four score and seven years ago - i wanted to train service dogs-- now i am 100% successfull and all i do is sit on this &^$$#&^* computer chair and swear at the printer, deal with "authorities" who tell me i must hang big red fire extinguisher signs next to red metal cylindars that could not possibly have any other use than to extingush fires.
==--then----you must have a fire extinguisher next to every source of flame so that you can run into the fire so you can locate the big red arrow that shows where the fire extinguisher would have been if it had not blown up in the heat of said fire.
.----- you must get every applicant and volunteer to provide emergency contacts-- which you must keep locked away - so that in an emergency they will be inaccessable without locating keys which you can never locate on a good day.
----our legally designated safe area in case of floods is in the cellar of the house on the hill--- so cram that full 6 people and 4 dozen dogs - and pray you don't have the worlds biggest dog fight..
i get the biggest kick out of the organizational structure which we must provide so that any complaint can be properly addressed.... say some kid feeds a dog too many cookies- a camera person should tell a vounteer who tells the kennel manager... who reports to megan.. who reports to me... who reports to the board of directors..
these people have never played the game gossip--where if you pass the story to more than one person it becomes unrecognizable.
personally--- i am amazed how efficient we are--- and i think adi would be better advised to consider some of our organizational skills rather that try and dictate common sense.--
you can not legislate common sense--- congress has been trying for years--- before they just gave up and don't do anything except collect an ample paycheck- with benefits.
if all men are created equal why does congress get better health insurance than we do.
someone sent me an article saying that a bedtime shot of booze worked for the first 4 hours but then disrupted the rest of the night and the next day was questionable.
i think you are witnessing that now,.. my mind is not willing to function at all.. and i have a generally nasty attitude this morning.
i have fish to fry..( not to be taken literally) --- more exactly i have words to google and papers to flip thru.
our super volunteers will have to carry the load today.
i am only capable of playing with the new M&M dispenser.
luckily for you... a cut and paste...
DiDi is doing great with our ongoing new experiences. Last night at a restaurant, she was doing her regular job of lying quietly. But suddenly a server with food in hand tried to rush past a waitress taking an order across the isle from us (where DiDi was lying next to our booth) and bam...the large salad plate fell off the servers tray and hit DiDi on the back, Showering her with ranch dressing, lettuce, tomatoes, and veggies. Poor DiDi jumped up in confusion and looked at me seeming to ask "what the heck is going on.... She stood quietly while I cleaner her off, then layer back down while the waitresses cleaned up the mess which also covered part of the booth seat and floor. Everyone was amazed at DiDis calm, her quietly laying back down, and the fact that she didn't touch the food all around her on the floor. I love this beautiful sweet princess. She has shown charm and grace even in confusing unexpected situations. Thank you to all who had a part in raising and training her. Karen and DiDi