It has been said that having pets can be beneficial to those with depression and other mental health issues.
We recently adopted a puppy for my daughter, who came home from Baltimore to help out with her grandfather while he was getting chemotherapy treatments. We’ve always had cats, and a couple of birds too, but this was a new experience for us. It was love at first sight, and he has added another dimension of joy that has been beneficial to us all.
What better way to learn to live in the moment than to take a dog for a walk, play fetch, or just cuddle together?
What better way to feel loved than to have a dog wagging his tail to greet you at the door and responding to your facial expressions when your moods change?
I was hesitant to go through the puppy stage, but the puppy, who has grown to 65 pounds in 8 months, has been a wonderful friend and companion for my daughter and the rest of us as well.