Today I’m Thinking Out Loud about cats, dogs (what’s new, right?) and trying to find a beach vacation that’s close to home. And a few other truly random things.
Lola sure enjoyed our charity walk!
Lola has been acting strange
I touched on it briefly last week, but she has stopped going out in the mornings. She won’t go out until I take her out for a walk, whenever that might be.
If I happen to be working on the computer for a little bit, and she comes downstairs, I’ll ask her if she wants to go out and she just runs and jumps on the chaise in the next room, which is a pretty clear no.
I’ve had a few mornings where she didn’t want to eat. She got a clean bill of health not too long ago, and really, there are no signs of illness. The first couple of times I thought I had just warmed up the food too much (I like to warm it a bit in the microwave), but she did it again this Tuesday and I know that wasn’t the case.
This is a very food motivated dog. And most of the time she’s quite eager for her food. She’s not losing weight, she’s not having bathroom problems, or problems at the other end, either.
I don’t know what to make of it but it’s disturbing.
Opening Pandora’s Box
Mr. Judy wanted to put our hats into the fostering ring, as I wrote a while ago, but so far nothing has come of it. Our pet sitter sent me an email that her friend who works with rescues that get in small dogs doesn’t need help right now, and suggested a different rescue we might look into.
And look I did. Not at fostering, they don’t show those, but at the available dogs. There was the older dog who was so cute. The puppy who sounded like Chester II (but didn’t look like him).
Despite being happy with one dog, even if that dog doesn’t seem happy as an only dog, I found myself wanting to adopt just about every dog I looked at. Damn rescues!
Any foster/new dog has to get along with this guy
Giz is 15. He’s not overly fond of dogs (or strangers). He has plenty of places that he can go to get away from a dog, but of course I also don’t want him to spend his last years hiding, either.
Can you see me now?
I’ve looked at my blog on my phone, my ipod, my ipad, but Darlene said last week that my grahpics tend to be too big for her connection. Typically they’re about 640 or 480 px horizontally, although it depends on the photo.
Are you having trouble with them? I’d like to know; I can always make them smaller.
The November Project’s Definition of Fitness
Is apparently 1:30 for the half marathon distance. At least that’s what the article in Runner’s World said. But if you go to the November Project Website, it says that it’s for elites to complete fitness rookies.
I have to admit that when I read the defintion of fit was a 1:30 half, I was immediately so discouraged. I’m never going to run a 1:30 half, and even most of my speedy friends don’t run 1:30 halfs!
So which is it? I guess I won’t be finding out, there is no chapter here and I don’t want to start one (although we could probably use it!).
It isn’t just my fitness that changes with the seasons
It’s my blogging, too!
In the cooler months I’m apt to work on the blog for an hour or two after breakfast.
Now I have to either get out with Lola for our walk, or out for my own run (and walk Lola afterwwards).
Most of the time I go straight from breakfast to walking/running/running errands, and I’m not even back home until midday.
I don’t remember what I did last year, since I started in the summer, but then again, I didn’t have as many readers last year (or read so many blogs). Of course, last year I was also out walking the dogs before breakfast because Chester couldn’t tolerate any heat at all.
Looking for a beach vacation that isn’t too far
As in a couple of hours drive away. We might still just keep the house on the Cape we rented, but I’ve been looking at CT, too. We’re in the Albany (NY) area, and preferably I’d like to go somewhere that isn’t more than a couple of hours drive.
Even if it doesn’t end up happening this year, there’s always next year. Long Island is too far & too congested. So if you know any great beach towns on CT that are more on the eastern side . . .
Talk to me. Tell me in the comments:
Mountains, lake, or beach?
Would you adopt an older dog?
Does the November’s Project definition of fitness bother you?
I’m linking up with Amanda at Running with Spoons for her: