I might finally be a little homesick. Specifically, I miss my puppy. I find myself looking at this picture more and more frequently:
I'll be so excited once she gets her paperwork sorted out. In theory, once she gets here I'll never have to leave her behind again. And I truly don't want to. It's amazing how much she enriches my life, and not having her around is really bumming me out.
Yes, I know she's "just" a dog. The affection I feel towards her is probably very different than the feelings she has for me. But just because I love her in a human way and she loves me in a dog way doesn't mean our relationship is any the less. Really, I consider her my best friend and life companion. She's reliable, friendly, loving, and everything you'd want in a best friend. Sure, she's not great at conversation, but she holds up the listening end pretty well. And she does manage to communicate, which I find very impressive. Fellow dog owners undoubtedly understand my attachment to my pup.
She's set to arrive in Tokyo April 29. I hope she likes it here. I specifically chose this apartment for her. We're close to a fairly large park, so we'll have opportunities to frolic and explore together. I've arranged the apartment and the balcony for her as well. Everyday I think about things we can do together. Just one more month. I have to be patient.