You're not my first dog. Or even my second. You won't be my last dog. But you are my heart dog.
When we met, I thought I knew a lot about dogs. You proved me wrong. I knew nothing.
You've taught me that dogs need more than just food, water, shelter, and love. They need jobs and mental stimulation.
You've taught me that there's more to training a dog that sit, down, and shake.
You've taught me that not every dog likes other dogs--and that's ok.
You've taught me to find the beauty in winter.
You've taught me to notice things.
You've taught me how to prepare for your little sister and that cats and dogs don't have to fight.
Sometimes, I wish that we'd met each other earlier, that I'd had a chance to know you as a tiny puppy. But whatever happened in that first year before we met made you the dog you are. I wouldn't want you any other way.
You will always be my very best girl.