Thursday, September 21, 2017

SEPT 21 2017
LET 'ER ROLL...  DOGFEST IS  IN FULL COMMAND.......THAT IS IT..I AM OFF DUTY AND PLAN TO JUST SIT AROUND AND SHOOT THE BREEZE.... MIND YOU THERE IS STILL ALOT OF BREEZE TO BE SHOT.  JOSE'S BACKSIDE IS STILL  AROUND.. AND WINDY BACKSIDES CAN BE A PROBLEM TOO..
APPARENTLY JOSE WILL LEAVE TODAY AND WE WILL HAVE A FEW LOVELY DAYS--- BEFORE MARIA ARRIVES...AND SOME OF US KNOW WHAT A PROBLEM THAT CAN BE....  WE WILL NEED TO MOVE THE SIGN ADI INSISTED WE HAVE ABOUT LABELING THE CELLAR AS TEH DESIGNATED STORNM SHELTER...  THAT CAN RIGHTLY GO TO THE ICU?  WHITE HOUSE?NEW BUILDING? OF CONCRETE BLOCK...  IT WILL LOOK BETTER THERE TOO..

FULFILLING ALL THE REQUIREMENTS TO REMAIN ACCREDITED WITH  ASSISTANCE DOGS INTERNATIONAL IS CERTAINLY A %$^&*(^%$#^&*^-- I NOTICED SEVERAL OF OUR $4.59 RED ARROWS ARE NOT STICKING TO THE SPOT OVER THE RED CYLINDARS DESIGNATIG THAT THEY ARE FIRE EXTINGUISHERS AND NOT HAIR DRYERS...  WE HAVE TO HAVE  THOSE RED ARROWS -- AND EXIT SIGNS JUST SO WE CAN BE ACCREDITED SO THAT OUR VETERANS WHO HAVE OUR DOGS CAN GET  FREE MEDICAL COVERAGE FROM THE VA.... FOR THE DOGS WE DONATE TO THEM...
ADI TRYS... AND HAVE A MOST CHALLANGING JOB--- LEGISLATING COMMON SENSE IS A PROBLEM.. 

 THO.. I COULD HAVE A GO-- AT CONGRESS-- THEY SHOULD BE ALLOWED TO VOTE  ONLY ON STUFF WHERE THEY HAVE READ THE ENTIRE BILL ON WHICH THEY ARE VOTING...WHEN I GET ANY GOV'T NOTICE,     THE ONLY PART I UNDERSTAND IS  "THIS PAGE LEFT INTENTIONALLY BLANK..." 
AS MANY QUESTIONS AS I HAVE... I CAN HEAR MY FATHER "ONE OF OUR GREATEST LAWS IS IF YOU ARE UNHAPPY HERE YOU CAN LEAVE"   THE OTHER  BIG PLUS IS  ALL OF WASHINGTON PROVIDES WONDERFUL FODDER FOR COMEDIANS.
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CP'S ARE WANDERING IN...I PICKED UP AJAY-- FUGEN IS HERE--
THANK HEAVENS SOMEONE HAS SENT NAME LABELS FOR EVERYONE  TO WEAR IN THIER PURPLE BADGE HOLDERS. !!!THEY ARE IN LRGE PRINT SO I  CAN SEEEEEEE THEM... I WONDER IF I GET  A NAME BADGE TOO...
  
I HAVE ONE LAST APPOINTMENT- THEN I AM FREE TO ENJOY...
THE APPOINTMENT????? MEDICARE IS  DEMANDING THAT THEY SEND A  "HOW TO BREATHE " TECH --WHATEVER ---TO  SHOW ME HOW TO USE A CPAP-- WHICH I HAVE HAD FOR YEARS..... MINE  BROKE-- SO TO GET MEDICARE TO COVER A NEW ONE($ 800) , SO FAR I HAD TO GO TO THE DOCTOR ( WHO'S MEDICAL ASSISTANT--- RIGHT OUT OF SCHOOL--- GRADE SCHOOL----  TOOK MY TEMP AND BLOOD PRESSURE--- BECAUSE MY MACHINE BROKE??). SO NOW I HAVE SOMEONE WHO WILL COME .. AND HAVE TO GIVE A N ENTIRE SPEACH IN ORDER FOR THEM TO REPLACE THE BROKEN MACHINE I NOW HAVE.-- IT IS NOT HER FAULT-- BUT THE WHACKO SYSTEM  ALLOWS SOMEONE TO MAKE A PROFIT ON HER SPEACH...

I SHOULD NOT KICK.... 100 YEARS AGO  I WAS HIRED BY TECH-OPS AS A MATHEMATITION ONLY SO THEY COULD BILL ME  TO THE GOVERNMENT AT 4 TIMES WHAT THEY WERE PAYING ME.-- I USED FAR MORE MATH AFTER I  GOT PREGNANT, HAD TO QUIT,  STARTED DELIVERING MAGAZINES AND CHASING DONKEYS AROUND BOSTON....  IN THAT ORDER...
 A LEAST IN THE FILM BUSINESS YOU WERE EXPECTED TO PRODUCE...
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MEGAN SAID SHE SAW THIS AND IT IS NOT OUR DOG.-- I WONDER WHO'S DANE IT IS????


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OH MY GOSH!!! I just saw on the news a lady in a DE restaurant full out screaming because there was a Veteran service dog - a GREAT DANE in there. She didn't want to eat around a dog. She was super loud and the dog just stood there. Even the news man said the dog did not do anything and stood right next to the veteran. She was told to leave and they locked her out!!! I"m in the VA/DC area.
I'm thinking it was one of your dogs. I was a grey/black/white large dog. The veteran was a male. I feel so sorry for the dog, the veteran, and the other people in the restaurant. 


Thought you might want to know! Please keeping doing the wonderful things you are all doing at Crazy Acres. You are changing so many lives....even usually quiet CPs like me.       ----Warm regards, Kristine in VA

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

SEPT 20 2017
SOMTHIN'  NEW EVERY DAY..  6AM PHONE CALL... SOMEONE  IS MINUS THIER DOG AND WANTED TO GET IT IN OUR DAILY DOGGIE

My daughter in law shared this information this morning. A dog sitter let these people's dog off lease in a strange place for the dog. I wasn't certain how to get this out to all of the SDP people in the area and hope you can post it for me. Unfortunately the message I received had no contact number.

My dog sitter lost my dog. Please share this with everyone you know, especially in the Topsfield, MA area. She took her to a strange area and let her out in the woods off leash. Maisey has never been lost or alone at night. Please help me find her before nightfall. She has a tag on her collar with multiple cell phone contacts for us. She's gentle and responds to her name and food. We're flying home  from Colorado now''

the really wierd part is  i think it was the owner from colorado who called me.... and the " my daughter "part seems to be an sdp person....
AT ANY RATE  PICTURE LOOKS LIKE A BORDER COLLIE  BLACK/WHITE SMALL DOG..-- SO IF ANY ONE SEES HER SOUNDS LIKE YOU MIGHT BE ABLE TO GET HOLD OF HER... AT ANY RATE  CALL  US  IF YOU EVEN SEE HER..-- TEHRE WILL BE SOMEONE HERE TO TAKE CALLS ALL DAY...
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ONE OF THE WORST DAYS OF M Y DOG CAREER WAS THE DAY BROWNIE, A HUGE FRIENDLY MERLE WALKED DOWN THE DRIVEWAY WITH PANDY  --- ( PANDEMONIUM - A WHITE DEAF--)  AND THEY GOT SEPARATED --HE JUST LAY ON SOME BODYS FRONT LAWN AND WAITED FOR A RIDE HOME... SHE PANIC'D AND RAN..  FOR MILES--- AND I KEPT GETTING CALLS FROM ALL OVER ESSEX COUNTY-- AT ONE POINT RUNNING DOWN THE MIDDLE OF RT 1 (  WAS THE MAIN ROAD MAINE TO FLORIDA),... SLIGHTLY TIMID SHE WOULD NOT GO NEAR ANYONE FOR 3 DAYS-- FINALLY SOMEONE ON A GOLF COURSE GOT HIS BELT AROUND HER NECK...-- THE CONCEPT OF A CONFUSED DOG UPSET ME FOR YEARS.... STILL DOES... SO I HOPE WE CAN HELP FIND THIS DOG...
IT MAY BE RAINING ... BUT AT LEAST IT IS NOT COLD...
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IT NOW BEING 6:34  I WANT TO GET  ITHAT INFO  OUT TO THE DOG WATCHING  DD COMMUNITY  BEFORE 7...
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WE ARE DOWN TO ONE OVERNIGHT PERSON... WHICH MEANS WHOEVER GETS LITTLE  TO NO SLEEP-- FURTHERMOTRER  PAM RACED HOME TO BE THERE WHEN JOSE HITS THE CAPE..  HER HOUSE IS APPARENTLY 10 MILES FROM THE OCEAN.-- THE CAPE HAS THAT FUNNY ELBOW  SHAPE SO ALMOST EVEYONG IS "NEAR THE OCEAN"   I CAN UNDERSTAND WHY SHE WANTED TO GET  THERE TO BOARD UP HER HOUSE-- BUT HAVING DONE THAT .... I PERSONALLY WOULD HAVE  AT LEAST GONE ACROSS THE BRIDGE TO GET OFF THE CAPE-- IT IS A LITTLWE LIKE KEY WEST-- WITH LIMITED EGRESS-- I HAVE ONLY BEEN THERE ONCE IN MY LIFE...AND WOULD RESIST GOING BACK... AS I HEAR.. ON A GOOD DAY    " THERE IS A 2 HOUR DELAY AT THE BRIDGE OFF THE CAPE..."  WITH HORROR STORIES OF THE CARS CRAWLING ALONG RUNNING OUT OF GAS BEFORE THEY EVEN GET OVER TEH BRIDGE..... REMINDS ONE OF AN HOURGLASS-- ONE  GRAIN OF SAND AT A TIME.  I WOULD HAVE TROUBLE WITH THAT...
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I REMEMBER.........AS A KID, EVERY TIME WE WENT TO THE MOVIES MY MOTHER WOULD REMIND US TO SIT NEXT TO THE EXIT..... SHE WAS WELL AHEAD OF HER TIME ON THAT ONE. THAT WAS EVEN WHEN  THE ONLY FEAR OF MOVIE THEATERS WAS FIRE...  AND TEH MOVIES WERE 12 CENTS ---   10 + 2 CENTS TAX.... I REMEMBER THOSE TICKETS...
I ALSO REMEMBER GOING TO THE MOVIES WITH MY SISTER-- TO ONE OF THE 3 THEATERS IN NEWBURGH THAT WAS NOT ON MOTHER'S PREFERRED LIST--   IT WAS A HOT DAY--BOTH OF US HAD LONG HAIR AND FLIPPED OUR HAIR OVER THE BACK OF THE  FUZZY THEATER SEATS---IT WAS NOT LONG AFTER THAT  MY MOTHER FOUND WE HAD "NITTS" -- LICE OR WHATEVER AND FIGURED OUT WE HAD BEEN TO THE "WRONG" THEATER...  I DON'T KNOW IF MY SISTER FRAN REMEMBERS.... BUT I SURE CAN  FEEL THAT NARROW LICE REMOVING COMB GOING THRU MY LONG HAIR...--HER ANGER WAS GREAT AS SHE SAID ,"I AM NOT GOING TO HAVE YOUR TEACHER CALL ME AND TELL ME MY DAUGHTER HAS LICE"  I LOST ALOT OF HAIR THT DAY..
( TO ANYONE FROM  NEWBURGH -- THERE WERE 2 THEATERS WITH YELLOW MARQUI  CLOSE TO EACH OTHER WITH MGM FILSM ETC AND ONE OTHER WITH A GREEN FRONT.. CLOSER TO THE RIVER .. ON THE OTHER SIDE THE STREET -- ANYONE REMEMBER THE NAMES?)
THE "NEXT TO THE EXIT"  SPEACH  WAS ONE OF M ANY...-- SOME OF WHICH WERE FAR AHEAD OF HER TIME  "WHEN A POLICEMAN SAYS STOP... YOU STOP"  ALONG WITH "WHEN YOU MAKE JELLY, YOU NEED TO COOK IT IN  A BIG FLAT PAN TO  .. TO MAKE IT JELL.
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SOME OF THESE THINGS ARE GENERATIONAL--  WHAT SCARES ME IS SOME  CONCEPTS ARE JUST TOO LONG TO TEXT-- OR EXCEED TEH 140 WORD LIMIT  OF ANY RATIONAL ARGUEMENT.  I DID PASS ON  JELLY PART -- TO GWEN  WHO DID HOME MADE JELLY.. I AM SURE JANINE BENIFITED MORE FROM THE POLICE DON'T MOVE SPEACH...
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A FRIEND UNEARTH ONE OF T HOSE "YEARLY LETTERS"  I WROTE IN 1966  WHICH IS A FOR RUNNER TO THE CURRENT   DAILY DOGGIE... 
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With the usual gay abandon we’ve made it thru another year. THIS IS 1966    
        Janine is almost two -  what she lacks in age and size, she makes up in volume and confusion.  She will tackle any project, usually with disasterous results.  It’s virtually impossibleto accomplish anything with her underfoot – however she’s game for most anything.
         Gwen aged four, is doing very well in kindergarden.  It is a very formal private school and they seem to be going very fast.  She is a year younger than the rest, but so far she is holding her own nicely.  She rides a 2 wheeled bike now and a 10 mile ride doesn’t phase her.  
  * NOW THE VERY INTERESTING PART.... IN THAT SAME YEARLY LETTER    THERE IS MENTION-- BOB KOLLER (HUSBAND OF 1966)  AND MAKES MENTION OF A DR WHITE ( HUSBAND OF A FEW YEARS LATER) 
  BUT WHO'S COUNTING?
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Sorry to be so slow to respond, I've  been in Nashville for a week and didn't have a computer there.  I've got a lot of catching up to do!
We are doing great!  I had a long infusion last week and several appointments.  I was worried that it would be difficult for him because my infustion was almost 7 hours.  He was perfect!  People came from all over the building to peek at him Every little bit he'd lift his head and put it on my knee to check me out then would settle back and nap some more.  

We get out every day. It doesn't matter where we go he's just happy working. That's a huge change for me as I avoided going in public like the plague before I got him.   He's perfect in stores, restaurants or just walking.  We're doing great on the stairs and make sure we practice both at home and in a crowd.  (I haven't practiced getting up from a fall in public but we practice several times a week at home)   
I have only glowing compliments on his behavior when we're out. I haven't had any instances where he was not welcomed.  He's so perfectly trained that no one questions him being a real service dog.  He's famous at Trader Joe's. When we go there every employee there calls out "Bye Ned" from every corner of the store when we leave.  It's funny, now even other customers join in.   
I already can't imagine life without him. My daughter laughs at us because  he's a "spooner" always trying to snuggle as closely as he can.   He doesn't let me out of his sight.  He walks every step with me even in the house. 
 I don't have words to describe the difference he's made in my life.  He's the most devoted and loving fur baby ever!  HIs kiss spot is going to be worn off before long!   .  Thank you so much for all you do!!!


NOW GO LOOK FOR THE LOST DOG...

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

SEPT 19 2017
another cake day????   who knew....now that i have all these fire departments expecting cake, i have to deliver...  i am nearly thru the deluge of life savers i hand out to policemen on  traffic detail...
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 another day of hair in curlers....video ing is going well...  eric thinks he has some wonderful ... stuff... it used to be  "footage" when it was film... so what is it now  bittage?-- we have one more day-- during which i am supposed to  have  verbalized how we train the dogs... which for a long time i have said  the details can not be put in words...  there has to be an instinct/timing-- however i tried...( am tryng--) one more day-- today..

i am told- for the camera--- megan did a splendid job training  on stairs and  flalling down  in the hotel then had to come back here and do the sound--we all had to keep dogs from barking while that went on...  bella and george are old pro's at the tv stuff  --lookin good
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i continue to be impressed with these 8 black pups...  got to lookk them over as life goes on... we need to pick the very best  one as a breeding dog... very  many dog breeders don't have that option  they sell the best and breed  what's left... that is a down hill operation...
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 the 6 corporate helpers which we thougt were coming to paint mon tues wed.. are acrtually coming wed thurs fri...--- the project of painting  got all tossed to the wind - literally as by wednesday we migh have pieces of MARIA blowing us around.. leaving me with a big question of the day....
CAN YOU PAINT A DAMP SURFACE WITH LATEX...?  BEING WATER BASED DOES THAT MEAN IT WOULD JUST DRY SLOWER?
if we don't dry out on time, the painting the  "white house" might be the dogfest chore of the day????
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a huge pile of mail went out of here yesterday--  the mailing of  the shirts??? was i think the bulk-- tho i never did see them being processed...  there is a wall-- figuratively and literally between me and the  linda operation...
people ( and MARIA)  start arriveng tomorrow??... it is all on the white board behind me...otherwise known as the pam operation.  

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 and then my charge car woes....
just imagine me charging $3999.95 in beauty products in vegas  -- luckily it stood out and my costco visa card picked it out. --  i have about had it with the entire credit card bit...i think....the only thing i have had no problem with is paypal...

this last episode started with someone controlling my cursor-- so i shut off the computer and called the bank and closed the 6 accounts to which i am connected.. reg checking...checking attached to online purchases-- and savings.-- times 2  same for SDP- and opened new ones... so who's counting  - now 12 accounts--8 with a credit card attached...
in the best of worlds... that's 20 account numbers-- 
maybe it was GOLDIE  trying to tell me ... this is nuts ---- because  in the bunch i have credit card numbers ending in 8166, 8611, 1816, 6188..it doesn't take a split second to imagine the mess i can make of those... especially when all the passwords have had to be changed more than once..
ok -- i am going to GO WITH GOLDIE---  cash and checks...  it will take me a few weeks to get out-- but GOLDIE  has warned me  there is someone out there trying to  rule the world-- electronically.  it was supposed to be easier-- not true...

i need to find out what  the experian deal is..  somethign sounded good-- like refuse all credit...-- i dont anticipate needing to buy a house again...
i think i shoudl divorce myself from the  paperless nonsense...... i can drive 2 miles to the bank
long ago when this all started... i refused to carry a credit card-- i had a german friend  "riki" who only carried cash-- went to the local off ices to pay things like telephone and elect.  i think maybe she was right..
 the only time it was difficult without a card was to try and rent a car in philedelphia--
i wonder if i could manage-- no card... just cash checks.--- well maybe paypal with deposited money-- not attached to the bank.

i worry about this stuff...

Monday, September 18, 2017

sept 18 2017
todays daily doggie witll be done some other day....  between trying to find latex masonry paint for a vertical surface and 6 peope atriving at 9 to put it on the icu  exterior walls....  and the videographer here to do some voice over when i am supposed to sound like i know what ia m doing... 

one story i thought would be interestin is  laura... of BMW kennels  n.y.   who had  nationally recognized beautiful  championship danes --- had   a great deal of european bloodlines... because she had a sperm swapping deal involving a couple  pilots who flew  back and forth from germany with a syringe  in their vest  pockets...   lotsa   stories....
she kept 4 studs in teh same  "run"  togethere - realkt--- took out one to breed  my  dogtyfanny  the n put it back and not a problem..---  i have problems with w-- walter and bentley - on the same 12 acres...
thee is a picture of her with 5 big danes in a rowboat in long island sound  where she took them back and forth to an island to run... and i don't think there is  one inch of boat showing over waterline... 

if she and i had ever decided to work together  we coudl nhave conquered the entire dane world..  she eas 100% show-- championship-- and i was 100%  training...  she could not get over the fact that i  did not even have a leash or collar on tiffany wen we went across to long island by boat.. and into cars/traffic/public/ to her kennel .. i didn't even have a leash with me...- and actually i had 2 dogs with me... tiffany and ?jack?

and it all got put off because i got sidetracked  with an email  from a afghan vet with ptsd and a 3 yr old boxer....

i did answer him... with the following....
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oh brother...my staff will shoot me...

 totally on an experimental basis..........i would be willing to have a shot at retraining you to train your dog...
we have open house every sunday--- we could talk   minus dog
the only reason i would find it interesting is that a  3 year old boxer is known for being  a huge training problem.... so i can not promise miracles,, 
boxers are bred to be tenacious and hang on  to any idea....  any dog who is bred with those jaw muscles hs been bred to hang on...
but i did it once with an awful pitt bull...

 or.... not sunday...  with dog.....since  i live here ----probably any day monday hru thursday... because my other 2 trainers -- megan/steve... might find the challange interesting too..

this does not get you a  service dog. certified by us...... but any well behaved dog is a ptsd dog.... our certified  balance dogs take over a year to train...


you might  contact pam... who does our scheduling as to when you want to come... pampaul@gmail.com

Sunday, September 17, 2017

SEPT 17 2017
ALL SYSTEMS ARE GO  WITH MOM AND BABY... AT LEAST IT LOOKS SO FROM HERE FOR THE PAST 2 HOURS... BABY EATS.. BABY SLEEPS... BABY EATS AGAIN.. SEEMS NORMAL... I WOULD LIKE TO SEE MOM'S  HEAD HELD HIGHER... STILL LOOKS LIKE SORE NECK TO ME...  BUT I KNOW SHE FEELS BETTER.. SHE IS NOW KICKING WITH GREAT AUTHORITY-- EVEN AT PETER WHO WE ALL THOUGHT  GOT HER TAMED.... NOT TRUE
JAMOMNE AMAGED TO GET A SHORT HAY STRING HANGING OFF HER HALTER  TO GIVE US SOMETHING TO GRAB FOR--- I MADE A NICE 12 "LONG COTTON ROPE FOR THAT PURPOSE.. AND CAN'T GET NEAR HER.. SO SHE IS BETTER...
ONCE SHE IS OVER HER MEDS... I CAN OPEN THE OUTSIDE SO SHE CAN HAVE SOME RUN AROUND..-- HOWEVER AT THAT POINT.. CATCHING HER WILL BE IMPOSSIBLE...S O SHE HAS TO BE OVER MEDICATIONS....
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STRUCTURE AND ORGANIZATION...-- SO PREVALENT IN OUR CURRENT SOCIETY----
IS MIS DIRECTED CREATIVITY  AND IS SUCH A DOWNER TO  PRODUCTIVITY....--I HAD AN EMAIL FROM A BOYSCOUT TROOP WANTING TO BOOK ME TO COME SPEAK-- NEXT MARCH?????  ME ????WHO CAN'T KEEP TODAY AND TOMORROW STRAIGHT..--
THE BOY SCOUT PERSON HAD A TITLE VERY LIKE  " CHEIF ASSISTANT TO THE ASSISTANT CHIEF..." TITLES GET TO BE A SUBSTITUTE FOR ACTUAL PAY.....  AND BUSINESS CARDS ARE AN EVEN BETTER "BONUS" .. I KNOW THAT --
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 I MADE A DR APT -- I THOUGHT WITH A DR OF DERMATOLOGY AT LAHEY  ---( BOSTON HAS 2 COMPETING MEDICAL COMPUTER SYSTEMS  LAHEY AND "PARTNERS"--- THE "PARTNERS" BUNCH INCLUDES MASS GENERAL  AND IT'S 437 SATILITE OFFICES AS OPPOSED TO LAHEY WITH IT'S 283--)  SO I MADE THE APPOINTMENT TO SEE A  LAHEY  DR  FOR THE  YEARLY ONCE OVER THAT ALL FAIR SKINNED FORMER LIFEGUARDS MUST HAVE.........OFF THE ELEVATOR YOU  MUST CHECK IN WITH THE  LINE UP OF 3 MEDICAL RECREPTIONISTS.. TO BE SURE YOU KNOW YOUR DATE OF BIRTH AND HAVE INSURANCE COVERAGE.- YOU ARE THEN DIRECTED TO THE  DERM DEPARTMENT WHERE THE MEDICAL SECRETARY CHECKS TO MAKE SURE YOU HAVE NOT FORGOTTEN YUR DOB.....TO SEE YOU HAVE AN APT... AND WITH WHOM.... -- GO SIT THERE AND "HER NURSE" WILL CALL YOU...-- TURNS OUT THE  NURSE .... IS NOT  AN RN TYPE NURSE, BUT  MAYBE A HIGHSCHOOL GRAD WHO TAKES TEMP AND BP.AND OXYGEN 2 MONITOR ---( OF THE TYPE THAT I BOUGHT 3 OF ON EBAY FOR $10).. AND ENTERS THAT IN THE SYSTEM-- THEN THE "HER" THAT THE NURSE WAS TO BE THE ASSISTANT TO WAS NOT THE DOCTOR, BUT A PHYSICIAN'S ASSISTANT--  BOY IF THAT IS NOT A CHIEF ASSISTANT TO THE ASSISTANT CHIEF. ---- I AM BAD.... I CARRIED A STOPWATCH FOR THIS DEAL... AND THE PA SPENT 14 SECONDS LOOKING FOR ODD SPOTS ON ME... AND 10 MINUTES ON THE COMPUTER TRYING TO MAKE SURE I BOOKED MY NEXT APPOINTMENT WITH HER.... 
NO WONDER WE HAVE TO WAIT MONTHS FOR SOME APPOINTMENTS... THE SYSTEM IS ALL BUGGERED UP WITH  MORE CREATIVITY THAN MEDICINE.

IF YOU ARE COUNTING--- AND I AM-- SO FAR.... 7 APPOINTMENTS TO  CUT OUT A VERY SMALL 1/2" BUMP ON MY HAND... IT DIDN'T COST ME??? UNLESS YOU WANT TO FIGURE IN ALL THE PROBLEMS WITH MEDICARE AS "COSTING ME" --- AND THAT IS BEFORE THEY CHARGE EXTRA FOR THE BANDAID AND THE ELEVATOR RIDE......
VERY LONG AGO....BLUE CROSS PAID BY THE STITCH----- I REMEMBER  ONE DOCTOR FRIEND SAYING TO ANOTHER  DOCTOR FRIEND "HOW THE HEII DID YOU GET 12 SUTURES IN THAT TINY WOUND?"-- CAN'T KNOCK THE CREATIVITY THERE...
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FROM LAUREN ( NOW IN COLLEGE?)....AND BORIS....
CELEBRATING FOUR SPLENDID YEARS WITH MY BEAUTIFUL BOY AND YET THERE HAS BEEN NO GREATER FRIEND, THERAPIST, OR LOVE. I AM SO GRATEFUL FOR EVERY DAY WE GET TOGETHER AND FOR THE ENDLESS ADVENTURES WE SOMEHOW MANAGED TO SURVIVE!  MAY WE HAVE MANY MORE TOGETHER, BORIS! THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING.
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GOOD BOY ... THAT BORIS....
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AROUND HERE FOR THE NEXT FEW DAYS ... YOU MAY SEE A VIDEOGRAPHER WHO IS DOING A DOCUMENTARY OF SDP... OR MORE LIKELY CRAZY ACRES...  THAT IS WHY I AM STARTING THE DAY WITH CURLERS IN MY HAIR...

Saturday, September 16, 2017

SEPT 16 2017

LIFE IS NEVER DULL AROUND CRAZY ACRES...  GENERAL CONSENSES LAST NIGHT WAS THA T THE BABY WAS BREATHING  LESS THAN NORMALLY... ESPECIALLY WHEN LYING DOWN... HONESTLY  I DON'T THINK I EVER STUDIED THE BREATHING OF A FOAL AS I HAVE THIS ONE...-- AS LONG AS THEY WERE ACTIVE AND NURSING-- YOU LET  THEM BE... HOWEVER...WITH MOTHER'S PNEUMONIA SUPERIMPOSED ON THE SITUATION,  I STAYED RELATIVELY IN/ NEAR  BED AND JANINE CAME OVER TO DEAL...  BRYAN WAS UNAVAILABLE... SO SHE CALLED  ANOTHER VET SHE  USES ON A ROUTINE BASIS WITH THE RESCUES... JANINE IS SUPER/EXTRA CAREFUL... BECAUSE SHE NAS SEEN SO MANY WHRE THE ILLNESS GETS AHEAD OF THE TREATMENTS AND THE Y DON'T SURVIVE... SO SHE WAS "ON IT"  SHE EVEN TOOK THE EMERGENCY OXYGEN DOWN TO THE BARN IN CASE... I DON'T PERSONALLY KNOW THIS VET-- I THINK I KNEW HIS FATHER--( VET) DURING MY HUSBANDS  RACE HORSE PHASE..
I THINK HE  SAID TEH LUNGS/HEART SOUNDED FINE.. SLIGHT TEMP- YOU ALL PROBABLY HEARD BETTER THAN I... BUT APPARENTLY HE GAVE THE FOAL AN ANTIBIOTIC - AND BANAMEIN --THE HORSE EQUIVALENT TO ASPRIN TYPE MED.
 MOM IS LOOKING MUCH BETTER AND HAS PLENTY OF MILK SO.... AT THE MOMENT ALL IS LOOKING UP...
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AS NEW MOMMIES, YOU  "CAMERA PEOPLE" ARE LEARNING , RAISING ANIMALS IS A "CRAP SHOOT"  WHERE ANYTHING CAN... AND DOES... HAPPEN... WE ARE ON IT... I CAN NOT THINK OF A MEDICAL ISSUE  WITH THESE 2 WHERE SPLIT SECOND TIMING WOULD NECESSITATE A PHONE CALL... MAYBE A FOAL FOOT STUCK IN THAT FENCE... OTHER THAN THAT, BE ASSURED I CHECK MY EMAILS VERY REGUALARLY AND I APPRECIATE AND READ... ALL OPINIONS GIVEN TO ME THERE... AND BETWEEN TIMES I DO SLEEP/NAP 
WE ARE IN THE SAME SITUATION AS TEH AIRPLANE WHEN THE OXYGEN DROPS DOWN, YOU PUT YOUR OWN O2 ON THEN YOUR CHILD'S-- WE NEED TO BE ABLE TO DEAL...
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 THANKFULLY EXPLORE  ( COURTNEY) SPLIT THE COMMENTS- BECAUSE WE HAD SO MANY OF EACH TOPIC
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PETER( JANINE'S S.O.)  GETS THE GOLD STAR ON HIS FOREHEAD FOR THE EVENING....  HE FINALLY GOT HOLD OF MOMMY'S HALTER AND HUNG ON TIL SHE HAD NO CHOICE BUT TO QUIET DOWN AND STAND... AND SHE FINALLY RELAXED-- THEY EVEN MANAGED TO GET HER RECTAL TEMP WITHOUT GETTING NAILED.  SHE WAS WONDERFUL WHILE  THE VET  CHECKED LUNGS ETC.. ONCE LOOSE AGAIN SHE GAVE PETER HER OPINION ABOUT NEEDING TO BE LEFT ALONE  BY SLIGHTLY TURNING HER RUMP -- AND  HE SAID " OK, I GET IT, I WILL LEAVE" 
I WOULD EXPECT HER  TO BE IN DEFENSIVE MODE AGAIN TODAY... BUT IF I CAN CATCH HER, SHE MIGHT QUIET DOWN FASTER TODAY... I HAVE SAID.. IT TAKE S A WEEK TO GO FROM WILD TO NICE...  MO DID ABOUT THAT..
 STICKING MOM WITH A NEEDLE DAILY DOES NOT HELP  HER OPINION OF GRACE EITHER.-
ON WE GO...
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NEXT PROBLEM??
JOSE MAY BE COMING TO DOG FEST...-- THAT WILL NOT CHANGE  ANY PLANS... WHATEVER HAPPENS, WE COULD NEED ALL THE HELP WE CAN GET IF WE START LOSING ELECT AND THINGS LIKE THE ARENA COVER..

WHY DO I THINK IT MIGHT WELL BE HERE.....????
 GOLDIE... HAS BEEN AT IT...  FOR SOME UNKNOWN REASON  A GUY CAME UP THE DRIVEWYA AND WAS A TREE CLIMBER/CUTTER SO I  HIRED HIM FOR 3 DAYS TO CLEAR AWAY ALL THE DEAD STUFF AROUND THE BUILDINGS AND TAKE DOWN A TREE OR TWO THAT WAS LEANING TOO MUCH ...ETC...   WHY DID HE SHOW??? GOLDIE !!
AND THEN WHO WOULD  HAVE THOUGHT ANYONE WOULD HAVE SENT A PALLET OF BOTTLED WATER-- A WHOLE PALLET. !!
 BUT IT IS SITTING IN THE G TENT AWAITING MOVING TO THE CONTAINER WHICH HOLDS THE DOG FOOD... JUST BECAUS E OF THESE 2 THINGS.... I THINK I WILL ORDER 300 BALES OF HAY-- OR WHATEVER WILL FIT IN THE LOFT... ABND STOCK UP ON GRAIN TOO... JUST IN CASE.. PLUS THERE IS NO REASON NOT TO...
 BUY A COUPLE CONTAINERS ... BLUE AND RED FOR FUEL MIGHT NOT HURT EITHER..  BE SURE THE PROPANE TANKS ARE TOPPED (2 INSTANT ON GENERATORS )  AND HOW TO SHUT THEM OFF AND ON IN CASE WE REALLY NEED TO CONSERVE...  I SHOUOLD KNOW ANYWAY... LAZY IS WHY I HAVE NOT LEARNED... A FEW  50# BAGS OF RICE AND WE WILL BE AS READY AS WE CAN...
OH NO... IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT.. I THOUGHT  MATCHES... THE STRIKE KIND... LEAVE AROUND IN WATERPROOF JARS.... SO WE DON'T HAVE TO RUB 2 STICKS TOGETHER  TO LIGHT A FIRE... OR HEAVEN FORBID TEH SMOKERS NEEDED TO LIGHT THIER BUTTTS
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AS FOR RUNNING THE WALK IN FREEZER.... IT IS NOT ON THE INSTANT GENERTOR... I DO OWN-- LORD KNOWS WHERE--  2  INVERTERS FOR THE CARS TO BECOME SMALL  PORTABLE GENERRATORS -- 
IN ADDITION... WE DO HAVE TH E OLD REGULAR GENERATORS... ONE PULL CORD AND ONE ELECTRIC START...-- BOTH GAS DRIVEN... MAY AS WELL START THOSE FOR FUN TOO.-?BBBBBUUUUDDDDD?    
WHEN GOLDIE SENT THAT WATER AND TREE CUTTER, I FIGURE IT IS  "GOLDIE" --- OUR GHOST --- ASKING ME "WHAT HAVE YOU LEARNED IN THE PAST 15 YEARS I HAVE BEEN AROUND TEACHING YOU??".
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ASIDE FROM THAT..
YESTERDAY I FINALLY NOTICED THE SLIT IN THE  CAR DASHBOARD WHICH HOLDS A CD-- SO I HAVE MUSIC I LIKE--- AND THE FIRST THING THAT CAME ON WAS "WINDMILLS OF YOUR MIND"   AND BOY DID THAT DESCRIBE THE  CURRENT  CRAZY ACRES-  SO ONCE IN THE HOUSE  I GOOGLED IT AND LISTENED TO IT SEVERAL MORE TIMES  "LIKE A SNOWBALL DOWN A MOUNTAIN - OR A CARNIVAL BALLOON- OR A CAROUSEL THAT 'S TURNING RUNNING RINGS AROUND THE MOON..."
THERE WAS SOOOO MUCH-- HAS TO BE GOLDIE AGAIN
  " LIKE A TUNNEL THAT YOU FOLLOW TO A TUNNEL OF IT'S OWN DOWN A CAVERN TO A HOLLOW WHERE THE SUN HAS NEVER SHOWN. " 
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SO  ON WE GO
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Hi Linda! We gave away all our poker chips to the students at my son's college. My son can't drive so 3 days a week we're there. If a student shows what I think is real interest I give them a chip and explain all about SDP including the website. I've saved one chip for hand dexterity exercise but I've given the rest away. Is there any way you could send me some more? Btw, Wrinkle is a HUGE hit at the college! She is constantly praised on her behavior, manners and her obvious training. She's received compliments from not only the students but also the security staff and faculty. She's a wonderful ambassador for SDP, and I've used her as a great way to educate and inform everyone at the college about the good works of SDP. All this has only been possible due to the gift Carlene, the trainers, the workers, and the volunteers at SDP have given me. Thank you all for giving me my life back! Please forward this to Carlene with my most sincere and humble thanks! All our best, love, Wrinkle and Steve

Friday, September 15, 2017

sept 15 2017

mOm is still standing -- this is a good thing.. if we can just make it to the 5 days of meds, she will stand a much better chance of survival ..she eas slightly better when bryan checkeD her YESTERDAY...so at least we are going in the right direction...
i even bought her some shreaded carrots-- but she does not know what they are-- nor grass-- she is eating hay . and it is very good "race horse" hay.---and some grain.  THE  grain being purina's omelene #200  which is what i had on hand for mo....and she is eating it... i went and got some highER powered feed... and she wouldn't touch it-- which made it the lowest powered kind...
  i never went  and checked the exact  ingredients of omelene before -- but i did this time... and it was totally boring... except----are you ready????
  TODAY'S FYI------ IN THE LIST OF HOW MUCH TO FEED ---  IT IS BASED ON ENERGY NEEDED AND EXPENDED....--- A BREEDING STALLION SHOULD GET 4 QUARTS-- AND A MOTHER 7.5 QUARTS....OK........NOW HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT THE WORKING MOTHER--- OR MORE COMMONLY .. THE SINGLE MOTHER... STILL PAID LESS THAN THE MALE COUNTERPART.----AT LEAST THE LIVESTOCK INDUSTRY ACKNOWLEDGES THE  FACT THAT A WORKING MOTHER DESERVES MORE PAY  
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 I ONCE WONDERED... AND DID NOTHING ABOUT IT,-- BUT...LATELY... 2 OF OUR PRESIDENTS WHO WERE NOTED FOR ADVANCED DEGREES.... WERE RAISED BY SINGLE MOTHERS....
ONE WOULD HAVE TO ADJUST THE STATS DUE TO THE  CHANGE IN STATUS OF  SINGLE MOTHERHOOD...  BACK WHEN  I WAS  IN HIGHSCHOOL... SINGLE AND MOTHERHOOD, WERE WORDS HARDLY EVER USED TOGETHER IN POLITE SOCIETY....
YOU WOULD THINK , SINCE WOMEN ARE 51% OF THE POPULATION , THAT WE WOULD NOT STILL BE CONSIDERED A MINORITY... THE PUT DOWN IS INSIDIOUS... LAST SUNDAY I SAT AND SMILED ( FOR A SLIT SECOND) WHILE  I LISTENED TO SOMEONE EXPLAIN  HOW  "SDP MUST HAVE BEEN STARTED BY  HER HUSBAND"  -- I FELT IT WAS MY SOLEMN  DUTY TO  ADJUST HIS THINKING , WHILE KNOWING IT WAS HOPELESS..
MY HOW WE HAVE CHANGED...... I BETTER GET OFF THIS TOPIC...  QUICKLY.... WITHOUT QUOTING THE APPLICANT WHO  FILLED OUT OUR APPLICATION FORM WITH  
PLEASE LIST MEMBERS OF HOUSEHOLD:   WIFE, NO OTHER PETS...
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SPEAKING OF OUR APPLICNTS-- I FELT WE NEEDED TO GO THRU OUR FILES AND  REMOVE THOSE  THAT WE FELT  WERE NOT    GOING TO GET A SERVICE DOG FROM US....  CHANGING  CONDITIONS... NUMBER OF DOGS AND APPLICANTS   MADE THIS NECESSARY..   WE CLEARLY STATE  ON OUR WEB... PREFERENCE IS GIVEN TO VETERSNS AND THIER FAMILIES....COMING HERE OFTEN ALLOWS US TO ASSESS WHAT DOG MIGHT WORK IN ANY  SITUATION... BUT THEN THERE ARE SOME WHO WE ( MEGAN STEVE AND I)CAN SEE... JUST ARE NOT GOING TO WORK.. FOR THOUSANDS OF REASONS...  THIS IS VERY UPSETTING-- SO I AM GETTING A FEW NASTY LETTERS-- MOSTLY SAYING  "MY DOCTOR SAID I SHOULD GET A SERVICE DOG SO I AM ENTITLED..." 
THAT IS NOT HOW IT WORKS-- IT IS AN UNEXPLAINABLE MATCHING PROCESS-- AND.... I HAVE TO ADMIT... HAVING A SENSE OF HUMOR AND A SMILE ON YOUR FACE IS ALMOST AS GOOD AS BEING THE PERSON WHO'S FAMILY VETERAN WAS A GREAT GRANDFATHER.   WHAT I CALL "DEBBIE DOWNERS"   CAN NOT DO WELL WITH A DOG-- AT LEAST ONE OF OURS....
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REPORTS----- FROM FLORIDA

SOME VERY STRANGE THINGS DURING THE STORM WAS PICTURES FELL OFF THE WALL AND WE COULD NOT FEEL ANY REASON FOR THEM TO FALL. ALSO JUST ABOUT AN HOUR BEFORE IRMA HIT US FULL FORCE THE WATER IN THE TOILETS STARTED SWIRLING, IT WAS THE STRANGEST THING I HAVE EVER SEEN  !
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OK ALL YOU SCIENTISTS.... DID THAT HAVE TO DO WITH THE LOWERING OF ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE.. AND TEH SIPHONING OF THE WATER IN THE TOILETS???
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Today was the first day of school for all of us!! 
Eve woke up pain free so all is good from last nights fall! She even said I think I was more scared that there would be a broken bone than felt the pain of one! So that's good that once she settles down that she can articulate the difference. 
Eve said school was great! And that she felt like she was only there for 30 min rather than several hours. Finn was good except for not wanting to lay down during outside lunch. Last year it was a slight challenge too but give it a couple days and he'll remember the routine and that she means business. 
Thanks all for checking in ❤️👑🐾
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DID HE HAVE A COMFORTABLE PLACE TO LIE DOWN OUTSIDE????  DANES ARE FUSSY...
YOU HAVE TO BE VERY CAREFUL ABOUT COMMANDING HIM TO DO SOMETHIGN THAT MIGHT MAKE HIM UNCOMFORTABLE... MAKE SENSE??
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SEPTEMBER 14, 2017
KRINGLE AND I GOT OUR ANGIOGRAM OF BRAIN AND WE GOT WONDERFUL RESULTS! EVERYTHING IS STABLE! SUCH GREAT NEWS! SO NOW WE JUST WAIT OUR 6 HOURS TO BE RELEASED. ALL THE MEDICAL STAFF IS COMING TO MEET KRINGLE. AS WE WAIT !!    BEST THURSDAY EVER!

Thursday, September 14, 2017

SEPT 14 2017
BABY OK... THIS IS A TOUGH ONE  NOT ONE OF THE 2 PREGO'S WE ALREADY HAD....
.. I WENT TO SEE JANINE  AND SHE HAD JUST GOT QA TRAILER FULL OF RESCUES -- WHICH INCLUDED 3 ORPHANED FOALS WHICH ALL SEEMED TO BE NURSING OFF ONE  TERRIBLY THIN MOM.. IN THE LOAD WAS ANOTHER JENNY EXXTREMELY PREGO.. SO RATHER THAN HAVE HER FOAL IN JANINE'S CONFUSION, WE BROUGHT HER HERE.. SHE HAS A COUGH SO WITH BRYANS ADVICE WE SHOTHER WITHTEH ANTIBIOTIC OF CHOICE ( WE HAVE A BIG BOTTLE INTHE FRIDGE) -- AT ?10:30pm SOMEONE CALLED ME TO SAY SHE WAS DYING, WHEN IN FACT SHE WAS IN LABOR. AND DELIVERED A  NICE BABY...  BUT THEN DIDN'T GET UP--  WASN'T FLAT OUT DEAD, BUT NOT GETTING UP SO THE FOAL COUED NURSE-- JANINE WAS THERE AND I WAS ON TEH CAMERA END... BRIAN WAS CALLED... AND BETWEEN HE AND JANINE, THEY GOT MOM UP AND JANINE NURSED ABOTU 8 OZ  FROM MOM-- SOME OF JANINE'S COMMENTS WERE PRETTY GOOD... HE SLOWLY POURED TEH MILK INTO THE FOAL-- WHO THEN PERKED UP CONSIDERABLY-- MOM HAS STAYED ON HER FEET SINCE... BUT SHE IS IN TOUGH SHAPE-
 IIF WE CAN KEEP HER ALIVE AND ON HER FEET FOR THE NEXT 5 DAYS,  IT WILL BE A SMALL MIRACLE--AT WHICH POINT WE COUD REARRAINGE THE 3 NURSING FOALS OFF THE ONE AT JANINE'S  WHO ARE OLDER AND CAN EAT FOAL REPLACER--  MOTHER DONKEYS ARE VERY AGREEABLE ABOUT THAT USUALLY.

SO... BASIC PLAN IS TO DO WHATEVER TO KEEP THIS MOM GOING... AND PUT  THAT OTHER MOTHER AT JANINE'S ON WHATEVER DIET SHE WANTS AND VITAMINES..... WHATEVER...  I HAVE HEARD OF BEER BEING  A  GOOD TRY...  IT IS GRAIN BASED...

JUDY IS SHANNON TODAY- SO SHE WILL BE RUNNING THE BARN...
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CUTTING SHORT... THINGS TO DO ....
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I am  in SW Florida. The hurricane didnt do any damage to our houses. However my parents and I were ordered to evacuate and went to an evac shelter sat afternoon, where my dad got sick. At around 11pm I called 911. The worst part of the storm had not started. Unfortunately my dad had multiple pulmonary embolisms and died right in front of us. The EMTs worked on him and got him to the hospital but once the clots moved he was essentially dead. My 10 yr old dane was the most well behaved dog in the whole shelter including all the service dogs. When they were working on my dad, my dogs best buddy, he laid at attention on his mat and didnt move or say a word. He did not take his eyes off my dad. Its like he knew something was wrong. We were there for 48 hours, almost 24 on lockdown, no communication or news, knowing my dad was dead, with a storm outside that we thought might be destroying our homes. It was pretty horrible but I had a comforting dog next to me and so did everyone else in our section, including the children who came to see him for pets and hugs. My dog didnt have one accident, didnt pant or get anxious. He helped me up and down the steps very slowly just like the best of them. He was such a trooper. 
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SEPTEMBER 13, 2017

BALANCE: KRINGLE PROVIDES THIS FOR ME WHEN I WALK AND IN LIFE. BALANCE IS COMPARING THE VALUE OF ONE THING WITH ANOTHER AND KEEPING SOMETHING IN A STEADY POSITION. KRINGLE AND YOGA HELP ME WITH BALANCE. ITS FUNNY THAT IT TOOK A HEALTH ISSUE TO BRING BALANCE TO MY LIFE BUT MY LIFE IS MORE BALANCED NOW THAN IT EVER WAS. I ALWAYS TRIED WHEN I WORKED AND THOUGHT THAT I HAD BALANCE BUT I JUST WAS RUNNING AROUND TRYING TO MAKE EVERYONE HAPPY. LIFE IS NOT PERFECT NOW BUT AT LEAST I TAKE THE TIME TO BREATH AND APPRECIATE WHAT IS IMPORTANT. THANK YOU FOR BALANCE IN MY LIFE. MY ANGIOGRAM WAS MOVED TO 6:30 AM ON THURSDAY NOW. SO SOMEONE WAS LOOKING OUT FOR ME AGAIN BY LETTING IT HAPPEN JUST A LITTLE BIT SOONER.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

SEPT 13 2017

NOW ON THE TOPIC OF PREGNANCY......
APPARENTLY  A BLOOD  TEST FOR PREG... WITH A DONKEY IS ... OVER 5..
JODY HAD A VALUE OF 7  AND BRIAN SAID "PROBABLY PREGNANT" 
WELL THE PAINTED LADY HAS   28.06 AND 
GG  IS..38.24

THE ONLY THING I WORRY ABOUT IS SOME DIFFERENCE
 BETWEEN HORSES AND DONKEYS THAT THe  LAB IS UNAWARE OF

WE ARE PROBBLY THE ONLY OUTFIT IN THE UNITED STATES THAT WOULD WANT TO VERIFY A DONKEY PREGNANCY  SO IT MAY NOT BE SOMETHING THE LAB IS FAMILIAR WITH--   FOR RACE HORSES-- MAYBE YES..-- SOME PEOPLE FIND THEM MORE VALUABLE THAN DONKEYS...
  PERSONALLY.... I DON'T.
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BUT---- ALL ELSE BEING EQUAL... COULD BE....... 
NOW THE EXCITING PART..... I THINK JANINE SAID THEY WERE IN  A "LOAD" AT THE KILLER PEN THAT CONTAINED A PONY STALLION... -----THAT WOULD MAKE THEM HAVING ... MULES...... mini mules...
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HOW QUICKLY I CAN BECOME A PURE IDIOT-- MAIL CALL  5PM  YESTERDAY I REFERRED TO ORDERING ORANGES HOW QUICKY I REVERTED TO  "PLEASE LET LIFE BE NORMAL"  HOW COULD I FORGET THERE PROBABLY IS NOT ONE ORANGE  ON A TREE IN THE STATE OF FLORIDA...
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  BETSY'S BROTHER ( A VIDEOGRAPHER) IS COMING HERE SUNDAY THRU TUES TO FILL IN SOME THINGS FOR THE DOCUMENTARY HE IS THINKING OF...  ANNE ASKED SEVERAL OF OUR RECIPIENTS IF THEY WOULDN'T MIND COMING TO BE INTERVIEWED ON CAMERA--
I AM NOT TOTALLY SURE  OF EVERYTHING... BUT I WOUL D LIKE TI TO BE A  HOW WE  BRING THESE DANES ALONG TO BE SERVICE DOGS.
ANOTHER EXPERIMENT...
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 fyi----The sugar substitute xylitol is extremely toxic to dogs and is being added to a longer and longer list of products, including chewing gum, breath mints, peanut butter and even nasal sprays."
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FROM IIa  who has been serving the fire dept cakes for many months .......
Dear Carlene,
Time can really drag when one isn’t having fun.  That was me since I entered the hospital August 8th and by the end of the month and 6 days in September, I was at home only 8 days.
The last admission was on the 25th of August. I was in extreme pain, caused by imbalance of my electrolytes.  I didn’t know being low on calcium would cause pain, however, all my electrolytes were messed up.  My husband called 911 and the firemen arrived first -- low and behold, the firemen were from Cottleville Fire Station #4.  MY FIREMEN.  They were just great; one knelt down and held my hand, asking what was wrong and all the time comforting me.  Another had the oxygen, another the stethoscope and the other was doing the charting.  They were so professional and working together like a well oiled machine.
Captain Ken assisted in getting me to the ambulance and just before they closed the doors, all four firemen where standing there----   Ila , Charter CP of Missouri

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IT WAS A SCHOOL DAY. TODAY WAS BELLA'S FIRST GYM CLASS AND SHE PUT GEORGE IN THE SAME SPOT SHE DID LAST YEAR BY THE BLEACHERS. TODAY THOUGH GEORGE GOT UP AND STARTED TO WALK AWAY AND LEAVE THE GYM. NOT SURE WHAT HAPPENED. BELLA CALLED HIM AND HE WENT RIGHT OVER TO HER. HOPEFULLY IT WAS JUST FIRST GYM CLASS JITTERS HE HAD AND BY NEXT WEEK HE WILL REMEMBER THE ROUTINE FROM LAST YEAR. OTHER THAN THAT SCHOOL HAS BEEN GOING GREAT. HE HAS A FLUFFY NOW IN EVERY ROOM AND A BED IN SOME. ONE HAPPY PUPPY. TOMORROW IS SCHOOL AND THEN WE ARE BACK TO AFTERNOON INFUSIONS. SO SHE WILL HAVE INFUSION FROM 2:30-8:30. IT MAKES FOR A LONG DAY BUT IT'S WORTH IT. WELL I AM OFF TO BED NOW. THANKS FOR CHECKING IN AND HAVE A WONDERFUL NIGHT. LOVE BELLA AND GEORGE
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i have also heard from one of her teachers, that george is the best behaved STUDENT  in his class.

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JUST read DD. At the end, not sure if I might be the FL CP Tina
Might be waiting to hear from. I didn't know she wanted
To hear from us after Irma. 
I'm in Fort Myers which took a direct hit. I'm fine. 
Uncomfortable without electricity, but so grateful my house
And brother's house are fine. Minor damage. Husband,
Brother and I are unharmed. No flooding in houses. What
More could I ask for?

Susan 
Fort Myers, FL
CP since 7-2-13.  (Pi's litter)
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As a silent CP living in Florida, I wanted to let you know that I survived the hurricane.  I have roof and water damage, but am thankful that is all.  It was truly a harrowing ordeal -- and I've been through every hurricane since 1955!
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 Handle every Stressful situation like a dog. 
 If you can't eat it or play with it, 
 Piss on it and walk away.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

SEPT 12 2017
so much so soon.....
firstly   i wish people would stop trying to define a service dog... that is proving to be nearly impossible.. however it is a piece of cake to  define what is NOT  a service dog-- one that is more than 24" from it's owner- one that barks at dogs or people- and one that you can not leave alone  in a down stay for 15 seconds  to get thru the airport search...---
those 3 things would cure about 98% of the problems with who is which ....
in costco there was a woman ( almost myt age) with a tiny poodle-- which could have been a hearing ear dog... however it was 6 feet away from her  barking...-not paying any attention to her.. and i heard her say " they can not ask me what is wrong with me"  -- oh how i wanted to say " what is wrong with you is obvious.. you are a nut case"   but i was afraid sizzle would bite her dog and ruin my case.
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i had a bunch of dd  topics  and someone sent me a question on that so i forgot the rest..
wellllll
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I DID THANK  PURINA FOR THE 8 PALLETS  OF DRY NOW CAREFULLY STORED IN THE SHIPPING CONTAINER....- EACH PALLET IS  ABOUT  1000 # ---THE  LIMIT OF WHAT ATH FORK LIFT'S ON THE TRACTOR  BUCKET WIL L HANDLE....   IT WILL NOT HANDLE THE WET FOOD PALLET-- THEY GET THAT ON THE GROUND AND WE CAARRRY FROM THERE... ONLY OTHER FYI... SOME OF THE TRUCKERS WILL TAKE BACK THE PALLETS-- SOME WON'T-- THIS FEDEX GUY DID...   OTHERWISE...THEY DO PILE UP

REPORTING ON THAT  "DOC IN A BOX" THAT I WENT TO YESTERDAY---?MEDICAL MINUTE?  URGENT CARE?    WHATEVER.... REALLY WELL RUN NURSE PRACTIONER.. BETTER THAN WHAT I WOULD HAVE HD AT LAHEY-- 
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THE WOMAN IN FRONT OF US-- WHO CALLS TO COMPLAIN ABOUT DOGS BARKING AT MEALTIMES  HAS JUST CUT AND SHREADED ALL THE VEGETATION BETWEEEN HER HOUSE AND  NTHE NUTT HOUSE KENNEL... NOW SHE SHOULD BE ABLE TO HEAR THEM MUCH BETTER !! 
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betsy with teh  videographer relative is due here shortly.. HE MIGHT BE HERE THIS WEEKEND...
anne is writing on some patriots project is more a lunchtime project...  
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r&w rope is offering a $100 for a story for their news... what do you do with the ropees?  THEY WON'T BELIEVE THE REPLACING CANES AND WALKERS AT HOME...
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nothing is leaking ..but,....somebody moved a curb in front of my car yesterday and i hit it with a pretty good whallop-- front and back... 
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megan has alot of good stories about traveling with 2 perfect dogs... having found strangers  on both coasts that recognized the danes and knew about  sdp.....
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PUPPIES... MEGAN DID GET THE BUGS TO THE V PEN FOR THE FIRST TIME...  SHE GOT ALL READY-- AND TEH TRASH GUY ARRIVED... SO WAITED UP TOP WITH THE PUPS... ALL READY TO GO..A DT HE TRASH GUY DIDN'T APPEAR AS PREDICTED... SO I WENT DOWN TO SEE WHAT HAPPENED.. AND THERE HE WAS ... WASHIG THE DUMP TRUCK AT OUR DOG WASHING SPOT...
WHERE ELSE  BUT AT CRAZY ACRES????
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I HOPE WE HAVE ALL THE DOGFEST DINNERS ORGANIZED... BECAUSE WE HAVE TO GIVE A FINAL NUMBER BY FRIDAY....IT SHOULD BE GOOD FUN...
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TODAY I WLL CALL THE COMPUTER DOCTOR-- I CAN NOT STAND HE CREATIVITY OF THIS COMPUTER...  I COPIED AND PASTED THE COMMENT FROM TINA.. AND THERE IN THE MIDDLE IS   Jump to Toolbar-   I AM SURE THERE IS A REASON... BUT I DON'T CARE WHAT IT IS...
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IRMA FROM INGRID  VIA TINA...
I  EMAILED INGRID AND SHE SENT THE BELOW.
Hi TiJump to Toolbarna - aok - trees down and fence damaged but avoided flooding - water was standing in garage and front porch but didn't make it up over the step. No power for likely weeks but office power is on!!!  Hope everyone else is ok.  Please let me know in case there is anything I can do for someone else.
Thanks!
IS
ALL CPS BUT 1 ARE ACCOUNTED FOR AND OK, STILL WAITING TO HEAR FROM 1.
Thanks much,

    Tina

Monday, September 11, 2017

SEPT 11 2017
HOLY COW-- THE 11TH...  WITH DOGFEST THE  23rd?-- SO MUCH TO DO... .. WHAT ON EARTH AM I THINKING.. ALL I DO IS RIDE AROUND ON A GOLF CART AND SMILE AT EVERYONE - WHO AM I KIDDING?  ( HOPEFULLY EVERYONE)
WELL YESTERDAY ------ AT  SUNDAY STEW-- I WAS  REEEEEEALLY HAPPY ABOUT  WHAT WE ARE DOING... STEVE AND MEGAN ARE TURNING OUT WONDERFUL DOGS... DOING MORE THAN GREAT WORK.... WHICH .. EVEN THO I CARRY THE TITLE AS MASTER TRAINER,  WHAT HAS ACTUAY HAPPENED IS ... WELL... I HAVE TRAINED THOSE 2 TRAINERS VERY WELL... SO ALL I HAVE TO DO IS SIT AROUND AND EAT ALL THE FOOD PEOPLE BRING ON SUNDAY FOR  "POT LUCK" ---- BETWEEN A POT FULL OF SAUSAGE AND BEANS  MIXTURE AND CREAM CHEESE ICING ON PUMPKIN CAKE WE DID PRETTY WELL.

A NEW "GROUP' ARRIVED.. FOR SUNDAY STEW.... I NEVER DID FIGURE OUT WHY IT WAS A GROUP... ONE FEMALE  PERSON  WITH A WALKER.. ONE GUY  IN BLUE JEANS AND 2 OTHER GIRLS/WOMEN.... THE PERSON WITH THE WALKER WANTS A DOG--  -- SHE WAS MINCING ALONG WITH  A SECOND PERSON KEEPING THE WALKER FROM SCOOTING  AHEAD OF HER DOWN THE HILL.. SO I SUGGESTED  HALF WAY DOWN THE HILL FROM THE HOUSE- THAT SHE TRY HOLDING THE GUY'S BACK POCKET-TEH WISER WAY WOULD HAVE BEEN TO GET ON THE FLAT SURFACE FIRST... HOWEVER... OPPORTUNITY BEING WHT IT IS... SHE GRABBED ON , HUNG ON.. AND WAS THRILLED TO MAKE IT ALL THE WAY TO THE T TENT....  STANDING UP STRAIGHT-- GOING FASTER THAN WALKER SPEED... MUCH EASIER.. SMILIG LAUGHING... AND EVEN BETTER, SHE HAD ONE HAND WITH WHICH SHE COULD GESTICULATE --  BEING OF MEDETERAININA ORIGIN, SHE WAS DELIGHTED TO BE SO EXPRESSIVE....

NOW THERE IS ONE BENIFIT TO  HAVING A SERVICE DOG AS OPPOSED TO A WALKER THA T I HAD NOT THOUGHT OF.    SO THE 5 OF US SAT AROUND AND TALKED IN THE T TENT.. AND AS SHE TALKED ABOUT VARIOUS PROBLEMS SHE WAS HAVING  WITH HER PK TYPE NEURO... I TALKED ABOUT THE HANGING ROPES I HAVE ALL OVER THE PLACE -- WHCH I -- AND OTHERS-. USE CONSTANTLY FOR BALANCE---  SHE REFERRED TO  GETTIONG INA AND OUT OF THE SHOWER AND ROLLING OVER IN BED.... BOTH PLACES I HAVE A  FAT COTTON ROPE TO HANG ON AND PULL.. WE WENT ON .. ABOUT A ROPE IN THE KITCHEN AT LEAST GAVE YO ONE HAND FREE AS YOU WORK AROUND.....SHE SAID  THE INFORMATION  SHE ALREADY GOT  ON  "GRABASS AND  ROPE SWINGING"  TO MAKE HER LIFE EASIER WAS WORTH THE TRIP... EVEN BEFORE WE TALKED ABOUT A DOG...  I WAS HAPPY ABOUT  THAT...

SHE WAS AN IDEAL CANDIDATE WITH HER "HEY I COULD....." ATTITUDE--- AS OPPOSED TO " I CAN'T BECAUSE I AM HANDICAPPED...." WHAT SOME OF THESE PEOPLE HAVE TO DEAL WITH  MAKES SOME OTHER APPLICANTS LOOK ... WELLLLLLL.... TROUBLE IS, I CAN NOT TELL YOU SOME OF THE REASONS PEOPLE THINK WE  SHOULD GIVE THEM A SERVICE DOG..I COULD NOT MAKE SOME OF THIS STUFF UP....   ...  MOST OF THE TIME IT GOES BACK TO SOME DOCTOR TELLING THEM THEY SHOULD BECAUSE THEY HAVE SOME MINOR AILMENT WITH A LATIN NAME.  THAT LATIN NAME DOES IT  !!!
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I CAN TELL YOU FROM PERSONAL EXPERIENCE IT IS VERY POSSIBLE TO GET A DOCTOR TO SIGN A LETTER SUGGESTING YOU NEED A SERVICE DOG WHEN THAT DOCTOR DOES NOT HAVE A CLUE EVEN WHAT A SERVICE DOG DOES...   I KNOW THAT ONE FOR SURE.  IT IS THE MODERN EQUIVILANT TO MY LATE HUSBAND'S SOLUTION OF B12 SHOTS  "WHAT  AM I TO DO ...  THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH THAT ( USUALLY OLDER)  WOMAN.....SHE  WANTS ME TO DO SOMETHING..  SO I LISTEN AND  GIVE   HER  A  A B12  SHOT...WON'T HURT... AND SHE  GOES  AWAY HAPPY"   I AM SAFE SAYING THAT BECAUSE IT WAS SO LONG AGO THERE CAN'T POSSLY BE ANY ISSUES.
NOW ADAYS.. "GO GET A DOG" IS OFTEN THE CASE. WHEN ACTUALLY GETTING A REGULAR DOG OUT OF THE RESCUE AND GETTING THE PERSON OUT OF THE HOUSE WALKING IS A GREAT START AT FEELNG BETTER...
PROBLEM  THERE IS... ANY WELL BEHAVED DOG IS A JOY TO OWN... A POORLY BEHAVED  DOG IS A PAIN IN THE NECK.
NOT UNLIKE CHILDREN........
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MEGAN AND COLLEEN SHOULD BE BACK FROM  THE  "MOBILITY CONFERENCE...."   IN SANFRAN AS OF LAST NIGHT...I AM ANXIOUS TO HEAR THE EVENTS OF THE EPISODE...  6 HOUR FLIGHTS ARE TOUGH ONES TO ORGANIZE WITH A DOG....  AND I WONDER IF ALL THE PLANES BEING DIVERTED FROM FLORIDA'S IRMA SCREWED UP THE REST OF THE COUNTRY???
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 WE HAVE 3 LITTERS OF PERFECT AGE FOR ME TO VIDEO/ VOICE OVER  WHAT WE DO-- NOT THAT THIS IS THE PERFECT WAY... IT MIGH MAKE OTHERS THINK A BIT...  MAYBE THE VIDEOGRAPHER THAT IS  BETSY'S RELATIVE??????  BETSYYYYYYYY??????
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SPEAKING OF MAKING PEOPLE THINK..... I DID WATCH CNN'S  IRMA REPORT---AKA CHRIS CUOMO'S WET TEE SHIRT REPORT...
IT WAS ALSO AN ILLUSTRTION OF A GOVERNMENT WORKING VERY WELL. WEATHER REPORTING, COAST GUARD, FUEL DISTRIBUTION,  STUFF LIKE THAT....
NOW TO CLEAN UP THE MESS... ANYBODY ELSE WONDERING WHAT ... AS A NATION ... WE CAN POSSIBLY  DO WITH ALL THE TRASH BETWEEN HARVY AND IRMA????..

I KNOW-- AGAIN FROM A PERSONAL EXPERIENCE WITH  KATRINA-- TRASH GOT TO BE A HUGE CONTROL ISSUE.. THEY ASKED FOR DUMP TRUCKS-- AND SOME WENT FROM HERE... BUT COULD NOT GET A "PERMIT" TO HELP...   SO CAME HOME...
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Clark and I have been adjusting well to a new semester.  It takes us both a while to get used to a new routine.  I have an anatomy class this semester and do dissections in the class, so I was wondering if Clark would be bothered by the smells.  He's been great so far.  He just settles in for a nap most of the time.  Sometimes he perks his head up for a minute and watches the lecture as if he was a student in the class (this professor is very animated).  

The other day we had a funny episode.  The professor put a dissected brain on the projector, which then appeared on the screen at the front of the class, about 12 feet tall.  The professor was pointing out parts of the brain that we needed to know, moving the brain around.  I think Clark thought the giant brain was going to come out of the wall and get him where he was next to me.  He squeezed himself behind my chair and stayed there the rest of the class!  I just had to laugh.  I can't imagine what he must have thought it was.

It feels like fall already here in Ohio, and the weather has been beautiful for walks around the neighborhood each day.  Over the summer, Clark and I started walking up one street (with a steep hill) that had previously been too hard for us.  It's not so much the going up that's difficult, as it is the coming down.  But, we've worked a lot, figured out the right pace and where the trouble spots are, and we walk up and down that hill nearly every day now!


Caroline

Sunday, September 10, 2017

SEPT10  2017
JANINE'S DONKEY DERBY---  WHAT A DELIGHTFUL SCREWBALLED IDEA--  IT WAS A  SMALL REALLY BIG DEAL.....HOW BIG???THERE WAS ONE FAMILY-- ABOUT 4 CARS-- WHO SET UP A BBQ  TAILGATE EPISODE WHICH WOUOD DWARF MANY TAILGATE PARTIES. AT FOOTBALL GAMES..  NO ONE BUT JANINE COULD HAVE PERSUADED THE PRESTEGIOUS MYOPIA HUNT TO ALLOW A BUNCH OF DONKEYS EVEN ON THE PROPERTY.. YET THERE WAS MO.... CAREFULLY PARADING AROUND   CARRYING A RED COATED HUNTSMAN WITH A 3 FOOT LONG BRASS HORN TO CALL TEH RACERS TO THE POST...99 % OF THESE EQUINES WERE RESCUED BY THE EQUINE RESCUE NETWORK  --ERN---  

THE EPISODE STARTED WIHT A LOVLEY BLACK HORSE GALLOPING IN  A HUGE CIRCLE WHILE THE RIDER DISPLAYED THE  AMERICAN FLAG.... AFTER WHICH JANINE EX[LAINED THAT HORSE WAS  BATTERED UP SKIN AND BONES AND DECLARED UNRIDEABLE A YEAR BEFORE WHEN JANINE  INADVERTANLY RESCUED IT... FOR   30 CENTS A POUND--- NOW  BEAUTIFULLY  TRAINED AND RIDDEN BY A YOUNG GAL, IT WAS A SPECTACULAR TEAR JERKING  OPENING... TH E MODE WAS NICELY RESET BY  MO-- STRAIGHT OUT OF  PLOWING THE FIELDS IN AMISH COUNTRY- WITH THE SCARS  ON HER SHOULDERS TO PROVE IT- WITH THE RED COATED  RIDER STRAIGHT OUT OF CURRIER AND IVES.  THE INTELECTUAL FACT THAT WAS  AMAZING WAS... IN FRONT OF HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE, IT WAS MAYBE THE FIRST TIME MO HAD EVER  HAD A PROPER SADDLE ON... AND HAD BEEN RIDDEN ONLY A COULE TIMESS HERE AT THE FARM... AND THERE SHE WAS..  CAREFULLY PICKING HER WAY AROUND IN FRON T OF ALL THOSE PEOPLE INSTEAD OF BUCKING THE GUY OFF IN A HEAP.  MIND YOU SHE  DIDN'T REALLY STEER TOO WELL.. THAT WASNT NECESSARY  
ALL THE DONKEYS WERE PARADED IN FRON T OF THE  "PATRONS TENT"  AS JANINE INTRODUCED THE HISTORY OF EACH.. SOME STILL LOOKING LIKE THEY HAD NOT BEEN IN  PROPER CARE FOR VERY LONG... OUR BUNCH WERE VERY RESPECTABLE-- EVEN TEH VERY SKINNEY MRS.HARL,
THE RACES WERE RUN IN "HEATS"  -- SOME PEOPLE HAD OBVIOUSLY CHEATED BY PRACTICING AHEAD OF TIME...  RUNNING ALONG IN FRONT OF A DONKEY WITH A BUCKET OF GRAIN....  THERE WAS ONE KID IN A FULL CARROT OUTFIT TRYING TO GET HER DONK ACROSS THE FINISH LINE.  EACH DONK HAD 2 HANDLERS AND A FLY SWATTER -  
I HAVE TOLD YOU ALL BEFORE... A FRIGHTENED DONKEY STANDS STILL  AND A FRIGHTENED HORSE RUNS... A DONKEY HAS TO UNDERSTAND WHAT IS GOING ON BEFORE HE/SHE WILL MOVE MUCH... THEY ARE CAREFUL-- HORSES ON THE OTHER HAND DO THE  OPPOSITE.. THEY PANIC AND RUN- THERE WERER A BUNCH  OF MINI HORSES THERE ALSO RESCUED- NOW  INCREDIBLEY FAT- WHO RAN THE COURSE AT FULL SPEED..

 THE CROWD-- AS CROWDS CAN OFTEN THINK... THOUGHT THE HORSES WERE WONDERFLYLLY OBEDIENT RACING AROUND... WHILE  THE DONKEYS WERE BEING STUBBORN... IN ACTUAL FACT THE HORSES HAV E A MINDLESS WAY OF REACTING TO THINGS.. WHLIE A DONKEY HAS TO THINK ABOUT STUFF. A CARLENE QUOTE " YOU CAN'T OWN A HORSE FOR A MONTH  WITHOUT HIM CUTTIN HIMSELF ON SOMETHING.. AND I HAVE HAD DONKEYS ( ALOT OF THEM) FOR 40 YEARS WITHOUT A SCRATCH..."  SO AS THE SHOW WOUND DOWN, AND PEOPLE WER JUST STANDING AROUND  DRINKING WINE AND TALKING... THERE WAS OFTEN A DONKEY  JUST STANDING IN THE MIDDLE OF THE GROU[P.. YOU COULD NOT DO THAT WITH HORSES-- WITH ALL TEH CHEERFULLNESS GOING ON AROUND THEM... A HORSE WO ULD HAVE TURNED ON CIRCLES AND DRAGGED THEIR OWNER ACROSS THE FIELD.. WHE ALL THOSE DONKEY-- MANY BEING HELD BY A CHILD OF 4 YEARS OLD.. JUS T STOOD AROUND VERY RELAXED..  THERE WAS NOT ONE KID HOLDING A HORSE.... HORSES WERE PROMPTLY TRAILERED.
I HOPE THAT POINT WAS NOT MISSED ON EVERYONE...  YOU COULD NOT DO WITH HORSES WHAT THOSE DONKEYS ACTUALLY DID-  JUST PROVIDING AN UN COMPLICATED FUN AFTERNOON WHILE BEING ALLOWED TO CAUSE THEIR HANDLERS TO  LOOK  INEPT?  ??

I HAD ONE EAR OPEN FOR ANY "ANIMAL RIGHTS"  PEOPLE WHO MIGHT THINK- CARRYING A FLY SWATTER WAS ABUSIVE... NO... TEH DONKEYS WERE NOT THE SLIGHTEST BOTHERED BY THE FLY SWATTERS...   HOWEVER  THEY MADE THE PEOPLE LOOK VERY STRANGE.  
IF ANY PEOPLE WERE  REALLY THINKING.. I WONDERED HOW THOSE FLY SWATTERS LOOKED COMPARED TO THE WHIPS CARRIED IN THE NORMAL HORSE RACE...  WHY CARRY WHIPS IN A HORSE RACE?    WITHOUT WHIPS ONE HORSE WOULD CROSS THE FINISH LINE BEFORE THE OTHER... WHY ARE THEY NEEDED?  GOOD QUESTION.
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GOING BACK TO  THE DOGS ??
 HAD ANOTHER  PANIC'D PHONE CALL LAST NIGHT-  I WAS ASLEEP... 8PM ISH...  - THAT IS 3 NIGHTS ON A ROW.....  AND NOW THAT I HAVE HAD  MORE SLEEP I MIGHT CONSIDER BEING MORE REASONABLE... BUT I DID SAY ONE MORE NONSENSICAL PHONE CALL AN D I WAS GOING TO SWITCH  OFF THE PHONE AND THROW A TOWEL OVER THE CAMERA...  I DON'T WANT TO DISCOURAGE ANYONE FROM  CALLING IF THEY HAVE DISCUSSED IT WITH THE GOUP OF EXPERIENCED CP'S--A FIRE IN THE BARN IS AN OK. PHONE CALL..... A BIRD IN THE BARN IS A BIRD IN THE BARN.
WE TRY AS BEST WE KNOW HOW TO RAISE EVERY ANIMIAL WTH ALL CARE AND CONSIDERATION... HOWEVER I NEED MY REST OR THE WHOLE THING COLLAPSES.. I LIKE MY SLEEP AND FOOD... AFTER THAT I CAN WORK.
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AN INTERESTING THING ABOUT THE DONKEYS... IS THAT THEY HAVE A LOT OF THE SAME  CHARACTISTICS AS A GREAT DANE SERVICE DOG... YOU DON'T  (EASILY) TRAIN TRICKS TO A DONKEY-- AND THEY ARE BORN TRAINED IF YOU DON'T WRECK THEM TRYING TO GET THEM TO BEHAVE LIKE A HORSE.
 ENJOY WHAT THEY HAVE TO GIVE -- THEY ARE ALOT LESS STRESSFUL THAN A HORSE .. BECAUSE WHEN TEH SH1T HITS THE FAN, THE FASTEST ANIMAL OVER A 30  MILE  COURSE IS A DONKEY-- AND  THE CROSS COUNTRY RACE OF SEVERAL HUNDRED HORSES AND ONE MULE... WAS WON BY THE MULE....  TORTOISE  AND THE HARE???
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DEAR CARLENE ~~    PLEASE DO PUT TOGETHER A VIDEO OF THE DIFFERENT PARTS OF SDP'S DOG TRAINING.  IT IS REALLY IMPORTANT!  YOU HAVE FIGURED OUT A WAY TO GET ENORMOUS DOGS TO BEHAVE IN A WAY THAT MAKES THEM A JOY TO BE AROUND.  AND THE BEST PART IS THAT THEY SEEM REALLY HAPPY ABOUT IT ALL.
PLEASE DO THIS!   I THINK THE WORLD NEEDS IT! 
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I AM THINKING 

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PIXIE AND I HAD A GREAT TIME AT THE CASINO AND SHE DID WONDERFUL. SHE WAS SO WELL BEHAVED AND ALL THE STAFF AND THE PEOPLE JUST WHERE BEYOND THEMSELVES WITH HOW WELL MANNERED SHE WAS WAS. IT WAS A FUN TIME. WE PLAYED SOME GAMES AND PLAYED BINGO AND LUNCH AND DINNER. 
IT WAS A BIT CROWDED IN SOME PLACES AND SHE WOULD STEAL ME OUT OF THE CROWDED WAYS TO A LESS CONGESTED AREA TO WALK.
 PIXIE SHOWED OFF HER SKILLS OF IGNORING MISBEHAVED DOGS. I WAS SO APPLAUD THAT A OFFICER HAD TROUBLE KEEPING HIS K9 DOG UNDER CONTROL. THE DOG WAS YANKING AND PULLING HIM AND NOT OBEYING HIS COMMANDS. PIXIE LOOKED AT ME, LOOKED AT THE WILD BARKING DOG AND LOOK AT ME AGAIN GOT UP TIGHT TO ME AND CARRIED ON WITH HER JOB. SHE SHOWED THEM HOW A WELL TRAINED DOG ACTS. I HAD A STAFF MEMBER STOP ME TO COMPLIMENT ME ON HOW SHE WAS BESIDE HERSELF WITH HOW PIXIE HANDLED THE SITUATION AND KEPT ON WITH HER JOB AND STILL MADE SURE SURE I WAS SAFE. SHE WAS SO IMPRESSED.
PIXIE WAS MY SHINNING STAR 

Saturday, September 9, 2017

SEPT 9 2017
PUPS ARE FINE...POOR SARA WAS ON ALONE TIL 1AM... SHD HAD TO FEED THE MONSGERS IN THE KITCHEN.... AND GABBY DID VERY NEARLY SIT ON ONE-- SO SOMEONE RIGHTLY CALLED AN I GOT UP FOR A WHILE... I WAS AWAKE ANYWAAY.... SO I SHIELDED TEH LENS WITH POO PICKERS AND NAPPED THERE TIL BETH ARRIVED.
NEXT LESSON  WHEN CALLING..... ONCE SEVERAL OF YOU DECIDE I MUST BE CALLED-- SKIP THE POLITE CONVERSATION...  ONCE THAT YOU HAVE DETERMINED I AM FULLY AWAKE...JUST  GIVE ME WHAT WHERE-- ALL I NEED IS " WAKE UP LOOKS LIKE SHE IS SITTING ON A PUP-- "   AT WHICH POINT IF I SLAM THE PHONE DOWN, I AM AWAKE... IF I CARELFULLY PLACE IT IN TH EHOLDER, I MIGHT NEED ANOTHER CALL.
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I CERTAINLY HAD LOTS OF 2AM BRILLIANT IDEAS FOR THIS DD... MOST OF WHICH I HAVE FORGOTTEN... EXCEPT.... 
I WATCHED GRACE SPOON FEED THE PUPS IN THE KITCHEN-- THEY ARE DOING WONDERFULLY-- AND GRACE HAS IT DOWN PAT...

I WISH------ I HAD THE CAPABILITY OF PUTTING TOGETHER THE SEGMENTS OF OUR TYPE TRAINING AND SEND IT TO SHEILA O'BRIEN
FOR HER TO PASS ON FOR  DISCUSSION..  PROBLEM IS..I GET " SPOON FEEDING??? WHATAREYOU  NUTTTS?"  BUT IF I COUDL PUT TOGETHER A 3 MINUTE VIDEO STARTING EITHTHIS BUNCH OF PUPS... AND CONTINUING WITH MEGAN MARCHES... TO STANDING FOR FEEDING .. RE-ENTERING THERI KENNELS.. WALKING AROUND WITHOUT LEASHES.. TO ENTERING A CAR FOR TRAINING...FINISHONG WITH GEORGE GOING DOWN THOSE STAIRS WHILE BELLA TALKS TO HER SISTER.... I WOULD HOPE IT WOULD CAUSE SOME DISCUSSION ABOUT SOME OTHER PATHS... CHUCK PUT IT WELL... YOU PREPARE THEM TO WORK TOGETHER AS A TEAM..... THAT IS TOTALLY DIFFERNT THAN TRICK TRAINING.
DON'T TELL ME I COULD TAKE SEGMENTS ON MY PHONE AND DROP IT ONTO MY COMPUTER-- BECAUSE.. I JUST PLAIN CAN'T... PUTTING THING ON THIS COMPUTER IS LIKE DROPPING THINFGS IN THAT BLACK HOLE IN THE UNIVERSE/.
I COULD BUY 6 DIFFERENT PHONES AND DO TEH 6 DIFFERNT SEGN=MENTS THAT WAY...-- BUT EVEN THEN I WOULD HAVE THE WRONG PHONE WITH ME AT A RIGHT TIME .. AND GET THAT SCREWED UP TOO.

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YESTERDAY'S OTHER EXCITEMENT WAS TEH ARRIVAL OF A PALLET OF DRINKING WATER FROM KATHY GROVER-- WHO IS KATHY SOMETHING ELSEE FROM GROVER CA...ALONG WITH A BOX OF GOODIES...--AT FIRST I THIOUGT THE LONG BLACK THINGS WERE STRANDS OF LICORICE-- TURNS OUT THEY ARE  HUGE ELECTRICAL TYE WRAPS-- GRACE FORTUNATELY POINTED THAT OUT TO ME JUST BEFORE I BIT INTO ONE OF THEM.-- THEY WILL MAYBE FREE UP ALL THE LEASHES THAT ARE HOLDING THINGS TOGETHER AROUND THE FARM. NEEDLESS TO SAY THE WATER WILL BE WONDERFUL FOR DOGFEST...
NOW WE HAVE TO FREEZE SOME BLOCKS OF ICE INTHE WALKIN FREEZER AND GET A COOLER OPERATIONAL,.
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TOM-IS QUIETLY DOING A NICE JOB AROUND HERE.. ALL THE MESS MADE BY THE TREE CLIMBER WAS MIRACULOUSLY GONE- AND TEH FOOD CONTAINER ORGANIZED FOR THE PURINA DELIVERY WHICH I WAS TOLD WILL BE MONDAY.
-- WHICH REMINDS ME... SOMEWHERE I HAVE A PICTURE OF SOMEONE HOLDING A POO PICKER OF POO... AND TEH CAPTION WS  "THANKS PURINA"  -- DOES ANYONE KNOW WERE THAT SHOT IS????---I MAYBE COUOLD USE  IT...
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 WHICH BRING S US TO  THE DONKEY DERBY-  TODAY  STARTING ABOUT 1:30 -- COULD EASILY BE A CLASSIC...JANINE IS DUPING THE KENTUCKY DERBY COMPLETE WITH "CALL TO THE POST"  AND JOCKEY UNIFORMS ETC-- FOR A BUNCH OF LOVELY DONKEYS WHO DON'T  LEAD AND  HARDLY STEER- I WAS TOLD TO COME UP WITH LEAD ROPES-- WHICH I HAVE DONE-- AND FLY SWATTERS ( NO WHIPS ALLOWED) IT WILL BE HELD -- WITH POLICE COVERAGE-- AT  THE POLO FIELD--  AS IN THEEEEE POLO FIELD OVER THERE IN THE HIGH RENT DISTRICT...
I WANT TO BE SURE TO BE THERE WHEN MO GETS THERE TO BE SURE SHE DOENT GET UPSET..... NOTHING LIKE AN 1800 POUND UPSET ANIMAL THAT YOU ARE COUNTING ON TO BE A VERY CASUAL PERFORMER.
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 MEGAN ANC COLLEEN ARE IN SAN FRAN FOR A CONFERENCE ON MOBILITY-- THEY AHVE A TABLE SET UP WHICH LOOKS SPIFFY WITH THE 2 HARLS LYING IN FRONT.... APPARENTLY WE GO T INTO THIS BECAUSE OF PETER'S SISTER...  AS IN PETER.... WHO WILL BE ONE OF THE JOCKEYS IN TODAYS DONKEY DERBY... SO I AM TOLD..
SMALL WORLD...
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Long day for Bellow and Edgar yesterday . ( THEY FLEW TO SAN FRAN...)
They went from romping and running in flat field to a 6 hour plane ride , a very bumpy/scary bus ride , squished into a cab and now lounging in the hotel room on the bed with me. We have found a good size area of grass a short walk from the hotel and both of them have approved that it is a good "bathroom spot" 

We have mingled and met some really nice people already and we will be meeting up with Molly( peters sister) at noon. After that we will be setting up our table where we will be talking about SDP till around 4
Meg

***I WONDER IF MEG HAS RECONSIDERED MY CONCEPT OF A BABY WIPE IN THE BATHROOM IN THE HOTEL --- OR AIRPORT)

Friday, September 8, 2017

sept 8 2017
pup report...all  6 living pups are living !!! she did have one more doa-- but all the rest are doing great... mom is a bit of a beginner-- but her deliveries were unusually quick-- having caught the first while she was trying to get out the gate.... and one other, i nearly missed because i was splicing megs rope and gabby didn't show much movement-- it just slid out...
aren't we lucky... 6 more blacks---( they do have "better" markings....)  i think 5 boys one girl... those umbilical cords do confuse things-- we have had more than onf boy turn out to be a girl...
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AND THIS------whata way to start !!!  best email i could get this morning....

DEAR CARLENE,
I JUST WANT TO THANK YOU ONCE AGAIN FOR ALL OF THE SUPPORT AND INSPIRATION YOU HAVE GIVEN ME AND UPDATE YOU ON THE SUCCESSES OUR FIRST SERVICE DANE HAS HAD.  IN HER FIRST 3 WEEKS WITH HER PARTNER SHE HAS BEEN THROUGH CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL WITH HER PARTNER WHERE HE CRYED AS HE WAS WHEELED OUT OF PRE-OPT WHEN HE HAD TO LEAVE HER, BUS TRIPS OF 100 MILES TWICE, STARTING THEIR SENIOR YEAR OF HIGH SCHOOL , A COUNTY FAIR WITH 30,000 OTHER PEOPLE AND TODAY, A PLANE RIDE FROM SEATTLE TO GEORGIA.  IT TOOK TWO PSA AGENTS TO HOLD HER WHILE THE INSPECTED HIM.  SHE DID ALL OF THIS WITH FLYING COLORS.  MY DAUGHTER RAN ACROSS THEM AT THE FAIR.  SHE IS A VERY STRONG YOUNG WOMEN WHO BUILDS HOT RODS WITH HER HUSBAND AND IS A HORSE BEHAVIORIST.  SHE BROKE DOWN AND CRYED WHEN SHE SAW HOW WELL THEY WERE DOING TOGETHER. 
YOUR ADVICE AND GUIDANCE ALONG WITH TRAINER TALK AND WATCHING THE CAMERAS HAS GIVEN ME A BIG HELPING HAND IN STARTING UP MY PROJECT.  WHERE WOULD I BE WITHOUT POO PICKERS OR: “THEY COME TRAINED…..JUST DON’T MESS THEM UP.  THERE IS NO WAY I COULD OF TRAINED FOR EVERYTHING THEY HAVE BEEN THROUGH ALREADY BUT I PREPARED THEM TO WORK TOGETHER AND MAKE A GREAT TEAM.  I HAVE LEARNED SEVERAL THINGS I NEED TO ADD BUT BY GIVING THEM A GREAT FOUNDATION THEY MADE IT THROUGH ANY THINGS I DIDN'T EVEN DREAM OF.  MANY THANKS TO ALL OF SERVICE DOG PROJECT PEOPLE FOR THE INSPIRATION YOU HAVE GIVEN ME.  I WILL EVEN FORGIVE MEAT CHIPPER STEVE’S JOKES!
CHUCK 
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forgiving meat shippersteve's jokes is really going some...i am thrilled to see this guy get started.....he gets the gold star for bravery....  HMMMMMMMMMM
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 my mind  is full of florida things.... mostly get out !!!--  visions of state police escorting tanketr trucks-- south    wth gasonline--- while suspecting one tank of gas is not going to get a car the full legnth of florida---- miami to jacksonville 350 miles and the path of the storm is set to follwo that path--  so  somewhere you will have a plethera of cars out of gass as their miles pre gallon tells a truth....   pick ups will run out first....--- suv's next.. then "luxury cars" ... normal cars-- and all the  compacts will wizz by to georgia......   while the storm grinds on at 10- 15 miles per hour???? i suppose if yo plan it right you could get in the eye and crawl north with  the sun shining?????  that is as sensible as some of the  other things i am hearing  like the guy falling out of a 70 story building "i am ok so far"--- 

and if you have any clean container--- fill it with water... the water coming out of the faucets is ... apparently-- still perfectly good... so why waste time on prebottled? 
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speaking of the  stregnth of concrete--- one of teh cp's has reminded me ... that ICU  building  needs painting before winter...--
could be a dogfest job.... 
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rushing----
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Just a quick note .. as to .. Ishanti Hlomes .. Service Dane Kaydet's (human) Mommie MAY not have had time to update you guys ... 
 They live in the Miami Beach area (Florida) .. I have been trying to"keep up" as best I can with CPs in the Florida area .. anyhoo Ishanti had to get everything in a row (gas , her medical stuff , etc etc etc) but They are on the road ... As I type this at this moment , they are in the car at the northern end of the (Florida) Turnpike .... they are heading to her hometown .. "for a while" ....... at the end of this note will be her facebook post ..... If you guys need/want to reach her .. she has her cell phone 
 (Note : I do Not have the number "assuming" you guys do ) 
    I am up here in Jacksonville (Flo) playing the "wait & watch" game ... not a fun game by the way =O 
                                         Penguin hugs 

lets not waste her cell phone battery unless it is an emergency