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