My Mercy

My daughter w/ Mercy
My daughter w/ Mercy
Mercy on N. Padre Island
Mercy on N. Padre Island


I've had Mercy since she was born in April of 1999. Her momma was a sweet, golden mutt that showed up at my house, and the animal lover I am, I took her in. She had one brown eye and one blue eye. She was very sensitive and protective of my new born child. Several months later I noticed she was pregnant, and a few months later we had several little pups squeaking under the house. I crawled under the house and pulled all the puppies out, not one resembled their mother. They were all dark, but Mercy was the only one that resembled a husky. I knew she was a keeper. She was just adorable!!

Going for a ride
Going for a ride


Your mercy has comforted

Myself and my soul
A mate and a friend
I’ve watched you grow old
A woman’s best friend... who has laid by my side

Always happy to see me

Always wanting to ride
Never a friend will I remember like you

Your mercy has given me
A friend that is true


Mercy has always been gentle and loving to humans and very protective of children. She is not so friendly to animals she does not know, especially when children are around. She was raised with her mother, another one of my dogs, and three of her siblings. They all ran wild in the country and carried a pack mentality. She feels as though she is the alpha bitch and in most cases she is. She is an expensive mutt. When she was 3 months old, she was hit buy a car, and I spent hundreds of dollars to keep her alive. She is now left with a bad hip and a right leg that won't bend, but it doesn't keep her from running in circles when she escapes out of the house. You see, because Mercy was raised in the country she does not understand being confined in a fence and will not "shit where she sleeps". I've witnessed this dog eat through wire fence to get out of a yard. I have also witnessed her eat a rabbit whole. I mean the entire rabbit in one swallow as my pet lab, my dad (a biologist) and I watched in amazement. I guess she wanted to show the younger lab that he wasn't getting any of that rabbit!! She's been in many dog fight's, mostly over territory and children. She's never lost one. She taught my pit bull how to fight. She uses these matrix-like moves to spin her body around.

She has a split personality like her momma (me), because when she gets mad enough to fight, she's a different dog. She doesn't just show her top teeth, she shows all her teeth. She rarely barks. She really doesn't bark at all unless she's REALLY excited. She mostly talks to you. It sounds like she's trying to say "I love you". I think she is. She's an old soul like her momma (me again), but she's got many dog years to go. She's also been around longer than any other dogs I've had. I now only have one other dog, a lab mix (another stray). Her mother and siblings and the other dogs I had all were either shot or ran over by cars even after each dog I'd owned had been put through surgery at least once. They all ended up dying or disappearing in the end except for Mercy...God bless Mercy.

Added about 10 months later

Mercy recently passed away during the night on December 14, 2010.  She was taken 3 hours away to be buried on family land.  I am still grieving over losing my best friend.  I recently got her name tattooed on the back of my neck.  I will always remember and miss my sweet Mercy. :(

More by this Author

  • Mississippi Agates

    For hours my eyes search for the ancient semi-precious stone that fascinates my soul. I have been told there is nothing special about the agates found on the rock banks of Mississippi, but I disagree.

Comments 6 comments

Ohma profile image

Ohma 7 years ago

Sounds like a great pet. I am more a cat person but just the same Mercy seems to be a wonderful companion.

prettydarkhorse profile image

prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

Lovely daughter ad a dog, I am happy for you and Mercy and your daughter, enjoy the snow, I live here at Dallas and I am very happy to see snow, Maita

Nell Rose profile image

Nell Rose 7 years ago from England

Hi, I love dogs, we have always had dogs in our family, Mercy sounds wonderful. cheers nell

bonny2010 profile image

bonny2010 7 years ago from outback queensland

I understand your companionship and I

I re

I really enjoyed this hub, I love it when people write about their animal friends with such feeling and love as you did . I was sad to hear you had lost the other dogs, living in the country is great for a dog, but there are a lot of pitfalls out there, I have lost many a dog to dingoes, and people who see a dog in the bush and think they are justified in shooting them. I hope Mercy isaround with you for many many years - I loved your poem too.


profile image

Calling Crow 7 years ago

What a lovely story! And I absolutely love the poem! Very sweet.

theirishobserver. profile image

theirishobserver. 6 years ago from Ireland

Great Hub love huskies although I dont have one I have a pure breed border collie who is regards Irish

    Sign in or sign up and post using a HubPages Network account.

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No HTML is allowed in comments, but URLs will be hyperlinked. Comments are not for promoting your articles or other sites.

    Click to Rate This Article