My boyfriend and I have been living together. He sufferes from PTSD but refuses treatment. It is very hard for me because I pick up on his anxiety, fears, depressions. I've all but begged him to get treatment but he totally refuses. So we are going to go our separate ways.
But, here is my question. I recently rescued a dog that had been neglected and abused. She was in terrible shape, skinny, matted (probably never had a hair cut and she is a terrier) and only had one eye due to a rattlesnake bite. The eye was never taken care of properly.
Anyway, I brought her home without my boyfriends knowledge. It just happened. I could not leave here where she was. He is not really fond of animals although he has a good relationship with my other dog. Good, but not close. So this little terrier that I brought home immediately gravited to my boyfriend. She will not leave his side. He has never liked dogs on his lap, or licking him, but this little girl is always on his lap, sleeps with him, snuggles etc. He totally loves her too.
I am wondering....can it be that she senses his PTSD? Can dogs be empaths?
And wondering. He will be the one leaving (as I said we are going to go our separate ways).
We are both concerned on how it will affect her. We've only had her about 6 weeks.
updated by @karen: 05/17/17 02:32:12AM