Best friends…

20 09 2011

 

“Dear Mom & Dad, I died today.You got tired of me and took me to the shelter. They were overcrowded and I drew an unlucky number. I am in a black plastic bag in a landfill now. Some other puppy will get the barely used leash you left.

My collar was dirty and too small, but the lady took it off before she sent me to the Rainbow Bridge . Would I still be at home if I hadn’t chewed your shoe? I didn’t know what it was, but it was leather, and it was on the floor. I was just playing. You forgot to get puppy toys.

Would I still be at home if I had been housebroken? Rubbing my nose in what I did only made me ashamed that I had to go at all. There are books and obedience teachers that would have taught you how to teach me to go to the door. Would I still be at home if I hadn’t brought fleas into the house? Without anti-flea medicine, I couldn’t get them off of me after you left me in the yard for days.

Would I still be at home if I hadn’t barked? I was only saying, “I’m scared, I’m lonely, I’m here, I’m here! I want to be your best friend.” Would I still be at home if I had made you happy? Hitting me didn’t make me learn how. Would I still be at home if you had taken the time to care for me and to teach manners to me? You didn’t pay attention to me after the first week or so, but I spent all my time waiting for you to love me.

I died today.

Love, Your Puppy”

*Footnote: The beautiful boy is the picture was executed on September 14, 2011. If he had a voice he would have wrote this himself. Please, a pet is for life, before getting a pet make sure that you are prepared to keep them for as long as they live to prevent millions of unnecessary deaths every year.

 

Open up your heart and adopt from a kill shelter. Not only do animals bring joy to your life but people who own pets are shown to live longer!. Please help save these beautiful animals. I adopted my little girl from a shelter, and she is definitely the love of my life!

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