Any of you spinnys have a pet that helps you cope? I'm 2 wks post op from my surgery & my chocolate lab is my copeing buddy. He is 6yrs old & smart as a whip. He knows I'm in pain & he will not jump up on the bed until I am in & settled. He is always by my side & has alerted me to when I've droped something. He would have made a good dog for the handicapped. Hey I guess thats me right now. We go for a mile or two walk every day & he heels right by my side & never pulls on the lead. I cut him loose when we get to the BLM & the woods. In the past he would go exploring on his own, but now he doesn't get out of sight. With the wife at work all day he keeps my mind off my pain & I don't know how I would get along alone without him. I guess its true what they say about pets being therapeutic.