May 14, 2011

Damn Dog!

Filed under: Thoughts for the day — myjourneyfromfattofit @ 10:40 am

I am boarding with a woman in the next town over from where my internship is.  She has a dog.  A puppy.  A 55 pound puppy! A very cute black lab who is sweet and affectionate but also has seperation anxiety.  This morning I was awakened to barking and scratching and general pounding.  It seems that my landlady was outside and left the dog indoors and locked in her bedroom and he was in a tailspin, barking up a  storm, scratching on her door and charging her door in an attempt to get out and try and find her.  My walls were vibrating! All this at 7:45 a.m.! on a Saturday! GRRRRRR! I had really wanted to sleep in – it has been a long busy week, I indulged in pizza and a couple of beer last night –  and I have a busy weekend with schoolwork and I really just wanted to give myself a few extra hours of sleep – but nooooo this Damned Dog and his mental problems decide otherwise! 

So what choice do I have but to drag my arse outta bed and set him free to wait for his owner to come and take him – at least it stopped the barking this way!  She comes back in and is like “oh did he wake you?” uh ya think?!!! seriously annoying since she knows full well that he barks incessantly if she leaves him – but it is her house I am just a boarder here so what can I really say.

I grumbled to myself for the next few minutes until she left and intended to go back to bed – but of course I am fully awake now so my body will have none of it. Damn Dog!

what to do? I stare at my swiss ball, my yoga mat and blocks call out to me, I roll over – to hell with you I’m sleeping! I toss and turn – sleep eludes me – finally I give in and get out of bed again – 8am, double grrrrr. grab the blocks and mat. head out into the living room. get some much needed water. set up the laptop with the Gaiam Yoga for weight loss dvd I have and start it up.  Damn Dog!

I work slowly through the next 30 minutes of poses, and while I am no longer flexible like I used to be, this is no longer a sweet slow stretch, but a sweat inducing, muscle trembling 30 minutes of almost torture, I complete it.

Then smiling to myself I say again Damn Dog. Got me out of bed on a saturday to do yoga! Wider smiles as I go to make my decaf coffee and celebrate the victory that 30 minutes of yoga provides.

Damn Dog, I’d give you a big kiss if you were still home…..



  1. haha. muah!

    Comment by Jennifer Avventura — May 14, 2011 @ 11:44 am

  2. wow, Im impressed with your resolve and positive attitude. I could never have achieved the victory you just did. Just reading about the dog interupted sleep made me see red.

    Really! How did you acheive this prescence of mind?

    Comment by lifewith4cats — May 14, 2011 @ 3:49 pm

    • haha! it was not easy let me tell you, however I was awake whether I wanted to be or not so I figured may as well use up some of that energy in a positive way 🙂

      Comment by myjourneyfromfattofit — May 14, 2011 @ 5:13 pm

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