Friday, September 21, 2018

sept 21 2018

overnight news from north carolina   ...5000 PIGS AND 25 MILLION CHICKENS have been drown by the flood waters - i am sorry for teh pigs and chickens... but-- that is now 5000 dead  pigs and 25 million dead chickens floating around north carolina--add dairy cows and alot of other  man made things like gas stations... if the towns get their drinking  water from lakes,  ... lakes are not usually up on top of any hill..  they are going to have a huge problem for a loooooong time.. 
Gwen????  do you have a well?? and if so do you have electricity to pump from it??? 
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i can remember...... before  they put in the developement next door  there was no town water out  this far...-- we had a good well even if it did smell terrible... it was safe to drink... the animals didn't mind...  then we wopuld lose power and i would be back to a 55 gal drum in the back of my truck--- along with 5 gal pails in the bathroom for flushing purposes-- just like when the house burned down.
ah the simple things of life...
i heard some statistic about filtering water-- something about water that  has been filtered thru 25 feet of soil is  "clean"?  not sure i would take a chance on that one....
-- stuff usually floats or sinks in water... and a horse can drink out of a 1"deep puddle because it avoids  both floaing and sinking "stuff"--- dogs lap up whatever....
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i watched someone towing a horse in a power boat....  only the horse head shows when swimming.. they towed it to some nhouse and got it up on the porch with a second horse--- i can not believe  that was a good solution if the 2 then went thru the floor and got all tangled upo in lumber...  but they didn't show any more...
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a barking report
320AM. DOGS ARE SLEEPING AND PERFECTLY QUIET..
I LOVE THE CLASSICAL MUSiC.
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i have done considerable research on that topic-- we have a meeting with the town again on teh 24th... here in the office...
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i have a bunch of writing to do to get the calendar out by dogfest...
thank heavens we have some cut and paste...
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Good Morning:) I used the Explore cams in the classroom every day. When we were learning shapes, especially hexagons, I would put the bee hives cam on and they could see real life hexagons.
I LOVED the Explore cams for real life learning♥ During inside weather days Exploring Explore cams was what the kids wanted to do. :)
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another TED TALK   by a guy from  edinburgh ---  the accent is lovely..
How to speak so people want to listen    julian treasure
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Carlene,
 Dolly and I are doing great!

We are still working in the office doing the book keeping and secretarial duties at a large beef farm. People stopping into the office always joke about Dolly being a calf. Over the winter we had a calf born during a very cold spell,  so we had to bring her into the office. We had her penned off in one corner of the office. Dolly and I were responsible for bottle feeding her till she was doing well enough to go back out into the winter weather. Dolly was very interested in the calf, it took just a bit longer for the calf to warm up to Dolly. They were actually the same size, it was amazing. I have several photos of the two of them.

Just recently Dolly and I joined our local hospice agency, as volunteers. We are starting a new program called,The  Hand Legacy Program. Our local college Hobart and William Smith is doing a small Make A Wish Program that grants wishes on a small scale to our patients in hospice. We have had the opportunity to photograph a gentleman that's wish was to fish one last time. What a treasure it was to be able to capture that wish on camera for him and his family. Other shoots we do are in homes or in hospital or nursing home settings. Of course everyone loves Dolly and I believe it brings a sweet distraction for them, even if just for a short time.

Because of the work you guys do at SDP I am able to give back. This is possible because I now have Dolly!  Thank you so much for my wonderful gift, she is a true blessing. We hope to make you proud!
Brenda & Dolly


Thursday, September 20, 2018

sept 29 2018

WHAT IS WITH THE MONKEY FIST BIT?????  MEGANS SISTER DECIDED A BIG  ONE WOULD HOLD TEH  TABLE NUMBERS FOR HER WEDDING SO I MADE 10 BIG ONES....   AND JANNA ( YOU KNOW... THE ONE WHO BRINGS US LEFT OVER CONFERENCE FOOD FROM HER WORK PLACE...  AND WHO'S MOTHER PULLS WEEDS FROM OUR GARDENS)  SHE WANTS 100  OF TEH 1" ONES  FOR FAvors at her wedding...  well i haD 79 IN PREP FOR DOG FEST----- LAST NIGH'S INSOMNIA CREATED.......8 MORE--- SO I AM WELL ON THE WAY TO 100-- THEY TAke between 5 and 10 min to make-- how did i learn??? goldie.... i dunno--  I JUST TRIED---  I DON'T THINK THERE IS A SCHOOL FOR MONKEY FIST MAKING  ---  except my father  had some expression i can not remember aBOUT MAKING SOMETHING OF VALUE FROM   MATERIALS THAT WERE RELATIVELY INEXPENSIVE...- HE WAS INVOLVED WITH INVENTING THINGS THAT INVOLVED LARGE CHUNCKS OF  STEEL.  HIS ADVICE WAS TO GET INTO SOMETHING LIIKKE FLY SWATTERS  WITH LOWER  FRIEGHT COSTS...
ONE NEVER KNOWS WHEN SOME ODD BIT OF "INCIDENTAL INTELLIGENCE"  CAN HAVE MONUMENTAL RESULTS-- LIKE TEH  SPLICING OF ROPE IN SOMEONE'S BARN WAS SO IMPRESSIVE THAT THE OWNER WROTE  A BIG CHECK WHICH GOT SDP GOING...
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 I GOT THIS FROM LAURA....
Hi Carlene,
I meant to email you a little bit ago but about a week or two ago I was in art class (required by the school) and there were AWLS in the middle of the table and I knew exactly what it was, what it was used for and how to use it. We ended up using them later on in class. No one had ever heard of them and all I could think of was you. The teacher was impressed that I knew what it was never mind how to use it. I really do miss the farm, all the people and of course the dogs you are all family. I have been very busy with studying, I have to keep up a certain GPA for nursing which is stressful at times but I will be able to do it. I am enjoying school, it has been a pretty good experience so far. I hope all is well at the farm and hope I can visit soon!
Love,
Laura

I EXPECT GREAT THINGS FROM ALL THE KIDS INVOLVED HERE....  EXCELLENT GRADES AND  CREATIVE THINKING --- ALONG WITH  KEEN OBSERVATION, HARD WORK AND STAMINA....
ONE OF THE BIGGEST THINGS IN RUNNING SDP OR FARMING IN GENERAL IS BEING OBSERVANT--- AND DEPTH OF THOUGHT...  LIKE IF YOU FIND A BOLT LYING  IN THE DRIVEWAY- CERTAINLY A VALUABLE THING TO PICK UP -- BUT MORE IMPORTANT  WHAT PIECE OF EQUIPMENT IS ABOUT TO FALL APART FOR LACK OF THAT BOLT??
   IS THAT PUDDLE IN THE DRIVEWAY JUST AIRCONDITIONING  CONDENSATION --- OR IS IT  OIL.... OR WORSE  AIRCONDITIONING FLUID (poisonous) 
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 i love th picture of mo in harness in the tug of war wih the   16 kids it is on janine's facebook    -- janine not really paying attention ot mo-- and her co-hort standing in front with a bucket of grain... it is one of those things i would not do with a horse....-- chances are a mule would be more sensible ..  a biiiiiiig difference is a frightened horse will panic and run-- a  frightened donkey  will stand still and try and figure out what to do next...  this is alot easier to deal with...  mo takes after her donkey parent... and pulled very nicely 3 times.... the 4th she decided to back carefully.. and uncontrollably..  scattering the kids...  well done... 
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MY FIRE DEPT GOT "BOSTON CREME PIE  YESTERDAY ( THE 19TH)  WE WERE UP TO 42 STATES... I HOPE WE ARE ALL STILL THERE...  i did get a few reports of fire depart ment  cakes...
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11:00 telephone interview with ?paying it forwarte grant???
and sometime this aftternoon( because  california time...)an explore.org practice 1 hour discussion

both of which have me tech challanged-- i have no problems  talking for an hour.... as we all know.... it is getting hooked up on teh computer/phone/ whatever that scares me.

 another goal today  if judy is here maybe...
take 2 pups to a nursing home  in the red carriage for a photo op...
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and so it goes....

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

sept 19 2018

IT'S   THE 19th----  TAKE THOSE CAKES TO THE FIREDEPT DAY

WE HAVE 
ACQUIRED ANOTHER AIRLINE TRAINED PERSON  WOOWOWOWOOWOOOOOOOO---  
 airline personell are wonderful---- they can put up with incredible confusion cheerfully- and keep driving toward teh   goal--- be that -- getting all these people out of this waiting room--- or getting them back on teh ground- well hydrated and  out of this bus.
we have a bunch of nurses too...   thier speciality is to return everrything to it's assigned place- refill empty things and try not to let anyone  get worse  on theri watch...
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mara  renamed our sunshime patroll  "the road show"   which seems more in line...  bentley and sizzle are getting good at this... wander in to a senior hang out,  and quietly approach each person in order  then lie down and sleep while we show that 30 minute video.. tehn if teh frying pan appears, get up and wait for thier name to be called to go get the treat out of the fry  pan.  it does work well... AND EVERYONE THINKS THEY ARE SOOOOO WELL TRAINED-- SURE   THE CLINK OF A COOKIE WILL TRAIN MOST ANY DANE TO GO EAT IT.
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that fry pan came out of my donkey driving days- when we were santa's reindeer-- those were teh wild daYS OF  huge SANTA'S SMELLING LIKE ANNESETTE AND CAPABLE OF ONLY SMILING A HO HO HO -IN MONSTEROUS CROWDS.... - my lead team  was 30-40 feet in front of me, and my sidewalkers had to keep kids from getting pushed by the crowd  under teh carriage, while some SOB handed out candy canes----  
donkeys and horses are addicted to pepermint---- NOW YOU TAKE SOME 5 YEAR OLD KID WITH SLOBBER AND CANDY CANE PEPERMINT ALL OVER THIER TINY FINGERS, YOU HAVE  A DISASTER IN THE MAKING... SO I TRIED DESPARATELY TO CONVINCE THE DONKS THAT PEPERMINT ONLY CAME IN FRYING PANS AND NEVER OFF LITTLE HANDS...  IT WORKED FOR ?10 YEARS OF MOB SCENES????
SO NOW... I TRY THE SAME THING ABOUT CARROTS-- ONLY FEED TEH DONKEYS OUT OF FRY PANS... NOT TO NECESSARILY PROTECT YOUR HANDS- BUT TO TEACH THE DONKS TO EXPECT TREAQTS ONLY OUT OF PANS--  THE ADDED COMPLICATION IS  NEVER   NEVER   NEVER FEED MY DONKEYS A CARROT BY LETTING THEM BITE IT OFF...  ADD THAT CONCEPT TO THE TINY HANDS-- SOMETIMES CARROT SIZE FINGERS.

FORTUNATELY ALL THE RESCUED DONKEYS HAVE ]NOT BEEN FED TREATS EVER ANYWAY- SO TO HAVE THEM  LEARN TO EXPECT A PAN - IS A WONDERFUL THING..  
THAT IS WHY I CAN GET VERY UPSET AT THE VISITOR WHO SAYS "OH I KNOW HOW TO FEED A HORSE A CARROT-- ON A FLAT HAND"   AND I GET VERY AGITATED-- GO BERSERK MIGHT  BE MORE  ACCURATE.....  I DON'T WANT MY DONKEYS EATING OFF ANY SHAPE HAND-- WHILE THIS VISITOR TRYS TO EXPLAIN TO ME HOW TO FEED A HORSE A CARROT.. I FINALLY SAY ... JUST DON'T FEED  THEM.. AND THEY GO AWAY  VERY CONFUSED AND THINK I AM NUTS.. 

scooter karen carries her own pan...
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TODAY SCHIDULE

10:00  dd  (DOWN DRIVEWAY) FOR SENIOR PLACE IN GEORETOWN- ( CLOSE)
12:30  CALENDAR WIND UP AT FISH RESTAURANT WITH KITTY/ANNE
 3:30   NAP
 5:00   MAIL CALL

WITH LUCK ( AND KITTY'S HELP) WE WILL GET THAT CALENDAR READY FOR DOGFEST...

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

SEPT 18 2018
400  MORE  DONKEY FEEDBAGS ARE DONE--( IN CHINA- READY TO MAIL)  SO WE WILL HAVE ENOUGH FOR DOGFEST--HEIGHT OF STUPIDITY, I FORGOT TO TAKE THEM TO JANINE'S DONKEY DERBY...  THEY ARE TERRIFFIC GENERIC CARRY ALLS-- MOST LAPTOPS PLUS WATER BOTTLES CELL  PHONES  EYEGLASSES AND  BATTERY CHARGERS FIT BEAUTIFULLY... THE STRAP IS LONG ENOUGH SO YOU CAN SWING THE BAG TO YOUR BACK  AS A SEMI BACK PACK...THEY CURE MANY AIRPORT PROBLEMS FOR .BOTH MEN AND WOMEN
 SO THEY WILL BE GREAT  AND UNUSUAL CHRISTMAS GIFTS-- PLUS WE CAN REALLY USE ONE ON THE NEW  SKINNEY DONKEY AS IT'S ORIGIONAL PURPOSE AS A FEED BAG...- 
I NEED TO WRITE UP  THIER DESCRIPTION.... LIKE... THEY ARE MADE OF PORUS MATERIAL IN CASE ONE GETS LEFT ON AN ANIMAL THAT GOES TO TAKE A DRINK... SO THEY DON'T DROWN.
THEY HAVE THE CUTE DONKEY LOGO I USED FOR ANIMAL EPISODES FOR YEARS STITCHED ON THEM.
 WE WENT THRU THE FIRST 500 PRETTY WELL'--- HARDY AND HANDY 

I USE MY FEEDBAG  TO CARRY MY TOYS-- LIKE TEH LASER MEASURING DEVICE WHICN IS ONE OF MY L;ATEST CDHALLANGES--  IT MEASURES FROM THE BACK OF IT TO WHEREVER YOU SHOOT THE LASER BEAM WITH GREAT ACCURACY   A TENTH OF AN INCH..( APPARENTLY)-- I AM JUST LEARNING ABOUT IT... BECAUSE TRUE TO MODERN TECH... SOME DAMN FOOL ENGINEER  DECIDED IT SHOUDL BE ABLE TO MEASURE THE HEIGHT OF SOMETHING LIKE A BUILDING FROM 30 FEET AWAY --AND TEH SQUARE FOOT OF THE BUILDING IN CASE YOU NEED TO BUY PAINT-- OR SOMETHING...  
THE EFFICIENCY OF THE ITEM IS INVERSLY PROPORTIONAL TO THE NUMBER OF PROGRAMS IT IS ABLE TO DO.
98% OF TEH TIME I BET ITS' USE IS  A STRAIGHT LINE A TO B..  WHICH MEANS 2% OF THE TIME WHEN MY HAD/EYE CORDINATION IS NOT WHAT IT USED TO BE I GET THE SQUARE FOOTAGE OF THE BUILDING NESXT DOOR... IN CENTIMETERS TO MAKE IT WORSE.
I HAVE LONG OBJECTED TO  TEH I/O BUT HAVE GOT ALMOST USED TO IT... THIS ONE HAS A BUTTON  DIST  FOR ON AND A BUTTON    C/OFF    FOR OFF  ---TEH DIST BUTTON HAS TO BE HELD FOR 2 SECONDS TO TURN ON AND THE C/OFF MUST BE HELD FOR 4 TO TURN IT OFF.. OTHERWISE YOU END UP IN SOME OTHER VERY NICE BUT UNWANTED PROGRAM.

MY COMPUTER IS JUST LIKE THAT-- I CAN GOOGLE "MASS GOV LAWS"  AND HAVE IT LIST 47 PRODUCTS FOR SALE ON AMAZON . I LONG FOR THE DAYS WHEN MY COMPUTER WAS IN BLACK AND WHITE AND I COULD ASK IT TO DO ONLY WHAT I NEEDED..... MINUS TEH ADVERTISING.
WE CAN NOT ESCAPE THE ADVERTISING WORLD--(- EXCEPT ON EXPLORE CAMERAS )
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LONG AGO--- WHEN I WORKED FOR THE WANT ADVERTISER- WE GOT INTO A SITUATION WHERE TEH WA WANTED TO RUN SOME BILLBOARDS-- AND I FOUND OUT  THEY ARE IN SHORT SUPPLY BECASUSE OF LADY BIRD JOHNSON???   WHO SUGGESTED NO NEW ONES BE ERECTED--- MAKING THE OLD ONES VERY EXPENSIVE TO RENT--THAT  ENCOURAGED RENTING OUT THE SIDES OF TRACTOR TRAILERS ---- A FEW INVENTIVE SOULS HAD TRAILERS WHICH WER PORTABLE BILLBORADS----THEN PEOPLE GOT INVENTIVE  BY ELECTRONICALLY FLIPPING THE ADS. TEHY COULD GET 4 TIMES THE RENT-  ALL THE WAY TO THIS COMPUTER WHERE ALL I HAVE TO DO IS TURN IT ON--- AND  IT HAS DECIDED INEED TO BUY  FLOOD INSURANCE.... JUST BECAUSE  LAST WEEK I TYPED IN "BLOOD TYPES"  WITH A TYPO-- SO NOW  I GET ADVERTISEMENTS ABOUT  FLOODS--- AND I LIVE ON A HILL..
 WITH MY TYPING....  IT IS FRIGHTENING. 
WE ARE WORKING TOWARD HAVING THE SHOPPING CART DECIDE  YOU SHOULD BUY ANCHOVY PASTE. 
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NICE PICTURE OF ERICA AND ASHER IN NEW YORK-- WITH A GUY BEHIND HER ALSO TAKING HER PICTURE WITH ASHER...

THAT FEELING WHEN YOU THINK YOU'RE A TOURIST IN #NYC, BUT ACTUALLY, YOU'RE THE TOURIST ATTRACTION.  #PAPARAZZI #READYORNOT #SERVICEDOG#MAYBEHESAUNICORN

ANOTHER FUN VISIT TO OUR FAVORITE DESTINATION THESE DAYS - MORE COMING WHEN I CAN GET OUT FROM UNDER MY WORK I NEED TO CATCH UP ON! 

Monday, September 17, 2018

SEPT 17 2018
 LATE START-- EXCUSES  EXCUSES EXCUSES---   i hadda cuppa  THAt wierd tea  that looks like marmalade  at 2am... and slept til 5-- that is an fyi----  honey citron& ginger   made by balance grow--- i thought i was buying mRMAlade - turns out  2 of our voluntee4rsw who had traveled to korea said it iw what they drink to keep away the colds/flu-- so i started drinking it instead of smeariong it on english muffins  AND I DON'T THINK I HAD ANY FLU OF SIGNIFICANECE

THE REST OF THAT STORY IS    IT WAS $6 AT COSTCO ---I BOUGHT A CASE  WHEN I FOUND IT WAS$22 ON AMAZON.
IT IS WIERD STUFF... BUT RECOMMENDED
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THIS PAYING IT FORWARD.... GOTTA LOVE IT... WE HELPED SHAWNNA TO BE ABLE TO WALK.. SO SHE WALKED A 5K EVENT AND MANAGED TO GET $2600  WORTH OF SOPNSERS TO DONATE TO SDP... 



September 16, 2018
Well today was the day when Kringle and I walked our 5K on the new hip for the Service Dog Project.  It was a beautiful day to walk.  We have far exceeded my expectations with two Facebook accounts and checks that were sent to me.  Are you ready for it: 2675 DOLLARS!!!!!!!!  THANK YOU.  Kringle and I are so touched by everyone that helped us today.  My son volunteered for the event and my husband walked with me.  Brad even got a medal.  SDP changes lives by giving people back independence thru mobility.  Kringle has been a blessing to me so thank you so much for your kindness.  It was a great way to start a Sunday morning.
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THIS NEXT THING TO CUT AND PASTE--- WORKS FOR ME ON CHROME BUT NOT SAFARI--- WHATEVER... IT IS A DEMO OF WHY DANES ARE TERRIFFIC SERVICE DOGS...  THEY WAQTCH THEIR OWNERS  AND WILL TRY ANYTHING...

 FUNNIEST THING I HAVE SEEN IN A LONG TIME

https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=10215557719888515&id=1605468361

Sunday, September 16, 2018

SEPT 16 2018
coffee  !! one of the best reasons to get up in the morning..other than that.......
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janine's donkey derby was good fun...  the donkeys-- all pretty wild from the slaughter pens- could not have behaved better-- or i should say more safely.... they all had teh comfortably bewildered attitude-- ther was a prof photographer there... and we will have pictures-- i hope one of the 2 kids one donkey trying to "race"  with  the older daughteer in front and a 5 year old little girl in the rear --- in a tutu-- pushing- and th donk just mincing along...
and then ther was mo-- in full  work harness like she was ready to plow a field, with a 20  foot  thick cotton rope held by "24 young kids-- with janine drivinGe... she walked off  maybe 10 feet   dragging the kids onto the grass --- she did that 3 times as the tug of war group changed-- and did well-- the 4th time she found out that by backing up, the game was over...  mules are clever...  i am not sure we can do that aGAIN WITHOUT SOME PROVISION TO DEAL WITH HER BACKING UP.   THERE IOS A PICTURE ON JANINE'S FACEBOOK PAGE-- NOTE THE PHOTO THAT WANDA IS AT THE END OF THE ROPE TOO.
THE CROWD HAD IT RIGHT-- MANY WOMEN HAD ON LONG DRESSES AND FUNNY  "DERBY HATS"  WHILE OTHER WOMEN HAD BLUE JEANS AND  FUNNY DERBY HATS ALSO...
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FROM JANINE Tug-of-War - Moe against a small herd of children. Moe won effortlessly three times before she decided it was time to let the kids win. On the 4th attempt, she let the KIDS pull her backwards - despite Marianne Speranza-Hartmannencouraging her with a bucket of grain and me shouting for her to go forward, she backed up through the cones to let the kids win. SERIOUSLY! Mules really are amazing.
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These women and all the ERN volunteers were the BEST today. Not often are my expectations exceeded...but so many people worked very hard to make the #DONKEYDERBY successful - with so much going WRONG in the world, it is so inspiring when people come together to help make it RIGHT. Thank you Torie Palm Judy Tighe Joan Baron Flink Peter White David Kaupp @ Scott McLaughlin Scott Ryder Marianne Speranza-Hartmann Carlene White Wendy Willis and everyone else who showed up to help Equine Rescue Networkmake a difference. Rescuing donkeys is HARD but the Donkey Derby today was very fun.
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THE EDUCATIONAL BIT....
WHY IS THAT TOENAIL BLACK?   I LOVE QUESTIONS LIKE THAT.. ONLY BECAUSE I KNOW TEH ANSWER... IT IS ALL THESE "HOW MANY ANGELS ON THE HEAD OF A PIN" TYPE QUESTIONS THAT DRIVE ME BATTY.

TOENAIL IS BLACK BECAUSE THE SKIN/NAILBED IS BLACK... IF IT WAS WHITE THE TOENAIL WOULD BE PINK...
 WHERE DIES IT MAKE A DIFFERENCE..?? CUTTING TEH  BLACK TOENAILS CAN B RICKY BECAUSE YOU CAN NOT SEE THE "LIVE  QUICK" PART..

 OTHER THAN THAT-- THIS BIT IS THE SAME WITH HORSES....  THE BUDWEISER HITCH ALL HAVE WHITE LEGS AND PINK HOOVES...       IT IS ALSO A FACT THAT BLACK HOOVES ARE STRONGER... LESS  INCLINED TO BREAK UP-- BUDWEISER HAS A 5 ACRE FIELD OF MUD FOR HORSES TO STAND IN WHEN THERI HOOVES CRACK.
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 other than the explore cameras, we now have several more  that record photo and sound..  we also have  a camera person... who is donating an industrial  sound analyzer-  so we are wired !!- might be interesting if any of you who are up at what is night around here   like 1 to 6am  US eastern time...   finland???  germany???--- australia???  that could keep the computer on and just note any noises--or silence  -- bark or cars or roosters etc -- we have 3 months of daily-- which is  interesting...just send an email .. like this???
Noise report, June 21
1:24 am Start, all quiet.
4:15 - 6:00 am Rooster crowing, intermittent.
4:59 - 5:02 am Play barking inside the barn.
5:46 am One dog, several barks, not camera kennels.
5:52 am One dog, one bark in the distance.
6:00 am End.

there are enough of you so that  even one night   would porobably go together like a puzzle. 

Saturday, September 15, 2018

SEPT 15 2018
I REMEMBER......I WAS TEACHING A VETERAN TO WORK WITH HIS NEW DOG-- AND WE DECIDED TO GO GET  A GALLON OF ICE CREAM-- AT THE SUPERMARKET..   WE GOT OUT OF THE CAR-- WALKED ACROSS TEH LOT AND UP THE CURB, WHEN  HE STOPPED AND  BURST INTO TEARS.  HE HAD NOT BEEN ABLE TO WALK UP A CURB  SINCE HE GOT BACK FROM "THE WAR" .  A LOUSY 6 INCH CURB..   WE SENT THE GUY TO RUN UP AND DOWN HILLS SHOOTING PEOPLE.. BRING HIM HOME  WITH ONE FOOT MISSING AND SIT HIM IN A WHEELCHAIR AND SAY "HERE'S A PILL, HAVE A NICE NAP".. I AM PRETTY SURE I CAN NOT SOLVE ALL TEH PROBLEMS OF VETERANS, BUT I CAN CERTAINLY HAVE A GO AT THE 6" CURB  WHICH OPENS ALL KINDS OF DOORS--- MAYBE NOT ALL OF THEM... BUT  SOME. --- SO ALL OF YOU  WHO READ THIS, STOP EVERY TIME YOU STEP UP A  6 INCH CURB   AND TRY AND FIGURE OUT IF THERE IS SOME OTHER KIND OF "HANDICAP"  THAT   YOU- WITH YOUR ABILITIES, CAN ADDRESS. ----KEEP IT SIMPLE. 

"NORMAL"  PEOPLE HAVE NO IDEA THE IDIOT PROBLEMS WHICH SOME PEOPLE FAce--  simple  things get lost and confused too many details----BREAKING DOWN A COMPLICATED SYSTEM TO IT'S COMPONENT PARTS IS A CONCEPT I AM SURE IS TAUGHT IN THESE EXPENSIVE SCHOOLS WE TAXPAYERS PAY FOR.  SCHOOLS TEACH THE CONCEPT-- IT IS LIFE THAT HAS TO TEACH YOU WHERE TO APPLY IT.

TAKE JUDY- ON HER HANDS AND KNEES UNDER A CHAIR AT THE NURSING HOME TRYING TO CATCH  ONE OF THE CHICKENS WE HAD JUST HAD ON THE SHATTING TABLE.. EVERYTIME SHE REACHED FOR TEH  HEN , IT WOUDL FLAP WINGS AND FLUTTER ABOUT MAKING IT TOUGH TO GRASP. NOW ME--- STANDING BY WHERE AGE HAS GIVEN ME  INFINITE  WISDOM ABOUT HENS,  AND ALSO  REMOVED TEH BENDING  OVER PART... ...I  SAID "GRAB ONE LEG" - SHE DID AND SCOOOPED THE HEN INTOHER ARMS AND PUT HER BACK IN THE BIG CRATE WITH THE  OTHER 2 . 

 I KNEW--- AND THE CHICKEN  KNEW--- HUMANS ARE INCAPABLE OF  DEALING WITH TOO MUCH CONFUSION....
this concept applies not only to politics- but dealing with people with handicaps-- which is really all of us in some manner. IF YOU CAN'T WALK BUT CAN  DRIVE--- THEN VOLUNTEER TO DRIVE FOR SOMEONE WHO CAN 'T  DRIVE BUT CAN WALK...  AND THEY CAN SHOP FOR YOU....  THERE ARE TINY SLICES OF DAILY LIVING WHERE WE CAN DO SOMETHIGN TO MAKE SOMEONE'S ROW EASIER TO HOE. personally, i have chosen to deal with 6"curbs and just trying to deal with those is complicated enough for me.  WHY GETTING VETERANS UP 6" CURBS SHOULD INVOLVE COPYRIGHTED MUSIC... BUT IT DOES. 

THERE IS ALSO AN ELEMENT OF INCLUSION... DEALING WITH ANY HANDICAP IS-- AT BEST-- INCONVENIENT FOR CAREGIVERS (AND  STATE REPS...)  IT WAS AMAZING TO ME TO SIT IN A WHEELCHAIR FOR 24 HOURS ONCE---  NO ONE MEANT TO BE MEAN... BUT  THE PEOPLE TALKED TO EACH OTHER OVER MY HEAD - IT WAS BAD ENOUGH FOR ME-- NOW THINK OF THE KID WE DEALT WITH LONG AGO... SHE HAD AN ATTENDENT  IN SCHOOL TO PUSH HER AROUND....-- WHO  LEFT HER IN THE HALL  WHILE WE ( THE PRINCIPAL AND I) DISCUSSED THE DOG.  AND IF THAT IS NOT BAD ENOUGH, MORE THAN ONCE SHE MISSED LUNCH BECAUSE HER ATTENDENT FORGOT TO TAKE HER.  MISSING LUNCH CERTAINLY WAS NOT HEALTHY, BUT WORSE... SHE WAS MENTALLY SO BEAT, SHE NEVER COMPLAINED.  SHE IS THE ONE WE EVENTUALLY MAILED TEH THOUSANDS OF PINK ENVELOPES TO HER SUPERINTENDENT TO STOP THE BULLYING OF HER.  IT WORKED.
COMPARE THAT TO BELLA AND GEORGE...  THERE AINT NO BODY GONNA FORGET AND LEAVE BELLA ANYWHERE...-- OR EVE AND FINN   EITHER...(WHO I JUST HEARD FINISHED A MODELING JOB...) 
I HAVE TOLD BELLA, I EXPECT HER TO GET GOOD GRADES  AND FIGURE OUT THE CURE FOR CANCER BY THE TIME SHE IS 27.  

HOLLY - A FRIEND OF GWENS WAS HERE FOR A CORPORATE COMMUNITY SERVICE DAY-- HOLLY HAS A BUNCH OF DOGS-- AND A BEAUTIFUL AND EFFICIENT KENNEL-- AFTER WORKING IN OURS  SHE HAD PLEASENT THINGS TO SAY--  SHE IS ALSO A  THINKER ( BIOLOGIST TYPE) - SHE SAID A BIG TIME SAVER FOR HER WAS A CORDLESS BACKPACK INDUSTRIAL  VACUUM CLEANER-- I HAVE WRITTEN  TO HER AND ASKED HER WHAT BRAND SHE MIGHT RECOMMEND..-- THERE SEEM TO BE A GREAT VARIETY.  I AM SURE BEING TEH SCIENTIST SHE IS,  SHE HAS DONE ALOT OF RESEARCH WE CAN MAKE USE OF.  SHE NOTED WE SPEND ALOT OF TIME SWEEPING... 

BRIGHT GAL...  SHE BROKE DOWN ALL OF THE CONFUSION AND COMPLICATION  OF RUNNING CRAZY ACRES- TO A TINY  BIT OF KNOWLEDGE WE MIGHT FIND HELPFUL. 


CASE CLOSED. 

Friday, September 14, 2018

SEPT 14 2018
YES BUT   YES BUT  YES BUT--- I AM SOOOO TIRED-- SOMEONE SAID-- THE MINUTE YOU HEAR "BUT"  YOU CAN JUST DISMISS EVERYTHING THAT WENT BEFORE THAT WORD.  I HAVE HAD MORE YES BUTS LATELY THAN I CAN STAND.

I AM JUST A SILLY OLD LADY-- CRAZY IDEAS... YOU KNOW I WOULD NEVER LET  NATURAL GAS BE PIPED INTO A HOUSE I BUILT OR  LIVED IN.... YOU HAVE NO IDEA HOW MANY TIMES PEOPLE HAVE MADE FUN OF THAT.. WELL TELL THAT TO ANDOVER MASS TODAY--  80 HOMES EXPLODED OR ON FIRE-- TOWN EVACUATED-- RED CROSS SET UPS-- IT WAS SOMETHING TO WATCH OVERNIGHT-- AND THE MAP OF THE FIRES WAS WIDE RANGING.... I KNOW EVERY ROAD THEY HAVE BLOCKED-- THIS IS EXACTLY WHERE JUDY AND I WERE YESTERDAY  WITH OUR PORTAble shatting.   THEY SHOWED ONLY MARKERS ON THE MAP- BUT IT EASILY  COULD BE THE RETIREMENT HOME WE WERE IN ON RT 114 IN NORTH ANDOVER...  THEY TALKED ABOUT THE INTERSECTION OF RT 125 AND 114-- JUDY AND I TURNED THAT CORNER AT ABOUT 3PM..... THEY SAID THE FIRST EXPLOSION WAS 4:30---  WHY DO I FEEL DISASTER IS CHASING ME??? 

 I  DO NOT UNDERSTAND THE MAPS OF THIS GAS PROBLEM   WHY 80-- NOT  MORE-- NOT LESS.. WHAT IS THE COMMON DENOMONATOR OF  THOSE 80 THAT BURNED?  SOME REPAIR GUY WHO USED THE WRONG TORQUE ON A WRENCH?-- IF IT WAS A  HUGE PRESSURE PROBLEM I WOULD EXPECT MORE HOMES--
OR MAYBE IT WAS  A COMBINATION OF THAT WRENCH BIT AND EVERY TIME ONE BLEW, THE PRESSURE GOT RESTORED TIL THE NEXT BLEW..  AND NOT ALL TH EHOMES BLEW UP...SOME JUST CAUGHT FIRE....I DUNNO;  I WILL BE INTERESTED TO SEE WHAT THE ANSWER IS.. 
 IN THE MEANTIME---- NOT ONE HOME BLEW THAT DID NOT HAVE GAS PIPED INTO IT

IT IS WITH GREAT HESITATION  THAT I NOW HAVE TANKS OF PROPANE RIGHT OUTSIDE MY WINDOW FOR THE GENERATOR OUT THERE...-- I AM VERY NERVOUS ABOUT THE GAS PIPED INTO THE BARN -- FROM TANKS..  
FIRE IN GENERAL MAKES ME NERVOUS.. SOMEONE LATELY SUGGESTED I PUT IN SPRINKLERS  IN THE BARN IF I WAS SO WORRIED ---I WONDER IF SRINKLERS WORK IN A GAS FIRE--- OR DOES THAT JUST MAKE STEAM VERY QUICKLY ??? 
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GAS..... I REMEMBER... IN LYNNFIELD-- I WAS RIDING A HORSE ALONG CHESTNUT STREET-- THIS PUT MY NOSE ABOUT 8 FEET OFF THE GROUND.  AS I PASSED TEH TELEPHONE POLE JUST NORTH OF THE DRIVEWAY AT #308, I SMELLED THAT FAMILIAR GAS LEAK SMELL-- AND IT CAME OUT OF THE PIPE WHICH PROTECTED THE  WIRES-- THERE ARE OFTEN PIPES ON POLES LIKE THAT...
SO I CALLED THE GAS COMPANY- AND EXPECTED THEM TO COME DIG HOLES AND FIND  THAT LEAK..
I LIVED AT #308 FOR Anothe 6 years or so aND IT WAS NEVER DUG UP - I MADE A POINT OF RE- SNIFFING IT EVERY SO OFTEN-- AND EVEN REPORTED IT OVER AGAIN...  ZERO--- ZIP ---NOTHING.  NEXT TIME I HAVE NOT TOO MUCH TO DO, I SHOUDL GO BACK AND RESNIFF-- I BET IT IS STILL THERE.  I KNOW TEH POLE... 
NOW APPLY THAT TO THE HOMES ON FIRE IN ANDOVER...
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OUR TRIP TO THE RETIREMENT HOME WAS A FANTASTIC SUCCESS FROM THE STANDPOINT OF  THE PORTABLE SHATTING...-- WHEN I SUGGESTED IT TO THE "AUTHORITIES"  AND EXPLAINED HOW-- ETC.. I GOT THE USUAL "YES, BUT... WHAT HAPPENS IF   XXXXX"  FOR SOME REASON THEY LET ME GET AWAY WITH " JUDY AND I WILL FIGURE IT OUT"  LUCKILY they  let us do it in a room-- i suggested that at the last minute as judy was not being successful at getting the 8' long table top in a normal elevator.
john--- bless him--- was not available to be the chicken- but a kindly soul who worked for the home donned the thing and went squawlking down the hall in great fashion-- a small crowd did gaTHER AND MOST SPENT $2--
HIND SIGHT- WE COULDHAVE GIVEN THEM 2 NUMBERS FOR THERI $2  BECAUSE  TEH ONLY PLACE IT MATTERS IS IN THE ODDS THE REST OF THE PEOPLE HAVE ON WINNING.  GIVING SOMEONE 10 FREE TICKETS DOES NOT AFFECT THE EARNINGS...  LUCKILY THE SHAT WAS A NICE TIDY ONE-- AND I-- IN MY JUDGE'S ROBE AND WIG SCOOPED THE NEAT PILE INTO A DIXIE CUP.
I THINK IF WE DID IT AGAIN, WE COULD DOUBLE OUR "TAKE"  WITH SOME PRE SHAT ADVERTISING

THE NORMAL SHAT STARTED SMALL TOO--- I THINK THE FIRST SHATTING BROUGHT IN $120.00.
I DON'T HARDLY WANT TO GET IN ANOTHER BUSINESS... BUT...  ( SEE THERE IS THAT O WORD AGAIN....)
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TTHERE WERE 5 INDIVIDUAL BARKS SO FAR ( 6AM)  OVERNIGHT---  NOW THAT I AM SENSITIZED TO BARKING....I WAS 100% AWAKE TO HEAR THEM... AT 2:10  THERE WAS A CAR DOOR THEN 2 BARKS...  NOTHING UNTIL 5:05 WHEN A DOG BARKED 3 TIMES--- AFTER ALL WAS QUIET.  AND AT 6:00  PAULA-- 3 WOOFS BEHIND ME IN RESPONSE TO BOTH THE NEIGHBORS DOG AND SOME ONE IN THE BARN.  THERe ARE VOICES AND A CAR DOOR AT 5:59  PROBABLY ALL ON TEH CAMERA video if anyone wants to watch it.;

6:11  CONTINUED BARKING OFF AND ON... ALONG WITH NEIGHBORHOOD NOISES.. THE WORLD IS UP AND OUT

Thursday, September 13, 2018

sept 13 2018
 the portable shatupon society- will go down the driveway about 10 today for a shatting to benefit altzheimers ( and sdp)  this morning... i am a bit set back because i could not locate john geibel yesterday--- he is a neighbor who's son worked with the early bunch of pups....he is usualluy "up" fpr wierd projects---    tackled putting an agri tarp on the 75 x 40 foot barn when no one else would-- it held for 3 years til i could afford a proper roof... he is extremely capable ex law enforcement and has a great sense of humor-- i figured he would get dressed in the chicken outfit for this job.... as he ocassionaly drives teh bus for the "retirement home".  since i am already the judge in black robe and white mop wig... i need a chicken-- preferably about 6' tall.
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speaking of needing a 6' tall guy --- i was pleased to hear that these  newscasting men  will be going to the huricane-- there are several who are spectacular in their wet tee shirts.
which reminds me of  some woman in scotland who  was patting some guy on the shoulder and said  " it is not all padding you know--- there is a coat hanger there as well. "  
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as for teh noise report-- last night the nutt house bunch let me know the neighbors got home at 11:20  and tehn a car came 1/2 way upo the driveway- and backed out at 12:10- and teh rest of teh time it was silent.
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we have moved dogs around to try and accommodate the neighbors--but we can not-- and don't have to-- change any of our safety  or training plans--- i did talk with our lawyer who tried to make it simple for me...  we are a farm-- with dogs excluded because of puppy mills-  and we are a commercial kennel protected  by what was the greyhound  and sled dog racing industry laws.  we are also protected by the camera people-- and LYNNE... teh  camera person who-- daily--  did teh wonderful "noise log" for 3 months  which i printed out just to have. it would correspond to the video-- how accurate was she????   she notes " it started raining at 1:42am..  "  -- that is accurate.. 
Good morning Carlene,
 I found out yesterday that the date for my schedule change has been moved up, so today will be the last noise report. It was my pleasure to do this for you and I have to say that for the number of dogs there at SDP the lack of noise from the dogs is beyond remarkable. 
 Take care,
Lynne
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we would love any ideas on how to do a better job for the dogs  and the neighbors... if anyone has any ideas  come up with them-- there is a sign on the porch-- before you complain , volunteer...  
it will upset me if people  can come up with ideas we have not already thought of... i think we have put a great deal of thoguth into this project...
like???? music in the barn to muffle sounds outside teh barn... but it has to be classical because of copyright infringements of broadcasting with teh cameras.. 
life gets complicated.
but our dogs are darn near perfect "life savers" 
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speaking of that-- scott and dash-- will be   here for dogfest.  he has a wonderful video  " turning a mess into a message " --- he  is a speaker to first responders and veterans in ny state.
i don't know how you get the title of speaker-- i can speak on a wide variety of topics .. like severing the umbilical cord in puppies.  

there is not a lot of call for that topic tho...

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

SEPT 12 2018
4:45 --WON'T THIS BE EXCITING----- I AM MONITOIRING THE EXPLORE CAMS (SPLIT SCREEN) AS I TYPE  TO KEEP TRACK OF NOISES- AND THEIR. CAUSE...THE NEIGHBORHOOD DOES WAKE UP  BEFORE 6AM. 

PERFECT NIGHT SO FAR---
 5: 10  SOUNDED LIKE SOMEONE LEFT FOR THE AIRPORT--- WITHOUT TOO MUCH DOOR BANGING... 
5:58 AM  I DID WATCH DOG IN #6 COME OUT... STAND AND PEE MOVE HIS BOWELS AND WALK BACK IN TH E BARN..  VERY EXCITING... AND TYPICAL-- LUCKILY HE WAS BACK IN BEFORE THE TINY WOOF OF THE 2 DOGS AT TEH OTHER SIDE OF OUR HOUSE-  DONKEYS ALL ASLEEP... PPONY NOT FOALING...BIRDS NOISY
  6.24  PONY FLIPPED A WATER BUCKET
6.26 PONY CRIBBING NOISE-- RESTLESS - TAIL ARCHED ..?FOAL WATCH?
6.38 2 WOOFS FROM DEAGLE HOUSE 
 6.40 STAFF,DONNA  ARRIVINE ... 4 BARKS
6.42 DONKEY BRAYING ONCE
6.47  DEVLIN CHECKED  IN  HOUSE BARKS SINGLE.
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SO THE PLAN IS TO KEEP TRACK OF HOW WE HAVE MADE ADJUSTMENTS.. WE HAVE  DONE ALL KINDS OF THINGS-- FROM CLASSICAL MUSIC TO MUFFLE SOUNDS ----TO MY STAYING IN BED TIL 5-- WHICH IS NOT EASY TO LIE THERE  WATCHING THE APPROACHING HURICANE WISHING I HAD A CUPPA COFFEE.. BUT AFRAID TO GET UP FOR FEAR I SET OFF THE DOGS LOOKING FOR BREAKFAST.  .....TIME WAS, I GOT UP AT 4-  ENJOYED SINGING IN THE SHOWER, EXCEPT THE DOGS OFTEN WOULD  JOIN ME IN SONG/HOWL....... SOON THE ENTIRE PROPERTY WAS  BATHED IN SONG...-- I OFTEN PUT ON THE MIC SO THE REST OF TEH CAMERA CROWD SO COULD HEAR THEM.  I DON'T DO THAT ANYMORE--- AMID COMMENTS  ABOUT "WHY DON'T YOU??" IT CERTAINLY IS A BIG CHANGE IN MY LIFE... - I STILL DO SHOWER, BUT IT ISN'T AS MUCH  FUN.
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WE DO KEEP A NIGHTLY CHECK LIST OF WHAT DOG IS WHERE FOR THE NIGHT--- AND IT CHANGES ALMOST DAILY--- BECASUE WITH SO MANY BLACK DOGS- I CAN'T TELL WITH THE CAMERAS, BUT  I COULD FIGURE OUT WHO PEE'D IF I NEEDED TO-- TEH LIST IS IN THE KITCHEN ON THE MED SHEET...  WE ARE ORGANIZED
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ONE OF OUR BIG PROBLEMS-- SERVICE DOG OR REGULAR DOG, IS THERE ARE SOOOO MANY DOGS WHO'S BEHAVIOR IS TERRIBLE- THAT TO HAVE A FINELY TRAINED CANINE IS FOREIGN TO MOST PEOPLE.

PEOPLE  WHO DON'T LIKE DOGS IN TEH FIRST PLACE  JUST ASSIME THEY ARE ALL ALIKE WITH DARN LITTLE VARIATION.... NOT TOTALLY UNLIKE CHILDREN...  THERE IS A GENERIC KID.. WHO IS NOT ALWAYS A JOY TO BE AROUND.. EVERY ONCE IN A WHILE YOU RUN INTO A  FINELY RAISED, PLEASENT KID WITH MANNERS... SAME WITH DOGS. I HAD A PERFECT DOG-- BROWNIE--  I LOANED HIMN TO SOMEONE FOR A DEMO ONCE- AND  THEY PUT HIM IN A KENNEL FOR A DAY,  HE GOT A "HAPPY TAIL"   WHICH BLED LIKE THEY DO... SO THEY HAD  THEIR VET CROP HIS TAIL-- WONDERFUL SOLUTION... EXCEPT  WHEN BROWNIE CAME OUT OF ANESTHESIA HE WAS SHOVED IN A TYPICAL METAL  KENNEL ---- SO IN THE PROCESS OF FLIPPING HIS HEAD AROUND TO WAKE UP, , HE BANGED ON THE METAL CAGE...   FROM THAT DAY FORWARD- THE SOUND OF A GARBAGE CAN LID-- OR ANY METAL NOISE WOULD MAKE HIM COME APART... THUS RUINING HIM FOR SERVICE WORK. THAT IS WHY WE HAVE SOMEONE SIT ON THE FLOOR AT TEH VET HOSPITAL  WITH A DOG AS THEY COME OUT OF MEDICATION...

RAISING A SERVICE DOG IS -- FOR US A 24 HOUR JOB-- WHICH IS WHY TEH VETERANS ADMIN REFERS TO OUR DOGS AS MEDICAL EQUIPMENT- WHICH IS WHY I AM ASTOUNDED TO HAVE SOMEONE REFER TO "JUST A DOG"   AS TEH ELEVATOR COMANY DID WHEN TEHY ELECTRICUTED BENTELY AND ME.."JUST GET ANOTHER DOG" -- WITH NO REGARD FOR TEH HOURS OF TRAINING THAT WENT INTO BENTLEY-- ( OR THE SPERM THAT CAME OUT OF HIM) 

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

sept 11 2018
short doggie..
KITTY HAS TEH CALENDAR PULLED TOGETHER ... ALMOST.. LOOKING LIKE WE WILL MAKE OUR DEADLINE-- WHICH I FORGOT..
 WHO WOULD THINK LINING UP 13 PICTURES WOULD TAKE A YEAR-- BUT EVERY YEAR ... IT DOES...  THERE ARE SOME  WONDERFUL PICTURES... again...
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it i sooooo alarming when a dog doesn't feel good..  they look pathetic and can not tell you  exactly... so far the  reports on george and jewel are both good.. both are treatable.. and better..- wanda had a bad day and will probably go to  geroge's today with some very odd symptoms  -not moving well... dizzy???? 
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as for last night's meeting with the neighbors, we certainly will do whatever we can  to try and help with their concerns  without jeopardizing teh dogs safety or training--and the legal system will have to  deal with the rest.  
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i have  3 phone  interviews to concentrate on re grants- and don't have time to deal with much else..

Monday, September 10, 2018

SEPT 10 2018
4PM MEETING TOWN HALL-- # 1  ipswich is a  "right to farm community" so all that is left is to prove we are a farm... we certainly have been... i made a list of teh animals we have had over the past 35 years and looking it over, the developement next door shoudl be thankful i have only chickens-- and roosters--- donkeys and dogs...  they are very lucky i  don't go back to my pigeon and pig stage...
pigs are  incredibly noisy-- and smelly-- and pigeons really leave their mark

why did animal episodes exist????  does anyone know of another person (outfit)  in new england who would  arrive on teh roof of a boston hotel at the predetermined time with a 500 pound pig that had been scrubbed clean-- to be hugged by some holywood actor for a photo in the boston newspapers???  we did that--- 
or another  really tough one... get 4 pigs in harness to stand in front of  santa's sleigh up on a 18 inch high platform in a studio while shreaded plastic snow blew all over the place... that was for hood milk...  i don't make these things up... i don't have to.  we--- animal episodes  did that job-- for hood milk--  the proof is around somewhere-- i would not be surprized if the proof was still all over the truck's steering wheel  we used to pull the tractor trailer to haul those pigs in to the boston studio...   because to control the pigs i devised a method of a spray bottle of diluted honey-they would go anywhere while  having honey sprayed in their mouths.-- the rest of that story  is........ my son in law - ron - and i were managing the 2 front pigs-- and they were a moving taRGET-- SO THAT BOTH OF US OFTEN MISSED THE PIG'S MOUTH AT WHICH POINT WE SPRAYED EACH OTHER WITH HONEY... -- ADD THAT TO THE BLOWING PLASTIC SNOW- AND AFTER THAT SHOT WE LOOKED LIKE THE 2 ABOMINABLE SNOWMENS. WE HAD A REPUTATION OF SOMEHOW PULLING OFF THESE IMPOSSIBLE SOUNDING JOBS... just 
TAKE A SHOWER AND CASH THE CHECK...  IT PAID WELL-- it also meant i had a bunch of pigs here to try and train for these  jobs ...  they are intelligent ,strong, noisy and smelly .

and then the pigoens-- the neighbors would be very unhappy  to replace the dogs with pigeons... i used pigeons-- often--  all those pigoens you see flying  poetically in front of the lens opf teh  movie caneras  are just me.. under some parked car with a shirt full of pigoens - unzip and release... not a problem
 the rest of that story is-- historically i would pay the kids ( mine or others)  $1 a captured pigeon- and they would go out under the bridges of rt 95 at night and get me dozens for a job the next day..  i woudl release them- and they woudl probably  be back under the same bridge before i got  home.
then it was decided all pigeons in movies had to be banded homers-- so i got in the homing pigeon business-- what is now the white giraffe tent  was a smaller version - a "flyway" where i kept pigoens-- and eventually white pigeons ( those are never white doves that are released... whtie doves don't fly alot-- if tossed  they land and walk off-- usually not what somene planned but they look identical to white pigonens ) well all those pigoens i my flyway had to be let out to practice flying around their home--- and then i wold take themm further an furter away for tehm to fly home- where they would go in the coop..
it sounds sooooo  organized....
problem was on the way up route 95 they invited all their cousin pigoens to  join them-- and the cousins did not go  into the coop  but set up pigoen condos in the  whole neighborhood-- like my t tent and  various overhangs  within 1/8 mile..  pigoens  do not have their own portapotties, and  whatever they produce not only lands on cars, it "leaves it's mark"  -- 
thus ended my pigoen episode-- i was easier to rent someone else's homers...  

it was a strange  farm that supported  one's college kids.... but it  did.. 
I OFTEN SAID ... and still do say--- i have shampooed more cows than i have milked...  cows do imply farm. 
 the meeting at teh own hall is 4:00 today-- with just the  town officials, partridgeberry developement and  sdp  ( megan and steve will be there too) 
that means mail call may be later than usual...
 the town hall is about 1/2 hour away  -- with the meeting at 4... 


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i hope this is as good as it sounds.....
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DEAR CARLENE,

THIS WAS AN INCREDIBLE WEEKEND, ALL MADE POSSIBLE BECAUSE OF SDP, SO I WANT TO THANK YOU. I AM SO GRATEFUL FOR NOT ONLY SEAGRAM, BUT THE CONNECTIONS THROUGH SDP. 

ON FRIDAY, MY HUSBAND DROVE SEAGRAM & I TO CONNECTICUT SO THAT WE COULD MEET STACY. AS FELLOW RECIPIENTS, STACY AND I HAVE BECOME CLOSE BUT HAD NEVER MET, SO THIS WAS VERY EXCITING!! IT WAS AN HONOR TO BE WITH HER THE EVENING BEFORE HER WEDDING AND TO MEET HER WONDERFUL FAMILY. ALSO, IT WAS DELIGHTFUL TO SEE SEAGRAM RUNNING WITH HER SISTER PIXIE. 

ON SATURDAY, WE ATTENDED STACY’S WEDDING, WHICH WAS A BEAUTIFUL EVENT. STACY WAS ACCOMPANIED DOWN THE AISLE BY HER FATHER ON ONE SIDE AND PIXIE ON THE OTHER. A CP, NAN, OFFICIATED A LOVELY CEREMONY. WE WERE SEATED WITH NAN AT THE RECEPTION AND IT WAS NICE TO GET TO KNOW HER. 

MY HUSBAND AND I (AND OF COURSE SEAGRAM) STAYED AT A BED AND BREAKFAST FOR THE WEEKEND. THE PROPRIETOR WAS INITIALLY NERVOUS ABOUT HAVING SUCH A BIG DOG STAYING THERE, BUT SEAGRAM OF COURSE WON HER OVER WITH HER PERFECT BEHAVIOR. THE PROPRIETOR’S HUSBAND ALSO COMMENTED ON HER GOOD MANNERS.

PRIOR TO OUR MATCH, IT HAD BEEN QUITE CHALLENGING FOR ME TO TRAVEL LIKE THIS, BUT SEAGRAM HELPED TO MAKE IT POSSIBLE. 

YESTERDAY AS WE RODE THE FERRY HOME, IT WAS A SPECIAL ANNIVERSARY — SEAGRAM RODE A FERRY TWO YEARS AGO TO COME HOME WITH ME!! IT HAS BEEN AN INCREDIBLE TWO YEARS. I CAN’T THINK OF A BETTER WAY TO CELEBRATE THAT ANNIVERSARY THAN THE WAY WE DID — MEETING ANOTHER RECIPIENT WHO HAS BECOME A WONDERFUL FRIEND, WATCHING SEAGRAM RUN WITH HER SISTER, AND THE HONOR OF BEING A GUEST AT STACY’S WEDDING. 

SEAGRAM HAS BEEN SUCH A BLESSING, IN SO MANY WAYS. I AM SO GRATEFUL FOR HER AND FOR THE FRIENDSHIPS THAT HAVE RESULTED THROUGH THOSE I HAVE MET BECAUSE OF SDP. 

-AMY
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GEORGE HAD ANOTHER GOOD DAY. HE WILL BE ALL SET FOR SCHOOL TOMORROW. BELLA FOUND A TRICK TO GIVE HIM MEDS. A SLICE OF HOT DOG WITH THE MED PUSHED INSIDE. SINCE HE GETS 3 PILLS TWICE A DAY HE IS ENJOYING HIS HOT DOG TREATS. HE ATE GREAT YESTERDAY BUT DIDN'T WANT DINNER TONIGHT. THAT IS SOME DAYS NORMAL FOR HIM TO SKIP A MEAL. CRAZY I KNOW, BUT OTHERWISE HE HAS BEEN DOING GOOD. SO HE WILL BE ON MEDS FOR 4 WEEKS AND THEN WILL HAVE ANOTHER CBC BLOOD TEST DONE TO MAKE SURE ALL HIS LEVELS ARE BACK TO NORMAL. BELLA SURE IS HAPPY HE IS BETTER AND WILL BE BACK BY HER SIDE AT SCHOOL. HE DID GET THE WEEKEND OFF FROM WORKING TO MAKE SURE HE WAS RECOVERED. BUT IT WAS SO SCARY FRIDAY MORNING WHEN HE WAS SO LETHARGIC. SO HAPPY HE IS BACK TO HIS HAPPY SELF. THANK YOU ALL FOR THE WONDERFUL KIND COMMENTS OF LOVE AND SUPPORT. LOVE BELLA AND GEORGE 
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DEAR CARLENE,                                              SEPTEMBER 9, 2018
I'M BETSY SCHMIDT....CP WOODSYGIRL
THIS IS ABOUT MOVING NEXT TO A FARM WITH NOISE. 

MY EXPERIENCE WITH NOISE. I MOVED TO A SMALL TOWN LAST YEAR, 
DUNSMUIR, CA. ITS A TRAIN TOWN. I LIVE DIRECTLY ACROSS THE STREET
FROM THE TRAIN STATION. I ASSUMED THERE WAS MAYBE TWO TRAINS A DAY. I DID NOT CHECK BEFORE I MOVED IN. THERE ARE 10-20 TRAINS A DAY, MORNING AND NIGHT. I SHOULD HAVE DONE MY HOMEWORK. I CANNOT COMPLAIN BECAUSE IT IS MY FAULT FOR NOT FINDING OUT AHEAD OF TIME. AND YES, THIS DOES DISRUPT OUR SLEEP. BUT AGAIN IT IS OUR FAULT AND OUR CHOICE. I CANNOT FORCE THE TRAINS TO STOP MAKING NOISE. 

DUNSMUIR, CA IS ON AN EVACUATION WARNING BECAUSE OF THE DELTA FIRE. WE HAVE OUR CARS AND TRUCKS PACKED AND ARE READY TO LEAVE IMMEDIATELY. IT IS NOT MANDATORY YET. THE FIRE IS 12 MILES AWAY. IT IS NOT CONTROLLED AS OF TODAY, SUNDAY. WE HAVE HEAVY SMOKE SINCE WEDNESDAY. OUR MAIN FREEWAY, INTERSTATE 5, IS CLOSED IN BOTH DIRECTIONS. THIS FREEWAY GOES FROM MEXICO TO CANADA. THERE IS NO ESTIMATION WHEN IT WILL OPEN. IT IS A STRESSFUL TIME FOR THE WHOLE AREA. THREE HUGE FIRES BACK TO BACK. THESE ARE MOUNTAIN TOWNS HERE INCLUDING MT. SHASTA, CA. 
THOUGHT YOU MIGHT FIND THIS INTERESTING. 
HUGS FOR YOU AND YOUR STAFF AND VOLUNTEERS,

BETSY SCHMIDT

Sunday, September 9, 2018

SEPT 9 2018
i have teh calendar wqriteup to finish... so here's some cut and paste
WHAT A DIFFERENCE 24 HOURS MAKES. ( ed note:  24 hours on doxy)
GEORGE WOKE UP THIS MORNING AND WANTED TO RUN AND PLAY! IT WAS SO GREAT TO SEE HIM BACK TO HIMSELF. THE REST OF THE LABS CAME BACK GOOD. HE HAS ELEVATED WHITE CELLS BUT THAT GOES WITH ANAPLASMOSIS SO THEY AREN’T CONCERNED. HE WILL BE ON DOXY  FOR 4 WEEKS AND THEN WE WILL CHECK HIS CBC AGAIN AND MAKE SURE EVERYTHING IS BACK TO NORMAL. BUT HE HAS BEEN DRINKING A TON AND EATING NORMAL WHICH IS GREAT! SO FAR MONDAY LOOKS GOOD FOR HIM TO HEAD BACK TO SCHOOL. WE ARE SO THANKFUL WE CAUGHT IT EARLY SO GEORGE CAN HEAL AND WORK AGAIN SOON. THANK YOU FOR AL THE COMMENTS AND SUPPORT WE REALLY APPRECIATE IT!
LOVE BELLA AND GEORGE
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ELVIS AND I HAVE SUCCESSFULLY MADE IT THROUGH THE FIRST FEW DAYS OF THE FALL SEMESTER! THIS IS ELVIS'S FIRST SEMESTER AND WE ARE DEFINITELY BUSY. I AM EXTREMELY GRATEFUL TO HAVE WONDERFUL PROFESSORS AND STUDENTS SO FAR THAT HAVE BEEN VERY RESPECTFUL OF ELVIS. SOME STUDENTS DID NOT EVEN NOTICE ELVIS WAS THERE UNTIL EVERYONE GOT UP TO LEAVE 

I MET WITH MY SURGEON AT THE END OF AUGUST AND I AM CURRENTLY STILL IN A CAST AND WHEELCHAIR BOUND. HOPEFULLY I WILL BE ABLE TO TRY SWITCHING TO A BRACE DURING THE DAY AND A CAST AT NIGHT IN A COUPLE WEEKS! ELVIS HAS FOUND THAT HE LOVES TO PULL MY WHEELCHAIR, SOMETIMES I HAVE TO REMIND HIM TO SLOW DOWN 
 WE HAVE HAD A COUPLE ADVENTURES TO THE PRUDENTIAL CENTRE AS WELL AS STOPPING BY J.P. LICKS TO GET ELVIS SOME PUPPY ICE CREAM ON FRIDAY EVENING AFTER BEING SUCH A PERFECT BOY ALL WEEK  TODAY WE WENT TO WATCH SOME HORSES AT THE BARN WHICH WAS A LOVELY BREAK FROM CLASS, STUDYING AND THE HOSPITAL! 

LOVE FIONA AND ELVIS 
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GOD'S GONNA HAVE TO FIGURE THIS ONE OUT
.Hi Carlene,
I just had to euthanize my 16 year old cat. He only really knew me, his siblings and my ex-husband as a loving family. I am sure he will be waiting for me, along with his brother, at the rainbow bridge. But maybe my ex husband dies first? They were close.

And, many people who adopt their furbabies in their later years so there are people before the adopter who may have lovingly cared for this pet. Who does the pet wait for at the bridge before crossing over?
Don't stay awake worrying about it, but I just had to let this one out of my brain.
Have a marvelous time,
Judi
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our lawyer gave us this bylaw of ipswich... MEETING MONDAY 4PM  TOWN HALL
Section 4. Notification to Real Estate Buyers
In order to allow prospective purchasers to make informed decisions prior to a real estate transaction and to promote harmony between farmers and their new neighbors after a transaction, the Town of Ipswich requests that selling land holders and/or their agents and assigns provide written notice to prospective purchasers substantially as follows:
“It is the policy of Ipswich to conserve, protect and encourage the maintenance and improvement of agricultural  land for the production of food, or other agricultural products, and also for its natural and ecological value. This disclosure notification is to inform buyers or occupants that the property they are about to acquire or occupy lies within a town where farming activities occur. Such farming activities may include, but are not limited to, activities that may cause noise, dust or odors. Purchasing, and henceforth occupying land within Ipswich means that one should expect and accept such conditions as a norm and necessary aspect of living in Ipswich.”

Written notification may occur in one of several ways, including, but not limited to, a disclosure form or an addendum to a Purchase and Sale Agreement, and should include an acknowledgment by the buyer that they have received notification.

Saturday, September 8, 2018

SEPT 8 2018
my need to purchase a new computer grows each day - i do not know what this computer told someone about me having  some personal relationship  with  some wire brushes..
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amazon... is like the picture of the lava flow in hawaii -- it oozes onward....buying thousands of delivery vans????  there goes fedex/ups and the uspo-    the efficiency would be all well and good..  except ... i hope they  have  in their human resource division, a counterpart to Mr. Murphy.    
murphy's law  will-- at some time take over some division...i can see it now... a traffic jam of little vans in our driveway as teh pile of wire brushes grows taller than the house...
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the   foolish tendency to believe "everythign will be  all right -- it'll work out"  is like the guy flling off teh 70 story building- "-I'M aLL RIGHT SO FAR..."
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I REMEMBER-- A CLASSMATE OF GWEN'S-- WORKING HIS WAY THRU KENYON COLLEGE BY WORKING ON THE OIL RIGS-SAYING.. WITH..   GREAT AUTHORITY... " WHAT MAN HAS MADE,  GOD WILL BREAK" 
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A TYPO YESTERDAY BROUGHT ME TO TEH COLLAPSE OF A HUGE  BRIDGE IN ITALLY  WHICH WAS DESIGNED WITHOUT THE USUALL REDUNDANCY - SO THE BREAKING OF ONE CABLE CAUSED TEH COLLAPSE..
REAding further, there is a guy who's speciality in life is to "listen"   to bridges-- apparently  with a fancy stethescope a healthy bridge sounds different than an unhealthy one.
TAKES ALL KINDS.....   i thought the job of packaging worms was peculiar...
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LESSON OF THE DAY---
WATCH YOUR DOG... AND NEVER  TAKE TEH ATTITUDE "OH IT'LL BE OK"  -- CASE I POINT-- GEORGE DIDN'T FEEL WELL-- TOOK HIS TEMP  104.8- RAN TO THE VET..  HE TESTS POSITIVE FOR A  TICK BORN- NONE OF THOSE ARE  SIMPLE---  ONE DOES AFFECT TEH CLOTTING TIME-- AND 20  YEARS AGO --  BEFORE WE KNEW TOO MUCH ABOUT IT. WE HAD A DOG BLEED TO DEATH OVERNIGHT..
SO PAY ATTENTION.
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 FROM BELLA AND GEORGE....
OUR FAVORITE GUY IS NOT FEELING WELL TODAY. WENT TO THE VET THEY ARE TREATING HIM FOR LYME. TOOK LABS WILL KNOW RESULTS TONIGHT OR TOMORROW. THIS IS THE FIRST TIME IN ALMOST 4 YEARS BELLA HAS GONE TO SCHOOL SOLO 
UPDAYE ON GEORGE 
HE TESTED POSITIVE FOR ANAPLASMOSIS ANOTHER TICK DISEASE TREATING WITH DOXY HE SHOULD BE BETTER IN A FEW DAYS 

RACHEL

Friday, September 7, 2018

SEPT 7 2018
FINANCIAL REPORT  --- $200  ----OUT OF THE FUN FUND---- FOR AN EQUINE SPIRIT BALL 40"---THAT CRAZY NY LADY SAID HER DANES LOVeD ... SHE HAD PHOTOS... LOOKED LIKE HER DANES REklly got into trying to ride the thing...  so i ordered one. -- SHE SAID  TO BUY THE GOOD ONE... wasn't cheap... and we really didn/t need it... but it could be fun....- BESIDES IT WAS PURPLE AND YELLOW....
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THE STRAW THAT BROKE THE CAMEL'S BACK... IS A DOMINATING CONCEPT TODAY--  I USED TO ARGUE THIS CONCEPT CONSTAntly with my husband... regaRDING MEDICAL CONCEPTS ABOUT WHICH I KNEW NOTHING.  THERE IS A TIPPING POINT AT WHICH YOU HAVE ONE TOO MANY TINY FLU BUGS, AND YOUR BODY SAYS  "WHOA--  "- HE ALWAYS TOOK THE SLIGHTLY SICK PATH... 
PERFECT EXAMPLE-- AT HOME DEPOT-- THEY HAVE CONATINERS OF CHAIN WITH A LITTLE PIECE HANGING OUT...  YOU CAN PULL OUT A FEW MORE LINKS-- THEN ONE LINK TOO MANY AND  ALL 200 FEET IS SPILLING ONTO THE FLOOR AS THE HANGING WEIGHT... ETC....

LIFTING THE PALLET OF WET DOG FOOD WITH THE TRACTOR... IF WE TAKE OFF 2 SMALL CARTONS , THE TRACTOR CAN LIFT. THE REMAINING PALLET (900-8  POUNDS..)
  ? AN 8 POUND "STRAW?"

MY DESK HAS GOT TO THAT POINT--  SINCI I HAVE NO MEMORY, I AM INCLINED TO LEAVE "CURRENT PROBLEMS"   ON MY DESK TO REMIND ME-- IT HAS GOT TO THE POINT OF   TOO MANY CURRENT PROBLEMS.  "TOO MANY" BEING DEFINED AS  NO PLACE TO PUT MY COFFEE CUP- BECAUSE WITOUT THE CAFEENE JOLT  I'M NOT CAPABLE OF ATTACKING IT.
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  THE REASON WE DON'T HAVE ANY SOUND ON THE NURSERY CAMERA IS  8 CARTONS OF PEANUT BUTTER,,,
YESTERDAYS HEAT AND HUMIDITY  WAS ONE DEGREE TOO HIGH...- "WAS HARD ON THE OLD FOLKS"--  IT SURE WAS....  EXPLORE SENT US A NEW CAMERA FOR TEH NURSERY-- AND TO GET IT HOOKED UP MEANT I HAD TO MOVE 8 CARTONS OF PEANUT BUTTER IN A ROOM NOT AIRCONDITIONED. I DID MANAGE TO GET IT SCREWED TO TEH WALL AND  RE WIRED 
..( SOUNDS IMPRESSIVE,,  JOE ON HE PHONE  "  MOVE RED WIRE FROM #2 TO #4-"  ) - BUT WHEN IT CAME TO HOOKING UP THE MICROPHONE I HAD  JUST HAD IT-- AND JOE  ( ON THE PHONE FROM EXPLORE)  SAW THE WRITING ON THE WALL AN D SAID " LETS DO IT TOMORROW..." 
TODAY... JUST MAYBE... IF I CAN FIND WHERE MEG PUT IT, WE WILL HAVE SOUND. IT TOO IS A CAMERA WE CAN MOVE AND ZOOM FROM  NORTH CAROLINA OR WHEREVER THE CAM OP'S ARE...
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  SO ALTHO  I DID MANAGE TO PUT IN A DAYS WORK, I WAS DRAGGING AT MAIL CALL, SEVERAL CAMERA PEOPLE NOTICED AND LECTURED ME ON TAKING IT EASY..  WELL ACTUALLY ONE SAID " WORK JUST AS HARD, BUT STAY OUT OF THE HEAT" 
 MEANWHILE ALL OUR  STAFF/VOLUNTEER REGULARS ARE HANGING IN THERE  WITH SWEAT POURING DOWN THEIR  PURPLE SHIRTS. 

AND I REMEMBERED......
ALL THOSE PEOPLE IN THE "ASSISTED LIVING " PLACES  ARE WARM, DRY AND FED.. WHICH ARE HIGH O N MY LIST- BUT THERE IS NOTHI9NG TO DO... I KEEP REMINDING MYSELF  ALL THOSE JAILED PEOPLE WOULD LOVE TO BE OUT SWEATING IN THIS AWFUL WEATHER.
WORK IS NOT AWFUL... LACK OF WORK IS..
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CUT AND  PASTE--- SLIM  PICKINS
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Carlene,
My group from GE has worked with SDP the past couple years in the fall. I was reaching out to see if you needed some odd-job help. Is there a running list of tasks that need to get tackled? I know sometimes it’s hard to tell far in advance, but I potentially can organize a larger group if you can pull together a cohesive workload.

I was looking at early October, if that works for you?

Thanks, I look forward to working with you again,
- Rob
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 GE HAS A  WONDERFUL  LIFT AND HAUL BUNCH

Thursday, September 6, 2018

SEPT 6 2018
coins are coming....i was all ready with a clean 5 gal  water jug-- and in the 2 days it took cp's to start mailing coins- i can't find the jug.... but i  will...-- we have probably 3 cups of coins now..  one way that seems to work is to get one of those uspo "if it fits we will ship it" boxes at the post office.  coins are heavy...  as you CP's get into this-- i am told a galLon of quaRTERS = 53 POUNDS... SO IF YOU HAVE THOSE..... MAYBE  CONVERTING TO PAPER   IS BETTER- OR BRING THEM WITH YOU IF YOU ARE DRIVING TO DOGFEST.
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INTERESTING VISITOR YESTERDAY-- CRAZY LADY WIHT  A HUGE --CUT GLASS?  PICTURE OF 3 DONKEYS-FOR  SALE AT JANINE'S SEPT 15TH DONKEY DERBY AT MYOPIA POLO FIELD--   SHE IS ALSO  IN TEH MID ALANTIC DANE RESCUE GROUP- SO WE HAD ALOT TO TALK ABOUT-- SHE IS ALSO A NYC POLICE DEPT--A DN HAD ALOT OF FUNNY STORIES- ESPECIALLY ABOUT THE CANINE DIVISION-- AND TRAINED "BITE" DOGS THAT ARE TRAINED TO BITE ANYTHING THAT MOVES 
 TO USE  SEEMS LIKE THE POLICE NEED MORE DOGS THAN GUNS...  MIGHT TEACH TEH GENERAL POPULATION THAT STOP  MEANS STAND STILL.-- VERY ODD THAT MEN WILL ARGUE WITH A GUN....- TEY KNOW ABGOUT THOSE... YET BE TERRIFIED OF A DOG.
MOST OF HER ONE LINERS I CAN NOT TYPE... 
WELL... IN BROOKLYN FATHERS DAY  IS A VERY CONFUSING HOLLLIDAY -(- 5 KIDS = 5 FAthers..)

this 9/15 donkey derby is getting pretty exciting.... janine has  another huge donation  of 150+ donkey  figures, yet to be catalogued and priced
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 OF ALL TEH INTERESTING PROBLEMS ONE CAN HAVE, A CRACKED TOILET SEAT IS ONE THAT COMMANDS ATTENTION.. PROBLEM IS IT HAS BEEN COMMANDING ATTENTION FOR ABOUT  3 WEEKS NOW... MY DAUGHTER GWEN COMPLAINED ABOUT IT AND COULD NOT UNDERSTAND WHY IT WAS NOT RESOLVED MORE QUICKLY. THAT IS BECAUSE IT IS 74% RESOLVED BY CLEVER USE OF ORANGE DUCT TAPE...  THUS ALTERING I'T POSITION ON THE LIST OF PRIORITIES.  
THERE IS ALOT  OF OTHER THINGS THAT SHOULD BE ON MY MIND... SHOULD BE.....
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IF I AM LOOKING OVERWHELMED AT MAIL CALL, I AM.. ALL THESE THINGS NEED MASSIVE PREPARATION....
SEPT 10 -  MEET WITH IPSWICH TOWN MANAGER
SEPT  13? PORTABLE CHICKEN SHATTING  AT ASSISTED LIVING ( TRIAL RUN) 
SEPT 15 DONKEY DERBY-( TABLE)   
OCT 1 CUMMINGS GRANT
OCT 13 DOGFEST
NOV 13 ACCREDITATION COMMITTEE ( FROM AUSTRALIA)
AND THANKSGIVING  WIRT 25 RELATIVES IN  5 RENTED TRAVEL TRAILERS. 

I THINK I AM AS READY AS I CAN BE-- BUT JUST THINKING ABOUT IT CONFUSES ME.***
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W/R/T LOST LEASHES....
Hi Carlene, 
Just a thought; when I worked in the ER at our local hospital we had several “pool” stethoscopes and every now and then the hooks they were kept on were empty. Our boss simply put a note up asking for return and within a few days, the hooks were once again overflowing. (We won’t discuss the sanitation of sharing stethoscopes) 
Anyway, what happened was that like leashes, we carried them around on our necks, we would get off work and end up tossing them in the back seat of the car or on a table at home and forget to bring them back until the Note went up. 
Tarrant
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RIGHT !  EVERYBODY LOOK..... IF EACH OF YOU KEEPS ONE- AS SEEMS TO BE THE HABIT... THAT IS 114 LEASHES..  AND I KNOW I MADE THAT MANY--- LAST WEEK !!

P.S.  ON SECOND THOUGHT PLEASE DON'T  START SENDING  ME TOILET SEATS, I WILL GET TO IT EVENTUALLY...  SEND POCKET CHANGE !!

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

sept 5 2018

RUMOR HAS IT SOMEONE WILL BE ALONG TO FIX OUR MITSUBSHI HEAT AND A/C--- LUCKILY  WE HAVE 2 INDEPENDENT SYSTEMS- AND ONLY ONE IS DOWN... THE ONE OVER MY DESK..
I LOVE DUPLICATE SYSTEMS...( LIKE TEH GENERAtor)
speaking of that--- i know i have mentioned--- "BG"--- before generator---i had what is known as an "inverter" 
which lwould make  my car cig lighter  a one socket electric outlet---  so in a desparate situation i could park my car outside teh laundry building and with one ( fat) extension cord run ONE THING... LIKE the keroscene  furnace  to take teh chill off the place... key to thAT OPERATION IS USUALLY YOUR CAR STARTS..... UNLIKE TEH ROPE PULLING OF TEH LOVELY HONDAS THEY SELL - THOSE INVERTERS ARE NOT EXPENSIVE..
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HAVING A NICE CAR IS MANY THINGS-- LIKE AN EMERGENCY  CRATE TO PUT A DOG in -- A/C AND HEATED  PLACE  TO NAP-- I HAVE NEVER GOT OVER BEING AMAZED THAT  I EXPECT IT TO START WHEN I TURN THE KEY--  FOR SO MANY YEARS I DROVE VEHICLES THAT  NEEDED TO BE PUSHED  TO START....  THANKFULLY ... THAT'S HISTORY...
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 ON THE TOPIC OF OVERFEEDING DONKEYS......TODAY  YOU WILL SEE THE RAIN  GUTTER I PUT ON THE DONKEY FENCE TO FEED TEH LITTLE GUYS--( ONCE I MOVE THE TRACTOR AND DUMPSTER)  IT IS VERY SCIENTIFICALLY DESIGNED...
PROBLEM IS .. MO -- AND POCKETS NEED MORE FOOD-- AND CAN BE FED "LUNCH" OVER THE 4' TALL FENCE    TEH MINI'S CAN'T REACH OVER.. WHICH IS GOOD-- BUT FRUSTRATING... I DIDN'T WANT TO PUT PROPER FEEDERS FOR THEM BECAUSE THE DOMINANT ONES WOUDL EAT TOO MUCH-- HOPEFULLY TTEH NARROW  RAIN GUTTER WILL ENTERTAIN THEM WHILE FORCING THEM TO  HOLD THIER HEADS SIDEWAYS TO NIBBLE SLOWLY..
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I REALLY TIRE OF  EMAILS SCOLDING ME FOR NOT FILLING THE HAY BAGS EVERY 20 MINUTES...
TEH LITTLE PONY WAS STANDING IN HAY WHICH HAD FALLEN ON THE FLOOR- AND SOMEONE WANTED ME TO GO TO THE BARN AND REFILL  THE BAG WITH "FRESH HAY" \
FYI----   3 THINGS...
ALL THIS HAY GOT BALED AT ONCE--- MONTHS AGO ( AND SOMETIMES LAST YEAR)
MOST HORSES/DONKEYS are  fed hay off the ground, not in bags or feeders..
an even slightly hungry donkey will pick up every strand of hay within reach
*and then there is water buckets--- there is a huge water container outside- about 14 x 48 inches .. and if you ever see a donkey's head  go all the way to the bottom of that... then let me know... otherwise...  if they have to walk around outside to get a drink... so be it...
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people are so in tune to animal abuse that they have trouble recognizing animals who are well cared for--
maybe not tot he level of secretariat-- but perfectly adequately..  i don't eat filet every night either.
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now-- a problem.... CARE OF OUR "OLDER  FOLKS" ...
let me try and paint a picture for you...  judy and i went to  what was called a rehab "home"... with the dogs.. judy is super-- hyper active--can smile and hold teh very straingest conversations with  " older people" ----  the room had 16 people who were semi mobile--IF THEY WERE NOT NODDING OFF ASLEEP,  they coudl ,get up and move around with walkers... 2 of teh men  had a  choice between holding onto the walker or their pants--- THEY CHOSE TEH WALKER...  i mean falling down type pants..  at one point  JUDY  handed me paula and ran down the  hall to grab a guys pANTS AND LIFT- JUST BEFOR THEY WENT TO HIS ANKLES...  THE GUY WOULD FALL IF HIS PANTS WENT TO HIS ANKLES...   TEH ONE ATTENDENT-- TEH WATER POURER-- WAS NOT IN CHARGE OF FALLING PANTS.. SO SHE IGNORED IT.
BENTLEY AND SIZZLE WERE LYING DOWN-- STAYING--- PAULA WAS ON A LEASH...  SO I HAD A CHANCE TO LOOK AROUND - THE WORST PANT JOB HAD SHOES ON THAT WERE EASILY 2" TOO BIG.... STARTING ME ON  ANALYZING THE SHOE SITUATION-- BETWEEN THE TALLER MEN WALKING ON TEH BACKS OF THIER SHOES, THE SHORTER MEN WITH SHOES TOO BIG,  TEHRE WERE A BUNCH OF GUYS WITH NO SHOES-- AND TEH FEW WOMEN IN THE GROUP-- NONE HAD SHOES.  I AM NOT SAYING  THAT IN THT SITUATION SHOES ARE 100% NECESSARY... JUST ODD.

THE BLACKBOARD SAID  "HONEY MUSTARD PORK" WAS FOR LUNCH AND "CHEESE SANDWICHES WERE SCHEDULED FOR DINNER" - PLACE WAS CLEAN...  AND LORD KNOWS THEY ALL HAD WATER...  and fans... ( no a/c) 
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THIS "HOME" WAS AT THE END OF A DIRT ROAD --- BOTH  PHYSICALLY AND MENTALLY...  JUDY SAID 2 PEOPLE  SAID TO HER  "IF I COULD JUST GET A RIDE HOME" -- IT WOULD SEEM TO ME.THAT  THEY  COULD  USE A BETTER ACTIVITES DIRECTOR...??? 
 THIS "ROaving dog project"   is giving  us  AN EYEFULL.