My Anti-Depressant

December 19, 2008
By Ashley Kaler, Deer Park, WA

It was almost seven years ago when I was diagnosed with Depression. I was constantly struggling with it, medication helped, but still I never felt truly "happy". Then one day I was looking through my local paper, and found Chewie. Chewie is a full bred Pomeranian, and he is what has changed my life. I have had him for 4 months now and I couldn't be happier. He is my baby, he is what was missing from my life, he knows when I start feeling depressed and he knows exactly what to do to make me feel better. He is not just a dog, not just a pet, but a member of my family. He is my anti-depressant, and I can't remember the last time I have been so happy with my life. And it's all because of a 7 pound pomeranian named Chewie.

The author's comments:
I hope that those who read my piece will be inspired, especially those who suffer from depression as I have. I hope this gives them faith, to not only continue forward, but to know that someday the storm will settle and the rainbow will come... sorry if thats corny XP

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