who would think the training of service dogs would involve analyzing red nailpolish?
15 minus 2 is 13 -- as in 13 missing and 2 working phones-- so today wibll not only be a shatting day, but a phone hunt day.. they do crunch a bit.. and i know we have lost at least two to puppy teeth ---- linda has anotehr 3 which squalk "low battery" constaNTLY and maybe one got left in the tractor... but that still is alot missing... AND THE REST OF TEH PROBLEM IS.... EVERY TIME I BUY PHONES-- I TRY AND GET THEM MATCHING- BUT THEY ARE NOT QUITE THE SAME SO EVERY 3 OR 5 PHONES I BUY HAS IT'S OWN "BASE STATION AND LITTLE CHARGERS. SOME WELL PLACED NAIL POLISH SHOULD MAKE THAT SIMPLE... BUT WE HAVE REACHED AQ SATURATION POINT OF "IS THIS RED FIRE AND ICE OR A SCARLOTT O'HARA ECAUSE THE FIRE AND ICE PHONES DO NOT GET CHARGED INTHE SCARLOTT O'Hra chargers...
this happens.... i am not kidding---
i had 2 emails re yesterday's topic of is pacing a normal thing..to be ignored... here is an interesting one... might help someone- (pacing = same arm and leg moving forward at the same time)
from a CP..... YEARS AGO I WAS IN A CAR CRASH. MANY SUBSEQUENT TRIPS TO THE ER ALWAYS SENT HOME AS "JUST ANXIETY." HAD MANY BALANCE PROBLEMS MANY VISUAL PROBLEMS MANY COGNITIVE PROBLEMS, ONE OF WHICH WAS A TOTAL INABILITY TO EXPLAIN MYSELF, HENCE THE ANXIETY DIAGNOSIS, WHICH I SUBSEQUENTLY DEVELOPED FOR REAL. AFTER SOME TIME I REALIZED I WAS PACING - ARMS AND LEGS WENT FORWARD IN UNISON INSTEAD OF OPPOSITE. I HAD A WHOLE SELF INVENTED REHAB PROGRAM AT THAT POINT TO WHICH I ADDED RELEARNING TO WALK CORRECTLY. MANY HOURS SPENT PRACTICING WHILE WALKING AROUND A POND. AT FIRST TWO STEPS ONLY BEFORE I REVERTED BACK TO PACING. EVENTUALLY I DID RELEARN TO WALK WITHOUT PACING. MY THIRD OPHTHALMOLOGIST TOOK ONE LONG LOOK AT ME AND ASKED IF I HAD BEEN IN A CAR CRASH. DIAGNOSED ME WITH UNDIAGNOSED HEAD INJURY INCLUDING CRANIAL NERVE DAMAGE WHICH CAUSED THE VISUAL PROBLEMS AND A NOTICEABLE HEAD TILT, WHICH HE SPOTTED RIGHT AWAY. HEAD TILT MY BRAINS WAY OF TRYING TO COMPENSATE FOR THE FACT THAT MY EYES NO LONGER WORKED IN HARMONY. YOU COULD CALL IT EYE PACING PERHAPS. NOW YEARS LATER I AM MUCH IMPROVED. SOME PROBLEMS REMAIN INCLUDING PTSD AND OTHERS BUT I GET BY. YOU ARE ABSOLUTELY CORRECT TO REGARD PACING AS INDICATIVE OF A NEUROLOGICAL ABNORMALITY.
Hi Carlene and crew,
Charlotte and I joined our family for a test of skill and patience in RV camping! We went to the quad cities in Iowa/Illinois to visit some of my wife's family. It was a really great trip and we got to see many cousins/sisters/nephews/etc. Charlotte was outstanding keeping things moving and not with me hitting the floor. Setting up a trailer at a campground was much more difficult than I thought it would be. Bending down to put in the tire chocks was easy, however standing and quickly turning around were not the task I had anticipated. Fortunately Charlotte was there to help keep me upright, a good position to be. Hooking up all the utilities and stuff weren't hard to do, just frustrating because I thought I should be able to do all those things. More than a couple of times (each day) I started to go down but each and every time fortunately Charlotte was right there and I avoided the abrupt collision with the ground. Charlotte was a real good sport through the whole trip including a trip to (a really really small) zoo. I kid, but the quad city zoo is MUCH smaller than ours in Cincinnati. I'm spoiled I guess :)
Thanks again for all you and the crew do. This would have been a much different outcome if I had tried to do it without my service dog. Bless you all.
IN ALL SERIOUSNESS, THIS IS A WONDERFUL OPPORTUNITY TO THANK YOU FOR SEAGRAM. THANKS TO YOU, CARLENE, AND ALL THE TRAINERS, VOLUNTEERS, AND CPS FOR THIS AMAZING GIFT OF FREEDOM. I HAVE BEEN PLANNING OUTINGS FOR US THAT I WOULD NOT HAVE CONTEMPLATED BEFORE!!! EACH TIME WE GO OUT, SHE IMPRESSES EVERYONE SHE MEETS WITH HER EXCELLENT MANNERS, SO THAT I KNOW WE CAN TRY NEW ADVENTURES AND I CAN COUNT ON HER TO BEHAVE LIKE THE PROFESSIONAL THAT SHE IS. THANK YOU FOR THIS WONDERFUL GIFT OF FREEDOM. IT IS SO LIBERATING TO KNOW THAT I HAVE THE PERFECT PARTNER!!