My 3am revelation----i have decided i do have a book in the making--animal episodes was "my" name before SDP even before SDP-- sdp would be teh second section...
i started labeling teh chapters "ellen degenerous did not kill me" " i did make robinn williams laugh" "make my day wrecked mine"
there are sooooo many stories from both print ,tv, and movie jobs- i tried to think of one that was simple-- automatic---and with out challange... and i could not. i never would have been able to pay for kids college with out animals--- sometimes mice and rats -- and a collection of bu students who were broke and willing to work at 4 am- til "itsa wrap" for $100 doing anything required--- cash... i might add..
teh 15 roosters at 4am crossing the bridge may haev been the straw to break my camel, but there were soooo many---- "jeff bridges, and me with a hot tub and a gun" sounds marveleous except i was under the hot tub with a shirt full of pigeons.-- to normal people that is amusing... to me... it was a very serious job. where the next job was totally dependedant on the success of the current one.
there were things--- it is not all glamour-- as a matter of fact i missed out on any glamour .-- i needed the money.
and i learned......to be exceeding ly careful when told to set the animal there and just jump behind that bush on boston common- because there is a lack of portapotties for all that use boston common so thiose..bushes need to be visited by the board of health.
i must not forget to include the story about "borrowing " a woman's 4 pug dogs for a shot. i really d id not know her-- or she-me-- the shot ran overtime - she paniced that i had stolen her 4 dogs- and called teh police...
i have shoe boxes full of "job slips" - 99% were beyond teh fringe. there must be a book there somewhere.
someone-- a cp-- is/was collecting sdp stories - and i realized-- those are great stories-- but the eye catcher that would make people buy the book are teh wierd stories of teh movie business -- and _"use " the sdp stories also...
behind the scenes of both "jobs".
i need to get orgaqnized.... does anyone out there know how to do this...? janine keeps spitting out books like it is not a problem-- but i need to have some outfit hire someone to help that can spell.
We had so much returning last weekend and appreciate the warm welcome. How wonderful to see friends again, as well as meet people that quickly became friends. The best part was seeing Seagram so happy! It was great to watch her enthusiastic greeting for you, Liv, Devin and Bella, and a few other people that she definitely remembered. Since we arrived around dinner time, Seagram was delighted to have some beef and rice, a tasty throwback to her puppy days. On Saturday, I enjoyed watching her explore Puppy Hill again almost as much as she did. On Sunday, it was fun to watch her run with her niece, Sky, and roam freely (although she happily came trotting back when I called).
When we were matched, Megan had said that the Farm was like Disneyland for the dogs when they return, and now I understand exactly what she meant. Seagram’s tail seemed to keep wagging constantly, after she took a few minutes to figure everything out.
Our visit also highlights the incredible community you have created. Linda was so kind as to coordinate and answer questions. Grace and Ariot are an amazing duo, and it was interesting to hear about their walks together, from the beach to seeing outdoor art. Steve was entertaining for Mail Call as usual. On Sunday, I finally met Scooter Karen, and we felt like old friends (and have chatted on Facebook for a year or two, so we are on our way to that). We finally met Linda, after hoping to do so when she had visited NYC. And Betsy introduced herself as Seagram’s “Mom’s Mom,” since she has Scarlet, and was there for her delivery, too.
We were also happy to meet other teams. Elijah and Martina are doing well together. And seeing John and Jagger reminds me of how amazing it was shortly after we Seagram and I were paired. Although time has passed (going on 3 years!), I am as grateful for Seagram now as I was in the beginning - likely more so because she is such an integral part of my life.
We are also grateful for the kindness of the community. So many people contribute in different ways, like the flowers that Grace plants, the Kongs that Karen stuffs, how Bud can fix almost anything, and the way David and Beth go about their work. Shirlee and Gary deserve special recognition for their efforts with the Kuranda beds. We are thankful to have taken home a refurbished bed, which Seagram has been enjoying (we spend many mornings on the deck, enjoying the shade before the sun comes around). And Judy gave Seagram an adorable stuffy, with which Seagram has been cuddling...it takes a village - not just to raise a child, but also to help raise & train these wonderful Danes.
As we were saying goodbye, your parting comment was to “take good care of her.” She is precious and I am so grateful for all of the things that we have been able to do together! Of course I take good care of her, just as she cares for me.
Thank you for my amazing partner!