My best friend

When I was a senior in high school, I pestered my parents until they broke down and bought me a dog. I’m sure they totally regret that decision, since she lives with them and has lived with them for the past nine years. But, Sookie is the best.

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In this photo, she looks to be the size of a rat. But, in reality, she is huge–in personality. She knows more words than any dog I have ever known, and if you even whisper about thinking about going for a “walk” she will freak out and run to the front door. She snuggles me, tries to lick my face if I cry, and tries to bite off Danny’s face if he gets within three feet of me.

Tonight, I am alone at home. Danny is out hanging out with friends, so I am sitting here alone, wishing that I could get a doggie of my own. But, I know, deep down, that I only have room for one dog in my heart at a time. And, for better or worse, Sookie is that dog for me. She needs constant attention, and she tries to lick inside my nose if I sit too close, but she’s the best. I’m glad my parents bought her for me. Even though she is so small, she has made my life more bright and fun.

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