Tuesday, August 1, 2017

AUG 1 2017
 NOW---- THIS IS EXCITING....  FROM BELLINGHAM,  WASHINGTON...

Dear Carlene,
LAST THURSDAY WE SENT OUT OUR FIRST DOG TO WORK WITH HIS NEW YOUNG MAN WHO IS AN AMPUTEE.  I WAS KIND OF NERVOUS AND HAD SCHEDULED 6 FIELD TRIPS OVER THE NEXT TWO WEEKS WITH HIM TO MAKE SURE EVERYTHING WAS WORKING OUT WELL.  I RECEIVED THIS MESSAGE TODAY AND MY WORRIES ARE OVER:

Today we left at 5:30 to be at Children's by 8. Bretton had a ct, MRI, and X-rays. Then a lunch break and then an oncology visit. Cedar was AMAZING. She was perfect. The only time she seemed stressed or upset was when I had to take her because she couldn't go in the MRI room. But I took her for a walk outside and she did great. We walked back in the hospital and I kid you not she led me to where bretton was. She was like I know where he is and that's where we are going. We are now on our way home from childrens.  Kara and Bretton

I HAVE HEARD YOU SAY MANY TIMES THAT THEY ARE BORN TRAINED.....JUST DON'T SCREW THEM UP.  I NOW FULLY UNDERSTAND WHAT YOU MEAN.  HIS MOM SAID THAT WHEN BRETTON WENT TO TAKE A SHOWER, SHE HAD TO LET HER INTO THE BATHROOM BECAUSE SHE KEEP GOING THROUGH THE HOUSE LOOKING FOR HIM.  
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE HELP, SUPPORT AND ADVICE YOU HAVE GIVEN ME TO GET ME STARTED.  I HOPE TO BE ABLE TO PROVIDE MANY MORE IN THE FUTURE.
CHUCK
LEAN ON ME SERVICE DOGS
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SOUNDS LIKE A MATCH !!!!---- I LIKE THE PART THAT CHUCK  WAS NERVOUS AND SCHEDULED FIELD TRIPS....  I KNOW THE FEELING WELL...  AFTER 150 DOGS DONATEED, I FEEL LESS PANIC'D THAT ONE MIGHT HAVE SOME ACCIDENT, BUT THE WORRY IS ALWAYS THERE...THERE ARE SOOOOOOO MANY NAY SAYERS LURKING ON THE INTERNET IT TAKES COURAGE TO PUT YOUR WHOLE FUTURE ON THE LINE  WITH AN ANIMAL TO WHOM ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN....
NOT BEING A FACEBOOK PERSON , I HAD TROUBLE FINDING OUT  MORE ABOUT HIM... BUT SOMEWHERE THERE IS A PICTURE OF HIM REDOING A BARN INTO 10 KENNELS...  I AM NOT SURE WHERE HE IS IN THE PAPERWORK DEPARMENT  LIKE WEB SITE SETC...
BUT HE IS ON HIS WAY WITH A SUCCESSFUL DANE -- OUT THERE....

SOUNDS LIKE HE HAS A SUCCESSFUL MOM TOO....   THAT IS SO CRITICAL IN A MATCHING.. TO HAVE  THE ACTIONS OF THE DANE BE UNDERSTOOD INSTEAD OF CRITICIZED...  A NOT SO OBSERVANT PERSON WOULD HAVE DECIDED "THE DOG RAN AROUND LIKE AN IDIOT FOR NO REASON- AND I HAD TROUBLE STOPPING HIM"    THIS MOM KNEW WHY AND SOLVED IT BY LETTING THE DOG INTO THE ROOM.---- NOT EVERYONE IN THE WORLD IS CAPABLE OF FIGURING OUT WHY SOMETHING IS HAPPENING-- EITHER POSITIVE OR NEGATIVE.-- ALSO NO ONE IS CAPABLE OF THINKING OF EVERYTHING..(. HENCE  DISCUSSION GROUPS... LIKE BOARD OF DIRECTORS - OR CONGRESS  KIND OF THING...)
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ONE REASON BELLA AND GEORGE ARE SO SUCCESSFUL IS BELLA'S MOM  BUT....I HAVE WARNED BELLA'S MOM..... DON'T LET PEOPLE ROUGHHOUSE WITH BELLA  (HERSELF INCLUDED)...  GEROGE DOES NOT LIKE THAT-- AND HE IS ENTITLED TO HIS OPINION...  I THINK SHE KNOWS THAT...
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I WONDER HOW MANY GREAT IDEAS ARE OUT THERE BUT DON'T GET OFF THE GROUND BECAUSE OF FEAR OF INTERNET  LURKERS JUST WAITING TO JUMP ON ANY NEGATIVITY...  ALL YOU CAMERA PEOPLE HAVE GIVEN  ME THE COURAGE TO TACKLE SOME THINGS.. "JUST DON'T BOTHER "  IS SUCH AN EASY WAY OUT...
WANT AN EXAMPLE????/ BREEDING AUDRY.. A DARN NEAR WHITE DOG.... FOR ALOT OF REASONS IT SHOULD BE A GOOD BREEDING WITH 4 OR 5 GREAT SERVICE DOGS---AND BETTER MINDS THN MINE HAVE STUDIED THE GENETICS-- SAYING WHITE TO BLACK  SHOULD NOT PRODUCE WHITE DEAF----- BUT IF WE GET A WHITE PUP  WITH 2 HEADS, THERE WIL BE SOMEONE OUT THERE READY TO   SHOOT DAGGERS AT US--- I HOPE THE QUALIFICATIONS OF THE DAGGER SHOOTERS WOULD BE  AS INTENSELY QUESTIONED....
BEING "AGED"   HAS ALSO GIVEN ME AN ADVANTAGE....I HEARD 25 YEARS AGO ABOUT A WHITE DEAF STUD IN NEW YORK THAT WAS THROWING NOTHIGN BUT HARLEQUIN PUPS...
ALL RIGHT.... NOW I HAVE THE CHANCE TO VERIFY THAT CHART--- WE SHOUD HAVE NO WHITES... AND WE SHOUD HAVE NO BLACKS EITHER.. JUST MERLES AND HARLS...

AND IF WE END UP OVERLOADED WITH PUPS.... I CAN'T THINK OF A BETTER THING TO DO THAN TO  PUT JUDY ON  SOME FLIGHT TO WASHINGTON WITH AN EXTRA ONE OR TWO... I HAVE TRIED TO SHARE BLOODLINES WITH 2 OTHER TRAINING FACILITIES, BUT THEY WERE ALREADY CONVINCED THE ONLY SERVICE DOGS WERE GOLDENS AND LABS. 
WE ARE USUALLY VERY GOOD AT THE PUPPY PRODUCTION PROCESS......
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THE VERY BRIEF ENCOUNTER BETWEEN CHARLIE AND BENTLEY RESULTED IN WHAT LOOKED LIKE A SCRATCH FROM A DISTANCE....  HOWEVER IT IS  A SIGNIFICANT GASH IN CHARLIES NECK-- I COULD USE THE WORDS " GAPING HOLE" -- WHICH MEGAN AND STEVE WASHED OUT YESTERDAY... AS WE STOOD AROUND WONDERING WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT....  CUTTING/CLIPPING THE HAIR AWAY FROM THE HOLE IS ALWAYS CRITICAL TO ME SO IT DOES NOT COLLECT ALL THE FLUIDS COMING OUT OF THE HOLE... AND KEEPING THE FLYS AWAY IS ALSO MANDATORY----- VET WRAP IS ALWAYS A SUGGESTION , BUT I AM THINKING A  SMALL CHILD'S TEE SHIRT CUT OFF WOULD BE A CLEAN FLY CHASER....  NOT HAVING ANY SMALL CHILDREN-- AND NEEDING A COUPLE TODAY, I THINK WE WILL GO BUY SOME AND SEE IF THAT WORKS.... PUTTIN G HIM IN WITH AN ATTENTIVE FRIEND TO KEEP IT CLEAN  WOULD ALSO WORK...?CHAOS?SIZZLE?-  I AM PRETTY SURE VETS  WOULD NOT WANT TO STITCH IT AT THIS LATE STAGE...

I REMEMBER ---- DEAGLE( VERY OLD STUD DOG) HAD A 4 INCH CIRCLE  BITTEN OFF HIS RIB CAGE BY A GERMAN SHEPHARD..I COULD SLIDE THE SKIN AROUND  THE HOLE-- AND IT GREW BACK PRETTY QUICKLY... WHAT FACSCINATED ME WAS IT GREW BACK WITH THE SPOTS OF A HARL...  JUST LIKE THE REST OF HIM.....
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THE TEE SHIRT IS MY BRILLIAN T IDEA FOR THE DAY...NOW FOR MY BIONE HEADED STUPIDITY..
I WEAR ONE OF THOSE."I HAVE FALLEN AND I CAN'T GT UP" THINGS AROUND MY NECK--  WHEN I SHOWER , I CAREFULLY HANG IT OFF THE FAT  ROPE I USE TO GET IN ADN OUT OF THE SHOWER.- COUPLE YEARS NOW...LAST WEEK I DEVELOPED A RASH ON MY NECK  IT TOOK A WEEK FOR ME TO FIGURE OUT THE STRING  OF THAT THIG WAS FILTHY --  IT WASN'T EVEN WHITE ANYMORE... 

TALK ABOUT IGNORING THE OBVIOUS????

1 comment:

  1. Last night i was clearing my DVR and watching a couple of Dr Pol's that I hadn't seen. He and his family are Great Dane lovers. He said since he and his wife have been married they've had at least 10, and never just one dog. He says they are the smartest and most reliable dogs on the planet.

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