just got power back after 2 hours... so am sending this as is...
9 new babies all doing well - mom is still sleeping off the effort but is returning to her usual self- thanks to earlene and paul's attention..
we have a bunch of people coming for the day/dinner-- and to help so we should have enough puppy help--
the thanksgiving hunt will be going off as usual last i talked to ann( lives across the street from the start at appleton farms.... highland ave /goodxxxxxx street probably ipswich for you gp types)
i am 1/2 hoping janine does not go-- with yesterday's rain and last night's frost-- they could have a crust on the surface which could raise heck with a horse's shins as they sink thru the crust and move forward. it will be the first time she has missed it in very many years... if she does go she should just ride around a little then come home and not gallop 20 miles over fences.
factual info for the day..
fedex does not have all the drop spots they once had..
in my animal episodes days ( before emailing photos) i had to take polaroids and fedex pictures to ad agencies in nyc-- or wherever... and it was always last minute.. so i knew the fedex box in topsfield got picked up at 6pm and if i missed that i had to go to peabody-- rt 1 north by the huge radio tower-- if i didn't get there by 8pm i had to go to the airport where they took packages til after 10 and could still get them in chicago by 9am --- having taken them to memphis on the way..
now there was no drop box in topsfield-- and jon ( of the annenberg grant office) needed signed papers quickly-- so maria droe me to the peabody fedex office.-- and the papers will be in la on friday morning ( we had to get them in by dec 1st,.)
in the great turn of this wheel- there will be m ore cameras action...-- we are trying to figure out how to have me do an active q & a session nd have sound for the young pups and mail call. they are expirementing with a deal which is over your head as you make coffee.. so do not curse at the coffee pot.
there were 2400 cp's watching the birthing... some of them new-- so i have put up the new chicken board to try and capture a new audience.
true to form we re getting suggestions for puppy names-
may i remind you that the first person to see a pup-- or any part of a pup gets to decide on the name-- so mostly that would be earlene
out of a huge email list... i kind of liked tizzy and fracus for the harls and maybe buppies for the litter?? her last were chuppies..
and have we recieved healthy food-- 2 eatible arraingement--- jars of popcorn and nuts-- all kinds of healthy stuff--- no whoopie pies here,... plus we
************buppies... tizzy fracus
Dear Carlene and SDP family, Happy Thankgiving from Hunter and Wendy! I am thankful for Wendy because she helps me walk and get up when I fall. When I take Wendy for walks I walk a mile I do hills and uneven ground. I want to thank you for training Wendy and sharing her with me. See you soon! Hunter and Wendy P.s I asked Santa to get Wendy some stuff for Christmas! We are so grateful for everyone at SDP and the wonderful work you do! Although Hunter and Wendy are still a work in progress, we have seen a difference in Hunter since working with Wendy. We also have people just coming up to us to say how much taller Hunter stands since being with Wendy. They make quite a pair and with both being young, they are both still learning, but we are seeing progress every week. The bond is definitely strong even though they are not going to school together yet. Wendy is so excited to see Hunter walk through the door, so many wiggles and smiles! We know they still have a lot of work to do, but are so excited for Hunter and Wendy's adventures to come, as they grow up together! This Thanksgiving, we are especially thankful for you, Carlene, for the amazing program you have and for every one of the people that touch each one of your amazing dogs lives. Since Hunter has been born, we have been blessed.....to have him survive......for his diagnosis of only cerebral palsy, considering how premature he was.....his amazing smile and determination that has got him to where he is.......to where we found your unique and incredible project...and of course his Wendy, who we all adore! So thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the amazing gift you gave our son. We wish you all a very happy Thanksgiving and will see you soon! Andy & Kelly (aka Hunter's parents)