To you who has turned 10 years old
Happy 10th birthday.
You really grew up wonderfully for me.
You've grown up this wonderfully today but when you were small you were such a naughty boy that you gave me a hard time.
On the night of a rainy day like today, you caught a large frog that jumped in the house in your mouth and gave your Mama a shock, remember? Then you got affected by the frog's poison that we had to carry you to the hospital, it was such a tough time.
When you wanted to make friends with a large older dog, you got severely scolded at that you gave up and went home with a face that was about to cry.
While the front door was open you'd fly outside and your Mama had to rush to come and get you. It was so hard, you know.
I never imagined that such a naughty boy would now be making people smile around the world.
In the span of 10 years you have been loved by different people.
In the next 10 years we have to give love back.
I still can't say that living in the dog world is equal to how humans live. There are still a lot of your friends who are unluckier than you in the world.
If we can help your friends even a little, I will give support with all I can.
Let's make the next 10 years the coolest ever.
To leave proof that you were alive.
I am your recordkeeper.
I am sure you will understand when you become an adult.
I want you to know how much you are loved by many people, and how much love you gave to many people.
Maru, Happy Birthday.