“Chewie helped me through a tough time.
I was depressed and she helped me get out of the house whether I wanted to or not.
Walking a dog 3 or 4 times a day gives me clarity. It makes me feel like whatever is troubling me is going to be okay.
The routine gives me something to do, and my focus is on something other than myself.
Chewie knows when I am unhappy.
She gets very upset if I am crying, so I try not to cry in front of her.
If she feels that I am sad or upset, she won’t leave my side.”