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Happy Mother's Day, Mummy! A letter from your dog

Happy Mother's Day: A letter from a dog to their owner dog-happy
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Are you a proud Mother to a four-legged furbaby? This Mother's Day, they want to thank you for all that you've done for them - the only problem is, they can't speak! We've done the job for them and written a letter to all the dog Mum's out there.

By Alice Lang , 31 Mar 2019

Dear Mummy,

When we were in the park the other day, I heard some people talking about a special day which was made to celebrate Mums. I think that’s the best idea EVER. Like, ever ever ever. In fact, I think it’s my favourite day of all days now.

Let’s start at the beginning

I remember when I was stuck in that place where all the lonely dogs live. It was okay I guess. My best friend Rolo lived in the cage next to me and we'd bark to each other through the bars. All the humans were really nice to me, too...but I didn’t see them all that much. I felt so alone.

People kept coming to meet me. The cage would open, they’d stroke my head and say hello and then they’d leave again. I thought I’d be stuck there forever. It was even worse when my buddy Rolo left. I thought we’d be leaving together, but it turns out his family didn’t want a boring dog like me.

Then, one day, I heard a lady’s voice. She came in to give me a head stroke. There was something I liked about her. She seemed so friendly and I thought she’d be the best Mummy ever. She stayed in my cage a little longer than people normally do, but I guessed it was just because she felt sorry for me. When she left, I really missed her.

But then, you saved me!

The day after, I heard the lady’s voice again. My cage opened. I was SO excited - did she want to be my Mummy? She gave me the biggest hug I've ever had. I couldn’t believe it! She'd picked ME! I got in the car and we drove to my new home.

And guess what? That lady was you! I still can’t believe that you’ve adopted me. You are the best thing that’s ever happened to me. And because it’s Mummy’s Day, I want you to know that I really, really, really, really, really, really love you.

Thanks to you, I have a home, I have toys, I have a comfy bed and most importantly, I have the best Mummy ever! There are so many things that I appreciate about you, Mum. Thank you for taking me for walks - I love spending time with you outdoors. Thank you for cuddling me on the sofa and giving me hugs - the fact that you love me back is my favourite thing. And thank you for keeping me safe - to be honest, I’d never felt safe before finding you.

Mummy, I’m sorry

Before I go, I wanted to say sorry for a few things. When you first brought me home, I felt a little scared. I didn’t want to go back to the lonely dog’s home again, so I followed you around everywhere and sat on your feet. I know it must have been really annoying, but I was just so scared you’d leave me.

I’m sorry that I complained and whined so much whenever you left the house at first. After being in the lonely dog’s house, I think I’m a little bit scared of being alone. Thankfully, after a few times, I realised you’d come back. That makes me happy, so I’m not so scared anymore.

Lastly, I'm really sorry that it took me a while to learn to pee and poop in a good place. I was so excited and also a little nervous when you first brought me back with you. I’m really sorry if I made the carpet a bit stinky. I didn’t mean to. I think I've got the hang of it now.

Now that I’ve got the apologies out the way, I’ve got one more thing to say. You are the best thing in my life. Thank you for adopting me. Can I stay with you forever?

I love you. Happy Mother’s Day, Mummy!


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