A Place to Call Home
I came to my new home only a few weeks ago; only it doesn’t feel like a home. Though, what do I know? I’ve never really had one. The humans are nice enough. They feed me and take me on walks. Unfortunately, there are so many others like me here so I don’t get very much attention.
Then, at the end of the day, the humans go away and we’re all alone. The others like me are so loud and I just want a quiet place to sleep. Eventually, the humans come back the next day and we start the process all over again.
Some of the others like me get taken away and never come back. They’re the lucky ones. It happened to me once but I got scared when the human left and did something she didn’t like. She brought me back to this place and I haven’t seen her since. I just needed some time to adjust. I guess she didn’t understand.
I’ve heard a few humans say they don’t like me because of what I am. They talk about ‘dog fighting’ and ‘aggression’, whatever that means. One time, someone even called me dangerous! They obviously don’t know me. Given the opportunity, I would just like to curl up in your lap for the rest of my life. I don’t want to hurt anyone. I even like other dogs! However, I don’t like cats, but really, who does?!
No, I’m not dangerous at all. I just wish someone would give me a chance so I could prove it to them. I’m getting older with each passing day (I’m almost 2 years old!) and there is a rumor going around here that people don’t take home the older dogs. I hope it isn’t true. I may not be a cute, little puppy but I can make up for it in other ways! For instance, I’m already house trained so no accidents! That has to be a huge plus, I’m sure. I’m also great at giving sloppy kisses and I love going on long walks so I’ll help you keep that New Year’s resolution!
Someday, someone will see that I’m good and not ‘dangerous’, right? The humans here have been nothing but good to me but I’m ready to have a real home; a place where I can be with a family who loves me and who I can love in return. I don’t think that’s too much to ask. Do you? It’s all I’ve ever really wanted in my short two years on this earth. Can you give me that home? Do you know someone who can?
You know where to find me …
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