Friday, January 23, 2015

A Letter to My Pal

This post is for the blog hop organized by Murphy and Stanley for tomorrow. We are posting a day early because we have something very special happening tomorrow (and we didn't want to have 2 posts).  As we celebrated Hailey's birthday a few weeks ago and I wrote a post about her, I decided to write my letter to Zaphod.

Dear Zaphod,

You were the perfect addition to our pack and I am very grateful to Gloria and Jenn from Catahoula Rescue Ontario for not only saving your life, but for suggesting you to us. I had been worried when you joined our pack. Our plan had been to get another dog in September, after we settled into our new home, not 4 days after a huge move.  I also admit to being concerned about having a German Shepherd (that was my breed bias and I am sorry to have had it). However my fears were for not. You were perfect from day one and have helped me and others
overcome a silly breed bias. 

I don't know what happened in the 1.5 years or so before we found you, but I know it was not good. I probably don't want to know because it will upset me too much (just thinking about what it could be upsets me). I am very, very sorry that humans mistreated you. It is not acceptable and I am sure there is a special place in hell for people who are cruel to animals. 

You have an amazing character. Your mistreatment has not made you an angry or distrustful boy. You continue to trust and love humans. Your ability to forgive our species is remarkable and we could all learn about the power of forgiveness from you.

At times in our pack, I feel our attention goes to Hailey and her needs. She is far more demanding and can easily overshadow everyone else. I am sorry if you, with your quiet demeanour, get overlooked. We do our best to make sure you get lots of fetch, treats you like and snuggles. I am proud of you for demanding love and attention at times when you feel left out. It has been amazing to watch your growth over the past 2 and a half years from a timid to a more confident boy. 

I am worried your almost perfect nature has ruined me for other dogs. I don't think I will never find such a sweet, quiet, playful, usually obedient, loving, want to make me happy, dog. You are truly one of a kind and I feel extremely bless to have the honour of having you in my life (and the honour of sharing you with others).

With all my love,

Your Lady


  1. Such a sweet letter! I try not to think about what might have happened to Monty and Harlow before they came to us. In Harlow's case, we know more of the story than we would like, and are learning details as we go along. Let me tell you, HBO words against her former owners. We are lucky to have them, and I hope they feel lucky to have us too.

    Monty and Harlow

  2. Sniff sniff! Get the tissues. This is so good -to have the chance to read what our humans really think about us, and give the other folks a glimpse of why they love us. I can't wait to read what Lady wrote about me. Zaphod, you are clearly loved.

  3. Oh my, that is so sweet. Mum is having eye leakages!
    Zaphod, you ARE a real darling!
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  4. That is so sweet! You've got us all whining & crying.
    Wally & Sammy

  5. That is heartfelt and a very sweet tribute to your lovely boy. Bless him and his gentle manner. Have a fabulous Friday.
    Best wishes Molly

  6. Thank you for sharing this letter with us. We would feel your heart all the way through it, he is such a kind and gentle soul.
    Our Love-Stella Rose, and mommma

  7. Beautiful (sweet tears in my eyes).
    Ranger & Mom

  8. Hari OM
    Where's that water coming from? the plumber..... Zaphod, look at the effect you have, not just on Lady but on all your Blogville fans??? You look very dapper in your dickie-bow. Oh yes, this heart is well-melted too. Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  9. This is so lovely! I'm glad Zaphod is safe and loved with his wonderful family.

  10. I have tears in my eyes, that's such a wonderful way to say I love you.... Phod you are a lucky pup to have such a super lady!
    Easy Rider

  11. Dear Phod's Peeps....what a beautiful letter to a most handsome and distinguished and loving pet.
    The day you found Phod was the first best day of the rest of his life. What a forgiving nature dogs have. I've heard they live in the moment so he for sure quickly forgot the bad stuff.

    You are 100% right there is a special place in hell for abusers..
    Happy happy lovely letter. I'm sure Phod in his own way knows Hailey is needy and he is just happy to be a part of your loving family!
    Hugs madi your bfff and Mom

  12. OH ZAPHOD..... PHOD Buddy.... this is just FABULOUS... we are so glad that your mom wrote down all the super stuffs so that YOU KNOW that you are SO LOVED.

  13. that is a wonderful letter for a wonder boy

  14. Phod! Mom says that letter could have been written to ME!! Cheers from one possum guy to another!!


  15. That's beautiful. It is sad to think what your boy may have gone through. But he seems to have left all that behind and KNOWS he's HOME and LOVED!

  16. Aww Phod, you're so lucky to be loved that much.

    Aroo to you,

  17. What a wonderful letter from the heart! I think I better get an extra box of tissues ready before reading through the Blog Hop tomorrow :-). We are so happy that you and Zaphod found each other!!!

  18. What a wonderful letter to Phod! He is very lucky to have found his furever home with you
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  19. That was beautiful! It put a lump in our throat!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

    PS - Please look past any weird posts from us as they are currently being stolen from us and posted to an illegal blog.

  20. What a very very sweet letter. So much love!

  21. Oh my dog! This was so beautiful!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

  22. What a sweet post. Your Phod is a lucky boy indeed!

  23. Oh Phod your Momma wrote you the most beautiful letter! It made us all feel more loved :)


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