Jen shares a very personal story about feeling suicidal before her ileostomy surgery, and how her dog Bella prevented her from making a dangerous decision that she would have regretted. Bella takes great care of Jen and has given her a reason to get up in the morning, even on the darkest days.
Billie used to ride ponies before she became unwell and had stoma surgery. She’s promised herself she’ll get back in the saddle one day, but for now she is more than happy to walk her neighbour’s dog, Beau, and is feeling grateful for the positive affect Beau has had on her.
Anita shares a story with us about her experience as an activities coordinator in a residential care home, and how a travelling farm brought joy to all the staff and residents. She also tells us about her chocolate Lab, Sherlock, and how he supports her.
With International Dog Day taking place in August, Stephie tells is about her Newfoundland pup, Jenson, and how their relationship was impacted by her ulcerative colitis, along all the other animals to have lived with her over the years.
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