I have Anxiety and my dogs really help with that. If it’s going with Mum for a drive, or a walk out on the lake, near the lake during summer, they are always up for keeping me company. When I separated from my ex-husband we were sharing our dogs, and during the times I didn’t have them I felt lost and a bit hopeless, but because I knew I’d see them again I always looked forward to getting them back. When my ex husband gave me full custody, that was the happiest day of my life. They get me up in the morning and give me the drive to keep doing what I need to do to provide a good life for all of us. My dogs everyday remind me that I can keep moving forward, and that I have a purpose. My job is mentally draining and when I come home from work, I know I’m coming home to pure love from my furbabies. They are my children and mean the world to me. If I did not have them, sometimes I’m not sure where I would even be. They are my reason and my life. My dogs are just more than dogs too me.