Countless pet owners manage to take cheerful photos of their four-legged friends in front of the Christmas tree or even on top of Santa’s lap. And then there was Jasmine Milton, whose husky, Anuko, appeared to want nothing to do with his holiday photo shoot. Even so, his disinterest made for a series priceless photographs.
In 2013 Jasmine Milton was suffering from bipolar disorder. At this stage, however, doctors had yet to diagnose her. So, she struggled on her own to deal with the illness, which typically causes mood swings and sudden shifts in a person’s energy levels.
Bipolar disorder can launch a person into a cycle of high energy and good moods. This is what is known as a manic episode. After a manic episode, the person might crash into a depressive episode, defined by feelings of despair and sadness.