Before I begin let me share a funny itsy bitsy secret with you. By now people must be feeling that I am writing for any bestie of mine when I am actually writing it for the best furry friend I have. Yes, Joy this letter belongs to you, my boy. I understand that you would not be able to read or get any of the things that I am about to say but still, I would like to mention some things to you.
Do you remember the time you entered my life? I remember that beautiful smile you were wearing on your face when you got out of the car. My heart skipped a beat when I took you in my arms for you were not a dog for me, you were a dream come true.
The day I saw your picture with your sister, I decided to get you home no matter what my mother would say. I called the person right at that moment to sign up for the adoption. I skipped my class to receive the call from your owner and have the details of you.
I remember the cold wind on the day I picked you up and my struggle to keep you warm. I felt your heart beating rapidly while we were on our way to home. I could feel that you were nervous and afraid of me. My mother did not really appreciate the idea of bringing you home, but do you remember the special cushions, sweaters, and blanket placed near heater just for you?
You seemed such a sweet and little boy until you finally opened up. You were running around the house constantly. My life suddenly got a reason to smile every time I see you. Your little paws, devilish smile, dancing bum, snoring, and running in sleep became my world.
While most of the ladies are born as a mother when they give birth to a baby, the mother inside of me woke up the morning you got sick. I remember how I woke up at 4 because you were vomiting and while everyone else including you went to sleep, I stayed up with you in my lap.
I faced the fear of losing you when you had the injections because of severe infection. Everyone laughed at me for crying because of the fear of losing you but I know you understood me. Even your vet was shocked to see the food chart I had prepared to improve your weight.
It is because of you and your love that I am no more afraid of dogs on the street that I feel like helping them. However, I know you do not appreciate the thought of me loving any other dog. Do you remember the day you ignored me for a day because I rescued and got two dogs adopted? You are dumb and jealous but I love you anyway.
Do you what I love the most about my job? It is coming back to home all tired to receive your slobbery kisses and hugs. The thought of losing you still stands to be the worst nightmare of my life. Without you, not only my plans will be incomplete but so will be my life.
While most of the people out there in the big and scary world see you as a dog owned by me, you know I see you as my own baby who owns my heart, love, and all of the attention.
I know you look at me like I am your mom and you know you are my baby and the only prince in our home. I wish to be blessed with a long and healthy life for you with me.
With lots of hugs,