YOU ALL BROKE SOME KIND OF RECORD YESTERDAY 64 PEOPLE BOUGHT BRICKS..
KEEP YOUR EYE ON THE FREZER TODAY-- I HAVE PLANS... I AM REALLY PLEASED WITH MY ART WORK--- IT IS EXTRA SPECIAL ( UNTIL YOU FIND OUT I TRACED IT. AND COLORED IT IN)
I AM HOPING SHEILA WILL BE AROUND TO WORK ON THE NEXT PART...
571 BRICKS TO GO AND I WILL DO THE QUICK PICKS THIS MORNING WITH MY SECOND CUPPA.
YESTERRDAY I HAPPENED TO COMPLAIN ABOUT CHOKING WHEN GRACE WAS WITHIN EARSHOT... AND SHE CALLED ME ON COMPLAINING ABOUT ONLY ONE AILMENT - SHE WAS REFERRING TO THE SORE NECK OF LAST WEEK..
NOW REALLY------ THE RULE IS ONE AILMENT A DAY-- AND AT MY AGE-- ONE A WEEK IS N OT A BAD RECORD... AND SO FAR I HAVE NOT MENTIONED ANY MEDICATIONS-- SO I HAVE ONE "MENTION" LEFT... AND THAT IS THE ANTI COUGH STUFF THE DR GAVE ME... LIDOCAINE-RINSE AND SWALLOW.. SUPPOSED TO NUMB THE COUGH..
I NEVER COUGHED HARDER -- SO THIS BUNCH OF RN TYPES SUGGESTED I SMEAR IT ON MY ITCHY SPOTS- AND I CAN REPORT THAT TOO WAS UNSUCCESSFUL TOPICALLY - RESULTING IN A STICKY GOOEY MESS AN A FULL BATH.
SO MUCH FOR THAT SCIENTIFIC ENDEAVOR.
HEY -WE MIGHT HAVE DISCOVERED SOMETHING
ISN'T THAT HOW MANY INVENTIONS ARE DISCOVERED??
AN UNSUSPECTED OBSERVATION LEADING TO SUCCESS??
SO I WONDER WHO NOTICED CHEWING ON THE BARK OF A CERTAIN KIND OF TREE CURED HEAD ACHES WITH THE ASPRIN CONTAINED THEREIN. THEY MUST HAVE HAD A HECK OF A HEADACHE TO BE CHEWING ON THE TREE IN THE FIRST PLACE.
AND WHILE I AM ON ACCIDENTAL DISCOVERIES.... HOW DID SOMEONE DISCOVER MASSENGILL DOUCHE ERASED THE SMELL OF A SKUNK ON A DOG..?
I WAS NEVER CONVINCED THAT IT WORKS-- SO IT MIGHT HAVE JUST BEEN AN ADVERTISING PLOY OF MASSENGILL-- PRETTY DARN STRANGE ONE AT THAT...
WHILE I AM ON STRANGE ADVERTISING.... CAN ANYONE EXPLAIN WHY THESE TRAIN COMPANIES ARE SPENDING ADVERTISING BUCKS ON TV... AND THERE IS MORE THAN ONE TRAIN COMPANY.. I THINK... IT CERTAINLY HAS NEVER BEEN WITHIN MY LIST OF CHORES TO PICK ONE TRAIN COMPANY OVER ANOTHER... THESE ARE CHOO CHOO TYPE TRAINS--
AND THERE WAS ONE AD WHICH SAID THEY COULD MOVE ONE TON 500 MILES FOR 50 CENTS OR SOME SUCH-- THAT I NEVER BELIEVED... SO I WONDER......
I BETTER GET TO WORK---
THANK HEAVENS FOR CUT AND PASTE...
Dear Carlene and friends,
Most of you remember me as Ruckus. I am a beautiful female who is taking care of an older gentleman who calls me Roxie. I will tell you about my routine, a typical week of activities.
Weekdays I get up with the sun. They let me go out and do my thing, then they take me to the park where we walk and occasionally jog a few lengths. I’m not sure why they make me come because they are the ones that need to lose the weight. I come home and have breakfast and it's time to go to work.
Either I go to the office or into the truck. I prefer the truck. I have two side windows, a back window that opens, a sunroof and the whole seat to myself, right near my owner. I feel like a queen. Then it’s off to the jobsites and more.
My favorite place to go is the bank because they give me treats. My least favorite is Home Depot because I get harassed. Everyone calls me a male or asks what I am, and I think why don’t you just look. Then they all say "do you have a saddle, can I ride it, is it a Dalmation?" My owner tries not to engage for long and just walks straight ahead but it is annoying to hear the same things every day. I do like it when they say I am beautiful, which is quite often.
Sometimes my owner stops at the Chinese Restaurant for lunch. That’s my time to sleep.
We finish the day by coming back to the office. I get to lay around on my blanket and chew my bone. This summer a few times in the evenings my owners went out to the yard and lit a fire by the pool. I always hope he doesn’t fall there because I don’t do water.
Weekends we do more walks and some short trips. Last weekend we went to Martha’s Vineyard for the day. I got to sleep in a restaurant named after a dog. I didn’t like the boat rides. They don’t even have a life preserver my size.
Sunday is my lazy day. We may go to beach. We sit in the car and they drink coffee.
Then I get to watch football for twelve hours. When I get bored, they let me out in the yard so I can chase squirrels.
Love to everyone at Crazy Acres. I hope all my brothers and sisters are doing well.
(as dictated to Larry)
Hello to all,FROM ANOTHER LARRY We had our first really bad experience with a restaurant in the French section of Montreal Canada. The sidewalk Crepe Shop was upstairs and after struggling to get up those 20 stairs the owner/manager came up. He took one look at DD and said things like "that isn't a dog", "I don't have to serve anyone but seeing eye dog people", "you don't have a disability", "what would my customers think", "you have to leave now" and he escorted us down the stairs and outside. I admit, I was humiliated, very angry, and totally stressed out. This resulted in very much increased MS issues ( increased fatigue, increased numbness in right foot and leg, difficulty walking the 2 blocks to the car, ringing in ears, tingling in right side of my body...). When Larry went to the local police, they said it was the Canadian service dog organization in charge of those issues! But in talking with them, they only help/intervene if it's one of their own trained service dogs. Lesson of the day: go with printed local service dog regulations in hand to stand up for yourself, then call police before leaving the business. On a brighter note, It is a beautiful fall afternoon here in New York and I am grateful to be back home. We took another road trip to Idaho and Colorado to visit family. DD was as terrific as usual and now ignores the large trucks on the road. We laugh at her change of opinion of truck drivers at the truck stops, as she has developed a curiosity about truck drivers and wants to smell them as we walk by inside the truck stop stores/restaurants. She even will eat her dinner as we sit outside while trucks pull in and out of the truck stop. We have noticed three types of people on the road; those who can't keep their hands off her, those who admire close by, and those who are wary of her. It is a part of life to constantly educate the public regarding reasons to avoid touching and talking to service dogs. I relate it to a child having ADD and getting distracted so as to forget her job (must be the school teacher part of me and classroom experiences). Anyway, she is a definite superstar everywhere we go; truck stops, church, hotels, restaurants, movie theaters, hospitals, doctors offices, airports/airplanes, buses, national parks, musical plays, department stores,... She is my sweet baby girl and we love her dearly for her disposition, service, and sense of humor. Thank you from the bottom of my heart to all who had a part in raising and developing our amazing DD. She is my confidant, support, therapist, and comic relief. Sincerely, Karen, ANOTHER Larry, and DD