Lessons from my beloved @wafflenugget
The beauty of having a puppy when you are depressed is hard to express. I first felt grateful for @wafflenugget's companionship and cuddling in my many hours of slumber. When I was sleeping for 18-20 hours a day, while others struggled to grapple with my fatigue, Waffle welcomed me into her snoozletown routine without hesitation. With an endless supply of licks and snuggles, I like to believe that waffle merely thought, 'so we gets to do this together - how great is that?!'
I grew to love her role in my recovery more and more as she barked me out of bed, grumbled reminders for breakfast and howled until we got sufficient fresh air and exercise. Now, as I look back, I realize her behavior offers the perfect answer to the question I am often asked when discussing my health - how can I help someone else I know who is struggling with their own mental health?
Through my beloved @wafflenugget, I'm going to tell you: