MY PLAN WAS TO GET GOING ON THE AMT OF MONEY I HAVE SPENT OVER THE YEARS ON VACUUM CLEANERS AND WALL TO WALL CARPET FROM MY MOTHER THRILLED TO HAVE A DRAG BEHIND ELECTROLUX SOM E DOOR TO DOOR SALESMAN SOLD HER--- TO THE EXPENSIVE WOMAN WHO'S BARN I HELPED WITH AND HER HEAVY HOOVER WHICH MADE ALL HER CARPETS LOOK SO NICE-- TO MY YEARS OF ORECKS WHICH CAME WITH THE SMALL HAND HELD ONE FOR FREE....-- I EVEN TRIED ORIENTAL CARPETS ONTO WHICH YOU COULD SPILL ANYTHING AND IT DIDN'T WRECK THEM...I THINK IT WAS TEH MYTHBUSTER SHOW ABOUT HOW FAR THE SNEEZED PARTICALS FLEW THAT MADE ME WONDER WHAT WAS UNDER THAT RADIATOR WHERE EVEN THE HOTEL ORECK WOULD NOT REACH.....YOU DON'T EVEN SEE ADS ON TV FOR THOSE VACUUM CLEAMNERS---- NOW--IT IS ALL"SWIFT" MOVING GIZMOS FOR HARDWOOD OR VINYL FLOORING ....THE WALL TO WALL CARPET INDUSTRY WAS SUPPORTED BY THE BY TEH KLEENEX INDUSTRY AS THEIR BEST WAY TO INCREASE THE NUMBER OF RUNNING NOSES... AS MYTHBUSTERS PROVED.
I COULD GO ON AND ON ABOUT WHERE YOU MIGHT BE ABLE TO REASONABLEY SPEND $5,000 ON A CARPET BUT THE $5000 I SPENT ON THIS VINYL FLOOR WE NOW HAS HAS TO BE RIGHT UP THERE WITH BEST EVER...
BEST EVER-- ONE OF THE CUMMINGS GRANT "INSPECTORS" ASKED ME WHAT I CONSIDERED SUCCESS. SHE ASKED ME JUST AS BELLA WENT PAST MY GOLF CART SMILING AWAY ON TOP OF MO WEARING ABSURD SUNGLASSES AND FULL JOCKEY "SILKS" ----- NOT ONLY TAKING AN UNSMILING KID FROM A WHEELCHAIR AND HAVE HER- THANKS TO HER DOG GEORGE- WALK ENOUGH TO GET ON TOP OF MO.... BUT DON'T FORGET MO... WH OCAME EHRE CONFUSED ---SICK AND UNHAPPY HERSELF -- VERY SUSPICIOUS... KICKING AT ANYONE NEAR HER BACK LEGS NOW WANDERING AROUND THE POND SEEMINGLY AWARE OF HER PRECIOUS CARGO AND NOT MAKING A MIS STEP. MO IS CERTAINLY AWARE OF WHAT SHE IS CAPABLE OF DOING BECAUSE WITH AN ADULT MALE FRIEND OF JANINE'S - MO STOPPED TO LAY DOWN AND ROLL... BUT WITH BELLA SHE WAS CAREFUL... THAT IS NOT A RANDOM THING.. THERE IS AN INTELLIGENCE THERE... THERE WAS ALSO A DISCUSSION BY ME WITH BELLA'S MOM ABOUT HOW MOM WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL DECISIONS ABOUT BELLA AND HOW I REALLY WOULD HAVE FELT BETTER IF SHE HAD HOLD OF ONE OF BELLA'S ANKLES AS SHE RODE...
SO BACK TO BEST EVER....- THIS IS CERTAINLY ONE OF THE BEST EVER EMAILS IN MY CAREER...
Ned is doing beautifully! I deliver Meals on Wheels 1 to 2 days a week. It has been so touching to see how excited people are when I walk up to the door with him. So many have told me seeing him makes their day. One lady gets teary eyed every time we come and asked me to give her a picture of him. There's a World War 2 veteran who loves to ask me about Ned and hear what he's been doing since we were there last. Its been such a wonderful thing to have Ned bring such joy to people that are shut in most of their days.
He's gotten so good in stores that he does a lot of things without commands now like dropping down when I go to a cash register. He's perfect in restaurants too. My daughter and I went to dinner in Nashville a couple of weeks ago and another table sent beverages to us because they were so impressed with how well behaved Ned was. I never cease to be amazed at the change in him when he goes from playful Ned to Service Dog Ned when his vest goes on. He is such a good boy, I can't imagine going back to life without him. I think often of how difficult it must have been to see him leave. Thank you so much for sharing him with me. I can assure you he is loved and cherished!
PERFECT !-----LOVED AND CHERISHED... KNOWS HIS JOB WITH A VEST ON... IMPRESSIVE BEHAVIOR--- AND SERVING NOT ONLY HIS RECIPIENT BUT HE IS BEIN SHARED WITH HORDES- OF OTHER PEOPLE AS SHE DOES VOLUNTEER WORK.... NOT TO MENTION THE THOUSANDS OF DONORS WHO HAVE ENJOYED WATCHING HIM FROM BIRTH.
WHAT MORE COULD YOU ASK ?
NOW WAS IT DIFFICULT TO SEE HIM LEAVE??? NOT AT ALL... WE--FROM ALL THE TRAINERS TO ALL THE PEOPLE WHO DONATE TEH $10 CHICKEN BRICKS-- WE ARE THRILLED TO WATCH ONE OF OUR DOGS CHANGE SO MANY LIVES.... BECAUSE THE PROCESS OF ACHIEVING THAT HAS ALSO CHANGED SO MANY LIVES OF THOSE WHO WATCH EVERYTHING ON CAMERA....AS WE BIRTH DOGS AND EAT PUMPKIN PIE-- THERE IS ALOT THAT GOES INTO THAT PARTNERSHIP. --- SPECIFICALLY... IT IS A PARTNERSHIP WITH THOUSANDS OF OUR DONORS----- SO KEEP THOSE EMAILS COMING.....(and chicken bricks going)
I HAVE TO ADMIT-- WHEN PEOPLE APPLY, ONE BIG THING IS FOR US TO ANTICIPATE WHAT THE PERSON WILL BE DOING WITH THE DOG... THIS IS NOT A PLACE FOR YOU TO COME GET A PERFECTLY BEHAVED PET DOG TO SIT ON THE SOFA ALL DAY. WE LIKE THEM OUT- AND THO THEY ARE CERTAILNLY NOT THERAPY DOGS, JUST WALKING THRU SOME NURSING HOMES OR ADULT FACILTIES WILL CAUSE MANY SMILES - AND ADD A GREAT DEAL TO AN OFTEN DRAB EXISTENCE FOR BOTH RESIDENTS AND STAFF. ALL THESE PLACES ARE HEATED AND AIRCONDITIONED- SO WALKING THRU SHOULJD PUT NO HARDSHIP ON YOU OR THE DOG.. MAYBE THIS IS WHERE WE SHOULD APPLY THE LIFESAVOR PROJECT... FIND SOME SOMBER PERSON IN A DREERY JOB, WALK IN AND GVE THEM A ROLL OF LIFE SAVORS AND TELL THEM TO HAVE A GOOD DAY AND LEAVE. I HAVE BEEN DOING THAT FOR 2 YEARS FOR POLICEMEN STANDING DIRECTING TRAFFIC- PRETTY DREERY JOB-- AND THEY SMILE AND LAUGH AS I DRIVE OFF. AS DOES EVERYONE IN MY CAR......
JUST AS WITH TRIANING TEH DOGS... DO SOMETHING AND TEHN LET THEM ALONE TO THINK ABOUT IT. MOST PEOPLE , WHEN YOU HAND THEM SOMETHING... EXPECT THE "GIFT" TO BE SO YOU CAN SELL THEM LIFE INSURANCE .. OR VACUUM CLEANERS OR SUCH.... SO DON'T SAY A WORD.. JUST LEAVE.
MAYBE.... WE SHOULD FIGURE OUT HOW TO LET THE LIFE SAVOR COMPANY KNOW ABOUT OUR PROGRAM????????
HMMMM... SOME OF YOU RETIRED LAWYIER TYPES I HAVE BEEN HEARING FROM LATELY... NOW THERE IS A POSSIBLE WAY TO GET A GRANT FROM LIFESAVOIR COMPANY WHOEVER THEY ARE????
HAVE AT IT... ALL I ASK IS DON'T SEND OUT ANY LETTERS UNTIL YOU RUN IT BY ME ( AND POSSIBLY ANNE-- FROM DENMARK.. WHO IS THE ONLY ONE I KNOW WHO SPEAKS PERFECT ENGLISH)
I DON'T KNOW WHAT HAPPENED TO TRANSPORTING DONKEYS FROM JANINE'S TO OUR HOUSE... AROUND HERE ONE MUST ALWAYS BE FLEXABLE...
Monday, October 23, 2017
OCT 23 2017