CGA---CARLENE'S GRABASS METHOD OF MOBILITY..I HAVE BEEN ASKING POTENTIAL CLIENTS PRACTICE WALKING BY HOLDING THEIR PARTNERS BACK POCKET-- OR BELT.. THIS APPROXIMATES WHERE A DOG'S HARNESS WOULD BE-- AND ARM HOLDING IS TOO VARIABLE//-- I THOUGHT IT WAS PRACTICE ONLY-- NOW I AM GETTING RESPONSES LIKE THE ONE BELOW-- SO IT DOES BEAR ANOTHER THOUGHT..
HELLO, ALL MY WONDERFUL CP'S!! I DID IT!! I WENT FOR A WALK HOLDING ON TO MY HUBBY'S BELT. THE FIRST WALK IN OVER TWO YEARS!! HURRAY! MIND YOU, IT WAS PAST A COUPLE OF DRIVEWAYS, THEN SIT IN THE WHEELCHAIR WHILE HUBBY PUSHED ME ALONG, THEN A COUPLE OF MORE DRIVEWAYS AND SO ON FOR A TOTAL OF 4 LITTLE WALKS. I WAS MORE WINDED THAN ANYTHING, BUT I DID IT; I'M SO HAPPY! I'LL TRY TO GET OUT EVERYDAY. THANK YOU, CARLENE FOR YOUR TIPS; IF YOU HAVE ANY MORE HANDY HELPERS, I'D LOVE TO HEAR ABOUT THEM..
ANOTHER BIT OF ACCIDENTAL INTELLIGENCE ON MY PART--- FORGOT TO PICK UP THE CANE FOR A PERSON I WAS HELPING TO WALK AROUND HERE.. AND I HAD SOMETHING IN BOTH MY HANDS-- SO I SUGGESTED GRAB MY POCKET.... AND PRESTO.. IT WORKED.....
SO NOW.... THERE ARE TIMES WHEN THIS CGA METHOD. MIGHT BE AN IMPROVEMENT OVER THE STOOP AND TRUDGE METHOD.
WE NEED MORE INPUT-- ALL YOU FOLK ON WALKERS ETC-- FIND A PARTNER AND TRY IT.
CANE AND WALKER BOTH DEMAND YOU BEND FORWARD IF THERE IS THE SLIGHTST CHANCE OF TIPPING BACKWARDS AS MANY PK DO... THE 2 CRUTCH METHOD DOES NOT ALLOW NORMAL MOVEMENT EITHER...THE CGA METHOD ALLOWS YOU TO STAND UP STRAIGHT. WORDS LIKE CENTER OF GRAVITY AND COUNTERBALANCE COME TO MIND.
AND ALOT OF PEOPLE COME IN PAIRS ALOT OF THE TIME--
MY FAVORITE IS OF COURSE-- THE QUICK WALK INTO A RESTAURANT--SEEMS MANY OF YOU CAN LEAVE THE WALKER HOME--
AND THE OTHER FINDING-- THIS MAY BE ANOTHER ACCIDENTAL DISCOVERY-- HAVING BEEN THE POCKET WEARER-- I CAN VOUCH FOR THERE ARE MORE UPPIES THAN DOWNIES..
OR DO WE CALL THEM ----WEDGIES vs STRIPPERS????
IT TAKES ONLY MINIMAL PLANNING TO DEAL... AND HAVING BEEN ON THAT END OF THE HARNESS, I CAN APPRECIATE THAT WE NEED TO DO MORE WITH THE DOGS AS MORE PEOPLE LIFT UP ON THE HANDLE THAN PUSH DOWN.....
JOHNSON AND JOHNSON SENT ROUND A CREW OF ABOUT 15 MEN AND WOMEN TO ---HELP--- FROM 10 -3
AND THEY CERTAINLY WERE HUGE HELP-- THEY HAVE TORN DOWN AND PUT UP A NEW CHICKEN FENCE WHICH GIVES US ANOTHER PUPPY PEN AND LARGER V PEN... REMOVING ALL TE OLD WIRE TO A BIG DUMPSTER-- WHICH WE NEED TO HAVE EMPTY SO WE CAN REFIL IT BUNCH OF WIRE ETC...
AND MAYBE THAT HUGE "HOPE CHEST " FULL OF RUSTY BOLTS THAT HAS BEEN HERE SINCE WE BUILT THE PLACE...
I WILL PICK THAT UP THIS MORNING WHEN I LET BB OUT FOR HIS MORNING GO ROUND.....
I HATE TO REMIND ALL YOU PEOPLE WHO LOVE HAVING HIM... HIS STALL NEEDS ATTENTION-- SO VOLUNTEERS... IF HE IS UP ON THE HILL-- THERE IS PITCHFORK AND WHEELBARROW RIGHT THERE.
AND WE HAVE A BETH REPORT
Hi Carlene! Beth here. Just wanted to fill you in about what Harry is up to this week. He spent the day on Marine Corps Air Station New River and he visited a bunch of Marines! My friend Jess is combat camera and she offered to document his visit to Marines in the hospital here and give you all the pics to show his work off! She said it is a wonderful change to the helicopter crashes and bodies and accidents she had to document when she was in Afghanistan. She is also newly inlove with sdp and spreading the word. Harry and i went to breakfast with some friends and we had our first angry owner question him being there. I was very polite and after his comment he better not make a mess in here.... He saw how well behaved he was and said he is really good and brought him a snack of ham. Harry is being a great ambassador for sdp and making the marines fall in love with the program! Take care and please say hi to everyone from us! Beth and Harry
I HOPE THAT SNACK OF HAM DID NOT HIT HOME AT AN INOPPORTUNE TIME..
I DON'T WANT TO REMEMBER-- .... LET ME SAY A TREAT OF HAM IS NOT THE BEST IDEA FOR A DANE...
THE CHICKEN BOARD IS 1/2 SOLD - REMEMBER WE ARE DEPENDENT ON THAT IN ORDER TO ACHIEVE THE GOAL OF 24 PLACEMENTS THIS YEAR-- AND MORE THE NEXT-- WHICH IS WHY WE HAVE 2 LITTERS COMING....
I THINK MAGGIE'S NEW OWNERS WILL PICK HER UP TODAY.
AND PETER AND OLIVER ARE DOING WONDERFULLY-- BOTH PETER AND WIFE ARE A BIT OF A NERVOUS WRECK-- BUT THAT SHOULD GO AWAY AS THEY GET MORE MILES ON THEM.
PETER'S GOAL IS NOT TO RIDE THE BOSTON SUBWAY SYSTEM , BUT TO HAVE A BUDDY TO HELP HIM WALK AROUND THE YARD AND WOODS WHERE HE LIVES...***************
WHEN TRACY LETS A FEW DOGS OUT AT 7 ... I CAN GO LET BB OUT**************
GOAL OF THE DAY?? THIS DRAGON PROGRAM OF TALK TO PRINT SYSTEM IS SET TO GO IN MY COMPUTER.. I HAVE TO READ IN SAMPLE SPEECH-- AND THIS IS THE ONLY TIME OF DAY I IS QUIET ENOUGH..
ON WE GO