My grandma can’t stand dogs in her house, but there was something about Prins. He was my grandfather’s dog. He loved him very much. The dog was always there for him. When he is taking[g] a nap on the porch, the dog would take a nap with him. You will find him right underneath my grandfather’s chair or next to it. When he goes to sleep in his room, the dog will[g] be waiting for him at the door. My grandmother had to cook for 5 people; my two aunts, my grandparents, and Prins. (With these special treatments I would call him a person.) My grandfather will[g] always leave some food for the dog and if the food was extremely good, he would ask my grandmother if there is more in the kitchen. If there is, he will[g] eat the rest and ask my her[v] to scoop some more for the dog. Sometimes I get[v] at my grandparents’ house and see them scooping a delicious food[v] in a bowl. I comment and say: “ Mhhh, it looks good; for who is that?” “For Prins,” they would reply. How in the name of Jesus does a dog get food like that and I don’t?
Prins was a clever dog. In the morning when my grandfather wakes[g] up late he would enter the room to see what’s going on. He would tap him with his paw to wake him up. One day my grandmother was looking for my aunt. She was yelling[p] asking where my aunt might be. Prins was lying in a corner;[p] he stood up and walked away. After a few minutes my aunt came out of her room shouting: “Why do you let the dog in my room? I was sleeping and he came in licking[v] my face.” My grandmother was surprised. She said that she saw the dog getting[g] up, but she didn’t expect him to do that. Prins understood that my grandma was looking for her and he knew where she was. So he went and gave her a call. My grandmother said that she had never seen a dog like that. He’s exactly like a human.
There was a period that my grandfather was often sick. You could have seen it in[v] the dog’s face as well. It seemed as if he was sad that my grandpa wouldn’t come out of bed. He checks[g- you started out with the past tense, keep using it] on him every now and then during the whole day. He would sleep in his room door. How can[g] my grandmother tell him to go outside? Of course she couldn’t. The ambulance came to take my grandfather. Prins was always alone since then[v- a suggestion would be “ever since”]. He must have been asking himself where my grandfather could be.
My grandfather passed away. It was very sad just looking at the dog. You could have seen that he was missing something. My grandmother stopped cooking. Nobody was eating anymore. My aunt was old enough to cook, 50 years or so, but nobody was in the mood to eat anymore. Prins was eating just dog food. A few weeks after my grandfather had passed away, Prins went to look for him. I hope that he found his way back to him and that now they can be happily back together.