It had been a while since I saw Teddy the Yorkie. One of the disadvantages of living on my own is the absence of pets. I've thought about getting one, but as several people have pointed out, "Aaron, as much as you travel whatever pet you got would grow to hate you." With that being so I have had no serious thoughts about getting a pet, but the emptiness felt from not having a pet is still there.
It had been almost two months since I had any interaction with a dog. For most of my life from the age of 5 onward I had pets in the house. I interact differently with pets and feel at ease around them. Gone are the social subtleties. Gone are the multiple meanings behind saying and actions. What you see is what you get and animals often are drawn to me.
So yesterday I couldn't wait any longer and I returned to my dad's house to say hello to the Yorkie. I was worried he would have forgotten me, but my fears were misplaced and he seemed elated to see me. The time passed quickly though and when it was time to leave I felt sad. I didn't realize how much I missed the daily interactions with animals. Eventually I'm going to have to figure out a way to make having a pet work, but for now my home will have to be petless as I simply am gone too much.