Dear Boris,


When we brought you home 4 years ago, we had no idea how much joy you would bring us. You have been with us through moving and the arrival of two babies.

You allow our daughter to dress you in tiaras and plastic princess shoes and you make our baby boy squeal with delight by walking into the room. Your snores even comfort me when I sleep.

People love to stop you on the street and give you a back rub. You are an amazing dog and we love you!

Thanks for being so wonderful.


Jenny, Jarred, Madison and Parker


Dear Sophia Loren Dancer Yoon,

Dear Monkey,













I thought I was the one rescuing you, but I would quickly learn that it was you who rescued me.

After picking you up at the shelter, I couldn’t believe how fast you would get into my heart. In all of my life I’ve never seen a dog with so much character, so much personality, so much life. I knew you could never replace my beloved Ali, who would have been your big sister, but you showed me I could love again.

People stop me all the time and say, “she is so cute, what kind of dog is she?” and I proudly proclaim, “she’s a one-of-a-kind!”

Thank you for giving me a reason to make up ridiculous songs and sing them to you, for letting me kiss your face a thousand times a day but most of all, thank you for reminding me of the unconditional love a dog can give.

I love you so,


(Robin Layton)