Wednesday, July 24, 2013

JULY 24, 2013
mail call at 5pm is a hoot. and we have been watching the number of people watching us... normally 300 ish it more than doubles for mailcall.

there are wildly colored envelopes-- some crayon colored-- with a dollar or two for the fun jug-- then the 1/2 inch of cardboards with funny things on the back... PLUS A NOTEBOOK MADE OF ELEPHANT POO...and the packages--- usps, ups, fedex are all represented..

last night shelia's husband- was trying to hide off camera when shelia and i started on the envelopes - we didn';t get far and his phone rang.. his sister--- a camera person from conn ---called to ask what he was doing here..

that along with "blue" greg going up on puppy hill to call his mother in england.

 ah the reaches of modern technology...

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i don't know if you ALL REALZE WE HAVE A MEETING AT 9AM EVERY DAY --AKA COFEE BREAK...-- AND WE HAVE SOME SERIOUS CALCULATIONS TO DO ABOUT POSSIBLEY BREEDING SCARLOTT TO YELLOW... BOTH ARE HERE-- SHE JUST STARTED I HEAT.

IT WOULD BE MERLE TO MERLE WHICH COULD BE GENETICALLY A PROBLEM ( A WHITE DEAF) BUT WHITE DEAFS ARE ALSO POSSIBLE WITH HARL TO HARL -

THAT IS A PERFECT MATCH AS FAR AS STRUCTURE IS CONCERNED... YELLOW IS A TANK ! MORE SO THAN HIS BROTHER BENTLEY...

IT SEEMS LIKE WE HAVE ALOT OF PUPS AT THE MOMENT-- BUT DON'T FORGET 1/2 OF PI'S GO TO THE"WALK" SERVICE DOG PROJECT.

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I GAVE UP ON THE BOOK AND SENT IT TO JANINE... TO DO WHATEVER TO IT... I PUT IN A BUNCH OF DAILY DOGGIES WHICH SHE MAY HAVE TROUBLE WITH... THERE IS NO LOGICAL BEGINNING OR END TO THE THING... EVERY TIMNE I THOUGHT I HAD IT DONE, I REMEMBERS DOMETHING ELSE.

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TODAY I NEED TO TRY AGAIN WITH DENIM-- HE GOT A BIT OLD WITHOUT BEING LEASH TRAINED-- SO NOW HE IS GOING THRU THE SCREAMING BITING STAGE OF LEARNING ABOUT RESTRAINT...I HAVE THE FIGURE 8 ON HIM SO HIS NECK SHOULD SURVIVE ALL HIS FLAILING ABOUT. HE HAS DEFINITE IDEAS ABOUT WHAT HE SHOUJLD DO AND WHERE HE WANTS TO DART OFF TO...

CONTROL IS NOT YET IN HIS VOCABULARY.

SOMETIMES THE WORSE THEY ARE THE BETTER THEY TURN OUT..CASE IN POINT BOBBY.. WAS DREADFUL WHEN FIRST LEASHED. AND PERFECT LATER.. SO LET US PRAY..

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I PUT WEE WEE PADS ON THE SDP WISH LIST... I CAN REALLY GET SPOILED BY THEM---

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AND FEEDING THE PUPS NOW IS OUR RESPONSIBILITY-- BOTH MOMS ARE STILL NURSING,,, BUT WITHOUT ENTHUSIASM .

PI'S ARE FEW DAYS YOUNGER THAN MERLOTS-- AND IT SHOWS

THAT TAKES ALOT OF TIME TIL THEY FIGURE OUT HOW TO REALLY TAKE IN FOOD... A ND THEY HAVE TO LEARN TO DRINK WATER ON THIER OWN.. SO IT IS COMPLICATED AT THE MOMENT.

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NO EXCITING COPY AND PASTE

SO ON WE GO.

4 comments:

  1. Love your DD and can't wait to purchase a book!

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  2. CARLENE, SINCE YOU HAVE SO MUCH MATERIAL FOR THE BOOK, WHY NOT CONSIDER DOING MORE THAN ONE VOLUME. IT WOULD TAKE THE PRESSURE OFF YOU AND JANINE BECAUSE YOU COULD DECIDE THE STARTING AND STOPPING POINTS FOR THE FIRST ONE. THEN, AS YOU GO ABOUT YOUR DAYS, YOU COULD KEEP A NOTEBOOK ON YOUR DESK AND IF YOU THINK OF ANOTHER STORY, YOU COULD JOT DOWN A FEW WORDS TO REMIND YOU FOR WHEN YOU START WORKING ON THE NEXT BOOK. I KNOW YOU DON'T LIKE DOING THIS BUT IT WOULD BE ANOTHER BOOK TO SELL LATER. I ENJOY READING ALL YOUR DDs AND LOOK FORWARD TO GETTING THE BOOK WHEN IT'S DONE.

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    1. GREAT IDEA!!! THE MORE VOLUMES, THE MORE INCOME. SWEET!!! ; )

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  3. Hi Carlene ~ Blessings to you, your staff and volunteers for providing such a wonderful gift to those people with mobility issues. Your Great Danes are beautiful and I know they will bring great joy and comfort to those in need. I really enjoy watching the puppies and you mentioned above that the mothers are not showing enthusiasm in nursing. I, too, have noticed with the younger puppies that their mother gets a little agitated when nursing and is now ignoring them a lot. Shouldn't the puppies be nursing several times a day and since the mother is not providing that, what are the alternatives? It's so heart breaking to see the puppies beg for their mother's attention and they do not get it. Thank you for all your love and dedication to our service dogs. Have a wonderful day.

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