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Photo taken by a woman in her 30s who struggles with severe depression, anxiety, and at times agoraphobia, which keeps her inside much of the time. Her dog has been a companion through the years when she has had trouble leaving the house.
About this photo: My dog is quite a character. She is a long-haired chihuahua mix who I adopted from a shelter in South Los Angeles in 2003. She may be aging, but she can still look and act like a puppy. This was taken yesterday when there happened to be people at the house. They were all outside, and when I went inside to take respite, I found her perched up at the table like a human, with her paws up. She looked like she was either ready for a board meeting, or a fancy meal. Unfortunately for her, she did not succeed in getting extra treats. She did, however, succeed in making me laugh, and I really needed a good laugh. Thanks my furry little love.