Former journalist Susan Bamber and her dog Sammy in Sai Kung, Having found that looking after a friend’s dog when he was away helped assuage her grief after the loss of her husband, the frend’s leaving Hong Kong for good triggered her to adopt Sammy from a refuge. Hong Kong. Photo: Edmond So Former journalist Susan Bamber and her dog Sammy in Sai Kung, Having found that looking after a friend’s dog when he was away helped assuage her grief after the loss of her husband, the frend’s leaving Hong Kong for good triggered her to adopt Sammy from a refuge. Hong Kong. Photo: Edmond So
Former journalist Susan Bamber and her dog Sammy in Sai Kung, Having found that looking after a friend’s dog when he was away helped assuage her grief after the loss of her husband, the frend’s leaving Hong Kong for good triggered her to adopt Sammy from a refuge. Hong Kong. Photo: Edmond So
Wellness

Why dogs and cats help us deal with grief and loneliness, and how fostering a stray dog filled a void in this woman’s life 

  • When Susan Bamber lost her husband to stomach cancer in 2011, she had to adjust to being alone 
  • Fostering Sammy, a two-year-old rescue dog, has given her physical contact, love and companionship

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Former journalist Susan Bamber and her dog Sammy in Sai Kung, Having found that looking after a friend’s dog when he was away helped assuage her grief after the loss of her husband, the frend’s leaving Hong Kong for good triggered her to adopt Sammy from a refuge. Hong Kong. Photo: Edmond So Former journalist Susan Bamber and her dog Sammy in Sai Kung, Having found that looking after a friend’s dog when he was away helped assuage her grief after the loss of her husband, the frend’s leaving Hong Kong for good triggered her to adopt Sammy from a refuge. Hong Kong. Photo: Edmond So
Former journalist Susan Bamber and her dog Sammy in Sai Kung, Having found that looking after a friend’s dog when he was away helped assuage her grief after the loss of her husband, the frend’s leaving Hong Kong for good triggered her to adopt Sammy from a refuge. Hong Kong. Photo: Edmond So
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