Four Guys Receive a Letter in the Mail from Their Neighbor's Dog

By 11 months ago

When four men moved to Bristol, UK, they were upset to find out that their landlord wouldn't let them get a dog. All of the men had grown up with dogs and missed the company of a canine—so when they saw their neighbor's friendly dog in the window, they concocted a sweet idea.

The flatmates wrote a letter to their neighbor offering their services as dogsitters or caretakers. 

The letter read:

"If you ever need someone to walk him/her, we will gladly do so. If you ever get bored (we know you never will, but we can dream) we are more than happy to look after him/her. If you want to come over and bring him/her to brighten our day, you are more than welcome. If you want to walk past our balcony windows so we can see him/her, please do."

Concerned that the note might have come off slightly overpowering, they went on to explain that they just missed having a dog around. "The adult life is a struggle without one," they wrote. The letter was signed, "the boys from number 23."

Soon afterward, the boys were ecstatic to find a letter addressed to them with a paw stamped on the back. It was written on behalf of Stevie Ticks, the dog belonging to human Sarah Tolman.

"What a treat it was to receive your letter. I love meeting new people and it would be great if we can be friends. I must warn you that the price of my friendship is 5 x ball throws a day and belly scritches whenever I demand them. We here understand how hard it is to find pet friendly rentals—and life just isn't full without a dog in it—right?! I'd love to hang whenever you fancy."



The boys were shocked and elated, finally getting to meet 2-year-old Stevie, who was adopted by Tolman and her partner Chris. They got to take her for a walk and she even spent an hour at their house for playtime. The boys have exchanged numbers with Tolman to schedule dog-walking services as needed.

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