Sunday, October 19, 2008

Busy Saturday

I had a jam packed Saturday this weekend. It started off with another rehab session. I was scheduled for ultrasound with a laser and then some more time on the underwater treadmill.
Mom was in the penned off area with me, supposedly to keep me calm. Whatever!
They started off by shaving a spot on my leg where they would do the ultrasound. I was not cool with this, no one told me that I had to have a patch shaved in my leg. Then, just as I was getting over seeing my fur come off, they slathered on this goop for the ultrasound. YUCK!
I did not like the ultrasound one bit. I had to stay still, which I did not want to do. Mom was practically pushing me down most of the time.
Then came the laser. Luckily for me, they didn't need to shave any fur for the laser. Once again, sitting still was key, and I just didn't want to comply.
Then we were onto stretching. Once again, the weird balls are brought out and I have to stretch forward and back. This is no fun, no fun at all, trust me.
More stretching...
Finally, we were onto the fun part of the session, the water part. I was much more comfortable in the treadmill tank this time, they even increased my speed and time! Woo hoo!

Once we were done at rehab, we swung home, got my Halloween costume and headed off to the dog park for their Halloween party, 'Howl O Ween'!
I don't like to wear clothes, so Mom had a hard time deciding what would be a good costume, and what costume would I actually wear. He he!
Mom decided that I wouldn't mind wearing a basketball jersey, so I went as Aire Jordan!
Sorry the jersey is all crooked in the picture. I wouldn't set still long enough for Mom to get a good picture.
Once we got to the park, there was all kinds of butt sniffing and playing. It was super hard to stay on leash while the costume contest was going on. I was part of the 'store bought' group. I didn't win, but I had so much fun!! Mom was a bit frustrated that very few people got the 'Aire' with an E part of Aire Jordan. Most people said she spelled it wrong. Duh, I wanted to say, I'm an Airedale going as Aire Jordan. Those hoomans....
Here's a full body shot. Once we got to the park, Mom added the sweatbands. I hated these, I kept biting them and trying to pull them off. Once I started playing, I forgot all about them. He he!

Even though I didn't win, it wasn't a total loss. Mom and Dad won a gift certificate to a local restaurant in the raffle. And, then Mom won two gift certificates in the silent auction! One to my regular vet's office for an annual exam & all the necessary shots and the other one was for a day of fitness at my rehab vet! Mom was very happy, all in all, it was a busy, but great day!

One last thing happened on Saturday. It was Mom and Dad's 5th wedding anniversary. Yeah Mom and Dad! I'm so happy you guys got married and decided to get a dog. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY, I love you guys!!!!
'Till next time,


Bogart said...

Well most importantly, HAPPY ANNIVERSARY to your super-cool mom and dad!!!!!!!!

I hope the therapy is helping ya Kirby - looks like you're in good hands :)

Love & Aire Kisses all around,

Noah the Airedale said...

Happy anniversary Kirby's mum and dad.
About that halloween costume Kirby...we agree, humans can be a bit thick sometimes. Crikey! Don't worry, the important people and dogs got it!
Looks like the therapy sessions are going really well.


Faya said...

Happy Anniversary to your Mom and Dad !!!!
I hope this therapy will help you. It looks like a bad time for you.
Hééééé you look handsome in you t-shirt !
Kisses, Faya

Amber-Mae said...

Your therapy looks like a drag but I guess nit does help you. I like the water part! Happy 5th Anniversary to your pawrents.

Butt wiggles,
Solid Gold Dancer

Maggie and Mitch said...

You make the perfect Aire-Jordon, Kirby!
Happy 5th anniversary to your mom and dad!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Comet and BLU said...

We thought your costume was very clever and you should have gotten a prize for the punniest costume!

Congratulations and happy anniversary to your mom and dad! What a great picture of them. They both look so happy!

We hope the therapy works for you!

Huskee and Hershey said...

Hi Kirby,
DUH!! I can't believe some of the humans did not get the 'Aire' part... Proves that us dogs are smarter after all huh?
Guess what.. TODAY is my parent's 5th wedding anniversary! They tied the knot on 21Oct 2003.. (unfortunately, they got me before they were married, so I was an 'illegitimate' son for a good 4 years..).

Mango said...

Rehab kind of looks like agility, huh? I don't know about that whole shaving thing for the ultrasound. You looke a bit off, little dude.

I like the "aire" jordan, but I agree with you that clothes can be embarassing.


erin said...

Whoa, Kirby! You did have a very full day! I love your halloween costume. I'm not not thrilled about wearing clothes either. My girl bought a dogula costume for me from Target but I thought the fabric was too itchy and so I kept tearing it off. Finally she gave up on me and returned it. Thank dog! That rehab stuff looks difficult. I'd be so uncomfortable there. However, I do love stretching! I'm sure you'll be all recovered in no time at all! I'm so behind on blog reading and commenting because all my girl does lately is watch MSNBC in the evenings. She's being so neglectful! I can't wait till this election thingy is over and my life can get back to normal!
PS Happy anniversary to your 'rents!

Girl Girl Hamster said...

Happy anniversary to your pawsome parents. :)
Your therapy is looking good Kirby

~ Girl girl

Niamh said...

What a lot of work that rehab is! I hope it is making your leg stronger so you can do your agility.

Great costume. I love basketball players.

Your friend,

Mr. T-Bone Beasley said...

You look great as an Aire Jordan!!!

I hope your hippies feel better soon. And I for sure hope that your bald spot doesn't stay too bald for very long!

I'm sending some super intense ESP your way and hope that your hips are back to normal in no time!

Mr. T-Bone Beasley

Bonnie said...

Aww, Kirby,

You look so cute in your costume and at the rehab vet's office. Glad things are going well with your therapy. Congrats on their anniversary to your wonderful parents. Who do you think you take after? Your coloring seems to be your Mom's, but your muscular manliness is all your Dad's.

Keeley's Grandma

Hercules said...

Many congrats to your Mom and Dad on 5 years! I think that is longer than the majority of the couples make it...especially in Hollywood ;)

OMG! I love your costume...too funny! Those crazy people didn't get Aire?! Weirdos!

My cousin Oliver did hydrotherapy for his hipdisplaysia (sp?) worked like a charm!

Love, Herc

Molly and Taffy said...

Hi Kirby, Belated Happy Anniversary to your Mum and Dad. Sorry we are a bit behind!!

Hope all your therapy is working for you and you now are starting to feel the benefits. That yucky gel stuff looked a little unpleasant but we suppose it all washed off when you had your dip in the water?

Molly and Taffy

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