Because he is my dog. MINE.
Lexy may have first claim over him, because, you know, she bought him, she pays for his food, she goes on most walks with him (MORNING walks, even when it’s crap out)… all that stuff matters not.
Because he is also MY dog.
I miss him.
Of course I miss my family too, but there is something about the family animal that sort of sticks with you.
I want to crouch down and have him sit down between my knees for a cuddle.
Or, possibly, walk up to me and turn around in his ever so classy “Here is my bum” with implied “Scratch it” pose.
I want to see him do an all around stretch, starting with downward facing dog and moving on to cobra before finishing with a funny face and a shake. If this shake produces little fluffs of fur in the air, that is fine.
Hugs from my family are awesome, but giving a hug to my dog is an overall fluffier experience.
Recently, as broadcasted by my sister HERE, it was my birthday
Very exciting, yes, and one of my friends gave me a particular gift.
She gave me a stuffed dog…
This looks nothing like my dog, so that’s not the point of this, but I have been very stressed lately, and it is the kind of stuffed animal that has been stuffed to fair solidness, and so it is a wonderful stress-hug-thing to hug, because it doesn’t feel like hugging a towel.
I do like squishy stuffed animals, by the way, but when you need a hug and you need it to feel solid…
I just really miss having Gwynn around.
Currently the only thing that’s living with me (roommates don’t count, it’s more like they’re living next to me) is my aloe plant, something I begged off of family because I needed SOMETHING around.
It’s grown some since I got it.
But because I’m happy that I’m able to get some stress off by squeezing the air from the stuffing of my dog (currently nameless, but a boy for his manly image), I’m going to post some pictures.
If you have a name suggestion for my dear, manly pooch, I’d love to hear it!
P.S. Lexy, please send me family and dog pictures. I see you in a week or so, but I would like them regardless.
I miss you all! Give puppy a rub down for me!