That fascinates me. Amazing how our brains work! I know a person who associates smells with feelings. For, her each feeling evokes a particular odor or aroma.
I really admire how you captured depression with the dog image and poetic words. I struggle to find the words for depression. Anger, disappointment, fear, love, joy, comfort — I have words and descriptions for those, but depression is a big blank for me. One of my writing goals for this year is to finally write a poem about depression so finding yours was an inspiration.