Humans of New York 5 hrs I used heroin for ten years It wasn't a very good life as you'd expect I had my son taken from me I lost my job at the Fiat factory I spent all my time trying to find money find dealers and stay away from police I hated myself I couldn't face anyone Then one day my friend's dog had puppies I'd never had a dog before but I always liked animals- so I told him to give me the smallest and ugliest one he had The one nobody else wanted And that's how I got Joe Joe was the angel of my life We understood each other There was no need for words He followed me around all the time He slept next to me on the street The moment I opened my eyes in the morning he would lick my face He gave me self-esteem I was a complete loser but at least I could take care of Joe I could bring him to the park I could bring him to the vet I could raise enough money to get his medication He's the reason I was finally able to quit heroin Because if something happened to me what would happen to him? So I got clean It was hard but I got clean Joe lived for another thirteen years He got a tumor in 2012 and held on a few more months I barely survived it I was able to stay off drugs but I promised myself that I'd never get another dog It's just too painful But two years ago I found Leica beneath a mobile home She was all skin and bones She'd been abandoned I didn't have a choice For the first few months I called her Joe But I had to stop Because Joe'ss gone And the name doesn't really matter anyway It just matters that I love her Rome Italy i thought this belonged here a very wholesome story Meme

found @ 38 likes ON 2019-06-05 21:51:08 BY ME.ME