A Shelter Dog's Poems
I guess I spend too much time on the computer reading emails and posts about animals facing death simply because they weren't 'perfect'!
Especially at this time of the year when we are sitting in our warm houses around Christmas trees and tables full of yummy food, surrounded by loving family, this becomes kind of a bitter taste!
I don't blame the Animal Control officers who want to spend time with their family too! Or for having to fix the problems we cause!
I blame those that took over the responsibility of a life and really didn't care about it at all!
The pathetic excuses given for 'getting rid of' an animal, especially when they are older, are a sad proof of how less a life means in too many people's eyes!
Their love is unconditional... and too often not returned! And if it is returned, it isn't necessary returned in kind!
No animal ever kills another without reason! In that aspect we humans are special!
I also can't think of any animal that causes another pain out of pure sport or hatefulness! I guess we are special in that aspect too!
Here are some thoughts that came to my mind...
> When you walk by I smile at you. My tail shows all my love.
> When you walk pass I lower my head. Have I not been enough?
> When they walk pass with another puppy, his color chocolate brown,
> I wonder why God made me black, if that's what will put me down!
Not quite Hooten yet! (Cat R)
>When you look into their eyes, tell me what you see.
>Is it their body, their love, their soul longing to be set free.
>Is it their grief for the people who no longer or never saw their love.
>Is it their knowledge, that no matter how hard they tried, they just weren't enough.
> I am neither very cute, nor fluffy, nor mighty fanciful.
> My color no chocolate or very special; I’m rather dull.
> I have no dandy, expensive name to give my breed.
> I am a Mutt, born of lack of love, care or just for greed.
> One will smile at you, wagging tail, happy bark; “Hi, I’m me!”
> One will shy away, ears down, tail hidden. “She’ll hit me! She..”
> One will growl at you, scars, horror. “I saw enough hate n’ pain!”
> One will be turned away, broken, beaten, hopeless. “What a shame!”
> I care not for your breed or color; I only want your love!
> A love so pure and true, no human will ever be capable of!
> A love that is unconditional, no matter who or what I am!
> A love that stood beside me, looked at me, “Yes, you can!”
>Your ‘papers’ no longer buy me love and respect!
>Your fancy names for me don’t help with what they lack!
> I am no longer a puppy and “Oh he/she is so cute!”
> I am a Senior, left to die, thrown away, like old food!
> You bought me for hundreds and gave me a fancy name.
> You thought I was always to be your toy and a fair game.
> You had me for years, I was your best friend and guard.
> You threw me out, because I was old, to die as a reward.