Sunday, December 26, 2010

Strength, balance and flexibility

Every morning, CL does 90 minutes of strength, balance and complex range of motion exercises, plus killer crunches for her abs. (Btw, ever try to do 100 crunches with no upper body strength and a titanium cage in your neck?  Intense...anyhow, I digress...)  Here are the first 30 minutes of stretching and Yoga, before she moves to the mat to begin her strength exercises:

Here's the continuation of the battle, while CL trains and tries to ignore the screams, squeaks and grunts from us (not her):

CL is continually amazed at my gentle behavior, while I play with Pip.  All that spastic energy would drive CL bonkers!  I guess we now know the secret to Pip's calm demeanor, huh?

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Snuggle time with Pip

(for a Chihuahua, he's pretty darn mellow...)

"You don't think about it, you just give"

A Festivus miracle...

Friday, December 24, 2010

Pip sleeping while standing

(It kinda freaks me out that Pip is the same size as CL's boob)

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Pip the Squeak

(aka the Tasmanian Devil)
Crazy Lady and I are working with Judy (from Walkin' the Bark Rescue) to foster Pip, a devilish long-haired Chihuahua.  As soon as he understood that I was SheRa, Princess of Power, and CL was She-Who-Must-Be-Obeyed?  No issues.  He's teeny tiny (less than 5 lbs), so taking care of him is not a huge challenge for CL.  He has learned his name and is super-duper smart.  It took 40 minutes to teach him "sit," "down" and "come."  He had a bit of "I am the MAN" attitude, but that lasted for less than a day.  He has settled into our home and routine, and life is good.  Of course, he loves to snuggle with CL, while she writes in the morning.

You can read more about Pip here.  Oh!  And Judy very kindly took a short video of our first meeting last night.  Here it is...(thanks, Judy!)


Thursday, December 2, 2010