Tuesday, April 25, 2017

april  25 2017



this computer is acting up ... again.... you know if you don't get it in yout email, you can try on our web  -- top left corner...

all right---  this apparently will be the year of the pennies in the plastic bags... -- i have now had a 1/2 dozen varieties of the oenny project... i have tried it in the t tent- wheree i did not think it worked... but with mo and lincoln we coudl do a perfect experiment if we hang a bag off thier neck  and see how many flies are on their front legs vs back ones... fly counting... to be cloestly associated with mosquito counting...

some of the CP old timers know about my $500 mosquito mgnet  vs my $19 fan with $3 net "funnel" attached  it was 4 mosquitos  vs  a cup full caught in the net funnel,, i now have aa better fan in teh deagle and nut houses to blow air out the door... which keeps air circulating in all the doggie doors-- otherwise the mosquitos are brutal...  i geave that mosquito magnet away twice and both people returned it as useless.

my other fact is that  i took the cup of live mosquitos an dmoths-- loosely twised the net so they could not escape and put it on the roof of the dog house and soaked them in raid...  they were all very alive an hour later so i put it on the ground and stamped on them....  this is now my mosquito control  method minus all chemicals...  big footing.

the battle of teh bugs wil soon staart-- thank heavens we don't live near the ocean in ipswich...  there are "green heads"   large flys which  b ite and hang on  and are a huge problem with equines who  live near teh ocean in ipswich...   we may get 3 or 4 here over the summer  and they hurt...  there is one worse... a grey black huge    fly about 1.5 inches...we get about oone or two of these over the summer...  they bite a horse/donkey on the  back---  causing great bucking and kicking as it hangs on  hurting...... mary found out that i would swat the thing for her  which made her dangerous becaus e if one landed she would come running to me regardless of wh was standin g next to me.. or if i was in the t t ent.. all i could do was yell "here she comes" and try and get away from a crowd so i could swat the theing.

mary also knew that if she stood  in the t tent we would swish flyos off her legs for her and didn't mind getting swatted wit a fly swatter withthe enthusiasm that would panic a horse.

we also try "butterfly catchers"... from ebay.
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i do not know why operating the tractor is seen as a man's thing--- sitting up high  wiggling levers in air conditiond comfort is  far less taxing than  poking these letters on this fool computer..  i rarely swear at the tractor...  unlike this machine..
so yesterday... as the pond was rising and covering a bit of the island,,,,, it was obvious  the exit pipes were not exiting the water... and rain is due today...-- so i went out with the tractor, got up int he back hoe seat-- and with 3 scoops  i undid the plug- and the pond began to drain with a great whoosh   as the  water swirled around the missing drain mid pond-- i know from past experiwnce that suction in that drain is so powerful it could easily drown someone..  at one point a basketball got sucked onto the top of the drain and i tried to get it off...
i don't do that any more...  experience comes from bad experience..
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it has been reported to me that the musicians  are up and moving-- time to put up the white fence-- which is actually white wire shelving which is easily  jumped by mommy who's milk department would be in danger with any other puppy fencing.... not to mention boy puppies..
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now teh topic of buck passing...
 a plumber was asked to give me an estimate on hooking up the dryer and  a few other things...  he called and asked if i would go see what the btu's of the dryer were... i was doing paperwork...s o i asked a bunch of people in the puppy room if they would find out hthe btu's on the back label of the dryer in the barn... they called shannon and asked her ( apparently ?leaving a message on her cell?) thus endeth that project... no one checked and  i forgot.... and now thei plumber can not sestimate  until he can figure the stuff needed... adn we again have no plumber  because  i don't know wht btu deal... 

sara has now gone to try and figure it out.
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While Hunter was at Disney enjoying The Lion King:

Hunter made it all the way around the stage dancing (without falling!) which would not be possible if Wendy was not a part of his life for over 3 years. Wendy was not a fan of the smoke that was used earlier in the show, so she sat this one out.

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the   bizzarre number of details that go into making one successful service dog defy all defyable numberiings.

Monday, April 24, 2017

APRIL 24 2017
JUDY GETS A 100% ON REMEMBERING THE KEYS ON THE  KEYBOARD ON PAPER...... ALTHO SHE SAID IT WAS VERY DIFFICULT.  IT IS ONE OF THOSE THINGS WE JUST DON'T THINK ABOUT..

WE HAVE ALOT OF THOSE AROUND HERE..  WE GET SO USED TO DOING SOMETHING ONE WAY WE DON'T QUESTION..
AND THAT IS  DEADLY !!!  ALSO OCAISONALLY STUPID...AND IF IT IS A PROCEEDURE  INITIATED BY TEH ADVERTISING INDUSTRY IT IS MADDENING -  THEY COUNT ON THE PUBLIC STUPIDITY SO WHEN I FALL FOR IT... I AM FURIOUS.

BEWARE OF REPETITIVE ACTIONS.. "I'VE ALWAYS DONE IT THAT WAY" IS A DOUBLE EDGED SWORD..  THIS WAY CREATED NO PROBEMS-- VS --  I HAVE  STUPIDLY NOT QUESTIONED THIS FOR YEARS WHY START NOW.?

TODAY'S VENTING IS AT THE VISCOSITY  OF THE VARIOUS SOAPS WE BUY AND USE.
IF THT IS THE MOST BRILLIANT THING I CAN COME UP WITH, IT IS GOING TO BE A TOUGH DAY...

THIS MORNING I BEGAN TO RUN OUT OF LAUNDRY SOAP- DOESN'T SOUND LIKE AN EARTH SHATTERING PROBLEM... BUT.... THAT LIQUID SOAP... EITHER LAUNDRY/ DISH/ SHAMPOOO ETC  IS SOLD SO THICK THAT  I THINK IT IS D4ESIGNED TO MAKE YOU USE FAR MORE THAN NECESSARY-- THIS IS WHY I SAVE THE POOLAND SPRINGS SQUIRT TOP BOTTLES- SO I CAN DILUTE THE DAWN  DISH SOAP--(DOG SHAMPOO AND SEVERAL OTHER THINGS)   A TERRIFFIC SPLIT SECOND SAVER-- TIP SQUIRT AND YOU ARE DONE-- WIHTOUT THE TIP AND HOLD FOR THE SLOW MOVING GOOP TO CLUMP OUT WITH FAR MORE THAN YOU NEEDED...
NOW MY LAUNDRY PROBLEM.... THE POLAND SPRINGS BOTTLES ARE FAR TOO SMALL  , SO WHAT I HAVE DONE FOR YEARS NOW, IS SAVE A NEWLY EMPTYIED GALLON ONE  ONE... FILL IT 1/4 WITH A NEWLY PURCHASED FLUID AND ADDED ANOTEHR 1/4 QUANTITY OF WTER ( SO IT ISN'T TOO HEAVY TO BREAK MY FLIMSY SHELF)... WHEN I NEED IT I COUNT TO 5 ( 6 FOR BLUE JEAN LOAD)   AND  I FEEL VERY PLEASED WITH MMYSELF.   EMPTY THAT ,AND REPEAT THE  ADD ANOTHER 1/4 FROM THE NON DILUTED JUG -- NOW WE ARE DOWN TO 1/2  IN TEH NON DILUTED..  ONE MORE CYCLE AND WE ARE DOWN TO 1/4 IN EACH JUG-  IT IS THE NEXT CYCLE WHERE I REEALIZED THE UTTER STUPIDITY OF NOT QUESTIONING REPEDITIVE CHORES.... AS I STARTED TO EMPTY THE LAST 1/4 JUG INTO THE DUPLICATE EMPTY JUG- FORTUNATELY THIS TIME I STOPPED AND JUST ADDED WATER TO THE NON DILUTED JUG...   I WAS SOOOOO PLEASED WITH MYSELF....


BUT NOT ONLY SPLIT SECONDS ARE SAVED,,, BUT GALONS OF WATER....THE VISCOSITY OF  THESE FLUIDS - WHICH ARE INTENDED TO   BE USED WITH WATER- IS  WHAT I  QUESTION... TAKE DOG SHAMPOO-- WHICH I THINK IS WHERE THIS STARTED-- YOU WET THE DOG THEN POUR ON GOOP WHCH STAYS IN A LUMP ON THE DOGS' B ACK  TIL YOU SMEAR IT-- AND THEN YOU CAN NOT RINSE IT ENOUGH TO GET RID OF IT. RUNNING AN ESTRA 5 MINUTES OF WARM WATER AND  THE DOG'S BACK WILL STILL PRODUCE  MINOR  BUBBLES... 
EVEN DILUTED DAWN IN THE PUPPY BABY NURSING BOTTLES -- I RINSE FOR NOTHER 24 MINUTES IN AN EFFORT TO  GET RID OF THE SOAP...  WE DILUTE THE DAWN AT ABOUT 10 TO 1 RATIO...

TO FURTHER STUDY THE REPETITIVE ACTION..... THISE POLAND SPRINGS WTER BOTTLES HAVE  ONE OF THE BEST DESIGNED FLIP TOP SEALING LIDS KNOWN  TO MANKIND.-- THEY WORK-- IN THEIR DRINKING WATER PHASE... FLIP --DRINK..-- SEAL..-- CARRY UPSIDE DOWN- THEY DO NOT LEAK. CRITICAL IN THE WATER PHASE...  BUT THE ACTION OF  FLIP USE .SEAL GETS SO INGRAINED  IN THE USER'S HEAD, THAT IN THEIR AFTERLIFE AS A CONTAINER FOR DILUTED  DAWN DISHWASHING, SEALING THE  FLIP TOP IS A TERIIBLE WASTE OF THAT SPLIT SECOND WE FIND SO NECESSARY TO GET AHEAD OF  ANOTHER CAR ON THE HIGHWAY..    I FIND I HAD  TO CUT OFF THE BLUE FLIP TO KEEP PEOPLE FROM SEALING IT BETWEEN USE SITTING THERE ON THE COUNTER...

HOW BAD IS IT?  SOMEONE -- WHO HAS BEEN TRAINED IN TH E FLIP USE SEAL METHOD--- KEEPS COMING ALONG AND REPLACING   THE  BOTTLES WITH THE TOP REMOVED AS BROKEN IN NEED OF REPLACING...

I TRY... IT IS A STRUGGLE....
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NEXT PROBLEM... BEWARE OF GOLF BALLS

Hash browns are being recalled in several states because they may have bits of chopped up golf balls in them.The FDA confirmed McCain Foods USA is voluntarily recalling 2-pound-bags of Harris Teeter Brand Frozen Southern Style Hash Browns. The company says golf balls were quote "inadvertently harvested" along with the potatoes. North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Washington, D.C., Delaware, Florida, Georgia and Maryland were affected by the recall. 
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GET ON WITH IT.... IT IS MONDAY ... AGAIN...

Sunday, April 23, 2017

april 23 2017

now here is a new one to me...someone said they enjoyed the  DD writing.. and th echallange of trying figure out what i meant to type even considering  which letter is next to which on the keyboard...
that started me wondering ... starting with a blank piece of paper-- can anyone--  accurately--fill in the letters of this keyboard?..
i really would like to know this.. i almost asked my daughter gwen to do it when she was here, but we spent alot of time lining up the proper running lights for the rubber ducky, currently  in the pond...

now about that rubber ducky....i mention this only  for scientific reasons  even if jerry seinfelld did an entire 1/2 hour on the effect of cold water on "shrinkage"  -- ducky was inflated on a nice sunny day  and enjoyed several days floating joyfully as king of the pond...and then the cold rains came- now i don't know how to check this...., but his entire ego has suffered a chilling   "shrinkage"  problem.  his embarrassment is evident as his head hangs sideways, and his wings are minus thier  capacity to flap ----  little does he know-- these things do happen...  better days are coming- and if we inflate him and   his ego artificially- as some people might be inclined to do, when his life returns to happy days of  normal "sunny day"   pressure, any artificial  inflation might prove to be more than  he would be comfortable with-- and if that lasted more than 4 hours we might have to intervene somehow to take the pressure off and return him to his usual cheerful buoyant self.
 so he is  where he is- and we  will wait for nature to solve the problem...
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this  scientific  shrinkage/ expansion problem can be life threatening to the pups.... bottle feeding  has started... not much.. just a bit... actualy about 3 oz between the 11 of them ( one absolutely refused to nurse from the bottle... the rest objected until they stopped to think, then grabbed and hung on nicely.)
so we fill the 8 oz bottle-- AND THIS IS THE CRITICAL PART-- the warm milk in the cool bottle with nipple attached, when you invert it and shake it up at all,  the warm milk expands teh  air in the bottle just enough to cause the milk to squirt out faster than a pup can cope with it..  so ---A MUST--  always squirt some onto your wrist to check the temp-- a couple times  0- then unscrew the cap to return the internal pressure to normal  and then check again if you have any doubt...before offering it to a pup.. 
that is the big deal...there are a couple otheres-- not life threatening-- but.. we whip the  powdered goats milk.. just a little in the blender and then put it in the bottle thru a very fine strainer-- otherise  one  un-disolved lump might clog the  tiny hole in the nipple.... to start with, i let them nurse while i count to 10-- that is all.. but during that time i usually can hear a bubble or two going into the bottle.. if i don't then i must when i take it out of the pups's mouth.  the other ting -- with dane pups, is you must use  your little finger and the musscle at the base of your thumb to gently press teh pup's lips to the nipple-- otherwise they ac get frustrate with the  slurp of the  air management  which doesn't produce much milk...
'1 other thing.... mix up an 8 oz amt per the directons on the bottle..... feed teh pups whatever ( 3 oz to start with) and give mommy the remainder.......
so that is the lesson of the day...
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now.... this discussion is premature- because i have not seen chaos today... yet... .. but as of yesterday......re.. chaos' foot/shoulder?  she ran around yesterday and "came up lame'... carrying one foot.. now if i took her to teh vet , they would want to xray  all parts of her-- and arrive at a definite diagnosis.. which is certaily the right thing to do... however... whatever the xray showed  at least at the moment,  would not change our treatment of her.. her foot does not hurt if she does not walk on it. mommy nature provicdes pain to stop her from waking on it.  she seems comfortable standing on 3 legs -- or lying around... which is what she would do if we put a cast on her leg ( if anything is broken)-- so we will re assess her problem later today... if she doesn't come bounding on 3 legs for breakfast, we might pay more attention.... but i don't want to give her pain meds and cause her to walk on it...  rest up... maybe mommy nature has more to say..
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wendy/ hunter
We had a great time Walt Disney World! Thank you to everyone who made it magical! From cast members and staff, security, and new friends (you know who you are), thank you for the memories and making it easier for us! From knowing service dog etiquette, to offering water for Wendy, or just admiring from afar, thank you!

Saturday, April 22, 2017

APRIL 22 2017

THE LIFE CYCLE IF THE HAY STRING...STRONG STUFF-- STARTS OUT-- MANY TIMES IN CANADA... HOLDING 40 TO 50 POUND BALES OF HAY IN TIGHT WADS...IT LANDS IN THE BARN OF SOME HORSE OWNER-- WHERE IT IS DESTINED TO RELEASE THE FLAKES OF HAY  TO BE DISTRIBUTED TO EQUINE RESIDENTS. BY THE  "HORSE FEEDERS".-... THERE ARE USUALLY  TWO STRINGS  (3 STRING BALES WEIGH 75 POUNDS AND ARE TOO HEAVY FOR THE NORTH EASTAVG HORSE FEEDER- AND SOMETIME THOSE  ARE WIRE...)

ONCE IN THE STABLE, -AT THIS POINT BECOMES A CRITIQUE OF THE FEEDERS AND BARN IN GENERAL -----IT GETS EITHER CUT, OR WEDGED OFF ONE CORNER BY HOLDING THE BALE STILL WITH ONE KNEE  BY THE BARN FEEDED WHO HAS MORE ENERGY THAN ORGANIZATIONAL SKILLS-- THIS PRODUCES ABOUT A 3 FOOT STRING  LOOP.  WHICH CAN BE DEADLY, IF AROUND SOME HORSE OR PERSON'S ANKLE...  THE REASON IT DOES NOT GET CUT IS NO ONE HAS EVER USED A PIECE OF THE HAY STRING TO NAIL A PAIR OF SCISSORS TO THE WALL IN THE HAY STRING  CUTTIN G PLACE.   USUALLY A TEEN AGER TYPE PERSON... HOWEVER IF A PAIR OF SCISSORS CAN BE FOUND.. IT IS EASILY SEVERED. THIS IS WHERE THE SOPHISTICATION OF TEH FEEDER IS MOST OBVIOUS.... A TRUE PROFESSIONAL  HORSE FEEDER, WILL CUT THAT STRING NEXT TO THE KNOT AND END UP WITH A 7 OR 8 FOOR PIECE  OF VERY STRONG STUFF WHICH RIVALS DUCT TAPE FOR USEFULLNESS...  IF YOU DON'T CUT IT NEXT TO THE KNOT YOU END UP WITH2 PIECES OF 3.5 HEAVY STRING TIED TOGETHER BY A KNOT  WHICH HOWEVER YOU TRY AND USE IT WILL LAND THE KNOT IN EXACTLY THE WRONG PLACE. MANY A SOPHISTICATED STABLE IS HELD  TOGETHER WITH HAY STRING.... OURS IS CURRENTLY LIGHT BLUE....

ALL OF IT  SHOULD LAND IN THE HAY STRING COLLECTION  PLACE-- A CAN,   PILED IN A CORNER  OR TIED TO A RAFTER FOR FUTURE USE...
WHERE IT SHOULD NOT LAND IS IN THE MANURE PILE---BEGINNIERS OFTEN REFER TO THE MANURE PILE AS "THE TRASH" 
 PROPERLY MAINTAINED, NOTHING IS FURTHER FROM THE TRUTH- TOSSING HAY STRING IN WITH THE "USED HAY"  AN CAUSE A TALENTED MECHANIC 3 OR 4 HOURS OF  BACK BREAKING EFFORT AS THE MANURE PILE AGES INTO LOVELY TOP SOIL, THAT HAY STRING SURVIVES  THE 3 YEAR AGING TO LAND IN THE LAWN OR ANOTHER HAY FIELD WHERE IT WILL ATTACK A MOWER AND USE IT'S INCREDIBLE STREGNTH TO ADHERE ITSELF TO THE  CENTER OF TEH MOWER...  WHERE THE MOWER MOTOR WILL GIVE OUT BEFORE THE HAY STRING BURNS OR BREAKS. 

COFFEE CUPS AND SODA CANS IN THE MANURE  PILE  DEMONSTRATE PURE IGNORANCE- BUT THE HAY STRING CAN BE AN EXEEDINGLY EXPENSIVE ERROR...

IN THE STUFF I SPREAD YESTERDAY I SAW 2 PIECES OF STRING-- I ALSO NOTED WE SHOULD HAVE MORE PEOPLE LEARN TO USE THE TRACTOR BY  MIXING LIME IN THE PILES MORE OFTEN..  IT IS AN EXCELLENT BACK HOE LEARNING PLACE
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KRINGLE AND I DID SOME SHOPPING TODAY AT SAM'S CLUB. WE ALSO WENT OUT TO DINNER WITH SOME GOOD FRIENDS FROM OUR NEIGHBORHOOD AT THE SAXONBURG HOTEL. KRINGLE HAD PERFECT MANNERS.- SHAUNNA.
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Dear Carlene, 
I hope all is well. I'm happy to see that you received the donations from Logans MS Awareness day. He was so proud to have raised funds and to have to give back to the SDP. 
I wanted to tell you a little about Pixie first vacation. She is a fabulous traveler and did wonderful on the plane. I was so proud of her. 

Our vacation was fabulous and full of adventures and my sweet girl made it so much better for me so I could keep up with my boys and family with all the walking. She was my ⭐️ shinning star ⭐️ once again. 
Then I was sitting outside waiting for the boys to get the luggage and a lady from the military came up to me and said " I have to you your dog was the talk of the plane. She was so well behaved and we have never seen a dog with such wonderful manners." We got to talking and I told her how I received Pixie and how she got me walking again and just pretty much all of of it. She walked away in tears. I said " don't walk away in tears Pixie is the best thing that ever happened to me and she forever changed my life and gave me so much back". 
✨🌟⭐️My SHINNING PIXIE 🌟✨
Stacy & Pixie 

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Hi Carlene! 

We are heading home from our trip to Disney. Let's just say that we have some tired kiddos, Wendy included. We had a great time and Wendy did fantastic! We took her back to the hotel for a break most days and her cooling vest worked well in the parks. We heard many compliments on how well behaved she was. She had some firsts on the trip, first boat rides, amusement park rides (including a safari), and meeting Disney characters, even Chip and Dale, her nemesis the chipmunks.  We encountered some other service dogs, some barking at Wendy and needing to be restrained, others acknowledged her, but kept walking. Wendy kept her eye on them, but was well behaved. 

We had lots of people asking about Wendy and handed out our cards with SDP on it. Many people, especially law enforcement/security, commented on Wendy and were impressed with her. We heard more "beautiful dog" than horse comments, especially about how nice she looked and her coat. Lots of Great Dane people chatted with us. We talked about SDP a lot and the 24he cameras and new puppies. 

CP Ingrid was a huge help before and during our trip, making sure things ran smoothly and if we had any issues. Because of her, Hunter was given once in a lifetime experiences, that were made Wendy friendly, so she didn't get stepped on in large crowds.  The Disney cast members were great with Wendy. Ingrid also helped with the meet and greet in a cool spot with snacks. We had a great 2 and a half hour visit, who included Nancy, Etta & Zena, Dennis & Savvy and some of our family. Ingrid made it easier to navigate around Disney, and we are very grateful.

That's it for now!
Andy & Kelly (Team Hunter & Wendy's parents)
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FROM TH "BRAIN CONVENTION"  RADIO SHOW...
THIS IS FROM YOUR VISIT WITH BOSTON HERALD FOLKS THIS AFTERNOON


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Friday, April 21, 2017

APRIL 21 2017
WE ARE DUE AT THE BRAIN CONVENTION IN BOSTON  AT 10:00 TO 2:00   WITH 5 DOGS..  BUD DRIVING AT 8:00..IT IS A NEUROLOGIST CONVENTION...

I USED TO DO THEWSE GIGS ALL THE TIME.. CONVENTIONS LOVE A REALLY ATTRACTING BUNCH OF ANIMALS..  IN THIS CASE SERVICE DOGS..  BENTLY GOES AS MY SD... SIZZLE AS IN TRAINING ..WATSON AND MINDY FOR EVERYONE TO PAT.. AND ARIOT AS GRACE'S DOG-- WHICH SHE REALY IS-- AND SHE IS GOOD AT THIS PUBLIC PERSONA BIT...
BUT THE STUFF WE HAVE TO TAKE .. IS NEARLY OVERWHEMING..  MATS, FLUFFIES.. OF COURSE..678 POUNDS OF POKER CHIPS.- BUT THINGS LINE PAPER TOWELS, SIGN MAKING MATERIALS , OUR BLOODLINES TREE, THE LAPTOP AND MONITOR TO RUN THE EXPLORE WEB.. WATER BUCKETS , TREATS  DUCT TAPE WHITE BOARD.... AND TEH BIG STRING OF MONKEY FOSTS "FOR A DONATION" AS THEY ARE GOOD FOR PK PATIENTS AS ZIPPER PULLERRS... THEY ARE GIVING US A TABLE AND ELECTRICITY...

WE ARE PACKED ANND READY TO LOAD...
PLAN IS TO PILE/HANG IT  ALL ON MY WHEELCHAIR WHICH I CAN PUSH-- AND SIT IN IF I GET TIRED... THIS PLACE IS HUGE...

THE FARM WILL BE RUN BY THE 6 CAMERA PEOPLE WHO  ARRIVED YESTERDAY PLUS MEG, SHANNON  AND   LINDA ( PAM IS OFF... STEVE IS OFF)-- IT IS RAINING-- SO OUR FERTALIZER AND LIME ARE BLENDING  IN AS PLANNED....

KATIE ( NOW EX- PREGO WITH A CUTE BABY BOY... ) AND MARGARET -- ABOUT THE SAME.. ARE BOTH GOING TO VOLUNTEER TRAINING DOGS ON SATURDAYS-- LEAVIG THEIR KIDS WITH TEH DADS... ... SHOULD WORK FINE... THEY CAN SHOPA DN TRAIN AT THE SAME TIME...  BOTH HAVE EXPERIENCE...


SO THIS IS A SHORT DOGGIE...
SHOULD BE FUN !!

Thursday, April 20, 2017

APRIL 20 2017
GREEN GRASS--- OR EVEN GREEN WEEDS... IT HAS BEEN A STRUGGLE TO BEAT BACK TEH FOREST EVER SINCE I MOVED IN HERE..-- BUT THERE WAS A SHORT SPELL MAYBE 6 YEARS AGO  WHEN THE FLAT FIELD WAS RELATIVELY GREEN -- ESPECIALLY AFTER THE DANDELIONS BLOOMED AND WE HAD JUST THE GREEN LEFT...NOW  DON'T YOU ALL WRITE ME ABOUT MAKING WINE OUT OF THE DANDELIONS  BECAUSE YOU MUST FACTOR IN THE AMMOUNT OF URINE PRODUCED BY THE 10 TO 20 GRET DANES WHO USE THAT FIELD NOT ONLY FOR EXERCISE.... SO TEH DEBATE OF TEH DAY.. IS.. SHOULD I  SPREAD A HEALTHY LAYER OF LIME OVER THE WHOLE THING, ALONG WIT  THE FERTALIZER WE SPREAD YESTERDAY???   I AM SURE YOU  ALL ARE AWARE OF HOW MOST PEOPLE SPREAD STUFF ON THEIR LAWNS.... HOWEVER, LET ME TELL  YOU HOW WE DO IT AT SDP...

THE PLACE IS TOO BIG FOR A WALK BEHINDER... AND TOO SMALL FOR A PROPER SPREADER... THAT LEAVES A GIZMO  IN TEH HITCH OF MYT CAR...HOW MANY PEOPLE DOES IT TAKE TO SPREAD FERTALIZER????  IT MAY TAKE ONLY ONE FOR THE PROPER  SPREADERS, BUT OUR RIG TOOK 4 OF US.....  THE GIZMO GOES IN TEH TRAILER HITCH PLACE..  AS LONG AS THE BACK DOOR/HATCH IS OPEN WIDE...THEN HAS  2 "STRINGS"   ONE IS AN ELECTRICAL  CORD WHICH PLUGS INTO THE CIGRETTE LIGHTER  AND HAS AN ON/ OFF SWITCH 1/2  WAY ALONG THAT CORD...  THE OTHER IS JUST A ROPE TO ALLOW THE FERTALIZER TO DROP ONTO A SPINNING WHEEL AND GET FLUNG.. USUALLY ABOUT 30 FEET- BUT SINCE OUR FLINGER WAS FAULTY  IT WAS FLINGING ONLY ABOUT 15 FEET TOTHE LEFT.  WE CAN DEAL... 
I DROVE ... VERY CAREFULLY THRU GATES WITH AN INCH ON EITHER SIDE....  GRACE WAS IN CHARGE OF THE ON /OFF SWITCH... WHICH BECUSE MY TOYOTA IS LONGER THAN THE DURANGO ---WHICH WAS THE LAST SPREADER VEHICLE.---. SHE HAD TO SIT IN THE BACK SEAT..--- WHILE  JACKY - IN THE FRONT SEAT   HAD THE  MOST CHALLANGING JOB OF KEEPING THE ELECTRIC CORD PLUGGED INTOTHE  CIGARETT LIGHTER .  HER JOB WAS COMPLICATED BY THE FACT THAT  ARIOT HAD TO BE IN THE CAR WITH GRACE-  BECAUSE THAT IS WHERE ARIOT IS MOST COMFORTABLE.. BUT SINCE ARIOT IS ALSO DEAF AND NEEDS TO KEEP HER FAULTY EYESIGHT ON GRACE, SHE CONSTANTLY TURNED CIRCLES  TANGLING THISES 2 WIRES/STRINGS--- ALSO BEING DEAF IT WAS POINTLESS TO TELL HER TO HOLD STILL  SO SHE CONSTANTLY UNPLUGGED TEH ELECTRICAL CONTAC FROM THE CIGARETTE LIGHTER STOPPING THE FLINGING SO WE WOULD HAVE TO BACK UP AND RE CALCULATE THE  LEFT HAND FLINGING... I WAS NOT ONLY THE DRIVER, BUT ALSO THE PERSON TO  RECALCULATE THE FLINGING TO THE ALREADY FLUNG BY STICKING MY HEAD OUT THE WINDOW AND YELLING "PULL" AT JACKY WITH TEH ROPE....
DAVID HUNG AROUND AND WAITED TO HELP REFIL THE GIZMO--  IT HELD ONLY 160 PONDS... 2 BAGS... AT A TIME..
THUSLY TEH "PASTURE FERTALIZER" GOT SPREAD...
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THE BAG ALSO SAYS" OK TO LET ANIMALS OUT RO GRAZE AFTER IT GETS RAINED ON...  WHICH IT DID LAST  NIGHT... AS PLANNED... 
NEXT PROBLEM.... IT HAS BEEN A LONG TIME SINCE I  HAD SUCH A GOO D LOOK AT THE ACTUAL FIELD, AND HTERE ARE PLACES WHERE THE "TOP  SOIL" IS JUST GONE... SO I REALLY OUGHT TO ADD SOME OF MY 3 YEAR OLD HORSE MANURE IN PLACES..  THIS MAY GIVE THE FIELD A "HARLEQUIN " LLOK, AND NOT THE VELVET GREEN MEGAN IS THINKING ABOUT...
SO I AM BACK TO  "TO LIME OR NOT TO LIME... THAT IS THE QUESTION"  THE OTHER QUETION IS  IF  I  DUMP AND BACK DRAG MORE TOP SOIL , WILL THAT  HINDER OUR  LIMING EXERCISE-- OR SHOULD I LIME FIRST THEN DUMPO AND DRAG...
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I BET YOU NEVER KNEW HTE DETAILS OF TRYING TO RAISE DANES  WOULD GET SO COMPLICATED... LIKE HEALTH CARE? 
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ALSO BEFORE  ANYONE HAMMERS AT ME FOR DRIBVING A BIG SUV,, JUST ADD UP THE WEIGHT  OF LIVE BODIES  ALONG WITH 600 POUNDS OF BAGGED FERTALIZER IN THE POOR TOYOTA
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I HAVE TO ADD ONE OTHER FACT FOR THIS TIME OF YEAR.... ANY GOOD FARMER CAN  "CAST" SEED AT  "SIX SEEDS TO THE INCH" --THERE ARE CONTESTS AT FAIRS-- OR THERE USED TO BE.-- SO AFTER ALL THIS OTHER STUFF GETS DONE, I HAVE 50 POUNDS OF SEED TO TRY AND FILL THE HOLES WITH GREEN MATERIAL IN THE FLAT FIELD AND THE POND.....
 IF NONE OF IT WORKS I WILL HAVE NO USE FOR THE JOHN DEERE MOWER SITTING IN THE G TENT,  GROWING GREEN STUFF IS MORE GRACE'S STREGNTH.... NOT MINE.
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SHE TELLS ME SHE HAS PLANTED TEH PEAS ALONG THE FENCE..
THERE IS NOTING LIKE  A HANDFUL OF RAW PEAS RIGHT OUT OF THE GARDEN... AND THEY MUST BE PLANTED AS SOON AS THE FROST IS GONE... LIKE NOW.
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Eve got a new wheelchair yesterday!! It's a little big but some adjustments are being made hopefully that will do the trick. It even has Spinergy wheels with pink carbon fiber spokes cool huh?
While Finn has helped her to walk better further than before in a short period of time, the idea of her never needing a wheelchair is not realistic. The last 4 weeks have been a good example. She fell after her arm surgery and likely suffered a minor femur fracture. The rods in the bone kept it stable and pain under control but still she was unable to weight bear for about 2 weeks (without the rods she'd be nonweight bearing for 6-8 weeks with even a minor femur fracture) So we are giving the current pain time to also possibly subside before jumping in with X-rays otherwise my girl would be glowing green if we always X-rayed immediately. After 9 years and over 75 fractures I have gotten pretty good at making "clinical diagnosis" and deciding when an X-ray is needed 'now' or 'wait and see'. 
I'm giving the ankle another week or so but very consistently she walks about the distance of 1 room and then asks for her chair - even that distance we can see the strain. So we'll see but I'm not feeling to good about.
The great thing is she has this "Wild Thing" and she and Finn played outside together tonight for quite some time! Finn chased and chased her and ran after sticks she threw! 

Goodnight all! Thanks for checking in ❤ Eve & Finn

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

APRIL 19 2017
CAKE DELIVERY DAY...-(-NOT TO MENTION CAKE EATING DAY)   THIS DID START SO WE COULD GET EVERYONE'S BIRTHDAY/ANIVERSARY  OUT OF THE WAY ON ONE DAY-- AND ONLY ADDED THE CAKE TO FIRE DEPARTMENTS AS JUST A GOOD IDEA... WHICH NOW COVERS 40 STATES...( AND A COUPLE FOREIGN COUNTRIES??) MY CLOSEST FIRE DEPT IS GEORGETOWN AND LAST MONTH SOME VISITING CP'S TOOK THE CAKE... AND ONE OF THE MEN WELCOMED HER WITH OPEN ARMS SAYING  "I HOPED YOU PEOPLE WOULD NOT FORGET !"
SO I BETTER NOT  FORGET TODAY !
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MAKING NOTES---- PAM HAS SUGGEWTED I GET A SPECIAL RECORDER TO CLIP ON -- JUST A SIMPLE ONE WITH NO SPECISL FEATURES .. SHE HEARD ABOUT THIS WITHTHE AUTISTIC SOCIETY..  I HAVE 2 RECORDERS ALREADY  BUT THEY HAVE ALL SORTS OS SPECIAL FEATURES I DON;T NEED -- AND MORE IMPROTANT CAN NOT KEEP STRAIGHT.
ALL I  NEED IS ONE MORE THING CLIPPED TO ME..  LET ME TELL YOU  HAVING 4 PATCHES STUCK ON FOR THE HEART MONITOR  GETS ITCHY... BIG TIME.. BEING ATTACHED TO A 3' CORD FOR THE MONITOR IS ANOTHER JOY IN ITSELF..
SO ...I DEAL WITH THAT TO GO TO BED.... I TAKE  MY WALLET OUT OF RIGHT FRONT POCKET,---MEASUREING TAPE OUT OF LEFT FRONT,--- BIG SWISS ARMY KNIFE - RIGHT REAR, -- CELL PHONE LEFT REAR,  GLASSES OFF , ONE HEARING AID FROM RIGHT EAR...
AND I AM SINGING THE  SONG "AND WHAT IS LEFT GOES TO  BEDDY BYE , AFTER THE BALL" 
SOME VERY PRIGHT PERSON  DIDN'T INVENT THE SCOTTY VEST WITH INNUMERABLE POCKETS,  THEY COPIED A FISHERMAN VEST.. WHICH I DO HAVE ALSO...  AND IF I HAVE TO CLIP MUCH MORE ON ME, I WILL NEED....
NOW THAT SUMMER IS ( HOPEFULLY ) HERE-- MY GOLF CART HAS TO BE  PRELOADED ALSO
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I USUALLY CARRY A  SUPPLY OF EMERGENCY TOOLS  BUT NOW,   I AM WORKING WITH MO AND POCKETS  SO I NEED CARROTS-- IN SOME CONTAINER WHICH THEY CAN NOT GET INTO..MAYBE A 500 POUND  IRON SAFE..THEY CERTAINY ARE AN ADDITION TO THE YARD.... IF THEY CONTINUE TO BEHAVE...
IT IS INTRESTING TO  HAVE TWO HUGE ANIMALS WANDERING VERY PEACEFULLY WHILE WE PRAY THE ELECTRIC GATE FUNCTIONS CORRECTLY......  MARY WAS SO GOOD... BUT CONSTANTLY INVOLVED IN WHATEVER WE DID...  MO SEEMS LIKE SHE MIGHT BE LIKE THAT...  SHE HELPED GRACE RAKE THE LAWN YESTERDAY AND STAYED WITHIN  20 FEET OF HER WHEREEVER SHE WENT...  POCKETS WAS A LITTLE MORE ATTACHED TO THE GROUP OF MINI'S  OVER BY THE BARN... WHICH I DID NOT LET OUT...  I HAD INTENDED TO HAVE JUST POCKETS, BUT MO PUT UP A FUSS SO I LET HER LOOSE TOO.. AND SHE CERTTAINLY ADDS  SOMETHING...
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I WILL CALL FOR  BRYAN (EQUINE DVM) TODAY --- MO NEEDS TO BE GIVEN THE ONCE OVER...  MOSTLY  WORMING-- BUT SUNDAY WHEN PETER RODE HER SHE GOT VERY SWEATY... WITH NO APPARENT REASON... LIKE IT WAS NOT  HARD WORK..- SHE ALSO HAS ONE BACK FOOT WHICH IS LONGER THN THE OTHER-- AND SHE KICKS... BRYAN CAN GIVE HER  A SHOT OF "HAPPY JUICE" AND TRIM THAT FOOT.. PLUS ESTIMATE HER AGE-- AND GIVE  ANOTHER OPINION ABOUT PREGO DONK.
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OTHER PLANNED ACTIVITY FOR THE DAY  GRASS SEED--+ SUN FLOWERS ALONG THE FENCE LINES  I SPENR HOURS YESTERDAY HAULING  LOADS OF BEAUTIFUL "TOP SOIL"  FROM THE 3 YEAR OLD ---COMPOST PILE-- I TAKE OUT "GOOD' MANURE  ADD LIME  AND LET PEOPLE TURN IT  ROTATING IT EASTWARD... IT IS A MARK TWAIN THING  "I ALWAYS WANTED TO DRIVE A TRACTOR"  GOOD-- HERE'S THE KEYS-- GO DIG   TO YOUR HEART'S CONTENT IN THE COMPOST PILE... AND ADD THIS LIME WILE YOU ARE AT IT... PEOPL E LOVE IT.. ESPECIALLY THE BACK HOE-- WHICH IS  WONDERFUL TOY...
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I AM TOLD WE HAVE A BUNCH OF CP'S DUE TODAY

WORK WILL GET DONE -- THEY KNOW THIS IS NOT A SPA WITH A TANNING BOOTH...

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

APRIL 18,2017

 OUR RUBBER DUCKY HAS RUNNING LIGHTS  ! -----I WAS THRILLED TO FIND MY RELATIVE--- DOUG - THE NAVY MAN- HAD THE  EXTRA MENTAL ENERGY TO  DEAL WITH THE FACT THAT ANY PROPER SEA WORTHY FLOTATION DEVICE NEEDED TO HAVE THE  RED AND GREEN RUNNING LIGHTS... HENCE THE RED AND GREEN LIGHTS ON DUCKY'S EARS...  DUCKY   IS AN ADDEDD ATTRACTION  SIMILAR TO DELORES... I REMINDED GRACE IT WS TIME TO GET OUT DELORES... AND HER  1/2 TWIN...  THE 1/2 BEING THE LOWER HALF... WAIST DOWN , TORSO/LEGS ONLY   WHICH CAN BE FOUND AROUND TEH FARM STICKING OUT FROM UNDER TH4 E TIPI OR...  I REMEMBER HAVING TO CALL THE AMBULANCE FOR AN ACCIDENT AND TEH MBULANCE PEOPLE COMING INTO THE  AREA BY THE T TENT -- AND WHEN THEY SAW THE LEGS STICKING OUT FROM UNDER THE TRACTOR TIRE, THEY THOUGHT THEY HAD A HUGE ACCIDENT TO DEAL WITH/-

THE EXTRA UMPH--  THAT CREATES AN UNEXPECTED CHUCKLE IS WHAT KEEPS CRAZY ACRES GOING... 2 CHICKENS  IN REHAB,  IN THE REST ROOM... PETER ON MO--- THE MULE--- MINUS SHIRT .. LOOKING LIKE PUTIN , MINUS SHIRT ON THE HORSE..  THERE ARE THIGNS AROUND HERE WHICH ARE NORMAL FOR  US WHICH IS WHAT MAKES IT SO AMUSING  FOR THE REST OF THE WORLD.... I GUESS....
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THERE ARE SOOOOO MANY PEOPLE BOGGED DOWN WITH DAILY GOING'S ON'S -- LIKE  CAR PAYMENTS----THAT THEY DON'T HAVE TIME FOR THE EXTRA UMPH UNLESS IT IS PROVIDED  EXTERNALLY-- LIKE TV  POLITICS-- THERE --TOO---IS MATERIAL YOU COULD NOT WRITE...

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I HAD A QUESTION ABOUT BREEDING 2  DANES....HERE IS MY RESPONSE...

BEFORE YOU BREED ANY DANE YOU SHOULD ADDRESS THE MAJOR PROBLEMS WITH DANES .. HIPS AND HEARTS. ALL THAT TESTING WILL RUN YOU NEAR $2000

YOU WILL PROBBLY NOT MAKE  DIME SELLING PUPS... IT SOUNDS GREAT BUT JUST ONE CESAREAN SECTION CAN RUN YOU $3000
AND IF YOU DON'T HAVE 24 HOUR WATCH FOR THE FIRST 2 WEEKS  I CAN PRACTICALLY GUARENTEE MOM WILL ROLL OVER ON THE PERFECT HARLEQUIN AND YOU WILL BE LEFT WITH WHAT THE AKC CALLS MISMARKS.. FEWER BUYERS 
I HAVE WORKED EXTREMELY HARD TO DEVISE A PROGRAM WHICH IS NOT FINANCIALLY DEPENDENT ON THE COLOR PATTERN  ON THE LEFT SIDE OF THE DANES.( THE LEFT SIDE IS THE ONE WHICH SHOWS IN THE SHOW RING AS THEY TROT AROUND TEH JUDGE.) 

AND I HAVE  DECIDED   THE ONLY HAPPY DANE IS WITH THIER PERSON 24 HOURS  DAY- SO UNLESS YOU WORK AT HOME  OR HAVE  JOB WHERE THE DOG GOES WITH YOU- AND YOU HAVE THE TRAINING ABILITY TO KEEP THE DOG UNDER 100% CONTROL,
 I CAN NOT GIVE YOU ONE OF OURS...

WHY? YOU MAY ASK......
 LOVELY BEAUTIFUL SCARLOTT   -- MISCHA'S MOM   IS VERY USED TO BETSY WORKING AT HOME- OR GOING TO THE SHOP WITH HER...  BETSY MADE A QUICK TRIP TO THE STORE- DURING THAT FEW MINUTES, SCARLOTT WAS PANIC'D THAT SHE GOT LEFT ALONE SO SHE DUG/ TORE UP THE MATRESS ON   BETSY'S BED BEYOND REPAIR..

ANOTHER PERSON ... STUCK THE DOG IN THE  LAUNDRY JUST FOR  FEW MINUTES WHILE SHE RAN AN ERRAND AND THE DOG ATE THRU THE WALL TO THE NEXT ROOM...

THEY ARE DEVOTED... AND THAT DEVOTION HAS IT'S RESPONSIBILITIES...
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WHEN YOU WATCH ANY OF OUR DOGS OUT WORKING,  THEY ARE THRILLED TO BE WITH THIER PERSON AND GIVE THEM UNDIVIDED ATTENTION... THETE IS A VIDEO OF GEORGE GOING DOWN THE STAIRS WITH BELLA. WHERE HE IS PAYING  SUCH CLOSE ATTENTION TO HER THAT IT IS BY 1/8 INCH AT A TIME , HE STAYS IN STEP WITH HER...

 MY CONCLUSION  IS  DANES WERE BRED FOR JUST THIS JOB... AND WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MEGAN ANAD STEVE, THEY ARE PERFECT..
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WHICH BRINGS UP -- THERE EXISTS NO BOOK ON OUR TRAINING METHIODS--AND I CAN NOT SEE ME WRITNG ONE... BUT BETSY HAS  SOME RELATIVE INTO VIDOE WORK... AND MAYBE  WE COULD DO THE ENTIRE PROCESS  FROM SPOON FEEDING TO  BECOMING A PERFECT SERVICE DOG...
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WHICH BRINGS UP ANOTHER TOPIC.... IT HAS BEEN BROUGHT TO MY ATTENTION THAT OUR "PURPLE SHIRTS" ARE GIVING DOG TRAINING OPINIONS AND INSTRUCTIONS...AAAAAAAUUUUUUGGGGGHHHHHHH
TRAINING QUESTIONS SHOULD BE DIRECTED ONLY AT MEGAN -- STEVE-- AND ME..... PEOPLE WITH PURPLE SHIRTS CAN GIVE YOU ALL SORTS OF INFORMATION ON THE RUNNING OF THE FARM... BUT PLEASE... REFER TRAINING QUESTIONS TO  THE MAJOR  TRAINERS..... 
WE ARE TURNING OUT GREAT DOGS... I WAS THRILLED TO WATCH OUR16 WEEK OLD PUPS , RUN OUT TO THE "TABLE" AND WAIT  TIL MEGAN TOLD THEM TO JUMP UP AND EAT BREAKFAST..  THEN CHEERFULLY RUN BACK TO THEIR KENNEL AND GET THE COOKIE THEY KNEW WOULD BE THERE IN SHANNON'S HAND...
IT WAS PERFECT... AND IS CRITICAL TRAINING...
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WE SHOULD DOCUMENT IT SOMEHOW...

Monday, April 17, 2017

APRIL 17 2017
DON'T EXPECT TO MUCH BRILLIANCE TODAY-- I HAD BEEN UP FOR 20 MINUTES DRINKINC COFFEE AND WONDERING HOW TO START  AND TEHN GWEN CAME IN-- SHE TOO IS AN EARLY MORNING RISER.. SO SHE  NEPHEW NAVY MAN ..DOUG HAD TO  DISCUSS THE WAYS OF THE WORLD AND NOW I HAVVE NO DAILY DOGGIE.

THE Y DID REPORT THEY HAD TO GO SHUT OFF THE RUNNING LINGHTS ON THE DUCK  WHEN THEY GOT HOME LATE LAST NIGHT...

OTHER THAN THAT........



I HAVE A FEELING SOME OF THE PEOPLE IN THE DEVELOPEMENT NEXT DOOR  READ THIS THING-- AND BECAUSE OF THAT , I WILL ADD THIS TO THE DD FOR A BIT.

IT IS ONLY A REQUEST THE TOWN MAKES, BUT I PUT  A SIGN ON DONKEY HILL WARNING PEOPLE ABOUT OUR NORMAL ACTIVITIES...

In order to allow prospective purchasers to make informed decisions prior to a real estate transaction and to promote harmony between farmers and their new neighbors after a transaction, the Town of Ipswich requests that selling landholders and/or their agents and assigns provide written notice to prospective purchasers substantially as follows:

"It is the policy of Ipswich to conserve, protect and encourage the maintenance and improvement of agricultural land for the production of food, or other agricultural products, and also for its natural and ecological value. This disclosure notification is to inform buyers or occupants that the property they are about to acquire or occupy lies within a town where farming activities occur. Such farming activities may include, but are not limited to, activities that may cause noise, dust or odors. Purchasing, and henceforth occupying land within Ipswich means that one should expect and accept such conditions as a norm and necessary aspect of living in Ipswich."

Sunday, April 16, 2017

APRIL 16 2017



In order to allow prospective purchasers to make informed decisions prior to a real estate transaction and to promote harmony between farmers and their new neighbors after a transaction, the Town of Ipswich requests that selling landholders and/or their agents and assigns provide written notice to prospective purchasers substantially as follows:
"It is the policy of Ipswich to conserve, protect and encourage the maintenance and improvement of agricultural land for the production of food, or other agricultural products, and also for its natural and ecological value. This disclosure notification is to inform buyers or occupants that the property they are about to acquire or occupy lies within a town where farming activities occur. Such farming activities may include, but are not limited to, activities that may cause noise, dust or odors. Purchasing, and henceforth occupying land within Ipswich means that one should expect and accept such conditions as a norm and necessary aspect of living in Ipswich."
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A millions Thank You's to my wonderful CP family. Thank you for sharing my joy, as well as my pain when I throw out my monkey fist for support. Thank you for never complaining when I go off-topic. You are truly special to me, and I appreciate your support through positive vibes, prayers, and "just" listening to me when I feel alone, and forgotten by the people who say they care in my real life. You, my "virtual" friends are always here for me and brighten my days. May you all have a blessed and joyful Easter! 

Saturday, April 15, 2017

APRIL 15 2017
 THIS WILL BE A VENTING SATURDAY
PEOPLE GET WIERDER AND WIERDER----I JUST HAD A CALL 5:14AM  COMPLAINING  "MY HUSBAND SAID THAT NO ONE HAD WATERED OR FED MISCHA SINCE SHE HAD TEH BABIES..." AND WHEN I WENT TO EXPLAIN THEY CERTAINLY HAD SHE HUNG UP..
COUPLE THAT WITH THE EMAIL
HI, CARLENE,
JUST WANTED TO SAY HOW MUCH I ENJOYED OBSERVING OVERNIGHTERS, HALEY AND MOLLY.  THEY WORKED WELL AS A TEAM, AND DIDN'T DISTURB EXHAUSTED MOM DOG ANY MORE THAN THEY HAD TO.  PLUS THEIR QUIET, CALM HANDLING OF THE 12 PUPS WAS JUST PERFECT - ROTATING PUPS AT MILK BAR, SEEING THAT MOM'S LEGS WEREN'T RESTING ON ANY OF THE PUPS, HOLDING PUPS SO MOM COULD WHIZ THEM AND SO FORTH.  THEY MOVED CALMLY AND WITHOUT FURTIVE JERKS AND A LOT OF JUMPING UP AND DOWN.  THEY OFFERED MOM DOG FOOD AND WATER AT JUST THE RIGHT TIME.  THEY SEEMED TO SENSE WHAT NEEDED TO BE DONE AND WHEN.  OVERALL, ONE OF THE BEST OVERNIGHT TEAMS I'VE SEEN.

LAUREL 
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PUPS ARE DOING GREAT... EVEN "THE RUNT" HAS A ROUNDISH BELLY WHEN YOU PICK HER UP... .. NO... HIM I THINK...
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MISSHA WAS JUST WINING-- VERY QUIETLY SO I HAD A DISCUSSION WITH HER  SHE  IS LYING ABSOLUTELY FLAT WITH PUPS ALL NURSING... AND WHEN I ASKED IF SHE WANTED TO GO OUT -- HER HEAD WENT FLAT-- THAT WAS A NO... SO I ASKED ABOUT FOOD AND THE TAIL WAGGED EVER SO SLIGHTLY...  SO THERE WASN'T ANYTHING WRONG WITH HER.. OR HER TAIL WOULD NOT HAVE WAGGED.. WE DUG IN THE FRIDGE AND FOUND THE  CHICKEN SOMEONE BOILED YESTERDAY-- AND STRIPPED THE BONES-- SHE ATE THAT SO FAST , SHE NEARLY BIT ME AS I FED IT TO HER...  SO WE DEFINED THE PROBLEM... SHE IS HUNGRY.  AND SHE OUGHT TO BE... SHE IS FEEDING 12...
MAYBE IN A COUPLE DAYS WE SHOULD BGET THE GOATS MILK GOING...  FOR HER TOO...
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BACK TO BEING TRAINED TO GET MAD AT SOMEONE----
IT IS VERY DIFFICULT..NO.... IT IS INTERESTING HOW SOMEONE CAN DECIDE TO WIND THEMSELVES INTO A HATRED  BASED ON LITTLE.. OR NO FACTS.... WHAT IS TERRIFYIN IS WHEN THEY CONVINCE OTHERS TO GO ALONG WITH THEM.. LIKE THE GUY WHO WAS UPSET THAT HE THOUGHT MISHA HAD NO WATER.. SO HE GOT HIS WIFE TO CALL.  AND WHEN SHE DID... SHE WAS ALL SET TO BE MAD AT ME...TRAINED TO HATE ME ALREADY...

SHE DID NOT START THE CONVERSATION WITH "MY IDIOT HUSBAND DOESNT THINK MISCHA HAS BEEN GIVEN ENOUGH WATER"... NO SHE STARTED WITH DIRECTING ME... "YOU SHOULD BE WATERING MISCHA BECAUSE SHE CAN NOT GET UP TO DRINK..." 

WELL  WE HAVE BEEN OFFERING HER WATER, SHE CAN GET UP TO DRINK, AND YOU R HUSBAND MUST BE AN IDIOT....WHY DID YOU BELIEVE HIM?
IS THIS NOT WHAT ISIS IS ALL ABOUT?    AND HOW OFTEN DO WE HAVE TO HEAR SOME CONVERSATION PURELY TRYING  TO TRAIN US TO HATE OR BELIEVE SOME ONE OR THING.. ESPECIALLY NOW WITH BOMBS INVOLVED..
LIKE MUSLIMS LATELY... --- I REMEMBER.... I DID A JOB WITH ANIMALS FOR A MUSLIM GROUP SOUTH OF BOSTON AT SOME MUSLIM CENTER..  THEY WERE ALL NICE PEOPLE...I HAD A NICE DAY AT THIER PARTY WITH MY DONKEYS..... NOT BEING A PARTICULARLY RELIGIOUS PERSON- OR PARTICULARLY ASTUTE TO RELIGIOUS CUSTOMS---- I DID HAVE A PROBLEM WITH  WHICH DOOR WAS FOR WOMEN AND WHICH FOR MEN..BOTH DOORS NEXT TO EACH OTHER WNE T DIRECTLY INTO THE SAME ROOM...A DOOR WAS A DOOR TO GO THRU... AND IF THE WOMEN WANT TO COVER UP THEIR HAIR, THAT'S NOT A BAD IDEA--- IT  CERTAINLY HAS A PRACTICAL ASPECT TO IT...

I BETTER STAY OUT OF RELIGION...  BUT I DO LOOK AT IT FROM A NON RELIGIOUS ASPECT..  MY PARENTS TRIED... I DO KNOW ALL THE HYMNS... BUT THAT IS ABOUT AS FAR AS IT GOES..

WELL...ONE MORE SHOT... WHEN I FILL OUT MY 990 TO PROVE I AM A CHARITY, I WONDER HOW/WHY/WHAT ALL THE CHURCHES HAVE FOR ANSWERS TO ALL THIOSE QUESTIONS.....MAYBE WE BOTH AGREE ON NOT HAVING TANNING BOOTHS... BUT BOY I WOULD LOVE TO ARGUE SOME OF THE OTHERS !!
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ALL THAT  WITH THE PHONE CALLS- LATELY--   I HAVE HAD SEVERAL NOW... AND LINDA HAD ONE-- PRIVATE PHONE.. NO CALL BACK NUMBER..BASIC MESSAGE "WE ARE GOING TO DESTROY YOU AND DO YOU IN".. .WOMAN'S VOICE..  LINDA  WHEN YO READ THIS,, LETS GET DOWN EXACTLY WHAT YOU HAVE HEARD... AND THE TIME----  THERE IS ONLY ONE GROUP... AND MAYBE ONL Y ONE GUY .. WHO IS FULL OF HATRED FOR US THAT I KNOW OF-- AND THAT IS A GUY IN THE DEVELOPEMENT NEXT DOOR.. WHO HAS FILED AN OFFICIAL COMPLAINT ABOUT THE BARKING.

I AM NOT TO THRILLED TO HAVE A DEVELOPEMENT NEXT DOOR EITHER...  IT SEEMS TO ME... PEOPLE COME OUT OF APPARTMENTS... TO THE COUNTRY  WHERE THEY CONSIDER THE AUTHORITIES SOME KIND OF BUILDING MANAGER... WHO CAN CONTROL THE ENVIRONMENT...
YOU DON'T MOVE TO MANHATTAN  THEN COMPLAIN ABOUT THE NOISE OF THE TAXI HORNS.

THERE IS ONE PERSON WHO STOPS AT THE TOP OF OUR  DONKEY HILL ON OCCASION AND SMOKES A CIGARETTE-- I CAN SMELL IT.

Friday, April 14, 2017

APRIL 14  2017
I JUST HAD TEH BEST NEWS !!!! 4   AFTER5BIRTHS HAVE COME OUT !!!MY DAY IS COMPLETE-- WELL ALMOST... IT WAS A LONG DAY
 YESTERDAY   WITH ALOT OF YOU WATCHING...  BUT FOR THOSE WHO MISSED THE EXCITEMENT.....
SHE HAD 12 PUPS... AND I BET  AT LEAST A GALLON OF SUPPORTING MATERIAL OF RED/WHITE/GREEN/ AND BLACK
JUST TO KEEP YOU ALL TRAINED FOR FUTURE BIRTHS........

TODAYS  FYI.....EACH PUP IS PACKAGED IN A SAC WITH THE AFTERBIRTH  ATTACHED-- THIS IS A RAW LIVER KIND OF THING ABOUT 1/2 THE SIZE OF THE PUP.... --IF ANY ARE LEFT BEHIND-- IT CAN RAISE HECK WITH THE MOTHER- BECAUSE IT HAS TO GET OUT SOMEHOW-- SURGERY IS UPSETTING.. OTHERISE LIFE THREATENING INFECTION CAN HAPPEN...
IN NATURE --( I SUPPOSE TO KEEP PREDITTORS  FROM  MOVING IN) THE MOTHERS EAT IT--WHICH IS TOUGH TO WATCH... AND ALSO TUFTS NIVERSITY WANTS THEM FOR SOMETHING .. SO WE BAG AND FREEZE THEM-- THE OTHER COMPLICATION IS THAT THT RAW LIVER THING IS PROTEIN... AND IF SHE DOESNT EAT IT, THAN WE ARE FIGHTING WITH MOTHER NATURE..  SO MISCHA GOT ABOUT 3 POUNDS OF COOKED CHICKEN  AND SOME CHEESE.-
OUR COUNT OF AFTERBIRTHS WAS SIGNIFICANLY "OFF."  I GET TO DEALING WITH THE NEW PUP... TO BE SURE MOUTH OPENS AND ANY EXTRA GOOP DRAINS OUT,AND IT IS MAKING NOISES,  THEN LOOKING FOR MOMMY'S MILK BAR.

I THIHNK WHERE THE ERROR OCCURS...... THE SPECTATORS- ... SEE A BUNCH OF RED ( OR GREEN  ALSO NORMAL) GOOP COMES OUT, THEY USE THE WORD "AFTERBIRTH" AND THE RECORD KEEPER WRITES DOWN THE WORD... NOT REALIZING THEY MAY HAVE MISSED TEH WORDS "NO AFTERBIRTH"  ..LET ME BE QUITE CLEAR... UNLESS YOU CAN HOLD UP THE WHOLE SLIPPERY MESS AND DROP IT INTO A PLASTIC BAG...IT AINT THE AFTERBIRTH
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BETSY WAS HERE FOR 99% AND DECIDED THEY WOULD BE 
THEMUSICIANS  "-- NONE OF WHICH I RECOGNIZED  
- 12 IS THE COUNT ON THE 13TH----ONE DAY SHORT OF THE 63 REQUIRED FRONNM THE 9 MINUTE TIE..  IT ALSO GIVEES YOU 65 FROM THE 9 MINUTE SO DOES THAT MKE THE OLD WIVES TAL RIGHT OR WRONG.. OF"HAD TO BE MORE THAN 5 MINUTE TIE  OR IT DOESN'T COUNT.  MY NOTES SAID  FEBRUARY 7 AND 8 MISCHA HAD TIES BUT THEY WERE ONLY 4 1/2 and 4 MINUTES, THAT WOULD GIVE YOU APRIL 11.    GO AHEAD AND ARGUE THAT ONE OUT YOURSELVES...
AND WE ARE HEAVIER THAN AVG ON THE "MANTLE"  ( BLACK BODY WHITE NECK NOSE) WITH 1 HARLEQUIN AND 3 MERLES REST MANTLES-- GOES TO PROVE IF THE AKC ONLY ALLOWED HARLS IN THE SHOW RING... YOU HAVE AN AWFUL LOT OF NOT SHOWABLE HARLS... BUT YOU ALL KNOW WHAT I THINK OF THAT..
STAY TUNED.

RUNNING...
I THINK MY DAUGHTER FROM NORTH CAROLINA ( GWEN- WHO GETS UP EARLY ) IS HERE...
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Dear Carlene & all at SDP!

       Time for your Wrinkle update! Our little girl has settled in to family life here. We go out for our fun walks on the beach each morning, spending afternoons running errands. Stopping by at the bank, Wal-Mart, Home Depot and grocery shopping she's recognized by everyone. We hear about how beautiful she is all the time, closely followed by what great manners she has. We went to see my neurologist who remarked that with Wrinkle I'm walking more upright and not shuffling my feet anymore. My family has all said that they're not worried about me because I'm not out alone. Wrinkle is the best gift I've ever received, she's given me parts of my life back that I thought I'd lost. I can't thank you enough for this. We're doing great and looking forward to our next adventure! Please send our thanks and heart felt appreciation to Steve, Megan, Shannon, Linda, Pam, and all the workers, volunteers and donors at SDP! You are all life changers! All our best, Steve and Wrinkle

Thursday, April 13, 2017

APRIL 13 2017 EARLY VERSION?


DAILY DOGGIE WILL BE DELAYED..  MISCHA  DISTRACTED ME-- ANSD  IS SLOWLY "COOKING"   I DO THINK IN THE NBEXT 24 HOURS WE WILL BE IN FULL PRODUCTIONN...
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  WOULD YOU BELIEVE??  SOMEONE OFFERED ME THIS JOB OF SPELLING CORRECTOR...????
lOur rapidly developing company opens a position of a business correspondence reviewer for everybody who possesses excellent English skills to help in communicating with our foreign clients. Your professional duties will include reviewing our business text files and eliminating spelling and grammar lapses that might occur in the text. Your job duties will be proofreading our business correspondence and correcting spelling and grammar lapses that we could make

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Pixie is doing wonderful. She is on her first vacation visiting my parents in Florida in Bonita Springs. We are then heading to the keys for a few days. She settled in very nicely and is really enjoying it down here. 
Pixie did amazing on the plane she didn't even shake and was I was so proud of her. She is perfect traveling partner. I had so many people tell say to me how beautiful she was. They were all impressed on how well mannered and behaved she was also and just could not believe it. 
She had her first adventure to the beach yesterday by a boat ride and loved it. She played in the water, ran in the sand and it was so exciting to watch. We had people coming up to us to ask to pet pixie cause her vest was off and they saw the way she watched over me. I had explained no you may not w a very detailed explanation of our bond and how she is a SD and I explained how she has changed my life and they again were so impressed on how even if she was running she still had her eyes one me. 
We had gone to the pool when we returned and Pixie sat and watched me. Right by me in a shady spot. When I got of the pool my legs we so tired and I was on the ground. People say with amazement how my sweet girl helps me up. They all smiled and couldn't believe the love between the two of us. As I always say we are one and always know what each of need without saying it. 

I had bought my sweet gift a cooling pad to lay on, cooling vest, and a cooling collar for her needs to. I have to assure my girls needs are as taken care of as mine. 

Stacy & Pixie 

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

april 12 2017
after swiggin down a starbucks  which megan laced with extra caffeed n and sugar,, it did not cause the tachycardia i had thought... i was blaming the caffeeen from  judy's chocolate mouse which i enjoyed far too much on the sunday i had the ambulance ride. ---- then monday just sitting around-at mail call, i had a gingerale-- which i  have not had in 5 years?   and it got  going so we cut mail call short and grace took m to the ER.  by the time they "took" me i was all better, but they kept me overnight.  before grace left, she emptied my car of all the things to entertain me... my monkey fist production pouch and teh box of calendars..during which time i made 23 monkey fists and gave to anyone who came in to wait on me.( also 10 calendars- gone.) my overnight nurse went to kindergarden with megan.... and the day nurse had worked for me when i was animal episodes..

i had no phone ( lost in car) and no tv-- so all i could do was watch and think....
that was trouble...
there are 2 lahey emergency rooms-- one by the shopping cneter-- one more toward the center of beverly...  there are parts ov vbeverly that are some of the most  expensive in the state... and tehre are parts which are not like that at all...  should i have the choice of which emergency room to use next time, i think avoidinbg a city type  ER  might be wise.   teh waiting room was not "packed"  but the thing that dispensed the masks  for people to wear was empty.  my kids hate when i make generalities, but there was a line in that waiting rooom--- people who combed thier hair and those who did not.-- the non hair combers also apparently did not believe in  belts-- unless maybe they were all plumbers... gum chewing and shoe tying were incidental findings---  after being  sorted out by a triage nurse, we all sat.. watching jeapordy-- 30 minute show, i got one answer right-
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janine joined us and we got into insured or not insured- that was the question.  it was her belief- and i have heard rumors this is true, people wouod be taken in exact order without regard to  insurance status-- and if i ad any chance of jumping the queue, it wouod be  heart related unless i could dispaly massive bleeding.----
----- she said just plain pain wold not get you in soonerr as she once sat with a smashed finger while all the people who looked like they did not have insurance were seen ahead of her. ( by teh way...w/r/t  fingernail smashing where you get teh blood under a nail which is so painful... i saw my husband several times in his office ... unbend a paperclip, and heat up the end to red. then just touch it to the sore nail burning a hole which relieved the pressure-- i was never sure it waas the medical school  preferred version, but it sure worked) 
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the triage nurse blew what is left of my mind.. with basically what the lawyers have been implying ever since the electrrical accident ..."being 79, i have to ask  you, if you stop breathing do you want us to resuscitate you with a breathing tube and all that?"  sounded like it would be slightly inconvenient if thay had to get out all that stuff to keep me going... then i realized ... i have a DNR on file "do not resusitate" -- i had thought it was to be if i should be in a vegatitive state,  it had not occured to me that  i was sitting there with a heart that had the hic cups- and they might not make the effort to keep me going if it was neaar their coffee break...
i immidiately  thought -- things undone.... tht annenberg  contract was on my computer--- but  unsigned for the next 2 years... and mischa might deliver with grace here with me.  so i have to re-read that  DNR  to be sure  someone gives me a shot at survival...  there are an awful lot of people-- lawyers and insurance people ( maybe politians too?) who are ready to  write off  someone 79...  I have to work on that one. danm it..
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idle  minde the devils playground- trouble--
with  our teenager--pockets -too... she need to think about something besides  walking around behnd people to scare them-- so-- my goal of teh day--  david's last trip to home depot was to get me a 6' 4x4 and some 2x10's  to construct a box for pockets to stand on - for a piece of carrot..... i bet she wold learn that in less time than it will gtake me to buildi it.-- she is just begging to have something to do.. 
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i remember..." find something to do or i will find something for you to do"  that has to be from everyone's childhood-- it is also from   "the MOM SONG"    there are 2 versions-- i like this one-- it is certainly worth hearing( many times)
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unless mischa starts "nesting"  in whicn case i will get nothing done-- except to srt around and analyze every phart.

i am told  as f 4:00 am we had 1200 people already watching her... and i do think she has 2 more days-- and will have 11 pups is my bet....

Monday, April 10, 2017

APRIL 10 2017
MISCHA WAS BRED THE FIRST TIME  2/10  ACORDING TO SHANNON'S POSTIT NOTE ON MY COMPUTER...
I WENT THRU ALL THE "30 DAYS HATH SEPTEMBER"  BIT.. AND FINALLY COUNTED 63 DAYS ND GOT  TO 4/14
SHE IS ONE LARGE DOG....I AM GUESSING 11 PUPS-- BETSY HAS A POOL GOING IN HER SHOP IN IPSWICH.. WHERE USUALLY SCARLOTT AND MISCHA ARE USUALLY IN THE WINDOW...

APPARENTY THE LOCAL NEWS HAS WIND OF "HOW MUCH IS THAT DOGGIE IN THE WINDOW'  SO AS SOON AS   THEY NEED NEWS I BET THEY GET ON IT.

 TO THAT END I BOUGHT A 24" MONITER TO PUT IN HER WINDOW WHICH HAS THE  "BIRTHING CAMERA RUNNING ON IT.

BUD GOT THE CAMERA  MOVED YESTERDAY , JUDY LINED UP THE PEE PADS, AND TEH BACK CONDO IS READY TO TAKE ALL THE HOUSE DOGS AS SOON AS MISCHA BEGINNS "NESTING"  ----
SO WE ARE GETTING READY.

I DO NOT KNOW WHY THAT CAMERA HAS TO HAVE THE WINDOWS COVERED IN ORDER FOR  THE ROOM TO LOOK BRIGHT..... THE LENS TO ADJUST TO THE LIGHT...--CLOTHESPINS NEEDED YET... WE HAVE THEM  SOMEWHERE..
AND I SEEM TO HAVE LOST THE ABILITY TO SURN THE SOUND ON... THAT IS DONE BY CONNECTING WITH SOME WEBSITE IN THE SKY SOMEWHERE-- AND ENTERING A SECRET WORD... I LET EXPLORE KNOW... BUT I DON'T KNOW IF THE SOUND IS ON OR OFF... SO BE CAREFUL AROUND HERE....  THE SWEAR BEAR COULD BECOME WEALTHY...

AS WE GET READY... WE HAVE TO BE AWARE OF TEH COLOR SCHEME OF TEH FLUFFIES...  NOT ONLY EVERYONE ON CAMERA CAN SEE BETTER WITH SOLID COLOR BLANKETS, BUT WHEN THERE ARE PUPPIES , IT IS EASIEER TO COUNT THEM
WE ARE ALL SET FOR SUPPLIES.. I THINK... FROM POWDERED GOATS MILK TO BABY FOOD, WE ARE IN GOOD SHAPE...-- STRANGE THING .. MISCHA'S MOTHER HAS MILK TOO... SO WE HAVE A WET NURSE???
 WHEN IT STARTS - REMEMBER , ONE PUP EVERY HOUR OR TWO IS NORMAL  SO IT COULD GO ON FOR A WHILE.
ALONG ABOUT NOW  I RUN THRU ALL THE THINGS THAT CAN GO WRONG... DRIVE MYSELF  NUTS...  BUT-- WE ARE DEALING WITH MOTHER NATURE WHO WINS IN THE LONG RUN..
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GAME OF THE DAY
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WITH PEN IN ONE HAND... AND OTHER HAND BEHIND YOUR BACK, CAN YOU LINE UP THE KEYBOARD LETTERS ON PAPER.... NOT TO INVOLVE PRETENDING TO TYPE... JUST STRAIGHT MEMORY FILL IN THE BLANKS.  I DID THE ROW 1 TO 9 REALLY WELL.....AND A-S-D-F  
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FYI---THE WALMART CARDBOARD BOXES ARE INFINITELY MORE SUPERIOR TO AMAZON...IF THERE IS A REASON AMAZON IS NOT GOING TO TAKE OVER THE WORLD, IT WILL BE BECAUSE THEY OFTEN SHIP ITEMS IN BOXES FAR TOO BIG FOR THE PRODUCT... STUFFING IN  PERFECTLY GOOD BROWN PAPER WADDED  UP-- THERE IS A ECOLOGY STATEMENT THERE, OF COUSE THE BOXES FROM CHINA ARE  VERY 
SUITED TO WHATEVER IS GETTING SHIPPED...
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THE DONKEY WALK WENT VERY WELLL -- ALL CONFUSED AND VERY AMUSING..  MO IS DOING FINE- WITH SOMEONE- ANYONE  ON TOP OF HER SHE WANDERS AROUND... DOESN'T REALLY STEER BUT IS AGREEABLE ENOUGH...
WE HAD A SMALL BUS OF SENIORS ARRIVE -- RESIDENTS OF  ONE OR THOSE "COMMUNITIES... AND WE DROVE THEM AROUND WITH 3 GOLF CARTS... THEY LLOVED IT.. ONE WOMAN WANTED TO STAY...
ADD TO THAT  BOY SCOUT TROOP OF ABOUT 20  YOUNG KIDS TO RUN UP AND DOWN THE PUPPY HILL... IT WAS A BUSY PLAE YESTERDAY..

IF THIS IS ANY SIGN OF DAYS TO COME IT WILL BE A VEY  ACTIVE SUMMER

I THINK I WILL DIVIDE UP THE PLACE FOR RAKING/TIDYING UP PURPOSES..  SEVERAL COMPANIES HAVE  ASKED ABOUT COMING TO HELP..   I REALLY WANT TO GET BACK TO  SOME GREEN GRASS  -- WE HAVE PLOWED TEH STONE DUST ALL OVER EVERYWHERE. 
THE DONKEYS REALLY STRUGGLED TO NIP THE EVER SO SLIGHTLY GREEN 1/4 INCH  SHOOTS THAT HAVE STARTED...
I DON'T MIND THEM BEING LOOSE-- THEY WALK AROUND -- PUT ONE HORSE OUT WITH 

THEM AND HE TEARS UP THE PLACE ROARING AROUND...IT SEEMED TO WORK WELL TO HAVE SOMEONE SIT ON  MO... EVEN IF THEY HAD NO CONTRO OVER EXACTLY WHERE SHE WENT... SHE SEEMED CURIOUS AND FRIENDLY...-- SHE NEED S A BIT MORE GRAIN ... IN MY PINION...  GONNA WORK ON THA TODAY..

Sunday, April 9, 2017

DONKEY WALK

FIRST DONKEY WALK AT 12:30PM TODAY!
APRIL 9 2017
TWO QUICK THINGS....
BAG ON LEASH IT SEEMS LOGICAL TO TIE A BAG TO A LEASH, EXCEPT  IF YOU SHOULD HAPPEN TO DROP THE LEASH, 75% OF THE  DOGS WOULD NOTICE THE BAG MOVING WHEN THEY DID AND PAANIC- JUST AS A HORSE DOES... AND CAN GET RUNNING MADLY ABOUT BEING CHASED BY THE BAG THEY DON'T UNDERSTAND.. I WOULD SUGGEST NOT EVEN TRYING IT EXCEPT IN VERY CONTROLLED SITUATION S LIKE INSIDE YOUR HOUSE... ONCE THEY ARE USED TO IT, FINE... BUT IT IS SOMETHING I SUGGEST IS NEVER DONE...

THE ADS FOR THE MSPCA... I AM SO TIRED OF HEARING ... "FOR 19 CENTS A DAY YOU CAN SAVE A POOR STARVING ANIMAL"  SO I LOOKED UP THE SPCA'S 990 IRS FORM  WHICH IS PUBLIC INFORMATION. AND THE AMT OF MONEY PAID TO THERI EXEC'S IS HORRENDOUS..  CARTER LUKE - CEO GETS NEARLY 1/2 MILLION A YEAR WHICH FIGURES TO  ABOUT 1350 PER DAY
THIS MEANS IF CARTER LUKE COULD MANAGE TO SKIP ONE DAYS PAY , HE COULD SAVE OVER 7000 ANIMALS FROM THE COLD STARVING THIER AD TALKS ABOUT..  

THESE EXEC'S OF BIG COMPANIES ARE MORE THAN WELL PAID... WHAT DO THEY DO WITH THE MONEY?  HAVE THEY FOUND A SOURCE OF WHIPPED CREAM THAT IS NOT FATTENING???... HOW MANY PAIRS OF SHOES DOES ONE NEED?  EVEN LIVING IN NEW YORK CITY I WOULD HAVE TROUBLE SPENDING 1350 EVERY  DAY ---MAYBE ONCE OR TWICE, BUT --DAY AFTER DAY. ??

I HAVE HEARD- AND WISH IT WAS TRUE HERE-- THAT IN NORWAY? SWEDEN? ANY FINES ASSESED ARE A % OF THE PERSON'S INCOME-- WHICH MAKES ALOT OF SENSE.. I COULD DESIGN A SLIDING SCALE VEYR QUICKLY-- A PARKING TICKET..  .0001 ---- A SPEEDING TICKET....01-- THAT WOULD WORK OUT TO A PERSON WITH AN INCOME OF $50,000  WOULD HAVE A $5 PARKING TICKET AND A $500 SPEEDING  AND CARTER LUKE INCOME OF ABOUT  $500,000 WOULD HAVE A $50 PARKING TICKET AND A $5000 SPEEDING -----DAY LATE ON YOUR INCOME TAX?    .002  WOULD EARN THE TAX POOL $100 FROM ONE AN$1000 PER DAY FOR OTHERS...DRUNK DRIVING FINES??   MIGHT REALLY MAKE MONEY.- AND RIGHTLY SO.
FORGET ALL THESE DEDUCTABLES-- USE THE GROSS FIGURE...  SINCE ALL THE FINES WOULD BE FOR BREAKING SOME LAW OR ANOTHER , IT WOULD  BE  TREATING EQUALLY BIT..
JAYWALKING??? PASSING A SCHOOL BUS?   I COULD HAVE A FIELD DAY-- SOLVE THE NATIONAL DEBT.. AND WE WOULD HAVE TH EMOST LAW ABIDING CITIZENS...

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 I AM LATE BECAUSE I GOT TO READING SEAGRAM'S STORY-- AMY DOES WRITE WELL - IT IS HER DAY IN NEW YORK CITY FROM SEAGRAM'S STANDPOINT-- WELL DONE-- AND ON FACEBOOK-   HERE IS A SMALL PORTION...

Often I share a detailed description about our adventures but thought that I would do something different this time. See, this trip to New York City was primarily about getting Mom ready for surgery -- and that was difficult enough for us to get through, let alone to have you read through, so I want to spare you of that. For this story, I thought it would be much more fun to focus on interesting interactions and special events. 

On our first day, after we finished at the first doctors appointment, we exited the building together. Mom considered the stairs vs. the ramp and smiled at me. "Let's try the stairs," she said with enthusiasm. So we went down the stairs one at a time, because there were more stairs here than we were used to (such as by the front door at home). Mom's leg was a little shaky but I kept a close eye on her. Two women stopped to watch us. "That is beautiful," one remarked. The other woman, who was using a rolling walker, agreed. "She is amazing," Mom told them, as she smiled at me. 

We went to the hospital across the street and were riding up in the elevator. You are probably familiar with this version -- the elevators are slow and become progressively packed with each floor. Well, Mom tried to place me off to the side, to protect me from others, as well as to be respectful of those who might not like dogs. In this elevator full of people, Mom exchanged an apologetic smile with those nearest to us. A pretty, young physician's assistant looked at me and said, "You see her and you can't help but smile," and everyone in the elevator smiled in agreement. Glad I could help break up the tension in a tightly packed elevator. 


IT GOES ON AND ON... ON FACEBOOK  "SEAGRAMS STORY" 

Saturday, April 8, 2017

APRIL 7 2017
ATTITUDE...  THERE ARE TIMES...... YOU MAY NOT BELIEVE THIS BUT THERE ARE TIMES I LOOSE MY T4EMPER-- WOULD YOU BELIEBVE THAT??/.... WELLLL...I THERE ARE A GROUP OF APPLICANTS- THEY ARE NOT A GROUP UNTIL I PUT THEM THERE....LORD KNOWS SOME HAVE HORRENDOUS PROBLEMS TO SOLVE, BUT IT IS THEIR ATTITUDE TO SOLUTIONS THAT  REALLY FROSTS ME... I HAD A PHONE CALL FROME SOMEONE WITH  A MOBILITY DIAGNOSIS-- I AM SURE WALKING IS DIFFICULT- AND WE WENT THRU A RAFT OF  SITUATIONS THAT WWERE DIFFICULT FOR HER..NOW.... SOME OF MY SOLUTIONS ARE OUT OF THE BOX...BUT...AFTER   6 "YES, BUT's"  she compalined abotu GETTIN G IN THE SHOWER WHICN INVOLVED STEPPING INTO THE BATHTUB- AND I SUGGESTED WHAT I HAVE... A BIG ROPE SCREWED TOTHE BEAMS IN THE CIELING.. WORKS BEAUTIFULLY..  SHE IMMEDIATELY CAME BACK WITH  "YES BUT MY PLASTERED WALLS WOULDN'T HOLD IT"   SHE HAD A YES BUT... FOR EVERYTHNIG.. INCLUDING  
" TRY WALKING WITH YOUR HAND IN YOUR HUSBAND'S BACK POCKET INSTEAD OF A WALKER...".
 "YES BUT--- HE WALKS TOO FAST" 
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THEN MEGAN CAME IN AND GOT INVOLVED IN REVIEWING " INQUIRRIES AND  APPLICANTS".  I SAID THE APPLICANT FROM  DENVER THAT SHANNON#47  HAD INTERVIEWED SOUNDED LIKE ANOTHER KID WHO MIGHT WORK... AND WE WERE BASIING IT ON  SHANNON'S OBSERVATION THAT WHEN SHE ASKED THE KID A QUESTION , THE MOTHER DID NOT ANSWER.  NOW THERE IS A KID WE MIGHT  BE ABLE TO WORK WITH.... THAT GOT MEGAN GOING ON MOTHERHOOD... AND PROTECTIVE ATTITUDE THAT IS DETRIMENTAL...
  I CAN NOT TELL YOU HOW MANY PARENT /KID COMBINATIONS WE HAVE HAD WHERE
THE PARENT IS SO PROTECTIVE THAT THE KID DOESNT STAND A CHANCE-- MOM - OR DAD- JUMPS IN THR CONVERSATION TO ANSWER FOR THE KID... NOT A GOOD THING.... REMINDS ME OF SOME OF THE MOTHER DOGS WE HAVE WHO BITE PEOPLE TRING TO HELP.
. DISABLED DOES NOT MEAN EVERYTHING IS NOT WORKING...  USUALLY ONLY ONE PART...

I HAD A LITTLE OF THAT WHEN I WENT TO LOS VEGAS WITH MY   FAMILY- AND WITH A SPRAINED ANKLE   MY KIDS PUSHED ME IN A WHEELCHAIR SO I COULD KEEP UP WIOTH EVERYONE-  THE  POINT HERE.....  STRANGERS HOLDING ANY CONVERSATION WITH US INVARIABLY  SPOKE  RIGHT OVER MY HEAD TO WHOEVER WAS STANDING...
AT ONE POINT GWEN SAID  "SHE CAN HEAR AND TALK FOR HERSELF" WHICH KIND OF SHOCKED THE STRANGER..
 THERE IS A PUBLIC ASSUMPTION ENCOURAGED BY THE ADA THAT THE DISABLED PEOPLE LACK ALL ABILITIES..

THEN THERE IS TEH KID WHO IS PROBABLY BRIGHTER THAN MOST  WHO HAS FIGURED OUT SHE CAN  --MILK HER DIAGNOSIS-- 
" I CAN'T SIT DOWN ... IT HURTS UNLESS THE CHAIR IS 24 INCHES FROM THE FLOOR"  ..SO EVERY ONE   WAIT ON ME...STOP WHAT YOU ARE DOING AND FIND A CHAIR 24 INCHES FROM THE FLOOR.....   OR UNLESS---- AS WE OBSERVED LATER,---- HER MIND IS ON THE PUPPIES INSTEAD OF THE 24 INCHES... THEN SHE COULD SIT FINE...-- NO DOG- - 
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WE ASK PEOPLE WHO APPLY TO COME HERE, HANG AROUND AND DO SOME VOLUNTEER THINGS SO WE GET TO ASSESS JUST WHAT IS GOING ON...   THIS WHOLE THING IS A LEARNING PROCESS FOR US......-- EARLY IN THE GAME WE GAVE A NICE DOG TO A WOMAN WHO WWE LATER LEARNED IS A "LL" PERSON 
 ( THAT IS LIMP WHEN THEY ARE  LOOKING")  SHE IS VERY VOCAL ABOUT HER DISABILITIES AND HAS IT DOWN PAT. SHE DOES NOT  NEED THAT DOG ! SHE NEEDS THE DISABILITY L.

I CAN NOT PLAY THE CLARINET- I NEVER COULD ...-- I HAVE DARN LITTLE MIND TO HAND CONNECTION-I CAN'T PLAY PING PONG EITHER-- I KNEW THAT AS A KID... I NEVER WOULD BE ABLE TO TYPE-- YO ALL KNOW THAT...  LUCKILY  NO ONE HAD  TAKEN ME TO A DOCTOR AND GIVEN A PROPER DIAGNOSIS  I PROBABLY WOULD HAVE  FOLDED INTO THE  LACK OF HAND ABILITIES... INSTEAD OF FINDING OUT I COULD SHOVEL MANURE BETTER THAN MOST..  THAT STILL IS MY CLAIM TO FAME---

I SEE TOO MANY PEOPLE  WHO CONCENTRATE ON WHAT THEY CAN'T DO.
PICKY?  TRY UNEMPLOYMENT--- I CAN NOT DO MY OLD JOB OF CHIMNEY SWEEPING --SO THERFORE  CAN'T WORK AT ALL AND NEED "ASSISTANCE"
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SO TO THAT WOMAN WHO'S HUSBAND  WALKS TOO FAST, I SAY "  GET A NEW HUSBAND  OR TRAIN THAT ONE ,TAKE A VIDEO OF YOUR PROGRESS, ONLY THEN COULD WE  CONSIDER YOU  FOR A DOG." 
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FUNNY THING IS , I MEAN IT.
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 I REMEMBER........ SITTIN G IN THE T TENT ALKING TO A NEW APPLICANT  AND SUGGESTED..." LETS SEE HOW YOU  WALK.. TAKE HOLD OF HIS BACK POCKET AND WALK TO THE BARN AND BACK.."
WHICH SHE DID  VERY NICELY-- AND WAS PLEASED AT HOW SHE COULD STAND UP STRAIGHT.
SHE THEN SAID ..." YOU KNOW WE ARE BEST FRIENDS NOW -- BUT   DIDN'T KNOW THIS GUY BEFORE I GRABBED HIS POCKET... "

NOW THERE IS A WOMAN WHO WILL TRY !  AND NOW HAS A DOG.