Superheroes have sidekicks.
I got my sidekick 15 years ago,
and after 15 years of service,
he said goodbye.
Snowball will be just an ordinary dog.
that's cos you don't know his story.
You wouldn't know how he used to sleep with cats in a box when he was a pup.
Or how he dragged a salesman out of our house because he came in uninvited.
You wouldn't have known how he could never play fetch properly,
and would fetch the ball but never give it back.
You wouldn't have known how he has the bark of a lion,
the face of a wolf,
the paws of a tiger,
but the height of a chihuahua (okay, I'm exaggerating.)
He is short.
You wouldn't know that Pris and I used to share our ice creams with him,
and that he has the same birthday as me.
You wouldn't know..
But now you do.
Because now you know a part of his story.
And you realise how extraordinary he is.
So good bye Snowball,
I hope you know that we love you.
"You're a good boy."