42 MILLION AND COUNTING--- IF WE COULD ONLY FIGURE OUT HOW TO GET EACH ONE TO DONATE $1 WE WOULD BE IN CLOVER !! I WOULD EVEN SETTLE FOR 1/2 OF THEM !!
HOW 'S THAT???JANINE IS DOING SOMETHING TO EITHER OUR WEB OR MEDIA-- I COULD NOT FOLLOW WHAT SHE WAS DOING.I AM SIMPLY HOPING SHE CAN GET $1 FROM EACH OF THE 42 MILLION....--
COULD YOU SEE IT NOW... A BUSHELL BASKET OF ENVELOPES FOR MAIL CALL-- LOVELY !!
********BAILEY IS DOING MUCH BETTER.... LIVING ON CHOPPED SIRLOIN AND WHITE MEAT CHICKEN--- RIGHT !!---NO OTHER DOG IS MORE DESERVING... BUT IF YOU COUDL SEE THE WAY SHE MOVES HER NOSE AWAY FROM CANNED DOG FOOD... I AM AFRAID WE HAVE CREATED A MONSTER... IF I REMEMBER I WILL SHOW YOU AT MAIL CALL..*********OPAL IS MISSING... SHE WENT ON A WEEKEND/OVERNIGHT-ISH WITH JACKIE**************SOME NOTICED ME TAKING MY PULSE AT MAIL CALL YESTERDAY AND I HAD MANY EMAILS.... WELLLLLLLLL..
I TOOK AUDREY TO COSTCO BASICALLY TO GET SOME OF GRACE'S "ORANGE VEGETABLE" ( PUMPKIN PIE) AND AS I CAME OUT.. MY THE UNDERSIDE OF MY TONGUE FELT FUNNY- AND I WAS GLAD I HAD A HANDICAP PARKING PERMIT SO I DIDN'T HAVE TO WALK FAR TO THE CAR..-- EVERYTHING ELSE FELT FINE-- NO CHEST PAIN ETC JUST THIS TONGUE---
SO I STUCK MY ARMS OUT STRAIGHT - AND THEY WORKED FINE- SO APPARENTLY NO STROKE AT LEAST AT THAT MINUTE... AND I TIPTOED HOME QUICKLY--- BEING VERY AWARE OF THE GPS THING I CARRY IN MY CAR UP BY MY REAR VIEW MIRROR... --EMERGENCY ANYWHERE BUTTON--- AND I WONDERED WHEN I HAD CHANGED THE BATTERY LAST... WILL DO THAT TODAY..
I MADE IT HOME WITH NO FURTHER EVENTS... JUST THIS TONGUE PROBLEM... GRACE IS A VERY ACCOMPLISHED RN... SO SHE DID THE RN TYPE THINGS AND DECIDED I HAD A VERY IRREGULAR HEARTBEAT.... LIKE 2 BEATS THEN A PAUSE.... SO I WENT TO BED....AND IN AN H OUR OR SO IT WS UP TO 4 BEFORE SKIPPING A BEAT.... SO DURING MAIL CALL IT WAS NEARLY 6 BEATS AND THEN SKIP AND ASIDE FROM NO ENERGY .. I FELT FINE- SO A SHORTENED MAIL CALL.
THIS MORNING AFTER SOME CAFFENE IT IS NEARLY 20 AND I FEEL QUITE WELL.
.I DO HAVE A DOCTOR'S APPOINTMENT THIS MORNING- FOR A TOTALLY DISCONNECTED ISSUE----
NOW... I KNOW THAT AT LAHEY YOU ARE ONLY ALLOWED ONE PROBLEM PER VISIT-- SO I THINK THE HEART PROBLEM TAKES SENOIRITY--- I ALSO KNOW THAT IF ONE LAHEY DOCTOR WANTS YOU TO SEE ANOTHER LAHEY DOCTOR, THEY MUST SEE YOU WITHIN 45 MINUTES PER CORPORQTE RULING ..... SO SEEING THE GENERL PRACTICE PERSON WIL BE MY ONLY WAY OF GETTING AN APT WITH A CARTIOLOGY DR. LIKEWISE GOING THRU THE EMERGENCY ROOM IS THE OTHER WAY. SO BE PREPARED FOR ME TO PLAY THAT CARD IF I HAVE TO...
ACTUALLY THIS IS NOT NEW... I HAVE HAD THIS BEFORE- NOT THAT THAT MAKES IT OK BUT I THINK THE TONGUE BIT WAS MORE NOTICEABLE THAN USUAL... TO BE CONTINUED... THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONCERN.
.********BACK TO THE DOG PROJECT...I THINK .... BECAUSE WE ARE NEARLY ON OVERLOAD.....IT WOUDL BE A GOOD IDEA, INSTEAD OF SENDING ANY MORE SUPPLIES THRU THE MAIL/UPS... FOR THE TIME BEING , YOU JUST SENT A CHECK FOR THE POSTAGE WE ARE LOOSING TO UPS AND THE USPS... OFF YESTERDAY'S BOXES $9.32 $17.04 $4.22 $6.78 $13.82 $4.98 THOSE EQUAL $56.16 ( THE $.88... I DID NOT COUNT...THAT WAS AN ENVELOPE OF POO PICKERS...)
I WILL KEEP A WHITE BOARD OF THE "POSTAGE PROJECT" FOR YOU TO LOOK OVER WHEN THE PUPS ARE NOT ON CAMERA... IT MOUNTS UP... I THINK FOR THE TIME BEING AT LEAST, WE ARE WELL SUPPLIED WITH TOYS , TREATS, FLUFFIES- AND LATELY COLLARS... AND WHERE MIMI IS GETTING ALL THESE FLAVORED MINI WHEATS, I DO NOT KNOW-- BUT WE AE NOW WELL SUPPLIED ...---------SO I WOULD MUCH RATHER HAVE THE POSTAGE- TO HELP PAY FOR TEH EXTRA HELP FOR THE OVERNIGHT PUPPY PROTECTORS-- 2 PEOPLE JUST WORKS BETTER THAN 1 WITH 32 PUPS..
.ACTUALLY 31 PUPS... ONE WENT HOME WITH GUSSIE REMEMBER??*************Hi Carlene! We don't have much to report but wanted to check in with you and let you know that things with Harry are going great. I am thankful to you and all of SDP every day for the gift you gave me. We are so thrilled that the Bella and George story has taken off like wildfire! How awesome that the world is getting to know the amazing thing that is SDP! Beth and Harry.
She is super playful with toys, which is quite cute. She loves bouncing around the yard with several toys, and has started to bring me a toy to play with her, so I may turn her into a retriever yet, ha ha ha. Her recall is non-existent yet. She is getting better about walking well on leash. We've put a harness on her to indicate she's "working" and are enforcing rules about walking politely. She is slow to trust (not surprising), so we are working towards earning that. She had her first session today of learning self-relaxation, and she did well after an initial struggle. She will be getting LOTS more of those sessions, which we will then use to teach her how to stay relaxed around dogs (and whatever else bothers her). She is generally still anxious - she does not like it when someone leaves a room, she does not like it when I'm in the yard with other dogs, she does not like it if I am or George is in the kitchen and she's in another room. So we will be working on some independence training as well. She rides well in the car and so far has shown no signs of reactivity/aggression towards things outside of the car.
She is going into the giant crate we have in the living room on her own now and is choosing to sleep in there during the day. She has thick memory foam beds in our bedroom and is getting better about staying on them and not trying to sneak up onto our bed during the night.
She's eating well and I have found a couple treats that she enjoys - beef liver and cheese.*************ARROW REPORT
Last night at our annual MS Society meeting in Charlottesville, Arrow was given the chapter's highest honor, the Terry Phelps Hall of Fame award. It was for his years of advocating for MS at the statehouse in Richmond and on Capitol Hill. He has always made a big impression with the senators and congressmen!
Take care, Valerie