More often than not, I look down at one of my three pets and get completely overwhelmed with love and affection for them. They are all so cute, and I *literally cant even*. Does this ever happen to you? If you have animal companions in your life, I’m certain you’ve experienced that rush of ‘cuteness-overload’ and all you can seem to do is squeeze them and smother them with kisses. I’d say this happens to me at least every few minutes whenever they’re nearby. I can’t get enough. Sometimes I think I’m an anomaly – maybe I just love animals too much – but then I realize the lengths all of us go to protect, care for, feed, pamper, shop for, and entertain our pets and I remember that I’m not alone. Perhaps our expressions of love are a little different, or our attachment-style to our animals is different, but one thing is certain: WE LOVE OUR ANIMALS.
For me, I’m lucky to have 3… well, 4, kind of. We have Lucia, our sweet and brilliant rescue mutt who works as a therapy dog by day with J (he’s a therapist); Elliott, our first baby, a diva, cunning and intelligent, and a total prince (and my furry soul mate); Hugo, the sweetest, most gentle, and most well mannered young man you’ll ever meet; and Bailey, my family dog who lives with my parents and is so, so old and deaf and nearly blind but still is full of life and sass.