My Dog Is Socially Inept


Three days of Thai food.  I really don’t need to say more than that.  And yes…all 3 times were tofu green curry.  Don’t judge.


I was SO sore yesterday!  And frankly, I’m still pretty sore today.

As planned, I just did a nice long walk with Sammie (my pups) yesterday.  After R’s swim lessons, Sam and I met up with S and her pup Jack (Sammie’s boyfriend), and we hiked it at a nice clip…but not TOO hard…around the lake.

My dog is a challenge to take out in public.  It’s not because she isn’t super friendly, because she is (in fact, the worst damage she’d do to a robber is to lick him to death), but she likes to play and scares people.  Whenever we see another dog, she crouches down as close to the ground as she can – and she looks like a big beast about to attack.  What she’s actually doing is playing hide and seek.  She thinks no one can see her, and when you get within sniffing distance with your pups, she pops us and tries to simultaneously sniff and play.  And since she starts her crouch well in advance of an oncoming dog and owner, I usually have plenty of time to explain this to the person walking towards me scared to death that my 80 lb yellow lab plans to eat them.   She clearly needs more socialization.


hard to believe she’s going to be 10 next month! She’s an absolute love-muffin.



Again, life has been a lot of fun lately.  I smile a lot, and I have plenty of reason to.  My kids are healthy and happy, and D and I are always having fun (though to be honest, the both of us could find ways to have fun in a paper bag), and work (while challenging) is going great.  I love my life, and I really hope and pray that everyone I know gets to feel the same thing.

Tonight, I am hosting a gaggle of teenagers coming over to celebrate M’s birthday (he turned 15 last Friday).  We’re doing a build-your-own taco/nacho bar and outdoor movie (John Carter).  I have plenty of wine.  It’s gluten-free, so I’m good 🙂





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I am a 45 yo busy career single mom and doctoral student attempting to find her inner athlete, be a gluten-free(ish) vegan, and find a way to balance it all without going crazy! I love to cook, read, run, box, do yoga, dance, travel, and learn as many new things as I can - which often gets me in trouble.... I am passionate about life in general, and if I didn't write about it, I'd probably implode.

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