I don’t want your trust in us dogs to shatter,
But I swear I was just obeying my master!

"Pablo" the dog, is standing before a man, feeling remorseful for his actions that he has unintentionally committed. Even though people might get annoyed by the nonstop barking, this is the only way for him to say sorry—through woofs and barks. The sense of guilt is tearing him apart, for he never meant to hurt the man. Metaphorically, the image of a dog desperately yearning for the man’s forgiveness emerges, as it explains the misery of its current existence. It is important to remember that when a dog belonging to an owner exhibits aggressive behavior towards anyone, it speaks volumes about the owner’s responsibility in shaping that pet’s behavior rather than reflecting on the dog itself. Dogs are obedient creatures that learn commands and follow instructions, for they have an innate desire to please their owners. However, proper training and responsible ownership are crucial for preventing incidents of aggression and biting. In addition, fulfilling the needs of your furry companion ensures its proper well-being and promotes good behavior.

Dear Human,
With a heavy heart and a wagging tail,
I apologize but I swear I didn’t fail,

I didn’t fail the test of love,
For I am faithful even when times are tough.

It’s true I hurt you with my sharp teeth,
But in moments of confusion I can barely breathe,

My barks echoed like thunders on a stormy night,
And now you hate me because of that bite,

Please understand this was never my aim,
Right now I am flooded with shame,

I didn’t mean to cause you any fright,
I was only obeying my master and ordered to fight,

My behavior was never a reflection of my feelings towards you,
But about my miserable life you have no clue,

I really hate it how I was trained,
I wish at that damn moment I was chained,

But I wasn’t trained on how to distinguish,
I thought all passersby deserve my anguish,

I’m obedient I respond to teachings I receive,
And in my dictionary you’ll never find the word "deceive,"

Barking is my only defense mechanism,
Don’t be harsh with your criticism,

This is the result of improper socialization,
Please be a good example for the coming generation,

You should come see my disastrous life,
Left in my canine of sorrow longing for the afterlife,

Only then will you excuse my obnoxious behavior,
And in my loyalty I won’t ever waver,

Am abandoned and neglected I barely eat,
They starve me so I can my friends defeat,

I was once loved but now am in the depths of despair,
All I yearned for was love and tender care,

Blame humans for molding me this way,
If they could understand dog language I have lots to say,

Behind this aggressive façade lies a wounded soul,
That will still catch you every time you fall,

Can you sense the remorse I feel,
The wound inside will take forever to heal,

I offer you my paw to hold,
Now that the truth is about to unfold,

A simple pat on my head,
Can erase all what you’ve harshly said,

Embrace me with compassion and give me a glimpse of hope,
And promise me to change in dogs your scope,

This way you can help erase my distorted past,
And transform aggression into love that will last,

I don’t want your trust in us dogs to shatter,
But I swear I was just obeying my master.