I spent 10 years living in South Carolina until one year ago when I packed my shit up and headed North. What still breaks my heart is that I left two very important pups behind. Thankfully, in Boston, every other person has a dog so I pet at least 3 random dogs a day. But while I still love on stranger’s pets, I don’t have my own to love on.

A lot of people grew up with pets, so I thought I’d be able to go on without them. Yet, one day it hit me and I realized I couldn’t.

Luckily, in our day and age, there is so much ~advanced technology~ that I have managed to keep my pups close even though they aren’t right there with me. It’s kind of like being in a long distance relationship. Yeah, that’s exactly what it is.

Here are 9 signs that you are in a long distance relationship with your pet, like me.


1. You FaceTime them.

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I usually FaceTime my mom a lot, you know because I miss her and well, usually the pups are around and since they can’t work iPhones, I call her, so I can talk to them.. SORRY MA.


2. You have them as your phone background.

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We’ve all done it. You set your animal as your background so that you can see their cute little face every time you open your phone. It’s normal right?


3. Your parents send you multiple pictures of them per day.

Parents also love your pets. Sometimes because they have to but also sometimes because they just do. So naturally, when your pet does something cute or gets a new toy, your parent wants to show it off and next thing you know, you’re sad because your pet is doing something cute and you aren’t around to witness it.


4. You post photos of them on Instagram.

Thursdays and holidays are your favorite day because you can tbt a cute baby photo of them or just actually any day of the week you can post a cute photo you parent sent that week.


5. You talk about them like they are your child.

“Well #PETNAME can do this cute little trick, lemme show you a video”


6. You tell strangers about them.

“OMG this looks just like my pet. Ugh they’re at home with my parents. I miss them. Can I have this dog?”


7. You a photo of them framed in your house.

It’s fine really. Just make sure it’s placed next to a photo of your friends or like a boyfriend/girlfriend so people don’t think you have no friends.


8. You wonder what they do during the day.

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I think everyone has this question even if they live at home with them.


9. You go home specifically to visit them.

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Disclaimer, yes I am here to make my dogs internet famous *kanye shrug*


Courtney is what you can call a northern-southern belle. Grew up a Mass-hole, took some southern lessons in SC and is now back north trying to figure out the white stuff on the ground. She enjoys all things Britney Spears and sports. Puppies bring her as much joy as a nice cold cup of ice coffee. If you'd like to know more about her mad life, follow her on Twitter/Instagram - @cacharroux.

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