Wednesday, January 1, 2014

JAN 1 2014
MY WISH FOR 2014 IS THAT ALL THESE VOLUNTEERS CONTINUE TO HAVE THE MOXIE TO COME 
 HERE AND TAKE CARE OF ALL THESE SDP ANIMALS-- LIKE GRACE WHO MANAGED TO GET ARIOT SETTLED AND ALL THE PUPS FED---- I USED TO BE ABLE TO DO IT MYSELF-- BUT
 NO WAY-- SDP GOT BIGGER AND I GOT OLDER.....AND LARGER I AM SORRY TO SAY... COULD BE MY HUSBAND WAS CORRECT  -" LOOSE 20 POUNDS AND YOU WOULD NOT HAVE THAT PROBLEM" ( WHATEVER IT WAS)  THE ONLY REASON I MENTION MY WEIGHT IS THAT BEFOE I WENT TO BED LAST NIGHT--- I DON 'T KNOW WHY ----I GOT ON THE SCALE  AND IT READ  2014-- WHICH I TOOK AS A SIGN OF SOMETHING ....OF COURSE IT IS A SIGN THAT IN 2013 I ATE TOO MANY KLONDIKE BARS--- 
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THE MAIL CALL LAST NIGHT WAS SPECTACULAR--  SHELIA WAS GOOD  BUT OPAL WAS FANTASTIC-- SHE SAT WITH ALL THE PERFECT HEAD MOVEMENTS AND EYE CONTACT AS  A CUSTOMER IN "CARLENE'S DINER" WITH TRACY AS THE WAITRESS. 
 THUS LINING UP MY FIRST DECLARATION OF 2014... YOU MAY FORGET  WHO MADE YOU CRY-- BUT YOU NEVER FORGET SOMEONE WHO MADE YOU REALLY LAUGH.  
HERE'S TO MORE GREAT LAUGHS IN 2014.
IT IS POSSIBLE TO SEE ALL THE VIDEO'S OF MAILCALL-- GO TO OUR WEB-- THEN THE LAST ON THE RIGHT IS PHOTO'S  DOWN  THERE IS LINKS AND INFORMATION-- AND WANDER FURTHER AND THERE IS A LIST  OF MAILCALL VIDEOS  WHICH IS MAGICALLY MAINTAINED BY CP'S
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I WAS THRILLED WITH ALL THE MAIL CALL PACKAGES-- BUT MOST SPECIFICALLY THE  COCKTAQIL STRAWS-- WITH WHICH I STIR MY MORNING COFFEE BY BLOWING BUBBLES...
IT IS THE LITTLE THINGS...
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NOW IT IS ABOUT PRAYING FOR ONE OF THE GALS TO COME IN HEAT...--- IF WE DON'T HAVE ONE COME IN SOON -- TO DELIVER PUPS IN 63 DAYS--- WE MAY HAVE TO HAVE 2 AT ONCE  WHICH HAS BEEN DONE--- AND MAY BE HOW MOMMY NATURE  IS INTENDING US TO HAVE... BUT I WOULD PREFER ONE LITTER AT A TIME... 

MOST I HAVE EVER DEALT WITH IS  THE 3 LITTERS CAUSED BY THE USDA INSISTING I PUT UP A FENCE THAT WOULD  NOT CONTAIN AN AMOROUS BELGIAN LOVER-- WHO JUMPED THAT FOOL FENC AND BRED 3 FEMALES  BEFORE WE NOTICED HE WAS NOT IN HIS PASTURE-  THAT GAVE US 23 LOVELY DANE PUPS---ALL  IN THE SAME 48 HOURS ----AND WAS KIND OF THE START OF SDP--- WHEN YOU HAVE TOO M ANY LEMONS, MAKE LEMONAIDE. ( I THINK JANINE  PUT THAT  STORY IN TH EBOOK..)
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MY HEAVENS   GRACE IS GRINDING FOOD AGAIN....  SHE JUST FED THEM 4 MINUTES AGO IT SEEMS...-- PLUS THEY ARE EATIG ABOUT A CUP EACH--- JUST  THINK ABOUT SIZE/QUANTITY  PUT ONE CUP OF STUFF IN THOSE TINY PUPS--  NO WONDER THE BULDGE-- AND POO PRODUCTION...
AT SOME POINT THEWY HAVE BEEN KNOWN TO GAIN A POUND A DAY...  I THINK WE SHOULD CHECK THEM -- TODAY MIGHT BE THE DAY...
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MY OTHER PRAYER FOR 2014 IS MORE CUT AND PASTES TO BAIL ME OUT  OF DD PRODUCTION...  
HERE IS THE  LATEST-- AND I WILL GO HELP GRACE.....
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I would like to give you an update on ginger and Ken .  This experience has been 
amazing.  Ken heard about the Service dog Project from the Northampton MA VA 
Hospital.  He has been receiving services there since he completed the wounded 
warriors program.  Ken has serviced 5 tours and recently retired from the Amy 
after serving 24 years.  Ken was medically discharged. He has several rods and 
screws in his neck.  As well he suffers severe PTSD, anxiety, panic attacks and 
several other issues.  Ken and I (his girlfriend/caretaker) heard about the 
Service Dog Project and we decided to take a trip and visit the facility.  From 
the first time we went on a visit it was amazing how calm and relaxed Ken was 
with the dogs/puppies.  Ken as well that day had the experience of having an 
adult Great Dane lean on him, that again was an experience of feeling much 
comfort.  Ken and Ginger have been placed together for the past three weeks.  
This has been a process with many emotions and feelings.  However in general 
this has been an amazing experience.  Ginger is a fantastic animal and has been 
able to bond with Ken and they each are learning from one another.  This is only 
the beginning of the process however there has been much progress and comfort 
for both.  Ginger is being seen at the VA clinic several times a week and will 
continue this exposure.  I/We wanted to thank you for all the Service Dog 
Project does and we will come by and visit the facility soon.

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  2. I know that wonderful feeling when a dane leans on you...God's in his heaven and all's right with the world! The love that they bring is totally unconditional. Thank you for sharing about Ken and Ginger. It is a wonderful way to set the tone for 2014!
    Keep up the good work, all of you at SDP! It makes a difference in our world.

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  3. When I went to SDP for the retreat in October, I met Ginger. She was in her kennel and I was on mop and fluffy duty. When I went into Ginger's space, she greeted me with a jump and kiss. She grabbed my pant leg as I was crawling up the ramp to arrange her clean fluffies. She joined me in the loft, grabbed my hair, and we had a comical time wrestling. Then, when I crawled out of the loft and continued my cleaning duties, she grabbed the mop and tried to drag it out the doggie door. Outside, when I was hosing the out door area, Ginger tried to eat the hose. She danced and grabbed the water and soaked both of us. Ginger, I said... you are full of so much love! But you will need to calm down a bit and channel all this energy when you meet the person you will serve. She tilted her head to the side and barked one very loud woof as though she understood. Apparently she understood very well.

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  4. Yes she is a very bright inquisitive dog...And yes she is still energetic and very talkative. We love her for that. Ken is thrilled to have a dog with that much energy as well. They do many walks and hikes in the woods! I will also add, ginger still loves to play catch with the wood from the wood pile. She is a true gift from god!

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