Sunday, March 26, 2017

MARCH 26 2017
SOMETIMES I AM BRILLIANT ( MANY SAY I HIDE IT WELL.).---I WAS SHOCKED LAST NIGHT TO FIND MY DAUGHTER HAD NOT REMEMBER ONE OF MY MORE BRILLIANT  INVENTIONS-
SHE HAS  4 CORGI'S AND ONE LAB--- ONE OF THE 5 IS LEAVING THERI POO IN THE HOUSE-- SOMETIMES HIDDEN---AND BECAUSE OF THE "TOOTSIE ROLL " SHAPE IT WAS DETERMINED NOT TO BE THE LAB....
THIS IS THE KIND OF THING THAT GOT ME GOING WITH SERVICE DOGS...  IDENTIFY A PROBLEM AND SOLVE IT.--- I TOO HAVE HAD THE  MYSTERY POO IN TEH MULTI  DOG HOUSE.. MY SOLUTION WAS TO BUY SOME OF THOSE TINY PLASTIC BEADS OF DIFFERENT COLORS---IT MAY TAKE A FEW DAYS, AND A FEW HANDFULLS...000BUT THEY DID GO THRU.  NOW YOU MUST CHECK IT OUT WITH SOME VET - I DID NOT SEEM TO HAVE ANY PROBLEM, BUT  THERE ARE THOSE WHO WORRIED THAT THE HOLE IN THE BEADS I USED MIGHT CARRY SUBSTANCES FURTHER DOWN THE  GI TRACT...THEN THERE WAS SOMEONE WHO WORRIED ABOUT SOME GETTING STUCK..-- MY SOLUTION TO THAT WAS TO GIVE THEM A MARROW BONE AFTER THE IDENTITY WAS MADE... AND THE MARROW CAUSED SUCH A LOSE STOOL THAT NOTHING CAN BE LFT IN THERE.  ALONG WITH THE FACT  THAT SEEING AS MY  DANE PUP CAN  EAT AND PASS A PAIR OF SOX AND SMALL BITS OF FURNATURE, WORRYING ABOUT A BEAD DID NOT SEEM WORTH WHILE...
?GEORGE, DVM?  GOT ANY INPUT??
 IN MY INVESTIGATIVE STAGE, I TRIED FOOD COLOR-- IN MASSIVE  QUANTITIES, TO NO AVAIL-- THAT ALL CAME OUT BROWN... -- I ALSO CONSIDERED THREAD/STRING.... NOT LONG... BUT A  BIG  BUNCH OF 1" BRIGHTLY COLORED-- PROBLEM THERE WAS COTTON  STRING ABSORBED TEH BROWN... TEH PLASTIC, NYLON,POLYWHATEVER-- WAS BETTER  BUT HARD TO FIND...
MIND YIOU THERE  CAN BE COMPLICATIONS IF YOU  FIND A RAINBOW OF COLORS IN ONE PILE , YOU HAVE SOME  COPROPHAGIA ( STOOL EATING ) IN THE GROUP..
HOWEVER I CAN SAY IT WAS ONE O MY BETTER INVENTONS  EVEN IF THERE IS A LIMITED NUMBER OF USERS...
FOR YOU NEW COMMERS, MY CLASSIC INVENTION-- ( NOW PRODUCED AS A "SHE WEE") WAS A PLASTIC BOTTLE CUT LEGNTHWISE INTO A CHUTE  AS A WAY TO DIRECT URINE  INTO SOME RECEPTICAL OR AGAINST SOME TREE WITH OUT REMOVAL OF MUCH CLOTHING.  WHILE EXPIRIMENTING WITH THE INVENTION IN SOME LADIES ROOM, THE FACT THAT OUR FEET WERE POINTED THE WRONG WAY ALARMED SOME  PASSING BY.
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WE SURE HAD A LOBSTER PARTY HERE LAST NIGHT-- GWEN- NOW LIVING IN NORTH CAROLINA FEELS THE LACK OF LOBSTERS- SO WHEN SHE COMES HERE  WE PIG OUT-- I LEFT THE CAMERA ON  ( AND TURNED OFF THE MIC... I HOPE.. LOBSTERS IN WINTERTIME ARE A MESS...  THAT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE SOFT OR HARD SHELL, BUT THE FACT THAT YOU NEED TO EAT THEM INSIDE WHERE IT IS WARM... AS OPPOSED TO SUMMER LOBSTERS WHICH CAN BE EATEN  WHERE THERE IS ACCESS TO A HOSE.-- ESPECIALLY A PROBLEM WHEN OUR LOBSTER "CRACKERS" ARE DOWN IN THE T TENT SO WE HAD TO RESORT TO A HAMMER-- WHICH SQUIRTED LOBSTER JUICE 5 FEET IN ANY DIRESTIION.
TANNER JOINED US-- AND TEH REST OF SDP HID IN THE OTHER ROOM WITH PIZZA.
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I DID TEH 30 SECOND VIDEO FOR THE CUMMINGS GRANT  29.6 SECONDS--    STILL SHOTS MOSTLY 1 SECOND AND A COUPLE 4 SECOND VIDEOS.. NEXT PROBLEM IS IT IS TOO BIG TO EMAIL--- I DON'T KNOW WHAT THE SOLUTION TO THAT IS... ?ANYBODY? 
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Emmett and I went to Olive garden tonight and I am so glad I did. Part way through the meal one of the servers came over to me and asked if my name was Jack. She introduced herself and said 
"my father has Ziggy, "  I immediately new who it was, we have several near misses. I told her I would love to get together with her dad and the boys can get reacquainted, hopefully this will happen soon!   
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AND PIXIE
Today we went for treatment and Pixie yet again knew once again when we pulled into the parking garage where we were. Oh it was a cold day for sure with the wind blowing. My legs do not like the cold so yet again Pixie did her job at an A+.. I was working on my walking and hanging on tight to my girl to stay up cause my legs were freezing up on me. Pixie yet again as always knows just what to do. We work together as one. I love how she knows she just amazes me every day with the love she has for me. I could hear people in the background wowing with amazement on how how much Pixie helps me and completing on how much she was helping me and they were so impressed. I was so focused at this time I just wanted to keep walking and get my legs walking and warmed up. My fiancΓ© told them "Pixie is the best thing that has ever happened to me and she always helps me with love and pride and that we are a team." He did it he took my words. He smiled with joy to watching and knowing he can stand back knowing I was safe cause Pixie will always keep me safe as we all say at home now. My Sweet girl is always watching out for me and my needs. 
We got home and took a nice nap and watched some movies. It's to cold to play outside today and run errands with the cold wind so it's going to be a nice relaxing day at home. 
✨🌟⭐️Pixie My SHINING STAR ⭐️🌟✨

Stacy & Pixie 🐾🐢

Saturday, March 25, 2017

MARCH 25 2017
 HEARING AIDS---AND WASHING MACHINES--I HAVE NO IDEA WHY ANY YOUNG, STRONG, PERSON WHO READS THIS      WOULD WANT TO HEAR ABOUT HEARING AIDS-- BUT I FEEL THE NEED TO PREPARE YOU FOR THE ONSLAUGHT OF WHAT IS COMING..
 #1.  I WEAR ONLY ONE  SO THAT I LOSE ONLY  ONE AT A TIME  - I SEE NO DIFFERENCE IN HEARING WITH ONE EAR AS LONG AS DIRECTIONAL HEARING IS NOT INVOLVED...
#2.   RICHARD--THAT OLDER GENTLEMAN FROM CALIFORNIA WHO BOUGHT US A WASHING MACHINE HAD SPENT $10,000 ON A PAIR WHICH LOOKED LIKE, FUNCTIONED LIKE, AND SEEMED IDENTICAL TO THE ONES I HAD SPENT $2500 ON FROM COSTCO.
#3. DAUGHTER GWEN- THE FINDER OF LOST ITEMS PAR EXCELLANTE FOUND MY LOST  ONE UNDER MY BED...- SO I AM BACK TO TWO...
#4. i got an--  $800 off- come for a hearing test and see if you need hearing aids. BELTONE-- MIDDLETON  -- ( CLOSE )
 JUST AFTER I HAD MADE AN APPOINTMENT, GWEN FOUND THE OTHER SO I REALLY DIDN'T NEED TO GO...HOWEVER...  AGE DOES HAVE SOME BENEFITS IN THAT  THE ONLY THING I HAD TO DO WAS THINK ABOUT GRANTS WHICH I OFTEN DO DRIVING AROUND IN MY CAR ANYWAY.-
WITH THE MINDSET I HAD, I NEVER SHOUDL HAVE GONE THERE.. BUT IT GAVE ME AWIDE ANGLE VIEW OF HOW WE "ELDERLY" ARE VICTIMS OF MARKETING.
THE WALLS HAD THE USUALL FRAMED "DIPLOMAS" FROM HEARING SCHOOL-- BUT WHEN YOU READ THEM CLOSELY, IT WAS FOR 40 HOURS OF "EDUCATION" WHICH ENABLED TEH RECEPTIONIST TO CALL HIM "DOCTOR"-  THERE WERE NO MED SCHOOL DIPLOMAS-..
AN  OLDER  COUPLE- (MY AGE) WERE LEAVING AND COMMENTED ON WHAT A NICE MAN THIS "DOCTOR" WAS...-- AND HE CERTAINLY WAS NICE...  BUT HE MUST HAVE PURCHASED HIS LAB COAT AT A FIRE SALE BECAUSE  IT WAS ALMOST TO HIS ANKLES.. 
BENTLY AND I WERE ESCORTED INTO HIS  HUGE EXAM ROOM ABOUT THE SIZE OF OUR INDOOR ARENA WITH A CURIOUS CLOSET IN THE CORNER.. HE EXAMINED MY EARS BY STICKING A TINY PEN THING INEACH EAR -- WHICH PROJECTED ONTO A TV SCREEN AT LEAST 4 FEET ACROSS.. I NOW KNOW WHAT MY EARDRUMS LOOK LIKE. WHEN HE SHUT THE CAMERA OFF, A BUNCH OF BELLTONE ADS SLOWLY WENT  ACROSS THAT SCREEN--  THEN I WAS TO  GO IN TH CLOSET AND PUSH BUTTONS WHEN YOU HEAR THE BEEP
WHICH WAS FINE TIL I BEGAN TO FALL ASLEEP BETWEEN BEEPS... HE THEN HAD TO STUDY ALL THESE BEEPS AS THE BELTONE ADS   DOMINATED MY VISION ON THAT 4' SCREEN.... HE TRIED VERY HARD - AND USED LOTS OF  LONG WORDS - TO CONVINCE ME THAT THE $4500 WAS THE CHEAPEST THAT WOULD SOLVE MY PROBLEMS.
HE WAS CONCENTRATING ON THE SOUND BITES HE NEVER COMMENTED ON THE FACT THAT I SAID I WANTED THE CHEAPEST BECAUSE MY  DOG - BENTLEY-  ATE MY LAST ONES.  IT WAS LIKE TRYING TO BUY A CAR-- THERE WERE NO MODELS WITH PRICE ATTACHED...  HE WOULD TURN TO HIS COMPUTERE AND MAKE A SPREAD SHEET MOVE  AROUND AND TURN AROUND AND SAY "YOU MIGHT BE ABLE TO USE THE $3800 MODEL"  I KEPT GOING BACK TO  COSTCO WAS $2500-  WHICH HE FINALLY SAID   "I FOUND  AN ECONOMY MODEL FOR $2500"  BY NOW I FELT BADLY FOR HIM-- THE LITTLE GUY-- TRYING TO SAY IN BUSINESS AGAINST THE MONSTER COSTCO, DOWN THE STREET.
I WILL CALL/EMAIL HIS OFF ICE AND TELL HIM I WILL BUY MY NEXT FROM HIM...NOT BECAUSE I AM NICE, BUT HIS PLAN WILL GIVE ME  INSURANCE FOR  ONE MORE SET OF  "LOST" -- I HAVE ALREADY USED UP THE COSTOCO "LOST"  INSURANCE,.
ONE THING I DID LEARN WAS THERE IS A THING CALLED "CAPTION CALL" WHERE IT SOUNDS LIKE THAT  "SIRI" PERSON THAT LIVES IN MY CAR AND TELLS ME TO MAKE A LEGAL U TURN ALL THE TIME... IS APPLIED TO PHONE CALLS SO TEH SPOKEN WORD COMES OUT ON A SCREEN  WITHOUT INVOLVING A TTY OPERATOR. SOMEONE IS TO CALL ME ON THAT... HERE WE GO..
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AS FOR THE WASHING MACHINE--MINE... IN MY  ROOM  ..HAS DEVELOPED A LEAK--- NOT A TERRIBEL ONE... JUST ..WELL...   A TWO BATH TOWEL SIZE LEAK.  BEEN USING IT THAT WAY FOR 2 WEEKS..
 ( OH NO... DOES THAT MAKE   2 LEAKY WEEKS?)
 I WAS WAITING FOR SOMEONE TO COME  LOOK AT IT WITHOUT CALLING "SOMEONE"   AS IN EXPENSIVE REPAIRMAN TYOE.
I GAVE IN AND "HE" CAME AND DECIDED IT WOULD BE MORE MONEY TO FIX THAN TO BUY A NEW ONE- AND HE SAID BUY A CHEAOP ONE BECAUSE THE MICE IN THIS WHOLE AREA WILL DO THE SAME AGAIN WHETHER CHEAP OR EXPENSIVE .... IMPLYING THE FOREST WILDLIFE..
IT IS A BOSCH FRONT LOADER... NICE MACHINE-- WITH LEAKING HOSES-- SOOOOO I NOW PROPOSE TO SET IT OUTSIDETHE LAUNDRY BUILING-- ATTACHED TOT HE ELEDT AND WATR AND RUN IT THERE  WHERER THE WATER CAN SIFT DOWN INOT THE CRUSHED ROCK WHERE WE USUALLY WASH THE DOGS...  WHILE SOME  PASSING GENIIUS  VOLUNTEER FIGURES OUT REPLACE THE CHEWED HOSES. REMEMBER THE WASCOMATT IN THE LAUNDRY BUILDING IS EXHAUSTED--- BUT THE DRYER THERE IS FINE.. AS IS TEH WASHER IN THE BARN ( WHERE THE NEW GAS DRYER IS WAITING TO BE HOOKED UP)
WE HAVE GOOD GOLF CARTS HAULING BETWEEN...
WELCOME TO CRAZY ACRES..  AND YES..... MANY OF OUR VOLUNTEERS ARE BONIFIDE GENUIS'S 
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ONLY OTHER PLANNED ACTIVITY TODAY IS A BUNCH OF BOILED LOBSTERS TO SCARF DOWN  WHILE GWEN IS HERE-- PROBABLY THIS AVFTERNOON ABOUT MAILCALL TIME???
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NOW FOR AMY IN NEW YORK CITY
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 COUPLE OF VIGNETTES:
WE WERE WALKING ON THE SIDEWALK WHEN THIS LITTLE WHITE FLUFF OF A DOG LUNGED AT SEAGRAM, BARKING AND GROWLING, SCRAMBLING FRANTICALLY & STRAINING ON THE FLEXILEASH. I WANTED TO SAY SOMETHING LIKE "MIND YOUR MANNERS," TO THE DOG -- ACTUALLY MORE AS A MESSAGE TO THE MAN WHO WAS NOMINALLY CONTROLLING THE MISBEHAVED MUTT. THE MAN HAD HIS HEAD DOWN, PERHAPS COGNIZANT OF THE DOG'S SHAMEFUL BEHAVIOR, ALTHOUGH HE MADE NO ATTEMPT TO CORRECT IT. ANYWAY, SEAGRAM WAS SO GOOD THAT I DIDN'T GET THE CHANCE TO SAY SOMETHING BECAUSE THERE WAS NO NEED TO STOP. SEAGRAM SIMPLY WALKED ON, WITHIN A FOOT OR TWO OF THIS SNARLING LITTLE DOG, WITHOUT ME EVEN ASKING HER TO LEAVE IT. AS WE PASSED BY, SEAGRAM DID DIRECT A QUIZZICAL LOOK AT THE LITTLE DOG, AS IF TO SAY, "WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU?" I WAS SO PROUD OF HER RESTRAINT & PROFESSIONALISM. 

BROADWAY WAS ANOTHER ADVENTURE. WE HAVE NEVER EVEN MADE IT TO A MOVIE AS A TEAM, BUT I REALLY WANTED TO SEE A SHOW DURING THIS VISIT TO NEW YORK. I HOPED THAT SEAGRAM COULD MANAGE -- AND SHE DID BEAUTIFULLY...TO UNDERSTAND HOW SPECIAL THIS WAS, YOU SHOULD KNOW THAT I HAD LIVED IN NYC FOR YEARS AND SAW ONLY ONE SHOW BEFORE, ~10 YEARS AGO WHEN MY SISTER VISITED. ONCE MY CHALLENGES BEGAN, BROADWAY WAS TOO DIFFICULT TO DEAL WITH ON MY OWN. MY HUSBAND IS NOT INTERESTED IN SHOWS AT ALL, SO I GAVE UP ON GOING AGAIN. BUT SEAGRAM HAS NOW GIVEN ME CONFIDENCE FOR US TO TRY NEW THINGS AS A TEAM. SHE DID GREAT WITH THE CROWD RUSHING INTO THE THEATER, THE MUSIC AND ALL THE OTHER NOISES. AFTERWARD, ONE OF THE USHERS CAME UP TO ME AND SAID THAT THEY WERE ALL IMPRESSED WITH HOW WELL SHE BEHAVED. I WAS QUITE IMPRESSED, TOO!! AND I HAVE TO ADMIT THAT DURING THE SHOW, I WAS A LITTLE TEARY OCCASIONALLY, BECAUSE I WAS MOVED BY THE MUSIC, AND ALSO GRATEFUL FOR MY NEW-FOUND INDEPENDENCE WITH SUPER SEAGRAM. THIS WAS A MUSICAL THAT I HAD ADORED IN HIGH SCHOOL, AND NOW, SOME 25 YEARS LATER, I WAS FINALLY ABLE TO SEE IT ON BROADWAY BECAUSE OF SEAGRAM. 

THANKS TO YOU & ALL THOSE WHO MADE THIS POSSIBLE!!
AMY
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AND SO IT GOES...

Friday, March 24, 2017

MARCH 24 2017
WE HAVE A PROBLEM.....  LOTSA PROBLEMS- THESE FEW ARE SOMEWHAT RELATED...

IT IS A CASE OF TEH FIRST AID KIT IN THE BATHROOM INSTEAD OF THE KITCHEN WHERE YOU CUT YOURSELF ON SHARP THINGS ALL THE TIME.
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IT ALL STARTED WITH.....LINDA DID NOT HAVE ANY PENS-- SHE OPENED AND SHUT DRAWERS SEVERAL TIMES--- NO PENS... I KNOW I HAD A SHOEBOX FULL OF THE RESULT OF MY BUYING 1000 PENS OFF EBAY-- THEY WERE WONDERFUL  .THEY WEREN'T EVEN IN TH OVERFLOW ROOM  BUT HAD BEEN MOVED TO THE CELLAR-- AS FAR AWAY AS POSSIBLE FROM WHERE YOU MIGHT NEED A PEN...

WHAT LINDA DID HAVE - HIDDEN BEHIND HER MONITOR.. WAS A BEER MUG FULL OF SCISSORS-- YOU ALL KNOW HOW I  HAVE TROUBLE FINDING SCISSORS AT TIMES--  BUT I HAD PENS....
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 I HAVE NOT BEEN GENEROUS ENOUGH-- WE GET SOOOOO MANY BOXES ---- WE HAVE A PROBLEM WITH TEH VOLUME OF ARRIVALS...STUFF IS GETTIN G PACKED IN TEH OVERFLOW ROOM TIL WE CAN NOT FIND WHAT WE NEED SO GO BUY MORE....  CASE IN POINT-- I LIKE DICKENSON CRANBERRY RELISH- AND ORDERED A CASE ? A YEAR AGO..?  I ATE ONE JAR-- AND COULDN'T FIND THE REST  SO I HAD TO GO TO A DIFFERENT STORE HERE TO  GET ANOTHER FEW JARS....ATE ONE AND LOST THE REST IN TH OVERFLOW ROOM...  THERE IS NO END TO THAT STORY.
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THE ONLY THIG WE SEEM TO USE AS FAST AS WE GET THEM IS  THE  PURINA TYPE  DOG TREATS ( I CAN NOT USE THE WORD FOR THE OTHER "M"  ONES.)  .. BUT WE DO USE THOSE PRETTY FAST
WE NEED TO HOLD BACK ON PRESENTS... I LOVE THEM-- ESPECIALLY TEH SOX AND THINGS WE EAT... BUT  WE HAVE A PROBLEM WITH THE VOLUME  WE CAN NOT EAT  AND USE THE STUFF FAST ENOUGH--- MEANWHILE-- I MUST SHARE MORE
HOW'S THIS FOR A PLAN......

#1.   ALL STAFF AND  VOLUNTEEERS WILL BE REQUIRED TO TAKE AT LEAST 2 ITEMS OFF TEH TABLE BY THE TIME CLOCK... "THE OVERFLOW OFFERINGS"   

#2   INSTEAD OF SENDING US MORE  STUFF AT TEH MOMENT, HOW ABOUT SENDING US JUST  WHATEVER THE POSTAGE WAS  OF THE LAST BOX YOU SENT.... IF WE HAD A MONTH OR TWO  OF POSTAGE ONLY, IT WOULD HELP FINANCIALLY TO  GET US THRU TIL THE NEXT GRANT COMES IN--

MAYBE NEW COMMERS DON'T KNOW WHAT IS IN THE OVERFLOW ROOM????   WELL NEITHER DO I-CRAWLING AROUND GRYING TO FIND THE PENS... I FOUND-- 2 SETS OF WEIGHT LIFTING BAR BELLS- THE COPPER POT I USED TO COLLECT WEIGHT CIRCLES FROM PURINA BAGS TO GET BOSE RADIOS, ... 300 FEET OF ETHERNET CABLE.--STACKS OF #2 PENCILS ..., A BAG OF BRASS HARNESS BELLS, ANTIQUE JUIOCER, AND OLD NOTARY  PUBLIC STAMP,    LOTSA  BATTERIES FOR TEH MIC WE NO LONGER USE...,RAHMEN NOODLE CUPS, TEH  RITZ CRACKERS ONLY PROVE WE HAVE  MICE---   4 CROCKPOTS.. JUST FOR OPENERS...

DAUGHTER GWEN ( ANOTHER VERY EARLY MORNING RISER ) IS HERE DRINKING COFFEE AND FOUND A BUNCH OF SLIDES ABOUT THE CIRCUS IN THE OVERFLOW...SO I GOT DISTRACTED 

IN THE MEANTIME I HAD TO BUY A SLIDE PROJECTOR...  IF WE DO THAT I  WILL DO THAT AAT SOME MAIL CALL-- THAT COULD BE INTERESTING...


STAY TUNED..

Thursday, March 23, 2017

MARCH 23 2017
HAD A CALL FROM EXPLORE -- TOM CALLED TO TEL WE WERE GOOD FOR ANOTYER 2 YEARS...$150,000 /PER  
WHEW !!  I RARELY HEAR FROM THEM- SO I AM NEVER SHRE IF SOME OF THE WHACKO THINGS WE DO WOULD MEAN WE WERE WANDERING OFF THE  FINANCIAL CLIFF WITHOUT THEIR SUPPORT.  NOT ONLY DID THEY SAY WE WERE GOOD FOR ANOTHER 2 YEARS, I REMINDED HIM THAT THE CAMERA CROWD -- THANKS TO THEIR CAMERAS.. WERE SUPPORTING US WITHANOTHER $20,000 PER MONTH WITH OUR SHATUPON SOCIETY... 
WITHOUT EITHER ONE  WE WOULD HAVE TROUBLE
NO-- WE WOULDN'T HAVE TROUBLE,....  WE WOULD NOT  EVEN --- BE---.
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I REALLY HAD A GOOD TIME U YESTERDAY WITH LISTING OUR RECIPIENTS ALL THE WAY FROM A TO M...
I HOPE SOMEONE NOTICCED... IT WAS  A REAL LIST 
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MY TRAINING REMINDER  OF TEH DAY  MONTH ...YEAR...  WE SHOULD NOT USE OUR MUSCLESD TO CONTROL THE DOG...I KNOW THERE MAY BE A FEWW TIMES... BUT   IF  AAPUP PUTS HIS FEET ON YOUR LAP AND YOU DON'T WANT  THEMN THERE... IT DOES NO GOOD TO  SAY OFF,,OFF,,,OFF WHILE YOU PHYSICALLY LIFT THEM DOWN.... BETTER TO GIVE THOSE PAWS A QUICK SLAP AND SAY OFF... AND LE THEM FIGURE OUT IT IS THE PAWS THAT ARE THE PROBLEM...  MAKE THEM THINK...  AND WHEN THEY BACK OFF AND GET THEIR PAWS OFF YOUR LAP  GOOD DOG GOOD DOG GOOD DOG.. AND YOU HAVE TAUGHT THEM SOMETHING.
HOPEFULLY....
 IF YOU USE YOUR MUSCLES, YOU IMMEDIATLEY CAUSE THEM  TO OFFER A RESISTANCE--  AS THEY TRY AND STAY WHERE THEY WANGTED TO.. GOT TO CHANGE WHERE THEY WANT TO BRE...

CP  DEB -- FLORIDA SENT A THING ON SALARIEES OF CEO'S OF CHARITIBLE XXX AND TEH CEO OF THE RED CROSS GETS 675,000 A YEAR..
NOW I ASK.. WHAT ON EARTH  DOES SHE DO WITH IT.. ?  I MEAN  THERE IS JUST SO MUCH WHIPPED CREAM ONE CAN EAT.. 
WITH ALL THESE WALL STREET TYPES.. I WONDER WHY IS ALL THAT PAYCHECK NECESSARY  WHEN AN EXTRA $20/ MONTH    WOULD MAKE 2500 MORE PEOPLE EXTREMELY HAPPY AND SHE STILL WOUL DHAVE 175,000--  I JUST DON'T UNDERSTAND..
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 I MAY HAVE TO RUN TO SOME FARMERS BREAKFAST AT THE FAIRGROUNDS... -- ANN MAY SHOW UP TO PICK ME UP-- AJ JUST SAID A BAD WORD  17 DEGREES...
 IF MARCH COMES IN LIKE A LION-- FOR HEAVENS SAKE OPEN THE GATE AND LET THE DARN THING OUT.
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EVE A N D FINN
As anesthesia wore off today her mood improved a bunch!! It's so nice to have Finn here to comfort her & help make her smile! We definitely see - while it may sometimes be subtle- just how in tune with Eve he is!! ❤❤❤ love these 2! 
THANK YOU all again for your support and prayers!!!
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One way we "pay it forward" is to volunteer every morning at the senior center to help prepare over 100 lunches for the meals on wheels program.  JACK AN D EMMETT

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

MARCH 22 2017
i do not know how anyone survives in the real world without Kelly clamps ( or hemostats)
 they are soooo  handy  - and on ebay are from $4 to $15..   one would definiterly make aDJUSTING THE NEW HARNESS SO MUCH EASIER.--(  MAKE THAT  EVEN POSSIBLE)
THESE NEW HARNESS ARE GREAT.. AND CAN BE ADJUSTED TO FIT EVERYONE FROM THE PUPS --20 POUND -- TO BENTLEY..-168 POUNDS--- ADJUSTING THE FUSZZY STRAPS CAN BE A BIT OF A CHALLANGE AND CAN'T BE DONE QUICKLY... BUT ONCE FITTING , THEY ARE WONDERFULLY COMFORTABLE... ACORDING TO BENTLEY WHO WORE HIS ALL DAY YESTERDAY... AND WILL AGAIN TODAY..  IF I HAVE NOT LOST IT YE.
 ADJUSTED DOWN FOR THE  PUPS WHO , THEY WORK WELLL TOO AND MAY TAKE THE PLACE OF THE FIGURE EIGHT ROPE,AS THEY PUT PRESSURE ON THE  BODY OF THE DOG, NOT THE NECK.
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tina told me some of the cp's  were upset not to be invited to the STAFF PARTY . SORRY . i didn't even invite cp's aj and jody who were here...  i wish i was a millionaire... but i am not.  you are all invited to dogfest--- assuming we sell enough chicken bricks to get thaT FAR -- I ALWYS WORRY---I USED TO HEAR MY FATHER WORRY ABOUT "MAKING THE PAYROLL"  AND NOW I UNDERSTAND...  FOR THE REST OF MY "BUSINESS LIFE"  I HAVE HIRED COLLEGE KIDS LOOKING FOR BEER MONEY.... IT IS ANOTHER THING TO HAVE SOMEONE MAKING CAR PAYMENTS AND RAISING A FAMILY...   THIS IS SERIOUS !!
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WHEN ANNE AND I WERE WRITING A GRANT PROPROSAL YESTERDAY.... ONE QUESTION WAS " WHAT OTHER MEANS OF SUPPORT DO YOU HAVE FOR THIS PROJECT?"  CERTANILY EXPLORE/ANNENBERG LOOKS LOVELY IMPRESSIVE...-- AS DOES TEH CUMMINGS GRANT... NOW HOW DO WE  EXPLAIN THE SHATUPON SOCIETY   OF IPSWICH---TO SOMEONE WHO IS CONSIDERING GIVING US MONEY FROM A  "NORMAL SOURCE" ?  WE TALKED ABOUT IT FOR A WHILE-- AND THEN DECIDED TO START THE PARAGRAPH WITH THE $20,000 PER  MONTH FOR YEARS--  MIGHT AT LEAST MAKE THEM TAKE CHICKEN POO SERIOUSLY...
I CAN SEE A BUNCH  OF BLUE SUITED BANKERS  WITH JUST A SIP OF COFFEE IN THEIR MOUTHS, SPRAYING IT ALL OVER A PILE OF PAPERS SAYING "WHAT?"  

TRUTH IS STRANGER THAN FICTION-- (SOMEONE IMPROTANT SAID THAT , I AM SURE..)

.  SO CONSIDERR WHERE WE WOULD BE WITHOUT THE CHICKEN BRICKS??? LET ME LIST A FEW WHO WOULD BE IN WHEELCHAIRS...  ANDREW,  BELLA, CAROLINE, DAWN, EVE, FIONA, ( HAVE YOU NOTICED I AM TRYING TO GO THRU THE ALPHABET??) GARY, HUNTER , ISHANTI, JADE , KRISTY. LARRY, MARIA,  WELL..... THAT IS HALF WAY--- 
SO MAY WE ASSUME WE HAVE  AS FAR TO GO AGAIN...??  AND TEH KEY TO THAT GROWTH IS VOLUMN-- WE NEED EACH OF YOU TO GET 10 MORE PEOPLE ADDICTED TO TEH CAMERAS AND BUYING CHICKEN BRICKS.
WE WILL KEEP ON TRYING TO GET GRANTS-- AND THEY MAY COME OUR WAY  BUT THE LIFEBLOOD IS THE SHATUPON SOCIETY....

 SOME OF YOU  HAVE BEEN AWARDED LIFETIME MEMBERSHIP FOR BEING SHATUPON....-- MAYBE WE SHOULD  ISSUE  "SUPPORTING MEMBER"  CARDS SO YOU CAN  SHOW THOSE TO PEOPLE AND TRY AND EXPLAIN  HOW THESE $10 DONATONS PRODUCE  RESULTS WHILE ALSO  BENG AMUSING- AND YOU GET A SUBSCRIPTION TO THE DAILY DOGGIE... (SHUCH AS IT IS SOMETIMES)

OK... NOW THAT I HAVE HAD THAT IDEA.... I  DO HAVE SUPPORTING MEMBER CARDDS--- WE SENT OUT SOME A YEAR AGO AND CAN AGAIN--  WHAT WE CAN NOT DO IS KEEP TRACK OF WHO NEEDS ONE-- SO AS WE DO WITH THE MONKEY FISTS AND  SENDING  US TEH PADDED ENVELOPE-- IF YOU SEND A NORMAL  SASE( AKA.... SELF ADDRESSED STAMPED ENVELOPE) -- I WILL  SEND YOU A MEMBER CARD.....AND I WILL START PUTIN G THEM IN HT E MONKEY FIST ENVELOPES.

I DO HAVE A BUNCH READY TO SEND...  I WONDER IF  IN THE NEXT 4 YEARS,  WE COULD  SELL OUT  2100 OF THE PURPLE BRICKS...  IF YOU HAD TOLD ME 4YEARS AGO THAT WE WOULD SELL OUT 2100 I WOULD HAVE TOLD YOU YOU WERE NUTS...  THE FIRST TIME I DID THIS IN SEPTEMBER 2011.....  WE GOT $1417.50-- AND I WAS THRILLED -- WHO KNEW.....?   SEPT 2016 IT WAS $ 20184.50.  
THESE BUSINESS PEOPLE KEEP TELLING ME I SHOLD HAVE A 5 YEAR GOAL....  WOULD I DARE PUT DOWN ON A  GRANT APPLICATION  THAT MY GOAL IN 5 YEARS WAS TO HAVE 2100 PURPLE SHATTERS ALSO.?  IF THAT HAPPENS.. WE WOULD BE THRU THE ALPHABET I AM SURE...
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HUNTER AND WENDY
We all deal with challenges.....even service dogs! Wendy has NEVER liked water, except to drink. When we were first paired, she would steer around puddles, so I would have to walk through them. And she doesn't like to go out in the rain. So leaving band tonight was a challenge for her because of the big puddle she couldn't get around and drips from the roof. She gets me through a lot of things and I can talk through her tough spots too! We are a team and that's what we do for each other!

EVE AND FINN
Hi Carlene!
Another day that I am so grateful for all everyone does and SDP! Thank you again and again Carlene, staff, volunteers, donors and CPs. What you do truly makes a huge impact the lives of others. More than I ever even imagined as we pursued a Service Dog for Eve!  
 HIS VIDEO OF  THRU THE PUDDLE IS CUTE   SORRY I JUST DON'T HAVVE THE CAPABILITY-- NEITHER DOES MY COMPUTER.?
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Eve had surgery in Omaha today! Our 8 hour drive yesterday was smooth sailing and Finn did great! 
His behavior since we got here has been a little off. Not naughty or inattentive just different. Seems like he's just been in tune with Eve and her nerves to me. He did just fine while she was in surgery but the two times we got up for a walk I could tell he was looking for her. He was able to go back to recovery and was happy to find positive results on his wellness checks! Once she was settled in the room- so was he & he slept and snored for quite a long while! He must have been exhausted keeping watch for her to come back!
Here are a few pics from today!
He finally decided he needed to be by his girl no matter how small the (eeek a moving) bed was!
Ahhhh finally they both got to rest!! 
Yay!! My girl's back to her happy self -- must be my calming affect on her! Besides who can't be happy when their dog has a face like this?!?!?

PICTURES THAT DIDN'T WORK... SORRY...

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

MARCH 21 2017
SNEAKY DOG AWARD GOES TO.......WHO ELSE BUT WANDA !!  SHE WAS HERE YESTERDAY-- TAIL WAGGING-- HEAD UP-- SMILING AT ALL OF US-- AND THE DOGS TOO..  BUTTER WOULD NOT MELT IN HER MOUTH ---SHE WAS SO NICE...(

SIZZLE HAD A BONE AND WANDA SNUGGLED RIGHT IN NEXT TO HER HEAD...ON THE BEST FLUFFY AROUND..... SHE IS NOT MUCH BIGGER THAN SIZZLES HEAD... IT WAS NOT INCHES... BUT MAYBE 1/16TH OF AN INCH  AT A TIME  THAT SHE CREPT TOWARD SIZZLE'S MOUTH AND THAT BONE.-- SOMEONE CAME IN TH EKITCHEN, AND SIZZLE LOOKED TOWARD THEM -- WANDA REACHED... BUT IT WAS NOT ENOUGH TO GET ONE TOOTH ON THE BONE- AND  SHE DID NOT MOVE THE BONE AT ALL...SIZZLE DIDN'T NOTICE--WANDA WAITED AND WIGGLED  COUPLE MORE 1/16TH's AND WANDA WAS READY
SIZZLE CHEWED IT BETWEEN HER PAWS...  TIL  SOMEONE MADE A NOISE WITH A DOG FOOD DISH AND SIZ LOOKED UP- WANDA STRUCK AND GOT ONE TOOTH OF HER LOWER JAW IN THE MARROW OF THAT BONE... WITH DEAD ON ACCURACY  --- AND SHE HAD IT--SHE ALMOST QUIETLY STARTED TO DRAG IT AWAY .. ALL OF A SUDDEN SIZ NOTICED AND WENT TO GRAB THE BONE-- WANDA EXPLODED  STRADDLING THAT BONE AND SNAPPING AT SIZZLES'S BIG MOUTH. THERE WAS A SMALL SIZZLE YELP AND WANDA SETTLED RIGHT DOWN IN THE BEST FLUFFY, WITH THE BEST BONE... AND SIZ COULD NOT FIGURE OUT HOW THAT HAPPENED.

 CUTE FUNNY STORY??? 
NOT REALLY --NOW APPLY THAT TO TEH ENTIRE WORLD--  FROM GLOBAL WARMING-TO  INTERNATIONAL POLITICS--

2 MORE STORIES THAT ARE  ALMOST AMUSING...
****SIX MONTHS AGO... I THINK I EVEN MENTIONED IT IN A DD-- THERE WERE TEENAGERS IN JAPAN THAT WERE REFUSING TO GO TO HIGH SCHOOL- AND WERE HOOKED ON HACKING  VIDEO GAMES.
NOW THEY ARE WARRIORS OF THE FUTURE?????
****JODY JUST CAME UP WITH  BEIJING IS HAVING SUCH A PROBLEM WITH PEOPLE STEALING TOILET PAPER THAT THEY HAVE INSTALLED FACIAL RECOGINTION SYSTEM...  ---( PER A CNN STORY)
**** FOR SOME REASON THAT STORY REMINDED ME OF THE VARIOUS OFFICES I HAVE WORKED OR VOLUNTEERED IN- INCLUDING MY HUSBANDS MEDICAL OFFICE-- WITH ALL THE NEWFOUND  FANCY CATAGORIZING AND MEDIIACRE NUMBERS-- IF TEH SITUATION WAS RIGHT... ON THE BACK OF A  MEDICAL CHART  TOP LEFT CORNER I WOULD MAKE A 3/8 INCH CIRCLE  WITH A DOT IN THE MIDDLE-- THIS WOULD SIGNIFY THAT THE PERSON WAS .... SHALL I SAY... THE EQUIVALINT OF A MALE DONKEY.....
IT WAS USEFUL...
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SO BACK TO WONDERING HOW THEY DICE HAM IN THOSE 3/8TH's INCH CUBES...  I HAVE NOT GOOGLED IT...NOVETG THOUGHT OF GOOGLE TIL NOW...  I WILL TRY.
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BIG DAY AROUND HERE

GABBY FOR AN ULTRASOUND... LYNNE DOES NOT THINK SHE IS PREGO...
DAVID SAID HE WOULD BE HERE TO PUT  UP MOPRE OF THE HEAT  A/C EXCHANGERS?????
ANNE AND I HAVE MULTI PAPER WORK TO DO

SOMEONE SENT ME A FEDEX THING WHICH INVOLVES $25,000 AND PEOPLE VOTING FOR IT...  SO I HAVE TO FDO THAT FIRST---  THE REST MAY BE  AHEAD OF US  ONE VOTE PER DAY  KIND OF THEING...

AND AJ AND JODY ARE ON TREE DUTY- AFTER  I GO TO HOME DEPOT AND GET SOME FENCE.. IF I HAD A WHOLE LOT OF TIME I HAVE ALWAYS WANTED TO RIG UP A HOT WIRE...ALL THESE DONKEYS WOULD  BE SO MUCH BETTER TRAINED IF THEY LEARNED ABOUT HOT WIRES...-- THEN ONE PIECE OF WIRE-- NOT EVEN HOT -- WOULD KEEP THEM AWAY FROM TREES AND FENCES...
WHEN MY KIDS WERE YOUNG, I TOLD THEM NOT TO TOUCH TEH WIRE AROUND THE FENCE...  WHEN MY BACK WAS TURNED, JANINE GRABBED IT..  SO WHEN SHE WAS A TEENAGER AND I SAID DON'T DRINK, SHE DID LISTEN --  AT LEAST FOR A FEW MINUTES.. IT IS IN  HER BOOK  "DOGS  DONKEYS AND THE CIRCUS."   AS FOR MY OLDER DAUGHTER... GWEN--TO THIS DAY SHE STOPS TO THINK BEFORE SHE PICKS UP AN EXTENSION CORD... WHICH GOT TO BE AN AMUSING  PROBLEM MAJORING IN PHYSICS AT KENYON.

I WILL HAVE TO GO BUY FENCING  BECAUSE WHAT WE OWN IS STORED NESXT TO THE ARENA-- WHICH IS WHERE THE SNOW OFF THE TOP SLID TO A PILE 6' DEEP...

WHEN I GO BUY MORE BECAUSE I CAN'T FIND WHAT I ALREADY OWN, THERE IS A BASIC PROBLEM TO ADDRESS...

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From the Chronicles of Eve and Finn:
It's been a bit of a crazy week! So much so that Lance and I had a night away last night and all we did was go to dinner then back to the hotel (yay for freebies!) watched a movie and went to bed early!
Does this mean we are finally adults?!?!? πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜
 Anyhow tomorrow we leave for Omaha. Eve will have surgery on her lower right arm to replace the rods in her radius and ulna that she has out grown on Tuesday morning at 8 am.
 Omaha Children's Hospital is one of the US OI centers of excellence we have been going there for OI clinic and Eve's surgeries for many years. Dr. Esposito is her surgeon & a very kind wonderful man. His extensive experience as well as the hospital makes a big difference in Eve's overall outcome. Everyone  there just gets it! Luckily they accept our insurance AND are in network! Travel can add up but that's why we drive. It's about an 8 hour drive with quick stops. I have a nice cozy space set up for Finn in our Suburban and a new toy too!
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RE  EMMETT
We have done so much together since I picked him up. No more pulling, if I don't need to hold the harness I am quite comfortable   to lose leash walk him. My day is spent taking him places, we regularly go to the mall, library, local hotels, hospital, registry, county buildings, bowling ally's, arcades, supermarkets and various retail stores. He's not on the go all day, I spread things out during the week. We still take an afternoon siesta.I started taking yoga. Last weekend we went to the movies for the first time and yesterday added the casino!  We will be attending a wedding soon. I can never thank you enough for giving me confidence to use him right. I can't imagine where we would be today did it right, from the beginning.
Jack


Monday, March 20, 2017

MARCH 20 2017
I HAVE A DEFECTIVE "A" KEY ON MY KEYBOArd  -- but it is working   -
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i need to talk to anne aBOUT HEALTH CARE IN DENMARK  I KNOW  WHEN I WAs in scotland-  i had a laceration that needed sewing up and i went all armed with my international heaLTH INSURANCE CArd  identification etc...- and they didn't want it. they didn;t even aSK IF I WAS A STUDENT ... i gave my name- they sewed it up and i  left...medical condition all under control- no paPEWORK INVOLVED..

why do we have a huge industry between patient and medical care?  and is the insurance industry a by product of the legal "industry"  ?-- 
ok.... my english friend-- from scotland-- living in ireland---- GWEN-- WAS IN A HORRIBLE ACCIDENT WHER HER ARM WAS BROKEN  YEARS AGO-WHEN IT HEALED, IT HEALED NOT QUITE STRAIGHT-- I DON'T THINK SHE EVER CONSIDERED SUINIG THE MEDICAL PROFESSION FOR A BENT ARM... ( SHE READS THIS -- I WILL BE HORRIFIED IF SHE EMAILS ME AND TELLS ME DIFFERENTLY)- CERTAINLY IN THE STATES A LAWYER WOULD HAVE HAD A FIELD DAY FOR THE SLIGHT BEND IN HER ARM...

I DON'T KNOW HOW I WOULD  DEAL WITH  THE PROBLEM OF THE MEDICAL PROFESSION ITSELF... THEY CAN DO SO MANY THINGS- HOW DOES ONE DECIDE WHO GETS THE HEART TRANSPLANT? ESPECIALLY WHEN THEY FINALLY  PUT PIGS HEARTS IN PEOPLE---- CERTAINLY NOT EVERYONE... WE HAVE TOO MANY PEOPLE NOW..  HOW WOULD YOU DECIDE?  ONLY THOSE PEOPLE WHO COULD PROVE THEY HAD EATEN 150 POUNDS OF BACON??.

AND THEN THERE IS THE CONCEPT OF HOW MANY TREES WERE SACRIFICED FO R ME TO  HAVE MEDICARE COVER 80% OF THE COST OF MY GETTING A FLU SHOT-- AND NOTIFYING ME THAT --- OF  THE CHARGE OF $1298.00 FOR THE  FLU SHOT  $154 WAS APPROVED FOR THE SHOT ,$4.62 WAS APPROVED FOR THE NEEDLE AND $1.05 WAS TH E APPROVED FUEL CHARGE AND THEY HAVE PAID TEH PHYSICIAN'S OFFICE THE $127.74 AND WOULD BE BILLING MEDEX FOR THE $31.93 

THE CONCEPT IS CLOESLY RELATED TO  THE COST OF A STEAK DINNER MIGHT BE $24.99-- OF THAT , THE COST OF THE MEAT AND POTATOES MIGHT BE $8.22 AND TEH REST IS TEH COST MEDICAL INSURANCE AND VACATION TIME FOR THE COOK.

OUR WHOLE LIVES ARE SO DISTORTED FROM THE TRUTH OF ANYTHING IT IS NOT AMAZING THAT OUR ENTIRE CONGRESS TODAY WILL BE TIED UP WITH WHO SENT WHAT COMMUNICATION TO WHOM AND WHEN...  THEN WHY..
THERE IS NO HOPE...
I HOPE IT DOES NOU UPSET MR. MOON WHO IS SENDING THE HARNESS TO US-- MAYBRE TODAY

WE NEED TO ISOLATE FUNCTIONALITY. AND "E--- LIMINATE THE NEGATIVE  LATCH ON  TO THE AFFIRMATIVE AND DON'T MESS WITH MISTER  IN BETWEEN..."
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ON WITH THE CALENDR SHOTS... GOTTA HAND IT TO KITTY..   SHE DOES NOT QUIT....OUT THERE INTHE COLD ROLLING SNOWBALLS INTO SNOWMEN  WHILE 2 PUPS TRIED TO HELP...

WILLIAM IS DUE HERE AT 1:30--  IT IS VERY LIKE  A DOCTOR SHOWING UP FOR A SURGICAL PROCEEDURE... ALL WILL DEPEND ON WILLIAM'S ARTISTIC ABILITY   ...  AND WE WILL ALL GIVE WAY TO HIS CONCEPTS--
 HE HAS BEEN RIGHT FOR  4 YEARS AND COUNTING,,,




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i tried to copy photo... maybe....


regal !!

from Debbie: "Happy Birthday Pandora, turning 5 tomorrow!!! Doing a great job being a therapy dog for my school district. She's a rock star. 
I checked Cloud's document and Pandora is a sister to Charlie, trainer Steve's dog. Their parents are Moxie & Bumpy. 
REGARDDEBBIE
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I LIKED THIS CONCEPT

There is the story of a pastor who got up one Sunday and announced to his congregation: "I have good news and bad news. The good news is, we have enough money to pay for our new building program. The bad news is, it's still out there in your pockets."
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WE HAD OUR OWN CAKE DAY STORY ---I  HAD APPLICANTS COMING AND COULD NOT LEAVE -- SO AJAY AND JODY WENT TO GEORGETOWN AND BOUGHT CAKES FOR THE FIRE DEPARTMENT ACROSS FROM THE MARKET-- THEY  WERE WELCOMED BY A FIREMAN JUST BACK FROM A FIRE WHO "HIGH FIVED" THE FACT THAT HE REALIZED IT WAS CAKE DAY AND WONDERED IF WE WOULD SHOW UP !!!
 THEN GAVE SOME LIFESAVERS TO SOME POLICEMEN DIRECTING TRAFFIC AROUND THAT FIRE...  THE "COP"   WAS THRILLED...  SO WERE AJAY AND JODY-- IT IS A FUN THING TO DO !!!
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Dear Carlene,

APPRECIATION DAY - March the 19th and another visit with the firemen and firelady. Yep, that is right, firelady....she's a new addition to their family and a cutie too.
Of course we were well received or my cherry pie was. I made sure it was full and the end results was it got a little messy.  
We're going to have to see what happens next month, as on April 18th I will be having surgery and if we don't go there a day or two prior, my husband will be on cake/pie appreciation day duties by himself.
I don't want to be selfish, but those that care to pray for my well being, it would be very welcome and I thank you very much. 
Ila Steutermann
Charter Member - Missouri
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I FORGOT TO REMIND EVERYONE ABOUT CAKE DAY FOR THE FIRE DEPARTMENTS...
WE MAY HAVE SOME NEW POELPLE WHO DON'T KNOW..

FOR NOT MUCH REASON AT ALL, TEH  "SDP COMMUNITY" AROUND THE COUNTRY ( AND WORLD...) TAKE A CAKETO THEIR LOCAL FIRE DEPARTMENT ON THE 19TH OF EVERY MONTH--   LAST KNOWN--- WE COVERED 38 STATES.

AND THEN THE LIFESAVERS-- A ROLL JUST QUICKLY HANDED TO POLICE ON DUTY- GETS A BIG SMILE AND CHEERS UP WHAT IS SOMETIME S A DREARY JOB.

IT'S  AN INEXPENSIVE JOY... SPREAD IT...

Sunday, March 19, 2017

MARCH 19  CAKE DAY!!!  2017LATE AGAIN...  "COMPANY PARTY" IS WHAT DID IT THIS TIME...-- GOOD PARTY-- GOOD FUN-- GOOD PEOPLE...
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 I DID HAVE ONE COMPLAINT--- GEORGE ( DVM GEORGE... NOT THE DOG...) TOLD ME MY DD HAVE BEEN MILD LATELY AND I HAVE NOT RIPPED AWAY AT ANYTHING/ ANYONE --- IN A WEEK... AND THEN I GOT UP THIS MORNING TO AN ARTICLE ABOUT THE ELEPHANTS AND CARRIAGE HORSES-

THERE WAS .EVEN A BRIEF MENTION OF WORKING DOGS.... WELL THAT SET ME OFF.... I DO NOT KNOW OF A HAPPIER DOG THAN GEORGE ...OR ANY OF OUR OTHER "WORKING DOGS"-- THRILLED TO BE   WITH THEIR PARTNERS 24/7
YET I HAVE ONE FOOT ON THE CAUTION BUTTON, BECAUSE... IF A DOG OF OURS WAS IN AN ACCIDENT.... ALL THEY WOULD NEED IS ONE PHOTOGRAPH TO USE AS  SOME PUBLICITY STUNT. AND NO AMOUNT OF LEGAL HELP COULD SURVIVE...
SO THERE IS MY ^&*()_(*&^%$# OF TEH DAY..  BEFORE YOU DONATE ANY MONEY TO ANY ORGANIZATION, DO SOME RESEARDH-- WHAT DO THEY ACTUALLY DO WITH THE MONEY?
THERE IS... I AM SURE.. A BUSINESS PLAN- ALL YOU NEED IS ONE GOOD PHOTO AND, IF PROPRERLY PLACED YOU CAN MAKE MILLIONS.
WE MAY BE THE ONLY ANIMLA ORIENTED ORGANIZATION WHO ASKS FOR DONATIONS SO WE CAN CONTINUE TO  DO  A FANTASTIC JOB- AS OPPOSED TO  "HELP THE POOR STARVING  XXXX'S SOMEWHERE"
THIS GOES FOR VETERANS  EVEN MORE SO... TAKE A NEGATIVE CONCEPT AND FLY WITH IT.-- I CAN NOT TELL YOU HOW MANY PHONE CALLS " I AM COLLECTING MONEY FROM EVERYONE IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD TO HELP TH E POOR  VETERANS"  AND IF I ASK HOW THEY HELP- OR EVEN SAY .. WE HELP VETERANS, HOW CAN I APPLY FOR SOME OF YOUR MONEY?... THEY HANG UP.
THEY ARE JUST MARKETING A NEGATIVE.
CASE IN POINT..
CARRIAGE HORSES MOSTLY IN NEW YORK.  JUST LET ONE DROP DEAD OF A HEART ATTACK- AS ANIMALS DO, AND TEH  COLLECTION PLATE GOES OUT- JANINE IS AS EFFICIENT A BARN INSPECTOR AND ANIMAL JUDGE AS ANYONE...  I THINK HER "REPORT' WAS IN  THE NEW YOUR TIMES??? IT CAN BE GOOGLED
  JANINE JACQUES CARRIAGE HORSES ONE DAY, SHE WALKED UNANNOUNCED    INTO THREE  OF THE STABLES WHERE THESE HORSES ARE KEPT-  NEARLY SPOTLESS-- HORSES WITH HEADS HANGING OVER THE STALL DOORS LLOKING GOT A TREAT OR PAT...  
SHE  NOTED, THERE IS A RULE/LAW... THAT THEY MUST BE RETIRED AT THE AGE OF 23- AND COMPARED THAT TO  A RACE HORSE WHICH RARELY  LIVES BEYOND 4 YEARS AND DURING THAT TIME  MAY SPEND HOURS STANDING IN ICE WATER TO NUMB THE BROKEN KNEE TO GET ONE MORE RACE OUTOF THE ANIMAL..- THERE IS NO PROFIT IN PUBLICIZING RACE HORSES... THEIR CARE IS ABYSMAL --THE ONLY PHOTO THAT MAKES TH ENEWS IS THE ONE STUD OT OF A MILLION HORSES THAT HAS  HIS OWN
 PASTURE TO RETIRE TO... THE REST LAND IN THESE SLAUGHTER PENS WHICH SHE IS NOW DEALING WITH,... 
MARKETING...
THERE WAS AN EXPLOSION IN DANVERS... WE HAD A FRIEND IN IT- WHO'S HOUSE WAS BLOWN OFF IT'S FOUNDATION..ALONG WITH OTHERS..- ABOUT 30 HOMES INVOLVED-- AND MOST HAD A PET CAT OR DOG  WHO GOT TERRIFIED AND FLED THE AREA... I CALLED TEH SPCA-- I KNEW THEY HAD A HORSE TRAILER AND PILES OF CRATES AND CAGES...AND SUGGESTED THEY GO THERE AND TRY AND CAPTURE THOSE ANIMALS   THEY HAD THE NAME .. AND TEH EQUIPMENT- AND COULD GET PAST THE "LOOTERS BARRIER"... THEY MADE NO EFFORT- THE COMMENT WAS "THERE IS NO PRESS IN THAT."  
IT IS A BUSINESS--  FACTS DO NOT MATTER.... 
 THE  MARKETING  OF THE  MISERABLE..
AND I GET ANNOYED.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

I  OVERSLPET-- BECAUSE I UNDERSLEPT BETWEEN 1 AND 4 WITH A BARKING DOG THAT  THE NEIGHBORS CALLED ABOUT..--
 SO HERE--- READ ABOUT CAROLLINE
 I HAVE  ALONG THING TO WRITE ABOTU  FOR A GUY WHO ALREADY HAS A DANE PUP IN ?N.C.? AND IH AVE THAT THING ABOUT TRAINING  WHICH IS GOOD.. BUT I MUST WRITE A WHAT NOT TO DO-- LIKE TAKE THE DOG TO GOOLDENRETIERVER CLAS AND MARCH IN CIRCLES  THE DOG WIILL THINK YOU ARE NUTS  

EVERY DANE IN THE COUNTRY WILL GET BLAMED ON US-- SO WE NEED TO MAKE IT HAPPENE...IF POSSIBLE...

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Hi Carlene,

A year ago today, Clark came home to Cincinnati with me. It seems like yesterday and forever ago all at the same time! Clark has helped me to walk faster and my gait has improved. And, he is always there to make me laugh and make sure life doesn't get too serious. :)

When we had boarded the plane to fly home on Wednesday, I looked up to see that one of the airline workers was coming to talk to me. He let me know that a family who had been on the flight to Boston a few days before had commented to him that Clark was so well behaved. It's so great to hear compliments like that, especially when we are doing something outside of the normal routine, like traveling. And no one said anything about Clark being too big for the plane!

Thank you to everyone who came to the Starlets' birthday party last week or celebrated in spirit! It means so much to have such a great community rooting us on.

Also--I am doing some grant writing in my classes. If there is ever something that I could do to help apply for grants for SDP, please let me know. I'd love to help!


Caroline 

Friday, March 17, 2017

MARCH 17 2017

MO IS ACTING STRANGE- ALTHO FINE AT THE MOMENT..

COULD BE A PIECE OF HAY WENT DOWN THE WRONG WAY- COUGHTING  I DON'T LIKE THE UP AND DOWN... AND STRETCHING  TO PEE AND DOESN'T.. THEN HEAD CRANKED UP... SO SHE IS UNCOMFORTABLE ABOTU SOMETHING..  SO I PUT IN A NON EMERGENCY CALL-- JUST IN CASE BRYAN HAS ANOTHER MORE  CRITICAL CALL...  HE SHOULD BE ALONG... I WOULD GUESS 830-9:00..

I HAD A BUNCHOF THINGS TO "DISCUSS" THIS MORNING  AND GOT SIDETRACKED WIHT MO AND HAVE FORGOTTEN THEM.
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MEGAN AND I HAVE A MEETING TODAY WITH A SCHOOL BUNCH WHO ARE WORRIED ABOUT A SERVICE DOG IN THE SCHOOL... SO WE CAN GO TALK TO THEM.
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 I UNCOVERED A LETTER BELLA'S MOM HAD  WRITTEN ABOUT  CARING FOR A SERVICE DOG.. 

IT IS A GOOD LETTER AND GIVES YOU A ERSPECTIVE MAYBE YOU DIDN'T THINK ABOUT... SO HERE.....
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WONDERFUL LESSON IN SERVICE DOGGING FROM BELLA'S MOM


So someone had asked about what we do for our service dog. You know we never had considered a service dog for Bella before seeing a mobility dog in action.  It was a long year of us driving 30 minutes to Service Dog Project at least once a week to volunteer.  Bella helped change waters, feed, brush, scoop poop, clean kennels, sweep, fluff fluffies and give pats with treats to many dogs over that year long period.

The more you can be there helping out the better chance of a dog choosing you just like George chose Bella.  Is it always easy?  Nope.  It takes a lot of planning. With crutches there was no thinking involved.  Bella could get up and dressed and then crutch to school or to a Dr. appointment.  No worries.

But when you add a service dog into the mix it takes more planning.  “Bella did George go pee and poop this morning?  Did George have breakfast?  Do you have his vest/chain?  Did he have 5 minutes to run?  Do you have his coat if it's cold?” It's a lot to plan every time you leave the house. Then planning for the unexpected such as keeping a container in the car with water/ food bowls, treats, food, fluffies, and water.

Does Bella always do 100% of his care?  No of course not but she does 95+% of his care.  She will happily take him to the bathroom, feed him, brush him, scoop his poop, and of course keep treats nearby. 

Would we change anything?  No way.  Seeing the improvements have been amazing.  Bella is so much stronger.  But when you have a service dog you have to remember this is a 24/7/365 day job.  Bella doesn't decide when she wants to use George or when she wants to use crutches.  George doesn't stay home alone.  He is always with us including overnights at the hospital. 

Has it changed anything?  Of course it has.  Are their places we don't go?  Yup. Does it draw attention?  Yes, at times Bella doesn't feel like saying Hi but she has to because she isn’t allowed to be rude.  So before you think of getting a service dog remember they require a lot of work, training, even after you think they are trained there is always more they need to learn, love, time and attention. Are crutches easier?  Yup but we have adjusted our lives to include George and wouldn't change it for anything. It's not an option to give up on him and decide one day we don't want to put forth the extra effort. 

It is a lot of effort but he gave Bella her life back so we will do whatever we can to make him happy! 
But look at that face? What's not to love?  

Love Bella and George 


***********BACK TO MO WATCHING....

Thursday, March 16, 2017

march 16 2-17
fencing...for the new building... and maybe the perimeter fence which is 30 years old...?a new ge project? .
i went to nefencing- which has done alot of our chain link... they put it together right there and coould do all the odd shapes and sizes we needed for teh nutt and deagle house... this is more regular shape size..-- so the outdoor runs will be 6'wide  10 ' long
the interesting part.....they now do very little on the premissis--because the amish, plus trucking (of $150), is cheaper-- the guy who owns the company said " they get those 14year old kids out working.. and then they eat"  
not much wrong with that--in my onion.. consequently  if you need some fancy hand work ...like carpentry/ welding   done...  the amish know ... 
so do the chinese  
so i am back to mike row and his lectures on working and schooling... and somehow we instill in the kids, that to learn , you sit.-- in school, in college,,,  certainly reading is a jump start to using someone else's experience- we can not all start designing the wheel.... but there is a concept..

when i was a kid i had to walk to school --5 miles -- uphill both ways!  but we did have some hands on-- sewing cooking--later on  women did have to build a birdhouse... and guys had to cook... - now.. it seems to me..it is all sit down  ----unless you go to some of the tech schools.. which used to be looked down upon-  that ken robertson  goes on about  trying to get into college begins in kindergarden..  and applying  to the right kindegrden ..... interviewing 3 year olds "what is this, you are 36 months old and you have not published anything yet?"-- i think i have heard that concept said many times...

somewhere along the line.... i was hired to  "teach" a class of autistic kids- 5 of them- the director of teh "school"  was in it  for teh money...and said he hired me because i was good with animals-- and if i could l even get them to sit in a chair he would be pleased..
it wasn't easy...i had one head banger in a dented helmet--- and i had one nice little guy-- who chewed paper--i did find out he chewed paper because that was the only thing he had with which he could build things-- and he did build... once an airplane with a prop that went around... thi kid was a genuis--  with paper and spit--- he had a pretty good airplane...i can remember telling the mother with hopes she would find somwhere else for him to  excell.. 

ted also... temple grandin-- autistic--talks about her way of seeing things is not anything like anyone else..-i wonder how many  parents of autistic kids have seen it... or have they read too much 
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boiling down--- i have had   emails lately-- wanting to write the daily doggie for me...-- or articles about dogs and loatch on to our"mailing list"    the last one-- wanted  me to publish her article abotu  "which dog breed is best for  you"    i asked her how many dogs she had... none...  but she reads alot about them..
good bad or indifferent,  the dd is first hand.

my son in law-- "a piece of paper will hold still and you can write anything on it."
now... with the internet... it is worse.. now you can make up the letter heads etc.... like that woman who stiffed the boston bombing  funds did...
she had letters from lotsa boston doctors--and we believed it-- for about a week... i think she is in jail now..

this isn't going anywhere... i give up...
here watch an educated dog work.....

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he is not affected by the other person getting ahead,
,and at the last half he is movoing  inch by inch to omatch her...
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bella and george.


Wednesday, March 15, 2017

MARCH 15 2017
SO FAR SO GOOD WITH STELLA...  MESSY  SLUSHY.. THE DRIVEWAY IS GREY/BROWN-- MEANING THER WAS SLUSH INVOLVED AS TEH SNOW TURNED TO RAIN...  I DON'T KNOW IF WE HAVE A PILE OF SNOW OR NOT...
  TANNER AND LAURA SHOVELED TIL THEY COULD NOT STAND...SO THE KENNELS HAVE ROOM FOR TH EDOGS TO GET OUT... I DON'T KNOW WHERE THE TRACTOR IS... IT IS ORANGE... I WILL FIND IT.

 NAT'L GEOGRAPHIC HAD AN ARTICLE ON DOGS COGNITIVE ABILITIES...IT WASS INTERESTING-- I HAD A FEW THINGS I WOLD LIKE TO ARGUE WITH THE WRITER.. MOST NOTICEABBLY THAT A DOG WILL VISUALLY  NOTICE A NEW TOY PLACE IN A PILE OF OLD TOYS.. WHERE I THINK THAT WILL BE BY SMELL-- HOWEVER.... WHAT I WOL DLIKE TO DO IS TO HELP WRITE AN ARTICLE ABOUT DONKEYS COGNITIVE AABILITIES... THAT MARY WE HAD LOOSE AROUND HERE FOR SO LONG CONSTANTLY RAN IQ TESTS ON US WHICH WE OFTEN FAILED.  SHE WAS A MASTER AT DISTRACTING US AND TAKING ADVANTAGE-- LIKE UNLOADING THE CAR--- 

TEH ONE TENDENCY OF A DONKEY  TO STAND STILL WHEN FRIGHTENED  MAKES IT 100% DIFFERENT FROM A HORSE WHO ONLY KNOWS TO RUN WHEN SCARED..  HIT A HORSE AND HE RUNS FASTER... HIT A DONKEY AND THEIR INSTINCT IS TO STAND  STILL...
THIS MAKES FOR TEH CONFUSION IN OUR YARD...  IF THEY WEREE FRIGHTENED OF THE DOGS, THEY WOULD STAND STILL AND BITE/CHASE THE DOGS WHICH GET TOO CLOSE..--THEY HAVE BEEN KNOWN TO KILL WOLVES  IN THE WILD THAT WAY...-JUST ONE O MORE REASON I GET NERVOUS... IS THAT THE YOUNG DONKS WILL RUN  JUST TO BE  SILLY... AND AT THAT POINT THE DOGS WOULD CHASE THEM...  SO GETTING TO THE POINT OF LETTING THE DONKS LOOSE IN THE YARD IS A DIFFICULT ONE..  CERTAINLY ON LY JANINE OR I SHOULD DO IT UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE...

IF NAT'L GEO DOES DO AN ARTICLE I  WOULD LOVE TO HAVE THEM BRUSH ON THE CONCEPT OF SERVICE DONKEYS AS OPPOSED TO MINI HORSES..... I HAVE HEARD DONKEYS HAVE BEEN USED BY PEOPLE WITH HANDICAPS IN THIRD WORLD COUNTRIES... I BELIEVE IT..  THE GENERIC DONKEY  LIKES BEST TO MOVE SLOWLY AND STAND STILL ALOT.  AND THEY ARE STRONG !!
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WE DO HAVE A VOMIT AND POOP REPORT-- IT IS A  CASE OF ROVING GAGGING--  JUST WHEN WE DECIDE ONE MIGHT BE ILL,, THEY ARE BETTER AND SOMEONE ELSE IS HEAVING...  WHICH IS WHY WE HAD 5 OR SO IN THE HOUSE LAST NIGHT-- JUST TO KEEP TRACK....
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TO ENTERTAIN MYSELF WHILE TANNER PLOWED... I WATCHED  SOME TED REPORTS.--   THESE ARE 20 MINUTE "LECTURES" ON ANY TOPIC.... I HAVE ALWAYS RECOMMENDED  KEN ROBERTS ON'S ONE ON  CREATIVITY.. HE HAS A SECOND ONE -- MORE ON EDUCATION AND HANDS ON-- WHICH CAUSED ME TO WATCH MIKE ROWE ( OF DIRTY JOBS FAME) HE HAS A GREAT DEAL TO SAY ABOUT THE USUAL COURSE OF EDUCATION  W/R/T   COLLEGES... ( ALSO W/R/T CASTRATING SHEEP) A FEW DAYS AGO SOMEONE GAVE ME THE LINK TO  MRS BILL GATES  LECTURE ON   POPULATION-- SHE SAID  THE USE OF BIRTH CONTROL IN MOST OF THE WORLD IS OVER 60% OF TEH TIME  WITH THE EXCEPTION OF  AFRICA AND  PARTS OF ASIA... WHERE IT IS 2%.
  IN MY OPINION,  THIS EXPLAINS  A LOT.
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THEN THERE WERE A FEW LECTURES ON HOW DICTATORS TAKE OVER COUNTRIES...FIRST THE PRESS...
 HMMMMMMMMM\

THOSE TED LECTURES ARE WONDERFUL TO WATCH... IMMAGINE WATCHING ANYTHING WITHOUT ADVERTISING FOR 20 MINUTES????
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Zeke and I have been going to yoga together now for a year. I have been getting stronger and my balance is improving. I have attached a picture of Zeke and I doing the Tree Pose in yoga which we can now hold for several minutes together. 

❤️🐾SO FAR SO GOOD WITH STELLA...  MESSY  SLUSHY.. THE DRIVEWAY IS GREY/BROWN-- MEANING THER WAS SLUSH INVOLVED AS TEH SNOW TURNED TO RAIN...  I DON'T KNOW IF WE HAVE A PILE OF SNOW OR NOT...
  TANNER AND LAURA SHOVELED TIL THEY COULD NOT STAND...SO THE KENNELS HAVE ROOM FOR TH EDOGS TO GET OUT... I DON'T KNOW WHERE THE TRACTOR IS... IT IS ORANGE... I WILL FIND IT.

 NAT'L GEOGRAPHIC HAD AN ARTICLE ON DOGS COGNITIVE ABILITIES...IT WASS INTERESTING-- I HAD A FEW THINGS I WOLD LIKE TO ARGUE WITH THE WRITER.. MOST NOTICEABBLY THAT A DOG WILL VISUALLY  NOTICE A NEW TOY PLACE IN A PILE OF OLD TOYS.. WHERE I THINK THAT WILL BE BY SMELL-- HOWEVER.... WHAT I WOL DLIKE TO DO IS TO HELP WRITE AN ARTICLE ABOUT DONKEYS COGNITIVE AABILITIES... THAT MARY WE HAD LOOSE AROUND HERE FOR SO LONG CONSTANTLY RAN IQ TESTS ON US WHICH WE OFTEN FAILED.  SHE WAS A MASTER AT DISTRACTING US AND TAKING ADVANTAGE-- LIKE UNLOADING THE CAR--- 

TEH ONE TENDENCY OF A DONKEY  TO STAND STILL WHEN FRIGHTENED  MAKES IT 100% DIFFERENT FROM A HORSE WHO ONLY KNOWS TO RUN WHEN SCARED..  HIT A HORSE AND HE RUNS FASTER... HIT A DONKEY AND THEIR INSTINCT IS TO STAND  STILL...
THIS MAKES FOR TEH CONFUSION IN OUR YARD...  IF THEY WEREE FRIGHTENED OF THE DOGS, THEY WOULD STAND STILL AND BITE/CHASE THE DOGS WHICH GET TOO CLOSE..--THEY HAVE BEEN KNOWN TO KILL WOLVES  IN THE WILD THAT WAY...-JUST ONE O MORE REASON I GET NERVOUS... IS THAT THE YOUNG DONKS WILL RUN  JUST TO BE  SILLY... AND AT THAT POINT THE DOGS WOULD CHASE THEM...  SO GETTING TO THE POINT OF LETTING THE DONKS LOOSE IN THE YARD IS A DIFFICULT ONE..  CERTAINLY ON LY JANINE OR I SHOULD DO IT UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE...

IF NAT'L GEO DOES DO AN ARTICLE I  WOULD LOVE TO HAVE THEM BRUSH ON THE CONCEPT OF SERVICE DONKEYS AS OPPOSED TO MINI HORSES..... I HAVE HEARD DONKEYS HAVE BEEN USED BY PEOPLE WITH HANDICAPS IN THIRD WORLD COUNTRIES... I BELIEVE IT..  THE GENERIC DONKEY  LIKES BEST TO MOVE SLOWLY AND STAND STILL ALOT.  AND THEY ARE STRONG !!
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WE DO HAVE A VOMIT AND POOP REPORT-- IT IS A  CASE OF ROVING GAGGING--  JUST WHEN WE DECIDE ONE MIGHT BE ILL,, THEY ARE BETTER AND SOMEONE ELSE IS HEAVING...  WHICH IS WHY WE HAD 5 OR SO IN THE HOUSE LAST NIGHT-- JUST TO KEEP TRACK....
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TO ENTERTAIN MYSELF WHILE TANNER PLOWED... I WATCHED  SOME TED REPORTS.--   THESE ARE 20 MINUTE "LECTURES" ON ANY TOPIC.... I HAVE ALWAYS RECOMMENDED  KEN ROBERTS ON'S ONE ON  CREATIVITY.. HE HAS A SECOND ONE -- MORE ON EDUCATION AND HANDS ON-- WHICH CAUSED ME TO WATCH MIKE ROWE ( OF DIRTY JOBS FAME) HE HAS A GREAT DEAL TO SAY ABOUT THE USUAL COURSE OF EDUCATION  W/R/T   COLLEGES... ( ALSO W/R/T CASTRATING SHEEP) A FEW DAYS AGO SOMEONE GAVE ME THE LINK TO  MRS BILL GATES  LECTURE ON   POPULATION-- SHE SAID  THE USE OF BIRTH CONTROL IN MOST OF THE WORLD IS OVER 60% OF TEH TIME  WITH THE EXCEPTION OF  AFRICA AND  PARTS OF ASIA... WHERE IT IS 2%.
  IN MY OPINION,  THIS EXPLAINS  A LOT.
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THEN THERE WERE A FEW LECTURES ON HOW DICTATORS TAKE OVER COUNTRIES...FIRST THE PRESS...
 HMMMMMMMMM\

THOSE TED LECTURES ARE WONDERFUL TO WATCH... IMMAGINE WATCHING ANYTHING WITHOUT ADVERTISING FOR 20 MINUTES????
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Zeke and I have been going to yoga together now for a year. I have been getting stronger and my balance is improving. I have attached a picture of Zeke and I doing the Tree Pose in yoga which we can now hold for several minutes together. 

❤️🐾
Shannon & Zeke


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DID THAT PICTURE WORK??????
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I GOT THIS FROM THE NY TIMES  A PRETTY SIMPLE CHART I COULD ALOMST UNDERSTAND
COMPARING OBAMACARE TO XXX CARE VIA NY TIMES...

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/03/06/us/politics/republican-obamacare-replacement.html?WT.nav=top-news&action=click&clickSource=story-heading&emc=edit_nn_20170307&hp=&module=a-lede-package-region&nl=morning-briefing&nlid=79280320&pgtype=Homepage&region=top-news&te=1
Shannon & Zeke


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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

MARCH 14 2017THIS STORM HAS BEEN TALKED  INTO OBLIVION.....-  THE MOST ENCOURAGING THING I HAVE HEARD IS THAT IT WILL TRANSFER TO RAIN-- NOW RAIN ON TOP OF 18 INCHES OF SNOW WILL HAVE A WHOLE NEW PERSONALITY... ESPECIALLY IF IT ALL THEN FREEZES... PLOWING RAIN DOESN'T GET YOU TOO FAR..
IT DOES SOUND LIKE MAYBE IT WILL BE SNOWMAN MAKING.. MAYBE WE SHOULD CONCENTRATE ON MAKING  1 OR 2 HUGE PILES OF SNOW TO MAKE INTO BIG SNOWMEN OR SOMETHING... FOR THE CALENDAR?????  WE HAVE SOME KIDS HERE.... DRAINAGE WISE IT MIGHT BE CORRECT TO PILE IT ALL BETWEEN THE TEEPEE AND  ICE HOUSE..SO WE COULD MAKE BIIIGGGG SNOWMEN ... OR SOMETHIGN.

IT IS ONE OF THOSE-- WHEN YOU HAVE TOO MANY LEMONS, YOU MAKE LEMONAIDE-- KITTTTTTTTTTTY  
WE IS GONNA GET SNOW.... AND WE HAVE TARPS TO COVER THE PILE-- I WONDER HOW LONG WE COULD KEEP IT-- WE SHOULD BE SURE TO KEEP IT IN RANGE OF THE PUPPY HILL CAMERA....

DON'T MENTION IGGLOOS BECAUSE   KIDS AND COLAPSING IGLOOS IS A BAD THING.. WELL IGLOO WITHOUT BEING CARVED OUT WOULD LOOK GOOD NEXT TO THE TEEPEE...-- NEW YOURK ALREADY DID "TWO FEET"  WITH TOES,,,,-

SO THAT IS THE BRAINSTORM OF THE DAY...-- SOMETHING WITH A ROUNDED PROFILE-- THINGS LIKE DONKEY EARS WOULD NOT STAY PUT--  REMEMBER WE WOULD LIKE TO TRY AND GET IT TO LAST....
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 A BIG FIRE HYDRANT??  A CHICKEN???  IDEAS ARE COMING...
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IDEAS.... SOMEONE OF THE CP'S OFFERED TO PAY FOR AN OFFICIAL TRUCK PLOW US OUT.. TRUCKS  ARE ALL BOOKED SOLID IN A STORM LIKE THIS... AND WE DO HAVE THE CORRECT PIECE OF EQUIPMENT--- THAT  TRACTOR AND BUCKET WILL GET THRU ANY AMOUNT OF SNOW EVENTUALLY.... WHICH WILL BE  DRIVEN NOT ONLY BY ME... BUT TANNER LOVES THAT JOB...-- SO THE CP OFFERED $100 TO TANNER. I  SUPPOSE I WILL HAVE TO EQUAL THAT WITH THE  INTERNS ( ALL GIRLS) SO WE DON'T GET ACCUSED OF  ALL THE THINGS PEOPLE HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT NOW ADAYS.. AND LAURA IS ALREADY HERE...
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CUTTING AND PASTING...
Dear Carlene, 
I just had to share this with you cause this is what shows how you have changed my life. Along with my youngest son who means the world to me. I always say I can never thank you enough for my life changing in the way it did and for all the endless work that the staff and volunteers do at SDP. Thank you so much for what you did not only for me but for my family and making my boys smile and my youngest learn to be braver then ever with all that endures with me. Pixie and Logan have become great friends to. 

This is what melts my heart ❤️. Before my sweet Pixie I couldn't walk stairs without the help of my boys or family or friends and look at me go. Look at my boy smile in pride and pure happiness. This make me the happiest mom ever with all that he endures having a sick mom. Pixie is our Hero! Pixie is apart of me! We are one! 
This picture just says it all❤ 
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I CAN TRY AND INCLUDE  THE PICTUER.. THERE MUST BE A WAY....



NOT TOO BAD FOR A BEGINNER..????

Monday, March 13, 2017

MARCH 13 2017
WOULD YOU BELIEVE  20 VERY ADULT PEOPLE STANDING AROUND SINGING HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO A BUNCH OF 2 YEAR OLD....    DOGS !  CINDY AND JIM.. MOSTLY PUT IT ON  FOR AVA --  DOGS ATTENDING?  ... AVA,CLARK,WICKED,SCARLOTT, AND  MISCHA( WHO LOOKED VERY SLIGHTLY  MORE ROUNDED THAN USUAL (?DUE APR 12-15?)   EVERYBODY STUFFED THEMSELVES IN THE ?ICE HOUSE? ( ISSOLATION HOUSE?)  AND ATE AND PARTIED.-- IT WAS WARM IN THERE !!.. IT WAS SO COMFORTABLE  I GAINED 3 POUNDS IN ONE AFTERNOON- IT WAS THE WHIPPED CREAM LOADED WITH FRUIT--MY MIND  SAW THE FRUIT AND MY BODY SAW THE WHIPPED CREAM. LAURA CAME IN WITH THE HUGE BOWL OF BEAUTIFUL TRIFFLE AND JUST SAID "JUDY'S HERE"-   AND THOSE 2 WORDS WENT ROUND QUICKLY....
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WORD OF THE DAY.....STOCK UP  HUNKER DOWN -- .... EXTRA FLUFFIES-- KONGS TO CHEW ON-- STELLA IS ON HER WAY.---- ALSO GET THE "BLOWAWAYABLES" OUT OF THE YARD..  FLYING PLYWOOD OR DECK CHAIRS CAN BE A PROBLEM..--

PRAY ALOT IS IN ORDER TOO....   BEING SURROUNDED BY THESE TALL LOVELY  100 YEAR OLD TREES  IS LESS THAN POETIC IN A BIG STORM--  THEY HAVE LASTED 100 YEARS SO THEY  SHOULD MAKE IT THRU STELLA, BUT ONE ACROSS THE DRIVEWAY WOULD BE MINOR..  THE ROOF OF THE HOUSE WOULD BE MORE UPSETTING.... ACROSS THE ARENA? WELL....   BEEN THERE DONE THAT.
AWFULLY COLD AWFULLY WINDY  IS BAD....-- THE SNOW WE CAN EVENTUALLY COPE WITH.
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I AM PRETTY SURE THE  BENTLEY WARREN TRUCKS ARE ON 48 HOUR DUTY ( THEY ARE THE ONES WHO DELIVER THE STONE DUST ETC...).. IF I COULD GET ONE TO DRIVE IN AND LOOP BACK OUT AS THEY WENT BY ON  BOXFORD ROAD IT WOULD BE WONDERFUL-- STORMS LIKE THIS MAKE MONEY  IMMATERIAL--  THERE  IS SO MUCH TO BE MADE PLOWING THAT THE DRIVERS AND TRUCKS GO STRAIGHT OUT FOR 48 HOURS.  THIS "STELLA" IS TO NEW ENGLAND WHAT 1 INCH OF SNOW IS TO  ATLANTA GEORGIA-
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WHERE I NEED HELP IS... IF TEH  PUPPY HILL CAMERA DRIVERS WOULD PLEASE KEEP THEIR CAMERA ON ME WHILE PLOWING I WOUOLD FEEL BETTER... THAT WHOLE AREA WHERE  WE NEED TO GET THE SNOW BACK FOR PARKING VOLUNTEERS IS OUT OF RANGE OF THE HOUSE-- AND I LIVE IN FEAR OF GETTING STUCK... THERE IS NO WAY I COULD WALK  THRU THE SNOW FROM THAT AREA TO THE HOUSE- OR SOMETIMES EVEN ANOTHER BUILDING...  IT WOULD HELP  TO KNOW THAT SOMEONE WOULD CALL THE HOUSE IF I AM PLOWING AND THE TRACTOR DOES NOT MOVE..-THE REST OF TEH AREA THEY CAN MONITOR ME FROM THE HOUSE.. AND COME GET ME AND WALK ME BACK IF NEED BE...
THE CAB OF THE TRACTOR IS TOASTY WARM--- BUT I DO NOT DO  WALK IN THE COLD....I DON'T EVEN WALK IN  THE "COOL"... 

OVERALL PLAN  IS TO BACK MY CAR ( GAS TANK FULL) TO THE GARAGE AND KEEP IT PLOWED OUT TO THE STREET--GOOD CAR 4WHEEL DRIVE- IN CASE OF EMERGENCY..
AFTER THAT ... CLEAR TO THE STREET-  A FEW PARKING PLACES AROUND THE HOUSE ---WE NEED TO GET HELP IN HERE-- AND THEN CLEAR THE AREA BY THE BARN AND SHIFT CARS DOWN THERE- TO BE PULLED OUT TOWED AROUND  AS NEEDED AFTERT THE STORM 

LOCATE SHOVELS? PRAY FOR TEENAGERS TO SHOW AND SHOVEL KENNELS...  LINE UP SNOW BLOWER ( THO THIS SI SUPPOSED TO BE HEAVY WET.)
I DEBATED PUTTIN THE PLOW ON HTE TRACTOR BUCKET--, BUT THAT IS  ONLY GOOD FOR  THE 4"-6" TYPE- AND I NEED TO GET  SNOW BACK FROM THE DRIVEWAY- SO WHEN ALL THIS PROPOSED WIND BLOWS IT  AROUND WE STILL HAVE ROOM TO  PUSH IT AROUND.
 TEH BUCKET IS  TIRING WITH THE FORWARD/BACKWARD JOUSTING.. BUT WILL EVENTUALLY GET THRU ANYTHING.

TODAY IN PREP ---FIREWOOD IS LOADED-- PANS FOR MAKING COFFEE/HEATING FOOD IN FIREPLACE-- IN ORDER..  GO BUY FOOD EASILY HEATED  ( COSTCO?)TO KEEP VOLUNTEERS FED--- HOPEFULLY OUR BUNCH OF TEENAGERS CAN GET HERE-- EVEN TODAY--THEY NEED FEEDING  EVERY FEW HOURS...  WE HAVE LOTS OF OVERNIGHT ROOM NOW--- SO A  OVERNIGHT TUESDAY CREW  IS MORE THAN WELCOME.
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WOW......ANOTHER GOLDIE MOMENT....A SILENT CP  HAS NOTICED I LOOKED AT SKETCHERS A COUPLE WEEKS AGO AND DID NOT ORDER... SO SHE IS SENDING ME A PAIR... BLESS HER....
MY CURRENT  SKETCHERS ARE GETTTING TIRED-- AND I WORE MY NEWBALANCE SNEAKERS YESTERDAY.. THE HEEL ON THE SNEAKERS STICKS OUT BEHIND THE HEEL ANOTHER 1/2 INCH.. AND I ALMOST CAUGHT IT GOING DOWNSTAIRS AND GRABBED THE LAUNDRY CHUTE TO CATCH MYSELF...  SO I DECIDED TO GIVE THEM AWAY TODAY...... I LOOKED AT THE SKETCHERS AND THEN COULD NOT REMEMBER IFR I HAD ACTUALLY ORDERED THEM--APPARENTLY I DIDN'T AND THIS MORNING I WAS WISHING I HAD A NEW PAIR..
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AND A REACTION TO TEH DD ON "STARVATION" A CP WROTE....

YES, OVER POPULATION IS THE PROBLEM!!!  EVERY TIME I RECEIVE A SOLICITATION FROM A CHARITABLE ORGANIZATION FOR MONEY TO SAVE THE CHILDREN IN AFRICA (OR WHEREVER), I IMMEDIATELY EMAIL THEM BACK, TELLING THEM THEY’RE NOT GETTING ANY MONEY FROM ME UNTIL SOMEONE FIRST STARTS A SERIOUS BIRTH CONTROL PROGRAM; THAT SENDING MONEY IS AKIN TO PUTTING A BAND AID ON A DAM.  

I’VE ALSO WRITTEN TO BILL GATES IN THE PAST, THANKING HIM FOR ALL THE CHARITABLE FUNDING HE AND HIS WIFE DO AS PERTAINS TO PROBLEMS IN VARIOUS PARTS OF THE WORLD, BUT WHAT HE REALLY NEEDS TO DO IF HE’S SERIOUS ABOUT STOPPING SUCH THINGS AS DISEASE AND FAMINE, IS TO START BIRTH CONTROL PROGRAMS, BECAUSE AS LONG AS PEOPLE IN THESE DEVASTATED AREAS AROUND THE WORLD CONTINUE TO MULTIPLY LIKE RABBITS, THE PROBLEMS OF STARVATION AND DISEASE ARE JUST GOING TO CONTINUE TO GROW, AND THAT HE MIGHT AS WELL JUST FLUSH HIS MONEY DOWN THE TOILET - OR, SEND IT TO ME! 
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IN ONE OF MY ABREVIATED NEWS EMAILS FROM WSJ, THER WAS A BIT ON SOME  USEABLE FARMALND OVERCOME WITH SCAVENGERS FOR ?JADE STONE?  

YA CAN'T EAT THOSE !!