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September 28th, 2011, 08:22 PM
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My DH got me a dog today to help all of us when we are sad. I'm worried that we wont be able to care for it if we all go into a deep depression at the same time but I'm trying to litter train it just in case. So I have mixed feelings but have already fallen in love with the puppy. She was born in the pound so she has a really hard time figuring out you need to step over things sometimes when you walk. We think shes a Chihuahua mix. My son named her Athena but DH's cousin keeps calling her Aries. So hopfully she'll learn both names.
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September 29th, 2011, 05:09 AM
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Awww, yay puppies are just little bundles of happy!! It might be a positive thing to have something like a pet in your life. It was hard to get up and make sure my cats were taken care of whenever I've been in a down, but I knew they depended on me and couldn't do it for themself, so it forced me to get up and do something. Which I hated at the time, but all in all it was really nice having an animal around.
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October 3rd, 2011, 08:07 PM
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yay! puppies are awesome. they are a LOT of work - but maybe that'll help?!

we have two dogs that really help me when I start feeling down about not having a baby yet.
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October 3rd, 2011, 09:49 PM
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DH has been taking care of the puppy because I got a corset piercing before we got the puppy so I can't bend well.
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November 27th, 2011, 09:31 AM
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Pets can help bring a lot of happiness into a depression and the extra work that forces us to get up is always a good thing. She sounds adorable!
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