I've mentioned before that we have two dogs, Sassy and Trixie, and how our fluffy friends are part of the family.
Trixie the eldest of our fluffy family is 9 and has been a loving part of my life since she was an adorable little puppy. When I was suffering from depression a few years ago my mum and sister bought Trixie for me after they read about the benefits of pet therapy. They hoped that having a pet to care and be responsible for would give me a positive focus and the routine of caring for my new fluffy friend would help keep me busy and active. They also hoped that having a dog that needed walking would help encourage me to leave the house which I hated doing at the time with the extra physical activity of taking my dog for walks being good for my physical and mental health.