It was quite a while ago now, but Harley turned 1 on January 13. I wanted to celebrate but as it was a Tuesday & I had worked all day I didn’t really have the energy for much. I decided to make some ‘pupcakes’. After trolling for recipes on Pinterest, I found one that I liked but more importantly, had the ingredients for.
Week 5 has disappeared without a hitch & since not much happened this entry will be short. My nutrition has been pretty spot on this week, better than it has ever been to be honest! I’m finding that I’m having the protein oats for breakfast every morning. It’s much easier than having to worry about cooking eggs or organising the greek yoghurt.
My workouts haven’t been too great yet. Like I said last week I don’t have any equipment to do the weight sessions. I’ve finished week 1 of the couch to 5K program & think it’s going well, I just need to stick to it now!! I’ve also started training for the Bloody Long Walk, a 35km walk to cure Mito. For that I went to the botanic gardens with some colleagues, we did 2 laps which is about 10km.
I didn’t even take any relevant photos this week, however I do have lots of my puppy!
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We have been trying to introduce Harley to different dogs & people so that when he is older he will be able to interact with them properly.
This is a video of Harley playing with his cousin, Boston. Boston is a one year old cavoodle.
Harley has been settling in quite well. He now has plenty of toys to keep him occupied when he is home alone or when I am otherwise occupied.
I am a little amazed that he seems to play with all of his toys equally & doesn’t seem overly possessive of them. He inherited a few toys from another dog & he has even taken a liking to them, along with a few doggy blankets & a pet bed. I did wash the blankets & bed before giving them to Harley. We didn’t know if he would use something that belonged to another dog, but I guess the smell had washed away enough along with all the smells outside so that he felt at home.
I wish I could spend endless hours watching him play, he is just so entertaining & innocent. I’m really looking forward to teaching him some tricks & being able to take him for walks. I’ve started trying to teach him to stay. I think he is catching on & we are both having a great time learning how to get along. We have to wait until he has had his last vaccination which will be in a few weeks before we take him for walks & to interact with other dogs. One of the main reasons I wanted a dog was having the excuse that they needed to go for a walk which would get me out of the house & moving. I’m sure we could all do with a little more exercise. Although since he is quite small he probably doesn’t need too much exercise. I’m not sure how much bigger he is going to get either!