We all know that dogs cannot speak or write, but nevertheless they express much more than words with their gestures, looks and pampering.
This is the letter of a puppy adopted to his humans, or what it would be like, so you can understand what goes through their hearts when they finally find a home where they are loved.
Where I am?
I don’t know when or how it happened but one day I saw myself here, in a kind of small prison where I live with many other dogs. I have trouble sleeping because the other dogs cry constantly.
I can’t eat well either because there isn’t much food and what little there is is almost always eaten by bigger, stronger dogs. Anyone approaches them when they are eating …
I honestly don’t know what this place is. Maybe it’s a kind of hell where we all end our days, but I don’t remember doing anything wrong to end here.
How did I get here?
I remember that I had a family but that one day when I went to wake up my human in the morning, she did not want to wake up. I licked his face for hours, but he seemed very sleepy because he didn’t open his eyes.
I don’t know who they were, but they picked me up at home and brought me here. I do not understand what I did wrong, I have always behaved well. I also don’t know why my human doesn’t come after me, I don’t understand anything.
At least I have some memories, many of the dogs that live here with me do not remember anything, except that you are always locked up and without a home.
What about me
Every day many families come to visit us but none want to play with me. I don’t know if I’m ugly or too old, if I don’t seem affectionate or if I just smell too bad, maybe it’s because I’m not of race … but I feel alone.
Some colleagues are lucky and go for a walk with a family, or so it seems, because they do not return. Maybe they just found the home we all want, maybe they just slept them forever.
When people come to see us, I always try to look nice, but they never pay much attention to me, so I bark a lot like others so that they look at me and know that I exist, but it doesn’t work.
And finally … you came
I don’t know how long I was there or why, but I remember how the first day that moment when you approached me and spoke to me. I don’t know what you said, I don’t speak human … but I could see in your eyes that everything was going to be fine.
Since then you have taken care of me, you feed me, we go for a walk, we play, we pamper each other … since then, there is only love in my heart and I think in yours too.
I don’t know what you saw in me, but I assure you that I will be grateful to you until the day I die as an old man. I only hope that the other dogs that lived there with me will someday have the same luck that I had when I met you.
I feel the time is coming
Some years have passed since we met, since we formed the same family, the same herd. I can see how some gray hairs have appeared in your hair and when I look at myself in a mirror, I can see how many have come out to me too.
I no longer have the strength to get up, not even to greet you … I think my time is coming, but I did not want to leave without saying goodbye to you, so I leave you this letter.
I want you to know that I love you, that I have always loved you and that I will always love you. Thank you, thank you for being part of my life and for taking care of me, thank you for rescuing me and for always being by my side.
I know you will be sad for a while, please always remember the good times we spent together and when your heart feels happy again, please rescue another puppy, give him the same opportunity that you gave me.
Sincerely, your faithful and grateful puppy