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Old 06-15-2005, 01:23 PM
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Default A Dog's Prayer

This is so sad! It completely broke my heart. I am sitting here bawling my eyes out.

A Dog's Prayer

A Shelter Dog asks God...

Author: Joan C. Fremo
Published on: July 29, 2001

Dear God,
What is "Time"?
I hear the sadness in the voices of workers here.
They say my "Time is up",
that they have to make room for yet another dog.

My "Time" is up. I don't know what that means, God.
I only know that my new friends are so sad, and the more I wag my
the harder I try to make them feel better---
the sadder they become.

I know I have heard that word "Time" before, but I don't understand.
When I was younger, my people would say "Time to play!"
They would throw the ball, and I would run fast.
Sometimes I brought it back to them, but other times we'd end up chasing
each other having fun.

I remember "Time to eat". My people would put down a bowl of food,
and I would enjoy dinner, wagging my tail in joy.
There was also "Time for your walk".
My boy would put my leash on, and we would go walking together, visiting
the neighborhood and enjoying each other's company.

When I was younger I thought "Time" meant fun. Or maybe Love?

I don't understand.
"Time" must mean something else, but how can it change, God?
Before I came here, I heard my people say,
"No time to feed you now, boy. Later, when I get home."
Sometimes my family would forget, and there was no food in my bowl.
Does "Time" mean when my belly hurts?

My people said there was no time for walks.
I tried to hold it all day long-- but God, I just couldn't anymore.
When I finally had to go, it made my family very angry.
Does "Time" means anger? Or maybe Loneliness?

My family said they didn't have "Time".
They didn't have time to play, or time to take me to the vet, or time to
go for walks.
They didn't have "Time", so they brought me here.

Maybe I was right... They said they didn't have time,
and if "Time" means Love, how did they lose it?
Did I do something wrong?

God, I think my new friends are sending me to you.
Do you have "Time"?
May I sit on the couch?

Am I a good Dog, God?
Is it "Time"?

The End
"You may have a dog that won't sit up, roll over or even cook breakfast, not because she's too stupid to learn how but because she's too smart to bother." - Rick Horowitz
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Old 06-15-2005, 02:44 PM
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That is sooo sad, crying with you Bogolove!!
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Old 06-15-2005, 03:12 PM
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Bawling Here...So sadddd...So sweeettt...Kleenex!!!!
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Old 06-15-2005, 09:28 PM
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Here's a tissue; I'm crying with you.
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Old 06-16-2005, 07:53 AM
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It makes you want to go to a shelter and take them ALL home.
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Old 06-16-2005, 08:05 AM
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Yup, it's got me crying too!!
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