There are few things in this world that bring people together and delight their souls like puppies do. Most people are magnetically drawn to the squishy faces and big eyes and that unmistakable puppy breath.
Puppies come with a lot of responsibility, and getting a new puppy is a lot like having a new child. But just like children, they grow up way too fast.
Cute dogs are just irresistible. And this little boy experiencing the joy that is an adorable pup is something we can probably all relate to.
The little boy, Zayden, could not stop crying. The puppy wasn’t quite sure how to respond, so she just did what she could: she licked away his tears.
If that’s not a match made in heaven, I don’t know what is. Between tears, the boy managed to choke out a few responses to his mother Debbie Rochelle’s inquiries.
“She’s so cute!” he cried. And then returned to sobbing.
“What’s wrong, son?” she asked. He had the perfect response: “She’s just beautiful.”
Rochelle did say “Maybe mommy will get you a dog, OK?” and it looks like at some point, the family did welcome a little chihuahua into their lives.
What is better than growing up with a four-legged BFF? Not much. I know. And if you were fortunate enough to have a dog when you were young, you know, too.
Dogs have so much to offer their humans, and the bonds that spring up between dog and child are strong.
Take this child, for example. She knew that their beloved boxer was going to have to go to a new home, but she couldn’t let him go without providing his future owners with a complete history and guidelines in a handy little notebook.
While the notebook is filled with fun Rhino facts, it is also filled with a little heartbreak. Like at the beginning when the girl shares a welcome — but with honest resignation.
“Hi, if you are reading this, you must own Rhino now. He was my puppy.”
“I really hope he is in a good environment. I really miss him. I wish he knew that he was a pretty puppy.”
In it, she shared her feelings on the dog. It is also filled with amazing personal details and quirks that only a best friend would know.
“He likes sleeping under the blankets. His cheeks make a lot of slobber.”
Fortunately the girl’s efforts paid off, and “Rhino Lightning” found a good new home. But he clearly left her mark on her, and we hope she gets a dog of her own in the future.
Because at some point, every kid should have a dog as a best friend.
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