Are We Using Our Pets to Stay Single?

I’d ask Agatha but she’s dead and, besides, she’s (was) a dog.

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Agatha thinks that’s hysterical. Tries to make it look like panting, but you know she’s saying, “What a maroon.”

Okay, Agatha has a bit of a goose fixation. Nothing serious. She sits by the front window looking for freezing geese.

Dating with pets is a serious issue — and I have serious issues. Is this a universal truth? Do dog owners choose dogs over human love? Or lesbianism over hetro love?

In reading other peoples’ stories, they share the same concern. Are we using our dogs to stay single?

With Agatha gone, I can see this now. I must change…perhaps with that gorgeous woman who calls her dog “Spike.” He’s a brute, but the smile suggests a good heart.

I cry when I look at Agatha’s collar. I don’t know who bought it for her. Maybe Band-Aid woman. She had a thing about collars.

I did a poor imitation of Don Draper for 40 years before writing my first novel. I'm currently in the final stages of a children's book. Lucky me.

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