we are over the hump--( the hump being half way on the sale of chicken bricks)and it is this way almost every month--yet we thankfully sell out in the long run.... i do see many new names-- and toward teh end of the month the heavy hitters do seem to swing into action, but rest assured every single $10 chicken brick is vital-- because there is no way i can make the monthly payroll without it. so if you can, figure every $10 as a "making the payroll" without which there would be no service dog project.. and all these great dogs would have to be given away as perfect pets.... yuck !
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i certainly understand not having $10..... i remember when my kids were little- and my income and theirs was totally from the distribution of a magazine called the want advertiser--- which was a printed version of ebay...- we lived on teh income mostly IN COINS-- ... and i had a $40 charge account at the local grocery store that i had an awful time paying it off.... so i know..... my morgage was $305 a month so that got paid first... and the hay bill second.
whatever....we made it... but i had no extra $10 then.
now i need a good $30,000 a month for the payroll-- and believe me... i don't have that either.. so i am totally dependent on the lot of you to keep us going.
i am also dependent on you all for my external memory device.... i am never offended by people reminding me to do things. the latest funny one was-- the post surgery eye drops... 2 kinds.. 5 minutes apart --- at mail call someone reminded me to put in the eye drops-- and 5 minutes later called back to say you forgot the second drop.... which was true...
maybe.... just maybe, next month.....,,, i should try to offer a bonus brick deal--- where if you buy a brick before the 19th of the month ( cake day) i will assign you a number in the purple division... might make it easier on my nerves.....
there are alot of readers of this DD who have trouble figuring out the chicken bricks inthe forst place... try explaining that !!!
we had an overnight comment about taking a cardboard away from sizzle which bears discussion...
if you are sittingin my offive/living room?- balancing your dinner on your knees-- which happens often-- and a dog comes along---- do not lift the plate away from th edog's nose--- just take 2 fingerws and snap them across teh nose and say something approptaite like "don't touch" or "this is mine" there is no point in trying to lift your plate out of the reach of the dog... these guys can reach 7 feet in the air... it is far better that they learn to think twice about stealing food off you r plate. point is... leave the object there and make the dog understand it is yours.
now if they are chewing what they consider a toy-- like a perfectly good shoe- the instinct to grab it awayis great, however -- to be polite in dog language you want to " swap that for a cookie" because if you dotoomuch snatching, you will not be able to catch the dog next time.... i have seen the scenerio too often " he has my best pocketbook and i can't catch him" . dogs come preprogrammed in the "keep away" game -- so you don't want to even go there.
plan ahead.. the third element of dog training
i am not sure about he first 2, but i wil think about it.