Sunday, April 24, 2016

APRIL 24 2016

WILD NIGHTMARES---- ABOUT SOME LITTLE KID WITH VERY LONG HAIR THROWING A PILL ( CAPSULE) AT ME WHICH BROKE INTO TWO PIECES - RED AND WHITE-( DREAMING IN COLOR THIS TIME) AND BEING FRUSTRATED TRYING TO CALL 911 AND KEPT GETTING 991( MY PHONE IS NOT MY FAVORITE) WHICH SENT OUT SECURITY GUARDS WHO ONLY NOTIFY OF A PROBLEM... (? THE GEICO COMMERCIAL?) AND THE KID TRIED TO ESCAPE IN A TAN JEEP WHILE I TRIED TO GET THE LICENSE PLATE ( WHICH WAS YELLOW AND BLUE(?NEW YORK?)AS IT WEENT UP A DUSTY STEEP HIL ( ?THE NEW PARKING  LOT?)
MY HOW ONE'S MIND GETS MUDDLED...
I AM TOLD  VERY FEW DREAM IN COLOR... BUT THAT PILL WAS RED !
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THAT DUSTY HILL HAS TO BE THE NEW PARKING LOT-- WHICH CONCERNS ME AS I WENT TO BED......   IF THE SECOND DRIVEWYA IS HOW WE ACCESS THE NEW PARKING LOT, HOW DO I GET EVERYONE TRAINED/NOTIFIED OF THE CHANGE... IF I EVEN THINK OF A SIGN THE NEIGHBORS WILL  NOT LIKE THAT...-- WE CAN START WITH ALL THE VOLUNTEERS-- BUT THINKING  TO DOGFEST.... ANOTHER OPTION IS TO MAKE A DECENT RAMP DOWN OFF THE #37 DRIVE  WHICH PEOPLE ( WITHOUT 4WD)  COULD NOT EASILY  COME BACK OUT OF, AND HAVE THEM GO OUT THE NEW DRIVE...
THAT WOULD  INVOLVE GETTING SOME DIRT...NICE CLEAN DIRT IS EXPENSIVE  - AND I REALLY DON'T WANT TO DIG A HOLE HERE... BUT WE COULD---     THEN COVER THE WHOLE THING WITH THE COMPOST PILE, PLANT GRASS AND PRAY THAT BY DOGFEST  (SEPT)  WE HAVE GREEN.
RIGHT NOW WE HAVE RAW EARTH.....
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ALL OF THIS MEANS WE SHOULD GIVE STALL MUCKING LESSONS-- BECAUSE THE NEW COMPOST PILE DOES NOT HAVE ENOUGH MANURE-- TOO MANY SHAVINGS TO ROT REALLY WELL.   

THAT IS THE KIND OF COMPLEXITY THAT IS NORMAL AROUND CRAZY ACRES-- LIKE PUTTING IN THE CAMERAS MEANT MORE LALLY COLUMNS IN THE CELLAR.
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CHORE OF TEH DAY--- TO TRY AND PULL UP A MESS OF VINES WITH THE BACK HOE-- BY HAND IT WOULD BE PAINFUL... 
AND TEHN SIT AROUND AND TALK TO STEWERS AND APPLICANTS... WE HAE A FEW COMING TODAY...

I GET  THE APPLICANTS TO TRY THE WALKING WITH THE HAND IN SOMEONE'S BACK POCKET-- AND  IT IS FUN TO WATCH THEM BE SHOCKED TO SEE HOW EASIEER ...AND BETTER.... IT IS...
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Hi Carlene, 

We wanted to let you know that things for Hunter & Wendy's trip to Washington DC are coming along. Flights are booked, a direct flight from Boston to DC. 
We have decided to extend our trip a couple days, and would love to meet up with any CPs who are interested. Not sure how to plan it, but we figured you could get the word out and things would work out. 
Hunter & Wendy are returning to school on Monday, and are trying 3 half days to start. They have been at school this week of vacation practicing the stairs (we know you love to see them do that!) and just getting around to see how Hunter holds up. His gait is slowly getting better, but he gets tired quickly. He is walking differently than before, but Wendy is just happy to have him walking with her and it doesn't bother her. It's only been about 12 weeks since his surgery, and he's ahead of schedule. He will have the wheelchair there if he needs it and they do well with Wendy helping pull the chair.

We are sending a quick clip of Team Hunter and Wendy going upstairs (remember only 12 weeks postop)...the going downstairs is still a little scary as always, but they do it. This video has been on Facebook and getting lots of views. The story of Hunter and Wendy in PeoplePets did well too and we were bummed they didn't mention SDP, but when we shared it, we were sure to mention you guys. We are hoping it will get SDP more supporters.

We will be in touch!
Kelly (Hunter & Wendy's mom)
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DO WE HAVE SOME CP'S THAT MIGHT THIK THIS WAS A FUN PROJECT..???  IT IS VERY REAL AND NEEDS A DEDICATED EFFORT TO FIT IN THEIR SCHEDULE
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Hi Carlene,

Yesterday John and Jess visited a local 1st grade class where John talked about service dogs and Jess, showed some brief video of he and Jess, and answered lots of questions. Jess, who is still timid at the adult day care where John volunteers twice a week, was totally relaxed in this atmosphere. Seems she is more comfortable around children. She was a very good example of a well behaved service dog.

There were lots of good questions from the kids:
How come her tail is down? My dog does that when he does something wrong.
If she saw someone else fall down in the mall, would she go over and help them?
Does she get to play with other service dogs?
And lots more.......

We had handouts for each of the kids that talks a little about service dogs, and had info on SDP including both websites. We encouraged the teacher and kids to follow along on line with Crazy Acres in the classroom and at home.

A fun time was had by all.
John has two more visits to other classes scheduled in the next 4 weeks.
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HI CARLENE,

SORRY WE DIDN'T GET TO SAY GOODBYE YESTERDAY, BUT WE KNOW HOW BUSY YOU WERE WITH THE GE VOLUNTEERS.

WE JUST WANTED TO SAY THAT OUR STAY WAS PLEASURABLE, INFORMATIVE AND A LOT OF HARD WORK WAS ACHIEVED BY ALL.  WE WERE AMAZED AT HOW MUCH WORK THE GE PEOPLE ACCOMPLISHED IN ONE DAY.  YOUR VOLUNTEERS ARE WORKAHOLICS AND YOU SHOULD BE VERY PROUD TO HAVE THEM ALL.  

I WAS VERY HAPPY THAT I WAS ABLE TO COOK WITH CAMERA MARK FOR ALL THE GE VOLUNTEERS.  IT WAS FUN AND REWARDING AT THE SAME TIME.

I WOULD LIKE TO GIVE KUDOS TO YOU, YOUR STAFF AND VOLUNTEERS.  WE FELT VERY WELCOME. I LIKED THE IDEA THAT I WAS NOT JUDGED ON  HOW I WALKED OR THAT I WAS HAVING A BAD HAIR DAY.

I AM GLAD THAT YOU ENJOYED THE PIEROGIS AS MUCH AS YOU DID.  I WILL MAKE AN ATTEMPT TO SEND MORE.

AGAIN, THANK YOU TO EVERYONE AT SDP FOR YOUR KIND HOSPITALITY AND ALSO FOR MAKING US FEEL WELCOME AND ALSO TO THE EXCEPTION THAT YOU MADE FOR US.  I NOW HAVE 2 DOGS SNORING ON THE SOFA.  

LOVE, BETTY, IVY AND DREW 
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ANOTHER 19 MINUTE TIE ---WALTER/NOEL

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