I haven’t forgotten. I haven’t. I’m still here.
Try #10 | My Neighbor
There are one thousand odes I could write to my dog. Each one will be long-winded and overly-sentimental and reduce me to tears from the first sentence to the last. Neighbor is what brings me joy and is also one of my greatest factors of stress. I wouldn’t trade him for the entire world.
So, instead of writing about how much I love Neighbor, because it is embarrassing how much I love a dog (…or is it?), I will write about the top ten things Neighbor has taught me in his short, three-year run as my precious pup.
#10: It’s okay to play in the dirt. It washes off.
#9: Cuddling is special. Don’t waste it on just anybody.
#8: Drink lots of water.
#7: Eat your greens. Especially if you don’t feel well.
#6: Love is unconditional.
#5: Never feel guilty for sleeping all day if it’s what you need.
#4: Sometimes burying your favorite toy is the best way to make it last even longer.
#3: Squirrels are kind of mean and deserve to be chased.
#2: Trips to the park don’t last forever; make them last.
#1: And finally, start every morning out with a good stretch.