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Rose , Shani & Homeless
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Member PageMember Page March 11 at 08:23
In Honor Of Our Rescues

This was sent to me by a friend
(I will try to copy/paste - haha)

Here in this house ...
I will never know the loneliness I hear in the barks of dogs ďout there."
I can sleep soundly, assured that when I wake my world will not have changed.
I can trust arms that hold, hands that touch ... knowing no matter what they do, they do it for the good of me.
I will never know hunger or the fear of not knowing if Iíll eat.
I will not shiver in the cold or grow weary from the heat.
My fur will shine and never be dirty or matted.
Here in this house ...
No matter what I look like, I will be considered beautiful and thought to be of value.
I will be talked to and even if I donít understand, I can enjoy the warmth of the words.
I will never be a substitute for anything I am not.
I will never be used to improve someoneís image of themselves.
I will learn the things I need to know to be liked by all.
I will be loved because I am who I am and not someoneís idea of what I should be.
I will be given a Name so 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 suffer for someoneís anger, impatience or stupidity. If I do not learn my lessons well, they will look to the teacher for blame.
I will feel the sunís heat and the rainís coolness and be allowed to smell all that can reach my nose.
I will never be cast out because I am too old, too ill, too unruly or not new enough.

Here in this house ...
There will be an effort to communicate with me on my level.
If ill, I will be doctored.
If scared, I will be calmed.
If sad, I will be cheered.
My life is a responsibility and not an afterthought.
I will run, jump and act silly because my "back is being watchedĒ and Iím in no danger if I let my guard down.
I will learn that humans can be almost as kind and fair as dogs.

Here in this house ...
I will belong.


Lynda and the Minkies
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Member PageMember Page March 11 at 09:20
Re: In Honor Of Our Rescues Reply to this Message

That's just fabulous, Rose. Hope you don't mind if I keep a copy.
XXX.
Rose , Shani & Homeless
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Member PageMember Page March 11 at 09:23
Re: In Honor Of Our Rescues Reply to this Message

Not a problem Lynda - it is copyrighted tho

©Laura Cathleen Patterson
"MY"Chihuahuas 1999-2004"
http://chihuahua_info.tripod.com/safety.html


Lynda and the Minkies
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Member PageMember Page March 11 at 09:25
Re: In Honor Of Our Rescues Reply to this Message

Thanks for that. I like to have the author's credits.
XXX.
Stephanie & Dugan
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Member PageMember Page March 11 at 09:29
Re: In Honor Of Our Rescues Reply to this Message

I like that too. Very well said!!
Beth & the Herbs
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Member PageMember Page March 11 at 11:29
Re: In Honor Of Our Rescues Reply to this Message

Thank you Rose ... that was just beautiful. I hope you don't mind if I keep a copy and I will be sure to credit it.

Hugs,
Beth & the Herbs
Theo and Casey
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Member PageMember Page March 11 at 11:55
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That's beautiful, and I have saved it too. Thanks for posting it.
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