this FLU--- that pam has given me --can best be identified as the right nostril flu. my left nostril is realy quite healthy
--- as is my left tonsil-- i know what most of you are thinking- it has to be a graVITY THING--- HOWEVER... I SLEEP ON MY LEFT SIDE SO TEH RIGHT NOSTRIL IS THE UPPER NOSTRIL-
SO MUCH FOR NEWTON AND HIS APPLES-- I HEARD THAT FLU IS AIRBORNE- NOT ONLY THAT, BUT IT MUST HAVE SOME LEVITATIONAL ASPECT TO THOSE LITTLE GERRMYS- PROBAbly as a physically adverse reaction to chlorox.
at any rate --- i ain't down yet.
***joyce took willie home yesterday-- and i have not heard any calls for help--- so they must be doing ok...-- she/they .. already have huge leroy- who fortunately is not what you would call bold -- so yesterdaay we had a test run to staPLES WITH BOTH LEROY AND WILLIE IN MY CAR.---(WHERE I SAT IN TEH WARM CAR) AND SHE TOOK WILLIE INTO STAPLES... HE WAS PERFECTLY BEHAVED HE JUST IS NOT RELAXED ENOUGH TO BE A SERVICE DOG- THO I SEE NO REASON HE CAN NOT DO THERAPY WORK-- HE SEEMS TO LOVE THE SOCIAL ASPECTS OF BEING A GOOFEY LOOOKING HARLEQUIN DOG. hopefully will be perfect for the pease greeters AND MAYBE HANSCOM AIRFORCE BASE VA ALSO
WE (JUDY AND I ) HAVE TO GO AND SEE THE VA AND SEE WHAT THEY WANT IN THE LINE OF DOGS. SO FAR IT IS A N OPEN REQUEST THEY AREN'T SURE OF-- THEY JUST HEARD ANIMALS WORK FOR WHATEVER TEHY ARE DOINGG..
BACK TO LOADING WILLIE...THE ONLY EDUCATIONAL ASPECTS OF TEH TRIP WERE--- AND I HAVE MENTIONED THIS BEFORE... WHEN LOADING 2 ANIMALS INTO A VEHICLE- OR ONTO A SOFA, YOU HAVE TO PUT THE SUBMISSIVE ONE ON FIRST- BECAUSE NO WAY IS TEH SUBMISSIVE ONE GOING TO JUMP TOWARD TEH DOMINAQNT ONE..
FOR EXAMPLE ... IT TAKES EXTRA effort to get either bentley or sizzle to jump onto the sofa if chaos is already there. chaos only has to tilt one eyebrow and they back off to another sofa.
just one of those little nummies one never thinks of--99% of teh dane world would decide there must be something wrong with the dog's hips - sometimes they can jump in and other times not...-- must be teh weather related arthritis due to hip dysplasia- when in fact the dog is thinking "i'm not going to challenge that bully"
with donkeys it certainly is the same--- i loaded teh 8 hitch constantly- and timmy went on first and donqui last.
timmy was teh 9th... sweet lovable donkey that wandered teh crowd alone- no harness- no halter as in that picture of the newbury port parade he just walked along with teh "hitch" when we moved...
i going back to the---- can jump--- IDEA... .......that was also one of those "english teacher" problems ----- the can vs will --- technically i should have said "sometimes they will jump in" ijmplying they always can-- however depending on the forcefulness of teh dominate dog, maybe The "can" was correct.
i struggle with the kids who sometimes answer the phone.. "can i help you_?" i grit my teeth, but sometiems- along the same logic..." can" might be correct?????
for lack of cut and paste.....
fyi pease greeters??? -- i hope i get this 84% correct---
pease is the airforce base north of here- by not much 20 miles? and it is THE airport where planes full of soldiers stop- both coming and going-- between states and alot of other places these planes go to deposit them.
so there is a group of people who watch the arrivalS a nd departures and go AT 2AM OR 6PM.. WHENEVER..... SO there will be a group of citizens around the terminal to be with these brave souls. -- with cookies and "stuff"
one of teh STUFF tehy like to have is dogs to pat.
i have spent the past 2 weeks with willie-- and he is far more pat-able than stabalizing- besides the harliquin color mAKES HIM STAND OUT IN ANY CROWD..
SO HE HAS A JOB-- SO FAR.....:)