1. Your dog sleeps where he belongs, in bed with you.
2. This is a welcomed advance:
3. Moments spent away from your dog are heart wrenching for both of you.
4. Reunions go something like this:
5. He is your most trusted confidant (in part because he can’t talk but mostly because he’ll never judge you).
6. You are very particular about his haircuts.
7. You know his exact birthday and celebrate every year.
8. You go for long walks on the beach.
9. He’ll have a drink with you when times get tough.
10. He’s your best friend.
Author’s Note: Yes, all the larger pictures of the same dog are of my boyfriend, Strider. He is the love of my life.