Ever had your life saved by a pet's love?

Discussion in 'Suicidal Thoughts and Feelings' started by A1231988, Sep 26, 2011.

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  1. A1231988

    A1231988 Well-Known Member

    I was pretty rough last night. I came pretty close to just ending it, but right when things felt the worst, my kitten (well, not quite a kitten anymore) was unreasonably affectionate and loving. It cheered me up enough to smile and go to sleep soundly. I was just curious if anybody else has had this happen, or if you have/keep pets to help you with your depression.
  2. In Limbo

    In Limbo Forum Buddy

    My parents have 3 cats - one of the reasons I'm always willing to house-sit when they're holidaying - as now - is that the cats always show me love and cheer me up - they just love fuss!

    As Stevie Wonder said - Love's in need of love today...
  3. absolution

    absolution Forum Buddy

    My cat always makes me smile. And actually when I feel most suicidal is when he loves me up! :p I think they know somehow :) Trying to save their owners in their own way.
  4. Growing Pains

    Growing Pains Well-Known Member

    Yes. As strange as it might sound, my dog is the only reason I'm here today. Some time ago (recently... actually...) I came very close to it. Almost did it. Then, here comes my little Corgi mutt. I take one look in her eyes. Just one and know that I can't do it. Needless to say, I didn't.

    I'm glad your cat is able to help you in the way that my dog helps me. Sometimes, all it takes is one look from someone you love - be they human or animal.
  5. Isabel

    Isabel Staff Alumni

    Countless times...I would not be here without them.
  6. Speedy

    Speedy Staff Alumni

    Bless your cat. How have you been since you were able to get some sleep?
  7. Autumn01

    Autumn01 Well-Known Member

    My cat is the only reason I'm still here. I hope that she will be okay in January when I end my life.
  8. AlopexAngel

    AlopexAngel Chat Buddy

    My Georgia. She was also a big source of stress at the time since she was a rambuctious kitten but she's still my baby.
  9. Stranger1

    Stranger1 Forum Buddy & Antiquities Friend

    My therapist talked me into getting a dog.. She said it would help me to learn to love again.. For the first 30 days I kept asking myself why did I do this.. Then after that he grew on me..Now he is my partner..He's not overly affectionit but loves to rough house..I gave up makeing my bed because he would have it all messed up again in thirty minutes..So yes my dog helps me to keep sane..
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