Maladaptive Daydreaming: where wild minds come to rest
Does anyone here have pets? If you do, do you think you daydream as much when your pet is around (assuming it's a dog or cat) or less?
If you don't have a pet like a dog or a cat, do you want one? If you do, do you think you'd daydream less if you had a dog or a cat or something to play with and take care of?
I ask because ever since I was 6 years old I've asked my parents for a dog and i'm 17 yrs old and I still haven't gotten 1. Not even a cat. My mom doesn't like cats and my dad "claims" he's allergic to all pets with fur. *rolls eyes*. This has really gotten me depressed. I hate my neighborhood, no one here to hang out with, I have health problems, my older sis has moved out so i'm basically an only child now and i'm slowly starting to hate school.
I just wish I had something to talk to(even if it can't talk back), and care for. I used to love writing but now its like my brain is moving to fast for me to write everything down so I don't. Having a dog or cat(but especially a dog) would help me focus on reality and the present instead of daydreaming. I honestly would take care of it and it would give me a good excuse to go outside to walk my dog, (I avoid walking in my neighborhood cuz I don't want to run into people I hate).
Do any of you fell like this? Or does anyone feel the opposite way?