Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Foreclosure Dog's Letter To His Person

This is a must read. It absolutely broke my heart.

"You bought a house! You finally had a yard so you decided it was time for a dog. You chose me out of all the other dogs. As a puppy, I entertained you with my antics and I made you laugh. You called me your baby and carried me closely. Despite some chewed boxer shorts and a few broken mini-blinds, I became your best friend. Whenever I was “bad,” you’d shake your finger at me and ask “How could you?” ­ but then you’d relent, and roll me over for a bellyrub.

My housebreaking took a little longer than expected, because you were terribly busy, but we worked on that together. I remember those nights of nuzzling you in bed and listening to your secret dreams. I remember running in your new, big backyard. I believed that life could not be any more perfect. We went for long walks and runs in the park, car rides, and BBQs. I took long naps in the backyard sun waiting for you to come home at the end of the day.

Gradually, you began spending more time at work to get paid for overtime. I waited for you patiently, comforted you through the bill-paying frustrations and the debt collector's calls. I never chided you about bad decisions, I never cared about your FICA score, and I never threatened to garnish your wages or repossess your car.

The letters kept coming. The phone kept ringing. Your employer froze wages and stopped giving overtime. Your new second job helped, but is wasn't enough. You stroked me kindly when they took away the car. You told me you'd buy us a new one and that everything would be OK.

Then the bank took the house."

Please read the rest of the story.


Rayne said...

Such a touching story. So sad that this actually happens. :(

Hawksdomain said...

Jane, you made me cry. The only comfort I have from having to give up my dog several years ago was that two days later my sister tried to adopt her but was told she had already been adopted. My husband wants another dog one day, I just don't think I will ever be able to forgive myself for having to give up my first baby and will never allow myself to have another.

Thank you so much for sharing this, I think it is something everyone should be required to read before ever getting their first dog.

tndinstoney said...

Bless you for such a wonderful site! It made me a bit sad so I ask that you stop by my site for a bit of a smile. I wrote about Yoda. I know Yoda is a cat but its the ying-yang my heart goes out to all dogs as I have one myself so I would like to offer you a smile from a cat.

Learn2Flash said...

Awwwwwww....poor puppy, although i do not own a dog, I can absolutely feel the heartbreak. I do not want to have a dog is partly because i am scared that one day it will leave me, dogs have lives shorter than humans and one day I will see it go to heaven....I do not want to witness such horrible things.

alpha99wolf said...

This is a very heartbreaking story. Thank you for shedding light on the plight of pets during this economic downturn.