When I get really anxious and have an episode the only thing that calms me down is my cat. she snuggles up to me and it just feels really comforting being close to and caring for another living thing. I don’t get out that much I think I’d be much worse off without her.
do you guys have pets too? do you find they help?
My Australian Shepherd is a service dog. I rarely take her out of the house nowadays because I don’t go out unless I am doing well and therefore don’t need her, but I couldn’t survive without her. When my husband works the night shift, she sleeps in bed with me and keeps me safe. When he works days, I have a constant companion. I bring her with me into the bathroom when I have to hide.
My life would have been totally different had I not had my 6 indoor only kitties- 4 sinlings at once plus the baby I picked up out of the street a couple of years ago.
The only downfall is their short life span compared to ours.
It was the hardest thing when I burried my 19.5 year old kitty last year. I’ve had her since she was 5 weeks old. I miss her very much.
My dachshund Chex is the best I’m so happy I got her she helps me with anxiety and any time I feel alone. It’s great
My dogs have always comforted me.
Yeah. It also helps having something in your life that needs you and rely’s on you to look after them! I have a cat. I’d like a ton of cats but they won’t let me! So it’s one cat and my sisters are who I look after. Helps me a lot and it’s good for your health to pat animals!
I used to have 2 dogs. But my one dog mr. lou was such a great support animal. He was always just so calm and good.
He was so big and fluffy I remember just hugging him anytime I was scared and he would help ground me. I always felt safe with him around.
If I was crying he would come over to me and try to get on my lap (which although he would crush me was still very sweet)
Since he died it’s been very hard to cope
I still had my other dog ziggy who was also a good boy! And when he died I was devastated.
So now I have no pets and its sad but i just can’t deal with anymore loss right now.
I love having my three dogs. They are my babies and they sometimes take care of me.
My cat is my only child. He’s one of the reasons why I feel happier than I’ve ever been. He can tell when I’m upset and he’ll hang out with me everytime. He sleeps with me almost every night. And he stays in bed with me until I get up and then follows me to the kitchen to have breakfast with me.
I couldn’t survive without my dog Zeus his always right by me he keeps me safe
Sailormoon fan? Me too!!
I would not have made it this far, without my pets. I now have one bird and three dogs. My youngest dog is a Chocolate Lab. He is still a puppy. I’m training him to be my service dog.
I had to let my baby go with the move. My new baby i love him. He is a sweet heart.
Yes. I have a cat and and a dog ad they help me out a lot.
Oh boy where do I start? I dont have any cats or dogs of my own but the inlaws shih Tzu missy helps me alot so does their cats trooper and Lola. The cats prefer my partner and I over their owners.
The biggest help is my bearded dragon kaisei. I just take him out of his enclosure and he will cuddle up with me on my chest or shoulder and just fall asleep. He is so calm its amazing. That is what makes me calm. He has pooped on me before but it was fault on both sides of that exchange
I love my cat sooo much. She is so special
Definitely a lot happier since I got her.
I hug her, pet her, talk to her
My ginger tiger tom cat, Simba, helps me a lot. He sleeps on top of me at night and wakes up with me every morning. I wake to his sweet face every morning. It’s so nice.
I have two cats and two dogs. They keep me grounded. The dogs need walks which are good for me too and the cats come see me every night for a petting and they sleep with me. My wife won’t let the dogs in our bed but if I sleep in one of the guest rooms they will sleep with me too.
It helped so much when I was living with my mother and a dog. He was my best friend. But I can’t take care of pets myself so now that I’m living alone, Ive just given it up.
love my puppy massages and kitty purrs
My kitty passed away a few months ago and I’ve since moved to an apartment that does not allow pets. She was SUCH a good support for me. Always there for me and full of pure love. I miss her dearly and when the time comes I will register my next kitty as an ESA. I’ve got a tattoo over my self harm scars to remind me of her. I got it before she passed and it keeps her close to me. Animals are a beautiful thing💜