One of the worst things about college is being away from your dogs. Even if it’s only for a week or two at a time it’s really sad. No one quite understands or loves you the same way your dog does. Their love is unconditional. They don’t care what your GPA is or how many friends you’ve made, or why you haven’t found a boyfriend yet. They only care about you. I feel sorry for people who say they don’t like dogs. I feel sorry for those people that give me weird looks when I talk about my dogs. Dogs are amazing, especially mine. Here are some things I want my dogs to know while I’m gone.
When I walk out of the house to leave, my heart is breaking just like yours. When you pull on my pant leg or stare at me with sad eyes out the window it’s all I can do to not come back in and hug you some more. I don’t like leaving you. If I could take you with me, I would faster than I could say, “get in the car”.
Sometimes when I’m at the store with my friends I spend longer than I should in the pet supply aisle. Every time I turn around I see some new thing and snatch it up and talk about how perfect it would be for one of you.
When I see a dog park I promise myself that I’ll bring you to it sometimes because I know you’d love it.
When I see your name written anywhere I point it out to the people around me, even if they’re strangers. No one really thinks my Sugar jokes are that funny anymore.
I show off pictures of you like I’m the parent of a newborn. When I hear anyone talking about their dogs I jump into the conversation and brag about everything you can do.
People have referred to me as “the girl with the naked dog”, a name that I carry with pride.
I get really bummed when I eat a sandwich in the cafe and you aren’t there to eat the crust from the bread. I haven’t eaten crust in eleven years! It’s disgusting!
When I’m sad I look at your pictures and count down how many days until I can come home and see you.
I have an entire Pinterest board dedicated to all the fun stuff I can do for you and with you. It’s getting a bit excessive.
The one thing I know for sure though…puppy kisses cure even the worst week and I can’t wait to see you.
Dedicated to Jose’, Sugar, and Vinny. The best four-legged friends a girl could ever hope for.