17 Things You’ll Only Understand If You Hate Leaving The Family Pet Behind While You’re at Uni
The look you get every time you leave them will haunt you forever. 😭
1. You regularly consider travelling home just to see your pet.
They’re worth it.
2. And sometimes you actually have gone home just to see them.
Your family doesn’t need to know that bit though…
3. Skyping or calling your parents and immediately asking to speak to the pet.
If you could call them directly, you would.
Goals when you FaceTime ur dog from uni 🐶 pic.twitter.com/JJkXJurhw9
— Band trash ☃️ (@ZoeeCross19) November 16, 2016
4. Then feeling betrayed when they walk away from the screen before you’re done telling them about your day.
Erm, excuse me???
5. The best part of arriving home is seeing how excited they are to see you too.
Excited dances all round.
6. And the worst is by far the feeling of guilt every time you then have to leave them again.
The eyes they give you as you walk out the door…💔
7. But you’ll never feel sadness like when you had to leave them to go to uni for the very first time.
Scarred for life.
8. Asking for a constant stream of photo updates of the family pet.
You need to know what they are doing at ALL time.
Being at uni consists of my mum texting me daily telling me how my dog is and putting me on FaceTime to him
— Kat Hackney (@kathackney) November 5, 2016
9. Or filling your own camera roll with photos to keep you going.
Your personal collection of happiness!
10. Spoiling them rotten when you see them again.
Because they are your little prince/princess and no one can stop you.
11. Your desktop backgrounds, wallpapers, lock screens are all of your pet and none of your family or friends.
You need this.
12. And you’ve had to follow hundreds of cute dog and cat social media accounts to fill the gap*.
*The huge aching whole in your heart that needs to be filled with fur babies.
13. Saving a bit of food on your plate, then realising they’re not there to eat it.
14. Contemplating taking the punishment and just bringing them to uni with you.
There must be a loophole somewhere that means I can get away with it???
15. The way you talk about them, some of your uni friends thought they were a person, not a pet.
They are so much more, actually.
16. Seeing something they would like and being reminded of them… again.
*takes a deep breath and holds in tears*
17. And promising to treat them to something special if and when you have your degree and a great graduate job.
“I’m doing this for you, my friend. You’re welcome.”