May 4, 2016

IT’S OKAY, HONEY; THEY DIDN’T MEAN YOU: “‘Are you going to ruin it for all of us?’ one of my dog-fancying friends asked, when I told her that I was writing this article. I was surprised to learn how many of my acquaintances were the owners of so-called emotional-support animals….’People can’t ask about my disability,’ one friend told me. ‘But if I feel that I’m in a situation where I might have a struggle being let in somewhere with my dog, then I come up with a disorder that sounds like a nightmare. I like to be creative. I’ll say I lack a crucial neurotransmitter that prevents me from processing anxiety and that, without the dog, I’m likely to black out and urinate.’”