|Chelsea, up at Rick's cottage a couple of summers ago!|
I used to never be able to stay home alone here, even as an adult. My anxiety would flare up so badly at night. The one thing I love about having the dog around is that I can be here alone at night, and feel comfortable. For that reason alone, I think I'd like to have a dog my whole life (once I'm back in a house rather than a condo). When the dog is calm, I am calm too. I just feel safer too, and even the distraction of having a pet to care for helps keep the anxiety at bay. I'd like to have a dog for other reasons too, but honestly this is a big reason for me. Having a dog around is definitely an anti-anxiety strategy of mine!
So, for two weeks it's me and Chelsea Bun, and then back to the condo. While it's a bit of a pain to be here, I do love this puppy so!