my dog is anxious (and so am I)

We both:

  • are sensitive to loud sounds
  • need alone time
  • fundamentally want to be friends with people but don’t know quite how to do that
  • use medication to manage our anxiety
  • just want to protect the beings we love
  • are misunderstood and threatened by people in power
  • want to take a damn nap
  • are snuggly, if slightly awkward about it
  • sometimes are little over the top
  • get overwhelmed by new situations
  • need help re-centering ourselves
  • reduce our anxiety using exercise
  • want to be included and liked very very badly
  • feel the need to try to control stressful situations
  • have someone who we lean on when things get hard
  • lean on each other when things get hard