updating------COMPLICATED ROYAL CARRIBEAN and shannon and zeke being "thrown off" the cruize ship--- I HOPE I HAVE IT RIGHT....WE HAVE HAD ALOT OF INPUT...
APPARENTLY... GOOD OLE BRITAIN HAD AN INFLUENCE ON BERMUDA-- ( note... ALSO AN ISLAND-O) AND THEY ARE EXTREMELY PROTECTIVE ABOUT WHO COMES ASHORE... HEALTH WISE... THEY HAVE A RULE ....
All animals arriving in Bermuda must be accompanied by an import permit and an original veterinary health document. and later on it says service dogs are included in that _"import permit"
APPARENTLY THAT IS THE MISSING DOCUMENT-- WHICH SHANNON WOULD NOT NEED IF SHE JUST PLANNED ON THE TRIP AS A BOAT RIDE AND DID NOT HAVE / OR WANT TO GO ASHORE IN BERMUDA.
i believe she had done the FORM THAT ROYAL CARIBEAN HAD FOR ANY PASSENGER WHO MIGHT NEED SPECIAL NEEDS-- AND THIS INCLUDED NEED TO PLUG IN WHEEL CHAIRS, REFRIGERATION OF MEDICATIONS, CPAP USERS AND THE LIKE.. nothing the ada could object to ... just practical information--- i think she had done that...
it might have been nice of teh boat company to alert her to the need for that "import permit" , but i am not sure it would be a legal requirement. just as teh usda only has a generic warning "check with local governments" .... she had a Veterinary Health Certificate for Export of Dogs and Cats for the US to Bermuda but --- gotta love it--- that was not for teh importing of dogs to bermuda...from the bermuda standpoint.
that is the paperwork end..... now how royal boat bunch dealt with " i don't want to go ashore in bermuda" is a whole new ball qame on which i have no opinion - but i do not see ----at the moment----- that getting "thrown off" the cruize ship had any service dog related problems.... so until we hear differently i don't think we (CP's ) need a pink envelope campaign--- we may still yet.... they certainly have some explaining to do -- at least to shannon who got dumped in baltimore with no car/ transportation...
shannon said she would keep us informed.. so it rests there for teh moment.
the huge excitement of yesterday was teh fork lift--- totally efficient on warehouse flat floors-- not built for teh outback sand lot. we have all got it stuck once-- and tom drove it into the g tent friday where a pebble got in the way so it dug itself in by spinning the flat warehouse tires that have zero tread. tom was not aware that at crazy acres, that kind of thing is not a disaster, but a very interesting challange. I.E. LEARNING EXPERIENCE.... we tried alot of things, then ---thanks to a call to steve #4 in ohio,---- he explained tipping the lifting mechanizm would lift it 2" at a time. it weighs an awful lot-- solid lump of iron type outweighs the tractor- big time
this may not be fascination to all of you... but ... with the tractor, and it's hydralic systems , it is possible to ask teh front bucket to push down on the ground- which will lift the ftont of teh tractor well off teh ground... as a matter of fact- you can lift all 4 wheels off teh ground with it's own hydralic stuff and take the 4 wheels off and just leave the tractor standing in mid air....
not so with the fork lift... i tried that pusHing down-- and it just did not.-- a call to steve explaINED THAT BY PUTTING A 4X4 UNDER THE FRONT LIFTING ARRAINGEMENT-- AND THEN ASKING IT TO "TIP" THAT FORK IT WOULD RAISE IT P ABOUT 2 INCHES A TIME-- SO WITH ALOT OF HEAvy duty chuniks of wood- and many people sitting around consideering every move.
for logical reasons it had to go backwards to get out of teh hole-- and then it had to go forward to get out of the g tent.. which meant it had to go thru where it had got stuck before.. finally bud kept at it... and his engineering expertise got it out. while the rest of the crowd took to sticking numbers on the table for teh sunday shatting.
that shatting- with it's dedicated $10 support from all over the country... or world even... is what keeps crazy acres able to supply life savers for people in need of mobility.
when i see what some people are challanged to endure, i don't think it appropriate for me to complain about MY sore thumb which has made me understaND THE TINY DETAILS THAT CAN SCREW UP DAILY LIFE- LIKE BLUE JEANS AND THEIR ZIPPERS THAT HAVE BEEN DESIGNED BY A RIGHT HANDED PERSON WITH ABSOLUTELY NO CONSIDERATION FOR THE PERSON WITH A SORE THUMB ON THEIR RIGHT HAND.
WHICH BRINGS TO MIND A POO PICKER ON MY DESK SOMEWHERE THAT SAYS " NO MATTER WHAT IS DONE, SOMEWHERE SOMEONE WILL FIND A WAY TO COMPLAIN ABOUT IT."
SO WE ARE MOVING ON
IT WILL BE DIFFICULT NOT TO FIND A REASON NOT TO GO TO _"CHRISTIES" FOR LUNCH WITH ANNE. IT IS A FISH MARKET WITH A CHEF AND A FEW TABLES.. ANNE AND I FIND IT NECESSARY TO DO PAPERWORK THERE..
LAST TIME A WOMAN SAT DOWN AT THE NEXT TABLE And said "i just came from feeding your daughters donkeys at annes." janine has a whole separate community of donkey people who are an extension of teh cp's lunatic fringe.
tomorrow- tuesday--- rumor has it charlie might be coming for a visit... that is charlie of dog bless you / explore.org fame... the song "if i knew you was comin' i'da baked a cake" - doesn't apply. we are what we are- and teh planned mid day enterteinment is bryan giving all the donkeys a once over--mostly their feet-- we have a couple that are in terrible shape-- you can not see the feet in the deep shavings or hay on the hill... bryan is one of the very few i know who has the super education and brute stregnth to deal - so if charlie is here, he might be interested in bryan and the foot detail.
" never stop learning " is teh motto.
that is also a heads up for the camera operators mid day... it should be interesting .. if you can keep either teh puppy hill or donkey camera on wherever teh action is...
and th e pack saddle has been found ... i hope to get it on in show shape on a saw horse today like teh draft and carriage harness seen on the puppy hill cameras lately.
*** stay tuned.