An Open Letter To My Mommy: Thank You For Adopting Me
Did you remember that today was our special day? Today was the day four years ago that you brought me home. I remember I was so excited that I couldn’t stop licking you and daddy. You see, it was the first time I ever felt loved. Before that, my first family left me on the side of the road when I was only a couple of weeks old.
I was so cold and scared. Then animal control came and brought me to another home. It was okay. They were nice and gave me food. They took me on walks and I made friends, but I still felt lonely. I still don’t have anyone to love me. I just wanted a family of my own.
Then it happened! You and daddy came into visit. I was so excited that I started licking daddy’s hand through the bars of my cage. I knew if I did you guys would love me, and I was right. Daddy picked me up and cuddled me to his neck. I remember when you first held me. I nuzzled on your neck behind your hair. When I cuddled you and daddy, it was the first time ever I felt loved. Things were going great until you brought her home. My sister lady.
It was hard at first. I wanted you all to myself, but I know she needed a home too. Her last family hit her over the head with a hammer and dumped her on the side of the road. She has a big scar on her head from the stitches. I teased her a lot when she first came, but now we are best friends.
I know times have been rocky off and on. Sometimes we are naughty and don’t listen. I drive you crazy when I get into the garbage and knock it over. I know you get mad when Lady goes potty in the house. I think the maddest I have seen you are when Lady and I scratched up your brand-new couch. I know we were bad because you yelled our full names, but we just get so excited to see you and daddy.
We are lucky. Every night we get to cuddle in bed with you and daddy. I know you don’t like our hair on your bed, but you still let us sleep with you. I often think of my friends back at the pound and worry about them. I hope they were lucky to find families that loved them like me and Lady.
There are 6.5 million companion animals that enter U.S. animal shelters nationwide every year. What makes me the saddest mommy is that each year, approximately 1.5 million shelter animals are euthanized (670,000 dogs and 860,000 cats). 3.2 million shelter animals are adopted each year (1.6 million dogs and 1.6 million cats).
I am so glad that me and Lady have a home Maybe you can tell all your friends to adopt a new friend. It makes me so sad that some of my friends may have been put to sleep because nobody loved them. People need to remember that we can be a lot of work, so they shouldn’t bring us home unless they are ready for it. That is part of the problem. They use us for presents, and they don’t want us anymore.
Anyway, thank mommy for bringing me and lady to our new home I wish I could promise that we would always behave, but we know that is going to happen.
I love you, mommy,
P.S. Oh can you please give the phone number of the shelter to your friends just in case they want to bring one of my friend’s home? I even looked it up for you. National Humane Society- 1-888-833-8392