i wore my purple shirt today....pam has been rightly telling people who volunteer here, if they have any questions ask a person with a ourple shirt and they should be able to help you..... soooo.... yesterday was a wild and wooly day around here between puppies 3 days early and 20 tons of sand with the corporate group to deal with the sand unexpected ly not coming... i was up all night between dealing with the puppies and then how to most easily handle the 20 tons-- i was watching the sand project and someone came along and asked a purple shirter who was sitting in the golf cartt with me a complicated question about SDP.... which she answereed very carefully--
i then asked why the person had not asked me and was told....... " because you are not wearing a purple shirt"
OK.... so i have on a purple shirt today.... whatever shirt i wear, does not change any rules around here-- yesterday's biggies "do not stand or drive behind a tractor about to back up" -- "don't drive the tractopr forward if there are people in front of the bucket." tanner was good at driving... but had anything malfunctioned, the first thing anyone would question "who decided to let a 13 year old drive that back hoe.." i would say he did a great job.. but i don't want to give him a big head..."
i was very glad to get thru the day with no major injuries-- and there could have been some. lainie did not bite anyone-- and she could have.... she adores liv and is comfortted by liv's presence and touch... -- she barely tolerates anyone else so i have said don't touch her unless absolutely necessary- things not seen by everyone-- like tossing a leash to another person in the room over a basket of pups could have caused lainie to snap... she didn't-- but easily could have objected to the fast movement... i had-- and am reinforcing- the 3 people rule in that room... one is linda-- one might be me in that chair... but the great hordes of puppy peekers must look from the door. or stay on the cameras--- much better idea.
"they are so cute, i just couldn't help myself"?????
GREAT ! -- well let me help you whether you like it or not.---- just figure keeping the animals happy is my job.
which gets to this telling your kid at an early age... "just stick your hand out and let the dog sniff it and they won't bite" ... well they might not... but that is not the part of you they would prefer to sniff...plus they could probably smell anyone who was still in t he parking lot...i watch bentley loke a hawk ever since the accident-- and when people pat him in teh head- i get a clear message "i wish people would not bang on my head"
now for chicken bricks-- i go thru this everuy month-- and every month you all bail us out with a sell out... thankfully enableing us to donate the dogs free of charge... ok.... we have donated over 150 dogs and many of those recipients do buy a brick or two... but there are some who need reminding ... if at all possible... you should help pay it forward and get a friend or two to buy a brick in your dog's name..-- there is a place to put the dog's name in the brick buying process...
jim and cindy were here yestrday-- interesting ... cindy can;t talk an d i can't hear but jim lugged sand for a while---he did tell me what a wonderful reception they had from all the great cp's they met on their way to and from florida--- all up and down the east coast...
i think the sand lugging unit is still "up" this is particularly hard on any compulsive types who really believe you have to go til you drop. like grace... . because there is no way we can do it all.. i plan to put the rest in the puppy hill area- to redo teh feeding area and clean it upa a bit...
thanks to george (DVM) for staying in touch thru the lainie birthing --- i forgot to tell him we have the frozen placentas in the freezer if scott still needs them for tufts study...
washers nose is much much better-- amazing what a medical education will do for a dog...
i have heard from will and ward-- my relatives with whom we had such a good time last time they were here.. twin boys who during their stay here learned to assemble manequins and put up tipi's. they will be here around aug 6-9 i wonder if they ever get sick of "twin boys" because by now they must be individual boys???? i know there is a song about triplets
"we do every thing alike
we look alike
we walk alike
we talk alike
and what i more we hate each other very much
we hate our folks
we'er sick of jokes about how hard it is to tell us apart"
could be it is like "got a saddle for that horse..."
if the general public only knew
but they don't.
CONGRATULATIONS ON THE BIRTH OF 'BUG' BLACK PUPS #1 THROUGH #8. EVERYONE DID SUCH A GREAT JOB! HAVING SOUND WAS A WONDERFUL BONUS, SO THANK YOU FOR THAT.
NO MATTER WHAT KIND OF DAY IT IS I KNOW I CAN ALWAYS FIND SMILES AND LOVE AT SDP. ONCE UPON A TIME I COULD CONTRIBUTE IN MANY WAYS ON A REGULAR BASIS. DUE TO UNFORTUNATE CIRCUMSTANCES I CAN NO LONGER DO THAT SO I TRY TO SPREAD THE WORD AS MUCH AS I CAN. I DO STILL HAVE SOME POKER CHIPS TO HAND OUT. IT WILL SOON BE 5 YEARS THAT THE CAMS WENT LIVE AND THE CP COMMUNITY BEGAN. I HAVE BEEN HERE SINCE THE START AND I THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ALLOWING US INTO YOUR HOME AND YOUR WORLD.
AND OF COURSE THANK YOU FOR CHANGING LIVES. SO MANY, IN SO MANY DIFFERENT WAYS.
OH...AND THANKS FOR THE SUDOKU LESSON THE OTHER DAY. i DON'T LIKE NUMBERS BUT NOW I MAY TRY ONE ON MY OWN.
WITH LOVE AND GRATITUDE,
Fiona, Karen and I got back from the blueberry festival a bit ago. Fiona was a big hit. People just gush over her. She was a perfect lady while we ate our blueberry pancakes and very patient while we visited the vendors. Karen had never been out with us before and was very impressed with Fiona's attention to me. When we got back Fiona and I took a nap. I am so fortunate to have her and I love everyone at SDP that made it possible and continue to make it possible for others.