Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Small Victories

For all of you sitting on the edge of your seats waiting to see what happens in the "Will Maura use the bathroom outside" cliffhanger, I thought I'd let you know...SUCCESS!! By the time I got home from work last night, she had not peed in 14 hours so I knew she had to go. Rich walked her for 45 minutes earlier in the night and still nothing. I put on some warm clothes, grab a beer and leash her up. After about 15 minutes of walking around the yard and no business, I get frustrated and decide to unleash her and see if that helps. It did...within another minute or so she went. I threw a big ole party and made a huge deal of what a good thing that was and immediately gave her a piece of cheese (dogs love cheese!). This morning we all went out, and she was on the leash and she immediately went and peed first thing like the other dogs. Yay Yay Yay, I think she gets it now!!!!! She did pull so hard after Shitty Kitty that she made me drop my beer and fall down last night, but hey...gotta start somewhere. This girl is gonna cause me to break a limb soon!
Our 5 mile run turned into a 3 miler yesterday, neither of us were feeling great so we decided a shorter run was better than no run at all. We are about to head to the gym for a spin class. The teacher is so motivating and wonderful that her class is full 30 minutes before start time so you have to go really early and lay claim to a bike or you'll end up stuck in the corners where the AC doesn't circulate--that most def ain't whacha want!

1 comment:

Caitlin said...

Hi Amanda, thank you for visiting my blog:) I love reading about your dog adventures, I have one myself and I know how important (and hilarious) those "small victories" can be! Looking forward to reading more...