Thursday, August 13, 2015

Why is this dog at the gym?

I want to start of by saying that I LOVE my PT and the gym that they have there. I am sure that I could go to another gym cheaper than what I pay a month to go here but to me it is worth it. I love the PT's and staff and the personal attention when I have an issue, questions about training, or just want to talk about life.

One day when I was in an exam room working with a PT, a little dog came scurrying in my room. It startled me but of course I did not mind because I like dogs and this one was tiny and he looked harmless. I asked the PT if people were allowed to bring dogs here and he said yes. He told me I could bring my dog in if I wanted. I have a much larger dog ( a labrador) so I never brought her in. I just didn't feel the need. Over the months I saw other dogs come in ( they were lap dogs of course) and generally just sat on the lap of the spouse who was waiting for the other one to finish PT.

But yesterday things were a little different. I took Baylee to the gym with me. She did great. She just sat beside me when I rode the bike, lifted weights, and
did other stretches. Since. I went in the morning I was
 there with the senior population and of course they all loved her.

So you are probably wondering why I was bold enough to take Baylee to the gym? Well folks it's kind of a sad story. Even though we've be blogging like usual, we've had a very sad week. We had to say good bye to a very important family member. Our Weimaraner passed. Yes, he is the dog that I would talk about keeping me up at night. He is finally at peace but Baylee misses her big brother. I've missed the gym for the past several days because I did not want to leave the house. I didn't want to leave miss Baylee alone so she came with.

She did so well too. I am so proud of her. My heart will continue to break as our little family became even smaller this week but I will continue to remember all the joy we have in our lives and be happy that we still have Baylee.

Have a good one folks.   -M

22 comments:

  1. So sorry for your loss. It is very hard to lose a pet, they are members of the family! I love that your gym lets you bring your dog. I am sure Baylee was so happy to be with you!

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  2. I am so sorry for your loss :( It's such a hard time trying to get through it.
    Baylee has been one of the best smiles ever, she always looks so happy. I am glad she is keeping you company at the gym!

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  3. Awwwh, I am so sorry for your loss. It makes me cry just thinking about losing my cat. Sending hugs

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  4. So sorry to hear about your loss. But I love that your gym allows you to bring Baylee there with you. She looks so well behaved in the pictures, and so happy to be by her mommy's side.

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  5. My condolences! I've been there 6 times before with pets and it never gets easier, no matter how many times you say they aren't suffering anymore. Baylee looks so happy to be at the gym with you and I'm so happy all the seniors loved her.

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  6. I'm so sorry to hear about your loss : ( Animals are so perceptive and smart. I'm sure Baylee is in mourning as well and probably finds great comfort in being with you.

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  7. Oh no, I'm so sorry about your dog :( That is great that the gym allows dogs and Baylee sure does look happy to be there with you.

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  8. I'm so sorry to hear about your dog! It's always so heartbreaking, but it's great that you're taking such good care of Baylee and she looks really happy to be with you! What a cutie.

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  9. Calypso and I are sending puppy hugs your way. If I brought her to the gym, I'm pretty sure everyone would want to take her home with them. And she'd probably go too, little Miss Personality that she is. :)

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  10. Oh, I'm so so sorry. My heart goes out yo you and Baylee and your family. I know she especially must be confused and sad about why her doggie brother is gone. It's great that you brought her to the gym so she could be near you, and she probably enjoyed all the attention. Hugs to you all!

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  11. I am so sorry, my deepest sympathies go out to you guys. Losing an animal is so hard. I know your doggie was part of your family.

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  12. Dogs grieve... I love you took your baby with you to let her know she's still loved even though her buddy is gone. I'm so sorry about that. I still got choked up about it. If I could take my dog with me everywhere, I totally would.

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  13. My condolences to you on your loss. It's heartbreaking to lose a member of the family like that. BIG HUGS.

    What a wonderful idea to bring Baylee with you to the gym - I am sure she appreciates the extra love and attention more than words can describe!

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  14. Aw, I'm so sorry you lost your other dog. It's so hard to lose our four legged family members. :(

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  15. Oh man. I am so sad for you - losing a pet is just rough. Baylee looks like she had a great time at the gym and I love that you did that for her. Hang in there - I know you'll be missing your other dog for a long time.

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  16. I'm so sorry you lost a member of your family! I'm sure it has helped you and Baylee to be together a little more this week.

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  17. So sorry about your Weimar... Glad you can spend extra time with Baylee. Looks like some good gym time!

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  18. Oh, I am so sorry for you and for Baylee. So sad to lose a member of your family.

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  19. I am so, SO sorry for your loss. Heartbroken for you. :( Baylee is beyond adorable, and I'll bet she appreciates that extra time with you!

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  20. I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. Sending you positive thoughts!

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  21. Thank you all so much for your kind words and condolences. I appreciate it so much. -M

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  22. I'm sorry I am so behind this week on getting on the blog. But I truly am sorry for your loss. You've been in my thoughts this week!
    I didn't think about it when you mentioned it, but after reading this it totally makes since that Baylee would have a hard time with this too. I think it's awesome you brought her along!
    She is such a beautiful dog too, and obviously by her smile she is one happy dog!!!

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