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Finding a rhythm

Finding a rhythm

As you know, if you have been following recent blog posts and you tube videos, I have moved with my husband to be a carer for my mother. This obviously caused a lot of worry, stress and change to my precious routine that helps calm my anxiety disorder. Finding a rhythm has not been easy for all three of us as we have tried to navigate this change. The dogs, Dexter and Gizmo, on the other hand have loved the…

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Some answers, pain and dog training

Some answers, pain and dog training

This week has been difficult for me, but it has provided some answers, pain and dog training a combination I must admit I hadn’t thought would ever go together! I am thankful though and I am keeping my spirits up something that is so important when your illnesses are flaring. As you know I have been suffering with gastric problems for about a year now after a nurse gave me some antibiotics. I have had pain all this time and…

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Mindful walks for my mental health

Mindful walks for my mental health

I think getting a more active dog has been such a blessing for me, I was not pushing myself and it was really affecting my mental health. Dexter, unlike Gizmo loves to go for walks and I have been using them to have mindful walks for my mental health. Mindfulness Mindfulness is a type of meditation, originally a Buddhist practice, and is now being used by therapists and doctors to treat depression. Simply put it is the process of being…

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A new daily routine

A new daily routine

So, as you know if you are a regular reader of my blog, we got a new dog his name is Dexter and he is a 5year old shih tzu. We have had him a couple of weeks now and he has really settled in well just becoming a part of the family and we love him. However, he is a higher energy dog than Gizmo ever was even as a puppy and I’m trying to work out a new…

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An exhausting whirlwind

An exhausting whirlwind

Wow this last week has been an exhausting whirlwind! Last Wednesday we drove 2 and a half hours each way to pick up a rescue dog from Pupcakes rescue. We were told he was aggressive at first and didn’t like to be touched until he knew you, we were prepared for it to take time and to be honest were mostly concerned with him feeling safe. We wanted to give him a chance and were excited to get him, however…

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