Posted on Apr 30, 2018
SGT Joseph Gunderson
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I got out of the Army back in 2014 and I just recently adopted a German Shepard named George. He is a bit of a prick sometimes but I have found that having that other living thing at home is actually really nice. With the exception of George, I live alone and quite a drive away from any family or friends. I have had a rough go at it after the military due to my bipolar disorder and a myriad of other little issues but it has gotten a lot better. My mood has improved, I have begun to get into better shape, and all around life seems to have gone into an upswing since I got the little furry bastard. Do you have any pets at home? If so, what do they do to improve your life?
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I've had my fair share of disorders, as well. My dogs and cats provide routine and motivate for me to stay active. Yesterday, I attended a dog-friendly social event that randomly pops up on days with perfect weather. My cats let me face plant on their stomachs when I need to de-stress. The house has never been cleaner, because the puppy mandates that I need to keep chewable items out of reach. I am basically rebuilding my life with consideration for living creatures other than just me.
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Jenn Moynihan
Jenn Moynihan
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Nothing better than a fuzzy cat belly! SSG - glad the four-footed friends are helping you rebuild. Keep on keepin’ on.
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PFC Robert Lee Gregory
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My boys keep me going.. Without them I'd be dead already
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Jenn Moynihan
Jenn Moynihan
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Robert - Glad you are still with us. Keep those boys close. :)

Jenn - USO Volunteer & Military Family
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PO1 Elizabeth Congrove
PO1 Elizabeth Congrove
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I love min pins
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Maj John Bell
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I have a farm. Every animal serves a purpose:

_Goats - Milk, other dairy products, meat, hides, and cash; plus amusement
_Turkeys - Meat and cash
_Chickens - Eggs, meat and cash, plus amusement
_Goose - Meat and I am always ready to be attacked, plus alarm system
_Pigs - Bacon, plus other lesser value pork.
_Rabbits - Meat and Fur
_Cats - Rodent control, plus they accompany me and supervise me doing farm chores
_Livestock guard dogs - Early warning system of coyote attack on goats
_House Dogs - Traffic control on goats and companionship
-Horses - A reason for my wife to stay with me until she finds someone better looking, richer, and who will also shovel money down a horses throat for nothing but manure. Fortunately most of the men in the county are smarter than me.

Seriously, if it weren't for the animals, it would be too easy to become inactive and a couch potato. They gotta be fed and farm chores gotta be done. It's one thing to let an inanimate thing go neglected. it takes a heartless bastard to neglect a living thing. I am many things but not heartless.
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LTC Stephen C.
LTC Stephen C.
>1 y
I think we’re on the same sheet of music, Maj John Bell.
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Sgt Jim Mullins
Sgt Jim Mullins
1 mo
Always had dogs in my life. They love you no matter what and always greet you home with wagging tails.
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MAJ Harry Williams
MAJ Harry Williams
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Could not get along without my Yellow Lab, she "Lights Up My Life Daily". I feel Relaxed & Comforted just by her being present. She knows when I need her to be close to me & is always there with wagging tail & paw touch at just the right time.
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SSG Terry Cummings
SSG Terry Cummings
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got to love animals.!
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