Monday, August 3, 2009

get the kleenex before your mommy reads this.

by Sandi Thompson
My family brought me home cradled in their arms.They cuddled me and smiled at me and said I was full of charm.They played with me and laughed with me and showered me with toys.I sure do love my family, especially the girls and boys.The children loved to feed me, they gave me special treats.They even let me sleep with them - all snuggled in the sheets.I used to go for walks, often several times a day.They even fought to hold the leash, I'm very proud to say.These are the things I'll not forget - a cherished memory.I now live in the shelter - without my family.They used to laugh and praise me when I played with that old shoe.But I didn't know the difference between the old ones and the new.The kids and I would grab a rag, for hours we would tug.So I thought I did the right thing when I chewed the bedroom rug.They said that I was out of control, and would have to live outside.This I did not understand, although I tried and tried.The walks stopped, one by one; they said they hadn't time.I wish that I could change things, I wish I knew my crime.My life became so lonely, in the backyard, on a chain.I barked and barked all day long to keep from going insane.So they brought me to the shelter but were embarrassed to say why,They said I caused an allergy, and then they each kissed me goodbye.If I'd only had some classes, as a little pup.I wouldn't have been so hard to handle when I was all grown up."You only have one day left." I heard the worker say.Does that mean I have a second chance? DO I GO HOME TODAY?


Renae & Count Chocula said...

Sadly this poem isn't just about doggies. My mommy recently met a kitty that was with her mom for 11 years. She was given to Camp Companion AFTER 11 YEARS with her mommy because the mommy got a boyfriend that didn't like her. Please help us get more homes and less shelters for good kitties and doggies.

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Poems such as this one are too sad. Because they're true.

Angel and Kirby said...

It is a shame that we have so many once loved pets in shelters.

The Creek Cats said...

Bless heart! It definitely made our mom tear up!

brandi said...

I came from a rescue place.
I am so blessed.
When I go to the Rainbow Bridge, there will be another rescued animal to help my mama's heart.
That makes me smile.
And mama has a friend who is a volunteer woofie rescuer.
We all are from the Twin Cities. Hello Rochester.

TT said...

Oh yup the mom lady chocked on tears. It is so sad to hear that other fur sisters and brothers are still stuck there. I got my chance not once but TWICE! Here I am now in my forever home FOREVER.

Sir Trooder Lioncourt
(this is TT's old sign in but the mom has to make me one, so I's borrow it)