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Living, working and playing in North Carolina, trying to make heads or tails of this whole being an adult thing.

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Recap

I don’t often (ever, really) do these weekend recap things. But here are some things that are worth sharing.

  • We got a Gentle Leader for Otis. We were hesitant for so long because we thought it’d be hard for him, at 2½, to adopt a new way of walking. But he recently got really excited, pulled too hard, and tweaked Lindsey’s neck. So we broke down and bought the Gentle Leader. After some acclimation, we took it for a spin at Bond Park and it went so well. He only fussed a couple of times, and some treating did the trick to make him forget. And this morning, we went for a 30-minute stroll and he didn’t paw at it a single time! So, why all the walking? Well…

  • I got a Fitbit Flex. It was an impulse buy, and I was sold on the fact that I could try it out for 14 days and return it if I didn’t like it. So far, so good. I do feel as though there’s a daily goal I have to meet, which is definitely good for motivation. And it’s not nearly as annoying as I thought it’d be on my wrist. There were many positive recommendations for it, and so far they’re all ringing true. As for the whole weight-loss thing…

  • I have felt SO good lately. Lighter on my feet, way more energy, motivated to get shit done. I’d like to think it’s a combination of diet and the chemical effects of a change in activity. But whatever it is, I like it. You know what else I like?

  • Iced Coffee. I have had lots of it lately. Can someone weigh in on the nutritional value (or lack thereof) of iced coffee? I know it’s more or less calorie neutral the way I make it, but I want to know if it’s bad for me. The elevated resting heart rate is good, right?

Otis’ uncle Mugsy is visiting! #dogs #puppies (at Otis’ House)

Yeah, I don’t know why I want this, but I do.

animalstalkinginallcaps:

THANK THE GODS YOU’VE COME.

THEY ATTACKED ME IN FORCE. THE GREEEN ORB, THE QUACKING BEAST, THE FERTBERL, SEVERAL OTHERS …

THOUGH I FOUGHT BRAVELY, AND WELL, THIS PINK DEMON SEEMS TO SECRETE SOME FORM OF DEADLY POISON. I CAN BARELY CONTROL MY FACE AND MY BODY GROWS NUMB.

I DOUBT EVEN A VIGOROUS RUB WOULD RESTORE FEELING TO MY BELLY AT THIS POINT, THOUGH IT IS WORTH A TRY.

I’VE HEARD WHISPERS OF AN ANTIDOTE. SOMETHING CALLED ‘BEGGIN’ STRIPS’. POSSIBY SOME SORT OF PLANT, OR HERB. I’M NOT SURE. HAVE YOU HEARD OF THIS SUBSTANCE? COULD YOU ACQUIRE IT?

I FEAR I HAVEN’T MUCH TIME.

Dead.

This is Gemma. She’s a three-year-old boxer mix that’s being taken care of by the awesome rescuers at Cat Banjo. She’s a tiny girl, just over 40 lbs, and she’s deaf. It’s taking every muscle in my body to not call and adopt her, but she needs a home, preferably one with another dog that she can rely on and a fenced-in backyard. She’s still a little wary of being cared for and loved, but she’s coming around.

We have all these things, but a second dog just isn’t an option right now, unfortunately. God, I wish it was because she is absolutely adorable and I know she and Otis would get along famously.

If you think Gemma could be part of your family, give Debbie at Cat Banjo a call — (919) 833-6711. They’re open 10a – 7p.

nevver:

Dog names for Graphic Designers

I would totally name my dog WYSIWYG. C’mere Wizzywig! That’s a good Wizzywig!

nevver:

Dog names for Graphic Designers

I would totally name my dog WYSIWYG. C’mere Wizzywig! That’s a good Wizzywig!

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