my dog should be thankful to us as we brought her in such
a good family, we love her too much, and treat her gently so next year
when we keep a party for her she'll be so thankful for it all.
Maysha, age 11, Noida Up , India
dog, Sissy, is thankful for everything she has: she has a HUGE
all to herself and when my family and I eat our meals she gets her
even share. If it wasn't for me, Sissy would not be alive right now,
because when I first saw her she was halfway starved to death.
I AM VERY THANKFUL FOR HAVING SUCH A GREAT FRIEND!!! Miranda, age 13
think that my dog, Sugar, is thankful for all of the times that
sat down together and just felt calm and happy. And all the times
that I just sat there and petted her. By the way, she is an
Anatolian Shepherd. Cissy, age 15, Kentucky USA
dog, Rocko (German Shepherd), is thankful for us keeping him
healthy all these years. My dog is turning 17 today! It's crazy, because
he is still very energetic and playful. It's a joy to have him living in our
house still, he is my best friend. Maria, age 15, New York USA
Bruiser, is a Lhasa Apso/Terrier that weighs ten
pounds but still is very fierce. He is thankful for me adopting
him right before they were going to put him down. Without me,
he would not exist. But I'm very thankful, too, for him because
he makes me smile everyday. Lauren, age 13, California USA
think my dog will be thankful for having a life with a family
because if she did not have a family, then she would be not
so smart of a dog. And she would never get love and what
we give her. My dog did have another family but they gave
her away for some reason. And that is what my dog is
thankful for. Sarah, age 10, Missouri USA
dogs are 2 years old. They are thankful for their loving
family. We play with them. Loving your pet is hard work.
Every thing that we do for them is hard. Anonymous, age 17
We have a male blue cattle and a bittser. The cattle dog is
the biggest wimp you will ever come across. When we come
home from shopping or even if we are out for 2 minutes
he says, "Thank God you're home. Don't do that again."
It is so cute! We talk back to him, sometimes he whines
and says not to chat back. Wendy, age 17, Queensland
My dogs are thankful for great loving owners, a shelter,
getting fed everyday, and being two wonderful dogs
that keep me warm and to cuddle. Corey, age 10, Eastbourne
I got my puppy from an animal pound and it was
first come first serve so if we didn't take him, he was
going to be put to sleep or end up with someone that
wouldn't take care of him. So my dad woke up at 6:00
in the morning to go get him. We got him and he's
just the best dog. He'll do anything for us and I think
that's because we rescued him from the pound. I think
he would say that he is thankful for my family for
rescuing him and I would say I'm thankful for him
for being my best friend in the whole world!!!!! F.N.D., USA
Minnie, is grateful for all the toys that I give to her.
She is grateful for the treats I give her. I remember not to give
her too many treats, because that will make her overweight
and that won't be healthy for a 3 year dog. She would say
''Thank you for all you have done for me. I really appreciate it.''
So that is what Minnie would be grateful for and what she
would say. Madison, age 13, Colorado USA
baby puppy LUCKY is thankful for having lots of love
everyday. Every time we bring him in the house, everyone
just surrounds him with love and kisses and hugs. He is also
thankful for having a home. There were lots of puppies to be
given away and we chose him. He sure is Lucky and thankful!
Erika, age 16, Wisconsin USA
that my dog, Rocky, is thankful for having a
great place to live. We rescued Rocky when a purebred
Golden Retriever had puppies with a collie. The owner
of the Golden Retriever didn't want anything to do with
the puppies because they weren't purebred, so he
threw them out on the street.
our local rescue place found them and took them in
and someone I knew told my family about the puppy she
had in foster care. We went over to her house that night
and picked up Rocky right then and took him home with us.
Now he has a family that loves him very much and a great
home to live in! Taylor, age 13, Ohio USA
think my dogs, Boo, Isabelle, and Snoopy would most
likely be thankful for different things. Boo would be thankful
for food, he is very fat because he eats too much. My dog
Isabelle is thankful for a nice warm place to curl up in any time
she wants, because she just likes to lay down. My dog, Snoopy,
is thankful for hugs and kisses, and us because we rescued him
off the street. He is a Beagle/Basset hound. Boo is a purebred
Parson Jack Russell Terrier. Isabelle is a Poodle/Terrier.
Mary, age 10, South Carolina USA
I think my dogs, Boo, Isabelle, and Snoopy would most
likely be thankful for different things. Like Boo would be
thankful for food. He is very fat because he eats too much.
My dog, Isabelle, is thankful for a nice warm place to curl up
any time she wants, because she just likes to lay down.
My dog, Snoopy, is thankful for hugs and kisses, and us
because we rescued him off the steet.He is a Beagle/Basset
Hound. Boo is a purebred Parson Jack Russell Terrier.
Isabelle is a Poodle/Terrier. Mary, age 10, South Carolina USA
My Shih would be thankful for her family. She would
be thankful for her family because she gets to do a lot of
things, and has a family that loves her dearly. Trixie would
also be thankful for her fortunates because some animals
don't live as good as her. That is what my dog, Trixie,
would be thankful for if she could speak! Julianne, age 15, Ohio USA
I think my dog is thankful for my family, to live in a
nice house with me, food and toys.
Jenny, age 16, New Jersey USA
If my dogs could talk, they would be thankful for the roof
over their heads, their food, sleeping in my bed, heat, and
good owners! Anonymous, age 13, Indiana USA
My dog will be thankful for being the only person
in the world for taking care of her very well and very
caring. I would also like to thank my dog for giving me
love and affection and some fun in my life. I love my
dog and dog lovers and the people that already have
dogs, I hope you love and care for your dog as much
as I do because dogs are such wonderful things in life
that you could ever want. so if you want a pet be sure
to pick a beautiful dog. I wish you so much all dogs in
the world. You all dogs are a wonderment and a great
thing in my life. Bye. Kimberly, age 13, North Carolina USA
My dog would be very thankful for me spending time
with him and letting him sleep on my bed. He would
be thankful for me doing agility with him and taking
very good care of him. I love him so much, I don't
know exactly WHAT I would do without him!
I'm thankful that I have him. Anonymous, age 14
My dog Maggie would thank me for all the attention I
give her, for letting her sleep in my bed, for all the extra
treats I slip to her under the table, all the extra walks she
gets, and of course for all the love, food, shelter, and
water I provide her with because even though she can be
a pain in my butt she is still a one if a kind mutt!
Meryl, age 11, Nova Scotia, Canada
My dog would thank me for taking him for a walk
and for letting him jump up on my shoulders like
we're dancing or something. He would also thank me
for getting him big bags of dog food. He would also
say thanks for some ice almost every night. He likes
to eat an ice cube after dinner. Is that weird or what?
Gotcha. Rocky, age 9, California USA
The first (and possibly the only) thing my dog would
thank me for would be for all the snacks I give her.
Ha! She might be a little spoiled, but most likely she'd
thank me for all the love and care I give her.
Marie, age 12, Illinois USA
My dog, CT, would
thank me for letting her sleep in my bed.
Spike, age 11, South Yorkshire
If my dog could talk, she would thank me for taking
for walks twice a day and sneaking her dog biscuits.
Ariel, age 14, Oregon USA
She would thank me for giving nice juicy bones to
She really appreciates the attention we give her, too!
Lindsey, age 9, California USA
My dog Rosey would thank me for feeding her and
playing with her. Molly, age 8
I think my dog would thank me for the dog treats
her or the baths. Peggy, age 15, Illinois USA
My dog, King, would be thank me for loving him,
with him, and most important of all for giving him a wonderful home
and a wonderful loving family. Chrissy, age 10, Florida USA
I have three dogs. They are all sweethearts, but
my dogs would thank me for all the treats you have gave me, the
good food, and the water because I know that you get bugged about
us wanting water. But please don't ever give me a bath again. I love
you so much. Erin, age 13
If my dog, Abby, could talk I think she would say,
"Thank you for taking me on millions of walks, for giving a
warm loving home, a kind and caring family, food and water,
my favorite treat, lunch meat, and for everything else you do for me!"
Jessica, age 14, South Carolina USA
My dog, Sadie, would thank me for playing with her
for letting her sleep in my room and for giving her lemons which
she loves. Joe, age 14, California USA
I have a Westie named Snickers. I think he would
thankful for a nice family to live with and his dog treats which he
loves very much. I also think he would be thankful for his toy
stuffed pig. He sleeps with it every night and he plays with it a
lot! If he could talk I think he would be thankful for a lot of
things!! Hillary, age 12, Arizona USA
If my dog, Copper, could talk she would thank me
for picking her, despite her funny looks from other puppies.
She would also thank me for always playing with her and
sneaking her grapes (which she LOVES to eat) and her very
expensive new bed that Copper never wants to leave.
Ashley, age 13, North Carolina USA
I think my dog, Zowie, would thank me for giving
lots of treats and treating him good! Haley, age 9, Ontario Canada
If my dog, Austin, could talk she would thank me
walking and playing with her. Jordan, age 8, Texas USA
My dog would thank me for giving it food and taking
care of it, for loving it, bathing it, letting it sleep with me,
and for playing with her. My dog's name is Queenie.
Brooke, age 10
They would thank me for loving them with all my
and for making them face things that are scary but they find out
that they are fun. Beth, age 13, Pennsylvania USA
She would be thankful for being able to lay in a
with her head on the pillow and a blanket over her and how much
attention she gets from the whole family! Anonymous, age 14, USA
My dog would thank me for being the best friend she
and for teaching her how to dance, for standing up for her when
she almost made my brother have a heart attack because he was
teasing her and she chased him till he stopped and for just being there.
Mallory, age 10, Texas USA
She would say thank you for choosing her out of all
in the pound and for giving her treats and candy.
Victor , age 10, Oregon USA
My dog, Nikki, would thank me for leaving the window
She would also thank me for buying her millions of dog treats
and taking her down her favourite footpath. I love my dog
and if she could talk she would be a chatter box like me!
Emily, age 10, England
My dog would thank me for giving her a better
home - a home
where she is treated like a family member, and goes on a walk
everyday. Carrie, age 18, Kentucky USA
M.C. would thank me for taking care of him and
being his best
friend. Ashley, age 13, New Jersey USA
If my dog, Tuffy, could talk he would say thanks
for being my
best friend, buddy, and loyal companion and teaching my manners
very well. And for loving and taking care of me. Shayla, age 13,
If my dog, Fetch, could talk he would thank me
for rescuing him
from the animal shelter. Nadia, age 13, Texas USA
My dog would thank me for loving her with all
of my heart.
And if any one who reads this and got a dog from the humane place
and her name was China and she was a red sable German Shepherd
please tell her I love her and miss her with all of my heart. Please
tell her if she is your pet now, I love her to death and as I type I'm
crying thinking about her missing her so much. PLEASE this is
important to me. Thank you for reading my story.
Jessica, age 14, Pennsylvania USA
I think my dog, Nina, would thank me for taking
care of her,
letting her sleep on my bed, making sure she has enough food and
water, playing with her all the time, taking her for walks, and last
but not least, loving her no matter what ever happens! Kaitlin, age 12,
I think my dog, Angel, would thank me for letting
Anonymous, age 9, Indiana USA
My dog Sam would thank me for taking him for walks
and to the
dog park all the time and feeding him those little dog treats all
the time! Katie, age 11, Wisconsin USA
My Pug, Otis, would thank me for feeding him,
loving him, and
most of all for giving him a great home. Ashley, age 10, Alabama
My Chihuahua puppy, Chalupa, would thank me for
sleep with me in my warm bed every night, and for always giving
her lots of attention. Sara, age 14, Tennessee USA
I think my dog, Angel, would thank me for leting
Anonymous, age 9, Indiana USA
If my dog could say what she was thankful for,
she would say
me loving her. I love her a lot. Her name is Kristy. She is 3 years old.
I love her a lot. Anonymous, age 10
If my dog could talk he would thank me for loving
him so much,
and hugging and kissing him like crazy. My dog is a Newfoundland.
He weighs 160 pounds. His name is Rufeo. He is very friendly!
Anonymous, age 9, Virginia USA
All of my dogs (Tara, Daisy, Rio) would thank
me for loving,
feeding, watering, washing them. Most of all for being there
for them always. Anonymous, age 13, California USA
If my dogs could talk,they would thank me for
bellies and taking care of them, also for feeding them and loving
them a lot. My dogs are a Mastiff and a German Shepherd. They
are really big. Their names are Dakota and Lexie! Dakota is the
German Shepherd and Lexie is the Mastiff. That's what my dogs
would thank me for! Anonymous, age 8, Downingtown
I have a black Lab named Bootz. If he could thank
me for things
that I have done for him, it would be giving him a good home,
because he was about to be put down. Anonymous, age 13, Texas USA
I think she would be thankful for having me as a owner,
and for giving her food and comfort. Ashley, age 12, Pennsylvania USA
I think my dog would be thankful that she lives
in a nice,
protected house with a wonderful family who is always there
for her no matter what happens! Anonymous, age 10, Maine USA
She would thank me for adopting her and for giving
I mean a lot of love. Anonymous, age 10, New York
My dog, Belluh (a coy dog: part German shepherd
and part coyote), would thank me for always taking her on so many walks!
And she would thank me for buying her a steak last week and giving to
piece by piece. Maybe she would thank me more if I just gave
her the whole thing at once! Donna, age 13, Canada
If my dog, Chill-Lee could talk, he will thank
me for walking
him, loving him the most, petting him, taking care of him when
he sick, playing with him, and thinking about him.That's what
my dog would be thankful for! Sheila, age 11, Texas USA
He would thank me for all the bones we give her!
Anonymous, age 11, Texas USA
My dog, Buddy, would thank me for taking care of him and
loving him and he would thank me for taking care of his broken
leg. I just want to say I love him very much and happy
Thanksgiving to all those dogs out there. Ashley, age 12, Virginia USA
My dog's name is Buttons. If my dog could talk,
thank me for taking her away from the abusive family she
was living with before. Ziggy, age 13, Canada
My dog would thank me for all the times I gave
and all the times I played with her. Anonymous, age 12
My dog would thank me for living with him.
Anonymous, age 12, Texas USA
My dog, Bailey, would thank me for freeing her
puppy pound, all those ear rubs, and her toys, treats and a family.
Anonymous, age 10, Massachusetts USA
My dog would thank me for how I give him people
when he should only eat dog food. Amber, age 10, Ohio USA
My dog, Sable, would thank me for finding her
time she ran away. She would also thank me for loving her
so much because I do. Chantel, age 11, Michigan
My dog Crystal, might thank me for feeding her,
with her, and picking her out from the pound!
Anonymous, age 10, New York USA
My dog, Rascal, would thank me for feeding him, giving him
treats (cookies), taking him outside, playing with him, letting
him sleep on my bed, and for giving him all my love! :)
Becky, age 11, Illinois USA
My two Labs, Luther and Lily, would thank me for being
there for them when they needed love. Luther is the black Lab.
Lily is the chocolate Lab. Luther loves it when I give him belly rubs.
Lily loves it when I rub her behind the ears. I think they love me
the best because I'm the only one who plays with them.
Kristin, age 11, Indiana USA
My dog would thank me for many things like good food,
tons of attention, lots of walks, and being able to rule the house!
He gets to sleep on beds and watch TV, too. He is very smart.
Nicole, age 12, British Columbia Canada
Halley, our dog, would thank us for the TLC we give her.
She sometimes gets in the way and is always in trouble.
But most of the time she just gets in the way. But we still love her.
Kristen, age 11
My dog would thank me for all the stuff I taught him. He
would also thank me for being so nice and not being to hard on him.
That's what he would thank me for if he could talk. Anonymous, age 10, Arizona USA
If my dogs Pantter and Barzziey could talk, they
thank me for taking care of them and loving them.
Kaitlin, age 8, New York USA
My dog, Gracie, would thank me for many things.
One of those is belly rubs! She loves to have her
belly rubbed, and I have a belly rubbing session for
her every day for an hour ! (I read or watch TV while doing it.)
I definitely think that's what my dog would thank me for.
Vanessa, age 13, Massachusetts USA
My dog would thank me for loving her, feeding her,
playing with her, saving her life from the pound, giving
her a good home, saving her life, and a good shelter.
My friends say we have a zoo for dogs. Bye! Anonymous, age 9
My dog, Biskas, would thank me for choosing him from
a litter of gold puppies. He would also thank me for
giving him food, water, love, and long walks through
the park to meet other Chihuahuas.
Mariah, age 10, California USA
My dogs are thankful for how I treat them. Also I
give them time to run in the backyard. Last, they love
me because I don't let them sit in the pen all day
and do nothing. Anonymous, age 11, California
If my dog could talk, she would probably thank me
for being her best friend and for feeding her and giving
her a place to stay. Oh, I almost forgot about my
other dog, Rhyle. He is very sweet so he would probably
be polite. He would say thank you for those long walks
and for the best sister in the world! Now I have to go
and give my dogs a bone! Bye.
Sandy, age 10, Ontario Canada
My four dogs would thank me for every thing. Being
loyal to them giving them table scraps that I am not
supposed to give, taking them for long walks, petting them,
and taking them to the creek giving them baths, food
and every thing else I can't think of.
Teresa, age 13, North Carolina USA
My dog would thank me for playing. Anonymous, age 7
Allie would thank me for the wonderful bones
and playing with him and brushing him. He would
thank me for that because he loves when I give him
bones. He actually goes crazy when I give him bones.
He also loves when I throw a ball to him but sometimes
he never brings it back. He leaves it there .When I brush
him, he stays quiet and doesn't move. He probably
thinks it's relaxing. And that is why my dog would thank me.
Anonymous, age 10, USA
My dog will probably thank me for all the times I
played or showed her tricks. My German Shepherd
and I want to go in many shows and we want to get
thousands of prizes and she will thank me for protecting
her and her protecting me. Love you Princess, Roxanna
Roxanna, age 10, Texas USA
I think my dog would thank me for the love I give
her when she's good. I usually give her a doggy treat
like a Milk Bone when she is good and she always likes it.
But I put some thinking into it which she might like.
I usually have her do things like sit, jump, stand, walk, etc.
And now she does it even when I do not have a treat
for her, which is pretty amazing. She actually learned
something from eating something she really liked!!
I suggest that kids that have pets should do that with
them, since the dogs like what they are getting!!
Marla, age 11, California USA
My dog,Gracey, would thank me for 2 things. 1)
When we got her, she was the last pup to leave the litter.
Her vet says that's good because she will be more friendly
with other dogs. 2) Today while my mom was raking leaves
she got loose from her pen. I caught her. She would have
gotten run over by a car if I didn't get her. Those are the
reasons my dog would thank me for.
Amanda, age 9, Massachusetts USA
My dog is thankful for the food. Jean, age 11, Alaska USA
He would thank me for playing with him. Jane, age 8
My dog would thank me for being a great friend to him. Chris, age 8
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