School’s Out!!

I didn’t unpack all the books from the library book sale the other day and forgotten I’d also gotten two other books for about 25 cents each:

I firmly believe that you can never have too many dog books!  We got the Dachshund book for my dad since Chloe’s a dachshund mix…kinda looks like our dear friend Puddles, doesn’t it?  And the dog on the Dog Care Handbook reminds me of sweet Sugar.
I finished all my school work for this semester last night.  Right now I still have a 99 (actually, a 99.30% to be exact…) in Microbiology and I’m pretty sure I’m going to wind up with an A in Developmental Psychology as well.  My sister decided we should go to a local bakery today to get a cupcake to celebrate!  Unfortunately, I scarfed down the chocolate coconut cupcake so fast that I didn’t think to take a picture of it.  It was REALLY good though!
Then we went to Petsmart while we were out so she could get her dogs some more food.  It was SO crowded in Petsmart!  We happened to park next to a car that had an Australian Cattle Dog sticker on it and an “I Love My Australian Cattle Dog” magnet on it.  I kept my eyes peeled in the store to see if I saw the dog, but I didn’t.  We saw a Golden Retriever, two Rhodesian Ridgebacks, a Mastiff, a Husky puppy, and a yappy little white dog.  I got Riley a new toy for being so good while I was studying this semester.  She’s happily destroying it out in the hall as I’m typing this.  Here’s a picture before she tore into it…
She’s loving shaking it and whacking herself in the chest with it.


That dog shampoo I had from Target smelled really good…for about 6 hours, then Riley stunk again.  We used to have some Top Paw dog shampoo years ago that smelled good for about a week, so I went to (overpriced) Petsmart (I usually go to Care-A-Lot, they’re much cheaper…I was in the vicinity of Petsmart though) and bought some Raspberry Jojoba Conditioning Shampoo hoping this will last longer.  I’m not particularly fond of raspberry, but I can live with it.  I just liked the whole shampoo and conditioner thing.  The challenge was leaving it on Riley for about 5 minutes.  She did good though.  I did have to get in the tub with her this time though to reach her feet. 

I’ll be gone out of town starting Wednesday morning and Riley is once again staying in the very capable hands of Grandma and Grandpa.  I probably won’t post again until Sunday or Monday.  She’ll have a good time and get spoiled rotten, I’m sure.  I don’t give Riley a lot of treats…she usually gets a Shredded Wheat square every time I see her go to the bathroom and she gets one Milk Bone at night before bed.  Grandma and Grandpa on the other hand are liberal treat givers.  You look cute, you get a treat.  You sleep, you get a treat.  You fart, you get a treat…you get the idea…and a treat!

Here are some pictures from the bath:

Lather, rinse, repeat.  I said lather, rinse, repeat.  I SAID…

Skinny tail…
Fluffy tail!
Poor baby!  I use Baby Shampoo on her head.
Almost done!
Sitting pretty for a treat!  Damp but not soaked.
Oh, and I got a 94 on my first Microbiology test.  All of Riley’s study help has paid off!