Sometimes a pet is your best friend.  Ever had a day when whatever you did just didn’t turn out right?  You couldn’t please anyone even if you were Mother Teresa.  Take solace with your pet.  Whether it’s a dog, a cat, a box turtle or a bird, pets usually give unconditional love.  My dog is always happy to see me when I come home.  She runs to the door to greet me and wags her tail.  She sits next to me on the couch when I watch television and sleeps at my feet at night.  Sometimes caring for others can take a toll on us.  How many caregivers have pets that provide just the right amount of love back to make a bad day better?

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About Pamela Wilson

PAMELA D. WILSON, MS, BS/BA, NCG, CSA helps caregivers and aging adults solve caregiving problems and manage caregiving needs through online programs, live support groups, and an extensive caregiving library that includes articles, podcasts, videos, and webinars.

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