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Old 09-02-2015, 06:28 PM
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So recently I was sent a lovely message by one of the ladies on this forum, And it got me thinking how much my furkids have really changed my life.

I wont bore you all with the details but I suffer from EDS, and having my dogs around actually really helps its crazy and I am positive they know if youre feeling crap they'll curl up on your lap and give you all the love in the world!

The house in general is so much better I mean minus the fact that Neeva decided to redecorate my living room.. Lol! My partner even comments on it he wasnt a dog person as he'd always been highly allergic so when we started living together I felt really lost without a canine companion as when I was growing up we always had dogs. We call the chihuahuas our miracle dogs as its the only dog my partner wasnt allergic too! Now hes dog mad and its even helped calm his allergies to other dogs too, now we can visit my parents and not have to worry about him ending up in the emergency room thanks to my parents english bull terriers

So how have your dogs changed your life? Would love to hear your stories.
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I will admit - I have always had a dog so it's hard for me to say they have "changed" my life because, for the most part, I have always had a dog. BUT......there have always been those interminable periods of time between one dog passing away and my grief and my saying "I can't get another dog. I can't live through the hurt again", and starting my search for the next furbaby. And then, very quickly, the loneliness sets in......the lack of true unconditional love of someone who wants nothing of you but your loyalty.......the lack of having someone to just cuddle and stroke and not judge you.......and THAT is when I realize how much a dog is so, very, very POSITIVE for my life.

My dogs have afforded me immediate joy when I walk in the house from a lousy day and see them freaking out and happy, happy, happy to see me - it's an instant mood lifter. My dogs have offered support and physical connection when I just need someone to "be" with, quietly, with no words or conversation.

I truly believe dogs to be the ultimate companion - more so than even humans! But, then again, I am a dog-person, through and through.
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My daughter also has EDS.
She has trained Jasper to fetch things for her to save her from bending down. Obviously only little things as he is only 4lbs lol but he really loves to help her in this way. (Except if the item is a chocolate bar, then he just runs around with it in his mouth, in the vain hope he will be allowed to eat it, always has us in stitches)
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My daughter also has EDS.
She has trained Jasper to fetch things for her to save her from bending down. Obviously only little things as he is only 4lbs lol but he really loves to help her in this way. (Except if the item is a chocolate bar, then he just runs around with it in his mouth, in the vain hope he will be allowed to eat it, always has us in stitches)
This made me laugh just visualizing......
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He is such a clown, he really hams it up.
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I will admit - I have always had a dog so it's hard for me to say they have "changed" my life because, for the most part, I have always had a dog. BUT......there have always been those interminable periods of time between one dog passing away and my grief and my saying "I can't get another dog. I can't live through the hurt again", and starting my search for the next furbaby. And then, very quickly, the loneliness sets in......the lack of true unconditional love of someone who wants nothing of you but your loyalty.......the lack of having someone to just cuddle and stroke and not judge you.......and THAT is when I realize how much a dog is so, very, very POSITIVE for my life.

My dogs have afforded me immediate joy when I walk in the house from a lousy day and see them freaking out and happy, happy, happy to see me - it's an instant mood lifter. My dogs have offered support and physical connection when I just need someone to "be" with, quietly, with no words or conversation.

I truly believe dogs to be the ultimate companion - more so than even humans! But, then again, I am a dog-person, through and through.

Yup favourite part of my day is coming home and seeing my babies! Dogs are the only thing that loves you more than it loves itself! I'd be so lost without them, and I totally agree I prefer dogs to humans.. Not even kidding I've got an awful habit of ignoring people if a dog walks past

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My daughter also has EDS.
She has trained Jasper to fetch things for her to save her from bending down. Obviously only little things as he is only 4lbs lol but he really loves to help her in this way. (Except if the item is a chocolate bar, then he just runs around with it in his mouth, in the vain hope he will be allowed to eat it, always has us in stitches)
Oh really? Tell her i feel her pain (literally) Lol!
And thats hilarious, I know if I trained my two to do that there would be no way in hell i'd be getting food back, though i'll give it to them they wait so patiently when Im unclipping they're leads and harnesses my hands are pretty badly effected so I'm always trying to figure out the best way my misshapen hands of doom can unclip them ha.
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I just got home from work and was lying on my bed for a bit with Corona. She is just the cutest dang thing! And I was thinking that I wish I could just share her with the world. She literally makes me that happy! And then I was checking my social media sites and felt compelled to reply here! I almost find it crazy how much I love my Corona. She has definitely turned me into a "crazy dog lady" and I'm proud of it! LOL.
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We only risk it with wrapped food, anything open would be eaten in a heartbeat Im sure lol.
I'm sorry to hear about your EDS, it is a horrible illness. One of the reasons we got our first Chi was because we needed a breed that wouldn't require a huge amount of exercise, although I didn't realise back then how much mobility my daughter would lose in the coming years. I am on my own for most of the walking now, although the dogs do love it when she is in her wheelchair as they get to sit on her lap and have a ride.
Mouse and Jasper are really sensitive, and can always tell when she is having a bad day emotionally. Interestingly they also sniff her joints sometimes when those joints are particularly unstable, often preceding a dislocation/subluxation. So we always take note if the dogs are interested in a particular body part. Do yours do this?
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