Sunday, March 15, 2015

march 15 2013
THERE IS A DESPARATE NEED FOR PERFECTLY BEHAVED DOGS ... AND MAYBE CHILDREN-
BUT THAT IS ANOTHER TOPIE.
I HAVE FOUND AFTERE MANY YEARS.. THAT ANYWHERE I GO  WITH A DOG THAT IS BEHAVING WELL,  FROWNS TURN TO SMILES IN 98% OF THE POPULATION-- THE OITHER 2% HAD MOTHERS WHO WERE AFRAID OF DOGS AND  PUT  THAT FEELING IN THEIR KIDS.  I THINK  EVERY ONE OF OUR RECIPIENTS HAVE FOUND THAT TRUE- ANN AND JIM-- MANY TIMES IN  DREERY HOSPITAL SITUATIONS -- LIKE INFUSION ROOMS-- JIM'S DOG WILL CHEER UP THE ENTIRE PLACE.. 
I FIND TEH UNEXPECTED  INCONSISTANCEY OF IT ALL VERY AMUSING...

THE PICTURE OF BELLA IN THE HOSPITAL BED WITH A GOWNED DOCTOR LEANING OVER HER  WITH  STETHOSCOPE  AND TUBES HANGING BEING WATCHED BY 150 POUND GREAT DANE RIGHT  IN THE BED WITH HER LIKE A STUFFED TOY... ONLY BETTER.  BELLA'S MOM IS A SUPER MOM ON SEVERAL SCORES... NON THE LEAST OF WHICH IS PHOTOGRAPHER...  SHE GETS SOME GREAT MOMENTS FOR BELLA AND GEORGE ON FILM.. FOR POSTERITY...

I HOPE ALL OF YOU ARE FOLLOWING BELLA AND GEORGE IN THE HOSPITAL ... ON FACEBOOK
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IT ALSO SEEMS THAT THE 2% OF THE POPULATION THAT WERE TRAINED TO HATE DOGS IN THE FIRST PLACE- ARE THE MOST VOCAL... THEY KNOW AND REMEMBER EVERY BAD THING EVERY DOG HAS DONE... SOMETIMES THANKS TO THE NEWS.. "IF IT BLEEDS , IT LEADS" AND  TOO MAY PEOPLE THRIVE ON  NEGATIVITY.. TAKE A PERFECTLY GOOD IDEA- THERE WILL BGE SOMEONE WHO WILL SAY "YES, BUT....."

I THINK BELLA'S SCHOOL IS COMING AROUND.. BUT IT HAS BEEN A HARD STRUGGLE-  

YOU CAN CHANGE ANYTHING   EASIER THAN  SOMEONE'S OPINION.
 FOR EXAMPLE---- WITHOUT GETTING INTO RELIGION OR POLITICS, DOG FOOD IS HIGH ONTHE LIST OF WIERD OPINIONS.. I HAD A FRIEND IN NY WHO WAS CONVINCED IF YOU FED ONLY A CERTAIN BRAND OF DOG FOOD YOUR DOG WOULD NOT GET HIP DYSPLASIA- SHE WAS REALLY QUITE INTELLIGENT OTHERWISE...  ( TO BE FAIR-- I HAVE TO SAY MAYBE SHE WAS RIGHT .. BUT..... I AM EQWUALLY CONVINCED THAT WHAT YOU FEED YOUR DOG MAY HAVE SOME EFFECT ON GROWTH AND BONES- BUT THE RELATIOSHIP TO HIP  DYSPLASIA  IS WAY DOWN AT THE BOTTOM OF THE LIST OF CAUSES.)

WHEN DEALING WITH AN INGRAINED OPINION , THE PROGNOSIS FOR CHANGE  IS POOR.

THAT BEING THE CASE, I DO NOT SEE WHY I AM COMPELLED TO TRY AND ANSWER THE NEGATIVE ATTACK ON SENDING  A DANE TO FLORIDA TO MAYBE BE BRED TO A LAB..  THAT HEW HORIZONS ( JANET) HAS FOUND SHE NEEDS BIGGER DOGS FOR BALANCE WORK... AND WE COULD USE ONE OR TWO SMALLER -- OPAL SIZE-  FOR OUR CHILD'S MODEL---( THO GEORGE IS PERFECT,  HE IS  BIG...) - EVERY PUP PRODUCED WILL STAY WITHIN OUR DOMAIN.... SO WHY SOMEONE FEELS IT NECESSARY TO COMPARE THIS TO LABRODOODDLES I DO NOT KNOW.
SO I WROTE  THIS RESPONSE TO BE PUT "OUT THERE".
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EVERY DOG IS A DOG.-- IT IS ONLY A MUTT IN THE EYES OF THE AKC.
PRO LEM  WITH USING RESCUE DOGS IS THEY WERE "ACCIDENTS" FROM PARENTS OF UNKNOWN HEALTH
--WE HAVE TRIED RESCUE DOGS- TOO RISKY TO SPEND THOUSANDS OF $$
 ONLY TO HAVE SOME GENETIC FLAW APPEAR.

BREEDING ANY ANIMALS IS A CRAP- SHOOT-  BUT THAT PUP WE  SENT TO THE NEW HORIZONS
 SERVICE DOG TRAINING FACILITY WAS  VERY CAREFULLY BRED FROM UNRELATED DOGS.
 AND THEY ARE TO SHARE A PUPOR TWO  WITH OUR TRAINING FACILITY-  WE CAN USE EVERY PUP WE GET.
  AFTER SPENDING  $20,000 ON EACH ONE, THEY WILL CHANGE SOMEONE'S LIFE.
THESE ARE NOT VALUABLE SHOW DOGS, THEY ARE INVALUABLE LIFE SAVERS.

IF YOU DO DOGS  DIFFERENTLY, HAVE AT IT..
I DON'T THINK YOU CAN  OR SHOULD CRITICIZE OUR OPERATION ON ANY LOGICAL LEVEL.
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HI  CARLENE-
I just wanted to share. I JUST got out of the hospital in Boston, and made a LASTING impression, thanks to my connection to SDP  
smile emoticon I was admitted suddenly Tuesday night, and told them all about Scarlet, expecting pups any time. Well, they put the nursery camera on their big screen TV in the nurses station, and the watch was on! They would bring me updates.

 By Wed. afternoon, I was up & around, and everyone was stopping by, checking the cam & asking questions. At 3:00 I too was watching. It was shift change. Both shifts there, many patients, ALL the staff from Attending Dr.'s to housekeeping! We all watched together! It was magical, everyone crowed around watching. Well over 20+ people at a time. "You know we're addicted now" Yep, that happens smile emoticon


 "This is the BEST thing that has EVER happened on this floor!!!"  smile emoticon One Dr. works with PTSD patients & was very interested on their behalf. "This is exactly what my patients need!!!" Some wanted to know about volunteering. I told them about Sunday Stew, Chicken Bricks, 24/7 cams etc. etc. Gave away all the SDP pens I had brought (wish I had brought more!) 
Later, they told me that is all everyone talks about outside of work.  smile emoticon Upon Discharge last night, my attending said, "We are all glad you were admitted, if only to share the dogs with us!!!" smile emoticon 
Scarlet is truly a star!!! And what an ambassador she has proven to be!  
Way to go SDP and Explore!!!

1 comment:

  1. As to the negative comments on your breeding, raising, training techniques,...The Proof is in the Pudding! Critics be damned, keep up the incredibly good work!

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