rub a dub dub 3 guys a tub--- well a small shower...
from tennessee tornados..
Hello Carlene and family,
We are just checking in to say we are so blessed.
Tornadoes hit all around us in Tennessee, it’s devastating all around us.
Many lives were taken and no good count on fatalities and injured.
Johnny and I were to all night with no electric.
Amazon is very close to us and it took their roof.
Everything is closed including all roads.
We have trash and debris all over.
Lady Ripple stayed calm in her bed with her blanket.
The only safe place for us to go is in our small shower and Johnny is saying how are all three of us get in there?
I said we will manage, can you picture two adults and a Great Dane sitting in a small shower?
Have to try to find some humor with such devastating times.
Lady Ripple and Sandy and Johnny/Tennessee
OUR cp's are so splattered all over teh country that whenever thre is a disaster we could easily have soeon involved... i am told there are 30 people still missing
that is our second tornado story... heidi and riz made it down 12 flights of stairs to pack into the department of agriculture with a lot of other people.
and things go in threes?????
in writing the book janice is a stickler for details-- sooo our records do not show any cake delivery in these 5--- wyoming....kansas...mississippi....north and south dakota ---- do we have no one there?????we must... that would give us 52 states... may i have an update?? it woudl be nice to have all 52 i -------mississippi//??? i was sure we had soeone there ???
the book..... i now have a copy to read thru janice has done a great job pulling in all sorts of details so i must get at ti again today..
it is TO BE printed with all my creative spelling.. I DO HAVE A PROBLEM WITH FIRST PERSON OR THIRD PERSON
i would like to include a bunch of DD's re.. the kind of things we do for training these dogs... and someone came up with "the bus ride"
LONG AGO WHEN I WAS JUST GETTING STARTED --I WENT TO A CONFERENCE AT ANOTHER ADI TRAINING FACILITY IN VIRGINIA-- I HAD "BROWNIE" WITH ME -- A HUGE VERY PLEASENT PERFECTLY TRAINED MERLE-
THIS BIT ABOIUT GETTING THE RESPECT OF ADI HAS NOT BEEN EASY.. MY INTRODUCTION TO THAT MEETING WAS TO HAVE THE PERSON SHUT THE DOOR IN MY FACE AS SHE SAID :" WILL HAVE TO FIND SOME WHERE TO PUT YOU" ... THEY FINALLY LET ME IN AND BROWNIE COULD NOT HAVE BEHAVED BETTER.... PEOPLE HAVE BEEN TERRIFIED OF GREAT DANES BECAUSE THEY ARE AFRAID THEW WILL BEHAVE LIKE OTHER DOGS-
AS THE CONFERENCE WENT ON.... THEY DECIDED TO "TEST"SOME DOGS FOR "APPROACHING A DISABLED PERSON-- AND A KID IN A WHEELCHAIR WAS IN TRHE MIDDLE-- THE GOLDEN RETRIEVER WENT OVER AHD PUT HIS 2 FRONT FEET IN THE KIDS LAP AND LICKED HIM IN TH E FACE.....BROWNIE WENT OVER TO HIM AND PUT HIS HEAD IN THE VICINITY OF HIS LAP. THIS WAS CONSIDERED INADEQUATE FRIENDLINESS AND THEY "FAILED" HIM.
AND THEN THERE WAS THE BUS TRAINING... IN THEIR TRAINING ROOM THEY HAD SET UP 6 ROWS OF 3 FOLDING CHAIRS. THIS IS WHERE THEY PUT THE DOGS TO GET THEM USED TO A BUS RIDE. AT THAT POINT I REALIZED MY INTERPRETTION OF THE 6 ROWS OF CHAIRS WAS MORE LIKE BROWNIE SAW IT... 6 ROWS OF CHAIRS WHICH WOULD NOT TRANSLATE INTO A BUS RIDE AT ALL.
IT WAS THOSE 6 ROWS OF CHAIRS THAT MADE ME RETHINK TEH PROCESS OF SERVICE DOG TRAINING...THAT A HUMANS INTERPRETATION OF FACTS WAS NOT THE WAY A DOG MIGHT SEE IT... SO I CAME HOME AND SUGGESTED MEGAN GET ON A REAL BUS AND TAKE A DOG ON A REAL BUS RIDE. HERE IS THE DAILY DOGGIE ABOUT THAAT....
IN PREP FOR THE BUS RIDE TO/AROUND THE AIRPORTS--- I LEFT MEGAN AND BARNEY AAT NORTH SHORE SHOPPING CENTER - WITH THE INSTRUCTIONS " GET ON THE NEXT BUS AND CALL ME FROM WHEREVER YOU LAND AND I WILL COME PICK YOU UP"
MEANWHILE I DID THE COSTCO SHOPPING.
CALL CAME FROM MEGAN-- SHE WAS IN CENTRAL SQUARE- PROBLEM BEING SHE WQS SO INTENT ON KEEPING THE PUP ENTERTAINED THT SHE DID NOT KNOW IF IT WAS CENTRA L SQUARE CAMBRIDGE OR LYNN'S CENTRAL SQUARE.
BOTH OF WHICH WERE A CONSIDERABLE DISTANCE FROM WHERE WE STARTED...SHE HAD NO WALLET OR M ONEY WITH HER...JUST THIS BIG LOVELY DOG....SHE WAS AFRAID TO GET OFF IN CENTRAL SQUARE FOR FEAR THE DOG MIGHT NOT GET BACK ON ... SO AFTER MUCH CONFUSION WE REALIZED THE BUS MADE ROUND TRIPS TO THE MALL AND ALL SHE HAD TO DO WAS CONVINCE THE DRIVER TO TAKE HER BACK FOR FREE....
AFTER THAT EPISODE, WE TRIED USING THE SCHOOL BUSSES WHICH SIT IN A LOT UNLOCKED DURING MID DAY
AROUND CRAZY ACRES WE DEAL IN REALITY-- ALSO WE COULD NEVER FIND 18 CHAIRS TO MAKE 6 ROWS OF 3.....