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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
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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
Sit up
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.

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    You've got a way with dogs and could easily be a professional dog trainer, gf! Plus that Bayau is a smart cookie. I'm glad you're getting so much pleasure from her as the new addition to your family. God bless y'all, and keep ROCKIN' that weight loss! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon BB~
    1320 days ago

    Comment edited on: 12/2/2016 7:48:55 PM
    You are doing great training Bayau... Why is her name spelled that way? Your title got cut off! When I first started to read your blog I thought your blood sugar was 40! I thought you were turning into me! Glad you were able to manage in the rain and fog! Don't you just love her and her silliness!
    1320 days ago
    Dogs are such a good invention! Good for company, entertainment, therapy...When my DD's SO moved out he took the dog. The cat is pleased as punch of course, but we miss Cupcake.
    1320 days ago
    Sounds like you are having so much fun with her!
    She has learned a lot of tricks. Roxy sleeps on her own until 5 am, then comes up on the bed to sleep by me or hubby. Mayzie sleeps by my legs all night.
    What's your hubby going to say when he gets home?
    1320 days ago
    Glad you are enjoying your fur friends and teaching Bayau tricks! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1320 days ago
  • FROSTY99
    Awesome that Bayau is learning all that you are teaching her. Glad you were able to get some things at the store. I like to do as you did, divide my meat into serving size meals and then freeze. Sure makes life easier and we too don't eat as much.
    1321 days ago
    Sounds like Bayau is doing wonderfully!
    1321 days ago
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