The Power of Pets

When life throws you curve balls, a pet can bring you unexpected joy...and missing socks!

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My daughter always wanted a dog. Me? No way. Too much work. However, when my daughter was going through a rough patch, she asked for a puppy. Her happiness outweighed everything, and now we have Piper. Adorable, playful and mischievous. She eats socks btw and a variety of other inedible objects! She has taught me the importance of taking breaks, the power of play, and best of all – she has the same birthday as my late father-in-law – May 24.

When she came into our lives in July, Piper brought levity and joy to our heavy days. We had just lost my dear, sweet father-in-law to Parkinson’s a month early. I admit she has stolen my heart, and that is perfectly fine.

Adapted from Janeane’s forthcoming book, Get the Funk Out! %^&$ Happens, What to Do Next! © 2019 by Janeane Bernstein. Published by Post Hill Press

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