TYPICAL DAY -- ACCORDING TO THIS COMPUTER, I AM NO LONGER CARLENE, NOR MAY I RESET MY PASSWORD BECAUSE I MAY NOT USE THE NEW ONE DUE TO THE FACT THAT IT IS THE OLD ONE THAT IT WOULD NOT ALLOW.
GOT TO BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU TEACH YOUR DOGS.... I KNOW THAT... HOWEVER AS I WRITE THE DD..... I HAVE TAUGHT SIZZLE TO TIPTOE TO MY RIGHT ELBOW AND GIVE IT A SLIGHT KNUDGE THEN TURN HER HEAD TO STARE AT THE BOX OF COOKIES ON MY DESK AND ROLL HER EYES WITH WHAT CAN BE CALLED THE PATHETIC LOOK.
SOMEWHERE HERE WE SHOULD ADDRESS THE TOPIC OF NOT ALL HANDICAPPED PEOPLE ARE APPROPRIATE DANE PARTNERS... SOMEWHERE "OUT THERE" IN SOME WEB ABOUT CHARITIES, THERE ARE 2 DREADFUL "REPORTS" ABOUT SDP--- MOSTLY ME--- WHERE THE BASIC PROBLEM IS I TOLD THEM THEY WERE NOT SUITABLE FOR ONE OF OUR DOGS...
MY LANGUAGE HARDLY EVER STARTS OUT BEING RUDE AND OBNOXIOUS- BUT IT IS WELL DOCUMENTED IF YOU KEEP AT SOME IMPOSSIBLE SITUATION WITH ME, , I MAY CUT OUT THE UNESSENTIAL PLEASENT WORDS....
ON OCCASION, I AM IN A CATCH 22 SITUATION-- SOMEONE IS DESPERATE FOR A SERVICE DOG - FIRST OF ALL.... WE HAVE NO RESEMBLANCE TO A SHOE FACTORY WHERE WE HAVE A HUGE SUPPLY OF DOGS "ON THE SHELF" . SO WHEN SOMEONE ARRIVES AND DECLARES " I WOULD LIKE A YOUNG GREY MALE PUP WHICH I WILL TRAIN AS MY SERVICE DOG.... WHEN MAY I PICK HIM OUT?" --- I MAY SKIP THE PLEASENT "WHAT ARE YOU .. NUTS??" AND GET RIGHT TO "NEVER"--- WHICH THEN GETS POSTED AS "I"M RUDE" -- AND IT CAN GO DOWN HILL FROM THERE....
OH, I HAVE TRIED TO BE HELPFUL ... - I FEEL VERY BADLY FOR - PARTICULAR.Y PARENTS SEARCHING FOR SOME ANSWER- AND TRIED TO SUGGEST OTHER SOLUTIONS... USUALLY GOLDENS AND LABS BY SOME OTHER ADI TRAINING FACILITY ECAD OR NEADS... BUT WHEN SOMEONE STARTS IN ON ME ABOUT HOW THE ADA HAS RULLED THAT THEY HAVE THE RIGHT TO HAVE A SERVICE DOG -- THAT MAY BE TRUE-- BUT THE ADA DOES NOT RULE THAT I HAVE TO GIVE THEM ONE OF MINE....
WE HAVE ALOT OF WONDERFUL APPLICANTS IN DIRE NEED... TRUE...
BUT THEN THERE ARE A VERY FEW -- WHO COME HERE WITH THE WRONG CONCEPT... THEY WOBBLE IN HERE WITH VERY PAINFUL STEPS ...."HERE----I HAVE A CANE AND DOCTORS LETTER SAYING I AM DISABLED AND I AM ENTITLED TO HAVE A SERVICE DOG".. WHEN I SAY "NO" --- THEY ARE ANGRY--- ONCE I EVEN HAD TO SAY "HEY YOU FORGOT YOUR CANE" AS THEY LEFT WITHOUT THE PAINFUL WOBBLE.
THEY WANTED A WELL TRAINED PET DOG--- DON'T WE ALL????
IT IS NOT EASY-- LUCKILY STEVE, MEGAN AND I HAVE SO FAR BEEN IN AGREEMENT ABOUT WHO SHOULD GET THE NEXT DOG...-- NO TWO DOGS ARE ALIKE-- SAME WITH PEOPLE IT IS VERY DELICATE... BUT SOME THINGS JUST CLICK INTO PLACE... MUST BE GOLDIE.
OR THE OLD-" IF YOU HAVE A CHOICE BETWEEN SMART OR LUCKY... TAKE LUCKY"
SHORT ON CLIP AND PASTE
So this week Eve has had minecraft dance camp. Tomorrow is the last day. I'll get some pictures while at camp I've been helping at the school! Then today camp was cancelled and we are under a state of emergency for flooding. We have no power and are pretty close the river that is expected to crest tomorrow but I think we are just far enough to be ok. We did get some water through our basement windows because it just came down so hard and fast but nothing catastrophic. Thankfully the forecasted storm that was expected tonight has broken up.
Thanks for checking in and we'd appreciate prayers for the less fortunate in our community!
APPARENTLY THAT STORM IS COMING TO NE. I HEARD STEVE SAY SOMETIHNG ABOUT 4 INCHES OF RAIN....
I'm pleased to present the summer issue of Disability Issues.
I hope that you like it. It was a privileged to present this Awesome project to the New England Disability Community,
or at least to those few that do not know about SDP.
Have a cool summer!
Sincerely, Mary Jane