Friday, June 22, 2018

june 22 2018
the dangers  BC  ( before coffee)- i have 2 bags of treats on my desk... one is teh addictive honey/mustard bagel bites- the other is teh "tender strips" with lamb as  teh 1st ingredient.   with both bags open facing me, there was nearly a nasty mistake... fortunately teh tender strips have an alarming shape for human consumption...
these  strips were  A SAMPLE  in the bottom of the box containing chaos special diet food--- purina pro plan savor for  weight management ( whaT I NEED IS HONEY MUSTARD BAGEL BITES FOR WEIGHT MANAGEMENT)--  CHAOS IS DOING WELL ON TEH REDUCED CALORIES OF  WHAT SEEMS TO BE THE SAME  FLAVOR/BRAND  FOOD  WE FEED EVERYONE ELSE...

THE SAMPLE  OF  "TENDER STRIPS" IS GOOD.   THEY GET MY STAMP OF APPROVAL  BASED ON TEH SHAPE--  THE SHAPE OF THE  TREAT YOU FEED PUPPIES  CAN BE DETRIMENTAL TO THEIR TRAINING....  THESE STRIPS ARE 4.25 INCHES...( I MEASURED) THIS MEANS I CAN  HOLD TEH TREAT PERPENDICULAR TO THE PUP'S MOUTH-  THEREBY ENCOURAGING THEM TO CLEARLY SEE THE TREAT AND ALLOW THEM TIME TO CAREFULLY  TAKE JUST THE E TREAT AND NOT MY FINGERS ... DOESNT SOUND LIKE MUCH--- BUT LETS STUDY THE OTHER OPTION-- GIVEN A 1" SQUARE TREAT-- YOU HOLD THAT BETWEEN 2 FINGERS-  AS THE PUP APPROACHES THE TREAT WITH  ENTHUSIASM AND MOUTH WIDE OPEN , YOU INSTINCTLY   MOVE YOUR HAND BACK SLIGHTLY HOPING TO  CLEAR THE CANINE'S CANINES.-- THIS SETS UP THE DOG TO THINK-- I BETTER GRAB QUICKER NEXT TIME.. YOU HAVE SET INTO MOTION A PERSONIFICATION OF TEH VICIOUS  CIRCLE.
YOU HAVE TAUGHT THE DOG TO JUMP AT THE TREAT IN YOUR HAND-- WITH HAPPY PUPPIES, IT CAN BE FRIGHTENING.
BEING ABLE TO HOLD THIS RECTANGULAR SHAPE ACROSS THE LINE OF ATTACK, MEANS YOU CAN EVENTUALLY SLOW THE DOG DOWN TO BEING MORE CIVIL ABOUT  GRABBING TREATS..

TREat grabbing is a concern at the barn too-  i am dead serious about feeing the donkeys with your hands-- i can't tell you how many people stick their hands out at the donkeys with a carrot  and boldly explain to me how they know how to feed a horse.. at which point i explain not around here-- we use frying pans-  they don't hear that and continue to tell me about how to hold thier hand flat - at which point  i explain-- often loudly - that i know all about  flat hands.... but  around here you will use a fry pan  because i want the donekys to expect treats from fry pans- not kids hands-- as parts of kids hands are often the shape of carrots-  ocassionally someone will listen to that logic and  use teh fry pans which  are  hanging  aroudn the donkey pasture.  but the kind of person who is so intent on explaing  to me  how they know it is ok to feed with a flat hand, i guarentee i will see the sneak treats by hand, because they just assume i am nuts. and when i catch  that happening i wil tell them  in no uncertain terms not to go near the donkeys at all-- and in 2 cases asked people  to leave the property.  it is a rare case, but you might see me feed tehm by hand.   it is a rarity-- i carry a fry pan on my cgolf cart.

let me explain where this started......   i started driving the donkeys ---2 of them to a cart--- then 4, then 6, then 8- and by the time i got to 8, i found there was no money in saying "8 like teh budweisers"  -- there was a lot of money in buying antlers and saying "like Santa's reindeer" --  by the time you have 8,  those front 2 are so far away from you that you have very little supervision over  the crowds of kids that will pack in around them-  i always had at least 2 sidewalkers- and one to "head tehm up"   but even so...
now to complete the picture   Santa... means   Christmas... and candy canes. donkeys ( and horses) are addictied to pepermint..
so we worked, not only on stearing those donkeys, but at taking pieces of pepermint and touching them between the eyes and  rubbing quickly down and slipping it into  their mouth ( with a flat hand) -- this was so the donkeys did not expect  every flat hand that came at them to have  a pepermint in it.  this was critical to our succdess at christmas because 66% of all children in december  have hands that smell like pepermint.
to have 438,000 kids pat  those donkeys in harness and have no one get bitten is proof that  my technique worked.
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I KNOW IT HAS BEEN A WHILE SINCE OUR LAST UPDATE, UNFORTUNATELY I HAVE NOT BEEN VERY WELL AND HAVE MAINLY JUST BEEN GOING TO HOSPITAL APPOINTMENTS!
ON TUESDAY I MET WITH MY GI TEAM. WE DISCUSSED HOW BEST TO MANAGE SOME OF MY SYMPTOMS WHILE WE WAIT ON A DATE FOR SURGERY TO FIND OUT EXACTLY WHAT IS GOING ON BEFORE DECIDING ON A FOLLOWING SURGERY AS WELL AS HOW BEST TO FIT EVERYTHING AROUND MY LEG SURGERY AT THE END OF JULY! 
WE HAVE ALSO BEEN WORKING ON A BETTER FORMULA PLAN TO TRY AND GIVE MY BODY THE BEST CHANCE OF RECEIVING NUTRITION AS I RECEIVE MOST OF MY NUTRITION THROUGH MY TUBE! ELVIS HAS REALLY LOOKED AFTER ME THIS WEEK AS I HAVE BEEN MORE TIRED THEN USUAL AFTER BATTLING A FEVER LAST WEEK AND MY BODY ALREADY REALLY STRUGGLES TO RECEIVE THE NUTRIENTS IT NEEDS! I HAVE HAD TO REMAIN CONNECTED TO MY TUBE FOR LONGER PERIODS OF THE DAY TO RECEIVE MORE MEDICATION AND NUTRITION. ELVIS HAS BEEN AMAZING AT MAKING SURE THAT IF I GET TANGLED IN TUBING, HE STOPS STILL UNTIL I CAN UNTANGLE US!  
TODAY WE SPENT THE MORNING AT SDP WHICH WAS DEFINITELY THE HIGHLIGHT OF THE WEEK! DESPITE NOT FEELING THE GREATEST I HAD A LOVELY TIME. SEEING EVERYONE AND SPENDING TIME WITH DOGS ALWAYS BRINGS A SMILE TO MY FACE. I KNOW ELVIS HAS A GREAT TIME AS WELL! AS SOON AS WE GOT BACK IT WAS OFF TO THE HOSPITAL AGAIN FOR ANOTHER APPOINTMENT AND ALSO TO GET BLOOD WORK DONE BECAUSE I HAVE NOT BEEN VERY WELL. ELVIS WAS A CHAMP AND STAYED RIGHT BY MY SIDE. HE ALWAYS LOOKS AT ME WHENEVER DOCTORS/NURSES ARE DOING TESTS OR IV'S UNTIL I SAY ITS OK AND THEN HE PUTS HIS HEAD DOWN AND RELAXES! ALL MY DOCTORS AND NURSES HAVE COMMENTED ON HOW SPECIAL HE IS AND ALWAYS WANTS TO MAKE SURE I AM OK!
TOMORROW IT IS BACK TO THE HOSPITAL FOR A FEW MORE APPOINTMENTS AND THEN HOPEFULLY I WILL BE FEELING BETTER FOR THE WEEKEND SO WE CAN GET UP TO SOME MORE ADVENTURES! THAT IS ALL FOR NOW AND AS ALWAYS THANK YOU TO EVERYONE FOR YOUR SUPPORT ON OUR JOURNEY!

LOVE FIONA AND ELVIS 

Thursday, June 21, 2018

june 21 2018
Snyders  honey mustard and onion flavored bagel pieces say- rightly so - that they are bursting with flavor- they -- however-- are also bursting with calories especially if i sit here and eat one little piece at a time til the whole bag is gone.
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there is a huge difference between the german raised pups, aND  OURS WHO START THE SPOON FEEDING AT 3 OR 4 WEEKS OF AGE..-PENNY AND PAULA-- AND MAYHEM-- DO NOT HAVE TH E ABILITY TO CONCENTRATE ... YET....I AM WORKING ON IT- BUT IT IS AN UPHILL BATTLE AT THE MOMENT.  MAY IS AS SWEET AS SHE CAN BE- UNLESS DISTRACTED  BY CHEWING ON HER  YOUNGR FRIENDS... PAULA IS MORE PENSIVE THAN PENNY WHO IS MORE TEH ACT AND REACT ALL AT THE SAME TIME... THEN THINK ABOUT IT.  I DID MAKE TEHM LEASHES- AND DYED THE LEASHES PURPLE SO NO ONE WOULD STEAL  MINE..... AND I MUST GET THEM OUTSIDE AND UNDER CONTROL THEY WOULD BE ALOT BETTER IF I JOGGED 1/2 MILE A DAY WITH THEM--
ACTUALLY I'D BE A LOT BETTER IF I JOGGED 1/2 MILE A DAY TOO- BUT THE CHANCES OF THAT HAPPENING ARE SLIM TO NONE.
TEH COMPLICATONS OF TRYING TO TRAIN 3 AT ONCE ARE SIGNIFICANT.  EVEN YUPPY PUPPY TRAINING IS VERY TOUGH ONE DOG AT A TIME- WITH 2 OBSERVERS... THROWING HANDFULLS OF TREATS ACROSS TEH FLOOR FOR THE EXTRA TWO "OBSERVERS" DOES NOT REALLY HELP.  THE TOTAL CONCENTRATION IS GONE...   I AM LOOKING FOR THAT "WATER" MOMENT OF HELEN KELLER IN THE MIRACLE WORKER MOVIE...    WE JEST AINT THERE YET.
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the wierd project of th daqay is to rip out the training room carpet and get ready to replace it with sweeepable flooring-  the carpet 20 x 10 will be good for dog's sleeping lofts-- if we can get it cleaned up-- sooooo.... plan is to unroll it in the yard and pick up the middle with the fork lift-- so if you see carpet dangling  from the fork lift... that is why.
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from "cousin roberta " who wrote teh book- literally- on life in a commune  " huerfano"
in the meantime, if any of you happen to be passing through New Haven this fall, the Beinecke Library at Yale is having a show of the photographers whose work it collects (including me) --- Eye on the West.  Just a thought..  at any rate please give my love to all.     roberta price
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and then-- finally-------
The Great Dane Club of America along with the 2018 Midwest Division is pleased to announce a unique educational and competitive event to showcase the addition of the Merle to our members as well as the fancy at large. On Thursday October 25th, 2018 one half hour after judging the GDCA will host the first competition for the Merle. Entries will be taken on Thursday from the beginning of judging until the end of judging of the regular classes that day. It is the wish of the GDCA that this showcase competition will serve a great tool to educate its members and prospective judges on our newest recognized color. We invite everyone to participate whether by showing or just observing these beautiful dogs.
Classes will be 6-9 months, 9-12 months, 12-18 months, and Open (18mo and up). All classes will be divided by sex.
Additionally, the GDCA intends to ask that some of the Merles participating in the Meet the Merle Event be utilized for the judges’ education program the following day as we all know education is paramount to the success and understanding of the implementation of the standard changes. Participation in the event is key to the GDCA helping educate both breeder judges and upcoming judges alike.
We look forward to a great celebration of the Merle and invite everyone to participate and learn from this once in a lifetime event!!!!

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granted breeding merle to merle can produce white deaf - but it is about the same ratio as breeding harl to harl-- so why was the harl worht thousands and the merle worthless?    i dunno-- my first three service dogs were the "merle girls"   bella, annie and maude  all wonderful service dogs. 
i don't know what the problem is withthe font..... it is doing it's own thing today..

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

june 20 2018

flys---- as related to what smells bad enough to attract them--- personally i don't think horses smell too bad,  so the object is to find something that smells worse-- so flys would think it smells better and would prefer that to horse blood.---  i went this road ?20 years ago- you take milk gallon jug, cut and invert the top put a slurry of chicken liver and specific dog poop-- a little bit of water-- duct tape teh pieces togethere leaving the center  hole... and hang it--  that rig will catch 4" of dead flys pretty quickly...  i put one in the  t tent  and it worked wonders for 2 days in the hot sun...  it continued to work well for a week-  we were not bothered by flys at all -- mostly because we could not get near  tht t tent because of the stench--  a bit of hot sun on that "slurry"  and it  smelled so bad we couldn't enjoy th  t tent either...... it seemed to attract flys from 47 miles away-- beacuse that is how far away the stench drifted.... it wasn't even a "smell"  or  "odor"-- it was a stench.  but we caught flys..
so now   ----cp steve tailspin sent me an ad for rescue fly catchers-- i bet these will work.. -  these are the same concept---- i ordered 2 to try and if they work we can hang some more...--  in the fine print , id does refer to an "odor"  --   i am so proud of the cleanliness of this place ... and often note  even  with 55 dogs, the place does not smell at all.  so now i am going to hang up smell producing devices?  
might be interesting to hang one in front of the donkey camera which is almost outside?  if thease smell as bad as my chicken liver slurry  there is no amount of fabreese that will help...  
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now for the intellectual part of my study of dogs..... i mentioned specific dog poop in my fly catching instructions.... it is a fact-- there is some dog poo piles that are more attractive to flys than other piles- i have studied this- for a while i theorized the dog was not fully digesting the protien- and  thaerefore it was more attractive to flys- i tried to relate this to the tendency of dogs to recycle the pile of used food- but i got sidetract 
and forgot the project  til now. 
 as for flys related to other kinds of poo,,  - another fact---- there will be a pile of nhorse manure that is "alive"   with  tiny flys-- these have not been attracted to the pile, but  in my opinion... just hatched when they hit fresh air... because of this-- someone invented something  to feed horses that did something to that cycle-- i tried that stuff once- and maybe it was a  coincidence, but i ended up with birds walking all over the barnyard, so i gave that up...and never dide a "scientific blind study"  to verify that  happening
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a new barn fan is due to arrive -- sent by   cp- marjorie-- and the breeze does help in fly/ mosquito  control
 becasue all this  smelly fly control does not deal with mosquitos at all.  there were not many last year, but there have been seasons when i could capture a cup of dead mosquitos in a  net as they got blown thru a fan.
in keeping with the  insect study-- boxford road was closed yesteerday while they cut down a huge  30 inch diameter tree-- and as i watched them load teh carcass, the entire center was hollow/ black-- ants had eaten the tree...  i am sure we have several trees like that here...i have seen sawdust at one by the pond.

one other  million ant story--- when we were building this house, ( 1979)   after we had poured teh concret i saw a 4 inch wide  column of ants coming out of the flat field- across teh drivewaqy  and going into a hole next to the new concrete-  i put a pile of dirt in the column and tehy kept going straight ahead up and over--- i tried chemicals-- and a blowtorch, i killed a few but they kept coming i don't know when they quit, but the next morning  there was no column-  they were small ants-- and i have not seen any extraordinary amt of those ants in the house-- we ahve  a small supply of large black-- but not  teh smaller ones.
for whatever that means..

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bless the shoe fairy !!  last night at mail call i recieved a matching pair of shoes- so this morning  my feet match... i wll put the old RWT and LNT in the bottom of my closet bedcause somewhere in it's depth must be a  RNT and LWT for possibel future rescue operations.
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Hi, Linda!
I just wanted to let you folks know that I dropped off my first "19th of the month" cake today.  I work in the downtown area of Knoxville, TN.  So I ordered the cake from a bakery nearby and took it to our Downtown Fire Station.  I also gave them a flyer explaining the "19th of the month" concept.  Hopefully, they'll enjoy the cake and find the explore.org website!
Thanks!
Jenifer Huey
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for any new commers-- we decided the 19th of the month was teh day to take a cake to your local fire department-- it is a very strange thing to do  but they sure get a smile and it is so easy to do.  last count we had  cake delivery in 42 states???? 

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

june 19 2018
cake day!!  i think i survived the month on cookies and pie  , but there is nothing like a good piece of cake... with buttercream icing....
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i was counting on the report  that we ere supposed to have downpours overnight-- my poor grass project-  there may be only one explination for my lawn problem... and i would settle for green weeds  it doesn't have to be grass........ that huge loader that filled my trailer with  black dirt stuff... must have had some stuff stuck in the bucket from a different load..-- thei marvelous "brick ends recycling composting " place... produces 2 kinds of  lovely looking black dirt stuff...  one is terriffic for grass-- the other is great for gardens because it naturally discourages weed growth--- so i am told...-- because when i got that big load and  picked it up and spread itw ith  my tractor, there are places where  the grass is growing beautifully all around a 3 foot shape of no grass,,, no weeds,,, nothing.-- that is true in the flat field and the guest house-- must be  some of teh"no weed"  product got in my pile of grass growing stuff-- i have suffered... watering and fertalizing, liming and seeding all parts equally-- yet we have bald patches... too large to be dog induced... so i went back and inspected the loader before he scooped-- and i have re seeded alot-- which now needs attention...while some other areas are growing wildly- and needed cutting by the mower which bud got going again.
any green will do--- when i moved in... it was 100% forest-- and if i don't pay attention the forest wants to claim it back again...
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 you have often seen me say "get 'em  young, train 'em early"   and heaven knows my mother tried  but i did escape part of it-- can you imagine me spending sunday morning looking for spotless white gloves to wear for church??  ... there were 3 of us... and often there were only 5  white gloves-- on a really bad day only  3 or 4 gloves and we would have to wear one and carry one of fathers ironed hankerchiefs  just so we looked "right " .  that worked for a while when i was young-- but when i got to babysitting age- i found people were very happy to have me skip the hour long church service by offering to babysit teh young kids so teh parents didn't have to deal with wiggling kids  for that hour...  i did..  on nice days  i had them hold on to a stick... or a string... and we would walk around teh block...  there were usually 8 to 10 of them- and i considerred them a lump of kids... not individuals- which for my purposes worked well... until one day one got a bloody nose- not a really gushing blood but enough  so   the bright red blood all over her shirt made matters look dreadful...-- she was scared-- i knew i had to find her parents. so i asked her what her mothers name was... all i could get was  MOMMY.
proving that keeping track of even 10 kids was a logistic nightmare.
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TODAY EVE HAD SWIM LESSONS AND HER INSTRUCTOR COMPLEMENTED HER ON HER VERY IMPROVED FREESTYLE STROKE! SHE ALSO THINKS EVE WILL BE A “BUTTERFLIER” IF SHE STICKS WITH SWIMMING! SO WE WILL SEE! I GUESS IT’S NO SURPRISE THAT EVE LOVES THE DOLPHIN / MERMAID KICK (PART OF THE BUTTERFLY STROKE)!!
I KNOW THE FASHION SHOW IS OLD NEWS BUT WE JUST GOT THE PHOTOS FROM THE SHOW TAKEN BY THE PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHERS!
track of even 10 kids was a logistic nightmare.
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TODAY EVE HAD SWIM LESSONS AND HER INSTRUCTOR COMPLEMENTED HER ON HER VERY IMPROVED FREESTYLE STROKE! SHE ALSO THINKS EVE WILL BE A “BUTTERFLIER” IF SHE STICKS WITH SWIMMING! SO WE WILL SEE! I GUESS IT’S NO SURPRISE THAT EVE LOVES THE DOLPHIN / MERMAID KICK (PART OF THE BUTTERFLY STROKE)!!
I KNOW THE FASHION SHOW IS OLD NEWS BUT WE JUST GOT THE PHOTOS FROM THE SHOW TAKEN BY THE PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHERS!


hopefully it copies...

Monday, June 18, 2018

JUNE 18 2018
our nutty donkey feedbag/backpack/tote  things are selling well--my only way of counting is that  a CP  sent us some tiny sewing kits packaged in 100 lumps.. aND I HAD TO GET A SECOND LUMP-- THE IFIRST 100 ARE GONE...  I GAVE AWAY ABOUT 100 TO VARIOUS DONKEY RESCUE GROUPS--( WITHOUT THE  INNER PEN AND ASPRIN USEFUL BAG)  BUT I HAVE NOT GIVEN ANY TO JANINE YET..I CAN ALMOST SEE ANOTHER MR MOON IN MY FUTURE BEFORE DOG FEST... AND CHRISTMAS???...  I NEVER THOUGHT.....
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RE:   THE WOMAN WITH HER 84 DANES AND RAW CHICKEN DIET IN TEH MANSON  THOSE DOGS ARE AVAILABLE FOR  ADOPTION- I DID DOWN LOAD TEH APPLICATION FOR ADOPTION- AND  I DON'T THINK WE SHOULD GET INVOLVED NOW... 
WE MIGHT HAVE BEEN A HELP AT TEH BEGINNING, BUT THIER ADOPTION PROCESS PAPERWORK IS 4 PAGES LONG.  I DON'T THINK THEY WOULD HAVE ANY INTEREST IN OUR BREEDING PROGRAM-  TH E DOGS ARE TOO OLD  FOR TRAINING AS SERVICE DOGS.
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BLOOD.... THE OVERNIGHT PERSON REPORTED THERE ARE A VERY FEW  DRIPS OF BLOOD ON THE  FLOOR.. AND SHE COULD NOT FIND WHERE THEY ARE COMING FROM...  WELL.... I KNOW.... YESTERDAY BENTLEY  WAS SHOWING MORE INTEREST THAN NORMAL IN SIZZLE'S REAR END.  GET OUT THE JOCKEY SHORTS-- ACTUALLY, I AM SHORT ON JOCKEY SHORTS...

HERE WE GO... MEGAN RELAX...... WE HAVE ONE PROBABLY BRED  A WEEK AGO... NORMAL TIES -- FEMALE SEEMED NORMAL  -- TEH NEXT IS GUSSIE-- WHO IS IN HEAT NOW  AND COMING HERE TODAY PROBABLY DAY 3 FOR HER..--  IF SHE CONTINUSES TO CYCLE NORMALLY AND GET BRED WITHIN THE NEXT 10 DAYS, -- ? TO WATSON?--- THEN WE CAN SKIP SIZZLE... FOR ANOTHER 6 MONTHS/??   IF EACH MOM HAS 6 PUPS WE ARE FINE FOR A BIT... IF THE TWO OF TEHM HAVE ONLY ONE OR TWO PUPS, WE WILL WISH WE HAD BRED SIZZLE--- BUT IF THEY EACH HAVE 13   WE WILL BE SWAMPED ( BUT IT'LL BE FUN !)
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IT IS SUPPOSEDE TO BE 95 TODAY ... AND I REALLY OUGHT TO GET THE GRASS CUT NOW

 SO .... SHORT DOGGIE....

HERE'S TEH KIDS INTERVIEWING ME
ipswich kids network........


Sunday, June 17, 2018

june 17 2018
hot asphalt awareness..
also=---   when entering or exiting a car with your  dog... open drivers door AND  teh back door-- load dog in th  back.. close that door....  if at this point you faint... the front door will still be open so if they carry you  away in an ambulance you r dog would let thmne know to take him too... YOU NEVER WANT THE DOG  BEHIND CLOSED DOORS IN A PARKIN G LOT...--IT  ALMOST HAPPENED TO ONE OF OUR DOGS... LONG AGO-- SHE PUT THE DOG IN THE CAR AND THEN FELL--- LUCKILY SHE WAS COHERENT ENOUGH TO TELL THEM ABOUT THE DOG.  SO WE HAVE AN OPEN DOOR POLICY -- AND I SEE NO REASON NOT TO DO IT HERE IN LOADING AND UNLOADING
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BONDING...... MY LATEST KICK.... WE ARE VERY NICE TO OUR DOGS-- OF COURSE, BUT WE  WANT THE DOGS TO  DECIDE THAT THEIR NEW OWNERS ARE THEIR REAL PARTNERS....  I KNOW ALL THE DOGS LOVE MEGAN  AND WHEN TEHY COME BACK THEY ARE HAPPY TO SEE HER---  BUT THEY ALL TURN AROUND AND GO BACK TO THEIR PARTNER--  THIS IS SUCH A CRITICAL THING... IN MY OPINION.... AND IT IS WHY I COULD NOT GO IN FOR PUPPY RAISING  WHERE ONE PUP "HAS A FAMILY"  FOR  A LONG   ?18 MONTHS? TIME----THEN IS TAKEN AWAY FOR TRAINING AND THEN WORKING--- I DON'T KNOW WHAT THE SOLUTION IS... EXCEPT TO KEEP THE PUPS HERE ROTATING Amid interns and trainers...  there is some kind of lesson in watching chaos-- who basically sleeps unless earlene or linda is here... she gets special attention from them and doesn't really care too much about the rest of us.
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i have given teh interns teh dane color charts to study---   the way they note colors  black  and blackh- made me think maybe i could  illistrate my shoe problem like that...

i was wearing  one  Right  and one  Left-  both  WT  ( really worn tread)   aka RWT  and LWT-- which -- because of puppies became  RWT and L/slipper for 4 hrs---- until --- there appeared... GOLDIE style     just one shoe---- LNT (new tread) to replace the Lslipper--the day was spent slightly on the bias with RWT and LNT  as the difference between  the NT and WT was 3/4 inch.- but my feet had coverings...maybe 3/4 an inch is significant to a person selling lifts for shoes, but hardly noticable in my world...i was pretty well set...until  after mail call when the  missing LWT appeared under a sofa- i was all excited -- except teh LWT never made it to the bedroom nor has teh missing RNT been located... some might say  they were  unfortunate to have to wear mismatching shoes, but with puppies in the house i think i am lucky to have 2--  one R and one L-- matters coudl be worse.

you laugh?---- well maybe you didn't... but i can tell you where 1/2 inch on the shoes nearl,y got me killed...  i have for years bought 3 pairs of shoes at a time--- ustabe --- new ballance sneakers -- all look vaguely the same... except......... one day... the transition from an old pair to a new pair, i did not notice the difference in the  "footprint"-- for some reason this pair was designed to stick out behind my heel another 1/2 inch-- that didn't make any difference until i started down the cellar stairs per usual, but  caught that 1/2 inch on the  step - i grabbed for  teh handrail and did not go far --- luckily falling  into the laundry chute which takes up  alot of the space there---i threw those away that day--  they were dangerous.
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SOFA's--- megan has me trained to pick up sofa's that i see along the road-- this can get out of hand-- for a while there we weere throwing out one sofa a week in the trash ( we are allowed one piece of furnature a week...)-- yesterdeay i came to a very nice love seat and sofa in an expensive  high rent  neighborhood..  -- i knew jessica was moving into t a new house-- steve and i had already found her a dining room table and chairs---- i came roaring home to go get it... and   no truck ( janine has swapped her nice car for the blue truck) and she had teh horse trailer....- all i had was teh dump trailer which was 1/4 full to go to the dump--

but that was a nice sofa--- someone said "lets unload teh trailerl and get it"   -- i could do that at the push of a button  so i pulled to the middle of the area and dumoped the load..  we wnet back and tom and haley tehn loaded teh sofas-- so it is now covered- still on the trailer  waiting for jjessica to come tell us where to put it... in the meantime there is a strange pile of trash in front of teh ice house  which looks pretty strange... but is very logical;.
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HELLO CARLENE AND SDP. I THOUGHT YOU MIGHT ENJOY SEEING HOW SDP HAS FORGED SOME SERIOUS FRIENDSHIPS. THIS IS DEBI CANNON (GA), PAM SAROSY (GA), SHEREE ANSLEY (SC), NANCY KNUVEN (OH) WHO ALL MET AT DOGFEST 2014, GATHERING FOR A TRIP IN ALASKA. WE ARE IN THE 30% THAT ACTUALLY GET TO SEE DENALI, FORMERLY MT. MCKINLEY. 

SO SDP NOT ONLY AFFECTS THE LIVES OF THE RECIPIENTS BUT ALSO THE SUPPORTERS/CPS.

DEBI


Saturday, June 16, 2018

june 16 2018
typical morning ....    i have 2 feet and one shoe-- with pups around all i ask is  one right and one left--- hopefully teh same type shoe.  i am not that fussy about matching -- as people have noted in my past....  with one shoe and one slipper it is going to be a rough day.
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BEING BLESSED WITH SO MANY DONKEY FEEDBAGS   -- REMEMBER I HAD TO BUY 500 FROM MR MOON IN CHINA.... I HEARD OF SEVERAL DONKEY RESCUE OUTFITS,( one in germany) SO I PACKAGED SOME UP AND SENT THEM--- KNOWING DONKEY FEEDBAGS MIGHT BE SOMETHING TO STOP TEHM AT THE GERMAN BORDER, I SENT HER A $25  CK OF MINE  JUST IN CASE.... AND HERE IS WHAT HAPPENED.....

Dear Carlene,
it is done, I’ve got the package! Whoa, that was a story, worth to write down in a book of fairytales. I sent my hubby to fetch the parcel at the customs office. I have given him an authority and the mail which you have sent me, to check the value of the product and the donation. They made him so mad, that I had to take a day off from my work and went personally to the customs office. And I was prepared, oh Lord I was!
Officer: “You would like to fetch the parcel, can you identify yourself?”
Me: “Yes, of course I can.”
I showed him my passport.
Officer: “Do you have a calculation about the product? How much is it worth?”
I gave him the note you wrote for me.
Officer: “Can you open the parcel?”
I opened the parcel.
Officer: “So many nosebags? Nevertheless, you want to sell them. You have to pay duty and import sales tax.”
Me: “No, at the moment we have more than 35 donkeys in care and we need the nosebags for these animals. And this is a donation.”
Officer: “Can you prove that the Noteselhilfe is a charity association?”
Me: “Naturally, here is the original-exemption answer of the tax office.”
I showed him the paper.
Officer: “Are you authorized to sign for the association?”
Me: “Yes, I am authorized to sign as the manager of the association.”
Officer: “Can you prove this?”
Me: “Yes, of course I can.”
I gave him an extract of the charity association register. (In Germany the board of directors of a charity association must be registered in the association register.)
Officer: “Then I need one more signature and a stamp of you.”
(Thank God I took the stamp of the Noteselhilfe with me.)
Me: “Here you are.”
Officer: “Okay, so you have only to pay the import sales tax.”
I had to pay 20,60 €, which are nearly these 25 USD, you had sent me per PayPal. And he gave me the parcel. 

You see: 100% pure Germany. This is not always funny, but if you know how Germans tick, you get further.
Thank you so much again for your donation. Including the shipping the value of your donation is more than 200 USD. That means a lot for us, because there is a person, thousands of miles is away and supports our work. That makes us so proud and we will ask all people we meet to buy Chicken Bricks.

In Germany you have to prove that you have a checked official service dog if you want to buy a harness with the official label for a dog.  Now I see you at the computer, I’ll quickly sending my letter.
Dog Bless. I’ll pray for you, the staff and volunteers at SDP.
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GOD BLESS THE GERMANS !  THEY INSIST ON DOING EVERYTHING CORRECTLY- SOMETHING TOTALLY FOREIGN TO ME...  I BET THEY EVEN OUTLAW DUCT TAPE !!
but if you waant something engineered properly, germany would be a good bet
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that reminds me--- gettiong away from teh normal news- and i could not find dr pol amid all the lions eating things in africa.... i turned to eht science channel-- which ustabe mythbusters...  it was engineering gone wrong-- and i did find that aMUSING--  EVEN IF THEY WERE EXPENSIVE.....there were some biggies... namely
1. teh building in london which is curved very artistically, no one realized that all that curved glass was going to reflect the sun onto focal points-- like the floor  mat just inside a barbershop doorway  that started to smolder and burn---  one other store set up a fry pan outside thier window where the focal point allowed people to fry eggs.
2. a prefaB WALKWAY BRIDGE THAT WAS 4 INCHES TOO SHORT
3. teh german airport- huge place lovely runways and treminals  all  unused because of a problem with the fire prevention/detection--- somehow teh smoke eliminators are in the floor, drawing smoke down into the crowd...and teh fire brigade is withholding permission to use teh huge facility... they implied it  has been over a year  empty.
in the usa someone  would be out there with tin pipes and duct tape and have the problem "covered " in 4 days or less.
  the sci channel  had many films of buildings which did not collapse on command-- or went the wrong way....
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i feel like i should start a society  of jerry rigging souls  which could have the leaning tower of pisa  as a logo.
does anyone know the story..... that there is a second bend in the leaning tower, because it had already started to lean when they were building it.... i am told....
i was in italy once-- during college--- and took a picture of the tower-- problem  was i instinctly leaned  making teh tower straight in my pictures.
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from eva and finn..... and their lemonaid project-- a note from facebook....
 TWINKLE TOES BUTTONS AN D BOWS--- MUST BE EVE AND FINN AN DTHE LEMONAIDE STAND   $344

way to go !!

Friday, June 15, 2018

JUNE 15 2018

THERE IS A VIDEO AROUND LABLELED CHICKEN PECKER-- WHICH IS AMERICA'S GOT TALENT ( I THINK) AND A CHICKEN PLAYS AMERICA...-- IT IS VERY WELL DONE.... NOW.... HOW????  MY GUESS IS SOMEONE IS BEHIND THE SCENES WITH A COMPUTERIZED   LIGHT/LASER  ON  THE CORRECT KEY--CHICKENS PECK At  strange things....like ... maybe  .. lasers???  WHICH IS STILL A GREAT ACHIEVEMENT....  BUT  I THINK  WITHOUT TOO MUCH TROUBEL GRACE SHOULD LOOK INTO THIS.  I WILL SPRING FOR TEH TINY PIANO.... any othere cp's out there with chickens... try that????
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 THAT TV FLYER ABOUT SWIMMING IN FISHY AREAS RESULTING IN HAVING TO PUNCH SHARKS  IN TEH NOSE SO THEY DON'T BITE... IS AKIN TO THE REAL NEWS ABOUT RIDING ON  ROLLERCOASTERS WHICH THEN SOMEHOW "FAil" causing people to "fall 34 feet and get carried off to the hospital...."--
i am not sure abotu the mentality of someone who says   " oh good lets ride one of thoswe roller coasters  and see if we can survive..."  somewhat aKIN TO THE GUY WHO Altered  teh contents of his motorcycle muffler and flew by judy and i  yesterday - must have been going 100 miles an hour....-i don't think they show enough  respect for all the tiny little pieces of metal- on which their  life depends.

  i was a motorcycle rider for a long time--- my muffler was  normal quiet and  i too enjoyed teh thrill of whipping by cars----teh only weaving i did between cars was done happily at 10 miles an hour while the cars all sat still in some traffic jam...   i was very haPPY At 30 - 40 mph mostly off highway-- or even in the woods mapping out some 4-h trail ride for a bunch of horses...  my other critiera was  i had to be able to pick it up myself and get it back on it's wheels ---- teh 250 cc  size was nice - i enjopyed that-- ---somewhere alont teh way it was decided i should have a 600cc- which i found could go as slowly as teh 250 that  i liked... i  rode that 600  at West Point one day and was so busy waTCHING  all those cadets that i came to a stop  sign and forgot to put my feet down- and it fell over- i had managed to step aside as it fell- but there i stood like some foolish hunter that had just slain a wild boar..  luckily 2  cute cadets came over and set it back on it's wheels..   and suggested i get a sticker for my handlebars to say " when stopping put  feet down" -- see.... it is not just aGE....I HAVE ALWAYS HAD A MEMORY PROBLEM-
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MORA  WAS SHOCKED TO LEARN THAT MOST OF MY adjustments from caPS TO SMAll letters  has to do with the use of  the letter "A"  when my fat pinkye finger  hits the caPS LOCK AT TEH SAME TIME.
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 then there is teh faCEBOOK PERSON  WHO GOT TO RIPPING me    "DOESN'T SHE KNOW About spell check?"-- you all maYBE SHOCKED TO KNOW ... I FIX ALOT OF TYPOS MYSELF---  BUT IF I DID THEM All , i would never get the dd written.
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? TRAINING? 
i am very neaRLY ABLE TO GET PENNY AND PAULA'S DISHES IN TH EHOLDEERS BEFORE THEY CHArge ahead and spill everything.....  we aRE  ALMOST AT THE FINGER IN THEIR FACE ROUTINE... ALMOST... AND THA TIS GREAT PROGRESS.
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COMMUNITY ACTION?
JUDY AND I WENT TO A SCHOOL YESTERDAY--- ONE OF THOSE BBBBIIIIGGGG  BRICK SCHOOLS INSIDE 128 ( LIKE CITY STUFF--- NOT AIR CONDITIONED) CLASSROOM WAS UP TWO VERY LONG FLIGHTS OF STAIRS-- THEN 14 MILES DOWN TEH  LONG CORREDORS--- BENTLEY  PLUNKED HIMSELF IN FRONT OF THE ONE FAN THERE ...KIDS WERE CUTE-- CLASSROOM UP TO PAR ON THE ELECTRONIC STUFF-- THEN I LEARNED IT WAS A CLASS FOR ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE..  THEY WERE DOING VERY WELL
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JUST TAKE A MOMENT AND LOOK AT THOSE PICTURES . CAN YOU SEE THE DIFFERENCE? SHE USED TO HANG ON GEORGE LEANING WAY ON HIM ALL THE WAY LIKE IN THE LAST 2 PICTURES. THE FIRST 2 PICTURES IN THE PINK SHIRT ARE FROM TODAY! HE DOCTORS ARE SO IMPRESSED WITH HOW WELL SHE IS DOING 5 MONTHS POST SURGERY. I CAN’T BELIEVE SHE HAD THE BIG SURGERY 5 MONTHS AGO ALREADY! SEEMS LIKE JUST THE OTHER DAY. MAYBE TIME FLIES WHEN YOU’RE HAVING FUN? 
BUT THIS KIDDO IS MAKING HUGE STRIDES! VERY IMPRESSED WITH HER. ENJOY THE PICTURES!
LOVE BELLA AND GEORGE 

Thursday, June 14, 2018

june 14 2018

WHEN  3 GOOFY DOGS CAN MAKE 30 VERY BORED PEOPLE SMILE AND LAUGH, IT IS CRIMINAL NOT TO GET ORGANIZED TO DO THAT.. "THAT "    BEING  volunteeer  MORA organizing a trip to a "home for people of my advanced age.."---- i certainly don't want to tempt fate.. so i should quit and discuss shoelaces or something-- however....to do the theraqpy dog thing and walk a dog around on leash for people to touch does not have the fascination of 3 dogs loose  wandering around  greeting everyone in wheelchairs and then getting  into a wrestling match in the middle...bentley,sizzle and mayhem were super at teh project-- if we had one more person with  us we could have taken penny and paula with us-  these people were sooooo happy to have us there...   

the biggest problem which must be addressed instant by instant ..... people of my ADVANCED  age have skin thaT IS PAPER THIN-- AND TAKES EONS TO HEAL-- SO DOGGIE TOENAILS ARE NOT CUTE....  YOU MUST APPROACH THE JOB WITH DOGS WHO KEEP THEIR  4 FEET ON THE FLOOOR...
THIS MAKES SPENDING HOURS TEACHING THE DOGS TO STRIKE AT THE YUPPY PUPPY WITH THEIR FRONT FEET A QUESTIONABLE PURSUIT.. EVEEN WITHOUT THAT INSPIRATION, PENNY AND PAULA ARE  FRONT FOOTERS... WHICH MEANS TEHY WOULD HAVE TO BE IN HARNESS/ ON LEAD... AT LEAST TIL WE GET A BETTER  IDEA HOW THEY WOULD ACT. THANKFULLY SIZZLE AND BENTLEY ARE INSTANTLY CONTROLLED IN THIS SITUATION...  Mayhem not quite so-- especially for people in wheelchairs who wear their lunches on their laps and feet...- she needs a little work... so we left her harness on.

leaving harness/ collar  on is another issue... generic people, if a dog has a collar on- they will grab it "to control the dog"- which is amusing because a collar on bentley and he could drag most any 200 pound person around teh block without a problem-- there was a door from the room we were in and other staff by the dozens were stoppiong by to look at teh dogs... every time the door would open.. sizzle would go toward it-(to see if teh newcommer had any treats)  i could -- and did  stop her  from going out that door with a "sizzle  whoa"--  people coulld not believe it-- for the general public, teh conceopt of a dog  who is well trained  is a mistery...

teh rest of that story is----- when we first got  to the nursing home,  it was said there were no other dogs in teh place... so we went in with bentley and sizzle  off lead-- it was a long walk form the handicapped parking lot , so i headed straight for teh collection of wheelchairs usually  by the door of such places-- and plunked myself down in teh nearest one--- not realizing it must have been for some 6 year old child or 93 year old person who no longer ate alot of whipped cream--- in lowering myself quickly, i had to angle my rump past teh arms of teh chair, but i landed and was comfortable...-- with that someone came thriu a door with a black lab on leash- sizzle being close to  it darted-- fortunately to play- but i lurched instantly in her direction- fortunately she turned quickly back to me---  now how i detached that tiny wheelchair from my rump is  yet a mystery.  lesson there is don't believe anyone about dogs til you visually check- and beware tiny wheelchairs.

i suppose this is teh place for that astory about tiffany--  the first dane i  ever bought-- wonderful dog 100,000's of people patted that dog in her career at things like topesfield fair  or boston common 4th of july concert...- we were at such an event at the pru tower-- tiffany was loose in teh  crowd -- per usual-- she was ok with other dogs-   suddenly she came to me  with that growl/ grumble that danes do and turned to look at a young girl in a nice dress- maybe 10 years old- as teh girl approached tiffany's growl turned serious and i grabbed her jowels and explained to her  that hse was not to bite that little girl--- she stood stiffaned but  allowed the kid to come and go...  i let her go and she went back to "working the crowd- per usual" -- i forgot about it ---  til next year, same kid, same reaction- i have no idea why out of teh thousands of people she met, she wanted to fight that one. 

someone will say .." see you can't trust animals" to which i will reply.." you can trust animals a bit better than you can trust people" -- which still doesn't say a thing.
i think it was president bush senior, that got the law passed  "if you are going to be around equines, it is y our own fault if you get hurt"-- i think we have that sign in our barn....
generally if an animal  "turns bad" they injure one person at a time  with humans there is no limit to the number of people one person can kill or maime.

so there !

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

june 13 2018
  1. to have a cell phone you need tremendous background information- it may be beyond me--- period..
i just got a jiterbug.. and loved how it buzzed  me  to let me know i had hit a letter.  as i carelfully entered my phone list- and even texted twice.. once was successful... BUT 50% FOR ME IS NOT BAD...
then i went to bed/asleep... and so did it... neither donna or i could turn it on in the morning... we had to wait for pam wh e came and said "i knew that little hole was there and you need to poke in a paperclip to reboost it"  I HATE TO THINK OF ALL THE THINGS I WOULD HAVE TRIED  BEFORE I GOT TO A PAPERCLIP IN THAT HOLE-- A HAMMER WOULD HAVE  PREFACED TEH PAPER CLIP.
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mass general hospital is running this program- and i signed up--
Thank you for participating in the Partners Biobank and providing information and samples for research studies on health and disease. 
We are contacting you today to send you our 2018 newsletter (https://biobank.partners.org/news-detail?id=470) and to invite you to be among the first participants in a new, historic research study, the All of Us Research Program. All of Us is a health research program funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Our goal is to help researchers better understand why people get sick or stay healthy. 
with 80 years of various ills gwen thought i'd be a good subject... 
i did tthe computer stuff yesterday and very  soon got a call to make an apt for  the " measuring/and sample stage-  i must be one of the first... because----they said they were having aptw only on wed and friday 9 to 12 and they just happened to have 9:30 available today..

it involves access to my electronic med record- which i have no problem with... except that  the electrocution accident with that  Kone elevator is listed in my records as a dog bite- i am sure it got that way because in the busy emergency room- the secretary went for a medicare code she   could find quickly .
so there is a small factor in me that says... take the video with  you  --- because  an 80 year old lady with a big dog and a pocket full of poker chips might not fit the norm.... they might assume the record correct and 80 year old just nuts.  maybe the video will help... but then ... maybe not.
i am loading up a donkey feedbag with necessities--- not sure which dog i will take-- that will depend on which one moves their bowels promptly after breakfast. this assembly mall where i will be going is within a block of where linda lives--aside from new on ramps and off ramps i shoudl have no trouble finding it... i used to deliver magazines there...
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tht magazine business really financed alot around here-- eventually  i made 4 cents a copy for all sold in teh 16 routes in the  northern 1/2 for doing the computer programming and distribution management.  but i started out delivering  and that made 4 cents a copy for those i sold on my route. if a avg  store sold 10 books, that made me 40 cents- and teh most stores i covered in one day was 57-- that was good money 50 years ago..  in my yellow vw bug with teh rolls royce nose..
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while in commuter traffic wiht gwen the other day, i commented i had never had to "commute" -- first job out of college satelite traciking in cambridge so i got an apt near it and rode my bike...---- $98 a week- because i was a math major... my roomate made 1/2 that as an english major.- same college degree... tehn still living in cambridge i worked on 128- so that meant i was against commuter traffic- after that it was magazines on tuesday and animals  all over the place..  so   no commuting experience...
 you can see why i like mike rowe's line of logic... i worked for teh magazine for 19 years before they knew i had a college degree...  
 i can remember my faTHER COMPLAINING Abotu colby's  $300 per semester tuition--  and cigatettes were 18 cents per-  pack  -- or 20 cents in a machine which gave you back 2 pennies undeer the celophane wrapper...( there was no cancer warning then...)
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TODAY I GOT TO SIGN ON AS CO-COUNSEL FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER AND CONDUCT MY FIRST HEARING! ASHER AND I WERE IN FRONT OF THE HEARING OFFICER TODAY (THE "JUDGE" OF AN ADMINISTRATIVE HEARING) DOING THE OPENING AND CLOSING STATEMENTS AND EXAMINING OF THE WITNESSES AND AS USUAL, ASHER MADE FAST FRIENDS. HE MADE IT ONTO THE RECORD SEVERAL TIMES WHEN THE HEARING OFFICER REFERRED TO MY "ASSISTANT" AS "MR. ASHER," AND I IMAGINE THERE'S GOING TO BE SOME CONFUSED PEOPLE OVER AT CORPORATE OF THE OPPOSING PARTY WHEN THEY SEE THAT THE LEGAL INTERN APPARENTLY BROUGHT ALONG HER OWN SUPPORT STAFF. I DON'T THINK THEY'LL GUESS THAT HE'S A GREAT DANE! IT WAS A WONDERFUL FIRST EXPERIENCE, GOT SOME GREAT FEEDBACK FROM MY SUPERVISOR, AND IT SOUNDS LIKE THERE WILL BE MANY MORE OF THOSE IN OUR FUTURE!
ASHER ALWAYS ATTRACTS SO MUCH ATTENTION WHEREVER WE GO THESE DAYS, WHETHER WE'RE AT A SCHOOL FOR AN IEP MEETING, A STATE OFFICE, OR THE COURTHOUSE, AND HE'S ALWAYS COMPLIMENTED ON HIS BEHAVIOR. IT DOESN'T HURT EITHER THAT HE OFTEN SOFTENS THE STIFF ATMOSPHERE IN THE ROOM AND BRINGS OUT THE DOG PERSON IN WHOEVER WE'RE IN FRONT OF EVERY DAY - THE HEARING OFFICER TODAY BECAME A LOT LESS INTIMIDATING AS WE SAT AROUND CHATTING ABOUT DOGS BEFORE WE BEGAN.  I COULDN'T ASK FOR A BETTER PARTNER TO GO THROUGH THESE MANY FIRST EXPERIENCES WITH!
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WELL IF YOU THOUGHT YESTERDAY WAS A GOOD UPDATE TODAY IS EVEN BETTER! 3 DAYS IN A ROW FIRST OFF AND .........
DRUM ROLL PLEASE 論 論
BELLA DIDN’T USE HER WHEELCHAIR AT ALL TODAY AT SCHOOL!!!!!!
I AM SO UNBELIEVABLY PROUD OF HER STRENGTH AND DETERMINATION. BUT 5 MONTHS AFTER MAJOR SPINE SURGERY AND SHE LASTED ALL DAY AT SCHOOL WITH NO WHEELCHAIR! SHE IS ONE AMAZING DETERMINED KIDDO!
SO LET THAT SOAK IN AND THINK HOW AMAZING THAT IS!

THANKS FOR CHECKING IN AND SHARING IN OUR EXCITEMENT. LOVE BELLA AND GEORGE 

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

june 12 2018
  1. today's problem IS    --- route one--one of the nation's biggies-- from maINE TO FLORIDA--  DARN ROAD IS PAVED ALL THE WAY TOO !  IT WAS THERE BEFORE THEY PUT IN ROUTE 1A so THE TOURISTS could   SEE TEH OCEAN-- OR ROUTE 95 FOR THOSE WHO DIDN'T WANT TO SEE ANYTHING , BUT JUST GET SOMEWHERE.... OCASSIONALLY TEY MERGE WHEN THEY GET TO SOME OBSTACLE... LIKE NEW YORK CITY.. OR WORSE.. TEH GEROGE WASHINGTON BRIDGE OVER TEH  HUDSON RIVER..HOWEVER.... IN PEABODY MASS...RIGHT BETWEEN SDP AND TEH AIRPORT THERE IS A STOP LIGHT.
I AM TOLD IT IS THE ONLY  STOP LIGHT ON RT 1 FROM MAINE TO FLORIDA..WHICH I KNOW IS NOT TRUE-- THE ROAD WAS DESIGNED ( HISTORICALLY) TO "BE DEVOID OF TRAFFIC LIGHTS" ---- WHAT I Am sure of is that the one in peabody makes no sence and is the most annoying.  

it is  in operation so that  a very few cars can make a U TURN INSTEAD OF GOING ANOTHER 1/2 MILE TO  A PROPER CLOVERLEAF....as i was  COMING BACK FROM THE AIRPORT AT COMMUTER TIME, THERE WAS 3/8 MILE OF 3 WIDE -- STANDING, IDLEING CARS ON TEH SOUTHBOUND LANE, SO THAT ONE DUMP TRUCK AND 2 CARS COULD MAKE A U TURN. 3/8 of a mile is about 2000 feet- and if i allow 20 feet per car(including compacts a dn tanker trucks,)  THAT IS 100 CARS  3 CARS WIDE--- 300 CARS IDLEING  FOR  WHAT SEEMS LINE 2 HOURS 45 MINUTES WHILE 2 CARS AND ONE DUMP TRUCK COULD MAKE A U TURN..JUST THINK OF TEH GAS CONSUMED AT THAT ONE , UNNECESSARY TRAFFIC LIGHT.
WHITH ALL THE IDIOCY I TEH WORLD WHY SHOULD I TACKLE MY CONCERN... FOR  THAT LIGHT.?
WELL... WHY NOT?  

I HAVE ARGUED A CASE  WITH THE MASS TRAFFIC BUNCH BEFORE-- USTABEE-  (used to be) WHEN YOU WENT OVER THE MYSTIC TOBIN BRIDGE  THRU 6 WIDE TOLLGATES, YOU COASTED  DOWN A HILL INTO 3 LANES, THRU A TUNNEL AND WERE THEN FORCED INTO SINGLE LANE ON THAT UPHILL.. DOESN'T SOUND LIKE MUCH,  BUT I  OFTEN DROVE THAT TRACTOR TRAILER LEGNTH HORSE TRAILER INTO BOSTON FOR PHOTOS WITH ANIMALS-- AND  ARGUED IF THEY forced  US INTO ONE LANE ON THat half mile down HILL, IT WOULD SAVE GAZILLION GALLONS OF GAS-- WHEN THE RESULT OF ONE LANE OF traffic would not be changed .   i would go thru  1/2 tank of gas stopping and crawling  up that ramp onto the highways. so i went to the big fancuy  state office of traffic .  made absolutely no difference.--------however i am older now and more time on my hands-- i may go see them again....
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this is teh guy from weat coast getting into danes...  brave man  doing well i am told.
OUR FIRST DOG JUST WENT THROUGH HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION AND WAS A ROCK STAR.  SHE HAD HER OWN CAP AND GOWN FOR THE CEREMONY.  SHE WAS AT EASE WITH THE APPLAUSE OF 2500 PEOPLE AND EVEN WHEN SHE GOT SPRAYED WITH A SODA TO THE MUZZLE SHE NEVER FALTERED.  THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR HELP ALONG THE WAY.
CHUCK HAMSTREET 
 i am sending him a hunk of teh wire i have around the "V" pen... it has beed great and inexpensive compared to other solutions...  it is galvanized chicken 1"hex coated with poly something-- farmtek.com... good stuff.
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bella and george

 SHE IS GETTING SO GOOD AND REALLY STRONG. TODAY WATCHING HER WALK JUST HOLDING ONTO GEORGE’S LEAD ROPE AND NOT HANGING OVER HIM WAS PROOF IN ITSELF. IT’S ALMOST LIKE SHE WAS WALKING HIM, SHE CAN STILL GRAB HIM IF NEEDED BUT SHE HAS BEEN DOING REALLY GOOD. IF I CAN SNEAK A VIDEO I WILL. GEORGE WAS KEEPING A CLOSE EYE ON HER DURING PT THOUGH. HE’S ALWAYS WATCHING. UNLESS HE’S NAPPING OF COURSE AND WE KNOW HOW MUCH HE LOVES TO SLEEP.
THANKS FOR CHECKING IN WITH US! LOVE BELLA AND GEORGE

Monday, June 11, 2018

june 11 2018
WALTER  ZERO-- LACK OF INTEREST---
BENTLEY ZERO - GREAT ENTHUSIASM- LACK OF STAMINA( since that elevator accident ) 
GROMMET- NO PROBLEM  19 MINUTES. 
AND JUST SO YOU ALL KNOW... THE RECORD IS 51 MINUTES-- LINDA SCATURO   MY VERY ITALIAN religious  friend  WHO USED TO RAISE BLUE DANES IN (MILTON) NEW YORK, SAID "  I DON'T KNOW WHAT THE GOOD LORD HAD IN MIND WHEN HE DESIGNED REPRODUCTION  IN DOGS" 
THERE would be  sooo many interesting photos if the topic was not taboo....my favorite---   megan in the  pouring rain with a big golf umbrella trying to keep the 2 tied  dogs from sliding into the pond.-- then there was OUR OLD GAL...Chaos- out on donkey hill- she got bored and decided to walk home dragging her beau behind her...until he got on the other side of a metal fence post.- next day he was fine and back at it.  there are sooo  many stories...and alot of false rumors- involving buckets of cold water--- might work in some species, but not dogs.
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moving on  to air freshener--- as related to dog training.... 
 one of the biggest hurdles to training a dog is the fact that  people get one idea in their heads and it stays lodged there-- and it is usually some  concept solely human in origin...like what smells good.  just because we like the smell of  xxxx in no way means a dog would like that smell too...-- esopecially when you get adveritising involved--- what have we been trained to "like"?  ---
i have tried  to stop the use of spray on teh bedding of dogs--- how do you know?   thay might hate the smell of xxxx- and every day we come along with that #$%^&* can of stuff and spry it all over where they have no choice but to sleep. how do we know ?  they might find it far more interesting  if we sprayed urine all over the bedding. 
especially since urine is one of their ways of communicationg with each other....
 URINE IS  teh dog equivalent of "post it notes" .
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so baCK TO AIR FRESHNER--- SPECIFICALLY FABREEZE ( WHICH WE HAVE HERE AND LIKE  )... AND MY ITALIAN FRIEND LINDA ..,,LONG LONG AGO... WHEN FABREEZE WAS NEW  THERE  WAS A RUMOR AROUND THAT IT KILLED DOGS.. LINDA LOANED HER STUD DOG--"  EARL  " TO SOMEONE FOR AN OVERNIGHT TRYST-- AND HE DIED--  SHE WAS CONVINCED IT WAS TEH AIR FRESHNER- AND COULD NOT EVEN CONSIDER THAT HE COUDL HVE GOT WOUND AROUND A METAL FENCE POST WITH UNHAPPY RESULTS.
IN MY OPINION--- BECAUSE OF A  FALSE RUMOR...  YOU WILL ALWAYS SEE A DOG IN THE COMMEERCIAL FOR FABREEZE...  USUALLY A CUTE LITTLE JACK RUSSEL--- WANDA TYPE DOG--- JUMPS UP ON HTE COUCH SOMEONE JUST SPRAYED.
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SMALL FYI--- LINDA'S STUD EARL  IS RELATED TO ALOT OF OUR DOGS
  EARL WAS PIPI'S DAD AND PIPI was bitsy mom - and bitsy was thumper's mom--  thumper was related to almost everyone that was not imported....

Just a Pandora Update. GREAT NEWS, NO TREATMENT IS NEEDED. She still has the staples and they should come out Wednesday. Pandora can't wait to get the cone off. She has never knocked over so many people before. Thanks for all your prayers it's great to have good news to share.
Love Debbie and Pandora
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E-MAIL FROM A FRIEND OF MINE: "WE WERE AT DINNER AT THE 99 IN LYNNFIELD AND A MAN WAS THERE WITH A SERVICE DOG - A GREAT DANE. HE WALKED BY OUR TABLE AND THAT WAS THE CLOSEST I WAS EVER TO ONE OF THOSE DOGS. MY LORD, EVEN THEIR HEADS ARE GIGANTIC." THINKING I COULD FIGURE OUT WHO THEY WERE, I ASKED HER TO DESCRIBE THE DOG AND THE MAN. HER RESPONSE WAS: "THE DOG WAS BLACK AND WHITE. GEORGE CLOONEY COULD HAVE BEEN THE MAN, BUT I NEVER WOULD HAVE NOTICED. IT WAS THE DOG THAT GOT MY FULL ATTENTION."
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 WAYTA GOOOO

Sunday, June 10, 2018

JUNE 10 2018
BALD ELBOWS??  LONG STORY....
ONE OF THE BEST $5000 I EVER SPENT WAS ON THIS FLOOR IN THE HOUSE/OFFICE.....  CAN YOU IMAGINE I ONCE HAD WALL TO WALL CARPET??  HOW FILTHY WAS THAT?? 
LET ME TELL YOU  HOW FILTHY---   THE CARPET  CLEANING COMPANY SAID THEY  WOULD NEVER CLEAN  ANOTHER  CARPET FOR ME.... THAT IS HOW DIRTY.... 
I WENT THRU EVERY CARPET SHAMPOOER KNOWN TO MANKIND-- FROM TEH  EXPENSIVE ORECK  WHICH WAS GOOD, BUT  OUT CLASSED...  THOSE DR CARPET RENTALS FROM THE  HARDWARE STORE WERE PRETTY GOOD.....  BUT IT TOOK ME TOO LONG TO REALIZE  CARPET IN GENERAL ---IS FOR APARTMENT DWELLERS WHO TRACK IN STUFF  AND LEAVE IT ON THE STAIRS AN D ELEVATORS  BEFORE COMING IN THE APARTMENT.
EVEN WITHOUT DOGS AND OTHER ANIMALS, THE WHOLE CONCEPT  OF CARPET IS MEARLY A PLACE TO STORE ALLERGENS AND  TEH SCENT OF PAST GARLEICKY DINNER PARTIES----- EVEN IF YOU TRY TO VACUUM UNDER... IT IS NOT 100%
I GRADUATED TO  VERY CHEAP ORIENTALS FROM ONE OF THOSE CRAZY DICOUNT STORES... A 9 X 12 FOR $79 KIND OF STORE..  THAT ORIENTAL PATTERN IS  CAPABLE OF DEALING WITH RED WINE NOT IN TEH GLASS, - BUT BECAUSE THAT ORIENTAL PATTERN  IS SO FORGIVING,  GETS REALLLLLY DIRTY.. 
IT TOOK MANY YEARS AND MANY VACUUN CLEANERS LATER THAT I FINALLY BIT THE BULLET  AND PUT DOWN THIS $5000 VINYL... OR WHATEVER IT IS...

THE REASON I MENTION THIS IS........ TWOFOLD....  TEH KENNELS NEED NEW CARPETING IN THE SLEEPING AREA-- WHICH I CAREFULLY PLANNED --- AS THE  DOGS WALK AROUND THIER "STALLS" BEFORE CLIMBING TO THEIR SLEEPING LOFTS...  THEY REMOVE A GREAT DEAL OF THE MUD...-AND WE DO VACUUM THEM  ONCE IN A WHILE... BUT THEY ARE WORN OUT...
WE HAE A GREAT HUNK OF THICK CARPET IN THE "TRAINING ROOM"  WHICH SHOULD NOT BE THERE.... IT WOULD BE SOOOOO MUCH MORE USEFUL TO HAVE VINYL LIKE THE HOUSE AND USE THAT CARPET TO COVER THE SLEEPING LOFTS.
 ONE MORE SMALL WHY?? LOOK AT THE ELBOWS OF THE PUPS FORM GERMANY...   THEY ARE DEVOID OF HAIR...  ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL PUPS,  BUT  THEY DID NOT GROW UP ON FLUFFY CARPETS IN THEIR SLEEPING QUARTERS... 

I DON'T THINK WE HAVE ONE BALD ELBOW ON TEH PLACE...( BUT YOU KNOW... I AM SAYING THAT BLIND--- I HAVE NOT LOOKED )
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AS FOR  THE INTERNET COMMENTS ABOUT MY  QUESTIONING WHO BRINGS WHAT DOG  TO CRAZY ACRES...  I DON'T CARE IF IT IS A GOLD PLATED SEEING EYE DOG, THERE IS A HUGE SAFTEY ISSUE WHICH MUST BE ADDRESSED BEFORE ANYONE EVEN THINKS OF COMING THU THAT GATE WITH ANY DOG.  MINE MAY BE PERFECTLY BEHAVED SERVICE DOGS IN HARNESS,   BUT THEY ARE NOT IN HARNESS HERE- AND THEY ARE REGUALR DOGS- THEY JUST LOVE TEH CHASE AND CHEW...   
AND.... THEY ARE BIG....

 BY THE WAY, I DO THINK SEEING EYE DOGS ARE GOLD PLATED---
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THE TV IS BOASTING SOME SHOW ABOUT WHAT TO DO  IF YOU ARE APPROACHED BY A SHARK... YOU BANG THEM IN THE NOSE WITH YOUR FIST.    I HAVE AN EVEN BETTER IDEA--- STAY OUT OF THE WATER WHERE THERE MIGHT BE SHARKS. 
? LIKE FACEBOOK?
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Good morning, Carlene.
Thank you for sharing the program that offers eye exams for service animals in May (ACVO/StokesRx National Service Animal Eye Screening program).  I wanted to send you a quick note that the specialist said Bellow’s eyes look great; he has the best eyes he’s seen in a Great Dane.  A tribute to careful breeding no doubt!  Initially, Bellow wasn’t too keen on having 2 strangers peering so closely into his eyes; he tried to make himself a my lap dog on the sofa that was in the exam room.  But we worked through it.  Below is a picture of Bellow wearing a striped handkerchief from the National screening.  He is such a handsome boy.

Other fun adventures in May:
We attended our 1st concert together, walked on the beach and gone for short hikes without the help of a 2-legged friend.  I have really missed the relaxing quiet hikes.  There is a picture below that shows Bellow standing by a concrete bench the says “New Beginnings”.  I haven’t been able to walk this trail alone in years and has been a personal goal of mine to make it to the bench before I was matched with Bellow.  Carlene, thank you for your vision for SDP and helping me reach that goal.  There are not words to describe what being able to reach that bench with only Bellow’s help meant so much to me.  Thank you for all you do.

Cate & Bellow

Saturday, June 9, 2018

june 9 2018
an indoor arena 60 x 80  is a wonderful thing to have... except..... when it is in fact a huge kitty litter  type place for dogs.....-- most indoors are for horses who do not produce the constant fluid that a bunch of danes will produce... so we need to deal with that probably today---i have tried in teh past...  most notably the stuff they use in nursing homes  odorban..... which made teh arena smell like urine and  coconuts--
 so this uyear i wll try the  stuff used  in stalls-- powdered lime-- which has it's drawbacks because it is powdered and can get airborn intill rained on...
bingo... it does not rain in there... so we will have to hose it-- this will tie up the arena for days-- but i don't know of any other solution.... plan is to drag it with the golf cart and spike tooth drag--  tehn spread with walk behind spreader-- and drag and hose...
tehn give it the sniff test?????
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megan has sir richard with her for the weekend--- but she will be in and out of here as walter is trying to get inspired...  this female  lanie... has, in the past been a bit strange in her cycle.... but has had pups...... it is already day 9  and she is still not thinking kindly of walter... hopefully  in the next few days........ our pup production schedule is waaaaay off.
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the death of anthony bourdin has been a real shock  to everyone-- his cycle of alcohol, heroin, cocaine, methadone, and alcohol has a familiar ring to it, as i personally know of far too many with that  history.
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i have too many distracting  problems to deal with today.  maybe spreading lime will  be a good distraction.

Friday, June 8, 2018

JUNE 6 2018
problem of alot of thanksgivien relatives solved....  20   i think....TUESDAY THRU SUNDAY... nice place in merimac mass which has fairly new travel trailers..plan is to line up 5 of them in front of teh  g tent-- a lively bunch.. should be fun..it's said they sleep 8  but i figure 4 per should work...along with my  relatives we  still have to feed  be all teh people who help run this place on a daily basis--- so that ads another 12 or so..
other object being to figure out how to feed everyone without having anyone get stuck cooking-- and where to feed them....   especiLLY IF IT IS SNOWING--- WHICH IT IS CAPABLE OF DOING  T'DAY.. SO THERE IS SOME PLANNING-
WE/THEY NEED AN INDOOR PROJECT TO KEEP THE GROUP CASUALLY COHESIVE...  ONE YEAR THERE WAS A PUZZLE BEING DONE.     WE HAVE LOADS OF INDOOR UNHEATED PLACE TO DO THINGS... AND IT SHOULD NOT BE BITTER COLD????
**** SERVICE DOGS....
HERE IS A TYPICAL GO-ROUND....
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Hello. I will be attending a tour June 24th with Bark n Roll where i work. A coworker Felisha set it up I think. I was wondering if it is oK I bring my service dog with me. He is a fully trained medical alert dog. Look forward to hearing from you. 
Ps: I always watch the live feed on YouTube when I’m bored:) 

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IF HE IS FULLY TRAINED BY AN ACCREDITED FACILITY, OF COURSE YOU CAN-- AND I ASSUME NEUTERED AND SPAYED  BECAUSE I HAVE BREEDING DOGS HERE SO IT COULD GET COMPLICATED...PLEASE  HAVE SOMEONE COME NOTIFY ME BEFORE YOU TAKE HIIM/HER  OUT OF THE CAR SO WE ARE SURE TO COLLECT OURS.
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AND I GOT BACK
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So if he is owner trained I can’t bring him? And he is neutered yes. 
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  -- i have certified owner trained dogs----IT CERTAINLY IS POSSIBLE TO DO THAT...  HOWEVER.....
YOU HAVE NO IDEA HOW MANY STAtements i get like yours from people who think they haVE A PROPERLY TRAINED DOG-- AND THEY ARE NOT.-- SO I HAve to assume if it has not been certified by someone who knows the public access test- tHen it probaBLY IS NOT. 
 AND IF HE IS NOT... WHY NOT? 

IF YOU ARE A VETERAN/ FIRST RESPONDER OR TEH LIKE- AND WOULD LIKE ME TO TEST HIM, I AM HAPPY TO DO THAT,  FOR FREE...  BUT I HAVE TO WARN YOU  ALL 3 OF US HAVE TO AGREEE IT IS A PROPERLY TRAINED DOG THAT CAN PASS TEH  ADI PUBLIC ACCESS TEST PERFECTLY.

I HAVE ATTACHED A COPY OF THE ADI TEST...  I THINK SOMEWHERE IT SAYS THE DOG MUST PASS 80%-- BUT WHEN I AM CERTIFYING A DOG WE HAVE NOT TRAINED, WE  MUST HAVE 100%.

SO UNLESS YOU HAVE PROOF OF HIS TRAINING, I SUGGEST YOU NOT BRING HIM...
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DOCTORS !  
 "BUT MY DOCTOR SAYS HE IS A SERVICE DOG...."  THERE IN LIES TEH  PROBLEM -  THE GENERAL PUBLIC HAS TEH RIGHT TO NOT HAVE ANY PROBLEM WITH A SERVICE DOG THAT IS ALLOWED ACCESS-- THEY MUST BEHAVE PERFECTLY- MOST OF TEH DOCTORS I HAVE KNOWN  DON'T HAve a clue what a well trained dog is--- or even worse-- how they got that way...
 this "doctor's letter"  creates a bad situation where i have to end up saying- for whatever reason....   " we can't supply you with a dog"  there are alot of people who figure it is like a perscription to be filled... and they get mad at me....
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there is a subtle problem here.... a medical alert dog can very often be just plaqin old dog with no training which  happens to alert a situation....- thaT COUlD BE... BUT THAt does not address the behavior of teh dog in public-- that could be a dog  running around telling you  you are about th have low blood sugar problem-- while eating food off the table in a reataurant....  what ever that dog does for you, you have not done your part to protect the public..

and if anyone tells you  FOR $15,000 they can traIN A DOG TO ALLERT TO A SEIZURE ETC... ASK THEM HOW DO THEY PRACTICE?  MOST DOGS WILL PICK IT UP ON THEIR OWN AND YOU JUST HAVE TO RECOGNISE THE SIGNS....
unhaPPY AS I CAN GET WITH ADI...  THEY TRY AND ADDRESS THE FAct that a service dog  must be perfectly trained FO R PUBLIC ACCESS. 
the biggest problem with   owner trained is tehy get into "he only does that occasionally"   or   "he is so cute when he barks like that" 


i do think adi accredited places should do more to certify what a trained dog is...

Thursday, June 7, 2018

june 7 2018

I DO GET 3 AND A HALF MINUTES EVERY MORNING TO WORK WITHTHE PUPS BEFOR LIFE GETS HECTIC, AND VANESSA TOOK THIS VIDEO...  PLEASE NOTE THEY ARE NOT CLAWING ME UNMERCIFULLY AND SPILLING DOG FOOD IN MY SHOES
SO LIFE IS GETTING BETTER.
I HAVE ALSO INTRODUCED TEH FLY SWATTER FOR NOISE PURPOSES... MUCH THE SAME AS TEH WHIFFLE BAT OUTSIDE...  SOMENONE SCREAMING AT TEHM WILL NOT WORK... BUT A DIFFERENT LOUD   NOISE SHOULD HELP..
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YESTERDAY A CP EMAILED ME THAT TOM WAS HITTING THE DONKEYS-- AND TEHY THOUGHT "BEATING  TEH DONKEYS INN ANGER"   WHICH CERTAINLY WAS NOT TRUE-- THOSE DONKEYS LOVE HIM-- HOWEVER  THERE ARE 2 REASONS TO SMACK TEH DONKEYS WITH YOUR HAND.... ONE IS TO SWAT FLYS-- THE OTHER IS TO KEEP MO OR POCKETS IN THEIR OWN FOOD DISH...- IF YOU ARE STRIKING THEM WITH YOUR HAND, IT WILL BE AS UNCOMFORTABLE FOR YOU AS TEH DONKEY....  PICKING UP A STICK AND HITTING IN ANGER IS A WHOLE NEW THING... AND I DON'T THINK YOU WILL SEE THAT here at all...

 banging that whiffle bat on the ground or fence  making a big noise  to startle-- and get aTTENTION IS VERY LEGITIMATE USE... HOWEVER-- EVERY TIME I SAY SOMETIHNG LIKE THAT ,,, I CAN THINK OF SITUATIONS WHERE TEH RULES MIGHT CHANGE--- LIKE BENTLEY AND WALTER HAVING HOLD OF EACH OTHER'S NECK... SO ALL RULES AND  ADVISORIES ARE A 95% DEAL
 SO PLEASE--   SPARE ME THE  "BUT YOU SAID"  EMAILS... .
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GETTTING THESE PUPS   UNDER CONTROL AT FEED TIME IS GOING TO REQUIRE SOME EXTENSIVE TRAINING--- AND I DON'T YET KNOW WHAT THAT  WILL BE, UNGTIL I GET INTOT HE SITUATION...
YESTERDAY TEH PROBLEM WAS CAUSED BY THE FACT THAT THEY DID NOT GET LUNCH AND WERE INSANELY HUNGRY...
WHAT  I MAY DO IS FEED TEHM BREAKFAST, THEN TRY AND FEED THEM SNACKS BY DISH..  I DUNNO
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AFTER WATCHING THE VIDEO OF ME FEEDING OUR PUPS....  , YOU TUBE FOLLOWED WITH ONE OF CAESAR MILAN--
 IF I REDUCE ALL HIS BULL-ONEY TO THE  BASICS-- HE DOES WHAT WE DO...  #1 SNAP TEH LEASH TO STARTLE THEM INTO  CORRECT POSITION/ MENTALLY AND PHYSICALLY.   HE ALSO SAID THOSE PEOPLE WHO FORGIVE THEIR DOG'S BAD BEHAVIOR USUALLY PUT HUMAN "TRAITS" ON THEIR DOGS-- WHICH CAUSED ME TO THINK " HAVING A NICELY BEHAVED DOG IS SUCH A RELEIF FROM THE SOMETIMES NOT SO NICE HUMANS  THAT  ARE IN OUR LIVES ANYWAY" --  AND HE GOT INTO HIS  SPEECH OF RULES LIMITS AND  WHATEVER ELSE IT IS HE SAYS...
DISCIPLINE DOES NOT HAVE TO BE BRUTAL... BUT A LITTLE SCAREY MAYBE.... 

ANOTEHR RULE... YOU CAN TELL A DOG " NO" TWICE-- AND IF THERE IS NO  CORRECT REACTION YOU HAVE TO DO SOMETHING ELSE ---OTHERWISE TEH "NO"   IS  JUST NOISE.. 

THERE ARE SOME PEOPLE WHO WILL THINK --- AND EMAIL ME-- THAT DISCIPLINE IS A TERRIBLE  THING... WHILE AT TEH SAME TIME ADMIRING A WELL DISCIPLINED DOG--- 

there are alot-- a big  ALOT --- of grandparents who offer me theri grandchildren so i can't be all that bad... well maybe....
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 SO IF YOU SEE AN INCREASE IN FLYSWATTER ACTIVITY-  AT MY AGE-- FIGURE IT IS JUST AN EXTENSION OF MY ARM BECAUSE I CAN'T JUMP AND RUN QUITE LIKE I USED TO....
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GWEN WILL BE AROUND TODAY ( I THINK)  WE NEED TO WORK ON THANKSGIVING PLANS   -- I WAS SUPPOSED TO BE LOOKING FOR AN 8 BEDROOM HOUSE TO RENT FOR THAT WEEK.--- AND I DID FIND 2 FRIENDS WITH HUGE HICE ( PLURAL OF HOUSE)  BUT I THINK I HAVE A BETTER IDEA....  ABOUT 20 PEOPLE IN ADDITION TO THE 10 OR 15 OF TEH CREW THAT WILL BE HERE BECAUSE WE CAN'T RUN THE PLACE WITHOUT A CREW--
SPINONI PACKAGES UP AN ENTIERE T'D MEAL FOR 10 IN A BIG BOX--- WITH 3 PIES....  SO IT JUST MEAND WE WILOL NEED 3 BOXES...  BUT WHERE  TO EAT THAT IS WARM  AND DRY??? - AND WITH that  number of people not only the "t day meal will be the problem  but breakfast and dinner teh rest of  the time--- tuesday to sunday.
and tehn there is ? projecting the football games onto a big screen somehow????-- that we might be able to do  in teh chill of teh t tent---
i dunno---

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

JUNE 6 2018
I OWN 9 VEHICLES OF SOME SORT...( .IF YOU COUNT  GOLF CARTS AND THE  PURPLE FORK LIFT ) AND RIGHT NOW I HAVE NONE TO DRIVE..  THE WONDERFUL HIGHLANDER IS APPROACHING 300,000MILES   AND NEEDED $1200 WORTH OF GLUE TO KEEP IT GOING.... STEVE #2 IS DRIVING MINE AND I AM TOLD IT HAS A DEAD SQUIRRLE IN THE DASH SOMEWHERE.-- PLUS TEH COUNTRY MOTORS CAN NOT DEAL WITH SQUIRRELS  TIL NEXT WEEK- PLUS PLUS THE   TOYOTA DEALER  IS NOT TAKING WALK-INS
MEANWHILE THE TOPSFIELD COFFEE SHOP ABOUNDS IN  WELL EDUCATED FOLK WHO CAN'T GO ANYWHERE BECAUSE THEY ARE ALL WAITING FOR THIER CAR TO BE FIXED.
NOW DOES ANYONE WANT TO TALK ABOUT MIKE ROWE AND WHAT  CARREERS SEEM THE MOST PROMISING?  THOSE GUYS AT COUNTRY MOTORS HAVE A TINY SHOP---  THEY'VE ADDED SEVERAL  "LIFTS"  OUTSIDE, NOW COVERED WITH A TENT- SEVERAL GUYS COVERED IN GREASE, BUT THAT $1200 I JUST PAID THEM  WILL BUY ALOT OF SOAP.
AS SMALL AS THEY ARE --- IN THE TINY BACK CLOSET, THEY AVE A MILLION DOLLAR COMUPTER WHICH SHOWS EVERY PART,, EVERY BOLT OR SCREW IN EVERY VEHICLE SINCE 1980-- I KNOW THIS-- BECAUSE WE HAD A 1982 AMBULANCE WITH A FAULTY GAS INLET-- AND THAT MACHINE TOLD OF AN OUTFIT IN TEXAS THAT HAD A REPLACEMENT.

KEEPING IT SIMPLE--- NOBODY RUNS A BILL--  NO TICKEEE NO SHIRTEEE-  NO 2 FOR 1 BILLING... I HAD TO SWAP A CHECK FOR THAT HIGHLAQNDER. 
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NOW ABOUT INSOMNIA-- THANK HEAVENS FOR SLEEPLESS NESS - SOMETIMES... LAST NIGHT AS I WAS TRyInG TO DRIFT OFF,  ONE OF THOSE  stainless steel water jug things i carry around was lined up just perfectly so the light caught an ant walking up the side and falling into the open top.  it has a top... i didn't think it necesasRY---
I DO LEARN.... EVENTUALLY.
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THIS IS A TOUGH LOGIC PROBLEM TO DESCRIBE  BUT LET ME TRY- AND I HOPE THE ANSWER IS NOT REALLY SIMPLE- BECAUSE I DON'T SEE IT AT THE MOMENT....
HOLD OUT YOUR HAND- THUMB UP -- PINKIE FINGER IS 6-- THEN RING IS 7 , MIDDLE 8  INDEX 9 AND THUMB 10
MENTALLY LABEL THEM-- BOTH HANDS..
  THEN TOUCH YOUR MIDDLE FINGERS TOGETHER   -- COUNT THE  NUMBER OF FINGERS "BELOW"  ( 8 7 6 8 7 6) YOU GET 6 OF THEM-- WRITE THAT DOWN--- THE "UPPER FINGERS"9 AND 10" -- YOU HAVE 2 ON EACH SIDE     SO MULTIPLY 2 X 2 AND YOU GET 4-- PUT THAT DOWN NEXT TO THE 6 AND YOU HAVE 64  WHICH IS THE PRODUCT OF MULTIPLYING THE 8 X 8

WANNA TRY AGAIN?  - FOR 9 X 7 ---- TOUCH THE RIGHT HAND 9 TO THE LEFT HAND 7  YOU HAVE  9 8 7 6 AND 7 6  THAT IS 6 NUMBERS NOW MULTIPLY TEH UPPER   NUMBER YOU HAVE ONE ON ONE SIDE (THE THUMB) AND 3 ( THUMB INDEX  AND MIDDLE ) ON THE OTHER... THAT IS 1 TIME 3... MULTIPLY THOSE AND YOU GET 3 SO YOUR ANSWER IS 63 .... = 9X7

WHY DOES THAT WORK???-- I HAVE TRIED SEVERAL ALGEBRA EQUATIONS THAT ARE NEARLY RIGHT... BUT AS YET.. NO SOLUTION... THINGS LIKE  9 IS REALLY 5 MINUS 1-- CAN REALLY MESS UP MY HEAD.
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EVERYONE HAD A GRAND TIME WITH THE TYLAN SEARCH---ONE SMALL PLACE IN THE US-- THE OTHER IN UKRAINE????
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THEN THIS GEM-- WHICH I MUST TRY AS SOON AS I GET A SCRIPT FROM GEORGE FOR SOMETHING...  REPORT TO FOLLOW...
Carlene, if you have triple A you can take the script to CVS and  get the medicine for 20.00.  I had to get some meds for my dog that was 80.00 and got it at CVS for 20.00.  you just need to show your triple A card.  Hope this helps.
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AND THE TYLAN SELLER  OF NOTE.....
Maybe not, seller is in Ukraine??

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> On Jun 5, 2018, at 4:54 AM, Barb Shepherd  wrote:
> A HUGELY LONG HTTP WHIHC I CAN OT INCLUDE  IT DOES NOT  PASTE....

> Is this the same thing?