“The unconditional love and being needed by Cleo is what saved me.
My problems became less important when I focused on training and caring for Cleo.
My mother loves Cleo and is grateful for what she brought to our lives.
I have since moved out which is what led to getting Charley.
Charley is a character.
He is needier than Cleo.
Cleo has taken on the role of both mother and bratty big sister.
Ultimately, I am the pack leader (when I want to be), but I am not a real disciplinarian.
They are my own small family.
I call them my children.”