Hmm, coincidentally today, Mom came in and asked if a companion dog would be helpful to me, in the wake of realizing how serious my anxiety was getting. Bro's GF tipped Mom off that I had been hitting myself, and her young kids observed it (
unbeknown to me) well enough to ask questions afterward. Now, I HAVE been seeing a counselor for over a year now, and dog-wise, we DO have a teacup yorkie (occasionally wiggly), mini-dachshund (unfriendly and territorial), and american pitbull (hyperactive). I wouldn't want a mental-illness doctor note though, because I'm trying my hardest to stay in functioning independent territory. Any advice if you know of any?
(No, I can't take pills, because they've eventually failed at least twice, and side-effects interfered with my daily tasks)