Luka@live.love.luka

I wanted a big dog. My husband wanted a Corgi. This stubby-legged Viking wolf was our compromise.

[◌] Canon 6D

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Saying goodbye to Singapore after a fun, relaxing week. Can't wait to say hello to all the faces waiting for me back home!
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After yesterday's wintry photo, I thought I'd do a #flashbackfriday to fall. Ah, those crisp, bright leaves!⠀
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As I swelter here in the unbelievable heat and humidity of Singapore, a snowy #throwbackthursday seems appropriate! Funny enough, we did get a bit of snow back home this week. I'm not sure if it's ever snowed in Kentucky in April, but it makes sense that it would do so the one week I'm not there to enjoy it 😐
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Coming at ya with another #autismawareness month post! Both children and adults with autism can be assisted by service dogs, therapy dogs, or even just well mannered companion dogs. Service and therapy dogs can be specifically trained to assist individuals can help decrease anxiety, offset emotional meltdowns, or interrupt self-destructive behaviors. There's not a one size fits all answer to which type of assistance dog is appropriate for an individual or their family, but it is encouraging to know that the right dog can be a great resource for someone struggling to cope with autism. ⠀
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Sometimes I just look at this face and fall in love with him all over again.⠀
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I saw @normthegsd share this #breedchallenge (swipe to see), and I'm joining in. Swedish Vallhunds were bred during the time of the Vikings to be farm dogs/cattle herders. To do this job, they needed to be hardy, energetic, tenacious, self-confident. They are thinkers and good at independent problem solving, but they really enjoy working with people. This eagerness to please makes them easy to train, but their combined sensitivity and determination requires a gentle yet firm patience and a willingness to think outside the box when they balk at methods they disagree with. Not only are they expressive, they're typically pretty vocal, and they have a "sonic" bark that will reverberate from your ear drums to the soles of your feet. These guys are social and want to be with their families, preferably touching someone at all times, and they love strangers almost equally as much. They are characters with big personalities who make great working dogs and can excel at many sports. As companions they require quite a bit physical and mental stimulation; I try to give Luka at least an hour every day of running and training at the park. Vallhunds have easy going temperaments that fit with a wide range of lifestyles, but like any dog they're not the right breed for everyone. If you're looking to add a dog to your life, make sure it's the right one for the dog's happiness and yours!⠀
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Our yard back at home is still kind of muddy and gross, but Luka is having a lovely spring vacation at my mom's house! 🌸
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Landed safely in Singapore! We skipped Friday, leaving the US Thursday night and arriving here on Saturday morning. I'm missing everyone back home, but they're all doing really well!⠀
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"So...you're leaving room in your suitcase for me, right?"⠀
We are on our way to Singapore this week for my husband's work retreat! I'm going to miss Luka, the kids, the cats, and our freshly cleaned home, but they're all in great hands while we're gone. I'll still be posting your (almost) daily photos of Luka, and I'll be posting photos from the trip over at my personal account, @itsaparmedlife. Now, here's to the next 24+ hours of travel!⠀
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On the topic of #autismawareness this month, I want to say a quick word about autism in adults. The term autism usually calls to mind children with moderate to severe mental and social development delays. However, many children on the high functioning end of the autism spectrum (often referred to as Asperger's Syndrome) have almost imperceptible symptoms and can make it well into adulthood without receiving a diagnosis. Unfortunately, because a diagnosis usually happens in childhood, Asperger's can be difficult to identify in adults. It often coincides with depression, anxiety, anger, ADHD, and OCD and can be misdiagnosed as such. It is my hope that awareness can help those trying to puzzle through living with these symptoms of an autistic brain achieve correct diagnoses, because understanding that root can lead to a greater ability to cope with it.⠀
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Monday face. Just trying to make the best of it.
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When you're enjoying a perfectly good Saturday [SWIPE →] and then you remember that it's Sunday.
(P.S. Look at his dirty paws! They're normally a soft, creamy color. Here's to spring...)
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I referred in yesterday's post to an imminent spring... My bad.⠀
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