Saturday, January 24, 2015

A Letter to my Dog

Dear Bentley,
   I wanted to write you a letter to say thanks for being such an awesome pal.  You always seem to know exactly when I need a hug, a big slobbery kiss, and just a friend to sit with me.  I’ve never lied to you about the other dogs.  There were six of them before you came dragging your long ears and big feet into my heart.  You have touched a part of my soul that I never knew existed.  I can actually feel the love for you bubbling up inside.  What is it about you that is so special?  I could write a book about it.  No, wait…  I DID write a book about it!
   Every morning begins with your nose pushing my covers back, so that you can give me kisses.  I open my eyes to your grin and there isn’t a better way to start my day.  As I stumble out of bed, you roll over for some belly scratches.  I lay down on the floor and you put your head on my shoulder while I scratch that always itchy belly of yours.  It is one of my favorite parts of the day.
   There is so much that I want you to experience and enjoy.  We have some major trips coming soon.  You are going to see and do things this year that we have never imagined.  There will be exciting places, new friends, and incredible new things to smell.  I want you to have the best life a Basset Hound can live.
People may think I’m wacky to love a dog so much.  If that’s the case, then I feel sorry for them.  I wish everyone could experience what we have together.       Every human deserves two things in their lifetime.  One is a best friend that is true, loyal, funny, loving, understanding, and accepting.  The other is a great “once-in-a-lifetime” dog.  I am the luckiest person in the universe because in you, I have both.
I’ll love you forever,

Your Mom

We are participating in "A Letter to my Paw Pal" hosted by the honorable mayors of Blogville, Murphy and Stanley.  Jump on this sweet blog hop over at Oz the Terrier's Blogville Tours.


  1. Hari OM
    Oh yes, we love them all, but just now and then the truly special one comes along - Bentley congrats on being the No. 1!!! Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  2. This is such a heartfelt letter...I just love it! Awesome!

  3. That is just the sweetest. Have a super Saturday.
    Best wishes Molly

  4. A super sweet letter..and I agree I feel sorry for people who don't get it..they miss out :) lves Fozziemum xx

  5. Yes, that's true! You wrote a book full of love... and I wish we could do that too!
    easy Rider

  6. That's a lovely letter to Bentley. I'm glad you have a special relationship.

  7. What a great letter from your mom, Bentley. You are a lucky boy to have such a wonderful home.

  8. you found each other and share a special bond - which is how it is meant to be :)

  9. Love you letter! Such a sweet story!

    Monty and Harlow

  10. That is just so sweet and wonderful. You are both so blessed to have each other!
    Lots of wags and woofs from the crew at Wag n Woof Pets

  11. Bentley it sounds as if your life is one big adventure full of love.

  12. What a beautiful letter and Bentley is a special dog to have landed at your house. xoxoxo

  13. Your mom did an OUTSTANDING Job Bentley... we are STUNNED that all these peeps are actually ABLE to get their words on OUR Blogs this way... Guess we of Blogville are GOOD teachers iiiiiiiiii
    We can't wait fur all the fun stuffs your mom has planned fur you.... hope you share it all with US.

  14. Great picture and lovely letter,

    Wyatt and Stanzie

  15. Bentley first of all that is one fine made mom say WOW out loud.
    You are a real love bug but it has been mom's experience that a pet returns the love they are given then some extra so it is quite obvious you my friend have given and rec'd a bounty of love
    Hugs madi your bfff

  16. What a beautiful and heartfelt letter!!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  17. Such a wonderful declaration of love! We are having the best time on this blog hop! We love your letter and relationship with Bentley!!
    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  18. It is definitely a tears and tissue day. They bring such joy to our lives!
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  19. That is beautiful, we are so lucky to be so loved!!

    Loveys Sasha

  20. Aww Mom, what a beautiful letter
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  21. Awww....*sniffle* That's beautiful!

  22. What a beautiful letter to your heart dog! I totally agree with you about having a once in a lifetime dog.

  23. OMD! This was beautiful!!! I love the pic too!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

  24. Such a beautiful letter. My eyes are leaking (but don't tell my fellow pawlice officers).

  25. Bentley,, you are so loved!!!
    This is a very beautiful letter that your mom wrote!

  26. What a perfect letter from your Mom Bentley! You two are so very lucky to have found each other!
    Marty and Marty's Mom

  27. I love this idea. There is nothing better than an old fashioned handwritten letter to express our feelings.


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