If a puppy could write a letter to its’ pet parent, this is what I think my sweet little Jellybean would say to me:
I hope you know how much I love you! I love you with all my big puppy heart, my chubby belly and what do you call them? Oh, yes, my big, soulful eyes! I am fur-ever grateful you typed hypoallergenic/non-shedding puppy into that laptop thing of yours and I popped up. We are a match made in heaven! I know I fill your heart with joy and love. I can tell by the way you look at me with such love in your eyes. You have changed over the years since we found each other. I have helped to heal your heart. I know that because you smile more, you laugh more, and you are not afraid to try new things.
I am glad I gave you some ideas for writing children’s books about me. I am dog-gone proud I helped you realize that dream. Who would have thought that silly ol’ me running away with your sneaker in our book Naughty Little Puppy would lead to such fun opportunities with me by your side? I love visiting places where we share our stories. I can tell how much you love when the children join in the reading or laugh at the silly things I do in the books. That must be a special thing for a mama that taught kindergarten for so long. I think it – what do they say? I think it feeds your teacher soul. I’m sure my teacher, Miss Mickayla, feels the same way when she reads our story Sloppy Kisses. Although I am wondering, do you really need to tell everyone that I had to take the Canine Good Citizen class three times? It’s a little embarrassing. Well, our neighbor did call me your “wild child” when I was a puppy, didn’t he?
Most of all though, I love snuggling with you and I love that you take such good care of me. I know I am one pampered pooch and I am pawsitively happy to call you my mama.
Sloppy kisses and lots of love from Jellybean!
Beverly Stiffler Smith