Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Bad Dog. Good Workout.

He done did it again. Bally the Dog tried a little trickery last night, but he got busted.

Around 8pm I was heading out for a late dinner with friends so Bally had to stay home alone. I gave him a treat and headed out the door, but when I got to the main floor of my building I remembered that I left an avocado on the kitchen counter.

And he loves avocado (and NO, it is not poisonous to dog...I know because I called animal poison control the first time he ate one...and the vet laughed at me - that and the fact that he eats avocado all the time). Knowing that I can't leave him alone for 5 minutes with an avocado, I decided to go back upstairs and put it away.

So I go back up, go in, and hear that he's in the bedroom. I figure he just went to sleep. So I go over to the counter, take the avocado, and put it in the cupboard. And I was about to leave again when I did a double take.

Where are my bananas? Didn't I have 5 or 6 of them here? Did I put them away? Did I eat them all? Did I really have bananas in the first place or am I imagining things?

Or did that little stinker take them?

Dang right he did.

I went into the bedroom and he had all 5 bananas spread out on the bed, but I just came back in time before he got them open. I bet he would have ate them all. That little stinker. Classic Bally the Dog.

Anyways, he was a good boy for the rest of the fact, earlier in the evening, he even found $70 just lying on the street. I didn't see who dropped it, and the funny thing is, at least 6 people walked by it before we got to it.

I stood there for 5 minutes hoping someone would come back looking for it. But nothing.

So we brought it home, and I went online and donated it (loaned it) to My friend Barry Dunlop from the UK says it's a worthwhile site. So check it out.

Alright, so now for today's workout.

1A) Medium Stance Squats
1B) Pullups

2A) Front Squats
2B) DB Shoulder Press

Then I had to go to the chiropractor...because about 6 weeks ago Bally and I decided to slide down a really steep, icy hill (not a wise decision as I look back at it) and the only thing that stopped us from hitting a tree was me sticking out my foot to brake against a metal pole.

Was worried I broke my "5th metatarsel", but hopefully is only ligament damage. Feels much better now after some ART from Dr. Michael Sommers of Evolve Chiropractic in Toronto.

Kettlebell-Bodyweight "Depletion" workout tomorrow,

Craig Ballantyne, CSCS, MS

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Anonymous said...

LOL- Good post! :) Reminds me of one of our dogs... Dex likes to EAT money though (not find it) we call him ATM (you do the math LOL)

Roxanne said...

Well at least your dog eats healthy. Haha.

Anonymous said...

now that he's already into healthy food, he should try Turbulence Training too! Maybe you could write a dog version for the next monthly TTmembers workout, including "catch-the-thief" sprints instead of cardio ;-)

Craig Ballantyne, CSCS, MS said...

I hope Bally doesn't start eating money!

And he definitely must do TT, the vet says he has 6 pack abs. no joke!

Anonymous said...

big ups on the kiva loan. it is a great site, indeed.