Tuesday, June 18, 2013

JUNE 18, 2013
HARD PRESSED FOR A FUN TOPIC... AND THEN I GOT THIS
 
PATRICK REPORT
YES, YOU HIT THE NAIL ON THE HEAD – THEY ALL HAVE THEIR LITTLE QUIRKS, DON’T THEY. OUR PREVIOUS BOY, REB, WOULDN’T DO STAIRS (EXCEPT FOR THE ONES GOING INTO OUR HOUSE AND THE VET), AND HE HAD SOME WEIRD ‘SPATIAL’ ISSUES, WHEREAS PATRICK GOES UP AND DOWN DECK STAIRS NO PROBLEM, GOES INTO THE CITY, CROSSES BUSY STREETS, ETC. WHO KNOWS WHY HE’S AFRAID OF THE SCENTED BABY WIPES (I WENT OUT AND GOT THE UNSCENTED ONES – PROBLEM SOLVED). THEY’RE ALL INDIVIDUALS, RIGHT?!
 
THAT COULD BE THE DISCOVERY OF THE CENTURY
 
TRY THIS-- WE PUT AN APPLICANT INTHE GUEST HOUSE COMMON ROOM WITH A DOG AND IMMEDIATELY THE DOG IS PETRIFIED OF THEM-- AND WE GET A "WHY ME" ??
TO TRY AND ANSWER..I HAVE SUGGESTED MAYBE IT WAS SOME SCENTED SOAP ETC... BUT HERE IS A DEFINITE ID. AND WE HAVE SCENTED BABY WIPES AROUND..
NOT THAT THE SCENT OF BABY WIPES IS UNIVERSALLY REPULSVE TO DOG BUT THE CONCEPT HAS FAR REACHING CONSEQUENCES- ESPECIALLY IN OUR PROJECT...
 
JUST BECAUSE WE THINK ORANGES SMELL NICE-- THE DOGS MIGHT PREFER AN AIR SPRAY OF METHANE GAS OR A QUICK SQUIRT OF COW DUNG.
 
THINK OF ALL THE TIMES WE FORCE SOME SMELL ON THE DOGS-- CAR AIRFRESHENERS COMES TO MIND.... IF A PUP STARTED TO REFUSE TO GET IN THE VAN, HOW LONG WOULD IT TAKE US TO FIGURE OUT IT WAS THE AIR FRESHNER...
 
I GUESS MY LESSON OF THE DAY IS-- GO FOR THE UNSCENTED..
 
I KNOW I WILL LITERALLY RUN FROM A HOUSE IF PARSNIPS ARE BEING COOKED THERE
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I REALLY HAVE TROUBLE WHEN SOMEONE_ ESPECIALLY SOMEONE WHO SHOULD KNOW BETTER--- ASSIGNS HUMAN REASONING TO AN ANIMAL-
 
"OH HE DOESN'T LIKE TO RIDE IN CARS. HE IS AFRAID OF THEM".... WHEN IN FACT IT IS THE AIR RESHINER , THE STUFF YOU WAXED THE DASHBOARD WITH OR YOU HAVE ON ENTIRELY TOO MUCH PERFUME FOR A CONFINED SPACE. ...
 
JUST A THOUGHT
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EXCITEMENT OF THE DAY IS IHAVE ORDERED A HUGE "CLEANOUT " DUMPSTER IN PREP FOR THE GROUP OF VOLUNTEERS COMING AS PART OF SOME CORPORATE COMMUNITE SERVICE- IF IT RAINS WE WILL DO THAT-- IF IT DOESNT WE WILL REFENCE THE CHICKEN AREA
 
I PUT IT WHERE THE PUPPY HILL CAMERA CAN SEE IT- IF IT RAINS AND THE PUPPIES ARE NOT OUT ON THE HILL--- , THEN ALL THESE THOUSANDS OF CP's CAN COMMENT ON EVERYTHING WE THROW OUT.
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DON'T LAUGH--- LU PICARD--- OF EAST COAST ASSISTANCE DOGS-- NOW HAS A CAMERA ON HER PUPS-- AND THE CP's ARE HAVING A FIELD DAY BECAUSE IT IS NOT AS AMUSING AS OUR SETUP..
FOR OPENERS, SHE HAS FUZZY PUPS AND WOOD SHAVINGS-- SO WHATEVER SHE DOES IT LOOKS UNKEPT..
 
WE HAVE GOT TO THE STAGE OF "NOT MUCH AMAZES OUR CAMERA CROWD" THANK HEAVENS. RAISING PUPPIES IS NOT AN EXACT SCIENCE-- WE DO THE BEST WE CAN AND I THINK WE HAVE EDUCATED THE CP'S TO THE POINT OF REALIZING THAT.
THERE WILL ALWAYS BE SOME WHO JUST WANT TO RUFFLE FEATHERS-- AND THEY USUALLY HAVE A LEADER WHO IS LIGHT ON FACTS AND JUST IN NEED OF A GROUP TO LEAD. IT HAPPENS.
 
NOW WHY SHOULD THE US CONGRESS COME TO MIND...???
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SHELIA OFFERED TO COME PLAY TODAY-- AND COULD BRING HER DUMP TRUCK...
 
WE HAVE THE MOST AMAZING VOLUNTEERS STARTING WAY BACK... JUST TO MENTION A FEW..
A PASTRY CHEF,--- SEVERAL ENGINERES-----,MEDICAL DOCTORS,---SEVERAL COLLEGE PROFESSORS----- MANY NURSES---..LICENSED ELECTRITIAN ---, LICENSED TUGG BOAT CAPTAIN--- RESTAURANT OWNER ---LICENSED PLUMBER, ---CARPENTER,--- ARTIST-- PILOT---SHORT ORDER COOK-- PLUS A COMCAST AND VERIZON REPAIR GUYS,...AND NOW SHELIA WHO COMES BACKED BY AN ENTIRE COMPANY OF HOME REPAIR.( CRANNEY IN DANVERS)
 
WE MUST BE DOING SOMETHING RIGHT.
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KARLA'S SON WADED THRU OUR ELECTRIC COLLARS-- APPARENTLY THAT BASKETFULL YEILDED 4 COLLARS--IN VARIOUS STATES OF NEEDING A CHARGE.. I HAVE NOT YET USED ONE ON THE DANES-- BUT HAVE ALWAYS SEEN THE NEED FOR ONE
 
MAUDE GOING FROM CHASING FROGS HERE TO MOVING TO FLORIDA WITH IT'S ALAGATORS COMES TO MIND'
 
WHEN YOU NEED ONE, THERE IS NO SUBSTITUTE.-- I NEED TO BE READY IN CASE A DOG THINKS IT MIGHT BE FUN TO CHASE BB. A DOG CAN BE TAUGHT TO KEEP 10 FEET AWAY FROM BB-- IT WILL TAKE CONSIDERABLE ORGANIZTION OF DONKEY AND DOG... THE DOG HAS TO THINK THE DONKEY DID IT.
 
ANYONE WHO THINKS THAT IS UN NECESSARY, PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR PLAN IN WRITING.
 
ONE OF THOSE COLLARS IS A VIBRATE ONLY COLLAR-- IN PREP FOR A DEAF PUP.. I HAVE NOT HAD TO USE HAT YET EITHER.. BUT WE ARE READY.
 
THE OTHERS HAVE A GRADUATED SHOCK--#4 AND ABOVE MAKES ME DROP THE COLLAR.
I USED TO BE ABLE TO PAY JANINE 25 CENTS TO TEST IT FOR ME.. SHE IS MORE EXPENSIVE NOW.-
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AND SO IT GOES???
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20 comments:

  1. Absolutely there is a place for shock collars. I too have tested them, and it hurts in a strange way, just enough to get a dogs attention when doing something that could cause them real harm. My experience was that you only had to use it a couple of times to get the message across, and not all dogs need it.

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  3. SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE TO REMEMBER: THE AIRBORNE CHEMICALS FROM FRAGRANCED PRODUCTS CAN DO DAMAGE TO YOUR AIRWAY PASSAGES AND LUNGS OVER TIME. MAYBE DOGS ARE SMARTER THAN WE ARE. JUST AS A RULE OF THUMB, I NEVER WEAR FRAGRANCED PRODUCTS, NOT ONLY FOR HEALTH REASONS, BUT YOU CAN BET, THERE'S ALWAYS SOMEONE IN A CROWD WHO'S ALLERGIC TO FRAGRANCES, WHO MAYBE HAS ASTHMA, AND WHO THEN HAS TO HIT THEIR INHALER. YOU MAY HAVE NOTICED THAT HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS GENERALLY DO NOT/SHOULD NOT WEAR FRAGRANCED PRODUCTS FOR THAT REASON. YOU CAN GOOGLE THIS TOPIC, AND GET ALL SORTS OF FACTS AND VALUABLE INFORMATION. ; ) I'LL NEVER FORGET THE DAY OUR HOSPITAL ER DOC CAME TO WORK DRENCHED IN PERFUME. THE HOSPITAL CEO GOT WIND OF THAT VERY QUICKLY, AND SENT SAID ER DOC HOME TO SHOWER AND CHANGE CLOTHES! TRUE STORY.

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  4. E-Collars can be the safety life-line for some behaviors. We decided to use one on our German Wirehair Pointer boy who would run out into the forest and be gone for long periods of time...one time he came back a real stinky boy because he had been sprayed by a skunk. So, for his safety, we used the e-collar on him. It literally took, in total throughout a two day period, 3 zaps....after that he responded to the warning beep...after a short while, he didn't wear the collar at all. It can be a really great teaching tool for those BIG safety issues.

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  5. Not to mention that a sting from a coller is a helluva lot easier to survive then a well aimed kick from a donkey! Safety first!

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  6. Your comment, "FOR OPENERS, SHE HAS FUZZY PUPS AND WOOD SHAVINGS-- SO WHATEVER SHE DOES IT LOOKS UNKEPT..", is really uncalled for. You should go look at your kitchen first before you make an "unkept" comment about someone else's place.

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  7. @Anon, you should read the rest of the paragraph before calling anyone about about what they say. Her comment was directed, I believe, at the camera people who are making comments about how ECAD's setup looks. The shavings are probably causing some people to raise a fuss and probably be somewhat insulting, just like you were about SDP's kitchen in your comment. I believe the point being made was that most of the SDP viewers have learned to chaos of her home whereas the ECAD viewers are starting to make comments about their setup.
    I have been in the kitchen at SDP. Yes, there is clutter, but it is clean. And if you ever went there to help out you would understand why clutter is not a top concern when so many other things need to be done.
    Maybe everyone should try to remember that if you don't have anything nice to say you shouldn't say anything.

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  8. The sentence I quoted was the ending to the paragraph. Here's the entire paragraph:

    "DON'T LAUGH--- LU PICARD--- OF EAST COAST ASSISTANCE DOGS-- NOW HAS A CAMERA ON HER PUPS-- AND THE CP's ARE HAVING A FIELD DAY BECAUSE IT IS NOT AS AMUSING AS OUR SETUP..

    FOR OPENERS, SHE HAS FUZZY PUPS AND WOOD SHAVINGS-- SO WHATEVER SHE DOES IT LOOKS UNKEPT.."


    SPD's kitchen has been pointed out several times for the clutter.

    I read on ECAD's message board that folks ordered items and either didn't receive them or did not receive the proper quantity for what they ordered. Perhaps these paying customers should have priority over a cluttered kitchen/desks.

    I deleted my previous response because I misspelled a word.

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    1. Anon, maybe the last line of your comment says it all, ie., you deleted your previous comment because you "misspelled a word". You must be a Master of Perfection which is why you are so hard on others. I read comments on ECAD yesterday so I know how much criticism there was. I got the distinct impression that there were a lot of people being critical of the "conditions". So, I don't think Carlene was expressing her own opinion. In fact, it got so bad on the site that Explore had to step in and verbally reprimand the CPs who were doing it. I also read the supportive comments Carlene made on the ECAD site including the fact that ECAD is who encouraged her to get into the service dog business. There were also words of support from WCC on the ECAD site. I don't think Carlene deserves your criticism. She had more goodness in her pinky finger than you obviously have in your total being. But I have faith that people can change when they know differently. Try looking for the good in others; you might be surprised how good it will make you feel about yourself.

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  9. what part of "AND THE CP's ARE HAVING A FIELD DAY" don't you understand Anon?! Why do you come here if it is just to critique? Your Comments Aren't Helpful...So Plz refrain from being a Troll!

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  10. Traci Adams, you do not own this blog. Don't read my comments if you don't like what I have to say.

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    1. Why don't you act like a grown up with at least a small amount of character and own up to your words instead of remaining anonymous?

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  11. Apparently you are just a miserable human being. I was trying to give some perspective. I guess I was wasting my breath.

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    1. I'm happy, no misery here.

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    2. Yes, Lauri Jo, I believe that it was wasted time trying to point out the obvious in this case. Some people never get it.

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  12. I used to use orange peel as to keep my cats away from kitchen surfaces ect. Maybe there is something in orange that animals dislike?

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  13. Hi, Linda... I think you're right. I believe they use citrus peelings in some garden mulches to try and keep cats from using it as their toilet.

    Doesn't always work. Depends on the cat. ;D

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  14. LOOK OUT OR SOME TROLL WILL CONDEM YOU FOR NOT UNDERSTANDING HOW THE ORANGE PEEL FEELS ABOUT BEING USED TO DEFLECT CAT URINE.

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  15. There are also some dog collars that spray a citrus scent on a dog for excessive barking. So I guess they really do hate it.

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