If Creative Labs sucks, maybe Turtle Beach doesn’t

At least that’s my initial impression. Yes, the Audio
Advantage SRM arrived, and replaced the dead Soundblaster in record time. Not bad.
It also corrects  the Creative Labs problem of not relaying the line-in audio
to the output. (See, Creative, it can be done even in Vista.) Even better.

The SRM has another interesting aspect. Imagine a small pager
festooned with jacks and you have a pretty clear picture of what it looks like.
The similarity extends to the belt-clip, one of several features I don’t personally
use. The interesting thing about a pager-like USB audio adapter is its extreme
portability. I mentioned yesterday that my requirements make for a complicated audio
system. Someone ambulatory with lower volume needs could use Xpress-It on a
ultra-light laptop or an UMPC and use the SRM with iPod speakers. It’s a
very intriguing concept.

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                      

 

 

 

 

 

                                  

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

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Creative Labs Sucks

Creative Labs has been making sound adapters almost as long
as there have been PCs. Their product quality used to be sterling.

 

Yeah, used to be.

 

Within the last two years, I’ve had three Creative
Labs USB audio adapters die on me for no good reason. Hell, they live in the
most protected area on this chair, and have their own cooling. There is no
excuse as far as I am concerned. Of course the adapters die after their
warranties run out. I was listening to music this evening and my
SoundBlaster  Live! External gave lie to its name and died. I’m
really not amused.

 

The process required for me to speak in volumes
approximating an average human is rather complicated, involving a train of four
devices.  Actually, it’s not nearly as messy as all that. Most of
the stuff fits in one hand, and USB audio adapters have certainly shrunk.
Still, Creative seems to have really lost their edge. They have also lost a long-time
customer.

 

I immediately went over to the website of Turtle Beach, one
of Creative Labs’ oldest competitors, and found an adapter that seems to
do everything I need. The SRM, as it’s called, even isolates the audio circuitry
from the power circuitry. That’s really good news in my world where the
computer likes to pipe interference through the line-in jack on the USB
adapter. In other words, someone seems to actually “get it.” I’m
not happy at having to pay an extra $40  to have the SRM shipped overnight,
but the truth is that I really needed an USB adapter and you can’t get them
at your favorite big-box store. The SRM should be here tomorrow. That’s good,
since the M1710—as good as it is—can only muster enough audio to
converse in a quiet room. Phone calls and getting on the radio are out until I again
complete the link to my audio amps. L

 

Creative, kiss mine.

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RE: computer crash = help!!

I am sorry, but the things you tell me say to avoid Chip like Ebola.
I’m not in love with how the Inspiron 8000 was returned to me software-wise.
He did very little for you. I don’t think Richard can help with Kaitlin’s
problem.  That’s a porked registry, and I only can guess how that
happened. Did Dale give Kaitlin the restore CD? Likely not.  If that’s
the case, Richard and I might be able to help. Dell tends to keep good records.
Getting another restore CD should be doable if the stickers on that laptop’s 
butt are intact. Failing that, there is my MSDN subscription (which is almost
up for renewal, incidentally).

 

Richard, welcome to family IT support. I probably have 8 Dell
critters running around.

 

From: Lourez Bullock
[mailto:lourez_bullock@sbcglobal.net]
Sent: Monday, September 24, 2007 8:03 PM
To: ‘Scott Royall’
Subject: RE: computer crash = help!!

 

It’s quite possible I failed to notice a battery icon since
I’m often bleary-eyed when I’m at the computer late at
night….But s blinking icon I would have seen.  We’re
monitoring, as I said.  Now Dale’s Dell that we had cleaned up for
Kaitlin has started its own little game. When booted up, after “loading
your settings” it advises “this copy of Windows must be activated
by Microsoft before you can log on” although it’s been running
Windows just fine since we gave it to her.    It prompts
“do you want to activate Windows now?” And regardless of your
answer, yes or no, advises “Windows is already activated” does the
logging off and saving your settings routine THEN auto reboots and repeats the
cycle.  They’ve just turned it off until we can get Chip to help us.

Fun, isn’t it?

 

.

 


From: Scott Royall
[mailto:royall@conchbbs.com]
Sent: Monday, September 24, 2007 6:24 PM
To: ‘Lourez Bullock’
Cc: Richard_Bernier@Dell.com
Subject: RE: computer crash = help!!

 

It is sounding like there is a physical problem. I know
immediately if my laptop switches to internal power. A battery appears in the
icon tray, and my screen dims. Of course that rarely happens.

From: Lourez Bullock
[mailto:lourez_bullock@sbcglobal.net]
Sent: Monday, September 24, 2007 4:12 PM
To: ‘Scott Royall’
Subject: RE: computer crash = help!!

 

We’re still monitoring.  Got another pop-up message
warning of danger of losing all your data, blah, blah.  All the
connections seem tight and sound and checking power supply shows we’re
using AC, not battery.  I don’t know.  We’ll continue
checking battery levels to see if the thing switches over (and drains battery)
again.  Interestingly, but perhaps not connected to the problem, when I
first plugged the laptop into a wall outlet in the kitchen, it sparked 
This is an outlet I use regularly and it’s never done this before. 
It did eventually fully recharge the battery though, so we’ll see..

 

 


From: Scott Royall
[mailto:royall@conchbbs.com]
Sent: Monday, September 24, 2007 3:55 PM
To: ‘Lourez Bullock’
Subject: FW: computer crash = help!!

 

Yup. J

 

From:
Richard_Bernier@Dell.com [mailto:Richard_Bernier@Dell.com]
Sent: Monday, September 24, 2007 2:33 PM
To: royall@conchbbs.com
Subject: RE: computer crash = help!!

 

Mr. Royal,

 

Well it is good to read that the issue is not really an issue at
all.  Yes, dogs can be great as long as they behave.

 

Best regards,

Richard Bernier
Online Community Outreach Liaison
Dell Inc.
800-822-8965 Ext. 726-8859 | Richard_Bernier@dell.com

Doing good or needing improvement, either way you can contact my
manager
joanne_hamann@dell.com


From: Scott Royall
[mailto:royall@conchbbs.com]
Sent: Monday, September 24, 2007 1:12 PM
To: Bernier, Richard
Subject: RE: computer crash = help!!

 

I think it was a Labrador paw. Labs can be fun, and my mom has
two. The real problem is that she and her husband share one large desk that was
never meant for computers. They have two complete laptop rigs with wired
printers so under the desk is a pool of cables and cords. Just the place for a
bored Lab leg to cause havoc.

                                                                                                                                  

I also have two dogs and even more cabling. Fortunately, 
my dogs aren’t Labs, and learn quickly.
J

 

From:
Richard_Bernier@Dell.com [mailto:Richard_Bernier@Dell.com]
Sent: Monday, September 24, 2007 9:16 AM
To: royall@conchbbs.com; dalebullock@sbcglobal.net
Subject: RE: computer crash = help!!

 

Hello,

 

With moving the computer to another location, can it very verified
to cause the issue.  Do you think it was the electrical outlet or maybe
the power adapter just needed to be reset (unplugging an adapter will
automatically reset it)?

 

Best regards,

Richard Bernier
Online Community Outreach Liaison
Dell Inc.
Doing good or needing improvement, either way you can contact my
manager
joanne_hamann@dell.com


From: Scott Royall
[mailto:royall@conchbbs.com]
Sent: Sunday, September 23, 2007 5:50 PM
To: ‘Dale Bullock’
Cc: Bernier, Richard
Subject: RE: computer crash = help!!

 

Thought as much. J

 

From: Dale Bullock [mailto:dalebullock@sbcglobal.net]

Sent: Sunday, September 23, 2007 5:16 PM
To: ‘Scott Royall’
Subject: RE: computer crash = help!!

 

For some reason, the computer was not getting power from the power
cord.  Maybe a dog had loosened the connection by bumping it. Anyway, we
moved the computer to the kitchen and reattached it.  Seems to be working
ok and the battery has so for recharged up to 70%.  Think it will be ok.
We will keep checking it.

 

 

Dale

 


From: Scott Royall
[mailto:royall@conchbbs.com]
Sent: Sunday, September 23, 2007 3:58 PM
To: ‘Dale Bullock’
Cc: Richard_Bernier@Dell.com
Subject: RE: computer crash = help!!

 

Oh dear, I don’t even know which model of Dell you bought.
That makes playing house IT staff difficult. Does the pack have a green light
on it? Is the light lit? As you know, I’m not sanguine about your guru.

 

However, Richard may have some thoughts.

 

From: Dale Bullock
[mailto:dalebullock@sbcglobal.net]
Sent: Sunday, September 23, 2007 3:30 PM
To: Scott Royall (Scott Royall)
Subject: computer crash = help!!

 

Mine
just died after numerous shutdowns, then a msg. that the battery was seriously
low.  Everything is plugged in – not supposed to be drawing off
battery.  Could the power pack be faulty?  Any suggestions
welcome.  Hate to have to call out the guru tomorrow evening.

Pat,
Dale’s sister is here and we’ve had a great visit.  Took her
to the Museum yesterday for the Shanghai and “Lucy” exhibits and
are off to the zoo in the morning before she leaves later that day.

 

Appreciate
any ideas.

 

Mom

 

 

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RE: computer crash = help!!

I think it was a Labrador paw. Labs can be fun, and my mom has two.
The real problem is that she and her husband share one large desk that was
never meant for computers. They have two complete laptop rigs with wired
printers so under the desk is a pool of cables and cords. Just the place for a
bored Lab leg to cause havoc.

                                                                                                                                  

I also have two dogs and even more cabling. Fortunately,  my
dogs aren’t Labs, and learn quickly.
J

 

From:
Richard_Bernier@Dell.com [mailto:Richard_Bernier@Dell.com]
Sent: Monday, September 24, 2007 9:16 AM
To: royall@conchbbs.com; dalebullock@sbcglobal.net
Subject: RE: computer crash = help!!

 

Hello,

 

With moving the computer to another location, can it very verified
to cause the issue.  Do you think it was the electrical outlet or maybe
the power adapter just needed to be reset (unplugging an adapter will
automatically reset it)?

 

Best regards,

Richard Bernier
Online Community Outreach Liaison
Dell Inc.
Doing good or needing improvement, either way you can contact my
manager
joanne_hamann@dell.com


From: Scott Royall
[mailto:royall@conchbbs.com]
Sent: Sunday, September 23, 2007 5:50 PM
To: ‘Dale Bullock’
Cc: Bernier, Richard
Subject: RE: computer crash = help!!

 

Thought as much. J

 

From: Dale Bullock
[mailto:dalebullock@sbcglobal.net]
Sent: Sunday, September 23, 2007 5:16 PM
To: ‘Scott Royall’
Subject: RE: computer crash = help!!

 

For some reason, the computer was not getting power from the power
cord.  Maybe a dog had loosened the connection by bumping it. Anyway, we
moved the computer to the kitchen and reattached it.  Seems to be working
ok and the battery has so for recharged up to 70%.  Think it will be ok.
We will keep checking it.

 

 

Dale

 


From: Scott Royall
[mailto:royall@conchbbs.com]
Sent: Sunday, September 23, 2007 3:58 PM
To: ‘Dale Bullock’
Cc: Richard_Bernier@Dell.com
Subject: RE: computer crash = help!!

 

Oh dear, I don’t even know which model of Dell you bought.
That makes playing house IT staff difficult. Does the pack have a green light
on it? Is the light lit? As you know, I’m not sanguine about your guru.

 

However, Richard may have some thoughts.

 

From: Dale Bullock
[mailto:dalebullock@sbcglobal.net]
Sent: Sunday, September 23, 2007 3:30 PM
To: Scott Royall (Scott Royall)
Subject: computer crash = help!!

 

Mine
just died after numerous shutdowns, then a msg. that the battery was seriously
low.  Everything is plugged in – not supposed to be drawing off
battery.  Could the power pack be faulty?  Any suggestions
welcome.  Hate to have to call out the guru tomorrow evening.

Pat,
Dale’s sister is here and we’ve had a great visit.  Took her
to the Museum yesterday for the Shanghai and “Lucy” exhibits and
are off to the zoo in the morning before she leaves later that day.

 

Appreciate
any ideas.

 

Mom

 

 

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RE: 8/1/07 dog incident – F27200704623D

Sheron,

 

It would be more efficient for us to meet. I am just disabled,
not quarantined or anything like that. (That’s a joke.) I can come see
you in a few days (my van is down for repairs), or you may visit me most any
afternoon by appointment. The latter would probably be best as it would also afford
you opportunity to get a sense of the diversity of the neighborhood, a factor
in the incident.

                                                                                                                                                                                                             

Most of your questions are answered at my website, www.conchbbs.com. I’m also a blogger,
and an account of the incident is at http://adayinthelifeofaperson.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!A36A9A53F986CF2E!724.entry.
Malinda Julien is a nationally recognized trainer of law enforcement canines,
and a friend. She certified Lilly, who was present but not involved at
all. Only the “trainee,” Hot (Roddy) Rod, was involved. Think of Roddy
as a very stripped down Americanized German Shepherd mix (mix being the operative
word).

 

I note that the Web account isn’t as detailed as what I thought
I wrote. Still, it contains the salient points. Roddy was attacked in the street
and on the sidewalk in front of the house just north of the Robinson’s. No
one was in that house then that I know of. Robinson was bending  over of the
other side of her car to do something so she could not know what her little dog
was doing. I frankly didn’t  notice it either until it engaged Roddy. Regretfully,
that is the point where controversy enters the tale. Neither Roddy or the
Robinson dog were on leads. In Roddy’s case, being off-lead was necessary
to her training.

 

I don’t want us to get too far off into the arcane arts of
training service dogs because it often contradicts naïve local ordinances. Few people
grasp the fact that the work of any good service dog is so tailored to the needs
of the handler that only s/he can do the bulk of the training. Those special
service dog schools you hear of mostly teach the humans how to train the dog. I’m
fortunate in that Ms. Julien says I have that ability naturally. Then again,
Lilly was a cinch to train because her instincts are nearly faultless. Roddy will
never be anything more than a pet, but the only way to determine that was by testing
in real-world scenarios. It was quite unfortunate that Ms. Robinson’s Chihuahua
snuck in under my radar and goaded Roddy into a predatory response before she
or I noticed. I’m sure Robinson didn’t mention that I was already
backing Roddy away when she reached her dog. Indeed, she was too irate and hysterical
probably to noticed that her injured dog was still trying to attack Roddy even
as we moved on down the street!

 

Nonetheless, and I want this to be quite clear to you, Roddy’s
behavior was totally unforgivable by service dog standards. There was no real
threat to her from a Chihuahua maybe 1/10th of her 50 lbs. Hot Rod
is so named for excellent reason; she could’ve lit her afterburners and left
the oversized rodent gasping for  air in her vacuum wake. Even easier, Roddy could’ve
gotten close enough to my wheelchair for “Aunt Lilly” to protect her.
Lilly prefers to be on her lead even though she’s exempted by federal
law. We’ll never truly know why Roddy did neither. Under local law, Roddy
and the Robinson dog were likely equally at fault, being in the street off-lead.
However, Roddy miserably failed to meet behavioral standards incumbent for
federal protection as a service dog. My advice would be to honor the claim.

 

I realize I haven’t answered all of your copious
questions, but this is a good start. I already have good photos of the site of
the incident. Although my number is on my website, I recommend you call Robyn at
281-627-0666 for an appoint with me.

 

Scott

 

From: CHAPA, SHERON A.
[mailto:SCHAPA@amica.com]
Sent: Wednesday, September 19, 2007 9:20 A
To: royall@conchbbs.com
Subject: 8/1/07 dog incident – F27200704623D

 

Mr.
Royall,

 

I
am investigating the incident involving Mrs. Robinson’s dog and your two
dogs.  Typically, we require an in person recorded statement from our
insured’s, but as that would not be possible for you, I will perform the
statement via email for information on your, your dogs and how the incident
occurred.  I will use the material to determine if you were responsible
for the injury to Mrs. Robinson’s dog.  Please confirm that you
understand the emails will serve as your statement for which we make a final
liability decision.  I will also need to come take photos of your dogs within
the next week or two.

 

Please
confirm your name, address, phone number, date of birth, social security
number, marital status and employment status.

 

What
are the names, ages and breeds of your dogs and how long have you owned
them.  How did you acquire the dogs.  Has either dog attacked another
animal(s) during your ownership.  If yes, please describe the
incidences.  Where you aware of any animal attacks by either dog before
your ownership.  If yes, please describe what you were told.

 

Please
describe how the incident with Mrs. Robinson’s dog occurred.

 

After
receiving your answers, I will ask additional questions, so this may require
several emails back and forth.  I appreciate your cooperation. 
 

 

Sheron
Chapa, AIC

Senior
Adjuster

Amica
Mutual Insurance

2277
Plaza Drive, Suite 400

Sugar
Land, TX  77479

(888)
887-9310 x65119

Fax
(888) 818-2887

schapa@amica.com

 


 


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Dog Talk

 

 

From: Malinda Julien
[mailto:k9malinda@mac.com]
Sent: Friday, August 03, 2007 8:22 PM
To: Scott Royall
Subject: Re: T#3229 Pet License

 

agreed. 🙂 

mj

 

On Aug 3, 2007, at 7:10 PM, Scott Royall wrote:

 

Now now, don’t fall into the trap of blaming inanimate objects.
It’s what we do—or don’t do—with them. We are selfish beings by nature. We can
do great things at times, but usually don’t. Yet, the simple truth is that, if
you treat a dog right, you do get a better product. It’s said that animals
don’t have a sense of right and wrong, but I disagree. They do have a sense.
The big difference is it’s built upon practicality, not an esoteric concept of
equality that’s foreign to Nature. Nature is all about hierarchical order. Man
ignores that at his peril.

 

Of course, like everything else, not all dogs come with totally
debugged software. Lilly isn’t perfect, but she does have a really solid kernel
thanks probably to her heritage. That enabled her to correct the rest as
needed.

 

From: Malinda
Julien [mailto:k9malinda@mac.com]

Sent: Friday, August 03, 2007 5:21 PM
To: Scott Royall
Subject: Re: T#3229 Pet License

 

people don’t understand dogs
anymore, or anything that lives.  We have cocooned ourselves so much with
technology and such that we no longer can be civil to each other, don’t love
our spouses and make our children spoiled or neglected but not parented. 
We hold dogs responsible for biting a kid which is teasing them or chasing a
cat when in the days when people still understood that animals are exactly
that, ANIMALS, and the kid was told "see what you get, now stop teasing
that dog" and on the flip side if the dog was bad or vicious, it was shot
immediately and not "adopted". 

 

geez…

 

mj

 

 

On Aug 3, 2007, at 5:12 PM,
Scott Royall wrote:

Malinda,

 

The truth is that most people don’t understand dogs, period.
That especially applies to that Chihuahua owner. I swear that it’s the owners
who need to be licensed more than the dogs.

 

Scott

 

From: Malinda
Julien [
mailto:k9malinda@mac.com
]
Sent: Friday, August 03, 2007 4:46 PM
To: Scott Royall
Subject: Re: T#3229 Pet License

 

that is so true, Scott. 
That is what most people do not  understand. 😦

 

malinda

 

On Aug 3, 2007, at 4:39 PM,
Scott Royall wrote:

At least things like this reminds us of how special Lilly is.
She has outstanding judgment and common sense, very much like Corby was. You
can teach dogs a lot of things, but their instincts have to be perfect for
public work. Hers are. Lilly shuns all confrontations unless her daddy seems in
danger.

 

From: Malinda
Julien [
mailto:k9malinda@mac.com
]
Sent: Friday, August 03, 2007 3:33 PM
To: Scott Royall
Subject: Re: T#3229 Pet License

 

gee Scott, that is an
unfortunate turn of events.  I hope it all works out.  😦

malinda

 

On Aug 3, 2007, at 3:05 PM,
Scott Royall wrote:

Yeah, Roddy got attacked Wednesday and went stupid. Technically,
she was still on public ground, but her response was totally over the top. I
could practically hear Lilly’s thoughts: “Girl, you’re crazy! It’s just a
Chihuahua. Sneeze, and watch it roll down the street!” But no, Roddy decided it
looked  like a squirrel and that she was hungry. In the two year that
Roddy was Jack’s, he pretty much neglected her. She developed hunting skills
and a fondness for squirrel meat. Roddy put the Chihuahua in a hospital with a
$3,000 bill. Not a smart move.

That prompted an early-morning visit by Animal Control
yesterday, and I hear third-hand later that I have less than 48 hours to
register both dogs. Huh? That’s news to me as, historically, only the city had
animal registration, and I’m county. Sheesh.

 

Obviously, Roddy has about washed out of anything above pet.
That’s a real shame too, because she works wonderfully with  the chair.
She is just too skittish and feral to really trust. Yet, I’m not going to ship
her off to some shelter that will eventually kill her. Roddy has clearly grown
to love me so I guess I’m stuck with her.

 

From: Malinda
Julien [
mailto:k9malinda@mac.com
]
Sent: Friday, August 03, 2007 1:32 PM
To: Scott Royall
Subject: Re: T#3229 Pet License
Importance: High

 

scott, what is going on?
Someone challenging one of your dogs license? 

malinda

 

On Aug 3, 2007, at 1:07 PM,
Scott Royall wrote:

Interesting stationery.

 

Now, Terlingua was/is a sideline of Dr. Marsha Anderson, who
also works at VCA Ashford. She has continued Terlingua only to assist a few
clients like me who have special needs so I’m not surprised the telephone
number is disconnected. Ashford’s number is 281-497-3917.

 

Please be aware that this is in response to Activity 15805 where
officer 9762 issued a 48-hour Compliance Citation so we really need to deal
with the matter today if possible. Please know too that I am in a wheelchair
and must use a computer to speak. Your officer didn’t contact me as my
caregivers had not gotten me up yet. I do  need to discuss the entire
incident with your officer ASAP, and I’m available any day after 11 a.m.

 

I have two dogs, a certified service dog, and a sort of trainee.
As I understand it, the service dog is protected by federal statute and not
subject to leash laws at my discretion. Unfortunately, it was the immature
trainee who was attacked in the street by a Chihuahua, and felt that lethal
force was appropriate. (And no, we didn’t let her kill it.) Anyway, I need to
discuss the vexing problem of exercising two healthy dogs with your officer,
because a wheelchair only carries a finite amount of power.

 

From: Cook,
Tamara (PHES) [
mailto:tcook@hcphes.org
]
Sent: Friday, August 03, 2007 10:09 AM
To:
royall@conchbbs.com
Subject: T#3229 Pet License

 

Donald Royall,

 

We are contacting you regarding the online request for your
pet’s license.

The phone number given on the application for Terlingua Mobile Vet
is not a working number (281-599-9387).  Please contact us about your
request or fax a copy of the rabies vaccination certificate to 281-847-1911
Attention Web License.

 

Thank you,

 

Tamara A. Cook

Harris County Veterinary
Public Health

Info
& Referral Specialist / Community Svc Coordinator

281-999-3191

"Love
all, trust few, and do wrong to none."

–William Shakespeare

 

 

 

 

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FW: T#3229 Pet License

 

 

From: Scott Royall
[mailto:royall@conchbbs.com]
Sent: Friday, August 03, 2007 3:05 PM
To: ‘Malinda Julien’
Subject: RE: T#3229 Pet License

 

Yeah, Roddy got attacked
Wednesday and went stupid. Technically, she was still on public ground, but her
response was totally over the top. I could practically hear Lilly’s
thoughts: “Girl, you’re crazy! It’s just a Chihuahua. Sneeze,
and watch it roll down the street!” But no, Roddy decided it looked 
like a squirrel and that she was hungry. In the two year that Roddy was
Jack’s, he pretty much neglected her. She developed hunting skills and a
fondness for squirrel meat. Roddy put the Chihuahua in a hospital with a $3,000
bill. Not a smart move.

That prompted an early-morning visit by Animal Control
yesterday, and I hear third-hand later that I have less than 48 hours to
register both dogs. Huh? That’s news to me as, historically, only the
city had animal registration, and I’m county. Sheesh.

 

Obviously, Roddy has about washed out of anything above pet.
That’s a real shame too, because she works wonderfully with  the
chair. She is just too skittish and feral to really trust. Yet, I’m not
going to ship her off to some shelter that will eventually kill her. Roddy has
clearly grown to love me so I guess I’m stuck with her.

 

From: Malinda Julien
[mailto:k9malinda@mac.com]
Sent: Friday, August 03, 2007 1:32 PM
To: Scott Royall
Subject: Re: T#3229 Pet License
Importance: High

 

scott, what is going on? Someone challenging one of your
dogs license? 

malinda

 

 

On Aug 3, 2007, at 1:07 PM, Scott Royall wrote:

 

Interesting stationery.

 

Now, Terlingua was/is a sideline of Dr. Marsha Anderson, who
also works at VCA Ashford. She has continued Terlingua only to assist a few
clients like me who have special needs so I’m not surprised the telephone
number is disconnected. Ashford’s number is 281-497-3917.

 

Please be aware that this is in response to Activity 15805 where
officer 9762 issued a 48-hour Compliance Citation so we really need to deal
with the matter today if possible. Please know too that I am in a wheelchair
and must use a computer to speak. Your officer didn’t contact me as my
caregivers had not gotten me up yet. I do  need to discuss the entire
incident with your officer ASAP, and I’m available any day after 11 a.m.

 

I have two dogs, a certified service dog, and a sort of trainee.
As I understand it, the service dog is protected by federal statute and not
subject to leash laws at my discretion. Unfortunately, it was the immature
trainee who was attacked in the street by a Chihuahua, and felt that lethal
force was appropriate. (And no, we didn’t let her kill it.) Anyway, I
need to discuss the vexing problem of exercising two healthy dogs with your
officer, because a wheelchair only carries a finite amount of power.

 

From: Cook,
Tamara (PHES) [mailto:tcook@hcphes.org]

Sent: Friday, August 03, 2007 10:09 AM
To: royall@conchbbs.com
Subject: T#3229 Pet License

 

Donald Royall,

 

We are contacting you regarding the online request for your pet’s
license.

The phone number given on the application for Terlingua Mobile Vet
is not a working number (281-599-9387).  Please contact us about your
request or fax a copy of the rabies vaccination certificate to 281-847-1911
Attention Web License.

 

Thank you,

 

Tamara A. Cook

Harris County Veterinary
Public Health

Info
& Referral Specialist / Community Svc Coordinator

281-999-3191

"Love
all, trust few, and do wrong to none."

–William Shakespeare

 

 

 

 

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