Here is an article I found in the NY Daily News that reinforces my view on pets. I hope you read this and take the message to heart. Get a pet if you don't have one, if you do, go love on your pet and thank God daily that you are allowed to share the life of these wonderful souls.
His dog, Cheyenne, licked his ear and brought a suicidal Sharpe back from the brink when he had put his service pistol in his mouth, CBS reported.
"She came up behind me and she licked my ear," Sharpe told the network of the low point he hit after returning. "And she gave me this look of, 'What are you doing man, who's going to let me sleep in your bed? Listen, if you take care of me, I'll take care of you'," Sharpe said.
Cheyenne's divine intervention inspired Sharpe to reach out to other veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder through the P2V (Pets to Vets) organization.
The non-profit matches vets with shelter dogs and cats in an effort to provide companionship.
Sharpe's turnaround serves as the group's prime example of the power of man's best friend.
"Before I met her, I was a wreck," he said of Cheyenne. "I was out of control, I would start fights for no reason."