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Tales of Oreo, a Tripawd Dog

Day 11 Reach4Raw training, rest day

August 10th, 2016 · No Comments · Uncategorized

We walked for about six minutes before Oreo laid down in the grass. Too hot, Mama! The only thing that got her going again were two squirrels racing up and down around a tree. She was on her 30′ leash, working on our recall. It worked about twice, then she got to five feet away from me and dropped to the ground like, “You come to me, human.” Nuh-uh, no treats for that, missy! 😉

I’m still trying to work out my new phone, the GPS worked yesterday but not today. I’m sure it’s operator error.

Oreo helped me TNR two stray cats today, both turned out to be pregnant females, so now they’re spayed, ear tipped, and my neighborhood is saved from possibly 10 homeless kittens. Sad reality of animal rescue. Fix your pets, people! Please!

On a happier note, I think I figured out how to embed video. Below is Day 10.  Below that is Oreo resting.

Oreo resting


Day 10 Reach4Raw marathon training, “Hot enough fo’ ya?”

August 9th, 2016 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

Quite hot, but I used some tip money from a DogVacay client and bought an a-DORABLE skort and sports bra and yes, I JOGGED IN IT! That’s the new rule, over 50, you can wear whatever the heck you want. Those shirtless guys are just lucky I wasn’t THAT hot… 😉

Video link at the bottom (of Oreo, not me). 🙂

Day 10

Oreo rides when it’s hot


Day 7 Reach4Raw marathon training – Rest Day

August 6th, 2016 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

So I woke up with a headache, and I have a guest dog here through DogVacay, and I have a lot of editing to do today, and blah blah blah. I did a free run to the park and back, essentially walked a 22-minute mile. I’m a bit concerned that my new phone didn’t track my distance and I had to put it in manually. Hopefully it will work tomorrow when I do an actual training day. Video link is at the bottom of this post.

Oreo and Jack

Day 7 stats


Day 6 Reach4Raw marathon training

August 6th, 2016 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Today was the easiest day so far. I thought my phone malfunctioned because the training was over so quickly. Turns out the app worked fine, but my phone did actually die a couple of hours later. Hopefully I can figure out my new phone before tomorrow’s training. Here are the last two pictures I got off my old phone before it kicked the bucket. In fact, Oreo’s sporting her new GPS tracker because her old one fritzed out. Weird. Must be our magnetic personalities freaking out our electronics, ha ha.

Day 6 Oreo's new tracker

Day 6 stats in km


Day 5 of Reach4Raw marathon training, back at it

August 5th, 2016 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

This is getting easier! Well, getting out of the house is anyway. I’m using the ramp for Oreo to get in and out of the SUV too, we’re both too tired to either lift her or for her to jump in. Tonight I’ve got my smoothie ingredients in the Vitamix in the fridge ready to go in the morning. Oreo and I share bananas before and after the training. The earlier we get out, the cooler it will be.

IMG_4280 Oreo by the fountain

Reach4Raw marathon training

Reach4Raw marathon training


Day 4 of Reach4Raw marathon training, rest day

August 4th, 2016 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

We had a rest day today so just walked at Oreo’s pace. When she got hot she got a buggy ride for most of the rest of the way. When *I* got hot she had to get out and walk on her own uphill, ha ha. We saw some people with New England Patriots gear on and I knew they were actually from New England because of their lily-white legs. The video came out sideways, not sure why.

Day 4 R4R video

Rest day

Rest day


Day 3 Reach4Raw marathon training

August 2nd, 2016 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

I finally figured out what’s wrong with my DoggyRide and its wobbly wheel and as always, it’s operator error. I’ve actually started going too fast to use the front wheel on its stroller mode and have to lock it into place for jogger mode. My triceps get a workout pushing down on the handlebar to steer all the time but when Oreo shifted back just two inches it made a big difference.

People in this park are very nice, smiling at Oreo and saying what a beautiful dog. One lady whom I saw yesterday stopped to ask if Oreo had had an accident and when I said I wasn’t sure, I got her with three legs, she blessed me! It was a real blessing too, not just a “Bless your heart” like they say down here all the time, I really felt it. Love Love Love.

Day 3 Reach4Raw training


Day 2 of Reach4Raw marathon training

August 1st, 2016 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

It was rather a hot one today. Oreo only made it about .25 miles before climbing aboard her DoggyRide, which STILL has a wobbly front wheel. [Update: of course it was me, I didn’t have it locked in jogger mode!]  I don’t know why I thought not using it for a year would change that. I’ll try adding some ballast to the front but really, I’m already pushing a 35-pound stroller and a 52-pound dog. We created quite a scene unloading from the SUV apparently, and I said out loud to a woman passing (and gawking, but also smiling), “We’re training for a…marathon.” It was the first time I’d said it out loud, hurrah! Glad I remembered water and sunscreen.

Day 2


When it rains…

July 31st, 2016 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Oreo in the rain

We went for our last casual walk for a while yesterday, got caught under a pavilion during a rain storm. No worries, I had plenty of coffee and did a bit of stretching and watching dance instruction on the DVIDA app (Dance Vision International Dancers Association). Today we started training for a marathon using our Couchto5k app. What did I ever do before smartphones? (Well, I got lost a lot…thank God for GPS.)


Hot summer, especially for a husky

July 26th, 2016 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

Hard to believe over a year has gone by since I’ve posted, so sorry! Oreo’s doing fine. It’s pretty hot for her here in Tennessee so we haven’t been going out much. I had been working three job; editing books, teaching ballroom dance, and dog sitting through DogVacay. All three have slowed down tremendously, so I believe God is trying to redirect me to focus on just one or two (okay, just one, but I really don’t want to give up the dog sitting). 🙂

We’ve been working on Oreo’s separation anxiety all year, ever since I crated her to go to the post office and she lost a tooth trying to get out. I came back after 20 minutes and there was blood everywhere, I felt so awful! I broke my beautiful, perfect girl. 🙁 So now we’re up to about 1.5 hours of her alone in the house, but not the crate.

I’ve been thinking about learning to skateboard so she can pull me, she just loves to mush so much. Then I think about how old I am and wonder…should I wait a few more years so I can blame it on senility? 😉

Oreo hanging out by the AC vent.

Oreo hanging out by the AC vent.