The Dog with the Big Smile

It's no fun to be alone

It's no fun to be alone

I had no mommy or daddy.

But I had lots of brothers and sisters.

And they all needed a home.

I was a very goofy puppy

I was a very goofy puppy

One day a nice lady visited all the puppies.

Some were fat, some were skinny.

Some were fast, some were slow.

Some were boys, some were girls.

Some were happy, some were sad.

I really was a cute puppy

I really was a cute puppy

Then she saw one puppy that didn’t look like any of the others.

I was very tall and had a great big smile.

No matter where she turned, I was looking at her – and smiling

Everyone says I have the biggest smile

Everyone says I have the biggest smile

She said to herself “That’s my dog”

So that’s how I found my new mommy.

I went home with her and found I also had a new sister – wow!

My sister Maggie

My sister Maggie

But I was very confused.

Why was I in a new home with a new sister and a new mommy?

I barked and barked and barked.

I jumped and jumped and jumped.

I ran and ran and ran.

I became very sad

I became very sad

And then I lost my big smile.

It took many weeks to feel safe and happy in my new home.

I started to trust my new mommy and love my new sister.

I learned how to be a good dog and be kind and loving and one day something amazing happened…

I'm a Delta Dog now

I'm a Delta Dog now

I became a Delta Therapy Dog!

Mommy took me to all sorts of places like the Library and Schools.

I love going to schools

I love going to schools

Children really liked me a lot and everyone smiled at me

I now know why I was in my new home with a new family

It was so I could become a Love Dog

George got his great big smile back!

George got his great big smile back!

AND THAT’S WHEN MY SMILE CAME BACK!