Sure Cure for Loneliness
I moved from San Diego to Tucson and bought a new house. I filled it with brand new furniture, but the loneliness seemed to consume every square foot of space. As a widow, I really wasn’t interested in finding a man on the internet.
In the past, I had met several families with Greyhounds, and admired their beauty, grace, and calmness. The ones I met were very affectionate. Owners consistently said “You can’t suffer loneliness with these dogs. They are grateful to have a loving home after their racing life of awful treatment.
Suddenly I remembered that, and I knew what I had to do. I couldn’t take too much more loneliness rattling around in my new home. After a bit of research, I met with the Rescue Volunteer, who introduced me to three dogs. Chang was the one who stole my heart when he gently walked over and rubbed his head against my leg. It was instant love. We went home, and my loneliness vanished.
I think a good part of my loneliness was that I didn’t have someone to care for. Chang was always there, my constant companion. I have to admit that sometimes he was a pest and could get winy, but I learned to be more giving and less selfish. Sometimes I felt a bit hampered by the responsibility of caring for him, but I loved him, and knew he was completely dependent on me, so at times I had to put my own selfish wants aside.
I strongly recommend having a pet to cure loneliness. Even scientific studies show people with pets live longer! Chang lived seven years with me before he crossed Rainbow Bridge to be with his friends in Heaven. He changed me. I learned to be responsible, loving, and less selfish. Even though he is gone, and I miss him, my loneliness has been traded for two more wonderful dogs, Becky and Audrey. No, they’re not Greyhounds, but they are just as loveable! And none of us have an ounce of loneliness!