“I dare you to write” challenge - write from the point of view of a dog
Author’s note: Apparently I still have a lot of feelings about this.
Written for I dare you to write
Friend, why are you crying? I don’t like to see you cry, but I don’t know how to stop it. I never do.
Sometimes I see you cry, and you come sit next to me and scratch my ears. I like that. I like when you scratch my ears. I don’t like when you cry. You put your head on my back, and I feel you stay there. I don’t mind. I like you there. I don’t like to see you cry.
You’re crying a lot lately. When I see you, you seem sad. I try to make you happy. When I wag my tail, you smile. I like that. And then I roll on my back, and you smile, and rub my belly. I like that too. I don’t feel like rolling on my back today, but I wag my tail. You smile a little, but you seem sad still.
You pet me. Okay, that makes you happy. It always does. Just like when we cuddle on the sofa. I know you let me up there even though Master says I’m not allowed. We lay on the blanket together. We keep each other warm. You pet me, and I lean against you.
We’re not on the sofa now. Will that make you happy, Friend? Let’s go upstairs! I might need some help today, but I’ll go upstairs with you, and if you help me on the sofa, I’ll lay there with you. I’ll keep you warm. I’ll keep you happy.
Master is sad tonight too. Not as much as you though. He keep saying I’m a good boy. That he loves me. You keep saying that too. I love you too, Friend.
Master says we’re going for a car ride tomorrow. I don’t remember car rides much. I think I was a puppy the last time I was in a car. Master says I’m an old man now. He says I’m his old man. You keep saying I’m your good boy.
You’re still sad. Why? I know I don’t seem as happy tonight, but I am. I’m always happy to see you, Friend. I’m just tired tonight. I’ve been tired a lot lately, but tonight I’m really tired. I’m not hungry either, but I’m sure I’ll be fine. I always am. Master says that’s why we’re going for a car ride.
That makes you sad. Is that why you’re sad? Because I’m going for a car ride? I’ll be back. I’m sure I’ll be back. We’ve been together for so long, of course I’d come back. I never ran away, because I love it here.
Please scratch my head. I love you, Friend.