Rent My Dog….For Free!

July 15, 2014

What a whacky day!

At noon, the Dog Trainer came to my house. We are on week six of dog training. I have to say, behavior has changed….there is less barking….he now waits for permission to get on the furniture….he has limited access to upstairs and downstairs….he comes to me on command (well, for the most part), but Tucker still wants to poop in the house (twice this week!) and he has now developed some terrible anxiety about being “gated” in the kitchen! This has resulted in tearing into the dog food/treat cabinet and scratching up the kitchen cabinets in the process! Since I don’t want the kitchen torn up, I’m back to letting him roam the first floor while I am gone. I don’t really know how else to handle that, and apparently, neither does the trainer.

The trainer is expensive, and they do have a money back guarantee, which I have inquired about. No doubt, if Tucker does continue to poop in the house, and shows NO improvement in that area, they will gladly give me my money back. But thats not what I want. I want my dog to poop outside! 

Now we are trying one feeding a day instead of two, some relaxing drops in his water for his newly developed anxiety, which will probably go away anyhow now that I’m not limiting him to the kitchen while I am gone,  and I am misting essential oils over his dog bed at night. I am NOT even kidding. Yesterday I purchased new food because the OTHER new food I bought, doesn’t seem to agree with his tummy. Pleeeeeeasssseeeeee.

While on my beautiful and breezy walk yesterday, I was thinking a lot about Tucker, (and how lucky that little turd is that I love him so darn much) when I thought….I wonder how many people get a dog, not knowing how much work and responsibilities they can be, and then they get rid of them.

That’s the moment I thought of it!

Rent My Dog…For Free!



I’m thinking……I put the word out in the neighborhood…(it’s a big neighborhood) that if anyone is contemplating buying a dog as a family pet, and can’t really decide, that they simply Rent My Dog…For Free! This way, I get a little break, Tucker gets to play with a bunch of kids, a family (let’s be real….Mom) that thinks it’s no big deal to own a dog get’s a reality check on just how much work one dog MIGHT be, and Tucker poop’s in someone else’s house for a couple of weeks!! WIN WIN!!! Right? Genius?? I think so.

I love it! I’m pondering my Facebook post about it right now!

My iPhone Disaster

While running errands, I set my phone in my cup holder, like I always do. Unfortunately, my cup holder had an actual cup in it, full of water, and no lid. About a full minute later, I happened to look at my phone, realized what was happening, and grabbed it! I was literally shaking water out of it! About two hours later, I made it to the Verizon store, where I absolutely LOVE all of the employees. Adrian helped me. He remembered helping me buy my first iPhone over a year ago when my daughter was with me, AND he remembered that my daughter worked for Southwest Airlines! While I went out to dinner, he kept my phone, put it in the sun and dried it out, recharged it, sent me a text on my husbands phone to tell me that it was working, then since he was getting off work, he BROUGHT IT TO ME AT THE RESTAURANT!!!! Now THAT my friend, is some KICK ASS customer service!! Dontcha think?? Mike tipped him. He refused, but Mike insisted. I just wanted to hug him.

Birthday Dinner

We took one of our daughter’s to dinner for her birthday. Her husband had to work, but the kids came along! I made everyone pose for a selfie outside the restaurant!


After the birthday dinner, I borrowed a Black Light from a friend, on the advice of my dog trainer, to see if there are any pee stains on the carpet.



I really really really wanted a drink. Instead, I went to bed and had nightmares.

That wraps up my whacky day! Here are yesterday’s eats!



Peaches and Vanilla Creme Oatmeal

Made with SweetLeaf Vanilla Creme Drops



1/2 C. Oatmeal

SweetLeaf Drops

One Fresh Peach, diced

dash of cinnamon


Add 3/4 boiling water to oatmeal. Add SweetLeaf Drops. I add 10 drops, but I like my oatmeal really sweet! Add diced peach and stir. Let sit for about 3 minutes. Top with cinnamon and Enjoy!

Peaches and Vanilla Creme Oatmeal

Coffee with Frothy Skim Milk





Leftover Turkey Meatloaf

Green Beans and Potatoes, Grapes






Banana and Pear, Almonds



Dinner at The Cheesecake Factory

Vegetable Salad with Grilled Chicken

This salad was ALL vegetables, topped with a small amount of chicken, and the vinaigrette dressing on the side. It was listed on the 500 calorie or less menu. I am guessing on the points, but I had a slice of bread along with my salad.

Un-pictured Slice of Bread

(this may have actually been too many vegetables in one sitting….

……if you know what I mean)

12 PPV


Weight Watcher’s Points Plus

I can eat 26 PPV a day.

I can earn Activity Points by doing exercise, and eat them if I choose.

I have an allowance of 49 extra points that I can dip into throughout the week if I choose.

I should drink a minimum of 6 (8 oz) glasses of water each day.

My Weight Watcher Week Begins on Friday’s


Breakfast = Oatmeal, Coffee with skim milk (5)

Lunch = Meatloaf, Green Beans and Potatoes, Grapes (6)

Snack = Fruit, Almonds (4)

Dinner = Salad (12)

Total = 27

Exercise = Ran ONE Mile, Walked 0.8 Miles

How many glasses of water I drank = 10

Activity Points Earned for the Day = 3

Activity Points Earned This Week = 14

Remaining points from my 49 Points Allowance = 32

Alcohol Consumption = None


 “love the life you live, live the life you love”