Thursday, August 14, 2014

AUG 14 2014
LAST 1/2  OF AUGUST ALREADY????? 
 DOGFEST APPROACHETH

 TODAY I WILL ORDER THE  HANDICAP ACCESS/PORTAPOTTIE, AND  AN UNKNOWN QUANTITY OF CLAMBAKES---  AND I WILL  BE READY.  ( MARK AND ANNE ARE FANATICAL ABOUT CHAIRS AND TABLES-- SO I WILL LET THEM-)  THE REST IS NORMAL ACTIVITY ANYWAY.

JULIE DID MENTION NAME TAGS  AND SINCE THEY WERE PURPLE I SAID FINE..  
WE ARE BECOMING A PURPLE FANTASY... I MEAN WITH A PURPLE FIRE HYDRANT-- WHAT ELSE WOULD YOU CALL IT???
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I TOOK LYDIA TO COSTCO YESTERDAY-- TOTALLY UNREMARKABLE-- PERFECT BEHAVIOR- SO SHE DOES NOT SEEM TO BE THE  WORSE FOR WEAR WITH HER NIGHT ON THE TOWN.

AS I SAT WAITING  FORJACKY AND AMY TO LOAD UP ON PUPPY FOOD, A WOMAN CAME ALONG WHO WAS A PUPPY RAISER FOR CCI-- LIVES IN MARBLEHEAD..  WE HAD A LONG CONVERSATION ABOUT TRAINING   THEY RAISE THE PUPS TIL 18 MONTHS AT WHICH POINT THEY ARE RETURNED TO CCI FOR "OFFICIAL TRAINING"-- SHE COULD NOT BELIEVE HOW  RELAXED, AND WELL BEHAVED LYDIA WAS AT HER AGE.....  SHE WENT OVER SOME OF THEIR "RULES OF TRAINING" LIKE THEY DON'T GET ANY FOOD OR TREATS UNLESS THEY MAKE EYE CONTACT...-- SHE HAD A BUNCH OF THEM-- AND THEY WERE TO KNOW 37 "COMMANDS" AT 18 MONTHS AT WHICH POINT THEY WENT BACK TO CCI AND 60% GOT WASHED OUT.

IT WAS A VERY INTERESTING CONVERSATION.  GRANTED-- THESE DOGS NEED TO KNOW A BUNCH OF COMMANDS THAT DON'T MAKE ANY SENSE FOR US...---AND I WONDER IF ALL ARE NECESSARY--- IF IT TAKES AN EXTRA 2 MONTHS TO GET A DOG TO TURN ON A LIGHT SWITCH.... MIGHT THEY BE BETTER TO SAVE THAT TIME AN BUY ONE OF THOSE THINGS WHERE YOU CLAPP  YOUR HANDS??  I WONDER IF A RETHINKING WOULD BE IN ORDER.
 TO START THEIR TRAINING AT 18 MONTHS SEEMS A BIT LATE TO ME....

AS FOR OPENING DOORS- TEACHING A DANE TO OEPN DOORS IS ONE OF THE WORST THINGS I EVER DID...  A LOVELY GOLDEN OR LAB MIGHT OPEN DOORS ON COMMAND, BUT A GREAT DANE SAYS "WANNA SEE WHAT I LEARNED TO DO?"  AND NOTHING IS SACRED...   BROWNIE ( A REALLY HUGE/TALL MERLE FOLLOWED ME INTO A STOP AND SHOP ONE DAY  CAUSEING ALL KINDS OF PANIC ABOUT A WILD ANIMAL IN THE STORE..  HE WAS JUST WANDERING AROUND LOOKING FOR ME. 

BENTLEY UNDERSTANDS DOOR OPENING AND IS A PROBLEM BECAUESE OF IT. PROPERLY INSPIRED  ( GIRL DOGS)  HE CAN NOT BE TRUSTED TO STAY MOST ANYWHERE.
HE CAN NOT DO SNAPS YET ANYWAY...


MAYBE THAT IS A BIG  DIFFERENCE IN DANES VS NORMAL DOGS  --- THEY USE THIER KNOWLEDGE.

BRAINSTORM OF THE DAY-- I AM WONDERING IF THOSE METAL STEPS WE HAVE IN THE ARENA COULD BE RE-DESIGNED TO GET THE FRECKLEBUTS INTO THE HAY LOFT TO KEEPO GRACE COMPANY.  

THAT FLOOR SHOULD GE PAINTED TODAY..
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 BUD 2 IS IN THE GUEST HOUSE WITH MAROON, I AM TOLD IT IS GOING VERY WELL... WE WILL TAKE HIM OUT TODAY

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WE WILL TRY FOR ANOTHER CALENDAR SHOT TODAY  WITH THE DOG HOUSE... WE NEED TO GET THAT BACK INTO IT'S JOB AS MAIL BOX..  YESTERDAY FEDEX LEFT EVERYTHING IN THE POURING RAIN... NOT BAD FOR DOG THINGS BUT MY COPY OF SOME LEGAL PAPERS GOT DRENCHED.  NOW HANGING FROM THE RAFTERS OVER MY HEAD DRYING..
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I BETTER GO DO THAT NOW
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SORRY NO CUT AND PASTE

1 comment:

  1. I have and have had for the last forty years Boxer dogs..I never teach them to open doors, yet every one I have had can open all of out doors...locks will stop them, but sometimes I get looked out..I have had many that open sliding glass doors as well. They just stand on their hind feet and walk sideways ..they do it as it serves their needs.

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