AVOID RT 1--- TEH TOPSFIELD FAIR IS ON-- ONCE IN THAT LINE YOU CAN BE STUCK FOR HOURS... LITERALLY
SHOULD BE A NICE DAY SO TRAFFIC WILL BE EVEN WORSE .
SPEAKING OF NICE Day... we had a couple THIS WEEK...-- so the convertables are out- noticeABLLY-- EVERY YEAR THERE ARE AT LEAST 4 AND A HALF DAYS WHERE YOU CAN ENJOY HAVING NO ROOF OVER YOUR HEAD--- I JUST CAN NOT IMAGINE WHY THOSE DAYS HOLD THE FASCINATION OF WIND IN YOUR HAIR.... SEEMS A FAN WOULD BE CHEAPER.
WE USED TO DO THE FAIR-- BACK WHEN THEY NEEDED ANIMALS WHO WERE RELATIVELY BOMBPROOF-- AND WE HAD THEM... WE WERE PAID $1000 A DAY AND OUR JOB WAS TO HAVE SOMETHING IN THE CATTLE RING- BECAUSE THERE WAS A SHORTAGE OF CATTLE SO NO "SHOW"-- along with donkeys, sometimes a pig and often a mccaw running the fence screaming.... teh most popular was ---**THE BED**--- COUPLE DOGS ON IT TO BE PATTED AND A FEW UNDER IT RESTING-- ME LEANING ON IT LISTENING TO EVERYONE TELL ME HOW THEY HAD A DANE WHEN THEY WERE LITTLE.-- AS LIFE PROGRESSED I STOOD WHILE PEOPLE SEARCHED THEIR CELL PHONES FOR A PICTURE OF THE LAST DANE THEY HAD... OR THE CURRENT CORGIE THEY HAVE NOW... THAT WAS PAINFULL PHONE PHOTOS... PEOPLE DO LOVE THIER DOGS... THEY WOOULD BRUSH OVER THEIR CHILDREN'S PHOTOS.. TO FIND TEH DOG PICTURE...
IT'S NOT ALOT DIFFERENT NOW... THERE IS NO WAY I WOULD THINK OF GOING INTO COSTCO WITHOUT A SHOPPING CART TO LEAN ON... BECAUSE WITH A DANE SERVICE DOG, I WILL BE STOPPED-- WHILE PEOPLE SEARCH THIER PHONE PHOTOS...
PERFECT DOG GEORGE WAS HERE FOR MAILCALL YESTERDAY-- HE IS THE HAPPIEST DOG LOVES HIS JOB AND TAKES IT VERY SERIOUSLY.
RACHAEL SAID THE SCHOOL IS TAKING HIM IN THEIR STRIDE- RACHAEL SAID THE SCHOOL NURSE SENT HIM HOME ONE DAY BECAUSE HE THREW UP IN THE HALL -- THE JANITOR WAS HAPPY TO CLEAN IT UP " HE'S JUST LIKE ANOTHER KID"
THERE HAVE BEEN SOOOOO MANY STORIES ABOTU BELLQ AND GEORGE -- I WONDER IF A SCHOOL STORY WOULD BE HELPFUL- TO SHOW EXACTLY HOW A SERVICE DOG SHOULD BEHAVE IN SCHOOL. SOMETIMES SCHOOLS HAVE WONDERED...IT WOULD BE A LESSON FOR THOSE IN DOUBT...
SHATTING SUNDAY WILL BE TEH NORMAL FIRST SUNDAY OF TEH MONTH-- IT WOULD BE POSSIBEL TO PUT IT OFF TIL DOGFEST, BUT IF WE DID , IT WOULD TAKE UP 2 OR 3 HOURS OF PEOPLE'S TIME TO WANDER AROUNF... SO I OPTED TO LEAVE IT WHERE IT IS.
JUDY AND I SPENT A FEW MINUTES IN A VERY UNORGANIZED DEMO of THE DECIBEL METER-- WITH TANNER RINGING THE BELL - AS A STANDARDIZED NOISE-- SURE ENOUGH BACK OFF TOWASRD THE G TENT AND THE VOLUME GOES WAY DOWN... I WOULD LIKE TODAY TO GET A BETTER,. MORE ORGANIZED EFFORT AS A LEARNING SESSION..a really loud noise can be down to normal speaking level at 150 feet.-- the loudest bark on teh property is paula at 101 right behind my head. then at 20--40--80--160 feet, it is normal conversation .
chicken bricker web is down... apparently server problems he is working on it.... you can always send checks to us at sdp and we will get the numbers issued
looking forward to anohter outside day !!! getting reaqdy for an overflow crowd for dog fest---
i can telll you now--- those few people who have offered to come help get ready-- are going to be assigned to the g-tent-- getting that cleaned up is a major problem at the moment..
clutter will accumulate to fill available space.