Itchy Thursday

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-15-2004
Itchy Thursday
Thu, 11-07-2013 - 7:18am

Countdown to the ingestion of anti-histamines...  the itching started last night.  It's one of those itches that starts to make poking a knitting needle into your ear sound like a really good idea.  I'm going to do some cardio this morning and then spending lunchtime at my allergist's for the scratch testing.  After that, I'm getting my hair done and tomorrow - a massage.  I've been rather stressed this week.  

One of my jobs ended - it was the one writing silly questions (some of which I posted on FB).  They said they had enough questions but would be calling on me again.  In other work news, I got an email last night from a former client who wants to come back.  She was very fun to train and she comes to me so I said yes.  Part of me wanted to say no but I didn't.  I hope I don't regret it.  And if I do, I'll fix it.  So little in life is really actually permanent.  


Community Leader
Registered: 09-25-2003
Fri, 11-08-2013 - 7:42am

thanksArt hanks for the plank modifications.  I went to toga and did all f the down dogs and planks.  :O. I couldn't help myself!  Also, Jean, are you crate training your pup.  I fed my pup in the crate (he is food motivated) so he loved his crate.  I have never had a little dog, but my pup slept through the night from the time we got him at 8 weeks old.  My boxer needed training (he howled in his crate), and I listened too DH, using negative reinforcement when he howled.  Hindsight is 20/20, but my boxer is so neurotic in nature that I thinthat at negative reinforcemenam reinforced his whacky neurotic behavior (poor guy.)Earache dog is a bit different, anhunk think the training should be modified for those differences.  It's a lot of work!  Lik having a toddler.  :O

Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Fri, 11-08-2013 - 10:38am

"I went to toga and did all f the down dogs and planks.  :O. I couldn't help myself!  "

I have a juvenile mind and have to admit this had me laughing.  That's how I feel about yoga, just f the down dog. You have to say it w/ attitude.

Yes, we're trying crate training but I think the puppy has learned to pee in the crate because she was kept in a crate while the foster parent worked.  I can't tell whether she's crying because she has to go out, or because she's whiney. I should get it right half the time but I don't.  I dont' believe in negative reinforcement, other than covering the crate w/ a towel and moving it to another room. She's so darn cute and it's a good thing because we decide in a week whether we want to keep her for good.