My silly dog, Bayau. (I know her named is misspelled, but I left it that way because that is what Th
Thursday, December 01, 2016
49F Daytime 36F night time
Thursday 0 Precip. 0 in
Overcast. High 49F. Winds WNW at 10 to 20 mph.
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Partly cloudy. Low 36F. Winds W at 10 to 15 mph.
It is cold today because of the wind. The house seems chilly to me. Crellie is snuggled up on the covers on the bed. I run an infrared heater in the basement so I can stand to do my laundry down there. Crellie and Bayau slept on the bed with me last night. I had to correct Bayau twice by giving her a stern, "No!" and holding her collar when she acted like she was going to chase Crellie from the bed. They slept all night together, Bayau near my head, and Crellie at the foot of the bed. YAY!
It was very foggy last night on my way to and from church, it was also raining. I stopped at the grocery store on the way home. I had coupons for meat, brand names of Smithfield pork, Perdue chicken and I wanted to get some dog treats since I am teaching Bayau to do tricks. The expiration date on the coupons was yesterday.
They didn't sell Perdue chicken, they had Tyson. I could only find a loin roast of the Smithfield brand, which I bought and divided it up into 6 portions. If my husband was here, he would cook it all at once (it weighed a bit over six pounds), then he would eat more than he needs to eat of the leftovers. We really need to cut back due to our finances and our bodies do not need the overload. I also bought some chicken tenders and hamburger because the variety of meat in our freezer was limited.
Today, my weight is 231.6 pounds. I am counting that as reaching my 2-pound weight loss goal. I weighed 231 even, without my penny loafers (shoes, for the younger generation).
I bought Begging Strips for Bayau, a Nylabone and a few other bags of treats because she stays occupied with chewing. Today she indicated that she wanted to play. Her Nylabone was lying by her hind leg. She grabbed her hind leg and then stopped and looked. She let go of her leg, then did it again pulling on her leg. Ha ha ha ha! I think that is when she realized that it was her leg. She picked up her Nylabone and brought it to me to play.
She can now do these tricks on command:
Roll over, I guide her with the treat letting her see it and then taking it in a slow quarter circle behind her head. The dog will follow its nose and roll onto its back. She has to complete the roll over onto her other side before getting the reward
Paw or Shake
Other, giving me the other paw
I can bring her from the gate to the back yard off-lead along the side deck and into the house. I command her to sit and wait while I latch the gate. Then she walks by left side to the side door and goes inside the house. There are steps down to a walkway at the other end of the side deck. There is no gate or anything stopping her from going out into the front yard, to the sidewalk in front of the house, or into the street. I could never trust Princess to stop at the side door, she wanted to go run the neighborhood, so we only let her in and out through the basement and kept the side-deck gate to the back yard latched.
I have to wonder about my dog at times. I am sure if she was a human being, she would think the same thing about me.