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Woman Leaves Her Dog With Dad, Received The “Best Texts” From Him During The Day

Written by: Dee Michaels
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| Published on January 6, 2024

Meghan Specksgoor from Midlothian, Virginia, decided to have her father babysit her dog as she was getting ready to take a trip to New York.

Her father, Larry was most definitely the proud grandfather of his 4  year old German Shephard grandson named Chance.

Meghan decided to post her texts on Twitter of these two and their adventure. These have since gone viral with well over than 55k retweets. 

In dad’s first text, Larry wrote: “Grandpa wants to know what kind of take-out I can have? We are starving.”


Credit: Twitter and Meghan Specksgoor via ABC News


“Hate to keep bothering you mom, but we really need to hang out with gramps more, ”Larry wrote in another text, featuring a happy Chance hanging with his grandpa at the park.”


Credit: Twitter and Meghan Specksgoor via ABC News


Next, Chance and Grandpa sent this! “Hi mom, it’s me again. We had a picnic and are going to the nail salon now. Gramps said if I’m good I can have ice cream. What kind do I like again?” Larry even inserted an emoji! So adorable.


Credit: Twitter and Meghan Specksgoor via ABC News


After their picnic dinner together, Larry took Chance to get his nails clipped. He then took Chance for some pup-friendly ice cream for dessert. At the end of their paw-fect day together, Larry let Chance sleep with him in his bed. From Chance’s face, you can tell he’s very happy. Grandpa is treating his “grandson” like gold!

Larry sent his last text, saying: “Hey mom, gramps is going to sleep with me tonight, is there anything we need to tell him?” He followed up with, “Hope you are having as much fun as I am see you tomorrow and good night, love you soooo much ❤️”  We just love this man!


Credit: Twitter and Meghan Specksgoor via ABC News


It must be so wonderful having a father (and grandpa) like Larry. Meghan knows that Chance is always in good hands if she has to leave her fur kid behind. Larry very much (eventually) wants human grandkids. I bet he will spoil them just like he loves to spoil Chance.


Credit: Twitter and Meghan Specksgoor via ABC News


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