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Lisa Eirene

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. Lori

    Is Bella territorial at all? I don’t know if she has access to a first story window, but it could be possible that some animal (dog, cat, whatever) has been invading her perceived area and that may be causing her some anxiety.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Hmmmm good question! I’m not sure. If we are in the yard and people/dogs walk on the other side of the fence she barks and gets hyper-focused. If we are in the living room and she sees people/kids/dogs walking on our street she’ll let out a little half-assed bark but usually doesn’t bark unless someone comes up to the house or on our porch.

  2. Fran

    I feel sorry for you and for Bella. It must break your heart to put her back in her crate after a year but it’s the right thing to do right now. I really wouldn’t know what you should do.

    Our Bella goes to doggy day care two days a week since she was a pup. Thankfully she never got injured there and she loves going. The minute I have to drag her there, I stop bringing her. This day care is not expensive, she is there the whole day and is outside all day, a dog walker costs the same and then she’s only gone 2 hours in a day.

    Good luck! I hope you find a solution soon for your baby.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      It is heart breaking but we will shortly be easing her back out of the crate to see how she does. This weekend I’ve let her out for short stints when I had to run to the store or something. She did good, so maybe she got it out of her system??

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