My sweet Brax,
You'll never know how happy your sneaky kisses and nose nudges make me, or how you get excited when you find your favorite squeaky toy under the bed. The joy I receive every day being your dog mama makes all of the shedding, poo-cleaning, and money spent so worthwhile.
I've only known you for about half of your life now, Brax, and I want to know if I have given you the life you have dreamed of while in the dog shelter. I wish you could just tell me what life was like before you were Brax - when you were Bo.
Was Bo treated with the love he so deserved? Did he get the best belly rubs and enough food to last him the day? Did he get to play outside in the fresh air?
When was it decided Bo needed to be given up? Why?
I suppose all of this doesn't matter at this point since there is no way of finding out about your past. All that matters now is that the life you are living with me as your mama is one of comfort, happiness and love.
My bed is your bed. My couch is your couch. My yard is your yard. My house is your house. You're a part of the family, Brax, and I'm so happy that you know it now. You were hesitant when first rescued: scared and apprehensive, but after some treats and trust, you knew that you had found people that love you. You were starting your new life - your life as Brax.
I want to let you know that I try to be the best I can for you, buddy because you deserve it. It breaks my heart every time I walk out the door to go to class, and you tilt your head to the side and stop wagging your tail as if you're trying to say, "Mama, will you ever come back?" I don't know if memories from your past life ever creep into your mind when you're feeling lonely, but if they ever do, just know that never need to worry about being locked in a cage ever again. I'll always come back.
I'm lucky to have a companion like you, Brax. Even the most perfect human being doesn't deserve a good boy like you. You are so loved, my furry friend!