I Think Animals Help People Heal

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    Therapy Dogs

    A year ago, my mom was in the hospital - dying from cancer. Each Wednesday, volunteers brought therapy dogs around from room to room and there were these two Corgis that my mom really seemed to take a shine to.  It amazed me that those times when we were there and she had the...
    LoneBlogger LoneBlogger
    51-55, M
    3 Responses Sep 22, 2012

    i wish i sometimes had an animal.

    .but my dad would never allow it.
    JJsFate JJsFate
    22-25, M
    1 Response Dec 7, 2014

    Yes Very Much So

    When I'm mad my cat Rosie keeps her distance until I am almost calm then she walks up to me rubs against me and flops down cutely. When I'm depressed she'll never leave my side. When I'm sad she'll lay with me. When I'm happy we take turns rubbing our heads against eachother.
    TheAngelOfDeath TheAngelOfDeath
    4 Responses Apr 25, 2011

    People who don't like animals can't understand

    this - my dog taught me what love is.
    browneyesblackhair browneyesblackhair
    26-30, F
    1 Response Feb 26, 2014

    My Little Puppy

    on 25 january 2009 my trusted friend and mate christie died. She was a loyal friend and a best mate to me. She protected me loved me and only asked to be fed and loved in return. Doing that for her was my pleasure. I didnt think i loved her as much as i did...but when she died in...
    thehippy thehippy
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Jun 10, 2009

    Animals Help Us And They Listen, We Should Listen Too

    animals help us heal, well they help me when im in a stinky mood. i have a cat and whenever i feel really bad i hug my cat. if my heart has been broken my cat will always listen. animals listen to you! having animals around you, help you and if you've never had an animal, get a...
    MysoulPurpose MysoulPurpose
    18-21, F
    Feb 2, 2011

    Most Of The Time

    I used to spend a lot of time at home with one illness or another from the ages 7 to 11. For 4 years, doctors tried to help me deal with what appeared to be Asthma. While I was home, the family cat kept me company. It was finally discovered that the main cause of my illness...
    Koala1964 Koala1964
    51-55, M
    3 Responses Sep 23, 2010

    I Think So

        i think animals help people heal physically  and mentially .
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    1 Response Nov 12, 2009

    My Cat Missy

    I was living alone and had to have an operation, after the operation I was so weak I could not get out of bed not even to feed myself and I had no one to help me. Well My cat missy went out through the pet window early in the morning. I was in bed when I heard her come through...
    missytiger missytiger
    61-65, T
    4 Responses Apr 25, 2011

    Wouldn't Even Be Here If It Weren't For An Animals

    Well to start with my life was saved by a dog when I was 2 years old (story posted under another heading), I have always had a very close connection with animals. I know from numerous experiences animals help us heal in everyway, emotional, physical and mental. I have always had...
    humblerider humblerider
    56-60, M
    1 Response Sep 22, 2010

    I seriously want a puppy

    that I can have as a best friend for when I feel lonely which is like 90% of the time!!
    Fishy2k14 Fishy2k14
    16-17, F
    1 Response May 30, 2014

    Cheyenne, The Healing Wolf

    " I first heard about Cheyenne from Bonnie, a friend of mine who toldme about her wonderful experience with Cheyenne.She told me about this special wolf that is friendly to people and if shebonds with you, you will forever have a tale to tell of the wolf that licked your face...
    9 Responses Jun 5, 2013

    They Give Us a Purpose

    Some days when I could hardly drag myself out of sleepiness. Then a delicate breath -  followed by a brush from a whisker, and the deafening purr reminded me not to be so selfish by wallowing in lingering pity.  No words were spoken but the message was clear. ...
    aftermath aftermath
    61-65, F
    1 Response May 1, 2009

    I Experienced It Myself

    It is very ... 'special'. Whenever I'm upset, nervous or sick ect. my little chihuahua dog will start observing me - as if she wonders what's going on?! Then she'll crawl into my lap and won't go away till I'm smiling again. And, there is the story of Cheyenne, a wolf that has...
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    2 Responses Jun 30, 2010

    My Cat Means The World To Me

    Without my cat I do not know what I would do this may sound stupid to some people but I owe her so much if I feel down she knows and will come and sit with me put her head on my lap and just stare up at me.She is just so loving towards me that it is impossible for me to feel down...
    gelroller gelroller
    46-50, M
    3 Responses Jul 15, 2012


      she's my 4 month old puppy and when i cry i hug her because she's my little teddy bear. she licks my tears.
    ladybugsonthebeach ladybugsonthebeach
    22-25, F
    3 Responses May 1, 2009

    They Really Do...

    I think animals help people because they are so cute and sweet and that if like you are having a hard time then you can always cuddle and love on them and that they will always be there for you if you are in pain.
    goneawayforgood goneawayforgood
    2 Responses Jun 10, 2009

    My Cat

    i had a cat for 13 years.and when i started to have problems with my back and couldn`t get aroundshe hunted for me untill i got home.she rarely lert from my bed.she was constantly trying to get me to talk to her.she kept me company at night when everone was asleep.and it really...
    ghostofmyself ghostofmyself
    3 Responses Mar 16, 2009

    Pets Give Smiles

    I can't think of many things in life which my me smile absolutely every day.  There has not been one day since I got a dog that I haven't smiled at least once...Now I have two...Just seeing how excited they are when I come home from work makes me smile...I probably...
    ohlisalisa ohlisalisa
    36-40, F
    10 Responses Jan 8, 2009

    Animals are spiritual messengers!

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    Aug 22, 2015

    Rescue Dogs Taught How To Drive A Car (This Is Not A Joke!)

    I read something so amazing, hope this puts a smile on your faces and fills you with wonder ! "By Jonathan Samuels, Australia Correspondent Three rescue dogs in New Zealand have been taught how to drive a car. Monty, Porter and Ginny have learned the skills to prove how...
    RougeEtNoirPetitEtoile RougeEtNoirPetitEtoile
    1 Response Jun 4, 2013

    I Think Dolphins Are Beautiful Creatures

    Think dolphins are beautiful creatures, that are a joy to watch, and they help alot of very ill and disabled children live out their dreams of swimmming with them, and i truly believe they help to heal people. Have alway's loved dolphins ever since the programme flippper. i...
    angelnot angelnot
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Jun 14, 2009

    I'm Positive Our Pets Farm Animals Are More Effective Than Meds.

    Living on a farm, and communing with the animals, our 5 dogs, chickens, horses, etc... has had such an amazing effect on my wife. Living in the city, she suffered from depression, and was on serious psyc meds. Now that we live out of town, and she doesn't have to work except for...
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    1 Response Oct 1, 2010

    My Cat Apollo

     My Siamese cat, Apollo, has not left my side since I first came home in the body cast.  He would  pop himself up on my bed and snuggle into me even though the cast was hard and cold. Naomi told me that when I was re-admitted to hospital the cat would walk around...
    balboaguy balboaguy
    41-45, M
    9 Responses Oct 24, 2009

    I'm A Cat Lover......

    I can't have one of my own yet but somehow, I seem to end up being surrogate mummy to all our neighbours cats. Our old next door neighbour used to have two cats, Alfred and Wilson. They were both beautiful cats, Alfred was extremely serious and affectionate and Wilson was cheeky...
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    2 Responses Dec 9, 2011

    How Abot Cats

    It is well known that cats thrives in places with a negative frequence. I have a cat who lays on top of a bodypart which hurts and she does heal me that way. Others might have that experience too
    uguessright uguessright
    51-55, M
    2 Responses Jan 27, 2009


    A lot of doctors I've talked to, actually mentioned me & momma getting a dog to help with my blood pressure. lol. I had to tell them that our cats probably wouldn't be too pleased with that idea. Mahahahaha!!!! I know it works on depressions though. I use to keep my cat...
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    1 Response May 3, 2009

    My Pup

    We have had our pup Dakota for almost five years since he was a little pup.  I find he keeps me motivated to exercise when we go for walks because he has so much energy and this in return gives me energy.  When Im feeling frustrated and angry he usually can sense this...
    tatteredwings tatteredwings
    3 Responses Apr 14, 2009
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