She’s seen me deal with drug addiction to sobriety. High School dropout to High School graduate. I went to college, but mentally I still wasn’t ready. Once I dropped out, I got so depressed I didn’t leave my house for almost an entire month. I wouldn’t even leave my bedroom. She opened my eyes to how my behavior affected her. When I laid in bed all day, she laid in bed all day looking sad and depressed. I remember thinking “a dog should be happy” and she wasn’t happy because I wasn’t happy. That was the moment I remember taking steps to change my life. I took some of my college fund and moved to Minnesota to get a fresh start. Just a girl and her wolf friend. Got a job for a video game company, than once the game released followed my dream of going to the best hair school. And now, I’m a happy, stable human being.
My point of sharing my story is to show people how drastically ONE DOG can change a persons life. And if you, a family member, or a friend deal with mental health issues please consider getting a GSD as an emotional support companion. I go on road trips all the time with my dog when I start to get in a funk and that instantly cures my funk. Even just a walk with her brings me some sense of clarity. The love I have for her and the love that spills out of her for me is the reason I’m in a good place. Dogs really are a girls best friend.