time to tidy up the mental processes around here. we have alot of very bright people at sdp...problem is they have been allowed to develope some sloppy thinking--
fact--bentley has yelped several times yesterday- i want to know all the details about how when and why he yelped.--i asked a very nice intern yesterday " did you see him yelp?" and she said "leroy ran into him . and he is sore on his left reat leg... probably when he fell in the elevator he...." ...and i stopped her.
i stopped her because when she got into elevator observations-- i knew she was wasn't there.she bqacked off and no-- she had not seen him limp on a left rear leg...no--- she had not seen leroy run into him. she nearly filled my head with 3 bits of info that would just clutter up my already disheveled mental filing system. now if she had said 'grace told me ....." then i would have filed away "ask grace"
i need to try and figure it out-- poor dog has PTSD- i dont know yet why the yelp... but i have seen him jump when the fireplace logs make that snap noise.-- and pam said he would not sleep opposite the fireplace last night and slept in the sunroom. i know he does not like having the puppies bother him-- it is worse thqqan usual-- especially since these 2 pups are girls---he is usually very pleasent to girl pups.
i certainly don't want anyone to run in and hug him because from these few yelps, i know we don't have the full picture of what is in his head.
nor do we know what is in my head... i realize i told everyone i had not lost consciousness... but i washed gravel and pebbles out of my hair- plus i realize i don't remember th e elevator door shutting- along with not remembering how bentley got standing up on my left side after pulling him out withmy right arm ---- there must be a survelience camera somewhere-- i would love to see that..
i am noting these things not because i think you might find them fascinating.. but it is my waay of keeping record of what is happening -- i am sure at some point people will ask.and being of advanced age...i don't want anyone to assume i would forget.
hearing bentley- or any dog yelp is now causing me to jump sky high and give it my full attention...there is no way i could ask him to get in another small space at least yet.. so it is life on the first floor for a while.
this gives me another appreciation of the person who is handicapped- especially before rules made comapnies put in elevators in the first place..
i never realized - when i was a kid-- all people with disabilities could go to macy's and buy perfume and gloves which were on the first floor but never underwear and pajamas because they were on the third floor.
the ideology of why should corporations be forced to put in elevators---does get reduced individuals beause teh people making those decisions have never had to goto bed with no jammies.
it is janine's -birthday
janine has had unique thinking her whole life...thus reminding me of the little book my organized daughter gwen kept of janine's sayings.. age 3--" when i get old i don't want to be a vegetable, i want to be a fruit."
it is also my sister frans birthday in colorado-
to be accurate it is my sisters birthday here in massacheuttes even tho she is in colorado.
we have a cp in her town...-- if you see fran tell her she made the daily doggie.
EARLY SANDY IS RELATED TO EVERYONE IN THE WORLD- ESPECIALY AROUND WOBURN
I have to tell you a story, last night I meet up with some friends and my girlfriends son in law is a firefighter at the station, he did not respond to your call but his friends did, when they got back to the station you and the dogs were the talk of the station that night, How impressed they were on how the dogs were and you.
i do want it noted that even in that extreme situation bentley behaved perfectly.. especially since the animal control officer had to give me a quarentine notice because of the "dog bite."-- she said it does not go on his record as a biting dog but they had no catagorie to suit this situation.
Hi Carlene, I hope you are feeling better today.
I just thought I would share what Mia does when she is listening to Megan on the Trainer Talks. She is a very good girl and coming along nicely. We have a few things to get use too. she has come a long way.
Thanks again see you in May. Mary McManus Sebastian Florida
i found this on my computer
The old fisherman saying “ a perpetual series of occasions for hope”
fits here perfectly. SDP in all it’s forms feeds the hearts and minds and especially the bodies of so many. A young tiny girl gets big old George to provide her freedom to move and grow. A veteran gets to leave the house and join the world, no mater how scary that is. Most of us take our feet and legs for granted and can only marvel at the miracles we see.
I had lost a husband and a son when I came upon SDP and EXPLORE.ORG and in desperate need of those “occasions for hope”… and I found them. People who walk their talk.. the folks now picking up poo is just as important as anything else on the list… the ones who pull together 10 bucks a month for a brick to help run SDP… and those marvelous Danes who win our hearts every singe day.
We can all apply these lessons from crazy acres to our own lives and even better, sit back and everyday at 5pm( Carlene time) and laugh so much our dogs think we are the crazy ones ,. Thank you for all you do/ the stones you have thrown are providing ripples you will never know about. We are so grateful.
k.b. linden TN (beepipes-tn)