Sensing When I'm Not Okay

Updated: Feb 20


This is Bones. Bones and I have been best friends for 14 years. He's watched me grow up, make mistakes, and turn my life around. One of the things I love about him is his ability to sense when I'm not okay (physically & mentally) and he just lays down next to me and provides me comfort and love. No judgement, no expectations (well, except belly rubs 😂)


As he's seen me through many downs, starting my PhD in 2018 brought on a whole new batch of struggles. But again, Bones has continued to be here for me. Happiness to me is hearing him walk in my room as I'm working just to see if I've dropped any food on the floor and a head rubs 💗 Little does he know that having him around continues to provide me comfort and fill my heart full of love.



Bones' favorite things in life are chasing rabbits, taking naps on different couches, snacks, toys (especially a literal piece of plastic), sunbathing, being sassy, and his classic side-eye. THANK YOU to this week's PhD Pet's human: @misss.ej on Instagram @SantosEJ_ on Twitter.


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