gene candeloro
2 min readJul 29, 2019


Photo by olivia hutcherson on Unsplash

I treat my girlfriend like a DOG.

Yup, that’s right. I admit it.

Say what you want, BUT it’s what I do.

I tell her I love her a thousand times a day.

I hug her,

I squeeze her,

I kiss her,

A thousand times a day.

I do not need a bromance

I need her sitting next to me in the truck.

I want her sleeping next to me all night and I don’t care if she hogs the bed.

Just knowing she is there is all that matters.

Weekends are all about her —

We go to the park, to the lake;

We run, we play, we swim.

When I come home from work

I tell her how much I missed her;

I ask her what she did all day;

I ask if she had a good day;

I want her to know how special she is.

I ask her if she’d like to go for a walk with me.

I want her head on my lap.

I want to rub her body.

I tell her how special she is to me.

I love to bring home a special treat for her.

I love this girl!

Yup, I treat my girlfriend like a dog.

It’s why I’m the happiest man in the world!


Gene has been writing for a while, he just hasn’t told us how long. He enjoys communicating with and helping new writers. He has a uniquely simple Hemmingwayish writing style.

He has traveled extensively and even lived in a remote cabin high up in the mountains where he claims he found his style.

“Living without electricity and running water helps you clear your head.” He now does all his writing from a table overlooking a beautiful lake in North Carolina. All of the dogs and pretty much all the women in the stories are real. His true-fiction style allows for much exaggeration or entertainment but the people and dogs are all really special and deeply loved by the author.



gene candeloro

Writer, photog., wanderer. Hopeful romantic. Lover of all things dogs. I write about ordinary people. Follow my Relentless Pursuit. Medium Noteworthy Writer.