The Insanity Workout

I am feeling loads and loads better today!  The antibiotics seem to be finally kicking in.  The pain from the pleurisy is all gone today.  In fact, I am feeling so good today that I lost my mind decided to give Riley a bath before her nursing home visit tomorrow.  She hadn’t had a bath in forever (a few months at least) and has been delighting in getting dirty and muddy lately.

A quick note about our “fancy pants” retirement community we’re going to start visiting: the activities director called me on Tuesday and said that in all of her excitement about Riley and I coming to start visits, she forgot that I have to fill out paperwork, have a criminal background check, and have a PPD (tuberculosis) test before we can start.  Our first visit was supposed to be today at 2:00, but I went by and filled out the paperwork yesterday and am waiting on a call back about when I can go get the PPD done.  I am actually glad to see that they require all of their volunteers do this–it seems smart to me.  So I don’t mind the delay!  Oh, and I met Luke, the yellow lab that’s a therapy dog there already.  He’s 11 and SUPER mellow…Riley’s gonna seem like the Tasmanian Devil compared to him!  😉
You’ve heard of the Insanity workout program?  Yes?  Good.  Here’s Riley being insane demonstrating that workout right after her bath…

Beautiful Weather

I know a lot of areas in the US are having horrible weather–floods and fires, etc.  We have been having very nice, cool weather, so I thought I would brag about it!  🙂  No, but seriously, we are thinking of everyone who is being affected by the fires and the flooding and we hope everything gets resolved quickly!

It was in the mid to high 70’s yesterday and sunny.  It’s supposed to be nice again today, tomorrow, and Thursday, and then rain on Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday (yuck!!).  I guess that’s what I get for bragging, huh?

We enjoyed a nice day in the backyard yesterday and I finally took some pictures.

Chloe sunning herself and Riley cooling off in the shade.

Riley and her beloved pink Wubba!

Chewing on a stick.

Look at those chompers!!  Yikes!  🙂

Pretty girl.

The day wouldn’t be complete without some roaching around in the grass!

Unfortunately, while we were playing fetch, I threw the Wubba a little too close to the tree and Riley scraped a bunch of fur off of her right hind leg.  😦  It didn’t seem to bother her too much.  It was all red and bloody looking yesterday, but I put hydrogen peroxide on it and the picture above is how it looks today–much better!
I am going by the assisted living facility (that we’re going to start visiting) this afternoon without Riley to drop off all of our paperwork and get a little mini-tour!

A Quick Post

This is just a quick post…no pictures, unfortunately.  We just got back from our regular Friday nursing home visit!  We went this morning instead of our usual 1:30 PM time because I’m heading up to the art show this afternoon.

We are confirmed for every other Thursday at the assisted living place I was talking about the other day!  They already have a TDI dog visiting every Tuesday, but we’re just going to add to their visits.  I am going to meet with the Activities Coordinator next Tuesday to get a tour and to bring her all of Riley’s shot records and a copy of her badge.

Anywho, I’m getting excited about the art show!!  Just a few more hours til I head up there!  🙂