i do not know how anyone survives in the real world without Kelly clamps ( or hemostats)
they are soooo handy - and on ebay are from $4 to $15.. one would definiterly make aDJUSTING THE NEW HARNESS SO MUCH EASIER.--( MAKE THAT EVEN POSSIBLE)
THESE NEW HARNESS ARE GREAT.. AND CAN BE ADJUSTED TO FIT EVERYONE FROM THE PUPS --20 POUND -- TO BENTLEY..-168 POUNDS--- ADJUSTING THE FUSZZY STRAPS CAN BE A BIT OF A CHALLANGE AND CAN'T BE DONE QUICKLY... BUT ONCE FITTING , THEY ARE WONDERFULLY COMFORTABLE... ACORDING TO BENTLEY WHO WORE HIS ALL DAY YESTERDAY... AND WILL AGAIN TODAY.. IF I HAVE NOT LOST IT YE.
ADJUSTED DOWN FOR THE PUPS WHO , THEY WORK WELLL TOO AND MAY TAKE THE PLACE OF THE FIGURE EIGHT ROPE,AS THEY PUT PRESSURE ON THE BODY OF THE DOG, NOT THE NECK.
tina told me some of the cp's were upset not to be invited to the STAFF PARTY . SORRY . i didn't even invite cp's aj and jody who were here... i wish i was a millionaire... but i am not. you are all invited to dogfest--- assuming we sell enough chicken bricks to get thaT FAR -- I ALWYS WORRY---I USED TO HEAR MY FATHER WORRY ABOUT "MAKING THE PAYROLL" AND NOW I UNDERSTAND... FOR THE REST OF MY "BUSINESS LIFE" I HAVE HIRED COLLEGE KIDS LOOKING FOR BEER MONEY.... IT IS ANOTHER THING TO HAVE SOMEONE MAKING CAR PAYMENTS AND RAISING A FAMILY... THIS IS SERIOUS !!
WHEN ANNE AND I WERE WRITING A GRANT PROPROSAL YESTERDAY.... ONE QUESTION WAS " WHAT OTHER MEANS OF SUPPORT DO YOU HAVE FOR THIS PROJECT?" CERTANILY EXPLORE/ANNENBERG LOOKS LOVELY IMPRESSIVE...-- AS DOES TEH CUMMINGS GRANT... NOW HOW DO WE EXPLAIN THE SHATUPON SOCIETY OF IPSWICH---TO SOMEONE WHO IS CONSIDERING GIVING US MONEY FROM A "NORMAL SOURCE" ? WE TALKED ABOUT IT FOR A WHILE-- AND THEN DECIDED TO START THE PARAGRAPH WITH THE $20,000 PER MONTH FOR YEARS-- MIGHT AT LEAST MAKE THEM TAKE CHICKEN POO SERIOUSLY...
I CAN SEE A BUNCH OF BLUE SUITED BANKERS WITH JUST A SIP OF COFFEE IN THEIR MOUTHS, SPRAYING IT ALL OVER A PILE OF PAPERS SAYING "WHAT?"
TRUTH IS STRANGER THAN FICTION-- (SOMEONE IMPROTANT SAID THAT , I AM SURE..)
. SO CONSIDERR WHERE WE WOULD BE WITHOUT THE CHICKEN BRICKS??? LET ME LIST A FEW WHO WOULD BE IN WHEELCHAIRS... ANDREW, BELLA, CAROLINE, DAWN, EVE, FIONA, ( HAVE YOU NOTICED I AM TRYING TO GO THRU THE ALPHABET??) GARY, HUNTER , ISHANTI, JADE , KRISTY. LARRY, MARIA, WELL..... THAT IS HALF WAY---
SO MAY WE ASSUME WE HAVE AS FAR TO GO AGAIN...?? AND TEH KEY TO THAT GROWTH IS VOLUMN-- WE NEED EACH OF YOU TO GET 10 MORE PEOPLE ADDICTED TO TEH CAMERAS AND BUYING CHICKEN BRICKS.
WE WILL KEEP ON TRYING TO GET GRANTS-- AND THEY MAY COME OUR WAY BUT THE LIFEBLOOD IS THE SHATUPON SOCIETY....
SOME OF YOU HAVE BEEN AWARDED LIFETIME MEMBERSHIP FOR BEING SHATUPON....-- MAYBE WE SHOULD ISSUE "SUPPORTING MEMBER" CARDS SO YOU CAN SHOW THOSE TO PEOPLE AND TRY AND EXPLAIN HOW THESE $10 DONATONS PRODUCE RESULTS WHILE ALSO BENG AMUSING- AND YOU GET A SUBSCRIPTION TO THE DAILY DOGGIE... (SHUCH AS IT IS SOMETIMES)
OK... NOW THAT I HAVE HAD THAT IDEA.... I DO HAVE SUPPORTING MEMBER CARDDS--- WE SENT OUT SOME A YEAR AGO AND CAN AGAIN-- WHAT WE CAN NOT DO IS KEEP TRACK OF WHO NEEDS ONE-- SO AS WE DO WITH THE MONKEY FISTS AND SENDING US TEH PADDED ENVELOPE-- IF YOU SEND A NORMAL SASE( AKA.... SELF ADDRESSED STAMPED ENVELOPE) -- I WILL SEND YOU A MEMBER CARD.....AND I WILL START PUTIN G THEM IN HT E MONKEY FIST ENVELOPES.
I DO HAVE A BUNCH READY TO SEND... I WONDER IF IN THE NEXT 4 YEARS, WE COULD SELL OUT 2100 OF THE PURPLE BRICKS... IF YOU HAD TOLD ME 4YEARS AGO THAT WE WOULD SELL OUT 2100 I WOULD HAVE TOLD YOU YOU WERE NUTS... THE FIRST TIME I DID THIS IN SEPTEMBER 2011..... WE GOT $1417.50-- AND I WAS THRILLED -- WHO KNEW.....? SEPT 2016 IT WAS $ 20184.50.
THESE BUSINESS PEOPLE KEEP TELLING ME I SHOLD HAVE A 5 YEAR GOAL.... WOULD I DARE PUT DOWN ON A GRANT APPLICATION THAT MY GOAL IN 5 YEARS WAS TO HAVE 2100 PURPLE SHATTERS ALSO.? IF THAT HAPPENS.. WE WOULD BE THRU THE ALPHABET I AM SURE...
HUNTER AND WENDY
We all deal with challenges.....even service dogs! Wendy has NEVER liked water, except to drink. When we were first paired, she would steer around puddles, so I would have to walk through them. And she doesn't like to go out in the rain. So leaving band tonight was a challenge for her because of the big puddle she couldn't get around and drips from the roof. She gets me through a lot of things and I can talk through her tough spots too! We are a team and that's what we do for each other!
EVE AND FINN
Another day that I am so grateful for all everyone does and SDP! Thank you again and again Carlene, staff, volunteers, donors and CPs. What you do truly makes a huge impact the lives of others. More than I ever even imagined as we pursued a Service Dog for Eve!
HIS VIDEO OF THRU THE PUDDLE IS CUTE SORRY I JUST DON'T HAVVE THE CAPABILITY-- NEITHER DOES MY COMPUTER.?
Eve had surgery in Omaha today! Our 8 hour drive yesterday was smooth sailing and Finn did great!
His behavior since we got here has been a little off. Not naughty or inattentive just different. Seems like he's just been in tune with Eve and her nerves to me. He did just fine while she was in surgery but the two times we got up for a walk I could tell he was looking for her. He was able to go back to recovery and was happy to find positive results on his wellness checks! Once she was settled in the room- so was he & he slept and snored for quite a long while! He must have been exhausted keeping watch for her to come back!
Here are a few pics from today!
He finally decided he needed to be by his girl no matter how small the (eeek a moving) bed was!
Ahhhh finally they both got to rest!!
Yay!! My girl's back to her happy self -- must be my calming affect on her! Besides who can't be happy when their dog has a face like this?!?!?
PICTURES THAT DIDN'T WORK... SORRY...