Tuesday Afternoon

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

I turned on my Wii this morning, put in my Wii Fit disc and prepared to do a Body Test. The batteries in my remote were low, so I switched them with the rechargables from my camera. Then I got the message that the batteries in my balance board were too low and I didn't have any more batteries at the house. It kind of bummed me out, I was looking forward to seeing where I stand on the weight issue. I admit I haven't done much to lose weight since my last post 3 weeks ago, but I have done some and just wanted to check my progress. I also thought that if I started the routine of doing a daily body test again it would help me kickstart the routine of doing 30 minutes on the Wii before work everyday. I am stopping for batteries on my way home.

In my last post I talked about Izzie and our walks and her obedience training. That is all going well. Izzie is learning quite a bit, but I get frustrated because she easily picks up things such as heal, sit, lay down and stay, but every day I have to tell her not to bite the cat, and every evening after our walk and dinner when I am sitting on the couch with my hubby she starts biting one of us. She's an aggressive chewer and she just cannot get the difference between my hand and a chew toy. I have tried every trick I know and most of the advice I get from others and nothing stops her. The more I say "No" the harder she bites and the more she struggles to get hold of me. I end up having to put her outside or in her crate until she settles down. I just don't know why she does it. I even tried playing games with her before we settled in for the evening, thinking that the walk was not enough to help her get the energy out, but fetch, chase and tug of war do not help at all.

I've spoken to the vet and the trainer about it and they both think she is just a high energy dog, and that is great because she certainly makes me get up and move, but I am not ready for so much "high energy". Hubby doesn't help much, he just laughs and says "well, you wanted a puppy".
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    I wish I had a dog to walk with. Unfortunately I am allergic to dogs & cats. And I cannot have one in the apartment anyway. I guess I could always buy one of those pretend dogs that you can take for walk from the Toy department.
    2389 days ago
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