Having to listen to a dog barking is annoying – but knowing their owner is trying their best to quiet them down makes it less bothersome.
A man has shared his surprise after receiving a thoughtful letter from one of his neighbours who recently adopted a seven-month-old husky.
So amused by their letter, he shared it to Reddit with the caption: “Just received this letter at my doorstep. It definitely made me chuckle and glad to see people like this are still around.”
The letter starts: “Hi friend. My name is Blu and I’m your new neighbour. I’m super excited to meet all of you and I can’t wait to make friends with my fellow pups around the neighbourhood.
“I am seven-months-old. I love to play and my favourite things are belly rubs, running around the park, and eating dirt from my mum’s house plants.”
Apologising for her puppy’s late night barking, the owner explained how Blu is still settling into her new home and routine.
“It’s very weird living in a different place and meeting so many new people every day,” the letter adds. “I just started puppy school and I’m being crate trained right now – so I guess you could say I’m a busy girl.
“My teacher says I’m doing very well though. But sometimes I get scared being in my crate all alone in this new house and I cry.
“I’m sorry if my noise has kept you awake at night. It’s only been a week since I moved into my new home and I’m trying to get used to being alone in my crate and it’s hard but I’m getting better every day.
“Soon, I’ll be a big tough girl and I won’t be scared of being by myself anymore so I hope we can still be friends.”
Ending the letter on a light-hearted note, it reads: “My mum and uncle love me very much and I know they want what’s best for me.
“I’m a good girl, even if I poop on the floor sometimes (who knew you aren’t supposed to do the business next to the indoor plants?).
“My mum told me that I should text her whenever there’s an emergency, but I don’t have thumbs so maybe you can text her for me?
“I’m looking forward to meeting you and I hope we can all be friends. Sincerely, Blu the husky.”
While most users praised the owner for their adorable letter, others pointed out how this could be a perfect opportunity for the man to get to know the owner “on another level”.
One user simply said: “How I met your mother.”
Another user added: “I think the letter is great and hopefully you and Blu can become buds! I thought the letter was quite thoughtful.”
A third user said: “My old neighbours dropped off a nice bottle of whiskey and a pack of earplugs.”