Healing From Complex Trauma & PTSD/CPTSD

A journey to healing from complex trauma.

Good childhood memories, of playing with a relatives dogs.


I try hard to hold onto positive childhood memories.

I didn’t have a pet I could play with like a dog or cat. We had (completely untamed) budgies – because that’s what my sister wanted. I called my budgie ‘flopsy’. I wanted a rabbit.

I think pets are wonderful for people, families and children and I know they are great for inner child healing too.

My son is allergic to pet hair, so we can’t have a dog or cat. We had to give his guinea pigs away, because after a while, he couldn’t go near them without getting sick.

This is a pic of me when I was about 5 or 6, with a relatives dogs. I have memories of playing with them and they are good memories. And I am smiling in this photo, which is good.


Author: Healing From Complex Trauma & PTSD/CPTSD

I am a survivor of complex and multiple trauma and abuse, who at the age of 40, began my healing journey. I am using my journey to recovery and healing, to help others, to help survivors feel less alone, validated, encouraged and to enable others to understand themselves more. Complex trauma, particularly from severe, prolonged childhood abuse, is profoundly life changing. Complex trauma produces complex adults. The journey to recovery is a painful, often lonely, emotional daily challenge and it is my aim to encourage others in their daily battle. ~ Lilly Hope Lucario

6 thoughts on “Good childhood memories, of playing with a relatives dogs.

  1. Thanks, you brought many good memories back for me. I had pets when I was a child and I really loved them. They definitely brought joy into my life.

  2. Oh so cute with a beautiful smile. Sometimes it’s hard to remember the good times through the bad. It’s like the bad take over. Glad you remember a happy time. X

    • Yes, it is hard to remember good times, when there are so many bad.

      I did have some nice times within my childhood and I hold onto those positive memories.

      Just realised I worded the first line in present tense ' there are so many bad'. Not 'were so many bad'.

      This is because many of those bad memories are in my head swimming around, due to PTSD and I still feel them.

      • Yeah me too. I think it was last month where you said about good memories and I just couldn’t think of any. It really hurt because I know there are some. I remembered one of my favorite things was when grandad would crack a walnut and put 2 jellybeans in there and glue it back up for us to crack. Then he taught me to do that for my bro. I think I’m going to do that for my boys. Carry it in even though he died when I was 8.

  3. Awwww, that is such a lovely memory of your grandad. Such a lovely way to carry that on to do it for your boys too.