It's that time of year again! When 12 Dogs of Christmas will have the chance to write their letters to Santa and you get to be elves helping Santa send them home. It's easy, just share the letters so they make it all the way to the North Pole.
I need to ask you an important question: Have I been naughty this year? I’m just asking because I don’t understand why I haven’t been chosen by a family yet. Have I done something wrong? I see all my friends getting adopted and posing in front of the Christmas tree for their first photo with their new families. Every week there’s a new dog in the crate next to me, but then they get adopted and I’m still here. It’s been 7 long weeks Santa, could you please send a family for me soon?
I know that I can be shy and maybe people think I don’t like them when they come to meet me. I try so hard to be brave, but it just takes me a while to warm up to new people. Once they get to know me, I love snuggling with people and getting belly rubs.
I’m only 6 months old and still a puppy. I had a pretty rough start to life back in Alabama. I was found wandering and alone, covered with fleas and ticks. People weren’t always nice to me. But I know there are good people out there, Santa. My foster family loved me and took care of me. And the staff and volunteers at Helping Hounds are super nice too. But I can’t help wishing for a real forever family of my own.
I would love a doggy brother or sister to play with, especially one who is confident and can help me feel safe in the world. And little kids kind of scare me a bit with all their running around and yelling, but older, calm kids would be OK. I love my crate, it’s my safe place, and I never make a mess in there. I would definitely want a crate in my new home too.
Thank you for listening, Santa. I’m going to keep trying to be patient and brave, but please don’t make me wait too much longer for my family to come and see what a special girl I am.