Humans Suck. I Want a Dog

Teisha LeShea
6 min readNov 28, 2023

#3 I need a fur bestie.

Photo by Jonathan Cooper on Unsplash

Writing Prompt: Which one of my pets is your favorite and why? [I’m] kidding — though if you want to write about that, you … can. What is your favorite pet you’ve ever had? If you’ve never had a pet — what is your favorite animal [worldwide]? If you have a pet, you can answer both if you’d like. Please outline what makes them (the specific pet or the animal you choose… or both) special. Tagging Ruby Noir 😈

I wanted to write this long-drawn-out article about my need for a dog, but I remembered I wrote something like this before on Vocal.Media. You’ll get a mesh of both stories.

This isn’t included on Vocal. Media, aka what I was about to write before I remembered I wrote something similar.

Growing up, we’ve always had a family dog, but if you ask me if I ever had a pet, I will tell you no because although labeled “family dog,” they were never mine. I never had to walk, feed, or bathe them. My dad and brother loved dogs the most, but we ladies had to deal with them. We had one Rottweiler named Hannibal.

You may be thinking Hannibal Lecter, but if I remember correctly, our dog was named after General Hannibal Baca. Legend has it that Hannibal was an African military general.