Pawsitive Life Project

Malloy is my gift sent from above. I adopted him from PawsCo on October 2, 2016 and I can’t even begin to describe the bond we have!

Adoption process - posing on couch

He has brought me so much more joy and happiness than I could have ever imagined! Not only has he adjusted seamlessly into our home, but he has adapted to each new toy and element I have introduced to him, and has shown interest in going on everyday outings with us. Malloy is an adventure cat in the making, that was something predetermined by me but also his breed. He has the curiosity to try new things and adapts to new situations so well (as long as mama is close by). There is no doubt in my mind that Malloy was meant to come home with me, and that is my inspiration for this blog.

Malloy isn’t just any rescue cat, he’s my Emotional Support Animal (ESA). I had a huge spike in anxiety throughout college and despite my hopes, it did not go away following graduation. I decided to discuss the idea of an ESA with my doctor and parents and proceeded to search the Denver area for animal shelters. Within fifteen minutes of looking, Banana Split came across my screen and my heart skipped a beat. I knew he was meant to be my ESA, so I ran it by Dan before sending an email to PawsCo. Within a week we had our meet and greet and Malloy was home!

We (my boyfriend Dan & I) welcomed our second fur-baby Montagne, the hurricane harvey rescue puppy, in October of 2017 and he is an ESA too! He has been an incredible asset to our family and has helped with my anxiety significantly, specifically in my anxiety in getting outside (especially living in a city).

While this blog started as a place to share my bond with Malloy, it has turned into a place where I plan to express myself – both good and bad – and really dive into how I deal with my anxiety on a daily basis. Ultimately, I want to share what’s worked for me and what hasn’t!