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.

Helping Study

Only one more chapter of microbiology to go and one more chapter of developmental psychology to go…I’m in the home stretch!  I can almost taste freedom!  I looked up from my book last night and there was my study buddy staring at me.

“Please come play with me, Mommy!!”

Out of the Study Cave!!

Whew…  It’s been a few days.  I have been in the microbiology study cave for the last few days.  Luckily I’m 95% done with all my studying so I can take a quick break to update Riley’s blog.

I have no pictures today because of said study cave…

I heard back from Riley’s trainer and it looks like we can start class on Monday night.  It’s a drop-in class, so that’s good because we’ll have to miss once or twice a month because of my NAMI meetings.  This is an advanced class so hopefully we’re advanced enough to join in!  The trainer recommended this class for us, so I’m sure it will be fine.

Riley’s been SOOOO good for me while I’ve been studying.  If I tell her to “go lay down” (I know, grammatically incorrect but I’ve already trained her using that phrase) she’ll settle down near me on the couch or bed.  I did have to finally reward her just a few minutes ago by hitting one of her orange balls outside for her with that old racquetball racket.  Now she’s gonna pant herself to death!