Friday, November 27, 2015

NOV 27 2015
***********************************************************************************HE CALENDARS ARE HERE--- A THING OF BEAUTY-- MANY SAYING "BETTER THAN LAST YEAR"  WHICH IS HARD TO BEAT...  WE HAVE THEM  $20  PLUS $5  SHIPPING.. WHICH WE JUST ABOUT HIT ON THE HEAD....  $4.54 POSTAGE AND  $.61 FOR THE MAILER...
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WE HAD A SPECTACULAR DINNER THANKS TO RICHARD-- AND  TO GRACE WHO'S DECORATIONS WERE- PER USUAL OVERWHELMING...  COMPLETE WITH ARIOT SNORING AWAY ON THE ONE BED....   IT WASN'T TIL AFTER DINNER THAT I DISCOVERED THAT THE CANDLES WERE  NOT REALLY CANDLES  BUT BATTERY RUN--  EXCELLENT  FAKES---LOOKED REAL !
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WE MET BELLA AND GEORGE FOR THE " HUNT"   GEORGE HAD A PROBLEM GETTIN GON THE GOLF CART THE FIRST TIME-- TIL BELLA DID--  AFTER THAT FIRST RIDE, HE POPPED UP LIKE A PRO..  SOMEHOW WE MISSED ( CALENDAR)WILLIAM- I KNOW HE WAS THERE AT THE START...
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BECAUSE THE  THANKSGIVING HUNT IS SORT OF A "SPECIAL DEAL" TO ALL THE MYOPIA HUNT MEMBERS.... EVERYBODY WANTS TO RIDE IN IT... SO  EVEN THO THERE IS AN "INVATATION  ONLY" POLICY, THERE IS A GREAT NUMBER OF BORROWED HORSES AND RIDERS OF UNKNOWN CAPABILITIES-- PARTICULARLY MEN WHO  RODE ALOT IN THEIR YOUTH, AND NOW HAVE TROUBLE BUTTONING THE PRESTEGIOUS RED JACKET AROUND THEIR GIRTH WHO BORROW A FRIENDS HORSE.  THIS COMBINATION LEADS TO  MANY PAUSES WHERE RIDERS STAND AROUND- AND OFF IN THE DISTANCE THE ONLOOKERS ARE TREATED TO THE SOUND OF AN APPROACHING AMBULANCE... WHILE SOME PEOPLE TRY AND CATCH A LOOSE HORSE.
JANIINE MADE IT AROUND, BUT A FRIEND OF HERS DID NOT-- WHEN HER HORSE FELL OVER A FENCE AND ROLLED OVER HER.. THE REST OF THE BUNCH KIND OF DISMISSED IT BY HAPPILY  SAYING "SHE COULD MOVE ALL 4 EXTREMITIES AND THE HORSES TROTTED OUT FINE"-- I DID HEAR LATER SHE WAS HOSPITALIZED WHILE THEY QUESTION THINGS LIKE "SPLEEN"..   -----A VERY DIZZY BUNCH OF PEOPLE. 
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GEORGE-- (DR GEORGE... BAILEY'S LEAST FAVORITE  PERSON)  SAID TEHY ( FAMILY) ARE COMING TO VISIT HERE ABOUT 10 AM TODAY..  I AM VERY GLAD HE IS COMING... BAILEY'S REAR COULD STAND A PROFESSIONAL LOOK.... AND I HATE TO TRY AND GET HER IN THE CAR TO GO TO THE HOSPITAL... MAYBE IF I PUT VICKS IN HER NOSE SHE WON'T KNOW HE IS HERE....( DON'T COUNT ON THAT ONE.)-
 HER REAR END SEEMS STUCK IN NEUTRAL-- NO T GETTING BETTER VERY FAST...
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Hello-- FROM THE WEST COAST !!,
 You will be receiving 4 “In Training” patches and one “In Training” vest for the pups from Sir Thomas by Nov 30.

Also, I met with the owner/director of Summit Dogs. I really liked her, and though she currently works with (you guessed it) labs and goldens, she asked me about Great Danes. She seemed to ask the right questions and was so down-to-earth (as in, not full of herself at all). She seems like she knows dogs but at the same time is eager/open to information. For example, she currently sends puppies out to trained volunteers for socialization and basic puppy stuff but seems that she’d rather – or at least would consider – raising on site.
 They recently purchased 17 acres and have plans for buildings (kennels, training facility, guest lodging for recipients-to-be). They have about a dozen pups in socialization right now. And they currently train for mobility but not ambulatory mobility (which she’s interested in and which I could see her watching me with Tommy). The dogs she has now get trained for mostly wheelchair recipients to aid in retrieving, turning on lights, opening doors, transferring in and out of chair.
 In mid-December, I’m meeting with more volunteers and a trainer; I’ll likely help them out with advocacy work. In the meantime, I suggested to her to 1) read the Daily Doggie  2) watch the cams  3) check out my blog
 Hope all is well there! Miss everyone!
 Renee

I WOULD LOVE TO FIND MORE PEOPLE AROUNG THE "LOWER 48"  WHO C OULD TRAIN DANES...IT IS ABSURD TO RESTRICT IT TO GOLDENS AND LABS-- MOSTLY ON THE ABILITY TO RETREIVE.. SOOOOOO MANY PEOPLE DO NOT NEED THE LIGHTS TURNED ON AND STUFF PICKED UP..  THAT LIGHT SWITCH ON-TURNING SOUNDS A PUBLIC RELATIONS GIMMIC  TO ME......IN A REAL LIFE SITUATION HOW MANY PEOPLE ACTUALLY NEED THAT..
ESPECIALLY WHEN IT TAKES  A WHILE TO TRAIN FOR THAT... - WOULD THAT TIME BE BETTER SPENT TRAINING ANOTHER DOG TO BE MINUS THOSE JOBS.

TRY THIS...IF A TRAINING FACILITY PUTS OUT 20 DOGS A YEAR--- WOULD IT NOT BE BETTER TO PUT OUT 26 DOGS A YEAR AND SOLVE THE RETRIEVING PROBLEM  BY HAVING  THOSE 26 CARRY ONE OF THOSE FOLDING  "GRABBER" THINGS ATTACHED TO THIER WHEELCHAIR-- 
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100 YEARS AGO... WELL NEARLY... THERE WAS A 2am NEWS PROGRAM ON TV.. "OVERNIGHT"   --- LINDA ELLERBEE AND LLOYD SOMEONE-- WHERE THEY LOCATED AND REPORTED ON THE MOST RIDICULOUS NEWS STORIE THEY COULD FIND WORLD WIDE-  IT WAS SO ENTERTAININGTHAT I N OFTEN SET MY ALARM TO GET UP AND LISTEN TO IT- I WAS USUALLY UP ABOUT THEN ANYWAY...
IN THE MIDDLE OF LAST NIGHT I  THOUGHT I DID HEAR SUCH A STORY ON CNN.  
BUT UNFORTUNATELY ... I HAD NO PEN/PAPER NEXT TO THE BED.. AND NOW I HAVE FORGOTTEN IT... BUT WAS REMINDED OF THAT "OVERNIGHT" SHOW.
 THE FACT THAT LINDA WROTE A BOOK "AND SO IT GOES"  IS WORTH MENTIONING...
SHE WAS A CONTROVERSAL PERSONALITY WHO LOGICALLY GOT INTO MANY INTERESTING SCRAPES WITH TV  BRASS..
A GOOD - OLD - BOOK.

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