Stuffed animals are safe comfort; loving real pets is more complicated.
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 →
People often talk about how their pets provide them with companionship, acceptance, and love. But they are capable of teaching us much more than that. This is what my German Shepherd Cora taught me about loneliness. When Cora moved in with me, I was already living with Sherlock and Mycroft, cats from the same litter... Continue Reading →