I’m a big believer in the healing power of pets. If you’ve ever rescued a homeless animal, you know it’s really a toss-up as to who was truly rescued: you or the animal. Our pets certainly have the power to heal broken people.
Stephen Simmons is an Iraq war veteran whose life found meaning through caring for Puppi and Burma, pictured above. Depressed and suffering from PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), Stephen found that his Adventure Therapy program, which consists of hiking in the wilderness with Puppi and Burma, changed his outlook and gave him something to look forward to.
Would you ever imagine that a cat would go hiking in the Oregon wilderness? Check this out!
Stephen and his furry companions spent 2 years documenting their adventures in the wilderness, and it is now available as a book. The Adventures of Puppi & Burma can be found here, and is really a must-own for any pet lover. The photos are absolutely breathtaking.
Your turn: leave a comment telling me how your life has been made better because of your pet. I can’t wait to hear your story.
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