Tuesday, December 21, 2010

A dog's Christmas prayer


Tis the night before Christmas and all through the town
every shelter is full, we are lost, but not found,

Our numbers are hung on our kennels so bare,
we hope every minute that someone will care,

They’ll come to adopt us and give us a call,
“Come here, Max and Sparkie – come and fetch your new ball!!”

But now we sit here and think of the days
we were treated so fondly – we had cute baby ways,

Once we were little, then we grew and we grew,
now we are no longer young and we’re no longer new.

So out of the back door we were thrown like trash,
they reacted so quickly – why were they so rash?

We “jump on the children” ; “ don’t come when they call”;
we “bark when they leave us”, climb all over the wall.

We should have been neutered, we should have been spayed,
now we suffer the consequences of the error THEY made.

If only they trained us, if only we knew..
we would have done what they asked us and worshipped them too.

We were left in the backyard, or worse – let to roam –
now we’re tired and lonely and out of a home.

They dropped us here and kiss us goodbye…
“Maybe someone else will give you a try”.

So now here we are all confused and alone..
in a shelter with others who long for a home.

The kind workers come through with a meal and a pat,
with so many to care for, they can’t stay for a chat.

They move to the next kennel, giving all of us cheer..
we know they wonder how long we will be here.

We lay down to sleep and sweet dreams fill our heads..
of a home filled with love, and our very own cozy beds..

Then we wake to see sad eyes brimming with tears –
our friends filled with emptiness, worry and fear.

If you can’t adopt us and no room at the inn,
could you help with the food bills and fill our bin?

We count on your kindness, each day of the year –
can you give hope to everyone here?

Please make a donation to pay for the heat..
and help us get something special to eat..

The shelter that cares for us want us to live
and more of us will, if more people will give.

- Author unknown
Article found at Petplace.com

2 comments:

jules said...

This is a very moving prayer :) If only we humans will treat all our fellow beings on earth with more responsibility, kindness, compassion, love and care... Thank you, Raymund and all u big hearts at Noah's Ark, for loving and caring for the animals!

Lydia said...

I've seen this before elsewhere. Great work!

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