So last night Vladdy spent the full night in his kennel for the first time since we got him. I had to get up three times to silence him but each time he eventually laid down and went back to sleep. No messes in the kennel when we got up this morning so I got dressed straight away, chugged a glass of water and took him for a nice long walk (1.8 miles) with a few sprints here and there to tire him out and reduce the chance of mischief.
Last night I found myself in a wrestling match with him because he was playing with Codee and got a little bit too worked up. When Codee decided it was time to call it quits Vladdy wouldn't take a hint, then ran around mouthing everything in the house except the chew toys so I decided to put him on a time out. I picked him up and held him on his back in my lap and he struggled and squirmed and fought for probably 20-30 minutes but I just wrestled with him until he gave in. When he finally relaxed and I set him on the floor he laid down and went straight to sleep and I have to admit, I was pretty tired too ... he's a big, lunky, awkward pup!
Now I'm going to shower, fix a cup of coffee and write my paper for my geology class. Then maybe we'll go for another walk this afternoon when it gets a little bit warmer and maybe another one with Snackers after he gets home from work. All this walking is already showing a difference in Vladdy. He's building a lot of muscle in his chest and haunches which is great because he needs it to support his ginormous heavy bones. Oh ... it's having a good affect on me too ... this morning's weigh-in was 238.5!!!
8 glasses of water
1/2 serving pickles and pb
1 cup of coffee w/creamer
1 cup seafood soup
8 oz orange roughy
1 cup broccoli florets
2 pieces homemade baklava substitute
Daily Caloric Intake: 921
Stairs: 6 flights
Walking/Jogging: 1.8 miles (morning walk) w/Vladdy
Walking/Jogging: 3.1 miles (evening walk) w/ Vladdy, Piper, and Snackers