We are counting down the days until your arrival, and we have been baking and sampling new cookie recipes to find the perfect one just for you. This year we have been extra good because we heard if we were very, very good that our Christmas wish would come true. We have just one wish, but we will get to that in a bit. But let us just tell you, we deserve to be happy because we’ve been down on our luck lately! The majority of this year we lived in a happy, loving family, but sadly, in September, our owner, who was suffering from some health issues, could no longer care for us. It was terribly sad to leave our home, but we knew that Wayside Waifs would do their very best to care for us and offer us unconditional love and affection. And they have! We don’t want to toot our own horns, but we are the favorites of many staff members and volunteers!
Now you probably know all about us, because we know you see us when we are sleeping and know when we’re awake, but we just wanted to remind you of a few things. I’m Kookie, age 4 years old, and I’m the cute, chubby, black and white dog. Fluffy, age 5 years old, is my sister, and she is the cute, chubby, blond dog. I had to write this for the both of us because Fluffy is blind. Of course Fluffy, typical older sister, is barking out orders of what she wants me to write. (She didn’t know I described her as being bossy because, like I said, she is blind and can’t read this! Hee hee!) Anyway, it has been a tough time at Wayside. Not because the staff and volunteers don’t take care of us; they do! In fact, sometimes we get sick of them because they are constantly pestering us, making sure we have enough treats, toys, and comfy blankets. And of course, we get out multiple times a day to stretch our legs and take potty breaks. In fact we have been known to cause quite a spectacle while outside because we are both very vocal and goofy when it comes to getting our backs scratched. We roll around on the grass getting all of our itchies out. The cold, dead grass really seems to get those itchy spots just out of paw’s reach! So you can see that even though Wayside Waifs is an amazing place, it still isn’t a home. Not a real one! Not one with a family to call our own. Not with comfy beds to call our own.
When it comes right down to telling you what we want this Christmas, the only present we want is a forever family. You are probably really busy this time of year with all the letters you get from kids all over the world, but we just want you to remember us with Christmas coming up. We promise to be more nice than naughty, and we promise that we will do our very best to always be on the nice list from now on. Honestly that shouldn’t be a problem because we are very sweet girls. We love to snuggle and give kisses. We are very well behaved, and you couldn’t ask for two dogs that are better on a leash. We are housebroken and terrific girls overall. Sadly, our age and Fluffy’s blindness has proved to be too much for some folks. And unfortunately, it seems that adopting two dogs is just too much for some people. We really are the best of friends, and we promise that if you send us a family to love us, we won’t let them down. We will love them unconditionally and take care of them always! Maybe somebody out there is writing you a letter at this very minute wanting a dog or two of their own. Maybe we can be the answer to somebody else’s Christmas wish!
Merry Christmas, Santa! We hope you have safe travels!
Love, Kookie and Fluffy