Hi Deb and everyone,
Thanks for the article, really interesting and succinct.
I used to do lifeline counselling and remember several times where people seeking help admitted that it was their dog or their cat that kept them going through some very dark days ... and the reason was the fact that regardless of what was happening, on an almost subconscious level, they knew they could not let the pet down; they had to 'get up' clean up, feed, water and get outside for walkies.
I live with my dog Peppa and just to see that face all the time is a gift. He is 16 now, nearly deaf and blind so I have to accept there is a future I will have to face.
I, like most people, know I would be poorer by far without him.
Last edited by Lestie4containergardens; 02/16/15 10:31 AM.