ON THE OUTSIDE CHANCE.......
IS THERE ANYONE DRIVING IN THE FREEPORT IL AREA AND COMING TO DOGFEST??
THERE IS AN OLD HARNESS BENCH I THINK WOULD BE VERY HANDY FOR GRACE- WITH ALL THESE OUTFITS SHE DESIGNS...
IT HAS TO BE PICKED UP-- CAN'T BE SHIPPED..
IF YOU CAN HELP LET ME KNOW...
BLUE GWEN AND GREG WERE HERE ALL YESTERDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING WITH THEIR DOG WHO'S NEW NAME I CANT REMEMBER... SHE HAS BEEN SPAYED AND TUMMY TUCKED
GASTROPLEXY--- WHICH STOPS THE STOMACH FROM TWISTING WHICH IS A COMMON CAUSE OF BLOAT... YOU HAVE TO REEMBER THERE ARE STILL OTHER CAUSES OF BLOAT-- BUT GASTROPLEXY GETS RID OF ONE OF THEM.
OPAL'S NUMBERS... MONDAY ABOUT 5PM IT WAS 3.6-- THEN WE DREW BLOOD AGAIN ON TUESDAY ABOUT 5PM AND IT WAS 6.6, SO SHE IS BOOKED FOR SURGERY AT NOON ON FRIDAY --THAT IS THE 3 DAYS AFTER THE RISE...SHEILA AND I WILL DO THE HONORS.. IN SEEBROOK. ?PROVIDENCE RI AREA.
THE CELLAR IS NEARLY EMPTY.... NEARLY...-- ONE OVERFLOWING GREEN TRAILER IS COVERED AND READY FOR THE TRANSFER STATION...-- AS SOON AS DAVID OR WAYNE GETS HERE TO DO THE HEFTING IN CASE THE LIFT DOES NOT....DUMP.
IT IS A PLACE WHRE YOU DRIVE IN OVER SCALES, DUMP IN A HUGE PILE AND DRIVE OUT OVER SCALES PAYING BY THE WEIGHT. THEN THEY HAVE A HUGE BUCKET TRACTOR WHICH SCOOPS IT ALL INTO A BIG 18 WHEELER AND IT GOES AWAY... I THINK AWAY IS IN MAINE
I HOPE IT IS NOT NEAR POLAND SPRINGS WATER SUPPLY OR WE ARE ALL IN TROUBLE.
LEARNING IS ALWAYS A GOOD THING... APPARENTLY HOME DEPOT HAS A PRODUCT YOU CAN MIX WITH OLD PAINT THAT TURNS IT ROCK HARD IN A FEW HOURS SO YOU CAN PUT IT IN THE TRASH.( AS LONG AS IT IS NOT LEAD... AND OURS IS NOT.)
NOW ABOUT THE PAINT COLLECTION IN THE CELLAR--- THERE MUST BE 50 CANS-- AT LEAST HALF OF WHICH CONTIAN COLORS NEFVER SEEN ON THIS PROPERTY.. SO WHO HAS BEEN ADDING THEIR OLD PAINT TO MY CELLAR JUST TO GET RID OF IT????
HAVING BEEN PRESENTED WITH A VERY STRANGE COLLECTION,,,, THANK HEAVENS WE GOT TH E BARN PAINTED WITH ONE COLOR BEFORE I FOUND ALL THIS "FREE PAINT"
I WORRIED ABOUT IT HAVING BEEN FROZEN-- BUT ONLINE I AM TOLD IF YOU STIRR IT UP AND IT LOOKS NORMAL, IT IS OK.. IF IT LOOKS LIKE COTTAGE CHEESE IT IS NOT GOOD.
WE COULD PUT IT ALL IN ONE BIG POT AND PAINT THE LAUNDRY WITH THE RESULTING COLOR... SOMEHOW I THINK MEGAN WOULD OBJECT... SHE GETS FUSSY...
SPEAKING OF MEGAN-- HER CAR--- NOT OUR VAN--- BROKE DOWN ON RT 95 LAST NIGHT ABOUT 6PM-- JUST AFTER MAIL CALL-- AND GREG AND DAVID RESCUED HER -- WITH HER COLLECTION OF DOGS.. THAT IS THE KIND OF THING--- IF IT WAS IN JULY HEAT-- WHICH COULD BE DEADLY FOR THE DOGS--- AND WHY YOU SHOULD CARRY LEASHES AND WATER IN THE CAR WITH YOU...
SHE TOOK OUR WHITE VAN HOME--- AND THE HEROS RETURNED WITH THE NEWS THAT HER TRANSMISSION WAS GUARENTEED FOR 54700 MILES AND SHE IS AT 54300--- WOULD YOU BELIEVE IT... !!!
IF YOU GET A CHOICE BETWEEN SMART AND LUCKY--- TAKE LUCKY.
I AM TOLD IT IS TIME TO START TO WORRY ABOUT CLOSING IN THE NEW KENNELS-- MEGAN REPORTS HAVING TO STACK UP DOGS IN THE HEATED PART EVEN IF IT IS AUGUST--- IT IS CHILLY IN THE MORNING...
THAT CAN BE A GOOD PROJECT FOR THE DAY
WE HAVE A FEW LALLY COLUMNS LEFT OVER FROM THE EFFORT TO SUPPORT THIS FLOOR WITH ALL THE FOOT TRAFFIC ON SUNDAYS.. THE CAMERA PEOPLE SENT 10 OF THEM-- AND WE ONLY NEEDED 4 - SO I CAN USE SOME OF THE REST TO DEFINE THE DOORS IN THE ALLEY-- AND PROTECT THE CAMERA ANGLE DOWN THERE.
AS OF YET , I HAVE NOT RECIEVED THE PROMISED LETTER FROM THE MANAGER OF THE YANKEE CLIPPER INN... I WILL OPEN AND READ IT AT MAIL CALL WHEN I GET IT.
LYNNE HAD A GRAND OLD TIME WITH THE ROCKPORT POLICE....AND SHE GOT SOME WORK DONE TOO...
Here is the synopsis of the meeting with the Rockport PD. I was was bit late getting it out as dad ended up in the hospital last night so it's been a bit crazy...
A tremendously loud and positive Woof! For the Rockport Police Department in Rockport, Ma!!
Wil's and I went up yesterday and met with Lt. Mark Schmink who was simply outstanding. Also, a former Marine. Do I hear a group "Thank you for serving"? As a side note you could really tell he was a marine. He walked in, big, tall, handsome and not one thing on that uniform out of place or askew. And I swear, everything, perfectly polished. Yes, definitely, a Marine :)
Our meeting could not have gone better. I related the recent incident at the Yankee Clipper as well as the one in which the PD was called and the reason for my visit. He was extremely disheartened to hear about the incident at the Inn as was more distressed to hear that his force had the incorrect information regarding the ADA regulations. I provided him with the information he needed.
We also discussed other scenarios as they pertain to service dogs and handlers. Such as not separating a dog and a handler should they respond to a motor vehicle accident and why that's so critical. As well as a number of other things.
He is going to present the ADA regulations as role call training and ensure that they are read, reviewed and understood by all members of the force. We are also going to provide him with a PowerPoint presentation he can use for additional training.
There are a couple of other things that he and I are going to follow up on and so we will be staying in touch.
Oh, did I mention he was a K9 handler in the Marines? Yes! He's not just a dog guy, he's a DOG GUY! Wil's verified it. After lying absolutely silently through the entire meeting, when I asked her to get up she raised, stretched, oh so relaxed and sauntered over to him and leaned in to be scratched. Yup, he's a dog guy. :)
Thank You Lt. Schmink!
~ Willow's Mom