Kumi said 7 years, 9 months ago:

So, a few months ago, I got a shorkie puppy. Adorable little rat :P
I’ve been depressed for over 12 years now. So nothing new. Back in May though I had stopped substituting, so I was stuck at home all day. By myself. I ended up getting worse. I mean, normally I would be like, yay, home all day. The problem was though, that my roommate wasn’t home. I felt so, Lost. I ended up just getting so bad. I wouldn’t shower (Yeah, ew. I’m a hygiene freak, so this was serious), I would barely eat. I would drink, all the time. I was an alcoholic before, but I got worse. I was never sober. One day my roommate came home and he was worried, which is normal. He went out and bought me a shorkie puppy. Which made me mad because she was expensive (like, good lord, i couldve bought a lot of food with that. ) anyways, sorry i go off on tangents.
anyways, I ended up getting better. not cured. but i wasn’t as alone, or as bad. I had something to do, and a little puppy to play with. it’s so strange how that works. how an animal can sort of bring you to life again isn’t it? I mean, i’m still depressed and all, but at least i’m moving. and not so… well.. gone.

just wanted to share this with you.

Hayden said 7 years, 6 months ago:

Basically the same thing happened to me when we got our dog three years ago. He’s always helped me with my anxiety, and when I’m sad he’s there. He’s my best friend, really, and I don’t know what I’d do without him.
It’s amazing what a pet – family – can do for you.

lex300 said 7 years, 6 months ago:

Ive got dogs too and also experienced puppies as my dog had 2 litters. They really do uplift your mood as there little chirpy things and company. Especially good when yr upset and dont want to talk to anyone. I feel calmer when im around mine and you have to get up and do something. I.e. take them for a walk, they definately good to make people feel emotinally better and socialise and get up and out. :) Love my dogs.