How My Dog Teaches Me To Be A Better Person

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I got my golden retriever for my birthday 3 years ago. When I first met him, I could hold his small, fluffy body up and walk around my college campus with him. Now he’s about 90 pounds and uses his weight against me when I try to pick him up.

In quarantine, I interact with him as much as my other family members. On the surface, he’s the family dog who’s everyone’s best friend. But looking at his behavior as a series…