Friday, January 9, 2015

JAN 9 2015
I HAD A PHONE CALL----
"HI THIS IS JANET-- REMEMBER ME???" (WRONG WAY TO START A CONVERSATION WITH ME)... WELL I DID FINALLY PUT IT ALL TOGETHER  FOR A VERY STRANGE REASON... WAY BACK  AFTER I HAD BEEN GOING TO CONFERENCES FOR A FEW YEARS, AND I HAD THUMPER- (THE NEARLY PERFECT DOG) I WANTED TO TAKE HIM TO THE CONFERENCE WITH ME-- AND HAD TO GET PERMISSSION  FROM  THE ADI ORGANIZERS  TO BRING AN ENTACT MALE- I ASSUMED IT WAS JUST A FORMALITY- AND WAS TOLD NO...  
WHEN I GOT THERE- A WOMAN INA WHEELCHAIR HAD A LOVELY GOLDEN-- REALLY PERSONABLE( THE DOG)  AND THERE AMID ALL THE HAIR/FEATHERS  ON HIS RUMP WERE THOSE 2 ROUND THINGS I HAD BEEN FORBIDDEN TO BRING...  HE WAS A LOVELY DOG TO BE SURE--- SO WAS THUMPER- BUT ADI WAS UNWILLING TO TAKE A CHANCE ON A BIG DANE.
JANET (ON THE PHONE)- WAS THE PERSON IN THE WHEELCHAIR-  AND THIS DOG "SAVVY"  IS THE DANE/LAB CROSS WHERE THE MOTHER WAS OUR FEMALE FROM HUNGARY-- BOBBIES SISTER-  THAT LU (ECAD) BRED.
WE ENDED UP WITH   "HERSHEY" WHO WAS A DISASTER MENTALLY ONLY   A YELLOW BALL CHASER   THAT WE GAVE AWAY AS A PET .
SO JANET  JUST MAYBE -- IS SEEING THAT A DANE WORKS-- AND HAS ASKED FOR A FEMALE TO BREED--  THE  REASON I THINK THIS COULD BE A GOOD THING,.... IS THAT IT COULD BE A BREAKTHRU  FOR SERVICE DANES- AS MOST OF THE REST OF ADI  WON'T EVEN CONSIDER IT. 
THE OTHER REASON IS THAT SHE IS FROM FLORIDA--- AND  SHEILA  COULD KEEP HER EYE ON THE PROJECT.????
AND SCHLEP DOGS/PUPPIES BACK AND FORTH...OR WE COULD GO VISIT....???
SO HERE IS HER LETTER...
 Hi Carlene,
 My name is Etta Robinson.  I am a puppy raiser for Janet Severt with New Horizons Service Dogs in Florida.
 Janet was talking to you a little while ago about getting one of your Dane puppies to use as a breeding dog, and as a hearing dog.  We prefer a black female if you have one available.  The puppies would be used for balance and mobility in the program.
 I have been a puppy raiser for the last 11 years.  I am a service dog class instructor, and assist  with Team Training.  My husband and I live on 20 acres, with horses, goats, chickens, and a couple dogs.  I have done quite a bit of research on Great Danes since he got his service dog.  (Savvy, GD/Lab cross)
 I am looking forward to getting a puppy for this project.
 
Thank you for your consideration
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I DON'T KNOW IF SHE IS THINKING A DANE X DANE OR IF SHE WANTS TO DO THE 
DANE X LAB.. I WILL BE LOOKING INTO IT FURTHER... FROM WHAT I REMEMBERR OF JANET , SHE WAS A REGULAR SORT OF PERSON NOT PRONE TO  PRECONCIEVED NOTIONS....
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IN THE MEANTIME I WILL BUILD A FIRE --GOOGLE NEW HORIZONS SERVICE DOGS OF FLORIDA --AND GO HUG A HEATER...
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Carlene,

It's in the teens here in Virginia. Today I took Arrow to the tack shop and 
bought him a foal rug. It fits perfectly!  The only adjustment I had to make was 
to cut off the strap that would normally go under a foal's tail so It wouldn't 
interfere with Arrow doing his business. He's a happy boy!

Take care,

Valerie

1 comment:

  1. CARLENE...WANT TO HEAR SOMETHING FUNNY? I HAD TO GOODSEARCH "FOAL RUG" BECAUSE I WAS THINKING THEY MEANT AN ACTUAL FOAL HIDE TO USE AS A COAT FOR THEIR DANE!! BOY WAS I HAPPY TO SEE THAT IT WASN'T A HIDE AT ALL BUT JUST WHAT THEY CALLED THEIR HORSE COATS!!!! BOY DO I FEEL STUPID NOW!!

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