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A letter to my dog

A letter to my dog is the website collecting stories for photographer Robin Layton’s book project.  Dog owners from across the United States are encouraged to write a letter to their dog, include a photo, and upload both to the site.

This year, Layton will select some of the submissions and visit the dogs and their owners for professional photographs – and the letters and photos will go into his book.    A contribution from the proceeds of the book will be donated to the Humane Society of the United States.

What I like about the site is that people can include the breed of their dog as part of their submission (and there’s a category for mixed breeds, too!).  If you’re partial to the Dalmatian, for example, you can click on the Dalmatian link and read all the stories submitted by Dalmatian owners.

What I really like about the site is that it is a great pick-me-up after a long day.   It’s  dedicated to the bond between dog and owner and gives owners a chance to express their great love for their dog.  Excellent reading!

Some excerpts:

Full of jokes and hugs, you always know how to make me laugh, even in my darkest depression.

The way you look at me, it makes me feel as if I am every thing good in the world, because that is what you see in me.

I am so happy to have you and I hope you live a lot more years.

How could we have known when we walked into the animal control (the pound) the special connection and impact you would have on our lives.

I adopted you 9 years ago, and I still have vivid memories of that day when I came to pick you up.

This might seem a little odd because you can’t read, so I’ll explain it to you over a beer and a few treats very soon.

You instantly won my heart and even managed to win over my mom.

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