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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-11-2008, 09:54 AM Thread Starter
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Forgotten Dog's Christmas

FORGOTTEN DOG'S CHRISTMAS

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Twas the nite before Christmas

When all thru the house



Not a creature was stirring

Not even a mouse.



The stockings were hung by the chimney with care

In hopes that St. Nick soon would be there.



The children all nestled all snug in their beds

With no thought of the dog filling their head.



And mamma in her kerchief and I in my cap

Knew the dog was cold, but didn't care about that.



When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter

I sprang from the bed to see what was the matter.



Away to the window I flew like a flash

Figuring the dog was free of his chain and into the trash.



The moon on the breast of the new fallen snow

Gave the luster of mid-day to objects below.



When what to my wondering eyes should appear

But Santa Clause with eyes full of tears.



He unchained the dog once so lively and quick

Last year's Christmas present now painfully sick.



More rapid than eagles he called the dog's name

And the dog ran to him despite all his pain.



Now Dasher, now Dancer, now Prancer and Vixen

On Comet on Cupid on Donner and Blitzen.



To the top of the porch to the top of the wall

Let's find this dog a home where he will be loved by all.



I knew in an instant there would be no gifts this year

For Santa had made one thing quite clear.



The gift of a dog is not just for the season

We had gotten the dog for all the wrong reasons.



In our haste to think of the kids a gift

There was one important thing we missed



A dog should be family, and cared for the same

You don't give a gift, then put it on a chain.



And I heard him explain as he rode out of site,

"You weren't given a gift, you were given a life."
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-11-2008, 10:07 AM
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Re: Forgotten Dog's Christmas

I like that.

I wish more people would read and understand the meaning behind the words. I can't bring myself to look at the pets for sale columns this time of year. For all the same reasons.

Thanks for sharing this.

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Re: Forgotten Dog's Christmas

I agree
That was beautiful

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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-11-2008, 10:53 AM
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That was lovely. They should post that poem at pet stores around the holidays.



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Re: Forgotten Dog's Christmas

That was lovely, thanks for sharing that.

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Re: Forgotten Dog's Christmas

I'm heading into the city, I just made a copy of it and I'm taking it to the shelters.
Thanks again.

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Re: Forgotten Dog's Christmas

This needs to be everywhere!

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Re: Forgotten Dog's Christmas

yes, everywhere!

mom to the cashman
the rescues...jeni-take-a-ride, and the c-monster
shangri la's seraphina blue (RIP 8/1/15)
hearthside's cinderfella (RIP 4/20/09)
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voodoo lily (dsh RIP 8/15)
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Re: Forgotten Dog's Christmas

When I was in the city yesterday I stopped off at Global pet foods, the owner is heavily involved with all the different rescue groups.
I gave him a copy and he is going to post it on his web site. He said he will be giving a copy to each of the rescue groups and that it will be printed in the next booklet that they put out. Just in time for Christmas.

If it could help to save just one life from misery.............

Thanks again Maedchen!

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That's awesome, Sandra!
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