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    4 Things I Learned From My Puppy’s First Few Weeks Home

    Photo by Laura

    Wounded hands? Check. Puppy-proofed/extremely minimalist house? Check. Tears, frustration, and insecurity? Check.

    My life has changed dramatically since bringing home my golden retriever puppy Nugget on December 9th, 2018. We’ve only been together for a little over 2 months but I feel like I’ve already learned ten years worth of lessons. Every day is a challenge, but also a learning opportunity!

    Here are just 4 things I’ve learned since I became a dog mom:

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  • Service Dog

    Pupdate #1: Visits, Waiting & Stress

    Just a little update on my service dog puppy situation… or a “pupdate”, if you will. 😉 The last update I wrote was about the birth of the puppies. Since then,…

  • Service Dog

    Birth!

    Just a short update in case you haven’t seen it yet: my future service dog’s mom gave birth to 10 beautiful pups! 6 females and 4 males, which gives me a…

  • Autism Mental Health

    My Eating Disorder

    I have an eating disorder. No, it’s not anorexia, or bulimia, or binge eating disorder. You’ve probably never heard of it. It’s called avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder. ARFID for short. Also…

  • Autism Mental Health Service Dog

    Service Dog Update

    A simplified version of this post was originally posted on Service Dog Nugget on November 12th, 2017. As most of you know, I’ve been working on getting a service dog. Unfortunately…

  • Autism Books

    Book Review: The Reason I Jump

    This review was originally posted on my Tumblr blog in September 2017. Written by Naoki Higashida, a very smart, very self-aware, and very charming thirteen-year-old boy with autism, it is a…