THE SQUEEKY WHEEL GETS THE OIL-- I AM HAPPY TO REPORT YESTERDAYS VENTING WOKE UP ALOT OF RECIPIENTS...
I SHOUDL HAVE WARNED THEHM ANYTHING YOU WRITE MIGHT GET COPPIED AND PASTED UNLES YOU LABEL IT NOT FOR PUBLICATION.
THESE COMENTS ARE THE PAYCHECKS FOR OUR VERY ACCOMPLISHED VOLUNTEERS.
I WILL TELL YOU HOW ACCOMPLISHED...... LAST SUNDAY AT THE SHATTING I HAD A MOMENT OF PANIC-- I HAD NOT BOILLED A PURPLE EGG FOR THE SPECIAL SOLD OUT SESSION . THAT PURPLE EGG IS A SYMBOL OF HOW MUCH FUN CAN BE HAD WITH A RIDICULOUS IDEA...AND I REALIZED WHAT A "COME DOWN" IT WOULD BE FOR THE WHOLE GROUP TO HAVE TO USE A REGULAR OLD BROWN EGG... AS I MOANED OUTLOUD "OH &^*()_#$%^&* I FORGOT TO BOIL THE EGG IN PURPLE DYE." .. I HEARD BEHIND ME "PAM'S ON IT" AND SHE WAS.. 2 PERFECTLY PREPARED EGGS APPEARED IN A CUP ON THE TABLE...I NEVER DID SEE PAM BUT IT WAS DONE.
NOW JUST IN CASE YOU ARE PLANNING ANY PURPLE EGG EVENTS, LET ME SHARE WITH YOU- HOW TO PREPARE THIS EGG... AND WHY.
B.G. ( BEFORE GRACE TOOK OVER THE CHICKENS) WE HAD A SMALL PROBLEM WITH TEH CHICKENS NOT GETTING ENOUGH CALCIUM IN THEIR FOOD- AND THE SHELLS WERE THERE, BUT A BIT MORE BRITTLE THAN THEY SHOULD BE - AND COULD NOT WITHSTAND THE TUMMBLE DOWN THE PURPLE EGG DROP CHUTE IN OUR TRIAL RUNS... SINCE THE WINNER IS TEH NUMBER CLOSEST TOTHE EGG YOKE THE DRIPPY MID AIR MESS WAS TOO HARD TO JUDGE... SO WE STARTED BOILING-- AND FOUND THAT NOT BREAKING WHEN IT HIT THE BOARD WAS NOT ANY SOLUTION EITHR-- SO THESE EGGS HAVE TO BE 1.5 MINUTE EGGS IN ORDER TO SOLIDIFY THE WHITE PART NEXT TO THE SHELL JUST ENOUGH WHICH HELPS THE SHELL TO STAY IN TACT AS IT TUMBLES, YET BREAK ON THE BOARD.-
AND YOU THOUGHT RAISING SERVICE DOGS WAS SIMPLE....
THE POINT OF THAT STORY IS THTAT THERE ARE SOOOOOO MANY DETAILS TO RUNNING SDP THAT ALL THESE VOLUNTEERS HAVE SO WILLINGLY TAKEN OVER IN SUCH AN ACCOMPLISHED WAY.. I CAN REMEMBER LAST FEB... 99.4% OF TEH BOARD OF DIRECTORS HARPING ON ME "YOU HAVE TO DELIGATE" AND I KNEW THAT WAS A GOOD IDEA, BUT THERE AE SOOOO MANY EGG BOILING ROUTINES AROUND HERE THAT I WAS VERY HESITANT TO TURN OVER TOO MUCH- BECAUSE UNLESS I STAYED ACTIVELY INVOLVED, I COULD NOT REMEMBER THESE DETAILS.. EXPERIENCE COMES FROM BAD EXPERIENCES... AND I NEEDED TO SHARE MY WEALTH OF BAD EXPERIENCES TO SAVE THE VOLUNTEERS THE TIME. WELL I THINK WE ALL HAVE ARRIVED WITH A VERY SUCCESSFUL GROUP TURNING OUT WONDERFUL DOGS--WHICH IS NOT ALL ME OR THE TRAINERS BUT THE EGG BOILERS TOO.
SPEAKING OF TRAINERS-- I DID HEAR FORM MEGAN--- SHE HAD OVERSLEPT ( HAVING BEEN UP FOR THE 2 FLIGHTS BOSTON TO VEGAS A ND VEGAS TO HAWAII----) SHE SAID ADDIE LIKES JOHANNA AND HUSBAND-- WHICH IS WHAT WORRIED ME... AS NICE AS ADDIE IS, I DO NOT KNOW WHY, BUT SHE BARKED AND GROWLED AT JANINE IN THE OFFICE-- AND I HAD THE TERRIBLE WORRY THAT WHAT HAPPENS IF SHE DOES NOT LIKE JOHANNA-- IT CAN HAPPEN- YOU OLDTIMERS HAVE HEARD ABOUT PERFECT DOG TIFFANY ON EXHIBIT AND PATTED BY 100,000 PEOPLE AT EVENTS- AND PICKING ONE SMALL GIRL OUT OF THAT CROWD THAT SHE HATED... AND PICKED HER OUT AGAIN A YEAR LATER... IT HAPPENS.
SO I WAS GLAD TO HEAR ADDIE ACCEPTED HER NEW FAMILY.
MEGAN ALSO SAID ADDIE SEEMS TO ALREADY CATCH JOHANNA MID FALL WITHOUT ANY DIFFICULTY. THE GOAL IS FOR JOANNA TO BE ABLE TO WEAR HER FAMOUSR HIGH HEELS OCASSIONALLY.. AN ODD GOAL, BUT I HAVE HEARD THAT BEFORE FROM SOMEONE.
NOW A COUPLE OF THE RESPONSES TO MY VENTING
FOR EXAMPLE THE OWNERS INSPIRE ME TO COME BACK AND VOLUNTEER AND GIVE MORE SUPPORT . KATHY
bingo... THAT IS WHERE IT IS AT
AND I HAD A COUPLE LIKE THIS...
YOU....ABOVE ALL OTHERS....SHOULD NEVER BE OUT OF ANY LOOP!!
BELLA AND GEORGE-- AFTER ALL THIS SURGERY
WALKING ACROSS THE ROOM CRUTCH FREE! SHE COULD HAVE GRABBED GEORGE BUT WE ALSO WANT TO SEE WHAT SHE IS ABLE TO DO ON HER OWN. SHE WALKS MUCH BETTER WITH GEORGE BECAUSE SHE IS MORE STURDY.
We then had our 1st journey together with her learning how treatment day goes for my MS. Today was my aphersis and 6 month chemo. It was an xtra long day due to complications to my 6 month chemo, but she handled it like a champ. She checked on me laid by my side took some stretches and was a super star! She didn't like when they needed Jimmy to move her out of the way for a few mins so they could take care of me durning the issues and give me the some different meds I needed. It's so amazing of the special bond we are building together and how she watches over me to make sure I'm safe😀
All the nurses were amazed how she attended to me and my needs. I told them all about the service dog project and what a wonderful place they are. I explained about the training and all the wonderful work all the amazing people do to help people like me! They were beyond themselves with Pixies manners and behavior besides her beauty❤️
We finally arrived home and my sweet Pixie was happy to see the boys and her fur brother and sister. She is not only my service dog but she is a member of the family and truly loved❤️ #teampixie#
AND HUNTER AND WENDY
I was back at Children's hospital for surgery to get all of my hardware out on Friday. I was there overnight and headed home Saturday afternoon. I got out 17 screws and 4 plates. They reopen the incisions I had in both hips and my ankle from my last surgery. In feeling ok, just not moving much...which Wendy isn't a fan of. I'm not suppose to move unless mom or dad are helping me, since I have holes on my bones now. I go back Dec 21st to see how I'm healing. Wendy did great at the hospital, but never likes when we are separated. She always has eyes on me if she can. You can see this in the pictures I'm sending. Not sure how long I will be down for, but I'm going to school via Hunter2.0 (the robot) until Christmas break. We will see how I'm moving at the start of 2017. If I fall, I could easily break something and that would be BAD! With Wendy I fall less but you know how bad my legs are sometimes 😉. We were bummed that we could make it to SDP for Santa! Its the first one we missed since we were matched. Looks like it was a good time as always! Wendy loves to visit at the farm, so as soon as I can, I'll bring her!
Wishing you all the best and hope you get everything on your wish list!
Team Hunter & Wendy