A woman invited me to her home to meet with her Boston Terrier, a sweet girl named Princess. Princess was not herself lately, she seemed worried and down. Princess eagerly told me how she felt.
She said, “I’m heartbroken.”
Her emotion filled message brought me to my knees. I scoop her up and held her while she explained her situation at home. She explained that family has left and she does not know why they do not come back.
As it turns out there had been a lot of family changes that year. First, her long time cat companion crossed over. Then her people divorced. Lastly four more family members who were temporarily staying with her moved. This left Princess without that couple, their child and cat. The child was two-years old, and one of the parents was at home with him all day. Princess’ life was full and busy. She became attached to the child, and she and the cat had become best friends.
As a result of her reading the woman decided to make some changes to help Princess feel better. One change was her decision to share custody of Princess with her former husband who was happy to participate in the plan as he missed Princess. Her former husband works from home. Now Princess would again have his company all day while the woman was away at work. Additionally, the woman found ways to spend more quality time with Princess on the weekend.
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