Monday, February 8, 2010


Walking TJ on my own that is. He's too big and strong for me to handle (hence the reason I think I hurt my back a couple of weeks ago), and I no longer want to get into situations like this morning (he got into a fight with a doberman and I had to pull them apart). I've walked him since he was a puppy, mostly because I get up earlier, and I've often worked the walking into my comp prep. But no more! Rob is going to have to get up earlier and walk him. I will come along for a walk, but I will not be the one holding the lead.

Today's food
M1: protein shake, muesli, eggs
walk TJ
M2: chicken breast, green beans, flax oil salsa
M3: chilli pistachio chicken, salad
M4: kangaroo patty, sweet potato, cauliflower
train, day 2 (workout drinks)
M5: dory, sweet potato, salad

I will lose 10kg by 31 December


Nicole said...

Yep! I'm hearing ya - Huxley is exactly the same. A 60kg dog just wasn't managable for me to walk anymore. I walked him up until I was about 18 weeks pregnant but there were a lot of tears that went a long with it cause he was just too much for me!

Because I walked him every day and part of his routine, I felt so guilty not taking him as he would sit at the back door and whinge at me to take him - heartbreaking!! But he has gotten used to it and doesn't seem to miss it although he does get really excited when I drive him over to my parents place for a bath!! LOL

Michelle said...

Aww that sucks.
Have you tried a different sort of lead where he can't pull so much. Like a halti? Kev hates the halti so we compromised on an ezy-dog which is a shock absorbent leash. It's got a bungee cord section in it so if he jerks it takes the impact. Hooked up to a body-harmess it makes him much easier to handle. We've got this one. I got ours in a boutique pet shop near here but it looks like they do online orders.


Charlotte Orr said...
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Charlotte Orr said...

Hey Nicole, thanks for your comment. Take care once you've had the baby too - the two dogs that have bitten TJ have both been with mums with prams. Think they get extra defensive!

Charlotte Orr said...

Thanks Michelle!