Day 13. A letter to someone who has hurt you recently.
Dear Fia (my dog),
Recently, on a few occasions, you have hurt me. I don’t mean emotionally hurt me, but physically. The other day when we were playing with the rope and you booped me with your paw, your claws scratched down my whole arm. It left marks and stung. And then today when you were trying to get me to let you outside to chase squirrels and booped me to get my attention, it also left a little mark and stung.
You might try to counter with the fact that because you can’t talk you don’t have other ways to express to me when you’re excited and maybe it’s time I trim your claws. But let’s be real, your booping has consequences and it hurts. Maybe you could try just nudging me with your nose and we’ll see how that goes? Sometimes I complain that your nose is cold and wet, but at least it doesn’t hurt me. I hope you take this into consideration. I will love you no matter what, but I’d prefer to do it without scratches.