I have Crohn's disease and anytime I have a flare up, he sits close and lets me pet him. It calms my emotions down. I was diagnosed with post partum depression after my daughter was born. It was a turning point in my life. I only saw darkness. I was diagnosed with Crohn's that same year. Slowly but surely, after we got Cooter, the darkness started to lift. Cooter and my girl have made my life much better. Anytime the Crohn's gets bad, Cooter sits close and lets me pet him. My girl, Lana and Cooter have a special bond. Both have helped me heal. Both have helped me smile again. My kids mean everything to me, including my special old dog.