PUT A COLLAR ON HIM AND PULLED HIM BACK TO THE LIVING ROOM--- OR PICKED HIM UP AND CARRIED HIM.

THEY SAW THAT AS NEEDING TO PRACTICE COMING WHEN CALLED.

I SEE THAT AS WHAT IS TEAL TELLING US?

HE KNOWS THE COMMAND 'COME'

HE ALSO KNOWS 'I'D RATHER NOT'--


THE KEY -- TO ME--- WAS THAT HE COMES IF YOU PICK UP HIS CHAIN COLLAR--- HE STICKS HIS HEAD IN THAT WILLINGLY-

COULD BE HE IS THINKING "OH GOOD... I KNOW WHAT I AM SUPPOSED TO DO WITH THAT THING ON."


I PANICED THINKING WE HAD DONE THE WRONG THING TO GIVE TEAL ( 140 POUNDS) TO SUCH A LITTLE KID (57 pounds) BUT YESTERDAY SEEING HOW SHE CAN WALK WITH HIM- AFTER 2 YEARS IN A WHEELCHAIR-- WE ARE SOMEHOW GOING TO HAVE TO ADJUST THE PERSPECTIVE OF THAT PRINCIPAL.


I ASKED MANDY ( MOM) TO REPORT DETAILS EVERY DAY SO WE CAN ADDRESS THEM IMMEDIATGELY.-- AND HERE IS YESTERDAY'S


Jocelyn told me that Teal did quite well today. He did fine today after I got home today. He went to the store with us and walked very well with Jocelyn. Last night he actually went into our bathroom with Jocelyn and stayed there while she took a bath!! As soon as we got home tonight, he went right into Jocelyn's room and stayed there. He would not come out for anything. So, we just left him there. I just need to find what he might be afraid of in the living roo.
Thanks,
Mandy, Jocelyn and Teal


I DON'T THINK HE IS AFRAID OF SOMETHING IN THE LIVING ROOM... I THINK HE IS AFRAID OF THE ADULTS--


SOOOO.... JOCELYN.... GO HOLD HIS HAND AND TALK TO HIM- AND UNLESS THERE IS SOME IMMEDIATE PROBLEM-- LIKE HOUSE FIRE ETC... LET JOCELYN HANDLE HIM.. HE IS A SENSATIVE PUP.

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WHEW !

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AFTER THAT -- THE CAMERA PROJECT SEEMS SIMPLE-- I LEARNED HOW TO OPERATE WHAT THEY CALLED A SIMPLE CAMERA--- WITH RABBIT EARS ATTACHED---YOU PUSH 39 TINY BUTTONS- THE SIZE OF THE HEAD OF A PIN. AND IF YOU ARE AN ADHD GENIUS....IT MIGHT WORK.


SOMETHING I CAN COMMENT ON WITH AUTHORITY-- I HAVE NEVER SEEN SUCH A TIDY WORK CREW. AND I HAVE SEEN ALOT OF THOSE...


IT WILL TAKE A WEEK OR TWO FOR THE REST OF THIS SYSTEM TO REAR INTO ACTION...

TO BE CONTINUED.

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WE HAVE A NEW ( TIDY) WEB THANKS TO THERESA AND JANINE

AND ARE ENTERING THE MODERN COMMUNICATION WORLD OF LINKS

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IN KEEPING WITH TOM'S DESIRE NOT TO HAVE ANY DREARY FUNERAL SCENE, WE ARE HAVING A "FRENDS MAY CALL" AT THE ODONNELL FUNERAL HOME --167 MAPLE STREET-- DANVERS TONIGHT 5 TO 8.

FOR THE PURPOSE OF TELLING MANY STORIES ABOUT TOM


AND THERE WERE MANY...

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BONNIE HAS OFFERED TO STAY HERE TO MANAGE THE PLACE...

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