Lydia, Ph.D. in Bothering

My name is Lydia.
I'm 25 years old.
I am a chiropractor.
I live in Illinois.
My favorite color is cerulean.
I'm allergic to chapstick.
I have two adorable rescue dogs, Henrietta and Cash.


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Just a little bit of #spinning before work. #handspun #yarn #handspunstagram

Just a little bit of #spinning before work. #handspun #yarn #handspunstagram

Found this note on my desk when I got to work this morning. Translation: “Dr. Lydia, Missed you on your day off. Here I was.” Love the little ones.

Found this note on my desk when I got to work this morning. Translation: “Dr. Lydia, Missed you on your day off. Here I was.” Love the little ones.

Okay so I bought this sweater. #giraffe

Okay so I bought this sweater. #giraffe

Single crochet color work blanket. Have I gone crazy? #crochet

Single crochet color work blanket. Have I gone crazy? #crochet

fightingforanimals:

These are some of them, most were golden retrivers and labradors, but also included german shepherds and other breeds. Sadly most are dead now, while many people forget them and don’t spare them a thought. 

As people lay dying, trapped and hurt, a team of nearly 100 loyal and courageous search dogs put their lives on the line to help humans. Without them, many more would not have survived, yet few people consider them. 

In such a chaotic, terrifying, hot, acrid-smelling, smokey and loud environment, countless human lives depended on their ability to focus, listen, respond to their handlers, and work tirelessly. Stepping over cracked glass, hot tarmac, through flames and thick smoke, being winched over deep ravines, they battled on to seek out survivors and bring them aid. 

They worked around the clock, day and night, searching, sniffing, over and over. Not only did they search, but they comforted - many eyewitnesses speak of how the dogs would stop and sit by newly-recovered victims, giving them a sense of hope and relief, before moving on to look for the next. As the situation became desperate, and the rescue workers and fire teams became utterly distraught at the amount of people who were recovered dead, these dogs brought them comfort, sitting with them on breaks, letting them grieve.

Many of these dogs are old, and have passed away. Let us remember the courage and loyalty they showed at such a horrendous event. They didn’t have a choice, but nonetheless they did what was asked of them and helped save countless lives. Don’t let their bravery be forgotten today either, or their determination to be a ‘good dog’ despite the scary and dangerous environment around them.

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Conversation that happened the other day

  • Friend: What are you knitting?
  • Me: It's crochet.
  • Friend: How is that different?
  • Me: Knitting is two pointy sticks, crochet is one hook.
  • Friend: How are they different?
  • Me: Knitting I can poke you to death, crochet I can hook out your brains like the Egyptians.