A Riverwalk to Indian food with Christi 2


Yesterday on their way back to Ohio from Florida, Christi, her service dog in training Gabby, and her husband Jim stopped by!

We met up at Riverwalk, which has a beautiful trail next to the river. It was awesome to see Christi again and meet Gabby. We went on a short walk so that the pups could get all their energy out. It was a beautiful day out, and we had fun talking and training.

Then we headed to a local Indian restaurant for dinner. Gabby and Hestia wore matching vests! They are in different colors– Hestia’s is purple, and Gabby’s teal. But they are the same style! Slightly different sizes, though, as Gabby is a Goldendoodle and Hestia is a teeny tiny Japanese Chin!

It was so fun to hang out! I am really glad we got to see them on their way through town, and can’t wait to see them again in April with the convention coming up!

Brad got some pics of our walk and before our dinner! They are below.

I am a woman with long brown wavy hair wearing a blue dress with flowers and bees on it. Hestia is a small white and black Japanese Chin with a smushed nose and googley eyes. Christi is a woman with long hair, blue pants, and a white shirt. Gabby is a black Goldendoodle with more of a poodley haircut. Jim is a man wearing a black and white striped shirt and a grey blazer. Brad is a man in a power wheelchair wearing a green blazer, springtime tie, green and purple scarf, and pink cap.

Brad in front of the river, smiling broadly.
Brad in front of the river, smiling broadly.
A closeup of Brad's large flower pin that is green and yellow and purple on the lapel of his green jacket.  He has a grey shirt on, and a tie with turquoise, pink, and yellow small flowers.  His scarf is green and purple and yellow and pink.
A closeup of Brad’s large flower pin that is green and yellow and purple on the lapel of his green jacket. He has a grey shirt on, and a tie with turquoise, pink, and yellow small flowers. His scarf is green and purple and yellow and pink.
Veronica stands in front of the river and smiles at the camera, while Hestia looks out over her new domain.
Veronica stands in front of the river and smiles at the camera, while Hestia looks out over her new domain.
Black and white photograph of Veronica smiling into the camera.
Black and white photograph of Veronica smiling into the camera.
Much better color photo of Veronica smiling with her head tilted the opposite direction from the previous photo.
Much better color photo of Veronica smiling with her head tilted the opposite direction from the previous photo.
Black and white photo with dramatic sky of some trees with fallen branches caught up in each other.
Black and white photo with dramatic sky of some trees with fallen branches caught up in each other.
Photo from the rear of Christi with Gabby and Veronica with Hestia training and walking along the sidewalk.  Gabby is mid-head-turn and her ears are flying just like Ollie's ears used to!
Photo from the rear of Christi with Gabby and Veronica with Hestia training and walking along the sidewalk. Gabby is mid-head-turn and her ears are flying just like Ollie’s ears used to!
Black and white photo of Gabby looking to the right.
Black and white photo of Gabby looking to the right.
Christi with Gabby and Veronica with Hestia heeling along the trail.
Christi with Gabby and Veronica with Hestia heeling along the trail.
From the side, Veronica and Hestia walk by.  Veronica is smiling, Hestia is panting.
From the side, Veronica and Hestia walk by. Veronica is smiling, Hestia is panting.
On a wooden bridge, Christi stands with Gabby while Veronica stands to the side and Hestia sits and looks up at her.
On a wooden bridge, Christi stands with Gabby while Veronica stands to the side and Hestia sits and looks up at her.
The pups hang out on the side of the trail as a jogger and a golf cart pass.
The pups hang out on the side of the trail as a jogger and a golf cart pass.
Christi with Gabby and Veronica with Hestia walking back across the wooden bridge.
Christi with Gabby and Veronica with Hestia walking back across the wooden bridge.
More heel work with the pups!  The wind is blowing Gabby's ears and Veronica's hair back!
More heel work with the pups! The wind is blowing Gabby’s ears and Veronica’s hair back!
Christi treats Gabby, Hestia looks up at Veronica, and Jim looks at the scenery along the trail.
Christi treats Gabby, Hestia looks up at Veronica, and Jim looks at the scenery along the trail.
Jim checks out his cell phone in front of a dramatic sky backdrop.
Jim checks out his cell phone in front of a dramatic sky backdrop.
Christi shows the joy she embodies!
Christi shows the joy she embodies!
In front of the Indian restaurant Veronica and Christi stand side by side.  Hestia and Gabby are both positioned in front of the women facing sideways to show off their matching vests.
In front of the Indian restaurant Veronica and Christi stand side by side. Hestia and Gabby are both positioned in front of the women facing sideways to show off their matching vests.
Christi took this picture of Hestia sitting on my lap after we finished eating dinner.
Christi took this picture of Hestia sitting on my lap after we finished eating dinner.

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2 thoughts on “A Riverwalk to Indian food with Christi

  • Deb and The Cop

    Dr V, you’d better keep a close eye on Brad. If he keeps dressing that sharp. I’m coming to Carolina to kidnap him – he looks VERY sharp!! So happy you got to meet up with Christi, Gabby, and Jim. That river walk looks fun. When I come to steal Brad, I want to go on a walk with you on that trail first!!