Monday. Blue Monday.

Blue Monday.

Just take it easy…. (you’re not alone)

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The Puppies with Pink Bellies!

“Blue Monday, how I hate blue Monday/Got me workin’ like a slave all day
Here comes Tuesday, oh hard Tuesday/I’m so tired, I’ve got no time to play
Here come Wednesday I’m beat to my side/My girl calls, I gotta tell her that I’m out
‘Cause Thursday is a hard-workin’ day and Friday I get my pay
Saturday morning, oh, Saturday morning/All my tired has gone away
Got my money and my honey/And I’m out on the scene to play
Sunday morning my head is bad/But it’s worth it, all the times I had
But I’ve got to get my rest/Cause Monday is a mess”
– sung by Fats Domino, written by Dave Bartholomew

Blue Monday is typically the third Monday of January reported to be the most depressing day of the year…

Seasonal depression factors (bad weather, holiday bills, politics, etc.) are coming together this year on Blue Monday and additional concerns make 2017’s this Blue Monday even more depressing than other years.

“The deaths of so many celebrities, many in their 50s and 60s, has also worried people by reminding them of their own mortality.”

NOTE: The day after election day, November 9, 2016, overall happiness fell to around 55 points, the lowest ever recorded since the app began, and lower than any other Blue Mondays according to the Mappiness database.

“In almost six and a half years, there has been no day more miserable than Wednesday 9 Nov, the day the US election was called for Donald Trump.”

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Depression is a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest. It affects how you feel, think and behave and can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems. You may have trouble doing normal day-to-day activities, and depression may make you feel as if life isn’t worth living.

If you or someone you know is having suicidal thoughts, get help right away!

Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (800-273-8255) to reach a trained counselor and press 1 to reach the Veterans Crisis Line.

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“DON’T WORRY, BE HAPPY!” – Bobby McFerrin

“Here’s a little song I wrote
You might want to sing it note-for-note
Don’t worry, be happy
In every life we have some trouble
But when you worry, you make it double
Don’t worry, be happy Don’t worry, be happy now
Ooo-oo-hoo-hoo-oo hoo-hoo-oo-oo-oo-oo-ooo Don’t worry
Woo-oo-woo-oo-woo-oo-ooo Be happy
Woo-oo-oo-oo-ooo Don’t worry, be happy!”
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“Don’t worry, be happy
‘Cause when you worry your face will frown
And that will bring everybody down
Don’t worry, be happy!”

GET HAPPY!

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JoshWillTravel’s 600th Blog Post!

JoshWillTravel’s 600th Blog Post!

http://www.JoshWillTravel.wordpress.com Blog! February 2013 – October 2016

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Puppytime Again! Puppy Update!

Puppytime Again!

More pics of the new babies. They are about four months old (16 weeks) , growing fast and doing very well! They are Cavachon pups (designer dogs: a cross between a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and a Bichon Frise)

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Puppy Update: More Puppy Pics!

Puppy Update: More Puppy Pics!

Happy Puppies!

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Puppy #2 the Angel:

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Puppy # 1 at rest:

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Puppy #1 the Demon:

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The puppies are doing well, very well. They are very happy and well adjusted. We are working on housebreaking them without “crate training”, which is going well but takes longer. They are learning fast and respond well to the command words, even the stubborn one. Both are very smart and sensitive and they love to play fight with each other. They are eating hard puppy food and a lot of it. Puppy #2 has almost doubled in size in three weeks! Puppy #1 is still small but she’s gained weight too and is extra fierce when it comes to sparring. They are such lovely little babies.

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Tuesday afternoon:

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Thursday afternoon playing tug of war for the stick – a pause in the action:

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Thursday night in the Octagon:

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Friday morning: Finally having my coffee…puppy #1 had her booster shot yesterday and woke up today in pain, so we went back to the vet this morning for an emergency visit. She’s fine, just pain from the injection, so they gave her another shot, an anti-inflammatory, and now she’s home resting comfortably.

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Puppy Update! What Do Puppies Dream About?

What Do Puppies Dream About?
(Puppy Update! Sunday, Aug 28, 2016 3:30am – Monday, Aug 29 1am)

Keeping me occupied! There are a lot of cute pics of the new girls sleeping. They are adjusting very well to their life. I’ve nicknamed them “Bandit and the Bear” and “Little Angel and Little Demon” and they already have their own distinct personality traits at nine weeks.

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Saturday Morning Nap Time!

Thursday, Friday and Saturday Pics:

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Thursday Morning Nap Time… I’m exhausted too.

Friday was National Dog Day!

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Friday – National Dog Day!

The reason there are not more pics of the girls playing or being active is because I need both hands (for each one actually) to keep them out of trouble. They are very active and move extremely fast! They are exploring their territory and testing everything with their mouths. I love watching them discover new things like dirt, mud, sticks, leaves and wind!

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National Dog Day! Friday Fun Time!

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Lily “Bandit” at ~10 weeks old

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Rosie “Bear” at ~9 weeks old

They are eating solid food and eating very well. Bandit has been here 2 weeks, Bear has been here for one. Housebreaking is going well. Hand training (No Bitey!) is going well. Pen training is just beginning: they slept together in the pen all night and we left them home alone and went out for a quick sushi dinner tonight (Sunday) and they did great once they stopped playing, puppy fighting and dueling for toys with each other!

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Saturday Morning Playtime in the Pen!

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Thursday and Done!

 

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The Big Boy is getting lots of Love and Attention!

The Big Boy is still really sad but with some improvement. Still reluctant to accept the little ones. He really misses the little girl and the fuzzball and so do we.

 

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Saturday Night!


Sunday Night Update 

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Love!

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Happiness is Warm Puppies!

Happiness is Warm Puppies!

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So, Monday morning 5am PST, and here is the WEEKEND PUPPY UPDATE.

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It was a good weekend. The new baby is adjusting really well and learning very fast. She is eating a lot of solid food, gaining weight and working on being housebroken. She is such a sweetheart with a great personality, very feisty, stubborn and playful. She is also a fierce little girl and still a little “bitey” (she tests how hard she can nip) because she is still teething, so she has lots of toys (of varying hardness) to chew on. And she’s really fast! Because of the circumstances, we try not to let her get far away when we’re outside, even in the secured side yards. And we’re not letting them in the big yard even during the day until we get a new fence. There’s also an owl that lives in the eucalyptus tree and she is so little we’re not taking chances.

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Normally we crate train our new puppies to house break them, but the new baby doesn’t like being caged and is exhibiting some signs of cage trauma, so she is roaming free and has already learned how to let us know she wants to go outside. She is still having accidents inside, but she is learning fast! She is sleeping on the bed in the office at night and has learned to use the doggie steps to get up and down.

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SUNDAY NIGHT! Another new puppy arrives!

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We decided not to wait and got another new puppy! She is also a cavachon, from a different litter than the new baby, and actually a little larger. She had a long flight and arrived at LAX around 8pm. She is beautiful, but still in a little state of shock from the traveling  adventure. She ate and slept and met the other dogs and just went out for her first poop, then she ate again. Later today she’ll go to the vet for a thorough exam (the new baby had her exam the day after she arrived too).

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UPDATE! Tuesday August 23, 2016 at 5AM

Pictures from Monday:

Puppy training! Keeping me occupied! The second one just arrived last night so this is her first day. The first one is doing very well after a week. I’m in puppy heaven/hell, but they’ll have each other to play with, and the Big Boy is really interested in them now.

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Tuesday’s Two-fer!

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Happiness is a Warm Puppy!

Happiness is a Warm Puppy! It’s Puppytime!

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Thank you all for your messages! I truly appreciate your kind thoughts! Heartbroken over the loss of my little girls, we had to get a new friend for my Big Boy: Introducing the new girl (she just flew in and boy are her paws tired) – instant love!

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Her name is Lily and she is a very smart and stubborn Cavachon puppy.

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Again, THANK YOU all for your messages! I’ve been happily distracted meeting the new girl today. If you missed the update she arrived this morning. She is an amazing dog at 8 weeks old! Going to be fun training her. It’s also really hard because waves of sorrow keep hitting me hard off and on too. So, it’s been an emotional roller coaster ride all day long but now we have a beautiful new puppy!

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UPDATE: Tuesday, August 16, 2016 – End of Day 3

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Tuesday Afternoon!

“So gently swaying thru the fairyland of love,
if you’ll just come with me and see the beauty of Tuesday afternoon”

5 days and I miss them so much! Day 3 with the new puppy and she is a fun and furry handful! I’m loving this little girl and she’s also a great distraction because it’s hard to be sad when you’re enjoying the innocence and exuberance of a new puppy discovering the world. My Big Boy is super depressed and hasn’t fully accepted the new girl, it’s still too soon for him, and he constantly on alert when we go outside. So he’s getting a lot of love, extra attention and daily special time too.

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End of Monday

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She’s so little!

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UPDATE Thursday, August 18, 2016 – End of Day 7 (just before midnight)

She is adjusting well to her new home and exploring everything. She learns really fast and is just a beautiful little girl.

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Thursday Morning!

So it’s been 8 days since the tragedy and we’re dealing with the loss, it’s really hard and everyday there are reminders and there’s an emptiness here without them…

The little puppy is the best distraction and she is getting constant attention and love. And she’s getting bigger already! She went to the vet on Monday and the results from her stool sample showed that she has giardia (an intestinal parasitic infection) and maybe an ear infection, so she is on a couple daily medications. She’s always hungry now and been eating well since the last update. She very active, feisty and fast. And very curious about the borders of the rooms and yards when she roams free.

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The Big Boy after a full body massage!

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The Big Boy has been very depressed and really misses his friends. He gets special time each day and we’ve been trying to get him to accept the new puppy. There was a little progress today but it’s still too soon for him and she’s still too little. She is fascinated by his big tail, but he is not amused when she attacks it. He’s being such a good boy and tolerating the new puppy’s attempts at play. He did growl at her a little today and backed her off once when she was biting on him.

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She is fascinated by the Big Boy’s tail!


Friday after her 4am early morning feeding and poop:

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Friday after her 4am feeding and poop – sleepy baby!

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