This is my dog, Dora.
She’s the best girl. My most favorite dog in the world. When she was a puppy I read that it was important to wear her out mentally just as much as physically. I didn’t understand this. How do you wear a dog out mentally? The books said to teach her new tricks and give her toys that would make her think, like treat balls. I still didn’t get it and I tried to wear her out with walks and playing, some days it worked better than others.
Now, almost 5 years later, I fully grasp what the puppy books and websites were trying to tell me. Using your brain for learning can be equal parts exhausting and exciting. Don’t worry, Dora turned out just fine despite my lack of understanding of puppy rearing. She’s incredibly well-behaved and very smart, dare I say, too smart. I swear she manipulates me regularly to get what she wants. She’s a good girl though so maybe I’m just a pushover.
In case you can’t tell, I’m a crazy dog person and it keeps getting me off track.
I had almost 5 hours of school today. The class was human anatomy and I thought I’d be smart and take an all day Sunday class rather than have to take 2 lectures with 2 labs during the week. I still think this was the right choice for me but by the end of, close to, 3 hours of lecturing, my brain felt like jello. What makes it worse, I started having serious high school flashbacks. The instructor was going on about cells and their structures and what they do and the bigger purpose they serve and another 10 minutes would’ve had me with my head down and a drool string hanging out of my mouth.
In high school I did terrible in science and math. The only thing I remember about high school biology is that I made a cake and used various sugary candies to represent part of the cell. For the mitochondria in the cell, I used sour gummy worms. That’s all I remember about biology, the mitochondria are sour gummy worms. If I were to go around saying that to people they would probably take away my admission to this school. “Yes, the mitochondria, also known as the sour gummy worm of the cell, really is a powerhouse.”
Man, I am all over the place. Let me wrap this up before I hit another ‘squirrel’ diatribe. Learning is fun, my brain is full and tired in the best way possible. All the parts of my brain that were previously dedicated to Kardashian pregnancies and replaying embarrassing life moments from 20 years ago, are now being put to better use. Yay!