PAPERWORK WILL BE MY PROVERBIAL STRAW.... APPARENTLY IN SCOTS BOOK --- knot today-- A good read-- ---WE/?I GOT RECORDS TWISTED...
-- THERE ARE VERY FEW TIMES WE HAVE TAKEN A DOG BACK BECAUSE IT JUST IS NOT BONDING TO THE NEW OWNER - FOR WHATEVER REASON...
IN HIS BOOK.... THERE WAS A "RETURNED" DOG KEPT IN A CAGE AT NIGHT-- WE ( PAUL) DID GO PICK IT UP- - CROSS COUNTRY YET-- THE STORY IS TRUE... HOWEVER...-- IT WAS NOT THE SAME DOG THAT SCOT HAS... I AM SORRY OUR RECORDS APPARENTLY GOT TWISTED. MY APOLOGIES FOR TEH ERROR-- IT WAS PROBABLY MINE.
TODAY'S PANIC-- WORDS LIKE " PLEASE HUNKER DOWN IN PLACE"-- DO NOT BELONG IN THE SAME NEWS CAST AS "FEET(plural) OF RAIN" "new orleans is a city in a bowl" -- "questionable levey" i could never do "hunker" in that situation... there is entirely too much upstream from new orleans fior me to be comfortable there-- even without "and there might be tornados" so casually tossed out by some sugar coated, high and dry weather reporter. the concept of a foot of water all over---- rushing to pile up somewhere else terrifies me. ..... army corp of engineers proudly gave a packaged speech about how the pumps were capable of handling 1 inch in teh first hour and 1/2 inch per hour after that- he apparently had not heard teh "dumping 4 inches an hour" speech given by teh weatehr bunch...
made me remmember --- a piece of advice i often had from my father "BE SURE TO DRINK UPSTREAM FROM THE HERD" "
yesterdays pequiliar observation involved.. home depot-- i took a pup (100 pound pup) with me for training-- sizzle is giving me teh "maybe not today" look-- dogs in training often need just siting around with minimal excitement--i got my 4 ubolts and made for teh contractors desk. --- teh cashier knows me well-- so do the men behind the desk- with whom i have had a few run-in's- "this reg is for contractors, not women with lists" " oh? sorry, let me get the store manager to see if they can help me get some 2 x 6's " - he is not there anymore---however today i needed 4 2x6x8' and 4 2x6x10' to try and get the harness hung straight in "buds world" -- i actually didn't mind sitting because that is what the dog needed that i had with me.- they gave ma a chair- sitting with my eyes at counter top level... i was immediately struck by teh number of arms covered with tattoos-- so i counted--- of teh eleven men going thru, ther e was one older man with normal arms-- the other 10 had hardly any normal skin showing.
next--- There was a customer with a little dog- dragging a leash-- running around.. my pup with service dog vest---
was lying still and stayed that way.--- -- the guy said "my dog's friendly " --
i said --- quickly and INCORRECTLY ----" do you know there is an $11,000 fine for upsetting a service dog?" .....that guy needed training....he then picked up the leash and kept the dog with him. ---
i am bad...... but desperate times deserve desperate measures.....
"may i pat your dog?"
"why-- does he bite?"
"no he spits" .
why would a person ask "why?" i could have said a whole bunch of a lot more spectacular things...
The weather finally let up with the extreme heat today so we where outside. I forgot Pixie’s home harness inside I take it off when she plays outside cause when she plays with RugerDuke sometimes he will bite at it. Well I was beginning to stumble on the grass and Pixie was having no part in this. No harness no vest. She stopped her play time which she was enjoying as soon as I said “tight” she came flying over to me got up tight my left side my week side and braces so I could hang on. She was glued to me all the way back to the house to where we where back in the house.
As soon as we got in I told her how proud of her I was of her and she looked at me with her beautiful eyes like mom I’m just doing my job and I love you. Then I got a great big Pixie kiss.
Every day I’m always so thankful for what Service Dog Project has done for me to enjoy my freedom walking and enjoying life to the fullest. Staying upright walking one foot in front of the other.
Stacy & Pixie