so, I am normally quite a private person but I feel a need to share a part of my life with you good people to acknowledge how amazing dogs are! It was always on the agenda to get a dog as me and my husband both grew up around them. However, 2 years into marriage things went really wrong for us..... my husband had a very difficult time following back surgery and ended up having chronic pain, he was on opioids for a fair while... then he became clinically depressed and then his father died. Following all of this in the crutches of depression he tried to take his own life. This was a very traumatic time for both of us ( we didn't have willow then). A couple of months after his attempt he revisited the idea of getting a dog..... I was very wary so we pondered it for a few more months..... I agreed in the end as he was not working so it seemed ideal that he would always be there.... I also wanted a puppy as I had never had a puppy before. 6 months after that horrible day we found a rescue puppy in wales who was 3 months old.... and before we know it we had willow home. I think willow gave him routine and purpose during those hardest days. I have only just been able to see this really. But when he didn't feel like taking care of himself like eating well etc he always made sure she got her food, he had such fun tying toys to a rope to watch her play with and would send me little videos or pictures at work and previously he hadn't been able to walk very far with the back pain but he took her for a 5-10 min walk just to make sure she got little experiences and exercise. Over the course of 2 years since we have had her he has got off the opiates, and worked up to nice walks with her..... he can now walk 6-7 miles non-stop with her. Now he is gearing up to get back to work. He is a very different man from what he was and I truely believe that this is the power of our pets.... I always knew that dogs were special.... but willow I feel has quite literally saved my husbands life and what could be more amazing than that.