A Letter To My Dog

 my four legged friend
who’s wired and wild to see me
than anyone else

Dear Madie,

I remember the first day when I went to the pet shop to look for a comrade. You were in the middle together with your two brothers. You were the only one who didn’t bark at all that’s why I have chosen you. You are expensive that almost emptied my pocket but, I know from the start that you are a good dog.

You were three months old then when I got you. Too confused and nervous. The moment we arrived at the house, you immediately urinated yourself. It is indeed a sign of anxiousness. You stayed in one corner that I have to call you to tell you that “everything will be alright and that you can rely on me from now on.” After getting used to your environment, you begun to destroy a lot of slippers and even your bed and comforters. But, don’t worry, I wasn’t mad at you because I realized, attention and a lot of exercises is the only one you need to stop you from destroying things.

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You and I are travel buddies; you never gave me a headache every time we go out together. Well, you are a bit playful and reaching out to every dog that we are passing through, but I understand.

Now look at you, you are now six years old. You may have different personality compared to other dogs because you only bark when you see dogs but not with humans. Still, I want to thank you for being such a beautiful dog and companion when most of the times it’s just me and my shadow.

How I wish, I can walk you unleash without barking to dogs that we see while walking. I know, you are looking for playmates, wait until we get our place. I will get you a partner in life and live bounteously.

Happy birthday, I hope you will live longer, away from sickness. Four more years is acceptable but of course more joyful if longer than I expected.

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I’m a happy dog
It shows in my actions that
I’m a happy dog.

I’m a happy dog
Always alert and playful
I’m a happy dog.

I’m a happy dog
Satisfied with everything
I’m a happy dog.

I’m a happy dog
Do sometimes bark, but don’t chase
I’m a happy dog.

My Favorite Companion

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“Dogs love their friends and bite their enemies, quite unlike people, who are incapable of pure love and always have to mix love and hate.”
Sigmund Freud (psychoanalyst)

Dogs are the most loyal living creature in the world, faithful than humans.  When I bought Madie, lot of people saying I’m out of my mind.  Spending so much money on pure breed dog may be crazy to others, but not at all for me.  The satisfaction that my dog is giving me is priceless.  Most of the times, I prefer spending time with her than going out with friends or acquaintances.  People who are not a dog lover does not understand why I’m giving so much attention to dog or dogs than people around me, because even if you shout at them when you’re in a bad mood, they don’t hate you, unlike people.

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When I bought Madie, she was just three months old and shy type.  My precious dog was separated from her mother at young age, so I understand why she just stayed in one corner and so anxious of me.  As she grew up, she becomes playful.  The good thing about her is, she is not a barker that is why Madie liked by neighbors.

I remember an incident while we were walking and my friend accidentally hit my back; Madie barked at her.  I love the feeling, that even she is not trained to be your protector, it’s their instinct to protect their pack leader when they sense something that would hurt you.

Every time I go out, she just stays at the hallway and waits for me until I come back.  Well, three days was the longest vacation I took, I can’t stay and enjoy my every vacation when I know leaving her all alone pained me.  If only I can bring her all the time, I would love to do it for sure.

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A dog is my happiness.  For me, I can’t imagine life without dogs. Even if I die, I still prefer a dog to be my companion, but “if there are no dogs in heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went.”

– Will Rogers (actor, Connecticut Yankee)

Happy 4th birthday to my baby!