[Boing! by Mr_Grim on Flickr.]
I miss having a dog in one way or another every day. I miss having the buddy who’s up for anything, a constant adventure companion who never worries about if it’s too far or too expensive. I miss the zest and spark they give my life, waking up seeing how excited they are for a new day and inspiring you to do the same. I miss that simple presence while they sleep at your feet, or cuddle up to you in your bed. I miss the fearless love of life in their eyes. The hair hair that seems to get everywhere, the mud you didn’t notice til their paw prints covered the floor, the way they loyally follow you from room to room, the mutual love and respect between owner and pup, the games, feeding time, slobbery kisses - I miss it all. Thank goodness I get to see dogs every week, because without dogs in my life, I’d be missing a huge part of myself. But I still miss having a furry friend to call my own.