Today I Cry
I was walking the river, my four
legged friend and me.But in looking into her steel grey eyes,instead
of enjoying the beautiful scenery, I hung my head and cried.
You see, my four legged friend has cancer, and won't be around for
long they say. Now all that's left for me to do is help her enjoy
While the evening sun was setting on the sky blue waters below, jet
streams were steadily crisscrossing the sky, and the heavens were
Together we headed towards the bottom of the hill, where we watched
the cars as they slowly passed us by. She listened carefully to the
unfamiliar sounds, while walking closely by my side.
When starting up the incline, every step she'd take with me. Staying
so close beside me, until I could hardly bend my knees.
Then, she walked in front, but not too far without glancing
back at me, to see if I were still beside her, for there was no
other place she'd rather be.
We made it to the top of the hill, our destination of the day. By
now the clouds though once crimson, were slowly fading away.
The waters, they too were less vibrant, their colors now a misty
grey. The current was slower, the evening about over, they were
preparing for a brand new day.
Over in the far corner, overlooking the bluff, sat a bench so
inviting to me. We walked right over and sat on down, my four legged
friend and me.
With the wind blowing gently in our faces, and the setting sun
shining softly in our eyes, she turned to me and licked my hand,
while making a little sigh.
Even though I tried to enjoy the moment, my wandering mind would
sometimes stray; into the realms of tomorrow, with the thought of
her soon passing away.
Suddenly, I realized how foolish I'd been to have let grief stand in
my way. To spoil our fun and put a damper on, what should have been
a beautiful day.
For by fretting about tomorrow, and by worrying about yesterday, I
was missing out on what was happening right now, by not focusing on
I have to give thanks to my four legged friend for helping me to
finally see, the importance of each precious moment, and what they
should mean to me.
Now our day is over, and I know that all good things must end, but
I've learned a valuable lesson, and it's because of my four legged
For it's not about where we're going, nor where we might have been,
but it's all about enjoying the present, and this I owe to my four
Author: Agatha Weeks
2). LIKE YOU'VE SAID I DO
When you find that special dog that sneaks into your heart. It's
like the words in wedding vows till death do you part. You have to
show them everyday just how much you care. Let them know without a
doubt that you will always be there.
Through thick and thin times, in sickness and in health. They have
to know you love them in poorness and in wealth. So remember if you
think you've found that perfect dog for you, Once you've brought
them in your home, It's like you've said I DO!
3). CHARLIE IS MY GOLDEN RETRIEVER
Charlie is my golden, long haired sin. His eyes tell all his dark
brown chocolate thoughts. All he wants is loving without end,
Ravenous for touching of all sorts.
Left on his own, he cannot comprehend In lonely misery how I defend
even just one breath away from him.
4). LOVE ON A CHAIN
I wish someone would tell me what it is that I have done wrong? Why
do I have to stay chained up and left alone for so long? They seemed
glad to have me when I came here as a pup.
The master said he would train me as a companion and a friend. The
mistress said she would never fear to be alone again. But now the
master has not the time, the mistress said I shed. The children
never walk me, they always say, ...Not now.....!
I wish I could please them, I wish They would tell me how. All I had
was love you see, I wish they would explain. Why they said they
wanted me...and then left me on a chain.
The above poem was taken from a shelter.
5). WITH REGRET FROM THE HUMAN RACE
in response to " love on a chain "
Don't be bitter, its easy to explain. Your people weren't
neglectful, they knew not how to train. They loved you pup, that was
" the truth" their brain was in a fog. They never realized, you see,
that soon you'd be a dog.
It's true they made such joyous plans they meant to follow through.
The wishes and the promises died, and I was cause of you.
You left your yard, you soiled the house and chewed the masters
chair. and no one told the mistress that mats get in your hair.
When you were small, the children loved the way you jumped and
clowned. But now the kids are frightened cause you always knock them
Dear puppy you were born that way, they should have known you'd
grow. But huddled there in your litter box, no one told them so.
It seems a shame to live out there, alone in an empty place.
Awaiting the touch of a little hand and the smile of a little face.
But puppy you must understand about the human brain. It cannot teach
what it hasn't learned ......... Namely how to train.
Author: Pat Wagner
6). IN MY MASTERS ARMS
In my masters arms
Snugly and tight
I feel so loved
It feels so right
Though the end is near
I have no fear
I see the light
Shining and bright
My time is done
The angels have come
As I reach up
I feel like a pup
Its time to go
Don't grieve so
For I am here
And always near
Just look in your heart
And we'll never part
With memories strong
It won't be long
Till In my masters arms
So snugly and warm
Author: Mary Higdem