To my beloved,
I know that we have not known each other very long. We both walked different, difficult paths, but those paths brought us together. The moment I laid eyes on you at the shelter, I knew you were meant to be mine. We connected on such a deep and emotional level, and I knew I could never let you go.
When we first brought you home with us, you hid yourself away, afraid that your prior experiences with humans may become reality, once again. But as time went on, you started to show us what an adventurous, fun-loving pup you really are! You made yourself at home and eventually felt safe enough to cuddle with us, which warmed our hearts more than anything in this world!
This is not to say that you were always an angel; sometimes you did silly things that made us frown, but forgiving you and playing with those floppy ears came so easily, it was hard to remember why were upset in the first place!
Today, we are overjoyed to celebrate your 5th Birthday, alongside of mine. You have made us a family, Ralph, and as long as we live, we will always love you. We will always cherish you and respect you as a member of our family. We will always protect you and keep you out of harms way. Thank you for helping me heal and feel whole again, while I was in the midst of the storm. Thank you for being such a wonderful friend and fur-baby.
Happy Birthday, Ralphie! Mommy loves tons!!
All of My Love,