Puppy Love

Hi friends!

I was gonna write a fun post for you guys today all about me. Instead, I’m spending the morning at the vet.

Let’s recap:

One week ago, Tucker got a giant cut in the pad of his foot. We kept it clean and wrapped all weekend but it was too deep and we knew he would need stitches.


Monday: off to the vet we went. He got internal and external stitches, they gave us a cone collar and said to keep him from jumping for 2 weeks (HA!)


Tuesday: I had I go to work and leave him alone til hubby got home. I put the cone on and put him in his cage. Hubby came home 2 hours later and the cone was off and the bandage was ripped.


Wednesday/Thursday: we were worried he would hurt his foot more if he kept trying to get the cone off so we left him occasionally with the paw wrapped and sprayed with bad tasting stuff. Every time hubby came home the bandage was nibbled on but relatively intact. He pulled it off a couple times while we were home and we put it back on.


Friday: the foot seemed to be bothering him more. I skipped class to stay with him, then we decided to go out to dinner. When we got home 3 hours later, he’d eaten the entire bandage and pulled the stitches out! We gave him hydrogen peroxide and he barfed up most of the bandage…

Saturday: we’re off to the vet to probably get more stitches…and spend more money…sigh….


He’s lucky we love him!

Today’s workout: Hubby and I have to stagger our workouts this week so one of us can watch the dog…so, he went first and ran 4 miles in 40 min!

I put together an interval workout for myself with my fastest treadmill speeds ever! It’s a 10 min cycle so you can choose how many times to repeat it to get to your desired workout time.

I did it twice and covered 2.3 miles in 20 minutes, then finished out to get to 3 miles by doing the next five min at 6.0, 6.1, 6.2, 6.1, 6.0 (one min each) and then a min at 6.5 and a min at 7.0 to finish 3 miles in 26:50!

Before today I’d never gone above 8.0 on the treadmill so this was pushing it for me. If you need a little extra time to recover, especially after the first cycle you can walk 30 sec at 4.0, run 30 sec at 6.0 and then leave the speed intervals the same. That’s what I did for the second cycle.

Here’s what it looked like:

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Lindsay Livingston is a Registered Dietitian and new mom from Columbus, Ohio. On her blog, she shares simple, healthy recipes, nutrition tips, workouts and snapshots of her life. Follow her on Twitter @LeanGrnBeanBlog and Instagram @TheLeanGreenBean and be sure to subscribe via RSS or email so you never miss a post!


  1. oh no, tucky! what a little trouble-maker! :( i hope the vet bill isn’t too bad.
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  2. Awww poor baby…I’m glad he’s ok! Even though you had to spend some more money- that’s always one sucky thing about the vet haha. Hope you have a great weekend!
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  3. Awe!! Poor pup! He looks just like my little monster–white muzzle and all. Im pretty sure my little guy would have done the same thing. I think my dog learned to like the bitter apple stuff when he was little becaus it didn’t really help us!
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  4. poor puppy! hope he gets well soon.
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  5. Awww poor Tucker! Doesn’t the silly boy know those stitches are in there for his own good? 😛 I hope your vet appointment goes well today!
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  6. What a little rascal! I hope all goes well at the vet!

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  7. What a sweetie pie. I feel so bad for him – the bandage is obviously driving him nuts!
    I’m glad this morning worked out well and hopefully the internal stitches did what they needed to quickly and he’ll be fine.

    It made me smile how much you loved him enough to skip class to make sure he was okay. *hugs*
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  8. awwww poor guy!!~I hope he gets better soon, and realizes that this is all for his own good! xD And he is adorable!! What breed is he? BTW, your blog is so cute and refreshing! I found you through Tina 😀

    • Thanks! He’s my baby so i’ve been worried about him :) He was a stray so we’re not totally sure what kind he is….lab mixed with something else! He’s too small to be just lab…he only weighs about 50 pounds & he has super long legs! he’s a gangly little guy! so happy you found me! tina is the best :)

  9. Awww poor baby!! He’s soo cutee 😀

  10. He’s so sweet!! Poor little guy (and poor puppy parents!! 😉 )!
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  11. We have a chocolate lab (Jake) and I cannot imagine him keeping that cone or bandage on for more than one minute. He’s our baby so naturally we’d try our best, but I have a feeling he would win.
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  12. poor Tucker! I hope he gets better soon!!!
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  13. Aww poor guy!
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  14. Aww…poor baby. ):
    I hate when animals are injured or sick. Since they can’t vocalize what’s bothering them, I always wind up feeling so helpless.
    I’m sending warm thoughts his way and hoping for a quick recovery! <3
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  15. Poor little guy. Can’t believe he ate the stitches for dinner! Hope the vet visit today went well!

  16. Poor doggy! And poor mom & dad! Hope everything is going well now. My dog pulled out her stitches after she was fixed…we spent a lot of time at the vet that week, so I know what you are going through.
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  17. Poor puppy! They never understand that you are just trying to help them get better
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  18. Aww, poor little guy, hope he gets well soon!
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  19. Poor puppy :(
    I hope he heals quickly!!!
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  20. Poor pup! I hope that he is doing better!
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