In Crazy Times, Our Pets Make It Better

Shawna Schuh - In Crazy Times, Our Pets Make It Better

When you find yourself feeling down, especially in the crazy times we’re living in.

One thing that keeps me going, regardless of what is happening in the world, is my dog, Kingston. He’s a German Shepard, my first, and I’m finding him to be smart, kind, comical, and wonderful.

Following are a couple of quotes about dogs that may delight you as much as they did me. After all, we have dogs (and cats) because they make life better.

From Doris Day of all people. A movie star from days gone by that knew this truth.

“I have found that when you are deeply troubled, there are things you get from the silent devoted companionship of a dog, that you can get from no other source.”

So true for me and maybe you. I don’t spend a lot of time deeply troubled, however, I have down days, stressful days, and days that I don’t call stellar, and on those days it’s wonderful to have warm bodies covered in fur, wet kisses, and wiggly bodies so excited to see me.

I’m rarely lonely because there are living spirits that want me to come home, that want me to be well, that want to be fed! Isn’t that the truth about dogs, and cats and horses and all our pets?

Here’s another quote by that popular author, unknown.

“One reason a dog can be such a comfort when you’re feeling blue is that he doesn’t try to find out why.”

What I adore about this quote is sometimes, in these strange days, you just feel down and there really isn’t any reason and it doesn’t matter why. And a dog loves you anyway.

This is the most important message: A dog loves you anyway.

How amazing and wonderful is this – when you are feeling down, deeply troubled, even slightly blue, remember please that a dog, cat, horse, bird, or fish, love you anyway.

Now, don’t you feel better?

Let me know how your pets help you deal.


Leadership coach, speaker, and author

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