When animals play a significant role in one’s life and they are taken away, it is never a pleasant experience. It is just like losing a beloved friend or family member, and this is how Bella felt.
Bella is a college student who has spent her entire life surrounded by animals. But upon entering college, she understood how challenging it was to be completely alone. She may have wanted to bring her pets with her but she couldn’t do that since pets were not allowed.
While at college, she learned that her cat was diagnosed with cancer. And because the cat wasn’t doing quite well, her family had to put the animal down. It was a heartbreaking moment for Bella, who genuinely loved the cat.
Because of what occurred, Bella would sleep for hours on end and has lost a significant amount of weight. Her depression was a result of her cat’s passing. She realized she needed to keep herself occupied, so she volunteered to help out at a shelter.
One day, when she was at the shelter, she went to the back of the facility where the new animals were kept and that was where she discovered Baloo. As soon as she saw Baloo, Bella thought he was the most handsome dog she had ever seen.
The next time she returned to the shelter, she believed that Baloo had already been adopted because of how he looked. To her amazement, he was not, and it was then that she realized he was the one for her. Therefore, she adopted Baloo, who became the happiest dog in history! Baloo was beaming from ear to ear on the way home. It was a good thing that she had already moved to a house where she can have a pet.
Within the first week of Baloo’s relationship with Bella, Bella experienced an anxiety attack, and Baloo knew exactly what to do. He continuously licked her face until she resumed her normal breathing.
That was a tremendous help to Bella. Baloo assisted Bella in overcoming her despair, and she is currently in a much better position. She is very content and healthy with Baloo around.
She feels confident that she will be safe as long as Baloo is by her side. Additionally, Bella wishes to raise awareness on how animals may assist those with mental health difficulties.
Source: The Dodo