Dogs love you no matter what. They are grateful for everything you give them; everything you do for them.
Dogs are excited to see you when you come home. They spend their entire day just waiting to see you again.
Dogs forgive you when you mess up. They don’t hold grudges. They don’t get mad at you and ignore you for days.
Dogs don’t perpetuate your bad feelings when you feel like shit. They help to uplift you with their happy-go-lucky attitude and their unbridled affection.
Dogs love you while you wallow in your own self-pity. They help clear the heavy clouds of melancholy with just their presence.
I want a dog who likes to play frisbee and catch, but will also lay on the couch with me and binge watch Nurse Jackie all weekend (and watch me get drunk and make sure I don’t drive anywhere or call anyone or send any drunk texts 😉 ).
I want a dog with scars and baggage.
*I* have scars and baggage.
I want to be as meaningful in my dog’s life as my dog would be in mine…