I Have a Pet Who Keeps Me Sane

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    Barely Sane

    I have 3 cats without whom I'd surely go insane. I can't imagine life without them, they're my family and my friends.
    zillaron zillaron
    51-55, M
    9 Responses Oct 13, 2009

    My Dog Is My Best Friend, Literally.

    I have an absolutely adorable Beagle/Terrier, Sophia, that is my world. We met when I was about 12 and she was probably 5. Our family fosters beagles so she was coming to live with us temporarily. I was young and excited to meet Sophie so I went to give her a giant hug and...
    americanidiot87 americanidiot87
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 4, 2012

    My dog is magnificent in motion.

    This morning we ran through a storm and I thought he was the most beautiful thing I'd ever seen- flying over fallen trees and flooded streams while I could only scramble through mud and branches calling his name through gales& sheeting rain. Thanks for coming back for me and...
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Oct 13, 2014

    I have 2 close cats,if they see me crying they

    will come sit on me and lick my tears.
    Chelsea1973 Chelsea1973
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Nov 13, 2015

    If it wasn't for my dog,

    Skipper, I would be talking to myself all the time. He keeps me company and is always happy to see me. Because of him, I walk more, bike more and spend less time focusing on myself and my problems. He drives me nuts too...with all his barking, howling and wanting to going and...
    suzeeqd suzeeqd
    51-55, F
    1 Response Jan 1, 2014

    Mr. Toodles is a 3lb Chinese Chin

    who is a loving non stop ball of terror lol
    Bela21 Bela21
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Sep 30, 2014

    And every ICEE I get

    or ice cream I eat he watches me . He goes into Pavlov's mode . *drools*I'm such a patsy he ends up getting a lick or two or three . ;)
    MizCamille MizCamille
    46-50, F
    1 Response Nov 8, 2014

    Learn a lesson from your dog: When life gives

    you sh*t, kick grass on it and move on!
    suzeeqd suzeeqd
    51-55, F
    Jan 22, 2014

    As I lie in bed, I am listening to my dog,

    Star, snoring away. This Weimaraner came into my life as the third one my ex and I had and she has been a constant companion and source of happiness for me. About 3 weeks ago, she got sprayed by a skunk and the smell still lingers, especially if it rains. But one look at her...
    Sheepdog47 Sheepdog47
    46-50, M
    2 Responses Oct 8, 2015

    I love my sweet little white bunny.

    She means the world to me. I feel so sad thinking about all the animals I can't rescue that are abused...especially sensitive animals like rabbits. So, want to give the bunny I have the best life I can.Animals testing is not science. It's animal abuse. Support cruelty free...
    Darklady22 Darklady22
    31-35, F
    May 17, 2015

    My Little Pooch Who Seems to Know Her Doting Mummy Can't See Her?

    My name is Jennie. I am almost 40, a mother with teens, and blind from birth. I have a westie called Jay, she's 10 next month! I got her when she was just 3 months old, from a pet store in London? I'd never seen a westie before, but my mother bought two, and I fell in love...
    jennieellouise jennieellouise
    2 Responses Mar 8, 2009

    I have a F5 Bengal feline.

    She is a rescue. I don't know what I would do without her. She has been such a blessing to me. I swear she understands every word I say, and I can understand her just looking into her eyes. She is the sweetest thing. She never complains, she is always showing affection...
    00DesertRose 00DesertRose
    41-45, F
    Jun 30, 2015

    My Cat Think & Believes She's Human

     One of my cats (female 12yrs old)  has only 3 legs and strongly prefers my company to that of other cats,   She is the only one who can't go to sleep unless I'm holding her in my arms.  She's the only one I can put under the covers beside me and she'll...
    c8lorraine c8lorraine
    12 Responses Jan 25, 2009

    I Miss My Little One.

    I've had quite a few dogs before, but never connected with them on the level that I did with my dog Penny. I happened across her in a pet kennel that was recently shut down for having a long-standing history of buying their dogs from puppy mills. When I found her, she was in the...
    Zembelle Zembelle
    22-25, F
    1 Response Aug 20, 2013
    TheBayouGirl TheBayouGirl
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Oct 21, 2014

    Thank You Isadora

       Let me first start out by saying Isadora is my dog. <3 She is about 6 months now. :) Take a look at the picture, boxer pit? who knows? Who cares? My husband let me get her because he was gone so much, and he knew that he had to reroot us far from home where I didn't know...
    Gene86 Gene86
    26-30, F
    Jan 30, 2012

    My rottweiler, Nova is the only thing on Earth

    that keeps me from becoming completely demented. I am constantly around people, and I have Asperger's Syndrome, which makes me anxious around people, so they just drive me up the wall. when I get home to my Nova, she's the only one who can keep me from going completely nuts.
    Wolflover1999 Wolflover1999
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Sep 12, 2015

    My Dear Cats

    I have 2 cats who really stop me from driving insane. Even on my most depressed days, their hilarious behaviour will make a smile appear on my face. I'm really thankful I have them.
    littlewolf1 littlewolf1
    Sep 11, 2013

    I soo love my dog because his stares at me is

    heartfelt. Seems like he looks at me as the most beautiful woman in the world! 😀😀
    45wpmhumanmac 45wpmhumanmac
    51-55, F
    2 Responses May 14, 2015

    My cat is the greatest.

    She loves to play fetch and can tell if I am not feeling good or have a bad day. At least I believe so because when I am feeling bad she jumps up and purrs on me.
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Dec 15, 2015

    Yes I am almost 17 years old

    and I own a hamster. I got him when I was 14 and I love him so much. You were probably expecting this to be about a dog or cat, but if my hamster wasn't here, I probably would go insane. And I know all of you are thinking "what the hell does a hamster do?" and I'll tell you that...
    Lizzgirl Lizzgirl
    Sep 28, 2014

    Its amazing looking back.

    As a child with a deep love for animals, I've always wanted to talk to them. Like Eliza Thornberry lol. Its amazing once you have a pet. They can't speak but somehow you can understand them. My bunny Ed (He has red fur so I named him after Ed Sheeran)... I know when he's hungry...
    RoxannaM RoxannaM
    22-25, F
    Jan 12, 2015

    Well holy ****! I'm not

    so savvy at this thing called "life!" Always forget to post the damn pic! rAAAR!
    2bMeAgain 2bMeAgain
    Jul 8, 2015

    My husband works long hours

    and very often I am left alone. Well except for my cat. Whenever I start to feel lonely or depressed, it's like radar with her she knows how I'm feeling and pops her sweet face in mine purring and letting me know I'm not alone. :)
    deleted deleted
    Mar 6, 2015

    Just Being There

    It's funny how a simple living thing as a companion can lighten your whole world. What are the reasons for this? Some things I admire in animals is the innocence in them. The vulnerability. Perhaps, we may see ourselves in them. We see more in them than the world may see. A...
    emdi emdi
    22-25, F
    Jun 11, 2012

    HAD a pet......little thing ( DEAR little thing

    ( one of many ) kept me sane at a troubling part of mu life :-)
    cashetty69 cashetty69
    51-55, M
    Nov 3, 2015

    Four fur babies are my salvation.

    I just love them so much. They talk, they lick me, they dream: and it's so amazing to watch and listen to them, occasionally fart (LOL!) they cuddle with me and they nudge my hand and watch me so patiently like my *secret admirers* and sometimes get pretty feisty too! One...
    Lunadelobos Lunadelobos
    1 Response Feb 21, 2016

    Baby girl had her 4th of July gear goin on!

    She drives me CRAZY sometimes and is one of the few to keep me SANE! ❤️my🐶! 🐾
    2bMeAgain 2bMeAgain
    1 Response Jul 8, 2015

    Ranger is my best friend,

    he keeps me company all day and night. We have put together a routine. You see I found him on Craig's list 9 years ago. He is our Srvice dog. We have adopted 6 children from foster care and he helps with everyone of them. Over the last 15 years my fibromyalgia and chronic...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Sep 24, 2014

    Mr. Cupcakes, my dog,

    is so brave . We are under a tornado warning, the wind is gusting at 60 mph at times with heavy rain and I'm a nervous wreck . More than a nervous wreck. o.OHe hasn't left my side and he puts his paws on my knees, as if to be picked up; he proceeds to shower me with kisses...
    MizCamille MizCamille
    46-50, F
    1 Response Oct 13, 2014

    My oldmanpuppy is a 10 year old yellow lab

    that has never disappointed me. When he looks at me i know that he is my love and protector. The 2 worst things that happened to me happened 11 years apart but on the same day. He was there, when i was bawling from a broken heart he gave me his alligator, when I was mad because...
    traydown traydown
    41-45, F
    1 Response Oct 18, 2014


    Well she keeps me sane and keeps me company. She's got her habits and quirks. We used to go for super long walks together before we moved. I had a large house with floor to ceiling windows overlooking a lovely wooded green belt . She would sit on top of the couch and look out...
    ijustneed2talk ijustneed2talk
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Aug 2, 2012

    All my pets drive me crazy,

    but they also bring me a sense of peace and calm that my chaotic life would not have without them. A bonus when your depressed and stressed to the max.
    Leavingyouforme Leavingyouforme
    46-50, F
    Jan 19, 2014

    Because I spend so much time home alone,

    I spend a lot of my time chatting away to my goldfish (or even ghosts sometimes)! I have 5 goldfish, they're named A, B, C, D and E and I can tell them all apart so easily, but no one else seems to be able to! They are sooo cute, and sometimes they crash into each other which I...
    InternationalDarkness InternationalDarkness
    18-21, F
    Jul 27, 2014

    I love love love my cat,

    Jackie! I tell people all the time I think there is a person living inside her. Yesterday she could tell I wasn't feeling well and she stayed right by my side the whole day.
    formermartin81 formermartin81
    36-40, F
    1 Response Jul 5, 2014
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    Feb 23, 2015

    Two cats, actually. My most recent boyfriend

    moved out almost two years ago, and they have kept me company since. Echo and Anyanka.
    RedIsTheBest RedIsTheBest
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Dec 28, 2014

    He Turned 21 Yesterday

    When I was 19, I adopted a 6 month old cat who was literally on his way to the shelter.  That was 20 years ago in January.He has been with me through college and jobs and job loss. He's been with me through every serious romantic relationship I have ever had and saw me through...
    mpana mpana
    36-40, F
    1 Response Sep 23, 2011
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