You may not see that this is about me and getting better. But it is!
When I still had the splint on my leg and I wasn’t allowed to see many people or make many new friends, when I had to always be on my lead when I was outside, I had a really lucky afternoon when a lot nice and friendly people came over to our home.
At the time, I didn’t understand why so many people were coming to our home. Lots and lots of people came over! And they were saying “How’s Joey?” They asked, “Can we see Joey?” and they let me spend some time with them. I was really very happy about seeing my old friends. Some of them I’d never met before. I was really very happy about making new friends.
One new friend came over to our home: Setti. My parents introduced me to Setti, too. After a while, everybody went into the living room and sat down. Setti talked, and people listened, then people talked, and Setti listened, then Setti talked, and people listened, and on and on it went like this for a long time. At one point, I heard somebody say “dog parks”.
Setti also was very nice to me! Mom took this photo of me and my new friend, Setti.
If I were a person and could vote for Mayor of Newton, I would vote for Setti. He was really nice to me, as you can see, even though I can’t vote, in fact I can’t even register to vote, and he made me feel better and happier at a time when I couldn’t go out and make new friends. He was really nice to me and to everybody!
Setti is one of my new friends.
Here’s another of my new friends: Lorie. You can see how friendly and nice Lori is and dogs like me pick up on this right away! Meet my new friend, Laurie! Days and friends like this really make me want to get better and better and live my life!