Thursday, June 9, 2016

JUNE 9 2016
DINNER TONIGHT-- WELL... I THINK ?COCKTAILS? ... SOME SORT OF DEAL FROM 6 TO 7 TO RECIEVE THE CUMMINGS GRANT $100,000-  ANN AND I ARE GOING...  EARLY SANDY WAS INSTRAMENTAL IN GETTING IT TOO- BUT THEY WANT 2 PEOPLE AND ONE WITH A DOG... SO THAT ONE IS ME. WE DREW MENTAL STRAWS- ANN WON.

WE ARE NOW WORKING ON AT LEAST ONE MORE.  LOTSA LUNCHES AS WE PONDER THE FIRST SENTENCE.
MY THEORY IS IF YOU DON'T GET THEIR ATTENTION WITH THE FIRST LINE, YOU MISSED IT.  I ALSO HAVE VISION OF 10 PEOPLE AROUND A TABLE PICKING UP THESE HUNDREDS OF GRANT APPLICATIONS JUST LOOKING FOR A REASON TO EXCLUDE SOME.  SO GRANT WRITING IS NOT EASY.

IF YOU ARE AWARE OF ANYTHING WE MIGHT APPLY FOR AFTER READING ALL THE DETAILS, LET ME KNOW...  COSTCO DOES HAVE A GRANT PROCESS, BUT A LONG LIST OF WHAT THE DO NOT FUND... AND WE HAVE NOT YET FIGURED OUT HOW WE FIT...  WE DO HAVE A VARRIED PROGRAM THAT IS VERY ADAPTABLE TO GRANTS, 

IF YOU THINK IT IS FUN, FIGURE OUT A  FIRST LINE-- WHERE THE DIRECTIONS SAY ONLY   " MISSION" --- THE ONE WE ARE ON  NOW IS TO BE FROM A WOMAN  FOUNDER OF ORGANIZATION.  THATS ME.  NOW FIGURE OUT A  CATCHY ONE LINER.

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DAILY DISASTER...   BLOWN FUSES ( SHOWING MY AGE... I MEAN "TRIPPED BREAKERS")--- BUD FOUND SOME  BARE WIRES IN THE LAUNDRY BUILDING  THANKS TO THE MICE..--- MORE SNAP TRAPS SHOULD B E PUT OUT..  BUT IT WAS SO BAD, I THINK WE MAY HAVE TO RE-WIRE THE PLACE IN PIPES...
AND I AM SURE THE GUEST HOUSE IS NOT MUCH DIFFERENT.
ACCORDING TO BUD, THEY DON'T EAT THE WIRE  COVERINGS-- THEY JUST SHARPEN THEIR TEETH ON THEM..
ALSO A REMINDER--- A GOOD JOB FOR ?MAURA? GO ROUND AND CHECK ALL TEH FIRE EXT.. AND DATE THEM...
REWIRING ALL THAT WILL NOT BE CHEAP---   BUT FROM THE SOUND OF THINGS    THE MICE ARE WINNING...-
BEFORE YOU SUGGEST A CAT,  A CAT AROUND HERE WOULD BE AN IN-OUT CAT... AND I HAVE NEVER SEEN ONE THAT DID NOT COLLECT FLEAS AND BRING THEM IN....  MAYBE THE NEW GOOP WORKS ON CATS ALSO, BUT FLEAS HERE WOULD BE AWFUL...  THERE IS WANDA AS THE RAT CATCHER WHO HAS NOT REALLY DONE HER JOB.  THE RATS ARE LESS OF A PROBLEM THAN WANDA.
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I CONSANTLY GET NOTICES ABOUT INVATATIONS TO TWITTER AND LINKIN  AND I DON'T TWIT... SO I FEEL GUILTY ABOUT IGNORING THEM-- I DON'T KNOW WHAT ELSE TO DO..I WOULD LIKE TO TWITT BECAUSE THERE OFTEN IS SOMETHING I FEEL CNN OUGHT TO KNOW....AND I AM SURE I AM THE ONLY ONE THINKING OF IT.
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I DON'T KNOW WHERE ANNE IS... SHE IS TO BE MOVED TO BROOKXXXXXXSOMETHING  REHAB  ON SOME POND STREET SOMEWHERE... ( AREN'T I HELPFUL?)   WE ARE COLLECTING CARDS FOR HER  HERE...

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I DID GET A NOTICE FROM THE  AKC ABOUT FINALLY ADMITTING MERLES TO THE SHOW RING-- 
  WHEN I STARTED  BREEDING GREAT DANES- WITH THE HELP OF THAT AKC PERSON IN  LONG ISLAND-  MY FIRST LITTER HAD ONE MERLE- AND I WAS SHOCKED TO HAVE HER SAY "THROW IT AWAY- THEY ARE NO GOOD"  OBVIOUSLY I DID NOT...
 BUT THAT WAS THE COMMON BELIEF. MERLES PRODUCED DEAF WHITES... WELL.... THEY MAY... BUT SO DO THE HARLEQUINS WHO ARE THE MOST DESIRABLE SHOW DANES,.... DESIREABLE...AS LONG AS THE SPOTS ON THIER LEFT SIDE ARE GOOD -- (THAT IS THE SIDE THE JUDGES SEE AS THEY TROT IN A CIRCLE) ----THAT SAME WOMAN  LAURA KIAULANES  OF BMW KENNEL  KNEW HER DANES FOR SURE... THEY WERE BEAUTIFUL... SHE ALSO MANAGED THEM WELL... I HAVE A PICTURE OF HER IN A ROW BOAT WITH 4 OR 5 DANES AND VERY LITTLE OF TEH ROWBOAT GUNWALE SHOWING ABOVE WATER LINE  AS SHE CAME BACK FROM A RUN ON ?FIRE ISLAND?--  SHE ALSO HAD 4 STUDS-- ALL IN THE SAME PEN-- TOOK JOHNNY OUT TO BREED TO TIFFANY, AND THEN PUT HIM  BACK...  THAT KNOCKED ME RIGHT OFF THE PLANET..  I CAN'T EVEN HAVE WALTER AND BENTLEY ON THE SAME 12 ACRES WITHOUT  SERIOUS CONCERN...

SO BACK TO THE NOTICE ABOUT MERLES... THE COMMITTEE -- GDCA-- GREAT DANE CLUB OF AMERICA...DECIDING ON HOW TO DESCRIBE A MERLE FOR THE SHOW RING CONTAINED A WOMAN I HAD ONCE BORROWED A DANE FROM FOR A COMMERCIAL....  SO I WROTE TO HER AND SAID ..." HAS ANYONE IN THE GDCA EVEN NOTICED  THE #1 SERVCIE DOG IN THE COUNTRY WAS A DANE OF OURS?"  AND SO FAR I HAVE NOT HEARD BACK...
THE GDCA HAS NOT HAD KIND THOUGHTS ABOUT ME....FOR ALOT OF REASONS-- MAYBE THE BIGGEST  IS THE 100 BLUE RIBBONS I BOUGHT FOR 15 CENTS EACH- HUNG THEM ON THE WALL AND SKIPPED THE EFFORT OF SHOWING DOGS..  I HAVE A LONG HISTORY---FOR A VERY LONG TIME THE LOCAL AKC REP CALLED MY DANES A PIECE OF JUNK THAT I SHOULD NOT BE BREEDING BECAUSE THEY HAD NO CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE ON THEM.  I WAS HOPING WITH GEORGE THEY WOULD HAVE RECONSIDERED MY "JUNK"   BLOODLINES.
THERE IS ONE KENNEL ?IN TEXAS?  WHICH HAS AGILITY  DANES... I WOULD LIKE TO CONSIDER USING HER BLOODLINES MAYBE?  INSTEAD OF THE RUN TO EUROPE... HOWEVER... NO DICE SO FAR...  I AM BAD....
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WOW--- LONG DISTANCE...

I first started watching while living for a few years in Florida when Chaos delivered. We moved to the San Diego area 1-1/2 years ago with our harl, Lola, and have decided to get another Dane (our fifth over 25 years) this one a blue boy. As it turns out, the breeder keeps abreast of SDP also and has been using a golden as a service dog whom she is retiring in favor of one of the pups in her litter.

Then, in preparation of a vet visit for the pup when we get him in another 1-1/2 weeks (having purchased a house in northern San Diego county and having to establish a new vet), my husband starts calling local vets to screen them for giant breed dogs in their practice, and finds the owner of one that has personally had four Danes - and watches SDP also.

I know you are aware that you have a vast audience, but you may not realize how deeply caring an even larger number of people are that don't make themselves known. You may only have set out to help one person, then one more - but you are inspiring far more to help others as well, in whatever small way they can.
Thank you, for all you do.

Beverly
aka BigDogMomma
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ONE REASON VETERNARIANS HAVE DANES ,,,MAY BE THAT THEY  ARE FULL OF BLOOD AND CAN BE BLOOD DONORS WITHOUT BATTING AN EYE. ONE DANE CAN FILL UP 14  TOY POODLES...

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