I drew this cartoon for a friend in response to her wondering if she was so depressed and she got a service dog for depression - then said service dog would end up needing a depression service dog itself.
Maybe - I mean the saying "misery loves company" didn't fly out of some monkey's - er- hat, it must be grounded in the saying's maker-up's personal experience. At my house, I've noticed Dutch, the wiener dog feeling pretty low, so to speak. It could be from my occasional angsty, artistic-tempermenty, "I'll never be rich and famous" snitty fits. Or it could be my constant bombardment of "Hey, Dutch. Why the long face?" jokes on the old guy.
Man, I never get tired of that one.
Now that Twig, the min-pin puppy's arrived, he doesn't have time to sulk. He's too busy. As far as Twig's concerned, life is just one big happy pill and she's nibbling away at it as fast as she can. Dutch tries to mope in the big green chair, Twig drops the squeaky ball on his head. Dutch tries to stare unhappily at the treat cupboard, Twig runs to poop on the stairs so everyone can be amused by my yelling. It's a perfect, symbiotic relationship.
As artists and writers we need a Twig too, I think. We all feel low, have a long face, or try to mope in our own version of the big green chair once in a while. Making a career in the creative field is hard. It can be demoralizing - and at times - well depressing. Now I'm not saying everyone should run out and get a min-pin puppy, that is unless I start a carpet cleaning business - then I think everyone should go out and get a min-pin puppy.
Just remember to get out of your head from time to time. Hang out with a friend. Watch a funny movie. Tell yourself jokes. Like this one - Hey, Dutch! Why the long.... Wait a minute, come back here! There he goes - back to the big green chair. Twig, you know what to do.
Getting the carpet cleaner now....