HOW DO I THANK YOU-- LET ME COUNT THE WAYS.... ( SOMEBODY SAID THAT----MAYBE A LEFTOVER FROM A HIGH SCHOOL LATIN CLASS)
ANN'S PERFECT ENGLISH ( FROM HER SCHOOLING IN DENMARK) HELPED US GET THE $100,000 GRANT FROM THE CUMMINGS FOUNDATION..- OVER 2 YEARS...
THE CUMMINGS CENTER IS THAT HUGE "COMPLEX" THAT USED TO BE ?UNITED SHOE MFG? I MEAN HUGE--- WITH LLLLLOOONNGGG CORREDORS---MIGHT BE FUN TO HAVE A MEGAN MARCH WITH A LITTER OF PUPS DOWN ONE AS A FUNDRAISER THANK YOU... WE COULD DO THAT.... AS SOON AS WE HAVE SOME PUPS.
BY ALL OBSERVATIONS.... NOEL LOOKS PREGNANT...- WE CAN PLAY WITH THAT ULTRASOUND THAT SOMEONE GAVE US... TIL GEORGE CAN GIVE US AN OPINION-- HE DOESN'T CHARGE FOR A FEELIE--- BUT THE BUSINESS OFF ICE WOULD CHARGE FOR AN ULTRASOUND... WE DO HAVE MONEY IN THE FUN FUND... SO THIS WEEK...
THESE "PUPS" WE NOW HAVE ARE PUSHING 100 POUNDS EACH- AND ARE ALL DOING WELL-- I HAVE HAD NO REPORTS OF A FABULOUS FAILURE IN THE GROUP.--
WE HAVE AN APPLICANT HERE NOW-- PARKINSONS--- CAME IN WITH A VERY IMPRESSIVE YELLOW WALKER, AND HAPPILY YESTERDAY I SAW IT LEFT BEHIND AS SHE WALKED AROUND WITH ONE HAND IN HER HUSBANDS BACK POCKET -- THAT CONCEPT IS PERHAPS MY BRILLIANT IDEA FOR THE MEDICAL COMMUNITY--- DOCTORS GET INTO THE CANE/WALKER/WHEELCHAIR PROGRESSION MUCH SOONER THAN NECESSARY IF THE PERSON HAS ANY KIND OF PARTNER WITH STURDY BLUE JEANS.
MIND YOU-- IF THEIR ONLY OPTION IS A TEEN AGE SON WHO'S PANTS ARE BARELY HANGING ON HIS HIP JOINTS- OR WHATEVER - THAT COULD BE A PROBLEM-
IT DOES ALLOW SOMEONE TO STAND UP STRAIGHTER AND WALK NORMALLY-- WITHOUT THE STOP AND GO OF A WLAKER OR CANE...IT IS ALOT MORE SECURE THAN "THE ARM" ROUTINE... AND IT LOOKS FAIRLY NORMAL.. MUCH EASIER TO GO OUT OT DINNER WITHOUT THE HARDWARE...
PLUS IT APPROXIMATES THE FEEL OF A SERVICE DOG.
I AM HAVING TROUBLE ABOUT THE DOWNED AIRLINER--EVERYBODY IS JUMPING TO THE TERROREST IDEA,----- IT HAD JUST ENTERED EGYPTIAN AIRSPACE- I DON'T KNOW ANYTHING-- EXCEPT THERE IS ALOT OF MILITARY ACTION AND EXPERIMENTATION GOING ON AROUND THERE, I HOPE THEY DIDN'T SHOOT IT DOWN THEMSELVES WITH SOME HEAT SEEKING MISSLE STILL WANDERING AOUND UP THERE. OR SOME MUNDANE PROBLEM LIKE A FAULTY VALVE ON AN OXYGEN TANK
IN MY EXPERIENCE I HAVE FACED SO MANY MUNDANE INCAPACITATING EVENTS THA I MARVEL AT ANYONE WHO CAN PULL OFF ANYTHING FLAWLESLY- LIKE THE GUY IN NORHT KOREA TO HAVE ALL THOSE MEN MARCHING SO PERFECTLY- WITHOUT ONE FAINTING...TWISTING AN ANKLE...OR VOMITING.
---THINGS LIKE A PERFECTLY PERFORMING 747 WITH A PIGEON STUCK IN AN ENGINE AT TAKE OFF.
I ALWAYS WONDER IF THE MILITARY HAS CONSIDERED ALL THE MUNDANE THINGS THAT CAN SCREW UP
A HUGE EFFORT. CAN'T WE COME UP WITH A GOVT GRANT TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO ELIMINATE EVERY OTHER DECIMAL POINT IN KOREAN CALCULATIONS SO THAT ANY BOMB DEVICE THEY WANT TO TEST, BLOWS UP ON THE LAUNCH PAD????
WE GET SO MANY THINGS DONE "PERFECTLY" BUT I KNOW MR MURPHY IS JUST LURKING ON THE SIDELINES-- COULD WE NOT EMPLOY HIS ASSISTANCE IN SOME OF THESE INTERNATIONAL PROBLEMS?
WHAT I AM DANCING AROUND IS... AN ENTIRE ARMY WITH A GROSSLY IRRITATED BOWEL IS NOT GOING ANYWHERE.
Just some thoughts that I wanted to share:
This morning I commented to my mom that sometimes I forget that Clark is a dog. She asked what else he would be, and I said "I don't know...Clark." Carlene, I know you say that Danes are different than other dogs, and maybe that's it. Maybe it's the difference between having a service dog vs. a pet dog. My mom jokingly asked if I expected him to talk sometimes...a little, yes...is that weird? :)
I think this is because Clark is way more helpful and reliable than most people are. For example, when I am opening a door slowly, I can't tell you the number of times people try to "help" me by grabbing the door and swinging it open quickly. Now, I am holding on to the door, so that throws me off balance and twists my hand...not helpful at all. But Clark waits patiently and helps brace me, going at my speed. Much more thoughtful and helpful. He watches, thinks, and learns, which is more than a lot of people do! And ultimately, he wants nothing more than a belly rub at the end of the day!
I just returned “home” from my adventures.
The Antigo Police Department thanked you on Facebook and posted a picture of their cake and your flyer! I tried to share it to your fb page so you could acknowledge it, but I was unsuccessful. (The cake has some “typos”-should have been Langlade County Sheriff’s Office and Service Dog Project-but you get the idea.)
I’ll follow up with info about the Wisconsin State Patrol.
It was really, really fun and they were both great groups, very appreciative. Met some K-9s, too!
WRITTEN ON THE BACK OF A POO PICKER..
STUPIDIDTY IF LEFT UNTREATED WIL BE SELF CORRECTING.
Sunday, May 22, 2016
MAY 22 2016