we are off and running strong on the Charlie Challange of "Standing Ovation Sunday" which you may get to off our web by clicking the donate- i can not begin to tell Charlie the difference he has made in teh past 24 hours.... i promise to spend it wisely- and the serious pressure is off... while the rest of teh cp's maintain a very much smaller fun fund for "things not necessary but interesting."
there are sooo many things in my head-- certainly this fundraiser gets top billing-- i think i have it straight--- and at 6:30 am we are up to $10,000- i think mostly because we are a 24 hour website with people around the world.. literally... in other time zones... so that is priority.
however.... even briefly, this is complicated...
before all the fundraiseing started, i decided to buy 2 pups from germany-- based on a week's study of teh details -- mostly that the mother is the imaage of chaos... leaving goldie out of it... 2 available pups-- from germany.
i got them paid for with minimal confusion-- and tehn pet air needed payment information... vineet-- nice man-- worked with him before- just needed a charge card number-- so i gave him this paypal debit card i now carry-- sounded wonderful..... except...... I REMEMBERED.... last tiem i did this... the bank stopped payment to czech paypal for the shipment of sir richard-- and that got messy but we made it.- so i tried to call someone--- the presure was on because the banks were not open here yet-- and were about to close in germany anyone -- anywhere-- i needed to tell someone tehre is a charge of $2000 coming from germany which is legitimate--
firstly it was not clear whetheer this debit card was attached to a bank account...( my ebay account with very little money money in it) -- so i tried to transfer $2000 TO PAYPAL BALANCE -- WELL AFTER PUSHING THE BUTTON... IT SAID IT MIGHT TAKE 3 TO 4 BUSINESS DAYS-- PUPS FLYING ON MONDAY-- SO I TRANSFERRED MONEY INTO THE BANK TO COVER TEH 2000 JUST IN CASE IT FLIPPED TO THAT "SOURCE"
the bank person-- nice woman from india jst coudn not quite get what i was trying to do- SHE KEPT THINKING I WAS TRYING TO STOP PAYMENT... -- AS I AM TRYING TO EXPLAIN IN ENGLISH, CHAOS DECIDED TO BARK AT LINDA COMING UP THE WALK -- SO I YELLED "WILL YOU SHUT UP" AT WHICH POINT THE nice WOMAN FROM INDIA HUNG UP AND I HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO CONTAct anyone since...
we hope Vineet gets paid and gets the pups on the plane at 1am our time - because monday is a bank holiday here and i will never be able to straighten it all out at 1:02 am on monday.
so let us hope.
we have some interesting people here from bergin university who are in a course in training service dogs.. i wonder why/ how bonnie bergin got to be a university-- she/ they certainly know alot of big words for things we do - but have a very significant approach=== to prove anything , we really need to try and raise a litter of labs as we do the danes then see if there are some changes to consider. i have donated dogs to other training facilities, but the other places have not been made aware of how we handle danes.... it is different.
now to attack "standing ovation sunday"
have at it guys !!!