“Ellie depends on me, and that helps put things in perspective.
Watching her live in the moment with no past or future has been helpful.
Watching her grow has also been valuable because I realize how much time has gone by since my sister’s accident.
Time is malleable in your head but seeing something tangible, like the growth and aging of a dog helps to serve as a point of reference.
Sometimes my sister’s passing feels like yesterday, and other times it seems like a long time ago.”
Ellie helps me focus on the time at hand.
She is pretty much my dog, so she is my job.
I would recommend people who are going through something emotional, like a drastic change in their life to get a dog.”