If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve already seen this picture.
If there’s food around, you better believe Sadie is around, too. She’s a greedy little monster.
Last night, after making a simple dinner of pasta and my two ingredient creamy pasta sauce, I placed my bowl on our table and went back into the kitchen to get myself a glass of water. When I walked back over to my bowl, I burst out laughing at Sadie’s stoic little stance. She had her eyes locked on that pasta!
Our next door neighbors brought a beagle puppy home a couple of weeks ago and last night Ryan and I spent some time talking to them about training their new dog. When they asked us about potty training, we told them about our favorite trick that involves hanging a bell on the door and assured them that it worked like a charm. When they asked about how we trained Sadie not to beg at the table for food, we just laughed.
Sure, that was our intention, but somewhere along the way, we became lenient so Sadie simply froths at the mouth as we eat our meals.
Our conversation last night reminded me of this image I saw on Pinterest that made me laugh:
(I believe the list is originally from The Dog Rules (Damn Near Everything) but the link to the original source of the image on Pinterest was broken.)
I know expert dog trainers probably roll their eyes at this list, but in our house it’s a little too true.
The Workout That Wasn’t
After singing Ryan’s praises for motivating me to workout yesterday morning, guess who mumbled, “Wanna sleep in?” at 5 a.m. today?
I barely remember saying yes, but I think my body needed the extra rest last night. I feel foggy today! Is delayed jetlag common? I feel like it’s finally hitting me.
A cup of coffee is slowly bringing me back to life.
I feel better already!
Breakfast this morning was groggily prepared over the stovetop as I combined everything I needed to make a batch of Joelle’s Paleo oatmeal.
I added an extra egg white, a whole banana and a spoonful of raw cashew butter to my bowl and enjoyed every last bite.
It’s a funky breakfast, but I like it!
I’m hoping to work through the morning before taking an exercise break at lunchtime. Today is the last formal day of Tina’s Best Body Boot Camp (Saturday workouts on the plan call for a “workout of your choice”) and since I’ve stayed pretty darn committed to the boot camp for eight weeks, I want to go out with a bang!
Question of the Morning
- Is there a trick or rule you intended to enforce with your pet that somehow fell to the wayside?
Of Possible Interest
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- Bodyweight Exercises for a Dorm Room Workout (Greatist.com)
- 20 Surprisingly Healthy Chocolate Recipes (FitSugar.com)