I GOT THIS EMAIL YESTERDAY----
I AM THE MEDICAL DIRECTOR FOR A NEW RESIDENTIAL TREATMENT FACILITY WHO WILL SERVE ONLY FIREFIGHTERS AND EMS WHO SUFFER FROM PTSD/DEPRESSION/GRIEF AND ADDICTION. WE ARE LOCATED JUST OUTSIDE WASHINGTON, DC ON A FIFTEEN ACRE CAMPUS. I WOULD LIKE TO INCORPORATE DOGS INTO THE TREATMENT REGIMEN IN A VERY COMPREHENSIVE WAY BUT I AM UNSURE HOW TO BEGIN AND WHAT THE PITFALLS OF SUCH A PROGRAM MIGHT BE. LINKS TO SOME INFORMATION ABOUT OUR PROGRAM INCLUDE:
ANY HELP OR SUGGESTIONS WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED! THANK YOU!
IT SOUNDS LIKE THEY ARE TRYING TO PUT TOGETHER WHAT WE ALREADY HAVE RUNNING...-- SO I WROTE BACK AND BASICALLY SAID... GIVE ME A BUNCH OF FIREMEN , A COUPLE LOADS OF LUMBER AND IN SHORT ORDER WE COULD REPLICATE CRAZY ACRES...
I CAN SEE IT NOW.....JUST LET JANINE KNOW AND THEY COULD HAVE 4 MINI DONKEYS THERE IN 4 DAYS FLAT...
THE PROBLEM A PLACE LIKE THAT WOULD HAVE IS THAT THEY HAVE ARCHETICS AND PROBBLY BUIDING INSPECTORS . BUT THE PLACE WOULD "WORK" BETTER IF ALL THESE FIREMEN DID THE HAMMERING THEMSELVES--I DO BELIEVE IDLE HANDS THE DEVILS PLAYGROUND... TROUBLE. AND THEY ARE THINKING DOGS.... BUT WITH 15 ACRES I AM THINKING THOSE DONKEYS PROVIDE A LEVEL OF UNIQUE ABILITIES AND ARE THE LEAST LABOR INTENSIVE... I MEAN WE ARE TALKING FIREMEN-- WHO ARE BASICALLY FIT AND ACITVE--- I REMEMBER THE GUY IN THE WHEELCHAIR IN TORONTO WHO SAID "FIRST THEY BLOW MY LEGS OFF ME, THEN THEY GIVE ME THIS LADIES LAP DOG... I WANT A REAL DOG LIKE YOURS.".. THE GREAT THING ABOUT DONKEYS IS ... IF THEY HAVE GUYS WHO NEED SOME FRESH AIR, THEY CAN DECIDE THE DONKEYS NEED TO BE WALKED AROND THE PROPERTY AT 10 AND 4-- AND IT DOES NOT MAKE ANY DIFFERENCE IF IT GETS DONE OR NOT.
AND IT IS DIFFERENT ! IF..... THEY HALTERED THE DONKEY, THEN PUT HIS BREAKFAST IN HIS FEED TUB WHERE HE CAN SEE IT ... BUT HTEN TAKE HIM FOR A WALK, EVEN IF HE GETS LOOSE, HE WILL GO BACK TO HIS FEED TUB... THERE IS THAT KIND OF THING WHICH WE HAVE DOWN PAT.. I THINK.
THAT COULD BE A FUN PROJECT.....
MY CORNER OF THE WORLD IS FILLING-- I TRIED TO CLEAN UP MY DESK.. BUT I AM RUNNING OUT OF "AWAY" TO PUT IT. ONE OF THE BIGGER PROBLEMS IS TEH LATER COLLECTION... YOU KNOW ... I WILL DO THAT LATER..
JANE SEEMED TO THINGK WE MIGHT GO THTOTHE NURSING HOME SOMETIMEE\
MY PLAN OF THE DAY IS TH GET THE WHITE TARP FLAT THEN ROLLED SO I CAN DRAW TEH LINES FOR THE NEXT CHICKEN BRICK EPISODE.... I THINK THE NUMBERS WILL PICK OFF EASIER AND TEH TARP WILL NOT SPLIT AND CRACK LIKE THE FLOORING... IT IS 10 X 12... AD I HAVE A 12'BOARD HERE FOR LINE DRAWING IN FRONT OF THE FIREPLACE ( I.E. WARM)
JACK AND RYAN WILL CONTINUE WITHTHE SHINGLES ON THE ROOF... YOU CAN'T SEE THE PROGRESS YET BECAUSE IT IS N THE BACKSIDE FIRST... BUT THEY ARE WORKING. I AM REALLY LOOKING FORWARD TO GETTIN GIT WEATHERTIGHT EVEN IF WE DON'T GET THE INSULATION ON YET...
WE HAVE ELECTRICITY AND WILL HAVE HEAT-- WE MAY ONLY HAVE BOTTLED WATER FOR A WHILE-- BUT WE COULD MANAGE..
i hear we have some new folk who have not met gigelle and her family.
we have chickens which we feed lotsa cracked corn to-- and horses and dogs not known to be tidy eaters.. so we have RATS-- big heathy grain fed rats--..biggest thing about rats is that means we don't have any poisons around which would kill them-- and also kill the dogs if they got to playing with a dead rat.-- like the canary in the mine-- the fact they are alive means healthy environment. we do have snap traps to keep the population down somewhat-- they are big-- but the traps bring them to a quick death.. at which point we bag them and put them in the freezers to be delivered to the people who rehabilitate owls and hawks.
down south i am told they have the same problem - large size-- with wild pigs. intelligent, PROLIFIC , hardy- can eat anything.. like rats AND PEOPLE.
ABOUT THE CALENDARS--- THAT COVER SHOT-- SOMEONE THOUGHT IT WAS PHOTOSHOPPED, BUT THOSE CHESS PIECES ARE ABOUT 24 INCHES TALL... AND ARE AT THE CRANE ESTATE-- WHICH IS THE BIG HOUSE--- IT IS ALSO WHERE ALOT OF WHITCHES OF EASTWICK WAS FILMED-- I REMEMBER ?JACK NICHOLSON? WALKING OUT A DOOR INTO ROOM WITH A SWIMMING POOL.. PROBLEM WAS THE DOOR WAS IN THE CRANE ESTATE AND THE SWIMMING POOL WAS IN CALIFORNIA.. THAT IW WHERE THE ABILITIES OF THE MAKEUP AND COSTUME PEOPLE REALLY EARN THEIR LIVING.... HAS TO LOOK THE SAME....