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Making plans and puppy issues

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

I am gearing up to make a grocery list and meal list for the next two weeks. I am trying to be more strict on my carb intake and water intake. I do well already but want to tighten up those reigns on myself. My husband unintentionally brings things into the house that I have no self control over and I need to do better with that. I think I have been struggling with...I am doing good, figured this thing out, I can indulge a little but no I can't yes I can no I can't oh just eat the darn thing and enjoy it! type of stuff. I need to quit that. I need to set my rules and not bend them. When I give myself an inch I take a mile sometimes until it is all out of my house then I feel ok again. SELF CONTROL!!!!! I need to work on that! I know I am not horrible but it is one main thing I really want to defeat. Easier said than done.

I have been walking the dog more. I have a special dog. He has severe anxiety issues and is scared of the outside. Now that the leaves have fallen and the geese are on their way south he is just terrified of outside. He loves it out there but wont do his business out there currently. So with the cars, geese, leaves, wind and the neighbors down the block with their loud souped up trucks....My dog, Halo, is scared literally poopless. He would rather hold it than go. Any ideas? I live in a noisy neighborhood. We do have just in case pee pads for him because we are sensitive to his condition. But would love him to keep going outside. I have spoken to my vet and he really didn't have any ideas. Told me to not worry about it. He is a little dog about 12 lbs. He definitely acts like a 2 year old and we knew that when he came to live with us. Just wondering if there are any tips or tricks anyone might know for him to make him more at ease to ease it on out. I can get him to pee out there just not poop. I don't think it is the cold, it is most definitely the noises. I try different areas at different times of day but nothing is working. He almost did it twice this morning but the birds in the tree cawed at him and scared him and the geese and cars and crunch of the leaves scared him too. That poor thing. I know he needs to go. Poor Halo.

I don't give up. Not on him or myself. I might sit down sometime and just spread everything out for ads and food choices and put together my list of grocery items. I am hoping for a date night with my hubby this next weekend. Need to figure that out too. I guess I have a lot on my mind huh? Nothing I can't handle though! Going to try to fit yoga in again. It is REALLY helping my leg pain that I thought was cramping. I didn't have it at all yesterday after I did yoga!
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    Poor pooch! They do sell dog ear muffs for dogs that have to be in loud environments, but I can't imagine my dogs keeping them on...short exposures maybe?

    We have a 2 pound chihuahua (Captain) that is very timid, but by the sounds of it...not nearly as timid as your Halo. He has come out of his shell over a 2 year period, with lots of gentle encouragement and short exposure to the things he is scared of...with us right there to "save" him when he gets spooked. I know that does not help with the current poop issue though.
    2320 days ago
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