even the dogs breakfast smells good today.. thank heavens meat cutter steve has arrived with left overs from his school which usuall involves diced ham-- tastes wonderful, but leaves me wondeering how do they dice it??
thinking further about the kids, i wondered if judy and i could do a better job.with tryin g to explain how you teach a dog... so i ran this by some of our schooll teachers ...
how do you think this would work???-- i sent this to judy... any additions or corrections??
what we shoud have done yesterday is to demonstrate how conversation works with a dog-- or anyone...
if i say to the kids-- i have not had any converation with judy about this , but lets see if she can learn what i mean...
and i point to the ground and you look st me like i am nuts... and i point and you bend over..i point more and youslowly sit down on teh ground... i smile and clapi hand you a cookie and say ok..... and you get up
then i say we can see if she learned... i point.. and yo bend over very slowly and continue to the eground when yo get a cookie ok and get up
then much later "lets see if she remembers" and we do it again.. faster..
would have been instructive.. no??
and i got back a couple like this...
LOVED THE DD. I TAUGHT FIRST GRADE FOR 41 YEARS. EVERY TIME WE HAD AN ASSEMBLY OR A VISITOR I GAVE THE SAME SPEECH: IF THEY ASK FOR QUESTIONS, IT MEANS YOU ASK SOMETHING YOU WANT TO KNOW AND THERE HAS TO BE AN ANSWER.
THEN WE WOULD PRACTICE. INVARIABLY, ONE OF MY KIDS WOULD BE CALLED ON AND WOULD SAY, "WE HAD A DOG NAMED FREDDY. HE WAS BROWN. HE DIED BEFORE I WAS BORNED." DROVE ME CRAZY.
YOU WERE VERY PATIENT. SO GLAD SIZZLE WAS GOOD. THEY MUST HAVE LIKED HER DRY SHAMPOO SMELL.
LOVED HOW YOU HANDLED THE "HOW DO YOU TELL BOYS FROM GIRLS QUESTION." YOU HAD A PERFECT SPECIMEN IN BENTLEY. DID ANYONE LOOK AT HIM FROM THE REAR?
yes bentley's rear is quite definitly male.
running sdp is a constantly changing job--
i get a kick out of adi thinking i could begin to write a job description for everyone.. how could i possibly anticipate havng to chase guinea hens out of pupp[y hill because some hinge broke on the guinea hen door?? or 2 people are sick-- or 16 people from ge arrive to help... or the wrong dog gets in with a female in heat- and he is not neutered yet... or a busload of seniors arrive on a "mystery trip ".. or somebody says teh front end teh tractor is not feeling well,
again "please don't eat the daisy's" comes to mind...
oh but we must write these things so we can keep our accreditation... there is a fear of not having it
i had no idea christmas is 3 days away...where did septemeber go??? i hear we have some cp's coming to get us thru the holidays... and joyce's son wade will be joining us on 12 26 .
if this is left over school breakfast.... i want to go to that school