the more things change, the more they stay the same...some very bright person besides me said that-- ( but i remembered it)...
i do like to play music--- but my itunes "thing" has got so full of junk i can't find the music i would like to listen to...
how bad is it??? i can get going with some nice broadway music, and in the midst is a guy lecturing on the physics of pendulums fomr some book that got downloaded in the music place. my car is almost as bad--it got stuck on "ave maria" for months. in latin...
with courage i went and purchased "windmills of your mind/ springfield" and amazon charged my card $1.29 it fell into the black hole of this computer. and i can not find it at all...
so i am listening to danny kaye's "noah" arguing with his kids about a rudder on the arc..
i saw the broadway show-- before the show the producer came out of the curtain and said danny kaye had broken his foot that afternoon. there was an audible groan-- and the curtain whipped back to see danny standing there with cast on his leg-- he did the whole show that way with very few modifications...-- seeing as he was playing the part of an old guy--noah-- there wasn't too much dancing. great show..
the really greats don't quit.
before we had polititians to provide comic material-- there was noah...-----another of my noah favorites is read by stanley halloway
Three Ha'Pence a Foot I'll tell you an old-fashioned story That grandfather used to relate, Of a builder and joining contractor Who's name it were Sam Oswaldthwaite. One day Sam were filling a knot hole With putty when in through the door, Came an old man fair reeked i'whiskers An th'old man said good morning I'm Noah. Sam asked Noah what were his business And t'old chap went on to remark, That not liking the look of the weather He was thinking of building an ark.
it goes on and on --- as they argue the price of maple for the side of his bunk....
there is a cd--- somewhere-- halloway's --- including albert and the lion which i listened to so often , i now know it... that cd is fun to listen to mostly because teh brits have such a delightful time using words creatively.. as the lion swallows albert then coughs him up with clean hands.
my favortite commercial at the moment is normal until the punch line about getting your arm stuck in a vending machine... different..
i put a big rock at teh corner of the new building... mostly so we wouldnt run into it plowing snow...
i had intended to have the dogfesters paint it -- figuring we could repaint it yearly.. i never should have mentioned it becasue -- the color became an issue-- to most, teh concept of arguing about hte color of a rock was just an amusing mental exercise- but..now i found that there is an element in any crowd that wants to be the one to make decisions-- sdp has happily got to the position of being managed by some very capable people with who's decisions i happily comply.. it all works very well as along as no one gets stuck in neutral
i remember.....the purple painting of the barn-- it was a nice conservative green/white... then home depot gave us a pallet of paint ( so they did not have to dispose of it)and there was more purple than any other.. which became the decision maker purple it is !!
sometimes all we need is a decision maker to cut all arguements to a minimum.
my inspiration was the airforce academy top brass who got teh entire school population together and said "if you can not respect every person regardless of race creed or gender. just get out" a clear decision maker. he had everyone take out their cell phones and record it.
so when you get your 2018 calendar,
you might see a pink flamingo where i personally preferred a yellow rubber ducky but i had to go along
my poor rubberducky had too many patches from being attacjed by a snapping turtle.
Saturday, September 30, 2017
sept 30, 2017
Friday, September 29, 2017
sept 29 2017
running this joint ain't easy ----always something-- the dogs are the easy part ! even chaos is complaining....standing glaring at bentley for being in the prefereed sofa... so he had to move grumbling onto the big sofa with sizzle.... not his favorite... it is terriblly hard to think with chaos eyes boring into the back of my head.... and if i look at her, she wll move her glance to the fact that bentley is in the bed she wants... who said dogs can't talk???
i think today we will start the ggruel feeding of gabby's 6 pups-- so hey can soon move to the kitchen--- and audrey can take their place in the nursery... her firwt due date is oct 4th...
janine has a forever home for violet and lee... and none too soon, as she has another prego at her house... it is easier for everyone if the "on camera" stall is the nursery becaus e all teh camera people can keep track-- and call if they see a foot protruding...
i should get the "nosebags" today .. to get some feed into some of those donkeys that are skinney... withougt the dominant FAT donkey getting any... it will be fun trying to get the donkeys to undersand the food goes with them if they move... good project for volunteers...
.. hopefully today accept delivery of our new dump trailer--it is ? a CAM trailer 12 feet long with on board ramps so we can take the tractor places ( if we remove the back hoe first?) but mostly it will be used for trash to the dump and manure to i don't know where.... a new trailer is sooo exciting...just think... i should be able to go to the "transfer station" with odd rejectws from farm living... and just push a button and have it dump..... the old trailer would dump with persuasion --- like a jump cable-- usually left in the battery box becasue teh battery has not worked in years....-- however.. because i t is usually there, in a known place.... it is prime for being used to jump someone's car and left somewhere else-- in which case my friendly dump manager will loan me his-- for a $10 tip...-- this transfer statoion is a huge ? 300 foot square concreete pad with a 20 ffot high concrete wall to push the stuff against... the pusher is a monster loader- the kind joined in the middle...-- the pushed stuff then gets lifted into a 53' canvas covered trailer- and away it goes north to maine..----hopefully no where near the bottling of poland springs water supply...
chaos has an upset tummy today.. almost typical of an early morning tummy-- empty so she tossed yellow goop..-- she seems to be resting comfortably now...-- i always worry about bloat--- we have not had many bloat problems.... but when you do-- it is big, quick, and expensive.. this is why we suggest all our recipients maintain a separate bank account for emergency vet bills...$3000 is a good minimum balance to have in there. because if anything bad happens, it will happen on a weekend and that means 24 hour emergency clinic-- where they don't let you in the door unless you give them your credit card.
i remember -- one of our recipient's dogs-- on a sunday--developed a nose bleed.... splattering blood all over everywhere... and the clinic would not let her see a vet because she had run there withoiut her credit cards...even tho she had coverage from the VA... she could not prove it on a sunday...
do we have any cp's near --
apparently she is running a fundraiser for the guyy who got screamed at with his dane...--i thought maybe it would be good to talk to him-- thngs like va vet coverage if his dog can pass with accredited adi.. (SDP)
Thursday, September 28, 2017
sept 28 2017
cc email is giving me a hard time so i will post it here first...
cc email is giving me a hard time so i will post it here first...
shatupon sunday is the first sunday of the month -- this next sunday--- oct first... not the 8th as teh calendar says....
Just a quick thought as there "appears" to be some confusion with CPs .... According to the calendar (SDP Fan-DANE-tastic one) .. Chicken Brick Sunday is stated as being the 8th of October .. BUUUT it is the 1st Sunday of the month .. which is October 1st (as in your Birthday) ... I 'fear' with the confusion some people are waiting / delaying purchasing the bricks ... thus no "Sell-out" ..... So my thought is to place it in the DD with a sense of urgency .... as of this moment still need to "sell" 950 bricks and a matter of 3-ish DAYS left !!
water water everywhere and not a drop to drink...--( somebody said that long ago???).---.if i was stuck in puerto rico.... i wonder just what would i be doing about no water to drink? so i went to google maps... and there is... what appears to be sizable ponds/lakes well away from the coast... This no water to drink is going to get worse very soon-- did i not hear 3-4 days without water is a survival type problem? to have an entire population totally dependent on "artificial support " of electricity and gasoline makes it more serious than the "underdeveloped country" which manages to survive without much of either. i hope the centers for disease control are on board too...people worry about dogs depositing germs in a pile of poo ---they don't compare to people germs being deposited on an airplane and getting transported to another population center big enough to have an airport...-- at least the poo stays put locally.-
c-pap and sleep apnea-- cpap-- if you look quickly looks like crap-- however... this "new" cpap machine wirelessly tell someone somewhere what hours i am sleeping-- along with heaven knows what else.... THEY told me when THEY put it in that medicare dictates they keep records of when it is used to verify paying for it.-- ( a charge of $175 a month)-- way off in the corner of the screen... are the tiny little bars that indicate internet access flickering away... but that is only th efirst part.... next, the new "mask" does not have buckles to snap in place... there is a magnet to connect...which means a magnet on either side of my jaw-- i know just enough to know a lot of what i don't know.... how do i know if they are not checking on any gold fillings i might have in my teeth- so next time i am in the hospital someone can pull them out-
to cover medicare over runs.? i am not happy about the progress..
maybe it is those magnets that have made me decide ice cream is not all that interestinbg....-- the dog fest ice cream got put in the walkin freezer... a good 8 gallons left over... and i have been working my way thru it.-- along with the anti- icecream lactose pills that ann told me about
i have no problem withe it. the over-bundance makes it less attractive.
i bought myself a present... a new trailer that will both carry the tractor and dump manure....the accumulation iof manyre is an ongoing, unsolved problem-- which may eventually involve a big machine to get us back to ground zero... we have about 1/4 acre covered to 4 feet.... janine can make use of teh old green one.....
i can no longer deal with it's finicky "to dump or not to dump, that is the question"
in the money spending department.... i splurged on feedbags for donkeys from the old west... they work !!..--- mo's feedbag works perfectly-- she gets her grain and no one else's
we have a problem with one really fat donkey, one normal.... and the rest terribly skinney-- i have wondered for days how to feed tjust the skinney ones...-- feed bags.. -- they are not expensive-- i found a sale on them $7.00 each... should be delivered today or tomorrow...
that will be a great cp job... teach the donkey how to deal..
we should try with mommy in the stall....
they all have netting ...so they can actually drink and not drown- in case one gets left on in the wild....
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
sept 27 2017
so far today the news is full of stuff i don't dare get involved with... darn...... some is pretty funny material...as i have said before-- you can not say our gov't is useless, because i provides untold material for late night commedians...
maybe one -- teri-can sent this... with 5 pups lying in a circle on puppy hill.....
"Okay, Does it start :' put your wight paw in, take your wight paw out?"
"NO, Silly It's your wight LEG that goes in FWIRST ! Didn't you listen cayfully when Nanny Pam sang it to wus when we wuz widdle??"
"Iz it supposed ta be the wight FWONT leg or BACK leg dat goes firwst? I gots TWO WIGHT LEGS !"
that is so perfect it made me laugh !!!
many questions abotu when will we hear from cummings about -- hopefully --- a grant. i have no idea... my guess is thya have to go back to meeting and discuss teh bunch of charities thye viewed... that could take a while.. one of the people had a form of questions to answer...and i did... when i gave him the payroll and paid staff numbers he quickly said "well yu are certainly not overpaying anyone." and i know that well...
you do get more than money working here--
you also get food...... far too much of it !! i was eating the lobester as fast as i can... and today i really don't dare... from saturday to wednesday is jusst too old... with great pity we wil l toss out the last bit--( because eating it might really get it tossed !!)
lobster/clambake-- and the company that served us... will someone please remember for next year-- that the guy who owns the joint tried to explainto megan... then pam on the phone ... then me- on the phone... how unhappy he was that we did not wash out all the coolers before returning them... i had said i would return them unwashed because we don't have provision for washing all that smelly lobster/fish except on ot the ground.... megan is prettl level headed...but was very upset to have this guy get in her face...... pam is far too nice... and was upset... now the interesting part.... i am often mistaken for a man on the phone with my low voice...he politely started in with me " that is not the way we planned- mr.white---you should have washed them out, " i corrected him "mrs. white...."... at which point he started in with what could only be called verbal abuse.... when someone says "i am not screaming..i have surveilance cameras to prove it...." chances are... they are... he really tried to make me feel badly because he had to come in on his day off to wash smelly coolers....and i just fielded the comments "did you cash teh $5000 check on your day off too?" he got very nasty-- and i wondered -- he had started out relatively politely until he knew i was not a man... so had he been so abusive to megan and pam for that reason too???
he clearly was not thi9nking because he said "we can not do business like that again" and i promised i would make sure we didn't and get someone else next year-- and he went into "whoooops " mode.
so remind me next year - the food was great... but not worth that verbal abuse of megan and pam... i was the one he shojuld have got to first....
from meatcutter steve ( annie fell)
Hi - I was able to see Annie late this afternoon. She looked good compared to what Deb said she looked like yesterday. She’s still bruised badly, but was very alert and seemed ok. They have had her up with a walker, and she said it was very painful on her foot. She’s in a walking cast up to her calf. Her right hand (her good one) also took the brunt of her fall and is very sore. Lucky she didn’t break that too.
I’m going again on Friday - Deb is going during the day tomorrow. We’re going to bring her food and have dinner with her Friday. Deb said she will go Saturday afternoon and try to call during that mail call. She has her phone and a charger. I’m going to bring her an iPad or a laptop so she can get online.
Some people have messaged me asking about Annie. I’m going to put a very brief note on comments letting them know she is improving and feeling better. I imagine we will do the same as last time she was laid up and have people send cards to SDP then I can deliver them to her. You could say something about it at mail call tomorrow.
Let me now if there is anything else I can do, or you would like to pass along. See you Thursday.
and so it goes....
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
SEPT 26 2017
SONS OF BlTCHES ARE WONDERFUL...-- BELLA'S DOG GEORGE IS ONE OF THEM..... IT IS THE SONS OF HUMANS THAT ARE THE PROBLEM.
WHY WITH ALL THE PROBLEMS IN THE WORLD, DO I HAVE TO STRUGGLE AND ARGUE ABOUT PEE PADS?
... ALLOW ME TO DEFINE THE CONCEPT.... ABOUT 8 HOURS AFTER BIRTH-- STUFF COMES RUNNINIG THRU A NEW PUPPY... AND MOMMY LICKS IT UP--- CARRY'S AND DEPOSITS IT OUTDOORS WHERE OUR SUPERB POO PICKING CREW - PICKS... BAGS.. AND CARRIES IT TO THE DUMPSTER WHERE IT IS HOPEFULLY BURNED FOR FUEL IN THE STATE OF MAINE. THAT LASTS FOR ABOUT 2 WEEKS WHEN THEY START TO CRAWL - AND DECIDE GETTING FLIPPED UPSIDE DOWN BY MOMMY IS NO FUN...-- SO THEY CRAWL AWAY FROM HER.... AND "THE NEST"... THE NEST BEING DEFINED AS A WARM COZY FLUFFY-- SO EARLY IN THE GAME THERE IS NATURALLY DEVELOPED HERE AND THERE MENTALITY....AT LEAST WITH THE PUPS.....
IT IS HOUSEBREAKING AT IT'S FINEST...----TO GO ALONG WITH THE CLEAN NEST PHILOSOPHY--- AT ABOUT 3 WEEKS WE START THEM ON "OUR " FOOD ( PURINA) AND MOMMY HELPS BY VOMITING UP MOST OF HER BREAKFAST AS SEMI DIGESTED SOFT PUPPY FOOD.... WE THEN MOVE THE PUPS TO THE KITCHEN.... WHERE I STRUGGLE WITH VOLUNTEERS AND STAFF-- IF YOU MAKE A SOFT FLUFFY AREA BY THE SOFA SOME PUPS WILL SLEEP THERE-- BUT IF YOU LEAVE TOWELS OVER BY THE REFRIGERATOR OTHER PUPS WILL SEE IT AS A COZY FLUFFY-- NOW---.... FOR THOSE OF YOU PAYING ATTENTION... YOU CAN NOW VISUALIZE THE TOWEL SLEEPERS WILL WANT TO GET AWAY FROM THEIR TOWEL SO GO TO THE SOFA ARE AND PEE... AND THE SOFA SLEEPERS -- YOU GOT IT.. PEE ON THE TOWELS...
THERE IN LIES THE RUB.... BY MY (THUS FAR IGNORED) ORDER---- NO TOWELS ON THE KITCHEN FLOOR.... MAKE A NEST OF COZZY TOWELS/ FLUFFY'S THEN A GAP OF CLEAN FLOOR AND HAVE SOME PEEPADS ACRODSS THE KITCHEN BY THE FRIDGE-- OR BETTER YET... IN TH E HALL AND LEAVE THE GATE OPEN... THEY WILL USE THEM-- MAY TAKE DAY OR TWO... BUT THEY WILL... IN MY HALF VAST EXPERIENCE.
REMEMBER MY 2 LIFETIME GOALS ARE TO TRAIN A SEEING EYE DOG... AND HAVE A DOG THAT"USES" A PEE PAD IN AIRPORTS AND HOTELS...
YOU MAY THINK THE LITTLE DARLINGS ARE SLEEPING... PARTIALLY TRUE-- THE ARE ALSO FILLING UP THEIR LITTLE BLADDERS
SO IF YOU COME THRU THE GATE-- OR BETTER YET CALL THEM INTO
THE HALL ON THE PEE PADES, THEY WILL 100% SQUAT ( OR STRETCH DEPENDING ON THE GENDER) --
NOW COMES THE HARD PART... HUMANS-- TRYING TO BE HELPFUL HANNAHS FIGURE THEY WILL USE TEYHE PEEPDAS BETTER IF THEY ARE CLOSER TO STUFFYDOM -- PROBLEM IS... WHILE THEY ARE LYING THERE FILLING THEIR BLADDERS THEY LOOK OVER T THOSE PEEPADS AND THINK " I CAN DRAG THAT AROUND AND GET OTHERS TO CHASE ME" - HOWEVER DRAGGING FROM TEH HALL IS NOT QUITE SO INT4ERESTING.----SPECIALLY IF YOU PROVIDE SOMETHING INTERESTING IN THE CLEAN FLOOR SECTION... LIKE LITTLE BOXES... OR TWISTED BROWM PAPER WITH IT'S NOISE FACTOR.....
TEH PROGRESSION OF THE PEE PADS MUST BE SUBTLE-- MID KITCHEN-- TO FRIDGE AND FINALLY---- TO HALL! WHILE AT THE SAME TIME DEVELOPING THE "ACHIEVING BOREDOM" IN THE PEE PAD DRAGGING GAME.
IF AN OCCASIONAL PUDDPLE APPEARS NOT ON A PEE PAD A TOWEL TO MOP SHOUD BE USED AND TOSSED IN THE LAUNDRY IMMEDIATELY... IT IS THE SQUATERS WHO HAVE TROUBLE BECAUSE OF THE LOCATION OF THE FLUID PRODUCING DEVICE.. THE MID BODY POSITION OF THE STRETCHERS MAKES FOR BETTER AIM...
IT MAY COST US A FEW CHEWED UP PEE PADS TO ACHIEVE BOREDOM... BUT LETS GIVE IT A SHOT.
WE HAVE NOT GONE SO FAR AS TO DONATE DOGS TO PEOPLE WHO WRITE WELL, BUT THAT IS NOT BAD IDEA FOR GRANT WRITING EITHER.
Asher and I are back to our usual routine and we can't stop thinking about our time at Dog Fest this past weekend! It was so nice to escape to the farm for the weekend and see you, all the wonderful SDP staff, and so many CPs. Every time I come back to the farm, I'm reminded of the family we have there (and far beyond!) who loves to watch me and Asher work so well together. SDP is truly unlike anywhere else - you all change lives by providing such perfect partners to people who can then experience so much more independence, but it doesn't stop there. The encouragement and support just keeps coming. I can't tell you how many people stopped me to compliment me on how well Asher and I work together (which, of course, has very little to do with me and everything to do with his stellar training) and to let me know that if we ever need anything, all we have to do is ask. When I was matched with Asher, I didn't just acquire a dog; I also got a pretty huge family to go along with us on our journey!
I remember my first trip to SDP last January, when everything was covered in snow and ice and I could hardly get around outside. But we spent the two days focusing on what I COULD do to help out around the farm - good thing there's always plenty of laundry to be folded! I was never once pitied, I was just another visitor to the farm ready to get to work. And this past weekend was a lot like that experience. It didn't matter what kinds of things we struggle with physically - we were all just there together to celebrate the organization we all love.
Crazy Acres is certainly a magical place, and after leaving I'm always just waiting until I can go back! Hopefully we'll be able to visit one more time before the snow comes and take a break from the books for a weekend. But in the meantime, I just wanted to tell you again how much Crazy Acres means to us (it's undoubtedly Asher's favorite destination too!), and thank you and your staff for an incredible Dog Fest weekend. See you soon!
Erica & Asher
Monday, September 25, 2017
SEPT 25 2017
WHEW ! SMILING AT EVERYONE FOR 2 DAYS WAS NOT TOO PAINFULL AT ALL... I KNOW EVERYONE HAD A GOOD TIME AND NO ONE GOT BITTEN, OR KICKED ( BY A MULE OR DONKEY)-- NO DOG FIGHTS- JUST ALOT OF POSITIVES... FROM SATUREEDAY'S STARBUCK GALLONS OF DONATED COFREE TO SUNDAY'S HUGE BEN AND JERRY'S SUNDAIES-- WE ATE....KELLY'S GREAT SANDWICHES FROM JIM'S NEW SANDWICH TRUCK...IPSWICH CLAMBAKE LOBSTERS,SHIRMP,CHOWDER,+++-- TO --- THE STRAWBERRY WHIPPED CREAM CAKE*** TO MARK+++/ BBQ TOMORE CAKE AND BEN AND JERRY'S SUNDAI SET UP... WE ATE... AND "SUGARED UP"
MOMENTOUS MOMENTS?...TOO MANY BUT I WILL TRY... THE NUMBER OF PURPLE SHIRTS WHO JUST SWUNG INTO ACTION WAS APPALLING-- MOST NOTEABLY PATRICE- USUALLY RELATIVELY DIGNIFIED- WANDERING AROUND WITH A CARDBOARD CARTON QUIETLY COLLECTING RECYCLABLES-- PAM- WHO CARRIES ENOUGH DETAILS IN HER HEAD TO RUN HARVARD UNIVERSITHY--CAMERA MARK A GREAT UNOBTRUSIVE MASTER OF CEREMONIES.....LAURA AND DEVIN HAD 2 OF THE BEST GENERICACLLY TRAINED DOGS--"ON DISPLAY" HAPPY SOCIABLE AND FOCUSED ON LAURA AND DEVLIN.. -- PILES OF 2X3'S WERE QUICKLY TURNED INTO SPIRIT STICK HOLDERS BY STEVE #4 AND JERRI ...BECAUSE LAST YEARS WER HOLDING UP A FENCE SOMEWHERE...ALL THE SERVICE DOGS WERE PERFECT-- OF COURSE-- THANKS TO STEVE#2 AND MEGAN'S TRAINING OF THE RECIPIENTS !!! TANNER AND STEVE#4 PARKED CARS EVERYWHERE BUT IN THE TREES....CARS WHICH HAD LICENSE PLATES FROM ALL OVER THE US.... AND CANADA. .. THOSE WERE NOTICED BY THE CUMMINGS VISITING COMMITTEE-- WHO 'S REACTON SEEMED TO BE " WE HAD NO IDEA" -- I HOPE IT WAS A POSITIVE SHOCK- I CAN'T SAY WE MADE ANY PREPARATIONS FOR THIER ARRIVAL--- WE ARE WHAT WE ARE AND DO WHAT WE DO-- WE DID WASH THE BIG GOLF CART AS THE TOUR BUS....- BUT THAT WAS ABOUT THE ONLY PREPARATION.-- I FORGOT TO TRY AND EXPALIN THE SPIRIT STICKS-- WHICH WERE MANAGED BY STEVE #3 AND KITTY
IN THE MIDST OF IT ALL, JANINE ORGANIZED A DONKEY "EPISODE" - AND AS I SAT THERE TRYING TO SERIOULSY EXPALIN TO THE CUMMINGS COMMITTEE HOW WONDERFUL TO GET A PERSON OUT OF A WHEELCHAIR AND ON THEIR FEET WALKING, JANINE HURRIED BY WITH BELLA- COMPLETE IN JOCKEY SILKS AND RACING GOGGLES ON TOP OF 1800 POUND MO. WHEN THE DUST HAD SETTLED FOM THAT, MEGAN MARCHED BY WITH THE 8 PUPS AND TURNED THEM ONTO "HONEYMOON HILL" -WHICH GAVE ME A CHANCE TO POINT OUT TO THE COMMITTEE... WE ARE QUITE A GROUP... AS PEOPLE STOOD IN FRON TOF US--- FACING THE PUPS-- I COULD POINT OUT THE NUMBER OF REAR POCKETS THAT HAD POO PICKERS IN THEM... DR GEORGE ADDED SOME PROFESSIONAL SANITY TO THE BIZARRE "HAPPINING"
AND DOG FEST #6 IS ONLY 363 DAYS AWAY
What made the weekend so special, was that regardless of our different roles, we all came together as one, respecting each other and the dogs. I never felt like a person with a mobility need. I just felt part of the celebration.
Thank you, thank you to everyone who made sure that we and our dogs had everything we needed.
ALL THAT AND THE CROWD MANAGED TO SIMONIZE MY TRACTOR !
Sunday, September 24, 2017
sept 24 2017
before i get into dogfest news.----last night's shocking news...-- there is now a vacumm cleaner tht will vacumn up spaghetti... for 3 easy payments of 49.95.. it is not too often i need to vacuum spaghetti since my youngest is now 50...- but our solution to the levitation of spaghetti is far superior-- pocketed poo pickers- also offer the operator an exercise routine of bending which would also replace teh exercise video for which you could pay 19.95. you think i am kidding... our 2 peices of 3 x 6 cardboard-- especially from the fuzzy cardboard of cereal boxes-- would lift the spghetti, wipe the floor--- and the premium version has a wipe and clean packet attached so it washes teh floor t the same time... and only costs $10 a month to rent the concept which also gets you a supporting membership of the shatupon society of ipswich.. DOES EXACTLY WHAT THE $49.95 (x3) online version does.
SUCH A DEAL !!
and dogfest--- everyone seems to be having a wonderful time-- which maybe you all can see online...-- with the possibell excdeptoon of the accapella group-- which maybe you could see but not hear--it is their 5th year... that was the only scheduled evernt... the rest was food !! pam? scrambled graces farm fresh eggs for breakfast--- starbucks donated coffee... lunch from jim- the kelly's beef man...brought his huge new "food truck" with great sandwiches... the usual-- but a trial of fried chicken with cheese on one of those yellowish bun's ? potatoe roll? -- had to eAt quickly to mke way for the supper truck of lobster/steak with a bunch of other stuff shirmp salads soup-- followed by THE CAKE from spinnelli's( also 5th year..)
I CAN'T BELIEVE WE ATE THE WHOLE THING--
AS VARIOUS MEALS APPEARED WE HAD TO ASK MO TO RETIRE TO THE BARN....her intelligence makes her curious about everything.... she has not tripped or knocked anytihgn over but the potential of an 1800 pound animal wandering around food serviing facilities made me nervous. getting everyone to feed her treats only out of a fry pan has been a bit of a struggle... i hate to see her reaching for hands - we really need her to reach for the fry pans as being the only place she can find carrots/aples/dog r=treats/ and sprite???? yup ! sprite.. one a day/
Violet - the new mom-- has been so good- that too many people went in her stall to pat her so often... that she got very tierd and had to lay down for a long nap... which made me nervous... equines do not lay down for long periods of time... i forget the old wives tale about it ... but there is one... smewhere o remember 20 minutes-- then get up and sleep standing----lee was poking aournd saying "hey mom someone hid my supper"
i had to "close the barn" -- next year--- remind me to have a specific "close the barn at 5pm"
today-- most importantly... we have 4 visitors coming t 1pm to ?inspect? they are from the group that hs given us $100,000 over 2 years, and are inspecting us for a possible 20 - 100k per year for 10 years-
we are what we are.. with 200 people wandering around - hopefully simonizing my wonderful tractor- and trying to put a harness on mo... hopefully they will see that it is this huge group of $10 donors that means we can donate dogs to veterans and others... and all they ask in return is to be included and entertained in the process. "did you go to the beach on vacation?" -- "no i simonized a tractor" has a certain zing to it.
schedule-- apparently janine- is haveing donkey walk about 10:30-- i forget who is doing th bbq lunch an official NATIVE AMERICAN pow wow at 2:00 ( off camera) then the spirit stick march at 3:00 with the burning of the sticks ( so the spirit can remain here...) 4:30 the ben and jerry's truck with the icecream sundiaes-- somehow we have a second CAKE -- one year we did eat 2 the first day... but this heart we havve a whole one left for sunday... i dunno ;..... lunch desert???? before the icecream????
there is food here....big time... luckily we have 2 big normal refrigerator/freezers plus a 6' x 12 ' walk in freezer.. so i am sure it all got put away somewhere....
the recipients are wonderful... as are thier dogs... everybody is thrilled with the progress.. several have said they coudln t have thought of coming to anything like dogfest before they got thier dogs... by trains....planes and auto for hours-- everyone mannaged theri dog perfectly...
keep in mind it means water dishes, food, snacks. poo pickers-- there is alot to manqage having a service dog. i am speciall y proud of erica and asher from R.I. and caroline and clark - from ohio-- lookin good --- smiling away !!!!
hunter and wendy were here too.... and alot of people were carrying around the tote bags with wendy's pickture on the m.... i also saw hunters father carrying around a huge box of teh tote bags... so tehy must be doing well... they should be on the web soon for $25 plus $5..
i am told starbucks is here with cooooooffffeeeeeee and a bunch are cooking breakfast in th t tent.
i am outta here !
no report on annie's yet--- she fell and brokd a few bones... si all i know
i will find out who is orgainzing something about her...
WELL I HAVE BEEN DREADING MAKING THIS POST. I WANT TO TURN BACK TIME BUT CAN'T.
BELLA AND GEORGE ARE GOING TO HAVE A VERY LONG FEW MONTHS AHEAD OF THEM. WE DON'T HAVE DATES FOR ANYTHING YET BUT SHOULD SOON. SO DR KARLIN CHECKED HER OUT AND FILLED US IN ON HER MRI. HE TOOK SOME 3-D X-RAYS AND HE ALSO CAME TO SUPPORT HER AND POSITION HER FOR ANOTHER X-RAY. THEN WE WENT AND GOT THE NEWS. HER KYPHOSIS IS A 60-70 DEGREE ANGLE. IT SHOULD BE 20-30 DEGREES. THE BASE OF HER CERVICAL SPINE TO HER THORACIC SPINE CREATES SUCH A LARGE ANGLE THAT HER SPINAL CORD IS BEING COMPRESSED. THERE IS NO DAMAGE TO IT YET THAT THEY CAN TELL FROM THE MRI AND HER NECK IS STABLE WHICH IS GOOD NEWS. BUT SHE NEEDS INTERVENTION SOONER RATHER THAN LATER. SO WE ARE PLANNING ON DECEMBER. BELLA WILL HAVE TO BE ADMITTED TO THE HOSPITAL FOR 3-4 WEEKS FOR TRACTION. THAT INVOLVES PUTTING A HALO ON AND BASICALLY HAVING THAT ATTACHED TO A ROPE WITH A WEIGHT TO STRETCH OUT HER NECK. THE IDEA IS THAT IT WILL CORRECT THE CURVE JUST ENOUGH TO DO SURGERY. IT IS TO MUCH OF A CORRECTION TO JUMP INTO SPINAL SURGERY WITHOUT TRACTION. SO AFTER TRACTION IS DONE AND HER NECK IS A LITTLE STRAIGHTER SHE WILL GO IN AND HAVE A FUSION. SHE WILL NEED C-5 DOWN THROUGH ALL OF HER THORACIC SPINE FUSED WITH RODS ON EACH SIDE OF HER VERTEBRAE. THEN SHE WILL STAY IN THE HOSPITAL FOR RECOVER. SO IT'S LOOKING LIKE 4-6 WEEKS IN PATIENT. IT'S A LONG TIME. HOPEFULLY THERE IS A DOG PARK NEAR BY FOR GEORGE TO BE ABLE TO RUN IN. SO NOW WE WAIT FOR DATES. I HATE ALL THIS WAITING.
BUT I WILL END TONIGHT WITH BELLA'S ONE BIG QUESTION, "DR KARLIN DO YOU THINK THIS SURGERY WILL MAKE ME TALLER" KARLIN SAYS "POSSIBLY BUT NOT A LOT". BELLA RESPONDS "IT'S OK I ONLY WANT TO BE 1 INCH TALLER SO I CAN BE 4 FEET!" KARLIN SAYS HE THINKS THAT MAY HAPPEN ONCE HER BACK IS STRAIGHT. I THINK THEN BELLA WAS READY FOR SURGERY. SHE IS ONE EXTREMELY TOUGH COOKIE! SO OFF FOR TONIGHT. THANKS FOR THE SUPPORT AND CHECKING IN. LOVE BELLA AND GEORGE
Saturday, September 23, 2017
SEPT 23 2017
we are up and people are arriving even at 6am... looking forward to the mayhem...
******mayhem... ( good dog name for a harlequin... chaos .. pandemonium mayhem... it fits..)
the friday arrivals had a party at the hotel last night-- I AM OLD THERE RE PICTURES ON FACEBOOK... GREAT DANE EPW---- HOWEVER....... INSTEAD OF A DILY DOGGIE... HERE IS THE SCHEDULE-- PER PAM...
Sat Sep 23
Dogs ON PROPERTY...: 2- 2 yrs, 1 Snails-1+yr, 6 Authors-1+yr, 3 Gifts-8mo, 6 Athletes-8mo, 11 Musicians-4mo, 8 Bugs 7 weeks, 6 Hurricanes, 3 House, Gabby, Lainie, Violet, Megan's 3, Audrey, Cindy, Ariot, Pam's 3 Regina, Leroy
AJay UPSTAIRS , float, switch out house folks for breaks
Jeri and Steve, Audrey (GuestHOUSE ) float, spirit sticks up?
Nicole, (ICE?WHITE HOUSE?) float, help in barn if needed
Susie A, UPSTAIRS
Tanner- 7-7, help where needed, set up drink coolers, watch trash barrels, shuttle people if needed in cart
7:00am – 4:30pm V Judy House/Gabby
7:00am – 5:00pm Grace House, Feed top AM/PM, laundry, pups/Bugs, float
7:00am – 6:00pm Tom help in tttent, then open donkeys, chickens and hens, dogfest projects and help through the day as need, watch trash and ice, close donkeys, chickens and hens
7:00am – 7:00pm Steve M Feed top AM & PM, float farm as needed
8:00am – 2:00pm V Joyce Getting coffee @ 7:15, House, Bugs
8:00am – 5:00pm Olivia Feeding/Float, help with dogs
Megan and Steve, float, help with dogs
8:00am – 5:00pm Bella Barn /Feedings
9:00am – 12:00pm V Riley & Erica D New Barn Bella
9:00am – 12:00pm V Jessica Stalls
9:00am – 12:00pm V Lily H Barn- Bella
9:00am – 7:00pm V Susie- Deagle, float, Gabby 3-7
9:30am – 1:00pm V Diane Nutt, laundry, float
9:30am – 5:00pm V Leslie and Skip laundry bld, float, help watch trash and ice
10:00am – 5:00pm Linda K Office/Float
10:00am – 5:00pm VI Jenna Vendors/Registration, float
Jade help in ttent for breakfast
Karen P, parking, float
Mara- help vending/registration
Jacky & Amy- quilts
Haley- float, help where needed, switch house folks for breaks, help with dogs on leash, watch Gabby if needed
Gail- help in Barn, float
I AM OUTA HERE
Friday, September 22, 2017
SEPT 22 2017
PEOPLE ARE ARRIVEING-- AND I STILL HAVE NOT HEARD FROM PAM---- OUT ON THE CAPE.... I HATE TO ADMIT... I DO NOT HAVE A CLUE WHO MOST ALL OF THESE PEOPLE ARE... THANK HEAVENS FOR THE NAME BADGES-- WE HAD SO MANY FOR DINNER LAST NIGHT WE RAN OUT OF STOOLS AND FORKS....-- AND DINNER APPEARED COMPLIMENTS OF SANDY-- WHO-- THANK HEAVENS IS ITALIAN AND LOVES TO FEED PEOPLE WITH GREAT FOOD.....-- SHE ARRIVED WITH BAGS AND COOLERS- WE ( 8-10 PEOPLE THAT I DIDN'T KNOW EITHERE) HAD A PERFECT MEAL-- WHEN SHE WENT OUT THE DOOR, I ASKED WHERE SHE WAS FROM ...NEW YORK--- I HPE SHE DIDN'T GO ALL THE WAY BACK TO NY... I HOPE SHE IS AROND TODAY.. WE CAN NOT HAVE EATEN TALL THAT FOOD SHE LEFT HERE... JUST ANOTHERE EXAMPLE OF A SDP PERSON WHO TOOK ON ONE SMALL FACET OF THIS PLACE AND DID IT BEAUTIFULLY-
NOW ON THE TOPIC OF FORKS... LAST NIGHT AT MAIL CALL... SOMEONE SENT A HUGE BOX OF PLASTIC WRAPPED KNIFE FORK NAPKIN , SALT AND PEPPER-- WHAT A TERRIFFIC GIFT !! ANOTEHER PERFECT THOUGHT BY A CAMERA PERSON....
NOT UNLIKE STEVE #4? FROM OHIO... -- THE TRACTOR ABSOLUTELY DID NOT EVEN TRY TO TURN OVER WHEN I JUMPED ON TO MOVE ALL FALLEN TREE LIMBS--- SO I SWORE... MOVED MY LEFT FOOT AND IT STARTED PERFEDCTLY AND RAN FOR 2 HOURS--- NO PROBLEM..HOWWEVER -- I SHUT IT OFF.... NEVER TO START AGAIN... IT WOLDNT EVEN TRY... AND IT IWAS STUCK RIGHT ACROSS TEH BACK DRIVEWAY--- I THUMPED AND BANGED MY LEFT FOOT COMICALLY WHILE SWEARING... AND THAT PROCESS DID NOT WORK AGAIN...
--- WHILE ALSO JUMPOING UP AND DOWN ONTHE SEAT (BECAUSE IT HAS ONE OF THOSE BUTTONS UNDER THE SEAT SO IT WILL NOT RUN IF YOU ARE NOT IN THE SEAT...) I COULD NOT BELIEVE MY WEIGHT WAS INSUFFICIENT TO DEPRESS THAT BUTTON ... BUT WE TESTED IT. THEN #4 STEVE GOT A "METER" AND GOT IT RUNNING WHILE WE WAIT FOR BUD TO COME AND DECIDE WHAT IS WRONG WITH IT. THERE IS ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF THE CAPABILITIES OF SO MANY SDP VOLUNTEERS...
THAT TRACTOR COULD HAVE BEEN TIED UP FOR WEEKS TO AND FROM THE TRACTOR REPAIR STORE . JUST BECAUSE I LACKED A TINY BIT OF COURAGE TO FIGURE OUT HOW THOSE #$%^&*( METERS WORK... BUD WILL BE HERE TODAY... MAYBE HE CAN REDUCE THE KNOWLEDGE FOR ME ---TO 2 WIRES - 2 SCREWS KIND OF THING... I AM GOOD AT THAT...
TEEPEE'S ARE IN MY MIND AT THE MOMENT-- A YEAR ROUND , WELL ORGANIZED HOUSEHOLD THAT COULD BE BUILT BY A WOMAN IN AN HOUR....--AND WAS NOT DEPENDENT ON A NATIONAL GRID FOR THAT ORGANIZATION... OUR ISOCIETY IS SOOOO DEPENDENT ON ARTIFICIAL SUPPORT...MUCH OF THE NATIVE AMERICAN TRADITIONS MAY COME BACK TO HAUNT US...
INCLUDING A VERY BASIC CONCEPT IN THT BOOK I AM STRUGGLING THRU AGAIN...."TRIBE" BY THE AUTHOR OF ?XXXXXSOMETHING ELSE I CAN'T REMEMBER...
SUNDAY AT DOG FEST WE WILL HAVE A REAL POW WOW.... ONE OF OUR RECIPIENTS IS A CHIEF AND WILL BE HOLDING A POW WOW AT 2:00 SUNDAY -- THAT WILL NOT BE ON CAMEA BECAUSE OF SACRED RITUALS--- BUT IT WILL BE INTERESTING...
HOPEFULLY IT WILL BE INTERESTING TO THE PEOPLE WHO ARE COMING TO LOOK US OVER AT 1:00 SUNDAY FOR A POSSIBLE 10 YEAR GRANT.... THEY WANG TO SEE US FUNCTIONOING... SO WE CAN'T REALLY GET READY--- WELL I DID ASK SOMEONE TO WASH THE 6 PASSENGER GOLF CART THAT WILL BE THE "TOUR BUS"-- I AM VRY PROUD OF THE WORK WE DO AND THE RESULTS WE HAVE ... JUST AS I AM FASCINATED BY ALL THE PEOPLE WHO SUPPORT US AND WILL BE HERE FOR THESE GRANT PEOPLE TO HAVE A LOOKK AT.... WE ARE WHAT WE ARE....
AND I HOPE MO BEHAVES... WE HAVE NOT PRACTICED THE TUG OR WART WITH HER... MAYBE TODAY???
Hope someone has given you the news – but if not here it is ---- The lady who called you about the lost dog ---- DOG HAS BEEN FOUND and reunited with their owner.
AS A MOSTLY SILENT CP (Cheryl_CO), I HAVE ENJOYED WATCHING THE CAMERAS SINCE THE AUTHORS WERE ABOUT THE AGE OF THE HURRICANES. I DISCOVERED SDP WHEN I CAME TO EXPLORE LOOKING FOR SHARK CAMS. NOW I CAN'T WAIT TO GET HOME TO WATCH TRAINER TALK/MAIL CALL, AND LOOK IN ON THE PUPS AND DONKEYS EACH DAY. I READ THE DOGGIE DAILY ON THE NOOK, AND WATCH THE DOGS AND DONKEYS ON THE LAPTOP, WHILE GETTING READY FOR WORK. I HAVE BCOME ADDICTED TO SDP! CHERYL CO.
Thursday, September 21, 2017
SEPT 21 2017
LET 'ER ROLL... DOGFEST IS IN FULL COMMAND.......THAT IS IT..I AM OFF DUTY AND PLAN TO JUST SIT AROUND AND SHOOT THE BREEZE.... MIND YOU THERE IS STILL ALOT OF BREEZE TO BE SHOT. JOSE'S BACKSIDE IS STILL AROUND.. AND WINDY BACKSIDES CAN BE A PROBLEM TOO..
APPARENTLY JOSE WILL LEAVE TODAY AND WE WILL HAVE A FEW LOVELY DAYS--- BEFORE MARIA ARRIVES...AND SOME OF US KNOW WHAT A PROBLEM THAT CAN BE.... WE WILL NEED TO MOVE THE SIGN ADI INSISTED WE HAVE ABOUT LABELING THE CELLAR AS TEH DESIGNATED STORNM SHELTER... THAT CAN RIGHTLY GO TO THE ICU? WHITE HOUSE?NEW BUILDING? OF CONCRETE BLOCK... IT WILL LOOK BETTER THERE TOO..
FULFILLING ALL THE REQUIREMENTS TO REMAIN ACCREDITED WITH ASSISTANCE DOGS INTERNATIONAL IS CERTAINLY A %$^&*(^%$#^&*^-- I NOTICED SEVERAL OF OUR $4.59 RED ARROWS ARE NOT STICKING TO THE SPOT OVER THE RED CYLINDARS DESIGNATIG THAT THEY ARE FIRE EXTINGUISHERS AND NOT HAIR DRYERS... WE HAVE TO HAVE THOSE RED ARROWS -- AND EXIT SIGNS JUST SO WE CAN BE ACCREDITED SO THAT OUR VETERANS WHO HAVE OUR DOGS CAN GET FREE MEDICAL COVERAGE FROM THE VA.... FOR THE DOGS WE DONATE TO THEM...
ADI TRYS... AND HAVE A MOST CHALLANGING JOB--- LEGISLATING COMMON SENSE IS A PROBLEM..
THO.. I COULD HAVE A GO-- AT CONGRESS-- THEY SHOULD BE ALLOWED TO VOTE ONLY ON STUFF WHERE THEY HAVE READ THE ENTIRE BILL ON WHICH THEY ARE VOTING...WHEN I GET ANY GOV'T NOTICE, THE ONLY PART I UNDERSTAND IS "THIS PAGE LEFT INTENTIONALLY BLANK..."
AS MANY QUESTIONS AS I HAVE... I CAN HEAR MY FATHER "ONE OF OUR GREATEST LAWS IS IF YOU ARE UNHAPPY HERE YOU CAN LEAVE" THE OTHER BIG PLUS IS ALL OF WASHINGTON PROVIDES WONDERFUL FODDER FOR COMEDIANS.
CP'S ARE WANDERING IN...I PICKED UP AJAY-- FUGEN IS HERE--
THANK HEAVENS SOMEONE HAS SENT NAME LABELS FOR EVERYONE TO WEAR IN THIER PURPLE BADGE HOLDERS. !!!THEY ARE IN LRGE PRINT SO I CAN SEEEEEEE THEM... I WONDER IF I GET A NAME BADGE TOO...
I HAVE ONE LAST APPOINTMENT- THEN I AM FREE TO ENJOY...
THE APPOINTMENT????? MEDICARE IS DEMANDING THAT THEY SEND A "HOW TO BREATHE " TECH --WHATEVER ---TO SHOW ME HOW TO USE A CPAP-- WHICH I HAVE HAD FOR YEARS..... MINE BROKE-- SO TO GET MEDICARE TO COVER A NEW ONE($ 800) , SO FAR I HAD TO GO TO THE DOCTOR ( WHO'S MEDICAL ASSISTANT--- RIGHT OUT OF SCHOOL--- GRADE SCHOOL---- TOOK MY TEMP AND BLOOD PRESSURE--- BECAUSE MY MACHINE BROKE??). SO NOW I HAVE SOMEONE WHO WILL COME .. AND HAVE TO GIVE A N ENTIRE SPEACH IN ORDER FOR THEM TO REPLACE THE BROKEN MACHINE I NOW HAVE.-- IT IS NOT HER FAULT-- BUT THE WHACKO SYSTEM ALLOWS SOMEONE TO MAKE A PROFIT ON HER SPEACH...
I SHOULD NOT KICK.... 100 YEARS AGO I WAS HIRED BY TECH-OPS AS A MATHEMATITION ONLY SO THEY COULD BILL ME TO THE GOVERNMENT AT 4 TIMES WHAT THEY WERE PAYING ME.-- I USED FAR MORE MATH AFTER I GOT PREGNANT, HAD TO QUIT, STARTED DELIVERING MAGAZINES AND CHASING DONKEYS AROUND BOSTON.... IN THAT ORDER...
A LEAST IN THE FILM BUSINESS YOU WERE EXPECTED TO PRODUCE...
MEGAN SAID SHE SAW THIS AND IT IS NOT OUR DOG.-- I WONDER WHO'S DANE IT IS????
OH MY GOSH!!! I just saw on the news a lady in a DE restaurant full out screaming because there was a Veteran service dog - a GREAT DANE in there. She didn't want to eat around a dog. She was super loud and the dog just stood there. Even the news man said the dog did not do anything and stood right next to the veteran. She was told to leave and they locked her out!!! I"m in the VA/DC area.
I'm thinking it was one of your dogs. I was a grey/black/white large dog. The veteran was a male. I feel so sorry for the dog, the veteran, and the other people in the restaurant.
Thought you might want to know! Please keeping doing the wonderful things you are all doing at Crazy Acres. You are changing so many lives....even usually quiet CPs like me. ----Warm regards, Kristine in VA
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
SEPT 20 2017
SOMTHIN' NEW EVERY DAY.. 6AM PHONE CALL... SOMEONE IS MINUS THIER DOG AND WANTED TO GET IT IN OUR DAILY DOGGIE
My daughter in law shared this information this morning. A dog sitter let these people's dog off lease in a strange place for the dog. I wasn't certain how to get this out to all of the SDP people in the area and hope you can post it for me. Unfortunately the message I received had no contact number.
My dog sitter lost my dog. Please share this with everyone you know, especially in the Topsfield, MA area. She took her to a strange area and let her out in the woods off leash. Maisey has never been lost or alone at night. Please help me find her before nightfall. She has a tag on her collar with multiple cell phone contacts for us. She's gentle and responds to her name and food. We're flying home from Colorado now''
the really wierd part is i think it was the owner from colorado who called me.... and the " my daughter "part seems to be an sdp person....
AT ANY RATE PICTURE LOOKS LIKE A BORDER COLLIE BLACK/WHITE SMALL DOG..-- SO IF ANY ONE SEES HER SOUNDS LIKE YOU MIGHT BE ABLE TO GET HOLD OF HER... AT ANY RATE CALL US IF YOU EVEN SEE HER..-- TEHRE WILL BE SOMEONE HERE TO TAKE CALLS ALL DAY...
ONE OF THE WORST DAYS OF M Y DOG CAREER WAS THE DAY BROWNIE, A HUGE FRIENDLY MERLE WALKED DOWN THE DRIVEWAY WITH PANDY --- ( PANDEMONIUM - A WHITE DEAF--) AND THEY GOT SEPARATED --HE JUST LAY ON SOME BODYS FRONT LAWN AND WAITED FOR A RIDE HOME... SHE PANIC'D AND RAN.. FOR MILES--- AND I KEPT GETTING CALLS FROM ALL OVER ESSEX COUNTY-- AT ONE POINT RUNNING DOWN THE MIDDLE OF RT 1 ( WAS THE MAIN ROAD MAINE TO FLORIDA),... SLIGHTLY TIMID SHE WOULD NOT GO NEAR ANYONE FOR 3 DAYS-- FINALLY SOMEONE ON A GOLF COURSE GOT HIS BELT AROUND HER NECK...-- THE CONCEPT OF A CONFUSED DOG UPSET ME FOR YEARS.... STILL DOES... SO I HOPE WE CAN HELP FIND THIS DOG...
IT MAY BE RAINING ... BUT AT LEAST IT IS NOT COLD...
IT NOW BEING 6:34 I WANT TO GET ITHAT INFO OUT TO THE DOG WATCHING DD COMMUNITY BEFORE 7...
WE ARE DOWN TO ONE OVERNIGHT PERSON... WHICH MEANS WHOEVER GETS LITTLE TO NO SLEEP-- FURTHERMOTRER PAM RACED HOME TO BE THERE WHEN JOSE HITS THE CAPE.. HER HOUSE IS APPARENTLY 10 MILES FROM THE OCEAN.-- THE CAPE HAS THAT FUNNY ELBOW SHAPE SO ALMOST EVEYONG IS "NEAR THE OCEAN" I CAN UNDERSTAND WHY SHE WANTED TO GET THERE TO BOARD UP HER HOUSE-- BUT HAVING DONE THAT .... I PERSONALLY WOULD HAVE AT LEAST GONE ACROSS THE BRIDGE TO GET OFF THE CAPE-- IT IS A LITTLWE LIKE KEY WEST-- WITH LIMITED EGRESS-- I HAVE ONLY BEEN THERE ONCE IN MY LIFE...AND WOULD RESIST GOING BACK... AS I HEAR.. ON A GOOD DAY " THERE IS A 2 HOUR DELAY AT THE BRIDGE OFF THE CAPE..." WITH HORROR STORIES OF THE CARS CRAWLING ALONG RUNNING OUT OF GAS BEFORE THEY EVEN GET OVER TEH BRIDGE..... REMINDS ONE OF AN HOURGLASS-- ONE GRAIN OF SAND AT A TIME. I WOULD HAVE TROUBLE WITH THAT...
I REMEMBER.........AS A KID, EVERY TIME WE WENT TO THE MOVIES MY MOTHER WOULD REMIND US TO SIT NEXT TO THE EXIT..... SHE WAS WELL AHEAD OF HER TIME ON THAT ONE. THAT WAS EVEN WHEN THE ONLY FEAR OF MOVIE THEATERS WAS FIRE... AND TEH MOVIES WERE 12 CENTS --- 10 + 2 CENTS TAX.... I REMEMBER THOSE TICKETS...
I ALSO REMEMBER GOING TO THE MOVIES WITH MY SISTER-- TO ONE OF THE 3 THEATERS IN NEWBURGH THAT WAS NOT ON MOTHER'S PREFERRED LIST-- IT WAS A HOT DAY--BOTH OF US HAD LONG HAIR AND FLIPPED OUR HAIR OVER THE BACK OF THE FUZZY THEATER SEATS---IT WAS NOT LONG AFTER THAT MY MOTHER FOUND WE HAD "NITTS" -- LICE OR WHATEVER AND FIGURED OUT WE HAD BEEN TO THE "WRONG" THEATER... I DON'T KNOW IF MY SISTER FRAN REMEMBERS.... BUT I SURE CAN FEEL THAT NARROW LICE REMOVING COMB GOING THRU MY LONG HAIR...--HER ANGER WAS GREAT AS SHE SAID ,"I AM NOT GOING TO HAVE YOUR TEACHER CALL ME AND TELL ME MY DAUGHTER HAS LICE" I LOST ALOT OF HAIR THT DAY..
( TO ANYONE FROM NEWBURGH -- THERE WERE 2 THEATERS WITH YELLOW MARQUI CLOSE TO EACH OTHER WITH MGM FILSM ETC AND ONE OTHER WITH A GREEN FRONT.. CLOSER TO THE RIVER .. ON THE OTHER SIDE THE STREET -- ANYONE REMEMBER THE NAMES?)
THE "NEXT TO THE EXIT" SPEACH WAS ONE OF M ANY...-- SOME OF WHICH WERE FAR AHEAD OF HER TIME "WHEN A POLICEMAN SAYS STOP... YOU STOP" ALONG WITH "WHEN YOU MAKE JELLY, YOU NEED TO COOK IT IN A BIG FLAT PAN TO .. TO MAKE IT JELL.
SOME OF THESE THINGS ARE GENERATIONAL-- WHAT SCARES ME IS SOME CONCEPTS ARE JUST TOO LONG TO TEXT-- OR EXCEED TEH 140 WORD LIMIT OF ANY RATIONAL ARGUEMENT. I DID PASS ON JELLY PART -- TO GWEN WHO DID HOME MADE JELLY.. I AM SURE JANINE BENIFITED MORE FROM THE POLICE DON'T MOVE SPEACH...
A FRIEND UNEARTH ONE OF T HOSE "YEARLY LETTERS" I WROTE IN 1966 WHICH IS A FOR RUNNER TO THE CURRENT DAILY DOGGIE...
With the usual gay abandon we’ve made it thru another year. THIS IS 1966
Janine is almost two - what she lacks in age and size, she makes up in volume and confusion. She will tackle any project, usually with disasterous results. It’s virtually impossibleto accomplish anything with her underfoot – however she’s game for most anything.
Gwen aged four, is doing very well in kindergarden. It is a very formal private school and they seem to be going very fast. She is a year younger than the rest, but so far she is holding her own nicely. She rides a 2 wheeled bike now and a 10 mile ride doesn’t phase her.
* NOW THE VERY INTERESTING PART.... IN THAT SAME YEARLY LETTER THERE IS MENTION-- BOB KOLLER (HUSBAND OF 1966) AND MAKES MENTION OF A DR WHITE ( HUSBAND OF A FEW YEARS LATER)
BUT WHO'S COUNTING?
Sorry to be so slow to respond, I've been in Nashville for a week and didn't have a computer there. I've got a lot of catching up to do!
We are doing great! I had a long infusion last week and several appointments. I was worried that it would be difficult for him because my infustion was almost 7 hours. He was perfect! People came from all over the building to peek at him Every little bit he'd lift his head and put it on my knee to check me out then would settle back and nap some more.
We get out every day. It doesn't matter where we go he's just happy working. That's a huge change for me as I avoided going in public like the plague before I got him. He's perfect in stores, restaurants or just walking. We're doing great on the stairs and make sure we practice both at home and in a crowd. (I haven't practiced getting up from a fall in public but we practice several times a week at home)
I have only glowing compliments on his behavior when we're out. I haven't had any instances where he was not welcomed. He's so perfectly trained that no one questions him being a real service dog. He's famous at Trader Joe's. When we go there every employee there calls out "Bye Ned" from every corner of the store when we leave. It's funny, now even other customers join in.
I already can't imagine life without him. My daughter laughs at us because he's a "spooner" always trying to snuggle as closely as he can. He doesn't let me out of his sight. He walks every step with me even in the house.
I don't have words to describe the difference he's made in my life. He's the most devoted and loving fur baby ever! HIs kiss spot is going to be worn off before long! . Thank you so much for all you do!!!
NOW GO LOOK FOR THE LOST DOG...
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
SEPT 19 2017
another cake day???? who knew....now that i have all these fire departments expecting cake, i have to deliver... i am nearly thru the deluge of life savers i hand out to policemen on traffic detail...
another day of hair in curlers....video ing is going well... eric thinks he has some wonderful ... stuff... it used to be "footage" when it was film... so what is it now bittage?-- we have one more day-- during which i am supposed to have verbalized how we train the dogs... which for a long time i have said the details can not be put in words... there has to be an instinct/timing-- however i tried...( am tryng--) one more day-- today..
i am told- for the camera--- megan did a splendid job training on stairs and flalling down in the hotel then had to come back here and do the sound--we all had to keep dogs from barking while that went on... bella and george are old pro's at the tv stuff --lookin good
i continue to be impressed with these 8 black pups... got to lookk them over as life goes on... we need to pick the very best one as a breeding dog... very many dog breeders don't have that option they sell the best and breed what's left... that is a down hill operation...
the 6 corporate helpers which we thougt were coming to paint mon tues wed.. are acrtually coming wed thurs fri...--- the project of painting got all tossed to the wind - literally as by wednesday we migh have pieces of MARIA blowing us around.. leaving me with a big question of the day....
CAN YOU PAINT A DAMP SURFACE WITH LATEX...? BEING WATER BASED DOES THAT MEAN IT WOULD JUST DRY SLOWER?
if we don't dry out on time, the painting the "white house" might be the dogfest chore of the day????
a huge pile of mail went out of here yesterday-- the mailing of the shirts??? was i think the bulk-- tho i never did see them being processed... there is a wall-- figuratively and literally between me and the linda operation...
people ( and MARIA) start arriveng tomorrow??... it is all on the white board behind me...otherwise known as the pam operation.
and then my charge car woes....
just imagine me charging $3999.95 in beauty products in vegas -- luckily it stood out and my costco visa card picked it out. -- i have about had it with the entire credit card bit...i think....the only thing i have had no problem with is paypal...
this last episode started with someone controlling my cursor-- so i shut off the computer and called the bank and closed the 6 accounts to which i am connected.. reg checking...checking attached to online purchases-- and savings.-- times 2 same for SDP- and opened new ones... so who's counting - now 12 accounts--8 with a credit card attached...
in the best of worlds... that's 20 account numbers--
maybe it was GOLDIE trying to tell me ... this is nuts ---- because in the bunch i have credit card numbers ending in 8166, 8611, 1816, 6188..it doesn't take a split second to imagine the mess i can make of those... especially when all the passwords have had to be changed more than once..
ok -- i am going to GO WITH GOLDIE--- cash and checks... it will take me a few weeks to get out-- but GOLDIE has warned me there is someone out there trying to rule the world-- electronically. it was supposed to be easier-- not true...
i need to find out what the experian deal is.. somethign sounded good-- like refuse all credit...-- i dont anticipate needing to buy a house again...
i think i shoudl divorce myself from the paperless nonsense...... i can drive 2 miles to the bank
long ago when this all started... i refused to carry a credit card-- i had a german friend "riki" who only carried cash-- went to the local off ices to pay things like telephone and elect. i think maybe she was right..
the only time it was difficult without a card was to try and rent a car in philedelphia--
i wonder if i could manage-- no card... just cash checks.--- well maybe paypal with deposited money-- not attached to the bank.
i worry about this stuff...
Monday, September 18, 2017
sept 18 2017
todays daily doggie witll be done some other day.... between trying to find latex masonry paint for a vertical surface and 6 peope atriving at 9 to put it on the icu exterior walls.... and the videographer here to do some voice over when i am supposed to sound like i know what ia m doing...
one story i thought would be interestin is laura... of BMW kennels n.y. who had nationally recognized beautiful championship danes --- had a great deal of european bloodlines... because she had a sperm swapping deal involving a couple pilots who flew back and forth from germany with a syringe in their vest pockets... lotsa stories....
she kept 4 studs in teh same "run" togethere - realkt--- took out one to breed my dogtyfanny the n put it back and not a problem..--- i have problems with w-- walter and bentley - on the same 12 acres...
thee is a picture of her with 5 big danes in a rowboat in long island sound where she took them back and forth to an island to run... and i don't think there is one inch of boat showing over waterline...
if she and i had ever decided to work together we coudl nhave conquered the entire dane world.. she eas 100% show-- championship-- and i was 100% training... she could not get over the fact that i did not even have a leash or collar on tiffany wen we went across to long island by boat.. and into cars/traffic/public/ to her kennel .. i didn't even have a leash with me...- and actually i had 2 dogs with me... tiffany and ?jack?
and it all got put off because i got sidetracked with an email from a afghan vet with ptsd and a 3 yr old boxer....
i did answer him... with the following....
oh brother...my staff will shoot me...
totally on an experimental basis..........i would be willing to have a shot at retraining you to train your dog...
we have open house every sunday--- we could talk minus dog
the only reason i would find it interesting is that a 3 year old boxer is known for being a huge training problem.... so i can not promise miracles,,
boxers are bred to be tenacious and hang on to any idea.... any dog who is bred with those jaw muscles hs been bred to hang on...
but i did it once with an awful pitt bull...
or.... not sunday... with dog.....since i live here ----probably any day monday hru thursday... because my other 2 trainers -- megan/steve... might find the challange interesting too..
this does not get you a service dog. certified by us...... but any well behaved dog is a ptsd dog.... our certified balance dogs take over a year to train...
you might contact pam... who does our scheduling as to when you want to come... firstname.lastname@example.org,
Sunday, September 17, 2017
SEPT 17 2017
ALL SYSTEMS ARE GO WITH MOM AND BABY... AT LEAST IT LOOKS SO FROM HERE FOR THE PAST 2 HOURS... BABY EATS.. BABY SLEEPS... BABY EATS AGAIN.. SEEMS NORMAL... I WOULD LIKE TO SEE MOM'S HEAD HELD HIGHER... STILL LOOKS LIKE SORE NECK TO ME... BUT I KNOW SHE FEELS BETTER.. SHE IS NOW KICKING WITH GREAT AUTHORITY-- EVEN AT PETER WHO WE ALL THOUGHT GOT HER TAMED.... NOT TRUE
JAMOMNE AMAGED TO GET A SHORT HAY STRING HANGING OFF HER HALTER TO GIVE US SOMETHING TO GRAB FOR--- I MADE A NICE 12 "LONG COTTON ROPE FOR THAT PURPOSE.. AND CAN'T GET NEAR HER.. SO SHE IS BETTER...
ONCE SHE IS OVER HER MEDS... I CAN OPEN THE OUTSIDE SO SHE CAN HAVE SOME RUN AROUND..-- HOWEVER AT THAT POINT.. CATCHING HER WILL BE IMPOSSIBLE...S O SHE HAS TO BE OVER MEDICATIONS....
STRUCTURE AND ORGANIZATION...-- SO PREVALENT IN OUR CURRENT SOCIETY----
IS MIS DIRECTED CREATIVITY AND IS SUCH A DOWNER TO PRODUCTIVITY....--I HAD AN EMAIL FROM A BOYSCOUT TROOP WANTING TO BOOK ME TO COME SPEAK-- NEXT MARCH????? ME ????WHO CAN'T KEEP TODAY AND TOMORROW STRAIGHT..--
THE BOY SCOUT PERSON HAD A TITLE VERY LIKE " CHEIF ASSISTANT TO THE ASSISTANT CHIEF..." TITLES GET TO BE A SUBSTITUTE FOR ACTUAL PAY..... AND BUSINESS CARDS ARE AN EVEN BETTER "BONUS" .. I KNOW THAT --
I MADE A DR APT -- I THOUGHT WITH A DR OF DERMATOLOGY AT LAHEY ---( BOSTON HAS 2 COMPETING MEDICAL COMPUTER SYSTEMS LAHEY AND "PARTNERS"--- THE "PARTNERS" BUNCH INCLUDES MASS GENERAL AND IT'S 437 SATILITE OFFICES AS OPPOSED TO LAHEY WITH IT'S 283--) SO I MADE THE APPOINTMENT TO SEE A LAHEY DR FOR THE YEARLY ONCE OVER THAT ALL FAIR SKINNED FORMER LIFEGUARDS MUST HAVE.........OFF THE ELEVATOR YOU MUST CHECK IN WITH THE LINE UP OF 3 MEDICAL RECREPTIONISTS.. TO BE SURE YOU KNOW YOUR DATE OF BIRTH AND HAVE INSURANCE COVERAGE.- YOU ARE THEN DIRECTED TO THE DERM DEPARTMENT WHERE THE MEDICAL SECRETARY CHECKS TO MAKE SURE YOU HAVE NOT FORGOTTEN YUR DOB.....TO SEE YOU HAVE AN APT... AND WITH WHOM.... -- GO SIT THERE AND "HER NURSE" WILL CALL YOU...-- TURNS OUT THE NURSE .... IS NOT AN RN TYPE NURSE, BUT MAYBE A HIGHSCHOOL GRAD WHO TAKES TEMP AND BP.AND OXYGEN 2 MONITOR ---( OF THE TYPE THAT I BOUGHT 3 OF ON EBAY FOR $10).. AND ENTERS THAT IN THE SYSTEM-- THEN THE "HER" THAT THE NURSE WAS TO BE THE ASSISTANT TO WAS NOT THE DOCTOR, BUT A PHYSICIAN'S ASSISTANT-- BOY IF THAT IS NOT A CHIEF ASSISTANT TO THE ASSISTANT CHIEF. ---- I AM BAD.... I CARRIED A STOPWATCH FOR THIS DEAL... AND THE PA SPENT 14 SECONDS LOOKING FOR ODD SPOTS ON ME... AND 10 MINUTES ON THE COMPUTER TRYING TO MAKE SURE I BOOKED MY NEXT APPOINTMENT WITH HER....
NO WONDER WE HAVE TO WAIT MONTHS FOR SOME APPOINTMENTS... THE SYSTEM IS ALL BUGGERED UP WITH MORE CREATIVITY THAN MEDICINE.
IF YOU ARE COUNTING--- AND I AM-- SO FAR.... 7 APPOINTMENTS TO CUT OUT A VERY SMALL 1/2" BUMP ON MY HAND... IT DIDN'T COST ME??? UNLESS YOU WANT TO FIGURE IN ALL THE PROBLEMS WITH MEDICARE AS "COSTING ME" --- AND THAT IS BEFORE THEY CHARGE EXTRA FOR THE BANDAID AND THE ELEVATOR RIDE......
VERY LONG AGO....BLUE CROSS PAID BY THE STITCH----- I REMEMBER ONE DOCTOR FRIEND SAYING TO ANOTHER DOCTOR FRIEND "HOW THE HEII DID YOU GET 12 SUTURES IN THAT TINY WOUND?"-- CAN'T KNOCK THE CREATIVITY THERE...
FROM LAUREN ( NOW IN COLLEGE?)....AND BORIS....
CELEBRATING FOUR SPLENDID YEARS WITH MY BEAUTIFUL BOY AND YET THERE HAS BEEN NO GREATER FRIEND, THERAPIST, OR LOVE. I AM SO GRATEFUL FOR EVERY DAY WE GET TOGETHER AND FOR THE ENDLESS ADVENTURES WE SOMEHOW MANAGED TO SURVIVE! MAY WE HAVE MANY MORE TOGETHER, BORIS! THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING.
GOOD BOY ... THAT BORIS....
AROUND HERE FOR THE NEXT FEW DAYS ... YOU MAY SEE A VIDEOGRAPHER WHO IS DOING A DOCUMENTARY OF SDP... OR MORE LIKELY CRAZY ACRES... THAT IS WHY I AM STARTING THE DAY WITH CURLERS IN MY HAIR...
Saturday, September 16, 2017
SEPT 16 2017
LIFE IS NEVER DULL AROUND CRAZY ACRES... GENERAL CONSENSES LAST NIGHT WAS THA T THE BABY WAS BREATHING LESS THAN NORMALLY... ESPECIALLY WHEN LYING DOWN... HONESTLY I DON'T THINK I EVER STUDIED THE BREATHING OF A FOAL AS I HAVE THIS ONE...-- AS LONG AS THEY WERE ACTIVE AND NURSING-- YOU LET THEM BE... HOWEVER...WITH MOTHER'S PNEUMONIA SUPERIMPOSED ON THE SITUATION, I STAYED RELATIVELY IN/ NEAR BED AND JANINE CAME OVER TO DEAL... BRYAN WAS UNAVAILABLE... SO SHE CALLED ANOTHER VET SHE USES ON A ROUTINE BASIS WITH THE RESCUES... JANINE IS SUPER/EXTRA CAREFUL... BECAUSE SHE NAS SEEN SO MANY WHRE THE ILLNESS GETS AHEAD OF THE TREATMENTS AND THE Y DON'T SURVIVE... SO SHE WAS "ON IT" SHE EVEN TOOK THE EMERGENCY OXYGEN DOWN TO THE BARN IN CASE... I DON'T PERSONALLY KNOW THIS VET-- I THINK I KNEW HIS FATHER--( VET) DURING MY HUSBANDS RACE HORSE PHASE..
I THINK HE SAID TEH LUNGS/HEART SOUNDED FINE.. SLIGHT TEMP- YOU ALL PROBABLY HEARD BETTER THAN I... BUT APPARENTLY HE GAVE THE FOAL AN ANTIBIOTIC - AND BANAMEIN --THE HORSE EQUIVALENT TO ASPRIN TYPE MED.
MOM IS LOOKING MUCH BETTER AND HAS PLENTY OF MILK SO.... AT THE MOMENT ALL IS LOOKING UP...
AS NEW MOMMIES, YOU "CAMERA PEOPLE" ARE LEARNING , RAISING ANIMALS IS A "CRAP SHOOT" WHERE ANYTHING CAN... AND DOES... HAPPEN... WE ARE ON IT... I CAN NOT THINK OF A MEDICAL ISSUE WITH THESE 2 WHERE SPLIT SECOND TIMING WOULD NECESSITATE A PHONE CALL... MAYBE A FOAL FOOT STUCK IN THAT FENCE... OTHER THAN THAT, BE ASSURED I CHECK MY EMAILS VERY REGUALARLY AND I APPRECIATE AND READ... ALL OPINIONS GIVEN TO ME THERE... AND BETWEEN TIMES I DO SLEEP/NAP
WE ARE IN THE SAME SITUATION AS TEH AIRPLANE WHEN THE OXYGEN DROPS DOWN, YOU PUT YOUR OWN O2 ON THEN YOUR CHILD'S-- WE NEED TO BE ABLE TO DEAL...
THANKFULLY EXPLORE ( COURTNEY) SPLIT THE COMMENTS- BECAUSE WE HAD SO MANY OF EACH TOPIC
PETER( JANINE'S S.O.) GETS THE GOLD STAR ON HIS FOREHEAD FOR THE EVENING.... HE FINALLY GOT HOLD OF MOMMY'S HALTER AND HUNG ON TIL SHE HAD NO CHOICE BUT TO QUIET DOWN AND STAND... AND SHE FINALLY RELAXED-- THEY EVEN MANAGED TO GET HER RECTAL TEMP WITHOUT GETTING NAILED. SHE WAS WONDERFUL WHILE THE VET CHECKED LUNGS ETC.. ONCE LOOSE AGAIN SHE GAVE PETER HER OPINION ABOUT NEEDING TO BE LEFT ALONE BY SLIGHTLY TURNING HER RUMP -- AND HE SAID " OK, I GET IT, I WILL LEAVE"
I WOULD EXPECT HER TO BE IN DEFENSIVE MODE AGAIN TODAY... BUT IF I CAN CATCH HER, SHE MIGHT QUIET DOWN FASTER TODAY... I HAVE SAID.. IT TAKE S A WEEK TO GO FROM WILD TO NICE... MO DID ABOUT THAT..
STICKING MOM WITH A NEEDLE DAILY DOES NOT HELP HER OPINION OF GRACE EITHER.-
ON WE GO...
JOSE MAY BE COMING TO DOG FEST...-- THAT WILL NOT CHANGE ANY PLANS... WHATEVER HAPPENS, WE COULD NEED ALL THE HELP WE CAN GET IF WE START LOSING ELECT AND THINGS LIKE THE ARENA COVER..
WHY DO I THINK IT MIGHT WELL BE HERE.....????
GOLDIE... HAS BEEN AT IT... FOR SOME UNKNOWN REASON A GUY CAME UP THE DRIVEWYA AND WAS A TREE CLIMBER/CUTTER SO I HIRED HIM FOR 3 DAYS TO CLEAR AWAY ALL THE DEAD STUFF AROUND THE BUILDINGS AND TAKE DOWN A TREE OR TWO THAT WAS LEANING TOO MUCH ...ETC... WHY DID HE SHOW??? GOLDIE !!
AND THEN WHO WOULD HAVE THOUGHT ANYONE WOULD HAVE SENT A PALLET OF BOTTLED WATER-- A WHOLE PALLET. !!
BUT IT IS SITTING IN THE G TENT AWAITING MOVING TO THE CONTAINER WHICH HOLDS THE DOG FOOD... JUST BECAUS E OF THESE 2 THINGS.... I THINK I WILL ORDER 300 BALES OF HAY-- OR WHATEVER WILL FIT IN THE LOFT... ABND STOCK UP ON GRAIN TOO... JUST IN CASE.. PLUS THERE IS NO REASON NOT TO...
BUY A COUPLE CONTAINERS ... BLUE AND RED FOR FUEL MIGHT NOT HURT EITHER.. BE SURE THE PROPANE TANKS ARE TOPPED (2 INSTANT ON GENERATORS ) AND HOW TO SHUT THEM OFF AND ON IN CASE WE REALLY NEED TO CONSERVE... I SHOUOLD KNOW ANYWAY... LAZY IS WHY I HAVE NOT LEARNED... A FEW 50# BAGS OF RICE AND WE WILL BE AS READY AS WE CAN...
OH NO... IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT.. I THOUGHT MATCHES... THE STRIKE KIND... LEAVE AROUND IN WATERPROOF JARS.... SO WE DON'T HAVE TO RUB 2 STICKS TOGETHER TO LIGHT A FIRE... OR HEAVEN FORBID TEH SMOKERS NEEDED TO LIGHT THIER BUTTTS
AS FOR RUNNING THE WALK IN FREEZER.... IT IS NOT ON THE INSTANT GENERTOR... I DO OWN-- LORD KNOWS WHERE-- 2 INVERTERS FOR THE CARS TO BECOME SMALL PORTABLE GENERRATORS --
IN ADDITION... WE DO HAVE TH E OLD REGULAR GENERATORS... ONE PULL CORD AND ONE ELECTRIC START...-- BOTH GAS DRIVEN... MAY AS WELL START THOSE FOR FUN TOO.-?BBBBBUUUUDDDDD?
WHEN GOLDIE SENT THAT WATER AND TREE CUTTER, I FIGURE IT IS "GOLDIE" --- OUR GHOST --- ASKING ME "WHAT HAVE YOU LEARNED IN THE PAST 15 YEARS I HAVE BEEN AROUND TEACHING YOU??".
ASIDE FROM THAT..
YESTERDAY I FINALLY NOTICED THE SLIT IN THE CAR DASHBOARD WHICH HOLDS A CD-- SO I HAVE MUSIC I LIKE--- AND THE FIRST THING THAT CAME ON WAS "WINDMILLS OF YOUR MIND" AND BOY DID THAT DESCRIBE THE CURRENT CRAZY ACRES- SO ONCE IN THE HOUSE I GOOGLED IT AND LISTENED TO IT SEVERAL MORE TIMES "LIKE A SNOWBALL DOWN A MOUNTAIN - OR A CARNIVAL BALLOON- OR A CAROUSEL THAT 'S TURNING RUNNING RINGS AROUND THE MOON..."
THERE WAS SOOOO MUCH-- HAS TO BE GOLDIE AGAIN
" LIKE A TUNNEL THAT YOU FOLLOW TO A TUNNEL OF IT'S OWN DOWN A CAVERN TO A HOLLOW WHERE THE SUN HAS NEVER SHOWN. "
SO ON WE GO
Hi Linda! We gave away all our poker chips to the students at my son's college. My son can't drive so 3 days a week we're there. If a student shows what I think is real interest I give them a chip and explain all about SDP including the website. I've saved one chip for hand dexterity exercise but I've given the rest away. Is there any way you could send me some more? Btw, Wrinkle is a HUGE hit at the college! She is constantly praised on her behavior, manners and her obvious training. She's received compliments from not only the students but also the security staff and faculty. She's a wonderful ambassador for SDP, and I've used her as a great way to educate and inform everyone at the college about the good works of SDP. All this has only been possible due to the gift Carlene, the trainers, the workers, and the volunteers at SDP have given me. Thank you all for giving me my life back! Please forward this to Carlene with my most sincere and humble thanks! All our best, love, Wrinkle and Steve
Friday, September 15, 2017
sept 15 2017
mOm is still standing -- this is a good thing.. if we can just make it to the 5 days of meds, she will stand a much better chance of survival ..she eas slightly better when bryan checkeD her YESTERDAY...so at least we are going in the right direction...
i even bought her some shreaded carrots-- but she does not know what they are-- nor grass-- she is eating hay . and it is very good "race horse" hay.---and some grain. THE grain being purina's omelene #200 which is what i had on hand for mo....and she is eating it... i went and got some highER powered feed... and she wouldn't touch it-- which made it the lowest powered kind...
i never went and checked the exact ingredients of omelene before -- but i did this time... and it was totally boring... except----are you ready????
TODAY'S FYI------ IN THE LIST OF HOW MUCH TO FEED --- IT IS BASED ON ENERGY NEEDED AND EXPENDED....--- A BREEDING STALLION SHOULD GET 4 QUARTS-- AND A MOTHER 7.5 QUARTS....OK........NOW HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT THE WORKING MOTHER--- OR MORE COMMONLY .. THE SINGLE MOTHER... STILL PAID LESS THAN THE MALE COUNTERPART.----AT LEAST THE LIVESTOCK INDUSTRY ACKNOWLEDGES THE FACT THAT A WORKING MOTHER DESERVES MORE PAY
I ONCE WONDERED... AND DID NOTHING ABOUT IT,-- BUT...LATELY... 2 OF OUR PRESIDENTS WHO WERE NOTED FOR ADVANCED DEGREES.... WERE RAISED BY SINGLE MOTHERS....
ONE WOULD HAVE TO ADJUST THE STATS DUE TO THE CHANGE IN STATUS OF SINGLE MOTHERHOOD... BACK WHEN I WAS IN HIGHSCHOOL... SINGLE AND MOTHERHOOD, WERE WORDS HARDLY EVER USED TOGETHER IN POLITE SOCIETY....
YOU WOULD THINK , SINCE WOMEN ARE 51% OF THE POPULATION , THAT WE WOULD NOT STILL BE CONSIDERED A MINORITY... THE PUT DOWN IS INSIDIOUS... LAST SUNDAY I SAT AND SMILED ( FOR A SLIT SECOND) WHILE I LISTENED TO SOMEONE EXPLAIN HOW "SDP MUST HAVE BEEN STARTED BY HER HUSBAND" -- I FELT IT WAS MY SOLEMN DUTY TO ADJUST HIS THINKING , WHILE KNOWING IT WAS HOPELESS..
MY HOW WE HAVE CHANGED...... I BETTER GET OFF THIS TOPIC... QUICKLY.... WITHOUT QUOTING THE APPLICANT WHO FILLED OUT OUR APPLICATION FORM WITH
PLEASE LIST MEMBERS OF HOUSEHOLD: WIFE, NO OTHER PETS...
SPEAKING OF OUR APPLICNTS-- I FELT WE NEEDED TO GO THRU OUR FILES AND REMOVE THOSE THAT WE FELT WERE NOT GOING TO GET A SERVICE DOG FROM US.... CHANGING CONDITIONS... NUMBER OF DOGS AND APPLICANTS MADE THIS NECESSARY.. WE CLEARLY STATE ON OUR WEB... PREFERENCE IS GIVEN TO VETERSNS AND THIER FAMILIES....COMING HERE OFTEN ALLOWS US TO ASSESS WHAT DOG MIGHT WORK IN ANY SITUATION... BUT THEN THERE ARE SOME WHO WE ( MEGAN STEVE AND I)CAN SEE... JUST ARE NOT GOING TO WORK.. FOR THOUSANDS OF REASONS... THIS IS VERY UPSETTING-- SO I AM GETTING A FEW NASTY LETTERS-- MOSTLY SAYING "MY DOCTOR SAID I SHOULD GET A SERVICE DOG SO I AM ENTITLED..."
THAT IS NOT HOW IT WORKS-- IT IS AN UNEXPLAINABLE MATCHING PROCESS-- AND.... I HAVE TO ADMIT... HAVING A SENSE OF HUMOR AND A SMILE ON YOUR FACE IS ALMOST AS GOOD AS BEING THE PERSON WHO'S FAMILY VETERAN WAS A GREAT GRANDFATHER. WHAT I CALL "DEBBIE DOWNERS" CAN NOT DO WELL WITH A DOG-- AT LEAST ONE OF OURS....
REPORTS----- FROM FLORIDA
SOME VERY STRANGE THINGS DURING THE STORM WAS PICTURES FELL OFF THE WALL AND WE COULD NOT FEEL ANY REASON FOR THEM TO FALL. ALSO JUST ABOUT AN HOUR BEFORE IRMA HIT US FULL FORCE THE WATER IN THE TOILETS STARTED SWIRLING, IT WAS THE STRANGEST THING I HAVE EVER SEEN !
OK ALL YOU SCIENTISTS.... DID THAT HAVE TO DO WITH THE LOWERING OF ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE.. AND TEH SIPHONING OF THE WATER IN THE TOILETS???
Today was the first day of school for all of us!!
Eve woke up pain free so all is good from last nights fall! She even said I think I was more scared that there would be a broken bone than felt the pain of one! So that's good that once she settles down that she can articulate the difference.
Eve said school was great! And that she felt like she was only there for 30 min rather than several hours. Finn was good except for not wanting to lay down during outside lunch. Last year it was a slight challenge too but give it a couple days and he'll remember the routine and that she means business.
Thanks all for checking in ❤️👑🐾
DID HE HAVE A COMFORTABLE PLACE TO LIE DOWN OUTSIDE???? DANES ARE FUSSY...
YOU HAVE TO BE VERY CAREFUL ABOUT COMMANDING HIM TO DO SOMETHIGN THAT MIGHT MAKE HIM UNCOMFORTABLE... MAKE SENSE??
SEPTEMBER 14, 2017
KRINGLE AND I GOT OUR ANGIOGRAM OF BRAIN AND WE GOT WONDERFUL RESULTS! EVERYTHING IS STABLE! SUCH GREAT NEWS! SO NOW WE JUST WAIT OUR 6 HOURS TO BE RELEASED. ALL THE MEDICAL STAFF IS COMING TO MEET KRINGLE. AS WE WAIT !! BEST THURSDAY EVER!