where to start this DD to avoid making comments about the overnight news-- and it ain't the hurricane.....
i can tell you about being at a horse auction with lynn cashman ( bruins hockey husband wayne cashman) she is a very accomplished quarter horse breeder..who has done it the hard way ( callosses on her hands from shoveling stalls herself) -- this beautiful horse came in the sales ring... a stallion --- really pretty-- but did not behave rearing and whinneying--- she turned to me and said "would make a nice gelding" .
oh--- how many times i have said repeated that concept. ( p.s. for the new commers--- a gelding is a neutered male horse more suitable to steady work).
i was happy to get the comments on the dogfest 2016-- as we planned to have a shakedown meeting this next week sometime (?sandy??)
tina suggested we give a 5 year pin to those coming all 5 years.... and i wrote This back to her....
off the top of my head... no to the 5 year pin...
again i discourage eliminating anyone from the group which is what this would do....
nobody is special--
that is why -- in janine's book, i ended up having a circus as a project instead of a horse show..
with a horse show you have one happy kid and 19 crying ones...
same with this 5 year pin idea
if you managed to get here 5 years then that should be enough ---
you would make the others concentrate on the fact that they could not get here all 5 years
i might be more inclined to give a 5 year pin to those who sent in a spirit stick for 5 years....
but even that divides..
this is a family group-- all about equal... we all pick poo....
i am also the one that heavily discourages a set schedule...
we have a vague schedule-- but i don't want to publish that either.
everybody is here anyway--- just relax and let it happen.
From Bella's Mom:
It was a Nana Day! Bella and George had a great day. They spent the day with Nana. Bella made an apple pie and it was delicious! They also played cards. One of Bella's favorites, then had some fun with play dough. They Had a great day of course. George was able to eat a new bone he got. Today when I
got to work Bella and George had many gifts. Cookies, dog toys, coloring books, a window rainbow maker as Bella calls it, and wonderful cards letting Bella know people are thinking of her. I can't thank you all enough for your love you show. Some things she plans to keep and use during her hospital stay
and the god toys are already being out to good use! Thank you all very much again. For the gifts, the cards, the warm up holding messages you leave Bella and family on this page. We truly appreciate all the support. Thank you so very much. Love Bella and George 👧🐶💕
I WANTED TO INCLUDE HER ADDRESS-- IT IS AROUND... BUT I COULDN;T FIND IT BY SEARCHING... SO THERE DOES EXIST SOMEWHERE THE ADDRESS FOR CARDS WHILE SHE IS RECOOP FROM SURGERY... IF I FIND IT I WILL PUT IT IN SOME OTHER DD...
so don't belief it when people tell you texting is a problem. texting doesn't produce "huddled masses yearning to breathe free"....lust does.**
I can't believe the Chuppies will be 4 soon. How is that possible? Oscar, Ivy, and Casper were my 3 Dogateers and we all went through a long and rough learning curve when they were put out in Kennel 10 for the first time. We panicked when Capt Jack Sparrow first appeared. We were afraid they were too cold when the weather dropped. "What if one get's sick and no one is there?"
Carlene's first rule for the CP's were "If the barn ain't burning, don't call." I'm afraid my boy Oscar was the culprit of keeping them together for so long. While I loved his "I'll pee where I want to" attitude made me laugh, i'm sure it wasn't fun for the people and pups there.
God Bless explore for the cameras, the staff and volunteers for the love and training (both for the dogs and us), the people who support SDP in any way they can, and especially the wit and wisdom of Carlene.
SWAK! barb h.