I DON'T KNOW HOW YOU DO THIS... BUT......CLAUDIA BOHEMICA POSTED NEW PICTURES OF THE LITTER X PUPPIES ON FACEBOOK. WE HAVE A $500 DEPOSIT ON THE MERLE MALE... STRANGE THAT IT WOULD BE LITTER "X" BECAUSE TEH FIRST MALE I IMPORTED WAS "XUBBY" WHO BECAME "DEAGLE" -- I HOPE THIS ONE IS 1/2 THE DOG DEAGLE WAS....
ACCORDING TO THE "CHART" MERLE TO BLACK SHOULD GIVE US 50% MERLES, HARLEQUINS AND 50% BLACKS/WHITE--
ABOUT THE SAME AS WATSON/ ( HARL) TO BLACK--50..50 -- IF I HAVE ANY CORECTION TO THE CHNART, I WOUOLD SAY OVER 350 PUPPIES TEH RATIO MIGHT BE 56%BLACK AND44% MERLE/HARL-- WE DO SEEM TO GET ALOT OF BLACKS..
BIG EXCITEMENT YESTERDAY WAS WE DID PHYSICALLY GET THE CHECK FROM TTOH-- IT GOT MIS DELIVERED TO SOMEONE IN TOPSFIELD AND TOOK A WHILE TO GET TO US... IT WAS WRITTEN MARCH 22 ..
WE DID HAVE A VERY INTERESTING REPORT FROM ERICA AND ASHER ABOUT A SIMPLE PROBLEM ASHER HAS SOLVED... THE LACK OF HANDRAILS.. IN GREAT BIG BUILDINGS LIKE STATE HOUSES - SOMETHIGN THAT DOES NOT OCCUR TO PEOPLE WITH "NORMAL" FEET... AT ANY RATE .. NOW ASHER IS HER PORTABLE HANDRAIL....
I WOULD HAVE CUT AND PASTED IT EXCEPT MY WONDERFUL COMPUTER ATE IT.
SOME THINGS WE CAN NOT PRACTICE-- LIKE CADAVER TRAINING?????
Clark and I have had a very busy past few months. I just submitted an application for a fellowship to fund my dissertation, and Clark was very patient with me as we spent lots of weekend hours at school and coffee shops while I was writing. As always, he prefers to be out working somewhere, even if he just naps, than staying at home.
This semester we've also been in an intensive class with the medical students. The class lasts all morning, and has hands-on lab time, along with usual lectures. Some of the labs are in the gross anatomy lab - with cadavers. I was nervous at first about how Clark would react, but he has been perfect every time. My instructors have been very supportive, and arranged for Clark to have his own mat and blanket set up right by my lab table, so I can use him when I need to get up, but he is at a comfortable distance when we are doing dissections. I am always looking for new things to do and expose Clark to, and I think this definitely qualifies! We have gotten many compliments from the professors and students on his behavior in class and I expect nothing less.
This week, we have finally enjoyed a break from class. We made a trip to Columbus, OH, to see if I qualify for a clinical trial for a drug for FA. In going through the evaluations, I notice the areas where the disease has progressed. Still, I think I surprised the doctor with how much and how well I can walk with Clark. He is truly the best treatment I have received.
We also got to meet up with Paul and Charlotte, who live close by, for a play date for the pups. It is so great to have another SDP team near us! Clark and Charlotte had fun in the mud, and Paul and I had a nice time, too!
Here are a few pictures from the past months.