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    Dogs do get depressed when they are left without a "pack". Not that I know from personal experience. My aunt always has two dogs, and gets a new one to cheer up the survivor when one dies. She finds it interesting how the behaviour shifts when the "young" dog becomes the senior member of the pack.
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    I have seen dogs get depressed too. It's sad really. It's like he's lost his litter mate. Something to entertain him would be good - more attention from you, new bone, something like that - unless you're looking for another dog, that is.
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    Oh dear NO -- we're are ending our time as dog owners with this last one. We've been trying to give him more attention and love. He really likes to bark at, and try to eat our little RC helicopter that we play with in the living room. The other dogs did too. So we try to play with him every evening. Hope he doesn't stay sad too long. He's such a sweet guy.DSC03396.jpg --- there, if it worked right you should be seeing my Zeus.
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    here's the 3 of them......

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    Ah, Zeus looks so sweet! I just wanna ruffle his head and watch those ears flop around and then give him a big hug and a kiss on the snout. I love dogs.

    As a side note, my dogs drive me nuts, but I still love them. They just annoy the snot out of me. lol
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    It does feel rather strange, getting down to no animals. When we got our last cat, I discovered that I had become allergic to them. Fortunately, she was not a lap-sitter. She loved sleeping on my feet or snuggling up beside me on the couch, but disliked being held and certainly wasn't insisting on butting her face up against mine. So it was bearable, despite the fact that she was a furball factory. But when my daughter left home, I let her take the cat with my blessing. It's nice not to be itchy each and every day.

    I'm not sure if dogs would affect me the same way. I'd hate to go out and get one and find out it doesn't work. I'm going to have to babysit a dog at some point to find out.
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    there are breeds that are "hypo-allegenic". Poodles, Schnauzers, West Highlands Terriers, and I think Airdales might be also. If they have hair like people instead of "fur" they don't have the dander that causes the allergic reaction. But, all those breeds require a lot of grooming also.

    I've decided to stay away from the scales for a bit - I'm adding that obsession to my box of things that need to be put away in a safe place for just a bit. Since I'm seeing the doc on Monday to see whats happening with my thyroid, adrenals and whatever else she can look at - this is a good time to just not worry about it. I have the scales in the bath on the main floor - and my bedroom is upstairs - so its not convenient to weigh in the buff anyway. I had dropped a couple pounds - but they magically found their way back again. I know its not what I'm eating cuz I'm being really careful. I'm not as active as I could be - or "should" be. I'm just not going to worry about it until I find out if there is something physiologically out of whack - or metabolically might be the more fitting term. I'm frustrated, but trying not to let it really bug me. If stress releases cortisol, and cortisol messes with insulin then I don't want to go there. I'm being kind to myself and having a nice salmon filet for breakfast today! Yummy! Probably healthier than bacon and eggs. A nice tall of cup of hot green tea with a little honey! Now - if I could just turn on some music, kick back and stay home all day I'd be a happy camper! I'm finding the older I get, the more I enjoy being home, and the less I want to go to work! oh well -- since I'm not independently wealthy I guess that isn't going happen.

    So, I'm thinking about doing a crossfit club thing. But I'm scared........... and I'm not wanting to spend the money on it either. My son is doing P90X - and he says there is a "gentler" version if I'm interested. He works out every night for an hour! I'm not sure I want to make that kind of commitment. Okay - first things first........ lets get the doctor visit overwith and see what happens after that.
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    So I eat that beautiful salmon fillet for breakfast and my reward is a nice IBS attack! Sheesh! I hope its over, cuz I gotta go to work in 30 minutes.

    Why can't I figure out what triggers those attacks? There is no pattern - seems like food in general. I'm taking the probiotics, but not seeing much help. GRRRR!
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    Ugh so frustrating that you try to treat your body right and it rejects you!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by tomi View Post
    there are breeds that are "hypo-allegenic". Poodles, Schnauzers, West Highlands Terriers, and I think Airdales might be also. If they have hair like people instead of "fur" they don't have the dander that causes the allergic reaction. But, all those breeds require a lot of grooming also.

    I've decided to stay away from the scales for a bit - I'm adding that obsession to my box of things that need to be put away in a safe place for just a bit. Since I'm seeing the doc on Monday to see whats happening with my thyroid, adrenals and whatever else she can look at - this is a good time to just not worry about it. I have the scales in the bath on the main floor - and my bedroom is upstairs - so its not convenient to weigh in the buff anyway. I had dropped a couple pounds - but they magically found their way back again. I know its not what I'm eating cuz I'm being really careful. I'm not as active as I could be - or "should" be. I'm just not going to worry about it until I find out if there is something physiologically out of whack - or metabolically might be the more fitting term. I'm frustrated, but trying not to let it really bug me. If stress releases cortisol, and cortisol messes with insulin then I don't want to go there. I'm being kind to myself and having a nice salmon filet for breakfast today! Yummy! Probably healthier than bacon and eggs. A nice tall of cup of hot green tea with a little honey! Now - if I could just turn on some music, kick back and stay home all day I'd be a happy camper! I'm finding the older I get, the more I enjoy being home, and the less I want to go to work! oh well -- since I'm not independently wealthy I guess that isn't going happen.

    So, I'm thinking about doing a crossfit club thing. But I'm scared........... and I'm not wanting to spend the money on it either. My son is doing P90X - and he says there is a "gentler" version if I'm interested. He works out every night for an hour! I'm not sure I want to make that kind of commitment. Okay - first things first........ lets get the doctor visit overwith and see what happens after that.
    Thanks for the info on the dogs. I didn't realize that it depended on the breed. A dog that requires grooming is not in the cards for now. Perhaps when my energy levels are up. I'm still not coping as well as I should with the minimal responsibilities that I have.

    Scales for me are weird; sometimes they motivate me, sometimes they discourage me. So I sometimes track things very carefully, which was useful for teaching me what worked and what didn't. And sometimes they drag me down, so then I just quit weighing myself. I don't have anybody else to answer to, so I can do it any way I want. And change whenever I want.
    5'2", 55 years, Primal since April. Pre-Primal weight loss, from 216.6 to 157.8
    Primal low: 140.2 (Dec. 3) Goal weight: 135?
    Main Primal goal: beating back my CFS enough to function more normally and start writing again

    More and more, our life has been governed by specialists, who know too little of what lies outside their province to be able to know enough about what takes place within it.
    - Lewis Mumford

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