When we woke up on Thursday, Feb. 7th, we had one thought in mind. Clemson. Today was all about our little guy. We had made an appointment at Southwest Exchange to get him groomed. Bathed, nails, ears, clipped. He has been told every day since we did this but it didn’t seem to be sinking in. Bill and I were up before 7 and I had been out for my walk before he moved out of the bed. Not excited at all.
|This view is from up on the top level|
These guys have the best view of the sunrise
I showered when I returned, and we had poached eggs on toast for breakfast. That was nice. At 9:15 we all 3 hopped in Black Beauty and drove to the groomers on S. Frontage Road for 9:40. We dropped Clemson in at Pooch Parlor and wandered through their very busy store. I found a couple of bath poufs, of which we use and can always use more when they are the good ones on for a good price. I also found a kitchen tool that I’ve wanted but couldn’t locate. An apple slicer/corer. I love it!
|Still finding cool things on my walks|
Recognize Woody and Cowgirl Jessie
from Toy Story 3?
|What a view from up here, across the rooftops|
We went out to the truck and Bill read his book and I chose to crochet. We passed the next couple of hours like this in between popping in to check on our little guy. There was a window across the hall from the lady’s washroom and we could see him throughout most of the process. When we explained his last experience at a Pet Smart, the barking and discomfort from the blow dryer, they offered to put him in a cage with a fan after his bath instead. Perfect! They care.
|What a weird looking tree|
and apparently bad news for your skin
We could see that from the window, plus his grooming, and his mid-cut break. Because of his age, they do it in stages and we really appreciated that a lot. At the end, he looked cute as could be. He also looked about 3 lbs. lighter! We had brought his sweater along because we knew he’d be cold but with the heat rising the way it
was, I didn’t bother putting it on. Let’s let him test the waters first in his new coat.
|The Pooch Parlor at S/W Exchange|
|My best boys|
before the haircut
|This is how they got Clemson dry after his bath|
a nice gentle warm fan
When we got home, I cut an apple with my new toy and we shared it with a coffee.
Then I rode my bike up to the Clubhouse. The laundromat was busy, 3 washers free but the rest full and dryers as well. We had considered doing our laundry but it wasn’t imperative today. Maybe tomorrow afternoon. I stuck around though and Robin and I began a new challenging 1000-piece puzzle. I enjoy sharing the time with her and today we shared more about ourselves.
|He was being such a good boy for her|
The time zipped by and when she left at 3:30 for her workout in the gym, I also hopped on my bike for home. We got the border done at least and some of the other pieces. Rob and Pat had just returned home from a morning out so we got together at their place for Happy Hour. Everyone is finally feeling better and my tickly throat hasn’t amounted to much other than the occasional cough. I’m still gargling with salt and taking Advil and cough syrup when necessary.
|We got a chuckle out of this parking job|
Well, he was handicapped but my goodness!
|And our skinny little guy looks|
like a puppy again
|When he looks at us, we fall in love again|
Just like the sign says
(reference: Jerry Maquire)
We came home for supper around 5:30 and Bill lit the Weber and turned our power back on. I wanted to do the ‘test’ process on my Instant Pot as directed in the manual. At least we know it works that way. I searched for recipes on line today and joined a couple of the FB clubs for Instant Pots. There are a lot of helpful tips as well as recipes available.
|Voila! Worth the $3|
|Our yummy Richards' burger|
Bill grilled us a bacon, cheeseburger tonight and it was absolutely delicious! I was hungry enough to chew on my arm, but it was still delicious. After dishes, we watched some tv together while Bill worked on his model and I caught up on here.
|Today, it was all about Clemmy|
This was a good day with much less wind that what we had yesterday. There were a lot of people at the pool too so the days are warming up again. Thank goodness. The rest of the evening was relaxing with our books and/or hobbies. I hope you’ve had a great day too.
|This picture from first thing this morning|
as the sun rises over our Suite and Silverback
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