Wednesday, January 9, 2013

January 9, 2013


EVERYONE HAS BEEN SO HELPFUL WITH MY TOP LEFT SMELLY DRAWER...
 
SO I HAVE FOLLOWED EVERYONE'S DIRECTIONS AND PUT IN THERE  GROUND COFFEE, BAKING SODA  ORANGE RINDS  MOTHBALL,S VODKA, ODORBAN( FROM A NURSING HOME) &  WHITE VINEGAR
 
WHAT A MESS-- BUD THINKS IT SMELLS LIKE MENTHOLATED RYE BREAD
.-(-NOT LIKE  ANY RYE BREAD I EVER SMELLED)
 
LUCKILY I WILL BE AWAY FOR 2 DAYS AND WON'T NEED PAPERCLIPS   .I CAN LET IT BREW....
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THIS WILL BE A SHORT DOGGIE-- I HAVE TO PACK..
 
AND UNPACK---- THAT LEATHERMAN SO I DON'T LOOSE THAT GOING THRU SECURITY
 
I ALREADY CUT BITS OF STRING TO MAKE SOME MONKEY FISTS---WE ARE SHORT ON THOSE...I HAVE 6 HOURS...
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*CARLA COOKE JOINED OUR VOLUNTEER CREW YESTERDAY- FRIEND FROM L.ONG AGO  WHO'S COCKERSPANIELS I  USED IN MANY COMMERCIALS- SHE CAME UP WITH THE BRILLIANT IDEA OF A CAMERA ON TH E HEAD OF A WORKING DOG..  FOR A DAY IN TH E LIFE OF.... DEAL--
 
SO I PUT A CAN OF WD40 ON ONE OF THOSE HEADSETS I MAKE FOR DOGS OUT OF 2 WHITE COAT HANGERS- AND BAILEY CARRIED IT AROUND WITH EASE... SO DID LULU AND BENTLEY-- THAT COULD BE INTERESTING  IF EXPLORE WANTS TO CHANGE THE WD40 FOR A CAMERA.
 

 
 
 
FYI--- IT HAS TO BE WHITE COAT HANGERS-- THE BRASS COLORED ONES ARE STRONGER AND DON'T BEND EASILY AROUND YOUR THIGH TO FORM THE HEADSET...
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THAT STARTED ME THINKING---- WHAT 20 MINUTE FILMS COULD WE DO THAT WOULD AMUSE PEOPLE WHO HAVE NEVER SEEN SOME OF THE THINGS WE THINK ARE NORMAL
 
IT WAS LATE AND ALL I COULD THINGK OF WAS  BEING A DOGGIE BLOOD DONOR..
 
OUR STUD DOGS ARE OFTEN CALLED ON FOR BLOOD DONATIONS.  ALONG WITH SPERM DONATIONS - THEY HAVE AN EASY LIFE..
I DON'T THINK WE SHOULD FILM THE SPERM PROCESS....
 
 BUT TH E BLOOD DONOR COULD BE INTERESTING-- YOU SIT ON THE FLOOR IN GEORGES OFF ICE AND HOLD THE PLASTIC BAG-- TIPPING IT SLOWLY BACCK AND FORTH AS IT FILLS...  WHILE TALKING TO GEORGE... COULD BE A GOOD   20 MINUTES...
 
THE PROCESS OF TRAINING TO GET BAILEY IN THE TREE-- COULD BE A SHORT FILM...- PRACTICING IN TH E  BUCKET OF THE TRACTOR...
NOT THE KIND OF THING PEOPLE KNOW ABOUT--- WOULD BE A LEARNING PROCESS.
 
SO................   I NEED SOME MORE IDEAS--- PREFERABLY TODAY  BEFORE OUR NOON MEETING TOMORROW.
 
THERE MUST BE SOMETHING WE COULD DO WITH MARY TOO....
 
KEEP THINKING....+
 
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.AND I OWE ANNE $17 FOR A JACKET SHE GOT ME AT COSTCO..  MUST NOT FORGET.
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NOW FOR THE SAD NEWS DEPARTMENT---
 
 BOBBY- SUDDENLY STOPPED EATING A FEW DAYS AGO  AND WAS VERY LETHARGIC..  COLLEEN1   WHO HAS A GROOMING BUSINESS IN A BUILDING WITH N.S. VET HOSPITAL  -- TOOK HIM FOR XRAYS--- THEY  OPENED HIM AND FOUND HIS BELLY WAS FULL OF CANCER TUMORS- SO THEY PUT HIM TO SLEEP ON THE TABLE.
HE HAD A WONDERFUL LIFE WITH HER... AND THANKFULLY DID NOT LINGER-
 
YOU GIVE THEM A HAPPY LIFE- AND WHEN IT IS OVER YOU LET THEM SLEEP.
 
TO PUT THAT IN PERSPEDCTIVE--- WE WILL ALL PROBABLY OUTLIVE OUR DOGS- SO AT SOME POINT WE WILL HAVE TO ADDRESS THEIR TRANSITION.
 
WASN'T THAT A CHEERFUL THOUGHT?
 

6 comments:

  1. So sorry about about Bobby...it's heartbreaking, and it is part of sharing our lives with these four legged heart-throbs. :o(

    The Camera idea is so cool....I'd love to see "A Day in the Life of SDP" .... "Blood Donation with George the Vet" would be awesome!! .... "The First Day of a Working Dog Going in a Store" .... "Being Bored at Starbucks"..... "57 and Teal" .... and of course just good old "Training" The list goes on and on........

    Have a wonderful trip!!!
    Tami Jorajuria - Havadane - OR

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  2. Thank you so much for the work you do and sharing with the rest of the world a little glimpse of your every day routine with the Doggie Daily! I always try to start my day with your blog! Very sorry to read about Bobby. I had to share my favorite quote ....

    "Dogs' lives are short, too short, but you know that going in. You know the pain is coming, and you're going to lose a dog, and there's going to be a great anguish, so you live fully in the moment with her, never fail to share her joy or delight in her innocence, because you can't support the illusion that a dog can be your lifelong companion. There's such beauty in the hard honesty of that, in accepting and giving love while always aware it comes with an unbearable price. Maybe loving dogs is a way we do penance for all the other illusions we allow ourselves and for the mistakes we make because of those illusions."
    Dean Koontz "The Darkest Evening of the Year"

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  3. Had to share this link with you that was posted today!

    http://www.dogshaming.com/2013/01/two-heads-a-concussion/

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  4. Carlene- You have such a way with words. I loved what you said about giving them a happy life and then letting them sleep. That's what it's all about and that's what we animal lovers want to do for all our beloved pets. I don't start the day without reading the DD. Thank you for your wonderful words of wisdom and sense of humor. May Bobby rest in peace and may all of his loved humans take comfort in your words.

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  5. Two Days Ago...Had to send Gidget onto the Rainbow Bridge to wait, with my other passed companions, to be together again...

    The Poem Inspired by a Norse Legend,

    Rainbow Bridge
    By the edge of a woods, at the foot of a hill,
    Is a lush, green meadow where time stands still.
    Where the friends of man and woman do run,
    When their time on earth is over and done.

    For here, between this world and the next,
    Is a place where each beloved creature finds rest.
    On this golden land, they wait and they play,
    Till the Rainbow Bridge they cross over one day.

    No more do they suffer, in pain or in sadness,
    For here they are whole, their lives filled with gladness.
    Their limbs are restored, their health renewed,
    Their bodies have healed, with strength imbued.

    They romp through the grass, without even a care,
    Until one day they start, and sniff at the air.
    All ears prick forward, eyes dart front and back,
    Then all of a sudden, one breaks from the pack.

    For just at that instant, their eyes have met;
    Together again, both person and pet.
    So they run to each other, these friends from long past,
    The time of their parting is over at last.

    The sadness they felt while they were apart,
    Has turned into joy once more in each heart.
    They embrace with a love that will last forever,
    And then, side-by-side, they cross over… together.

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  6. I found this quote a few years ago, and saved it. I find it is the best answer to the pain we feel when we lose our dear 4 legged family member.

    "I have sometimes thought of the final cause of dogs having such short lives and I am quite satisfied it is in compassion to the human race; for if we suffer so much in losing a dog after an acquaintance of ten or twelve years, what would it be if they were to live double that time?"
    Sir Walter Scott

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