Heres a wonderful poem definitely worth a read.
Its by Beth Norman Harris and it first appeared in a Dear Abby column. If you love dogs, youll love this one. Harris said the poem was written in 1948 when she had to say goodbye to Skippy, her beloved dog. Though she left Skippys name out of the poem since her goal was to make this be a universal message for all canines. You will get what she means once you read it. And its not just for the dogs, but for the humans that love all animals and who appreciate the gift they receive when they take a pet into their lives.
Check out this beautiful piece:
A Dogs Prayer
By Beth Norman Harris
Treat me kindly, my beloved master, for no heart in all the world is more grateful for kindness than the loving heart of me.
Do not break my spirit with a stick, for though I should lick your hand between the blows, your patience and understanding will more quickly teach me the things you would have me do.
Speak to me often, for your voice is the world`s sweetest music, as you must know by the fierce wagging of my tail when your footstep falls upon my waiting ear.
When it is cold and wet, please take me insidefor I am now a domesticated animal, no longer used to bitter elementsand I ask no greater glory than the privilege of sitting at your feet beside the hearth.though had you no home, I would rather follow you through ice and snow than rest upon the softest pillow in the warmest home in all the landfor you are my godand I am your devoted worshiper.
Keep my pan filled with fresh water, for although I should not reproach you were it dry, I cannot tell you when I suffer thirst. Feed me clean food, that I may stay well, to romp and play and do your bidding, to walk by your side, and stand ready, willing and able to protect you with my life, should your life be in danger.
And, beloved master, should the Great Master see fit to deprive me of my health or sight, do not turn me away from you. Rather hold me gently in your arms as skilled hands grant me the merciful boon of eternal restand I will leave you knowing with the last breath I drew, my fate was ever safest in your hands.
This wonderful piece speaks of that true dog devotion which we receive without question or judgement, and the love that we give in return as proud, and very lucky, pet owners.
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