Depression and Dogs


This is Sheriff Peanut Butter Brickle.  First off, yes, I know that this is a fabulous picture of me.  It’s not often that you see this smile so very radiant, so lovely, so….awesome.  Secondly, you are welcome…for the picture.

I am writing  you today because Girl Person is a bit down in the dumps.  I don’t know where this dump is, but sometimes she says she has to visit there. I don’t like it when she visits…because it puts a damper in my day. Girl Person tells us that it has nothing to do with us. She tells us that she has something called depression and that she fights with it a lot.  She tells us that it helps her when we go hiking.  She tells us that it helps her to just have me and Digby around.  Well yeah. Again, can’t you see the picture and how awesome it is?

Girl Person tells me and Digby that if we had not come along, her life would have been very different.  She thinks that many of her fans probably deal with this thing called depression too and that their dogs have also helped them.  She says that sometimes, she has to just wait it out, try her best to keep going and that we make her keep going.  Of course we do.  We need fed and walked and walked again.  And again.  And again.  We need our Girl Person, and she needs us.  So she says she is going to try and rest today and get better and that she could use our help. Well, of course. It doesn’t take much to brighten a day….seriously.  Look at the picture.

Girl Person says that dogs help depression.  She tells us that she doesn’t visit the dump place as often.  She says that we keep her going, that we saved her life.  They don’t call us the Sheriff and Deputy for nothing folks. So today, I am arresting her depression.  That way, we can have a totally awesome dinner, hike and nap.

Girl Person says that she tells her fans these things because she wants them to realize that we all battle the same things in our life. That sometimes, it helps to know we are not alone.  Our fans help her more than you know.  So I won’t arrest YOU today…yet.

Have a great weekend everyone!!!

-Sheriff Peanut Butter Brickle

6 thoughts on “Depression and Dogs

  1. Linda G

    Our furry friends are the best anti-depressants on the earth! They give us purpose, a reason to laugh, piles of poop to keep us real, and unconditional love.

  2. Linda

    Thanks for this post, Sheriff! I too, struggle with ” going to the dump” sometimes. Often, my two pups are the only light in those days. Going for walks, hikes, play dates , etc. always seems to help! That, and lots ‘n lots of snuggling!❤️ Best wishes to your GP! 😘

  3. Patricia Moller

    I too suffer from depression my husband is handicapped now and my beautiful little poodle Samantha crossed the rainbow bridge in August. I don’t have a dog to cuddle but I am the primary caregiver for my husband so I don’t have the time to give to another dog. You and Digby
    Keep me happy I love reading about you. Tell girl person that we love reading about all of you and show her how much you love her and all of you keep smiling
    Hugs 🐾💙💜

  4. Kim

    Take the time to rest today. It was a stressful week. Thank you for making us smile every day and several times a day with the great photos.

  5. Donna Wheeler

    I suffer from it as well. There’s only so much a couple glasses of wine can do. I’ve found some medication that helps and my animals definitely do too. Hang in there until it passes. We out here love what you do. You make us smile every day. Thank you for that-

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