I totally know this feeling the other day I woke up after only like 10 hours of sleep. I lay in bed for another two hours but couldn't sleep any more even though I really wanted to. I recommend crystal meth or coke to help with the alertness. Also congrats on the promotion and national dog team!After about...18 months of going literally non stop, with an average of 6 hours of sleep (or less) a night, I am feeling really burnt out. I've been working full time at my job (promotion is lined up), competing to get on the national team in dog sports (so close!), doing full school time (being an adult means you have no tolerance for BS), AND teaching part time to pay for the dog shit/perhaps line myself up to talk over the business in a decade (share, damnit!).
The sort where my brain almost gets micro REM while awake - I parked my car and was thinking about something. I kind of jerked my head up and ten minutes had passed. Not tired, not sleepy, just...zoned out. Or I am like "OH! remember to submit that form!" then it is GONE from my brain until I goldfish the memory.
If I can just hold out another...two months? I can at least take a break from school, and the competitions will die down a wee bit...
...but it makes it really hard to write a third year essay on closed systems in Africa, historical colonialism, and GDP vs GNP...
Oh no You've had a few pet tragedies in a short space of time. Take care of yourself, Loops. We're thinking of you.I just found out that my old dog's daughter died today. She was very special to me, we were close with her owners and she was like another one of our own. Feeling like this makes me never want to own another pet.
So sorryThanks guys. This leaves our boy, Freedom, as the last surviving one of Luna's puppies, the litter that were born on my 16th birthday. It seems like yesterday I was watching them be born and teaching them how to eat and now poof... only one of the 9 left.
Yeah, there are two, Barney and Rosie, who lived with mummy Misty. Rosie doesn't seem to be fertile, but Barney has sired three litters so far, including our own little terror, Kiki. Kiki herself is being bred in the autumn of this year, so fingers crossed for great-great grandbabies.So sorry
Are there any grandpups? Some of the joy is in the lineage too...watching Luna's personality and characteristics pop up in her pups.
(For non breeder folk i'm not being flippant; my breeder cries sometimes seeing her original dogs traits shine through, generations later, either physical or personality quirk).
I go manua keys on screen - slide is too hard, and i accept my atrocious typos =pLast week I lost my trusty Blackberry Priv, with its slide out keyboard. I'm back to a basic Android phone and after a week .... I sure do miss the physical keyboard. I find I'm much less spot to attempt to make posts of any real substance because the writing process is so much more effort. I'm trying to get used to slide typing, but so far it is pretty exhausting because of how much focus i'm putting into it.