If you have been with me from the beginning of my blog, you’ll know that I wrote a post about my dog, Curly, when he died. It was a way for me to grieve, but it also helped me to connect with others who love their pets as much as I did (and still do, because I consider my dog nieces and goddog my pets). I want to give the boyfriend’s dog, Neilly, the same kind of tribute. She may not have been my dog, but she was still an important part of my life.
One thing that Neilly gave me that I’d never had before was her companionship while I was reading. Whenever I would read at the boyfriend’s, she’d jump up next to me, lie down, and snuggle in. And there is nothing–NOTHING–quite like having your pet next to you. (Especially during the middle of the winter–they make great little heaters.) I’m going to miss my reading companion–for her company, for her ability to be a doorbell, for her love and affection.
Hug your reading companion close. Give them a little extra attention for Neilly. Then go read a good book with them.
And to celebrate how amazing reading companions are, I would love for you to share with me pictures of your reading companion. Your reading companion can be ANYTHING–a dog, a cat, some other kind of pet, a stuffed animal, whatever it is you love to read with. Visit my Facebook page to post a picture, or tweet me a picture using the hashtag #ReadingCompanion. (Or share in the comments below.)