OUR ROAD SHOW IS GAINING MOMENTUM-- WELL NOT MOMENTUJM BUT MORE PEOPLE-- NEXT MONDAY 2 TECHS FROM CALIFORNIA, plus ONE PROFESSOR FROM MICHIGAN ( STUDYING THE PROBLEM) JUDY JANINE AND ME-- PLUS BENTLEY AND SIZZLE WILL BE OUT GO AROUND TO TRY AND SET THIS UP.. WHILE WE RIDE AROUND IN THE CAR, WE CAN DISCUSS WHAT AND WHY- WHICH MEANS I THINK IT WOULD BE HELPFUL TO RENT A VAN FOR TEH -- AT LEAST 7 PEOPLE AND 2 DOGS. AND MAYBE GET BUD TO DRIVE IT????
GOLDIE IS ON IT - JUDY AND I WENT TO COSTCO TO SIT AND EAT ( WHILE WAITING FOR A DOG TO GET BORED,,,) DARNED IF WE DON'T SIT At a table with an aquaintance of bill cummings.- this whole road show is something which hopefully will attract his financial interest - there is a huge problem of generic boredom-- how fascinated can you be in puzzles for hours on end.. there are ways we can make this live...
couple concepts -- having pups "worked" in teh arena on some schedule.... activity directoea can call the office and have some one wave gave a bunch of inmates gives a huge boost... and we could do that on a mass schedule by just sitting a white board in the corner of the screen with a time on it rhAt we will "respond" with waving.... --
i hate to tempt fate.... but....
teh fry pan is an absolute brilliant concept for animal interaction... my only accident in 20 years was a woman who's foot got scratched by a dog toenail- what a fuss "bitten by a great dane" was the story.. ! so this 10 " fry pan maneuver keeps teh dogs toenails back 10 inches while their head is pattable and photographableas they eat teh cookie dropped in the pan
there are things like having no collars or leashes is because in these places sometimes inmates "grab" -- and or collars can be hooked on wheelchairs-
give me 2 days and i bet i could have a donkey or two nursing home proof. mary was--- duct tape on her feet she was loose in the assisted living place to the delight of everyone. i hae more faith in donkes than horses-- even tho mini horses get the press- they are still horses. donkeys are more like dogs.. they think-- which can be good or bad. obedience trained like a dog , teh donkey will become an obedience trained donkey,
been there done that...
back to the road show--- there are 2 varieties of facilities -- walk-ins... and... lock-downs from there the range is very commercial- keep them clean-dry- fed-- to the " at 2:00 there will be a piano player in the atrium"
one has a much bigger budget than the other..- i have not collected stats on daily cost-- because this concept is - hopefully a free/ non commercial one.
i have much paperwork to do.-- i find "companies" own strings of these- and not all are licensed/ reg with teh state-- at least that i hae found so far.. i keep thinking i have stuck teh master list only to find a place that does not "belong" tehre.
most notably-- today i am going to a place that says they have adult day care- i know that address -- it is a simple church-- and i don't see where they have any careing for adults-- no one answers their phone-- you get teh "i am so glad you called..." bit.
i need to figure that one out... if it doesnt sound like a duck... then it probably is not a duck.
or somethign like that.
LOTSA MELATONIN RESPONSES- HERE IS A GOOD ONE..
I have been using melatonin for years. I prefer the sublingual, that is you let it dissolve under your tongue. I buy 2.5 mg tablets and cut them in half. I rarely take a whole one. With the halves I often taken a second half later in the night if I wake and can't get back to sleep.But I have had bad nights where I took a whole one to start and one or two halves later on. My doctor said no more than 10mg per night and I have never needed that much. I think 5mg at one time is probably overkill. Melatonin is notorious for vivid dreams. Mostly now I don't remember them in great detail. And I have gone days without taking it, so it is not addictive. It's been very helpful overall.