Wednesday, March 16, 2011

A Wordy Wordless Wednesday!

We know that it's Wordless Wednesday but the Painter Pack's Moms posted a wonderful piece on her Facebook page that we'd like to share with efurone!! Happy Wednesday efurbody!!

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 warmth, 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!


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.


Here in this house... I will belong. I am home.



~ author unknown

6 comments:

  1. That is very lovely and I wwish it was for all the animals out there.. Hugs GJ xx

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  2. Beautiful words - thanks for sharing. All of us here feel blessed to have such a great home and wish the same could be true for all.

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

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  3. Nice, thanks for sharing
    Benny & Lily

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  4. You made our Mom's eyes get all leaky!!!

    Thank you for sharing those beautiful words with us.

    Waggles & Chi kisses, Chewy & Lilibell

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  5. Wow, lovely words. Everyone who buys or adopts or rescues should have a copy of this given to them. Every critter should be this lucky.
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, COP

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  6. How wonderful! I wish all doggies were so loved!

    Wags,
    Zona

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