Yes, you read that title right…and no, it’s not a dog training class. Riley is going to the school Grandma works at to visit with some of the students. Grandma is a full-time secretary there. We’re going to my friend’s class (my friend teaches 4th grade). I also happened to attend this school from Kindergarten to 6th grade and then attended the affiliated high school across the street from 7th to 12th grade. I go visit with Grandma and all of my teacher friends every once in a while but Riley’s never been.
We have a therapy visit scheduled at the nursing home on Friday and the school is just down the street so we’re going to stop by after our nursing home visit while Riley’s still got all of her therapy gear on. I plan on talking a little bit about Riley and therapy dogs and showing some of her tricks and commands she knows and then letting the kids pet her. We may end up stopping by more classrooms as I’m sure the other teachers won’t be able to resist Riley’s gorgeous face…haha! 🙂
I took Riley’s bandage off last night and she was sooooo good! Well, she doesn’t want me to tell you this, but she was distracted by Grandma feeding her treats while I was removing the bandage. Riley wanted you all to think that she was just a good girl on her own…! Her nail looks pretty good…kind of gross, but the inside of the nail’s still there (the nail bed), otherwise the rest of the nail is gone. She’s tried to lick it maybe 2 or 3 times but will stop if I tell her to “leave it.” That was last night, today she hasn’t really tried to lick it at all.
I tried to get some pictures of it but didn’t get any good ones… 😦 I took one with the flash and one without. It’s the outside nail on the left in the pictures.
Bad pictures, I know!! Thanks for reading this long-winded post! I’m slowly catching up with everyone’s blogs.
21 thoughts on “Riley is Going to Elementary School”
Sounds like a whole lot of fun, hope she enjoys it – and glad to hear her paw is doing better.Rudy's Raiser
Aww! Back on your feet already! Good work, Riley! I'm sure all those kids are going to enjoy seeing your happy face! Elyse I was wondering if you would be interested a guest spot on my blog sometime…to talk about your wubba experience (the whole story arch from beginning to end). Let me know if you are interested!
Have fun at school Riley…Sounds fun to visit the classes. I am glad that your paw is getting better!
Have fun at school, Riley! Be good, don't get sent to the office!!-Gizmo, Bart and Ruby
Your post reminded me of a dream I've had to take Daisy to elementary schools and now I am going to see if she would be allowed there. My goal would be to show students what postures dogs have to show their expressions (but don't worry, I am not going to show the kids any "I'm going to bite you" face) and to show kids how to pet a dog, etc. So many children assume dogs are going to bite them and those kids need to be informed, etc. I would love to go along with you to the nursing home and to the school! I love seeing people smile as soon as a dog enters the room! So rewarding!
Awesome thing for you and Riley to do. The counselor at the oldest grandbiped's school has a therapy dog with her at school every day. The stories of all the good she has done are amazing. Good luck with your visit. Hope the nail continues to heal so well.Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara
FUN! Riley's paw looks great!
Of visiting the kids and the old folks should be so mch fun… Riley you will certainly enjoy all the attention.. We are so glad that your nail is doing so well.. Now no licking.. Big Sloppy KissesGus, Louie and Callie
Nails are such a pain to deal with. Glad to know Riley's is healing up well.
That sounds great Elyse…I realized that I forgot to send you my email…it's: email@example.com If you could just email me, we can have a chat…thanks again!
Da paw is lookin' pretty good. Would loves to hear what da school kiddies tink about you, Riley!
Well good, her paw is looking betters and I didn't even has to sign her cast.Hers is gonna haves so much fun hangin out withs all them kiddos. Hers gonna be petted so much. Don't furgets sanitizing lotion, them kids has all kinds of germs…hehehehe…oh, dat was bad of me…hehehehe.Puddles
Riley-Glad your toenail is better. Good news, now you can go back to work!!Wyatt and Stanzie
Your paw looks great! Have fun at school, Riley!Your pal, Pip
Riley will be an excellent doggy ambassador at school. I'm glad her nail is doing better!!
yea, feets are looking goodSnuggles,Benny & Lily
Bunny has great fun visiting school with me! Somehow, the kids from classes past always know when she's there and have to come by on their way to class. lol She's come as a reward for a few of the students I've had who were having behavior problems in the past, too. Usually she lays on the carpet and lets a group of them read to her.
Oh so glad that nail is doing better…and that is so cool to be going to your old school!
The kids are going to LOVE Riley! My hubby teaches 7th grade, used to teach elementary, and kids are nuts for dogs. 🙂
Miss riley!I'm sorry i've been away for a bit and didn't know that you had another ouchie ouchie nail! Bless your heart! I'm glad your surgery went okie dokie and that you are already feeling the betterment! Oh, and you were totally rockin' your pink bandage!!have funnies at elementary school! I so wanna do stuffs like that when I get a little bit older. I gotta keep workin' on my manners cuz I can still get really hyper. Teehee.*woof*the booker man
I don't know… I think Riley definitely needs more cookies to make a full recovery! So glad she's feeling better, can't wait to read about the trip to school!