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Waves of Fear

August 22, 2016

My doctor prescribed a dog. Someone to brighten my day, teach me to live in the moment, help me get over myself. A dog needs to be walked, which meant I would have to walk. In the beginning Copper was as scared and traumatized as I was. We just sat on the couch watching Mary Tyler Moore and sharing Doritos. We both quivered and grew exhausted from the prospect of leaving the house. Germs, ticks, relapse, pain attacks, other dogs, shoelaces, broomsticks, moths. Who knew what would attack us?! But we just did it. He was put into a harness, my mom bought me new runners and we were pushed out the door.  Continue Reading…