The Healing Powers of Pets: I can totally relate to this! I have been battling Lupus for 12 years now. I also have suffered 3 strokes. I am alone several hours a day & my husband travels A LOT for work. After Stroke 2, I became epileptic with Grand Mal seizures. My Neurosurgeon suggested that we get a dog and see how it works out. The only dog I would agree to was an Italian Greyhound, who changed my life forever!
A military dog who lost a leg when sniffing out a roadside bomb has been awarded the animal equivalent of the Victoria Cross after serving in more than 400 missions in Iraq and Afghanistan. Lucca, a 12-year-old German shepherd, served in the US Marine Corps for six years, protecting the lives of troops by sniffing out munitions.