Our dogs all have their own ways of waiting for us to come home. Being a social, pack animal, they are unhappy when their family leaves them behind. Inevitably, they can’t wait for us return.
One Reddit user showed just how much his dog, Luna, misses him when he posted this sweet photo of her comforting herself when she thought everyone had left the house.
“When I leave the house my dog takes one of my shoes and lays with it (she never chews them) – well, this weekend my wife and kids were out of town and I went to Home Depot for 30 minutes and came home to this. I think she panicked and thought we all left. Broke my heart,” Justin Grosjean wrote on Reddit.
He later added: “She’s my best friend! I love this dog more than I’ll ever be able to express. She almost died from IMHA [Immune-Mediated Hemolytic Anemia in Dogs – ed.] and I spent a year and more money than I thought [possible] nursing her back to health. I don’t think I’ll ever bond with a dog quite like I have with her.”
The mini Bull Terrier’s actions elicited many dog lovers to respond with similar stories of their own. It also inspired Redditor user SchnoodleDoodleDo to write a poem:
“When daddy leaves the house i have to go n find a shoe
It’s not like i destroy it, but it’s what i like to do
To go ‘n find a special one, ‘n bring it to my bed
It comforts me n makes me think that he is here instead
but once when mommy took the kids, daddy went out, too
i did my thing n found a shoe, but then i wanted two,
n then i got another, n another made it four
n soon i was surrounded by my dad’s shoes on the floor….
the smell of him surrounded me – i finally could rest
n then i heard his FOOTSTEPS – that’s the sound i like the best!
you see, i truly love this guy, much more than you’d believe….
( tonight i’m taking All his shoes – so he can *Never* leave! ;)”
It’s clear from that Luna is adored and well loved and only (very rarely) is left alone and has to collect daddy’s shoes.