Stuffed animals are safe comfort; loving real pets is more complicated.
Even before I realized that animal companions kept me from feeling lonely, I looked to them for comfort. At a time in my life when I wasn't ready to commit to taking care of a pet, I found a way to have the same comfort without all the work. I learned that stuffed animals aren't... Continue Reading →
When I adopted my German Shepherd Cora, I was already living with two five-year-old cats, Mycroft and Sherlock. The cats had been around dogs only a few times, dogs that knew about cats and left them alone. Poor Cora had spent a year chained up in a yard, so she had no social skills at... Continue Reading →