Aw, sorry to hear about your dog Anise.
Now that I'm back at my parent's house for the summer I get to see all of our pets again which is fun because I usually go for a few weeks at a time without seeing them.
My cat Dusty had been pretty indifferent to me for a long time, I assume because she felt I was disowning her by moving away or something, but when I got back here the other day she wouldn't leave me alone for like an hour. She wouldn't stop following me, rubbing against my legs and meowing at me.
Later I would discover this was her way of saying "I'm hungry, feed me," because my family put the two cats on a diet. But I'll still pretend it was because she was happy to see me.
My sister's cat Sugar really likes that I'm home. My bed is her favorite place in the house, and I've woken up every morning I've been here with her jumping up onto it and messing with me before we both fall asleep again. XD
My sister's dog Freckles seems happy to see me too, and I feel bad because I don't pet her that much because I hate how dogs smell x_x; I'm kinda OCD when it comes to keeping my hands clean.
But I've been petting her a bunch lately XD
"Dude, you're in college. In my mind's eye, you're still, like, 12 years old and humming songs from SoM. My poor brain is trying to catch up." ~ My cousin Jamy