The letter has been a centuries-old form of communication, allowing the expression of the most private emotions through lines that recount stories from the past or convey endless longing for things that never transpired.
The profound loneliness felt by many puppies that cross the rainbow bridge without experiencing the genuine love of a family has been laid bare in a letter – a letter written by a puppy who never found a home.
A letter from an unadopted dog was shared on social media by the user Lupis Animalista, resonating with internet users worldwide. The initial words of the letter evoke an overwhelming sense of empathy, given the sheer number of homeless puppies in existence.
My journey has come to an end. Don’t worry; there was no pain in my passing. I was lonely and deeply isolated. Eventually, I grew accustomed to my solitude. I was trapped in this confinement for so long that I began to despise its four walls. Perhaps it was just my bad luck. I’ve never questioned why life subjected me to so much suffering. Perhaps it was destiny.
The individual who shared this message wished to symbolize all the furry creatures that never experience the chance to be loved, who fail to capture the attention of potential adopters due to their breed, appearance, age, or simply because they are not the ideal puppies they had envisioned.
I don’t want you to feel guilty, Mom.
I simply want you to know that when you were seeking a furry companion, I was here. I regret that you chose that adorable, snuggly puppy from the pet store. I wish someone had guided you towards the right path, leading you to where I was. I wish you had visited my kennel and selected me over that beautiful purebred puppy from your friend’s place. I wanted you to know that I would have done all this and more for you if you had considered wanting a puppy waiting at your doorstep to greet you when you return home.
I might have been the dog you were seeking to lounge at your feet while relaxing on the couch. I could have been your ideal choice if you were looking for a companion to accompany you on your journeys to the highest mountains. I wanted you to understand that I could have been the perfect fit for you.
Regrettably, numerous puppies rescued from the streets end up spending months or even years in shelters. They are far from frolicking with toys or pawing at the bed to wake up their cherished person. Despite being off the streets, many of them pass away without ever experiencing the warmth of a loving family. The letter continues:
“Dear Mom, please know it’s not your fault. I know that a mother was waiting for me out there, and that mother had to be you. We just never crossed paths. Maybe because there are so few people like you and so many like me, we never met. A mother should know where to look, but even mothers can sometimes make mistakes. I wish you hadn’t made that mistake.
Please don’t blame yourself, Mom. Don’t shed tears.
I think I dreamed of you last night as I drifted into sleep. You came to my confinement, unlocked the door, and led me outside. Then we drove to your home, and I laid on the bed with my eyes wide open, taking in every detail. I know your personality, your scent, the sound of your voice, and the shade of your hair. It’s okay if you didn’t find me. I’m not unique in any way. Just a dog here, a potential contender to be your dog.
Hello, Mom, I’m sorry I never told you where I was. I thought you knew.
Today, I passed away content.
The most beautiful sound I ever heard was your voice calling to me as I struggled to wake up.
The most effective way to save a life is to adopt a puppy. Be the light and love that you so desperately need.”