Thanks for all of the suggestions regarding Paco's flea issue. After so many of you recommended Brewer's Yeast, I bought a bottle and started giving it to him. The dosage is two tablets per 10 pounds of dog, so I have to give him six tablets. Do you know, my good pup just ate them right from my hand, one after the other? How nice to not have to hide them in a hot dog or peanut butter!
Dez my treetz.
One thing I've always wanted to do is to be a volunteer at a hospital where I could rock the babies in the nursery. Only problem with that is in our small town, there really aren't any "boarder babies" that need rocking. But since I have some free time on my hands now that I'm not the organizer for the running club anymore, I still decided to volunteer at one of our hospitals, and just go where they needed help. Turns out, it's their volunteer-run gift shop! I've had two shifts there already, and I have to say, it's quite fun. Their cash register system was simple to learn, the shop is stocked with some really nice items, and of course, I like talking to people (staff and visitors alike), so it's all good. I had to learn a lot of "color" code terminology (e.g. what to do if you hear a fire code, or a stolen baby code), and a lot of other stuff that doesn't pertain to where I'm working, and all of that was fine.
The only bad part of this entire experience was having to buy the khaki pants for the uniform. UGH. There is a reason why I wear mainly dark colors when it comes to pants and jeans - khakis show off every lump and bump on my thighs. I tried on about 10 pairs, no joke, and finally ended up with a heavier, twill pair that was acceptable to my hyper-critical eyes. For a top, I had the option of an official volunteer smock, or an official volunteer button-down shirt. I opted for the button-down...no way did I need to be wearing a loose smock on top of terrible khakis. My self-esteem can only take so much!
Long story short (I know, too late): I like my new volunteering job, even with the khaki pants.
Tomorrow we have another race - this time, it's a local 5K, and it benefits the organization that is run by one of my good friends, so win-win all around! Loretta is making her triumphant return to running after her hip stress fracture and surgery, and several of us are going to run the race with her. Should be a fun morning!
Have a great weekend!