Where is My Goosie?
taken from Foreword, I love you my Goose
I’ve been looking for
Goosie for what seems like endless days and nights now. It is hard to sleep without Goosie around, and I can’t find
him anywhere: upstairs, downstairs and every time the doorbell rings, I run, but nowhere do I find my Goosie.
I remember when I first met Goosie. I was at this little run down house and Goosie, his ‘Da’
and Sarah came inside. Goosie played with me and my brothers and sisters for a few minutes, and then he picked me up and carried
me out the door with him.
I was afraid, at first, but Goosie made me feel at
home from the beginning.
I liked my brothers and sisters pretty well, but there
was not enough to eat, where I came from, and I never had real love until I met Goosie and his family.
“But where in the world is Goosie now?” I have wondered, every moment I am awake.
In the past, he used to go away for days at a time, but he always came back home. A few months ago, I found out where
Goosie goes when he leaves me here alone.
You see, one time a few months ago,
his aunt Becca came and got me and took me to this place where Goosie was. It was a big building with lots of rooms, and there
were women there in strange outfits, who would always bring things to Goosie and sometimes stick Goosie with needles. It was
all I could do to avoid attacking one of them, because it didn’t seem like my Goosie was very happy. But, I behaved
very well because I thought that they would let me come back and see him again if I acted real good.
I was always so happy when Goosie came back home, and I miss him so much now. I loved Goosie so much. This is the
longest he has ever been away.
I was always good to Goosie. If anyone came near
him that I didn’t know, I made sure I was ready to attack, if necessary, to protect him.
Goosie was so nice to me. He always made sure I had everything I wanted, and he always held me and made me feel so
warm when I was cold, especially at bedtime. Now he isn’t here, and I search most of the night for him.
I went to his Papaw’s house the other day, and Goosie’s family was there. I searched
from room to room, but no sign of Goosie. I went to his Granny’s house and ran upstairs and downstairs and all over
the place, but no Goosie.
I’ve been just up the road to the park that has
Goosie’s real name, Patrick, on a sign in the front. They said that thousands of dollars from people who loved Goosie
were used to build this park for dogs to run and play. When I went to the park, I had fun, but I still couldn’t find
At night time, I sleep on a couch with Goosie’s ‘Da’.
I miss Goosie so much.
I always did my best to protect my Goosie. I never let
people touch him unless I knew it was okay. Once I even attacked his Aunt Becca, because I wasn’t sure about her.
If I knew who or what has taken my Goosie away from me, I would be attacking it day and night.
I heard his ‘Da’ say it was a disease called cancer.
Please help me attack cancer, because it took my Goosie away from me.
-I Love you, my Goosie
- Your best friend, Bud