Four young engineers wrote a letter asking their neighbor if they could hangout with their dog, and the reply they got is epic.
The boys from the UK live on their own in a shared flat in Bristol, England, and the predicament was that their landlord would not allow them to keep a dog.
They had lived their whole lives surrounded by pets, and found the situation difficult to say the least.
So when they saw a young labrador pup in the neighborhood, they wrote a letter to the owner asking them if they could play with the pup.
“If you ever need someone to walk him/her, we will gladly do so,” they wrote. “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.”
“We hope this doesn’t come off too strong, but our landlord won’t allow pets, and we’ve all grown up with animals,” the letter concluded. “The adult life is a struggle without one.”
They signed off as “the boys from 23” and left it in the neighbor’s mailbox. The reply they got blew them away because it was directly from Stevie Ticks the dog.
The letter said, “What a treat it was to receive your letter,” wrote Stevie Ticks (as dictated by her human, Sarah Tolman). “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 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 letter concluded.
Soon the boys were invited over for a playdate with Stevie Ticks and what followed was the start of a beautiful friendship between them.
It’s clear to see why this reply was according to one of the boys, “better than we could have ever hoped for.”
Stevie Ticks has own Instagram account, and continues to have her playdates with the boys with a condition that she gets regular belly rubs from them.