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Rikkanna
Rika
Artist | Student | Varied
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Mad Scientist & Total Dog Nut
B.A. Biology
Studio Art Minor
Veterinary School Student

Current Residence: Hellmurder Island
Personal Quote: "I see the world through dog-colored glasses." -Holly Winter (Susan Connant)

Loves: wolves, Dogs, Dogshows, having pockets full of Dog-treats, Dog-slobber, horses, cats (ears and tongues especially), an assortment of other wild animals, biology, fantasy, science fiction, trees, sea oats, fireflies, wind, water, mountains, storms, sailboats, doodling, stories, clay, food, and sad songs...

Doesn't love: irresponsible pet owners, fruit flies invading her living space, computer viruses, migraines, and organic chemistry...


Diva
Rika's Dog
Flat-coated Retriever
Titles/Designations: CH RA NAJ CGC TDI -1 OAJ leg, 2 RE legs, 1 CD leg
~In Loving Memory~
Oct. 31, 2003 - Jul. 23, 2012


Ender
Rika's Dog
West Indian Island Dog
Born: April 2012
Adopted: October 30, 2013
Titles/Designations: None yet.

Sven
Rika's Cat
West Indian Semi-Domestic Short Hair
Born: May 2013
Adopted: March 19th, 2014
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Flynn by Rikkanna
Flynn
Flynn
Island Foster Dog #2
West Indian Pit Bull Terrier
Age Unknown

*I don't know his breed, so like my "west indian island dog" designation I use for Ender and a few of his friends, this is the best descriptor I could come up with. He is a pittie mix, but probably a few generations back, as bully breeds are no longer allowed to be imported to this island.

**This dog was recently rescued which is why he looks a bit uncomfortable in this photo. I try not to post photos of dogs looking stressed, but I needed photos of him for record purposes for the rescue organization, and this one kind of spoke to me. I hope it speaks to you too. He is currently being trained and counter conditioned and desensitized to things with only non-aversive methods.
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Okay, so as some of you may or may not know, I’ve had my share of meltdowns over school and life and everything in general [#atleastidontchaselight]. In hopes of helping with this, and a myriad of other things too, I’ve been seeing a therapist (I even get to sit on the furniture, wuff!). It’s been like the strangest mix of art class and dog training all rolled into one. Sometimes it seems fruffy, or pointless, or too hard to even fathom, but other times I can see where it’s going. And yes, I am fine. Just trying to learn some strategies for dealing with myself and bettering myself. My homework last week was to ask my friends “why are you friends with me?”, or more specifically “what qualities do I have that make you enjoy and value my friendship?”. She didn’t buy my explanation of 'the crazy dog lady bond being amazingly strong' (if only she knew), and I just couldn’t bring myself to ask this of anyone right out…  But because I am trying to do as I’m instructed instead of just shrugging it off (that's the only way to change, I think), I decided that this week I would figure out a way around this. Below is a link to an anonymous polling website (bless the powers of social media, and a big thanks to Lilla for introducing me to this site). If you feel so inclined, you may post an answer to that question there. You can say anything you want, since it is anonymous after all. And you can even ask questions. There is a word limit, so either make your words count or just post more than once.  And try not to make me have to find a trash can to throw up in from all the sappy!
Thanks for the help!
*goes back to hiding under a rock*


spillit.me/rikkanna
  • Mood: Anxious
  • Listening to: Fix Me
  • Reading: clinical pathology notes
  • Watching: Psych
  • Playing: study study study...
  • Eating: cheesey jalapeno bread
  • Drinking: water

Okay, so as some of you may or may not know, I’ve had my share of meltdowns over school and life and everything in general [#atleastidontchaselight]. In hopes of helping with this, and a myriad of other things too, I’ve been seeing a therapist (I even get to sit on the furniture, wuff!). It’s been like the strangest mix of art class and dog training all rolled into one. Sometimes it seems fruffy, or pointless, or too hard to even fathom, but other times I can see where it’s going. And yes, I am fine. Just trying to learn some strategies for dealing with myself and bettering myself. My homework last week was to ask my friends “why are you friends with me?”, or more specifically “what qualities do I have that make you enjoy and value my friendship?”. She didn’t buy my explanation of 'the crazy dog lady bond being amazingly strong' (if only she knew), and I just couldn’t bring myself to ask this of anyone right out…  But because I am trying to do as I’m instructed instead of just shrugging it off (that's the only way to change, I think), I decided that this week I would figure out a way around this. Below is a link to an anonymous polling website (bless the powers of social media, and a big thanks to Lilla for introducing me to this site). If you feel so inclined, you may post an answer to that question there. You can say anything you want, since it is anonymous after all. And you can even ask questions. There is a word limit, so either make your words count or just post more than once.  And try not to make me have to find a trash can to throw up in from all the sappy!
Thanks for the help!
*goes back to hiding under a rock*


spillit.me/rikkanna
  • Mood: Anxious
  • Listening to: Fix Me
  • Reading: clinical pathology notes
  • Watching: Psych
  • Playing: study study study...
  • Eating: cheesey jalapeno bread
  • Drinking: water

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