My dog lives in this house. You are welcome to come and visit me anytime but we have a few things that you must understand before you visit. I vacuum and clean daily but my dog lives in this house too. You may be leaned on and may find my dog in your lap a few times but he does this because he loves people and wants to say hello. So if you feel that you are too good for his love then you are not welcome here because this is my dog’s home too.
My dog lives here and is well mannered and very clean but if you are one of those people who think all animals are dirty and smell, then go away. You are not the type of person that 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.
Do not expect me to lock my dog in another room during your 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 not subject my dog to feel as if he is being punished by locking him away for no reason. That would be cruel.
When you walk into my home, be careful not to trip on a stuffed toy or ball. These are my dog’s treasures and I will not take them away from him just to show you that I keep a clean house. My dog knows where all his toys are. They may not look like much to you, but to him, they are worth more than gold.
You see, this is OUR home. Yes, my dog who lives here, and I have been together since he was a small puppy scampering around the house. 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 made mine.
When you go home to your family, my dog stays here with me. A fine and loving companion. He is MY family and I wouldn’t change that for the world. When it was cold and there was no heat, we kept each other warm. When I was sick, he stayed right by my side, as I did his 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.