Happy National Puppy Day

It’s National Puppy Day. In celebration I have written a thank you note.

Dear Stella & Boomhauer,

  • Thank you for the joy you bring every day.
  • Thank you for the warm snuggles on cold days.
  • Thank you for exuberantly greeting me each time I come home.
  • Thank you for circling back to offer thanks after I’ve fed you.
  • Thank you for keeping me flexible as I attempt to sleep in the tiny space you allot me on the bed each night.
  • Thank you for the acupressure treatment your paws provide as you walk across me at all hours of the night.
  • Thank you for helping me stay active by emitting such odiferous gas that I have no choice but to get off the couch and try to outrun the stench.
  • Thank you for sitting on the bathmat while I shower. Without you there I would get lonely.
  • Thank you for making me feel loved as you fight over who gets to sit with me each morning while I try to have my quiet time.
  • Thank you for keeping my food intake in check by intercepting snacks as I attempt to ingest them.
  • Thank you for helping me keep my floors spic and span by tracking in mud and grass from the backyard thus requiring frequent cleaning.
  • Thank you for providing the upper body workout that is filling in the holes you dig in the backyard.
  • Thank you for teaching me patience by making me wait to use the toilet until you’ve finished drinking.
  • Thank you for providing me with an extra layer of warmth by coating me in your fur.
  • And finally, thank you for loving me through both my best and worst days. I couldn’t ask for better companions.

Love,

Mom

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