A Camp Letter From Harlow

Sunday, June 30, 2013

I usually never click "play" when songs are on blogs, but trust me, this one really adds something.
Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh! by Allan Sherman on Grooveshark

(The war would be referring to the fireworks currently going on at the lake. The poor boy hates them.)

As of tomorrow it's officially been two weeks since Harlow's been away at "summer camp."
I am dying here, I miss my buddy so much.
Harlow's summer camp includes staying at Chris's parents' cabin in Nebraska where
he can chase deer freely, fish as he pleases, and roll in the sand as much as his heart desires.

He's basically living in dog heaven right now and I get that, but still...
it doesn't stop me from missing him.
So if you're not in the mood for a dog-loving post today I suggest you click away now because I'm about to lay it on you.

5 Things I Miss About Harlow
(besides just everything)

1. I miss him greeting me at the door.
Do you know how lonely it is to come home to a house without a dog? It's awful.
It doesn't matter if I've been gone five minutes or five hours, Harlow treats my homecoming like it's the best thing ever, every single time. I'm talking tail wagging, tongue licking,
he can barely contain his excitement he's so happy to see me, and it's just the best.
And now it's just sad.

2. I miss my cleaning buddy.
I hate that now when I drop food on the floor I actually have to pick it back up.
And these past few weeks have made me realize I drop a lot of food.
A Dorito will accidentally land on the floor and I just instinctively tap it with my foot only to remember Harlow is not around to help me out.

3. I miss my shopping partner.
Chicago is a city where dogs are not only allowed places, they are truly welcome.
On any given day Har and I will run numerous errands together. When Chris walks with us down Clark street he can tell which stores are Harlow's favorites because he always tries to nudge his way in the door. This can include but is not limited to Urban Outfitters, Akira, Home Depot or a cute little asian plant store where they give Harlow more than a few treats.

4. I miss his wiggle dance.
Harlow doesn't just wag his tail, he full on wiggles, and it's the cutest thing ever.

5. I miss the way Harlow greets Chris at the door.
All I have to say is "Chris is coming" and Harlow immediately drops whatever he is doing
(usually chewing a bone or chewing a shoe)
and he immediately runs to the window and looks for Chris. And he will sit and wait there until he comes home.

I just really miss my pal. Two more days.... Just two more days.



  1. Apart from taking the dog shopping (which we can't do in Sydney :-( ), my dog does everything you listed. I LOVE when he greets me at the door every single day.

    Dogs are the best pals!

  2. Awwww this is so sweet. And awesome. I miss my dog now. And insanely jealous of you getting to take your dog everywhere with you.

  3. Love this post: dogs are absolutely wonderful and fantastic "children" to have at home! Hoping your two days go by quickly!

  4. Too funny! I bet your puppy will be over the moon to see you, and you were right, the song did make this post! :)

  5. Awwww this is cute. One of my dogs is with my boyfriend while we are long distance and I miss her too! She's big and goofy and kinda reminds me of Harlow!

  6. Such a cute post. I love the Harlow posts!!

  7. this is the best post :) the song really does add to it too!

  8. ahhhh I miss Harlow and I've never even met him .... And I just gave my dog an extra squeeze!

  9. I wish my city was super pet friendly!

  10. awwwww i miss harlow reading this post! dogs are the best i don't care if hugo almost broke my other ankle this weekend. they just are.

  11. I love Harlow and I love that he took the time to send you a postcard while he's having so much fun. I can't imagine coming home and not seeing my two pups in the window waiting. Love it.

  12. Awww baby! He's just so photogenic. I don't know how to be away from Hawkeye. The most it's ever been has been 2 nights!

  13. I would feel the same way if Macy was away for two weeks! We just got back from San Diego and I missed her so much while we were away! Dogs are just the best.

  14. Awe this is too cute! Pups are the best! I love that they are always excited to see us.


  15. i hear ya! I miss my pup anytime I am away from him. Sometimes even at work..it's pathetic really, i look through pics of him during the day!

  16. Oh man, I bet he's going to sleep for a week once he's home!

    The coming home excitement is the greatest. Like that is the single best thing that's happened to them. Ever.

  17. I'm so jealous, Harlow's on vacation and I'm not!
    Bet you can't wait to get him home

  18. you can do it!!!! also i will not have this song stuck in my head. except it will be in the tune of my father singing it. because he used to always sing it when i was little.

  19. This is so sweet! My favorite is a dog's greeting. You are right - 5 minutes, 5 hours, 5 days - the reaction is the same. :) When I moved out of my parents and my dog stayed with them, I was so sad, but it's super awesome when I get to hang out with him whenever I go home to visit.

  20. I bet Harlow misses his humans when he is away from them...............

  21. I'm so glad Harlow sent you a postcard! Aren't dogs just the best! I would definitely enjoy some peace & quiet if I sent mine to summer camp, but would miss snuggles and entertainment value - they crack me up everyday!

    I'm moving to Indianapolis next month - will def be visiting Chicago often! You will have to tell me all the cool places!

  22. Whenever I'm more than a few days separated from Miley I feel the same way. Nothing beats an excited, loving pup greeting you when you walk in the door!

  23. I vicariously own a dog through you. Harlow is freaking adorable.

  24. Totally know how you feel! My parents have had both of my dogs up at our cabin for the last week & they finally brought them home last night!

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