Dear Patrick Allen,

Patrick Allen

If I didn’t have Patrick, who would greet me at the door? Who would be so excited to let me know they pooped or peed? Who would erase my work off the laptop on accident? Who would be willing to adjust to my crazy sleep positions? Who would eat all the crumbs off the floor? Who would bark at the neighbors? Who would lick my toes? Who would keep me company in the bathroom? Who would say “good morning” every morning with sweet kisses? Who would wake up with me at any time of the night? Who would beg to sleep next to me every night? Who would be willing to travel the world with me? Who would be content to spend a boring evening on the couch with me? Who else would love my mom (your nana) as much as me? Who would let me hold them like a baby? Who would do what I tell them to do pretty much all the time? Who would be concerned when I’m sick or sad? Who’d be my all-the-time, rain-or-shine buddy?

I said all that to say that you play a big role in my life, sweet Patrick. You’ve been a friend. And for that I appreciate you. You are the best dog in the whole wide world! I couldn’t have imagined a better one. Priceless, Patrick! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! May we enjoy many many more together.

Your mommy

Breed: Maltese

Dear Bentley,

Bentley

I can’t believe on January 13 you will be a year old. It only seems like yesterday when I was bringing you home in a blue baby blanket. You are such a joy in my life. I can’t imagine not having you near me or following me around the house. Even though you have your ups and downs when you like to potty on mommy’s carpet; I still wouldn’t trade you for any other. I enjoy every waking moment with you and will cherish these memories forever and ever. Love you always from the world and back.

Mommy

Breed: Maltese

Dear Blizzard,

Blizzard
I know that you are getting older and it makes me very very sad as each day passes. You still look so much like a puppy and act so much like one most of the time. I thank God every day that you do–and I also thank God for all of the days that we have had and the many more to come. Never doubt my love for you. You are my whole life! My little tater tot, my lima bean, and I love you more than bread!

Mommy

Breed: Maltese