You are welcome to come and visit us anytime
but we have a few things that you must understand
before you visit.
You must expect a few dog hairs to stick to your clothes.
I vacuum and clean daily but my dogs live in this house too.
You may be leaned on and find them in your lap a few times
but they do this because they love people and
want to say hello.
So if you feel that you are too good for their love
then you are not welcome here because this is their home too.
My dogs are well mannered and very clean but if you are one of those people
who think all animals are dirty and smell, then go away.
You are not the type of person that I care to associate with.
If you don't like the sound of barking, then my home is not going to be a comfortable place for you to visit.
Do not expect me to lock my dogs in another room during your visit.
I have trained my dogs well so they will not do anything to you except maybe want a pat on the head.
I will not subject them to feel as if they are being punished by locking them away for no reason.
That would be cruel.
When you walk into my home, be careful not to trip on a stuffed toy or ball. These are my dogs's treasures and I will not take them away from them just to show you that I keep a clean house.
They know where all their toys are. They may not look like much to you, but to them,
they are worth more than gold.
You see, this is OUR home.
We have been together since they were small puppies scampering around the house.
I raised them into well mannered, beautifully behaved dogs.
I am proud of them.
I consider them my personal gifts from God.
They have done nothing but give me their endless love and devotion for many years.
I love them dearly and want to make their years happy ones. As happy as they made mine.
When you go home to your family, they stay here with me.
A fine and loving companions.
They are MY family and I wouldn't change that for the world.
When it was cold and there was no heat, we kept each other warm.
When I was sick, they stayed right by my side, as I did theirs when they were not having a good day.
Better friends I could not ask for.
When no one else cared, my dogs did.
They have given me nothing but pure joy and I love them endlessly.
So please understand that I am not being rude.
I'm just looking out for my best friends.
- Author Unknown -