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Everyone knows I'm three crazy cat lady but I met my dream dog at a pet store today. This little girl is a very young English bulldog. If I could have her, she'd be Beatrice Bloomington the 8th (Bea B. 8). She was absolutely the most lovey, friendly puppy I've ever met. She was so snuggly with me despite three staff saying she was quite rambunctious. She happily greeted the other puppies in the store of all sizes and wasted to be pet by everyone including little kids. I wouldn't being a dog into my cats' home as it is now with R2 being blind, Mei being elderly, and Bagheera still recovering from being feral. That and we travel way too much to leave a doggy at home or boarded that frequently. But oh my, my heart really wanted to take little BB-8 home. #pets #pet #dog #doggy #englishbulldog #puppy #love #cute #kawaii #selfie #happy #dreamdog

6 Days ago

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This is the such an exciting dress! It's so much fancier than my usual Lolita style. The lace is so pretty and the color is a bit more grey than the stock photo. This is a Metamorphose dress which is not a brand I've tried before nor is it a color I've worn. I haven't built the coord yet but I have a black blouse, shoes, and tights for it. Any suggestions on wigs and hair accessories? This is a heavier dress and more of a cold weather weight. Justin also bought me this for Christmas. I'm very spoiled. #Lolita #dolllife #classicLolita #metamorphosetempsdefille #metamorphose #meta #dress #Lolitastyle #pretty #lace

12 Days ago

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I really wish it was summer already! I am not a snow bunny so this cold weather has hit me down. I want it to be warm enough to wear my new (to me) chiffon Lolita dress. It's so pretty that this stock photo of it doesn't do it justice. It has silver thread running down through it and the lace is exquisite. The dots are actually tiny white stars on the navy background. Stars are my favorite motif. Justin got this for me for Christmas this year. He got me a second one, too, that's also pretty. I can't wait until it is warm enough to wear it! #Lolita #doll #dolllife #classicLolita #babythestarsshinebright #btssb #present #stars #summer #chiffon #pretty

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"You always seen to have a headache!" "You're too young to have neck problems" "Have you tried essential oils or aromatherapy for your tension headaches? I saw an orthopedic doc yesterday for my neck. Notice anything strange about my xray? Necks aren't supposed to be straight. Yes, I have had a tension headache for about 3 years now. Yes, it's because there is something physically wrong with me. I have pain. It is real. There is a reason behind it. It's not all in my head. It was literally the most validating doctor's appointment I've ever had for pain. I'm now waiting for insurance to approve further testing. #xray #medical #hospitalglam #fibro #fibromyalgia #chronicpain #jointhypermobility #spoonie #headache

22 Days ago

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My wonderful mother-in-law, Mary, gave me a gift card to Old Navy for Christmas so I bought the most decadently snuggly lined hoodie I could find there in this lovely shade of pink. My Mei Mei decided that it's hers and crawled right in today. This is her, hugging me, purring her heart out, and drooling on my shoulder. She stayed zipped in there for close to 45 minutes! #selfie #cat #kitty #catsofinstagram #blackcat #love #home #family #winter #happy

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I've probably shared this before, but this is my R2 with his favorite treat. He absolutely loves drinking ice water from his glass. He's a Maine Coon and like many of his breed, struggled with kidney and bladder crystals. He is on a special diet to help prevent the formation of the crystals. Our wonderful vet also suggested giving him more access to water to help flush his system. R2 is true to his breed and loves water! He will drink directly from the tap, splashes his paws in the water bowl, and will steal your glass of water if you leave it unattended. So now, every day, he gets a fresh glass of ice cold water with a couple ice cubes (his favorite!) In the cup holder in the living room. He will empty it at least once a day, well as best as he can with his massive head fitting down low enough in the glass! He's had zero bladder issues since we started his special diet and giving him his water. He's going to be 9 yrs old soon and is a very healthy and happy kitty. He was also born with cataracts and is mostly blind but that definitely doesn't slow him down. He doesn't miss a trick! He got his name because he looked identical as a kitten to our elderly cat Ralphie. So technically, his full name is Ralphie the Second. We call him R2, the R2 Unit, Unit, and floppenwerfer. He has a habit of running in front of people and flopping down in front of them to get their attention. So as they say in terrible fake German, he werfens his floppens. He's definitely a mama's boy and follows me wherever I go in the house. He is slow to warm up to people but one he knows you, he's the biggest love. He's my baby. As my momma says, he's my "soul cat" as our attachment goes beyond that of a normal pet relationship. His favorite spot to nap is in my pile of Totoro plushies which is perfect camouflage for him. #R2 #cat #kitty #fluffy #catvideo #floof #mainecoon #bigkitty #specialneedscat #blindcat #soulcat #family #home #Totoro #silly #love #cute #kawaii #catsofinstagram #catstories

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My Christmas Lolita coord. for today's Steel City Con. Baby, The Stars Shine Bright shirring princess dress. My new white blouse from Amazon that I'm seriously impressed with. My black Friday wig purchase of Gothic Lolita Wigs in Baby Dollight. Shoes are bodyline. Shoulder is still rally bothering me from the cortisone shot two days ago but I'm determined to have a great time today. #selfie #makeup #Lolita #classicLolita #princess #babythestarsshinebright #btssb #blodyline #blonde #twintails #wig #curls #Christmas #holiday #festive #convention #steelcitycon #gothiclolitawigs #rockstarwigs #redlips #plaid #frills #frillability

41 Days ago

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"But you don't look sick..." Invisible illness. I work very hard to present myself as best as I can when I see people face to face. I'm having a really high pain night and just feeling so weary of it all. These are all the medications and vitamins I'm prescribed to take in a day to function at the level I'm currently at. This doesn't show any of my joint wraps or braces my doctors have recommended I wear. Nor does it show my cpap machine to help me breathe at night. It's overwhelming even on a good day. I am going next week to the hospital to have my stomach and small intestine scoped & biopsied. Some of my previous blood work suggested I have celiac's despite my lacking some of the hallmark symptoms of it. I'm scared that I may have it and will have to completely change my diet. But, I'm also scared that I don't and I'll still be stuck in diagnosis limbo like I am now. It's where symptoms are treated individually as they pop up without addressing the underlying cause. #spoonie #spoonieproblems #invisibleillness #fibro #fibromyalgia #jointhypermobility #celiacdisease #medical #dayinthelife #sleepapnea #allergictolife #butyoudontlooksick #frillability

51 Days ago