now--- we ought to be able to get this $10,000-- have at it guys-- maybe colored envelopes??? mailed on thursday ( or after)
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maybe sending the abc news video of bella... and i have pictures of me training george at 7 weeks-- i am sure meg and steve had someting ot do with it too... but for $10,000 lets go with i trained him-- i certainly trained meg and steve..... alot..... you have hunter aND WENDY AND THAT WONDERFUL PICTURE OF EVE AND FINN-- SO THERE IS ALOT TO WORK WITH
THINK HARD... $10,000 WOULD BE A LOVELY ADDITION.
TODAy teh VA is coming here -- i used the word "audit" because i dind't know a better one... i think it is a person who has something to do with groups of veterans sitting in circles--- and has read that adding a dog to the bunch is very effective.. "and i heaRD OF TEH GREAT THINGS YOU DO - SO I WANT TO COME SEE...
WELL YOU COMNE RIHGT AQHEAD, ----TO SAY "WE ARE READY" IS A FARCE... WE ARE WHAT WE ARE ,, AND DON'T HAve enought time to be anything else ... every tiem i think we are finally organized someone changes teh variables .
thiS may be teh daily doggie... but it also coudl. have a section of "todays tirade" how many times "you define a problem then solve it" thigs like round wheels and electricity-- and teh telephone... well i haAVE A NEW JOB DEFINITION... TO REPLACE THE "YOUR CALL IS IMORITANT TO US" ROUTINE... THERE ARE A VERY LOT OF PEOPLE WHO C OULD LEAD A VERY ACTIVE INTERESTING LIFE - GOING TO WORK AND REPLACING THE MACHINE-- I KEEP HARPING BACK TO WBZ-TV AND TEH RECEPTIONIST/TELEPHONE ANSWERER WHO WAS A PERSON IN AN ELEC WHEEL CHAIR WHO COULD USE ONE ARM ALOT... SO WBZ SET HIM UP THERE.... I CAN REMEMBER HIS CHEERFUL "BZ HERE- FRED WILL BE BACK AT HIS DESK IN 2 MINUTES, HE JUST WENT TO THTE REST ROOM" HOW MUCH MORE EFFECIENT IS THAT APPROACH-???
I CAN REMEMBER TEH GOOD OLD DAYS... AND TEH "BUSY SIGNAL" --- DOES ANYONE UNDER 20 YEARS OLD REMEMBGER THAT? YOU HUNG UP AND DIALED BACK... JUST WHO CONVINCE3D US TO PUT UP WITH BEING TRAPPED " YOUR CALL WILL BE ANSWERED IN THE ORDER IT WAS RECEIVED...NOW THAT YOU HAVE CALLED US, LET ME TELL UYOU HOW WONDERFUL IS OUR NEW PRODIUCT LINE OF RECHARGEABLE FLOOR MOPPING DEVICES FOR $19.99 " YOU ARE TRAPPED- AS YOU SIT BREATLESSLY WAITING FOR A REAL PERSON TO COME ON THE LINE- TEHN ALL OF A SUDDEN CLICK AND SOMEONE SPEAKS "DUE TO AN UNEXPEDTED BLAH BLAH BLAH YOU MAY LEAVE YOUR NUMBER AND WE WILL RETURN YOUR CALL SOMETIME IN APRIL;"
THE HOURS THAT TELEPONE LINES ( AND PAID STAFF) ARE HELD UP "ON HOLD" IS MORE THAT SIGNIFICANT-- WHILE TEHRE IS A SOLUTION- THERE IS LITERALLY AN ARMY OF PEOPLE WITH "DIFFERENT ABILITIES" WHO REALLY COULD USE THE CHANCE NOT TO BE HANDICAPPED- AND ALL IT NEEDS IS MAYBE A REDESIGN OF SOME HARDWARE-- THEN SOMEONE TO GO ROUND TO THESE "ON HOLD" COMPANIES AND JAR THEM INTO A DECIENT PAY FOR A REALLY CRITICAL JOB WE COULD DESIGN A LOGO FORO THEM WHICH BRAGS ABOTU "REAL HUMAN ON THE P[HONE" TO PUT IN ALL THEIR ADVERTISEMANTS.
GIVEN 2 SIMILAR COMPANIES- ONE WITH "real human" logo--- i know which one i would choose. heck we designed a machine to get to hte moon- can't we come up with some joystick thing-- or whatever is needed-- so people who can use only one arm, can do just that????
you mean you can't get up that raMP IN YOUR WHEELCHAIR?? THEN JUST GET HERE 5 MIN BEFORE EVERYONE ELSE AND SOMEONE WILL PUSH YOU UP THAT RAmp.... or get fired-- it's time to make things happen.
i even decided there is a job for people who are bed ridden--- get admitted to some medical facility and observe what is really happening.
thus endeth the tirade for teh day..
now about the storm and training people to be terrified.. well.... the pup is supposed to be on the flight landing at 1:05 at logaN( BOSTON LH422 I THINK... AND THAT IS ABBOUT WHEN THE STORM HITS... I CAN ASSUME SOMEONE RUNNING THESE PLANES OVER THE OCEAN IS USED TO DEALING WITH THINGS LIKE THIS-- AS LONG AS SOME STRANGE THING MAKES THEM LAnd in new york or some other foreign place, we should be fine.
talk about designing things--- the crate will be in the carog area f the airport- that is where i must go to pick up the paperwork attached to the crate--- then go all the way round the airport to the other side to get someone to stamp teh cargo paperwork ( and hand them $65) then drive round again to get teh crate and pup.-- makes you wonder if a second stamper could be on the cargo side--- there is aNOTHER JNOB FOR A PERSON WITH AT LEAST ONE FUNCTIONING ARM
93.4% OF TEH PROBLEM IS THE FACT THAT "INDUSTRY.. OR GOVERNMENT" HAS NOT PROVIDED-- OR ENCOURAGED --CREATIVE EMPLOYMENT FOR A HUGE % OF THE POPULATION. PERSONALLY, MY HANDS SHAKE SO BADLY , I CAN NOT DO BRAIN SURGERY- BUT I CAN TRAIN DOGS???????
I read dd each day and am inspired by the many things and problems handled by you, Carlene, and your staff.I am in awe of the wonderful cut and paste going ons of the service dog partners. The ability to leave a wheelchair, walk on grass, up curbs is blessed. I am greatful for all of their accomplishments and Fiona's balance help and her attentiveness to me, keeping my depression at bay and the love that I have for her. I just wanted to thank you all for making my days bright and my hope high. Bless you all.
Fiona and Mary Lou
It's been 2 1/2 months since you gave Washer to me. I truly love her, she is an amazing girl, and she is a show stopper wherever we go. Hope all is well with you and everyone at SDP.