Re: I don't trust my doctor
Originally Posted by Sweetie pie
It does fit food poisoning Bakerman.
At least that has passed.
Now we need to work on your stress levels.
I do remember reading back. A dog was suggested, now I agree that a hearing dog specially trained might be a good thing,
you will also get to meet and chat with others, also a good thing. But, it will need walking, if you are feeling weak or lethargic, this will then become a burden.
What about a cat?
I don't know how it works where Bakerman lives, Sweetie, but you can't just choose what breed you fancy, it would depend on which dogs were trained and ready to go to someone.
They would also have stringent checks to see whether the new household was capable of looking after it, exercising him, getting his food in, taking it for veterinary check ups, and maybe even an enclosed garden - although I can't be sure on that one.
I would imagine if a dog needed to toilet suddenly in the middle of the night it would be difficult in a block of flats for example.
Bakerman, may I suggest if you don't want an exciteable youngster that needs lots of house-training, lead training, exercise, and socialising work, you consider an older dog that's passed all that and just grateful for a warm bed and some companionship?
Even then, if you are as ill as you have said, do you think you could manage all the extra work, and perhaps you could think about who would look after him if you were taken ill again.
Just trying to be practical.