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Redemption (The Spades Trilogy Book 1) by Mike Schlossberg

Marvelous Monday with Lexi

Week of May 28th, Marvelous Monday with Lexi!

I'm back! I really missed sharing my adventures with you every week and I am glad that Mommy is able to be online a bit more now.

As you can see, I've been to my groomer, Miss Ashley, recently. Miss Ashley acquired some new crates with hard walls rather than wire. On one paw, I'm sad that I can't meet any potential playmates. On the other paw, I was a bit calmer when Mommy and Uncle Mike picked me up. Mommy also purchased a new toy for me, a Kong Wishbone. She tried putting some of the Kong Sweet Potato paste stuff in it, but it made me sick. Now she spreads a little cheese or some of the soft food she mixes with my kibble and stuffs a few pieces of kibble in it. I enjoy licking the cheese and soft food out and I've figured out a few ways to get the kibble out of it too!

Mommy and I struggled a bit with her new job; she was told that she'd work four five-hour days a week, but she ended up working more than that. She was also told that she wouldn't have to work Mondays after the initial training and she scheduled her psychology appointments accordingly; however, she discovered that she was misinformed several times about the scheduling expectations. After many restless nights filled with anxiety and night terrors, and one night when she took the nasty Prazosin that makes her feel dizzy and sick the next day, Mommy finally figured out that all of the conflicting information was a trigger. Between not knowing when she was working and having to cancel several of her psychology appointments, she just couldn't cope with the anxiety and stress and decided to quit. 

Since I'm already telling on Mommy, she had no energy while she was working. She'd work her eight-hour days, eat, watch some Netflix, try to read, and then went to bed and tossed and turned all night. She didn't want to play her games, play with me, write on the blog, check out Facebook... nothing! I know she was trying to get used to working for that company and the schedule, but I thought something was very, very wrong.

I really don't understand human behavior. I mean, why do humans allow themselves to be bitten multiple times before realizing that you need to bare your teeth, growl, and bite back (or run away) to avoid getting bitten again? I know she needs a job to support us but when she's having nightmares about one of her psychologists feeding her glass, it's time to take action. Besides, when she doesn't sleep well, I don't sleep well!

I think I'm done telling on Mommy for the time being and now I can tell you about the books Mommy is reading.

Just Finished

THE LAST CHILD OF LEIF by Chris Pridmore on Goodreads
Forced from my home, I find myself fleeing from the evil forces that killed my father. My mother and Sebastian, our protector, are by my side — but for how long?

I soon find myself travelling with a circus led by a kindly man called Konrad, but my young mind doesn’t know who to trust. Sebastian seems less at ease with every passing day. I’m struggling to cope with the tragedy that has befallen me, and the world now seems a lot more dangerous than I had ever imagined.

My name is Prince Valiant, and I am a Child of Leif.

Currently Reading

SKIN DEEP by Lily Luchesi on Goodreads
The animal inside wants to come out and play.

Skin changers are able to look like anyone of any race and gender, which makes them the most dangerous criminals in the paranormal community. Only one person in modern history has ever successfully captured and executed one.

When a skin changer starts attacking government workers in Chicago, they have no choice but to call in their last resort. However, their solution might create even more danger for the city and its people. What does the skin changer want, and how does it fit into a possible Undead uprising?

Up Next

REDEMPTION by Mike Schlossberg on Goodreads   DEEPEST SCARS by Tricia Copeland on Goodreads

I'm glad to be back! I'll try to get Mommy to read more after she has played with me, of course. I hope you have a Marvelous Memorial Day Monday and a fantastic week!

Cuddles & licks,
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