somebody said....... it was going to rain all week... and listening to national news i heard things like 6 inches of rain--- i got all excited and dug out my rAINCOAT- AND GOT READY TO WATCH MY " DRAINAGE SYSTEM" OUT BEHIND THE ICE HOUSE.... HOWEVER... BOSTON WEATEHRE SAID SCATTERED SHOWERS- WHICH IS NOT NEARLY AS INTERESTING AS 6" OF RAIN.- HOW MUCH IS 6"? WELL..... VERY LOCALLY... 2" WILL CAUSE OUR UPPER POND TO OVERFLOW INTO THE POND WITH THEFOUNTAINS.... 3 INCNES WILL CAUSE TEH LOWER POND TO WIPE OUT OUR NICE PATH AROUND THE POND AS IT RUNS OFF THRU THE SWAMP INTO THE LAKE ACROSS TH E STREET... ?SCATTERED SHOWERS?-- DON'T EVEN DESERVE A RAINCOAT.
CAN'T BELIEVE EVERYTHIGN YOU HEAR.. ALL WEATHER IS LOCAAL... OR WAS THAT POLITICS?
AS FOR CAPITALIZING EVERYTHING-- SEE THAT WORD RAINCOAT... BACK THERE? IT IS THE "A" IN RAINCOAT THAT CAUSED THE FAULTY PINKY FINGER TO HIT THE CAPS LOCK.... IT IS A SOMETIMES THING.
NOW ABOUT THIE JUDY MORA PROJECT OF BOOKING THE DOGS INTO SENIOR HOMES...OR WHATEVER... THEY ARE TRYING TO ORGANIZE 2 A WEEK...-- ALSO KEEPING NOTES ON WHAT TIMES ARE BETTER--- LIKE LATE MORNING ... BEFORE LUNCH... BEFORE NAP TIME...
Thank you, Carlene, Bentley and Sizzle for an UNFORGETTABLE activity!!!
Our residents and staff were thrilled and amazing by our four legged guests. People went home and talked about the dogs. I wrote down so many hand written URLs to your website! I got to talk on and on and on about the live feeds, your open house, volunteering, and having 55 Great Danes at home! We put the live feed up of Puppy Hill on out TV during lunch. Residents were asking us when you will be coming back! Family members were so bummed they missed seeing the dogs.
Again thank you so so so VERY much for your time,
THIS WAS THE PLACE WHERE AN EMPLOYEE ASSUMED I WAS ONE OF THE RESIDENTS IN A WHEELCHAIR--- WHICH I WAS IN BECASUE IT WAS A PLACE TO SIT.
TAKING CHANCES--- DELICATE CONVERSATION.... SOMETIMES YOU HAVE TO TAKE A DOGS WORD FOR WHAT TO DO....
CASE I POINT.... I DON'T THINK SCOTT WILL MIND MY SAYING HE WAS MAYBE TEH WORST APPLICANT TO RECIEVE ONE OF OUR DOGS.... IN HIS VIDEO https://mountainlake.org/vch-turning-a-mess-into-a-message/HE TELLS OF SUICIDE, ALCHOLOL, ARREST..- FOR 3 BIG ONES.... AND HE LANDED AT OUR DOOR.. IT WOULD HAVE BEEN SO EASY TO SAY " ANOTEHR ADI FACILITY MIGHT SUIT YOU BETTER" EXCEPT DASH LIKED HIM.... WHO AM I TO OVERRIDE A DOGS OPINION?? SO WE CAREFULLY WENT WITH THE PARTENRSHIP... AND DASH HAS DONE A WON=DERFUL JOB... WITH SCOTT, AND SHOWING THE STATE OF NEW YORK THE BENEFITS OF A WELL TRAINED DOG..
Good morning. So here’s a Little update on Dash and I’s adventures as of late.
Two weeks ago we were at Falk / Syracuse University thanks to the invite from Melinda Stoffel and her associates at the college . Was a great turnout and we definitely had a positive impact .
This past Wednesday ( 6-20 ) we were in Malone NY for a NYS training seminar for over 130 Law Enforcement, corrections and veterans . The event was amazing and from the feedback I got and the standing ovation ( which seemed to last forever ) at the end I can 100% say we had a major impact on a the majority in attendance .
Its times like these that I can proudly hold my head high and feel so grateful for all the blessings that life has to offer . I owe so much to each and every one of you at the SDP and the CP’s. Because without you I wouldn’t have my Dash with me walking along beside me in this amazing journey .
So as I look forward to many more presentations( one being the Hope Changes Everything conference this fall in Lake Placid ) I am empowered by each and every one of you . You are a army of love and hope. You’ve given me both.
Thank you again from the bottom of my heart.
Scott and Dash .
there ae sooooo many "what if's" to worry about , this PTSD for one thing does not always guarentee perfect behavior... all we can do is the best we can do--- and there are sooooo many people/ newsmakers ready for a negative headline--- just waiting for us to have someone fail - it terrifies me at night...
i did hear "whatever makes you think a 48 pound kid can control a 130 pound dog?" - so now when i hear "what makes you think......" my answer is purely "dumb luck"
it must have been will rogers or benjamine franklin "' if you have a choice between brains or luck... take luck"
and in some cases-- take the dogs word for it as opposed to common sense.... because sense aint common.
this was last year's report for george.....
George Burton Report Card
ARRIVES PROMPTLY A
DRESSED APPROPRIATELY A
QUIET IN HALLWAYS A
FOLLOWS HALLWAY RULES A
RAISE PAW BEFORE SPEAKING A
PLAYS WELL AT RECESS A
FOLLOWS CLASSROOM RULES A
PROPER CAFETERIA BEHAVIOR A
SLEEPS DURING READING A+
SLEEPS DURING WRITING A+
SLEEPS DURING SPELLING A+
SLEEPS DURING SOCIAL STUDY A+
SLEEPS DURING MATH A+
SLEEPS DURING SCIENCE A+
PLAYS WITH OTHERS AT PE A+
COOPERATES WITH PARTNER A+
GEORGE IS A PLEASURE TO HAVE IN CLASS.
WE ARE VERY PLEASED WITH HIS WORK THIS TERM