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Re: Parrots as Emotional Support Animals

Postby Pajarita » Thu Jul 27, 2017 9:05 am

Liz, you have hit the nail right on the head about animals being a 'natural' source of emotional support. I was thinking about that same thing last night, actually... I [and I think that everybody who has animals] find my animals to be a huge comfort to me. I am not the kind of person who gets depressed, feels lonely or unloved, quite the contrary, I am very upbeat all the time but, like every 'happy' person, I wasn't born this way... I had a few rough times when I was younger but I learned to make myself happy every day by 'treating' myself to things that bring me joy and one of the most important ones is my animals -but plants and children make me happy, too. I once almost had a nervous breakdown when I had to spend 10 days in a hospital room that had one single window looking over the parking lot! Having no animals and no plants around me started 'working' on my happiness and even though I kept busy -I exercised, cleaned my own room and changed my bed every day, visited with other patients and my husband came every day and spent hours with me- I was beginning to lose it... I need nature around me to be happy.
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