Friday, January 6, 2012

#105 - Furry Friends are Great Medicine!

There are a few things in life that make you feel better on a crummy day. The past few days, I've been battling a terrible cold. With Addison's disease and even with stress doses, my body feels worn out and it's easy to feel down in the dumps when you don't feel well.

However, my furry friends keep me company, even in my crummy state of existence. 

My doggies are so sweet. And it is not so odd to other pet owners that our dogs are often in tune to our body on an uncanny level.

If I am sitting on the sofa and being rather motionless compared to a normal day when I'm constantly moving from spot to spot, the dogs let me know that they sense that there is something wrong. They surround me and stay by my side.

And he looks at me as if to say, "What's wrong with my witty-bitty owner?"

Best of all, if I'm feeling unwell and just need some rest, the dogs pick up on this and they calm down. If I need a nap, then they lay down and take a nice rest with me.

It's nice of them to give me the gift of silence and solitude when I most need it.

But, of course, there are occasional days when the dogs are too rowdy and a royal pain in the rear, but they are still pretty darn cute.

Our still amazes me that they can sometimes be the best medicine around.


  1. I agree with you 100%. It is very hard to stay down or out when there are dogs around. They definitely sense the moods, and do their darndest to make things happier.

    I had never heard of Addison's disease and when I Googled it, I have to put you in the category of Very Brave Person...with a great attitude.

    I really hope your Blog will help others like yourself. Great work!

  2. Thank you for the encouragement Ian. As for our dogs, they are great for the encouragement that we sometimes need every day to get through hurdles. A furry friend can indeed be a delight.

    And Ian, since you've googled this disease, you probably already know more about it than the average medical doctor!

    I don't always feel like a "very brave person" but you are a sweetheart for thinking it about me. I see so many people struggling with their own health battle; I guess I see it in people's faces and feel as if I needed to really speak out about my life in a personal way, for those with Addison's or any other condition that they must confront.

    And I've been reading your blog...super duper cold in your part of the world!!! I cannot imagine!!!!

    Thanks again for your support and for your comments so I can respond in turn -- Lana


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