Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Seriously, I should be a detective

My back was as good as new before we moved. Since then, I feel like I've been hit by a mack truck every couple of days. Specifically, the right hand side of my body aches, usually in between my shoulder blades, and even today I woke up with my right hip hurting. I am a young 30-something trapped in the body of an old lady. Today, it dawned on me why this is happening. The only thing that has changed in the past month is our move. And since we moved, I've never gone more than a day or two without hurting and being in pain. What is different about our move? Before I was letting the dogs go outside by themselves on a stake in our yard. Now, we don't have a yard or a stake so I have to take the dogs outside on leashes several times a day. At 70 lbs, Crumley is extremely hard to handle. He jerks me around and sometimes my entire body seems to fly after him. It's 70 lbs of weight jerking my body. Today I was feeling pretty good. Then I took him outside where he spotted a man walking a pit-bull and begun to bark and race after the dog. It was everything I could do to contain him. And now, I feel like I've been hit by a truck. Ugh. What to do? Either Crumley is going to have to hold it all day or he needs to go to boarding school.


The Lowery Spawn said...

Thanks for Alia's card!

J. P. Morrison said...

I used to be very anti-prong collar until I learned how to use one and it has revolutionized walking unruly dogs! We use them to train all of our foster dogs. Visit a good pet store and have them teach you how to fit/use one on each dog. It will change your life, I promise!

Amy said...

We actually use the prong collar for Crumley. It's the only way that Joe can walk him but I completely suck at getting it on and off of him so I don't use it. Maybe I need more practice?

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