bentley and i were teh object of fake service dogs yesterday.. it was my fault-- totally- judy and i had gone to lynnfield senior home on our wander thru -- therapy type dog episode- usually very cheerfully recieved-- except lynnfield ( where i used to live-- and got thrown out o f town- bASICALLY....) I WALKED TOT EH RECEPTION DESK AND WENT TO LEAN ON IT.. BENTLEY AND SIZ RIGHT BY MY SIDE.. SINCE WE WERE IN THERAPY MODE I DID NOT HAVE HIS VEST ON-- SIZ AND BENT HAD THOSE SHORT 18 INCH ORANGE LEASHES-- MAY WAS IN HARNESS ON LEASH WITH JUDY..... AS I LEANED ON THE DESK I TOLD BOTH DOGS TO STAY ( RIGHT BY MY SIDE... BUT I DID LET GO OF THEIR LEASHES.. AND THEY STOOD THERE PEOPLE DID BEGIN TO PAT SIZZLE- AS TEH WOMAN BEHIND THE COUNTER "CAME APART" - APPARENTLY A FAKE SERV ICE DOG HAD BITTEN SOMEONE IN THEIR LOBBY AND I GOT THE FULL BRUNT OF IT SHE WAS TOTALLY CORRECT " IF YOU NEED YOUR DOG YOU MAY STAY BUT HE MUST BE ON LEASHA N 2 FEET FROM YOU ( HE WAS 2 FEET, BUT I QUICKLY GRABBGED TEH 18" LEASH.) SHE WENT ON ABOUT THE RULES-- AND SHE WAS TOTALLY RIGHT...AS SHE WENT ON AQBOUT IF I KNEW THE ADA RULES....
IT WAS ONE OF THOSE SITUATIONS WHERE I WAS SAYING ALL THE THINGS FAKE DOG OWNERS SAY-- WHICH WAS GOING NO WHERE--- SO WE LEFT--- I WAS ASSUMING AT LEAST 1/4 THE RESIDENTS OF LYNNFIELD WOULD KNOW OF ME- BUT WE NEVER EVEN GOT THAT FAR... ONCE WE GOT OUT THE DOOR, SEVERAL WOMEN CAME UP AND RECOGNIZED ME- AND WERE CHEERFUL--- BUT.... I MUST WRITE HER TODAY... TEH LYNNFIELD SR. PLACE IS A GATHERING PLACE WITH FULL PARKING LOT OF TIRES WITH FULL TREAD--- NO BUS HERE... IT WOULD BE MORE SUITED TO A LUNCHEON TALK/VIDEO
IT WAS ONE OF THOSE SITUATIONS LIKE THE LOGIC PROBLEM ..
THERE IS ONLY ONE ANSWER TO THE QUESTION "DO YOU TELL THE TRUTH?"
WE DECIDED THERE IS A DISTINCT DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE INNER SENIOR PROGRAMS AND THE MORE RURAl ones--
the ones "inside 128" ( bostons circurlar highway) are more programmed and can not deal with drop ins... where the amesbury bunch up close to n.h. beg us to stop in... it was a learning experience
and then........ around here--- boston---- rt 128 is well known-- that is until someone decided to "use" 128 to get rt 95 traffic from maine to florida without carving a new road.... when they did they took down the our lovely old green Mass state 128 signs and put up teh red white and blue federal rt 95 signs... verbally it will always be 128.. if someone gives you direcrtions keep that in mind. 128=95
judy and i were talking and missed the turn for 128 and were headed hnorth- now beecause i spent 30 years in teh magazinge delivery business it is tough to get me lost anywhere north of boston... except when MR.SIRI with his GPS ideas comes into action.
we came to a sign that said SHRINERS and thought if it is not the burn unit- maybe a stop there would be a good thing.. it was not a magazine route so judy asked mr.siri -- and he started in sending us thru cow pastures - on tiny roads that would never hold teh traffic i thiught shriners would demand... when we past the turkey farm for the second time, we did ask a policeman ( as we handd him a roll of lifesavers) -- we did finally find it... i was teh shriners auditorium-- absoiltely desearted.. where they have events... the hospital is in boston... an educational trip...
AS PIXIE AND I WATCHED MAIL CALL YESTERDAY HER EYES LIT UP AND SHE LISTENED TO YOUR VOICE AND CARLENE TALK. IT WAS SO PRECIOUS TO WATCH. IT’S SO HEARTWARMING TO KNOW THAT SHE STILL HAS THE SAME LOVE FOR YOU BOTH JUST BY VOICE AS SHE DID AS A LITTLE PUPPY BEFORE I RECEIVED HER AT 13 MONTHS OLD. MY GIFT MY SWEET PIXIE BUT ALWAYS TRY TO MAKE SURE HAVE HER WATCH MAIL CALL AND VIDEOS OF THE THE FARM TO ALWAYS REMEMBER WHERE SHE CAME FROM CAUSE I FIND IT IMPORTANT CAUSE IF IT WASN’T FOR ALL THE DEVOTION HARD WORK, LOVE AND THE KIND HEARTS OH I COULD GO ON I WOULDN’T HAVE MY ANGEL TODAY AND BE ABLE TO MOST OF WHAT I DO TODAY.
EVEN THOUGH MY DAYS RIGHT NOW ARE DIFFERENT AND HARDER THEY ARE BEYOND WORTH EVERY MINUTE AND I WOULDN’T CHANGE A THING. I’M SO GRATEFUL FOR EVERYTHING! PIXIE IS TRULY THE MOST SPECIAL BEAUTIFUL SWEET ANGEL IN THE WORLD.