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    kaytris is offline Senior Member
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    DefaultHere in this house (tissue alert)

    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 someones idea of who I
    should be.
    I will never suffer for someones 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 known 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.

    (author unknown)

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    Kathy5475 is offline Senior Member
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    DefaultRe: Here in this house (tissue alert)

    Wow.......we do love our furbabies, don't we?

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    DefaultRe: Here in this house (tissue alert)

    Pass the tissue please. I didn't heed your warning. :'(

    That was beautiful!

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    DefaultRe: Here in this house (tissue alert)

    makes you feel so sad for the fur kids that don't have it so good.

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    Oh my, that is a tear jerker. Thanks for posting it. I'm going to save that one. :'(


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    that was really nice.
    thanks for posting it.

    "Properly trained, a man can be dog's best friend." ~ Corey Ford

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    :'( :'( :'(

    I'm tearing because of the two rescues I just picked up today. One bred to death, scared, worms........these two were saved but the male they were found with was hit by a car and too badly injured for repair! :'( Our dogs that live inside with us are loved so much...it hurts so deeply to see how people let dogs suffer and cast them away as if they mean nothing........just sucks!

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    DefaultRe: Here in this house (tissue alert)

    And now I will spend the night justifying my selfishness for not providing a home for another dog. Well, maybe this story will stay with me and eat away at my resistance. If it does, I am sure the story will surface that cries for us to take on a third. Well, maybe that idea for a retirement business could fund a home for or friends. Gonna have to talk with DW and advisor. I think this story just did me in.
    Hershey Kisses, In charge of getting Ed out to the dog park so that he gets some exercise.

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    I shared this with my students and co-instructors. Thanks.
    "In moments of joy all of us wished we possessed a tail we could wag." W. H. Auden

    Linda, Kona and Bo

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    DefaultRe: Here in this house (tissue alert)

    Thank you for posting.

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