THERE IS A VERY INTERDEPENDENT ATMOSPHERE HERE AT SDP....AND LAST NIGHT'S TRAINER TALK MEGAN AND DEVLIN HIT ONE ON THE HEAD...
WE NEED A FEW EXTRA DOGS AROUND HERE FOR A VARIETY OF REASONS... THE BIGGEST REASON BEING THE PUPPY MAKERS.... BUT ALSO "IT TAKES A COMMUNITY OF SKILLS" NOT JUST THE PEOPLE BUT THE DOGS....
I REMEMBER...... WELL......THAT IS A BONEFACED LIE...---- LET ME REPHRASE.. I WAS REMINDED THAT BELLA WOULD NOT HAVE GOTTEN GEORGE IF IT HAD NOT BEEN FOR TH E FACT THAT WE COULD TRY OUT HER WALKING WITH NOEL.... NOEL WHO CAN BE A PAIN IN THE NECK, HAD THE ABILITY TO LET BELLA TRY WALKING FROM THE T TENT TO THE BARN...-- AND FIDO-- WHO WAS THE DOG WELL BEHAVED ENOUGH TO LET JOCELYN TRY TO GO GET AN ICE CREAM SUNDAE BY HERSELF WITH FIDO... AT THE MALL...SO WE COULD GET TEAL READY FOR HER. IN DAYS GONE BY BAILEY COULD BE CALLED ON TO "TRY" AN APPLICANT...NOW THAT SHE'S RETIRED AND FIDO GONE, WE ARE A LITTLE SHORT IN DOGS WELL TRAINED ENOUGH TO BE DEMO DOGS.
REGARDLESS OF HOW YOU FEEL ABOUT PUBLIC ACCESS IN GENERAL, WE NEED A FEW DEMO DOGS--- AND THOSE DOGS MUST BE PUT THRU ALOT OF THE SERVICE DOG TRAINING... DOGS THAT YOU CAN PULL OFF THE SHELF AND PUT IN A SITUATION WHERE THEIR BEHAVIOR IS PRETTY CERTAIN. THEY ARE PART OF THE BIG PICTURE...OF BEING ABLE TO PROVIDE SERVICE DOGS TO PEOPLE WHO NEED THEM.
SO PLEASE-- HOLD BACK THE ADA /ADI LECTURE -- NO ONE--HAS ALL THE DETAILS INVOLVING EVERY DECISION-- SOMETIMES INCLUDING ME....
WE NEED TO BE SURROUNDED BY PEOPLE WHO'S SKILLS INVOLVE PIECES TO THE PUZZLE -
PAM'S ABILITY AS A SHORT ORDER COOK IS SOMETIMES AS CRITICAL AS HER ORGANIZATIONAL SKILLS. GRACE'S ABILITY TO GLUE THINGS TOGETHER MATCHES HER PILL PUSHING ABILITIES...
IN MY CASE I NEED TO BE SURROUNDED BY PEOPLE WHO CAN REMEMBER WHERE THEY HAVE FILED THINGS.... WHILE I AM 99% FAMILIAR WITH THE CONTENTS OF HOME DEPOT.. FOR VARIOUS REASONS I FOUND MYSELF EXPLAINING WHY A 2X4 PIECE OF LUMBER WAS ACTUALLY 1.5 X 3.5 INCHES WHICH IS CLOSELY RELATED TO WHY AN 8" BOARD IS 7.5 INCHES. NOT ONLY THAT , MY EXPERTISE INCLUDES KNOWING WHO AT HOME DEPOT WILL SAW CHUNKS OFF BOARDS WHEN THE WHEN THE SIGN CLEARLY SAYS ONE CUT FREE- ALL OTHERS $.50.
BELIEVE IT OR NOT, THERE ARE TIMES WHEN RUNNING SDP SOMEONE NEEDS TO KNOW THAT.
I HAVE A VERY STRANGE COLLECTION OF INFORMATION LODGED IN MY HEAD----WHICH IS PROBABLY WHY SO MUCH ELSE FALLS OUT.
I WAS VERY PLEASED WITH MYSELF AT MAILCALL WHEN A CP SENT IN $20 FOR 10 BRICKS BECAUSE THEY WERE CORRECTLY FIGURING IN BINARY FASHION -- BASE 2.
THE ENVIRONMENTAL POLICE WEREE HERE YESTERDAY WITH TEH "ARCHITECT" SORT OF PERSON...--- THE "INFIRMARY" WILL BE A LITTLE CLOSER TO THE BARN THAN THE TEEPEE DUE TO AN ACTUAL 100' LONG TAPE THAT THE ENVIRONEMTAL GUY HAD IN HIS POCKET.. HE MEASURED THE "WETLAND' BEHIND THE CHICKEN COOP. NOT A BIG DEAL... BUT IT MEANS WE REALLY SHOULD WIDEN THE DRIVEWAY BY 2 FEET SO WE CAN PARK OUTSIDE THE GATE.
AND IMPROVE THE AREA BEHIND THE ARENA FOR MORE PARKING--- AND MAYBE A HORSE OR TWO.
i just told some person at the va i---sdp--- would try and help some guy who had an army dog in afgahn which then got shipped to alaska- and he followed it there and claimed it- and it is now in everett and he is in trouble with ptsd and a bunch of rules... i hope we are strong enough to withstand supporting this guy as he tries to make the dog a service dogs. so what is one german shephard? no one will notice. pray it was not an attack dog in afgahn---that could get complicated.---- if it is a bomb sniffing dog, it should be easy enough to have it also be a service dog--- then if there are any bombs between everett and ipswich, we will know it.
REPEATING THIS WITH HOPES SOMEONE SEES IT...
who CALLED ME WITH 17 acres on the west coast?????? someone contacted me before the holidays --they /she? was retireing to a small 17 acre farm in ?oregon washington? and was going to contact me after the holidays.... i can not .. yet.. locate the email....
now would be a good time to get back in touch.. renee is out there... and a few other cp's sounds like GOLDIE might be at work again
(for new commers GOLDIE is the Ghost Of the Lefthand Drawer- who controls our fate here at SDP.)
SATURDAY STEVE IS HERE ( THE MEATY ONE) AND HE USUALLY BRINGS GOODIES..