It has always been amazing to me how much love and healing our animals bring to us. My friend who has been clinically depressed for many years, told me a story of how adopting his dog Maggie saved his life. He became the person that Maggie could rely on. He had to take care of himself in order to take care of Maggie. Instead of focusing on how unhappy he was, he now had to feed, bathe and take care of another living being. And in return Maggie gave him so much joy, companionship and unconditional love.