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  • It is Murphy, alright! Don't you think he'd be a great companion? One of our previous dogs was 150 lean, trim pounds so I am very used to a big dog.
    DH is making noises about being uncomfortable with the whole thing. Once we got past the length of the trip, how we need more info about the dog, yada, yada, yada it boils down to him not wanting heartache of falling in love with another dog and losing him at some point. Men.
    After we lost Dante (the 150#) we swore we wouldn't have another dog because the heartache was too great. After five dogless weeks, we couldn't stand it anymore and got Deuce followed by Tabi six months later. Now that Deuce is at the end stage of all of this it is more important to me that Tabi has a companion.
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    • We were at the beach last week and there was a red dobie - looked to be a puppy. He came charging down at us and scared my dog - she is a psycho bitch when there is a ball around anyway. The dobie was adorable. If I hadn't had the chuck-it and ball, Abby probably would have played with him. He was really rambunctious.
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      • it boils down to him not wanting heartache of falling in love with another dog and losing him at some point. Men.
        It's understandable, at the same time, knowing you're going to lose you friend makes you stop and love them every day. I only had my old lady kitty for 3 years, but I knew we didn't have much time together so I consciously loved and enjoyed her a LOT. I guess it extrapolated to the rest of my life and I try to be conscious that this is a really great time right now and my parents are still healthy and active... Darn parents, you know you pretty much have a cat for 15-20 years, but parents... could hang around 20 more years or be gone tomorrow!
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        • I know that, barring accidents, my mother will be around AT LEAST 20 more years. Her mother is still here at 96, she is doing great at 76. If I do the math, that means I have at least 40 more years on this planet so I guess I have to make them count!

          I know stress, lack of activity and sleeplessness are contributing factors but I REALLY dislike all of the subcutaneous fat that I have these days. I was much thinner at this weight when it was muscle than I am at this weight with flab. UGH.
          Last edited by honeybuns; 03-31-2012, 06:21 AM.
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          • Oh, the turns that life can take! We drove a couple of hours yesterday to pull a fawn doberman from a shelter and transport him to the Seattle Purebred Dog Rescue. He is getting along so well with our existing dogs that I think we'll be adopting him instead of Murphy from Vegas. Supposedly he was a medium size 2 year old but in reality he is a very large one year old with all of the puppy exuberance that goes along with it.

            A great big welcome to Moose!
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            • Welcome Moose!
              post some pics, please. Fawns are so pretty, i didn't realize dobies came in so many different colors. Your posts and watching "The Artist" makes me miss having a dog (until they have to go to the bathroom and it's -40)
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              • You should see the size of his feet. This guy is going to be big. He has already bonded with me!

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                • Awwwwwwwwww, sweetie pie!
                  Love that face, he looks like he's ready to RPR!
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                  • He's gorgeous! And lucky that he's getting such a loving home!

                    I'm sorry Deuce isn't doing well, but I'm glad that you're managing the transition. It's hard. And hang the weight- Moose will work it off of you soon enough and you have other concerns at the moment. (Trust me, I'm famliar with adding fat being just one more thing to get to you- sometimes it helps to have an outsider remind you that it's not that important right now)
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                    • Thank you for that. I was just thinking this morning that even though I am eating clean, more and more flab is making an appearance and wondering what I should change out THIS time.
                      Okay, I won't stress about it. I'll just make sure that Deuce's last days are the best that they can be.
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                      • Tomorrow DH sees the doctor for results of his blood tests and stress echo test. I can guarantee that the stress echo needs improvement as this guy can't even walk around the block. I keep telling him exercise is important so, being his wife, I am tuned out. Maybe if the doctor tells him how vital it is for lung, heart and bone he might do it.
                        He does love this lifestyle change and won't go back but, even though he has lost thirty pounds, he has no muscle tone.
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                        • DH's blood test wasn't too bad, but I wish the lab had remembered to do his cholesterol levels. His glucose was up, but I expected that because he is still sneaking in crackers, cookies, ice cream (and not the good stuff). I'm trying to get him to understand that weight is only one part of the equation.

                          I had the worst day a couple of days ago, as I had a headache most of the night and by the time I got up it was a full blown migraine, nausea and all. Back to a deep sleep for four more hours, up at 2pm, back to bed at 7pm, up at 6am. That is fourteen solid sleeping hours out of 24. I think after 3 aspirin and 6 Advil I managed to dull it a bit. I'm going to head to the Natural Foods store and see what they have for headache management.. Willow bark tea? I DO NOT want to go through that again!

                          Deuce is hanging on but has gotten old. Some days and nights are good, some not so much.

                          Moose has bonded with me big time and pays very close attention to where I am and what I am doing. He went on his first RPR yesterday. For the first mile he was pulling at the end of the leash and discovered in the next two miles how much fun offroading is and how many new things there are to discover up there. I cannot wait until he is trustworthy and can go on an RPR offleash. He's responding to hand signals at home and I am finally remembering to load my pockets with treats so I have a way to reward him for doing the right thing.

                          Did I mention that I hate the scale? I'll be taking measurements before the RPR's start up again and will be tracking my progress that way.
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                          • My sister works for a major airline and part of her job is handling the books that are left aboard when people deplane. What employees don't take she brings to me, usually by the multi-boxful. She came down for dinner last night and brought three boxes with her and in them was a copy of The Primal Blueprint! My very own copy!!
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                            • I am more than a little bit disappointed in myself. I know how to eat clean and was doing very good at it until I caved for the gingersnaps. I don't like where my body comp is, don't like my weight and don't like having crap in the house. DH will bring home things he knows I like but I am the one who puts it in my mouth, not him.

                              On a better note, Moose has been on two RPR's now and I think he'll be fine as a hiking companion. This puppy is going to be HUGE. I'll bet he tops 100 pounds. So, between the RPR's and finally getting to go all out on outside projects (and I'm not talking little stuff) I am feeling much, much better about things. Yesterday we put up the trusses on my private escape cabin in the woods. When I say we, I mean both of us. Lots of lifting and overhead reaching.
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                              • Hi honeybuns;

                                I have four giant dogs and do my own RPR every morning.
                                Sets the tone for the day, doesn't it?

                                I think your new puppy is beautiful.
                                Some of us just can't be without dogs I think.
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