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“30 Naughtiest Dogs: You’ll LOL When You Find Out What They Did”

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This March 5, 2014 Pansy Panda article or maybe photo gallery would be more fitting description, offers something on the lighter side of life to enjoy.  I know I don’t usually post this sort of thing on here, but being a dog lover myself, and having laughed so hard I had tears rolling down my face (not something that I usually experience).  I felt like I needed to give others something to smile about as well.  I can’t take credit for the contents of the pictures on the page I linked to, but I think even someone who tolerates dogs might get a chuckle out of some of the images on the page I linked to.  I’ve noticed that things have been pretty serious on here for a while now, so to make up for all the seriousness, I hope this offers a little balance ….. my personal favorite of the pics was the one of the dog involving the Patron Saint of Animals.

 

Enjoy!

Here is a picture of my current Service Dog named “Orca” really it’s “Ora” but I was getting her name confused with my cat’s name so I added a letter and the dog is now “Orca”.

Small scruffy dog named "Orca" or "Ora" trying on her new service dog vest

My Psychiatric Service Dog, “Orca”, trying on her new vest to make sure it fits.

 

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“Winter Blahs Got You Down? ‘Crowboarding’ Video Can Help”

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Just something that made me smile this morning, I found this on the NPR website and it includes a video of a crow with what I think is either a plastic lid or Frisbee

 

Logo used during 1970s

Logo used during 1970s (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

doing something cool 🙂

 

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Something a little lighter …..

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With all the heavier articles and such that I’ve posted, I needed something a little lighter for my sake, and I thought that maybe my readers might agree that something a little more fun might be good.  So, in light of my need for something lighter, I give you  a video that always makes me smile “I am the very model of a modern psychopharmacologist“…. it also has a super catchy tune 🙂

Have fun and relax for a few minutes before continuing back to the heavy stuff!

I feel like I need to tie this into mental health somehow … well, beyond the subject of the video of course.  I’ve mentioned personal medicine on here in the past,  and I would just like to note that for me, wandering around YouTube watching funny videos helps break up the monotony of the serious stuff when I feel like there is more than I can possibly post happening.  So, even though I love working on this blog, I need to balance things out a bit so I’ll sometimes visit YouTube to help keep me from getting too serious about life in general.

Humor can be a useful tool

I have a little story for you from my own life that pertains to the item below.  I was struggling immensely with mistakes I was making at work, losing things I needed to do my job or get ready to go to work, or for that matter anything that had to do with organizing my day to day life.  I was in for one of my regular medchecks with my psychiatrist and he asked how things were going, so I began to fumble with describing what I was experiencing.  He pulls a piece of paper that was taped to the wall off and hands it to me as he asks me to tell him if it sounded familiar.   This is what I read …

This is how it goes: I decide to wash the car; I start toward the garage and notice the mail on the table. OK, I’m going to wash the car. But first I’m going to go through the mail. I lay the car keys down on the desk, discard the junk mail and I notice the trash can is full. OK, I’ll just put the bills on my desk and take the trash can out, but since I’m going to be near the mailbox anyway, I’ll pay these few bills first. Now, where is my checkbook? Oops, there’s only one check left. My extra checks are in my desk. Oh, there’s the coke I was drinking. I’m going to look for those checks. But first I need to put my coke further away from the computer, or maybe I’ll pop it into the fridge to keep it cold for a while. I head towards the kitchen and my flowers catch my eye. They need some water. I set the coke on the counter and uh oh! There are my glasses. I was looking for them all morning! I’d better put them away first. I fill a container with water and head for the flowerpots – –

Aaaaaagh! Someone left the TV remote in the kitchen. We will never think to look in the kitchen tonight when we want to watch television, so I’d better put it back in the family room where it belongs. I splash some water into the pots and onto the floor, I throw the remote onto a soft cushion on the sofa and I head back down the hall trying to figure out what it was I was going to do? End of Day: The car isn’t washed, the bills are unpaid, the coke is sitting on the kitchen counter, the flowers are half watered, the checkbook still only has one check in it and I can’t seem to find my car keys! When I try to figure out how come nothing got done today, I’m baffled because I KNOW I WAS BUSY ALL DAY LONG!!! I realize this is a serious condition and I WILL get help, but FIRST I think I’ll check my e-mail…

I started reading and chuckled through the first couple sentences, but the more I read the more I felt connected to the person in the story I was looking in a mirror of my typical day … different activities, but still the same distractability and jarring of my brain reminding me things based on what I see or hear as I try to complete a given task.  I was in tears by the time I got to the end of it and told my psychiatrist that it was like looking in a mirror.  There was more discussion, and he asked if I would be willing to try something to help with the issues I was having.  He said that he was pretty confident that I had Adult AD/HD, and that if I was interested he would be willing to try me on Straterra.  My life is improving and slowly I’m feeling like I’m regaining control over my inability to get anything done.  Who would have guessed that a silly story that in some people’s eyes is nothing more then spam could actually be useful inhelping my psychiatrist understand what I was trying to convey to him but failed miserably  to come up with the words and ultimately useful as a tool for diagnosing me with Adult ADHD.

I guess the moral of this is that even spam can be usefull sometimes as a tool for helping a patient communicate with their doctor.  Don’t hesitate to use things that seem to describe what you feel but can’t explain sometimes it can help you get your life back.

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