MADE IT !! NOT TOO SURE I WANT TO DUPLICATE 2016 --ALTHO LOOKING ON THE BRIGHT SIDE- THERE WERE SOME GREAT --DOGS PEOPLE AND PARTNERSHIPS-
HOWEVER ELEVATORS, BUILDING INSPECTORS, AND POLITICS DID A JOB ON THE REST OF THE YEAR.
THANKS AND BLESSINGS TO ALL WHO SHOWED UP AND DID EVERYTHING THAT NEEDED DOING YESTERDAY-- AND HOPEFULLY TODAY.... NH TEACH EVEN ARRIVED WITH SUPPER AND .. I AM TOLD BREAKFAST---
PUPS ARE FANTASTIC-- SO FAR GREAT LOOKING BUNCH OF GUSSIE PUPS.. WHICH BRINGS ME TO -- AN EMAIL I GOT ABOUT BEING AN IRRESPONSIBLE BREEDER- SOMEONE PANIC'D ABOUT THE CONCEPT OF BREEDING A WHITE DOG-- AUDRY? LIKE I DON'T KNOW TEH CHANCES OF DEAF ? -- SHE IS CERTAINLY NOT MY FIRST CHIOCE BUT.... NOW THIS IS A STRETCH......
DO YOU KNOW THAT PREEZER PLACE IN ?NORHTERN FINLAND? WHERE THEY STORE CORN AND TOMATOE SEEDS JUST IN CASE TEHRE IS SOME NEUCLEAR WHATEVER AND WE NEED TO START VEGITATION AGAIN?????-- WELL THERE IS SUCH A PLACE-- WITH EVERY SEED KNOWN TO MANKIND... SO WE HAVE BOTH FEMALES AND A MALE OR TWO , HERE AND THERE JUST IN CASE WE LOOSE
OUR BASIC BREEDING STOCK,,, NOT LIKELY-- BUT IT IS A WHY NOT ? DEAL.... THEY ALL HAVE ALOT GOING FOR THEM BESIDS COLOR.
I CAN NOT IMAGINE WHAT THIS PERSON THOUGHT I WOULD BREED ANYTHING BUT THE BEST HEALTHIEST DOGS I CAN & FIGURE OUT HOW TO RAISE.... IT CERTAINLY IS NOT THE MONEY...ANYONE WHO BREEDS DANES FOR THE PROFIT IS A FOOL...ONE C- SECTION CAN WIPE AOUT YEARS OF PROFIT- AND IT DOES HAPPEN... IT CERTAINLY IS NOT FOR THE BLUE RIBBONS-- I FOUND OUT I COULD BUY THOSE FOR 15 CENTS EACH-- SO I BOUGHT 100 AND NEVER WENT TO ANOTHER DOG SHOW-- THIS HOWEVER DID NOT ENDEAR ME TO THE SHOW PPEOPLE--
MANY ARE TRYING TO "IMPROVE THE BREED" AS I AM-- WE JUST HAVE VERY DIFFERENT GOALS... I HAVE EXACT RECORD OF WHAT OUR BREEDINGS PRODUCE--- AND THE INTERNET IS FULL OF ALL KINDS OF STATISTICS WHICH HAVE BEEN PULLED OFF THE INTERNET..... ROUND AND ROUND THEY GO ... AND DON'T EVER TRY SOME OF THE THINGS THEY "OUTLAW" --- I COUNT DOGS..IT IS MORE ACCURATE... PLUS----I KNOW FOR A FACT--- THERE WAS A WHITE DEAF MALE IN NEW YORK...-- WITH ONLY A FEW BLACK SPOTS... AND THE CRITICAL NOTE... HE DID NOT HAVE THE USUAL SMNALL PATCH OF MERLE SOMEWHERE--- HE WAS VERY DESIREABLE BECAUSE HE WAS THROWING ONLY HARLEQUINS WHICH SOLD FOR ALL KINDS OF MONEY IN NEW YORK-- OR ANYWHERE... MOST HARLS --- BENTLEY TO BAILEY-- ALL I EVER HAD --- HAVE AT LEAST A TINY PATCH OF THE MERLE SOMEWHERE...
EVENTUALLY... THE AKC. & GDCA HAVE COME ROUND TO ADMIT THE MERLES ARE GOOD DOGS...PROBABLY NO WORSE BREEDING WISE THAN HARLEQUINSI
WHEN I STARTED MERLES WERE CALLED "BUCKET PUPS" TO THE SHOW WORLD...
MY FIRST 3 SERVICE DOGS WERE MERLES-- ANNIE, MAUDE AND BELLA... WONDERFUL DOGS...
THERE IS ONE PAGE OF PERCENTAGES WHICH I WISH I COULD FIND.. IT SHOWS % OF BREEDING BLACK TO HARL AND WHTE TO MERLE ETC... AND I DO FIND THOSE NUMBERS PRETTY CLOSE TO OUR ACTUAL DOGS-- AND I CAN''T FIND THE LIST... DID I GIVE IT TO ANYONE??? IS IT ON THE INFO WEB???
I AM PRETTY SURE BREEDING AUDRY TO A BLACK MALE WOULD BE NO BIG DISASTER-- MAINLY BECAUSE I DON'T CALL.. A DEAF DOG A DISASTER.. I N ALL THE BREEDINGS WE HAVE DONE-- MANY OF WHICH ARE NOT ON ANY APPROVED LIST--- WE HAVE HAD ONE DDOG THAT IS DEAF AND A LITTLE CROSSEYED-- BUT DOING FINE !!!
I HOPE THIS PERSON DOES SOME MORE READING-- AND LOOKS INTO OUR SUCCESSES.. PEFORE THEY DECIDE NOT TO BUY ANY MORE CHICKEN BRICKS...
NH TEACH HAS SOME GREAT BREAKFAST SPMETHING ABOUT BAKED FRENCH TOAST LASAGNA
DIET ALREADY SHOT TO H3LL AND ITT IS ONLY THE FIRST.
IN AN EFFORT TO EQUIP OUR NEW BOMB SHELTER WITH APPROPRIATE EQUIPMENT, I AM LOOKING OVER THE USED RESTAURANT PLACES-- I GOT SPOILED WHEN I DID THE T TENT-- BECAUSE THERE WAS A STAINLESS STELL JUNK YARD NEARBY AND I GOT SOME REALLY GREAT DEALS... IS WHY WE HAVE SS TABLES IN THERE WHICH I NOW CAN NOT REPLICATE FOR THE $50 I SPENT ON THEM...
THAT LITTLE ROLLNG SQUARE FOOT DEAL I SUE AT MAIL CALL WAS $35. AND NOW SELLS FOR $550...
THE TABLE IN TH EFEEDING ROOM.. WHICH I LOVE FOR DOG WASHING. JUST CANO NOT BE FOUND AT ALL...
SO...... GEORGE CAME TO GET SOME CALENDARS AND AS ALWAYS HAD A STORY TO MAKE YOU THINK.... ACCORDING TO GEORGE,, AND I MAY HAVE SOME OF IT TWISTED,,,, HE HAD SOME MEDICAL FACTS ABOUT POLIO..
POLIO WAS THE DREADED DISEASE OF MY YOUTH---PANIC BIG TIME-NOBODY KNEW HOW IT WAS SPREAD.. MANY PEOPLE WHO WERE INTO HORSES BELIEVED YOU GOT IT FROM DRINKING COLD WATER AFTER EXERCISING- BUT -- ACCORDING TO GEORGE- IT SPREAD FURTHER FASTER IN THE WEALTHY COMMUNITIES--- AND AFTER SCIENCE TOOK OVER AND TRUE FACTS WERE BEGINNING TO APEAR, IT WAS ACTUALLY THAT THE WEALTHY WERE BEGINNING TO HAVE INDOOR PLUMBING... AND THE"BUG" WAS ONE OF THE "GUT" -- THE OUTHOUSES OF THE PAST HAD A MORE NATURAL WAY OF IMMUNIZING YOUNGSTERS IN THE WAY THAT MUMPS AND MEASLES DID.. GET THEM AT AN EARLY AGE AND THEY WERE A MINOR PROBLEM. THEN WHEN THEY STARTED WITH VACCINATIONS THEY FOUND THE VACINE WAS MORE EFFECTIVE IF PUT INTO THE GUT AS OPPOSED TO INJECTIONS.. THEY BEGAN PUTTIN IT ON A SUGAR CUBE AND DISTRIBUTED TO KIDS AT THE TOWN HALL-- I REMEMBER THAT EPISODE--
I have previously written about how liberating it is to walk with Seagram, and that I have been able to return to more normal activities. What I have not mentioned is that her companionship is truly a gift. She amuses me at least daily and brings a sense of lightheartedness to days that can be challenging -- like the joy she shares as I watch her bounding around freely in the yard, or the soft kisses she bestows when I sit down to put on my shoes (and it is definitely difficult to tie shoe laces with that distraction!!).
I call her Super Seagram (and that was the first of several nicknames) because she truly is a Superstar for me. She has changed my life because I am walking better and stronger -- and also because I am privileged to share my days with her. I do work to keep her happy, in turn, because she is remarkable. I cannot imagine life without her, after just four months together -- and it's not only because I have safely abandoned my cane & walker. Seagram really is my best friend.
There are many (100+?) other Superstars that are helping their person in similar ways, so I want to acknowledge those amazing teams. I also want to acknowledge all the people who have contributed to our matches in one way or another (from cutting poo pickers, to buying chicken bricks, or working at the farm, and so on). I am looking forward to a New Year with Seagram and want to thank all of you. Happy New Year!!
Happy new year! Clark was wonderful, as always. After church on Christmas, a couple came over to talk to us. Their son had a service dog, and they wanted to admire Clark up close. The wife told me that "blessings come in all shapes and sizes". So true!! Happy New Year!