You got me home when I was a pup,
And together you and I grew up.
Even if you locked me up while you went to school,
When you came back, I jumped and barked like a happy fool.
I know sometimes life may bring you down,
But as long as I'm around, I won't let you frown.
There is no better joy than lying at your feet,
I lend you my paw whenever I want a treat.
I know I have made mistakes along the way,
Like chewing your shoe when you were away.
Every time I made a mess and left nothing intact,
I'd behave innocent even when you caught me in the act.
I run with my ears flapping and my tail wagging when you yell "fetch!"
We've spent many summer evenings playing for hours at a stretch.
I will get old soon and may not run as fast as you'd want,
But I'll still be your wingman when we go for a walk.
I know you worry about me when you're away,
But come home and I'll treat you the same everyday.
I love snuggling with you while we fall asleep on a winter night,
Don't ask me why I wake you up by licking your face, it just seems right.
I wish that instead of barking, there were things that I could say,
But I don't seem to have to because you love me anyway.
Thank you for treating me like family even though I came from outside,
Just wanted you to know that it's been a wonderful ride.
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