I was lying on my stomach on my bed looking at my laptop screen with tired eyes, having just awoken from an accidental nap, when I felt someone enter the room. Before I knew it, an excited hound dog had jumped on my bed, traveled across my back, and plunkered down right next to me, resting her head on my elbow (which I kinda needed to be able to type). She looked deep into my eyes with her huge brown ones and gave me a doggy kiss with her big wet tongue. She nudged my hand to divert from reposing on my computer to scratch her back. She was so happy to be sitting there. I said, "Heyyy Daisy", and her whole body shook with excitement. She moved her head from my elbow to my keyboard, loving gazes cast my way the entire time. Awww.
It was at that moment that I felt both very loved and appreciative of my loving friend, while at the same time, quite lonely that my only friend at the moment had a big wet snout, large ears, and the uncanny ability to bark like a seal.
Such is life.