~ Alisa and Nala ~
Four years ago, Alisa met Nala. Since then, they have formed a special bond and have helped each other immensely.
In 2018, Alisa had been looking after a Pomeranian for a few months. After this, she decided to adopt one of her own. Then, one day, as she was scrolling through social media, she saw a post about some 8-week-old Pomeranian puppies looking for a home. Alisa met with one of the pups and thought she was the cutest ball of fluff. In that moment, she knew it was meant to be and adopted her.
As a clinical nurse specialist at an inpatient mental health unit, Alisa’s job can be difficult at times. However, her passion for spreading awareness around mental health and helping those struggling has helped motivate her for over eight years in this area. She tells her patients that tough times are inevitable but that they won’t last forever and that there is always hope. Even though it isn’t the easiest job, Alisa is proud to be able to help others and, of course, Nala supports her through everything.
Having Nala has had a huge impact on Alisa. Each day, she brings her human so much happiness and love. Even when she’s staying with Alisa’s parents, knowing that Nala is there for her means the world, she’s a little fluffy ray of sunshine. Alisa loves that her companion can bring joy to so many others, whether out and about or on social media. As well as this, Alisa is excited for Nala to become a big sister in October!
Not only does Nala impact Alisa and her family’s lives, but also those around her. She is a Canine Friend Pet Therapy Dog and visits those with Huntington’s Disease, a rare neurodegenerative disease. While these visits have been paused due to Covid-19 restrictions, Nala always brought a lot of happiness to the residents she met and hopes to start back again when she can!
Both Alisa and Nala love going on adventures together. From going to the park and playing fetch to going for a long walk along the beach, having this time together always brightens their days. After a long day, they enjoy simply snuggling up with one another.
Alisa and Nala share such a special bond. They have helped each other hugely and share love and joy every day. No matter what, Alisa and Nala know that together, they can get through anything.