Weekend Coffee Share: Dragging

I wanna be a bear. (fitbit.com)

Hello all. How are ya? I’m a little tired today. I haven’t been sleeping well lately. I know this for a fact because Fitbit tracks my sleep. I put off getting a Fitbit for a long time, because of sleep tracking. Fitbit tracks sleep duration, sleep quality, and restoration. Then they assign a sleep score, which is a sum of the individual scores for a total score of up to 100. I did not want that, because I didn’t want a record of how poorly I slept down to the minute. 

At first, my fears were unwarranted. I found that I slept better than I thought I did! I didn’t sleep very long, but the sleep that I did get was good. Lately though, that’s not been the case. For example, last night, I slept for 4 hours and 53 minutes with a sleep score of 68, which I believe is my lowest sleep score ever. 68 out of 100 is not great. That’s like a D+.

Fitbit also has this feature where they assign you an animal based on your sleep patterns. I used to be a bear, but nowadays, I’m a parrot. For the record, bears sleep a lot better than parrots. Booo. I’m really not sure what’s changed to make my sleep so terrible.

I wanna be a bear.

In other news, my dog’s still in prison. On Wednesday, she reached the halfway point of her training. On Fridays, I get a weekly update on her progress. The updates are about a week behind, so the first update was only after 3 days of being there. Last week’s update, written after 10 days there, was not good. It said, “Commands known with a verbal cue: none.” It also said she was still struggling with toilet training, leash walking, reactivity to people and dogs, and being in her kennel. Sigh.

Her progress report was disheartening since she did know sit, down, come, and was mostly housebroken with only the occasional accident before she went. She also had no problem being in her crate at home. Verbal commands known: none.

I just read this week’s report written on May 3rd and it was slightly better. Under commands known with a verbal cue, it says: yes, name, watch, kennel, out, and do your business. Progress! It also says she’s still struggling with potty training, leash walking, reactivity to dogs and people, and noise sensitivity.

If they can cure all of that in only six weeks, it will be a miracle. I don’t think they actually can, but they will give me the foundation to cure it eventually. I can’t wait until she comes home. I miss her very much, the problem child that she is.

Well, that’s about all I have time for today. How are y’all doing?

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