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About Lisa Eirene Lisa lost 110 pounds through calorie counting and exercise. She swims, bikes, runs, hikes and is enjoying life in Portland, Oregon. Her weight loss story has been featured in First Magazine, Yahoo Health, Woman's Day and

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  1. Deb

    I think I commented on some of her bath-time photos on Instagram, but she is so stinking cute! Love that her foster mom came to visit her. πŸ™‚

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Yeah she is so dang cute!!! I love her so much!

  2. Leah

    Adorable! If it helps at all, we wash Pip outside with a garden hose. Yeah, it’s cold but it is a lot easier. When we’ve done it in the tub, she has a hard time with the tub getting slick and then the drain clogs. And she thinks drying her off is a game and always tugs at the towel and gets riled up. It’s fun but not very easy.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Haha! How cute! In the summer I will definitely try the hose. That is probably easier. Unless she then rolls in the dirt and gets all muddy……

  3. carbzilla

    Word to the wise, I threw out my back picking up Cady to get her into the bath so just be careful. Your weight-lifting history will help. πŸ™‚ I also carried her up a flight of stairs which was a very bad idea. Then we started taking her to a Do-It-Yourself place that was under $20. It was worth it.

    I bathe Max in the walk-in shower with the hand-held. He tolerates it, but he doesn’t run around afterwards “air-drying” as we used to call it when Cady did it. Nothing like a good smelling puppy!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      EEEK hope your back is ok.

      We also have a walk in shower with glass doors and detachable shower. We considered that but that would have required one of us to strip down to a swimsuit or something to get in there with her.

  4. K @ Finding a Skinnier Me

    She is so cute!!! Like super adorable cute!! I love that the foster mom still visits her. Sounds like a good foster mom.

    I have used the hose on my oldest dog outside during the summer. Less anxiety for her since she doesn’t like closed in spaces. But she is really trained. She will sit and stay as told. My shiba inu won’t. So now we take them to our local dog store and they have big bath tubs with leash holders and LOADS of shampoos to try for only $12 a dog. A lot cheaper than grooming and that way your tub doesn’t get all icky. Also it helps to have the leash holder so if they squirm a bit it doesn’t matter. I love my dachshund because she is tiny enough to stick in the shower with me while I bath. Much easier than the big dogs.

    That dinner looks AMAZING!!! I might have to try that recipe soon without the rice. Do you think it would still be good without the rice?

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Thank you! I think she’s pretty cute too. πŸ™‚ I’ve seen those do it yourself grooming places and I’ve considered trying it. But Bella did so good that I don’t think doing it at home will be too much of an issue.

      The recipe was delicious. If you don’t want rice, you could use quinoa. Or put it on a salad, or in a wrap. For lunch I had leftovers on top of my salad.

  5. Kim

    I don’t know a lot about dogs but I bet that was super awesome to see Bella reunite with her momma for awhile!
    And, I love crock pot recipes – will definitely have to try this one!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Her foster mom is great! And she even offered to dog sit Bella while we’re on our honeymoon (so grateful for that!!).

  6. Carla

    uh oh
    and I WAS JUST wondering if we could wash Charming in the tub not outside.


    1. Lisa Eirene

      I got some dog shampoo that is made with green tea and tea tree oil. It was super gentle and seemed to work great. Bella sometimes has dry skin and she doesn’t now.

  7. HappinessSavouredHot

    Cute pup! They are so funny in the bathtub.

    When I give a bath to my Vizsla I wear a bathing suit… gives you an idea of how it goes! πŸ™‚

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Hahaha! I bet that’s a hilarious sight!

  8. Sara

    I am in love with Bella! So freakin’ Cute!!!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Thanks Sara! I think so. πŸ™‚

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