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The Borg have nothing on my Tazzy!

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Tazzy is Borg! Resistance is futile!

See when I was sick, Gypsy didn’t let Tazzy bug me about walking. By the time I could have started again, Tazzy was resigned to not going. So she has been looking and giving me puppy eyes about it, but in the end giving up. Now we have walked/ran the last two nights (Tues and Wed) and we were getting back into a groove. Or at least Tazzy thought so.

Last night was cold. It was snowing and the sidewalks were iced over. I decided that “for the sake of safety” we should stay home (how is that for an excuse?!?). I determined that I would have something to eat and play a video game while hubby taught his kung fu class (his studio is in the front of our home).

Tazzy, however, was having none of this. She started by simply sitting in front of me staring. She moved on to soft “woofs” and head tilting. Then the commando crawl under the tray table and head in my lap, add very pathetic “huff”. When none of this got me off the couch, she literally stole the controller out of my hand! She ran to the leashes and dropped it!

All I could do was laugh. And now that I was up, she was right. I got changed into the warmest garb I could, walked through kung fu class, and out the front door.

I’m not entirely certain either of us knew what we were in for. When Tazzy walked on the sidewalk it was like walking Bambi in the beginning of the movie and a few ice spin-outs. I barely held my balance 3 times. We didn’t do the normal trail; I didn’t trust us not falling out in the middle of no-where. So we walked around town. Ended up doing 2 miles in 30 minutes. Not bad for walking on a skating rink!

So I guess, I’m back to exercise. It is a good thing, I know that.

Now to get the food under control!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
GRAMMACATHY 2/2/2013 12:21PM

    Tazzy you are incredible. Just like my Buddy who insists I stay healthy too. emoticon

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MERRY_XMAS 2/2/2013 12:14PM

Dogs are indeed the best friends!
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PRNCSCUP1-2FULL 2/1/2013 5:09PM

    She is a very determined personal trainer! Be careful my friend! Do you have any spikey things you can put on your shoes? I'm scared to death of ice after a very bad break a few years back! Take the FPT out, but be careful! Please!

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CATHYGETSFIT 2/1/2013 3:35PM

    emoticon She is one smart fuzzy personal trainer! Glad that neither of you slipped and fell on the ice though. She obviously really enjoys her walks / runs with you! It's good to hear that the two of you are at least partially on the wagon now. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JUMPINJULIE 2/1/2013 3:35PM

    No resteince is nesscary. LOL Join the Collective. LOL.

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BEAR8MM 2/1/2013 9:13AM

    You will be assimilated!

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SHARJOPAUL 2/1/2013 8:35AM

    I have said for a long time that Dora dog is my best walking buddy. She has her routine when she wants to go for a walk. Sooner or later I always seem to give in and she gets her way. Which is great for me!!!!


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TAMELA_B 2/1/2013 7:22AM

    I nominate Tazzy for a Spark People Motivator award! Woof!

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WARRIORGIRL121 2/1/2013 1:54AM

    I'm glad to hear that you are also on the mend... I was worried when I heard you were sick and i kept you in prayer. Good to hear you and Tazzy are getting back to normal business! I have no doubt you'll be back to your normal routine soon! Hugs, Karen

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A-NEW-TARA 2/1/2013 12:54AM

    Your Tazzy reminds me of my Azizi, who was a collie/lab mix that I had while I lived in BC; I miss having a dog so much and I love how much Tazzy encourages you keep moving. The walk may have been a walk and not a run, but with the ice think of the core muscles you used to keep your balance! Good job Kitty and Tazzy!

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HOT_MAMA_13 1/31/2013 10:45PM

    Congrats & glad to know you both made it safe & sound!

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DARLY55 1/31/2013 9:08PM

    Dogs are amazing! When I walk mine, I do one at a time, and the ones left behind howl like I am taking the one to the slaughter house! Good for you to get out, even of it was for a skate!!!

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JUSTME29 1/31/2013 9:05PM

    She definitely sounds part Borg. I'm sure she has a better personality though.

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WICKEDMELISSA 1/31/2013 8:55PM

    One of our pups steals the remote and other things when she is trying to get our attention. I think its so funny when she wants us to go to bed she starts her WOOF!

I'm sorry it was so cold but glad you got in a little bit of exercise

stay warm

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TWEETYKC00 1/31/2013 8:30PM

    Leave it to a good fur baby to make you do what is good for you whether you like it or not!

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BESCATS 1/31/2013 8:13PM

    Your dog is amazing & I love hearing the stories !! No excuses for you with Tazzy around. Glad you had a good walk, and that neither of you got hurt.
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SPOONGIRLDEB 1/31/2013 7:10PM

    Peanut barks and barks and barks and barks and barks some more when he thinks it is "walk" time. I am constantly amazed that two days of a "good" thing (i.e. walk) becomes a routine for him, but weeks on end of a "bad" thing (i.e.getting corrected for jumping on the counter) are forgotten the instant they happen LOL!

Be careful in the snow and ice, but good job on letting her convince you "resistance is futile" :-).

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LIVINGFREE19 1/31/2013 5:03PM

    Love it, Tazzy is such a motivator!

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CONFIDENTLY_FIT 1/31/2013 4:28PM

    Too funny:)
Sounds like something our yellow lab would do.

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1EMMA2011 1/31/2013 4:19PM

    Happy to hear about this!

Together we can do it!!


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APED7969 1/31/2013 4:18PM

    Aww what a good exercise buddy. We have that routine every afternoon from my dog Mack, except he escalates to full scale barks if you look him in the eye and he thinks he can convince you!

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FUSIONFITNESS3 1/31/2013 4:06PM

    Congrats on the walk.

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BEAUTY_WITHIN 1/31/2013 3:56PM

    LOL that's so cute! I can just see her doing that! :) Glad she got you moving!

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NILLAPEPSI 1/31/2013 3:43PM

    emoticon Tazzy!! Take "Mom" for a walk!! emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 1/31/2013 2:58PM

    Too funny! Tazzy is a stern task master, eh! LOL HUGS

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ANATASHIKI 1/31/2013 2:17PM

    lol, so a borg stoled your controller? emoticon

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PUPPYWHISPERS 1/31/2013 1:23PM

    Good girl, Tazzy! Get some Yak Trax and enjoy walking/running in the winter like I do!

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LESLIELENORE 1/31/2013 12:59PM

    Woohoo for Tazzy!! Cooper on the other hand convinced me to stay in last night.

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LANA2520 1/31/2013 12:59PM

    wow that good you have your dog helping you out she pushing you to git fit i wish i had a dog.

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CASEYSAUER 1/31/2013 12:44PM

    That's a smart dog! It's amazing the influence that the animals in our life have on us!

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KJELLYBEAN15 1/31/2013 12:39PM

    That's pretty good mileage in ice. Are you sure you were walking it and not sliding it? Your sweet dog, how she looks forward to that time with you. I swear I can't wear athletic shoes in the house of the dogs think we're taking them for a walk. They run straight to their leashes and whine.

So you are now three for three my dear. Are you making today #4?

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