I don’t blame you my human.
When you took me in as a puppy and made me part of your family it was the happiest day of my life, my human. And when you gave me my name, Maxie, it filled my heart with joy. I am Maxie. My job, just like my name states, is to max your heart out with joy. I will bring you maximum happiness. That is my job. I will do it well.
You watched me get big and strong, my human. You fed me. And I took care of your small humans as they grew. I slept with them because to me, they were my puppies. I loved watching them grow. I loved playing with them in the back yard. They thought they were faster than me. I let them think that when we were playing chase but I was really much faster than they were. It was a little trick I played on them because I loved when they caught me and hugged me.
I loved dinner time when I would sit under the table and wait for food to drop. I know it didn’t drop, my human. I know you “accidentally” dropped food while you ate. I just let you think you tricked me. I love you, my human.
I was sad when the little humans grew up and moved away. But boy, was I excited when they came home to visit. My nubby tail couldn’t stop moving around. And I still had you, my human. Even when the small humans left again – and they always did. I loved watching The Astros with you, my human. The only thing that could have made it better was if I could have gone to fetch the baseball when they hit it. I just know I could have retrieved it if given the chance.
But my human, I have slowed down over the years. I know you noticed it. I mostly just eat and sleep all day. But my human, when we went for a ride that day and you left me standing by myself at the animal shelter, my heart was shattered. If I could cry, my human, I surely would have. Don’t get me wrong, I still love you – and always will. But still, I am sad I will never see you again, my human. Do you know why? Because I’m not done yet. You see, my human, I still have a lot to do. My new human knows that. She took me in because she also knew I was not done yet.
My job now is to make her as happy as can be. And guess what? I am REALLY good at it. I see her smiling and laughing with me all of the time. And you know what else? She can’t even walk past me without stopping and kissing my head. I’m a real chick magnet. I bet you didn’t know that, did you? If you did, you probably wouldn’t have dropped me off at that shelter. It’s okay, I forgive you. That’s what we dogs do.
I just wanted you to know that I’m fine. I have a new human who adores me. My name is Maxie because I bring maximum joy and love. You see, I still have things to do and humans to make happy. That’s my job. And I do it well. I’m not done yet. Thank you my human for taking me in. And thank you my new human. I’m going to make you the happiest human ever. Because I’m not done yet.