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.
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" .
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.
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
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."