So the other day I was snuggled on the sofa with my fluffy pooch curled up on my lap, (probably because I picked her up and made her sit with me) and I was thinking of how if I’m down in the dumps, just stroking her and snuggling in to her fluff makes me feel so much better!
There is something so therapeutic about stroking an animal, feeling how warm they are and feeling loved by an animal, knowing they will never judge you, they just want to be loved like we do, I do apologise for the soppiness in this blog post! Maybe it’s because we feel comfort in the fact animals never worry, except for about when their next getting fed, their calm, so we feel calm, especially when I feel anxious it sort of helps me refocus on stroking my dog rather than what I’m feeling.
Anyway this led me to thinking about if there was such a thing on the NHS called ‘Pet Therapy’ and I couldn’t help but have a giggle! Imagine you walk in the room and instead of a couple of chairs and a desk, there’s a room full of cute fluffy animals, rabbits, cats, dogs and guinea pigs etc and your allowed to just walk, play, feed and stroke them for a couple of hours! I don’t think anyone would feel nervous about going to therapy if it was just going to see animals, and I think I would leave feeling pretty happy! So if anyone reading this is thinking of starting a new therapy, feel free to use this idea!
Me and my pooch, aren’t we cute, well she is ?