Browsing: ‘Poems & Stories’

A Forever Home

Posted: March 5th, 2010

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… Read More


Posted: May 24th, 2009


The Loneliest Victim

Posted: February 3rd, 2009

Many wonderful people open their homes to the victimized pets made famous by media reports, but close their hearts to the other animals in the shelter. Buddy is ugly. Really. He’s a good dog, a Shar Pei mix (OK, I admit, I’m no fan of Shar-Peis) with a bristly coat. He’s already neutered, walks well… Read More

How Could You?

Posted: January 30th, 2009

Kleenex Alert!  When I was a puppy I entertained you with my antics and made you laugh. You called me your child and despite a number of chewed shoes and a couple of murdered throw pillows, I became your best friend. Whenever I was “bad,” you’d shake your finger at me and ask “How could… Read More

A Dog’s Prayer

Posted: December 19th, 2008

by: Beth Norman Harris Treat me kindly, my beloved master, for no heart in all the world is more grateful for kindness than the loving heart of me. Do not break my spirit with a stick, for though I should lick your hand between the blows, your patience and understanding will more quickly teach me… Read More

A Dog’s View

Posted: December 15th, 2008

   Kleenex Alert! I rescued a human today.  Her eyes met mine as she walked down the Corridor peering apprehensively into the kennels.  I felt her need instantly and knew I had to help her. I wagged my tail, not too exuberantly, so she wouldn’t be afraid.  As she stopped at my kennel I blocked… Read More

My Dog Lives Here

Posted: December 9th, 2008

Author unknown…. My dog and I live in this house. You are welcome to come and visit me anytime but we have a few things that you must understand before you visit. You must expect a few dog hairs to stick to your clothes. I vacuum and clean every day but a Dog lives in… Read More

A Dog’s Gift of Life

Posted: December 7th, 2008

by Bianca Rothschild Bianca is a wife, mother, and grandmother who loves animals, nature, and music.  She used to speak before many audiences about her experiences as a concentration camp survivor.  The story she shares below shows an angel animal who went beyond training to show wisdom.  It is from the book, Angel Animals®, Exploring… Read More

Before I was a Dog Mom

Posted: December 7th, 2008

Author unknown- Before I was a Dog Mom: I made and ate hot meals unmolested; I had unstained, unfurred clothes; I had quiet conversations on the phone, even if the doorbell rang. Before I was a Dog Mom:  I slept as late as I wanted and never worried about how late I got to bed… Read More