It’s been a good start to the week and I’m updating early because I’ve got my trans* group tonight.
Woke up at 7 am and even though I didn’t get till sleep till gone 1 am this morning, I felt pretty energised. So I had breakfast and chilled out for a bit. Got showered and dressed and by 8:50 am I was ready to take the pups out for a walk, we did our usual walk down to the Quay and along the water. My crazy boy scrappy even went swimming! lol but it was really nice and everyone was really friendly and said hello to me 🙂
We got back and I sat down for a bit, I sorted the pups out in the hallway with some treats. And I headed out to see my psych.
My psych app was great 🙂 he is so pleased that I’ve been doing so well on such a low dose of quetiapine, we just chatted about what I’m doing, how I’m doing etc and he’s so happy with me. So I’ve been discharged! I am beyond happy with this, this is SO what I wanted 🙂 just such relief and happiness, I’m FREE! It’s a massive step for me, he did say if I need him I can just ring up and get an appointment. But I am hoping that I no longer need him. Man I can’t express how happy I am with this.
I pretty much skipped home because I was so happy lol! treated myself to burger king for lunch.
Got home to my happy puppies 🙂 had snuggles and sat down to eat. I then got ON IT! And I wrote a letter from myself to my housing officer, I also spoke to my neighbour and I wrote a letter from him in his words so I could print it out for him to sign and I’ve also got a really good letter from my psych. I will NOT lose my babies.
This is the letter I wrote from me
Dear Hayley Davies,
I have received your letter regarding the 21 days notice to rehome my dogs.
I have had no missed calls or a voicemail left from yourself, as you said you had tried on several occasions to contact me.
I know the noise complaints have come from Paul Bishop in flat 19 and it is the first I have heard of any noise complaints. I have spoken to my next door neighbour in flat 18 and he has never had any issues with the dogs, he said they only bark when you walk past the door IF they are home alone. Paul Bishop for some reason doesn’t like me and will find any excuse to moan about me, he is much further away from my flat then my next door neighbour so how he can hear them is beyond me. They are both small dogs, one is 3kgs in weight and the other is 6kg in weight, both are fully grown and very rarely bark while at home.
The dogs are well looked after and cared for, they are rarely left on their own. If I do have to leave them it’s usually for my mental health group I attend once a week, my transgender group I attend every fortnight or for hospital appointments. They are walked regularly, they are never left unsupervised in communal areas and they never foul outside the property.
When the contractor and Building Surveyor came over I had been really ill for the past few days and I had forgotten they were coming over, so yes there was a bit of dog faeces out there but that isn’t a regular thing. It’s cleaned daily and every other day I clean it with hot water and bleach.
I have bipolar, ADHD, Granulomatosis Polyangiitis (was Wegeners Granulomatosis) and hyper mobility. I am also transgender. I’ve worked really hard to maintain good mental health and I feel that the past 2 years since having a dog and now 2 dogs my mental health has greatly improved because of them. They give me a reason to get up each day and go out, they help me with my social anxiety especially when taking the bus. I’ve met some really nice people and dogs and I enjoy being out now, rather then being stuck at home alone. My social circle isn’t very big and sometimes I can go for a month at a time without seeing a single person, but thanks to the dogs that has changed all that. Having to rehome my babies (my dogs) would be detrimental to my mental health, also my phsycial health too as I am trying to keep as mobile as I can for as long as I can because I know there will be a time where I will need more assitance in walking and getting out and about. Also having recently come out as transgender I feel much safer and more confident when I am out with the dogs and again having to rehome them would mean that I would become very isolated, which would have a negative impact on my mental health.
I hope you can sympathise with my situation and please consider giving me permisson to keep my dogs.
It’s pretty bang on I think! I am just hoping this will help my case to keep the pups. I also rang to confirm with them that they have the right contact numbers for me and they DO so its bullshit that she’s tried contacting me on several occasions.
So that is all ready to post, I’ve also filled out my form for the warm home benefit, so that is ready to go.
After this I am going to sort my meds out for the week, go post my letters and pick up my prescriptions, have dinner and go to my trans* group 🙂
I am a very very happy boy, despite the whole dog thing..but I will win this. I am so proud of myself 🙂