Thursday, September 1, 2016

SEPT 1 2016

FUNNY THING-- THE GUY WHO OWNS THE CEMENT FOUNDATION BUSINESS CAME HERE YESTERDAY AND WAS SHOCKED TO FIND  DOGS AND DONKEYS-- APPARENTLY HIS WIFE RESCUES DANES IN  NH  AND HE STARTED RESCUING  MUSTANGS FROM THE BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT.  APPARENTLY THEY ROUNDED UP THOUSANDS OF WILD HORSES SO TEH CATTLE FARMERS COULD USE TH ELAND FOR GRAZING CATTLE.... NOW THERE IS A MIXED MESSAGE...
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THERE IS SO MUCH GOING ON  UNKNOWN TO  THE REST OF THE WORLD.... SO WHY ON EARTH DO I HAVE TO HIRE THE SURVEYOR TO COME BACK AND CERTIFY WHAT IS APPARENTLY CALLED TEH "AS BUILT"TO BE SURE THE FOUNDATION IS WHERE IT IS SUPPOSED TO BE..JUST IN CASE IT IS  6 INCHES TOO FAR NORTH/SOUTH/EAST OR WEST...  IT IS WHERE IT IS- THIS IS NOT MANHATTAN- AS SOON AS THIE BUILDING INSPECTOR GETS THE .."AS BUILT"   WE CAN BACK FILL  AROUND THE FOUNDATION....  

WHO PASSED THESE LAWS???-- A BUNCH OF PEOPLE SITTING IN A LAW LIBRARY WHERE 12" OF SPACE COULD HOLD ENOUGH BOOKS  TO DEFINE WHY THE SURVEY HAS TO BE DONE TO PROVE THE BUILDING IS ACTUALLY NOT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE POND ACROSS THE STREET?
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I GOT INTO THIS MESSY DISCUSSION WITH THE PROCESS OF ACCREDITATION- WHICH TOOK A YEAR OF TIME AND PROBABLY COST US AT LEAST ONE LITTER OF DOGS BECAUSE WE GOT DISTRACTED AND DIDN'T SPEND TIME CONSIDERING BENTLEY'S LOVE LIFE.
I CAN STILL HEAR SHEILA O'BRIEN  ABOUT EVERYTHING   "WELL YOU HAVE TO HAVE A POLICY - AND WRITE IT DOWN"
SHE WAS IN A TERRIBLE CRUNCH OF TRYING TO LEGISTRATE COMMON SENSE....  BECAUSE IT IS NOT ALL THAT COMMON...

TAKE THE CASE OF  BELLA AND GEORGE- AND ALL THE PUBLICITY THEY HAVE GENERATED, WE ARE GETTONG ALOT OF APPLICANTS FROM ACROSS THE COUNTRY...  AND I DO WISH WE COULD HELP THEM ALL...  BUT WE CAN NOT... AND LINES HAVE TO BE DRAWN.... WE SAY ON OUR WEB-- WE GIVE PREFERENCE TO VETERANS-- AND WE DO....  BUT IF WE HAVE 2 EQUALLY QUALIFIED VETERANS AND ONE IS FROM IPSWICH- AND THE OTHER FROM IOWA-- WE ARE GOING TO DONATE THE DOG TO THE  GUY FROM IPSWICH - SOUNDS SIMPLE---

 BUT NOW TRY BELLA GOT GEORGE, I THINK, WHEN SHE JUST TURNED 10- SHE ALSO GOT GEORGE BECAUSE MOM- RACHAEL WAS A DYNAMITE PERSON,... VERY POSITIVE  AND ACTIVE AT KEEPING HER HOME ON AN EVEN KEEL--- THEY ALSO HAD A HOUSE - 10 MILES FROM, SDP- WITH A BIG YARD WHICH THEY SHARED WITHA VETERNARIAN'S OFFICE AND A PET HORSE.    IT ALL JUST SOUNDED RIGHT-  AND SHE WAS AROUND HERE A  COUPLE TIMES A WEEK FOR MONTHS ...
I STARTED THINKING  A 10 YEAR OLD MANAGED SO MAYBE THAT SHOULD BE TEH RULE , UNTIL I MET
A 14 YEAR OLD WHO THOUGHT HAVING A DOG WAS LIKE BUYING A PAIR OF SHOES- AND ALL DOGS WERE THE SAME-- WELL  THEY MAY BE OVER 10 YEARS OLD BUT THEY AREN'T GETTING A DOG FROM US.  

TRUE STORY......I HAD A PHONE CALL THIS WEEK FROM A MOTHER OF A CHILD WITH CP WHO - SHE SAID NEEDED A DOG TO HELP WALK- AND I WENT THRU THE NORMAL QUESTIONS ETC - AFTER A FEW MINUTES ON THE PHONE , I ASKED HER HOW OLD THE CHILD WAS....  2.. SO I SAID IWAS SORRY BUT SHE WAS TOO YOUNG...  AND THE  WOMAN PROCEEDED TO  VENT HER PENT UP ANGER AT ME  "THE WEB SAYS YOUR DOGS CAN HELP PEOPLE WALK AND NOW YOU ARE TELLING ME YOU CAN'T GIVE MY CHILD  A DOG.?"
    YES,  I AM    ....GROANNNNN...   THEN THERE IS THE OTHER END THE BELL SHAPED CURE
I WAS ALL FOR GIVING  A DOG TO  THE RELATIVE OF ONE OF OUR VOLUNTEERS AND MEGAN SQUASHED THAT IDEA- BECAUSE THE GUY WAS  87  ... SO WE DIDN'T DO THAT.  AND THAT  BECAME A RULE OF THUMB-- THINK CAREFFULLY ABOUT ANYONE OLDER THAN ME.

TO GET ALL THAT IN SOME POLICY  VERBIAGE  TO KEEP ADI AND SHEILA OBRIEN HAPPY WILL TAKE VOLUMES- AND I JUST CAN NOT DO THAT --- IF SOMEONE ELSE CAN-- THEN GO FOR IT  ...

IT BECOMES A STUDY IN CALCULUS-- I USED TO ARGUE THIS CONSTANTLY WITH MY HUSBAND (MD) - THERE IS AN INSTANT IN TIME WHEN FUTURE CARE IS POINTLESS-- I SAW A POINT, HE SAW A ROUNDED CURVE...  "THE STRAW THAT BROKE THE CAMEL'S BACK"  DEMO'S THAT POINT...
NOW HERE I AM DEFINING A CURVE WHERE TO HAVE  RULES  OF AGE  WOULD BE TO DEFINE  A POINT THAT WOULDN'T  WORK IN REAL LIFE. YOU CAN NOT LEGISTRAE COMMON SENSE. 

PEOPLE ARE SAID TO  HAVE  HORSE SENSE-- AND IF YOU KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT HORSES YOU KNOW HORSES ARE DISTINCTLY LACKING IN SENSE... THEY ARE FEAR-- FLIGHT ANIMALS OFTEN INJURING THEMSELVES IN THE FLIGHT PROCESS.

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HI CARLENE,

AT YOUR RECOMMENDATION I BOUGHT A COUPLE OF ROLLS OF LIFE SAVERS AND KEPT THEM IN MY GLOVE COMPARTMENT.
ON A RECENT HOT DAY, AS I DROVE PAST A TRAFFIC DETAIL, I HAD A ROLL FOR THE OFFICERS AT EACH END. THE SURPRISE AND SMILES ON THEIR FACES WERE WONDERFUL TO SEE!
THANK YOU FOR SUCH AN EXCELLENT IDEA!
I WILL KEEP MY EYES OPEN FOR THE LITTLE ROLLS TOO!

LINDA DUNNE
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LOVE IT !!!

I HAVE TO ADD------GARNET-- HAS AN AWFUL "HAPPY TAIL" WHICH SPRAYS RED BLOOD ALL OVER ANYTHING WITH IN 6 FEET AS SHE WAGS IT--  WE TRIED ALL KINDS OF BANDABES AND SHE PULLED THEM OFF... SO I PUT A REGULAR BANDAID ON IT  AND QUICKLY GAVE HER A KONG TO DISTRACT HER...  SO FAR SO GOOD-- SHE MADE IT OVERNIGHT AND THE BANDAID IS STILL THERE...  ( HAPPY TAILS VERY OFTEN END UP WITH A CROPPED TAIL)  LOOK BACK IN  T HE  DAILY DOGGIES, SOMEWHERE THERE IS THE STORY OF BENTLEY INTHE HOSPITAL WITH ME-- HE WAS VERY HAPPY AND THE WALLS WERE WHITE....)   

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  1. Why can't the building inspector come out and look at the foundation pour? That's what happens in my town, a pre inspection &after. What I had to do before I could put up a shed,or fence. Of course prior to get permit I had to show my Platt survey

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