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Lost Her Mind
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I totally couldn't think of an appropriate title... but yeah.

As some of you know I've been going through a really rough time this whole year. I've gone through some deep depressions during it... but lately I've been doing a LOT better.

Until last night.

I found out some news that really upset me (an old "friend" who wants nothing to do with me anymore is engaged. This will be the second "friend" wedding I won't be invited to. Long story. Oh, plus, her fiance sent me some really nasty emails a few months ago.)

Anyway. It was so hard to get out of my mind. It was dragging me down the the dark place I worked so hard to climb out of recently. Gary was sleeping. The dogs were in their kennels sleeping. I was sobbing...

So I went into their room and what NORMALLY happens when I open the door is I have three insane bouncing puppies wiggling around wanting to get out of their kennels to play.

THIS TIME, however, I opened the door (still crying) and they wiggled and got excited for about a second and then calmed down. Tails stopped wagging. They just stared at me. I sat in the chair and talked to them, telling them everything that was wrong and I swear they could tell I was upset. I've never seen them look at me like that. And their attention was AMAZING. They never looked away! That never happens unless I have a treat in my hand... and even then it's hit or miss.

I walked out of the room honestly feeling so much better.

It was so amazing. I love my dogs!!
 

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Im sorry you are going through a rough time. I am too...and know the feelings you are going through. Im so glad that your dogs are "in tune" with you..it melts your heart, doesnt it?? Thats why we LOVE our dogs.
Hope you are back on track soon to feeling better. xxoo Amy
 

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I totally couldn't think of an appropriate title... but yeah.

As some of you know I've been going through a really rough time this whole year. I've gone through some deep depressions during it... but lately I've been doing a LOT better.

Until last night.

I found out some news that really upset me (an old "friend" who wants nothing to do with me anymore is engaged. This will be the second "friend" wedding I won't be invited to. Long story. Oh, plus, her fiance sent me some really nasty emails a few months ago.)

Anyway. It was so hard to get out of my mind. It was dragging me down the the dark place I worked so hard to climb out of recently. Gary was sleeping. The dogs were in their kennels sleeping. I was sobbing...

So I went into their room and what NORMALLY happens when I open the door is I have three insane bouncing puppies wiggling around wanting to get out of their kennels to play.

THIS TIME, however, I opened the door (still crying) and they wiggled and got excited for about a second and then calmed down. Tails stopped wagging. They just stared at me. I sat in the chair and talked to them, telling them everything that was wrong and I swear they could tell I was upset. I've never seen them look at me like that. And their attention was AMAZING. They never looked away! That never happens unless I have a treat in my hand... and even then it's hit or miss.

I walked out of the room honestly feeling so much better.

It was so amazing. I love my dogs!!

My dear, this is so typical of what pets can do. The stories I could tell you about Lyric and Michael and our pet therapy work in Building 50 at the State Hospital, with geriatric psych patients, many who had been institutionalized the better part of their lives and who had not been heard to speak a work in literally decades, actually talking to the dogs.
THEY KNOW.
 

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Nancy
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I'm so sorry you're feeling down. {{{hugs}}}

:kiss:

If anything can brighten our day, it's our pets with their unconditional love.
 

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I'm sorry it's been rough lately. I'm glad you have your fur babies to talk to, they really are good therapy.
 

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Lost Her Mind
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Thanks Amy! I hope you feel better soon too.

And hugs to all! I feel so blessed to have friends on here too. Last night when I was trying to sleep (which we all know it the prime time for sad/anxious/worrisome thoughts to invade your mind) I was thinking about all the laughs and happiness I get when I come to this forum. It helped as well.

<3 Thanks everyone.
 

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Hudson's girl
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Sweet friends

So sorry you are feeling down in the dumps. But through it all you have a genuinely sweet story and some sweet pups that made you feel better:).

P.S. Wedding chicken is bad anyway:p:
 

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y' know, those "friends" who don't stick with you in tough times aren't really friends at all...

...dogs on the other hand just take you for what you are. When I'm sad or upset, the Pud notices right away and comes and wriggles and snuggles with me. Sometimes she brings me a slimy toy or a dirty sock to console me. She's such a generous heart...
 

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There have been many times I've cried to my dogs and they truly look concerned and know just what what I need. Sometimes it's just a quiet friend sitting next to me to listen to everything I say.. sometimes I need a laugh and they'll do something silly. They definitely know.

If you ever want to talk to a human though, you know where to find me :)
 

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My dear, this is so typical of what pets can do. The stories I could tell you about Lyric and Michael and our pet therapy work in Building 50 at the State Hospital, with geriatric psych patients, many who had been institutionalized the better part of their lives and who had not been heard to speak a work in literally decades, actually talking to the dogs.
THEY KNOW.
They do indeed know, no doubt about it.

This is why I'm a "dog person", EVERY Dog I've ever had has shown me more love, loyalty and affection than ANY friend I've ever had (and I've had some **** good friends).
 
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