"fun with body parts" could be the title of last night's staff party -- we had 2 legs and one arm which were once part of a mannequin.. the rest of which is missing- the 2 legs have a history of producing moments of classic humor... like the day we had to call an ambulance only to have the driver come up the driveway and panic at the sight of those 2 legs sticking out from under the tractor. i have a feeling teh arm belongs to delores who is poised by the fence near the guest house- clothed in her summer dress and sun bonnet.
as many times as i have seen delores standing there.., i do a double take every time i ride by on my golf cart.
delores has great purpose in the training of service dogs-
problem being..... when 2 dogs approach each other, they stop and freeze in place- at that split second, they are deciding whether to fight the other dog or wag a tail... the bit about standing still is critical because when we go in a mall, the store windows are full of people standing still-- a puppy that does not understand is going to do more than a double take...
and if teh mannequins are bad, those rocking horses that you put a quarter in for a kitd to ride are worse... they really look like an animal about to strike-- this is why we have a rocikng horse in the arena-- so pups can get over the p[roper butt sniffing before they panic in a mall.
-- the party hat--- as i sat in my bed watching the royal wedding, i thought i really ought ot have one of those british wedding hats for the party...... without moving much, i took one of the squares of flooring ajay gave me to re-floor the bgathroom- and added several things within reach--- i cut up 3 of the empty distilled water jugs before i got one to clamp on my head whille stuck on the glue of teh underside of the piece of flooring. courtney's unicorn, rabbit ears and a few kleenex flowers and other things, it was a proper hat..- finally donated to mark's extensive hat collection.
i do not have a clue why i was encouraged to pose -- head hidden/ face in hands..with trainers steve and megan-- they have some subscript in mind-- and i do not know what it is... i am sure it will appear on facebook or somewhere.
AWESOME ANNIE WAS AWESOME AT MAIL CALL!
and we are on to the next puppy arrival... i have sent......
HERE IS WHAT I KNOW SO FAR..... IS THIS CORRECT???
I SEE A LIST THAT CZECH IS ON THE RABIES FREE LIST --
IF THAT IS STILL TRUE, HE WILL APPARENTLY NEED JUST THE NORMAL SERIES OF PUPPY SHOTS
AT 6 WEEKS 9-10 WEEKS AND A VET SIGNATURE THAT THE PUP SHOWS NO SIGN OF DISEASE AND IT FIT TO TRAVEL
BORN 22 MARCH--- 6 WEEK SHOT ABOUT APRIL 22- IF HE HAS HIS SECOND SHOT-- AND VET EXAM MAY 25--6--7--8
HE COULD TRAVEL MAY 29 30 31-- I LIKE MID WEEK FOR TRAVEL...
THE LAST PUP I GOT FROM FRANKFURT BORN DEC 30 HAD A VET SIGNATURE AND SECOND SHOT ON MARCH 3 AND TRAVELED ON MARCH 7 - SO MUST HAVE BEEN 9 WEEKS.
I WILL OWE YOU 1300 FOR PUP 200 TO GET THE PUP TO PET AIR IN FRANKFURT PER YOUR EMAIL
MINUS TEH 500$ DEPOSIT.. I WILL SEND YOU $1000
I WILL THEN OWE PET AIR FOR TRANSPORT AND CRATE
DOES THAT LOOK RIGHT?
she basically responded yes-- and sent 5 pages of details including feeding details...
apparently next monday is a holiday in germany, but i will contaqct pet air and have them connect with her for travel may 29 -- 30-- 31
i prefer mid week because of teh confusioln with my german sperm , liquid nitrogen, airport in paris-- weekend holidays USDA and things like that.
bud...( our puppy picker upper) i hope is ready for the usual performace... go to airport cargo side--- pick up a piece of paperr, leavign pup still in the crate, drive all the way into the bowels of boston- have some guy stamp the paper and drive all the way back to the airport cargo area and be allowed ot get your pup out of the crate and go home.
sunday stew-- and we have not cleaned the fire pit up from the last sunday stew. where we tried the shopping cart on it's side..
my how time flies when you are trying to grow grass,