This quote scares the shit out of me, but it’s so true. Basically my whole life, I was planning for college, and now I’m in college…and now it’s flying by. And summer flies by, and kissing you flew by, and my dog’s life is flying by, and my parents are getting old and I am already going to be a sophomore in college and my sister is starting medical school and everyone is moving on into run-on sentences that never end because life doesn’t stop moving for anyone and it moves so quickly.
So, I guess….you just have to grab the moments you can, throttle and squeeze every last juicy drop of life out of each moment, and swallow them whole. Maximum enjoyment requires every sense you possess, but we are all capable of doing it, of living life to the fullest.
There was a split second there where his like, “wait, what? bro what are you doing?”
On more serious note, PTSD dogs for veterans are so fucking therapeutic. They’re like the one person you can spill your guts to and never worry about ever being judged or have that secret divulged. There are times when I definitely prefer the company of a dog over a human.
Therapy animals save lives.
These dogs are even still so much more amazing. They check rooms before their handler enters, so they can clear it to help the person feel safe. Like in the gif, they are there when panic attacks or nightmares occur, to be something for the person to help ground themselves on, or yes just to turn on the lights. Even more amazing, many people are able to reduce their medication when they have a PTSD service dog there to help them. These dogs are useful for not just veterans, but also victims of abuse, accident trauma, natural disasters, and others. Their training allows them to be useful in situations where medical assistance is needed, as well. Some PTSD dogs are trained to recognize repetitive behaviours in handlers, and signal the handler to break the repetition and stopping the behaviour and possibly injury.
Service dogs in general are just awesome. Remember to respect any that you see out in public. They are not there for you to walk up to and play with, even the puppies!