You have your friends and family to keep you happy and entertained. I just have you.
Take me inside when the weather gets bad.
The backyard doesn't have air conditioning or a heater. You don't have to let me on the couch, but a small part of the kitchen is much better than sleeping in the snow.
Talk to me.
Sure, we don't speak the same language, but the sound of your voice brightens my
Comfort me when I'm scared.
You know a lot more about loud noises, strange people, and new places than I do. I need to know that you'll protect me from them. I always feel safer when I'm with you.
Remember that I'll never forget how you treat me. Teach me that humans are made of love, not pain. And don't ever let me forget it.
Come outside with me.
The sights, sounds, and scents of nature are some of my greatest pleasures in life. I don't care if we play, go for a walk, or just sit under a tree together . . . I want you to experience them with me.
Give me a treat every once in a while.
Food is one of my greatest pleasures in life. I know you want me to be healthy, so I understand when you don't share your own meals with me. But giving me a dog biscuit when I've been good or mixing tasty vegetables mixed in with my dinner is guaranteed to make me wag my tail extra hard.
Understand when I need my alone time.
I love you more than anything, but even though it's rare, I don't always want to play or cuddle. Don't be sad if I'd rather sleep on the cold tile floor instead of in your bed on hot summer nights, and be understanding if I don't want to play as much as the years go on.
Show me your world.
The house and yard might be the only places I ever see unless you let me come with you. A trip to the pet store, the park, or even just a ride in the car is exhilarating for me. I can't wait to see what you want to show me.
Pay attention if I don't seem like myself. It might seem like I'm just being lazy or stubborn, but I might not be feeling well. I can't get help for myself,
and I need you to look out for me.
♥ Love me when I'm old just as much as you did when I was young. ♥