Dear Mom and 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 nice lady took it off before she gave me a pat on the head and a kiss and sent me to the Rainbow Bridge. She was very gentle and I thought I saw tears in her eyes when I licked her hand.
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 - they made me miserable too.
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 forever."
Would I still be at home if I had made you happy? Hitting me didn't make me learn. I tried as hard as I could to please you, but I didn't understand what you wanted.
Would I still be at home if you had taken the time to care for me correctly, spend time with me and teach me manners?
You didn't pay attention to me after the first few weeks, but I spent every waking minute of my short life waiting for you to just love me.
I died today.
Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans.
~ John Lennon
When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor. It's to enjoy each step along the way.
~ Wayne Dyer
You don't drown by falling in the water. You drown by staying there.
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