Tuesday, February 03, 2009

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Willow has gone home to her mom's place after staying with me for a week. It's always a little sad to see her go. There are little things I don't realize I'll miss until they're gone. Stepping on one of her squeaky toys and expecting her to come running to play with it. Dropping a piece of food on the floor and immediately pouncing on it before realizing there's no dog to protect it from. Getting lost in a book or computer screen, hearing a noise behind me, then looking over and expecting to see her face staring at me hoping I'll give her some attention. Seeing a blanket bunched up on the couch out of the corner of my eye, my brain momentarily thinking it's Willow, my hand involuntarily going to pet her. Waking up and not getting any "I need to go pee please" licks on my forehead.

How could anyone not love dogs?

Someone posted this on Facebook and it made salty stuff leak from my eyes:



6 comments:

Anonymous said...

I hate you.
That's like watching those commercials with Sarah Maclachlan asking for money to save the animals.... I change the channels when those come on because if I don't I'll grab my cats and hide under the covers.....

Dan

Dead Robot said...

Well my cat would...

My cat...

Fuck off.

Jennifer said...

Maybe this is sacreligious or something because I don't even really like dogs all that much - but why don't you get yourself a full time dog? Sure it won't be Willow, but perhaps Buffy, or Mad Martigan.

Von said...

Awww...that's all I can say. Awww. :(

Yes, I remember when Casey left, I missed all the things about her, her greeting me at the door excitedly, her cuddles and begging for food, the cuddles and pets and concern when I was sad.

What about having a Winnifred?

Phronk said...

Dan & DR: Dogs rule cats drool.

Jen & Von: Haha excellent name suggestions. I've thought of getting another dog. But it's very hard to have a dog in an apartment with just me. Also, I can't imagine a dog more perfect than Willow.

When I have a bigger place I'm sure I'll have like 50 dogs running around.

tornwordo said...

Thanks for making salty stuff leak from my eyes too.