Wednesday, December 2, 2015

DEC 2 2015
THIS PLACE HAS BECOME A STUDY IN USEABLE SPACE & HEATED SPACE--
THE BACK "DORM" NEEDS HELP--
WE HAVE 4 YOUNG PUPS BLOCKING THE DOOR MAKING ALL THE RAISED DORM 
 BEDS INACCESSABLE TO THE 4 USUAL HOUSE DOGS WHO ARE SHIFTED TO THE KENNELS 
AND COUCHES...LIKE CHAOS AT THE MOMENT.
THE BEST SOLUTION WOULD INVOLVE HAVING A NORMAL OUTSIDE DOOR REMAIN OPEN ABOUT 6 INCHES
SO THE PROBLEM OF THE DAY IS.... HOW DO YOU  FRAME? A HALF OPEN DOOR
AND HAVE IT BE ANYWHERES NEAR WEATHERPROOF???--
THE PUPS WOULD  ONLY NEED ABOUT 15 INCHES HIGH AND MAYBE 7" WIDE
I CAN MAKE A PIECE OF PLYWOOD ON HINGES FOR A DOOR TO MEET A DOOR
BUT THEN THERE IS THAT TRIANGLE AT THE TOP--- UP THERE WHERE HEAT WILL ESCAPE.

THE ONLY SOLUTION I HAVE ON HAND IS A GREAT QUANTITY OF BUBBLE WRAP--...
. AND YOU KNOW HOW I LOVE TO JERRYRIG WHAT I ALREADY HAVE ON HAND...

THE REAL PROBLEM WOULD THEN BE THAT MANY NEWCOMMERS TO CRAZY ACRES THINK
 THAT IS THE FRONT DOOR- MOSTY BECAUSE WHEN WE BUILT THE PLACE WE HAD INTENDED 
TO PUT IN A DRIVEWAY AROUND-- BUT NEVER GOT TO DO IT... BECAUSE IT FUNCTIONED WITHOUT...
ESPECIALLY WITH GOLF CARTS GOING ROUND...

SO ANYWAY--- ANY NEW COMMER--- LIKE THE BUNCH OF CORP EXEC'S WHO ARE COMING HERE  12/10/2015 TO
LOOK OVER OUR OPERATION- MIGHT WALK UP TO THAT BUBBLE WRAP DOOR- WHICH WOULD NOT BE GOOD FOR 
ANY GRANT GETTING....

DEALING WITH  "WHAT WOULD PEOPLE THINK"  IS VERY INCONVENIENT WHEN  WE ARE RAISING  THESE HAPPY  PUPS.
 IF IT'S  FIRST THINGS FIRST....  SO WHAT IS FIRST????

I DON'T KNOW WHY I WOULD WORRY ABOUT THE BUBBLE WRAPPED DOOR WHEN THE TRUE FRONT DOOR IS 
OFF A TERRIBLY SCREWY PORCH FROM WHEN MARY  ( 750 POUND DONKEY)  BRAYED 
AND WE DIDNT GET THE CARROTS OUT TO HER FAST ENOUGH SO SHE HOPPED   UP ON THE PORCH, 
PULLING THE PORCH ROOF ABOUT  3 INCHES OFF THE MAIN ROOF ALLOWING GALLONS OF RAIN WATER TO 
DRIP THRU.. DOWN..AND OUT IN A MINI MISSISSIPPI. 
 EVEN WHEN IT IS NOT RAINING...THE PITCH ON THE FLOOR IS NOTICEABLE 
AS YOU CLIMB UP HILL  INTO THE HOUSE..

GRAVITY ( AS IN NEWTON'S LAW OF...)IS A BIG ISSUE AROUND HERE--NOT JUST APPLES FALLING OFF TREES, BUT 
ONE DAY LONG AGO(? A YEAR?) WE HAD SO MANY CAMERA  PEOPLE  IN THE HOUSE TO SEE THE PUPS, 
THAT I HAD TO PUT IN 3 LALLY COLUMNS IN THE CELLAR  TO STOP THE WAVES FROM HAPPENING 
IN MY COFFEE CUP ON MY DESK.

THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO JUST DO NOT UNDERSTAND THE DETAILS OF TRYING TO RAISE SERVICE DOGS.
WHO WOULD HAVE THOUGHT A COUPLE CAMERAS WOULD MEAN I NEEDED LALLY COLUMNS IN THE CELLAR.??

BACK TO BASICS--- ALL THIS CAME TO MIND BECAUSE  YESTERDAY I REDID THE WIRE ON THE  NURSERY ROOM CAMERA, SO WE NOW COULD ROLLIT AND  GET IT FOCUSED ON THE BACKE DORM AREA SO THE PUPS REMAIN ON CAMERA....
THAT MEANS THAT TO GET A CUP OF COFFEE, YOU WILL HAVE TO DUCK UNDER A WIRE STRUNG THRU THE KITCHEN--

SO THAT'S NEW? 
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Emmett and I have been really busy. Today we visited the mall,

 I was wondering how he would be in a movie theater so I brought him into one and he did fine.
 
As we were walking in the mall and past a mechanical Santa Claus, he got a little freaked out. 

That is something we will work on. I also believe his squirrel chasing days are coming to an end 
I
 have been taking him to a park where there is a lot of them and he has been so much calmer.

 On Sunday we are going to a Christmas party for the Rhode Island Ataxia Support Group,

 I can't wait to show off. Today at the vet we had an appointment 
t
To get his nails clipped, the receptionist came over to us and said he was"pet of the week".

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Ziggy is doing great, every week I keep in touch w/Steve or Megan. Weekends are difficult for us, so we have come by at lease once a month and are planning to come by again around the 15th of Dec. We love the farm and all you do and all that everyone has done for are family. See you soon.
        
          The Spagna`s
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LOOKS LIKE SDP JUST WON FIVE KURANDA BEDS.  WE CP'S VOTED EVERY DAY AND HELPED THE CAUSE !!! 

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