Saturday Todd and I headed down to the Humane Society to have Kahlua meet with Nextel. After an insane amount of barking (which is normal for her when meeting other dogs) and some sniffing, we tried walking with them and letting them check each other out.
Our dog is somewhat of a “punk” and we thought she would be ready to have a friend since she had done well at the PetSmart classes and got along quite well with our friends’ dog. Unfortunately, after having them spend an hour together, we decided it would be unfair for both dogs to be put together in the same home. It was a hard decision, but we know we made the right choice, although we both were sad for a little bit. Of course, Kahlua was right there to perk us back up. We just hope that Nextel goes to a good, loving home.
Kahlua is picky when it comes to choosing her friends, so we’ll be keeping a look out over the next few months, get her socialized some more, and then see about another dog. So far, we know that she likes male dogs that are bigger than her, and he probably needs to be submissive.
We then headed over for our birthday celebration at my parent’s house. Todd’s birthday is on Thursday so we just got together with our family for lunch. Afterward, we headed over to Todd’s parent’s house to introduce Kahlua to his Grandmother’s dog, a little Jack Russell named Muffin. It’s actually an interesting story about how his Grandmother got her. I’ll have to tell it sometime.
Muffin was more submissive than Nextel was, and they seemed to get along pretty well, which was good because we may be dogsitting her for a week in November. After a long day out and about, we headed back home and went out to dinner.
We just walked down the block to a little restaurant and bar, where I got the most ginormous veggie sandwich I have ever seen. This was only half of it!
Also, my 5 mile run that morning went pretty good. I did the Galloway method, so I walked 1 minute and ran 1 minute. I wanted to take it easy since this was the first time I had really run since Boston two weeks ago. I finished in about the same time and my calf barely hurt afterward. Sunday though, it was hard getting out of bed, and it still hurts today.
Sunday was pretty relaxing, I just did a few errands and ended up going to the local art fest that was downtown this weekend. There were a lot of interesting things, but nothing I loved enough to buy.
I ended the weekend with a sport salt bath, hoping it would make my legs feel better. I decided I would also start doing at least 10-20 minutes of yoga most days of the week since my legs have been feeling so tight lately.