A day in the life of the Service Dog Project, Ipswich MA.
Saturday, December 5, 2015
dec 5 2015
memory is not my best attribute ( nor is spelling)
IT IS POSSIBLE TO SOFTEN UP THAT 4 DAY OLD, ROCK HARD INDIAN BREAD "NAN" WITH A FEW FLICKS OF WATER 12 SECONDS IN THE MICROWAVE TO MAKE IT POSSIBLE TO ENJOY SOME PENUTBUTTER AND BLACKRASBERRY JAM ( THE ULTIMATE JAM IN MY WORLD) FOR BREAKFAST INSTEAD OF LEFT OVER CHINESE FOOD.
SO MANY TIMES I HAVE HAD THE JAM AND NOT A SLICE OF SOFT BREAD IN THE HOUSE. -
EVEN A YEAR IN BRITAIN DID NOT GET ME ACCUSTOMED TO THAT ROCK HARD TOAST THEY HAVE.
I HATE TO THEINK OF THE ENGINEER IN BRITAIN WHO DESIGNED THE "TOAST COOLING OFF RACK' THAT THEY USE TO ACHIEVE THE ROBUST CRACKLE OF TOAST THAT WAKES YOU UP BY HURTING YOUR TEETH.-- OR- TO BE ACCURATE- THE GUMS AROUND YOUR TEETH...
I BRAVED TEH STORM YESTERDAY... I HOPE I DON'T OFFEND ANYONE ...... I HAVE SO MANY REQUESTS TO HAVE THIS DAILY DOGGY SENT TO INDIVIDUAL EMAILS ... THAT I WENT THRU THE CHICKEN BRICK BUYERS FOR THE PAST 3 MONTHS-- HOPEFULLY ADDING THOSE WHO DID NOT ALREADY GET IT TO OUR CONSTANT CONTACT LISTS.
.. CC IS . THE COMPANY THAT SENDS T4HE DD OUT ( REMEMBER AOL WOULD NOT SEND TO SO MANY...2000 ISH) THAT I HAD TO 'HIRE' CONSTANT CONTACT.... CC SWEARS THEY DO NOT STEAL EMAIL LISTS--- AND FOR THE PAST 2 YEARS, THAT SEEMS TO BE TRUE. THEY DO CHECK/ ELIMINATE DUPLICATES- BUT MANY OF YOU USED NAMES WHICH A COMPUTER SAW AS 2 PEOPLE
MARY A SMITH IS NOT MARY A. SMITH... IT SHOULD WORK OUT..
HEALTH REPORTS-----LAST KNOWN- CHARLIE MIGHT HAVE KEPT DOWN 1/2 CUP OF DRY FOOD- WHICH IS A START....HIS BLOODWORK CAME BACK OK.... SO DAH--( DANVERS ANIMAL HOASPITAL) ---IS RUNNING MORE TESTS ON OTHER PARTS OF HIM
STEVE IS TO CATCH FIRST URINE OF THE DAAY....PITY HE WON'T BE ON CAMERA-- THAT IS ALWAYS EXCITING..
WE HAVE ONLY ONE OTHER D'TAIL TO REPORT.... NEAL HAD PANCAKE STYLE POO YESTERDAAY... NOT A CYLINDAR IN SIGHT !!
I ALWAYS WONDER IF WE SOMETIMES GET INTO MORE FOOD PROBLEMS THAN MAKES THE NEWS... WE DO FEED ALL KINDS OF TREATS ALONG WITH THE PURINA FOOD. I HAVE NEVER HAD A PROBLEM WITH PURINA -- WHO MFG THEIR OWN FOOD... MOST EVERYTHING ELSE ( INCLUDING COSTCO'S KIRKLAND) IS MFG BY DIAMOND MANUFACTURING WHO HAD QUITE A FEW RECALLS LAST YEAR ... SO IT LOOKS LIKE THEY CHANGED THIER NAME- AT LEAST I CAN NOT FIND DIAMOND WRITTEN ON ANY FOOD BAGS AT THE MOMENT.
I BELIEVE THE LAST SHUT DOWN/ RECALL OF SALMONELLA WAS CAUSED BY SOME DUCT TAPE ON A MIXER... I WOULD HATE TO THINK OF BEING CLOSED DOWN FOR A BIT OF DUCT TAPE... WE WOULD NEVER GET CLEANED UP.. BUT WE AREN'T MIXING FOOD EITHER...
WITH THE TRACTOR BACK, TEH HORSE MANURE PILE IS BEING RELOCATED.... TO A SEPERATE PILE IN "A" MY USUAL COMPOSTING PILE OVERFLOWETH....I AM JUST WAITING FOR SOME MAN TO COME ALONG AND SAY HE HAS ALWAYS WANTED TO DRIVE A FRONT LOADER...OR BACKHOE....OBJECT BEING TO PILE IT UP-- THEN CHURN IT U P WITH LIME- WHICH IS GREEAT FUN FOR BACK HOE PRACTICE.
NOW FOR THE CUT AND PASTE
MELISSA NOW HAS ROGUE WHO IS REPLACING HER FIRST DOG ANNIE
Rogue has been fabulous! we can take walks now around and she really trust me when i tell her to leave it when she sees other dogs. she has matured so much too and that helps. she enjoys going places and loves to wear her vest! she really loves to get out and work. she definately is a thinker and very helpful. i
am still learning her and she communicates well but sometimes i miss it. i knew annie so well and could predict her move.. i am so happy she was choosen to be paired with me. thank you!
i had to have a new hearing test and i am still 110 dl loss. which is profound deafness. no change in 11 yrs and im glad! i will be getting new hearings aids probably. i know my hearing aids whistles at times and it makes rogue nutty.
i havent been on any big adventures to talk about. we just stay local. i hope to make it on sunday, rogue would love a visit and my kids would love to see santa and all the pups... john will be with me so it wll be much easier to have help.
i do still need the updated certification. no one has asked to see it but i still like to carry it with me.
♡ Melissa D. ♡
Also, Brian and Crimson returned from the VA's Western Blind Rehab Center on Wednesday. Both are doing well! However, after being gone for over a month they were pretty excited to be home. My parents and I flew out for Thanksgiving and then I attended their Family Training program a couple days. Crimson was of course a major hit from here to California. I hope to get some time this weekend to upload some photos to Facebook. By the way, Bella and George's story has really spread as well! Whenever Brian tells folks about SDP he mentions Bella and George's story (a good number of people have seen it on the Today show/ABC and online) and directs them to your website as well as Explore.org.
You guys provide such an excellent service so I hope things such as AmazonSmile and individual donations continue to add up during this holiday season and into 2016.