Monday, June 26, 2017

june 26 2017

i had some absolutely brilliant concept to "air"  in the DD  -- however........it is gone 
 so you will have to put up with the overwhelming  manure pile problem.
historically , i/we trundeled it out beyod teh pond in a carved out spot where i could add lime and churn it to the left-- so that 3 years of left hand chruning the pile closest to "a" field was top soil... life was good...and  the grass was green...
then came the cameras and  spotless cleaning came into vogue and the quality of the manure pile went downhill.. problem ... more shavings than poo.-- so i started a secondary  depository out near the 3rd oparking lot... behind the arena.. where i figured i could eventually use teh shavings to cover the whole area...
problem was/is  water runs down hill-- i.e..... off the arena roof and into the level  path i was using to drive teh tractor.-- this provided a churning of any outside poo into lovely black mud.. deep dark  and slippery mud.. great for growing onions ( per my father)  however i am no longer  in any  onion growing phase- and would prefer a level driving path..  i have a great aversion to driving any vehicle in a  anything but 90 degrees of gravity...
for $5000 the drivewaya guy was to come solve the entire problem with his heavy equipment in about  20 minutes.. our tractor will take days..-- the wear and tear on it .. and me ... is probably a little less than $5000
yesterday i sat for hours ... in the sun not by  the sea--- but by the manure pile and studied what might be possible with our tractor.. it certainly would be an awful lot easier to have the $5000 guy do it  but he is in no hurry-- and as you all know... shlt happens...and piles up..
the level driving path is not the only complication..... the preg donks.. will have to lose 
"outdoor"  privileges-- and some other fence will have to  come down adn a gate to keep the rest of the herd out of the stall-- so teh complications are many--
 i have no problem driving the tractor and using the backhoe in heated and airconditioned comfort  because it  is still easier than using  a sewing machine -- but it is all the fence moving that slows me up...
i am left hoping some "fence lifting: type person comes along today  to help  get this project started..  if i fail... there is always teh $5000 guy.... when he gets around to it.
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i now remember the brilliant bit....
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next to geroge winning the #1 serv dog in the country, i had another exhilarating experience yesterday...  a very nice couple came by-- they had heard of us..  wife had something... wobbly walker will do for a diagnosis to avoid any hyppa rules... with much care and less speed husband got her walker out of the trunk and positioned it nest to the passenger door... while thier child stood patiently  waiting..-- they came into the t tent while i was making leashes  and out of the blue i told her to walk to the barn minus that walker-- left hand in hubby's right back pocket and off they went....
when they returned the child said "i have not seem mommy walk like that in years"  -- and mommy could not believe she was standing up straight and moving  normally.
i realize i will have to fight the  cane and walker manufacturing lobby-- but pass the word along.... going out to dinner?  leave that walker home... and start standing up straingh again...  it is not anthing i could patent either...  not tht i want to go thru that again after the shee wee episode.
doctors doing the convential -- cane to  walker to wheelchair progression...  it is great fun to break that.!  ---- then to sit in  with the puppies...
they were soooo happy-- life changing afternoon for them...
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 tehn we have  ADI  (assistance dogS international.org.)   they are at it agin..  trying to legislate common sense....sent me reems of paper on what is required to  declare a service dog a PTSD dog... it starts out  with all the gyrations necessary to protect the applicnat's  paperwork from prying eyes-- my solution to that is somewhere i have put "do not send me any information  you don't want public"   bcause i don't care what   latin name describes whatever you have... you have to come here for a look-see at which point  we can determine a wobbly walker when we see them.

ADI then goes on with having mental health  professionals on staff to consult  blah  blah  blah   -- so now anyong applying for a dog shold leave that off their application... as far as i can see  all these vets with massive wobbling problems all could put down ptsd also... well i am a dog trainer  and we can deal with the wobbles--- - for mental health you will have to go elsewhere..
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 which brings up another problem in th e news.... govertment and disability/ medicaid   stuff...heaven knows what the gov't will do... that is not my area... but....i have a real problem with people who  basically are disabled because some doctor told them they have some problem which makes some people unable to function anywheres near normally...it becomes some badge of entitlement.      "because i am disabled......."
case in point..
someone called  re an application for a dog for thier  brother...( i have forgotten the dx... but one i recognized...) we got to the part about coming here and living independently in the guest house with the dog for a few days...
teh sister remarked"  i don't know how we could manage that with his attendent"
me...what attendant? 
her    "he had someone from 8 to 5  m-friday to cook his meals.."  
me... "if he can not prepare his own meals he can not get a sd dog  from us  " 
her " oh,   his attendant would take care of the dog and he does cook on weekends..."
me " is cooking the only reason he has an attenddant?"
her  " he might fall -  "
me " how often does he fall?"
her "he hasn't yet.. but th e doctor said he might and medicaid would pay for the attendant"
me " i might fall too and i wear a thing  around my neck " 

that too is another problem  with the medical system in the usa.
and on my level it becomes....."my doctor says i need a  service dog........." 
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janine's latest....pack burro racing

In a typical burro race, a runner and a burro travel a prescribed course together, with the runner leading the burro on a rope. Riding of the burro is not allowed. In fact, the human may carry the burro, but the burro may not carry the human.[3] The burro must be on a lead rope, which is limited to 15 feet (4.6 m). Runners must maintain control of their animals at all times. Burros must also carry a pack saddle with 33 pounds (15 kilograms) of traditional mining gear, which must include a pick, a gold pan, and a shovelRunners may also include other gear in their pack saddles, such as windbreakers, water, food, etc., but the surplus gear cannot be counted in the 33 lbs. Cruelty to the burro is prohibited and racing officials have the right to hold any burro for 30 minutes following the race for an inspection by a veterinarian.[4]

Sunday, June 25, 2017

JUNE 25 2017
I HAVE HEARD POETS TALK ABOUT "MORNING SONGS"-- TWEETING BIRDS AND THING S LIKE THAT... WE HAD 4 DANES IN FULL THROAT THIS MORNING-- NEARLY ON TIME  6:12AM..  I DO NOT KNOW WHY. 

IN THE ANIMAL MANAGEMENT DEPARTMENT MO IS DOING VERY WELL... EXCEPT SHE WALKS RIGHT OVER THE PLASSTIC TARP ON THE GROUND.. POCKETS DOES NOT DARE=  . MO SEEMS TO BE THE ONE THAT WANTS TO GO DOWN THE DRIVEWAY- PAST THE OFFICIAL GATE...  THAT WOULD BE  NOT A GOOD THING...  SHE IS SLOW MOVING ... BUT SHE IS HUGE AND WOULD TERRIFY  EVERYONE..
I DO GET A BIG KICK OUT OF WATCHING CITY  PEOPLE PAT HER - AND SHE SEEMS TO LOVE THE ATTENTION ..SOOOOOOO TODAY......
JANINE ASKED ME TO MAKE  SHOO FLY THINGS OUT OF COTTON ROPE.. WHICH JANINE CLIPS ON HER BELT LOOPS -- OR ON HER SADDLE  AND USES IT MUCH LIKE THE HORSES TAIL TO WHISK AWAY THE FLYS FROM HEAR ETC... AND THE HOSED UNDERSTANDS THE SWISHING MUCH BETTER THAN A THING THAT LOOKS LIKE A WHIP-- SO I  MADE ABOUT 20 FOR HER TO TAKE TO A BIG HORSE SHOW YESTERDAY... I DON'T KNOW WHAT HAPPENED BUT I STILL HAVE THEM-- SO TODAY WE CAN TEACH MO - AND POCKETS  TO ALLOW US TO SWISH FLYS-- AND MAYBE FIX ONT OF THIESE THINGS ON THEIR HALTERS SO IF THEY SHAKE THEIR HEADS IT WOULD CLEAR THE FLYS..  MO'S NOSE SEEMS TO BE PARTICULARLY ATTRACTIVE TO FLYS.

AND THEN THERE IS GRACE'S PLANTINGS... IN POTS... 4 OF THEM--- POCKETS LIKED TEHE TASTE OF THEM (I DON'T KNOW WHAT KIND THESE ARE-- BUT THERE IS AN OLD WIVES TIAL DONKEYS DON'T EAT WHAT WOULD HURT THEM)  BUT IT SURE HURTS GRACE'S DESIGN... SO IT WAS WHIFFLE BAT TIME...

I REMEMBER...... I TRAINED A PIG ONCE NOT TO DESTROY OUR TRASH CAN ONCE--WE HAD A DISCUSSION... PIG STYLE....BY GOING TO THE TRASH CAN  WITH SOME ATTRACITVE SNACK AND THEN TELLING HER NOT TO TOUCH IT.... THE WAY I TOLD HER WAS TO STAND QUIETLY UNTIL SHE POKED HER NOSE IN THE TRASH CAN , THEN VIOLENTLY BANGED AWAY ON THE TRASH CAN WHILE SCREAMIN G  " NO "  AT HER... SHE RAN OFF A FEW FEET, THEN TURNED AND MADE NOISES AT ME... THEN SLOWLY APPROACHED THE TRASH CAN AGAIN AND JUST AS SHE TOUCHED IT I  YELLED AND HIT THE CAN WITH MY WHIFFLE BAT  -- SHE MADE NOISES AND WALKED AWAY AND NEVER TOUCHED IT AGAIN...    HAVING THAT SUCCESS.. A FEW DAYS LAGTER  - ANOTHER PROBLEM WAS GOING DOWN THE DRIVEWAY ( IN LYNNFIELD.. WE HAD NO GATE) ...  SO I WALKED 1/2 WAY DOWN THE DRIVE... SSHE FOLLOWED AS SHE USUALLY DID-  I STOPPED AND DREW A LINE  AS SHE APPROACHED THAT LINE I HIT THE GROUND WITH MY WHIFFLE BAT WHILE SCREAMING  "NO" .. SHE STOPPED.. BACKED UP.AND LOOKED FOR A FEW MINUTES-- THEN WALKED FORWARD AGAIN.. I BANGD THE GROUND AGAIN..  SHE TURNED AND  WENT BACK TO THE BARNYARD-- AFTER WHICH IF YOU SAW HER GOING DOWN THE DRIVEWAY YOU COULD YELL, AND SHE WOULD TURN,

SO I APPLIED THIS VAST KNOWLEDGE TO POCKETS AND GRACE'S PLANTS...  AND GOT TO THE POINT WHERE I CAN SIT IN THE T-TENT AND YELL AT POCKETS AND SHE WILL TURN AWAY FROM THE 4 DIFFERENT POTTED PLANTS... IBNTERESTING POINT IS... SHE KNOWS.. SHE WENT NEAR ONE OF THE PLANTS AND TRIMMED THE GRASS ALL AROUND THE BOTTOM-- I SAID NOTHING-- THEN SHE LIFTED HER HEAD TO GRAB A LEAF FROM THE POT-- AND I YELLED AT HER- SHE STOPPED AND TURNED AWAY... SORT OF THE "I GOT IT" 

I TELL YOU  DONKEYS ARE INTELLIGENT -- THEY  ARE ALSO MORE  CONNIVINGTHAN A DOG... MARY-- OUR OLD MAMOUTH DONKEY WAS JUST PLAIN SNEAKY- AND KNEW THE POWERS OF DISTRACTION BETER THAN ANY POLITICIAN I EVER KNEW...
 SO I DON'T THINK POCKETS  IS PERMANTLY TRAINED-- I WILL NEED TO EXPALIN TO HER THAT I AM SERIOUS TODAY-- AND SEE IF I CAN TEACH HER THAT GOING NEAR THOSE PLANTS IS JUST NOT SAFE.

IN THE MEANTIIME--- THOSE  SHOO-FLY THINGS JANINE ( AND I) INVENTED MIGHT HELO WITHTHE FLYS ON MO'S HEAD.
SO THAT IS WHAT YOU MIGHT SEE ON CAMERA TODAY..

YOU WILL ALSO SEE A WOMAN  AND A BROWN DOG... ( YES... A BROWN DOG ...HERE !!)  SHE IS A NEIGHBOR - WHO HAS AN EXTENSIVE "ACCESSABLE GARDEN" WHERE SHE HAS MADE  ELABORATE PROVISIONS FOR WHEELCHAIRS TO ENJOY HER GARDEN...   SHE NEEDED TO PARK HER DOG OVERNIGHT AND ALL THE KENNELS IN THE AREA ARE FULL-- LONG AGO I  SAID IF THERE WAS ANYTHING I COULD  DO TO HELP HER WHEELCHAIR PROJECT LET ME KNOW... SO SHE CALLED-  BECAUSE SHE  IS HELPING THE SAME PEOPLE WE ARE,... HOW COUDL I SAY NO... SO WE HAVE  BROWNEI HERE --  IN THE LAUNDRY BUILDING /HONEYMOON HILL  SO YOU MAY SEE HER PICK  UP HER DOG SOMETIME..
OTHER THAN THAT-- 

SUNDAY STEW HERE WE COME...

P.S.  THOSE BEAUTIFUL VOLLRATH  10 " BUCKETS
( ITEM # 252045922479)  CAME FROM EAGLE - US 2015  24030 RALIEGH RD WAYNESVILLE MO  65583   27.96+ 11 SHIP-- THOSE ARE REAL STAINLESS STEEL ( IN MY OPINION)

Saturday, June 24, 2017

JUNE 24 2017
MO IS DOING WELL... VERY WELL... SHE EVEN LOOKS BE TTER TOO...STILL SHEDDING... FLYS ARE STARTING IN.. SO TODAY I  WILL GET MORE PEOPLE INVOLVED IN TEH SOCKS PROGRAM-- SHE IS A THINKER... AND DOES NOT RUSH INTO DECISIONS... BRYAN -- EQUINE DVM-- SAID HE THOUGHT SHE WEIGHED 1400 POUNDS  WHEN HE TREATED HER-- SHE IS GAINING..ON HER SPECIAL DIET OF ALL THE NORMAL ---  SWEET FEED AND TIMOTHY HAY.---...PLUS ALFALFA CUBES AND BIG TIME  VITAMIN E ( WITHOUT SELENIUM)  -- AND ABOUIT 3 POUNDS OF CARROTS ----MY KIDS NEVER HAD SUCH SPECIAL DIET CONSIDERATIONS... WITH THEM IT WAS--"GO OUT TO THE GARDEN AND EAT RAW PEAS FOR 5 MINUTES THEN COME  IN THE HOUSE  FOR A CHICKEN LEG" -- HEY... IT WORKED...
SO BACK TO MO. I HAVE HAD AN AWFUL LOT OF DONKEYS.. AND MARY WAS TEH MOST INTERESTING  ANIMAL I EVER DEALT WITH-- BAR NONE ! ---  I AM SEEING POSIBILITIES WITH MO...- SOMEBODY DID A VIDEO OF MINDY TRYING TO GIVE MO A HARD TIME YESTERDAY- AND I CAN SEE MO'S THOUGHT PROCESS   "EATING  GRASS IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN ARGUING WITH THAT IDIOT CANINE......IF I DON'T MOVE SHE WILL LOSE INTEREST"  AND SHE DID..

THE FIRST "BOOT" I PUT ON HER CAUSED HER TO TROT OFF ABOUT 30 FEET THEN DROP HER HEAD AND STUDY IT-- AFTER THAT I GOT THE OTHER FRONT ONE  ON  AND EVEN DID THE BACK ONES WITHOUT HER MOVING... NO HALTER.. JUST TELL HER WHAT TO DO... AND SHE KNOWS WHOA...  SHE IS LEARNING MORE..  REMEMBER WHEN SHE CAME , SHE WOULD COW KICK DIRECTLY AT YOU IF YOU TOUCHED HER BACK LEGS--- I DID NOT WORRY AT ALL ABOUT CRAWLING AROUND HER BACK LEGS--  AND AT MY AGE  I DON'T MOVE VERY FAST--  BUT I WAS 99% SURE THE ONLY THIONG  I HAD TO WORRY ABOUT WAS ONE OF THOSE BIG GREY BLACK 1+ INCH  LONG BITING FLYS... I HAVE NOT SEEN ANY YET THIS YEAR.. WHEN ONE WOULD LAND ON MARY'S  BACK KIDNEY AREA WHERE SHE  COULD NOT REACH IT  SHE WOULD  COME RUNNING FOR ME TO  SMACK IT FOR HER.... THEY AE TOUGH..   A SMACK WOULD ONLY STUNN IT AND  I HAVE TO APPLY A HEAVY FOOT TO ELIMINATE THE DARN THING.    IF MARY  COUDL NOT GET TO ME SHE WOULD FLOP DOWN AND ROLL FRANTICALLY TO GET RID OF IT... THEY HURT . 
I ONLY SEE ONE OR TWO OF THSE A YEAR-- AND I FIGURE IF I KILL IT, I SHOULD BE REDUCING THE POSIBILITY OF  AN INCREASED POPULATION OF THEM.

I DID NOTICE...... MO CAME ALL THE WAY THRU THE T-TENT AND WENT  INTO THE G-TENT-- IT WAS HOT... AND I HOPE SHE WENT IN THERE JUST TO INVESTIGATE..  BUT I GOT BAD VIBES WHEN SHE WALKED ACROSS THE YARD FROM TH EPUPPY HILL AREA TO THE G- TENT - AND VERY SHORTLY TURNED AROUND AND WENT BACK TO PUPPY HILL..

THIS HAS PANIC'D ME-- AND I BET I HAVE TO EXPLAIN TO ALL YOU CP'S WHY  I AM WORRIED.........  MARY WAS VERY TIDY ABOUT HER BATHROOM HABITS... AND WOUL D ONLY  "GO"  IN 3 DEFINITE PLACES AROUND THE FARM-- I CERTAINLY DON'T MIND IF MO DECIDES TO USE THE G- TENT  TO MOVE HER BOWELS---  BUT.... YOU CITY FOLK HAVE NOT WATCHED THE QUANTITY OF FLUIDS WHICH CAN BE PRODUCED  FROM A  DRAFT HORSE-- AND THE STENCH IS STENCH...WE WOULD HAVE TO TRRY AND DIG IT OUT.

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I DO HAVE A DRAFT HORSE/ URINE STORY FROM  ANIMAL EPISODES...- DUKE-- A 2000 POUND PERCHERON AND ONE OF MY MINI DONKEYS ON STAGE AT A THEATER IN BOSTON... FIRST PROBLEM  WAS I GOT 3 PARKING TICKETS AT ONCE FROM THE BIG HORSE TRAILER/TRUCK THEY TOLD ME TO PARK IN FRONT...  I WAS ON ONE SIDE OF THE STAFE WITH THE DONKEY AND I COULD SEE  LINDA MURPHY ON THE  OTHER SIDE WITH DUKE.. AS WE WAITED FOR THE MOMENT... THERE WAS A SKUFFLE AND MAD ACTIVITY AROUND DUKE-- WHICH I COULD N'T UNDERSTAND ACROSS THE STAGE-- I KNEW DUKE WAS PERFECT BEHAVIOR-- HOWEVER.... THE SKUFFLE WAS HE STARTEDD TO PEE  -- THE CLOSEST THING  TO GRAB HAD BEEN MY NEW LLBEAN WINTER  JACKET UNTIL SOMEONE GOT A SCRAP BASKET UNDER THE DELUGE.  THE PERFORMANCE WE NEEDED TO DO  WENT OFF FINE.... BUT
THAT JACKET HUNG OUTSIDE FOR OVER A YEAR BEFORE I WORE IT AGAIN... 
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From Bella's Mom:

Well I officially have a couple of 7th grades! Passing with honors to boot. Of course I also have a Junior which is a bit scary. But bella and George had a great last day of school. They came home with all his fluffys plus an extra bed. His bigger bed the custodian said that he will keep it in his office and then have it 

in his room next year. I have to say they are pretty amazing at this school! So after school we went and got a quick lunch with our little friend Bea who asked if she could please come pick up Bella and George at school. Then tonight we had a wonderful night. Had dinner as a family and then went to visit some 

friends who had a group over. So it was a great way to start the summer! Get ready for wonderful adventures of Bella and George to come! Have a wonderful night and thank you for saying hi! Love Bella and George πŸ‘§πŸΌπŸΆπŸ’•


Friday, June 23, 2017

JUNE 23 2017
IF YOU WOULD JUST WATCH ALL THE ADS ON TV OVERNIGHT... SO MANY OF THE  WORLD PROBLEMS WOULD BE SOLVED.
THERE IS A LIGHT-- THEY SAY WILL LIGHT THE ROOM, GARAGE,  OR PATIO  FOR 24 HOURS  ON A 1 HOUR CHARGE.
WE ALL CARRY CELL PHONES... IF WE WOULD CARRY THIS LIGHT WHEREVER WE WENT , WE WOULD NOT NEED TO HAVE LELCTRIC LIGHTS  IN OUR BUILDINGS..  BESIDES  FOR $19.99 WE COULD DOUBLE  THE PURCHASE SO A SPOUSE COULD HAVE THEIR OWN LIT ROOM.  MEETING FREINDS FOR SUPPER? --- YOU WOULD NATURALLY BYOL ( lights)--CAN BE SEEN FOR 2 MILES....BUT THEY NEVER SAID I COULD DROP THIS ONE FROM MY HELICOPTER- OR RUN OVER IT WITH A FIRE TRUCK... FOR THAT IT IS $39.99 +S/H  
THEY COULD DESIGN A SCOTTY VEST TO HANG YOUR OWN LIGHTING SYSTEM OFF THE FRONT...- 
AND 
 THE TOWEL THAT CLEANS EVERYTHING---
AND 
 A PILL THAT CURES WHATEVER AILS YOU AS LONG AS YOU DIDN'T GET A VACCINE...
AND 
A WRENCH THAT FITS EVERY BOLT
THE CURES ARE ENDLESS AT 2am 
PLUS   ---A FREE ONE OF THOSE IS ALSO AVAILABLE IF YOU JUST PAY SHIPPING AND HANDLING..
BOY HOW WE HAVE BEEN TRAINED TO IGNORE THE HANDLING CHARGE.   JUST WHAT IS THAT????   THE LITTLE GIRL SELLING LEMONAID FOR $1 WITH THE $3.48  TAX AND HANDLEING FEES IS  MORE TRUTH THAN FICTION...
I DIDN'T BUY ANYTHING- BUT THEY ALL SOUND SOOOO GOOD AT 2 am   ...  I WRITE DOWN TEH  TELEPHONE NUMBERS IN MY SUDUKO BOOK JUST IN CASE THEY STILL SOUND GOOD AT 6am..
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MOVING ON
SOMETHING NEEDS DOING BEFORE "CONGRESS GOES HOME FOR VACATION"  -- I DID HEAR ONE  NEWS COMMENTATOR REFER TO T HE BUNCH AS  SIMILAR TO THE  JERRY SEINFIELD SHOW.---  THE FAMOUS SHOW WHICH WAS  "ABOUT NOTHING"   I REMEMBER ONE OF THEIR SHOWS- THE ENTIRE SHOW WAS THE 4 OF THEM WANDERING AROUND A PUBLIC GARAGE WITH A LARGE BOX LOOKING FOR THIER CAR...  YEP -- congress---!    IT FITS !

 BAD THING IS  TEH REALLY GOOD COMMEDIANS WILL HAVE TO TAKE THE SUMMER OFF TOO FOR LACK OF MATERIAL...
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COMMEDIANS.. I GOT GOING ON  WATCHIHG BOB NEWHART ONLINE YESTERDAY-- IT WAS THE "VERMONT TODAY" WHERE HE HAS THE "WORLDS SMALLEST HORSE"-- AND CALLERS BEGIN TO SHOW UP ON THE SET WITH OTHER HORSES...PLUS A BASSETT HOUND..  .
THE LAST HORSE HAD TOUBLE GETTING THRU THE DOOR -- IT WAS PROBABLY A DRAFT CROSS... I USED TO HAVE TO PROVIDE HORSES FOR JUST SUCH SHOWS-- AND I CAN JUST IMAGINE THE CHAOS BEHIND THE SET...
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DRAFT CROSS-- MO  mule...--IS HALF BELGIAN DRAFT--  SHE HAS SETTLED VERY NICELY SO FAR... SHE AND POCKETS WANDERED THEYARD EATING GRASS --A ND THEY FOUND WE HAD CARROTS IN THE T TENT... MO WALKED ALL THE WAY THRU SEVERAL TIMES TRYING TO FIGURE IF SHE WAS IN OR OUT...
I NOTICED FLYS ARE STARTING SO I PUT ONE LEG WRAP ON HER-- CAUSING A SMALL MELT DOWN-- SHE THOUGHT HER LEG WAS STUCK IN SOMETHING -- AND PUT HER HEAD DOWN  TO STUDY IT...  EVENTUSLLY I GOT THE SECOND ONE ON ... AND SHE WAS FINE WITH IT...

SOMEBODY ELSE IS GOIN GTO HAVE TO HELP WITH THAT FLY PROJECT..... I WAS GOOD FOR 2 LEGS ONLY... BUT WITH 5 MORE DONKEYS AT 4 LEGS EADH  MY BACK JUST AIN'T GONNA DO IT.'
THE OTHER LOOSE DONKEY PROBLEM IS  THE LOOSE ONES NEED WATER  TOO...
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WHICH BRINGS TO MIND  MY SUMMER PROJECT IS TO TAKE THESE BRIGHT INTELLIGENT INTERNS AND TEACH THEM TO  NOTICE AN EMPTY ( OR DIRTY ) WATER BUCKET...   ALOT OF THESE ARE COLLEGE KIDS... SO THEY SHOULD BE ABLE TO COMPREHEND--- "EMPTY"..
TO DO THAT , THEY WILL NEED TO GET THIER NOSES OUT OF THIER CELL PHONES...  BUT I AM ON A ROLL..
YESTERDAY I TRIED TO EXPLAIN---- "WARM MAYONAISE  VS REFRIGERTED MAYONAISE"    I AM STILL STRUGGLING ON THAT ONE.

WHEN I WAS YOUNG, THE TERM WAS NUMB SKULL- WHICH SEEMED TO FIT THE PICTURE, BUT IS NOW PROBABLY NOT POLITICALLY CORRECT... I INTEND TO STRUGGLE 
 MY FATHER CALLED IT   THE  COLLEGE OF HARD KNOCKS--- WHO'S COLORS ARE BLACK AND BLUE
I HAVE A PHD FROM THERE...
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We are guilty!!! Princess Ruckus & I have been so busy this Spring we have not given updates. The big news is I'm going to be a grandma. My son Anthony & his wife who live in Boston will have a boy in November. Ruckus will be a great protector. We had a great school year with our 
 volunteer gig. when Ruckus first started she would hide under the table & watch the students feet. Now she is so comfortable & loves her ambassador job ( see pics.) Many special education teachers especially at the middle school level are amazed how calm students become when they 
 interact with Ruckus. One young man was so excited when his teacher projected the 3 week old "musicians" live on Explore in the classroom. He came running down the hall with lap top in hand to show us the pups & see Ruckus's first home. Yes, alway a smile πŸ˜ŠMy older son graduated 

with his nursing degree (see pics). Ruckus was great during the ceremony, she is so well behaved. I was the one worried when I saw the 2 bomb sniffing shepherds. Ruckus only watched them learning how they do their jobs. Also, I've had several trips to the University of Rochester Strong 
 Research Hospital. I've now entered phase 2 of a drug trail for Ataxia. Ruckus has been fantastic in helping me navigate "everything". She is even in the videos with me walking. The doctors, nurses are great & very respectful of her job. We do end the sessions, which have been several 
 hours with "make a friend" which releases Ruckus to socialize with her new friends until it is back "with me". Again, I've always said that I'm the lucky one for having such a beautiful & well trained Service Dog to help me maintain my independence & function in society. Thank you to 

Carlene, Megan, Katie, & all at SDP😘


Thursday, June 22, 2017

june 22 2017
THE  HALF TIPI STANDS !!  NOW IF WE CAN JUST GET SOME SHADE MATERIAL DRAPED ON IT... MAYBE IT WILL SOLVE THE  PROBLEM OF ENJOPYING THE PUPS PN PUPPY HILL IN THE AFTERNOON SUN...
 COURTNEY SENT US A GREAT HARDER PLASTIC POOL FOR THE PUPS...-- AND WE PUT UP A HORIZONTAL TARP TO PROVICE SHADE.. BOY DO THOSE BLACK PUPS UNDERSTAND SHADE...  -- AS THE SUN MOVED AND THE SHADE CLIMBED UP THE HILL-- SO DID THEY... ALL 8 IN A LINE RIGH ALONG THE SHADED PART.. ONE PUP EVEN TIPTOED ALONG TEH 18" SHADE OF A TREE TRUNK... EVERY TIME HE STEPPED OUT , HE STEPPED RIGHT BACK IN AGAIN...

AND my  BLACK BLUE JEANS REALLY DEMONSTRATED THE PROBLEM... THEY GET BURNING HOT IN THE NOON SUN...  WHICH SuRE REMINDS ME ABOTU BLACK SERVICE DOGS / HOT PAVEMENT AND  THINGS LIKE THAT....
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WHICH GOT  ME WONDERING  ABOUT SPIT../ SALIVA.. I HAVE NOTICED  DOG SALIVA DRIES QUICKLY...  I HAVE HAD YEARS OF EXPERIENCE AT SOME THINGS....the PROBLEM  WITH LIFE IN GENERAL IS MAKING CONNECTIONS TO ODD BITS  OF KNOWLEDGE...
 IN THIS CASE...MY QUESTION IS.. "IF FROM HIGH SCHOOL PHYSICS CLASS  I LEARNED EVAPORATION IS A COOLING PROCESS... MIGHT THE PANTING A DOG DOES HAVE TO DO WITH THE  EVAPORATION OF THE SALIVA  WHICH WOULD COOL THE BLOOD FLOW TO HIS HEAD AREA...?
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MOVING ON...THE TOPIC OF SPIT... I DISCUSSED SPIT  WITH STEVE #4 WHILE RELAXING IN THE T TENT..... JERI HAD SCRATCHED HERSELF AND PROCEEDED TO COVER IT WITH A BANDAID ...IN AN EFFORT TO CLEAN OFF TEH WOUND... STEVE SAID  " USE SPIT LIKE WE DID WHEN WE WERE KIDS"
BRINGING ME BACK TO ... IS THERE SOME  GENETIC VALUE IN SPIT - PRODUCED BY THE INDIVIDUAL HAVING THE WOUND...I ANM NOT PROMOTING CROSS SPITTING WITHOUT CHECKING THE SPIT TYPE... LIKE BLOOD TYPE-- PERHAPS YOU COULD-- WHICH WOULD INVOLVE  RED CROSS SPIT BANKS FOR  THINGS LIKE BURN VICTIMS.

THOU SHALT NOT  RIDICULE-- WASN'T IT A GUY WITH MOULDY BREAD WHO FOUND IT KILLED BACTERIA?-- MAYBE HE WAS JUST CLEANING OUT THE ICE BOX  ( ICE BOX... . TOO LONG AGO FOR  REFRIGERATION)  AND CUT HIMSELF ON THE ICE PICK... WHICH WHEN IT  BRUSHED AGAINST THE  MOULDY BREAD IT WS MAGICALLY HEALLED...  THE MOST MAGICAL PART WAS---- HE NOTICED IT...
DOGS LICK THIER WOUNDS- WE ALL KNOW THAT ONE...  SO NOW WE MIGHT CONSIDER  NOT ONLY THE HEALING QUALITIES, BUT ALSO THE REFRIGERATION QUALITIES OF EVAPORATION OF   DOG SPIT...
SO MAYBE MY NOTICING THE MAGNIFICANT PROPERTIES OF DOG SPIT , WILL EVENTUALLY SAVE HUMANITY.
MAYBE IT IS THE  WD40 OF THE NEW WORLD ORDER.---
 STRANGER THINGS HAVE HAPPENED...

LIKE  EATING JELLY FISH PREVENTS ALZHEIMER'S ?   WHO  DISCOVERED THAT  ( AND HOW???)
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as for my randy rainbow hat--- the guy is  a talented broadway preformer currently having a good time with the trump admin... however he is an equal opportunity criticizer ... looking back he had something to say about hillary and a few others... his singing  "covfefe" to the andrew lloyd webber "cat" music is  worth  a laugh. 
 i too am an equal opportunity critizer...polititians in general ask for it-------many times  a good laugh is all these polititians are good for.   
laughing is a good thing.
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Just heard from Janna from EBSCO,  evidently the Boston Red Sox are planning something special in appreciation to team Charlie and the Service Dog Project at Fenway Park on Sunday. Jana has been on the phone with the Red Sox all day coordinating everything. Janna is going to stop by tomorrow with food and finalize the details on whatever is going on. I will be attending the game with Charlie and my wife Michelle. 
Steve
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Hi Carlene,
Rocco and I have been away from the farm since June 7.  
Rocco and I are starting to work together pretty well. Some situations are still hard for him because of a lot of distractions. I am starting to be able to anticipate those situations and adjust so it is easier for both of us. My independence is greatly improved as well as my activity level. Before Rocco and I met my step count daily was 300-500 steps a day. Very limited and inactive. Since we have been together I’ve ranged from 1000 to 3200 steps per day. Amazing. Now I have to work on my conditioning so I have the energy to keep improving.  Having him with me takes a lot of the anxiety away from when I only had my cane or walker with me. I’ve gone to the grocery store, Home Depot, the Hospital, a nursing home and the Veterinarian just to name a few places. 

Rocco is always aware where I am and he is starting to anticipate when I might need him. This started yesterday. When I stand up he starts to come to me and goes to my left side by himself. He helps me up and down stairs and around the house.
Thanks for all you have done for Carol and me. This is a fantastic journey so far..
 Tim Neary

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

june 21 2017
my absolutely brilliant/ possibly disasterous.. concept of the day ..( yesterday) is to  ( today)  take apart the tipi  and using 1/2 th e poles to make a frame on which i can  drape some of that shade material  to provide a shaded area for sitting along puppy hill  where we usually have teh "conversation group"   of granite benches-- but tht does not need all the poles... so  maybe use the other poles to set up a donkey watching area-- where yesterrday we  took delivery of a strange graneit bench which i found in the "seconds" area of a granite bench store..... we have 2 poles in addition to the normal temt poles.. plus we will not need the 2 smoke poles 
this will not be easy...

i know for  fact that  properly done - a tipi os a very secure year round residence that a good indian woman can set up in an hour....( and a good indian woman does not have any wrinkles in her tipi cover.)  fact !  .-- these tipi's seem to be the responsibility of the indian woman... there is one other fact i  have read about in the gladys lauben(sp?) book of tipi's.. if an indian woman wants a divorce all she has to do is throw him out of her tipi ..-- no lawyers, no arguing over possessions.. just out...    i think there is also a fact that the indian philosophy is that we only borrow things from the earth in our lifetime...-- which is a very intresting concept..  and fairly true-- problem is we are all over extended on some earth's  credit card system...  we have allowed ourselves ( humans) to  become in subservient   to artificial "needs"

i don't have to go far to see the problem... here on my desk  are plastic curlers left over from the last curlinmg episode...  having straight or curled hair does nothing for my internal being... somebody told me i needed them. and i believed.. in this system,,, i did need them.
i feel the same way about health insurance--  if we got rid of all the health insurance costs, just think of all the money that would be available to use for our health.. like buying baindaids or paying nurses or doctors to actually care for us instead of secretries to have to spen time looking up what insurance code would  make the ins compaly pay a small part of an office visit ....  i look at all those buildings which house teh health insurance companies and think... we would have no health problems if  the cost of those building was invested in research...

continuing to pound th square peg in to the round hole.......i did not have an electricution episode with that elevator  18 months ago... it is not on my record.. because there is no medicare code for what happened... so therefore.. it didn't happen?  meanwhile  don't make a buzing noise around bentley or his ptsd takes over and he runs to land in my lap  regardless of what else is already there.... like yesterday  i had a laap full of drill bits and screws.... they went flying... but i saved him from the frightening buzz of a fly...
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 now with regard to the 84 danes in limbo ( actually in new hampshire)...  i had a discussion  with george last night- he thinks teh HSUS has everthing under control without my help because they are getting so many offers, i am just one more nut in the crowd...  which i am... 
i felt better when  someone told me yesterday that the dogs were still in the house... because getting  in there  and cleaning ( servepro style) and keeping them there is the only way i could see to handle  over 8000 pounds of dogs quickly...  george says with total conviction..the dogs are gone from the house.

 i have trouble with that because...even with  SOME pups ... 84 danes avg weight is  100 pounds or more..  84 x 100 = 8400  that is over 4 tons of dogs....  that one truck thy had ibn the video would have to make an awful lot of trips sopmewhere to take the dogs out of the house... 
 one reason i got into danes was the fact that an animal control person in danvers had picked up a dane, and her "dog pound" did not have a cage big enough to put him in. so she stuck him in my horse barn....---  so to decide all 84 are n the local pounds is highly unlikely.

plus the fact that many need vet care.... heck before vet care... all need a good bath....
george also said- probably most do not walk on a leash---- ok... how many people does it take to get one dane to go anywhere it does not want to go???  yesterday one pup into the bath here  took 3 people 20 minutes   - the whole thing just does not compute... 
then i heard " the HSUS "   is building a kennel to house them because they are  in a legal case WHICH WILL TAKE MONHTS...  ... well--- they must not  have to ask permission of teh local building inspector or those dogw will die of old age before they get any new kennel building up;. 
SO  there is a lot that just does not add up... and with all the rumors i have heard, not one deals witht he face that  faced with the immediate care of 84 huge dogs, the problem  might give you 1/2 hour in hot weather to get water to all  ( water buckets????swimming pools???what?)  and 4 hours  lead time before under the best situation, all would need lunch or dinner--raw chicken?? hot weather???
there is stuff here that does not add up...
geroge just called to say that brad is up and feeling well... so i have asked him to go and not take anyone's word for it...i need a visual that they got all those dog sout of there-- and then of course.. where did they go..
maybe i can learn how to transport and care for 65 dogs quickly ??
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I wanted to send you this video of the absolutely wonderful Dolly. We are camping and just hanging out, when this little bird decided to come up and greet us. Reminded me of the Dr. Seuss book, Are You My Mother? The baby bird got so so close!

I am so proud of Dolly she did so good just leaving it. I just had to send it to you!

Thanks for all you guys do. I can't imagine going back to the way things were before Dolly. She has given me so much Independence and confidence to try new things.


Brenda

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

JUNE 20 2017

#4 steve  and jeri are here from ohip  and have tackled teh mess behind teh g-tent...( white giraffe tent...)it is like  a "this is your life... pit" ...  THAT PIT IS SORT OF  MY LIFE IN FENCING... long long ago... when i started having to take things like horses or donkeys into 
improbable places--  like hotels.... th4 guy who supplied teh new england zoos etc had fencing..iron welded 5 pipes high 10 feet long and went together into a square  or circle with 2 pins.... and weighed a TON---  2 PEOPLE ON ONE SECTION....... UNTIL I FOUND SOME MADE THE SAME WAY WITH ELECTRICAL CONDUIT--- MUCH LIGHTER ONE PERSON TO CARRY-- OH THE CANS OF RED PAINT I WENT THRU KEEPING THOSE HOTEL TYPE ACCEPTABLE...WHAT A WONDERFUL DISCOVERY WAS HOG PANELS ( LATER CALLED HORSE PANELS AND A FEW OTHER THINGS)  THOSE WERE 6"SQUARES OF 1/4 INCH RODS...  ONE PERSON COULD CARRY 2 AT A TIME -A PIECE OF ELECTRICAL TYE WRAP AND IT WAS SIMPLE--- THEN IN JOB\S WHICH INVOLVED ****"THE BED****  WE COULD PUT ALL THE PANNELS ON THE BED AND IT WAS ONE TRIP-- PLUS YOU COULD STRING ALL THESE  PANELS IN ANY SHAPE AS LONG AS IT WAS NOT A STRAIGHT LINE..... 
 EVENTALLY THE DONKEYS GOT USED TO THE IDEA OF STAYING WHEREVER WE SPREAD HAY- AND WE LEFT FENCING HOME ENITRELY....   IT WAS ALL STORED (? STORED???? GIVE ME A BREAK.... TOSSED IS MORE THE WORD) BEHIND TEH G-TENT...
 ON TOP ORF THAT... AS MY INTEREST CHANGED FASTER THAN MY POCKETBOOK-- I ACCEPTED DONATIONS OF USED CHAIN LINK PANNELS MUCH IS STILL  IN USE AROUND HERE--MUCH OF THE TIME ON HILLS WHERE YOU CAN NOT HOOK RECTANGLES TOGETHER IN ANY TIDY FASHION.... PLUS JANIINE CAME HOME WITH A WHOLE HORSE TRAILER FULL OF ROLLED 8' CHAIN LINK ONLY-- WHICH WAS HEAVY, TANGLED AND TOOK FOREVER TO UNTANGLE AND UNLOAD TEH ROLLED STACK OF CHAIN...

 THE REASON WE WERE "SO LUCKY" TO BE GIVEN ALL THIS CHAIN LINK WAS... I AM TOLD..( AT LEAST AS OF 10 YEARS AGO) THAT IT WAS IMPOSSIBLE/ ILLEGAL  TO THROW CHAIN LINK AWAY IN ANY DUMP/TRANSFER STATION---  REASON BEING BECAUSE ALL THE TRANSFER STATIONS AROUND HERE TOOK STUFF TO MASSIVE GRINDING PLACES WHERE THEY TURNED IT INTO BURNABLE TRASH... SOMEWHERE  IN MAINE???  AND YOU CAN NOT GRIND UP CHAIN LINK--- I FINALLY FOUND A USE FOR THOSE ROLLS-- HOLDING DOWN THE ARENA'S   WHITE COVER...

BUT THE REST OF THE PIPES AND PANELS-- WELL--STEVE AND JERI HAVE THEM ALL ORGANIZED NOW... 
PROBLEM IZ... WELL THERE ARE ALOT OF PROBLEMS....IT ONCE WAS VALUABLE TO ME AND I HAVE TROUBLE  FORGETTING THAT NOW IT IS REALLY TRASH...  BECAUSE I CAN ALWAYS THINK OF WHERE I COULD USE IT....  LIKE..... 

 SINCE WE HAVE THE ICE BUILDING NEARLY 100%   I CAN MAYBE FINISH UP THE  "SHED" WHICH WILL BE IN THE FOOTPRINT OF THE "OLD ARENA"   FIRST THING WILL BE TO FENCE  OFF TEH DOGS  IN THE FLAT FIELD SO WE CAN WORK ON THE SHED AREA.. 
I ONCE HAD ALL TEH 4 X 6 X12' LUMBER R AND SHEETS OF PLYWOOD TO FINISH THE SHED... BUT THOSE HAVE WANDERED... AND TEH GRASS HAS GROWN--WHILE I GOT DISTRACTED WITH THE NEIGHBORS AND BUILDING INSPECTOR..  
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SOME CHURCH GROUP FROM VERMONT WAS HERE YESTERDAY...14 KIDS-- HIGH SCHOOL SIZE--  ( USEABLE SIZE)
SINCE WE HAD HDA COMPLAINTS FROM THE CAMERA PEOPLE ABOUT THE TENT BEING IN THE WAY OF THE CAMERA VIEW OF THE T TENT.... I GOT ALL THOSE KIDS TO PICK IT UP  -- OVER THE FENCE--- ACRTOSS TEH YARD TO THE  "DONKEY VIEWING AREA"  
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 BIGEST PROBLEM FOR PROGRESS NOW IS MASTERSON AND TEH MANURE PILE MOVING-- WE HAVE BEEN MOVING THE PILE BY DRIVING IN THE AREA OF TEH ARENA RUN OFF-- MAKING BLACK MUD 18 INCHES DEEP-- SO WE NEED TO BULLDOZE A "PATH" AWAY FROM THE WATER-- ALOT OF WATER COMES OFF THAT ARENA  AND RUNS STRAIGNT FOR BEHIND THE G-TENT. 
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OH DEAR... IT IS 6:30 AND NO SINGING-- THEY ARE ALL SLEEPING  SORRY... I JUST CAN'T WAKE THEM....
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From Bella's Mom:
Some fun on bikes! George didn't like that Gabi kept getting really close to Bella. He would push her arm with his head. I guess I have to feel like she will always be safe and no one will injure her with George around! Even family he can get protective. Such a good dog!

 YOU MUST ALLOW GEORGE HIS OPINION !  I HAVE SAID BEFORE  GEORGE IS CAPABLE OF STOPPING ANY FAMILY ROUGHHOUSING.. 
DOGS DO TALK TO OWNERS...I ADVISE LISTENING TO THEM..

Monday, June 19, 2017

june 19 2017

i think i  caught janine's appendix problem..  i need to get megan on deck for the company job today-- with judy..

on the topic of janine's green jello(dd a couple days ago) ...and how she felt she angered the nurse so she could only have green...
it really was an question of why did did the nurse not take 2 seconds to explain ---"why green" ....  it did not take grace and a few of the other nurses around here 2 seconds  to explain-- in case you throw up they need to identify what came up and   blood being red elimminates the use of red jello in most situationa... if you are lucky you might get yellow jello
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that is the education for the day  the day

it is also cake day  19th   so deliver those cakes to tyour local fire dept...
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well almost     in discussing these 84 dane being "recovered" by HSUS  geroge said in a disparaging way  many will be timid... like that is a death sentance.... because in the real world  of reegular dogs timid=fear=biting..... however... i have said  most danes are timid..  i said"  even goerge-- perfect dog george-- could be called timid..... and that is a big part of the bonding... they are  afraid so we are actually teacing them  to stay with their partner as the only safe place to be...i hope i can help maybe place  one or two timid ones...  they are under 10 days quarentine i was  told.
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john ... the police comminisher... said he will contact the police in wolfboro and see if he can find out anything... 
p.s. john  invited us--sdp--- to lunch at his reataurant in portsmouth  "poco's....   it is a good place--
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thank heavens for cut and  paste today...
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From Bella's Mom:
Today we had a nice relaxing day as a family. We took some time and went out on the boat. Ed did some fishing, gabi napped, bella and George played in the water and I sat and relaxed and even had time to color! Bella had a blast playing in the water and digging in the sand. There were so many other dogs  there that we have George a working break and let him play! 
He was a little timid (ed:   note that)   
and wasn't sure he really wanted to once he was given permission. We had fun just hanging together. Had a late lunch then came home for some bike riding before it was time to get ready for bed. Only one more week of  
school. Bella and George finish on Friday! So off to bed since I have 2 more early morning wake ups with Gabi then I don't have to get up at 5:30. Thank you for checking in and saying hi. Love Bella and George πŸ‘§πŸΌπŸΆπŸ’•


YESTERDAY OUT TOWN HAD A PETS IN THE CITY DAY. ALL DOGS WERE WELCOME INTO STORES AND ALL RESTAURANT PATIOS. WE DECIDED THIS WOULD BE A GOOD EXPERIENCE FOR TUMBLER. I HAD NO IDEA SHE WOULD BE SUCH A HIT. I KNOW SHE IS EXTRA SPECIAL BUT EVERYONE THOUGHT THE SAME. WE COULDNT WALK FOR BEING STOPPED AND BEING ASKED ABOUT HER. PEOPLE WERE EXTRA INTERESTED IN HER SIZE, LOOKS, AND OF COURSE HER MANNERS. I MENTIONED SDP AT LEAST FIFTY TIMES AND TOLD HER STORY ABOUT TRAINING TO BE A SERVICE DOG. EVERYONE FELL IN LOVE WITH HER. WE SAW A AMERICAN DANE ( BASKETBALL PLAYER) AND HAD PIC MADE TO SEE DIFFERENCE IN HOW THEY WERE BUILT. TOTALLY DIFFERENT BODY. NEEDLESS TO SAY, I AM A EXTRA PROUD MOMMA . I TOTALLY UNDERSTAND...ONCE YOU HAVE A DANE, YOUR ALWAYS HAVE A DANE. LOYALTY BEYOND ! WE LOVE HER SO MUCH! THANK YOU SO SO MUCH .
HUGS TO ALL.
KARI

Hi Carlene,
Lisa (My Partner) and I were able to meet up with Service Dog Ava and her recipient Cindy (and husband Jim) in Newark, Delaware Tuesday June 13th. 
Meeting them was a dream come true, as we live in Nottingham, Maryland and don't know when we would get to SDP, so we drove an hour to meet them in Delaware.
We are so happy that Cindy wanted to meet up with CPs on their East Coast Tour (vacation).

Ava was great in the Shake Shack. She is such a beautiful, well-behaved dog. She does get a lot of attention. Cindy and Jim handle it well.  We were especially glad to meet Ava, as she is part of the Starlettes Litter, which was the FIRST litter Lisa and I saw!

Keep doing what you are doing. Cindy and Jim said Ava has really improved their lives and Cindy's health.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

june 18 2017
must have at least 2 dozen emails about the 84 danes   rescued...in NH
i am trying to get the  word thru that i am willing to help with training and management in general...

lets face it ... we have the most efficient  poo  management practices - and with 84 danes, that is going to be one of the biggest progblems-- can you imagine 84 danes with loose stool???

 i think at the moment -- a couple people are contacting "the authorities"  in my behalf.... john  golumb who is commissioner of something  in maybe portsmouth was first to call ( he and his wife were my first board of directors---owners of poco's restaureant in portsmouth) -- george myers  (dvm)who said he was well into it..and said ( in a little defeatest tone "they are all scared and  timid") --- right george--- we deal with that daily... even your namesake "george"  .. with bella..--- the perfect dog that he is......was once timid.. he probably still is on ocassion....    . i hate to have anyone put the label of "timid"  on a dane  -- because in the real dog world timid = fear= biter and with a 180 pound dog that can be a problem...  i would like to get involved in the re training... before they decide to euthanize a dog who is just scared.---- olivia apparently has a friend who is involved as tech and is dealing with some of the dogs...

they are under quarentins for a bit... and i did read that they will be up for adoption in 4 months...  that is alot of poo to pick before they let them go.

apparently many are impoirted... which means they will be chipped... with a chipper i am sure the HSUS has both readers..( we do)-- probably the hsus will require that they be spayed and neutered for placement.....  othrwise we might be interested in a female to save having to import one ourselves...  i bet they would not go for that....however....

they don't  train like "normal dogs"   so i would like to at least warn the people who are helping out fostering them... --  i bet they are tied in to tufts.. and dr. dodman  who wrote a book on dog behavior---on the cover of his book you will see all my dogs sitting around him...  ( thumper-- foundation stud-- somehow related tor nearly all the dogs we now have)

the only thing i can think of doing right now as a group is  get a few more poo pickers to me--and if i am asked- i wlll b e prepared to tackle at least that end of things....  at that i am pretty sure my expertise is unquestioned...

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that is the biggest excitement of the day... after that... it is sunday.. and if we get a crowd.... i would like to  empty the area behind the  white g-tent and flatten it out and dress it up with a new gate to the path to the forest...

we had a very nice couple here yesterday- i hope they come back... aside from being nice the guy was big and strong looking-- i can use the strong part and the puppies could stand to have the big guy part... i think he had hair on his face too...  that is another puppy training thing we coujld use...
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we got the new puppy bus thing  well along yesterday.. turns out the cheap golf umbrellas all have a handle that jams into pvc piping so we now have umbrellas ready to open in diagional corners of teh puppy wagon...
these pups are almost too big now.. but we have more coming????
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 here's a long  --published---report i got from lynn  who knows people like the great dane club of new england
Hi all.. 
I wanted to put an update out about the 84 Dane Seizure.
For those that don't know I am the president of Great Dane Rescue of New England, 2 years ago we were contacted by neighbors when Tina Fay first bought the home in NH... we were able to get in the home.. we took videos and photos submitted such to all the state agencies and ACO- according to the Dept of Ag sadly the state laws protected her there were no laws in NH that states she couldn't breed or have that many dogs.. when we were there we saw at least 50-60 dogs and puppies.  Her Kennel name is De Le Monde Sang Great Danes and I stay friends on FB to monitor her happenings.
What I know.. I know her vets, One is True North Veterinary Hospital in Bartlett NH , I know where she imports and exports to which I'm sure all sorts of laws are being broken and not being followed up on with health and quarantine requirements. Top Notch Danes in North Carolina seems to be one of the US kennels that breed with her. 
The woman in her kennel that sold these dogs on Craigs list is her kennel manager Jes Stinson-Merrill that conveniently quit a few weeks ago. And her husband Aaron Merrill.
Also Hope Carle, Kady Hoffman, Julia Smith were also kennel help that we know of.
What else I know, the dog Dexter that cost is 10k was one of her dogs that her kennel help dumped, one of 3 dogs we go into rescue the other two sold to families on NH Craigs list for $50 by her kennel help, she has that home the Bartlett home and a recent purchase by her daughter in Maine- with the similar set up as the one in Wolfboro.
Her dogs come from France, Brazil and Spain, Serbia and Croatia. I had gotten into a very heated discussion with her, her daughter and a kennel hand on April
Regarding these dogs- at which time I was told by her she had cancer and was  in the hospital and her daughter and one of the kennel hands took over.. is it true.. not sure.. but still no excuse for this.. 
we have left message for the ACO, police department and Human Society- with offer of help and vital information to help shut this whole operation down as it is much bigger than just Tina.. but we have yet to receive any response from
Anyone.
We know that HSUS is raising funds to care for the dogs and will in turn adopt them
Out themselves. - they will not work with anyone local as they would have called us ahead of time
All we hope the dogs get the care and love they deserve and find homes.. I hope this doesn't turn out to be like the Florida seizure where thousands were raised and no one has any idea what happened to any of the danes or where they are and how many were euthanized.. from my understanding it was quite a few,  not a single update was made to those that donated.
We hope they will listen to us this time and it stays closed for good
But honestly if they listened to us little rescue people and neighbors 2 years ago we wouldn't be here today. 
If they reach back out to us we will
Let you all know.. as of now we are told they don't need our help and have yet to give us any responses.
Thank you all for the posts, calls and texts.. but our hands are tied here.
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i don't like it when  the  USHS  (US HUMAINE SOCIETY)  does not  allow the  whereabouts of  the dogs to be known...   i am sure many would  have to be euthanized--  but they should not have that be the easy way out.... 

i don't like the wording in that article " as of now we are told they don't need our help and have yet to give us any responses."  the 
 great dane  club of new england  is where i refer requests to...


 between george and john my willingness  to help should at least be acknowledged... if i get no response either...., i am not going to like it.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

JUNE 17 2017
I DROVE DOWN AND UP THE DRIVEWAY 14 TIMES YESTERDAY JUST TO ENJOY THE RIDE !!IT
 CAN BE DONE VERY FAST !! BUT IT IS OUTSIDE THE GATE.. SO NO DOGS THERE... LUCKILY WE DIDN'T DO THE INSIDE AREA... WHICH IS STILL BPRETTY BUMPY 
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SARA TELLS ME 6 PUPS IN THE KITCHEN OVERNIGHT IS ALOT EASIER TO DEAL WIHT.... I CAN'T IMMAGINE WHY..-- I HEAR "WAIT WAIT"  AND THERE IS NO SCREAMING... THISIS A GOOD THING... ALSO SHE CAN NAME THE PUPS AS SHE SPOON FEEDS THEM AND LIFE IS SOOOO MUCH EASIER...OF COURSE THIS IS THE 6 WITH THE 3 NON BLACK... THE  OTHE SIX IN THE BARN  (ALL BLACK) DON'T GET CALLED BY NAME YET AT ALL.... THE MUSICIANS  HERE...---JAEGAR ELLA STING BOWIE BLAKE PRINCE

WE--SDP--- SENT 6 DOGS AND PEOPLE TO THE TECH FAIR IN BOSTON TO REPRESENT EBSCO-- AN IPSWICH COMPANY-- BIG COMPANY-- THAT DOES WIERD COMPUTER THINGS-- AND WANTED TO ATTRACT ANY TECH STUDENTS TO THEIR COMPANY-- 4 HARLS 2 BLACKS STOLE THE SHOW-- WALTER EXCELLED AS JUDGE FOR A PING PONG MATCH WATCHING EACH MOVEMENT OF THE BALL WITH GREAT ACCURACY..  CAUSING MEGAN AND I TO  WONDER IF WE HAD GOLDEN RETRIEVERS OR LABS THAT ALL LOOK ALIKE  IF WE WOULD  HAVE DRAWN THE  SAME ATTENTION-- I HAVE DONE THAT KIND OF THING FOR YEARS AS "ANIMAL EPISODES"--  TRADE SHOWS...WITH THAT FOOLISH BED... QUEEN SIZE BED ON THE WAGON ( WHO'S 4 WHEELS TURN SO IT FOLLOWS WHATEVER IS TOWING IT.)  THAT POOR BED IS IN TOUGH SHAPE-- BUT I AM SURE IT COULD BE USED CREATIVELY TO DO DRIVE BYS FOR CORPORATIONS TO BREAK THE  WORKDAY MONOTONY... 
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ONE OF THE FACTORS THAT HAS MADE SDP THE SUCCESS- HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH ANY SKILL OF MINE... IT IS IS THE ACCIDETNTAL FACT THAT THE DANVERS ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICER YEARS AGO   ?1982? PICKED UP A HARL DANE AND THE TOWN DID NOT HAVE A CAGE BIG ENOUGH FOR HIM... SO SHE STUCK HIM IN ONE OF MY HORSE STALLS-  I HAD SEEN DANES BEFORE-- BUT I HAD NEVER SEEN A SOPTTED ONE...- TEH A/C OFFICER SAID NO ONE WANTED HIM AND I COULD HAVE HIM... OUR FRIEND GOLDIE ( GHOST OF THE LEFTHAND DRAWER) WAS AT WORK.... SO  I KEPT  HIM ---  HE WAS SUCH A CHARACTER- COMIC RELIEF IN PERSON...-- AT THAT TIME I HAD NO NEIGHBORS, THERE WAS NO 'LAUNDRY BUILDING" - AND I ALREADY HAD A PIT BULL, YELLOW LAB, BEAGLE AND THE LEFT OVERS FROM POLLY'S LITTER (FEMALE BASSET HOUND BEING  BRED TO A BLACK LAB= BLACK BASSETS)-  IN THE COURSE OF THE NEXT FEW YEARS  THANKS TO THE SAME ANINAL CONTROL PERSON... I SEEMED TO AQUIRE 2 MORE DANES...  AND BY 1988 I WENT TO NEW YORK TO BUY ONE FROM  WHAT SEEMED TO BE THE LEADING DANE  KENNEL IN THE US "BMW KENNEL"   A BLACK FEMALE "TIFFANY" --   WHO HAD A LITTER OF 8  IN WHAT IS NOW THE OVERFLOW ROOM-- MABELINE,FEISTY,DOTTIE JACK, OK, POKER,ELLIE PEBBLES--  WHICH I KEPT---WE DID "JOBS"--- TRADE SHOWS,TOWN "FESTS" PARADES... WITH THE 8- PUT MY KDS THRU COLLEGE WITH THE BUNCH----AND THAT BED....
TECHNICALLY  OK WAS A MERLE - AND NOT KNOWING ANYTHING ABOUT DANES, THE OWNER OF THE STUD I USED TOLD ME TO GET RID OF HER---   IT WAS TECHNICALLY THE FIRST SERVICE DOG I PRODUCED... SOME GUY  FROM ?NH?  HAD A DAUGHTER IN A WHEELCHAIR WHO WANTED TO GO TO THE PIZZA PLACE WITH HER FRIENDS AND HE WANTED A  BIG DOG TO GO WITH HER.. SO I SOLD HER FOR $600.00- I WONDER IF THERE IS MORE TO THAT STORY NOW??? I NEVER HEARD ANYMORE FROM THEM...

DOTTIE LOOKED LIKE OPAL-- SHORT AND BROAD-- MABLEINE WAS  MORE  SVELT  -- I EVENTUALLY BRED THOSE TWO... AND I WAS OFF AND RUNNING.... WITH THE BED.... OFTEN PULLED BY MY HITCH OF 8 DONKEYS--  THE LAST PARADE I DID OF THAT WAS IN BEVERLY---IT WAS A HUGE EFFORT TO HARNESS ALL THOSE DONKEYS AND  KEEP 3 DOGS ON THE BED... SO I WENT  TO GOLF CART PULLING THE BED.. A LOT EASIER -- JUST ANOTHER LAYER OF GOLD PAINT AND WE WERE READY TO ROLL.

THAT MIGHT BE A FUN THING TO DO SOME DAY THIS SUMMER FOR EBSCO   -- ARRIVE IN THEIR PARKING LOT WITH A BED FULL OF DOGS.  IT WOULD TAKE VERY LITTLE PREP... GOLD PAINT AND A SUPPLY OF DISNEY BLANKETS TO COVER...  EBSCO HAS GREAT LUNCHES.... 
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I HAVE A FRIEND ANN G. -- WHO STARTS EVERY CONVERSATION WITH  "NOW LISTEN" .-----. WHICH STARTED ME THINKING ( AT 2AM..) 
...--- PROFESSIONAL ANNOUNCERS HAVE VERY DISTINCT ENUNCIATION... BUT THE PEOPLE  THEY INTERVIEW SEEM TO LACE THE CONVERSATION WITH  "YA KNOW"   OR "I MEAN"  AND "AAAAAAAAH" s ---  SO I HAVE BEGUN TO NOTICE HOW OFTEN SO MANY PEOPLE DO THAT RIGH HERE AT SDP ( INCLUDING ME) ...  SO MANY THAT WE AS LISTENERS TOTALLY ACCEPT IT. ( I THINK).. EXCEPT THE BRITISH---  MAYBE I HAV E NOT HIT THE RIGHT BRITS.... BUT I HAVE NOT SEEN/ HEARD ANY GENERIC BRITS  SAY "YA KNOW?"  
THEN I GOT TO WONDER WHAT IT IS THAT MAKES FOR THE  BRITISH ACCENT.. THEY USE THIER MOUTHS DIFFERENTLY..
IN THE STATES YOU SAY "I'VE BEEN THERE" AND IT SOUNDS LIKE " I'VE BIN THERE"  WHERE THE BRIT WOULD SAY "I'VE BEEEEEEN THERE" - WE SAY WE SPEAK ENGLISH IN THE USA... THEY  WONDER WHY WE SAY THAT.
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SATURDAY-- TIME TO RUN UP AND DOWN THE DRIVEWTA SOME MORE... HEY... I REALLY WANT TO GET THE   $20,000 WORTH OF FUN OUT OF IT..

TIME TO EAT THE DONUTS...

Friday, June 16, 2017

june 16 2017
i realize everything we do is subject to an ad agency's interpretation..... therefore i conclude ....a great percentage of insomniacs must  not be able to sleep because of pain.... because the  2 am advertisements are nearly all about pain... i wrote them down
hang upside down and you will be young again
use this patch and you can garden
.swallow this pill and you can cycle
strap  this thing on your calf and you can jog.
and .. lastly.. i never knew that NOT using this guy's pillow was dangerous to my arm.

i am not sure i want to be young again , unless i can change a few of the  more memorable decisions i made as a teenager...
  it was the threat of  gardening- that got me..  they show you what a beautiful -organized garden you can have if you wear this patch...-- let me tell you -- weaaring that patch will do nothign to beat back the forest-- which  as far as i am concerned is the biggest danger to my gardening  efforts-- ----well mary -- THE DONKEY -- was  clearly a bigger threat.. she ate everything from sunflowers to pea plants--  however  --the forest is every bit as damaging...it creeps in... with tiny little innocuous  "shoots'... one stem 2 leaves  -- they don't look worth the effort of bending over even with the danm patch- so you go  by to pick up the mail ... and when you get back,  the things are 6 foot tall  and wound around teh fence wires with a death grip. 
it started when i  put in the second driveway.... and organized a "chute" along the flat field to hte  usual parking pit..  it is sunny -- so with great effort ( driving my heated and a/c tractor) i trundled "top soil" (aka 3 year old horse pucky..) all the way round and  left a 1 foot wide strip  to plant things that could - with my permission, climb on the flat field fence.... and produce beans.

both  grace and i   tended it-- raked it smooth and poked the peas and beans carefully in the strip  the required 6 inches apart-  we had no reaswon to go down that fence, until they started to repave the driveway ( thank heavens ) -- i was blissfully unaware of the devastation to those beans when i drove out... being on the left side of my car... but when i drove back,  i was on the fence side....and needed a machete   to beat back the vines which had nearly  strangled our  poor beans.  
there in the parking pit was grace-- on hands and knees----- not to be done in-- planitng a ten foot strip with some 8 inch tall store bought  tomtoe l-plants--- next to the fence...  i hated to point out to her the fate of the bean patch-- so i gave her a cocunut yougurt bar  and drove on.
there ae a whol lot of things about mother nature and  dog reproduction...  there are just as many as ways mommy willl tell you  "that patch of earth is mine....  and i prefer vines to beans.... and i don't need any patch to claim teh area"

we had such great hopes for that strip garden.... because the other  threat to any gardening efforts is teh fence fighting  where puppies run back and forth on either side of a fence to see who gets to the end fiest and turns around-- this will effectively wipe out even the one stem 2 leaves put out by the forest to claim the area..
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and the yellow ten ti is nearly up.... it needs some additional design  modification  because th e afternoon sun will wipe out it's basic pupoose...
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FYI....the driveway-- was puty down hot.... and the issue  apparently is... you can't drive on it til it "cools" -- how cool you may ask?
accorcing to megans friend who is state police... under 100 degrees-- state police know these thisgs because they are often a detial around a repaving episode... so they carryy that laser beam long distancce testing device ( kinda fun to play with an not too expensive on ebay..)  i happen to own one---  as they poured the driveway--- the top bit was 110  and the newly poured/rolled at the street was 158 degrees

 by graces tomatoe plant episode yesterday afternoon the upper drive ws golf cart proof  at 88 degrees..

Thursday, June 15, 2017

june 15 2017

we nearly have a driveway-- it is beautiful---
when they did the streeet, they grouudn up the old road and it was beutiflly smooth...  when they ground up our driveway , they spent the next 6 hours trying to scrape the rocks and stones into a smooth surface...  they did get down a coat of hot top and rolled,it... but said they would be back today to finish before noon...  whatever that means..

our basic problem was... our drirveway was put down in sections-----  as i seemed to inherit a  hot top guy who " had a few yards extra" which he would spread for $500.  so the drive , yard and alleyway  were all done in  lumps  -- some thiicker than others-- obvioulsy--   put down by wheelbarrow   raked out and rolled... by hand gizmo  ....  but it did last for years...
now... with all the traffic we get in here... we needed a real  road building outfit..  which we had... street to gate for $20k.  had to spend it... the ups guy could not longer deliver because our drive shook all his packages off his shelves...
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anne has done a wonderful job on this  article we are to send to explore today.... i really wish we had a little more direction about what they wanted.. however... minus the direction... we put together something... my problem is... it is possible to write something very accurate and dull to read.. or to put somethign togetehre that is off the wall and fun to read.... anne brings me back from that... to something only slightlyt amusing to read while being factual.....

we did use a lot of the things you all sent... she made me leave out some of the really funny ones...  she is probably right....  but i have them all saved in a folder called "saved chats"
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speaking of amusing  daily doggies,  janine's bout with the green jello lady got good reviews 
she could manage...
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my early morning 6 am serenade ( howl?) with bentley, chaos and mindy   gets good reviews too/  he is funny about it... he sidles up to my left elbow looks me straight in the eye and  asks  "now?"...
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12 pups in the kitchen overnight  is pushing it...." too many rats in a cage and they will fight"  so we are close to splitting them overnight.
kennel 10 does have the used car hawk deterrent overhead....---   the used car  stuff over the nutt housee hill is not as well done... so maybe 4-6 can go down to 10 tonight... they do very well at teh megan marches... which are worth the price of admission --   
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now to my left over roast pork and limas--- heck  that is breakfast or lunch?? i have been up since 3am...
i wish we had 22 hour days,,, it would  work better for me
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Just wanted to share with you how Addie came to the rescue and saved the day! I was driving in a dark, newly opened road when a cop behind me flashed his light and pulled me over. He said I was swerving in and out of the road. I’m not drunk or anything, I was confused because they just opened the road and I wasn’t sure if it was a one or two lane road, not to mention it was dark and raining. He asked if I’m ok, I said yes. Mr. Cop asked for my license and asked where I’m headed. I replied home.  
He then pointed his flashlight to the rear passenger side and saw Miss Addie on a down/stay position. His face immediately lit up and his voice changed. He said “Wow, what a gorgeous dog!” He asked if she’s a Service Dog, I said yes, she is (he must have seen Addie’s red SD vest on the right passenger seat). He looked so amazed :) He asked how old she is, told him she’s a few months shy of 2. He said “wow, what a nice, good dog”. Then he let me go and said “be careful, this road keeps changing everyday since they opened it”. He escorted us until we got to the highway.  
Phew! Even Mr. Cop couldn’t resist a Great Dane’s charm. Addie to the rescue, or I could have gotten a ticket! She’s always there to save the day. I’m just so blessed to have Addie. 

Thanks to you and all of SDP staff and volunteers!

Love and Aloha,

iheart & Addie


Carlene White

ServiceDogProj

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

june 14 2017
we have a due date of thursday..... for the new explore web stuff..
ANNE HAS DONE WONDERFULY WELL TO WRITE WHAT EACH CAMERA DOES...
 NOW I MUST ADD WHAT ANYONE HAS LEARNED FROM EACH ONE
 with an addendum of stuff  you all learned somewhere along the line...
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in the meantime... janine is out of the hospital and home.. 
not supposed to move much... janine  when told not to move much is not a happy camper..
so she wrote a facebook "educational " thing on how to deal with nurses...

FROM JANINE YESTERDAY
Still in the hospital. But minus my appendix now and on solid foods - 
well what these people call solid. After not eating for 48 hours I was 
super exited to hear "solid food" but they mean jello and clear broth
. WTF...... I woke up from surgery expecting a hot fudge Sunday 
and the nurse brings me GREEN jello.
That was when I learned not to piss off the nurse by asking to go to another floor 
and steal red or orange jello. She was kinda fed up already after I begged for an ice cube
 for 5 hours straight before the surgery although hard to even beg effectively 
when your tongue is so dry it cements itself to the roof of my mouth.
Just so you know when you piss off your nurse, all you will ever get is green jello.
 She will make sure every other patient gets the good jello and feed you last.
 In addition, she controls everything - she walks me to the bathroom and holds the door
 while I Pee. Since the jello incident, she doesn't close the door "in case I fall" - my bladder 
is a bit shy and can't operate under these conditions.
Finally, the other critical piece the nurse controls is the back of this lovey night gown thing. 
You need it untied while you are in bed, or you will sleep uncomfortably on the knot.
 She is the one that ties it when you get up - or not.
 My angry nurse doesn't tie it anymore so I have had a few awkward moments mooning people 
in the hospital. Thankfully her double shift is over and the new nurse closed the door and
 tied it up nicely. 
My big hope is orange jello today.
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i have ordered the rubber ducky repair kit onilne   

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

JUNE 13 2017
HELP..... I   NEED  EMERGENCY HELP.... I NEED TO WRITE A BLOG FOR EXPLORE-- THEY HAVE A NEW WEB... AND ONE OF THE THINGS THEY WANT   IS WHAT DIFFERENCE EXPLORE MAKES TO SDP...
WHICH I CAN DO

NOW WHAT I WOULD LIKE YOU  TO DO IS TO SEND ME A  LIST OF THE THINGS WATCHING OUR CAMERAS HAS DONE FOR YOU  OR TAUGHT YOU THINGS YOU DIDN'T KNOW YOU NEEDED TO KNOW .           
COME ON ,..... I NEED A LONG  REAL...BUT ALSO  FUNNY LIST  --...PLANT GRASS 6 SEEDS TO THE INCH-- WHAT ELSE...I NEED THEM TODAY .. PLEASE EMAIL ME "STUFF"  ANIMALEP@AOL.COM

FOR EXAMPLE......TODAYS LESSON.... IF YOU SEE A HORSE/DONKEY WHO  DOES NOT  REST  WITH FRONT FEET  RIGHT NEXT TO EACH OTHER, GO CHECK THE FOOT STICKING OUT FORWARD COULD BE SORE OR LEG LAME.  I JUST WENT AND LOOKED AT ALL OURS THIS MORNING.. THEY ARE FINE...I ALSO NOTED...  NO FLY PROBLEM YET... I KNOW SOMEONE EMAILED ME SAYING WE SHOULD HAVE THE FLY BOOTS ON...  BUT I DON'T SEE ANY REASON TO YET... JUST YOU WAIT... WHEN THE FLYS HATCH AND ATTACK THERE WILL BE NO  QUESTION... LOWER LEGS CAN GET BLOODY...  AND FLYS SEEM TO PREFER SOME HORSES OVER OTHERS... JUST LIKE FLYS PREFER SOME  PILES OF DOGGIE DOO OVER OTHERS.

SEE NOW THERE IS ANOTHER THING YOU ALL HAVE LEARNED -- AND PLEASE KEEP IN MIND, JUST BECAUSE YOU LEARNED IT DOES NOT MEAN IT IS TRUE AND NEEDS NO FURTHER  THOUGHT...

BEING TOLD SOMETHING  NEVER MEANS  YOU SHOULD STOP THINKING..... I HAD 2 YESTERDAY- 
" GIVE  HIM 10 DAYS OF THIS ANTIBIOTIC" -- OK   SO WE DID THAT AND THE ANIMAL WAS NO BETTER-- THAT MEANS WE NEED TO REVISIT THE PROBLEM AND CHECK TO BE SURE WE ARE USING THE CORRECT ANTIBIOTIC-- AND SOMETIME THE WAY TO TELL IS TO HAVE A CULTURE TEST  WHERE  FOR EXAMPLE.....YOU SNEEZE OVER A PETRI DISH   LACED WITH DIFFERENT PATCHES OF  ANTIBVIOTICS AND  SEE WHICH SAMPLE KILLS THE BUGS IN YOUR SNEEZE..  A  CULTURE AND SENSATIVITY... TEST.. 

THE SECOND.... I MUST WRITE A LETTER... JANINE IS APPARENTLY FINE HAVING BEEN OPERATED ON AT 5:15 LAST NIGHT.... SHOULD BE HOME THIS MORNING.... WITH WANDA.----THERE HAD BEEN NO RUPTURE OF HER APPENDIX.. 

HOWEVER.... SHE WAS TOLD....."THEY" DID NOT KNOW  IF IT WAS RUPTURED  OR NOT...  BECAUSE SHE--- BEING AN ATHLETE,--- HAS VIRTALLY NO BELLY FAT. HOWEVER...I WONDERED ALL DAY LONG.. I WAS VERY WELL BEHAVED AND DID NOT  SAY ANYTHING  AT THE TIME...SHE WAS NOT OPERATED ON ALL DAY BECAUSE "SHE WAS AN ADD ON" -- GRANTED THEY HAD ONLY ONE OPERATING ROOM... AND THEY COULD HAVE HAD 6 OTHER PATIENTS WIHO'S APPENDIX HAD ALREADY RUPTURED... 

 HOWEVER... IF JANINE 'S SURGERY WAS AN ADD ON... THT MEANS THAT THERE MUST HAE BEEN A LIST OF PRESCHEDULED SURGERIES ONTO  WHICH SHE WAS ADDED..I WOULD THINK PRESCHEDULED SURGERIES MEANT THEY WERE NOT SPLIT SECOND EMERGENCIES... WHICH JANINE'S COULD HAVE BEEN... WHERE THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A  "NORMAL APENDIX "  OPERATION AND A RUPTURED ONE COULD BE LIFE THREATENING.  SHE WAS HEAVILY MEDICATEED AND DIDN'T KNOW IF SHE WAS ON FOOT OR HORSEBACK...AND THE NURSE KEPT TELLING ME "SHE HAS TO WAIT... SHE IS AN ADD ON..." ...AS WITH THE VA.-- SO I AM TOLD  ..... PERSONELL CAN GET VERY ACCUSTOMED TO EMERGENCIES AND  DISHING OUT PAIN KILLERS CERTAINLY  IS A WAY OF SAYING "WAIT"

 I HELD MY BREATH AND  DID NOT SAY A WORD...... BUT NOW I NEED TO ASK ABOUT THAT  "ADD ON "POLICY  OF THE HOSPITAL ... CERTAINLY FROM WHERE I SIT, THERE IS A LOGIC PROBLEM... OR .. TRIAGE PROTOCOL .. ... MAYBE I AM ALL WET...  I HAVE BEEN KNOWN TO BE MANY TIMES...  I HAVE TO ASK... IF NOT ME... THEN WHO?
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THAT IS ALSO A CASE FOR MORE BELLY FAT-- SOUNDS LIKE SOMETHING I CAN REALLY PROMOTE...
WELLLLLLL... I REMEMBER  A COMMENT MADE BY A SURGEON FRIEND-- SOMETHING ABOUT  SLIPERY , GREASEY GLOVES WHEN OPERATING ON BELLY FAT...  I HAD NEVER THOUGHT OF THAT  BEFORE...
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MOVING ON....
 HOT WEATHER...I HAVE A STORY  ABOUT HOT WEATHER AND HORSE EVENTS.....I WAS INVOLVED IN  GROTON HOUSE  FARM HORSE TRIALS ( GOOGLE THAT ONE  http://www.grotonhousefarm.com/ ) WHICH IS COMING UP SOON...JUNE 23?  HORSES GALLOPING ALL OVER "THE WINTHROP PLACE"   PUBLIC WELCOME- 
ANYWAY... ONE YEAR IT WAS SOOOOOOO HOT AND WE HAD  HUNDREDS OF HORSES AND RIDERS TO COOL OFF SOMEHOW.. IT WAS DECIDED WE SHOULD GET SOME ICE --- WE HAD EXHAUSTED ALL THE LOCAL MARKETS OF   BAGS FULL....--- I KNEW OF A PLACE TO GET QUANTITIES OF ICE IN GLOUCESTER.. IT IS WHERE THE FISHING BOATS PULL IN AND  THEY  DROP CRUSHED ICE INTO THOSE BOATS AND TRUCKS...
I WENT-- WITH MY NORMAL PICKUP- AND BACKED UNDER THE CHUTE-- I WENT TO THE WINDOW  TO PAY.. AND HE SAID HOW MUCH?... I DID NOT HAVE A CLUE WHAT I WAS TALKING ABOUT-- I KNEW I HAD A 1 TON PICKUP WITHHEAVY SPRINGS BECAUSE OF THE HORSE TRAILER I USUALLY PULLED-- SO I SAID 1.5 TONS-- HE NEVER EVEN SMILED BUT PULLED A LEVER AND  I GOT 1.5 TONS.

SO YOUR OTHER FACT TO LEARN TODAY IS IF YOU TRY AND PUT 1.5 TONS OF SHREADED ICE IN A PICKUP,  IT WILL BE TOTALLY COVERED AND YOU WILL  HAVE TROUBLE GETTING IN THE DOOR.
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EXPERIENCE COMES FROM BAD EXPERIENCE.