Dog Tales: Stories about dogs written by the children who love them
This is the fifth 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.
Title: A Letter to My Parents
Author: Carley, age 11
Dear Mom + Dad,
Why I want a dog is because I take care of all the dogs in my neighborhood. Every time I take care of one, I want a dog even more. I would walk it every day. I would feed it and play with it. I would never be bored ever in my life!! Now, this is a good time for you to think about it. Thank’s.
Carley’s mom says she knows her daughter would love a dog, but the family has its hands full with cats Milo and Mandy. But between you and me, Carley, your mom says, “I can’t guarantee there won’t be a dog in the future!”
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...