A Poem Of Love And Devotion For My Best Friend And Loyal Companion, My Miniature Schnauzer

Baby Loves To Go For A Walk

Baby looks forward to her walk every afternoon.  She loves to walk through the clover.
Baby looks forward to her walk every afternoon. She loves to walk through the clover.

You and I have been together for almost seven years now,

Our relationship just keeps getting stronger and stronger,

How did I ever live without you in my life?

I would be hopelessly lost without your love.


Baby Loves To Go For A Swim On A Hot Day

Baby is not fond of swimming.  She had rather just float around the pool on her raft.
Baby is not fond of swimming. She had rather just float around the pool on her raft.

We spend our days together, playing and having fun,

No matter what I am doing,

You are always by my side with your adoring eyes,

Your only wish is just to be with me.

When we take our daily walks, rain or shine,

You walk slightly ahead of me, and sometimes you glance back,

To make sure I’m still there and haven’t left you,

Do you walk ahead to protect me from any harm?

My Miniature Schnauzer Knows Many Tricks. This Breed Is Very Intelligent, and Eager To Learn New Tricks. Here She Is, Asking For Her Supper

The Miniature Schnauzer is a very intelligent breed, and enjoys learning new tricks.
The Miniature Schnauzer is a very intelligent breed, and enjoys learning new tricks.

At the end of our busy day, I make your dinner,

You never complain about what I cook,

You appreciate my delicious home cooked chicken and rice.

You seem to understand that is my way of saying I love you.


My Miniature Schnauzer Looks Forward To Me Coming Home

Baby keeps an eye out for me to come home after I've been away.
Baby keeps an eye out for me to come home after I've been away.

There are those rare times when I have to leave you alone,

I know how much you miss me when I’m gone,

So I hurry home, and you greet me with excitement,

You act as if you thought I’d never return to you.


My Miniature Schnauzer, Baby, Is All Groomed And Beautiful

The Miniature Schnauzer is a Hypoallergenic dog.  Baby sheds very little.  Her hair grows very fast, and requires grooming every six weeks.
The Miniature Schnauzer is a Hypoallergenic dog. Baby sheds very little. Her hair grows very fast, and requires grooming every six weeks.

When we ride in the car together,

You proudly sit beside me, just so happy to be with me,

People go by, and think what a lovely companion that lady has,

I think they are a little jealous of my beautiful companion.

Baby Waits Patiently For Me To Go To Bed

My Miniature Schnauzer will not settle down for sleep until she sees me climb into my bed.
My Miniature Schnauzer will not settle down for sleep until she sees me climb into my bed.

I anxiously wait for you late at night,

To join me in my bed,

I feel you gently climb in beside me,

Not wanting to awaken me from my sleep.


Then I feel your body getting ever so close

Until you are nestled in the small of my back,

I feel your sweet pink tongue kiss the back of my neck,

And I turn to face you, because I know what you want.


You slowly turn over on your back so that I can rub your tummy,

I caress your soft, smooth pink skin with my fingers,

You groan in appreciation, as is to say, please don’t stop.

Soon, we sleep and perhaps dream of our day together.


My Miniature Schnauzer Enjoys Floating In Our Raft

Baby is not very fond of getting wet.  She prefers to just float around in the pool on our raft.
Baby is not very fond of getting wet. She prefers to just float around in the pool on our raft.

The morning comes, and we awaken,

You and I hop out of bed at the same time,

We both look forward to another exciting day,

Another day to share our love and devotion.

Do you have a best friend and companion like mine?

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I invite you to read more about my Miniature Schnauzer, Baby.

The Amazing Thundershirt like I bought for my dog. It really works.

© 2015 Mary Hyatt

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Bob Bamberg 19 months ago from Southeastern Massachusetts

It's amazing how dogs just seem to know they're in a good place, isn't it, Mary? If you're having a bad day, Baby is there to remind you that, "this, too, shall pass." Never fails, I'll bet. Too bad Baby can't read. She'd be thrilled at what you wrote. Voted up, awesome and beautiful.


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Jodah 19 months ago from Queensland Australia

A beautiful poem that clearly displays your love for your miniature schnauzer Baby, and her devotion for you. Well done Mary.


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billybuc 19 months ago from Olympia, WA

A beautiful testimonial and tribute, Mary. We have too many pets to have one best friend, but I understand completely.


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mary615 19 months ago from Florida Author

Good Monday morning to you! Yep, Baby is my baby, now that my four are all grown with children of their own. She adds a lot to my life.

Thanks so much, Mary


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mary615 19 months ago from Florida Author

billybuc , good morning! I know you have many pets. I've always wanted to ask if you still have that beautiful dog (is it a Golden?) I have had chickens as pets, but I never had quails.

Have a wonderful day, Bill.


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mary615 19 months ago from Florida Author

Hi there, Bob. So nice to see you this Monday morning. Even though Baby can't read, I tell her all the time how much I love her; I think she understands exactly what I mean. She really adds a lot to my life.

Thanks for reading and the votes, Mary


Susan Sproull 19 months ago

Hi Mary,

What a beautiful poem and tribute to Baby. Pets certainly enrich our lives.

Shelby, my cat has been with me since last October. I can't imagine my life without her.

Wishing you and Baby a good day. :)

Take care,

Susan


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mary615 19 months ago from Florida Author

Hi, Susan Sproull So nice to see you today! I have a granddaughter who is out of town, and asked if I would check on her cat. When I went into her house this morning, her cat attacked me! No joke. I guess he thought I was an intruder.

You are lucky you have a best friend, Shelby.

I hope you have a wonderful day, too. Mary


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bravewarrior 19 months ago from Central Florida

Well, shoot. I left a comment and now it's gone.

I love this tribute to your best friend, Mary. I enjoyed the photos and taking a walk through a day in the life of you and Baby. I have three feline best friends. I can't imagine life without our four-legged companions!


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mary615 19 months ago from Florida Author

bravewarrior , good morning! I'm so happy you enjoyed reading about my best friend, Baby. I never had a Miniature Schnauzer before I got this little four legged companion, but I would choose this breed again.

You are so fortunate to have three best friends!

I can't imagine life without my Baby!!

Thanks for reading and commenting, Mary


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Larry Rankin 19 months ago from Oklahoma

Wonderful exercise of love. My dearest friend is my 11 year old Jack Russell Honey.


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Vellur 19 months ago from Dubai

Beautiful poem about your little dear friend! Your friend is so cute, great photos! Awesome cute! Voted up.


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mary615 19 months ago from Florida Author

Hi, Larry Rankin Oh, Jack Russells are a wonderful breed! I'm glad you have a dear friend like I do! Thanks for reading and commenting, Mary


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mary615 19 months ago from Florida Author

Hi, Vellur Aww, thanks so much for the lovely comment and compliment. I appreciate that, and also for the votes, Mary


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mckbirdbks 19 months ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

Good morning Mary. This is great. You found exactly the right companion for you, come rain or shine.


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Chriswillman90 19 months ago from Parlin, New Jersey

A sweet tribute that'll make any animal lover swell with emotion. This poem made me think of the dogs I had before they passed years ago. Voted up.


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JEscallierKato 19 months ago from Rocklin, CA

Love your pictures, tips and lovely sentiments. I can't imagine my life without my dogs.


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Ruchira 19 months ago from United States

Animals can be true friends even though they don't speak our language :)

Beautiful rendition, Mary!

Voted up as awesome!!


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ladyguitarpicker 19 months ago from 3460NW 50 St Bell, Fl32619

Mary I am glad you have a best friend. I have 2 and would not trade them for anything. You have written a very good poem that gives us your feelings of love for your Baby. Great hub, Stella


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manatita44 19 months ago from london

Well Mary, this is a cute, charming and wonderful Hub. Dogs are by nature loyal and devotional, and yes, they know some tricks too. Glad that you have such a loving companion. When men fail, dogs don't. Much peace this pleasant evening.


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drbj 19 months ago from south Florida

How lucky Baby is, Mary, and how lucky you are as well. I loved your tribute to your sweet doggie - especially regarding your sleeping habits at bedtime. Love the photos of you all floating on the raft in the pool - that's the way to go!


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Faith Reaper 19 months ago from southern USA

Oh, Mary, you have the tears flowing here with this beautiful love poem dedicated to your best friend. I had to run out the door to work in the city this morning, and so I wanted to wait until I arrived home to read it without having to rush through it.

It is obvious just how much your Baby means to you in this wonderfully expressed poem of your daily interaction showing love to each other. Baby is adorable. She is blessed to have you in this life, as I know you feel the same about her.

Up ++++ tweeting, pinning, G+ and sharing

I know by now you and Baby are probably tuckered out from your busy day. I hope you enjoy a peaceful night.

This is so precious. I love it.

Oh, wow, the hubs look different now and the share buttons are to the far left! Amazing what happens during the day.

(((Hugs)))


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mary615 19 months ago from Florida Author

Hi, mckbirdbks Thanks! I could not ask for a better friend and companion. I can always count on her. Thanks for reading, goodnight. Mary


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mary615 19 months ago from Florida Author

Hi, Chriswillman90 Thanks for reading and for the nice comment. I've had some great dogs before, but Baby is just the tops! Thanks for the votes. Good to see you here, Mary


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mary615 19 months ago from Florida Author

Hi there, JEscallierKato What a nice comment on my Hub about my best friend. Sounds like you have some "best friends", too. Aren't they great?? Goodnight, Mary


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mary615 19 months ago from Florida Author

Hi, Ruchira Yes, our pets are true friends. They love us without any reservations. I swear I think Baby understands exactly what I say to her. Thanks for the nice complliment and the votes, I appreciate that, Mary


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mary615 19 months ago from Florida Author

Hi there, ladyguitarpicker I'm glad you have two best friends! I know how you feel: I would not trade my Baby for anything, either. Thanks for the nice compliment, Mary


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mary615 19 months ago from Florida Author

manatita44, good evening! You are so right; dogs are very loyal and loving. We humans could take some lessons from them, I think! Hub hugs back to you this evening, Mary


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mary615 19 months ago from Florida Author

drbj , hi there! Baby and I are so much alike! I do not like to swim, either. I'd much rather float around on the raft! We have a great time together. Good to see you, Mary


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mary615 19 months ago from Florida Author

Hi, Faith Reaper I'm so happy you enjoyed my poem about my Miniature Schnauzer; yep, she is truly my best friend! I am blessed to have her in my life, she means the world to me.

Baby had a play date today with her "sister" who came to visit. They had a ball chasing each other all afternoon.

Yes, our Hubs look somewhat different, don't they. The share buttons are tiny and appear way over on the left. Things change rather quickly around here, don't they??

You just amaze me; you work out of the home, but still take the time to write, read, and be so active here on HP.

Thank you so much for your sharing, the votes, and every else you do.

Hugs right back to you. Goodnight, Mary


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Nell Rose 19 months ago from England

Hi mary, hope you and baby are having a great day, I love your poem, and how wonderful to have such an awesome companion!


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AliciaC 19 months ago from British Columbia, Canada

This is a lovely tribute to Baby, Mary. You have described your love for her and her love for you beautifully. I loved the photos, too.


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Happyboomernurse 19 months ago from South Carolina

Hi Mary,

You and Baby are truly blessed to have each other. I could feel the love and devotion between you just reading your lovely poem.

Voted up across the board.

Thanks for sharing it.

Hugs,

Gail


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Gypsy Rose Lee 19 months ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up and awesome. Sid and I are thrilled by the pics. He sends his sincerest meows to the star of the hub Baby. Hugs to you. Loved this and passing it on.


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mary615 19 months ago from Florida Author

Hi there, Nell Rose Yes, Baby and I had a wonderful day today. We went to the dog park. She is just so much fun! So nice to see you! Mary


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mary615 19 months ago from Florida Author

Hi, AliciaC Well, thank you very much! I'm happy you loved the photos; I could have included many more, but I didn't want to bore my readers. I'm like the proud mother who bores everyone with all her photos! Goodnight, Mary


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mary615 19 months ago from Florida Author

Hi, Gail, oh yes, Baby and I have a mutual love for one another. She shows her love in so many ways. Thanks for reading and the votes. Hugs and best wishes right back to you, Mary


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mary615 19 months ago from Florida Author

Hi, Gypsy Rose Lee Aww, please give Sid our love. He is such a beautiful cat, and I'm sure he is your best friend. Thanks for reading about Baby and me, Mary


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ChitrangadaSharan 19 months ago from New Delhi, India

Lovely hub and I enjoyed reading about your best friend. Cute pictures and your loyal companion looks like a complete entertainer. I have had pets and I can say with certainty that they are not only good companions but also stress relievers.

Thanks for sharing this lovely hub, voted up!


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mary615 19 months ago from Florida Author

Hi, ChitrangadaSharan I'm happy you enjoyed reading about my Miniature Schnazer, Baby. Yes, she brings joy to my life, and she is certainly a stress reliever, too! Thanks for reading and the votes.

I hope you and yours are safe from the tragic earthquake. Mary


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FlourishAnyway 19 months ago from USA

Animals know when they are truly loved, just as people do, and it's beautiful to read about your love for your Baby. They offer a sense of companionship (and health benefits, too) that cannot be understated. Truly heartwarming, Mary!


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mary615 19 months ago from Florida Author

Good Morning, FlourishAnyway I do give Baby credit for helping to keep me healthy. Many days I really don't feel like taking a walk, but I walk with her twice a day cause she just loves her walks!

Thanks so much for reading and for the nice compliment about the Miniature Schnauzer, the Queen of my house, Mary


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peachpurple 19 months ago from Home Sweet Home

you got such a cute pup, seven years are long and hope that it will live another 20 years? Shared and voted up, btw, thanks for your reminder about my spelling mistake. I had edited it.


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mary615 19 months ago from Florida Author

Hi, peachpurple Hi, I hope Baby lives many more years, but you never know with the Miniature Schnauzer. Opinions vary from 10 to 14 years of age. Thanks for thinking my Baby is cute!

I hesitated to mention the spelling mistake, but I appreciate it when another reader lets me know. We can proofread our work over and over, and not see our own errors.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend, Mary


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rebeccamealey 19 months ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

That was a sweet idea, Mary to write a poem about your beloved Baby and illustrate it with photos. Very nicely done!


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AudreyHowitt 19 months ago from California

What a wonderful relationship you have with your companion Mary! So very lucky! Both of you!


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tillsontitan 19 months ago from New York

What a lovely tribute to Baby! I know exactly how you feel. No one will ever love us like our four legged companions. Their love is so unconditional.

Your pictures are beautiful and compliment your poem perfectly.

In all, I sometimes wonder if we love them more than they love us. Either way, I wouldn't want to live without them.

Voted up, awesome, and beautiful.


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mary615 19 months ago from Florida Author

Hi, rebeccamealey Thanks for the nice compliment on my poem and the photos. I must have a zillion photos of Baby! Thanks for reading and commenting, Mary


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mary615 19 months ago from Florida Author

AudreyHowitt, hi there, I know I'm a lucky gal to have Baby in my life. Now that my children are all grown and gone from the house, she is my only baby left!

So nice to see you, Mary


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mary615 19 months ago from Florida Author

Hi, tillsontitan Yes, a dog's love is unconditional; they love us no matter what! I'm happy you thought my photos were beautiful; thanks. I can't imagine life without my Miniature Schnauzer, Baby.

Thanks for reading and the votes, Mary


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Shyron E Shenko 19 months ago

Mary, you are so fortunate to have your wonderful pet. We have had many dogs. I guess the smartest was Trixie the Basenji, and Pudsie she was a snoodly (miniature Schnauzer and miniature Poodle.)

Have a wonderful weekend

Blessings and hugs with your cuddles.


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Besarien 19 months ago

What a beautiful poem! Dogs are a wonderful blessing. They bring so much joy into a home. Your Baby is a show stopper! Gorgeous photos and a great hub- voted up!


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mary615 19 months ago from Florida Author

Shyron E Shenko , hi.....Yes, I am very fortunate to have my four legged best friend. The Miniature Schnauzer has so many wonderful attributes, I think. I never had a Besenji, but I am fascinated by the fact they don't bark! Oh, I'll bet Pudsie was a cutie pie!

I hope you have a great weekend, too. Mary


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mary615 19 months ago from Florida Author

Hi, Besarien Thanks so much for reading, and your sweet compliment on my Baby's tribute. So nice to see you today, Mary


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Akriti Mattu 19 months ago from Shimla, India

What a lovely post.


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mary615 19 months ago from Florida Author

Hi, Akriti Mattu So nice to see you here! Thanks for reading about my best friend, Mary


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phoenix2327 19 months ago from United Kingdom

What a little sweetheart! Yes, I am a little jealous of you. Sometimes I miss having a dog but my daughter's kitties are just as sweet.


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mary615 19 months ago from Florida Author

phoenix2327, Hi. Oh, yes, kitties can be sweet, too, and I must say they are very entertaining! My Min. Schnauzer, Baby, is really a sweetheart. Thanks for reading about her. Mary


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PegCole17 18 months ago from Dallas, Texas

Your baby is beautiful and really smart. I love the photos of her on the raft in the pool. This breed really has such expressive eyes. They really are companions and just want to be near us all the time. She's a real charmer. I'll be pinning her photo to Pinterest on my Furry Friends board.


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mary615 18 months ago from Florida Author

Baby has always been a joy in my life! Some Schnauzers like to swim, but not Baby. She is content to just float around the pool on the raft and stay dry.

Thanks so much for reading, commenting and the Pin.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend with your wonderful dogs, Mary


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pstraubie48 17 months ago from sunny Florida

O tears are trickling down my cheeks...this is so precious. Clearly you are blessed to have such a companion in your left who asks so little but to be loved.

I have had a few kitties and pups that made me feel that very same way. And right now I have three that make my day each and every day.

How blessed we are to have the love of our 'family'...because they have become a real part of our family

Blessings and hugs and many Angels once again headed to you ps


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mary615 17 months ago from Florida Author

Good Saturday morning, pstraubie48 Yes, I've been blessed to have Baby in my life. She just recently became blind, so I am having to retrain myself and her. She is tough, and is adjusting very well, though.

I'll send blessings and hugs right back to you!!


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Shyron E Shenko 17 months ago

I had to come back and read this beautiful poem.

Sharing this again and a thumb-up UABI

Blessings to you and your precious pet.


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mary615 17 months ago from Florida Author

Hi, Shyron E Shenko Oh, thank you! I wrote this poem in happier times; before she became blind a month ago. I still love her to pieces. She has added a lot to my life

You are so sweet to leave me such a nice comment, Mary


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DDE 12 months ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

Sad about the blindness! I commented on that hub. Pets are amazing and so loving to us.


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DREAM ON 11 months ago

After reading your poem I am so thrilled to see your love and devotion to each other. I love animals and our cat Charotte keeps us in stitches as well as has an abundance amount of love to give. I use to have a cat named Baby so your story brought back more lovely memories. Wishing you both more love even though I don't think it's possible in the new year.Thank you for sharing and all your pictures are priceless.

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