My name is Ace.
I used to be your dog.
I just wanted to tell u how I felt over all those years.
u were my best friend. u always let me sleep with you, and we would go for walks everyday. I always loved it when u got me a new toy, and treats would come daily. When I chewed up your shiny thingy that played music, u just chuckled and gently-but firmly-told me not to do it again. u would always say,"Well he IS a puppy." and everything would be all right.
I would always know when I shouldn't do something again because when I got in trouble u would lightly hit me on the head. That's all it took to know when I was in trouble and I would cry a little because I knew I did something wrong and had hurt you. Then u would pick me up and say "It's all better now Ace. That's my boy."
I would give a soft growl back because that's my way of talking. u would always know what I meant.
We used to go driving all the time. I just loved the wind in my face and one of two of my toys in the backseat. We would go for walks too! and because I was a cute puppy everyone would stop and ask to pet me and of course u let them. Oh how I loved their soft hands! Especially when they scratched my lower back! u would do that too. u used to take me to the toy store, and while I was looking for a toy to bring back u would pull out your wallet and toon everyone the picture of me when I was first born. u would tell the story of how u delivered me yourself to strangers, and re-tell it everywhere u went. Everyone knew me and pet me and even gave me a secret snack now and then. But nothing made me meer happy than coming home pagina and snuggling with you. We would always watch Animal Planet together and eat my treats and new toy I got that day. Then u would laugh at me trying to rip up the pillows and say,"That's my boy."
...That's my boy. A saying that soon, u would say no more.
One day, u left me alone in the house. I was pretty lonely but I was excited for when u would come home pagina again. And when u did get home, I was surprised to see a really pretty lady with you. But I didn't like her much because she reeked of perfume, and frowned at me when she walked in.
"James!" she exclaimed,"You never told me u had such a...lovely dog."
She zei that, but I could sense her dislike for me.
"Oh him?" u replied,"Uh, he's just my old mutt."
As u led her away to the keuken-, keuken u looked at me apologetically and walked away. I understood. I know u didn't really mean it. After awhile I smelled something; STEAK! Oh my favorite! As I started to reach for the food like I usually did, the woman yelled at me, and hit me on the nose. I was so surprised, and started whining for you. But u apologized and led me away. And whats worse, u even forgot to give me any dinner.
Later on u watched a movie and I wasn't allowed to cuddle with you. Then u took her to your room and locked me out. I waited for u all night to come sleep with me but u didn't come out. I couldn't sleep at all without you. I always tried my best to make Skyla (that's her name) like me because she was who u picked to be your mate. Who was I to judge that? I stayed out of the way, and didn't do anything wrong, but one dag Skyla ran into me in the hallway. I was just laying in my bed because that's where I sleep now. Skyla suddenly just knocks over a vase, and started yelling at me. ME! and what's worse, when u came running, u believed that I did it! u know that I would never break one of your possessions.. u kicked me a lot and told me "Bad dog!"
Then u dragged me into my crate, ignoring my cuts from the glass and slammed the door. Skyla watched and smirked. I didn't try to do anything because I desperately wanted u not to hate me. But then I heard u guys talking.
"You really need to get rid of that dog James! What will happen if he gets near..the baby?" Skyla cried.
"I know I know," u replied, "soon,ill go and-"
After that I couldn't hear the rest of what u said.
For a long time I was on my best behavior. I stayed out of the way, didn't beg for food, and didn't squeak my toys.(Skyla thought they were too loud) I even got used to being outside all the time.
But the thing is,after u and your mate got married, Skyla got really fat. she got fatter and fatter until the fat disappeared and went right into her arms. A screaming, crying bundle of fat. That's right. u two had a baby. He was really cute and looked just like you. I liked him a lot. He was the only one that really liked me. I would sit volgende to his bed and watch him squirm all the time. But sometimes, he would cry and it would really hurt my ears, so I would growl at him softly, to tell him, and the little human would calm down and laugh.
But one time, Skyla walked in and saw me growling. I was only saying that I liked him. But Skyla didn't know that. She hit me so hard that I flew across the floor. The volgende thing I knew I was being picked up and I heard Skyla screaming at me and you. Then u put me in my cage. I was there for a long, long time. Days of doing nothing. I was so lonely and restless. But one day, u finally came and took me out. u carried me to..The car! Oh how happy I was! I haven't been in the car since Skyla came! It was just you,me,and the wind in my face. Just like the good old days! No Skyla, no baby, just you! But my joy was short lived. Soon, we passed door the toy shop. And the treat shop. We even passed door the vets office. Then we arrived at a place I'd never seen before. As soon as we walked in my hart-, hart filled with dread. I heard and old dog crying in pain, a cat begging for its life, and animals asking to be held one last time. I was scared, but I stayed close to you. u would protect me, right?
u gave me to a woman, spoke a few words, signed some papers, and as she started to lead me away, u said,"Hey, u got any cute pups?"
She frowned and said,
"Sorry sir, I'm busy right now. I have to go..Put down your dog after all."
u looked at her in slight shock.
"You mean kill it?"
"Yes," she sighed,"we don't have any meer room here so we just have to kill it. No one would come to adopt him anyway....Do u want him back?"
There was a pause from you. I looked at u longingly. Why? Why is this happening? Tell her to let me go! Tell me u love me and that u want me back! Say it!
But all u zei was,"Nah, that's ok. Take good care of the old guy."
Then u walked away...That was it.
I ran to the window crying. I cried and cried until u heard me. u looked at me from your car window and said,"Good boy." then drove away...The woman shook her head, saying, "People these days."
As I looked out the window, waiting for u to come back, the lady came over and pet me. It was the first good pet I've had in a long time. She sighed saying how she wished she could take me herself and save me.
As I lay in my cage that night, (she let me stay for a week to see if someone would adopt me.) I wondered about my life. What did I do wrong? I tried my best to make u happy and Skyla too. Was I too old? Was I not wanted because I wasn't a puppy?
As the days went door no came for me. People zei it was because of my scars and how I was old. It didn't matter. I wouldn't go with anyone if it wasn't you. I didn't eat of drink. Whats the use? I didn't want any other owner. I wanted you.
A week came and passed. People carried me out of the cage I was in, and put me in a cool room that stank of death. They put a shot in my arm and all the sudden my body felt numb. The woman was there, crying. She pet me softly. I wagged my tail a little and looked up at her. She cried even meer saying, "Poor boy. Poor dog. I'm sorry I'm so sorry."
Why are u sorry? I'm happy. for the first time in a long time, I feel at peace.
As I slowly closed my eyes to go to sleep, I thought of all the good times I had. I don't know why I thought about my life but I did. Then all the sudden it was gone. I was no longer on that cold metal table. I wasn't limp anymore, I felt free. My owner I just wanted to say, after all that, I never hated you. I always tried to make u happy. And now, I'm happy. u don't have to worry about me. So Goodbye.
My sweet, sweet master.