My dog has been my best friend through out my sickness. She is always wanting to make sure I am okay. Dogs love being in packs and she considers my family her pack. No matter how I am feeling she will stick around. She sleeps with me during the day, asks for belly scratches, and wants to play. I think she has def kept my spirits up long term.
A bad situation that proved she cares was very recently. About a week ago, I had a terrible reaction to my medication. I couldn’t focus or do anything and she knew. Tears were rolling down my face and my dog didn’t leave my side. She kept licking my face for about a half hour. Then she started licking my hands. I think she was worried and was trying to keep me from passing out.
Dogs are such loyal animals. It brings me a sense of comfort when my dog is with me. I think that they’re such great animals with people who have illness’ or disabilities. When I was being hospitalized in Michigan they brought in dogs for us patients to pet. When I went to go see the dogs, it made me completely forget what I was suffering from. It was such a stress relieving experience. Dogs can really turn a sour person into a happy person. They make you forget/distract you from anything else you were thinking about whether it be good or bad.
The fact that my dog tried to do something to help and that she is not trained to blows my mind. I don’t know, I just thought I’d share how incredible dogs are and how smart they are to pick up on certain situations.