Loud Dog

My dog is being quite the little primadonna this weekend. We have a small backyard. He likes to be outside, I guess because it’s cool. But then he likes to be with us inside. So, he constantly barks to be either let in or out. He really wants me to just leave the door open so he can go as he pleases, or sit in the door frame, but it’s too cold for that. I need a doggie door.


How great is it that it feels like the whole weekend has already passed but it’s only Saturday morning? I so needed this 4-day weekend. Yesterday, between the two of us, we somehow managed to polish off all the leftovers. Since we only had three people for dinner, there weren’t that many though. I mostly spent yesterday afternoon lounging around the house. At around 5:30, we made it over to the gym. I did 3 miles on the treadmill. I ran the first two miles at 6.2mph and then sort of felt sick. So I slowed down to a 3.5mph walk for a quarter mile. After that, I ran the next quarter mile at 6.5mph and then the last half mile at 6.2 again. Got that?

We didn’t really know what to do after the gym. We thought about going ice skating but eventually nixed that idea. Dinner and drinks didn’t sound appealing either. We ended up changing into our pajamas, playing both Outburst and Trivial Pursuit and watching an episode of True Blood that Jason found online. It ended up being a really fun evening. After going out on Wednesday and cooking on Thursday, a low-key evening is what we both needed.

I’m trying to figure out a meal plan for the week. I know that I want enchiladas in there somewhere! Anyone have a good enchilada recipe?

Stop barking, Murphy! He only looks sweet and innocent.


I sense a dog park visit in our immediate future. This dog needs to get his energy out.


10 responses to “Loud Dog

  1. Boy do I know about the barking dogs. I have it times 3! Bark Bark we want to go out, 3 minutes later…wait bark bark! We want to come in. Get a drink, and repeat.

  2. He does look sweet and innocent ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Hehe, silly Murphy! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Glad you’re enjoying your time off!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Jenna @ Eat, Live, Run has a yummy enchilada recipe ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. 4 day weekends, are great. Lat day of mine, so I’m soaking it up! I love the dog park but when other dogs aren’t around. My dog isn’t used to other dogs and gets on the defense if they get too close.

  6. Oh your dog is adorable! I spent the weekend with two goldens and was totally in love. I had the same feeling all day yesterday when I realized it was only Saturday. 4 days off are truly heaven. Your Turkey Day feast looked awesome by the way. I love your mini Turkey Breast!

  7. hahahhaha dogs crack me up. Frank does the same thing sometimes. Sounds like a lovely day to me. I am not ready for Monday ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    • He has also learned that I’ll let him in or out if he barks. I shouldn’t teach him that, but we live in a townhouse and I don’t want our neighbors to hate us!

  8. they always look sweet and innocent, dont they?!