“One of the hardest times was when my job was getting out of control with the hours.
I would get up, go to work, come home and go directly to bed.
During that time, even when I was going straight to bed, I still had the comfort of the dogs between the time I went to bed and fell asleep.
My relationship with my girlfriend has always included the dogs.
They are so funny and expressive and bring a strong feeling of family to our relationship.
Having dogs has been a strong connector.
We have parental roles (I am more of a disciplinarian), but neither of us are very good at disciplining them.
They don’t need much correcting.
When I open the door and 3 dogs rush at me and want affection it’s pure joy.”