Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Riley and a Road Trip

The week is off to a running start.  Carl and I are leaving on Wednesday to go to Tennessee for a couple of days.  We visited there in March and we decided that we wanted to come back when it was better weather and maybe enjoy a few fall colors.  I'm not sure about the colors, but I think that the weather will definitely be better.  You may recall that our friends have a Llama farm, and they've had a couple of new additions born since our last trip. I'm looking forward to getting out of town for a few days and recharging my inner batteries.

We've also had another 'subtraction' in our household as Riley has been placed in a new foster home.  The rescue has decided to go forward with the surgeries, and her first one will be next Wednesday!  I was a little sad to see Riley leave us, but I am so excited for her and that she's going to get the chance at an active and pain-free life!  The foster home that has taken her, is the board member that also attended the evaluation with the orthopedic surgeon.  I have known her for more than 10 years and she has cared for several dogs with complicated recoveries, and there is no doubt that she will be able to handle Riley with no problem--She also lives close to the vet hospital where Riley will be having her surgeries and doing her rehab; it could not work out any more perfectly!

I hope you're having a perfect week too!!  


  1. oh,hurray for riley!!! and i do hope you will have a nice time away!!!

  2. I'm sad to see Riley go too but thrilled at her prospects for a full recovery. I hope you'll keep us updated on her procedures.

    Have a wonderful time away!

  3. Oh I LOVE Tennessee fall colors! What a great get away. Enjoy!

  4. That is great news Kim!! On both counts, glad you are taking care of yourself and glad Riley gets a chance to have a pain free life!

    Enjoy your time away.

  5. I'm so happy for Riley! I know you'll miss her but I'm excited that she's going to have this chance! I hope you can keep us posted.

    Enjoy Tennessee! Can't wait to see the pictures!

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  7. So happy for Riley, sounds as if he is in very good hands.
    Enjoy your trip.

    Sheila & Bob

  8. Have a good trip, come back recharged, with good news to report of Riley.

    Happy thoughts go with you on both roads!

  9. Oh we are so excited for you and Carl to get away on a little retreat time! I know you will have the best time ever.

    And we are happy that Riley will be given a chance at a better life.
    The foster home sounds perfect!

    Have a wonderful time,, and maybe some magical moments will happen

  10. Glad Riley is having her surgery and she will be happier, being able to get around.

    You guys have a safe trip now and relax! I hope there are some fall colors for you!

  11. Oh we remember checking out the link to the llama farm on your site before... looked divine!!

    Hope y'all have a great trip. We look forward to seeing lots of pictures.

    Boondocks and The Love Shack Pack

  12. Hi Kim.. It's so good to hear that Riley will be getting taken care of. I'm sure it puts your mind at ease.. And how nice that you and Carl can get away again!! It does a body wonders... even if for just a few days. Be safe! Have fun!!

  13. Oh, everybody is going somewhere special for a little R&R except us. Do you have someone that comes in to take care of the dogs?

    I'm really happy to hear about Riley. Keep us updated on her progress.

  14. I'm happy for Riley, but a little sad that I won't get to see her any more.

    Have a wonderful trip, Kim. Enjoy!

  15. You have had a lot of changes this year my friend.

    You are a strong woman.

    Big hugs,
    xo Catherine

  16. Dear Kim, Wishing you and your man a wonderful time in one of my favorite states. Sending hugs and love your way.
    Noreen & Reggie

  17. That is fantastic news about Riley. We are so happy for her. Wow. Don't tell anybody, but we may get a chance at meeting the Rock Star pooch in a couple of weeks.

  18. Hey Riley, congrats. You probably don't know yet that is a good thing and probably are breaken hearted about leaving Golden Pines but don't worry, you can trust Kim, it will be for the very very best.

    Good luck to you....


  19. Good news about Riley. Sounds like you are very comfortable with her placement...hope you will be able to still update us. Have a great getaway.

  20. Ahhhh, that's the best news for Riley.

    Enjoy your few days away,


  21. That is good news for Riley...but so sad for you........love from me...xxx...

  22. Good news for Riley! Enjoy your holiday in TN.

    XXXOOO Daisy, kendra & Bella

  23. Safe travels to you and hubby, Kim -- hope you enjoy the time away. Good news for Riley -- look forward to hearing how she does.


  24. I'm really happy for Riley, but understand that each Golden paw that crosses our path leaves an indelible mark.
    Enjoy your roadtrip, Kim and blow kisses to the Llamas from us. :)

  25. Have a safe, relaxing trip!
    That is great news about Riley, too.

  26. oh my! my smile just got bigger and bigger as i read this post!
    wishing love and speedy recovery to riley and happiness in her new home and the best ever trip for you and carl. lord, if ANYONE deserves a wonderful trip, it's you two!
    love and safe return to us,
    tammy j

  27. It's supposed to be a gorgeous weekend, with Fall temps! You know Tenn is in My Neck of the Woods...just come south and see us!!!
    Good news for Riley!
    Have a wonderful time,

  28. So glad to see Riley looking so much happier!!! Good work!!!!!

    Enjoy your time away! I hope Tennessee can show you some lovely color, as well as some beautiful llamas!

  29. I'm so happy that you are getting to go on vacation and that Riley gets to have her surgeries :o)

    Thank you so much for your kind comment on my blog, it touched me so much, you really are a treasure of a friend :o) I am feeling better this morning physically, but my morale is still taking a hit. Hopefully I will slowly feel better over the next fews days.

  30. It sounds like you've found the perfect guardian angel for Riley. I'm so happy that she will be able to get her surgeries!

    Have a great vacation!

  31. So happy for Riley! Such good people out there! You have a great few days!

  32. Glad to here you're getting away, Kim but even more happy for Riley!...:)JP

  33. Good news about Riley! I hope that they send you pictures of her, when her recovery is complete. It would be so great to actually see her well and happy.

    Have a great time on your trip. I remember how much you enjoyed it the last time.

  34. Have a great break away Kim - you deserve it! Great news for Riley, hope the rest of the crew are well including of course our secret favourite little Todd ;-) xxx

  35. Have a great get-away Kim! And nice to hear that Riley has another chance.

  36. Oh it is sooo great that Riley is going to get the surgery she needs.
    My peep said if the Scottish Terrier Rescue had that kind of benefactors (even though she loves me soooooooooooo much and it would break her heart) she would turn me over so that my legs could get fixed. Our vet says one day they will just shatter due to my dysplasia. She loves me even if I do walk funny.
    Sweet William The Scot


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