When I was away at college, I wanted a dog so badly. We always had one growing up, but then when I was on my own it was like something was missing. Obviously having a dog didn't make sense, but I wished there had been one I could hang out with once in a while. For four engineers in the UK, they've got just that.
23-year-old Jack McCrossan from Scotland shared a letter he and his roommates wrote to their neighbors, asking if they could befriend their dog.
"Been saying we’d love a dog about the house but our landlord doesn’t allow pets, so my housemate posted a letter to our neighbours asking if we could walk their dog every once and a while and the response was better than we could have ever hoped for," McCrossan wrote on Twitter, alongside images of the letter.
We are four engineers that have recently moved into the area in the past 3-4 months. Our house is comprised of an Englishman, two Scotts, and a Welshman. Diversity.
The other day, we noticed a four-legged friend looking at us out of the window when we arrived home from work. He or She looked like the good-est boy/girl there is. 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 up 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 too strong, but our landlord won't allow pets, and we've all grown up with animals. The adult life is a struggle without one.
We look forward to hearing from you. Or not.
The boys from number 23.
McCrossan and his roommates were pleasantly surprised by the response.
What a treat it was to receive your letter! On the subject of treats, I like them a LOT. Big ones and meaty ones and cheesy ones...oh sorry...where was I!?
I am two years and 4 months old, and I am a Sheprador (Lab x GSD). I come from Cyprus originally but Chris and Sarah rescued me from a cage in the 'doggy hotel.'
You're right that I am the bestest-girl—how did you know?? I am very friendly and full of beans. I love meeting new people and it would be great if we could 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 is it - right?? I'd love to hang out whenever you fancy. Give my servant Chris a Whatsapp and we can arrange a meet up!
Looking forward to mlemming you!
Stevie Ticks -x-
The tweet has gone completely viral, with everyone begging for updates on this new friendship!