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How to help your puppy sleep quietly at night

After a few days in his new home, this poor little Aussie was having a little difficulty adjusting to his new setting.  After his first few days his Mom says he is still crying at night.  I discussed the things that help make transitions easier.  One disadvantage for him was that since his Mom works during the day he is spending the day at Grandma’s house until she comes home from work.  It is a lot for a puppy to transition from one home to two homes.  But puppies are very resilient and he will adjust to his new routines very soon.

Every puppies experience will be a little different.  I wanted to share some things I have read that help a puppy to sleep quietly at night…

 Most puppies when moved to a strange place, cry for the first week or two. It is completely normal and it is because they are frightened, they do not understand where their littermates went or where their mother is. They basically want attention and many new dog owners become worried that the dog is just not happy with them. The best way to sort the problem out is to ignore it. It can be hard to do because it is the same as hearing a baby crying for help and not going to help them. It tugs on the heart strings and it is difficult to ignore.

 However, if you do ignore the problem then the puppy will eventually realize that crying does not help and that they will still see you in the morning. Some puppies do not cry at all, others cry for a few nights, whilst some simply will not give up for a week or two. So, just persevere and you will notice that the problem does go away, just as long as you do not give the puppy any attention whilst it is moaning.    Anonymous


 Here are my best tips for night time….

- Use the crate as a bed for all the puppies naps during the day so he associates his crate with sleep

- Use a blanket in his bed, since that was what he is use to

—Use the ‘blankie’ for the litter smells.

-  Routine is very important.  Keep to a regular schedule.

-  Make sure the puppy is very active in the late afternoon so he is plenty tired.

- Don’t let puppy nap a few hours before bedtime

- Take puppy out to the potty right before bed. 

- Put him to bed at a regular time, when the rest of the house is quieting down.

- Put him in his crate, and close the door.  If he cries you cannot take him out or you are rewarding him for crying and he will cry to get his way.

- Keep the puppy crate in your bedroom so he can be near his new pack.

- If he won’t settle down after half an hour, then move him to another room, so you can get your rest.

- Bring him back to your room the next night, and try again.  Eventually he will see it as a reward to be in your room, and he will realize that crying only moves him to another room.

Feel free to comment on this post, or email me to share any ideas that work for you!


Part One

Reader x Jeon Jeongguk (ft. Kim Taehyung)

Words: 8,786

Genre: Dystopia (M)

Warnings: Angst, Murders, Poor finances, a lot of death mention.

The flats of your shoes scraped uncomfortably against the uneven ground that paved the route towards your shabby apartment. It was a cold March day with little to no people around at this time. The winds were starting to pick up with a chill that made the heat rush to the surface of your cheeks in attempt to warm you up. 

Posters flapped in the wind, making a sound that curled your stomach in disgust as you passed by the same picture plastered on every fence, every wall and every corner. 

You carried your body with an astounding amount of heaviness, for each day you continued to live; you were not living at all. You’ve never known a difference; it had been this way since before you were born, since before your mother was born and before your mother’s mother. 

Some days you wished to never have been born, it would have been better than being stuck here. Your hands shoved themselves awkwardly within the confinements of pockets as you glanced around the perimeter of your surroundings. 

They were watching, they were always watching. Whether it be through telescreens, through your own thoughts, through the posters, the street lamps or the spies. Your life and much like others shared the same fate as everyone in the past. You were to die, you were all to die. 

Though this fact did not frighten you or matter much, since you were already dead and have been since you were born.

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anonymous asked:

Hey! How are you doing? Could you maybe help me? I have adhd and currently I cannot afford medicine, so I'm just going to therapy and doing the best I can. Do you happen to know any spells that would help me to focus and pay attention to stuff? Thanks a lot for your attention and for running this blog. You're so helpful, you have no idea. Blessed be!

Hey anon! Thanks for your question. Although medical attention is best (good on you for going to therapy!) there are definitely ways to enhance concentration and focus. Don’t substitute magic for treatment, but you can absolutely complement your treatment with some of these ideas. I don’t have any specific spells because I think it’s important to keep up with habits instead of try one-off “cures.” I also have unmedicated ADHD, and these are some of the things I’ve done, incorporating traditional science and magic.

* Incorporate smells into your study routine that help you focus. It’s super important that you make a routine out of it. The more you smell it while studying, the more likely you are to study when you turn on your diffuser or light your incense. I like to use essential oils in my practice so I get my daily dose of witchcraft and I have an easier time focusing. I specifically use jasmine, as it enhances creativity and I’m in a creative field.

* Sigils! Sigils sigils sigils. Draw them yourself or use premade ones. You can also use various sites to create them. Draw them on your body to charge them with your pulse, meditate on them and burn them, however you like to activate your sigils if you use them. If you’ve never used them, I recommend not charging them on your body at first, as it can sometimes drain you of energy if you focus too much on them. Some people like to charge them on their phones, which I think is a great idea!

* Drink tea that intensifies focus, or have coffee that you’ve stirred your intent into. Herbs that enhance focus include lemon balm, chamomile, and passion flower. Lemon balm and chamomile are mildly sedative, and help calm the racing brain, while passion flower works like an anti-anxiety. If you don’t have access to those herbs or a tea made of them, a good way to discreetly incorporate magic into your routine is to drink coffee that has had an intent stirred into it. To do this, you focus on your intent (which should be worded as “I do,” not “I will,” as in “I study well and remain focused” not “I will study well”) and think of it dripping from your fingers and into your stir stick/spoon, then seeping into your coffee as you stir sunwise. You can also stir widdershins while you focus on what you don’t want, like “I am not distracted.”

* Try meditation. Sometimes it helps to clear your mind (which is so, so, so hard with ADHD) so that you can focus on studying. Meditation is definitely difficult for those with ADHD, but I’ve had awesome success meditating with guided meditation.

* I haven’t done this yet, but I’m planning on incorporating motivation sigils into my next bullet journal spread, and you could do the same in your planner with focus or concentration sigils. If you don’t use a planner (which you totally should) then you could draw it in pencil on the background of your homework.

* Figure out what hinders you the most and cast a spell to break it, and use a system like The X Effect (writing out a chart for 30 days that you mark an X on each day you’re successful to help feed your reward system) to keep track. You could enchant your chart, even! For example, you could choose to break the habit of checking Facebook while you study (this was a big one for me) and use the following spell that I found awhile ago (if anyone knows the source, please let me know) to do so.

Bad Habit Relief

Items Needed:

  • Black candle
  • Cedarwood oil
  • Something sharp to write on the candle with
  • Piece of onyx


  • Write the bad habit on the candle.
  • Anoint the candle with the cedarwood oil and light it.
  • Say,

“Unwanted habit, please be gone

Leave me when the candle is done

Candle burn to remove all ill

By the power of my will”

  • Focus on the candle, thinking of your bad habit, while holding the onyx in your hand. Imbibe the onyx with all of your willpower. (You’ll need to reenergize after this most likely, I recommend something sweet like a lemonade or iced tea.)
  • Let the candle burn down (you don’t have to stare at it the whole time if you keep losing concentration, just practice fire safety and keep an eye on it) and carry the stone with you to pull willpower from.

Hope this helps!

- Willow