I went out with my roommates last night and drank too much wine. Story of my life.
Earlier this morning, I watched this video to help cure my hangover and take my mind off the fact that I have to sit in a rolly chair for the next eight hours and stare at my computer screen.
And then I realized… I’m so jealous of dogs.
Forget girls with nice hair, girls who can plow through three bacon cheeseburgers and not gain a pound, girls who have their dream job before age twenty-five, girls (and boys) with independently wealthy families that get to exclusively shop at Whole Foods. Forget all of them.
I want to be a dog.
Aside from the fact that they get to know one another by smelling butts, being a dog is pretty awesome. I guess I could also do without the whole eating bark flavored kibble bits, too. But we’ll save my grievances for the time I actually turn into a dog, which is hopefully my next life. My previous life I was a cat and I was just angry all the time, so I pray I’ve gathered enough good karma in my human life to be worthy of a canine in my next one.
First of all, I’d never have to wear clothes. It would completely eliminate the whole waking up every morning and try on seven outfits thing and still manage to walk out the door with one shoe. Nope. None of that would be an issue. Because I could roll out of bed and magically have a sweater on when it’s cold, or a furry bathing suit on when it’s hot. Just being happy in the skin suit God gave me ready to take on the world.
If I was a dog, no one would ever care if I was fat. Sure, I’ve set off a few alarms by feeding my pup too many pork chops or lamb shanks, but it’s because she deserves it. And as a dog, I would deserve it, too. Being loyal is a tough job, and it’s one that requires compensation in the form of delicious food you’re not allowed to eat, ever. No one ever complains about dogs being too fat, there’s just more to love, that’s all. Big is beautiful in Canine Country, and I have a one way ticket to Fat Island.
I’ve told a number of people this, but for my last ten minutes of life, I want someone with a good set of fingernails and a strong wrist to stroke my arm and give me a head rub. Maybe a bloody mary, but that can be negotiated. Pup life is full of these sorts of activities. People practically slap box each other to get a chance to pet a puppy. I WANT SOMEONE TO PET ME, DAMNIT. Head rubs and belly scratches will have me in a constant state of bliss, which last time I checked, no one complains about bliss.
A good wingwoman is hard to find. Not with a dog. If you want to attract someone, there is no better way than bringing along your four-legged friend. I don’t know what it is about humans, I think we have leg envy and are just innately jealous that we can go through life on all fours. There is no better conversation topic than asking what breed the dog is (I would obviously be a Saint Bernard and run shit) then following up by asking the age. What started off as an innocent walk through the park ends with you walking down the aisle and Meg the Saint Bernard is your ring bearer. You’re welcome.
Lastly, I want a bomb ass name. Dogs are always given the most extreme names that humans could never live up to. I want to saunter through life as Ulysses the Great Dane, or Chianti the cultured Sheppard. Instead I’m stuck here living life as a boring old human with the most basic one syllable name on the planet. Meg sucks. Ulysses RULES.
I just want to tan on my driveway during all seasons and soak up warmth. I just want to be a dog.