«It made my night, for sure.»
Not long ago, Jose Perez had to go away on a business trip, leaving behind his girlfriend and their beloved dog, Nina.The three of them together form a picture-perfect trio. But Perez, while away, happened upon some adorable evidence that his partner and pup weren’t quite wallowing in
sadness over him being gone.Perez and girlfriend have a security camera set up at their place, mostly to keep tabs on Nina while they’re out. It’s programmed to alert them if it detects motion after midnight. And on this particular night, that’s exactly what it did.»I got a intruder notification
while I was away, getting ready to sleep,» Perez told The Dodo.Turns out, there was no intruder. The camera was triggered by Perez’s girlfriend getting home late from work. And as he laid there in some unfamiliar bed, quietly pining for his loved ones back home — imagining them doing
the same — Perez accessed the security footage on his phone and learned the truth.Basically, a dance party was underway in his absence.Nina and Perez’s girlfriend were having a blast. But Perez wasn’t at all miffed about the pair not appearing to be missing him too badly. His reaction
was quite the opposite.»It made my night, for sure,» Perez said.In truth, Perez admits he’s always been sort of a third wheel to the sweet thing Nina and his girlfriend have going: «They are very close and are always together,» he said. «Nina gets very happy every time my girlfriend arrives
home. Way more happy than when I arrive.»Fortunately, Perez eventually made it home safely from his trip, albeit with slightly less fanfare than his partner received. But, family dynamics aside, the three of them are still family, after all.»Nina is like a daughter to us,» Perez said.