Vera Laguna Niguel, CA 7/23/2010 11:41:34 AM After reading the story from Drew Barrymore, her story did really touch my heart. Me, myself completely do agree that any pets can really be peoples therapy somehow. We all do know that dogs or any other pets do have & do give their unconditional love to all of us, don't they? I always called my puppy Koko is my medicine of my stresses. I came home from work. And by looking at him he can't wait to see me with his little clock ticker tail (boxers' trade mark tails) wiggling very happy. That always makes me smiles & laugh especially getting his sweet kisses. I right away hugged him tidily & all of my stresses gone suddenly. Honestly. Another things from Drew Barrymore story, I could feel in the deepest of my heart, she does have a very beautiful soft heart. Her story touches my feeling deep where now I lost my puppy boxer - Koko. It has been many month went by (very close to 1 year), I still can't get thru my loss. He is always a hyper & energetic puppy to me, even though until he was grown up. My deep loss is too deep where I can't see the bottom of it. Just like deep Pacific ocean which almost impossible to see the bottom of it. I lost him because he was sick for a little while. And I'm never able to say word "died". So I keep using the word "lost." Because I just can't and I'll never will be able to. He's still life to me somehow. Because realistically, I'm still getting the dreams about him until now. Especially when the 2nd night I've just lost him, believe or not Koko my puppy came to me in my dream to say goodbye. I do still remember that dream, he opened my bedroom door, jumped on my bed & gave me sweet kisses. He wanted me to hug him tidily then he was disappeared. Just like that.. I was shocked & woke up right away. I did feel him very clearly & I could smelled him. Then after that I saw him on another dreams, he was running around happy & hyper in a beautiful open field. It's so painful & so hard to believe that is really happening. And now I only have his ashes. I remember at that day, I was completely devastated once I arrived & went to pick up him up at a cremated place. I was frozen & speechless once they brought him out in a urn. He is a big size boy and he did look small in that urn...?? I couldn't see him like that. I just quickly signed him off and rushing running away & crying got into my car with him in my arm. I kept crying while I was driving on the way back with my puppy Koko next to me. I was bowling tears so badly. I took my puppy Koko to his favorite beach in Crystal Cove, Newport. I was walking along with him in my arm. It's almost a year anniversary of the loss of my beloved puppy Koko now. I really thanking to Allen DeGeneres' great & wonderful idea by putting cute dogs & cats faces onto stamps. I bought them right away for my office & for my self. My beloved puppy Koko is still life in my heart & my mind. And he will always be in my life.