If you battle with anxiety then you will know how difficult it can be. Going about your general day can be hard when things trigger your anxiety, leaving you upset and panicky. So having someone nearby who knows how to calm you down can make the world of difference.
Joule was adopted four years ago by Brenna Eckert. When she came into their home, she was an anxious dog.
“Joule had a lot of anxiety when we first adopted her. We worked one-on-one with a dog behaviorist to help work through some of her issues.”
Breanna refers to Joule as a ‘velcro dog’. Whenever they are at home, she needs to be close to one of them.
Joule isn’t the only animal that the Eckert family have adopted. Not long after they brought Joule into their family, they also adopted an orange tabby kitten named Kelvin. From the moment the furry pair met, they got along swimmingly.
“The animal shelters had given each of them a temporary name before we adopted them. Kelvin’s shelter name was Socks and Joule’s shelter name was Sandals. How ironic that Socks and Sandals make such a great pair!”
Although Eckert never predicted just how close the pair would become. She discovered their deep bond one day when she decided to place a security camera around the house. She wanted to be able to keep an eye on things while she was at work.
When she watched back the clip, she couldn’t believe what she saw. Joule was displaying symptoms of separation anxiety and Kelvin the cat came up and gently comforted her. But it wasn’t just for a moment. Kelvin comforted Joule for the entire time that Eckert was at work.
“We noticed that Kelvin and Joule were laying on the couch together almost every day. I moved the camera to get a closer view of the couch and was amazed to see that they weren’t just sharing the couch, but they were snuggling up against each other.”
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