Wednesday, August 27, 2014

AUG 27 2014

HOLE DIGGING  FOR THE SIGN WAS DONE YESTERDAY-- THE SOIL IS SOOOOO ROCKY THAT THE HOLES GOT BIGGER THAN I LIKE... WE HAD BEEN TOLD 6"SONNA TUBE DOWN 30"  -- WE HAD 8" TUBES-- WHICH WOLD BE FINE IF THERE WAS NOT A RECTANGLE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE POSTS WHICH IS 11" DIAGIONAL...  SO WE QUIT--- EITHER HE HAS TO CUT OFF THAT RECTANGLE OR HE IS ON HIS OWN GETTING IT LEVEL AND SQUARE--- BUT THE HOLES ARE DONE.
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I WISH I HAD MY CAMERA, AS THE WALL COLLAPSED AND SHEILA WENT INTO TH E HOLE...
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WE SAT , HOT TIRED AND DIRTY WONDERING WHAT WE COULD  DO FOR MAIL CALL WHEN LARRY AND NANCY ARRIVED WITH RUKUS-- THEY AE FLYING ACROSS COUNTRY AND THOUGHT IS A BIT EARLY INTHE PARTNERSHIP[  TO TRY FLYING SO WE GET RUKUS...... THEY BECAME OUR DISTRACTION  FOR LACK OF ANY  OTHER BRILLIANT IDEAS....-- 
IT IS TOUGH TO BE BRILLIANT WHEN YOU ARE TIRED.

SOMETIMES IT IS TOUGH TO BE BRILLIANT  UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES..

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AS I TRY AND PUT TOGETHER A FEW WORDS FOR THIS VETERNARIAN THING IN OCTOBER. I DECIDED ANY TIME YOU HAVE A TIGHT LEASH YOU ARE NOT TRAINING---- YOU ARE BULLYING.
A QUICK SNAP TO REMIND THEM TO THINK SHOULD BE ALL THAT IS REQUIRED.

THE  TIGHT "HANG ON " THEORY OF DANE MANAGEMENT  MOST FREQUENTLY SEEN IN THE REAL WORLD...- IS AN INSULT TO THIER IQ-- AND THE HANDLERS TOO.  I HAVE A FEELING THAT IS WHY  THERE IS NOT ANOTHER DANE SERVICE DOG FACILITY ---  THEY JUST DON'T KNOW-- OR WON'T BELIEVE-- DANES ARE MUCH EASIER TO HANDLE THAN MOST ANY LAB I KNOW---  ALOT OF LABS HAVE A "RUN DEAD AHEAD RIGHT THRU THE PRICKER BUSH" MENTALITY  BRED INTO THEM THAT IS HARD TO OVERCOME .
I THINK THEY CALL THEM FIELD LABS...  WHATEVER... THEY ARE TOUGH.

THERE IS ALSO AN ELEMENT OF MICROMANAGEMENT  IN MOST TRAINING PROGRAMS--   SNAPPING TO ATTENTION WHEN YOU ARE ON CALL 24 HOURS A DAY IS A BIT MUCH--

AND SOMEONE WHO HAS BEEN HERE LATELLY COMMENTED ON HOW OUR  VOLUNTEER OPERATION JUST SWINGS INTO MOTION WITHOUT ALOT OF  MICROMANAGEMENT...
 I WISH I KNEW WHO  THAT WAS-- BECAUSE WHEN THIS ACCREDITATION BUNCH ARRIVE--- THEY ARE STUCK ON LISTS, DIRECTIONS , JOB DESCRIPTIONS ETC...  BECAUSE  JUST "GOING WITH THE FLOW"  IS NOT SOMETHING THEY  ARE USED TO.

IF I HAD TO MAKE A LIST OF JOB DESCRIPTIONS I WONDER UNDER WHICH COLUMN I WOULD HAVE TO PUT "SPERM WARMER"

I KNOW THIS ACCREDITATION BUNCH HAVE A DIFFICULT JOB---  BUT..... EVEN LISTING ALL THE
HAZARDS HERE WOULD TAKE YEARS.  


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I THINK TODAY A NEW TECH GUY WILL APPEAR---TO TRY AND DEAL WITH OUR MIC NOISE.. I HAVE HEARD SOMETHING ABOUT " BETTER PLACING THE CAMERA"... AS THEY MAY FEEL OUR COLLECTION OF DOUBLE ENDED SNAPS AND DOG CHAINS IS NOT SUITABLE...  I HOPE HE IS PREPARED TO DEAL WITH THE COMPLICATIONS OF  DOORS... GATES... AND OTHER BARRIERS THAT WE HAVE TO DEAL WITH BECAUSE OF THE DOGS..... AND PEOPLE...

IT CAN NOT BE THAT THE NOISE IS ACTUALLY THE WHISTLING TOILET UPSTAIRS THAT I HAVE YET TO INVESTIGATE
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THANK HEAVENS WE HAVE CUT AND PASTE TODAY

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Roo and I have been going about non stop.  We went up to Maine for a few days last week and he did wonderful.  We did uncover a new quirk , he was extremely uncomfortable around any live music. On our second night we found a venue with some outdoor music and a grassy patch a ways away and sat for a while he got comfortable enough after a bit.

He has lots of fun playing with my other dog when we are at home. We will be up for Saturday of dog fest at the very least...  BUD 2
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Hi Carlene just wanted to share more about my amazing girl..

Lydia CONQUERS the Moose!! :~)

As Lydia settles in with Me, her new Mom, and new town, she has met some unusual challenges.. Service Dog Project does and incredible job exposing these amazing service dogs to many every day scenarios, and even some not so everyday stuff..
So now she is with me, in Vermont. Vermont is known for their Moose, My town has Life size Moose statues in various locations as well as Catamount statues..It just so happens at the end of my street, there is a Moose that is painted the color of a real moose. 
My dear Lydia wanted Nothing to do with that huge beast living at the end of her street, so she really would really push me away from that beast toward the road..I had been chatting with Kati Sarosy Whitney about this moose issue, and she told to keep exposing her to the moose until she gets over it. 
Well Today we did it!! She Conquered her fear of that beast! I took the time to get a pic with her laying next to it. Not such a good pic but I was so proud of her! I will get a better picture another day..
We also visited an art gallery this morning as well as a corner convenience store to stop and visit. She was wonderful!!
It feels so good to feel confident to walk around town without fear of falling, and feeling like an old woman with a cane. She is doing so wonderfully helping me up and down the stairs to get to my apartment, she has learned my speed and stride going up and down..I don't have to give her commands anymore! SUCH a SMART girl! 
Today we have a physical therapy appt. to go to. I will let you know how that goes...
Oh, and I took her to a vet yesterday to get established and she weighed in at 118 lbs.. :~)

Annette :~)

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