Cara scaring us

It has been going well with our new dog. I taught her how to sit and lie down and she isn’t pulling anuymore while on the leash. She also knows to come here and we are training her how to wait at the moment.
I had a lot of friends visiting and they all admired and adored Cara especially when she began pulling those cute looks and staring at you with her large puppy eyes.

But it has not always been that easy going. There are days where she ignores me completely and I am calling her name and running after her like a fool in the park and there are days where she escapes into the brushwood while on the long leash (20 metres), and gets caught up in there so that I have to crawl in the dirt on my knees, branches scratching my face.

But I still love her. That’s why I was about to cry when Cara happened to be really sick on Sunday. She had a very bad stomche ache and was whining all day long. She was fine while I slowly stroked her stomach, but as soon as I stopped she was wincing and cranking her back.. It hurt seeing pain in her eyes and the sound of her restless nails clicking the floor made my ears ache.
She was constantely at my heels and begging me to sroke and cuddle her. And I just couldn’t say ‘no’ to her pleading eyes so we spent the whole day on her pillow .
I made her some tea and on Monday morning she was much better, it still frightened me though, up to that day I didn’t know how much she means to me already.  

sickl Cara seeking support

Eating healthy

It was in the summer that my mum and I had one of our lovely ‘eating healthy’ discussions – but the other way round. Usually it’s the mom telling her child to eat their veggies but with us, it’s different, it’s me telling my mum to make me some veggies.
I know it sounds crazy but I love fruits & vegetables.
That day I decided I had to change my eating habits, knowing that my mum won’t support me (year for year I was poking in my meals telling her I’d rather go to bed hungry than eat my peas and now she isn’t motivated anymore to make us anything healthy) I started to google and stumbled across this blog written by a young girl who has been eating raw for almost a year and is feeling great.
I spent the whole night reading her blog, jotting down notes and decided eating raw is what I wanted to do! It just felt right.
I started the next day and slowly I adjusted to my new lifestyle.
School started a month ago and lately I became quite lazy and ate for supper what my mum made and yeasterday we had another of those earlier mentioned dicussions and my mum told me to eat 100%  raw for one whole week and then she’d think about cooking more vegetables.

I accepted the challenge and here I am eating the yummiest raw zuchhini spaghetti in the world!

(and by the way, I am feeling as good as never before and simply by adjusting my eating habits I lost 3kg in 6 weeks and I never had to abstain from anything!)