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The best antidepressants

Tinker-Belle
Tinker-Belle
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Another good find and, oh, so true. I’d argue this treatment has great side effects, too! πŸ˜‰

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carolek572
carolek572CommunityAmbassador

I understand that they are introducing visiting dogs in a hospital environment with paw-sitive results! That would make me smile! :-D

Good one carolek572 πŸ‘πŸ˜‚πŸΆ

I know when I was in the last rehabilitation hospital, trying to get my legs working again, one of the best physical therapists was named Garden. She was aSetter mix that I just had to hold onto her leash and we walked all over the gym, she always keeping her body close to my leg. And when I needed to rest a bit, Garden just sat down, not pressuring me to keep going like the human therapist did, and patiently waited for me to get moving again. I do say that Setter mix was hugely responsible for getting me walking again!

Oh, that’s wonderful. I wish more places did that. Encouraging and comforting. I would love to have a therapy dog but I’m not even sure how to go about doing that. Imagine how great that would be at home!

carolek572
carolek572CommunityAmbassador in reply to CrazyCatWom

That is so sweet, CrazyCatWom Did you adopt her? :-D

I would've if I could've! I couldn't, though. 1. Because Mr. Johnathon T. Fuzzibutt Adventure Cat would've rebelled, and he'd already sent his care giver to the Urgent Care with a bite because he hadn't seen his momma for 5 months. And 2. the Therapist had barrowed Garden from her friend because I was depressed and hadn't been doing well with physical therapy and she thought I'd do better with a dog. She was right!

carolek572
carolek572CommunityAmbassador in reply to CrazyCatWom

Can you train Mr. Johnaton Fuzzibutt to be your therapy cat? Oh dear, that even sounds impossible to me... :-D

LOL! A case manager from Blue Cross Blue Sheild who had come by to do the 6 month assessment asked me if Mr. Johnathon T. Fuzzibutt was a support animal. I said no. She then said, "He's so protective of you!" I had to tell her, "He's just protective of his kibble bowl. And he knows who performs the magic trick that fillls the hole in the center of the dish." :)

that's cute about you filling the empty spot in his bowl...but you really need to work on his biting that is bad for you ...my husband had to go for treatments for our daughters cat had bit him and he had also had to go to the er he was really bleeding bad and they said that the cats bite is really dangerous for infections they literally brush his whole bite area...it was terrible...you could get a small dogs mask that keeps them from biting and i can tell you that will make it stop....they don't like it ...be careful maybe you should use gloves when you try to put on him but you will see him settle down right away ...they don't want you mad at them and this will let them know you mean business ...love and happiness ..

Well, it was a really unusual and stressfull situation for Johnathon. I had been in the hospital for months, but then my partner also went into the hospital, so my patner's brother was coming over to feed him and give him water. Ever since I brought Johnathon home from the shelter when he was a kitten, I trained him NOT to bite me. It was simple, and it worked: treat him the way his mother or siblings would--if he tried to bite, just immediately walk away. Don't yell, don't swat (never swat a cat--cats swat back!), just stop playing or petting, and move away. Act as though you don't want to be around the cat or kitten. Johnathon knows if he tries to bite me, I won't be rubbing faces with him or butting heads. And he won't get lap time!

i agree with you ...didn't know you had already worked with him ...i thought this was a problem that you had ...sorry about that ...glad you are home for him ..it probably was a very special time for him for both of you to be gone ...wow...stay safe and health so he won't be left again ...love and happiness....

carolek572
carolek572CommunityAmbassador in reply to CrazyCatWom

Too funny, CrazyCatWom and true! Who trains Whom? :-D

I know my dog Razor is the best antidepressant one could ever wish to take πŸ‘

I totally agree...🐾🐾🐾🐾

greaterexp
greaterexpCommunityAmbassador

Mine follows me around all day, forcing me to dodge obstacles and challenge my balance, makes me take him for walks because he refuses to take care of things in the back yard, forces me to give him baths, and besides keeping me active, makes me smile a lot each day. He's also deaf, so I can tell him anything, and he won't spill the beans. He's therapy!

Exactly!

This is fabulous! Fur Babies are the best antidepressants in the world! They come only with love,no judgement!

Mine are life savers! Their ability to "read" me is remarkable...they alert me to on coming seizures,flair ups be it MS or Fibro, they help me survive each day... 😊 They are my four legged angels.

Stay blessed and upright

CynthiaS
CynthiaS in reply to Yracy

Well said, I feel the same way about my 🐢 🐢 πŸ•πŸ•πŸ’žπŸ’“πŸ§šβ€β™‚οΈπŸ§šβ€β™€οΈ

Absolutely true, except when the feline variety is gestating a furball and decides to have some practice up-chucks all over the carpet - and I can no longer get down on the floor easily to clean up the messes. Aaaarrggghh..............

Oh my. ☹️😫🀒

I hear ya Frances_Bβ€”-

That is what keeps me from getting/adopting a pet right now....maybe someday?

Keep smiling 😁

Despite spring moults and cat-hair on furniture/clothes and litter trays that need to be emptied and up-chucked furballs in inconvenient places - I wouldn't be without her for quids - used to be two of them but now only one - old age and illness took the other one from me a couple of months ago. For me the hard part is knowing that when this one goes I won't ever have another because I know that I will not be able to adequately care for another one for its lifespan, and I will not abrogate my responsibilities to someone else.

Horribly cute but true saying: "Only a true catlover knows the joy of a musical fur-covered hotwater bottle that never goes cold in the middle of the night" :)

Amore55
Amore55 in reply to Frances_B

My cairn was β€œadopted” by the cat we had when we adopted her. The cat washed my Maddie all the time, etc. As a result Maddie purrs, washes her face like a cat, does funny things, like stretching like her Mama cat did! It is a riot to see and hear! Never have seen anything like it...a dog that purrs!!

Tinker-Belle
Tinker-Belle in reply to Amore55

Too cute. A cairn was my childhood dog. I chose that because I liked Toto on Wizard of Oz. Mine looked nothing like Toto, though.

Amore55
Amore55 in reply to Tinker-Belle

My first was a boy named Riley. He was black like Toto at 8 weeks when we got him. Around 4 months old, he turned honey colored, like the one I have now! He was just beautiful! So smart. But it turned out he had congenital heart failure which no one knew, and he just crawled under our bed one night after we were all asleep and passed. We were all shocked, even the vet. He was only 7! He loved children. Would roll onto his back when he saw one to show that he was kind and could be patted safely! Everyone adored him, like all Cairns. What do you have now?

Tinker-Belle
Tinker-Belle in reply to Amore55

Aw, that is so sad. I’m glad it was peaceful for him but what a horrible shock for those who loved him. Mine was honey colored. Sadly, our most recent pooch (Kali, a golden) died about two years ago. The heartbreak was, and still is, so great that we initially said, β€œno more.” However, we are learning the joy they bring far outweighs the sorrow upon losing them. We are hoping to possibly get another in the Spring. We have 2 grandpups...a dachshund mix and a lab mix. We love them to pieces, too.

I'm so glad I ripped out all our carpet and only have laminate wood flooring. It's so much easier to clean. I have 3 cats. My husband has the dog.

Agree that no carpets is easier, but my MS cause weird problems with my feet and uncarpeted floors result in me having bad chilblains from autumn until spring regardless of what I do to try and keep my feet warm. Winter where I am often has sub-zero frosts overnight and it appears to be a bit of an "MS thing" where my feet just decide to freeze and lose circulation - it's also now affecting one of my hands as well and chilblains on finger is no fun either :(

Got it. I have multiple pairs of super think slipper-socks I put on. Sounds like they would feel cozy on you but not do the trick.

need to get one of those things for picking up dog bombs in the yard ...there great ...shovel and scoop together

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Totally agree furbabies are great antidepressants πŸ‘ Mine helped me thru the loss of my wife of 43 years. Daily routines of taking care of them and talking to them as they listen. When I don’t feel well they know and comfort me and help me stay positive πŸ‘ Love those furbabies, Rozy and Sniper πŸ₯° πŸ™πŸ€—πŸ˜‰ Ken 🐾🐾🐾🐾

Redhead4377
Redhead4377 in reply to Kenu

I think it is called on here...”virtual hugs πŸ€— β€œ to you Kenu

Me and antidepressant dont get along well i always have some weird side effects

My dogs ARE the best for helping me feel good. They are so good about just staying by my side quietly when I do not feel well. They will lick my face, love on me. Even when they have to go out, they tell me gently. As if they know it is difficult to get them out and they are sorry for it. I just always tell them that they are good dogs! And out we go! Great post, it is agreed!

Tinker-Belle
Tinker-Belle in reply to Amore55

Dogs are so much more intuitive than people. I think that’s the word. As you said, they seem to know when we need love and when to be gentle.

didn't expect that,what a treat!:D

Amen! My furbabies are awesome!

Couldn't agree more!

yes they are some great anti depressants ...love all of them ...so cute yes at times they are a hassle but that is okay we can do things about most of them and then no problems...just have to have a dog all the time...love and happiness is here to stay...

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