Sunday, December 22, 2013

FIRSTLY ---- REMEMBER I HAVE SPEND ABOUT 25% OF MY ADULT LIFE ARGUING WITH GEORGE... ( FOR NEW COMERS  HE IS "OUR VET")
THESE ARGUMENTS  HAVE TAKEN ON  AN INTERESTING TWIST AS BOTH OF US ARE INCREASINGLY HARD OF HEARING...  I AM FURTHER HINDERED BY THE FACT THAT ALOT OF OUR ARGUING TAKES PLACE WHILE HE IS OPERATING ON SOME ANIMAL-- AND HE HAS ON A FACE MASK SO I DON'T STAND A CHANCE OF LIP READING... AND HE IS LOOKING AT  THE SURGERY IN PROCESS SO HE ISN'T LIP READING EITHER......  THE VET TECH'S HAVE BEEN KNOWN TO NOTE WE ARE NOT EVEN  ON THE SAME TOPIC.... 

 LEAVING ME TO ARGUE THAT HE IS HINDERED BY AN EDUCATION WHICH  WE ALL KNOW ELIMINATES CREATIVE THINKING.

WITH THAT IN MIND----  
BOO --    99.4% WHITE ---NOW 11 WEEKS OLD-  AS OF LAST WEEK.....WE WONDERED IF SHE CAN HEAR -- THERE WAS NO CLEAR INDICATION  ONE WAY OR ANOTHER.. AND I  EVEN  TESTED WITH  MY COLLECTIOON OF DOG WHISTLES -- SOME THE SILENT  KIND ..  WELL NOW  THERE IS NO QUESTION.. SHE CAN---- WHICH MEANS THERE HAS BEEN AN CHANGE IN HER STATUS.

THE DIFFERENCE IS THAT ... SHE HAS SPEND 2 DAYS IN THE HOUSE WITHOUT HER SIBLINGS  SO SHE HAS UNDIVIDED ATTENTION  AND IS LOVIN IT!!
SHE ALSO HAS HAD HER EARS CROPPED AND THEY ARE STANDING "ALERT" WITH THE  CRAZY HELMET  I MAKE TO STAND THEIR EARS.

I AM SO CERTAIN  THAT SHE IS HEARING BETTER THAT   I WENT TO THE COMMENTS ON THE CAMERA SITE AND TOLD THE CAMERA PEOPLE I WAS GOING TO TEST HER HEARING.. I SHOWED  BOO SOUND ASLEEP AND  THEN  I  QUIETLY CALLED HER--.. SHE IMMEDIATELY WOKE UP AND CAME TO ME.  THAT WAS TOTALLY NEW. 
SECOND FACT-- SHE IS NOW BARKING WHEN THE OUTSIDE DOGS BARK...
THOSE ARE FACTS

MY BASIC ARGUEMENT IS ... IF A DOG PERKS UP HER EARS  TO IDENTIFY A SOUND WOULD IT MAKE SENSE TO PERK UP THE EARS TO IMPROVE A "HARD OF HEARING " SITUATION.... WHICH GEORGE MAINTAINS DOES NOT EXIST...


GEORGE'S ARGUEMENT IS THAT   ( SKIPPING LIGHTLY OVER  THINGS LIKE  HIGH PITCHED  FREQUENCY ) THERE IS NO PARTIAL HEARING IN NORMAL SPEAKING LEVELS...-- EACH EAR IS EITHER HEARING OR NOT  THE ONLY PARTIAL WOULD BE ONE EAR HEARING...

EMAILS AT LEAST MAKE THE CONVERSTION DEFINITE--
I EMAILED HIM TELLING HIM OF THE ON CAMERA TEST AND GOT BACK  THIS EMAIL

Power of the mind
That is why medicine does double blind studies

Noun1.double-blind study - an experimental procedure in which neither the subjects of the experiment nor the persons administering the experiment know the critical aspects of the experiment; "a double-blind procedure is used to guard against both experimenter bias and placebo effects"

 BASICALLY TELLING ME I AM NUTS..AS HE OFTEN DOES,,  

FACT REMAINS HAVE A NEARLY PURE WHITE DOG WHO SEEMS TO  NOW HEAR PERFECTLY.

 TO BE CONTINUED...

WE HOPE TO DO ARIOT NEXT WEEK
WE DO NOT THINK ARIOT CAN HEAR-- AS TO GET A REACTION WE HAVE TO JUMP ON THE FLOOR TO MAKE A VIBRATION.

AND BOO IS AN AWFULLY  NICE PUP...  ARIOT IS NOT QUITE AS NICE....  AT LEAST SO FAR... 

P.S.  THERE IS A HEARING TEST  ?A BAER TEST?   I HAD THAT GIVEN TO MY FIRST WHITE DANE---  THE TUFT'S   $500  CHARGE  GOT ME A PIECE OF PAPER WITH SQUIGGLY LINES ON IT.. AND  MADE NO DIFFERENCE IN THE DOG.  
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PLEASE  A FAVOR....

ONE OF YOU CAMERA PEOPLE SENT ME  LINK ABOUT A STUDY ON DEAF DOGS AND EYE PROBLEMS...   BOTHE GEORGE AND I WANT TO RE-READ IT AND I CAN NOT FIND IT... COULD SOMEONE  FIND THAT FOR US???  THERE IS SOME EYE STUDY  INVOLVING  WHITE DOGS-- AND BOTH BOO AND ARIOT HAVE WIERD EYES-- THEY WORK FINE-- BUT DON'T MATCH ETC...

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Hi Carlene ,
Thank you so much for you continued advice and support.
Elsie Update:
I have needed Elsie's help multiple times in the last six weeks, but nothing like his morning. I got up, and too far from my bed to turn around, my legs gave out. My whole body was suddenly went VERY weak. My girl went into high gear. Without a word from me, she firmly pushed me against the opposite wall and led me to the closest seat. The last few feet were not against the wall and I was going to do to what I've done before Elsie, lower myself to the floor and wait for help. However, thanks to SDP, ELSIE gently walked on. She seemed to brace and walk at the same time. She safely let me lean all my upper body weight on her on brought me to the seat. I fell into the chair. Then I got a nose nuzzle.
Thank you to everyone who who prepared Elsie to save me from a bad fall.
P.S. On this date last year, I fell and broke 3 bones in my ankle, had surgery and couldn't walk independently until early April. Have I said what a blessing Elsie is to me?
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AND  I THOUGHT THIS  AMUSING --

TO SDP: MERRY CHRISTMAS!
T’was the night before Christmas, when all through SDP…
Not a creature was stirring, not even a flea;
The Kurandas were arranged by the chimney with care,
In hopes that their leader soon would be there.
The Buppies were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of spoon feeding danced in their heads,
And Earlene in her footies, and Paul in his cap,
Had just settled in for a long winter's nap…
When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,
They ran to the porch to see what was the matter.
Away to the window they flew like a flash…
Tore open the shutters, and threw up the sash.
The moon on the breast of the new Ipswich snow,
Gave the luster of mid-day to objects below;
When, what to their wondering eyes did appear,
But a brand new tractor, and eight dane reindeer.
With a little old driver, so lively and keen,
They knew in a moment it must be Carlene.
More rapid than eagles her charges they came,
And she whistled, and shouted, and called them by name:
“Now Bailey. Now Opal. Now Walter and Magnus.
On Bentley. On Bumpy. On Oscar and Chaos.
To the front of the Tipi! To the top of the Hill!
Now dash away! Dash away! Dash away all!”
And then in a twinkling, they heard on the roof
The prancing and dancing of each massive paw.
As they drew in their heads, and were turning around,
Down the chimney Carlene came with a bound.
She was dressed all in red, from her head to her foot…
And her sneakers were tarnished with ashes and soot.
A bundle of dog toys was flung on her back,
And she looked like a peddler just opening her sack.
Her eyes… how they twinkled! Her dimples how merry,
Her cheeks were like roses, her nose like a cherry;
She had a kind face, and a little round belly
That shook when she laughed, like a bowl full of jelly:
She was sprightly and smart, a right jolly old gal,
And they laughed when they saw her in spite of it all.
A wink of her eye and a tap of the bat
Let the Pippins know, where their leader was at.
She spoke not a word, but went straight to her work…
And filled all the dog bowls; then turned with a smirk.
And laying her finger aside of her nose
Gave a quiet nod, and up the chimney she rose.
She sprung to her tractor, to her team gave a whistle,
And away they all flew, like a heat-seeking missile.
But they heard her exclaim, as she drove out the gate:
“Happy Christmas to all, and to all…. 
Wait… Wait… Wait.”
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Thank you for sharing this wonderful experience with us!


I DON'T KNOW  WHO  DID IT .. BUT THANKS FOR THE CHUCKLE...

6 comments:

  1. Maybe A Riot isn't such a nice dog because she can't hear anyone and get's confused and does just what she want's because of that. Have you ever taught any of your deaf dogs how to do sign? It seems like since she is young she might pick it up faster. I hope she isn't deaf, but if she is, she is in the right place! Boo's head gear is really cute! I love all your dogs! I can't have one, but I live vicariously throught you!

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  2. that poem is marvelous and I think t should be in Janine's next book along with a photo of Carlene, the tractor and 8 danes! Maybe that could be a photo for next year's calendar. Love that poem.

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  3. I'm glad you like it. I adapted it from the original, of course, and am sending you a hard copy. I think you'll like that too!

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    1. That was fantastic! Excellent work!

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    2. I agree with Mary Ellen it should be in Janine's next book! :) Is so heart warming to know others love to bring a smile to CW!

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  4. This blog post by a UK vet explains that ---

    Deafness is linked to white coat colour in both dogs and cats. Coat colour and the colour of the back of the eye are both caused by pigment-producing cells, known as “melanocytes”. If the genes to produce these cells are absent, a white coat and blue eyes are the consequence.

    Hearing is made possible through a layer of specialised cells in the inner ear. These “hearing” cells originate from the same stem cells as pigment-producing cells. Therefore if an animal has no pigment in its body, it's likely that it will also be deficient in the specialised “hearing” cells, resulting in deafness.

    The definitive test for hearing in pets is the so-called Brainstem Auditory Evoked Response (BAER) test, which involves connecting electrodes up to the skull, and measuring the electrical activity in the brain. With normal hearing, electrical spikes are seen when a sound is made beside the ear. This test provides a good, objective way of checking the hearing in one or both ears.

    http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/peterwedderburn/100026399/deafness-a-common-problem-in-white-pets/

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