I love you very much. You were with me when my dad died and my ex was a jerk (you even chewed only on his stuff to make me feel better!). You have the softest neck fur in the world and I love burying my face into it. I can't wait to see you this weekend! ... but can you please stop putting your mouth on my wrist? It's long sleeve weather now and I don't want slobber all over my shirts. You can resume mouthing in the summer. Oh, and if you lead Banshee off into the mountains again to disappear for 2 days, I won't spoon with you the entire time I'm there.
Your real mom
You've been around the longest. We all love you very much but you are dumber than a box of rocks. You are loyal and you learn quickly, but you're the stupidest Golden Retriever I've ever met. I am excited to see you this weekend, too, but you don't need to lay on my lap 24/7. There will be five other dogs to play with, even your best bud Skeletor, and three humans to lavish loves on you. Oh, and if you lead Banshee off into the mountains again to disappear for 2 days, I will not be rubbing your belly at all.
Your human sister
Everyone loves your goofy face and your mismatched eyes. It is not, cute, however, to constantly paw at people. You have hard black claws and they hurt, especially when you've braced yourself against the wall and are pushing me out of bed with all four paws. I love you, but stop it.
Your human aunt
We are going on a very long road trip this weekend. You will have four new dogs to play with, but remember not everybody likes you! Remember how I tell you that when you stand up on the fence for everyone that passes by? Well it's the truth. Not everyone wants to rub your tummy or scratch your chest; deal with it. If you're good, I may even let you sleep with me (because you know you're not allowed to at home).
We are going on a very long road trip this weekend. You will have four new dogs to play with, so please don't be shy! I am worried about you in the car because I know how sick you've gotten in the past. However, you've seemed to have gotten better, but don't worry, mommy will have medicine on hand to help settle you. Oh, if you disappear for 2 days in the mountains again, you will not be going anywhere ever again outside of our backyard and the vet's office. You will in effect be grounded...but please tell mommy what happened while you were gone? I'm dying to know.
I haven't met you yet but your mom has told me all about you. She says you can be intimidating but let it be known that no dog intimidates me. I will be alpha and you will respect that immediately. I do not take nonsense. That being said, I am not above tummy rubs and snuggles! You'll learn to love me, promise!
Your human aunt-to-be