On Thursday my wife and I adopted a rescue dog, which I may have mentioned to you here. Thursday night, the dog’s first night in a strange house — not that there’s anything particularly strange about our house, but for her, having been at the animal rescue center for nearly a month, it was strange for her — and it didn’t go well. My wife and I hardly got any sleep. But by the next night, our new addition was apparently feeling more comfortable at her new venue and the three of us got a good night’s sleep.
And so far, we are adjusting well to our dog and she is adjusting well to us. So it’s all good. Well, except for the cost of dog food, dog treats, dog toys, dog bones (for chewing), dog beds, etc. I’d forgotten how quickly those costs can add up.
But the point of this post is to share some great news with you all. I have gotten up off my lazy ass and am racking up some heavy numbers. What am I talking about? Let me explain.
I have an app on my iPhone that automatically keeps track of my daily steps. I took a look at a bar chart that the app generates showing my steps each day. And it’s pretty clear that getting a dog is having an impact.
Look at the difference in daily steps in the three days immediately preceding the day we brought the dog home and the days since.
Woo hoo, I’m gonna be in fighting shape again before you know it.