july 31 2022
from the cp research team....
I love having the cameras and having people enjoy the animals we have here on crazy acres and all that it entails.
It's about that entailing part which makes life difficult at times. ----where one or two people will start some horrendous criticism of our
Operation Totally without knowledge or facts... That is very difficult to take.. but I am helped along by the number of people
who go out of their way to tell me to ignore these neggies and keep on keeping on.
it strikes me that in my whole life I don't think I have ever written a letter to a relative stranger telling them what a fantastic job they are doing. like that Mr. Khan the other day.. He has had to stand a lot of abuse for one reason or another.. and I have sat by and watched even though I know full well at the core that's a good man..... I hope he's had plenty of letters from people telling him that.. OK all of you out there if you find me his address I'll write to him because I was impressed... as I have been for the six or seven times I have seen him on camera for one reason or another.
I am guilty of mentally saying “somebody else” will. Do it”. It is kind of like voting... there ain’t enough “somebodfy elses”’s who are motivated.
How about thanking. the surgeons who donate a few days a year on the mercy ship. When they could be off on a ski trip down thre rocky mountains..... If there was snow....
Between providing animals for a business – animal episodes... for movies and commercials—and then service dogs...
I have had a unique exposure to the public eye....when I started animal episodes—the SPCA and Humane society were very accurate in being on the set. Whenever an animal was due to be filmed..
I welcomed them- although to start with I cannot say they were friendly—they had heard too many stories of animal abuse on sets.. finally... they were on t he set when the shot called for putting a dog down a 6’ hole—supposedly. Dead... they expected the dog to be euthsnized or tranquilized... and I showed up with ellie... a huge harl dane—lovely dog--- only knew one command “whoa”. But she did that super well... we had just come from a still. shot of ellie in a hammock filmed in danvers by DAH... where we had lowered the hammock – got her on it and said “whoa” while we lifted it into position... she never moved.
So I got her in the hole—the back hoe had left a ramp-- had her lie down with a “whoa”. – she idid fine.... and the directr asked “do you suppose she would let us shovel dirt?” I said as long as there are no rocks we could try”. With that... the bunch of ? gaffers? Picked over a few shovel fulls while I screamed “ellie whoa”
And after the initial handful of introduction to shoveling She didn’t move.
With that ... the SPCA said they saw that monitoring me was "a waste of time" ... and I never saw them again... until;the banding of homing pigeons... another story.