This may sound strange but I am happy, no grateful…..I am having trouble finding the appropriate word. But that Rottenwiler dog that bit me so badly in Cairo in a way probably saved my life. I do not know how long I could have survived in the street. But I forgive that dog as he was only doing his job guarding the market and I did steal some of his food. Why not say the end result is that I am safe and in Canada. CANADA MAKES ME HAPPY!
I am so very happy I have such wonderful masters. They love me. I can tell that by the way they speak to me and how they treat me. I get lots of belly rubs and if you were a dog like me I think you would say there is nothing better.
I am happy about living with Dylan the Westie. He is a brave Scot with a heart of gold. He is so wise and helped me adapt to live with Bob and Fay. I would be lonely without him. He is the BEST dog in the world!
I am happy that I have so much good food to eat. I love chicken kibble and that cool and clean Canadian water. And you know these treats I get are so yummy. I love turkey so much! And the morning treat of a piece of toast or bagel with a piece of fruit makes every day extra special. I love carrots raw and cooked. I love cooked cauliflower and broccoli. Why not say I love human food! Bob and Fay are very careful not to feed me onions leeks, grapes, chocolate and garlic as they would make me sick.
I love my walks especially at the off-leash dog trail at Sherwood Park and the golf course when it’s closed to golfers. I love rolling in the snow there and running around with Dylan the Westie. We don’t run too far away as both Dylan the Westie and I have seen coyotes on the golf course.
I love my fame but not in a selfish way but the money I have helped raise for Reggie’s Dogs which helps rescue dogs all over the world. And the story Bob wrote about me and the movie “Reggie the Egyptian Rescue Dog” that Disney released has helped educate the world about rescue dogs and even helped repair relations with Muslims because I am after all a Muslim dog although I think that Allah, Jesus and all other Gods are really the same.
I am happy my story and the film have made so many children happy. There is so much unhappiness in the world I know a bit of happiness can go a long way. You know I get hundreds of letters a week from children asking al sorts of questions including what makes me happy.
I love sleeping and a nap or two! And when I get to go under the covers with Dylan the Westie, Fay and Bob especially in the winter.
I love watching the news with Fay especially my favourite BBC News. And any show with dogs in it is so fun to watch.
I love car rides. Dylan the Westie does not like car rides especially when the car goes over bumps and is in reverse.
You might sum it all up by saying I love my life and sharing some of it with you. And there are many of you as Bob’s book has been published in 32 different languages! Disney estimates close to a billion people have seen my movie!
And of course, I love my friend Bosco and his master Mr. Gordon Lightfoot whom I have got to know very well since we became neighbours. He is so kind and when he sings and plays his guitar it takes me to a peaceful place. I LOVE “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald”!
I suppose what I should discuss next is what I don’t like.