I HAD A WONDERFUL PHONE CALL LAST NIGHT-- FROM A GUY NAMED TOM...SAYING THAT EXPLORE THOUGHT WE WERE LOVELY AND THEY WOULD FIGURE OUT HOW TO CONTINUE TO SEND US SOME MONEY... I WAS WORRIED.. I HAD NOT HEARD FROM THEM IN YEARS... OTHER THAN FOR THEM TO SEND ME ONE CHECK EVERY YEAR FOR THE PAST 4 YEARS... WHICH WAS CERTAINLY THE BEST PART OF ANY COMMUNICATION WITH THEM.... BUT THAT "GRANT " IS OVER-- AND I KNOW WE ARE SUPPOSED TO SEND IN ALL KINDS OF FORMAL THINGS LIKE FINANCIAL REPORTS AND FUTURE PLANS...
I THOUGHT WE WERE DOING A LOVELY JOB-- BUT I WAS NOT SURE IT WAS THE JOB THEY HAD IN MIND...
FUTURE PLANS...??? THERE IS AN IDEA I HAVE HAD ABOUT SCOUTS GETTING THE SENIOR DAY CARE CENTERS ALL SET UP WITH THE EXPLORE CAMERAS-- ENTERTAINMENT WITH NO COMMERCIALS.. BUT IT IS HARD TO FIND THE COMBINATION OF ATTENTIVE PARENT AND INSPIRED KID..
CAN YOU IMAGINE BEING CONFINED TO A WHEELCHAIR AND PLUNKED IN FRONT OF CNN ALL DAY-- OR HEAVEN FORBID ... THE GAME SHOWS??? EXPLORE WOULD BE MUCH BETTER....NOT ONLY TO WATCH THE PUPPIES BUT RHINOSOROUS GETTING A DRINK FROM A POND IN AFRICA...-- OR EAGLE FEEDING BABIES..
I AM NOT HAPPY THAT I HAVE NOT GOT SOME KID TO ORGANIE THAT.. LIKE AN EAGLE SCOUT????
OR THAT I HAVE NOT CONTACTED EBSCO-- A HUGE COMPANY IN IPSWICH-- THAT HAS LARGE CAPABILITIES WE OUGHT TO BE ABLE TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF SOMEHOW..
AND THEN IT IS THESE PUPPIES.. THE ATHLETES AND GIFTS... WHAT A LIVELY PAIN IN THE BUTT THEY ARE.. WITH VERY FEW MANNERS...
THE VOLUNTEERS ARE-- RIGHTLY S0 -- AFRAID TO REPRIMAND THEM-- BUT "IF YOU DON'T DISCIPLINE YOUR CHILD THE WORLD WILL..." PERTAINS TO PUPPIES ALSO... SO... BE PREPARED...
THESE ATHLETES ARE GETTING FAR TOO TOOTHY.. AND HAVE TO LEARN NOT TO TOUCH A PERSON WITH A TOOTH... SO YOU WILL SEE ME OFFERING MY HANDS TO PUPS... AND PATTING THEM,, BUT IF THEY TOUCH ME WITH A TOOTH, I WILL GIVE THEM THE ONE FINGER SNAP ON THE NOSE..
SO PLEASE GET REATDY FOR THAT AND DON'T START RUMORS AROUND ABOUT ME BEATING THESE DOGS...AND IF ANYONE KNOWS A BETTER WAY... TEHN GET YOUSELF A LITTER OF LIVELY PUPS AND HAVE AT IT.. I DO NOT LIKE BEING BITTEN BY A BUNCH OF BRATS. ESPECIALLY WHEN THEY ARE GOING TO WEIGH 150 POUNDS...
IT IS ATAP ON THE NOSE-- AND THEY THINK ABOUT IT. AND TRY SEVERAL TIMES.. THEN FINALLY LICK MY HAND-- IT IS A PROCESS THEY BEST LEARN BEFORE THEIR TEETH ARE 1"LONG.
SO GET READY.
THE TRICK IS NOT TO REMOVE MY HAND-- BUT CONTINUE TO MAKE IT AVAILABLE SO THEY CAN CHOOSE NOT TO TOUCH ME WITH THEIR TEETH...
VERY MUCH LIKE A SNAP OF THE CHAIN COLLAR-- THE TRICK THERE IS TO RELEASE YOU PRESSURE ON THE COLLAR AND LET THE LEASH HANG--- AND LET THE DOG DECIDE IT IS JUST A BETTER IDEA TO WALK QUIETLY NEXT TO YOU
THE TAP ON THE NOSE OR THE YANK ON THE LEASH HAS A STARTLE EFFECT--- THEY DON'T EXPECT IT SO YOU ARE JUST SAYING TO THE PUP -- RETHINK WHAT HAPPENED WHILE NO ONE IS HOLDING ON TO YOU...
IF YOU KEEP THE LEASH TIGHT, YOU ALREADY HAVE A NEGATIVE BATTLE GOING IN THE FIRST PLACE.
Zep is doing great! He is such a sweet, affectionate, and smart boy! Also very playful but a hard worker too.
I am sending you a video that was taken last week. Actually two videos and the first one, we are going by the preschool so he is very intrigued by the kids and you can hear them talking to him and yelling. He did pull harder there but it was fine. You can't tell from the video but that's a very steep, long hill. It is one of the steepest hills in the area and he pulled me all the way up it. My arm gave out right at the top but he would've pulled further if he could have.
Thank you so much for him. He's an awesome gift. ❤️
THE ONLY OTHER EXCITEMEMT OF THE DAY IS ... I AM GOING TO TRY AND CLEAN OUT MY LEFT HAND DRAWER-- YOU KNOW THAT PLACE WHER OUR GHOST OF THE LEFT HAND DRAWER "GOLDIE" RESIDES...
SHE IS A TERRIBLE HOUSEKEEPER.