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…
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! 🙂
We got a “tip” on a nursing home/assisted living/senior adult community that would like a therapy dog visit. It’s a fancy pants facility, and is huuuge, so we’re pretty excited! I’m going to get in touch with the activities coordinator tomorrow.