Sunday, November 4, 2012

November 4, 2012

finally the house is organized--the count?
 
lets see-- in the tv  12 x 20 room we have 18 danes 2 recliners 2 sofas  2 ropes to stabilize as you walk around---the tv--- a table for the laundry... and the explore.org  camera
so the rest of the house is fairly normal-- 5 house dogs with me in the "office"  - with an in/out to the deck and back room/dog dorm.  bailey is sooooo pleased to be on the sofa in the house again...
 
because bently is now in here-- i had to place the cardboard around the corners of the bookcases-- other dogs come and go in this "office area"  AND HE WANTS EVERYONE TO KNOW THAT THIS IS HIS HOME TURF.   SO HE FEELS IT NECESSARY TO "MARK" ANY CORNER IN THE ROOM...   IT IS AMAZING WHAT A DANE Can do to a simple bookcase if you don't have it encircled with refrigerator carton.
he is tall  and struggles TO HAve every passing dog be impressed with his height and aim.
 
maKES YOU BELIEVE IN NEUTERING. 
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maria came last night so i had  time to get ready for chair....( one of the recliners..)  it wasn't too bad--- both recliners are lined up so you can see both litters..and as long as the moms are lying down-- it is possible to sleep/nap.  chaos is very vocal about her needs-- moxie is quiet  so i narrowed the space around my chair so she had to brush into it when she got up and wandered.
 
educational statistic--- chaos went thru 2.5 gallons of water overnight--- in 3 drinking sessions-- she is a very slow drinker-- so each session took a while to take on the water to feed these children-- who are beginning to look and act like puppies.
 
 i have one comment about moxie's litter, she is having trouble collecting them. she does not have th e knack of breathing  in their direction to call them back  so  when one crys and is lost    i have been picking them  up and returning them--- i wonder if too much supervision is a good thing- i will try putting them back within reach of her breath-- not returning them to a nipple-
 this whole process is a delicate thing--  they need help... but not too much help 
 
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i am not happy with the arrangement of the fluffies.. currently the entire pen is fluffy-- and  it needs to have a non fluffy area to encourage the development of a rest room area,
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i am not really  delighted to have an extra hour---  i am looking forward to having all the volunteers arrive and take over this puppy monitoring..
i spent soo o much time indoors lately  that i missed running around in the rain-  and i am told we had some lovely mistY  days-
 
but it did give me a chance to get organized for the 2 sh#ttings today..-
 since you really need to know these things..
we have some more of the old vinyl floor of 3"squares  .. 4 squares PER FOOT......
there will be a test on this so pay attention,,,,
 
i like to enter each number at least twice in random placement so no one gets stuck in a corner
and  if we have  our table 8'square   
 ---- 8 x 4 =32                32x32=1024  which would allow is to double a 500 number game...  which is what the oil board is...
 
dry eraser's lie--- they do not erase-- so we have opted to go with little 3/4 inch dots
simple thing??/ avery has them and a template software to hit the dots... right ... at $8.49 for 80 dots
so that was out.. and i went TO ULINE  CATALOG---  THEY HAD 10,000 DOTS  ON SHEETS FOR THE PRINTER FOR $30 
THE BAD THING?  NO TEMPLATE THAT I COULD FIND... SO I STARTED IN WITH A SPREADSHEET-- AND AFTER SEVERAL HOURS I GOT 500 NUMBERS printed  ON 500 LITTLE DOTS.  THESE ARE ALSO PERMANT GLUE-- SO WE CAN PILE THEM UP AND CUT THEM OFF WITH A RAZOR ONCE A YEAR..... (AFTER COLOR CODING THEM--- RIGHT)
 
WHICH ARE NOW PRINTED IN PREP FOR RUNNING 2 BOARDS
 I THEN HAD TO DO A CHART.... IF WE SELL 314 NUMBERS HOW MANY TIMES CAN I ENTER THEM ON THE BOARD AND WHAT SIZE SQUARE     THE ANSWER IS  3 TIMES PER NUMBER ON A 31X31 SQUARE
 
AND YOU THOUGHT DOG TRAINING WAS EASY...
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WE HAVE ALSO STARTED A WISH LIST-- NOW THAT WE HAVE SUPPORT FROM  ALL THESE CAMERA PEOPLE-- AND MEGAN HIT THE NAIL ON THE HEAD WITH-- ANOTHER WASHING MACHINE-- COULD BE--- IN THE FEED ROOM...  THERE IS A GOOD DRY WELL THERE-- AND ROOM FOR MORE DRY WELL IF NEEDED.
 
THEN IT IS ABOUT A DRYER--  BUYING ONE IS ONE THING--- PAYING THE ELECTRIC BILL TO RUN IT IS ANOTHER.. SO THAT IS ON HOLD---
 BUT I LIKE THE WASHER IDEA...  MAYBE WE COULD RUN A memsaic wall  FOR A WASHER???  THAT WASCOMAT COMMERCIAL WASHER we have was $3500 usED  AND $450 TO INSTALL IT ( in concrete) it has been worth every penny,  i bought that on the advice of a launrymatt owner..
i think the oil bill is set til january... so maybe a second washer would  be another  "wall"
 
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]we hope have the sh#tting live on tv-- and theresa says this is the link
 
I have scheduled our bingo to start at 2:45 - so they can get through the initial ad part and still see us live.
I HOPE!!!!
remember we are professional sh#tters not  profesional camera types...  we will try
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i will now go back to chair to enjoy my extra hour

1 comment:

  1. Carlene - you do a beautiful job! I can not imagine what it must be like to walk in your shoes. Again, thank you for all the wonderful work you're doing, along with your volunteers and donors. Your house must be pure chaos right now with so many puppies and adults, but it appears that you are taking it all in stride. I hope I am as active and helpful as you are when I reach your age! I am enjoying the DD as well as the Puppy Hill and Puppy Room. Thanks again!

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