Dog Tales: Stories about dogs written by the children who love them
This is the fourth in a series of stories written by young people. Writing encourages children to explore their relationships with pets and works to strengthen the human-animal bond. After all, today’s youth are tomorrow’s pet owners.
Stories have not been edited for spelling or grammar. Each story belongs wholly to its author.
Best Dog Ever
Author: Kate, age 10
I miss my dog very much. Buster was the best dog ever. I remember the day he died. Buster was partly deaf. It was a normal day, and Buster was weak and could barely walk. His face was droppy and he looked so sad. We knew it was his day to die. So my family and I spent his day with him. My mom and my dad decided to take him to the vet to put him to sleep.
I remember saying our last goodbyes. I also remember my dad had to drag Buster across the floor to get him in the car. After my dad and Buster left, I ran upstairs and cryed my heart out. I still love you Buster and I always will.
Kate’s mom says Buster died three days before Kate’s ninth birthday. He was thirteen years old.
Jacki Skole is an award-winning journalist, author and adjunct professor of communication. A graduate of the University of Michigan and Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism, she spent a decade as a writer and producer at CNN before turning to teaching. Jacki launched WRITE Now to assist students in writing the college application essays that will chart their future. Read More...