I am a captive of a brutal and inhuman race that is not my own. I have seen and experienced many things that would make the average person tremble in fear and horror. But now I finally get a chance to tell my story.
I was taken from my mother when I was just two months old and moved to where I am now. I'm sure my being taken away was much harder on my mother than on me and I think about her every single day. What was she like? How would she have treated me differently than my captors? If I could just see her for a few minutes it would change my life forever. But it's no use, she's probably dead.
My captors are very different from me. They speak a different language (which I have been able to pick up a few words in) than me. The only words that I know are commands that order me to do embarrassing and demeaning trips or stunts in exchange for not being beaten. On the other hand my captors obviously don't understand a word that I say. They try occasionally but all I hear are sporadic buts, ands, and thes. The best my captor has done is "I surrender," which made absolutely no sense at the time.
The only way for me to get through to them is with simple gestures like shaking my head or pointing for them to come somewhere with me.
I fortunately don't have to work. I also have a small house that is microscopic compared to my captor's home. Me and all of my friends have tight restrictions on where we can go and when we can consume our small rations. Some people can only move a couple of feet while others can go practically anywhere they want to. It all depends on the generosity of their respective captors.
I have seen many brutal things in my time. One person was shot because he was declared useless. Another was starved for three days straight because he disobeyed his captor, and one was just forgotten about and left to die.
Right now I would give anything to get out of here. I would even kill for a chance to escape. I fear that I can not reside in this Hell much longer before I go insane. So please, if anyone will help me, my name is Max; I'm a German Shepard.