Monday, June 10, 2013


The week has started out as a good one! The weather has been beautiful so I've spent the last 2 days at the pool! Before I went to the pool today I took the girls for a walk. It's quite challenging taking 3 dogs for a walk. Grace is staying with us for a couple of weeks. I get stressed out letting them play outside in the back yard because I see like, 4 hawks every day. Since the girls LOVE going outside so much I decided to start taking them for more walks. Plus, if they ever get lost they need to know which house is ours so they can come back home safely. That's legit yall.
I've decided Ivy has separation anxiety. It's not typical but every once in a while if I leave her for too long she (occasionally) destroys something. While Mom was here we were gone a lot of the day and two different pieces of my furniture got chewed up. I was SO angry at first and Ivy got in so much trouble. People ask how I know it's Ivy that's doing it. I just know---for many reasons that would take way too long to explain. After this weekend I started thinking about how she never does anything bad when I'm home. I searched google and she most definitely has separation anxiety and chewing is her way to cope with it. I plan on calling the vet this week to see if she thinks she needs to be put on medicine. I don't think she does because it doesn't happen that often but often enough to make me think something is going on. Plus, I hate to medicate her on a daily basis and would prefer not to. The girls just need to be confined to a small space when I leave the house so Ivy isn't capable of ruining anything.
It all makes so much sense to me now. I can't go ANYWHERE without Ivy following close behind. I mean, I can't even go to the bathroom without her crying and sticking her nose under the door. When she was a puppy and she couldn't find me I would hear her cry. I thought it was so cute at the time and now I know she was legit stressed out. When I had my previous job and would come home for lunch, Ivy would cry and not let me put her down the entire time I was home. (Ugh, that stupid job)
Grace and Madison are just so much more laid back and chill than Ivy. Poor Ivy. She's just like her Momma. Neurotic and anxious. I'm going to figure out a way to make that sweet baby feel better though.
Scott and I decided to have a meatless Monday dinner. Actually, I decided. Scott just went along with it. What is it with men always needing a piece of meat with every meal? I should probably be embarrassed to admit this but we cooked eggplant for the first time ever tonight. I was flipping through some of my cook books and found a recipe for grilled eggplant. We tried it out and it was so good!!
All we used was eggplant, topped it with tomatoes then sprinkled the tomatoes with shredded Italian cheese. I was prepared to think it was just okay but I really liked it! Dinner felt very fresh tonight.

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