Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Dogs are Funny!

My pooch, Louie, has done a remarkable change since we've moved back up north. I think he decided to switch realities or something. Anyway, there are no complaints here. He's a wonderful dog (he's sleeping as I write), and I'm very happy he's a part of my life. Whenever I need comforting, he's right there licking my hand or trying to jump on me. He gets excited when I get home from work and attacks me. He follows me around the apartment, whether it's to the kitchen (especially the kitchen), bedroom, bathroom, or living room. When I walk him, he knows that I'll give him a treat as soon as we walk through the door. So he sits patiently by the entrance to the kitchen with his face slightly tilted. Whenever he needs water, he walks over to the bathtub and jumps right in. That's our cue to fill up his water bowl.

A new thing I've noticed that he's been doing lately is that I think he sleep walks. I'm not entirely sure if it's sleep walking or he just can't focus when he first wakes up. If I want him to leave the bedroom and he's been sleeping, I usually call him and he looks at me. No big deal. I won't be able to get him our of the room without coaxing him with a treat. He'll immediately walk with me. I grab the treat and throw it at him, but it usually just hits his face. Once it hits the floor, he stares at me. Normally, he catches the treat in the air. I then have to grab the treat and put it in his mouth, which by then he's realized what's going on.

I find this to be hilarious! I guess it's the same as when we first wake up that we're a bit disoriented. I feel so bad that I end up hitting across the face with the treat. Poor thing!! I have to remember that next time, I should really wake him up before I throw things at him.

Thursday, April 20, 2006

Finally Worked Out

I finally made it to the gym! I was sitting around, quite bored, when a light bulb went off in my head. I felt motivated enough to get dressed and go the gym. My workout was great lasting about an hour. Within that hour, I burned 507 calories, which is not my highest. It is an adequate amount of calories burned, though.

I'm probably not making it to the gym today, but I am having lunch with Dan. I'll probably end up walking around, which will be sufficient. I've already made plans to rollerblade on Tuesday with my friend Darlene. So slowly but surely I am getting out of my funk. It's been so beautiful out these past few days that it's no wonder things are looking up. Hopefully, my mood will remain the same.

Saturday, April 08, 2006

Parenting Preview

Last night was a muggy, sticky night. The heat was on for whatever reason and it was making matters worse. We decided to go to bed at around 12:30 and there was no way in hell that we would be able to fall asleep. Dan decided to turn on the ac, which really improved the situation dramatically. The only problem was Louie. He just wouldn't settle down. He kept walking around the room and specifically to Dan's side of the bed. He would sit, shake, and stare Dan down. It was quite funny.

Of course, Dan didn't think so. He desperately wanted to sleep and would get upset. It turned into "Louie go to bed!" every few minutes, which would wake me up (I was in that in between sleep stages that any little noise snaps you right back into reality). Anyway, at one point I became annoyed and told Dan not to yell at him anymore. This turned into a parent fight in which Dan told me to stop babying Louie. I retorted, "I'm not babying him!"

I asked Louie to go to bed, but to no avail. I got up from bed and left the room. Louie followed right along. I filled up his bowl with water. Maybe he was thirsty? Nope, he just stared at me. Then it hit me. The noise of the ac was bothering him. I realized this because he plopped himself in front of the recliner and just stared at me as I walked away. I went back into the bedroom, but he didn't follow. Then we all slept soundly.

And we definitely slept soundly. I was the first one to wake up this morning to realize it was noon!!! I thought it was maybe 9 or 10 in the morning. I guess we needed the sleep. I got up and saw that Louie never returned to the bedroom. I went into the living room and found him on the couch on top of a throw. His ears went straight up when he saw me. I started laughing and got him off the couch. I then woke Dan up.

I can't believe we slept so late! I guess we needed it. I don't particularly care for sleeping in late. I feel as if I waste the day away. Anyway, this is the funniest thing that's happened in the last few days and I had to blog about it. Other than that, nothing has been going on. I've been a bit stressed, but I'm learning how to deal with it (besides my face can't take it anymore).

So there you have it, Dan and I acting as parents. There's the preview. Dogs are like kids that don't know how to speak yet. Although Louie communicates with us all the time, we sometimes just don't catch it. We've had Louie for six years now. I'm guessing we're doing a good job with him. He loves us to death and we do to.

Tuesday, April 04, 2006


Sorry about not posting. In all honesty, I haven't had much to talk about. This weekend was pretty dull. Dan was sick with a stomach virus that lasted until yesterday. We stayed home all weekend because of it. Except for me running to the supermarket to get some stuff for him to eat, I did not go out.

This not going out thing has had me lazy. I need to run down the block to get my eye brows waxed and I don't feel like going. I should, I look like a scarecrow. I have to go into work tonight, which I'm not looking forward to at all. But what's new?

As you can see, I don't really have anything to talk about. I'm having writer's block. I hope this ends soon.