jimminey and i have come to an agreement.. he will listen carefully for a quiet "no" and i will not scare him.
i left the remanants of my breakfast... some eggplant parm... on my bed - he jumped on tghe bed and washed the disH for me
i was not pleased and told him so loudly --- he ran off into the office ,, I WEN TON THE OFFICE AND ASKED casually "hi jimminey wanqat a cookie?"
of course yes... i reestablished that i was a friendly being.. then he approached the bed and i became a raving maniac ..
he ran ..and thought about it. then came over for a head pat.... then approCHEED THE BED, AND I MORE QUIETLY
SAID "JIMMINEY.." HE STOPPED AND LOOKED SO ISAID QUIETLY "NO" AND HE WALKED AWAY.. WITH "I GOT IT"
DOES THAT MEAN I CAN LEAVE A HAMBURGER ON THE BED AND GO ANSWER THE PHONE??
NO. BUT IT IS A HUGE STARRT
LAST NIGHT WAS THE SECOND TIME IN 40 YEARS I HAVE BEEN ON CRAZY ACRES BY MYSELF...
IT WAS PRETTY NORMAL JIMAND BENT GOT ME UP AT 11PM... TO GO OUT CHAOS WOULD NOT BUDGE
AND I DON'T KNW WHERE SIZ WAS.... WHECH MEANT I CLEANED UP 2 PILESS OF POO DEPOSITED INTHE KITCHEN
EVEN BEFORE COFFEE... I THREW AWAY ONE PERFECLY GOOD TOWEL AND DID NOT FEEL TOO GUIOLTY
SEVERAL PEOPLE HAVE MADE COMMENTS ABOUT HAVING OUR PUPS LIKE COUNTER SURFING.. SO I WROTE
THIS CONCEPT AGAIN...
OBJECT OF OUR TRAINING IN ALL THINGS IS NOT TO PREVENT AN ACTION WITH OUR MUSCLES,
BUT TO TEACH THE PUP TO THINK AND FIGURE OUT THE ONLY SAFE THING TO DO IS MAYBE
NOT EVEN LOOK OR SNIFFF THE COUNTER. BECAUSE IT CAUSES YOUR HUMAN TO MAKE VERY UNATTRACTIVE NOISES.
THIS KIND OF THINKING MAY OR MAY NOT CONTRUBUTE TO TEH FINIDHED SERVICE DOG FIGURING OUT THAT
CERTAIN THNGS MAKE A RECIPIENT MAKE UNHAPPY NOISES... LIKE FALLING.
I SENT THIS TO THREE PUPP SITTERS-
personally , i would set my food within reach of his nose and with a loud no, snap his nose withyour fingers
if he gets within 4 inches,,, repeatedly don't move teh food.. just estgablish the factg that it is yuors
. give him time to digest the loud no... tehn put food on your counter with a no
and watch him closely... repeating no if he approaches it.
later give him qa cookie on the floor IN THE VACINITY OF YOUR FOOD
MOST OF OUR STAFF HAVE THE DOGS WE HAVE HAD TO FARM OUT.
EXCEPT FOR LINDA--
LINDA HAS COME A LONG WAY FROM BEING FEARFUL OF DOGS IN GENERAL ,
BUT SHE HAS 3 CATS IN A FAIRLY HNEW CONDO... AND I JUST THINK IT WOULD BE PUSHING
THE LIMIT TO INTRODUCE AN ENTHUSIASTIC CAT CHASING PUPPY TO TEH SERENITY OF HER CONDO,
IT IS LOGICAL THA T MOST/ALL OF OUR STAFF STAY ON THE PAYROLL IF WE CAN MANAGE.......
IT CERTAINLY SAVES THE GOVT MANY HEADACHES TRYING TO DO IT SOME OTHER WAY.
OUR ACCOUNTANT HAS SENT US "THE LAW" AND HIS VERSION OF SAME....
THANKFULLY... THE WHLE THING IS A 700 page i am sure, in small print
so we will discuss this in the coming week- liiks like we will be reimbursed for payroll and utilities
just wait til they see our utilities expense !!!!
but As they pick over our accounting i am hoping they do
not get into the fact that we have A VERY LEGITIMATE QAND ACTIVE FUN FUND...
SO WHAT IS THIS ANGEL BIT THAT IS NOT SHOWING N THE FUN FUND????
I HAVE ASKED BEFORE AND WILL AGAIN ABSOLUTELY EVERY PENNY DONATED
IN CONNECTION WITH OUR SDP ORGANIZATION HAS TO GO THRU LINDA'S BOOKS.
AND I DO NOT KNOW WHAT THE DETAILS ARE OF THIS ANGEL FUND.
PLEASE PLEASE RUN ALL THAT THRU THE OFFICE.
THERE IS NO VALID REASON NOT TO AND IT COUYLD BE TROUBLE FOR OUR 591 C 3 STATUS,
I CAN TELL YOU A STORY ON THAT....
I JOINED HT FARM COOP WIHT A $20 "MEMBERSHIP" 45 YEARS AQGO
EVERY YEAR I GET A $1 "DIVIDEND" ON THAT $20
AND EVERY YEAR... I DECLARE IT. ON MY TAX RETURN
WELL I WAS TOLD LONG AQGO THAT THESE KIND OF $1 INCOME COMPUTEROIZED LISTS
ARE WHAT NEW IRS AGENTS ARE GIVEN TO PRACTICE ON AS A REASON TO OPEN AN EXTENSIVE AUDIT.
I THERE MUST BE SOME TRUTH IN THAT BECAUSE ON E YEAR ALL MY
HORSEY FRIENDS HAD EXTENSIVE AUDITS... AND I DID NOT.
HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH BEIN G MORE HONEST :)