Friday, March 05, 2010
It has been 1 full week of 30 g of carbohydrate or less per mini meal. I have lost 3.5 pounds, and I'm CRANKY!!! I want my giant bowl of pasta!!! I believe that this process is actually *probably* good for me, but meanwhile, I'm like a person deprived of oxygen... Pasta is just that important to me!!! I guess we'll get to see what another full week brings soon enough.
I figured while I was at it, I would share my frustrations with the UPMC practice. They have not called with the results of my thyroid test or other tests from last week. You would think I would get better at waiting, but I figure that is probably pretty doubtful!!!
Wednesday, March 03, 2010
Well, tonight was a little bit tough, but it was made a little bit easier. The farmer who tried to "steal" Bear out from under us is still interested in him, so he was planning to go in and pick him up and give him a "job" to do. I gave him a lot of written information on him and my observations and experiences. I hope it works out for Bear there. I'm saying an extra special prayer for him tonight...
Blessings to all!!!
Tuesday, March 02, 2010
I admit that the last week has been a struggle for a lot of reasons, but one of the biggest things adding to my stress is having Bear in the house. From 9 pm -11 pm every night, it's rather peaceful because his belly is full and he's finally tired. It's all the hours in the day before that that are a nightmare. I've reached the end of my rope. I talked with Momma and DH about it. I've come close to taking him back twice before tonight, but tonight I think that we hit the wall. Momma has been terrorized every day when she comes to take the dogs out at lunch. In many ways he is like the school yard bully. Momma doesn't even look forward to coming over anymore because she has to worry about if she'll get jumped on, knocked down the steps, etc. I've compared him to the snakes that come in those canisters that when you take off the canisters lid go flying everywhere. That's how he is for about three hours every day when I get home. He's honestly more than I feel capable of handling in a grown dog. Especially because the problems are getting worse and not better. This isn't a period of adjustment. When he figured out that Phoenix would back down to him, he added pressure to her. She now hides under the table and doesn't come out. How he behaved the second day I went to visit him in the shelter is how Phoenix now behaves in what has been her home for almost seven years. Everything about this situation feels wrong in my brain, but I can't stop the tears from flowing or my heart from breaking. I know my SparkFriends will be honest with me. My brain feels that ours is not his forever home. I think we were a stop along the way. I want what's best for him, but I just don't think that we are the right fit. This stinks...
Saturday, February 27, 2010
Bear is slowly but surely becoming a house dog. Knock on wood (BIG KNOCK)... Since the first day, there have been no more messes in the house, and no more jumping up on counters. He's still dancing on the pool, but I think that one is going to take a little more time since you can't tell the pool from anything else under the feet of snow that keeps falling!!! So other than jumping, all the problems are pretty much resolving themselves. Phoenix is definitely making him fall in line with HER expectations. She was not happy when he interrupted her daddy time yesterday. Daddy time she didn't really want, but once it was offered, she was willing to fight for!!!
It is VERY early, and I wouldn't normally do it, but because I couldn't stand to touch him, let alone cuddle him because of the AWFUL smell, I decided to get him groomed today. His dissolving sutures are gone. The suture site is not inflamed or swollen despite his jumping and rough housing and carrying on. He seemed good to go, so we went.
Here are the before pics...
Here is the after pic...
Now this handsome fellow is getting lots of love and cuddles... Much to his sister's dismay!!!
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