Thursday, January 31, 2013

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

January 30, 2013


JUST A REMINDER OF WHY WE GO THRU ALL THIS...
 
Dear Carlene,

First, Roger Strong says, "Hello." Handsome Sir Thomas gets noticed wherever we go. But it's not often he's recognized at a candlelit restaurant by a pig farmer. About 10 years ago, you'd used/trained his pigs for a commercial. He said you were just starting up the SDP and he was so delighted to spot a "Carlene Dane" and see the successful results of "such a well-behaved dog."

Secondly, Tommy has been doing well. Sometimes when I'm out and about in public, I'm managing so well that strangers regularly ask if I'm training him. At times, it's easier to smile and nod and walk on (as I secretly apologize to Megan for taking the credit). Other times I say, "No, he's training me."

Both seem to be true, especially as we figure out new situations together. Like the other day: I'd just finished teaching a class (Tommy's favorite nap time). Everyone had left and I'd forgotten to take my meds. I literally became frozen in place. This has happened at home in the past and he's right there to help me from room to room. This was a first, though: Between us and home was an expanse of way more than a room or two. He and I and my three bags of teaching stuff were the only ones in the building, after which we'd need to navigate the back stair case and two blocks to where my car was parked. Without Tommy, at best, I'd have had to sit for 45 minutes or so until the meds kicked in. With him, I talked and he walked...the entire way, me talking, Tommy walking. It's as though we've taught each other a kind of slow-motion dance.

So proud of him.

Renee
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MEANWHILE.. WE SIT...  AND NOEL WANDERS AND WE LOOK****.
FOR THE UNINITIATED  THIS IS CALLED ANALYZING EVERY PHART.
 
SHE IS PROGRESSING---  ALL MOM'S TO BE SEEM FASCINATED WITH GETTING UNDER SOMETHING--- USUALLY THE FRONT PORCH-- OR ANY PORCH-- OR MY DESK.
SO WE SIT..
 
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*I SIT--- KILLING TIME....
 
---AND PREPARE THE IRS 990 FORM- WHICH IS TH E THING THAT KEEPS US A CHARITY AND ABLE TO ACCEPT DONATIONS--
 
 WHICH YESTERDAY WERE PARTICULARLY SIGNIFICANT--  A GOPRO CAMERA SO WE CAN TAPE THE PENDING BIRTH..  3 LOVELY DOG BEDS AND  THE CANNED FOOD FOR TREATING...
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NOT THAT ALL OF YOU ARE FASCINATED WITH RUNNING A CHARITY.. --- BUT THIS 990  IS A STRUGGLE FOR TH E IRS TO BE CERTAIN   WE HAVE A PURPOSE... WHAT PART OF THAT PURPOSE DID WE ACTUALLY ACHIEVE  AND DON'T SPEND TOO MUCH MONEY ON FUNDRAISING ALSO  MY FAVORITE #14  DID WE RUN A TANNING BOOTH. 
 
.--- CAN YOU SEE THE IMPORTANT CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEE "MAKE SURE WE DO NOT ALLOW A CHARITY TO TAN ANYONE'S HIDE"
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I FORGET HOW MANY PAGES ARE IN THE  IRS  INSTRUCTIONS 72,000 ??--
 
  I DO TRY-- I HAVE COMPILED OUR TAX NUMBERS FOR YEARS- AND SINCE MY HUSBAND WAS A PHYSICIAN   WHO BOUGHT A RACE HORSE OR TWO-- 
 AND I HAD A HOME OFFICE  25% OF THE HOUSE.----3 BIG FLAGS....
.WE WERE AUDITED - MORE THAN ONCE......    ON PAPER  WE WERE RIPE....
 
IT WAS IN TH E DAYS BEFORE QUICKEN- AND I HAD WRITTEN MY OWN PROGRAM TO DEAL WITH 5 SETS OF BOOKS   MEDICAL-- RACING--WANT AD MAGAZING--- ANIMAL EPISODES-- AND OUR PERSONAL RECORDS.. I HAD IT RIGHT DOWN TO THE PENNY- NEVER HAD THE IRS MAKE  A  "CORRECTION"
 
THE LAST TIME WE WERE AUDITED  THE IRS GUY SAID HE COULD PRACTICALLY GUARENTEE THAT THAT WOULD BE THE LAST TIME THEY WOULD AUDIT US.
 
I THINK  HE WAS INFLUENCED BY  THE FACT THAT I HAD 100 BABY CHICKENS IN THE BATHROOM TO KEEP THEM WARM FOR A COMMERCIAL I WAS SHOOTING THE FOLLOWING DAY..  THAT KIND OF JOB DOESN'T LOOK GOOD ON PAPER
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I DID ALOT OF ANIMAL COMMERCIALS FOR YEARS... USUALLY ABOUT 2 A WEEK...AND THERE AE VERY MANY STRANGE STORIES---- FROM --- SITTING ON THE FLOOR OF A MENS ROOM WITH AVERY NICE WOMAN WHO WAS A MIT PROFESSOR--- CUTTIN THE BLACK FUZZ OFF THE TESTICLES OF AN UNHAPPY SHEEP.  TO  HERDING 8 DONKEYS INTO THE BAR AT THE TOP OF THE PRU.
 
THESE WERE JOBS THAT SOMEONE HAD TO DO- AND IT PUT MY KIDS THRU COLLEGE.
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MICE.... I DID ALOT OF MOUSE JOBS-- AS EVERYONE WAS BEGINNING TO ADVERTISE ABOUT A MOUSE FOR A COMPUTER..  THE SECRET OF MY SUCCESS  WITH THE MOUSE JOBS WAS ONE OF THOSE FUNNY "UMBRELLAS"   THAT KEEP FLIES OFF FOOD AT A PICNIC..I'D  GO TO A PET STORE  BUY 3 MICE( $4.50)  BRING A WAD OF TOILET PAPER- SET ONE MOUSE ON THE PHOTO SET -- HOLD IT IN PLACE WITH THE FOOD UMBRELLA- WHEN IT WAS IN THE POSITION THEY WANTED  LIFT THE UMBRELLA FOR A SPLIT SECOND SHOT-- PUT THE MOUSE BACK IN THELITTLE BOX..PICK UP THE "BROWN RICE SIZE POOPIE"    AND A CHECK FOR $200 AND GO HOME AND TURN THE MICE LOOSE IN THE BARN.
 
THE ONLY ANIMAL I EVER HURT OR INJURED WAS A BOX FULL OF COCKROACHES FOR THE MOVIE "THE NEXT KARATI KID"    I SET FIRE TO TH E BOX OF THEM IN THE PARKING LOT..  WHERE DID I GET THEM???  MY SON IN LAW HAD GOT THEM OUT OF A RESTAURANT HE  KNEW
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STILL NO LABOR PAINS..
 
I HAVE NO PLANS FOR THE DAY.
 
LIFE COULD GET  VERY EXCITING AT ANY TIME
OR THIS COULD GO ON FOR  ANOTHER DAY
 
REMEMBER IT IS AN OLD WIVES TALE THAT THE TEMP DROP MEANS DELIVERY IN 24 HOURS. 
 
 

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

January 29, 2013


did we ever cut beef !! some of you saw this on explore-- we put th e live camera on us because th e pups were outside-- shelia had this brain storm------


heR husband fishes and i guess you make fish bait by grinding up other fish... whatever-- he had an electric wood chipper with a 6" circle feed-- which fit the beef pieces perfectly.. -- PROBABLY WE SHOULD HAVE EXPERIMENTED OUTSIDE-- BUT IT WAS COLD. I DON'T WILLINGLY DO COLD ---

WE SET UP THIS THING IN FRONT OF THE OLD ICEBOX AND TENTATIVEY DROPPED IN A PIECE OF BEEF A GOOD SIZE CHUNK.. 99.7 % OF IT WAS IMMEDIATELY GROUND INTO SHREADS--- THE OTHER .3% LANDED ON THE RAFTERS, MY GLASSES AND DOWN THE BACK OF SHELIA'S SHIRT.


WE BASHED ON -- USING A PIECE OF FROZEN BEEF FOR A PUSHER WE GROUND UP BEEF BIG TIME-- BY THE CLOCK IT TOOK 2 MINUTES 5 SECONDS TO DO AN ENTIRE BOX WHICH TAKES A VOLUNTEER AN HOUR..


AND THE CLEAN UP WAS VERY SIMPLE... WE INVITED TH E CHUPIES IN - THEY GOT UP 99.8% OF THE MEAT-- FROM EVERY CORNER OF THE OFFICE... WHAT THEY DID NOT GET UP WAS THE GREASE.. THERE IS A HUGE SLIPPERY FACTOR NOW..


I SUGGESTED DETERGENT-- WHICH TRACY USED... THEN SOMEONE SAID PINESOL-- SO THAT WAS USED-- SOMEBODY ELSE CAME IN AND SAID VINEGAR---- I HAD ONLY BALSIMIC VINEGAR... SO THE HOUSE NOW HAS A MOST PEQUILAR ODOR TO IT... AND IS STILL A BI T SLIPERY...


THE REST OF THE PROBLEM WAS WE NEEDED TO CLEAN UP THIS MARVELOUS MACHINE. REFER TO PARAGRAPH 2... IT WAS TOO COLD OUT FOR ME TO EVEN CONSIDER "HOSING IT OFF" OUTSIDE


WE NEEDED HOT WATER AND SOAP

WHERE ELSE BUT THE SHOWER-- WORKED PERFECTLY-- EXCEPT NOW I HAVE TO BE VERY CAREFUL HOW I STEP AROUND THE SHOWER-- IT -- TOO-- HAS A SLIPERY FACTOR..


BUT 24 BOXES OF BEEF GOT CUT -


THERE ARE A FEW "BUGS" TO WORK OUT


WE COULD USE SOME ELECTRIC KNIVES TO REMOVE SOME OF THE FAT AND CUT SOME OF THE ROUND PIECES IN HALF--- A VERY MINOR CHORE WHEN YOU CAN GET THE REST OF THE JOB DONE IN 2 MIN PER BOX.


AND JUST MAYBE A TARP ON THE FLOOR WOULD HELP

A GOLF UMBRELLA OVER THE THING WOULD NOT BE A BAD IDEA


SO IF YOU SEE THAT ON THOSE EXPLORE CAMERAS... UNDERSTAND-- THIS IS HUGE PROGRESS.


THE COMMENTS FROM THE CAMERA PEOPLE WERE ENTERTAINING-- FROM "GREAT REALITY SHOW" TO OSHA WOULD HANG YOU.

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IN THE MIDST OF IT ALL MADDY PUT SHELIA'S GOPRO ON HER HEAD AND RODE AROUND IN THE GOLF CART... AS A TEST PIECE..


IT WAS DECIDED THE BEST ONE TO WEAR A CAMERA WOULD BE MARY- WHO DOES NOT MISS A THING AROUND HERE.

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MEGAN, RELIEVED OF MORNING FEEDING BY TRACY AND MARIA.... -- TOOK 3 DOGS AT ONCE TO GEORGETOWN--- COULDN'T DO THIS IN SUMMER HEAT-- BUT SHE LEFT 2 IN THE COA VAN WHILE WORKING ONE AT A TIME.

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NOEL IS WANDERING--- THAT DOES NOT REALLY QUALIFY AS BEGINNING LABOR-- BUT SE IS WANDERING... GOT TO BE VERY CAREFUL LETTING HER OUT... ONLY IN CONFINED AREA.. I DO NOT KNOW WHY- BUT EVERY PREGNANT DOG HAS TRIED TO GET UNDER TH E PORCH -- AN AREA ONLY 2' HIGH IT IS NOT ONY TOUGH TO GET THEM OUT... BUT YOU THEN HAVE TO CRAWL IN THAT SPACE TO BE SURE THEY DID NOT HAVE A PUP UNDER THERE...-- WE HAVE IT FENCED OFF BUT A REALLY INTENSE MOM BROKE THAT FENCE-- SO AT THE MOMENT USE THE MILLION DOLLAR FLASHLIGHT AND GO OUT WITH HER IN A VERY CONTROLLED MANNER.\


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EXPLORE WANTS US TO TRY AND FIND VOLUNTEERS TO MAN THE CAMERA ON PUPPY HILL-- WE SHOULD BE ABLE TO FIND A FEW--


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SHELIA HAS SENT THIS - WITH A NOTE IT TAKES FOREVER TO LOAD... I HAVEN'T GOT IT TO LOAD YET-- SO YOU ARE ON YOUR OWN...




SCHEDULE


I NEED TO GET OUT OF HERE-- I NEED TO BUY A SET OF DEEP SOCKET WRENCHES- THAT WOULD MAKE THE INSTALLATION OF THE CHAIN LINK EASIER... THAT HARBOR FRIEGHT IS ACROSS FROM COSTCO-- SO THAT COLD BE A TRAINING RUN OF THE MORNING.-- THEY HAVE CHEAP TOOLS-- BUT CHEAP LOOSES JUST AS FAST AS EXPENSIVE.


IF ARCHEOLOGISTS EVER SEARCH THIS PLACE, THEY WILL BE VERY BEWILDERED BY THE DOZENS OF SCREW DRIVERS BURIED ON THIS PROPERTY.


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THIS IS THE DOG WE CALLED B2 HE IS LILLY'S BROTHER-- THUMPER WAS HIS DAD...
Hello,
I have not written in a very long time but I wanted to let the SDP know about my Bailey (his dad was from the SDP) & I received much training help from Carleen in the early years and also I am a Veteran which we spoke of during previous meetings. Bailey was doing really great until about a month ago, when he lost his balance and stopped eating. We took him to the vet, xrays blood work and 2 ultrasounds showed his liver was enlarged. We biopsied his liver and braced ourselves for the results. We were very happy it wasn't cancer but rather Copper Storage Deficiency (also know as primary copper hypopathy) meaning Baileys liver cannot properly deal with copper and it builds up making him sick. We sent out slides of his liver to Cornell and are waiting on results to see what the next steps are. Bailey is on many supplements, 2 antibiotics and prednisone to help him eat. The problem is they want him on a very copper restricted diet but it tastes not too good to him so we are also supplementing with rice, chicken and ground beef to try and keep his weight steady. I just wanted to email to see if any of the other dogs had anything like this? Its not common in Danes, mostly Dalmatians and a certain breed of terrier. Here is Bailey with my 18 month old daughter, we all love him so much
, he has been a staple in my life since I returned home from Iraq.
Thanks for all of the great work you do and I am hoping to hear back from you soon. ~ Jess
Jessica Zorge, BS, CVT, Certified ACO, Licensed Wildlife Rehabilitator
GOOD DOGGIE.

Monday, January 28, 2013

January 28,2013

THE CHICKEN SH#T BOARD IS SOLD OUT !!! HOW MANY TIMES CAN I SAY "YOU HAVE NO IDEA THE HELP THAT IS..." IT IS GIVING US COURAGE TO THINK OF THE NEXT FEMALE TO COME IN HEAT... HOPEFULLY SCARLOTT??? ( WALTERS SISTER)

SOUNDS LUDICROUS BUT THAT IS HOW WE HAVE TO PLAN-- HEAT CYCLE EVERY 6 MONTHS + 63 DAYS GESTATION + AND A YEAR AND HALF FOR TRAINING.... THESE WOULD BE 2015 GRADUATES...


BECAUSE OF THE SUPPORT ALL OUR VOLUNTEERS AND DONORS INCLUDING ALL THE CHICKEN "SHATUPONS" EXPLORE.ORG AND THE CAMERA PEOPLE-- WE WILL STICK OUR NECKS OUT..


WORST CASE SCENERIO IS A LEMONADE BOOTH ON THE CORNER WITH DANE PUPS.

------ BUT I DON'T THINK SO....



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WE HAD A VERY BUSY STEW - ALOT GOT DONE--


!. WE MET SEVERAL NEW APPLICANTS

2 THEY MOVED ALL THE CHAIN LINK TO THE VACINITY OF THE BUILDING IN WHICH IT IS TO GO... SO I CAN WORK IN THE WARM BUILDING PUTTING IT UP.

3 AND THEN.... THE BEEF---- WE GOT BEHIND IN THE BEEF CUTTING--- MARIE CAUGHT US UP-- SHE WAS OVERNIGHT AND GOT 5 BOXES DONE WITH THE SLICER.... AND NO BANIDAIDS.

4.MY CHAIR NOW RECLINES AGAIN

5. THE MUPPIES SPENT THE DAY ON TINY HILL ADJECENT TO THE NUTT HOUSE WHERE THEY COULD DASH IN TO THE WARM BED IN THERE... AND THEY DID NOT POO IN THERE !!


MAYBE TODAY WE COULD SWAP THEM FOR THE CHUPPIES AND SEE IF THEY CAN MANAGE PUPPY HILL AND FINDING THEIR WAY BACK TO TH E WARM INDOOR....

WE WILL SEE WHO IS AROUND TO FOOL WITH THAT IDEA.


I NEED CHUPPIES HOUSE TIME.


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I ALSO HAVE ALOT OF ACCOUNTING TO DO TO GET OUR 990 DONE...


THAT IS THE FORM I HAVE TO FILL OUT BECAUSE WE ARE A CHARITY-- AND --- SO HELP ME-- IN QUESTION 14---- I HAVE TO SWEAR WE DO NOT MAKE ANY MONEY FROM RUNNING A TANNING BOOTH. MAKES ME WONDER JUST WHAT CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEE DECIDED THAT WAS RELAVANT...

MAYBE IT IS ONE OF THOSE TRICK QUESTIONS... CAUSED BY THE ACTION OF LOBBYISTS FOR THE SUNBLOCK MFG COMPANIES.

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NOW THIS IS A SERIOUS DISCUSSION..


FOR PEOPLE APPLYING FOR A DOG---A SIMPLE THING TO PRACTICE INSTEAD OF CRUTCHES OR WALKEER, TRY USING THE REAR POCKET OF SOMEONE'S BLUE JEANS TO STEADY YOU.. THAT MORE CLOSELY APROXIAMTES THE HARNESS OF A DOG..


IF YOU PULL THE PERSON'S PANTS OFF, PROBABLY YOU ARE PUTTING TOO MUCH DOWNARD PRESSURE--


THESE DOGS DO NOT CARRY ANYONE-- THEY PROVIDE BALANCE-- WHICH VERY OFTEN MEANS THE PERSON CAN STAND UPRIGHT AND USE THE LIFT ON THE HARNESS AS MUCH AS ANY DOWNWARD PRESSURE TO ACHIEVE THE BALANCE POINT... ..


ALOT OF PEOPLE ON CRUTCHES HAVE TO LEAN WAY FORWARD BECAUSE THEY CAN NOT DEAL WITH TH E BALANCE POINT AND NOT GOING OVER BACKWARDS...-- HOLDING ON TO A DOG ALLOWS THEM TO STAND UPRIGHT BETTER-- BECAUSE IF THEY START TO GO OVER BACKWARDS THEY HAVE A 140 POUND WEIGHT IN THE HARNESS...


A CAREGIVERS BACKSIDE WORKS BETTER AT THIS.. IT DOES NOT MOVE AROUND LIKE AN ARM

IN MY OPINION


THAT IS HOW I TEST SOME APPLICANTS------ TAKE THEM FOR A WALK HANGING ON TO MY REAR.... SO I SEE WHAT THEIR DEMANDS ON A DOG WILL BE.


HEY--- ANYBODY GOT ANY BETTER IDEAS?????

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I AM TOLD WE ARE GETTING LOW ON THE CANS OF DOG FOOD WE USE AS TRAINING TREATS...... THAT CHICKEN SOUP FOR TH E DOG LOVERS SOUL*


WE HAVE SOME OTHER CANNED FOOD DONATED BY ELLEN DEGENEROUS COMPANY-- DOGS LOVE IT... EXCEPT IT IS MADE OF SALMON-- AND IS BEST USED FOR TREATS IN OUTDOOR SITUATIONS...


AND THE CHICKEN SOUP HAS PULL TOPS--- A BIGGGGG LUXURY

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SCHEDULE?

HOPEFULLY TRACY AND MARIA ARE GETTING CHORES DONE SO WHEN MEGAN ARRIVES SHE WILL DO A WALK THRU ( FOR HEALTH INSPECTIONS) AND THEN GO OUT TRAINING..


I WOUL D LIKE TO DO CHUPPIES ABOUT 9:30 IN THE HOUSE AND TO GO OUT ON A TRIP AROUND 11:00 LEAVING TRACY AND MARIA HERE---


THERESA IS NOT HERE TODAY-- I THINK JAMIE MIGHT BE HERE AT NOON....IN GETTING THE SCHEDULE GOING-- I AM NOT SURE--


THEN THIS AFTERNOON I HAVE TO CONSIDER THIS CAMERA BIT AND WILL TALK TO COURTNEY ( CALIFORNIA TIME-- DON'T CAL BEFORE NOON HERE)





Sunday, January 27, 2013

January 27, 2013


WOW-- A WEEK TO GO AND ONLY 22  CHICKEN SH#TTING BRICKS LEFT TO SELL...
 
YOU CAMERA PEOPLE HAVE NO IDEA WHAT A HUGE HELP THAT IS...
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ALONG WITH THE CEREAL BOX  CARDBOARDS--- I TOLD THEM IN THE COMMENTS  THAT I REALLY ENJOYED DE-SH#TTING THE  HALL TODAY
 BECAUSE WITH ALL THEIR CARDBOARDS I COULD USE A PAIR A PILE-
 WHAT LUXURY !  
   BEFORE THE CAMERA PEOPLE, I HAD TO SOMETIMES STRETCH A PAIR FOR 2 PILES.
 
IT IS A PLEASURE TO BEND AND SCOOP WITH  LUCKY CHARMS SCOOPERS.
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FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO POSTED THAT  I SLEPT IN MY RECLINER-- WELL... I DID PRETTY WELL EXCEPT SINCE THE PUPS ATE THE CORD&  I HAVE NOT GOT ROUND TO REPLACING IT--- SO IT IS A CHAIR-- NOT A RECLINER... MAYBE TODAY.... BUD...???..
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 AS OF LAST NIGHT I WAS RELATIVELY PANIC'D  - WE HAVE 7 DOGS HERE THAT I HAD NOT PLANNED ON-- OR KNOWN ABOUT EVEN...  WE ARE FULL !~!  AND I WAS "IT" FOR OVERNIGHT.
 
 SOME I KNEW..
 SAMMY IS HERE BECAUSE JADE HAD BACK SURGERY
NOEL IS HERE AS LADY IN WAITING--
HEYDAWG-S PARTNER WENT ON VACATION INVOLVING A BOAT-- SO HE CAME HERE--
THE REST ARE LOGICAL BUT UNPLANNED
 
LIKE  ( READY FOR THIS ONE???)  PERRY HAS AN ANAL GLAND PROBLEM-- AND IT IS EASIER FOR US TO DEAL UNTIL WE CAN TAKE HIM TO GEORGE'S  ON MONDAY...
I WILL SPARE YOU THE DETAILS ON THAT-- EVEN THO I FIND IT EDUCATIONAL-- MOST DON'T  NEED TO KNOW..
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I HAVE TO ADMIT -- THESE MUPPIES ARE EXTREMELY WELL BEHAVED FOR  SO MANY AND SO YOUNG--   MADDY HELPED LAST NIGHT AFTER THEIR SUPPER AND RAN THEM AROUND A BIT... BUT WHEN SHE LEFT AND I CAME ALONG AND TOLD THEM IT WAS TIME TO STOP PLAYING GOTTCHA TAG AND GO TO BED... THEY DID-- AND WITH ONLY A WORD OR TWO OVERNIGHT - THEY STAYED QUIET TIL 5AM.
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 LARGE EXCITEMENT-- GINGER CAN YUPPY---   I THINK SOMEONE HAS IT ON YUTUBE-- OR SOMEWHERE--
 
THE REST... LITTLE SLOWER-   BUT THEIR LEASH BIT IS IMPROVING  WITH 2 NOTABLE EXCEPTIONS.. OSCAR  AND ELSIE?  DO I DARE SAY THAT HARLS LOOK SO COMICAL THAT WE DO NOT TREAT THEM IN QUITE THE BUSNESS LIKE FASHION??  I HAVE SEEN THAT BEFORE-- HARLS DEVELOPE SLOWER--- AND HE IS A MALE-- SPENDS ALOT OF HIS TIME SLEEPING AND GROWING BIG FEET
 
.HE IS STILL VERY CONCERNED AT THE SIGHT OF TH E LEASH-- HE JUST DOES NOT UNDERSTAND- SEE MY REFERENCE TO HELEN KELLER IN THE MOVIE MIRACLE WORKER   WHEN SHE FINALLY FIGURES OUT "WATER"-   THAT IS EXACTLY WHAT HE IS GOING THRU.
 
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WE HAD SOME EXCITEMENT WITH BLOWING  FUSES IN THE BARN-- WHICH  GETS COMPLICATED BECAUSE OF THE CAMERAS-- FUSE BLOWING MUST BE TAKEN VERY SERIOUSLY-- AND  PER USUAL TH E PROBLEM INVOLVED THE STOCK TANK HEATER..  I BOUGHT A NEW ONE-- WHICH AS OF LAST NIGHT WAS MISSING IN IT'S WHITE BOX--  SO COULD BE THAT TANK IS FROZEN THIS MORNING...  THEY WILL JUST HAVE TO CARRY FROM THE FEED ROOM....
 
I REMEMBER.....(?READY?)   WE HAD A HOUSE FIRE IN LYNNFIELD-  THE WATER TO TH E BARN CAME FROM THE HOUSE ( NOW GONE) AND I ENDED UP CARRYING A 55 GALON DRUM IN THE BACK OF MY PICKUP   GETTING WATER FROM THE NEIGHBORS FOR 25 OR SO HORSES- 
IT GOT EVEN WORSE -- ONE NIGHT I LEFT TH E PLASTIC DRUM FUILL OF WATER--- IT FROZE- SPLIT THE PLASTIC DRUM  AND FOR A VERY LONG TIME I HAD A 55 GALLON BLOCK OF ICE BEHIND ME BECAUSE IT HAD GOT ITSELF GLUED TO THE BED OF THE TRUCK WITH 4" OF ICE
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OUR 2 NEW GOLF CARTS HAVE ARRIVED--- THEY ARE SET UP TO CARRY 4 PEOPLE OR 1 DAYS WORTH OF LAUNDRY...
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SUNDAY STEW... IT IS COLD... DEFINITELY THE GUEST HOUSE
 
PROJECT....IF WE COLD DO A MINOR BIT OF FENCE  ORGANIZATION IT WOULD HELP--  THAT BIG STACK OF CHAIN LINK-- IF WE COULD SORT IT TO IT'S EVENTUAL LOCATION  - LIKE THE NUTT HOUSE OR LAUNDRY-- WE COULD  WORK ON IT IN RELATIVE WARMTH.... IT WILL BE  A HUGE IMPROVEMENT... THE OLD STUFF WAS SOMETHING I PICKED OUT OF THE TRASH WHEN A KENNEL BOUGHT NEW-- TH OLD STUFF IS VERY TIRED ( I.E.  RUSTED THRU)   PLUS IT IS THE LIGHTER GUAGE-- AND BENTLEY DOES NOT TAKE THAT LIGHTER GUAGE WIRE SERIOUSLY AT ALL.  HE WALKS THRU THAT OLD  CHAIN LINK.   HE WON'T WITH THE NEW..
 
 COUPLE PEOPLE ARE OUT WITH THIS VIRUS BIT....
 
PAUL SAID EARLENE WOULD BE HERE TODAY--  I HOPE SO--- WE COULDN'T HAVE A PROPER SUNDAY  WITHOUT HER.
 
ITCHY PUPPY BATHING MAY ALSO BE THE SPECIALITY OF TH EDAY--- THEY SEEM SO MUCH BETTER WITH REGUALR BATHING.
 
 
 
 

Saturday, January 26, 2013

January 26, 2013


BACK TO THE DISCUSSION ABOUT ELECTRICAL PROBLEMS 
 
THE PUPS ATE THE CORD TO MY RECLINER  AND I NEED TO PUT A NEW END ON IT.
THERE MUST BE ONE OF YOU OUT THERE WHO  KNOWS--
 
WHICH GETS ATTATCHED TO TH E FATTER SIDE OF THE PLUG... THE WHITE  OR BLACK?
 
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 WE STRUGGLED THRU THE BROKEN WATER PIPE YESTERDAY-- MY SON IN LAW BAILED US OUT
 
AND FIXED THE DRAIN WHILE HE WAS DOWN UNDERR THE SINK  . HE DID A VERY NEAT TIDY REPAIR JOB... NOW I HAVE TO PUT ALL THE JUNK BACK IN ALL THE CLOSETS.
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ATTN: THE FROZEN RODENT DELIVERY COMPANY---
 THE VET HOSPITAL NEEDS MORE RATS/MICE   SO GET THOSE TRAPS SENT-- THYE HAVE VERY FEW IN THEIR FREEZER AND THEY HAVE A HURT OWL.-- I AM SURE WE CAN ACCOMODATE THEM
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I WILL ALSO TAKE THEM THE EGGS-- ALL THOSE CHICKS WE ORDERED MUST BE MATURING  BECAUSE WE ARE GETTING ALOT OF EGGS-- EVEN IN THE WINTER...
 
WELL TECHNICALLY  THE DAYS ARE GETTING LONGER NOW-- SO THEY WILL INCREASE PRODUCTION EVEN THO  IT SURE DOESN'T LOOK LIKE SPRING...
 
 STATISTICS  HAVE TO BE ADJUSTED FOR THE OCCASIONAL FEAST BY THE CHICKEN HAWK--- WHICH SOMEONE REPORTED WAS HANGING AROUND OVER THE COOP-- THEY ALSO REPORTED IT HAD A WHITE FRONT AND WAS HUGE--  MAKING ME WONDER IF IT IS THE EAGLE THAT IS SUPPOSED TO BE NESTING IN WHENHAM ( 3 air miles away)
 
GREG REDID THE HAWK DEFLECTING SYSTEM-- BEING SHORT ON PIE PLATES HE HUNG PLASTIC BAGS ON CABLES ACROSS THE CHICKEN AREA  TO BLOW IN THE BREEZES..--- LOOKS SOMEWHAT LIKE TEH CITY DUMP-- BUT IT IS NEEDED.
 
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CAMERA MARK PUT OUT THE VIDEOS HE DID OF ME TRAINING  THE CHUPPIES-- ON THAT SHUTTERFLY WHATEVER...
THE BIG THING THERE IS FOR THEM TO FREEZE-- THEN STAND AND WONDER WHAT TO DO-- AND THEN DECIDE TO MOVE TOWARD ME.--
IT DOES DEMO THAT WITH SOME OF THEM
 
 THE ONES WHO RUN INTO MY LAP ALL THE TIME ARE NOT LEARNING--
 
THE OTHERS - AS THEY TURN AWAY AND I SHARPLY SAY --NO-- ARE ALSO LEARNING TO STOP AND FREEZE
 
CRITICAL WITH LULU -- WHO WAS NOT TRAINED TO DO STAIRS WITH THAT MIKE IN LA WHO WAS JUST OUT OF A WHEELCHAIR-- BUT WE FAKED THE 5 STEPS UP AND DOWN  WITH ME SAYING WHOA AT EACH STEP-- AND SHE STOPPED EACH TIME. 
( COURTNEY SAID SHE IS DOING FINE.)
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AS WE GO THRU THIS TRANSITION CAUSED BY THE EXPLORE HELP- I WISH EVERYONE WOULD JUST QUIET DOWN AND GIVE ME A CHANCE TO  ADJUST SCHEDULES TO MEET SDP REQUIREMENTS WHILE TRYING TO ACCOMODATE EVERYONE ELSE'S SCHEDULE.
 
AND AFTER I GET IT ALL ORGANIZED  NOEL WILL HAVE HER PUPS AND SCREW UP THE SCHEUDLE AGAIN..  BUT I  AM TRYING.
 
WE HAVE TO SHIFT SCHEDULES AROUND-- WITH SO MANY PUPS AND DOGS IN TRAINING ETC 
GOT TO DO IT TO MAXIMISE THE BENEFITS...
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SPECTACULAR DOG OF THE 15  HAS TO BE DASH--
NOW LETS SEE  IT THAT HOLDS TRUE A YEAR FROM NOW.
 
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SCHEDULE?? MAYBE GET SOME OF TH ENEW CHAIN LINK PUT IN THE LAUNDRY AND NUTT NOUSE.
MAYBE...
 
 

Friday, January 25, 2013

January 25, 2013


 the new deagle house is nearly habitable--    we had dogs in all 5 kennels yesterday -- along with bentley on the couch  -- it is a thing of beauty--- few things to work on today...  the outside fencing needs help  there is no gate between 2 of the outside areas-- and megan does not do ladders-- 
 
as i drove by bonnies a year ago  i think i remember she had a pool ladder/life savers ladder/chair thing...since she has no pool... maybe that would work to get megan over th e 5' fence and the dogs would never.  building a gate would be such a dull solution
 
why did i remember that??? well it was during calendar photographng season when we were getting ideas...-- and we may need it for next year-- but a bunch of pups playing in one of those 8" tall blue wading pools with bailey rigged upon that lifeguard chair  could be a good one...-
 
the gopro filming of the process of making one of those comical photos  would also be interesting to the general  camera crowd..
 
i liked that lifeguard  chair scene--- i can't remember why we did not do it.
at any rate--- bonnie has one.---
 
 bonnie is not as bad as i am--  i don't think she collects like i do-- but she does not throw away anything which lands on her doorstep.-- so her place is a source of things not readily available in the real world.
 
i remember-----when i was quite young....my father once said save things that look alike---especially hardware---  that is what got me into  trouble --- from driving 8 matching mini donkeys  to  selling puppy breath  in those matching little bottles
 
the bottles are a lot easier..
 
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mark has bgiven me 21 videos to watch of the training we did while he was here... so i have a job to do
 
  short doggie
 

Thursday, January 24, 2013

January 24, 2013


THAT CLOCK OF THE DAYS IS A WONDERFUL THING
IT IS THURSDAY-

FIRE STARTED IN THE NUTT HOUSE...

PUPS HAVE BEEN OUT-- AND ARE COMING BACK IN- HOPEFULLY EMPTIED.
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THE PATIENTS MADE IT THRU THE NIGHT--- THE BOYS ARE ALMOST TOO PLAYFUL-- AND PANDORA IS FEELING BETTER - ENOUGH TO EAT A BIT. WHICH MEANS WE COULD GIVE HER A PAIN PILL-

IT IS ALWAYS A QUESTION -- PAIN MAKES THEM MOVE CAREFULLY/SLOWLY - DISH OUT PAIN MED AND THEN YOU DEAL IN TORN STITCHES...

I HAVE HAD MALES BLEED INTO THE EMPTY SACKS--- THE RESULT IS A COMICAL PAIR OF "SOFT BALL" SIZED APPENDAGES WHICH TAKE WEEKS TO RESORB AND CAUSE ALL KINDS OF SPECULATION IF THEY SHOULD GET OUT IN PUBLIC,

BEEN THERE DONE THAT...
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BIG EXCITEMENT IS SOME OF THE CAMERA PEOPLE WERE SO EXCIETED ABOUT BAILEY'S WALKABOUT WHILE WEARING A BORROWED CAMERA THAT SOMEONE HAS SENT ME ONE--

AND ANOTHER PERSON SAID SHE WOULD SEND ME SOME MEMORY CARDS.

NEXT PROBLEM IS TO NOT HAVE WHAT HAPPENED WITH THE STILL PHOTO'S ON MY COMPUTER

MARK GAVE ME COPIES OF ALL OF HIS PHOTO'S --
I THOUGHT THERE WOULD ONLY BE A SMALL COLLECTION AND I WOULD REMEMBER.
TURNS OUT THERE ARE 43,000 PHOTO'S AND HE KNOWS WHERE THEY ALL ARE

I DO NOT.
I NEED TO GET BETTER PREPARED FOR THIS CONCEPT.
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*WE ARE STRUGGLING THRU NEW SCHEDULES--- NEW HELP--
 IN TODAY'S CASE-- VERY OLD HELP--- MARIA---- WHO HAS NOT BEEN AROUND HERE TO ACTUALLY WORK IN 12 ? YEARS?

I SENT HER OFF TO WATER AND POO PICK-- SHE WILL BE DOING ALL SORTS OF THINGS-- MOST NOTABLE TAKING PUPS HOME WITH HER -- FOR BOMB PROOFING-- SHE HAS 5 REALLY WELL BEHAVED SMALL CHILDREN... --- SHE ALSO HAS VANILLA ( SHE CALS HER "MAYBE" )
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WITH A BIT OF LUCK TRACY WILL COME ALONG--- SHE WASNT TO START TIL NEXT WEEK....
AND PAUL.. AND LES-- PLUS THERESA... IS WHAT IS ON TH E SCHEDULE.

WE ARE A LITTLE OFF DUE TO TH E SURGERIES YESTERDAY... SO THOSE BOYS CAN GET BACK ION THE DEAGLE HOUSE LATER TODAY--

WE ARE " A LITTLE OFF" ALOT OF THE TIME.

GONNA TRY FOR TRAINING WHEN LES GETS HERE.
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TIM (EXPLORE) IS HOPING BUD CAN DO SOMETHING IN TH E T TENT WITH THE ELECTRICITY
THEY NEED TO TALK... SO I AM HOPING HE SHOWS TODAY
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SHELIA ASKED FOR CAPTION FOR THIS
MY SUGGESTION  " LET ME REFRESH YOUR MEMORY WHAT THE TITLE ALPHA DOG MEANS"

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

January 23, 2013


YESTERDAY'S FUN WITH SHELIA'S GOPRO  ON BAILEY
 
 
THE NEW CAMERA ARRIVED  -- TINY THING-- THE SIZE OF THE CORE OF A TOILET PAPER ROLL.
 
WITH MILES (150 FEET) OF CORD,, WE ARE NOW HARD WIRED TO TH E WORLD--
 NO MORE RED BUTTONS TO PUSH...
 
I GOT NO TRAINING DONE YESTERDAY  AND THAT HAS TO CHANGE TODAY-- HOPEFULLY
APPARENTLY MARK HAS VIDEO OF MY LAST EFFORTS..
 AND I HAVE HOPES SOMEONE -- MAYBE MIKE--. WILL SEND ME A GOPRO OF MY OWN
 
I AM SURE I NEED MORE MEMORY CARDS-- SO THAT MIGHT BE THE EXCURSION OF THE DAY.
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I AM TRYING --- ALSO--- TO GET THE PAPERWORK DONE  THAT TH E IRS DEMANDS...
NAMELY THAT 990 FORM. FOR SDP
I HOPE EVERYONE WILL CHECK THIS OUT... I COULD NOT BELIEVE IT... BUT
 
14 a----Did the organization receive any payments for
 indoor tanning services during the tax year? ......
14 b---- if "Yes," has it filed a Form 720 to report these payments?
 If "No," provide an explanation in Schedule O.
 
HOW COULD I  NOT TAKE  THAT SERIOUSLY?  I HAVE NEVER FILLED OUT A
SCHEDULE O PERTAINING TO RUNNING A TANNING BOOTH WHILE TRAINING DOGS...
 
I CAN NOT IMAGINE HOW THAT FITS IN WITH THE PAPERWORK REDUCTION NOTICE WHICH
I CONSTANTLY RECIEVE ON 2 SHEETS OF PAPER.
 
THEN THER IS THE 706 PERTAINING TO TOM'S DEATH IN AUGUST-- MUST BE DONE WITHIN 6 MONTHS
I TRIED- AND GOT ALL TANGLED UP WITH DECEDENT AND DESCENDENT--SO I QUIT.
 BEING DYSLEXCIC- IN CASE YOU CAN NOT TELL-
I  THINK I WILL TAKE A BIG DOG AND GO TO THE TAXPAYERS ASSISTANCE OFFICE.
MAYBE I SHOULD WAIT TIL I HAVE A GOPRO STRAPPED TO MY HEAD????
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OH THE POSSIBILITIES ARE ENDLESS..
 
THAT COULD BE AS MUCH FUN AS THE DAY THE RECEPTIONEST AT THE HOSPITAL CALLED SECURITY
AND SAID "I HAVE SOME NUT HERE IN THE LOBBY WHO WANTS TO TRAIN HER DOG IN THE ELEVATOR."
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SHELIA HAS  A  LARGE TRUCK DRIVING SON== WHO WENT AND PICKED UP THE CHAIN LINK FENCE IN SAUGUS-
SO THAT HAS NOW LANDED IN THE  "TURNAROUND"   WHEN IT IS WARMER I WILL GO LABEL WHAT GOES WHERE
  NUTT HOUSE.
.LAUNDRY..
T  TENT..
AND DEAGLE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT
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SHORT DOGGIE
 
REDOING SCHEDULING TO ACCOMODATE MORE TRAINING HOURS AND FILLING GAPS HAS
A FEW CONFUSED  AND SOME UPSET...
GRANTED WE HAVE BEEN PROMISED A BUNCH OF MONEY--- BUT--- TO ACCOMPLISH THE GROWTH FOR WHICH WE
WERE GIVEN THIS GRANT,  WE HAVE TO BE DARN CAREFUL TO MAXIMIZE IT'S EFFECT.
 
AFTER MUCH PENCIL SHARPENING
WE NOW HAVE A TENTATIVE  SCHEDULE  WHICH I WILL POST SOMEWHERE... 
IT WAS A LONG 2 DAYS TO GET TO WHERE I T NOW IS.
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TODAY IS SURGERY DAY-- ONE SPAY AND 2 NEUTERS I THINK
AND I AM CAPABLE OF SITTING ON THE FLOOR SOMEWHERE-- AND NOT MUCH ELSE.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

January 22, 2013


WE ARE GETTTING ORGANIZED
 
FIRST THING I DO IN THE MORNING ( AFTER DRESSING OF COURSE--  -- ALTHO IN MY JAMMIES WOULD BE POSSIBLE-- WE DO LIVE IN THE WOODS..) --  I GO  FOR A MORNING WALK-- OF ABOUT  30 FEET-- TO THE NUTT HOUSE.. WHERE I TURN UP; THE HEAT AND PUT A MATCH TO THE FIRE IN THE POT BELLY STOVE THAT SOMEONE BUILT FOR ME YESTERDAY..  THEN FOR MENTAL ACTIVITY, I WATCH THE THERMOMETER CLIMB FROM 49 TO 95-     I SIT AND WATCH TH E POT BELLY STOVE DO NOTHING EXCEPT WARM THE WALLS CEILING AND FLOOR TO 55 DEGEES--- THEN I GO IN THE HOUSE AND LET THE PUPS OUT--
 
 
YOU WILL NOTICE I FORGOT A CRITICAL THING-- FOR TRAINING PURPOSES I SHOULD TAKE A BOWL OF DRY FOOD WITH ME AND DUMP IT ON THEIR BEDS OUT THERE SO THEY HAVE MORE DIRECTION WHEN I TURN THEM LOOSE.
CONSEQUENTLY TODAY NOT ALL THE 15 MADE IT TO THE NUTT  HOUSE WHICH MEANT COUNTING  BLACK PUPS IN THE DARK-- A VERY MENTALLY TIRING EXERCISE...
 
MAGGIE  WAS NEITHER IN TH EHOUSE OR NUTT HOUSE.. BLESS HER...  SO I LEFT HER OUT ALONE TIL SHE FINALLY SCRATCHED ON TH EHOUSE DOOR... NEXT TIME I BET SHE COMES BETTER WHEN CALLED......FINALLY 15-- VERIFIED BY COLLEEN 
 
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NEXT TOPIC 
2 VOMITERS-- BUT YELLOW GOO ONLY--- NO ONE VOMITED THE MISSING MITTON-- THE ONLY ACTIVITY COLLEEN HAD TO REPORT WAS THE UNUSUAL NOISE WHILE ONE WAS POOPING-- WHICH TURNED OUT TO BE ROCKS HITTING THE VINYL  FLOOR-
 
SHE SAID IT WAS PEE  STONE- SO WE HAD A LOOK ----- PEE STONE IS... I THINK--- LESS THAN 1/2 INCH SMOOTH ROUND--- THIS WAS THE 3/4 " CRUSHED ROCK THAT WE HAVE ALOT OF AROUND HERE---IT WILL HENCEFORTH BE CALLED WHAT IT IS... POOP STONE. 
 
SINCE NO MITTON YET--- WE WILL JUST HAVE TO WATCH THE DOGS--- BECAUSE I CAN NOT KEEP THEM ALL IN TO SEE IF IT PASSES--  WE WILL JUST HAVE TO WATCH FOR A BIG BELLYACHE.. WHICH WE  DO ANYWAY-----LETS HOPE WE  FIND IT NEXT SPRING  WOUND AROUND THE BLADE OF THE MOWER.--- THE OTHER WAY IS IF IT BECOMES A  SURGICAL BELLY--
 
 
AND GEORGE IS IN AFRICA.. ( HE HAS COVERAGE-- DO NOT  PANIC)
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THT REMINDS ME -- WE HAVE NOEL DUE-- AND I NEED TO PICK UP  SOME OXYTOCIN IN THE REFRIG JUST IN CASE-- THEY( VETS) USUALLY TELL ME WHEN  AND HOW MUCH TO USE UNDER WHATEVER SITUATION  DEVELOPES--  IT CAUSES UTERINE CONTRACTIONS- AND SEEMS TO BE  USED AFTER YOU THINK THEY ARE ALL BORN TO SORT OF CLEAN OUT MOM-- VERY OFTEN IT  UNEXPECTEDLY  PROCUSES ANOTHER PUP OR TWO. 
 
 AS FAR AS I KNOW-- THERE IS NO NORMAL.
 
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 I WAS ALL SET TO GET UP AND PLOW THIS BIG 12"  STORM WITH THE TRACTOR...-- BUT INSTEAD I USED THE BROOM AND WENT BACK TO DRINKING COFFEE ...
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BOB MCCARTHY SUGGESTED WE GET A "COUPLE" CAMERAS CALLED "GOPRO" WITH A STRAP TO PUT IT ON MY HEAD--- OR A DOG'S HEAD---   THAT COULD JUMP START OUR PROJECT OF VIDEO TAPING SOME OF THE STRANGER THINGS AROUND HERE.
 
I AM AT THAT POINT OF LEASH TRAINING WHERE IT IS INTERESTING TO ME TO SEE A PUP TURN AROUND AND FROWN AND STARE AS HE TRIES TO THINK--- WHAT ON EARTH IS SHE SAYING TO ME.. THERE IS THAT MOMENT WHERE THEY FIGURE IT OUT-- AND ARE THEN  REASONABLY TRAINED--
 
 IT IS LIKE THAT MOMENT IN THE  FILM, MIRACLE WORKER WHERE HELLEN KELLER FIGURES OUT THAT THE SIGN LANGUAGE HANDS MEANT "WATER" ----IT MIGHT BE INTERESTING  FOR ME TO HAVE ONE OF THE  GOPROS   ATTACHED TO MY HEAD FOR THIS OPERATION  IN THE NEXT 2 WEEKS...
I WILL WORK ON THAT CONCEPT... I DON'T EVEN KNOW IF STORES CARRY THEM.
 
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TIM IS FEDEXING A NEW CAMERA AND 150 FEET OF CABLE WHICH SHOULD WORK  IN AND AROND THE HOUSE--- BUT WILL NOT REALLY BE THE ROVING CAMERA WE HOPED IT WOULD BE.
 
THAT IS WHERE THESE GOPRO'S APPARENTLY  EXCEL-- SOUNDS GOOD TO ME.
 
RIGHT AT THE MOMENT COLLEEN HAS LET HTE 15 IN THE HOUSE ( SHE SAID SHE COUNTED) AND  CASPER HAS PERCHED HIMSELF ON TOP OF THE GARD THAT KEEPS THEM FROM CLIMBING INTO TH E HEATER.. A GOOD GOPRO MOMENT ---  HE IS CUTE-- BUT IT CAN NOT BE GOOD FOR HIS DRY SKIN ITCH
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THANK HEAVENS FOR THIS CLOCK THAT TELLS ME IT IS TUESDAY--- LOVE IT !!!
 
I ALSO LOVE THE  BATCH OF OUTDOOR BRASS  4" DOUBLE ENDED SNAPS- WHICH I HAVE ADDED TO MY COLLECTION OF THE  NOT BRASS INDOOR KIND....- I THINK MAYBE... JUST MAYBE... I HAVE ENOUGH FOR THE NEXT 6 MONTHS...  I NEVER IN MY LIFE THOUGHT I COULD SAY THAT.
 
PUPS  ARE LOVING THE KONG COLLECTION--   THEY ROLL IN A CIRCLE (GEOMETRY WAS A FAVORITE OF MINE) 
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I AM EXTREMELY ALERT  TO ANY GAGGING NOISE  ANYWAY-- BUT I HAVE JUST NOTICED HOW SIMILAR THAT NOISE IS TO  CORNER  OF CARDBOARD BOX CHEWING...--  THE NOISE EVEN FOOLED THE PUPS AS THEY RAN OVER TO SEE IF HE WAS GOING TO VOMIT ANYTHING INTERESTING.
HEY YOU WANTED A REALITY SHOW..
THAT IS REALITY.
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 TODAY?
 
  LO SAID SHE WOULD COME ON TUESDAYS  BUT THEN CHANGED IT BECAUSE OF THE STORM  WHICH HAS NOT REALLY MATERLALIZED-- SO I DON'T KNOW IF I HAVE  THE 9AM HELP I NEED TO TRAIN THE PUPS.
 
I HAVE BEEN WORKING ON THE SCHEDULING OF MORE HELP THANKS TO THE  GRANT FROM EXPLORE...
SDP IS AT THE POINT SHELIA OBRIEN WAS TALKING ABOUT WHEN SHE CERTIFIED US-- "SOMEBODY WILL GIVE YOU MONEY TO GROW-- AND YOU WILL HAVE NO CHOICE BUT TO DO THAT---OR DIE  THE SITUATION THEN BECOMES HAVING A BASE OF DONORS WHO WILL MAINTAIN THE GROWTH" 
CHARLIE ADDED "TRICK IS TO MAINTAIN THE QUALITY" 
 
MY PERSONAL CONCERN  IS-- I HAVE ALWAYS RUN A BUSINESS WHEREHELP  WAS RANDOM FUN MONEY FOR - BASIICALLY COLLEGE KIDS-  WE ARE GETTING INTO A SITUATION WHERE  IT MEANS THINGS LIKE  PAYROLL FOR FAMILY SUPPORTERS--AND MEDICAL INSURANCE
AND THAT MAKES ME VERY NERVOUS.
 
SUPPORTING MY KIDS THRU COLLEGE WAS AN EXTREMELY NERVE WRACKING  CONCEPT... SO I UNDERSTAND THE PROBLEM,..
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IN CLOSING..... I DO NOT KNOW WHY I JUST THOUGHT OF THIS... BUT.....
 IF DEER HUNTING IS A SPORT, THEN - TO EVEN THE PLAYING FIELD ----WHY DON'T HUNTERS WEAR TAN JACKETS AND WHITE FLUFFY HATS?
 THAT IS WHEN GUN PEOPLE TELL ME  THERE ARE TOO MANY DEER AND IT IS A WAY OF CULLING THE POPULATION.
WHICH IS WHEN I SAY " THERE ARE TOO MANY DEER HUNTERS AND THAT POPULATION NEEDS CULLING TOO."
*
 TODAY SCHEDULE ??
I DUNNO
 
MAYBE THE  CHAIN LINK FENCE  WILL ARIVE--   I AM TRYING TO GET THEM  TO DELIVER IT
 
 THE DURANGO NEEDS ATTENTION AGAIN...AND THAT IS THE TRAILER PULLER.
AND THE COA IS GROANING. 

Monday, January 21, 2013

January 21, 2013


marks pictures from yesterday are up...   http://servicedogproject.shutterfly.com/
 
and -- for those of you keeping track of weights, there is a photo of  sheet of paper with all their weights on it that we used to figure the allwormer pills. 
 
yesterday was very exciting with ...
 
shall i push the  red button?
no try unplugging
still blue screen?
yes-
- try black button and wait 10 seconds
i did that
well do it again.....
 
  for maybe 2 hours?????  i finally told tim i was going across the driveway to stew... and came back 3 hours later and  the screen was not blue--- it was black.  but he did get it going eventually.
 
i do not understand how it ( this explore camera) can run perfectly and with no one touching it.. decide to just quit-- but that is why i am a button pusher as opposed to a technical design person.
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 the tirade of the day has to be about phone calls .
 
i go to bed when the overnight person gets here  (7pm)
at some point in raising pups you have to calculate priorities and take as few chances as possible.
there are several facts
 
with dane pups..... the world is their chew toy
with camera people it is possible to mentally get twisted round one thought.so absolutely nothing is as important as calling me after bedtime  to tell me  something i already know.
"there is a bird in the dog's room"
"the dogs can't sleep with the lights on"
"they are tearing up a blanket"
 
and before you get caught up with the  " what if it forms a blockage in their gut?"
there have been at least 14,000 other what if's  since they were born.-starting with  they eat rocks !
at some point you have to take a chance- hopefully small- 
  and you can not play the   game  of
hover round with  threat of 20-20 hindsight so i can say i told you so
 
if the barn is on fire please do call me--otherwise  call each other
 
let me rephrase that-- anyone who wakes me up after bed time - and th e barn is not on fire--- will have their number posted online  so everyone can call them at 7am from  whatever time zone they  live.
 
p.s.  if the barn is on fire-- all the animals have an  in/out door but  do call
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today schedule
 
dr apt   11am
 
meeting with maria at 8am  to try and figure out a schedule to improve the training capabilities of megan, colleen,maria's 5 kids and myself.... without spending all the grant money we will be receiving
 
the grant is to  increase our output of trained dogs.. which means once we get all the  details in place  and produce more pups....we will be even more dependent on the food/fuel funds of the chicken sh#t numbers.... along with all th e  other donations.-- so this is not a reason to figure we need fewer donations, but rather more..
 
someone might call it a bold step forward... that would be the polite people
 
others might say "whatAREyou  nuts??"
 
2 more litters soon.... nuppies and oopsies.
 
 

Sunday, January 20, 2013

January 20, 2013


progress is being made
 
the chuppies seem to be doing really well in the #10 kennel.. on the indoor camera 
we are slowly moving the muppies to the nutt house- not yet overnight... but soon..
i get out there early and start the wood fire in addition to th eelect heat-- and put them out  for a pee or two.. then they come back in for breakfast-- and out again/( no camera yet)
then the chuppies come up and land in the back room ( no cmaera there)  for training one at a time in th eoffice area camera onn...  then chuppies go back and muppies come in to the back room for  training in the office  "come "  and  "no" training
 
all this is to get ready for the nuppies  and the oopsies which will go in the tv room
  nuppies due 1/29 to 2/1ish
 
priscilla ( an RN who observes pretty weell....) thinks olive is pregnant.  that should be a colorful  litter. 
 
rumor has it that maddy will take perry home at night--- she is here every day-- and jamie will take willow overnight and  she works here 5 days a week  so she will be around also...
 
so camera people--- they will not disappear... all else being equal...  they will come and go  and lead a fairly normal dog's life---like walter....pants...,fido and a lot of others that come and go...
 
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on the topic of farm management...and winter water hoses..
 
Water flows down hill---- there's  not a darn thing you can do about that. 
 when my kids were small- the winter rule was.. unhook th ehose- put the other end out the lower door and walk the full legnth putting th ehose over your head , and just leave it there.... and life was uncomplicated...  the hoses worked.
 
now... these "horse people"   have read somewhere--- or seen in movies--- how neat and tidy it looks to hang the hose in great loops on a wall after they have done the drain  part. all well and good.. except that tiny bit left after draining  will run down hill and form a very effective  1" plug of ice at the bottom of every loop.
 
having 7 pups in the kitchen is not much worse than 100 feet of stiff frozen hose. 
 
so far around the property i have located 3 messy loops of hose that is probably frozen and has not made it to the  kitchen to be thawed... and someone figured out a monster hose  about one and a half in diameter would solve it  -- so that is now frozen into loops- and we are back to the simple 6  'hose to fill the horse water dipping tankin the alleyway.. 
order of the day--- stop trying to improve a system that works...there are not that many horses-- dip and pour til spring.
that  also eliminates a very dangerous extenson cord  for the stock tank heater...
 
and while i am at horse people  2 more things.
 
i have one rope with a 3"ring spliced in one end.... it maes a halter and lead on most any animal horse or dog--- it is supposed to hang at the barn door wh when we have loose horses--- which we do regularly-- i hav the equipment  right there where i need it so i don't get trampled by those idiot horses.
 
secondly   there will be no pitchforks left in the alley
there is this gravity thing-- like water-- stuff falls down-- and yesterday a fork fell with tines pointed skyward= nearly got opal in the chest as she ran down the alley.    i don't care if you end up mucking stalls with a teaspoon... i will collect any pitchfork i find---  and currently they cost over $50 for the good ones.
 
don't you love it when i spend 10 minutes in the barn???/
 
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Sunday stew- per usual--
 
i have a couple chores i need to get someone to do--  like..... say---" mum" in Britain  can you get your son in peabody  to come and shift a bed downstairs??  it will take more than  the usual few  plus megan to move that..
 
and i want to re hand that beautiful banner someone made-- it should go in the guest house.... 
 
we will now bring  the muppies back in-- and it will no longer be quiet here..
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Saturday, January 19, 2013

January 19, 2013


happy  celebration day !!!
 
i can hear you now.... what celebration??? 
 
it is the  19th of the month--that's why.
 
what the ...???
 
when i  was  studying at the university of edinburgh...
 no ... that is a crock-- there was very little studying on my part....
but i did belong to the Phys Soc in the math dept.
the phys soc ( Physical Society) was a collection of extremely bright intellectuals- and i was - what amounts to --their American mascot.. 
 
one of the members.. Bill-- had a personal  crusade to fill out a petition  to send to the Queen to have the 19th of every month be a "national  celebration day" - it would tidy  up the calendar and get a lot of nonsensical details out of the way on the 19th of every  month.
 
at the phys soc meeting - under old business-- he would circulate this petition for signatures.--- the petition was about a 4" x 4" piece of cardboard.  because it had no lines- people just signed it any which way  - so eventually it became a 4 x 4 of just ink.
 
but it allowed everyone to get seated  for the presentation of the relics----- a copper hip bath full of misc hardware.
 
the lectures  were very scientifically accurate- but since i did not know what on earth they were talking about, it was just very relaxing 40 minutes.
 
i did understand the concept of ce;lebration day  and still think it is a very good one.
makes as much sense as what we now have --- all those...national hamburger flippers days.
 
so i will have to figure out how to celebrate something today.....there is always lunch at the cheesecake factory...
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so we have  hey dawg with us for a week.  he is a somewhat  needy comical dane...
we had thought he could  manage the back dorm room with bailey and luna-- but that was not to his liking  so at midnight i got up and colleen2 ( overnight person) and i shifted him into th ehouse  where she had to old his paw for a long time til he setttled down.  puppies are not to his liking either.
 
a generic heads up--- heydawg  and bentley fence fight-- so probably should not mix them.
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we have only muppies in the house... the chuppies ( 2 weeks older) are in kennel 10 which is explore's  indoor camera.. so we can keep our eye on them from here.
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kenne;l 9 has tucker pants aka thumper2   who is another nutty adult dane-- a beautiful dog whi is good with the pups... apparently has trouble sleeping next to them when they are rough housing...  colleen 2 watched him  get down out of th ehigh bed and go out while the chuppies played loudly..
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 going to try today to have a volunteer play with one group then the other in th eback room  while i fool with one pup - leash training -- in the house/office area.
 
today's volunteer  is  camera person  treeski  aka chip
  we need 9am volunteers to keep this going... we have a few...  if you can commit to a couple hours at 9am  please do... it would be easier for two people--
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lulu is doing great...
 
and we had a pink report.
 
Hi Carlene,

I thought Pink was spectacular when I first received her (and she was) but after months and many miles together it's amazing how much better she and we are. It now feels seamless between us almost as if she is reading my thoughts. I don't think I've ever been closer to another living creature except for my husband in case he is reading this.
I also think I've become very knowledgeable about having a service dog in the hospital. We just had a very lengthy stay and Pink was welcomed and adored everywhere including ICU and the Recovery Room. The first face I saw waking up from surgery was a happy little Merle one. I really think her presence helped me get better medical care as doctors and nurses spent more time in my room sitting and playing with Pink.
Pictures to come!
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today schedule??
 
i dunno
 
 
 

Friday, January 18, 2013

January 18,2013


whewwwww.!
 
the chuppies spen t th e night in the kennel 10-- we kept track of them from here... and they look all right.
this means them muppies were here in the house.. until 5am 
 
paul set the fire for the  nutthouse-- all i needed was a match. we then let them out for 1/2 hour an d back to eat breakfast-- now they are wandering like normal dogs  quiet inquisitive  no chewing on each other etc...
 
this is huge progress..
 
next to swap them  so i can do the leash training  bit with the chupies..
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hillary was overnight   which meant we had bumpie here too...  he is such a lovely dog  and a great daddy dog too
 
except.... when he is around we have to put up pee deflectors on every corner because regardless of how nice a dog, his instinct is to tell any passing dog how tall he is.. and  he is very talented-- he can reach the third shelf on the bookcase.
 
i don't know how ADI would feel about having yellow stained   records-- being mostly oriented to small dogs ( labs and goldens) i bet they never thought of insisting that all medical records not be urine stained.
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furnature shifting..
 
. paul rightly decided my bureau made better firewood than it was a bureau-- so we had a nice warm fire with which to cut beef.
 
i am hoping greg will be around soon to get the bed downstairs-- well--- down railing  actually...
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our old golf cart needed 6 new batteries at about $100 each so anne and i went to look over the situation...  I was all set to pay  $3000 for  one nice replacement  -turned my back and she made a deal for 2 of the same ones for $4700-- way to go anne
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 i spent a great deal of time yesterday doing up a new schedule  taking into consideration  dogs-- pups--explore--  cameras  and existing volunteers....
 
the part i really need to have volunteer help with--- is a very organized 9am-10:30  daily help managing and training all these pups.. i think we have the coverage... but it is the kind where everybody arrives the same day  and sit around and drink coffee..
 
if we could have volunteers be available at 9am specifically for puppy management- it would improve our performance..  i need someone to sit in the back room and keep the pups clean and happy  while shuffling one pup at a time thru the kitchen door for me to play with under controled situation.
 
before 9 and after 10:30 you can do the things you usually do... but i need to get organized...  and 10:30 i should go out with   megan and some older dogs.
 
plus i want to fool with  cameras off site...
 
people around explore seem to have a lot of cameras-- like that mike--- he had some underwater idiot proof cameras-- i think he offered me one... i need to chase  that idea.
 
schedule-- dr apt  10:00  eye dr 
best buy scouting trip
here the rest of the day
 
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what is it like to have cameras in the house????
 along with  getting messages to greg in peabody mass... by way of his mother in britain.....
 
from 1/2 way cross country.....julie g4  has sent me a long discertaition about my computer use-- and how i need a new chair/keyboard to improve my posture--  she is right--
 
don't know if i can manage to do anything about it-- but i did change to a higher stool..
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Thursday, January 17, 2013

January 17, 2013


wellllllll....
 
explore called and said they are processing a lovely grant for us-- so now we have th e problem of how best to use that..
 
that problem is not a bad one.... it means we can plan ahead---
 
looking at it from the top down.....it means we need to pray that no more females come in heat til we see if olive is prego -- and how many....  remember we have noel  who george said had at least 4 pups in her  
 
keep in mind you can not count pups  til they are nursing.. however... all indications.... and olive's owner said she thinks olive is pregnant-- 
i hope so ... olicve had some beautiful pups---- (and a lot of colored  pups that did not look alike...)
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and more help is possible..  thankfully--  but as we use this money to grow, it means we will be even more dependent on the donations and volunteers
 
plus... there were things talked about which could be fun-- like a roving camera so we could do short tapes of out working the dogs in public--- and some other odd things that go on around here which might be of interest to the "camera people"
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now th e lulu report
 
Doing good! Thank you for the service vest link.

Lu seems to be enjoying herself. I've been giving her two cups of kibble in the morning along with some rice, mixed with finely diced chicken or beef. She doesn't seem crazy about the kibble I have her on (Canidae), so I might switch back to Purina. If that's what she likes, I'm not going to fight it!

She's been going to the bathroom consistently, and her stool is healthy. I take her on good walks in my neighborhood and near work, and during lunch I let her run free in the building's closed courtyard. She met a dog named Kona, who is apparently out in that courtyard every day. They had a good romp, which made me think that Lu could use a nice hike or a trip to the dog beach.

She's a very well behaved dog, with one isolated incident of her stealing my roommate's shoe. Ha! I have an open closet full of shoes, but she chose my roommate's dirty Adidas.

I'm introducing her to my dad tonight - I'll be driving with him and his girlfriend to Utah this weekend, and I'll find out if it's a possibility to bring her. Otherwise, Ann has offered to keep her while I'm away.

Courtney
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stool good---   what a relief that is....
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the thank you department---
 
we did get a box full of towels yesterday  -- biiiiiiiiiiiiigggg help..
i have also noted what some people call old towels are better than what we -people - use-- i have to admit swapping some off for my even  older towels.
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and we got 2 traffic barriers-
 
traffuc barriers are second only to my  lifelong desire for double ended snaps-- i have for years substituted a strange collection of wood and concrete..  then hung scribbled signs on them  telling people to park here   pups are loose
 
we now have 2 proper barriers--- probably the sign will still be scribbled.  but we are started to improve thanks to the camera people.
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things are constantly changing around here  which is why we end up with such a weird collection in the overflow room....s 
 
take the  development of the milk department on our pregnant females-
it all hangs--   and she is heavy with child... and drooping even without child... so the first pen we put up for her is about 8"high  so she can get across without dragging her "self"-
after she has the pups and they begin  to get around  and over the 8" fence   ( actually white wire shelving from home deppt)... everything is still hanging... but she is lighter and can jump  so we put in the 12"    when the pups start over that... we attach the 18" shelving. 
 
who's counting?  that is 3 sets of fencing  even before they are eating solid food at 3 weeks
 
everything around here is like that
 
get something all set up  and the "given " changes.
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but we have waterproof flooring  all over the entire first floor.  with another set of pups due the end of the month... we are ready
noel will be moving in in the next few days to get used to the 8"fencing which will define her area.
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which will be covered by the house roving camera-  and the chuppies will go to the cameras in the barn.
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and the hill crowd slide sideways into  individual kennels and start more intensive training  which i hope i can  record and have explore use  somehow.
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when we were in la and met Mike.. he had a bunch of cameras  idiot proof that he used to attach to fish--- or something-
between that camera and one tim has in mind  we should be able to  do something interesting.
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at any rate we should be able to come up with a weekly   xxxxx  whatever i called it yesterday--
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how could i forget to thank whoever sent this beautiful clock which tells me what day it is...
after a quick look, i see that it is thursday..
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schedule of the day
 
the new chain link fence is done-- if i can slide the horse trailer down th edriveway  i can go get that...   rumor has it , that it is 40 degrees out--
maybe by noon...
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 i am trying to reclaim  the overflow room #628  as my downstairs bedroom.
i have most of SDP stuff out of there... it is a struggle.
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with both those chores.... we  need to contact  blue greg -- who thinks lifting weights is fun-    what usually  happens now is   greg's mom---  a camera person  in england--- will call his cell phone and tell him to get up here and help move things
 
how worldy  can we be...?..
 
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and then there is this.....  from what little i know... it is not the joke it seems to be...  i was told by a noted neurologist  that parkinson patients sometimes have trouble in doorways--  and i have seen that happen..
 
and then i got this...
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Psychologists have discovered that passing through a doorway triggers
what's known as an event boundary in the mind, separating one set of
thoughts and memories from the next.
Your brain files away the thoughts you had in the previous room and
prepares a blank slate for the new locale.
It's not “aging”….. it's the damn “door!” Thank goodness for studies like this.
This is my story, and I'm sticking to it...