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Why Adopt An Older Dog?

One by One, they pass by my cage,
Too old, too worn, too broken, no way.
Way past his time, he can't run and play.
Then they shake their heads slowly and go on their way.
A little old man, arthritic and sore,

It seems I am not wanted anymore.
I once had a home, I once had a bed,
A place that was warm, and where I was fed.
Now my muzzle is grey, and my eyes slowly fail.
Who wants a dog so old and so frail?
My family decided I didn't belong,
I got in their way, my attitude was wrong.
Whatever excuse they made in their head,
Can't justify how they left me for dead.

Now I sit in this cage, where day after day,
The younger dogs get adopted away.
When I had almost come to the end of my rope,
You saw my face, and I finally had hope.
You saw thru the grey, and the legs bent with age,
And felt I still had life beyond this cage.
You took me home, gave me food and a bed,
And shared your own pillow with my poor tired head.
We snuggle and play, and you talk to me low,

You love me so dearly, you want me to know.
I may have lived most of my life with another,
But you outshine them with a love so much stronger.
And I promise to return all the love I can give,
To you, my dear person, as long as I live.
I may be with you for a week, or for years,
We will share many smiles, you will no doubt shed tears.
And when the time comes that God deems I must leave,
I know you will cry and your heart, it will grieve.

And when I arrive at the Bridge, all brand new,
My thoughts and my heart will still be with you.
And I will brag to all who will hear,
Of the person who made my last days so dear.

(© Leslie Whalen)

Rescue Poem

Once I was a lonely dog, Just looking for a home.

I had no place to go, No one to call my own.
I wandered up and down the streets, in rain in heat and snow.
Ate whatever I could find, I was always on the go.
My skin would itch, my feet were sore, My body ached with pain.
And no one stopped to give a pat, Or to gently say my name.
I never saw a loving glance, I was always on the run.
For people thought that hurting me was really lots of fun.

And then one day I heard a voice, So gentle, kind and sweet,

And arms so soft reached down to me, And took me off my feet.
No one again will hurt you, Was whispered in my ear.
You'll have a home to call your own, where you will know no fear.
You will be dry, you will be warm, you'll have enough to eat.
And rest assured that when you sleep, your dreams will all be sweet.
I was afraid I must admit, I've lived so long in fear.
I can't remember when I let, A human come so near.

And as she tended to my wounds, And bathed and brushed my fur

She told me about the rescue group, And what it meant to her.
She said, We are a circle, A line that never ends.

And in the center there is you protected by new friends.
And all around you are the ones that check the pounds,
And those that share their home after you've been found.

And all the other folk are searching near and far.
To find the perfect home for you, where you can be a star.

She said, There is a family, that's waiting patiently,
and pretty soon we'll find them, just you wait and see.

And then they'll join our circle, they'll help to make it grow,
so there'll be room for more like you, who have no place to go.

I waited very patiently, The days they came and went.
Today's the day I thought, my family will be sent.
Then just when I began to think, It wasn't meant to be,
there were people standing there just gazing down at me.

I knew them in a heartbeat, I could tell they felt it too.
They said, We have been waiting for a special dog like you.
Now every night I say a prayer to all the gods that be.
Thank you for the life I live and all you've given me.
But most of all protect the dogs in the pound and on the street.
And send a rescue person to lift them off their feet.

Arlene Pace — September 18, 1998

I know I'm Just A Dog

The first time you pass,
I can understand,
your a busy human
In your great land

the second time you pass,
I want you to know,
I'll always love you,
please don't go

The third time you pass,
please acknoledge me,
I'm happy your home,
why can't you see me

The fourth time you pass,
I don't understand,
no bear-hug or pat,
from your friendly hand

This fifth time you passed,
was all in one day,
you stopped and looked at me,
and had nothing to say

So I say to you,
my master, my friend,
I'm always chained,
I'm here to the end

—anonymous

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Sick Pet Project

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Body by Katherine


I've Got Pure Sex Appeal

To have sex appeal from a distance is one thing, but many times as you near what appears to be a sexy dog or cat, you nearly die when you smell their breath or body odour.

I, Katherine DeBarnes, don't loose sex appeal close up. I eat fresh food and use supplemental enzymes to help further my health.

Having plenty of friendly bacteria and useful enzymes helps ensures that nothing in my digestive system begins to putrefy. All of my food is fully digested and eliminated thus helping to prevent those unwanted odours caused by the putrefaction (rotting) of food!

Feed enzyme rich foods for a healthy digestive system and achieve a Body Design By Katherine.

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