Dogs are precious. Even as a relatively new “cat person,” I cannot turn my back on the adorable, loyal, and sometimes stinky creatures I grew up with. The bond shared with a pet is strong, and there’s something about a dog bond that can’t be replicated. The eyes, full of devotion. Their grief when you leave home. Most of all, when I think about dogs, I think about Teddy, my family’s long-deceased Wheaten Terrier. Teddy was amazing. He wasn’t great with other dogs (he wasn’t socialized early in life) but he was my best friend. Every night he’d walk down to the basement to check on me. He’d usually cuddle with me for five minutes, and then head back up, satisfied that I was safe and sound. He’d come to wake me up in the morning. That repeated sweetness made going to bed (and waking up) a much more pleasant experience. These memes go out to all the Teddys of the world, and their owners.