day 9 – a day of rest

Today was a lazy day. I got up around 6:25 or so and rushed to be ready to take Harold out after feeding him. The wonderful surprise we had was about an inch of snow on the ground. It felt neat walking on it as we took the dogs out. It didn’t feel to cold either really considering that their was snow on the ground. Due to the snow our 8:15 and noon relieving times were done on the patios from our room. We finished up outside and I went back to my room and relaxed for a while. Today was brunch day so we weren’t going to be eating until 10:00 in the morning. They had muffins for us earlier but I wasn’t hungry. At about 8:30 or so I went to the nurses office after taking Harold out. I had the nurse look at my leg and was surprised to see Mary their. She would have normally been there later in the day but the other nurse was not feeling well so Mary came in to replace her. What a trooper. As usual, Mary and I spent about 30 minutes talking. She is a fun lady and I really admire her. I came back to the room and stripped my bed and waited for the new sheets to come. I made up my bed and then checked email and rss feeds. Soon it was brunch time. I spent about 90 minutes down their and man was the food yummy!.

After lunch I took a nap after taking Harold out at noon. I needed it. I got up just before 2:00 and through my shoes on and out we went again.

After taking our dogs out at 2:00 I met with one of the weekend instructors to work on harness checks and turning foot positioning. We had a good session which lasted about 30 to 40 minutes or so and it really helped.

I then spent the rest of the day just surfing the net, checking on work email, and listening to some music. I talked with Keri and Brian for quite a while as well. Brian posted the pictures on the site for me and added descriptions for each picture. Thank you Brian.

After we fed our dogs and took them out at 4:30 I waited for dinner. We had to put boodies on our dogs paws for practice and all went well with Harold accept the last paw. I think it was strictly a balance issue for him though. We will work on better techniques for this later.

This brings me to now. I am planning on spending time down in the fireplace room getting warm and then zonking earlier after we water and take our dogs out later this evening.

Stay tuned for day 10! Monday we are getting pictures taken for the class photo and individual IDs.

Keep a smile and happy wagging to your furry friends.

3 thoughts on “day 9 – a day of rest”

  1. Sounds like you had a restful day. I know how difficult it is to get the bootties on the dogs and even more so to have them stay on. My dogs would gallop like a pony and sometimes they got lost on the sidewalk or street. Then, as soon as you come back from working them,they want to pull them right off. gRRR!! lol. Thank you Brian for describing the pictures,many will enjoy,even I do. Would love to be sitting by a fireplace sipping a coffee or have a pepermint Patty. oh,no, that is actually coffee with my cream ,right? (grin smile) Take care.

  2. I had some great times by that fireplace when I was in Oregon getting my second dog Sunset. Have a drink of your choice by that fireplace the next chance you get for me. Smile!

    And again, your friend Brian is awesome. Thanks for all the discriptions with the pictures. I have some vision but not much. So that is great to have the added discriptions.

    Time off is a great thing.

  3. I somehow never found out about this blog, so I’m sorry I’m late to the game. Harold sounds like a great dog and I am glad that things seem to be going well. I hurt my leg when I was in training and between Mary and Belva, they got it taken care of but man did the cleanings hurt! Julio wants to welcome Harold to the family of working dogs from GDB. If you ever need us or want to talk, I think you know where to find me.

    Hugs and wags!

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