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PostSubject: A promise made ...   Sun Nov 08, 2009 10:24 am

I know I have mentioned this before, but it bares repeating.

On the day my best friend Chip left for Rainbow Bridge, I made him a promise to always look after (and seek out) any dog or dogs in need. I also made a promise to help in any way I can.

Here is a poem I recently fould. It explains the commitment we should ALL have toward our beloved Pets and how they should feel under our care.

Please feel free to Share it with others, Often!!!

Here in this House....

I will never know the loneliness I hear in the barks of the other dogs 'out there'.

I can sleep soundly, assured that when I wake my
world will not have changed.

I will never know hunger, or the fear of not knowing if I'll eat.

I will not shiver in the cold, or grow weary from the heat.

I will feel the sun's heat, and the rain's coolness,

and be allowed to smell all that can reach my nose.

My fur will shine, and never be dirty or matted.

Here in this house...

There will be an effort to communicate with me on my level.

I will be talked to and, even if I don't understand,

I can enjoy the warmth of the words.

I will be given a name so that I may know who I am among many.

My name will be used in joy, and I will love the sound of it!

Here in this house...

I will never be a substitute for anything I am not.

I will never be used to improve peoples' images of themselves.

I will be loved because I am who I am, not someone's idea of who I should be.

I will never suffer for someone's anger, impatience, or stupidity.

I will be taught all the things I need to know to be loved by all.

If I do not learn my lessons well, they will look to my teacher for blame.

Here in this house...

I can trust arms that hold, hands that touch...

knowing that, no matter what they do, they do it for the good of me;

If I am ill, I will be doctored.

If scared, I will be calmed.

If sad, I will be cheered.

No matter what I look like, I will be considered beautiful and thought to be of value.

I will never be cast out because I am too old, too ill, too unruly, or not cute enough.

My life is a responsibility, and not an afterthought.

I will learn that humans can almost, sometimes, be as kind and as fair as dogs.

Here in this house...

I will belong, I will be home.

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PostSubject: Re: A promise made ...   Mon Nov 09, 2009 5:46 pm

Thats a beautiful poem ❤ Thanks for sharing it!

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PostSubject: Re: A promise made ...   Mon Nov 09, 2009 6:50 pm

Awesome poem, thank you for sharing it with us.
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PostSubject: Re: A promise made ...   Tue Dec 15, 2009 6:06 pm

that is quite an amazing poem! < 3
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PostSubject: Re: A promise made ...   Tue Feb 09, 2010 4:22 pm

i love it, and i will be passing it on. thank you.
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