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THE HAPPY TURTLE
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   Posted 3/11/2009 7:00 AM (GMT -7)   
hello to all in the community.
 
been thinking about my and my neighbours dogs. hmm, i am fortunate to have my dog. my dog knows when i am down, she gets me out of the place as much as she can. i know for sure that my animal knows when i am clearly depressed. for this i look after my animal well. my dog is my acme pick up tonic. it works the majority of the time! our pets miss us when we are in the throws of deep depression. i remember when i was in a psychiatric hospital my sister brought in my dog, had not seen her for over a month at that time. she was just as happy to see me as i was her.
 
i thought that this was an intersting topic for the community, for some people animals are akin to humans.
 
 
blessings. jamiee smurf

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   Posted 3/11/2009 8:27 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Jamiee,

I have two dogs and I don't know what i would do without them. Thery are always there for me with unconditional love when I am down. They seem to sense my emotions and that is so comforting.

I hope that you and your dog live a long and happy life together. What kind of dog do you have? I have a german shepard and a pitbull/australian cattledog mix. (I think). They are both females and they are both spayed. They are the loves of my life. I am glad that you are a fellow dog lover.

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   Posted 3/11/2009 3:42 PM (GMT -7)   

You are spot on, pets make great therapists. I have one dog and I would love to get another puppy but not sure my older dog would take to that.  We always had two for so long.

Good topic.

Kitt


 

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ImDealing
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   Posted 3/11/2009 8:10 PM (GMT -7)   
Cats on the other hand do absolutely nothing to alleviate my depression. $#@!^ cats! Why can't they be more like dogs?

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   Posted 3/11/2009 8:15 PM (GMT -7)   
Cats are just too darn independant. The cat doesn't live with you, you live with the cat. lol...

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Hara
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   Posted 3/12/2009 12:24 AM (GMT -7)   
getting by said...
Cats are just too darn independant. The cat doesn't live with you, you live with the cat. lol...

hugs, Karen

Now this is not true for 1 of my 2 cats that I have. My little Naploleon knows when something is wrong with me. He told me in his own way that I had Sleep Apnea even before I was tested. He came up on my bed and literally slept by my face and I would sometimes feel him touch my face with his wet nose at night when I would stop breathing and he comes up to me when he knows I'm down in the dumps. He did at time get me irritated because he wanted to sleep on my pillow with me...lol Now that I think about it he was trying to tell me something was wrong and he still trys to sleep on my head..lol
 
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THE HAPPY TURTLE
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   Posted 3/12/2009 3:51 AM (GMT -7)   

to you all, hara, karen, kitt, theronson.

her name is buttons. she would be 8 and a bit, pure bred pomeranian, with beautiful fawn brown fur. she loves her teddies, me and i love her. We do heaps of walking, lately it has been hard as i am very depressed and definately showing patterns of negative affect. I have been sleeping during the day, i still do the basics albeit i dont want to, yet i know if i dont life will just get harder, hence i push myself to get stuff done. having a few other medical problems as well. done my list for the qwack, hard 2 get an appt because he is a kind bugger, yet if i do not need him i tell him i will see ya later.

If anyone knows of an anti-depressant that works well with abilify, bar effexor i would sure be grateful. Yeah cats, in ancient times cats were worshipped as gods, something they havent forgot! In regards to effexor, 4th stint, as i call it-it has pooped out, totally and utterly. well blessings 2 you all. jamiee and buttons. yeah

p.s. i will be ok.

thankx for the replies.


THE HAPPY TURTLE
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   Posted 3/12/2009 4:00 AM (GMT -7)   

hara, sorry - welcome to the community. mum has heaps of cats, yeah when i visit they sleep on my head to!!

Me, endogenous depression, severe borderline personality disorder, iddm, hormone deficency and chronic water problems. and some bits and peices!! lol a lot. male, 37yrs young!!

thankx jamiee smilewinkgrin yeah yeah yeah ..... for making me laugh.


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   Posted 3/12/2009 5:15 AM (GMT -7)   
I love my beautiful cat. She's not as independant as most cats or even most dogs. She can be a little whiney if she's not had any attention for a few days. She knows when I'm sad and knows when I'm angry. If I'm sad she comes and cuddles me and keeps me company-If I'm positively burning up with anger inside, she stays away upstairs out of the way. If she wants too play she will bring a toy over-or just play on her own with a bit of string if I ignore her.
I somehow get unconditional love from my Sandy. I think it is because she is an indoor only cat-they tend too be much more lovable.
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theswan
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   Posted 3/12/2009 1:22 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh my this hits home

I lost my dear sweet cat, Gizmo three weeks ago today. She was my "rock" she curled up beside me no matter if I was up or down. Cats are God's special beings. Like dogs, they love you no matter!

I am in tears as I write. I miss her so very much and my depressed mind ruminates more on her last days then on the 16 years pf pampering she recieved.

Time must heal my pain. I do not regret having her in my life I just can't get another and one day have to repeat this sadnness.

Love you gizzie!

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Hara
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   Posted 3/12/2009 2:13 PM (GMT -7)   
I almost had to put down my little Napoleon to, but come to find out he at some plastic and that's what the vet saw in the exrays of him. She said it would work itself down and out of his system because it wasn't very big and it did. I am really glad he is still around. I don't know what I would have done without him.

Hara

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   Posted 3/12/2009 2:14 PM (GMT -7)   
It is so hard when we lose a pet. Both of my dogs are getting older and I know that the day will be coming when they will leave me. I am going to miss them dearly. So much of my life revolves around them now.

Hugs, Karen
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Raniah
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   Posted 3/16/2009 2:51 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi all,

I have birds and cats. I know, I know....it might seem like a funny combination, but they all get along! On bad days, they are my reason for getting out of bed. No matter how depressed I get, I feel drawn to them, to feed and care for them, and to love them. I thank God for them - they really have been a light in my darkest days!
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