Monday, November 12, 2012

Diet Goosie: Same Pup, Fewer Calories

As today is a bank holiday in observance of Veteran's Day, G and I are parked on the couch trying to catch up on some of the work we missed when Sandy blew through. All in all, G's a pretty good work from home buddy. She takes up residence on the other end of the couch from me and snores through a solid 5-6 hours of me typing away before she's ready for her first potty break.

I snapped this shot of G curled up into a little ball next to me. In the interest of full disclosure, I've been trying to get G to lose a little weight recently as she used to be about 46 lbs. and has spiked to 50 - whoops! In addition to reducing strain on her joints and knees that extra weight adds, when our vet commented that she's starting to look a bit like a square coffee table from the top, I decided it was probably time to go on a diet.

That being said, despite what this picture shows, we've been pretty successful so far. She's lost probably 2 pounds (although we have to go to the vet to confirm this) through reducing the amount of food she gets per feeding (by no more than a quarter cup) and replacing traditional doggy treats with baby carrots in a Kong (she LOVES them).

Slowly, I'm start to see the outline of waist and G even seems a little more game to take long walks.

Any other diet tricks for your pups?

Monday, November 5, 2012

G Makes her Concerned Face at Sandy Aftermath

Well, things are slowly getting back to normal on the island of Manhattan. Transit is running, trees and other damage are getting cleaned up and power has been restored for most. We are praying for people in New Jersey and the outer boroughs of the city who were not as fortunate as we were. It was a devastating storm that has put a lot of things in perspective and I just hope that everyone stays safe and can get things back to normal as soon as possible.

This past week, I took G out for several walks to burn some of the energy she built up spending hours on end inside during the height of the storm. G was making a 'concerned' face while I snapped some pictures of her in front of some of the damage in Riverside Park - seems weird the way animals know when things aren't quite right! That being said, a few downed trees are nothing compared to what most are dealing with and we truly, truly know how lucky we were to have no major issues.

A downed tree already being cut up and removed on Thursday afternoon.

A tree snapped in multiple pieces due to high winds near 90th Street.

And on the way to get my wisdom teeth out on Friday (fun), I passed by the precariously dangling crane on 57th/7th. Scary!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Our 200th (!) Post: G remains unimpressed

Wow. I simply cannot believe that I have posted 200 times about little old G and our lives together in NYC. This blog is such a great reminder of all the things I've experienced over the past year and a half with my prettie little pittie and I am so glad to be a part of a close-knit group of bloggers who love their pups just as much as I do.

I started blogging after reading a USA Today article that mentioned our favorite Two Pitties in the City and now I've learned so much from blogging and can't imagine not doing this. The chronicle of G's, my kittles and my experiences are priceless.

Thanks to all of you who read and comment - it means so much! :)