My Best Friend

My dog and I live in this house.
You are welcome to come and visit anytime
but we have a few things that you must understand before you visit:
You must expect a few dogs hairs to stick to your clothes.
I vacuum and clean everyday, but a dog lives in this house too.
You may be licked and given a paw a few times
but he does this because he loves people and wants to say hello.
So if you feel you are too good for his love
then you are not welcome here because this is his home too.
My dog is well mannered and very clean>br>but if you are one of those people who think all dogs are dirty and smell
then go away.
You are not the type of person I care to associate with.

If you don't like the sound of barking,
then my home is not going to be a comfortable place for you to visit.
My dogs protects me by letting me know I have a visitor.
Whether it be a friend or an uninvited stranger.
If you are a friend, my dog will consider you his friend
but if you are an unwelcomed guest, my dog will protect me with his life,
as I would his.
Do not expect me to lock my dog in another room while you visit.
I have trained my dog well so he will not do anything to you
except maybe want a pat on the head.
I will subject him to feel as if he is being punished by locking him away for no reason.
That would just be cruel.

When you walk in my home, be careful not to trip on a squeaky toy or a bone.
THese are my dog's little treasures and I will not take them away from him
just to show you that I keep a tidy house.
He knows where all his toys are.
They might not look like much to you, but to him they are worth more than gold.
You see, this is OUR home.
We have been together since he was a small pup scampering around the house,
a tiny bit of a thing only a few weeks old.
I raised him into a well-mannered, beautifully behaved dog.
I am proud of him.
I consider him my personal gift from God.
He has done nothing but give me his endless love and devotion for many years.
I love him dearly and want to make his years happy ones,
As happy as he makes mine.

When you go home to your family,he stays here with me.
A fine and loving companion.
He is MY family and I wouldn't change that for the world.
When times were hard, we both went hungry.
When it was cold and there was no heat,
We both kept each other warm.
When I was sick he stayed right by my side
As I did when he was not having a good day.
A better friend I could not ask for.
When no one else cared, my dog did.
He has given me nothing but pure joy and I love him endlessly.
So please understand that I am not being rude.
I'm just looking out for my best friend.

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Groveshire Yorkshire Terriers, Newfoundland, Canada