OUR MENTAL HEALTH – thank you to all the DOGGY’S!

A little personal information about myself Alison and my Chihuahua JET!

Mental Health should be considered on par with our physical health and until it is, we will always be behind in helping each other. In the meantime, one thing we do understand is that DOGS completely change our lives for the better! They are our Angels in Disguise, they are our Sanity, Friends, Family, Therapists!

Not everyone likes dogs and that is indeed fine but we do need to teach non doggy lovers to understand how much a lot of us rely on our DOGGY’S for happiness – without these wonderful creatures, we would have even more mental health problems in this World!

I myself have been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia which is a really strange thing. It is pain and fatigue for no known reason. However, the triggers are over doing it physically and mentally! JET my Chihuahua is my perfect little buddy when I need rest – he totally accepts that it is time for ‘cuddles’. He will plonk himself on top of me for as long as I need to rest, totally unjudgmental, totally loving and totally aware somehow that I need him to rest and be undemanding for this period of time!

Together, JET and I have run the Facebook page BEAUTIFUL DOGGY SOULS now for three years and HAPPY DOGGY NEWS for one year! I love people as much as dogs. I believe that dogs are here to show humans that we all deserved to be loved! They love us unconditionally and are here to show us how to love other humans – if they can do it, then we need to learn how to love each in just this way!

We asked a few of our friends how they would describe how their doggy’s help them with their mental health and this is some of their honest and inspiring answers received!

The conversations below are as we chatted, no changes, no editing – just raw chat and typing without thought of spelling and grammar – which creates the most honest conversation!



CONVERSATION WITH CLARE –

CLARE – ‘yes I agree I would be lost without my pets, Bailey is by my side always, like glue lol. I love having her to cuddle and talk to, she really does help more than she will ever know xx’

ALISON HAPPY DOGGY NEWS – ‘she is a little gem. They really are peoples sanity xx’


CONVERSATION WITH NEIL –

NEIL – ‘My foster doggies are my world and life,,,,
My mental health issues are severe and without them in my world,,, I have nothing!,,,
Although I would love to be able to have just one dog as MY pet,,
My fostering days have made my life easier to cope with,,
I’ve made friends in the community,, and they even help me with food, vet visits, and transport,,,,
And the rewards from seeing all my foster furries now safe and homed is so rewarding!’

ALISON HAPPY DOGGY NEWS – ‘thank goodness for people like you Neil. Who give their time and heart to helping all the wonderful doggy’s that reach you. You do I have an amazing job and make such a difference in this World. When the doggy’s arrive with you it is always a positive turning point in that doggy’s life. Xxx’

NEIL – ‘Currently helping MAX’ (PHOTO ABOVE!)

ALISON – ‘he is soooooooo gorgeous. Xxx’


CONVERSATION WITH KAREN –

KAREN – ‘Having the crazy gang and foster dog keeps me busy.
Always gives you something to talk to,and they always appreciate the little things you do for them,
Nothing like a sloppy kiss or a wagging tail to lift your mood’

ALISON HAPPY DOGGY NEWS – ‘I love the fact you have your own gang and also still do fostering of little doggy’s. I know how much you love them. ‘

KAREN – ‘Fostering children and dogs helps both parties as they have an infinity with each other.

The children see how something that can often be hurt and abused gain In confidence after receiving love and care!’

ALISON – ‘yes living with you and Mick they have this wonderful picture in front of them. Just how

Life can be transformed. Really no words needed. Just the evidence right there. Xx’

KAREN – ‘Thank you xxxx’


CONVERSATION WITH CHRIS –

CHRIS – ‘My Poppy and Lily there are always here for me with a kiss and cuddle and not being in the best of health they always know and come and lay with me when I’m down xx’

ALISON HAPPY DOGGY NEWS – ‘they do know if you are not feeling well or are upset. It is quite extraordinary. Your doggy’s are so lovely Chris. Your little bundles of sanity xxxxxxx’

CHRIS – ‘Exactly!’


CONVERSATION WITH MARY –

MARY – ‘Winston’s curls help me with my constant ridiculousness need to love a dog’s fur 24/7 and the feeling is mutual.’

ALISON HAPPY DOGGY NEWS – ‘love Winston. I love your need to love all the hours round the clock. I do totally believe that’s dogs are angels in disguise. Your day to day Angel xxx’


CONVERSATION WITH KIM –

KIM – ‘My girl really helped with my mental health,she saved me.If it hadn’t been for her I wouldn’t be here now,she was more like an emotional support dog,she kept me going on the days where I couldn’t,sadly lost her 19 weeks ago which has left me in a huge black hole struggling to go on’

ALISON HAPPY DOGGY NEWS – ‘this is so difficult for you. You must be feeling overwhelmingly sad. I know that what I am about to say is what others have said and probably annoyed you. But at the risk of doing so, There are so many beautiful dogs who desperately need someone just like you. What a wonderful thing it would be to learn how to love again. Not the same way but a different love for a different doggy. Xx’

KIM – ‘your absolutely right,at the moment my daughters being made homeless and she has 2 dogs,the idea is for me to look after them until my daughter gets a permanent house then I’ll be looking into fostering/adoption xx’

ALISON – ‘

this sounds like the perfect plan. You will be able to make some doggy lives wonderful. It is something that is so fulfilling. I love people as much as dogs and I people watch all the time. I am in Spain for one week at the moment visiting my son. I have more time to people watch. All these people would be lost without their dogs and each dog I see

Makes me smile inside. Xxx’


CONVERSATION WITH MARGARET –

MARGARET – ‘My Gracie is the best medicine I could ever have with out her I wouldn’t want to live in this horrible rotten world x’

ALISON HAPPY DOGGY NEWS – ‘Gracie is sweetness itself. This is the thing. Even if people don’t like doggy’s they need to be taught how invaluable they are to human sanity for so many people. Without dogs the mental health service would be even more overwhelmed. For this reason every single person should be allowed a pet. The costs for those who cannot afford should be covered. Just for one dog let’s say by the government. I think it is that essential. Xx’


CONVERSATION WITH SANDRA –

SANDRA – ‘Our Daisy has helped me more than words can say as her human daddy has dementia so me & Daisy spend lots of time together she is always there with her tail wagging kisses & cuddles. She is such a good little girl I love her to bits. 💖

ALISON HAPPY DOGGY NEWS – ‘Daisy is just wonderful. I know a lot about dementia from working in a nursing home. When I started the first thing I changed was for dogs to be allowed and they became the visitors which completely changed sometimes non expressions into joyful expressions. Just amazing. Xxx’

SANDRA – ‘I think dogs just bring a lot if pleasure in anyone’s life . If you are down they cheer you up if you are sad they are there. Daisy always makes you feel happy she is such a loving little girl x’

ALISON – ‘I would have Daisy anyway. Xxx’


CONVERSATION WITH BLANCA –

BLANCA – ‘They help me when I feel sad, and helped me much more when the doctors told me I could not have children, they changed my world when Mindy and Max came home, being a bb’s of only 3 weeks born, I dedicate my you Empo and my love to them, then came Tyson dad, then Matias, then Junior and last Tyson Jr, the rest is history ♥️

ALISON HAPPY DOGGY NEWS – ‘they are furry babies aren’t they. Your dogs are amazing and have such brilliant lives. I was listening to a documentary the other day and it said that the population is falling for one reason amongst others but people are choosing dogs over children. Which I realise is completely different to your circumstances. It does show however the absolute love we have for these creatures xx’

BLANCA – ‘definitely and not only do I have love for them, I also had sheep and as I live out of town in the countryside come to my garden all kinds of birds, and they best know that here we will never hurt them and they can visit my trees, my garden whole with their water fountains without any danger x we will never do them any harm 🥰 it’s so cute and relaxing to see the birds free and hearing their song x the mornings in silence and tranquility of the countryside ♥️

ALISON – ‘gentle personalities. All your doggy’s. A little funny story…. I love all animals too. Jet our Chihuahua use to be bullied in our garden by two magpies. We haven’t seen them for a few years but they use to make him run back into the house. They tried to take a stick from him and one even pecked his bum. Oh my goodness. I will see if I can find a photo. Xx’

BLANCA – ‘would love to see her😃kisses to you and Jet😘


CONVERSATION WITH KAREN 2 –

KAREN – ‘My dog and parrot, Gus and Jake help me by just being there and being themselves. Better than people. I’m so grateful to have them. Xx’

ALISON HAPPY DOGGY NEWS – ‘is it possible to have a photo of Jake and your parrot. So they get along? Has your parrot 🦜 learnt any words? Bless them for loving you and vice Versa xxx’


CONVERSATION WITH JANET –

JANET – ‘Franky, Beau and Elsie make living alone so much more bearable !! Xx’

ALISON HAPPY DOGGY NEWS – ‘would you like to write a couple More sentences to add”

JANET – ‘I bought Beau in 2014 when my Dad passed away, I guess I was trying to fill a void in my life at the time. I was still working then and I heard from a girl at work that her friend was looking for a home for a three year old male chihuahua called Franky. So I adopted him as a companion for Beau. They became like a little married couple, Beau ruling the roost of course, as she is a diva !! Then in 2020 I had the opportunity to adopt Beau’s sister Elsie. I thought it would be lovely to reunite them. So now I have my crazy but loveable trio and its Elsie who is Boss now even though she is the smallest one!……Never a dull moment for me !! Xx’

ALISON – ‘your doggy’s are just so gorgeous Janet….. we so love that they fill your life with love and of course keep you very busy – love the 3 amigos’

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