<body><script type="text/javascript"> function setAttributeOnload(object, attribute, val) { if(window.addEventListener) { window.addEventListener('load', function(){ object[attribute] = val; }, false); } else { window.attachEvent('onload', function(){ object[attribute] = val; }); } } </script> <div id="navbar-iframe-container"></div> <script type="text/javascript" src="https://apis.google.com/js/plusone.js"></script> <script type="text/javascript"> gapi.load("gapi.iframes:gapi.iframes.style.bubble", function() { if (gapi.iframes && gapi.iframes.getContext) { gapi.iframes.getContext().openChild({ url: 'https://www.blogger.com/navbar.g?targetBlogID\x3d10582443\x26blogName\x3dPink+Lemon+Twist\x26publishMode\x3dPUBLISH_MODE_BLOGSPOT\x26navbarType\x3dBLUE\x26layoutType\x3dCLASSIC\x26searchRoot\x3dhttp://pinklemontwist.blogspot.com/search\x26blogLocale\x3den\x26v\x3d2\x26homepageUrl\x3dhttp://pinklemontwist.blogspot.com/\x26vt\x3d-8358867803839361769', where: document.getElementById("navbar-iframe-container"), id: "navbar-iframe" }); } }); </script>

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Metro

DSC04434
I've finished the fronts of Metro! I've got the shoulder stitches and what will be the back neckband stitches on holders now waiting for me to do the back. This is really moving along pretty quickly (when I knit on it of course). It's a thicker yarn on bigger needles than Coraline also, and that always helps. I was laying it out for it's picture this morning and realized I need to pick the cat and dog fuzz off of it, but then I realized that it would ALWAYS need the cat and dog fuzz picked off of it, so I just left it until I finish knitting it. Then I'll get off the fuzz and they can re-fuzz it for me.

Speaking of dogs, I have a question for those of you that run. There was an article in Runner's World about running with your dog and apparently Golden Retrievers can run with you as long as your run is 10 miles or shorter. The distance isn't a problem at this point and I would start him out slowly, like I started out - maybe a little dog bed to 5K? Then the article mentions that you really shouldn't run with your dog if the temperature is over 70 degrees because they over heat. So here, that means he gets to start running in October or so (if we're lucky) and runs until March or April. Then when the temperature starts rising, he can't run, but he's in really good shape and has all that extra energy and if your dog is used to running 20+ miles a week (just for example) and then stops, that's how you have doggy behavior problems. I mean it's not like you can walk him for the distance he's used to running because you'd still be running for training and then you'd have to walk the dog and you'd spend all day walking and running and you'd never get any knitting or anything else done. So my question is, when you live in a place like Texas that likes to challenge the record temperatures of Hell for 6 months out of the year, is running with your dog a good idea or does he just get really sad when it gets warm? (I'm thinking it would be fun to run with Finn, but I'm not sure how to channel the extra energy in April when it gets warmer, and I don't want naughty doggy issues.)

Labels: ,

3 Comments:

Blogger midj said...

Here in FL we have the same issue, so most of my running friends teach their dogs to treadmill run, or in the case of a local swim coach, have them swim laps! Having a treadmill means you can run in the extreme heat or rain as well.

10:06 AM  
Blogger midj said...

Here in FL we have the same issue, so most of my running friends teach their dogs to treadmill run, or in the case of a local swim coach, have them swim laps! Having a treadmill means you can run in the extreme heat or rain as well.

10:06 AM  
Anonymous loellien said...

I hardly ever post but here goes; many years ago I lived in Galveston, Texas with 2 golden retreivers in an apartment while my ex was finishing his residency. I would get up at six or so and run for 3 to five miles. We only had issues as far as heat stroke maybe twice. If the dogs tongue starts looking like a piece of liver, really red. STOP. Get the dog to a hose and hose them down on their undersides until they stop panting, and walk them the rest of the way until they are cooled down. Sometimes i ran the seawall twice a day, morning and evening. Talk to your vet and get his advice, i thinks that is your very best bet. Good luck.

6:46 PM  

Post a Comment

<< Home