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)