Elsa is my little ray of sunshine, I call her my anti-depressant because that is exactly what she is to me. I have suffered from severe mental health since the age of 12, and Elsa makes me feel like it’s almost gone away.
She’s given me a reason to get up everyday, she’s given me a reason to leave the house more often and she’s also given me the reason to be happy. I could never see her as just a dog, I see her as a reason to live and love.
I lost my grandad just before Christmas, he was the closest person to me in my life and it felt like the world had ended when he left, Elsa has helped me get through the grief, she has been there to lick my tears when I cry, she has sat with me when we have visited his grave, she has been my paw to cry on. I would not be where I am today if it wasn’t for Elsa and I am so so grateful for her.
The zoomies, the constant belly rubs, the snoring, the choosing the loudest squeaky toy to play with when your watching tv, the cuddles, the attitude, the inhaling every crumb on the floor and the love she has given me just makes every bad feeling go away. She’s my therapy and my positivity. Anyone out there that suffers from mental health needs to get a dog, because trust me they make it that little bit easier.