Dear Pat: Sometimes people (or animals) are grumpy because they’re in distress, pain, or feeling stressed. The other day my human took me to meet a man. He was nice, but I really, really had to poop… so I kept barking at the man. After I did my business, I was a lot friendlier. Try to understand why these people are grumpy. Maybe you can help them and they’ll be nicer, or at least you won’t be as offended…. <3 Mishu
What does Mishu do when she’s depressed?
I usually just lie down and stare into space…. Yeah, that’s right, it’s normal to be depressed sometimes. As long as it’s not all the time, just be depressed when you’re depressed.
The Inside Story
Mishu’s a dog. Sometimes she’s bored and looks depressed. And she just sits there and stares into space. It’s okay to do that — to sit with your sadness a little bit and feel it.