In keeping with Valentine's Day some of HSSV's awesome dogs gave us odes to the toys and objects they love most.
Hose: you are my wrestling buddy, my chew toy and my safe spot. When other dogs in play group chase me, I come running back to your sheltering coils and hide in them. I don't poke holes in you. You don't spray me. We're perfect together. If a new family came to adopt me I'd be so very, very happy but I'd miss you. Maybe they would have a hose, too. I'll never forget you, hose.
String cheese and snazzy sweaters: Which of you can I choose? You both are so dear to me. Snazzy sweaters, you keep me warm and looking fashionable. And the good samaritan that rescued me bought me a box of you to go to my new home with me. String cheese, I would do anything for you. I was so shy and scared when I arrived here and with your assistance I've been learning all sorts of things that make me feel braver.
All my love,
Oh plastic squeaky hedgehog, how can I ever say enough about you? They throw you. I bring you back. They throw you again, I bring you back again. It's like they're trying to keep us apart and I simply will not let it happen. As many times as they throw you, I will always bring you back.
Unless they throw a tennis ball. Then I might be unfaithful and chase that instead. Don't be upset, squeaky hedgehog. I'm a Jack Russell Terrier and it's just my nature.
From the bottom of my fickle heart,
Hey you - yes you. The one reading this. We would be perfect together. You have a lap. I love laps. I would love to sit in your lap. We could watch TV together - you, me and your lap. I could stand in your lap and give you kisses. Yes, I'm small but I've got a huge heart and a lot of love to give to you and your lap. I'll be blue without you. Oh wait, I'm already blue - a beautiful blue roan color. How about I'll be sad without you?
With hope and adoration,