A day in the life of the Service Dog Project, Ipswich MA.
Thursday, August 20, 2015
AUG 20 2015
NEAL IS A CORKER... WHAT PERSONALITY.. AND UNFLAPPABLE. PLUS HE IS LEARNING TO EAT OFF A SPOON VERY QUICKLY.
HAD SOME GREAT PURINA DUDS IN THE MAIL CALL YESTERDAY... AND MANY REQUESTS FOR MORE BAGS.. LOVE IT ! I AM STILL WAITING FOR STEVE'S HOSPITAL JOHNNY IN PURINA BAGS....
AND THE SPIRIT STICKS CONTINUE TO ARRIVE
I DID PLACE THE ORDER FOR SHIRTS YESTERDAY, AND ADDED A FEW FOR INSURANCE--- PEOPLE HERE WILL GET ONE-- AND THE SPIRIT STICKERS WHO ORDERED SOME... PLUS WE MIGHT HAVE A FEW TO SELL IN THE "DOGGIE BAG" AT DOGFEST.
I HOPE YOU ENJOY THIS SHORT COLUMN BIT-- I DO NOT HAVE A CLUE WHY THIS MACHINE HAS DECIDED TO FORMAT THIS -- BUT IT IS BETTER THAN SOME OTHER IDEAS IT GETS..
MY LATEST PANIC... OR SHOULD I SAY ..."TODAY'S NEROTIC CONCERN".... IS THE CAREFUL SUPERVISION OF ANY SITUATION WHERE DOGS AND FOOD ARE MIXED.. AS IN FEEDING TIMES-- AND KONG DISTRIBUTION IN THE HOUSE AND KENNELS... NEAL GOT SNAPPED AY YESTERDAY FOR APPROACHING BAILEY DURING MEAL TIME...-- A MINOR PROBLEM... BUT WHEN I THINK OF HAVING 4 120 POUND DOGS ARGUING ABOUT A MORCEL OF FOOD BEING SUPERVISED BY PEOPLE WHO WEIGH LESS THAN ONE OF THEM, I GET NERVOUS... SO... IT MAY POSTPONE FEEDING FOR 15 MINUTES OR SO, BUT EITHER STEVE, MEGAN , OR MYSELF, SHOULD BE SOMEWHERE ON CAMERA IN THE VICINITY OF FEEDING... IF 4 OF THEM GOT GOING , IT COUDL BA AN AWFUL MESS.-- AND WE ALL HAVE TIME...STEVE AND MEGAN ARE DOING PAPERWORK ABOUT THEIR DAYS TRAINING- AND I AM KILLING TIME WAITING FOR MAIL CALL TO START..
SO I THINK IN THE EFFORT TO BE AS CAREFUL AS POSSIBLE, WE SHOULD TRY AND DO THAT.. THERE WILL BE TIMES WHEN THE FEEDING IS DONE .. ONE DOG AT A TIME - USUALLY IN THEIR KENNELS, OFF CAMERA BUT THE STANDART FEEDING SHOUL D HAVE SOME HELP..LETS SEE IF WE CAN PULL THAT ONE OFF.
TREE JOB-- EXCELLENT.. HOPEFULLY NO ONE WILL GET BRAINED BY A FALLIN G LIMB IN TEH DRIVEWAY.. I DARESAY THERE IS PROBABLY ANOTHER DAY'S WORK FOR THAT TRUCK AND CHIPPER... BUT IT IS OFF THE BEATEN TRAIL..
THEIR HAND POWERED LONG HANDLED BRANCH SAWING DEVICE COULD BE A VERY HANDY THING FOR ANYONE TO USE... TO TRIM UP THE DEAD LIMBS AROUND THE PROPERTY... THAT LOOK SO MESSY... PROBLEM BEING THEY SHARPENED THEIRS EVERY DAY... I HAVE HAD ONE OF THEISE THIINGS NOT SHARP... AND THEY HARDLY WORK T ALL- THEIRS-- 3 STROKES AND THEY WERE THRI A 1" BRANCH.
GOT TO LOOK INOT THIS
However, do you remember when it was time for me to leave after the Dutchies came to SDP, we were discussing how I'd get to the airport, and Grace had explained I could get the shuttle bus in Peabody? That was fine by me, but then 'someone' sent an email to Carlene, just like that. She lived not too far away, and she could take me to the airport. Of course I said yes, thank you :-) Cathy (carey32847) from Nahant came to SDP - she had never been there, wanted to but never got around to it, and this was as good a reason as any! I took her for a tour of SDP, there was time enough for that, and she in turn took me on a lovely scenic route to the airport! Since that day Cathy has been a regular at SDP, she knows the way now!
To cut a long story short: Cathy was the one who made the picture of Grace with Neal at the airport, because she was there as well, I knew that, but it had completely slipped my mind (-: She even brought ice cream to share and stuck it out with them.
@ Cathy: My sincere apolofies for not including you when people asked who was there and not mentioning you as well and that it was you who made the pic of Grace and Neal. There is no good reason for me forgetting, so again: apologies 'major style' :-)