My main job right now is dog walking and pet sitting, something of which I adore so much. Being around dogs and walking with them has had an incredibly positive impact on my depression. There have been so many days in which the only reason I get out of bed is to take care of one dog or another. Dogs so often have this undeniable joy just to be alive and it’s so wonderful to be around them. Bellingham is home to plenty of parks and trails so exploring the forests with the dogs I care for is always so much fun.
The month of May is also apparently Be Kind to Animals month, something that I love so much. Many different humane societies around the US are raising funds to support the services they provide (including my local humane society – the Whatcom Humane Society). There are so many things that different humane societies provide (not just trying to find forever homes for animals), including dog day afternoon reading, spay and neutering, and pet food banks.