What We Can Learn From Our Pets
A FAITHFUL DOG
A Faithful Dog Will Play With You
And Laugh With You -Or Cry-
He'll Gladly Starve To Stay With You
Nor Ever Reason Why,
And When You're Feeling Out Of Sorts
Somehow He'll Understand
He'll Watch You With His Shining Eyes
And Try To Lick Your Hand.
His Blind, Implicit Faith In You
Is Matched By His Great Love -
The Kind That All Of Us Should Have
In The Master, Up Above.
When Everything Is Said And Done
I Guess This Isn't Odd
For When You Spell "Dog" Backwards
You Get The Name Of God.
A STUMP FOR A TAIL
You can't buy loyalty, they say
I bought it though, the other day; You can't buy friendship, tried and true,
Well just the same, I bought that too .I made my bid, and on the spot
Bought love and faith and a whole job lot Of happiness, so all in all
The purchase price was pretty small .I bought a single trusting heart,
That gave devotion from the start.
If you think these things are not for sale,
Buy a brown-eyed puppy with a stump for a tail.
An exciting thought popped into my head today,
While I sat watching two young puppies at play.
How much we could learn if we only would look
At these creatures who have never read a book.
Jealousy, hatred, gossip and greed
Are rarely found in dogs, no matter the breed.
What do they know that we do not?
Obviously, though they're not telling, quite a lot.
Of course, two pups may squabble over a bone.
But soon you will find it left all alone,
While the former combatants snuggle close, sound asleep.
Secure in the knowledge that their treasure will keep.
Warmth and closeness mean so much more to them,
Even though the battle will probably begin again.
It is more playful than serious, this game of tug
And will end again with them both asleep, close on the rug
When two humans decide they want the same thing,
Whatever the object, they both will cling Grimly determined that each is right,
No matter how long, they continue to fight.
Let's look at those puppies, asleep at our feet.
Has either lost that treasure he tried so hard to keep?
Not really, as it lays just a few feet away
Not a treasure trove, just an object of play.
And the two little creatures? Are they content?
Completely and totally because their little souls are bent
Upon keeping this friend who plays this game with them,
And is still willing to snuggle again and again.
If only we could learn the great lesson here
Things are not precious, friendships are dear.
What good will this thing do us, this precious bone,
If we find ourselves left completely alone?
The next time I find myself wanting to fight,
I'll remember those puppies and, with all of my might,
I will try to give it up with a shrug
And hope to end up sound asleep, close on the rug.
What Dogs Do For Us:
Keep a lonely night from being truly lonely. Keep our homes safe.
Get us outside on beautiful fall days. Listen to our singing.
Treat us like celebrities when we come home.
Warm up our beds on cold nights. Star in our home videos.
Make our hearts more vigorous. Take us outdoors on snowy winter days.
Alert us to the arrival of the mail. Help us to live longer.
Make us smile. Agree with everything we say.
Warm our knees with their chins. Provide us use for old tennis balls.
Signal when a thunderstorm is coming. Pull sleds.
Help lower our blood pressure. Test how fast we can run.
Keep the squirrels from overtaking our yards.
Teach us the meaning of unconditional love. Take us out on rainy days.
Teach our children about responsibility.
Treat me kindlyTreat me kindly, my beloved master, for no heart in all the world is
Oh, what unhappy twist of fate
Has brought you homeless to my gate?
The gate where once another stood
To beg for shelter, warmth, and food
For from that day I ceased to be
The master of my destiny.
While he, with purr and velvet paw
Became within my house the law.
He scratched the furniture and shed
And claimed the middle of my bed.
He ruled in arrogance and pride
And broke my heart the day he died.
So if you really think, oh Cat,
Id willingly relive all that
Because you come forlorn and thin
Well...dont just stand there...Come on in!
by Francis Witham
How to Give Your Cat a Pill1. Grasp cat firmly in your arms. Cradle its head on your elbow, just as if you were giving baby a bottle. Coo confidently, "Thats a nice kitty." Drop pill into its mouth.
Check Out: Miss Liberty, M.E. (Mutt
If you have a faithful
dog make sure they will around for a long time by getting pet
insurance for them. Not only will you be sure your pet will be taken
care of in an emergency you won't have to empty your bank account to do
it. Be sure to compare
pet insurance before making a choice. When you buy
pet insurance you are being just as faithful to your dog as they have
been to you for years. Keep
your pet healthy and happy!
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