Saturday, December 19, 2015

DEC 19 2015
 IT IS THE  19TH !!!    HAPPY WHATEVER...
CAKE DAY...SOMEHOW-- WE WILL GET ONE...I HAVE ALSO FOUND A GREEK MARKET---WHICH HAS DIFFERENT  STUFF... GOT TO KEEP STEVE'S  ENERGY LEVEL UP-- AND I AM GETTIN G TIRED OF THOSE GREAT RACK S OF LAMB-- FROM COSTCO..
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CNN-- WHEN THEY FINALLY  RAN OUT OF POLITICAL COMMENTS-- HAVE A GUY WHO ROAMS THE EARTH EATING...  SOMETIMES EXTREMELY STRANGE LOCAL STUFF... AND LAST NIGHT HE WAS IN IRAN EATING GROUND LAMB KABOBS--- THEY LOOKED GOOD-- AND WERE ABOUT 3"  WIDE   AND 12 INCHES LONG-- I COULD NOT SEE HOW THEY GOT THEM TO STAY TOGETHER...BUT IT WILL BE INTERESTING TO TRY IF I HAVE ENOUGH ENERGY LAT TODAY--- OTHERWISE WE WILL HAVE GROUND LAMB MUSH....
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DOES ANYONE OF YOU CP'S KNOW  ABOUT THESE KABOBS? I WOULD LOVE  SOME ADVICE BEFORE MAIL CALL. OR I WILL JUST  THROW STUFF IN A POT AND COOK IT.
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DOGS ARE SINGING--- I BET IT IS AUDRY- BECOMING FERTILE.. SHE HAS BEEN IN HEAT ABOUT A WEEK-- SO IT IS SINGING TIME FOR BENTLEY..  HE DOESN'T GIVE A RIP IF IT IS HIS DAUGHTER...HE HAD A GRANDFATHER WHO WAS AS BAD....THE ONLY TIME IN OUR BLOODLINES WHERE CLOSE RELATIVES BRED--- AND IT WAS THUMPER'S CHOICE NOT MINE... HE CLEARED 2 SIX FOOT FENCES AND WENT THRU A WELDED WIRE ROOF COVER TO BREED HIS DAUGHTER  LINDSAY.. WHICH PRODUCED BUMPY--WHO BEGAT BENTLEY-- OUR SAVING GRACE IS THAT  THEY HAVE SO MANY ENTIRELY DIFFERENT GENES BEHIND THEM-  BENTLEY'S MOM WAS A BOBBY DAUGHTER-- AND HE LOOKS LIKE BOBBY OUR HUNGARIAN  IMPORT.
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MAYBE AROUND HERE WE SHOULD  DECIDE GOLDIE IS  DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS -- FATE IS THE HUNTER...
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 ----FOR WHATEVER REASON LAINEY ENDED UP IN THE HOUSE YESTERDAY--SHE IS A GOOD LOOKING DOG... I HAD DISCOUNTED HER A BIT BECAUSE OF HER BROTHER  LEROY'S  CHERRRYEYE PROBLEM-- WORRYING THAT IT MIGHT BE IN THAT LINE-- BUT  BRED TO BENTLEY- WHO'S EYES ARE PERFECT WOULD MEAN- NOTHING - WE COULD STILL HAVE 9 PUPS NEEDING EYE SURGERY- BUT STRUCTURALLY SHE IS A NICE MUTT !!  PLUS SHE MIGHT NOT MAKE SD STATUS ANYWAY BECAUSE SHE IS SOOOOOOO TIMID.  IT WILL BE ALOT OF WORK TO BRING HER AROUND... BUT ? NOT WORTH IT IF WE COULD USE HER AS A MOMMY--- 

WHICH BRINGS ABOUT THE QUESTION ... IS TIMID-- OR AGRESSIVE  INBRED OR  A LEARNED THING.-- I AM INCLINED TO THINK ENVIRONMENT HAS ALOT  TO DO WITH IT --- THE FACT THAT MIGHT MAKE ME ALL WRONG IS THE DOGS WHO ARE BRED TO BITE  WITH THOSE JAW MUSCLES...-- I HAVE SEEN TRAINERS GO THRU THE ANITCS OF TRYING TO FIGURE OUT IF A "NORMAL"  DOG CAN BE TRAINED TO BITE-- BY CHALLANGING THE  DOG  BY BEING AGGRESSIVE THEMSELVES...  TIE A DOG TO A TREE... RUN AT THEM AND STAMP YOU R FOOT RIGHT IN FRONT--AND MAYBE OPEN AND SHUT AN UMBRELLA RIGHT IN FRONT...THEY CALLED IT  "TEMPERAMENT TESTING" -- 

IT WAS 2 PEOPLE WITH A PA SYSTEM-- WOULD COME TO YOUR TOWN AND TEMPERAMENT TEST YOUR DOG-- AND GIVE THEM A "CERTIFICATE " OF PASS  OR FAIL   FOR $50.00-  SPONSORED BY LOCAL DOG CLUBS....  THEY LINED UP QUITE A GROUP..  THEY WOULD START BY CIRCULATING  FLYERS ABOUT  ALL DOGS SHOULD  BE TEMPERAMENT TESTED BEFORE YOU BREED THEM....
 THEY DEVELOPED  A COMMUNITY OF  DOG OWNERS  WHO WOUL D THEN SPREAD THE WORD  ABOUT "YOU SHOULD NOT BREED A DOG THAT HAS NOT PASSED A TEMPERAMENT TEST."
BEOING NEW AT THE GAME I TOOK  OUT GOOD OLD DEAGLE-- (MY BELGIAN IMPORT STUD) AND WAS DEVASTATED TO HAVE HIM FAIL.... BUT THEY WOULD RETEST IN 2 DAYS FOR $25-
HAND UP FOR WHOEVER  SEES WHAT IS COMING???    WHO THINKS I GOT SNUCKERED????
WHEN I LOOK BACK,  THESE PEOPLE WERE REALLY A BRIGHT COUPLE WITH A GERMAN ACCENT--- WHICH ADDED TO THE  AUTHENTICITY OF THE "TEST"  --GERMANS DO THINGS RIGHT-- AND THEY HAD THAT PA SYSTEM....
FORTUNATELY I  IGNORED THEM BECAUSE DEAGLE WAS  A WONDERFUL  DOG AND HAD MANY WONDERFUL OFFSPRING.   
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THAT WAS JUST ONE THING IN A LONG LINE OF MY OPINION ABOUT PAPERWORK.... AND CERTIFICATION...
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IF YOU HAVE READ JANINE'S BOOK YOU KNOW THAT I OFTEN MOVED WITH A SMALL HERD OF  YOUNG CHILDREN---THE 4H CLUB--  WHO ALL WANTED TO GO TO  THE CIRCUS-- AND FAMILIES DID NOT HAVE ENOUGH MONEY FOR TICKETS-- SO WE BOUGHT A FEW TICKETS, I GRABBED MY TRUSTY CLIPBOARD AND  PUT THE KIDS  IN "CONFUSION MODE" MANY WITH THOSE PINK SUGAR CONES....GET IN TH E MIDDLE OF ANOTHER  GROUP AND GET PAST  THE   TICKET TAKER--- I'D FOLLOW WITH MY FEW TICKETS HELD HIGH ON MY CLIPBOARD... I WAS BAD... BUT THE KIDS WERE SMALL AND WOULD FIT 2 TO A SEAT...
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WALK LIKE YOU KNOW WHERE YOU ARE GOING AND CARRY A CLIPBOARD  WILL GET YOU MORE PLACES TODAY THAN A COLLEGE DEGREEE.... ( ME AND MIKE ROWE  !!  WE  HAVE A REAL OPINON ON THAT ONE TOO)
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WOW... I BETTER QUIT NOW.
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Hi Carlene, Megan, Kati, & Grace,& all at SDP, 
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to all! Sorry we have not been in touch lately & I know we are on the naughty list for updates. Princess Ruckus & I are very busy with our volunteer gig at school. Word has gotten out about this beautiful Service Dog in our school district & we are also visiting many classrooms. The kids are great, they follow the rules set in place, ask great question, & are very respectful. Princess Ruckus loves working with the kids, her face shows excitement, she perks her ears & wags her tail. We do a PowerPoint which shows lots of pictures of the Princess but we gently include the Dos & Donts, I show them how she helps me, we end by taking off her vest & letting her circulate around the room. Ha ha some kids even have some tiny milk bone treats. Ruckus loves that part! Our motto for helping a person with a Service Dog is "Smile & Open a Door." A student is then selected to "Open the Door" as we leave & smile.
During October I had lots of doctors appointments. Six in three weeks. Thanks to the great SDP trainers Princess Ruckus did great & was loved by Doctors & Nurses! She is a show stopper & good news all my "plumbing" is in good working order lol & tmi. 
On a more serious note I have to share a remarkable event with Ruckus. Last Saturday I took a bad fall in my bedroom. I did not have her harness on yet. Ruckus stayed with me, hugging me during my five minute pity party. Ok, now how do I get up as there was nothing around to help me. But there was Ruckus!! Remember she did not have her harness on! I have a low ottoman at the end of my bed. Ruckus has only used it to bounce up on the bed. I used the ottoman to get to my knees. Without saying a word Ruckus got up on the ottoman in a sitting position & when I said up she gently rose to a standing position allowing me to get to a standing position with her help. Amazing !! Thank you SDP!!
I'm including a photo with Santa & Ruckus asked for only one thing. A yuppy puppy! Shhh, don't tell her it came yesterday. Princess Ruckus is such a good girl.

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