Friday, September 27, 2019

I'm In Love With My Dog

I love Boo Boo so much. He is my dog husband. It's not as crazy (or as sick) as it sounds, I promise! With Peter away as much as he is, Boo Boo has come to be more than ever a guardian and watchdog of our family, and his steady companionship is always a source of quiet strength and comfort for me.

 He's funny and smart and friendly and mostly obedient. He is a faithful eater of leftovers, thereby reducing my concern about food waste, and he makes quick friends of house visitors. He has silky soft ears and fur that I love to stroke and if I say "tummy rub" he lays down and rolls over onto his side. If I say "huggy" he stands there steadily while I hug and embrace him. I'm not a big hugger but I am of Boo Boo, and it feels so good!

I have silly nicknames for him, and I alter the lyrics of songs and sing them to him, such as Ed Sheeran's "The Shape of You" becomes "The Shape of Boo" -- "I'm in love with the shape of Boo..." 😂.

He is such a good companion and I love him so much. He's not allowed to die and leave me, ever. I've spoken with him many times about this and I think he understands and will do his best to fulfill my request. 😊 His reunion with his beloved brother Yogi will just have to wait a bit longer until after the Second Coming happens. Ha ha...but I'm not kidding!

Lying in the sun feels so good, and stroking his sun-warmed fur feels so good too!

Don't be fooled by his somewhat forlorn and resigned expression. He loves me lots too! Though I suppose he's resigned to life with a sometimes overly attentive and exuberant me. But it's a good life in which he is a very much well-loved member of our family. 💗