OK... I AM BACK IN FIGHTING MODE... WE ARE VERY UPSET WE DID NOT GET AN INVATAtion to even apply for a grant yesterday.. A GRANT WE HOPED WE WOULD GET... AND WE CAN'T EVEN APPLY??????
we are doing a faNTASTIC JOB-- DOGS ARE GREAT- BUT WHEN IT COMES TO BLOWING OUR OWN HORN, WE COULD DO BETTER- MAKE THAT--- I----- COULD DO BETTER AND GET ON THE PROGRAM... I JUST LET TOO MUCH GO PAST ME. out of too many loops....
THERE ARE SOOO MANY DETAILS OF "PROJECTS" ON AND OFF TEH FARM WHICH DON'T HAVE A DESCRIPTIVE OFFICIAL TITLE- THEREFORE DON'T EXIST IN THE EYES OF THE PEOPLE READING THIS GRANT STUFF.. TAKE "DOG TALKING TO" OUR ROAD TRIPS TO ASSISTED LIVINGS VERY OFTEN INVOLVE HAVING SOME RESIDENT TALK TO ONE OF THE DOGS-- AND IT IS THE FIRST WORDS THEY HAVE SPOKEN IN MONTHS... OR.... TAKE TEH 79 YEAR OLD NON VERBAL VETERAN WHO'S SON LITERALLY DRAGGED HIM TO CRAZY ACRES JUST FOR SOMEWHERE TO GO... AND THE GUY OPENED UP FIRST WITH THE DOGS, THEN US-- FIRST TIME HE SPOKE IN MONTHS- (AND WHEN HE GOT GOING HE WAS WONDERFULLY FUNNY...).... OR THE KID WHO COMES TO CRAZY ACRES TO READ HIS BOOK TO THE DOGS- FINALLY SAID HELLO TO 2 OF US-- THIS IS HUGE PROGRESS THAT EVADED ALL THE MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS FOR A VERY LONG TIME.... BUT TRY AND WRITE UP THAT STUFF ! WE SOUND LIKE A BUNCH OF NUTS-- WHICH WE ARE... BUT MUCH OF WHAT WE DO HAS SOME PURPOSE-- ALBEIT STRANGE.. BUT WORTHWHILE.--
SIMPLE THINGS LIKE THE FABULOUS FAILURE--IT REALLY INFURIATES ME...BUT IS TYPICAL OF HUMAN NATURE -- EVERYONE HEARS TEH WORD FAILURE... AND BOY IS THAT THE ONE TO RUN WITH.
THEY FAILED.. THEY ARE PRODUCING BAD DOGS TO INFILTRATE TEH ALREADY OVERPOPULATED DOG WORLD. STOP RIGHT THERE TRY THESE
Carlene---just read the DD. My Luke Crumb is proof positive that a "Fabulous Failure" just has a different path to success. He brings joy, love and laughter wherever he goes and has comforted & brought happiness into the lives of a number of people on hospice care.
That "failure" you gave us has saved my daughter's life- Such a well trained dog is hardly a "failure" !! She now goes out- and enjoys the fact that people will come and talk to her about "have you got a saddle for that dog?" We can not thank you enough.
I take my "failure" to work every day now. At first the boss was concerned- but now if i leave him home, they object.
joy love and laughter???----- no-------- don't harp on the word failure. our dogs are good... and chipped with our name
ONE OF THE PROBLEMS IS---- "BUT"----- SIT AROUND DRINKING COFFEE, GETTING IDEAS, AND THERE WILL BE SOME IN THE GROUP WHO CAN NOT WAIT TO TELL YOU ALL TEH NEGATIVES THEY CAN THINK OF. BY INTERRUPTING WITH --- BUT ----
THERE IS A POEM
ACTUALLY 2 OF THEM
IF-- by rudyard kippling
If you can keep your head when all about you..
are losing theirs and blaming it on you
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you
but make allowance for their doubting too....
and then there is
"Somebody said" by edgar guest ( maybe)
somebody said that it couldn't be done\
but he with a chuckle replied...
maybe it couldnt but he would be one
who wouldn't say so til he tried...
that "IF" by rudyard... hung on the wall outside our bathroom when i was a kid and we got $10 for memorizing it. i can still get thru most of it.... i wonder if my sister -- fran-- can too????/
eliminating the negatives-- well, isn't that a song??
"you gotta latch on to the affirmaTIVE AND EEEEEELIMINATE TEH NEGATIVE AND DON'T MESS
RIGHT ! ... MOVING ON...
AVOIDING THE USE OF THE WORD BUTTHEAD