Monday, February 8, 2016

FEB 8 2016
SUCCESSFUL SHATTING DAY-- AND THE NEW BOARD IS UP  ---
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CAKE OF THE 19TH POSTER IS DONE... I WILL GET A BUNCH PRINTED TODAY...SOMEONE POINTED OUT NOT ALL OF YOU HAVE PRINTERS SO I WILL SEND YOU  A POSTER IF YOU SEND ME YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS-- I REALLY WOULD LOVE TO COVER EVERY STATE  -- THERE ARE A COUPLE I WORRY ABOUT ... LIKE DELAWARE-- DO WE HAVE A DELAWARIAN IN THE CP CROWD???? AT ANY RATE I WILL ATTACH IT  TO A REGULAR EMAIL TODAY..

I KNOW I SHOULD HAVE RE-PLOWED YESTERDAY WHEN THE TEMP WAS 40-- BUT WITH THE SHATTING, I JUST RAN OUT OF GAS MYSELF-- SO TODAY THE DRIVEWAY WILL BE FROZEN MOUNDS OF YESTERDAYS SLUSHHY GOOP COVERED BY 8" OF SNOW.  THE GOLF CARTTS WITH THEIR REALLY KNUBBY TIRES HAVE SO FAR BEEN GREAT...
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MY MOTHER USED TO SAY......IF IT AIN'T ANTS, IT'S FLEAS...
JUST WHEN I THOUGHT WE HAD EVERYTHING UNDER CONTROL WITH THE ACCOUNTING-- I GET A LETTER FROM THE ATTORNY GENERAL'S OFFICE-- THEY ARE MINUS 2013 PAPERWORK...---  AND NOT WANTING TO UPSET OUR 501 C 3 STATUS... THEAT IS EXACTLY WHAT I WILL DO TODAY
I AM THRILLED...LOVE THAT STUFF..
  2013---THAT IS WHEN I WAS STILL USING QUICKEN  TO KEEP TRACK OF EXPENSES..- AND THAT QUICKEN PROGRAM HAS A HUGE BUG--SO WHEN I ASK FOR A REPORT, VERY OFTEN I GET DIFFERENT TOTALS- TOTALLY AT RANDOM...  SO I CAN RUN OFF A REPORT WHICH LOOKS GOOD- AND WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE  TO THE ATTORNEY GENERAL IF WE SPENT  $6000 OR $12000 ON CAR EXPENSEES LIKE GAS ETC... THE STATE OF MASS WILL STILL MANAGE TO SURVIVE REGARDLESS OF WHAT NUMBER IS ON THAT LINE.
THEY WANT THEIR PIECE  OF PAPER.. THE KICKER IS THEY WANT IT SIGNED BY A CPA-- WHICH I THINK WE NOW HAVE  -- BUT STARTING IN 2014---  IRENE   
SHE IS A BRAVE SOUL TO TAKE US ON AS A CLIENT- I HAVE ALWAYS SWALLOWED HARD AND JUST SIGNED ON THE LINE WHERE IT SAYS "TO TH E BEST OF MY ABILITY....."  BUT NOW...SOME DARN FOOL SET SOME STANDARD FOR THAT ABILITY -- CALLED CPA... .MUST BE CO-SIGNED BY A CPA.....
CPA'S AREN'T HAPPY  WHEN I PUT DOWN  "WHATEVER  INCOME -- GONE."
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SPEAKING OF RULINGS... I HEARD -- ON CNN--- THAT THE MEDICAL PORIFESSION IS NOW REQUIRED TO KEEP RECORDS IN DATA BANKS- MINUS THE NAMES- FOR THE PURPOSE OF RESEARCHING MEDICAL TRENDS.. AND GREAT PROGRESS IS BEING MADE WITH THINGS LIKE  CANCER BECAUSE OF ACCESS TO THE DATA...  THERE WAS SOME STUDY ABOUT  PEOPLE WHO LIVE AROUND AIRPORTS AND  NOISE INDUCED INSOMNIA.  NOT SOMETHING YOU COULD DO LONGHAND.
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I HAVE TO COMMENT--- WELL I DECIDED NOT TO--  IT WAS AN OBSERVATION OF THE NUMBER OF MEDICALLY EDUCATED PEOPLE IN AN EMERGENCY ROOM COMPARED TO THE NUMBER OF PAPER HANDLERS IN OUR PAPERLESS SOCIETY.
THERE IS SOMETHING ALL WRONG.

1957  IN SCOTLAND - I WENT TO AN ER - WAS SEEN AND TREATED IN MINUTES BY A DOCTOR- NEVER SIGNED ONE PIECE OF PAPRE OR PAID  A PENNY..

I CALL THE FIRE DEPARTMENT- AND THEY COME AND DEAL...  NO PAPERWORK INVOLVED
THESE THINGS NEED INVESTIGATING BY SOMEONE WHO IS NOT AFFECTED( TRAINED) BY WHAT SOMEONE ELSE WANTS YOU TO BELIEVE.
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WHICH IS HOW I GOT INTO THE NEXT  PITFALL.....  "DANES ARE NOT RETRIEVERS "..
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ETTA  YOU WIN THE PRIZE -- IT IS ONE OF THOSE"RUMOR HAS IT DANES DON'T RETREIVE... SO WE DON'T TRY HARD ENOUGH" --------- I AM ASHAMED OF MYSELF !!!

Zena is learning to retrieve. She has watched Savvy (Dennis SD), and another SD I had here for awhile retrieve things and get rewards. She decided if they could do it, she could too. She has picked up an ink pin, remote, keys, socks, and several other items. She will get her leash, and even picked it up in the grocery store and gave it to me. She will tug off my socks and give them to me. She hasn't got the "hold" down yet, so I have to be quick, or find the items in her bed.

Yesterday after I fed the barn animals, I came in the house to change in into my house shoes. They were gone. "Zena, where are my shoes? Go get them". Zena ran around the dinning room table and brought back a shoe. "Ok, where is the other on? Go get it." She ran around the table again, and came back with the other shoe. They were not even redesigned this time. I was so impressed!

Earlier today she was demanding attention, so I said "show me what you want". She led me over to her harness to go outside. So, we went outside and played catch for awhile. She is such a smart girl.

Etta and Princess Zena the Retriever Dane
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 ON THE REAL SIDE... BECAUSE WE WERE TOLD BY HANDLERS IN GENERAL THAT  ONE  OF THE 31 PUPS IS DEAF. WE HANDLED HER DIFFERENTLY-- AND NOW THAT WE KNOW SHE IS NOT DEAF, SHE IS LEARNING AND BEHAVING DIFFERNETLY... THERE MIGHT BE A LESSON THERE SOMEWHERE..


I WOULD STUDY IT ... EXCEPT I HAVE TO MAKE NUMBERS MATCH.

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