NEXT TIRADE ... THINGS THAT AIN'T GONNA BE ACCEPTABLE....
1. IT STARTED WITH BEING PROPRERLY DRESSED FOR FARM WORK. THIS MEANS WITH NO BODY PARTS BULDGING OUT OF CLOTHES THAT BELONGED TO A YOUNGER SIBLING-- OR IN TH CASE OF MALES, YOUR GRANDFATHER'S DROOPING DRAWERS...WE DO HAVE A DRESS CODE-- CLEAN TO START WITH-- AND FITTING WITH NOTHING HANGING.
2. THAT MORPHED TO GUM CHEWING- UNLESS YOU ARE THAT TV GUY WHO SWA.LOWS 35 PIECES OF GUM A DAY, WHERE DO YOU PUT IT WHEN YOU ARE THRU??? STEPPING IN GUM IS THE ONLY THING I CAN THINK OF THAT MIGHT BE WORSE THAN A PILE OF POO. THERE IS A REASON THE POO LANDED THERE... THERE IS NO REASON TO CHEW GUM HERE.
3. APPARENTLY THERE IS/WAS AN EDICT THAT SAYS KIDS NEEDDED XX NUMBER OF HOURS COMMUNITY SERVICE TO GRADUATE/PASS/ JOIN NAT'L HONOR SOCIETY/OR STAY OUT OF JAIL FOR DRUNK DRIVING... --- WHATEVER... and the deadline MUST BR END OF APRIL OR SOMETHING-- WE ARE GETTING INUNDATED WITH COMUNITY SERVICE REQUESTS...
NOW AS MUCH AS WE NEED HELP... AND I CERTAINLY NEED TO TRY AND FIND NEW ANIMAL HANDLING TALLENT- FOR BOTH THE PUPS AND OLDER DOGS,--- WHAT I DON'T NEED... AND AS OF TODAY . ( MARCH 8TH) IS THE KID WHO JUST EMAILED "I NEED 20 HOURS BY MARCH 15TH" .. I ANSWERED HER WITH
i need to know how you ended up needing 20 hours in 7 days.. you must have known sooner----
if you just found this out on the 8th then show me how that happened and we will help you. but if you knew about this a while ago , we won't do it... we need help of people who keep themselves better organized.
? I'M NASTY? RIGHT... ! WE GET ALOT OF REQUESTS NOW-- THE WORD IS OUT-- THIS IS A FUN PLACE TO WORK... AND THEY WORK..----.SOME JOBS ARE BETTER THAN OTHERS.
THIS WHOLE CONCEPT OF COMMUNITY SERVUCE IS SUPPOSED TO BE A LEARNING EXPERIENCE.....
WELLLLLLL..... I HAD 4 KIDS WHO DID SOMETHING WRONG IN A CAR AND TEH JUDGE SET THEM TO 10 HOURS SERVICE... AND THEY HAD TO -- OR GO TO JAIL....SO I SET THEM TO MIXING MORE LIME IN THE MANURE PILE.. AFTER EXPLAING TO THEM THAT THE NAT'L HONOR SOCIETY KIDS GOT THE PUPPY MINDING JOBS . AND IF THEY THOUGHT THAT WAS UNFAIR "JUST WAIT TIL YOU HIT THE REAL WORLD."
MENDING FENCES IN BUG SEASON IS ANOTHER TRAINING JOB FOR ONES REFERRED BY THE COURT.
IF THEY ARE ALREADY IN TROUBLE, I DON'T WANT TO GIVE TEHM A JOB WHERE THEY COULD SCREW UP OR CAUSE PROBLEMS... MIXING MANURE IS PERFECT-- CAN'T CAUSE DAMAGE-- HERE'S A PICHFORK-- GO THERE.
ACTUALLY THERE IS ANOTHER 'I CAN'T STAND"-- A MOTHER WHO CALLS AND BEGS ME TO HELP HER SON-- WHO JUST CAN'T GET HIS ACT TOGETHERE AND GOT IN TROUBLE-- NEEDS CC HOURS-- SHE EVEN OFFERS TO COME HELP HIM... NO... LET ME GUESS WHAT HIS PROBLEM IS... LET ME PUT HIM IN THE MANURE PILE ALL BY HIS LONESOME.
I DON'T MIND TEH MOTHER WHO ASKS ABOUT CC HERE AND THEN SAYS "I'LL TELL MY KID ABOUT IT"
NOT EVEN "I'LL TELL MY KID TO CALL" THERE IS A DIFFERENCE.. A BIG DIFFERENCE.
ALMOST WITHOUT EXCEPTION WE WILL TAKE NAT'S HONOR SOCIETY APPLICANTS-- STRAIGHT A'S IS AN INDICATION OF SOMETHING... AT LEAST A GOOD WAY TO START OT SORT THESE KIDS OUT.
I AM BASICALLY LOOKING FOR SOME KIDS WHO DO THE CC HOURS... AND THEN HANG AROUND AND VOLUNTEER-- WHAT I DON'T NEED IS THE KID WHO SITS ONTHE SOFA WITH HIS CELL PHONE TEXTING FOR ANOTHER 12 MINUTES TIL HIS TIME IS UP AND THAT IS THE END OF HIM GIVING TO HIS COMMUNITY.
FROM THERE ON HE INTENDS TO JUST TAKE FROM THAT COMMUNITY...
WE HAVE ALOT OF THOSE- AND I CAN NOT FOR THE LIFE OF ME SEE WHAT THEY WILL BECOME IN 10 YEARS. A GENERATION OF " FETCH ME, CARRY ME, TAKE ME" ---KIDS...
AFTER STEVE #2 DID TRAINER TALK WE JUST HIT ON A FEW OF "H3LL NO'S" ABOUT PEOPLE WHO COME WANTING A SERVICE DOG.... WE HAVE ONE APPLICANT WHO'S HUSBAND ANSWERS EVERY QUESTION - BECAUSE HIS WIFE LITERALLY CAN NOT SPEAK... FINE !! THAT LEAVES 119 WERE TEH WIFE-- OR MOTHER ANSWERS THE QUESTIONS..I USD TO BE VERY TOLERANT OF THAT.. NOW.. I AM NOT... I ASK THE QUESTIONS OF TEH PERSON APPLYING AND IF SOMEONE ELSE ANSWERS I QUICKLY ASK "CAN'T THEY SPEAK?" (BECAUSE MAYBE THEY CAN'T.) .. THAT CAN GO TO " I WANT TO HEAR THIER ANSWER" TO "PLEASE DON'T TALK" ... TO " WILL YOU SHUT UP " -- EXAMPLES????
RACHAEL-- BELLA'S MOM ONLY ANSWERS IF BELLA STRUGGLES-- CONSEQUENTLY ... SHE DOES NOT OFTEN DO THAT !! WONDERFUL !!
TO THE VETERAN WHO'S WIFE TRIED TO DO ALL TEH TALKING AND I HAD TO ASK HER TO GO TO HTE BARN...
IT IS NOT ALL WOMEN... B U T ALOT...88%--- .. A COUPLE WHO WORKED ON THE BUILDING - THE MAN KEPT ANSWERING EVERY QUESTION I ASKED TEH WIFE...SO I ASKE HIM "WHEN DO YOU LET HER TALK?"
THEY ARE JUST TRYING TO HELP... BUT ....I AM REEEEEALLLLY BAD.... I AM EQUALLY OFFENDSIVE IN ALL OPPORTUNITIES.
THE CONCEPT IS CLOSELY RELATED TO MEGAN TAKING A NEW APPLICANT OUT WITH A DOG, AN D HAVING THEM FALL- WHERE SHE JUST STANDS AROUND AND LETS THEM FIGURE OUT HOW TO GET THEMSELVES BACK ON THEIR FEET..WHILE PEOPLE SCOLD HER FOR NOT HELPING...
WITH SO MANY PEOPLE STRUGGLING TO BE INDEPENDENT BECAUSE OF SOME MASSIVE HEALTH ISSUE.., I HAVE LITTLE PATIENCE WITH THE PERSON WHO CAN DRIVE, CAN SEE, CAN TALK AND BOLDLY SAYS "I CAN NOT WORK, I AM DISABLED" WEARING THE LABEL LIKE IT IS A BADGE OF ENTITLEMENT. AN APPLICANT CALLED WANTING A DOG-- AND I SAID COMING HERE AND VOLUNTEERING WAS A BIG PART FIGURING OUT WHO NEEDED WHAT DOG.... I SUGGESTED SHE COME AND VOLUNTEER....AND SHE GOT INTO A LIST OF .." WELL I'M DISABLED, I CAN'T XXX, YYY...ZZZ.." I ASKED IF SHE COULD FOLD LAUNDRY OR ANSWER THE PHONE- BECAUSE IF SHE CAN'T DO THAT , HOW DID SHE INTEND TO CARE FOR A SERVICE DOG.. THESE DOGS ARE PARTNERS, NOT HIRED HELP.
WE ARE FACED WITH A REAL CHALLANGE... I HOPE THIS PERSON CAN GET HERE JUST FOR A CHANGE OF SCENERY..... SHE IS IN A WHELLCHAIR-- WITH AN IPHONE ARRAINGEMENT WERE SHE POINTS TO TALK - AND SHE IS MENTALLY PERFECT- I HAVE ALWAYS SAID I WILL FIND SOMETHING FO EVERYONE TO DO THAT CAN GET HERE..
THIS WILL FORCE THAT ISSUE.. BUT I WILL TRY. I HAVE THAT THING THAT I USED TO TEACH A DOG TO BE A HEARING EAR DOG.... PUSH A BUTTON AND IT MADE A BELL RING ACROSS THE ROOM...- DOG LEARNED TO COME TO ME THEN GO TO THE NOISE....
SO MAYBE THIS PERSON COULD WATCH THE PUPS AND PUSH THAT BUTTON IF IT LOOKS LIKE THEY MIGHT NEED HELP.... I WILL FIND SOMETHING---
ANY ANSWEER ---"I CAN'T, I AM DISABLED" IS A BIG RED FLAG..... THAT CAUSES US TO CHECK ALL THE DETAILS OF ANY APPLICANT..
AS I GET DEAFFER AND DEAFFER I CAN REALLY APPRECIATE THE ENTIRE PROBLEM.
This morning Eve had PT. She did so great!
About a year and a half ago we thought Eve had achieved some nice mobility after several surgeries and a couple breaks she just didn't bounce back like she normally had. Even then Eve hadn't walked independently all the way from the car into the store and back. So today her PT gave her some of the more challenging obstacles we had worked on in the past she totally did them!!! So at this point we are now saying Eve is as strong as she was then and even more independent now that she has Finn to help her with longer distances!
This is sooo amazing! In just 2 months Finn has helped her with this. This is how AMAZING the Service Dog Project is! This is what they do for all their recipients! Such an amazing thing they do all run on 100% donations. Thank you also to all of you who contribute to SDP! We are so grateful!
I'm just so excited to see how much stronger she gets and how much more quickly she will bounce back with Finn's help! She really needed him to give her stability but I think maybe even more importantly confidence!
EVERYONE IS INVITED
SUNDAY MARCH 12 2017 , DURING OPEN HOUSE
A TWO YEAR BIRTHDAY PARTY
FOR ALL STARLETS AND THEIR LEADING MEN
WITH SPECIAL INVATATION TO
BENTLEY AND SCARLOT
i would bring a cake and whatever else is needed
if you want to bring something it will be greatly appreciated
thank you , once again Carlene, trainers, volunteers,CPs and
everyone at SDP for my most wonderful gift.
Cindy and Ava