Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Animals are friends. May 7, 2010.

“Animals are such agreeable friends - they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms.” - George Eliot

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Those of us who have tried to take our lives felt totally isolated, like no one in the world understood us, or guilty and worthless because of judgments passed (whether for real or in our heads) by people we loved. Even people who loved us dearly often said the wrong things: “Snap out of it,” “Other people have it worse than you,” “You’re being selfish.” They may have been weary of our depression and need for help.

There is one loved one who won’t do any of these things – a pet. It doesn’t matter whether your pet is a dog, cat, or guinea pig. Your pet will never condemn you for your feelings. Your pet will never grow tired of listening. Your pet will never be disappointed in you. Your pet will always be happy to see you. And if you are gone, your pet will miss you.

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