Dear new family members,
I’m so glad we found each other! I’m yours, and you’re mine, for life. I didn’t see this coming. But, wow, am I happy it turned out this way.
My old family wasn’t able to take care of me anymore. I’m pretty old—12 years, you know—and my mouth stunk and hurt because my teeth were rotten. Other than that, I was feeling pretty good and still liked chasing toys and getting pets and going outside! But still, my old family wasn’t sure how much of a future I had left, so they brought me to a place called the Connecticut Humane Society.
I met some really nice humans there and some doctors and their helpers. They told me that even though I’m old, it wasn’t my time to go to the great big doggie park in the sky. They said they could make my mouth feel better and told me how cute my snaggletooth was. I even found out I would find a new home when my mouth was better—I didn’t know at the time it would be yours!
Soon, I got a full doctor appointment down the hall and heard them talking about things I didn’t understand: loose teeth, severe dental disease and a heart murmur. And sometimes I sneezed a lot. It tricked the doctors; they thought I was coming down with a cold, but it was just from my dental problems and my excitement from all the attention!
I am told I was only able to get all this help because CHS has a lot of friends who really love pets and want to give old guys like me a second chance. That made me feel really lucky.
As I waited for my dentist appointment, I got to be an office helper! I’m not good at typing or writing though, so mostly I sat in people’s laps and kept them warm.
After I got my teeth worked on, I felt pretty tired. But my new friends brought me yummy food and pet me and told me I was a good boy. They all kept saying how nice I was. How could I not be? They were being so good to me!
I needed a few more check-ups, but when everything healed up, they said it was time to find my new family. A few days later, I met you! You even had two other small dogs like me that you said could be my new siblings. Something about you made me feel whole again. Like I was missing a part of my heart, and now I’d found it.
Now we all live in your home together, and I’m so happy. Thank you for giving me a new life.
Your new dog, Snoopy