Dear Al E,
I just want you to know that you are a great dog.
You are a little naughty at times, but no more than me when I was young.
You are destructive at time, but I was a little tyrant as well.
But you are loving, you are caring and you are forgiving.
This is where you are even better than me, you forgive easily, you love easily.
So, Al E, my boy, you are a great dog - remember that now and always. No matter the amount of times you get disciplined by mommy or me, you are a great dog, and better than that, you are a great boy.
I miss you. But I will be back to celebrate your birthday with you.
1 year ago