Tuesday, June 15, 2021

JUNE 15 2021

 2 HUGELY PROUD  REPORTS. TODAY


KAREN HAS CLEANED UP AND REDEISGNED THE DONKEY CAFE INTO A SPECTACULAR FULLY FUNCTIONAL SITTING PLACE FOR PEOPLE TO COME AND ENJJOY TEH DONKS ... WHO WERE THRILLED TO BE ALLOWE TO RUN OVER THE HILL TO THE   NARROW  "CHUTE" TO THE WATER AND HAY FEEDER.. THERE WERE FUNNY AS THEY EXPIRIMENTED WITH WHERE TEH NEW FENCING WENT AND DID NOT GO.   A COUPLE ADJUSTMENTS BUT.. IT IS FUNCTIONAL..  NO MORE WATER CARRYING  ( UNLESS YOU ARE A COMPULSIVE WATER TOTER...). 



THEN ANOTHER BELLA AND GEORGE ( B&G). STORY-- SMITHSONISN-- "DOGS WITH EXTRAORDINARY JOBS" -- THE TRAILER IS AVAILABLE ..AND  B&G ARE ONE OF THE DOGS IN THE TRAILER---- AND NOTE-- IN THE TRAILER,  GEORGE'S HEAD IS TIPPED IN BELLAS DIRECTION SO HE CAN BE OF ANY HELP NEEDED..FORGIVE ME IF I SUGGEST.......PLEASE NOTE......( TOWN OFFICIALS)...  GEORGE HAS NEVER BEEN IN A CRATE, CAGE, OR .   LOCKED IN A  KENNEL... - GEORGE IS DOING AN EXTRAORDINARY JOB... SO IS BELLA.... SHE TAKES 99.4% OF ALL HIS CARE---  SHE IS NOT THE ONLY ONE-- WE ARE INTO THE 190 + DOGS OUT WORKING--- JOSH AND DAISY ARE DOING  WONDERFULLY ALSO.. JOSH'S SCOUTMASTER EMAILED A PHOTO OF JOSH  WALKING IN THE WOODS WITH THE TROOP-- SOMETHING HE NEVER COULD HAVE DONE BEFORE DAISY. .. AND THEN THERE IS OUR LATEST RECIPIENT - A N ADULT  FIRST RESPONDER GRINNING EAR TO EAR  AS HE LEARNS TO  WORK WITH IS DOG.  

 

HI CARLENE

 

JUST SAW A COMMERCIAL FOR A NEW SHOW ON SMITHSONIAN CHANNEL - “DOGS WITH EXTRAORDINARY JOBS”

 IT LOOKS LIKE BELLA AND GEORGE ARE ON IT! 

 I THINK THEY SAID IT PREMIERES NEXT SUNDAY

 

WE HAVE A COUPLE KIDS IN THE WINGS..... KIDS DOGS DO TAKE A SPECIAL DOG..... SO WHERE WE  DO GIVE PREFERENCE TO VETERANS AND FIRST RESPONDERS,, I HAVE TO ADMIT... IF A PUP LOOKS LIKE  ONE THAT WOULD WORK WITH A CHILD...   WE DO GO THAT WAY—SO TO BE LEGAL I SUPPOSE WE SHOULD REDO OUR. XXXXXX WHATEVER IT IS CALLED IN OUR BUISNESS PLAN,,,

WE HAVE 5 OR 6 DOGS  WITH KIDS IN CHILDRENS HOSPITAL NOW.

KIDS DOGS ARE NOT  EASY TO FIND.--- THEY HAVE TO BE ABLE TO STAND BUNCHES OF OUT OF CONTROL KIDS--- HOW CAN I DESIGN A PROGRAM  TO TEACH THAT WHEN I HAVE TROUBLE  WITH THOSE MYSELF????

 

DESIGNING PROGRAMS IS PRETTY MUCH WHAT I DO NOW—AND RELY ON LYNN WITH HALEY, JOHN,JUDY, DIANNE, AND A BUNCH OF OTHERS TO CARRY IT FORTH. WHENEVER YOU HANDLE ANIMALS—THERE ARE ALWAYS SCREW UPS--- BEST LAID PLANS OF MICE OR MEN CAN NOT BEGIN TO PLAN FOR GOATS... OR IN OUR CASES DANE PUPPIES...  THESE ARE GETTING A LITTLE OUT OF HAND.. ...

 

LYNN AND I SPENT A LOT OF TIME TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHAT TO DO WITH THE OVER ENTHUSIASTIC JUMPING AND MOUTHING... MY PERSONAL???? YOU CAN SAY   ”PLEASE STOP” TIL THE COWS COME HOME BUT UNLESS SOMETHING ABRUPTLY BREAKS THE   PUPS. MINDSET...”PLEASE. “    AIN’T GONNA MAKE ANY DIFFERENCE..   COUPLE THAT WITH ... IF YOU DON’T DISCIPLINE YOU DOG THE WORLD WILL.

TOO MANY DANES ARE “CONTROLLED” WITH A SPIKE COLLAR ( CALLED A PINCH COLLAR FOR ADVERTISING PURPOSES—  THOSE SPIKES DO NOT PINCH...) AND GENTEL LEADERS WHICH ARE NOT GENTLE... DOGS HATE THEM---   BOTH OF THOSE MIGHT BE NECESSARRY FOR AN OUT OF CONTROL DOG... WHICH I DO NOT  WANT OURS TO BE.... SO BE PREPARED TO SEE --- ON CAMERA---THINGS I DO TO STOP UNWANTED BEHAVIOR....

 “OFFEND THE PART OF THE DOG THAT OFFENDS YOU”   WHICH  IN THE CASE OF  MOUTHING--- YOU CAN’ NOT  SNATCH YOUR ARM AWAY BECAUSE YOU THEN MIGHT CAUSE TEETH TO BREAK SKIN ( TOO OFTEN CALLED BITING WHEN IT STARTS OUT AS  FRIENDLY MOUTHING) – THE  DOG  HAS ONLY ONE MOUTH AND YOU HAVE 2 HANDS SO MY SUGGESTED IS TO GRAB WHATEVER YOU CAN BEST REACH... OFTEN THE UPPER JAW – AND HANG ON.. EXPLAINGI IMMEDIATELY WHILE YOU HOLD IT THAT TEETH.  ARE UNACCEDPTABLE..AND LET GO IMMEDIATELY.FOR THEM TO THINK.

 

.   SOMEBODY IN THE GREAT WILD WORLD OF THE INTERNET WILL DECIDE THAT HANGIONG ON TO A DOG JAW IS ABUSIVE... WELL GETTING MOUTHED BY A 130 POUND PUP IS ABUSIVE OF ME... AND I PREFER TO EXPLAIN AS BEST I KNOW WHAT IS  ACCEPTABLE DOG BEHAVIOR.  NOW FOR ALL THOSE WHO DO NOT AGREE..  SHOW ME HOW YOU TELL A HUGE PUP YOU  DON’T LIKE GETTING  CHEWED ON...

JUMPING—SWING AND SMACK THE OFFENDING. LEGS WITH HANDS OR WHATEVER OTHER BODY PART IS AVAILABLE...   I WOULD NEVER APPROVE OF HITTIN WITH ANYTHING BESSIDES YOUR OWN BODY PART BECAUSE THAT WAY THE FORCE IS LIMITED BY YOU NOT WANTING TO HURT YOUR HAND FOR  SMACKING THOSE LEGS. ------ DANES JUMPING ON PEOPLE IS NOT CUTE—IF YOU HAVE TO RESORT TO FEET —TRY STEPPING ON BACK TOES.....IF YOU CAN MANAGE.    ------ JUMPING  CAN BE LETHAL FOR ME AT MY CONTINUING AGE.... SO I  NEED TO STOP THEM—AGAIN... IF ANYONE HAS A BETTER IDEA—PLEAS GET HERE TOMORROW... THIS IS A PROJECT THAT CAN NOT WAIT.

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NO HUMOR IS SO DARN RIGHT. I'VE WONDERED WHERE IT'S GONE. EVEN THE SOAP OPERA I WATCH, GENERAL HOSPITAL, IS ALL DOOM AND GLOOM WHERE IT USED TO BE FULL OF HUMOR AND LIGHT.  IS IT BECAUSE WE LIVE IN SUCH A DARK TIME, I DON'T KNOW BUT WE NEED IT NOW MORE THAN EVER. THAT'S WHY I AM SO GRATEFUL TO HAVE CRAZY ACRES IN MY LIFE. AND I'M SURE MOST CP'S FEEL THAT WAY. OF COURSE THERE IS SADNESS AT TIMES BUT THAT'S LIFE. YOU AND YOUR TEAM MAKE US ALL SO VERY HAPPY AND IT ALL ENDS UP BENEFITING SOMEONE WHO NEEDS HELP. THAT'S A WIN WIN IF I EVER HEARD ONE.

THANK YOU ALWAYS!

NANCY HIRSCH

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Hi Carlene,

 

Marnie and I are checking in.  Not much new going on except we are venturing out a bit more since Covid restrictions have eased.  I’m not ready to expose myself too much since I am fully vaccinated BUT immunocompromised.  But, we have done a little shopping and Marnie is excellent and proud of her job as SD.  We do a lot of gardening and Marnie loves to smell the flowers!  I’ve never had a dog that smelled flowers but she definitely loves it.  I’ve attached one photo that she photo-bombed as I was trying to get a close-up of the iris.  Her big nose showed up in the pic!  Funny, that particular iris has a very big flower yet Marnie’s big nose makes it look small!

 That’s about all we have to report.  We hope you and everyone at Crazy Acres is doing well. 

 Best,

Peggy & Marnie

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Ask any Ipswich Public School student what day of the year is their favorite school day and they will probably tell you “Beach Day”. Each year, thanks to the generosity of Mr. Richard T. Crane and his family; all Ipswich Public School kids enjoy a full day and free picnic on Crane's Beach, instead of going to school.







Monday, June 14, 2021

june 14 2021

 just how bad a day can it be if you look around and realize you are in a whales mouth???(. true.   from the news..) 

.  goes along with the people hanging upside down in some rolleercoaster- or gettting stuck on mt everest.. remind me not to put myself in the position of that being a posibility..
getting out of bed in teh morning is  enough of a challange.  some people seem to enjoy increasing teh number of things that could possibly go wrong to provide excitement....
i think it was bob newhart who... on one of his telephone conversations said "you want me to strap some boards to my feet and do what??? slide down an icey hill with trees??"
he had some wonderful conversations-- " you want me to roll up a leaf and put it in my mouth then   set fire to the other end????"
funny the things one remembers---in his show as that dr...  he is having a rough day and stomps out of the office saying "i am sick of having to make choices.... i do not want to have to make any more decisions today" and as he stands in front of teh elevators.. 2 doors open at once. i hate to say those were teh good old days of humor. but i don't know where to go  now to find such a rare one liner....... johnny carson's impromptu  "i didn't know you was jewish"  was the longest recorded laugh in tv history as a thrown axe hit teh mannequin in a most awkward spot...- teh simplicity of archie yelling.  " edith i ain't in the kitchen"  when she tells him where the toilet paper is.   from archie to maude, norman lear has had no  replacement.. 
auntie mame "exclusive of what and restricted to whom" as she offers to build a home for  pregnant  unwed refugee  mothers in a "gated "  community...  has always been a favorite  of mine. --- and still is.

is humor a disappearing art form?  or maybe it is because i just do not understand teh lingo-- but i never hear anyone laugh at much of anything now.-- maybe a short chuckle at what naturally occurs as  pequiliar.  i do not know of any  company willing to put up millions to develope a movie or tv show based purely on humor.. so we have news --24 hours of shootings and mayhem - maybe  a 30 seconds of a good deed... where is the humor?? is the slightest diversion from politically correct  too risky as to endure the negative backlash of  the internet mindset.  "twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools" 
 
 if you stay on the beaten path-  don't make quick decisions--- monitor your every move and word.....and guard against an internet attack.....you may be politically correct - but it is  a pretty dull way to go.   
we are extremely fortunate around crazy acres-- to be able to just let things happen - which every once in a while produces some real laughter.   --our  male "milking goats" is a classic around here-- ---- even that  made teh internet as a "stupid mistake" ...rather than  a reallly funny honest mistake...  like puppy.  gussie aka  gus. 

someone sent me a poo picker  something like  "do something positive today so teh negative nellies can twist it". ( close. )

so now-- send me some good one liners  to put in here.??????
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Finn saves the day!
Eve really hasn’t used Finn too much for transfers. When a leg is broke it’s often elevated in her chair until she can transfer herself anyway and there is no way to safely self transfer with that support on her chair so we have to help her until then. Usually with an arm injury she can still self transfer but with the whole arm immobilized that’s not working this time and she’s too big now for me to help in a way that was working for her then …DUH!!!💡 Finn can help you with this! I wish I could have recorded the first try but it was in the bathroom. He was perfect even though it’s a skill we almost never use and when they were done he ran off all silly and jumped on his bed & rubbed his face into it the way he does when he’s all happy and playing! Such a proud boy to help his girl! He seemed so happy to help when he’s been feeling helpless during all this. 💜💜💜
Here he is helping her back into bed.




Sunday, June 13, 2021

june 13 2021

---thank you all  for the many  nice comments on my efforts yesterday to try and describe why service dogs are different. there is also an element of respect for the dog in the first place. dogs carefully raised are very different than  the caged and chained up variety.

i went to a great dane dog show in europe ? germany? and was amused by the beautiful dogs that had no basic training.. i specifically remember the grass was 12"  tall and one man was dragged across a field by a very happy dane  while he hung on and others chased him...  most of teh stud dogs had 2 or 3 handlers per dog.  it was a fiasco... apparently now alot better from pictures i see.. but i have not seen any obedience  or agility titles either... maybe i just don't look in the right place.... i bet some   of you can find that out.?????

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i hope we get some lifters and  carriers here today.  it is painful for me to sit in the golf cart the see all teh minor details that would bring this fence project further along.  colby will be back tomorrow as chief lifter and carrier. biggest push today stand up some gates so we can get teh donkeys backi to the donkety cafe for both hay and water. and a visual for guests----- all  i need is a lifter and more hay string for teh quick knot.


 we are collecting a significant  quantity of chain link for lynnwhich involves all the contraptions to connect them all togethere...-- they are wonderfully adaptaive

 many places where we were 6 inches short... or on a hill/bend... we simply attached one or two plain pipes to fill the gap.  it does work.

also gives us  a wild collection of odd pipes which eventually we should figure out how to store  on a yet to be made rack...between teh g tent and shipping container-- 

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back to the water and river discussion.   . .googling....It is a common misconception that all rivers flow south or all rivers in the Northern Hemisphere flow towards the equator. However, the truth is that, like all objects, rivers flow downhill because of gravity.  They often take a path with the least resistance, 

just a few numbers 

longest -- nile 4258. -----then in the us.... mississippi. 2318--- and colorado. 1450 and getting shorter every year---

.. after 1960 the Colorado River has run dry before reaching the Pacific Ocean.-- the history of the  colorado river- is a good one... that i have not read.... but teh snippits i have heard about water rights, golf courses and shipping hay for horses to arabia have made me aware that the current drought is about to get much worse. for a whole bunch of reasons... mostly people-- far too many  who have moved to the desert just assuming water would flow somehow.... and it is not doing that.

the lack of water has a way of overtaking all other problems in the world.  from people in vegas building a grand canal so they can have gondolla rides to ?? detroit?? flint???   have they ever solved teh lead pipe problem...???

bentley is having a problem.when he strains to get up he makes great effort and great mess...., ,    ---- this worries me as I am about to move in an old couch for his bed—so yesterday I suggested to bud that we put that waterproof liner in the bed and  seal the cracks with flexall... if I  know it is going to happen, I best be prepared...   I doubt they would like that topic for a commercial. Their chicken coop boat is a pretty good stretch...

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I can’t have my dog in a crate, what if I needed her...how would she get out. 
Service dogs can’t be limited like that.  They are trained to be with us at all times and not leave our side except in an emergency.  They can’t be trained that each night they are off duty. 
Repetitive tasks are essential for training but it has to be the right tasks or it can pose a potential issue.  Training a service dog that each night they are to be kept locked up is not the answer.  

staci 




Saturday, June 12, 2021

JUNE 12 2021

 a perfect TRAINING example-- what is the  difference  -?

last night--- lindsay (PERSON) was overnighter. with tilly ( DANE ) .. that pup of ours who we gave t o lindsay becasue she had megasophagus..

now tilly is a year old...mega  has improved-- she is a lovely dog..bright cheerful and spoiled. 

to set the "stage". i had  2 dogs in my room-- sizzle and bentley - and tilly wanted to bounce in here and play with them.

lindsay shut the door "to keep peace".  WRONG......

 

i got up and opened the door, spent no more than 30 seconds WITHOUT TOUCHING HER..... explaining to tilly i did not

 want her to cross the threshold and get even one foot of hers inside my door.  SHE SPENT THE NEXT 2 HOURS GOING PAST TEH DOOR EVERY 30 SECONDS-- I WAS TIMING HER--- SHE WOULD  STOP... LOOK... AND DECIDE IT WAS A BAD IDEA TO GO IN THERE RIGHT NOW..

  SHE EVEN TRIED "PLAY BOWING AND BARKING" WHICH I IGNORED- AND SHE TURNED AWAY ALL BY HERSELF.

 

SHE HAD A RULE VERY BRIEFLY  EXPLAINED TO HER.... AND SHE  THOUGHT ABOUT IT AND  CHOSE TO  OBEY.... SOUNDS SO SIMPLE. YET SO CRITICAL AS I WATCH A SERVICE DOG EASE SOME  YOUNG KID DOWN A FLIGHT OF STAIRS .

ALL OUR TRAINERS WILL TELL YOU... AT SOME POINT. “THEY GET IT” -   VERY LIKE THE MOMENT HELLEN KELLER --- BLIND AND DEAF FROM BIRTH..... LEARNED THE HAND SIGNALS MEANT “WATER” .  IT WAS A LONG JOURNEY- AND SOMETIMES ALARMING... TO GET THERE... BUT ONCE THE LIGHT WAS ON.....ALL ..LEARNING WAS POSSIBLE..

LET ME GO THRU SOME OF THE DETAILS WE GO THRU TO GET TO THE “GOT IT” STAGE..  WHICH EXPLAINS WHY  WHEN WE DONATE THESE DOGS TO SOMEONE, OUR DONORS HAVE GIVEN US ABOUT $30,000 PER DOG TO GET THERE. 

THIS IS A PROCESS TO BE ENCOURAGED--- WE CAN NOT DO EVERYTHING 100% OF THE TIME---  SO KEEP THAT IN MIND WHEN I SAY FIRST  RULE --- INSTRAMENTAL IS

 “WE TRY NOT TO USE OUR MUSCLES TO CONTROL THE DOG     WE DON’T PICK THEM UP AND PLAY WITH THEM... WE SIT ON THE FLOOR AND LET THEM CLIMB OVER US. BUT THAT IS THEIR CHOICE. ..WHILE SETTING THE BOUNDRY OF “YOU WILL NOT JUMP AT MY FACE AND BITE  IT “.”  MY OPENING THE DOOR AND GIVING TILLY THE CHANCE TO MAKE  THE DECISION  STARTS HERE.

THE NEXT STEP IS.. AFTER THE PUPS H AE BEEN FED—SO THEY ARE NOT VERY HUNGRY,  WE SPOON FEED THEM  PURINA CANNED FOOD ( A FAVORITE AND IT STAYS ON THE SPOON) – DOESN’T  SOUND LIKE MUCH... BUT HERE IS A CRITICAL DETAIL... AT THE BEGINNING OF THIS PROCESS, IT IS A BIT LIVELY—AND THE SPOON GETS HIT  BY EAGER PUPPY HEADS AND SOME FALLS ON THE FLOOR.  IF THERE IS FOOD ON THE FLOOR, IT IS TEACHING THE DOGS TO SNIFF AROUND AND FIND  THAT , INSTEAD OF CONCENTRATING ON US AS THE SOURCE OF THE  FOOD. SO WE  PUT A TOWEL DOWN BEFORE WE START... I WON’T BOTHER GETTING INTO TRYING TO SPREAD A TOWEL UNDER 6 HAPPY PUPPIES..   IT IS A PLAN AHEAD OPERATION. THE OBJECT IS .. IF WE DROP ANY FOOD WE FLIP  A PIECE OF THE TOWEL TO COVER...  WE WANT THE PUP’S UNDIVIDED ATTENTION... AND AFTER A WEEK OR TWO. WE CAN HAVE  THE ENTIRE LITTER SITTING QUIETLY IN FRON T OF US  DECIDING TO WAIT THEIR TURN- TRICK BEING YOU TRY AND HAVE A SPOONFUL OF FOOD IN FRONT OF A PUP JUST AS THEIR REAR END HITS THE FLOOR..  WE HAVE MANY PICTURES OF 6 WEEK OLD PUPS ALL SITTING PERFECT LY IN FRONT OF A PERSON.

CRITICAL HERE IS –ALSO--- BETWEEN  SPOONING—THEY WANDER AROUND THE ROOM OR DECK  WITH AS LITTLE CONSTRAINT AS POSSIBLE , SO  THAT WE DON’T HAVE THE JUMPING AT A BARRIER SAYING I WISH I WAS SOMEWHERE ELSE.. AS YOU GET IN A DOG THAT HAS BEEN RAISED  IN A CRATE UNTIL THE OWNER WANTS THEM TO  DO  LEARN SOMETHING. ---- TO TAKE A DOG OUT OF A CRATE AND DECIDE  YOU WILL NOW TEACH TO DOG TO SIT.... IS STARTING IN THE WRONG PLACE.. AND GOING TO TAKE YOU A WHILE... WHY IS CRATE TRAINING OF DOGS ACCEPTABLE AND  FREE RANGING CHICKENS ADVISEABLE AS  MORE HUMANE? YOU CAN GE T A DOG TO ACCEPT   A POOR SITUATION OF CRATES AND STRANGE  LEASHES/COLLARS.... .... BUT THOSE DOGS ARE NOT RELIABLE WHEN TOTALLY LOOSE IN TRAFFIC OR SUPERMARKETS.     

POINT HERE BEING.. WHEN WE DO ANYTHING ... THE DOGS WATCH US WITH HOPES... DOG TRAINING BY BOOK LEARNING TALKS ABOUT TAKING A TREAT AND HITTING YOURSELF IN THE FORHEAD.  WITH THE TREAT TO GET THE DOG TO PAY ATTENTION.----- GOOD LUCK...OUR DOGS WATCH US. WE HAVE  NOTICED  WHEN WE GET PUPS FROM EUROPE- WHICH WE HAVE DONE  SEVERAL TIMES A YEAR—THEY DO NOT HAVE THAT “PRE CONDITIONING”  EXPERIENCE WITH TEH SPOON – AND THEY DO NOT HAVETHE SAME ATTENTION SPAN AS PUPS WE HAVE RAISED... MOST THOSE BECOME BREEDING DOGS AND RARELY MAKE SD STAATUS.  WE HAVE TRIED RESCUE DANES WITH THE SAME PROBLEM—THEY JUST CAN’T CONCENTRATE LIKE OURS...  BEEN THERE DONE THAT...

VERY CLOSE TO THIS CONCEPT IS—WE DO NOT CARRY TREATS WHEN WE ARE TRAINING... WE CAN NOT EXPECT OUR RECIPIENTS TO  CARRY 4 POUNDS OF TREATS TO GET A DOG TO CONCENTRATE ON THEM— IT IS OUR BELIEF THAT ONCE YOU HAVE A TREAT BAG ON YOUR BELT- THE DOG WILL BE CONCNETRATING ON THE TREAT BAG AND NOT  THE FACT THAT YOU MIGHT FALL DOWN STAIRS..

DETAILS.. TRAINERS DO HAVE  ONLY ONE TREAT IN THEIR POCKET FOR LOADING A DOG INTO A CAR.  WE WANT THEM TO JUMP IN AND TURN AROUND AND GET A TREAT.. BECAUSE. THESE ARE BIGGGGGGG DOGS AND TURNING AROUND GETS THEIR TAIL OUT OF THE WAY.

 THAT PROCESS STARTS IN THE KENNELS WHERE IF WE ASK THEM TO GO THRU A KENNEL DOOR, WE WILL HAVE A TREAT RIGHT IN THEIR FACE WHEN THEY TURN AROUND.... THIS EVENTUALLY BECOMES LOAD IN A CAR  AND SAVE YOUR TAIL...

I NEVER  EVER WANT TO SEE SOMEONE HOLD A TREAT IN FRONT OF A DOG AND ASK THEM TO “SIT”  -------THAT IS  MICROMANAGEMENT BY A PERSON WHO ENJOUS DOMINATING A DOG..(..IMO.....).  .......    THERE WILL BE NONE OF THAT HERE..  WE GIVE OUT LOADS OF TREATS.   WHEN THEY ARE RUNNING LOOSE AND RUN UP TO YOU, YOU CAN GIVE THEM A TREAT...   BUT NEVER THE “COME SIT” WHILE I TEASE YOU WITH A TREAT  UNTIL I FEEL LIKE GIVING  IT TO YOU. 

 THE REST OF THE DOG TRAINING WORLD THINKS THAT IS NORMAL.

 I DO NOT.

  WHICH IS ONE OF THE REASONS OUR DOGS MAKE SUCH WONDERFUL SERVICE DOGS.

AND IT IS ONE REASON THEY COST OUR DONORS $30,000 PER DOG BY THE TIME  WE DONATE TO RECIPIENTS.




Friday, June 11, 2021

june 11 2021

WHISPERING PINES REPORTED "POLES HAVE BEEN SENT. DELIVERY DUE 6/17 ---- THIS HAS TO BE TIPI POLES....  I DID NOT YEST SEE A NOTIVE ABOUT TIPI SDENT....  BUT WE ARE READY !!--- ACTUALLY THERE IS ALOT HERE READY FOR PEOPLE TO COME HELP FINISH-- LIKE FENCE IS UP-- NOW TO PULL TIGHT AND NAIL/TIE/ PAINT
  I HAD HOPED TO GET THE T POSTS  PAINTED BEFORE WE PUT THEM UP... BUT I HAD TO USE MUSK=LES WHEN BEST AVAILABLE  SO WE MAY PAINT THEM "IN THE FIELD..

YOU CAN SEE 2 MAJOR DEALS.. THE  DONKEYS HILL AND THEN HONEYMOON HILL..
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THERE AE SOOOO MANY TOPICS I AM TOLD NOT TO DISCUSS ON THISS. DD- SO  WE ARE BACK TO THE LOGIC OF TRYING TO ACTUALLY PROVE A NEGATIVE-- 
AND I AM DESIGNING TEH DOGFEST SHIRT-- SO I CAN'T TALK ABOUT THAT EITHER...

ADD  TO  THAT  ALL THE  OTHER INFURIATING ,OBSCENE. IMPOLITE, THINGS NICE PEOPLE JUST DO NOT DISCUSS- AND EXPECT 1300 PEOPLE TO READ IT?????
DOESN'T LEAVE MUCH

SO HOW ABOUT  A HARD TO EXPLAIN DIVISION OF TEH DD
HIGHLIGHT HAS TO BE  THE STATE COP WHO FLIPPED A WOMANS CAR UPSIDE DOWN BECAUSE SHE DID NOT STOP, BUT ONLY PUT ON HER HAZARD LIGHTS WHILE LOOKING FOR A PLACE TO PULL OVER????
OR WHY---DID it tAKE a year to  decide  it was the shot in the head that killed a guy.. not the one in his ankle.
the  Hospital who charged $12.42 to administer 2 tylonol....
or law off ice charging $37.50 to open an envelope containing a thumb drive 
ir why did it taKE YEARS FOR A N ELECTED OFFICIAL  TO ANSWER SIMPLE YES/NO QUESTON?? 
THEY MAY HAVE PROVEN TRAFFIC STOPS ARE FAR MORE LIKELY DUE TO COLOR
HAS ANYONE STUDIED MALE TO FEMALE STOPS?-- I  WAS TOLD BY TEH "VICTUM"  OF A CASE WHERE THE POLICEMAN A
ASKED TEH DRIVER WHAT SHE HAD TO OFFER IN PLACE OF A TICKET... I ALSO KNOW WHAT HER RESPONSE WAS ( BACK TO YOU SHOULD NOT REPEAT THAT) 
 
HOW MUCH OF THAT BOILS DOWN TO "BECAUSE THEY CAN" 
LEAVING ME WITH   WHEN IS ANYONE GOING TO QUESTION THE QUESTIONS????
OR WORSE YET.... BE ALLOWED TO QUESTION THE QUESTIONS.

SO NOW A VOMIT REPORT... ANNA DID VOMIT
AND 3 OTHERS ARE COUGHING..  NORMAL SORT OF COUGHS.. SO FAR...

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I THINK KAREN WILL BE RULING THE DONKEY ROOST THIS MORNING.. I HAVE TO GO HAVE STITCHES OUT -HE DOCTORHORRIFIED TO HAVE ME OFFER TO TAKE THEM OUT MYSELF-- AND WE GOT INTO A QUICK DISCUSSION ABOUT STERILIZATION OF TWEEZERS.. I THOUGHT ALCOHOL OR BOILING WOULD WORK... HE SAID NO....I QUESTION THAT... BOILING FOR. bit always used to work....?? didn't it?  probably declared inadequate by the mfgers of a machine to blow hot air over  teh tweezers???



 

Thursday, June 10, 2021

june 10 2021

Now with a totally unresponsive keyboard I won't be able to correct anything and sometimes the errors are spectacular I will attempt to get this out by dictating and dictating without corrections is nearly unreadable also anyway. Paragraph oh that didn't work well on camera today you will see great activity on the donkey hill where so far we got a 100 foot piece of fence from the pond and five people lifted and carry the whole thing flat and it is now up on donkey hill now the object is to pound in some posts and stand the fence up and probably do that one more time if I roll the 100 feet into one lump it's it's not quite as easy to stand up however if I can do that twice more today then the donkeys etc can come to the donkey cafe for drinking water which will save a great deal of effort on the part of the volunteers so getting that fence up is critical the Masterson two guys plus that machine did get all the posts in around the pond and it could be that we get the fence around that today also without the gates and I could put the goats in there to eat all that vegetation instead of trying to get it mowed so that would be our second project and these projects are going to happen fast because the poster in the place we have a couple more post to do which will still be on camera from the chick in camera would be honeymoon hill I'm going to totally take that fence down all that chain link and put up the horse fence with a few more wooden posts digging there will be have to be careful because of the wiring underground but it I believe is down 4 feet the part of the wiring around here that's only down 6 inches is things that I put in running between buildings so the cars didn't run over extension cores like the connection between the laundry building and the T 10 but this area was put in officially's down there with the water so we ought to be able to put a 2 foot post in that will tidy up that whole area then we may even get the fence around the new puppy pen and this is just the fence standing up with strings attached just to get it up if that happens you might even see puppies down there once the poster in fence goes up quick we may this may mean that these metal posts that we're using for which I bought the black paint and brushes and things we may end up painting them once they're standing because that can be done by anybody with a paintbrush whereas mastersons construction offered Me 2 two guys again today and they get so much more done one of them is as strong as a bull swinging the sledgehammer so I imagine he can pound in some metal posts faster than about anybody else so he will be doing that on the donkey hill 1st instead standing that fence up there's also a connection of fence that has to be made to keep the ICU dogs off the donkey help donkey area so those are the sections we're going to be working on today and I think we will get them all done Colby is a tremendous help running around doing the details behind the guy with a sledgehammer Colby would be a perfect post pounder I'm not sure about the sledgehammer part that guy is accurate he pounded in maybe 20 of the posts on the pond and I never saw him miss once the guy with him also Masterson who usually operated the little tractor would miss probably 20% of his swings but the other guy never missed one paragraph it's not doing paragraphs the only other exciting thing of the day was my one of my neighbors call going to have a party for the kids and needed to have the grass cut I don't know why I guess her mower is not working any rate I certainly have a mower I can give it not a problem but in the meantime I began to think about it was Janine decided she really needed the exercise of a regular push mower and somehow either I bought one or she did or somebody did maybe it was Gwen and Ron I don't know at any rate I found it up at the guest house and the damn thing works beautifully and the clanking of the circulating bleves was amazingly familiar to about everybody on the property including bud so everybody took a swing at the new puppy area with its tall grass and that thing cuts grass better then the gas mower so today I'm going to take both mowers over there with the suggestion that the the regular old push mower is a lot less complicated and that will now be a permanent part of the puppy pen area sort of a relic of the past that's much more efficient the current stuff I think I give up I have no idea what errors are in this thing well now cut and paste it into the daily doggy and

Hi Carlene
Just an update on Honey.
All is good, she had a routine Vet appointment and weighed in at ~135 and they said she looked great.  Everything is up to date and no problems. 
We have been out and she has been great always by my side and working hard, everyone is amazed with SDP Service Dogs.
She loves her daily Dane dash and loves those treats that’s for sure.
Hope to see you all soon at the farm.
Staci & Honey


Hi Carlene -

Love that I made the DD today.  Thought you'd like to see a photo of Noah in his cloud closet just before we moved from that house.  As you can see, he was a bit large for it at age 17.   It was his favorite place to read books as a small child. 

Great to hear all of the news of Crazy Acres!