RE: Lourez Bullock has forwarded a page to you from Through a Dog’s Eyes

Agreed. I wasn’t going to say “emotionally
vested,” but that’s exactly what I thought. It takes two weeks to
just start the bonding in truth. What Malinda usually does is send the dog and
human go home together the first night. Sure, tough challenge, but it’s
essential that the person establishes himself as the dog’s god.

 

It bothered me that all the dogs started with the same training.
Dogs are like people in that their talents vary. If you assume that all
disabled people need dogs with the same skill sets, that limits your selection
of dogs. Yeah, retrievers are great for getting stuff, but even the show said
everyone needed different types of help. Lilly told Malinda very clearly that
she was no retriever, but let me be threatened by any stranger and she quickly
inserts herself.

 

From: Lourez Bullock
[mailto:lourez_bullock@sbcglobal.net]
Sent: Wednesday, April 21, 2010 9:00 PM
To: royall@conchbbs.com
Subject: RE: Lourez Bullock has forwarded a page to you from Through a
Dog’s Eyes

 

I agree.  The approach of the organization is very
instinctive, on the part of the trainers, and “feel good”  – a
bit too emotional.  I felt for some of the parents, especially the mom of
twin boys with CP.  Just imagine the daily challenges.  The
expectations of some of the would-be owners were unrealistic, but some, like
Aiden, the boy with CP, were surprisingly intuitive in reading the dogs and, in
his case, discerning that the bond was insufficient.  I didn’t care
for the Canine Assistants founder saying the dog, Nadia, just freaked out when
exposed to the conditions in the home.  Aiden was very articulate is
sizing up what was really happening, stating it, and, while not wanting to
“hurt Nadia’s feelings” recognizing a change was
necessary.  Hope he makes it with his new companion.  The girl with
epilepsy, Destiny, seems to have a winner in Salsa.  Amazing how certain
dogs and alert to these seizures.  And the former athlete, Iraqi war
veteran injured in a motor accident seemed to truly be trying to give Wagner
the best life a dog could have.  I was concerned about that match at
first, but guy is really trying.

 

People in these organizations mostly mean well, but they are too
emotionally invested I think.  Anyway, there were some great dogs to
watch.

 

 


From: Scott Royall
[mailto:royall@conchbbs.com]
Sent: Wednesday, April 21, 2010 8:33 PM
To: Scott Royall
Subject: RE: Lourez Bullock has forwarded a page to you from Through a
Dog’s Eyes

 

Ok, I saw the show, and it was as you expected. Sentimental. I
got the feeling that a lot of it is for the parents, and that’s fine.
But, I personally feel that the would-be handlers needed to older and more
self-confident. You can find a professor somewhere to support any theory, but
the reality is that dogs do come from a world where dominance is relevant.
Dominance doesn’t mean being mean, just looking like you’re in
charge. Like they said, dogs are very, very observant, but having the children’s
parents so involved could be confusing.

 

From: Lourez Bullock
[mailto:lourez_bullock@sbcglobal.net]
Sent: Tuesday, April 20, 2010 10:57 PM
To: royall@conchbbs.com
Subject: RE: Lourez Bullock has forwarded a page to you from Through a
Dog’s Eyes

 

Ah, but this is about real pups being trained with love to help
people with disabilities.  Sounds more uplifting than anything. 
Tears of joy, and all that.

There’s something very noble about that sort of trust and
partnership and bonding.  We know about those special bonds, don’t
we…….

 

 


From: Scott Royall
[mailto:royall@conchbbs.com]
Sent: Tuesday, April 20, 2010 10:06 PM
To: ‘Lourez Bullock’
Subject: RE: Lourez Bullock has forwarded a page to you from Through a
Dog’s Eyes

 

That’s why I usually avoid such shows.

 

From: Lourez Bullock
[mailto:lourez_bullock@sbcglobal.net]
Sent: Tuesday, April 20, 2010 9:16 PM
To: royall@conchbbs.com
Subject: RE: Lourez Bullock has forwarded a page to you from Through a
Dog’s Eyes

 

It says up at the top of the opening page.  Tomorrow,
Wednesday, April 21, 7 p.m. CST, Ch. 8..  I’m going to DVR it because
it looks like something I’ll want to see again.  Of course we
weepies will have to have the Kleenex handy.

 

 


From: Scott Royall
[mailto:royall@conchbbs.com]
Sent: Tuesday, April 20, 2010 4:35 PM
To: ‘Lourez Bullock’
Subject: RE: Lourez Bullock has forwarded a page to you from Through a
Dog’s Eyes

 

Doesn’t say when.

 

From: ThroughADogsEyes@tpt.org
[mailto:ThroughADogsEyes@tpt.org]
Sent: Monday, April 19, 2010 4:50 PM
To: royall@conchbbs.com
Subject: Lourez Bullock has forwarded a page to you from Through a Dog’s
Eyes

 

Through a Dog’s Eyes

Lourez Bullock thought you
would like to see this page from the Through a Dog’s Eyes web site.

Message
from Sender

Scott, I thought
you’d enjoy seeing some other wonderful service dogs.
Mom

The Film

Through
a Dog’s Eyes

will change the way you feel about your own dog. The documentary follows a
handful of people as they journey through the heartwarming and often
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RE: Lourez Bullock has forwarded a page to you from Through a Dog’s Eyes

Ok, I saw the show, and it was as you expected. Sentimental. I got
the feeling that a lot of it is for the parents, and that’s fine. But, I personally
feel that the would-be handlers needed to older and more self-confident. You can
find a professor somewhere to support any theory, but the reality is that dogs
do come from a world where dominance is relevant. Dominance doesn’t mean
being mean, just looking like you’re in charge. Like they said, dogs are
very, very observant, but having the children’s parents so involved could
be confusing.

 

From: Lourez Bullock
[mailto:lourez_bullock@sbcglobal.net]
Sent: Tuesday, April 20, 2010 10:57 PM
To: royall@conchbbs.com
Subject: RE: Lourez Bullock has forwarded a page to you from Through a
Dog’s Eyes

 

Ah, but this is about real pups being trained with love to help
people with disabilities.  Sounds more uplifting than anything. 
Tears of joy, and all that.

There’s something very noble about that sort of trust and
partnership and bonding.  We know about those special bonds, don’t
we…….

 

 


From: Scott Royall
[mailto:royall@conchbbs.com]
Sent: Tuesday, April 20, 2010 10:06 PM
To: ‘Lourez Bullock’
Subject: RE: Lourez Bullock has forwarded a page to you from Through a
Dog’s Eyes

 

That’s why I usually avoid such shows.

 

From: Lourez Bullock
[mailto:lourez_bullock@sbcglobal.net]
Sent: Tuesday, April 20, 2010 9:16 PM
To: royall@conchbbs.com
Subject: RE: Lourez Bullock has forwarded a page to you from Through a
Dog’s Eyes

 

It says up at the top of the opening page.  Tomorrow,
Wednesday, April 21, 7 p.m. CST, Ch. 8..  I’m going to DVR it
because it looks like something I’ll want to see again.  Of course
we weepies will have to have the Kleenex handy.

 

 


From: Scott Royall
[mailto:royall@conchbbs.com]
Sent: Tuesday, April 20, 2010 4:35 PM
To: ‘Lourez Bullock’
Subject: RE: Lourez Bullock has forwarded a page to you from Through a
Dog’s Eyes

 

Doesn’t say when.

 

From:
ThroughADogsEyes@tpt.org [mailto:ThroughADogsEyes@tpt.org]
Sent: Monday, April 19, 2010 4:50 PM
To: royall@conchbbs.com
Subject: Lourez Bullock has forwarded a page to you from Through a Dog’s
Eyes

 

Through a Dog’s Eyes

Lourez Bullock thought you
would like to see this page from the Through a Dog’s Eyes web site.

Message
from Sender

Scott, I
thought you’d enjoy seeing some other wonderful service dogs.
Mom

The Film

Through
a Dog’s Eyes

will change the way you feel about your own dog. The documentary follows a
handful of people as they journey through the heartwarming and often
challenging process of receiving their service dogs.

Click here
to read more on our site

 

 

 

iPad, Why not wait?

“Why not wait until everybody has it?” Very easy.
Everybody won’t get them. True, Apple is aiming the iPad at people who don’t
do computers, but the device requires that the user at least has Wi-Fi. Why
would a non-computer person have a broadband Internet connection? Such
connections certainly aren’t cheap, and I don’t see even Obama giving them
away. Last I heard, approximately 65% of American homes have any kind of
broadband service. That’s a bit less than those with computers. If you’re
a person who isn’t interested in computers, are you really going to spend
$35-60 a month for Internet access? As much as Apple wants to attract the
unwashed masses, the very design of the iPad is going to restrict it to
households that are on the Internet.

 

More to the point, even the people who are ardent fans of
the iPad call it a "toy." what they mean is that the iPad is for
those folks who spend the bulk of their Internet time listening, reading, or
watching something. These people are referred to as "content
consumers." however, if you use your computer to create things, whether
you share your creations with others or keep them for yourself, you need more
of a computer. The iPad can certainly be used to write email, and there are
people who swear they can use their iPad to write articles. In general, though,
people find that the best position for the iPad is in their hands. That makes
it difficult to create or edit documents. 

 

Some would have it that the iPad is the first in a line of
products that will replace television as the primary entertainment device. The
underlying assumption here is that the Internet will eventually replace
over-the-air broadcasting, and I have already expressed my view about the
likelihood of the Internet becoming universal. Even if that happens, I think
the form factor of the iPad, that’s the shape and size, is wrong for shared
use. Sure, an iPad could be much larger, but isn’t that a television that still
requires broadband service? That means no more free TV.

                                                                                                           

What I see happening after the novelty dies down is that the
iPad market will follow the pattern of other Apple products. If you’re a fan of
Apple, you either already have an iPad or are drowning in drool while waiting
for yours. Otherwise, a lot of people who have computers will buy an iPad, use
it for a while, and then forget about it. Not that there’s anything wrong with
it, but I think it’s going to appeal mainly to people who already have fast
Internet service and are lightweight users uncomfortable with more traditional
computers. I don’t see any compelling reason to wait unless you’re hoping Apple
will add a camera.