The real housedogs of Tampa Bay, starring Hank and Boomer

I only ran 5 miles last week and walked 3.  That’s a pretty big difference from the 35-40 miles that I had been running but my shins weren’t getting and after taking a few days off I realized that the pain had actually originated from my Achilles and it was still bothering me.  So, I made the adult decision to take some time off until I feel 100% better no matter how much time that may be.  I’m okay with it but I ain’t gonna lie, I have had a few moments in the past few days.

I have had a little more free time on my hands so I’ve been tackling some projects that I’ve been meaning to get to.  I’d like to say they were my projects but actually they’re MacGyver’s.  I’ve been trying to teach him the wonders of good organization with the JoFlow method, that’s my version of KonMari. 

I would be willing to bet that she never had to deal with anything like this:

That would be buckets and buckets and totes full of screws that I am trying to organize.  It’s a little maddening but I’m determined.  Don’t worry, after I finish with the garage Mahal, I’ll write my book and you can buy it.

And since I’ve had extra time, MacGyver and I have watched a bit more TV that we normally do.  And since I’m prone to little outburst when I’m not running, I’ve been winning the ‘what are we watching  war.’  That may not be such a good thing because over the weekend we watched a documentary called ‘the devil we know’ which is about DuPont and the chemicals used to create Teflon pans.

I urge you to watch it.  After we saw it I pulled out my cast iron pans, oiled them up and told MacGyver those are our new go to pans.  Not that it will matter much.   Apparently the chemical used to make Teflon, Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) also known as C8, has shown up in the blood of almost everyone tested for it.  Testing has shown that it causes birth defects and cancer in lab animals and the incidence of cancer and birth defects is much higher in areas around plants that have used PFOA and tainted the water supply.   If you ever had any doubts about what major corporations are allowed to put into the products we use every day, watch the documentary. 

MacGyver and I went to grocery store yesterday and as we stood in the checkout we saw a calendar with Crusoe the Dachshund on the cover.  I told MacGyver that Crusoe has a YouTube channel and he’s very popular and I wouldn’t be surprised if his owners haven’t made at least a few hundred thousand on that little guy.  And then I said, ‘maybe we should focus on Hank, he could be a star.’

‘Hmmmmm, what will I do with all my millions’

MacGyver said he didn’t think it was possible to make 6 figures off your pet.  Can he not see our dogs?  I’m convinced my dogs are millions of dollars just waiting to happen.  In fact, I think I’ve been doing this all wrong and I need to go set up a few social media accounts and a YouTube channel.

Have you seen the documentary ‘the devil we know’ and did it make you want to stop cooking with Teflon?

Do you have any pets and do they have their own social media accounts?

How many followers do your pets have and do they have more than you?

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