I didn’t know it when I first saw those big, black, eyes staring back at me. I had no idea what this little dog would mean to our family, the only thing I did know was that she was meant to be ours, and she was going to make sure that happened. Well, it turns out her job was to bring my father’s smile back!
If you doubt that pets add life, then you have never met our Maltese Baby. After my dad had a stroke, he was extremely depressed and withdrawn for several months. It had effected him both physically and mentally, which can be a very sad thing to deal with. We just hadn’t realized how sad he was until Baby arrived.
Suddenly, this little white ball of fluff, with her silly antics and signature “waving to the people” move, had brought a smile back to my dad’s face. Not just a smile though, laughter, happiness, and a purpose. And somehow Baby knew it too, she knew that her job was to look after him. A self proclaimed therapy dog, she would follow him everywhere. If he so much as sneezed, she was right over to his side to make sure he was OK. And yes, my dad LOVES the attention that she showers on him everyday.
I can’t imagine a life without pets, it would feel so lonely. We love the joy and happiness they bring into our life. We are so happy to help Pets Add Life share this message, and hope that you will visit the Pets Add Life Facebook page and give them a like. Oh, and if you want to watch something funny be sure to check out their video, Pet Interviews- Guinea Pig.
I would love to know, how do pets add to your life?
This post is sponsored by the Pets Add Life campaign and the American Pet Products Association. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about the benefits and joys of pet ownership by sharing our story.