Tuesday, November 24, 2020

NOV 24 2020

 many a slip twixt cup and lip??????  WHO SAID THAT??? ---    now for the  melatonin report--  i found out that taking the whole pill causes  wild dreams  plus a fat lip... an hour after teh pill i tried to get a drink of water and hit my lip  with that water jug...    .. the label says careful with machinery... but A cup????
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t day...
thanks to fugen, we h ave a bunch of actual dinner plates so armed with that  and your individual serving spoon we shoudl... in the  fresh air of the t tent have about as safe a dinner planned as i can figure.. ALL WE ARE MISSING  ARE THE INDIANS?   WERE'T THEY AT THE FIRST DINNER?  WELL  GARY ( OUR ONLY ACTUAL INDIAN CHIEF--- WHO HAS ONE OF OUR  SERVICE DOGS...   )  YOU CERTAINLY ARE WELCOME TO JOIN IF YOU ARE AROUND.

SPEAKING OF THE FACT THAT  ALL THE REST OF US ARE IMMAGRANTS........SOME NEWS Ran thru the people resoponsible for the upcoming vaccines and both  of the2 BIG ONES    are the product of immaGRANTS WHO ARE EXTREMELY WELL EDUCATED. scientists...   ..... IN CHARGE OF THE PRODUCTION..

 AS I MENTALLY WENT FROM THAT TO HIGHSCHOOL EDUCATION  TO THE MASSIVE  STUDENT LOANS TOPIC...WITH A HELAthy dose of mike rowe...
certainly i am very happy those 2  ...men... are on the vacine problem....and i am glad they studied very hard and somehow managed to pay off their student loans.... however  
 being a very lower level mathmatitan.. let me consider what are now considered  critical personell  namely my trash collector and the guy who stacked my oranges on the suopermarket shelf.....  just looking at the actively employed workforce.. whaT  IS THE PERCENTAGE  OF WHAT WE NOW  CALL CRITICAL PERSONELL  AS RELATED TO HGH SCHOOL OR "Advanced degrees" 
the student loans accumulated by "kids" to achieve the medical degree explain very quickly the percentage of " foreigners"  who are now working here as medical doctors  -- thank heavens-- apparently we do not produce many of our own...  i do not know of a  CHILD OF A DOCTOR WHO IS STUDYING  TO BE IN THE MEDICAL PROOFESSION...   THERE IS SOMETHING WRONG THERE..  SO I AM PLEASED TO WELCOME WHATEVER MEDICALLY EDUCATED PEOP LE WE CAN FIND... 
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it is no secrete that i have  a distinct haTRED FOR PAPERWORK  AND I WOULD PUT THE PAPERWORK PRODUCERS   WAY OUT ON THE TAIL END OF THE BELL SHAPED CURVE of critical workforce.

take my chimney... please.....  i have  had at least one large chimney fire for the 30 years i have lived here.. it is a  6' x 6' block of fieldstone and i never worried much about it.  i assumed that is how you got the creasote out of a stonee chimney...   i never shoujd have said a word.... but  i the last one produced a fire department report  which being a  law abiding  citizen,.  ( yes?)   i had the thien inspected...  and tehre is a 6inch by 1/2 inch  chunk between 2 ceremac tiles that was dislioged sometime in the poast 30 yeafrs...  

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but now there is  paper report and the chief of the fire Department told me I was not to use the chimney because my insurance would be no good well that sounds serious this little cheek of masonary that is gone is still about 2 feet   of fieldstone -- away from anything burnable .. doesn't matter ---  the piece of paper says I must not use the fireplace until I get that fixed and they don't just replace the little chunk of masonary I now have to put in a stainless steel liner inside this massive collection of fieldstone .. which I called two people too 2 2 chimney fixers and both gave an estimate of about $5000 and then they disappeared having charged me $269 to come and inspect it ..

I tried to get them back to fix it with many phone calls it didn't help so I tried another off the Internet And  they came for an extra $200 on a Saturday and inspected it and told me I needed $10,000 worth of repair .. before I could use my chimney Furthermore they wanted 1/3 down 1/3 when they arrived with the parts and 1/3 at the completion .. that meant    I would have given them $6000 tord finishing a job which they hadn't really even started yet and meant they could just disappear .. so I went to a local fire Department chief and he said he'd never heard of this company even though they're in the next town he said he suggested I try the Better Business Bureau .

so I will back the Internet and picked out one that had a BBB logo they are due to arrive here on Wednesday I don't know which Wednesday but they charge $269 for the inspection ..  looking back not 10 months  alltrack book I found a 269 check  to one of the first chimney fixers but chimney fixer #3 or is it 4   said they were not related to whoever I already paid $269 to ..

point being my fireplace and the use thereof is now controlled by paper pushers probably in Hartford CT   when for 30 years we've been doing very well was giving a fire extinguisher to Janine and putting her up on the roof . only problem there is the fire Department remembers that episode ..

To be continued .

And I know I must not tempt fate of having a real roof fire.


WE HAVE BEEN GIVEN A CONSTRUCTION TYPE "VAN"  AND ARE WORKING IT INTO OUT TRAINING PROGRAMS.. LIKE TRYING TO CARRY 2 TRAQINERS AND 2 DOGS IN ONE TRIP... A PRACTICE I H AVE FOUND TERRIBLE IN TH PAST  ..  BUT I  WILL TRY... AGAIN... 
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i have HAD NO COMPALINTS ABOTU ALL CA-P-S  AND MANY ABOUT  LIKING THE SPOTS WHE RE CAPS ARE

GOOD MORNING CARLENE,
    JUST A QUICK NOTE TO SAY THANK YOU FOR USING CAPS IN THE MAJORITY OF TODAY’S DD.  SURE MAKES IT EASIER FOR THESE OLD   EYES.  I’M GUESSING YOU CAN’T USE CAPS WHEN YOU PASTE SOMETHING IN IT, BUT WHENEVER YOU CAN, I LOVE THE CAPS.
THANKS AGAIN, HAVE A GOOD DAY,

   JAN 

Monday, November 23, 2020

NOV 23 2020 COV

I ALWAYS LIKE TO START TEH DD WITH A POINT TO PONDER......  AND TODAY........IVERMECTIN FOR COV????
I DO HAVE A  HALF  VAST.. (NOT HUGE BUT SIGNIFICANT) COLLECTION OF FRIENDS WHO ARE MEDICALLY TRAINED...    BOTH HUMAN  DOCTORS AND VETERNARIANS..... SO YOU CAN NOT ASSUME WHO THIS IS.....  BUT....
 ONE OF THEM EMAILED ME TO SAY THAT   HE/SHE  ROUTINELY  "WORMS " HIM/HERSELF   ABOUT YEARLY-- WITH IVERMECTIN.....

HMMMMMMM- 

I KNOW THAT PERSON TO BE A VERY INTELLIGENT  PERSON ... IN MY OPINION...   UN ENCOUMBERED BY PUBLIC OPINION WHEN IN A MORE PRIVATE MODE...  OTHER THAN THAT  HE/SHE IS MAIN STREAM OPINION AND WOULD NOT DARE  ADMIT THAT A  YEARLY WORMING IS A GOOD IDEA.. I CAN HEAR IT N OW.;.....HE/ SHE MUST BE DIRTY---  APPLY THat to maybe my kids were the  only ones in first grade who were not wormy.      fsce it...  children are dirty creaturees...

 I DON'T KNOW WHY WE WOULD  NOT HAVE WORMS. A BABY PERSON CRAWLING AROUND THE FLOOR PUTTING EVERYTHING  IN THEIR MOUTHS IS ONE OF THE DIRTYEST  OF BABY CREATURES .  EVEN THE PUPPIES DIG A HOLE TO HAVE "FRESH DIRT" TO LIE IN... .MAYBE IT IS PART OF THE MATERNAL ANTIBODIES   PROVIDEING PROTECTION UNTIL THEIR  OWN. IMMUNE SYSTEM PERKOLATES....  
- IT IS PART OF OUR AMERICAN BLINDNESS   "PEOPLE ARE CLEANER THAN THE DIRTY ANIMALS"   AND "THE AMERICAN WAY IS THE VERY BEST WAY"   THIS HARD HEADEDNESS  OF THE  COLLEGE WEEKEND BEER PARTY MENTALITY  HAS ALLOWED US TO ACHIEVE  A HIGHER RATE OF COV THAN THE USUAL "THIRD WORLD " COUNTRIES.  IT DOES NOT PERTAIN TO "US"--   MOMMY NATURE IS GONNA GET YO FOR THAT ONE... LET ME REPHRASE " MOMMY NATURE HAS ALREADY GOT US FOR THAT ONE." 
SO BACKJ TO WORMS...
  
so all you scientific types... can anyone explain why ivermectin is included in the cov r=treatment   for any reason than why not take care of any possible negative???  
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doctors--- and the  cov opinion  they will give... long ago i described buying a h orse and asking a vet to "vet " it for me which was a common poractice, untili  i  reaqlized they were all going to say the horse is "pre navicular"-- WHICH IS  like saying a dog... or person.. is pre-arthritic../  WE ALL ARE.!!
no vet would say  any horse is sound...   ( my friend connie 20 years older  than me   would not say "sound"   only say "if you don't buy him , i will")  

  IT IS LIKE THE OLD LOGIC GAME -- WHERE THE  LOGIC IS.....   THERE IS ONLY ONE ANSWER TO THE QUESTION  " DO YOU TELL THE TRUTH?" 

I PREFER TO ASSUME WE ARE ALL PRE COV.... AND MASK WEARING  AND SOCIAL DISTANCING  IS THE WAY TO  PROLONG THE INEVITABLE  UNTIL A VACING COMES ALONG...  HOW MANY TIMES DO I HAVE TO LISTEN TO"   THE TEST WAS NEGATIVE " BUT   NEG IS  NOT RELABLE.

WE HAVE A SIGN THAT SAYS STAY ONE COW DISTANCE FROM EACH OTHER... I WISH IT PLAYED UP ON THE  DONKEY/  ASS  VERBIAGE. 

SO CRAZY ACRES THANKSGIVING DAY PREP INCLUDE  LARGE PANS OF FOOD  WARMED IN THE T TENT OVEN ( AND MAYBE FIREPLACE)
 EACH PERSON WITH THEIR OWN SERVING SPOON , PLASTIC WARE  AND 3 BIG TABLES FAR APART ---- SO  OUR STAFF AND VOLUNTEERS  CAN BE  WELCOME HERE---- NOT STARVE.--- AND ENJOY A DIFFERENT DAY.... 

MAYBE I COUD GET OUT THE 20 FOOT LONG JUNP ROPE... THAT WOULD HEEP 3 PEOPLE 10 FEET APART AND  HA VE FUN..???
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EVE AND FINN
I do have a cute story from this morning. (unfortunately no pic to go with it) I went out to start the car and told Eve I was letting Finn out before we left. Eve apparently not understanding came out anyway.  Her & I were talking in the garage and I told her to go back in til the car warmed up. I brought Finn back in through the garage where he went and sat at the back of the vehicle trying to find a way in even though the hatch was closed. I called him to come in but he just kept standing there waiting to get in. Finally I hollered for Eve to call for him, she did & he bounded into the house and ran across it to get to her! It was so silly like as though he was getting a kick out of the fact that she tricked him into thinking she was in the car. He proceeded to greet her with many kisses!! 😘 we both were cracking up! He was in an especially silly mood all day! I just never had my phone on me at the right time!

....Since COVID we are spending a lot more time at home which means Eve and Finn not only spend less time working but also less time independent from me.  Not only did you & the trainers tell me I had to protect that bond but as I’ve now has the opportunity to talk to more parents of kids with SD I have found those who have stories of failure is usually because the dog became bonded with mom. So it is something I am always aware of and try to be sure I don’t inadvertently cause. This experience definitely assured me there bond is as strong as ever!!
Happy Thanksgiving 🦃🍁

 

Sunday, November 22, 2020

NOV 22 2020 IVERMECTIN

 

a note from a cp.......I love the cap locks ----I can read it better 
see...   i am not the only one.. my appologies to aNY ONE WHO THINKS I Was yelling....

one thing this cov is teaching the lot of us is   just who is essential?  like our trash collector...  while the nationally famous people in and around the dc area bicker about what "IS" is  .. there are alot of people still "pulling the ice wagon" as my father would. say. 

 the darn thing is all over.....  i  got a note from the country club that one of the servers had tested positive and felt very fortunate that  #1 i haqd not eaten there lately  and #2  that they were not "requiring" a certain  ammount of money to be spent in the restaqurant..  all was well and good  til mark came round and said he had eaten there and served by her  --- who was masked... but..... and  was... so far negative.. .. our community here at crazy acres is a unique bunch, but it would be foolish to assume we are not  exposed like everyone else..

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 CREATIVE READING.......
 
I think it is impossible to assume .. we are exposure free -----everybody goes to the supermarket for food or something ..but there are ways to cut the percentages one way is to make sure that these people who are struggling to keep a job to keep food on their table don't go to work when they're sick because they have to have the money .. so do I think Congress ought to get on the ball and provide basix somehow ---   yes I do ..  I Don't totally understand why the feds aren't coming up with more food stamp type programs ..  but who am I
 
And in our own little Thanksgiving Day operation I have opted not to go for the 100% Thanksgiving Day meal that is so mass produced bye supermarkets Whole Foods Walmart individual restaurants around here and I going to ask our chef just to make a few basic veggie type things and buy the  Usual   barbecued chickens put out by the local  market.. This will be an outdoor meal in the tea tent there's three big tables there ..  they would keep away from each other we have a huge supply of knives fork and spoon type things sent to us by a CASMERA person .. and just so we don't overuse the serving spoons .. I asked Judy to line up our massive collection of soups SPOONS so each person will get one spoon to to dish out there Neil so we won't have a content cross contamination there ..  and eat outside if it's cold we'll just have to build a fire whatever ..
along those same lines I really don't like to have Three or four people in one room it really annoys me anyway long before COV .. but with that added complication if you want to talk to Linda go to the take out window if it's pouring rain down at least cut the conversation shorter .. one person managing the basic house and Diegel house dogs   and I will run from my room to my car and everybody else stay outside .. or at least in a building with no one else .  we have area heaters big time as long as budget here to make it work .
 
Now this willb e fun.....  Pam came in as I was typing this and I didn't shut it off so you have the whole conversation between Pam and I in the middle of all this 'cause my cursor was just sitting there so you'll hear all about her upset stomach and things like that
 
THE  UNSCRIPTED...CONVERSATION...     YOU FIGURE OUT WHICH IS ME AND WHICH IS PAM...
hi Pam I  THINK WE MUST ASSUME  we're contaminated yeah I'm really keeping down on the number of people in here I only want one person in the room people going in and talking to Linda no stand outside the  Take out  window you know now whether we get a sign on the door or what I don't know but one person is going to be in here to to manage the kitchen and feed the dogs etc but you don't need three or four people in here ever you know   --- so how are you doing I've got a basket better than I had before Constipation or something but other than that I feel fine that's also the problem is you don't know whether you think you don't know what you're thinking and the test doesn't work now I mean I don't have any anything nothing else is bothering me is set for a little Constipation no nausea vomiting bleeding no no nothing but at least you can still be positive I don't know you don't know you don't know I could be positive I don't know way back at the start of this thing I thought I had it yeah I think a bunch of us might have happened could be because Donna was sick for like 2 weeks Morrow is set for two weeks I was sick and may we have there are so many other things we can be sick of I know I'm sick and tired I know yeah #4 well mark  yeah I heard that on milk all the service the server served him that had the COV  tested positive and he was probably not in the mask and she was probably in a mass at that point at the table right well you can't have a mascot a meeting right yeah I mean I I've had basically live in this mess I have fallen asleep over in the training room with my dogs and woken up and I didn't necessarily have it on but I had it right here on my chin yeah part of the uniform right now I'm having trouble with my glasses so I'm going to go without glasses I don't need them to drive a car usually don't do anything yet but the fogging up my glasses I can't read yeah so I'm going to leave my glasses here 'cause that's what makes me take my mask off is this is the you know which also means that if it's leaking like that it's not filtering either you know so any right that's my take on that whole thing but I that's what I'm putting in the daily doggy I you know I can't it's typing what I'm saying that said I don't know I'll have to go back and look oh at any rate I don't think it's just Cindy and I and then yeah but I don't I why do you use LINDAS  computer  ....why are you in there ?   why am I in there sometimes just to check the Explorer I don't have to check the computer yeah see I don't think you should have a portable computer I know I know but so why are you there back to that question you do not have a reason to be sometimes something I've had to go in there to print you know more release things but I don't have to that's what that's what I you know if you don't have to go I'm going to be down on anybody in the house why are you here so get everybody ready for that I'll be a real ***** but I think that four people in the kitchen the other day just blew my mind I have four people in Linda she's nervous we don't want it getting nervous that's her computer leave that fence up now I put a little sign on that fence lindas area do not enter good now I got all that printed here oh **** oh **** it's even that's in here We have all the  CONFERSATION ABOUT  Constipation and vomiting in here
 
AN UPSET STOMACH  DID “GO THRU”   THIS PLACE A WHILE AGO..... “ 2 EXITS NO WAITING”  TYPE AILMENT...    
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NOW HERE IS A THOUGHT PROVOKING ONE....When I addED  the daily doggy about melatonin as being one of the things being given to somebody with CLV ..  I googled it and ran into the fact that apparently IVERMECTIN  is now given to someone with a COV .. IVERMECTIN is a wonderful medication for parasites you can inject it feed it or rub it on .. and it treats quite alright wide range a wormy things ..   we give our dogs iver becton monthly to prevent heartworm .. we don't buy the pills because you can buy 50 CCS in a bottle and by the time you figure out the milligrams per kilogram it works out that the Danes get 1/3 of 1 CC per month on a piece of bread on which we put peanut butter so that bottle  Which costs about $40 in the agricultural catalogs will treat an awful lot of dogs . 
So why if it's primary use is parasitic is that why it is routinely given to people with CLV ..  do we actually harbor some parasites that the medical community doesn't want to talk about so they just give us some ivorra mekton just in case because all parasites would have some real action to your general health ..
I just find it very strange .. that we very carefully worm all our animals routinely and assume we are parasite free .. I never thought that was true raising children so I routinely wORMED my children couple times a year with the rest of the animals I was responsible for . it didn't seem to hurt  THEM  and I was probably the only one in kindergarten they did not have worms . .. I never waited to get the notice from the kindergarten teacher that somebody in the class HAD NITS
just to keep  Ahead of the curve  I also shampooed  their hair on occasion with the stuff the kills those hair bugs .
 
So all of you people with a lot of time on your hands at the moment somebody go figure out why they are giving IVERMECTIN .. in their treatment of COV.
 
AND IF ANY ONE WANTS TO TRY AND EXPLAIN  THE TESTING... A YES IS A YES, BUT A NO IS NOT NECESSARILY A NO...  I HAVE A LARGE PROBLEM WITH  THAT.   A “NO’ MAY MEAN THE TESTING FACILITY HAD RUN OUT OF THOSE LONG NOSE SWABBING QTIPS--  SO THEY WERE ALL NEGAGTI9VE UNTIL TH E SUPPLY CHAIN REPLENISHED THE LONG ONES ?????
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one of you cp's who also went to colby college.. emailed me that the only thing she learned at colby has hair cutting.  a money saving skill to be sure..  seeing as i have just put a comb and pair of scissors to my hair, it is at least ... shorter.

Saturday, November 21, 2020

nov 21 2020 iowa intro

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I had an email  ffrom a trainer in iowa  interested in danes……. who askes questions  and I tried to answer them.. it took a while.. 

So  here it is.......to the trainer…….

I WOULD LOVE  TO DO  WHATEVER  I CAN TO HELP... FIRSTLY   YOUR QUESTIONS..

also i have a defective little   finger which hits the caps lock  often.

 

 I SWEAR THEY ARE BORN TRAINED SERVICE DOGS 

 IF YOU JUST DO NOT WRECK  THEM TRYING TO MAKE GOLDEN RETRIEVERS OUT  OF THEM... they are super balance dogs    

retrieving is not their speciality.

i watch them--- if i throw an object... they may go and put a foot on it, but mostly  look at me with a "why did you throw it over there?" 

they  are thinkers  ( and i have handled hundreds of dogs and breeds - i used to provice animals for media and movies.. ? 30 years???)

   

THE YOUNGEST DOG WE EVER "CERTIFIED" WAS GEORGE-- FULLY TRAINED AT 9 MONTHS   WHO BECAME 

AKC SERVICE DOG OF THE YEAR ?2015? NOT LONG AFTER   --

 GOOGLE ---- BELLA AND GEORGE  ABC NEWS

ABSOLUTELY PERFECT SERVICE DOG ... ANTICIPATES HER EVEERY NEED.   HE THINKS. 

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I AM INCLINED TO LEAVE FOOD OUT OF THERI TRAINING.. BECAUSE THEY THEN 

THINK OF FOOD AND NOT WHAT YOU ARE TRYING TO TELL THEM...  MAYBE VERY EARLY WITH FIRST LEASH TRAINING

 

but after thaqt , they are thrilled to be praised and go places and do things.. once basicly leash trained- we take them in public -- everywhere... for training... we do not walk in circles... it does not work... we just insist on proper behavior....and have a very short list of "commands"  they have the vocabulary of a 3 year old... normal conversation  ."knock it off.. get in the  car... wait... whoa.. come here...   back up  ... go away... thngs like that. " 

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we stay away from repetative trainig.. if the dog learns to lie down..... we don't ask them to repeat it over and over... 

peopl,e who get a kick out of making a dog sit for n o reason, are just enjoying ordering the dog around..   danes need a reason more than alot of other dogsw i h ave handled.

 

WE KEEP ALL HERE- DON'T USE PUPPY RAISERS  BECAUSE i WOULD THEN HAVE TO TRAIN THE RAISERS...

 And i have seen miserable situations there...it is my opinion that if the pup gets bonded to the raiser, they spend their life looking for thieir "real person.." .. ours stay here in our lovely kennels,, and then we "bond to recipient "   where the bonding is as important as the training.l

 

\danes get devoted to one person and become intent on their "job"  and do things you could never train  DOG TO DO...

 

they are timid-- you must wait til they come to  you --- i also wonder if being timid, they finally figure out that there is one person with whom they are safe, so they better pay attention to them.  i hear very often...... "i can not even get up to go to the bathroom  without my dog coming there with me."

 

and once bonded  they  do well within 6 feet of their recipient 24/7     george.. along with 4 other danes we h ave with kids  who have to be aqdmitted to childrens hosp-ital in boston.......are allowed everywhere in the hospital exce0pt the operaqting room   ---many picturews of kid in bed with a 150 pound dane in the  same  hospital bed.

 their public "persona"  is perfect for a person who has been isolated by any number of medical problems... people talk about the dane not the fact the recipient  has cp, or is minus a leg.

By 8 – 9 YEARS OLD THEY ARE BEGINNING TO WEAr out-- we have had a couple cancers  out of the 450 danes iu hav e on record...(  lower front leg in

several cases... strange..)

 

every day - i write a daily doggie of farm news and idiot stuff.. which i must od now...it often has training ideas in it.. go to our web and click the coffee cup

 i must do that  now.

 i am attaching an article i wrotte abotu trainig a dane .. spoon feeding at 5 weeks is a special idea.. the pups in the picture are 7 weeks old...  i would love to know if anyone else can get a bunch of golden or lab pups to sit and wait so nicely at 5 weeks????  

 

seriously --- i would love to help  in any way i can...

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and then the cov story....

and the noose tightens  i got this from th e  Ipswich country club 

As you are aware, we had an employee test positive for Covid-19 on November 15th. Following this positive test, we worked with the Ipswich Board of Health to develop a contact trace list and informed all employees who were known to be within six feet of the COVID-19 positive employees for 15 minutes or more.

Following this protocol, we have had all employees in this contact list, along with several others, get tested. At this point, we have 5 employees that tested positive. The last date any of them were at the club was 11.15.2020. However, these employees did work daily between November 11th and 15th in the restaurant area.

As stated above, the CDC guidelines suggests that anyone who spent 15 minutes continuously within six feet of an individual who tests positive should get tested as well.

and mark ate there and is getting tested regularly.

fyi

I HAVE A FRIEND WHO USED TO WORK AT A TURKEY FARM
AND TO GET THE NUMBER OF "FRESH TURKEYS" NEEDED FOR THANKSGIVING, THEY STArted
packaging them 3 weeks ahead...   so technically a frozen one was probably " fresher" than the 
"frresh killed that was 3 weeks old.
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Interesting DD today. When I got Riz she was trained to work on my left, but because I am left handed and my last dog was also trained to work on my right, it made sense to have her switch sides....she made the shift on the first day without any issues. After reading your DD I can now see why it was so easy....I didn’t know that she was trained to “left/right” verbal commands.  Wouldn’t have made a difference anyway, as I quit calling cadence when I left the military and I can’t tell my left from my right.  I expected Riz to pay attention to our surroundings and to be in tune to the shifts in my steps, so that she would move in the direction I wanted her to, without me telling her to. She did and does. Guess it goes to show that Riz is exactly what you are trying to raise at SDP...a thinking dog!
Heidi and Riz
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Hi Lynn and Carlene,

I read today's DD Carlene and I just wanted to explain something as I was the recipient who spoke with Lynn about training on the "other side".  Hoodsie works on my left side.  When I was matched with Hoodsie, Megan, Liv and Devin suggested I periodically work Hoodsie on my right side so he is capable should I ever need it.  As such, I practice right-sided Hoodsie around 1-2 times a week.  Sometimes we will walk a few miles with him on my right.  Honestly, it is also good practice for me too because it is my weaker side! I am not really comfortable working him on my right side but I realize there might come a time when I am injured or have surgery and will need him to be rock solid on my right side.   As a result of my practicing with Hoodsie on my right side, he has become somewhat "ambidextrous".  He understands that "RIGHT" means right, and "LEFT" means left.   It doesn't matter which side he is working on, he knows what to do.  As a matter of fact, he does this much better than my husband... This summer when we met up with Shauna and Kringle for a day of fun, Shauna commented that it is interesting to see Hoodsie "come around" as sometimes we are working ambidextrously and Hoodsie knows to go to the current working side.  It is not something I taught him, he figured that out on his own.  Or similarly, if I pick up a large shopping bag or something else large in my left hand and I call him over, he will automatically go to my right side and be in the ready position there.  

This has been VERY HELPFUL this week as my husband had spine surgery on Monday and is limited in his motions and stability and strength now.  As I've attempted to help him a bit on my left side, Hoodsie has figured out he can be useful on my right side.  Because Hoodsie has regularly practiced this, he is a pro at it and we didn't need to "work on it" over several days. Hoodsie was immediately helpful in this situation even though Hoodsie has no experience in me helping someone else with their stability. I am always amazed as Hoodsie's ability to use his critical thinking skills and help me out in any way he possibly can.

Friday, November 20, 2020

NOV 20 2020 TRAINERS

 this will reaLLY SCREW UP YOUR HEADS... CONSIDER HOW A DOG MIGHT THINK ABOUT........ THIS   

2020 11 20

LAST NIGHT IHEARD  A conversation about training regarding a person whose dog usually worked on the left and then she broke her arm or whatever and needed the dog to work on the right I've never found that situation too much of a problem it might take a few days for the dog to get the hang of it but it doesn't require it in my opinion any massive training program at the moment .. however let's think about this concept---- if the dog is working on your left which it usually is----   and you work very hard to teach the dog right turn and left turn and the dog gets it down Pat and you're all set ---now you switch the dog to your right   and you're assuming---- at least the normal person human type person would assume---- the dog would remember right and left   but you have no idea if left to the dog means turn away from your leg can go the other way and right would mean cut across in front of 'em----- so now if you start try to have the dog on the right you have to be aware of the fact that if you say left it may go to the right figuring I'll go away from the leg------ that's the kind of thinking the advanced trainers-- shall we say ---have to think ----  I guess an advanced trainer is one who recognizes they don't know an awful lot .. you can certainly teach a lot of very mechanical moves like go get the basket however you have to realize that both Capri and mullarkey  NOW think that " go get the basket "   means run to me BECAUSE  the minute I say that , they come running realizing that cookies will be forthcoming to JIMINEY  who did all the work ..  it's that kind of thinking where you can separate causes and effects that makes for more success with TRAINING  animals.


the other perfect example of that  I s THE HORSEV S THE DIONKEY  if you scare hORSE he will run forward usually .. if you SCARE A  donkey he will stop and stand still.   So 99% of the human race calls donkeys stupid because they don't behave like a horse---- which  In my opinion ---the label of stupidity at that point is grossly  misplaced .

Just to bring some of the newcomers up to speed on horses and problems ..  you will never sEE a horse harnessED  to a wagon  that does not have Blinders inhibiting the horse from seeing what's behind him -----  because if he didn't have those Blinders on he would figure that the cart was chasing him because every time he moved forward the cart would move forward with him this would cause him to run totally out of control very often killing himself and people around him depending on what he's dragging . I think I saw one harness horse without Blinders and that was a racehorse and it has to have been 50 years ago .

 .. as I started to train the eight donkeys like the budweiser' "HITCH... I had four hooked to a wagon  WITH A NORMAL AMISH HARNESS WITH BLINDERS... before I realized that the Blinders I had we're COUNTER  productive with donkeys .. they want to look around and take a vote on whether it's safe to go forward so the very expensive harness I had made by the Queens harness maker Sam Friedman in Toronto( for an awful lot of money ).. I had him leave the Blinders off .. and we drove 8 doONKies very successfully for years in very strange places .. YOU WATCH...  you will never see the budweiser's without Blinders . 

this is also why I have a firm belief that a dONKEY  would make a far better service animal then a mini horse .. for a person who wants to walk in the Woods long distances a donkey would be perfect … they are certainly all over the third world country as very competent beasts of burden very often without any bridle quietly following their owner .. it's the general public that deserves the term dumb not the donkeys . 

 

WHICH BRINGS UP  DUMB VS STUPID..   DUMB BEING A MORE PERMANENT STATE..  A VERY BRIGHT ANIMAL CAN  DO SOMETHING STUPID- BUT WITH FAR LESS FREQUENCY THAN THE HUMAN ANIMAL.

I AM WATCHING AND RE EVALUATING  THE HENS… I THINK THE EXPRESSION   “DUMB CLUCK” MAY  DESERVE SOME RE THINKING…. PLUS  Now that the Turkey has turned semi vicious it is chasing people and biting ----I think I put him in the same category as the nasty rooster that we had when my children were very young .. the rooster used to chase KIDS  around the yard and taught them to respect a tiny little animal about a foot high . so I don't see anything wrong with biting people who do something the Turkey doesn't like .. I have suggested to the Turkey very strongly did he not bite me .. everybody is on their own ..

 There is a family  who come in tend to the chickens and do a marvelous job … I'll put a challenge out to them see if they can teach one of our hENS to play the star spangled banner like the one on TV America's GOT  talent or whatever .. I'm pretty sure it was a laser beam .. I'm perfectly willing to buy a toy piano for them to try this ..

I swear some of these chickens KnoW  that if they get put in a crate for a few minutes .. the next job is to get out move their bowels on the table and they now are getting back in the crate by themselves .. this is not a dumb cluck .. last SHATUPON  day .. that is exactly what they did .. get out for a quick poop turn around and go back in the crate .. now if I knew which chickens did that I might be better off with this experiment ---however I AM thinking .  .

 

Now for all those super observant camera people who have been telling me for a week now that Bentley is paying a lot of attention to sizzle .. where I fended it off by saying could be she had a urinary track infection .. which sometimes causes the same attention .. I was wrong she is now dripping red , and I must find some men's jockey shorts for the next 4 OR  five days even though the drip is not constant if she walks across the office floor it's about  A a single quarter inch drip every six feet …  the jockey shorts usually take care of 99% of that for the moment by putting her tail out the fly and gathering up the  the extra material in an elastic band up on top of her back .

Dripping red does not cause any intense interest on the part of bENTLEY   however in four 5 days it will turn salmon color and then she would need more than jockey shorts to detour him ….   we don't want anymore puppies from her at least at the moment …

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Now for editions to last night's Mail call …   since we put up the new monkey fist picture we have a lot of orders for monkey fists ..  and we redid the doggie bag in that area but couldn't figure out how to make a fair postage fee .. so we have at the bottom what the prices are for these monkey fists and since the postage is between $2 and 12:50 ..  I just put in “please estimate your own postage.. “   SEEMS A BETTER WAY TO DO IT.

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Thursday, November 19, 2020

nov 19 2020

 

 
WOW... I GOT A COLLECTION OF  SEVERAL MORNING ROUTINES DONE BY CAMERA PEOPLE FAR MORE EXTENSIVE THAN MY MERE  30 SIT UPS  WHICH TAKE 3 MINUTES....   - INCLUDING THE ROUTINE OF THE CANADIAN MILITARY..  HAPPILY  ALL END UP WITH COFFEE AND THE DAILY DOGGIE !! 
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PUPPIES ....  REMEMBER THE PUPS AND OLDER DOGS ARE FED EVERY MORNING SOMETIME 8 TO 9:00  AND AROUND 4PM AT NIGHT... ON THE ARENA CAMERA.. SO YOU SHOULD GET A GOOD OLOOK At everyt dog in the barn aT THAT TIME....  IT ALSO GIVES ME A CHANCE TO SEE HOU THEIR HIPS AND BACK LEGS ... AS THE DOGS EAT AT THE TABLES... I WATCH....  IS THEIR WEIGHT DISTRIBUTED EVENLY ON BOTH FEET AS THEY STAND WITHTHEIR HEADS STRAIGHT INTO  T HE BOWL OF FOOD?? 
i cannot tell you  how many danes have trouble standing on their hind legs for any amt of time...   i do watch this.. the raised tables give me a good chance....  AS DOES STANDING ON THE FENCE... SEE. THAT CALENDAR PICTURE OF “VOTING”
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point to ponder..... when you take YOUR dog to the vet for this yearly physical---   that some vets seem to  encouraGE,---   THEY LOOK.. EYES EARS M OUTH BELLY , HEART ALL THE WAY TO ANAL GLANDS.... BUT I HAVE NEVER SEEN ONE "WATCH HOW THEY MOVE"   -- MIOST OFTEN THE EXAM ROOM, IS ABOUT 8 FOOR SQUARE.. NOT CONDUCIVE TO AN EXTENDED TROT...   IN MY OPINION ... IF YOU WANT TO HAVE AN EXPERT OPIINION ON THE WAY YOUR DOG MOVES, TRY ASKING  A PERSON WHO BUYS/ SELLS/ OR RIDES HORSES.....  WITH A HORSE , . A GOOD TROT ON THE H OT TOP... AND YOU CAN OFTEN HEAR A LAMENESS BEFORE YOU CAN SEE IT....  OR YOU CAN SEE IT IN THE PAW PRINTS -- AT A GOOD DIAGIONAL TROT  THE HOOF PRINTS SHOULD M ATCH  WHERER THE REAR PRINT OVERSTEPS THE FRONT PRINT AN EQUAL AMOUNT...  HARDER TO SEE IN A DOG THAN A HORSE.... A HORSE WILL USUALLY "OVERSTEP" THE FRONT PRINT  EQUALLY  BY 5 OR 6 INCHES...
.. DECIDING A HORSE OR DOG IS LAME.. OR "OFF"  IS A LOT EASIER THAN DECIDING WHICH LEG IS THE PROBLEM.   THERE IS A RUMOR   " IF THE HEAD GOES UP IT IS THE HIND END"  BUT SEEING AS UP OR DOWN  CAN BE A variable... it is difficult...
 
 REMEMBER THE 2  PUPS  I GOT FROM GERMANY.. ALL VETTED PERFECTLY- BUT RIGHT OUT OF THE CAGE ONE LOOKED  OFF TO ME. AND FINALLY  I ASKED OUR EQUINE VET TO HAVE A LOOK .. AND HE CAME UP WIOTH A DEFORMED BONE IN TH E BACK LEG   ( IT IS NOW A PET .. AND THE BREEDER REPLACED THE PUP. )   
 LAMENESS???    I REMEMBER.... A 4H SHOW ONCE WHERE ONE OF OUR CLUB HAD A HORSE THAT WAS  LAME... BUT SHE SHOWED IT SUCCFESSFULLY  “IN HAND” BY HAVING HER LIMP WHEN SHE RAN THE HORSE FOR THE JUDGE-AND THAT THREW OFF THE JUDGES  VISION.
 
  I HAVE FOUND THE IDEAL WINTER OCCUPATION...   SITTING IN A COMFOPRTABLE CHAIR.. WATCHING THE PUPS AND TRAINING... WHILE LISTENING TO  MUSIC AND MAKING MONKEY FISTS JUST TO FEEL USEFUL...... IT IS WARM AND I CAN SING WITHOUT  ANNOYING ANYONE...   BECAUSE THAT COMFORTABLE CHAIR IS THE DRIVERS SEAT IN MY CAR...  WHICH IS ALSO MY PORTABLE OFFiCE AND  WORKSHOP. IT CONTAINS 2 PHONES ---CELL AND LAND... MY ESENTIAL TOOLBOX...  CLIPBOARD AND TOTE BAG OF ALL THE MONKEY FISTS FOR THE 1INCH SIZE....
  I DID NOTICE  MY CAR WAS INDEED “LAME”   BECAUSE WHEN I PUT ON THE BRAKES, IT WAS NOT EVENLY DONE... IT’S HEAD BOBBED.... NOT ONLY THAT,  BUT IT SQUEELED  WHEN I FIRST STARTED IT  ..
SO I TOOK IT TO COUNTRY MOTORS WHERE THER IS AN ACTUAL MECHANIC...- as in  mike rowe mechanic... -  I GOT TI KNOW HIM WELL WHEN I DROVE THE 1982 AMBULANCE... HE CAN FIX THINGS..... SO HE OPENED THO HOOD LOOKING FOR THE  SQUEEL  AND SAID  “DO YOU KNOW YOU ARE DOWN A QUART?” ( I told him   PEOPLE HAVE SAID THAT About me for years)..... along with  one tire thqt waS NOT TOTALLY ROUND... AGAIN.. HE OFFERED TO TAKE IT FROM ME TO FIGURE OUT WHAT  I MIGHT NEED TOI GET ME THRU THE WINTER...  WITHOUT  HAVING TO BE RESCUED...  ALTHO A GREAT DEAL OF TIME  THAT CAR DOES NOT GO OVER 5 MILES PER HOUR RIDING AROUND CRAZY ACRES, THERE ARE TIMES WHEN I PULL A TRAILER FAR TOO HEAVY FOR IT..... AND  I do PLOW  with it.. ...
SO MY COMFORTble chair is  gone... hopefully returned today  all spiffed up.. with a full tank of gas .
You hav e heard of singing in the rain... or shower...... well I will be back singing in my nice car.
Fyi-the hale grove--- oranges are super oranges   ---not as orange  LOOKING as the Costco ones, but taste and peal; much better.. highly recommended 
 HELP.... WITH ALL TH EPEOPLE WHO READ THIS......... Now... I need another set of ears..... I think I heard.. in the middle of the night while half asleep the tv ---- which would have  to be cnn,fox,mnbc or nat’l geogrqaphic ( DR POL)  ... DID I HEAR A DR. BEING INTERVIEWED ABOUT COV.. WHO SAID THEY WERE GETTING BETTER AT TREATING IT... AND 2 OF THE MEDS HE USED WERE  VITAMIN “D”  AND   ?????? MELETONIN???????
 MELETONIN??? THAT STUFF I FEAL GUILTY TAKING BECAUSE IT MAKES ME HAVE SOME DELIGHTFULLY WEIRD DREAMS--- OR IS THIS JUST ONE OF THOSE DREAMS????????? .. I WOULD LOVE TO HEAR THAT SOMEONE ELSE HEARD THAT--   
 
ON TO THE NYTIMES SPELLING BEE.  ANDA SECOND CUPPA....


here's one....copy paste... from ann
I saw on yr blog this AM that you keep getting FB stuff about home helpers. You at least know you once signed up for something.
I keep getting videos of people catching venomous snakes in Australia. What did I do to invite that ? 

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

NOV 18 2020 MONKEY FISTS

useless information for the day-- IS ON THE MONKEY FIST DEPARTMENT..  WHICH WILL APPEAR ON O UR WEB SHORTLY....
thE  5 finger  manilla monkey fist has 32 feet of rope in it.  the white cotton one - the rope being more narrow  has more "fingers" and therefore over 50 feet of rope...  plus the candlepin  bowling ball ..   i don't know how much rope is in th e mamouth one.... if eaCH FINGER IS ABOUT 5 FEET, AND 9 FINGERS, THAT'S GETTING ONTO 150 ISH FEET---- going back thru the display --- a baseball --golfball  --rubber ball and--- a 1/2 inch marble... 
 THE PICTURE  should be on the web as soon as pam gets a picture today......
 THERE ARE ONLY 3 SETS OF FINGERS... YOU CAN WIND THE FIRST AND SECOND GROUP EASILY.... IT IS THE THIRD WHICH HAS TO BE PULLED THRU AND AROUND....   NOW THINK OF THE 150 FEET OF ROPE ALL OVER THE LIVING ROOM GETTING PULLED ONE WAY OR ANOTHER.
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2020 11 18

 

There has been an ad on television a great deal lately about care.com where they advertise household help for the elderly at $15.00 an hour …so so sitting here with nothing much to do I opened that thing up to see what on earth they were talking about and I wandered through it putting in my name and address and age and they get to the final stage well you somehow have to join care.com for $39.00 a month unless you want the advanced bunch for $44 a month whatever at which point they will give you the names of people to come and sweep the floor for $15 an hour .. I just did it out of interest and very clicked on the unsubscribe get lossTd and things like that

but that means every day now I have two or three emails about people coming to cook and clean the sweep the floor …I had even clicked on must like pets ..

so as life went on and they asked me why I wasn't using the service I mentioned the fact I had 55 great Danes thinking that would get rid of them and it hasn't .such is life in a new world .

This morning having no idea of what to write about and not getting any inspiration .. I cannot imagine why anyone would be interested in my personal rules .. just so age doesn't creep up too fast .. I do 30 situps before getting out of bed .. I may not have any coffee until I have socks and shoes on … and I may not have a second Cup until I've done the daily doggy and come up with 15 words in the New York times spelling be game .

 

SO TODAY IT IS TIME FOR THE NY TIMES…

BYE….

P.S  THANKS TO  THE CP FOR THE EYEGLASS  LENS CLEANING STUFF... I CAN SEE AGAIN !!!


AND DON'T FORGET TO DO THE CHICKEN BRICK THING...


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