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  • Writer's picturePatrick Mills


I love dogs. I love my dogs the best - first equal of all the dogs in the world. That's pretty special.

It felt like a good time to have a peaceful, positive post after all that worry and anxiety.

Why post about dogs on a blog about Parkinson's? There are some very good reasons: they are always pleased to see me and that makes me happy, they take me out for walks, which keeps me fit and we snuggle up on the sofa and watch TV - quite simply the best therapy a man can get. They are neuroheroes too.

For the record Elsa, on the right is 11 1/2 and Bo on the left is 2 1/2. They are both Labrador Whippets. Friendly, bouncy, destructive (one sofa, multiple cushions, furniture - basically anything and everything), beautiful, kind and supportive.

They help me keep mentally and physically fit and are crucial members of my Parkinson's support team.

I raise a dried chicken strip to them both.

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Sarah McDougall
Sarah McDougall
Mar 10, 2023

Wonderful. And what lovely dogs.

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