Sunday, August 17, 2014

aug 17 2014
people are already sending letters --  colored envelopes preferred.... hopefully enough so we can get some press about the post office noticing...

 supportive ones  to
  larry peterson 
 (83 nautical lane  s. yarmouth  ma  02664)  

and "educational ones" to

 the yankee clipper inn  
manager Mike Barnhard 
127 granite st 
rockport ma 01966

one of the owners is listed as susan ellis- 
127 granite street
rockport  ma  01966

several people are being very polite and educational  
you may not ask for an ID  or certification
you treat the dog as you would any other medical device like wheelchair or cane.

a business may throw them out if the dog  misbehaves and teh owner does not control the dog
( i wish all business people knew that --- it would eliminate some of the wannabees)

lynne has offered to speak to th e rockport innkeepers association- and she is right on the  thing..

i think sheila has the ear of some tv coverage..

maybe the first of the week someone can haul me out there with bentley--   that should be when some of this pink envelope campaign will be arriving

one of the statements this Mike Barnhard  made was he never saw a dog that big...
 and rucus is not all that big... ( neither is bentley--- he should see walter)

and i think they have a dining room...
 we need to hold a board meeting there ---- pro bono !!!!
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back to the business end of this  bit...   our financial  reports are falling behind any useful state...  i need to know some of the numbers-- colleen........ i don't dare touch what you did...  but we need more of your time...  you don't want me to fix it... so i have not touched 2014.

quicken has some serious bugs  when i entered a deposit of $212- quicken  got all excited and at one point had a figure of $900,000  which it was going to hide somewhere.

does not make for accurate accounting.  the logic of why it did that took me weeks to decipher for 2013-- and i think 2013 s now correct...  but 2014 needs work... and i need it for planning.

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this is lauras birthday--- there was talk of something fattening to celebrate-
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you wil all be happy to note that since some of the big projects are near completion.....  we are onto some of the smaller ones...bud tackled my favorite speed bumps(aka potholes) in the driveway..
and the mailbox is back on the pedistal by the smokers den..

i mentioned the collapsing stone wall to steve-- he thought it might e amusing to tackle..
i know from experience-- it is far easier to build a stone wall than to repair one.
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HI CARLENE,

I HAVE BEEN READING IN THE DD WHERE YOU ARE LOOKING FOR UPDATES.  WELL, REALLY NOTHING NEW HERE BUT WOULD LIKE TO SHARE SOME MILESTONES FOR IVY THAT HAVE HAPPENED THIS PAST YEAR.

IN MARCH, SHE WAS MY ROCK STAR IN GETTING ME THROUGH BACK SURGERY.   SHE WAS AN ABSOLUTE HIT IN THE PRE-OP SECTION OF CAPE COD HOSPITAL.  SHE GOT WARM BLANKETS AND BOTTLED WATER BEFORE I DID.  I HAVE NEVER SEEN SO MANY CAMERA PHONES COME OUT AT ONE TIME TO TAKE PICTURES.

IN JUNE, WE TOOK OUT OUR DOGGY SWIMMING POOL.  I THINK DREW AND I USED IT MORE THAN THE DOGS DID.

ALSO, SHE DOES NOT LIKE HER NAILS CLIPPED.  NOT SURE HOW TO REMEDY THAT PROBLEM.

IN JULY, IVY DID AMAZING THROUGH THE FIREWORKS.  NOT EVEN A FLINCH FROM HERE.  UNFORTUNATELY, A COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO, NEW TENANTS MOVED IN 2 HOUSES AWAY FROM US.  THEY DECIDED A COUPLE OF SATURDAY NIGHTS AGO TO LET GO SOME M-80'S.  THEY WERE SO LOUD AND STRONG THAT THEY ACTUALLY SHOOK THE PICTURES ON MY WALL.  IVY AND MY OTHER DOG WERE SHAKING UNCONTROLLABLY.  TRUST ME, THE MASHPEE POLICE DEPT. WAS CALLED BY ME A COUPLE OF TIMES.  

NOW, SOME NEIGHBORHOOD PEOPLE ARE SETTING OFF FIREWORKS (NOT SURE WHY) AND I HAVE TWO DOGS, IVY ONE OF THEM, SHAKING AND DROOLING UNCONTROLLABLY.  ANY ADVICE YOU CAN GIVE ME TO REMEDY THIS SITUATION WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED.

OTHERWISE, SHE IS MY ROCK STAR AND I WOULD NOT TRADE HER FOR ANYTHING IN THIS WORLD.  SHE HAS BROUGHT ME PEACE, COMFORT, INDEPENDENCE, AND MOST OF ALL A SMILE TO MY FACE.

THANK YOU FOR IVY AND TO ALL THE STAFF AT SDP FOR THE MIRACLE THAT I NEEDED AND HAVE WITH ME EVERY DAY.

DREW IS MUCH MORE RELAXED KNOWING THAT IVY IS TAKING CARE OF ME DURING THE DAY WHILE HE IS AT WORK.  THAT MEANS THE WORLD TO THE BOTH OF US, AS I AM SURE IT DOES TO SDP ALSO KNOWING WHAT AN AMAZING JOB YOU DID TRAINING THIS GORGEOUS DOG.

P.S.  IS THERE A WAY TO GET GREAT DANES TO SLEEP ONA KURANDA BED INSTEAD OF IN MINE?

BETTY, IVY AND DREW TINGLEY

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