Do I understand that by not having children I am giving up on one of the most profound relationships possible? Yes.
HuffPo recently came out with "the least cool names for dogs this year," which just served to remind me how the name I gave my first, still-living dog was actually the worst.
He doesn’t adore me, unconditionally or otherwise, but that hasn’t stopped me from developing feelings for him. Feelings I’ve never felt for a cat before.