Dear reader, is it normal to be needier than one's dog? Or are some dogs simply keener than others when it comes to the concept of personal space?
That's dear little Winnie. She follows me from room to room, loves sleeping on our bed, seems to generally enjoy my company, but DOES NOT want to sit on anyone's lap. The most she will permit is sitting directly adjacent to my lap, with not so much as a slip of paper passing between us.
She's no lap dog. But she is our dog.
I took her to the vet recently, who told me (with the most impassive expression I've ever seen on a human face) I wasn't socializing Winnie enough. Dude, maybe take some of your own advice. Either way, I left the office feeling like I'm failing even my dog. So if you're in the mood for a brisk walk or perhaps a quiet afternoon sitting side by side, Winnie is currently accepting applications for a playdate.
Just don't show up wearing matching sweaters.