The following letter was slipped under my bedroom door this afternoon:
I want a dog of my very own so I have something to cuddle and snuggle with. I feel lonely since you and dad have a dog. I want a dog because if I got any other animal (except for a cat) dad would eat it. I want the dog to be soft charming cute cuddley and huggable. I want a friend in life because I don't have very many friends. I will be responsable with my dog. I will feed it and potty train it all by myself. I will love that dog and you forever. I want a girl dog that is nice and does not growl bite or hide. I will give it food and water every morning. It will sleep with me and I will try not to kick and be still. I will also protect it so dad does'nt eat it.
Your 8 year old daughter,
Perhaps we shouldn't have read her my letter yesterday....or shown her how well it worked by sharing pictures.