Saturday, October 31, 2015

oct 31 2015
somebody sent me a "how to organize house and shop" maagazine.... and i ignored it for about a week.... i personlly have purchased every desk orgaanizer known to mankind...-- most are piled in teh overflow room... which is the basis for our problem around here.  or at least on e of them....  
i own 2 xxx ... can't find any... it is cheaper to go buy another than to pay help to try and find xxx.. so i buy another -- very shortly, i have 3 xxx that i can not find... because they are covered with yyy....
having cleaned my desk so the  accountant did not offer to shoot us,  i had nothing to do while i waited ... so i started flipping thru the   how to organize..  i do have the ability to organize, it is taking it to fruition where i fall apart.
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i have thought of lot of strange solutions....., but not all-- and i have 12 cut out  pictures to give to ryan---
one fyi  i did not know existed... gamma seal bucket lids...-- for the typical 12" wide, usually 5 gallon plastic pails..... apparently you bang a gasketed rim onto the bucket, and then the tops simply twist open/closed  .
i am so excited... i have ordered 12...  the usual tops are miserable to get open and shut.... if thises work... and by all 5 star reports, they seem to.... our icy walkways may  have found a solution... i will try/ demo  this at  mail call when they arrive...
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there was another..... those plastic  "things" you get when you buy 100 cd's or disks...... i could use one or two for the monkey fist twine---
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and i found directions  in the magazine   to show ryan - how to store a long electric cord with a daisy chain "crochet stitch" -  i have done that for years  and it works perfectly if you understand it--- if you do not understand and start at the wrong end, it can take hours to "untangle" ...it looks wierd but i saw a contractor do it years ago-- he told me he coudl throw  it in the back of his truck and it never tangled... and that is true- but you have to stop for 2 seconds and   "start"   correctly.   it is very similar tothe sewing stitch that  is used to close grain bags--- which correctly tugged releases perfectly--otherwise  much cursing...
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 a 4" piece of pvc pipe with a 1/2 inch holes  up and down  makes a great bingee cord storage-- ( i love thngs like that one)
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all is quiet with the 3 litters in here overnight.. but carlson said they got no sleep..welllllll... it is so peaceful now it is hard to believe the little darlings could do anything besides sleep ( HA !) 
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 we are assuming teh outdoor bunch (opal's) are fine-- because if they were not, i am sure she would hear them and let us know....  they are in the  nutt house... the used car lot side.. which - for newcommers-- has used car streamers overhead to fend off hawks when the pups are so small.  there are a nesting  set of eagles i am told about 5 air miles from teh farm... which can carry off a small volkswagon.  so we are aware....
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we did pick up marks considerable colledtion of rolliing conveyers--- and can hardly wait to roll devlin teh legnth of the parking lot.. the next food shipment is due about 11/10
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accreditation... now official.... sheila ( obrien) said she would send back all megans training records-- of which  we already have a copy .... i still wonder if anyone at adi has come round to  thinking more positevly about great danes... when i went to the ADI conference-- must have been 10 yers ago- with bailey-  the president of adi  told me  "all you great dane people are nuts"
well--- thanks--- dog people in general are nuts, but i wonder if he has noticed what a terriffic job these danes are all doing. I had bailey with me at the time... she must have been 1-2 years old, and perfectly behaved...of course. 
Way back when i started,  i drove to an ADI training session in virginia  with "brownie"  perfectly trained merle...tall...., and they barely let me in the door.... so it has been an uphill battle---i hope  someone in ADI recognises what terriffic dogs these can be...
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One of the adi hangups isto do a  puppy testing program where they try and determine if a puppy will retrieve a toy-- and danes don't-- so they are labeled stupid- and if you turn a dane pup upside down and pinch his toes-- you will get a reaction sure... you also won't catch that  dane pup for a week.  
they learn  so much differently than any other breed-- and i have dealt with alot of different kinds...  danes use their training... if you show them how ot open the icebox door on command-  you better not leave them home alone.  especially if you hang a dishtowel thru the fridge handle-- that is just an invitation  to disaster.
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 i just checked the overnight comments-- nothing needing my attention  yu all are doing really welll at keeping everyone informed.   and best of all --- sold  out.... i
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 i must away to the purple egg boiling  department.... .. i have to go buy a dozen store bought eggs... because our hen's diet varries as the fridege gets cleaned... some of teh eggs shells are too weak to endure the flying egg bit.... others shells are so tough they sometimes don't break at all-- so i buy-- then boil for 2 minutes to get some solid white next to the shell...

it is very scientific.....

Friday, October 30, 2015

oct 30 2015
next  to the word that george is #1 service dog  by the akc.... next best news...

from ADI Assessor, Sheila O'Brien, at this week's meeting, the ADI Accreditation
Review Committee has approved Service Dog Project for full five-year ADI re-accreditation.  Congratulations to everyone on the team at SDP! I will follow up ASAP with your formal approval letter and other information, but wanted to share the good news right away.   Best wishes, Lynn Lynn Hoekstra Accreditation Coordinator*************
WHEW ! GLAD TO HAVE THAT OVERWITH....
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YESTRDAY I MENTIONED " THE ULTIMATE "WHOA"
as a tiny little kid of maybe 8 years old..... my mother who stood very tall over me--- stuck her finger out in my face and said "if a policeman tells you to stop.   you stop--- you don't even move"  -i have passed on her wisdom to gwen and janine  and janine said she passed to her son colby.  you stop-- then you worry about the details later.....

with animals--- which includes a  dog - or horse---or kid....(or me with accreditation) that is raised never to know the restraint of  "the  lesson of the rope"  has a chunk missing... " if you don't discipline your animal- the world will".  There is  a situation with a horse- that every horse owner knows well ( if you have had a bunch of horse experience).
as a young horse "learning the ropes" if he is  haltered and tied to a wall/tree/whatever  he will at some point decide the rope is attacking him and will back up with great force. and tug and fall backwards.... if the rope /halter does not break  he will be a normal horse and probably not do that again.  however if  that rope breaks, he will stand for 3 seconds  at which time his brain will process "if you pull hard enough you get loose" and will be dangerous  to himself and people for life.  "he flys back"   has sent many a horse to  an early grave..... all because  the horse has  learned to fight the advice/authority of the rope. 

you have seen pups gp thru  the same thing learning about a leash-- pulling backwards flying forward... just not understanding-- easier to deal with  a 20 pound pup  than a 1200 pound horse -  but also  dogs are much more intelligent than a horse and  learn hitting the end of the leash gets them no where-- once they know that... the rest is easy - and the better behaved, the more enjoyable  life will be for them...

me with accreditation... see ----i am still fighting the rope---- i am certainly glad we are accredited for the next 5 years... but i kicked and fought all the way...i hate to admit the new method of keeping training notes is a testament to megan and team..... and it is possible for me to grab papers and understand were every'dogs training stands... in the past i had to ask megan......now,  794 rheems of paper later, i can go look it up myself.  this is progress? . i am unwilling to be left behind- but i am not happy about what we had to go thru.

I can not see why children are any different-  they learn to behave. .. or they do get left behind  one way or another.  my significant  problem is  to try and have teachers deal with discipline  at the expense of educating the  brighter, well behaved kids who need the education.  in Scotland i was amazed to be in a situation where at one minute past the hour the teacher started lecturing for 45 minutes- then left- and nobody cared if you got it or not...300 in the class- no coddling- and Scotland's educational system has turned out more than it's share of scholars.  you certainly were never allowed to disrupt anyone else's education. 
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CARLENE- tHIS IS WHAT I SAID AT dOGFEST. YOU MENTIONED TO ME THAT YOU MIGHT
LIKE TO POST IT IN THE DD. Before SDP I had never heard of a monkey fist, so I did a little reading to learn about them. I discovered how sailors tie them on to the ends of light lines in order to make them easier to throw/catch. I imagined one being thrown to someone on a dock, to help pull a ship safely to shore. That is what CPs mean to me. No matter what time of day or night, anyone in need of support can throw their monkey fist virtually out to the rest of the CP world, and there is always someone, somewhere across the globe, to catch it and pull the person in need in to shore.I also said that I sometimes joke with people who know me well that I have tied so many knots in the end of my rope over the yeasrs, that there is hardly any rope left. But I, like everyone else, have a choice to make when life gets tough. We can either tie a noose on the end of our rope, or we can tie a monkey fist. Daily, I choose the monkey fist. And this incredible CP family helps me to do that. :-) DAD-OH AKA DEBBIE

Thursday, October 29, 2015

oct 29 2015
i must be feeling better.... i have emptied my desk-- and the dryer--either of which was an unsurmountable chore a week ago.
could be i just quietly had a mental enema and threw it all away...
whatever

i am all fired up to fix the  things i could only lie in bed and think about last week...

like bolt cutting this ^&%^&* puppy fence-- it is actually white shelving from home depot-- AND WE OWN 17 MILES OF GHE STUFF..... SOMEWHERE  but the one 6 foot piece here is  causing a trip factor - along with pointy ends---  so today  if i can get my hands on the bolt cutters i am going to cut the fool thing in half  --- this is instead of locating the3 foot pieces whch are stored ......... somewhere... it is a bad decision... it  is easier to  shorten the stuff than legnth  it... however  i think i know where the bolt cutters are.
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i am certainly " relocating" the bed sheets-- i ordered deep pocket  queen size sheets- whatever  i have is a mismatch for my mattress as i tripped over  about 4 feet of  too long beautiful smooth sheets every morning 
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problem  #37----having a puppy progress meeting with trainers this morning t 9am.
 we need to set up some...... scratch that---** I ** need to set up some rules about  handling these 32 pups.
yesterday  i listened in horror as a group ov wonderful volunteers tried to shift the group from one location to the next-- 3 people all saying  "pup  pup pup" at the same time from 3  different locations-- so one of the pups - ran a quick circle, figured the sky was falling and ran under the sofa... this left  us with   one person  in the hall, one in th back room and one on thier hands and knees  all saying pup pup pup..... so-- clear your head to be like a pup involved....and if you ran to the back room- as the humans intended there were 2 people calling you back to the security of where you had been-- so you better turn aournd and try and get home...  is caused a human to stick their hand in  your way an turn you around so you ca'n get "home" to the person on their hands and knees calling pup pup pup by the sofa.
need a better picture?  to move the pups  from   home " A "--- thru the hall "B"  to back room  "C" --with 3 poeple  calling. 

if i actually am a brave pup-- i get up in A,,, trot over to B who is calling me....where i can see C calling me-- i nearly get there ,  at which point i realize i am all alone and turn to look where i have been and realize B is calling me that direction  so i go  to B and now these people are making odd calling noises in 2 different directions--- and they thnk i am confused..  darn right.

how to screw up a bunch of puppies quickly....
so my solution---  a trainer must be in attendence if they are to be moved....and any trainer who does not take the time to understand teh above scenerio  can go pick poo for a while.
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so there !
see  i  am  feeling better, and louder
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which brings to light another terrible topic- which could be life threatening.
tomorrows fyi.. the ultimate "whoa"-- said properly and loudly , if i say something just do it first, then lets discus why if you woul d like-- 

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

OCT 28 2015
I HAVE NEVER SEEN SO MANY PEOPLE JUMP INTO THE BRICK BUYING IN ONE DAY-- THANK HEAVENS ( AND  THANKS TO THE FOLK WHO JUMPED)--

I PANIC'D --- TERRIFIED THAT I HAD BRED THESE 32 PUPS AND THE  CAMERA CROWD WAS DRIFTING AWAY- AND HOW WAS I GOING TO  GET THEM ALL SPAYED AND NEUTERD????  AND IF I DIDN'T I COULD HAVE  "THE MULTIPLYING RABBIT" PROBLEM....  TRYING TO SEPARATE THE MALES FROM THE FEMALES AND CONSTANTLY  FAILING,......ONLY TO GET CARRIED OFF TO THE LOONEY BIN BY THE LOCAL POLICE AND LABELED THE OLD FOOL LIVING IN  A FILTHY  LARGE DOG HOUSE. -- I COULD SEE THE NEWS  "WOMAN HAS TOILETS INSTALLED IN EVERY ROOM OF THE HOUSE AS  AUTOMATIC DOG WATERERS"

I HAVE A TENDENCY TO BE THE NERVOUS TYPE.... THAT MEMSAIC REPORT IS ONE OF THE FIRST THINGS I CHECK DAILY.... IT LISTS WHO BOUGHT WHAT  IN THE PAST 24 HOURS.  AND I SEE SOOOOO MANY NEW NAMES- FOR  WHICH I AM THANKFUL--- THE WORD IS STILL SPREADING....
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YESTERDAY PURINA ... WHO HAD A GOOD TIME WITH ALL THE DOG BAG OBJECTS WE SENT TO THEM..... SAID THEY WOULD SEND US A "SHIPMENT" OF LARGE BREED PUPPY FOOD INSTEAD OF THE USUAL--WHICH IS PERFECT.... 

 SO WE NEED TO GET READY FOR THAT SHIPMENT--- AND THAT INVOLVES..... ROTATING THE OTHER UP TO THE SIDE IN THE FRONT -- THERE WILL BE  SOME THINKNG PERSON WHO WILL ASK WHY NOT JUST LINE ONE SIDE OF THE FRONT WITH THE PUPPY FOOD AND CONTINUE TO WORK THE OTHER OUT OF THE BACK... JUST BECAUSE... THAT'S WHY.... ALSO IT WILL TAKE RYAN ABOUT 12 MINUTES TO MOVE A TON OF BAGGED FOOD AND RE-ORGANIZE...
FYI- LESSON OF THE DAY--- TEH SHIPPING CONTAINER--- IS WATERTIGHT, AIRTIGHT, AND AS FAR AS I KNOW RAT TIGHT--( WE MAY FIND DIFFERENTLY WHEN WE MOVE EVERYTHING.... HOWEVER ALL SYSTEMS ARE GOOD IT SEEMS--- IT IS ALOT BETTER THAN THE OLD AMBULANCE--- WHICH WAS A BIG IMPROVEMENT FOR ABOUT 18 MONTHS BEFORE THEY (GIZELLE AND FAMILY)GOT IN THERE...) IT HAS SOME KIND OF TOUGH WOOD FLOOR..
THE-- CONTAINER IS  7.5 FEET WIDE AND 20 FEET LONG AND TOUGH.
THE PALLETS VARY-- BUT THE USUAL SIZE IS  40" X 48"

SO THE PLAN IS TO  LINE UP THE PALLETS ON EITHER SIE   WITH THE 40" TO THE FRONT -- WHICH IF FILLED WOULD LEAVE 10" ALLEY BETWEEN-- THAT ONLY DEVIN COLD FIT DOWN-- SO  IF THE BAGS ARE 30 X 15  WE COULD JUST  STACK
2X2 FOR A PRETTY STABLE STACKING, GIVING US  A 30" ALLEYWAY TO  GET TOTHE BACK AND DO A BETTER JOB OF KEEPING TRACK....
WHAT I AM GETTING AT IS......... I ONCE OWNED A STAINLESS STEEL CONVEYER/ROLLER THING  I GOT OUT OF SOME DUMP ?25 YEARS AGO---AND IT HAS BEEN LOCATED IN MY PRIVATE STASH BEHIND THE ARENA-- I CAN NOT BELIEVE IT STILL WORKS, BUT IT IS HAVING AN OVERNIGHT SOAK IN WD-40--   IF THAT DOESN'T WORK. I NEED TO FIND ONE THAT DOES- AND THEY ARE AROUND IN USED EQUIPMENT DEALERS...  I HAVE ABOTU  A WEEK TO RESOLVE THE FOOD STORAGE/TRANSPORT  SYSTEM-  THERE IS NO WAY WE CAN CONSTANTLY UNLOAD 200 BAGS INTO A CONFINED SPPACE ONE BAG AT A TIME...

THAT IS TODAYS JOB... BECOME A CONVEYER EXPERT --- OR A WD-40 EXPERT..... EITHER WOULD  DO.
I SUPPOSE THAT IS AFTER TEH ACCOUNTANTS LEAVE....

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

I AM UP !!! AFTER A GOOD NIGHT'S SLEEP... LIFE IS LOOKING BETTER...
MY HEAVENS DO WE HAVE CHICKEN SOUP !!! THANKS TO ALL--I EVEN HAD 1/2 CUP LAST NIGHT
MAYBE THAT IS WHY I SLEPT SO WELL -- ALONG WITH A GREAT DEAL OF HELP FROM THE MEDICAL PROFESSION...

MY UPDATES
ALL DOGS ARE DOING FINE.. BUT WE HAVE A SICK DONKEY-- THE VET HAS BEEN AND TAKEN SAMPLES AND MEDICATED I AM HOPING IT IS THE VERY COMMON "STRANGLES" WICH IS AROUND BUT WE CAN NOT FIGHRE OUT HOW HE WOULD HAVE GOT IT. THERE IS AN EXPRESSION INTHE DONKEY WORLD, THEY DON'T GET SICK, THEY JUST DIE.
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LARGE PANIC IN THAT THE WALL IS ONLY 64% SOLD OUT-- EVERYBODY WHO CAN... QUICK-- GO BUY A BRICK 
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 DON'T KNOW WHERE WE STAND ON THE ACCOUNTANT OR WHEN SHE IS ARRIVING
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WE ARE DUE TO HEAR ABOUT THE ACCREDITATION ON NOV 1ST.
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I SENT THIS NOTE TO COURTNEY REGARDING ANY "PROBLEMS" I MIGHT HAVE WITH THE CP'S
the only semi interesting problem i have....
 and if "she"  did not live in asheville n.c. i would have been more upset...
it is oone of those goldie things...-- my daughter moved to asheville-- so why????
she  is ? mentally challanged... and gets to calling us15-20 times 
she is a camera person and usually wants us to wave.... or fix the camera... we talk to her twice but then let it ring.
  which is why we now are on 2 ring pickup  and ask the caller   because of a crank caller  to identify themselves 
 and if we don't pickup, leave a message or call back.
i have her phone, and address..   

i don't know why goldie is doing this to us......i await further directions....
**************Hi Carlene,
  Two years ago today, you introduced me to Elsie! I didn't know precisely how much progress would be made during that trip but I was really, really excited. Two years with Elsie has gone so fast. It's been wonderful! She is smart, anxious to please and..... She LOVES me. Who could ask for anything more? She has allowed me to be off my walker entirely, as well as the cane. I have my independence back. She and I go all over the place! She's an absolute blessing to in my life! For these and so many other reasons... I LOVE her. Thanks so much to you, Megan, SDP staff and the C. P.-ers. Also, a giant thank you to Teresa. She helped me with my application, patiently took my phone calls and called to give me good news! Thank you, thank you, for my amazing, sweet, intelligent, friendly and adorable partner. Jeanine & Elsie-the-Great 

Monday, October 26, 2015

OCT 26 2015
RACHAEL HAS HEARED FROM THE HOTEL   AND WOUL D LIKE TO CALL OFF THE PINK ENVELOPE CAMPIGN

We have heard from the hotel. Hoping you could mention in the DD to drop the pink envelope campaign. I don't want any other issues since he has apologized. 
Thanks---  Rachael
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THERE WAS A VERY EDUCATIONAL BIT WHICH YOU ALL MAYHAVE SEEN ON CAMERA----
PAM WAS DOING  A GREAT JOB FEEDING SCARLOTT'S PUPS-- BUT APPARENTLY SCARLOTT DID NOT THINK SO
BECAUSE SHE STOOD RIGHT OUTSIDE THE FENCE AND VOMITED A HUGE SPLASH OF FOOD AND WATER-- 
PAM--- WHO CAN COPE WIWTH ANYTHING  WAS UNFLUSTERED AND SAID-- THAT IS THE 4TH TIME SHE VOMITED
THIS MORNING--- IMPLYING SOMETHING WS WRONG WITH SCARLOTT-- ON THE CONTRARY,
 SHE WAS JUST A MOMMY DOG TRYING TO FEED HER PUPS--
 THAT'S HOW A WOLF FEEDS YOUNG PUPS JUST STARTING TO EAT SOLID FOOD.

WHICH WAS HARD TO EXPLAIN SINCE THE  SPLATTER LOOK ED MORE LIKE MESS THAN BREAKFAST
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YOU KNOW YOU HAVE A PROBLEM  WHEN YOU CAN'T EVEN FIND A FLAT SURFCE TO PUT A DIRTY DISH...
I HAVE ALSO FIGURED OUT, IF YOU DON'T EAT, YOU LOOSE WEIGHT, YES,   BUT  YOU HAVE NO ENERGY-- BIG TIME.. NO ENERGY.
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HOW BAD IS IT?????  WITH GREAT DETERMINATION TO GET MY LIFE BACK TO NORMAL
 I UNLOADED THE DRYER, WHICH IS WITH IN 10 FEET OF MY BED , DUMPED TEH CLEAN CLOTHES ON THE BED, AND SAT, EXAUSTED,  AND LOOKED AT THEM 
FOR 20 MINUTES BEFORE I FINALLY JUST PUT ON  TODAYS UNIFORM--JEANS AND SHIRT--  SOX ARE OUT OF THE QUESTION...
I CAN NOT  GO BACK TO BED TIL I SCRAPE UP ENOUGHENERGY TO PUT THE CLOTHES AWAY  OR INTO ANOTHER PILE SOMEWHERE AND MAKE ROOM TO LLIE DOWN.
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GRACE TOOK ME  TO THE EMERGENCY ROOM SUNDAY NIGHT--- I WAS TRYING TO WAIT TIL MONDAY-- BUT THINGS WERE NOT GOING WELL
AND AT 78 I DECIDED MAYBE I SHOOULD STAY AHEAD OFTHE CURVE.

AND I LEARNED TO HAVE MORE RESPECT FOR TYLENOL---
THE NURSE , ON CHECKING ME IN ANNOUNCED "SHE HAS A TEMP" SO 2 TYLENOL WERE PRODUCED... 
AND AS I DRANK TEHM DOWN, SHE SAID YOU WILL BE DRENCHED IN 20 MINUTES....AND I WAS... ME.. THE BED... THE SHEETS.. SOAKING WET 
IT WAS A SPECTACULAR RESULT----
THEY DRIPPED THINGS OUT OF ME AND INTO ME AND SENT ME HOME WITH 8 PAGES OF INFORMATION IN THEI PAPER;ESS SOCIETY
I SHOULD SURVIVE...
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I AM NEVER FAR AWAY FROM MY POOR RELATIOSHIP WITH PRINTERS-- AND THE EMERGENCY ROOM WAS CERTAINLY ONE OF THOSE PLACES...

THE CHE CK OUT NURSE CAME WITH "THE STACK"--- AND SHOWED US HOW THE PRINTER JUS KICKED OUT A BLANK PIECE OF
 PAPER  AT THE BACK OF ANY DOCCUMENT...
SHE HELD OUT THE CLIPBOARD FOR ME TO SIGN OUT--SHE SAID  IT WAS TO SHOW THAT  I HAD BEEN GIVEN THE XXXXXX I SHOLD BE GIVEN.....
THE PROBLEM THERE WAS THAT  THE SIGNATURE LINES WERE TEH ONLY THINGS ON THAT PIECE OF PAPER. 
  AS I SCRIBBLED AWAY I WONDERED HOW THIS  VERY LEGAL SOUNDING CONCEPT   WOULD STAND UP IN COURT 

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NOW I WILL GO BACK AN DLIE DOWN ON TOP OF ALL THE CLOTHES--

I DID EAT AN EGG-- I AM BETTER--- 

Saturday, October 24, 2015

OCT24 2015
I AM UP.... WITH CURLERS--- BUT THAT IS ABOUT IT

I HAVE HAD NOT MUCH FOOD AT ALL IN 4 DAYS AND I AM WEAK
I THOUGHT I'D  GO TO MCD'S FOR BREAKFAST TIL I FIGURES OUT I COULD NOT MAKE IT TO MY CAR  NOW STEVE HAS COME IN WITH THE SATURDAY COLLECTION OF LEFT OVERS FROM HIS SCHOOL CAFETERIA  SO I AM HOPEFU;LL

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WE STILL HAVE ALL 4 LITTERS IN THE HOUSE OVERNIGHT AND IT IS WORKING VERY WELL... THE PUPS ARE BEHIND FENCING(AKA SHELVING) WHICH DOES NOT CONTAIN THE MOTHERS-- SO THEY ARE FREE TO WANDER..  WHICH MAKES FOR INTERESTING VIEWING-- AS THEY CHECK ON EACH OTHERS BABIES--- I CAN JUST HEAR THEM  ( SHE'S NOT TAKING VERY GGOD CARE OF HER CHILDREN-- MY FAMILY IS FAR SUPERIOR...)

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THIS IS A GREAT VIDEO-- AND ALL OF YOU WILL BE THRILLED WITH BELLA'S SUCCESS.... BUT TO BE HONEST.. AS THE DOG PERSON, I AM MORE THRILLED WITH THE WONDERFUL LIFE GEORGE IS HAVING WITH BELLA ... WHERE IS THAT WOMAN WHO CALLED ME ON THE PHONE TO COMPLAIN ABOUT THE WAY GEORGE WAS BEING FORCED TO WORK -- AND DID NOT HAVE A REAL LIFE AS  A DOG-
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GOOD MORNING CARLENE
I CERTAINLY HOPE AND PRAY THIS FINDS YOU FEELING BETTER...
I JUST WANTED TO SHARE THE LINK TO PART 1 OF A VIDEO SERIES I AM DOING ON BELLA AND GEORGE IN HONOR OF THEIR FIRST YEAR TOGETHER AND (PART 3) HIS AWARDS CEREMONY...DOCUMENTING IT FOREVER! 
WHAT AN ACCOMPLISHMENT AND HOW PROUD YOU MUST BE! 
MUCH LOVE AND HUGS TO ALL...
HEATHER

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Good Morning Carlene, 
 We recently took a bucket list trip to the Outer
Banks in NC. Since there are no nearby airports and air travel is becoming more
difficult, we decided to drive. Dory was perfectly behaved on the long 12 hour
drive. She helped me up the stairs to the house we rented, and even enjoyed
watching the wild horses outside our deck! 
Thanks for all you do!

Kathy & Dory

Friday, October 23, 2015

oct 23,2015
i have nothing to report... withone possibel exceptipn///-- temp 99.4-- better...
tv  advertising..in 20 minutes  there were 27 commercials...20 of which where things i knew nothing about...

but worse...  Janinie came in and siad in tehir ladies room --- in boston   they now have monitors on the floor in front of the pot  where they run ads while you pee.

 i thoiught i had heared it all.

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this guy  has contacted me for help... and i will..( after flu). in the meantime a pink envelope campaign would be in order....
make em pink and mail next week-- ? tuesday  best.

 So my CP friends you know that pink envelope campaign? Now may be the time. No threats please but they need to know the laws and their are consequences to their actions. 
Address is Mountainview Grand Resort . 101 Mountain view Rd Whitefield, Nh 03598. Message me if you have any questions! Sorry team B & G, we will fix this. 
We were doing so for multiple reasons. As the manager, Chris Diego is aware, we had a very unfortunate encounter regarding access with Bella's Service Dog, George. We were SCREAMED at to get off the property from across the parking lot.

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GOOD MORNING CARLENE I HOPE YOU'RE FEELING BETTER! 

JUST WANTED TO GIVE YOU A QUICK UPDATE ON MY DEAR PARTNER LYDIA. DUE TO LYDIA'S HELP, I HAVE BEEN ABLE TO BE A VOLUNTEER PHOTOGRAPHER FOR OUR LOCAL HABITAT FOR HUMANITY. TAKING PROGRESSION PHOTO'S EVERY WEEK SO THEY CAN SHARE THE AMAZING WORK THEY DO. SHE IS A HIT WITH ALL THE VOLUNTEERS AS WELL. 

SHE DID SAVE ME FROM HAVING A MAJOR FALL ONE NIGHT OUTSIDE IN THE DARK. THAT WAS ONE OF THE SCARIEST CLOSE CALLS I HAVE HAD.. IT WOULD HAVE BEEN A BIG FACE PLANT ONTO THE BLACK TOP. SHE WAS WEARING HER HARNESS WHICH I HAD A HOLD OF. SHE BRACED ON INSTINCT INSTANTLY, AND SAVED ME!  
WHAT GETS ME IS, SHE TOOK A QUICK LOOK AT ME, AS THOUGH SHE WAS CHECKING IF ALL WAS GOOD, THEN WENT ON AS THOUGH NOTHING HAD HAPPENED. SHE SIMPLY AMAZES ME!

OH, ONE OTHER THING, LYDIA WANTED TO ASK A QUESTION, SHE WANTED TO KNOW IF THE RUMORS WERE TRUE REGARDING THE TANNING BOOTH?  :~) HAHA  (PHOTO'S ATTACHED)

THANK YOU AGAIN FOR ALL YOU DO!
THANKS TO ALL WHO WORK SO HARD, VOLUNTEER, AND DONATE TO MAKE PARTNERSHIPS LIKE MINE POSSIBLE! 

FOREVER GRATEFUL,
ANNETTE & LYDIA

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

OCT 21 2015
I AM UP....DRESED.... COFFEE'D  AND READY TO GO BACK TO BED...
THIS  FLU IS NOT NICE....  BUT.... 
.MY TEMP HAS BROKEN... MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT IT WAS 103- AND NOW IT IS BACK TO 97.
EVERYTHING IS RUNNING SMOOTHLY THANKS TO ALL THESE PEOPLE---

SO I CAN SEE NO REASON...... NOT TO RETREAT TO THE MANUFACTURE OF MONKEY FISTS IN BED.

MAYBE FOR EXCITEMENT I WILL COUNT THE NUMBER OF COMMERCIALS THEY CAN RUN BY ME IN AN HOUR.
BYE...

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

OCT 20 2015
I AM UP... DRINKING COFFEE.. BUT DON'T EXPECT MUCH TODAY...
WE HAVE 2 GOOD DAYS OF WARM WEATHER... DURING THAT TIME WE NEED TO GET OPALS LITTER GOING IN AND OUT THE DOOR TO THE DECK...  THEN WE CAN MOVE ON... TO NUTT HOUSE...AS LONG AS WE GET UP MORE HAWK DETERENTUSED CAR LOT STREAMERS..
LOTSA SPOON FEEDING.
MAYBE I CAN MANAGE THAT...

THANK HEAVENS FOR CUT AND PASTE   
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3 years ago the most wondrous thing happened. I saw puppies being born right there on a live cam and fell in love with the Chuppies. It was amazing and I loved them all, but the one little harle was the one that stole my heart, OSCAR! Later Ivy and Casper joined him in adventures and they became The Three Dogateers with Ivy being my first feisty female. Over the months me and the CPS got to watch the widdles mature and grow. We didn't understand at first why they had to be moved out to the kennels. We worried if it was too cold or if something happened while they were so far from the comfort of the house. Carlene gave us one guideline, if the barn ain't burning, don't call.
When Megan was teaching them the concept of wait, she was teaching us too. Wait and watch these pups flourish and become what they were meant to be, service dogs. Not all became service dogs, but the ones that didn't became Fabulous Failures/Perfect Pets. Carlene later decided they would just be called Perfect Pets. 
We've seen joy and experienced deep heartache. We've learned a lot from the SDP staff and volunteers and we now share what we can about Service Dog Project. It's been a rollercoaster ride for 3 years and this is one rollercoaster I never want to get off. Oh I still tear up thinking about Mae, Lumin, and even Mary The Donkey. But there are also tears of joy watching the wonderful service dogs they become. 
The staff, volunteers, camera operators, and the CP's have built an amazing community of people and I am so thankful to be one of them.


I posted this on the Great Danes EPW Facebook group and wanted to let you know how I feel about SDP. Thank you for all you've given me the last 3 years.

Barb

Monday, October 19, 2015

oct 19 2015
i am ill-- i will celebrate this 19th with a big bottle of theraflu..
everybody else is on their own

HI CARLENE!  
I SAW THIS FUNNY AND THOUGHT OF YOU.  I LAUGHED.  HERE IS A COPY PASTE OF IT.  I WILL SEND MY DOLLAR FOR THE SWEAR BEAR:

At the end of the tax year, the IRS office sent an inspector to audit the books of a local hospital.

While the IRS agent was checking the books, he turned to the CFO of the hospital and said, “I notice you buy a lot of bandages. What do you do with the end of the roll when there’s too little left to be of any use?”

“Good question ,” noted the CFO. “We save them up and send them back to the bandage company and every once in a while, they send us a free roll.”

“Oh,” replied the auditor, somewhat disappointed that his unusual question had a practical answer. But on he went, in his obnoxious way. “What about all these plaster purchases? What do you do with what’s left over after setting a cast on a patient?”

“Ah, yes,” replied the CFO, realizing that the auditor was trying to trap him with an unanswerable question. “We save it and send it back to the manufacturer and every so often they will send us a free bag of plaster.”

“I see,” replied the auditor, thinking hard about how he could fluster the know-it-all CFO.

“Well,” he went on, “What do you do with all the remains from the circumcision surgeries?”

“Here, too, we do not waste,” answered the CFO. “What we do is save all the little foreskins and send them to the IRS office, and about once a year they send us a complete d*ck.”

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From Bella's Mom:
 
Quick post tonight so I can watch the Patriots/Colts game.
 
Bella and George had another wonderful day. This morning we stayed home and chilled. Then we went to the Kingdom Hall for our meeting at 1. After that I took Bella shoe shopping since it seems to be that just her right foot is growing not the left. So she needed to dress shoes. We ended up at
 
Nordstrom because they will sell you 1 pair of shoes even with 2 sizes. I guess they are supposed to be 1 1/2 sizes off but Bellas are a full size and they still did it. She was so excited to get dress shoes and a pair of brown boots. She will be styling! Now I have to take them to get lifts put in. So thankfully they
 
are pretty quick at doing so. That is as long as these pairs can have the lift put in. She sure makes buying shoes fun. Then after that we went to a graduation party. Our friend was homeschooled and finished school so Bella was excited that there was dancing. George did great laying there and watching
 
Bella dance. She was so excited that she was able to. I love that she has George who has helped her get strong so that she can do normal kid things.
 
1 year ago today was when Bella got the phone call from SDP asking if Bella wanted to have George for a sleep over and the rest is history! Look how far they have come in a year.
 
Off to watch the game. Thanks for checking in and always being there for us and for everyone you all do! Love Bella and George πŸ‘£πŸΎπŸ‘£πŸΎπŸ’•

Sunday, October 18, 2015

oct 18 2015
ON  roll... ordering fening... so buy bricks...

this fencing will mean the front of the house ... field "A"  would be useable for massive running...
the problem has been the stream that runs thru it has overflowed too often and made a mucky mess of the soil... whidh is mudpies to the dogs...- swamp to the rest of the world...--  if i could pull all that muck back up on the hill where it started we coudl have grassy area-- but i don't think  the powers that be would allow that...   so we can fence it off... and wit difficulty leave one small 10 section with good footing for them to cross... . there are culverts- so it is possible  to go round wihtthe golf cart...  the muddy area is ... per ryan 600 feet around... and replacing the 30 year old perimeter fence is 1000 feet.-- and the GE company says they will be here to work.... so i need to get the mqaterials here... we have the post [pounders ( those red pieces of  capped pipe with handles) that you lift and drop...  very efficient way of pounding the metal posts...  when we first moved in--- i struggled to put the fence around "puppy hill" for the donkeys... and i would pound 5 posts a day....  simple in sand.. but this is new england with it's rock infested soil....
from tractor supply ( go look)
150  T posts  7' tall  $5.49  minus 5%
16 rolls of 5'tall 2x4 horse type fencing 100' long  $179.00  minus 5%

best part of $3500... so keep those bricks coming.... 
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there are all kinds of fencing techniques... my favorite is to  afix on end to  tree -- or very sturdy object... un roll it.. attach teh other end to the back hoe and tug it straight.... then as it stands  there... pound the t posts in  line... and tie it up with  hay sting til you find teh gizmos to attach it.  that gets it really straight... i do it about the same with wood posts--- pull a cable straight  dig holes with the tractor stnd thre posts in the holes to get the bottom of the post   where it belongs-- tie it with hay string- add rocks, a bag of cement and a bucket of water- and fill the hole - and let God worry about mixing the concrete,,

? level?   a post standing straight has no sideways   weight--- we did the flagple about like that...a string with a nut at the end will give you the verticle if it is not windy... those little  bubble things are too cumbersome-- and i never can find one....
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i always feel energated when there is construction going on...
and there is on the back porch too..

we are making ready an area for opals pups... now we hae to get them thinking it is fun to go our there/// so far they like the fluffies right wherer they are....
i suspect we cn get some camera coverage by rolling the nursery camera around and hanging it out a window or such... yet to be discovered today...

the massive filing cabinet which we got fom camera mark which took up so much space -- ws foiund to contain only towels-- so that is in the dog's dorm room now-- being a great towel holder..
 now to find one more leg for the kuranda bed, and we will have a nice setup for opal's pups.
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and so it goes...
 
oh... one piece of research help.... i found in my mothres belongings a 1915 gold coin  - i think it is a $20 coin..
does anyone know if it is worth a  million dollars????