What I Did/Ate Monday
I gotta admit that I just didn’t have the time/desire/heart to write a post for today. So I decided to take the “easy” route and just write about what I did yesterday. It wasn’t quite a typical day in that I had to bring Lola to the vet (which I knew would push Bandit outside his comfort zone at being left at home, but that’s the way it’s got to be).
Or maybe it is typical. I do spend a lot of time at various vets.It’s the vet that Bandit bit, by the way. Mr. Judy joked that I should show up with Bandit and say “surprise!”.
I’m not that evil.
I was awake earlier, but tired, so I decided to just lay in bed for a while.Lola enjoys some belly rubs before I get up.
I give Giz a few treats to distract him while I get Bandit’s harness on and take him outside. I sure hope he learns to go out later in the morning eventually. This actually was later for us.
Pack Mr. Judy’s breakfast. Make my own and have a little laptime with Giz while I eat, drink my tea, and read a magazine. I had an Evol Egg Whites & Veggie cup with a banana muffin (didn’t take any photos).
Walk Bandit. Mr. Judy has already walked Lola and left for work.
Feed all the animals. Which involves feeding Giz in the laundry room and then closing him in (after opening the window to his outside kennel). Then Lola. Then Bandit, he needs to think about it a while, lick some off my fingers for a while, and then eventually finishes off his bowl.
Make sure to put everything I need in the office (including my second cup of tea), because hauling all that down while taking Bandit down on leash could get ugly.
Worked on the blog, returning comments, reading other blogs.
Placed an Amazon order (using Amazon smile to benefit the small rescue I used to volunteer at). Filled out the questionnaire for the recommended boarder for Bandit and contacted them via email to try to arrange a meet and greet. Let Bandit out & scooped litterbox (again), since I noticed Gizmo was outside.
Tried charging the clicker for Bandit, again (click, treat, click, treat). For a dog that isn’t afraid of noise in general he’s just terrified of the clicker so this was an epic fail. I was trying to tire him out mentally before having to crate him — the only upside was that he was actually happy to escape to his crate afterwards.
Quickly ate a banana, then ran on treadmill. Threw in a little barefoot running too — just a half mile at the beginning, and another quarter mile walking cooldown at the end. Foam rolled prior to running, stretched afterwards. Ate a snack of a couple of chocolate chip cookies afterwards.
Let Bandit out, then gated him in the kitchen with me while I made lunch. I threw out some old cookies from the freezer, and apparently dropped one on the floor. That he wanted (this dog is a very picky eater). Of course they had chocolate chips in them, but I traded it for some cheese before he could do much more than take a couple of bites.He remained in the kitchen while I ate in the living room (looking out our bay window).
Called the behaviorist (the office had called to see if I wanted to make an appointment). I was informed that actually the behaviorist would call me after reviewing the paperwork. Worked on the blog, returning comments, reading other blogs.
Let Bandit out. Let Lola out. Get Bandit crated & set up with a chew and a kong-like thing.
Took Lola to the holistic vet (yes, the same one Bandit bit) for laser treatments and an adjustment (she has some back issues, and now apparently her hips are bothering her, too).
Let Lola out when we got home; she didn’t actually want to do anything. Let Bandit out, as my being gone makes him anxious (he didn’t touch his treats, but that’s par for the course); he didn’t really want to do anything, either.
Gizmo was finally out in the kennel. I was getting a bit worried, as I hadn’t seen him since this morning.
More work on the blog. Got a little sidetracked hunting for new prints on the Skirtsports website. . .
I haven’t been sleeping great, not to mention the heat & humidity, and all the animal wrangling . . . I was just exhausted and needed a break. I really wanted to at least do some abs this afternoon, but I was just so tired.
Snacked on the last of the cantaloupe — so sorry I forgot to buy more last time I went shopping! And then I laid down and watched the rest of the Today Show.
Got Gizmo in, fed the animals, and then we had dinner. Bandit is crated while we eat dinner and afterwards while we watch some tv, since Gizmo is back in the house.
We watch a couple of episodes of “Friday Night Lights”, our latest Netflix project, I had a snack, and then I brought Bandit down into the office to finish up this blog post.
I need to lay out some clothes for tomorrow morning, because the plan is to try to get out earlier to take advantage of the cooler morning hours to get in my last hill repeats for this training cycle. Bandit will just have to hang out in his crate and wait a little longer for his walk.
I have to make sure to get whatever I need out of the laundry room (we use a closet down there as a second pantry because ours is pretty small). I do try to get in there during the day to scoop if I know that Gizmo is outside, but it’s easy if I try to get whatever I need from there before he’s in there.
Which just reminded me I was going to do some laundry last night, and just totally forgot about it.
Afterwards I’ll probably check some email, get ready for bed, read a while , and then lights out around 9 pm (before getting up around 5 am or so tomorrow to do it all again — although thankfully no vet visit tomorrow, but we are meeting with the trainer for Bandit again).
So I know that my day probably looks very different than yours.It looks very different than mine did just a month ago! Most people work. Yet I feel like I’m working, too! So let me know in the comments:
What time does your dog get up in the morning?
What is the last thing you do before you leave for work?
What do you surf for when you’re tired?