By alix - 24/08/2012 15:45 - United Kingdom - High Wycombe
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Or you can cure each other. Make each other happy. Dogs feed off of your emotions.
58 - My frined's ancient (yet insanely puppy-like) dog is similar to that! He's old, deaf, and probably has memory worse than a fish's due to age (he's a small dog too, white with curly hair, the breed's name is French or something, but I forgot it), but there's one OCD thing that he ALWAYS does - before he eats his food, he takes just ONE piece of kibble on his mouth and tosses it in the air. He does this repeatedly, tossing the same exact piece of kibble all around the kitchen. About 5 minutes later, he eats the peice of kibble and goes to finish the rest of his food. It's so hilarious to watch, I swear.
Maybe you can help each other fight your depression.. Good luck, OP! I love dogs too and I find it sad that it was diagnosed with depression.
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OPs dog is probably depressed because OP is depressed. Try taking your dog on walks around the neighborhood or to the park and play with him. Don't expect your dog to be happy when you're not. Oh and being happy takes some effort; being lazy is depressing. So put some effort into caring for your dog and you might find your depression is all in your head.
They do say that pets take after their owners... So don't let this get you down, but you probably made your dog depressed.
It'll make OP more depressed, which in turn will make the dog more depressed. This reaction will only further sadden OP, resulting in an equal effect on the dog, and soon through this looped feedback both OP and their dog will become the solid representation of pure depression. For science!
Hi. How are you. Do you want to come back to my place and meet my depressed dog? They Go back to OP's house where the dog morosely answers the door, unshaven wearing his dressing gown. 'oh. It's just you. I thought it was the mailman. I hate that guy. Come in. Yeah. Just eating kibble and watching man bites dog. Sorry i look a bit .. Ruff! '
So, your stories were so damn bad that you depressed the crap out of your dog? Time to pay the $120/hr and go to a psychiatrist, or get some serious meds. The shrink may also have a nice looking poodle to lift your dogs spirits.
I'm sure you too can create fun times together. You too are probably the best of friends. Dumb dumb shit together that the dog would like. Like piss on fire hydrants together. Ok that's stupid but stuff like that.