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Khan was adopted 5 years ago yesterday, he was a long-term resident of the animal shelter and if he had not been adopted he would have been put down.
He was 7 months old when we brought him home, and he and I connected instantly.
For the first few months of his life with us he refused to sleep anywhere but my room, and he would whine and cry if I went into the bathroom and locked him out.
Up until his passing 3 years ago he still hated being kept away from me, he would sit in my room and mope when I was gone for long periods of time and insisted in sitting with me while I showered.
Every morning I was the first awake because I caught the bus to school, so I would feed him breakfast and leave all the doors open so he could follow me as I got ready for school. When I left for the bus I would let him outside with me, he'd walk with me to the edge of our property and watch me walk to the bus. Every day I would come home and he would be sitting on our veranda, waiting to greet me after school.
He would sit with me as I cried, shout at me if I took too long in the shower because he knew I was hurting myself, and kept me company when my insomnia was at my worst.
It was Halloween of 2015 when I lost my soul mate. He was in a weird mood all day, I knew something was wrong, he died peacefully on my bathroom floor surrounded by people who loved him, purring as I stroked his fur.
Khan was my rock when I lived in an abusive household, and losing him was devastating. I think of him every day, no animal could ever have the same love and caring soul like my Khan had.
Pets are more than just animals. They give us strength, they give us purpose, and they teach us more than we could ever imagine.
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