Miss Manners

Since Riley was your very own Personal Trainer on Thursday demonstrating how to properly execute (and enjoy) the Insanity Workout, she feels she needs to do a post on how to stay properly hydrated when exercising!  She also is applying to become a regular writer on the “Miss Manners” newspaper column.  Not sure how that last bit is going to work out though!

“First, you test out the temperature with your tongue…you want the water to be nice and cool, not too hot and not cold enough to give you a brain freeze!”

“Be sure to stick your whole snout down in the bowl to cool off your nose!”

“Also, it is the most fun if you splash water all over the ground/wall/upside-down flower pots and your paws…you know, you sweat from your paws and having nice, wet paws helps cool you off!”

“Oooh, oooh!!  Blow bubbles in the water with your nose!  There’s no scientific reasoning for this, it’s just a whole lot of fun!”
A quick, funny story from this morning–I might have overslept a little bit and Grandpa came to my room and opened the door a little bit so Riley could get out and go downstairs to go out to the bathroom and to eat breakfast.  She was still sleeping when he opened the door.  He said she jumped up on all fours and stood on the bed with her back arched and the fur sticking up on her back.  I guess she was ready to be my guard dog until she realized it was just Grandpa and Chloe out in the hall.
Gotta go…the phone’s ringing!  Must be Miss Manners calling!  🙂

Stylin’ Riley’n!

I just had to add that “n” to the end of Riley’s name in the title…just to make it rhyme!  We hope everyone had a wonderful Easter!  We sure did.  We enjoyed a nice dinner and Riley’s Grandma made all the humans an Easter basket.  The rest of the family went to church, but I just couldn’t seem to get up on time.  😦

A week or two ago, I sent my wonderful friend, Kim (who lives in MO), Riley’s Therapy Dogs International bandana to embroider her name on.  I just got it back in the mail today and it looks fabulous!

It was about 90 degrees here today, and I went golfing with Riley’s Grandpa (my Dad).  It was the looongest golf game ever…there was a ladies league playing two parties ahead of us on the front nine and one of the ladies must have been in her late 80’s.  Anyway, I have nothing against the elderly–in fact, I’m quite fond of them–but these women were just so slow.  So our 4 hours or less golf game ended up being about 4 hours and 45 minutes…sheesh!

Riley stayed home with Chloe and Grandma and got to play for a little while outside.  Then when I got home, I poop-scooped and played fetch with Riley in the backyard.  It was still quite warm at the time…here’s what Riles looked like when she came in:

Tired, but happy!
I’ll be out of town from Wednesday until Sunday, and Riley’s going to spend lots of time with Grandma, Grandpa, and Chloe.  I’m sure she’ll get waaaay too many treats and too much food and will weigh 5 pounds more when I get back, but what can ya do?  I’ll try to update my blog from my iPod…if it cooperates…but if not, just know that Riley’s in good hands!  We’re going to try to get by and visit everyone’s blogs before I leave.

Old Dogs Like to Play, Too!

I’m going to try to upload this video again today since it wasn’t working for me yesterday…

This video shows what Chloe likes to do to Riley while I’m playing fetch outside with Riley…she likes to jump on her back to try to get her to chase her.  Let me just remind you that Chloe is almost 13 years old!

I went with my dad to the National Geographic Museum in Washington D.C. about 7 years ago and they had a dog exhibit there.  We read on one of the little info displays that “no matter how old they are, all dogs like to play.”  I guess that really is true!