Tuesday, April 23, 2013

APRIL 23,2013
 TO REMIND US WHY WE DO ALL THIS... GOT THIS YESTERDAY
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Many of you know Susan's delightful mobility dog , so I thought I
would share a rather remarkable incident. Last week I became
awkwardly and painfully pinned between my power chair and the toilet
unable to move. I called out to Susan for help, but she was at the
opposite end of the apartment unable to hear me over the TV and she
was on the telephone with a good friend. Maude barks when someone is
at the front door, but stops when instructed to do so by Susan. This
time she continued barking until Susan stopped her phone conversation
and followed her to me.

Although she has had extensive training, her actions in this case were
not part of that training. Her intelligence and love for me,
apparently caused her to do what she did. I now look at her with
different eyes.
David Thomas
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THERE IS THE EDUCATION INSTEAD OF PURE TRICK TRAINING. THERE IS SOOOO MUCH A MOBILITY DOG HAS TO FIGURE OUT THAT THE BEST WE CAN DO IS TO ENCOURAGE THEM TO THINK.
CAN YOU IMMAGINE ALL THE THINGS WE WOULD HAVE TO TEACH ?? I CAN SEE IT NOW...
WHAT WOULD THE COMMAND BE FOR GETTING ASSISTANCE IF MY POWER CHAIR PINS ME TO THE TOILET??? AND WOULD THAT BE A DIFERENT COMMAND FOR GETTING PINNED TO A CLOSET DOOR??
THERE IS NO END.
MAUDE IS ONE OF WHAT BETTY USED TO CALL THE "MERLE GIRLS" ANNE, BELLA AND MAUDE -- SHE IS THE SMALLEST OF THE 3- AND A REAL PAIN IN THE NECK AS A PUP...
LIKE RASBERRY
ALSO BECAUSE OF SUSAN'S HUSBAND HAVING SOME MEDICAL EMERGENCY, SUSAN HAD 4 HOURS OF TRAINING WITH ME BEFORE SHE LEFT WITH MAUDE.-- I WAS PANIC'D THAT ADI WOULD FIND THAT OUT-- THEY HAD A RULE 7-10 DAYS.
THE THIRD DOG I HAD DONATED AND ALREADY I WAS BREAKING RULES.
THUS PROVING- ALOT OF THINGS
MOST CRITICAL--IT WOULD NOT WORK WITH EVERYONE....
ALSO MAUDE HAS BEEN THRU THE PANAMA CANAL MORE THAN ONCE ON A CRUISE SHIP..
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SO BACK TO WORK....
AND THEN THERE IS THE "MAN FROM NJ..... " A VETERAN-- WIFE SOUNDED OK ON THE PHONE AND I INVITED THEM UP FOR THE GREET AND MEET- SO WE COULD ALL TRY AND FIGURE OUT IF WE COULD PRODUCE A DOG WHICH WOULD BE OF SOME HELP TO HIM.
WHEN HE GOT HERE - HE WAS PROBABLY STIFF FROM THE CAR RIDE BECAUSE WHEN HE GOT OUT OF THE CAR- A LOOK WENT AROUND WITH THE BOARD MEMBERS WHO WERE STANDING HERE-- "OH NO.. WE CAN NOT HELP THIS GUY"
BUT THEY STAYED OVER IN THE GUEST CABIN- AND MARIA AND I WENT TO THE FAIRGROUND WITH HIM, HIS WIFE AND A PUP-- THINKING HOW ARE WE GOING TO BREAK THIS TO HIM...AND HE STEPPED OFF WITH CONFIDENCE ( AND A PUP THAT REALLY WAS NOT ALL THAT WELL TRAINED.) THE 3 OF US FOLLOWING BEHIND ALMOST HAD TO RUN AND CATCH UP - OR HE WOULD HAVE BEEN IN NEW HAMPSHIRE.
MAGIC DOES HAPPEN. AND WHEN IT DOES YOU HAVE TO GO WITH IT. SO THE PLAN IS TO BRING THE PUP ALONG AND LET THEM TAKE HIM/HER FOR THAT PORTION OF TRAINING THAT IS JUST MILES OF THE "ONE STEP" AND COME BACK FOR MORE TRAINING OFTEN WHEN THE CABIN IS AVAILABLE.. I THINK WE SHOJULD GET THE PUP THRU THE ADI PUBLIC ACCESS TEST BEFOR THEY TAKE HER.-- AND SHE IS NOT FAR OFF IT NOW.
THE BAD PART? I THINK THE PUP IS NOT A YEAR OLD YET-- AND ADI SAYS...........
WELL THEY SAID STUFF WITH MAUDE TOO..
MANY OF THE GOLDENS AND LABS DON' T EVEN START TRAINING TIL THEY ARE 18 MONTHS OLD -- THEY LIVE WITH PUPPY RAISERS...
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WE HAVE ABOUT THE SAME THING GOING ON WITH ALBERT AND CASPER-- ALBERT IS CAPABLE OF WORKING WITH CASPER AS LONG AS HE COMES BACK 2 OR 3 TIMES A WEEK. FOR MEGAN AND I TO JUST LOOK....
AND BETH IS DOING REALLY WELL WITH HER DOG...
BOTH OF THOSE WILL BE HERE ON WEDNESDAY- AT THAT TIME WE SHOULD GO OUT WITH THE PUBLIC ACCESS TEST IN HAND- AND SEE HOW THEY REALLY SCORE.
AND MAYBE GO FOR LUNCH WITH THE CHEESCAKE FACTORY GIFT CARDS GIVEN TO US BY FIONA'S PARTNER....
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TODAY
WE HAVE AN APT WITH TEH HOTEL PEOPLE-- I AM TRYING TO GET A SPECIAL RATE FOR THE OCTOBER DOGFEST- WITHOUT HAVING TO GUARENTEEING THEM A THING.
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AND THE CAMERA PEOPLE ARE ON TO MY MONKEY FIST BUSINESS BUT THEY HAVE NOT TOLD ME HOW MUCH THEY WOULD PAY FOR A 1"( ONE INCH)  MONKEYFIST MAKE ME AN OFFER I CAN NOT REFUSE..
THEY HAVE VISIONS OF DYEING THEM-- WE HAVE DONE THAT --- IT WORKS... SO BACK TO HOW MUCH WOULD YOU PAY FOR A 1" ZIPPER PULL/KEYCHAIN TYPE THING.
SO I WOULD HAVE 3 COMPANIES TO RUN
THE FROZEN RODENT DELIVERY COMPANY
PUPPY BREATH BOTTLING COMPANY
AND MONKEY FIST PRODUCTION COMPANY
WE MIGHT GO TO COSTCO TODAY- AFTER NOONISH
I HAVE A SHOPPING LIST FROM GEORGES OFFICE--
WITH OUR LAST EPISODE AT THE EMERGENCY VET'S IN ANDOVER, WE HAVE TO BE SURE TO TAKE CARE OF WHATEVER WE CAN DO FOR GEORGE..
ALPHY'S $1500 SINGLE STITCH IS HOLDING SO FAR.
AND BENTLEY IS HAVING NO PROBLEM WITH IS LOVE LIFE--
20 MINUTE TIE YESTERDAY. IN CASE YOU ARE KEEPING TRACK
ABOUT 2 MONTHS FROM NOW I WILL NOT REMEMBER THAT.. SO SOMEONE WRITE IT DOWN.
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I AM NOT YELLING-
- I CAN NOT SEE the small print

3 comments:

  1. Carlene,
    Is the Casper you're referring to the one born in Oct. to Chaos? What's become of Oscar? I got to see him born and have been hooked on SDP ever since. Will be coming in October!

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  2. My dog Paige, who was not even a service dog, but just a dog (pit bull to be specific) that loved everyone in her family. Once, in the middle of the night, she woke me and was frantically running between me and the bedroom door. I assumed she must need to go out badly, but when I opened the bedroom door, there was my diabetic grandmother, on the floor, moaning and slipping into a coma. Thanks to Paige, my grandmother didn't die that night. It's amazing what a dog will do just out of love.

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  3. Carlene-I love those things and didn't know that is what they were called. I put my pricing recommendations in the DD. Another business...Aren't you busy enough? Hey, just had a thought...you could teach a class in OCT! I would price accordingly:
    1 fist. $10
    2 fists. $18
    3 fists. $24
    4 fists. $30
    5 fists. $35
    Something like that...looks like you've had a pretty good day...hope so. Looking forward to the DD tomorrow! Kyle aka Golden Mama

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