Tuesday, December 17, 2013

dec 17 2013
SOUND REPORT...   DAVID AND PAUL HAVE GOT THE SOUND GOING TO EXPLORE-- NOW I GUESS IT IS UP TO TIM ( EXPLORE) TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO GET IT OUT WITH THE VIDEO.. IT BEING TUESDAY IT WOULD BE A GOOD TIME TO START...
ALOT GOES OPN  ON TUESDAYS...   THE CAMERA PEOPLE SEEM TO TRY AND AIM THEIR MAIL AND PACKAGES TO ARRIVE ON TUESDAYS..-- THEN THERE IS SHELIA WITH HER TRIVIA GAMETHEN WE  DON'T PLAN FOR ANY STRANGE HAPPENINGS... BUT IF ANY ARE AVAILABLE  WE DO LET IT HAPPEN...  WHO WOULD HAVE THOUGHT WE COULD GET BUD, PAUL AND MARK IN A CONGA LINE WITH  THE REST OF US...  YOU JUST NEVER KNOW..  WE SPEND  VWERY LITTLE TIME TRYING TO PLAN ANYTHIING-- IT IS MORE WONDERING WHAT NONSENSE WILL APPEAR FOR OUR "USE".

I PLANTO SPEND THE DAY TRYING TO TRICK SHELIA INTO GOING TO A CAR DEALERSHIP...  BECAUSE I HAVE DECIDED SHE NEEDS  NEW CAR-- SHE LIKES NEW CARS-

- I DON'T-- I PREFER A CAR A FEW YEARS OLD-- WITH A TRAILER HITCH-- THAT WOULD HAUL DANES   and sofa's   -- LIKE WHAT SHE WOULD HAVE TO TURN IN IF SHE BOUGHT A NEW ONE...  hers IS KNOWN FOR STArting  and running-- which is more than i can say for my 11 year old  durango. 
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people thank me...  i am delighted to take the credit, but  it  is not really the  situation... they need to thank all the people who show up with help-- shovels and  hot food..... at difficult times and those who keep after new  "addicts"  to keep the chicken brick  wall sold out  and help  them find their  way to the wall...-- it is a very strange thing to now have over 6 million -- whatever that number actually means...  it is a big one.  i am really just a passenger----

which reminds me--( here we go again)    when i went to germany looking for new dane  bloodlines  back in the 1990's   i met with 'nother gwen"   a  roommate from university of edinburgh-- i had a print out of german  dane breeders listed by zip code-   neither of us spoke german-- she a little french--   in frankfurt station  a lovely new looking train was about to leave-- so we got on it-- then tried to get the conductor to tell us where we were going on our zip code list...

running sdp is a little like that.... not sure where we are going--  there are many very worthwhile destinations  out there somewhere...but  the ride is  made smooth by  other people... so we ride on...
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Hi Carlene and SDP, Took Mia to pt with me as usual.  This time my husband came with us. She setted in and lied down. It was my turn for pt. She was fine were she was so I didn't more her. Everything went well till they closed the curtain. Mia began to cry so Steven brought her to me. She stood by me and followed me to each station. I never had to hold the lesh. Then going to one station I turned and she has standing in the middle of the room, I asked her what she was doing. Apparently her lest came untied and fell to the floor and she stepped on it and must have thought it ment stop. She didn't move till I took it her foot off it. Funny girl. ♥ Michelle aka Shelly and Mia

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Hi Carlene,

Hope you are doing well and all the snow will disappear soon.   In Buffalo it's been snowing steady for over a week with more to come.  Feels like an old fashion winter.  Pandora seems to love the snow as you can see in the pictures.  I was a little worried considering she hates the rain.  She also doesn't like when the wind is coming off Lake Erie.   My office is right across from the lake so she has to deal with the wind on many mornings and when we walk during the day.

We just finished our second class working closer to being certified as a therapy dog.  She did well and the test will be in the next couple of weeks.  She has to pass each part or we have to take the course again.  Then we will move on the Pre-Therapy class and one more test.  Pandora is doing very well, she has a problem with some dogs but we are working on that.  At work she is wonderful for the office building.  I can't tell you how many people stop by when they are stressed out.

The director of Special Education was coming out of a stressful meeting when Pandora and I were walking by.  Pandora could sense something was wrong and went right up to her.  Pandora put her head in her hand and the director said all her stress just disappeared.  It's amazing what she can do.

She behaves just like you trained her.  Does the elevator without a problem.  We step back just like you taught us in case someone is coming off the elevator.  She never barks and when at meetings she lays down next to me.   When there are loud voices in the meetings she sits up and rests her head on the table.  Calms everyone down!!!

I will let you know how she does on the test.  We are practicing and she is ready.

Our building will be doing a dress down day for your Service Dog Project after the holidays.  We aren't a huge building but usually there is a couple hundred donated.  It's setup so that everyone that gives will get a dog biscuit to treat Pandora.

Carlene you will never know how important your work is.  You are making a difference in the world, one for the better.  Thank you dedicating your life to this project.   You are amazing and so humble.

Thank you from all of us and Pandora.   Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Stay Warm,
Debbie, Mike and Pandora
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4 comments:

  1. Hi Carlene,
    I ordered one book but received two. I was thinking that instead of sending it back to you, maybe I could send it to another person who had ordered one. Let me know what you would like me to do. Rebecca Smith

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    1. ...or maybe you could do this... I took my "extra" book, that I did order, to a middle school so that the teachers could learn about SDP and spread the word to their students :)

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  2. Yes, but I didn't pay for it and thought that they could use the money. But that is a really good idea.

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  3. Carlene, you are not "just a passenger," you are both the captain and navigator, which makes you the most important person on the SDP ship.

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