Kelsey finally has a set of real pajamas that actually fit her...I'm so excited about that.
You can't see it well in this picture, but her outfit comes with a cute skeleton hood too. Are your fur babies ready for Halloween. Comment with a link to their pictures in their Halloween costumes. we would love to see them.
We are getting excited as Halloween is getting closer.
This is our favorite Halloween dress. It says Trick for Treat.
We are so lucky because our store did not have it in Kelsey's size, so Aunt Nancy went right out to her store and was able to get Kelsey the dress. Thank you, Aunt Nancy!
Today, Kelsey went to Target with me. She was so shaky in the car when we got there. But, when we got in the store, she immediately calmed down. She has really begun to understand her role as a service dog these last few weeks and how to be calm and do her job (even when she is feeling nervous).
Today, we helped Grandma at the Scrapbook Expo. Afterwards, we went to the Petco Halloween costume contest. There were a lot of dogs there and Kelsey was a bit shaky, so I was unsure of how she would do. When our turn came, she walked up and back down that aisle like a pro (no shakes or nervousness or anything). She even did a sit and then waved to the judges. There was only one other dog who was able to perform tricks for the judges. Kelsey was definitely the cutest one there in her fairy princess costume.
This cute little monkey won 3rd place!!! I'm so proud of her. The 1st and 2nd place costumes were handmade and Kelsey's Mommy does not have the talent for that, lol. It was a great experience.
Many people seem surprised when I tell them that Kelsey really enjoys dressing up. Well, last night Kelsey was doing circles, trying to get the blankets just right for bed. I noticed an odd shape every time she turned. I turned on the light and saw this! Kelsey had managed to get her clothes on all by herself BOL!!! That's my monkey.
Yesterday, Kelsey and I wore blue for #PoliceLivesMatter in support of our fallen officers. The day before, we made a trip to our local police department to deliver lots of yummy treats to brighten their day and show them that they have our support.
We haven't been here in months. We get into the room and Kelsey acts like she's there all the time. She stole my pillow right away. When I needed the pillow, her little head was tucked into my neck. What a sweetie pie!
I absolutely love her new dress (Mommy's Little Angel).
She sure lives up to it.
When we got to Lompoc, we got to eat at my favorite restaurant, El Toro Bronco. I love cheese enchiladas.
Looks like Kelsey wanted some chips and salsa too.
We spent the night at a hotel.
Kelsey is great at traveling.
In the morning, we had a major problem. Kelsey was in pretty bad pain. It seemed to start by her ear but then spread. She could not handle even the lightest touch on her head...she would whimper, yelp, and flinch. Luckily, we found a vet that was just down the street and happened to be open Saturday mornings. He gave her a shot and meds to take for the following three days. She had an episode like this before, so we think it is either a pinched nerve or something wrong with a disk. Luckily, by the time we got to the family reunion, the shot had kicked in and Kelsey was as good as new. This is the park in Solvang where we had the reunion.
Kelsey was much more relaxed this year.
She got tons of attention from all the kids and even got to meet 2 dog relatives while we were there. We also tried out her new cooling mat and it did seem to help.
We went home the next day.
Grandma stopped at an antique shop while Kelsey and I stayed in the car and got caught up on Facebook. She would not take her eyes off the door because she was watching for her Grandma to come back.
Next on the agenda was a trip to Solvang.
It's a family tradition to sit in the big shoe.
Kelsey got to meet the horses that do the Solvang tours.
They were both so sweet, but man it was getting warm and humid.
This is the closest Kelsey will ever get to "catching a wave."
We got rained on during the ride home. Kelsey is already passed out on the couch. We had a great time and can't wait to go and visit our family again next year.