Hello my sweet friends, it is I, Pocket Dog. Oh boy. Can I confide something in you guys? I’m not sure I am ready for this.
Foley used to tell me that she would be going to the Bridge someday, but I never really believed her. Foley? Going to the Bridge? Didn’t seem possible to me. She was here bossing me around on my Gotcha Day and I thought she’d be here bossing me around on my Bridge Day,
Even when she told me she was sick and didn’t know if her song was ending I thought it was a trick. I figured that she would wait for me to make a mistake then come walking in the door and say “ah-hah I told you that you couldn’t manage things!” She can still do this, but only from the Bridge when I am asleep, so I have been trying not to go to sleep and man am I tired.
When I do sleep she visits me and mostly she tells me I’m doing a good job. I certainly am trying. I don’t want to be any trouble for Mommy and Daddy. I am keeping with my housebreaking and eating all my food. I can sense when Mommy and Daddy are feeling badly so I make sure I come over and snuggle with them. I lick Mommy’s tears and I stay nice and calm. Mommy says that I am the perfect dog for her right now. I will never be a Foley Monster but I can be like the big red blanket that used to be on the floor in our bedroom, a Foley Monster comforter.
But I am going to need all your help. You have been doing a great job so far with the cards, and the presents, and the flowers. It is impossible to imagine a better group of friends then I have. Our little house is turning into a Foley museum and that is fine with me.
Foley was always the voice of reason whenever there was a dispute going on, and the voice of comfort when she thought that someone had their feelings hurt, and I will try to do the same, but I am only five years old and have lots of learning to do, so, if you could all watch out for one another I appreciate it. You guys are the best.
I know Foley is interviewing applicants for new dog. She tells me that is no reflection on me. Mommy and Daddy need a new dog to help heal their heart. Foley wants me to be strong and firm with the new dog like she was. I certainly hope I can do that. Don’t want to let her down.
Keep me in your thoughts my friends. And have patience. I’m doing the best I can. Honest.