Thursday, July 29

Here in This House

Sharing from my email,
Read it through, it should bring tears
to your eyes. Sniff Sniff


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 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 ~

And the reason this brought
tears to my eyes is because
of not only all the dogs & cats
sitting on death row at your local
animal shelter but of all the dogs
used in experiments.
The beagle is the most docile
used dog in laboratories and will live their
entire life in a cage with no love,
being used for experiments.



Google search: Beagle Experiments

2 comments:

  1. Breaks my heart. I wish I could save them all.

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  2. :( :( :( :(

    and I've also heard that Pugs are targets for monsters training pit bulls to fight/attack other dogs...cause pugs are so trusting and they don't (usually) fight back.

    I'd like to think there's a special place in Hell for these people

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