A Treat for Sadie

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

From one person with absolutely no Irish heritage to all of you Irish and non-Irish folks out there, I hope your day is filled with lots of green and lots of fun!

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And if you’re like me and feel a little left out on St. Patrick’s Day because you’re not even a little bit Irish, just slap on some green and adopt all of the fun Irish traditions. I’m pretty sure everyone is Irish today!

By way of marrying Ryan, I am a little more Irish, right? Fagan is a pretty darn Irish last name, so now I’m Irish by association and one day we’ll hopefully have little half-Irish babies.


Today’s workout had me sweatin’!

I started off with 20 minutes on the elliptical at the gym before completing two rounds of a circuit workout from the Best Body Boot Camp program I am following.

Technically I was supposed to do three rounds, but I start to get really antsy and mentally check out if I’m at the gym for much more than an hour, so I called it quits after two rounds. I must’ve been moving super slow or something today.

Even after only two rounds, I felt like the workout was a good one!


When Ryan and I arrived home from the gym, it was breakfast time.

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I made both of us egg sandwiches on toasted whole wheat bagels with two fried eggs, a slice of muenster cheese and raspberry jelly. A sliced pear was enjoyed on the side.

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Sadie also got a little treat this morning!

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About a week ago, I was contacted by Freshpet, a company committed to making food for animals with fresh, natural ingredients. When they asked if Sadie would be interested in trying some of their treats, I didn’t even have to ask her to know the answer.


That was Sadie this morning when I held a Dog Joy chicken treat above her head.

Intrigued? I think so.

Sadie is actually rather picky with dog treats. She doesn’t really like biscuits and typically leaves treats without any meat in them untouched. Yes, she’s a princess.

The Dog Joy treats were right up her alley though, as they’re made primarily with chicken and oats.

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At first sniff, she was smitten and Ryan and I enjoyed making her do every single trick in her arsenal as she awaited her reward.

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Talk about concentration. Smile 

All three members of the Fagan household were left with happy bellies this morning.

Off to take Sadie on a hike!

Ryan and I have some pretty big plans this afternoon that involve driving to Sarasota and potentially buying a new (used) car! Should be a fun day!


  1. C says

    Have you seen the stand at Publix with all their sale ads? There’s one with Sadie on the cover! Or at least, I’m pretty sure it was a vizsla. Check it out next time you go!


  2. Kersten says

    I’m so glad to hear you did two rounds of the workout yesterday. ME TOO!!! I’ve done 3 rounds of every workout and with this one on Friday, I had to stop at two. I also ran out of time – thought “WHY AM I SO SLOW TODAY?” And the two round left me feeling wiped!!! Did 20 min of Elliptical to start… Thanks for posting on the Body Boot Camp! THe next phase looks great!


    • Avery says

      I’m trying to decide what you’re suggesting exactly . . . So what if it’s old? It’s a cute shirt. The “thin” comment is a little odd and uncalled for. Julie is in fantastic shape, and always has been. Worry about yourself a bit, perhaps?


      • Krystina says

        I didn’t mean it in a bad way. I think Julie looks BETTER now and she’s obviously attractive, but I could tell a noticeable difference between this picture and recent ones, so I asked.

        I’m sure Julie can defend herself if she so chooses or if she felt offended, so there’s no need to be her spokesperson.


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