Today, Simba, my best friend turns 11. She has been by my side every second my life’s greatest and the worst moments since she entered it. Always loving me unconditionally. It doesn’t matter my mood, she is always there full of love and patience. If all humans had a heart like hers, what a wonderful world this would be. I don’t mind the dirty paw-prints on the floor and on me, hair everywhere, the wet kisses on my face, destruction of furniture, walls, and carpet, because they have been outweighed by all the good companionship, laughs and giggles she has brought me. I want to take this opportunity to share the promise I made to this exceptional creature of nature.
MY PROMISE TO MY DOG
I will never hurt you or let anyone else hurt you
I will never let you starve before I starve
I will never drop you off in a shelter and leave
I will never move and not take you with me
I will never leave you tied up outside because you’re family
I will never desert you when you are old
I will never lose patience when you’re trying to communicate through unwanted behavior
I will never stop loving you even when you get all gray and slow down.
I promise to hold you and love you as long as our lives allow.