Tuesday, July 25, 2017

JULY 25 2017
THE CHICKEN BRICK WALL HAS BEEN MODIFIED TO SHOW  IF THE DONATION WAS MADE BECAUSE OF ANY SPECIFIC DOG....
SO FAR ASHER IS AHEAD--- WITH CHAOS CLOSE BEHIND.. THERE IS A LINE OF "WE MADE THIS DONATION BECAUSE OF .....XXXXX"
AND IF YOU PUT THE DOGS NAME FIRST, IT MAKES IT EASIER TO SORT... BUT NOT IMPOSSIBLE  SO DO NOT PANIC... LINDA WILL FIND IT.
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BETWEEN THE 8 PUPS,  YESTERDAY'S SURGICAL CASE  SET UP AS AN ICU, AND THE ARRIVAL OF MY FAVORITE  "SERVICE PERSON" .. THE TRASH MAN ( WHICH MEANT I HAD TO RUSH DOWN AND MOVE MANY TONS OF SAND LEFT OVER FROM THE STALL PROJECT SO HE COULD GET TO THE DUMPSTER...) THE ARRIVAL OF THE PURINA TRUCK WITH 7 PALLETS OF DOG FOOD... IN THE  POURING RAIN.....IT WAS A HECTIC DAY.

I WOULD NOT BELIEVE THIS IF I HAD NOT SEEN IT...  GETTING A 53 FOOT TRAILER UP OUR DRIVEWAY HAS ALSWAYS BEEN TIGHT-
 ( REMEMBER THE STORY OF  "IF YOU CAN'T GET IT UP THE DRIVEWAY, THERE IS A 79 YEAR OLD WOMAN SITTIN UP THERE  IN FRONT OF  HER TIPI WHO WILL  DRIVE IT  FOR YOU...")  WELL THIS GUY BEGAN TO HAVE TROUBLE BECAUSE HIS REAR END WAS  NOT AS FAR TO THE LEFT AS HE COULD HAVE BEEN FO R TH E RIGHT HAND TURN-- SO HE DID BRUSH AGAINST THE STONE WALL (WHICH HAS BEEN HIT BEFORE)-- I BUILT THAT WALL... AND HAVE REBUILT IT SEVERAL TIMES SINCE SO THAT WAS NO REAL PROBLEM....  THE REAL PROBLME WAS TEH 4" OF NEW SURFACE OF THE HOT TOP DRIVEWAY MEANT THE TRACTOR TRAILER TOP JUST BRUSHED THE OVERHANGING TREE- FORCING THE  TRAILE TO THE RIGHT ENOUGH TO TAKE SOWN MORE WALL...
TANNER IS ABOUT TO LEARN TO APPRECIATE STONE WALL BUILDING.... TROUBLE IT IS  MADE OF ALL THOES FLAT STONES-- SO WE NOW NEED TO BUY SOME MORE OF THOSE - AS EH ORIGIONAL ONES HAVE BEEN GROUND INTO  TINY PIECES...
I SAID TO THE DRIVER... " GO AHEAD.. WE NEED THE FOOD YOU HAVE ON THERE MORE THAN WE NEED THAT WALL- HE GOT OUT OK... OTHERE DAMAGE WAS THE MAILBOX AND THE BUTTON FOR THE ELECTRIC GATE...
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PLUS OUR OVEN IS NOT WORKING.... AGAIN... IT'S NOT THAT IT IS OVERWORKED EITHER... AS WE ALL KNOW...- IT IS A RESTAURANT OVEN-- WE  HAVE ONE ALMOST LIKE IT IN THE T TENT-- PLUS  A REEAL OVEN IB THE GUEST HOUSE-- BUT WE NEED TO INVESTIGATE WHY IT IS DEAD... AGAIN... LAST TIME  A $13 SWITCH...
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THE CP ' "PENGUIN PERSON" TURNED HER TRIVIA PRIZE SHIRT OVER TO  THE "LOST CP"  CAROLINE  FOR ALL HER HARD WORK WHILE SHE WAS HERE-- AND SHE REALLY DID... NOT ONLY TH E  STONES... BUT A VERY GOOD LIMA BEAN/CORN SOUP SHE MADE DURING THE RAIN... IT WAS VERY WELCOME...
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LAINEY TEMP IS DOWN TO 102.2 LAST NIGHT AND 100 THIS MORNING--  AND THEY ARE NURSIN G OFF THE 2 BACK BOOOOOOBS WHIDH HAD A TENDENCY TO BE HARD AND NON PRODUCTIVE...-- NOW WORKING FINE I AM TOLD.  PLUS MOM IS PEEING AND POOPING ON SCHEDULE-- WHAT ELSE IS THERE TO KNOW?/ 
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SO MUCH FOR MY REPORTS OF THE DAY...
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HELLO ALL AT SDP,
I CAN'T BELIEVE THAT IT HAS ALMOST BEEN 3 YEARS SINCE SIENNA AND I HAVE BEEN A TEAM. WE'VE BEEN TRAVELING ON THIS ROLLERCOASTER CALLED LIFE AND SHE HAS HANDLED EVERY SITUATION PERFECTLY. WE HAVE GROWN TOGETHER AND KNOW ONE ANOTHER'S MANNERISMS TO A TEE. SHE STILL WAITS BY THE BATHROOM DOOR FOR ME WITH THE UTMOST ANXIETY AND ACTS LIKE SHE HASN'T SEEN ME IN YEARS WHEN I POP OUT. IT SEEMS LIKE ONLY YESTERDAY I WAS NERVOUS TO LET HER OFF LEASH, NOW SHE MAKES HER MOVES FOLLOWING MY GESTURES AND MOVEMENTS, I DON'T EVEN NEED TO USE VOICE COMMANDS. IT'S LIKE WE SHARE A MIND AND ARE SYNCED AS ONE. WE CONTINUE GOING ON DAILY ADVENTURES SHOPPING AND KEEPING AS ACTIVE AS WE CAN. SHE LOVES TO GO TO PETCO AND PICK OUT HER FAVORITE COOKIES ( TREATS ). WE WENT TO SDP YESTERDAY AND SIENNA WAS ABLE TO RUN AND GET SOME EXERCISE WITH GROMMET. SHE ALSO GOT HER NAILS TRIMMED. THANKS AGAIN TO CARLENE , STAFF , VOLUNTEERS , CPS, CP ANGELS , EXPLORE. AND EVERYONE WHO MADE THIS LIFELONG PARTNERSHIP POSSIBLE.
LOVE MARIAROSE AND SIENNA
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Dear Carlene,

I wanted to email you today and tell you about how Asher took it upon himself to get me out of a sticky (or rather, slippery) situation last night. He is truly looking out for me!


Around midnight last night I went to take a shower and he had his usual routine – he’d poke his head into the shower, take a look at me, and step back out. I finished and stepped out of the shower, joking that I had survived this mysterious shower contraption but I appreciated his concern (it’s just Asher and I in my apartment, so we have conversations like these often). All of a sudden I had lost my balance and fell backward, and wasn’t quick enough to grab the bar on the wall. That happens sometimes – nothing has to touch me and I don’t have to trip over anything to fall, I just lose my balance.
I’ve been fortunate over the years and I’ve never been seriously injured in a fall, just some bumps and bruises and a little shaken up. Last night I had fallen backward into the bath tub and hit my head (though not anything serious) against the back wall so my lower back was touching the bottom of the tub and my legs were folded over the side, not touching the ground. I knew I wasn’t badly hurt, just in a predicament and not sure how I was going to get back up. I was still wet, so everything was slippery, and I didn’t have anything in reach to grab on to.
Asher had this concerned look on his face and he had jumped up as soon as I fell. I thought if I could just put my arm up and brace on him, I could get myself into a sitting position and brace on him again to stand up. But Asher had a better idea. I grabbed his harness and was about to ask him to brace, when I felt him pull back. Hard. I saw him lean back on his haunches and step backwards toward the door, using his body weight to pull me all the way out of the bath tub so I could get back on my feet. Once I let go and he was sure I was okay, he moved a few steps away so I could get to the bathroom counter.
That wasn’t something we had ever practiced. I don’t know of a command for “pull”. He had done that by himself to get me out of the situation I was in, and that just blows my mind because Asher and I have known each other just a day over two weeks. But he thinks nothing of it – we’re a team. I thanked him profusely with hugs and kisses and rubs, but I have a feeling that if he could he would just shrug his shoulders and get us into bed. All in a day’s work for this Great Dane service dog. 

Erica & Asher
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ED:  AN EDUCATED DOG....

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