Anyone who's played Skyrim knows that the real heart of the game is the stories you create on your own thanks to farting around the world of Tamriel, not the actual story of the game. Hell, it's pretty much an internet meme how no one ACTUALLY plays the main quest in Skyrim. And why WOULD you limit yourself to the pre-scripted storyline that anyone can have, when instead you could go on an epic journey to protect a stray dog with the heart of a warrior?
That's the experience Patrick Lenton had - he didn't much care to save the world, but instead detailed the arduous and winding journey he took to protect his beloved pooch from dragons and mammoths...which became a much more complicated task than he anticipated.
In case you weren't familiar, the dog he's referring to is Meeko - who is essentially the Dogmeat of Skyrim, except with a much sadder story.
He's right to be nervous - it doesn't take much for Meeko to die, and he can be somewhat stupidly brave, leaping into combat "LEEEEROY JENKINS!"-style.
Good riddance, Grelod the Kind.
Probably Barbas, a Daedra in the form of a dog.
Meet Biter, a pet skeever in Skyrim, that your adopted children can take on as a pet!
Technically Aerin just sorta stalks Mjoll (after saving her life long ago) and isn't her lover, but generally yeah this is about right.
That was beautiful, Patrick. And, like every time I hear a fun Skyrim story online, it makes me wanna go back and play more Skyrim (if only to visit Meeko again).