stupid stupid stupid-- can you tell.... i am annoyed????
yesterday went perfectly at bella'S LARGE HIGH SCHOOL -- lovely fun day with bentley and sizzle behaving 110%--
BOTH TEH PRINCIPAL AND SECOND SOMEONE WERE CONCERNED THAT I HAD REMOVED THE COLLARS AND LEASHES- UNTIL THEY WATCHED THEM "WORK THE CROWD" BUT WITH KIDS LIKE THAT , I HAVE FOUND IT IS NECESSARY - THE DOG ARE COMFORTAble with teh crowd- and woudl respond to me immediately if i said their name--- i knew that from past.. what they would not tolorate is kids grabbing at their collars jerking theri heads around. i was sure , if the kids behaved, the dogs would.--- that is a big IF- most of teh kids were lovely... until maybe football practice got over and 6 strong male children arrived to try barking at sizzle- i heard it and was pleased sizzle just got away from them. unfortunately new england no longer has fields of boulders to be removed and made into stone walls so these young males could use up all that excess energy.
JUST TO KEEP IT INTERESTING JUDY AND I TOOK ONE OF TEH LITTLE PUPS THAT MATCHED SIZZLE. NICE PUP WELL MANNORED-KIDS WERE THRILLED WITH ALL 3 DOGS. THEY WERE SO THRILLED THAT THEY WANTED US BACK WITH THE LITTER OF ALL 11 TODAY--- AND WE COULD DO THAT...I LOVE A CHALLANGE- I LINED UP A SPACE IN TEH MAIN HALL WHERE WE WOULD HAVE 2 WALLS TO HELP CONTAIN THEM--- AND BELLA AND FRIENDS WERE LINED UP TO HELP-
THEN I THOUGHT.. RABIES SHOTS... THE LITTLE PUPPIES ARE TOO YOUNG TO GET THEIR SHOTS- ALL WE WOULD NEED IS ONE 1/2 INCH TOENAIL SCRATCH AND SOME PARENT COULD PULL THE "MY CHILD WAS WOUNDED BY AN OUT OF CONTROL RABID GREAT DANE. "
I HATE TO LET BELLA DOWN-- OR MORE PROBABLY I DO NOT WANT TO SET ANY EXAMPLE OF BEING A QUITTER-- SO WE ARE GOING WITH 4 OR 5 OF THE OLDER PUPS WHO WILL BE FAR MORE INCLINED TO BITE OR SCRATCH AS THEY PLAY WITH THE PEOPLE. TEHY WILL ALSO NOT BE AS CUTE BECAUSE THEY ARE ALREADY THE SIZE OF A FULL GROWN LAB ... - BUT THEY HAVE HAD THEIR RABIES SHOTS..
RABIES IS CERTAINLY NOT THE SAME AS A CASE OF POISON IVY... BUT THERE IS SOME POINT AT WHICH LIVING IN A STERILE BUBBLE IS DEVASTATING ALSO.
THERE IS A ?COMPANY? TDI-- THERAPY DOGS INTERNATIONAL-- ACTUALLY 2 COMPANIES THE OTHER IS THERAPY DOGS INC..;. THAT WIL "TEST" THERAPY DOGS AND THEN OFFER INSURANCE WITH THEM.. I KNOW ----I USED TO BE ONE OF TEH INSPECTORS-- UNTIL THEY GOT SO MANY RULES AND REGULATIONS THAT I COULD NOT KEEP UP WITH THE BOOK WORK. I QUIT ALONG ABOUT WHEN THEY INSISTED ON A MOUTH SWAB AND FECAL SMEAR THE DAY YOU WERE TO GO IN A NURSING HOME OR CLASSROOM....
I USED TO GO INTO BROOKSBY VILLAGE-- A VERY NICE- STERILE HUGE PLACE WITH SWIMMING, GYJM CLASSES- AND RESTAURANTS.. FOR A YEAR OR TWO --I WOULD GO IN ON A DROP BY-- MAYBE WEEKLY. THEN THEY STARTED TELLING ME I HAD TO HAVE A VETERNARIAN HEALTH CERTIFICTE DONE WITHIN 30 DAYS AND A VET DOCUMENTED WORMING PROGRAM - SO I JUST STOPPED...
NOW THEY HAVE NEW MANAGEMENT AND ARE BEGGING... WELL ASKING REGULARLY... FOR US TO COME BACK WITH OUR DOGS.
THAT WHOLE EPISODE IS SOOOO PARALELL TO MANY LAWS OF MODERN EXISTANCE WHERE SOMEONE CONVINCED SOMEONE THAT REALLY STRICT LAWS OWULD REMOVE ANY ONE PROBLEM-- WHILE NOT RECOGNIZING IT REMOVES THE FUN AND CHALLANGE OF LIFE IN GENERAL.
I MEAN ... THERE ARE LAWS------ "CARS MUST DRIVE ON TEH RIGHT" ---
AND THEN THERE ARE LAWS
"PEOPLE JUMPIN G OUT OF AIRPLANES MUST WEAR A PARACHUTE".