I promise I didn't actually want to say goodbye.
I had no choice. Please don't be mad at me (just blame Mom and Dad, I'm sure they won't mind) but I had to leave for college.
I wanted to take you with me, I really did. I know it's only for a semester but saying goodbye to you was without a doubt one of the hardest things I've ever had to do. Throughout the years you've served as my confidant, best friend, cuddle buddy and shoulder to cry on. You're my best friend. I know it's only a three hour drive but between being on a team, my studies and getting used to my new life the chances of me seeing you again until Thanksgiving break are pretty much zero.
I wish you could operate a phone so we could FaceTime everyday that way I wouldn't have to miss you so much. I have pictures of you up on my wall so you don't have to worry about me forgetting about you and I left that purple blanket that you always sleep on in the cabinet space underneath my nightstand- I told mom about it.
Lately, I find myself coming back from practices that seem to go on forever and when I open the door to my dorm I always get so excited to see you until I realize that you aren't here. You're at home. I miss you more than words can even describe and it's only the beginning of the school year.
I miss having a fluffy best friend to watch t.v. with. I miss having someone to share my food with from time to time. I miss having someone to talk to about literally anything and everything and knowing that I wouldn't be judged. I miss coming home to tons of barking and tail wagging. I miss having to fight for my side of the bed because you thought you were entitled to the whole thing. I miss you. I really do.
Please be good for everyone while I'm gone. I know you might be confused and wondering where I'm at but I promise I'll be back very soon. I love you and miss you Sandy.
The owner who cried about six times on her way to her new home.