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20 Stages Of Leaving Your Dog When Going Away To College

I MISS YOU ALREADY.

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1. Everyone knows leaving for college is a big change.

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2. For many, it involves moving out of your parents' house for the first time.

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3. But when everyone starts telling you how hard it will be to leave your family, no one tells you just how hard it is to say goodbye to your dog.

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4. They don't even know where you're going!

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5. What if they think you're abandoning them????

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6. Your mom cried when hugging you goodbye, but you only have tears for your pup.

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7. When you finally get to campus, the first few days of classes are dog-less and sad.

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8. Soon you begin to feel separation anxiety, demanding to FaceTime your pup.

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9. They hear your voice and wags their tail, but it's just not the same.

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10. Depression looms.

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11. You stroll aimlessly, close to a breakdown when you see someone bonding with their dog on campus.

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12. You wish you could bring your dog to school.

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13. Soon, the sad, dull feelings of missing your dog turn to impatience.

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14. You want it to be fall break, like, now.

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15. As the days to that holy vacation come closer, you imagine all the things you'll do with your dog when you see them again.

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16. You think about sharing their dog bed at night or sitting on the floor while you eat your dinner.

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17. Then, IT'S FINALLY TIME! You leave campus bouncing up and down with excitement.

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18. As soon as the plane/train/car/bus drops you off near your house, you run as fast as humanly possible to your front door.

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19. And just like you hoped and dreamed and wished and prayed for the first few months of school, your pup is waiting for you, tail wagging.

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20. As you hug your dog and vow to never leave again, at least you know they'll always be happy to see you when you get back — no matter how long you've been gone.

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