Wednesday, June 18, 2014

JUNE 18,2014
NOW FOR THE DAILY VENTING....
IT IS A BAD THING TO GET UP IN THE MORNING AND BE MADE VERY ANGRY BY SOME EMAIL...  BUT WHY SHOULD I NOT SHARE THIS AND MAKE ALL OF YOU ANGRY ALSO...
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I have an unusual situation. I've just been informed by the UK Animal Reception Center that I will be charged approximately $550 to bring my therapy dog into the UK because she isn't registered with an organization affiliated with Assistance Dogs International. 
I am currently traveling in Cambodia and have the relevant prescription from my therapist for my dog. We have traveled to many countries and this is the first time I've encountered this problem. 

Would it be possible for you to assess my dog via Skype so that she can obtain the requisite registration? I'm happy to send through the relevant documents so that you can see that she is a therapy dog. 
Anything you can do to assist us would be greatly appreciated. 
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WHAT DO YOU THINK THE CHANCES ARE THAT THIS IS A PET OWNER WHO IS SQUALKING AT PAYING $550 TO SLIDE AROUND A SLIPPERY SLOPE OF ENTITLEMENTS.

START WITH THIS PERSON DOES NOT SEEM TO KNOW A THERAPY DOG IS NOT A SERVICE DOG-- A THERAPY DOG IS A PET DOG THAT WILL PROBABLY KEEP ALL 4 FEET ON THE FLOOR AND LET NURSING HOME PEOPLE PAT THEM WITHOUT BITING ANYONE.

AND FROM THERE...

WHY DOES THIS PERSON THINK  THAT A PIECE OF PAPER ( WHICH I COULD PRODUCE ON MY COMPUTER IN 14 SECONDS) WOULD INDICATE HOW WELL THE DOG IS TRAINED...
IT IS FROM HER THERAPIST NOT EVEN AN MD...  WHO TRAINED THAT THERAPIST OR IS IT JUST ANYONE  WITH A SOFT CHAIR?

WELL I COULD PRODUCE IT IN 14 SECONDS IF MY PRINTER COOPERATED... AND WE KNOW WHAT THAT IS LIKE.....

HOW WOULD YOU FEEL ABOUT GOING INTO A DOCTOR'S OFFICE AND NOTICING ALL THE DIPLOMAS ON THE WALL WERE 8 X 10... AND SO EASILY PRODUCED ON A COMPUTER?

THINK.. "THE SHATUPON SOCIETY"   
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MOVING ON....
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GOD BLESS THE BRITISH-- WOULDN'T THEY HAVE  THE 
  UK ANIMAL RECEPTION CENTER-- SOUNDS PLEASANT AND WELCOMING ---- HERE WE HAVE THE DEPARTMENT  OF AGRICULTURE  WHO DOES NOT CARE IF YOU IMPORT A DOG... HOWEVER IF YOU WANT TO IMPORT JUST THE SPERM YOU NEED ALL KINDS OF SIGNATURES... SOMEWHERE IN THE HISTORY OF THE DAILY DOGGIE IS MY EPISODE OF FEDEXING FROZEN SPERM FROM GERMANY AND HAVING TO PAY A USDA PERSON TO GO SIGN IN THE CANNISTER IN MEMPHIS ( OR WHEREVER)
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THE OTHER POSITIVE THING ABOUT THAT EMAIL... I AM PLEASED TO SEE THAT ASSISTANCE DOG INTERNATIONAL ( ADI ) HAS THE PRESTIGE OF BEING THE QUALIFYING  ORGANIZATION..  AFTER ALL WE... SDP... STRUGGLED TO BECOME  ACCREDITED BY THEM-- AND WE ARE WAITING TO BE RE-ACCEDITED EVERY 5 YEARS.
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THE PERSON WHO WROTE THAT WAS  PLEASANT...
I LOVE PEOPLE WHO SMILE  ONLY WHEN THEY WANT SOMETHING... THEN GET NASTY WHEN YOU SAY NO.
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SO THAT IS VENTING FOR THE DAY..

** WELL MAYBE NOT....

THE CHAIN LINK FENCE FOR THE NEW KENNELS WAS TO BE DONE YESTERDAY-AND WHEN I WENT TO PICK IT UP-- I WAS VERY GLAD I WAS THE ONE... BECAUSE  I CAREFULLY ORDERED "KNUCKLE KNUCKLE" - MEANING BOTH TOP AND BOTTOM WER BENT WITH NO SHARP POINTS...  I WROTE THE CHECK ( $6300 ) -- WHEN I BACKED UP TO THE PILE, I NOTICED  IT WAS KNUCKLE/POINTED  RIGHT AWAY AND SAID :"HOLD IT"  IT WAS TO BE KNUCKLE KNUCKLE- AND THE MAN DISMISSED IT WITH " WE DON'T HAVE ANY OF THAT ANYMORE -- IT ALL COMES IN THIS WAY NOW"  AND STARTED TO LOAD IT...  I QUICKLY SAID - "DON'T TRY AND CASH THE CHECK- THIS STUFF IS USELESS TO ME"-- .. NOW I KNOW IT IS POSSIBLE TO CUT OFF THE POINT AND BEND THE WIRE DOUBLE...-- $6300 WORTH OF FENCING IS ALOT OF CUTTING AND BENDING--  IT ALSO WILL NOW NOT REST AGAINST THE BOTTOM BAR... SO THEY SHOULD  SLIDE IN A  FLAT ROD=== OR ATTACH  IT EVERY  6 INCHES...

THAT LEFT ME DRIVING AROUND IN MY LOVELY CAR WITH A PROPERLY ATTACHED HORSE TRAILER-- A VERY ENJOYABLE EXPERIENCE I HAVE NOT HAD VERY OFTEN...

SO I WENT TO HOME DEPOT TO COLLECT THE FLOOR SCRUBBER TO START THE KENNEL FLOOR PROJECT WITH  IT'S 23 STEPS.
I RENTED THE THING FOR A WEEK... 
THE ARENA CAMERA WILL BE ABLE TO KEEP TRAC K OF MY PROGRESS--- OR LACK THEREOF

THE 23 STEPS???  DURALL.COM  "HOW TO PAINT A CONCRETE FLOOR.." 

HAVE AT IT...  IT AIN'T SIMPLE.

TRACY'S HUSBAND - WHO  DID THE DEAGLE HOUSE FLOOR FOR US  IS STILL IN THE HOSPITAL AFTER COMPLICATED BACK SURGERY --- SO WE ARE GOING IT ALONE...

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ANNNE  IS GOING TO PICKUP  TESS TODAY-- A PAINFUL SEPARATION-- WE WILL DO WHAT WE CAN TO HELP-- BUT IT IS  AN IMPOSSIBLE SITUATION TO START WITH...

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AND I HAVE A BUNCH OF REPORTS TO WRITE

2 comments:

  1. CARLENE - DO NOT, REPEAT, NOT, DO BUSINESS WITH THE PERSON WITH THE "THERAPY" DOG. AMONG OTHER THINGS, THEY COULD SHOW YOU ONE DOG VIA SKYPE, AND, THEN AFTER YOUR ASSESSMENT OF THAT DOG, USE SOME OTHER DOG INSTEAD. CAN YOU JUST IMAGINE ALL THE THINGS THAT COULD GO WRONG WITH THAT SCENARIO? SDP'S CREDIBILITY AND GOOD REPUTATION COULD GO DOWN THE DRAIN IN A HEARTBEAT. SOUNDS TO ME LIKE MAYBE THIS IS POSSIBLY SOME KIND OF MONEY SCAM, OR SOME KIND OF ILLEGAL DOG TRAFFICKING OR ILLEGAL DRUG OPERATION (THEY COULD INSERT DRUGS IN THE DOG’S REAR FOR TRANSPORT - I KNOW IT SOUNDS FARFETCHED, BUT NOTHING WOULD SURPRISE ME THESE DAYS.)

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  2. GRRRR....This DD really got me stirred up this morning. 1) She was traveling in Cambodia and wants to go to theU K. Can you say 3rd world vs a country with many set standards? 2) Having taken my dog through the ADI therapy dog certification, it is not a look at and pass test. The dog is evaluated on MANY levels, including reaction to a crowd, noise, medical equipment etc. 3) I have 3 dogs that I consider my "therapy dogs" just because they greet me at the back door after a rough day. Just because a physician has said she needs a dog and the dog behaves in the dr.'s office, doesn't mean that said physician knows how a traveling therapy dog should behave in public. Good for you Carlene. Don't take on the risk to your organization. 4) She would pay that much to have her dog trained to pass the test, take the test and send in the application for the certificate. PLUS if she has the $$$ to travel around the world..... I think that this bothers me so much because I have seen "froo froo" dogs on planes with service dog vests on and once we land at the destination, the vest comes off. AND the airline can't say a thing because of the ADA. Okay, I just use up my rant for the day! Good Luck with the fence.

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