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Pupdate, Sugar Cravings & Great Strides

Been a bit since I've shared about my adorably perfect bulldogs.  Stella had a "spell" back in January and her liver enzymes were elevated.  We went back for a 6 week check up and I'm happy to report that all is well :)  She had to have eaten something that she wasn't supposed to which made her sick.  The only issue we have now is the shedding...its never ending.  Everywhere I look, I see hair!  You would think they are bald, but nope, still full of hair....which is going to keep shedding :(  Good thing they are cute!!

Stella with her ball!

Sarge hiding under the kitchen chair :)
As for the humans in my household - we are doing well.  I not only gave up Sour Patch Kids for Lent, but all candy!  What was I thinking?!?!  I have had some major sugar cravings and withdrawals.  Its terrible!  I didn't realize how much I snacked on candy untilI can't have it...although I'm fighting my urge to cheat, I'm holding steady.

The weekend before last I was a bit under the weather.  It only lasted about 48 hours, but I felt like I was hit by a bus.  I was stuffy, coughy, achey, and all that stuff...but, all is well now.  I still have a little bit of a phlegmy-sounding cough, but feel fine.  Its not interfering with working out or anything, so I'm just dealing with it.

Great Strides Augusta is 6 weeks away so I'm busy fundraising!  We have $1,800 raised so far - which I'm pretty excited about!!   


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