Dogs are usually our staunchest allies. They comfort us; they keep us connected; they ground us in our routines, and that’s quite a lot to expect from just one companion, yet they do this without being asked. And when our world is shadowed by ailments, loneliness, grief, or frustration, the love and solace we get from our dogs—unconditionally and undoubtedly—make our lives better.
The healing power of living alongside dogs is something that never loses its touch or goes out of style. They provide us with cuddles, brighten our days, and bring a sense of stability into a time when everything is difficult. Even though it may not feel like it at the time, the world still goes on around you when things go wrong. Some things still need tending to, and a pet can be a caring reminder of our routines and responsibilities. Dogs don’t just require nourishment and a place to relieve themselves; they also need regular exercise and attention from us.
At the same time, dogs are loving creatures who pick up on your own emotional needs and help keep you emotionally healthy. They can help us cope by offering extra cuddles and attention–reciprocating the same affection you give them daily. This deeply healing power of the human/animal bond and a desire to honor the roles dogs play in our lives. Emotional support from dogs is a blessing when you need one the most. There’s no perfect solution to dealing with life and all its obstacles, but don’t forget to rely on your little furry best friend for the great support and emotional healing.