happy 19th of the month-- there-- that takes care of all the happy's i was supposed to remember for january
991 bricks to go-- those $10 donations are our lifeblood--
and besides you might be invited into the most exclusive and restricted SHATUPON SOCIETY OF IPSWICH...
I REMEMBER A LINE FROM "AUNTIE MAME " ---EXCLUSIVE OF WHAT AND RESTRICTED TO WHOM?----
well i did get some of the package receiving "house" done yesterday... in the living room/office/ by the fireplace.... so what's a little sawdust.???. it sweeps... the fact that steve and then jack appeared was a pleasent surprise... if it was not quite s slusshy i might have even got it done today.. might still if i can get p[aul to put those fork lift things on the4 tractor.. i could put it together i the alleyway of the barn-- then carry it up to the it's place pf importance opposite the "button"
i could put it together in my usual fashion---- tie it toTHE STALL FRONT using hay string ---- leaves lots of wiggle room for those things i should have measured twice.
with difficulty steve found my dremmel-- small saw thing---- that is very handy with it's 4" blade--( recommended by caw)
i am amazed we are still gettng calendar and book orders.. theresa even gave me a monkey fist list- so we are still selling those. PLUS AN ORDER FOR ONE VIAL OF PUPPY BREATH....
we cAME TO A COUPLE BOXES OF CALENDARS WE DIDN'T KONW WE HAD-- I THINK I MAY MAIL THEM OUT TO RANDOM CHICKEN NUMBER PARTICIPANTS-- IF THEY ALREADY HAVE ONE THEY CAN THEN GIVE THEM TO SOMEONE ELSE???? THEY ARE A THING OF BEAUTY...
IF I GIVE 10 ENVELOPES TO A VOLUNTEER-- PLUS THE BOOK O F CHJICKEN PARTICIPANTS AND JUST LET THEM RANDOMLY PICK--- THAT IS AS GOOD A WAY AS ANY.
SUNDAY STEWING DAY
I READ ALL THE BECAUSE LETTERS IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT-- AND SEVERAL PEOPLE MENTIONED HOW WONDERFUL THE CHICKEN STEW ( THE FOOD) WAS.. IT IS A MISSERABLE DAY FOR OUTDOOR LIVING SO MAYBE A POT OF STW WOULD BE GOOD. ( AND EASY) IT DOES TASTE BETTER OVER THE OPEN FIRE... BUT...
I Have GEORGE TO THANK FOR THE MASS VETERINARY MEDICAL ASSOCIATION AWARD...
2013 Merit Award
Award for Animal Welfare & The Human/Animal Companion Bond
Award for Service Animals
Founder, The Service Dog Project
IT IS PARTICULARLY TIMELY AS THERE ARE A FEW ASKING WHY ARE YOU BREEDING DOGS... THERE ARE TOO MANY ALREADY... MY ---AND OUR- PROBLEM IS WE NEED SQUARE CHUNKY STRONG DOGS--- NOT THE TALL GRACEFUL SHOW DOGS- I AM AFRAID IF WE PUT BENTLEY IN THE SHOW RING THE SHOW CROWD WOULD LAUGH AT HIM -- WELL JUST AFTER HE LIFTED HIS LEG ON SOME JUDGE TO MARK HIM... WHO COULD BLAME THEM. ---MY VARIETY OF DANE HAS BEEN CALLED A "PIECE OF JUNK WITH NO LEG AND STUBBY NECK"
BUT NONE OF MY DOGS EVER ENTER THE GENERAL DOG POPULATION-- THEY ARE SERVICE DOGS OR FABULOUS FAILURES PLACED BY US AS THERAPY DOGS.. YOU CAN NOT HAVE ONE OF OUR DOGS AND EXPECT TO LEAVE IT HOME ON THE SOFA---
FIRST PROBLEM IS THEY WOULD PROBABLY EAT THE SOFA FOR AMUSEMENT..
THESE ARE WORKING DOGS WHO NEED A JOB.
AND I MUST ADMIT I HAD NOT LOOKED CAREFULLY AT BOO AND ARIOT'S SIBLINGS-- THEY ARE SPECTACULAR --- HEAVY BONED--- CLEVER ON THEIR FEET AND JUST AS NICE -- THEY ARE ACTUALLY NICER CONFORMATION THAN BOO OR ARIOT...
I FEEL MUCH BETTER ABOUT THE "DANISH CONNECTION"
NOW IF WE COULD JUST PROVE LIVE SPERM OUT OF WALTER-- WE ARE NOT TOO SURE WHO FATHERED THE LAST TIME WE BRED HIM... IF I REMEMBER ... HE QUIT... AND WE HAD TO ASK BENTLEY--- THEN WE THOUGHT MAYBE WALTERS ONE EFFORT "TOOK" OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT...
THE SECOND PROBLEM IS WE NEED TO HAVE SOMEONE SET UP THE MICROSCOPE TO BE READY TO LOOK---- AS FOR THE FIRST PROBLEM, I WILL LEAVE THE COFFEE CUP PROCESS TO YOUR IMAGINATION -- AND YOU COULD NOT POSSIBLY IMAGINE THE LAST FIASCO WITH MARIA, MEGAN AND I....
GO FOR IT...
Tuesday we went to the hospital while Melanie had a surgical procedure done. Lola was beyond wonderful! The doctors and nurses all commented on how well behaved she was and all came by to see the "beautiful" dog in pre-op. Lola was so quiet that a nurse came in to get Melanie ready for her IV and jumped out of her skin to see a giant fury face in the room! We showed many of them the explore cameras and told them all about SDP. Melanie said they were even talking about Lola in the recovery room when she got out of surgery! We were at the hospital for 4 hours. Spending so much time sitting makes my body really shaky and my legs give out more often and Lola was on top of her game. She's even been getting really good at stopping the tremors in my arms and legs. She walks right over and puts her head on my leg and keeps it there until the tremors stop. If I'm walking she wraps her body around my leg. The pressure really helps the tremors. Today we had to run some errands and while we were at the bank a woman asked us if Lola was one of Carlene White's dogs. She said you were one of her Girl Scout leaders when she was a kid :) I also wanted to let you know that my neurologist has been really impressed with my improvement since getting Lola. So much so that her office called me this week to ask some questions about SDP because she feels some of her patients would greatly benefit from one of your dogs!! Hope all is well with you all and hope to see you soon! Michelle and Lola