The special needs hockey team I help coach is playing in a tournament, we leave tomorrow and will be gone for 5 days. I’m so excited because we travel as a team and we get some time outside of the rink to bond. We get to spend Christmas break participating in Canada’s favourite pastime. I get to proudly coach some amazing hockey players. But holy crap I’m having anxiety about being away from Lexi. 5 days of no dog. No one to follow me around until I start to calm down. No one to greet me at my door. She’s my security guard, looks out for me and comforts me. I’m nervous about being without her.