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My Solo Time

Daily Prompt ~#~ Distant

I’m on break for about an hour. By 9p I have to feed Galaxy (my hamster) and by 10p go to sleep. Probably will take out the pupper before going to sleep, and just chill before I fall asleep, too. I’d like to read a little, but most definitely I’d like to sleep. Sweet, sweet sleep.

And yes, you read correctly: We got a PUPPER!

We’ve renamed her Mocha.

I would say more but, I’m awfully tired. ^^; Woke up at 4am with her for her to go potty (she’s only had two pee pee accidents in the house so far) and was awake still around 5am before falling back asleep and getting up around 8am.

Grandma and myself and Mocha went for a BIG walk early at 9am. We stopped by our elderly neighbors to show her the puppy, it was sweet.

Mocha took quite a few naps (all mainly on my lap) and we chilled outside on the porch for a while too.

Then there’s been meals and more naps and playing with toys and eating my hands. LOTS of eating my hands. She’s teething and her bites can quite hurt! D:

She’s about 4 months old, the Labrador retriever mix. Her eyes are grey and soooo beautiful.

She’s learned sit already (Grandma’s help!) and she LOVES her treats. She was learning ‘beg’ today, the sitting position where they balance on their back legs and hold their front legs up.

She also learned the stairs and when my Dad got home, RAN with excitement up them (uh oh!!!)

She came into my lap yesterday when I had a bad cough attack. That was very sweet. πŸ™‚

She’s pretty calm and is still a bit timid of other doggos, and likes people. I got her some cute ice cream plushie toys and she’s pranced around with them so far. I’m thinking of getting her that chew toy rope thing that has cooling ice to help with the teething. She’s had a bone, an ear and the little dental chews already, so far.

I’ve been a bit paranoid about ticks and bites but so far, no incidences.

I had a little bit of a tough time with mental health last night. It went away though.

Also, she snores!! XD

Yawn. Any who, the distance is set a little bit, although I just want to keep observing and watching her to make sure she’s all right! Must be what having a baby is like. My parents are watching her right now, but man, I don’t want to miss out on the action that’s happening (or not happening)!

I’ll be on again tomorrow, when I get a chance. We’ll see when that will be.

Here are some photos SO FAR! (Not from my camera yet because I’m lazy)

Mocha 1
Mocha on her first day with her chew for dental hygiene. πŸ™‚ Aren’t her eyes GORGEOUS?
A sleeping Mocha today.
Another sleeping Mocha (once I moved)
Mocha 2
First day, Mocha and I cuddling while she slept. πŸ™‚
Mocha 3
Not the best quality but what we looked like from afar.
On the way home first day!

We’re getting a better crate for her, in the future use, so don’t panic–Internet! She was REALLY good the way home on Sat. So far since, well, there’s this loud piercing high pitched noise she does…. XD

Now, I’m paranoid about mosquito bites but that’s all for now! Hope you enjoyed this post, and I hope I can do some of the things I want to do, too, throughout the week!! πŸ™‚

See ya, peeps!

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Hi, my name is Raquel Lyons! I graduated in December 2018 with a BS in psychology from UMass Boston. I live with the cutest Chinese hamster ever named Galaxy with my Labrador retriever mix pupper Mocha (she is The Mokeys). My first little furry pal was named Nova, who was such a sweetheart. I love gazebos, color, ART, blogging, and most days--life! I am a mental health advocate, involved with NAMI-MA as an In Our Own Voice presenter. Upon graduating I plan on becoming more involved with NAMI's IOOV and peer-to-peer mentor recovery class, getting paid work for writing about mental health, find a neutral job (retail), work as a peer with lived experience (peer mentor) and eventually settle into a certified peer specialist role. I have dreams of starting a nonprofit organization under the name of this blog, writing several books (a memoir, a collection of my Mass Media articles and recovery oriented ones, a fiction novel, etc.), one day giving a TEDtalk and eventually returning for my master's in art therapy. Until then, here is my journey from one pole (recovery) to the next (wellness). I blog about mental health, my own experiences, #RecoveryHome, life updates, Recovery Restoration, book reviews, film reviews and more! Feel free to contact me any time. I'd love to hear from you!

6 thoughts on “My Solo Time

    1. I was just trying to put her to bed, and she refused to do so. Plus she was eating my hands, trying to eat my basket and to get up on TOP of it. Ugh. Cue re-evaluating my life, especially that look of betrayal she gave me when I smacked her on the bum.

      Those eyes are deceiving.
      Thanks for the comment, though!

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