Well folks, after a year of fostering and blogging, we finally get to hear from Foster Dad! I don’t know about you, but I think it was worth the wait. Enjoy! ~Laura
If only I could speak dog, I would wax idiotic to you all day long. I would tell you just how important you are to me. I would remind you of the times that you made me laugh. If only I could speak dog, I would ask if you knew…
…that no matter how tired I am, every time you paw at the covers so that you can lay under them with your back completely stretched along my legs; I smile?
…that by making room for me to sit next to you on the top step, then leaning on me once I do, I know why you are called man’s best friend?
…that I find the inquisitive nature of your eyes amazing?
…that I’ve never felt more comfortable sleeping uncomfortably; I know you feel the same way when I hear you sighing as you lay your head on my ribs, squished between me and the back of the couch?
…that even though I shouldn’t smoke; I love how you wait with me outside while I do? I know you’re waiting because you get up and head towards the door as soon as I put out my cigarette.
Do you remember…
…when you first came home from the pound, riddled with a stomach bug, and all you wanted to do was lay on top of, next to, or across the people you had met just an hour ago?
…when Mom and I finally understood what you were trying to say to us when you would move your food from your bowl in front of the window, mouthful by mouthful, across the room to the corner of the carpet before you would eat it? We moved your bowl there the very next meal.
…when we took you to the lake for the first time, and your water-loving body was submerged and you were free to swim? I remember that when I picked your front half out of the lake, your paws kept kicking, as if to say “heck, if I can swim in this water stuff, then why not keep going in the air?”
Oscar, I may never be able to tell you how much you mean to me. So, I can only hope to show you everyday, that it makes me happy to know that no matter how late I’m at work, you would never let anything happen to Mom; that I know how hard you try to please; that you will always and forever be my Friend. That I’m proud of you, I will Love you Always, and You have changed my life for the better.