Author Topic: Stories/poems to make you think  (Read 13965 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline K9

  • Owner
  • Hero Member
  • *******
  • Posts: 16056
A poem for our missing dogs ....
« Reply #15 on: November 08, 2007, 07:16:20 PM »
Mikka has put this poem on in poems to make you think , I am putting it here for all the owners of missing dogs.......

 To All Our Missing Dgs

"I went out for a walk

It was so lovely in the sun.

Chasing the leaves, I was having so much fun.

Jumping and climbing I could have done it all day.

When I stopped to rest, I realised I had lost my way.

I love and miss you and want you to know , it was nothing you have done.

I just got carried away with playing in the sun.

Please try not to worry too much about me.

I can look after myself, and in a way I am free.

Although I'll never stop looking for a way home, we will never be apart.

I will always feel your love for me, deep within my heart.

It may be all we have for now, but it's enough for me.

Cause you'll never know when I'll walk through your door

and expect you to have my tea."
« Last Edit: November 09, 2007, 01:09:54 AM by alfiesmummy »
He is your friend,your partner, your defender,Your Dog! You are his life,his love,his leader! He will be yours,faithful and true to the last beat of his heart! You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion!


  • Guest
Re: A poem for our missing dogs ....
« Reply #16 on: November 08, 2007, 09:00:25 PM »
thanks chris   just hope it brings some comfort to people x

Offline Michelle

  • newbie
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 74
Re: A poem for our missing dogs ....
« Reply #17 on: November 08, 2007, 09:47:28 PM »
thats lovely. It reminded me of a blue GSD dog i used to know that lived with his owner at my friends house. The owner moved to a flat and had to let the dog go onto another friend who owned a farm, but said dog was NOT happy and spent we dont know how many days walking the 20 miles back 'home'! Ohh he did sing and create outside her gate to let us know he was home. ;D

It never ceases to amaze me at the will power and ability of animals to get  home.


  • Guest
Re: A poem for our missing dogs ....
« Reply #18 on: November 09, 2007, 01:10:50 AM »
Jenny, such a great poem. Justine

Offline K9

  • Owner
  • Hero Member
  • *******
  • Posts: 16056
Man saves dog with kiss of life!
« Reply #19 on: November 09, 2007, 01:27:35 PM »
Man gave dog kiss-of-life

A prison officer saved his dying sniffer dog by giving him the kiss of life.

Handler Steve Tugwell, 42, leapt into action when he saw Welsh springer spaniel Frodo lying unconscious, reports The Sun.

Frodo had been play-fighting with fellow sniffer dog Patch when Patch's jaws got entangled in Frodo's collar and choked him.

Frodo appeared lifeless when Steve hacked off the collar with a knife.

He moved Frodo's tongue, which had turned purple, aside, formed a cone with his hands, and blew three times down the dog's throat.

Steve, who works at Long Lartin prison in Worcester, said: "He looked a goner. I pulled the tongue to one side, made a cone with my hands, and used the little finger of one of them to place across Frodo's nostrils.

"I blew three times down the cone and to my amazement I saw Frodo's rib cage started to move."

"It wasn't pleasant - Frodo's mouth was horribly smelly - but it saved his life and I wouldn't hesitate to do it again."

The two-year-old was rushed to a vet, made a full recovery and was back on duty two weeks later.

He is your friend,your partner, your defender,Your Dog! You are his life,his love,his leader! He will be yours,faithful and true to the last beat of his heart! You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion!


  • Guest
do i go home now
« Reply #20 on: November 22, 2007, 09:39:37 PM »
Do I Go Back Home Today?

When my family first bought me to live within their home. They cuddled and they pampered me and groomed with brush and comb.

They played with me and laughed with me and showered me with toys. I sure do love my family, and all the tiny girls and boys.

The children loved to feed me; and give me special treats. They even let me sleep with them - all cosy in their sheets

I used to go for lovely walks, often several times a day. They even fought to hold my lead, I'm so very proud to say!

These are the things I'll not forget - a cherished memory. for now I'm in a shelter, bereft of family.

They used to laugh and praise me when I played with that old shoe. But I didn't know the difference between the old one and the new

The kids and I would grab a rag, and for hours we played tug. So I thought I did the right thing when I chewed that bedroom rug.

They said that I had lost control and would have to live outside. I didn't really understand this, though I really really tried!

The walks they stopped one by one; they said they had no time. I wish that I could change things; I wish I knew my crime.

My life became so lonely shackled to a metal chain. I barked and barked continually I thought I'd go insane.

So they took me to the shelter but were embarrassed to say why. So they said I'd caused an allergy, then said their last goodbye.

If only I'd had training, as a tiny little pup. I wouldn't have been so hard to live with, when I was all grown up.

You only have one day left", I heard the kennel man say. Does that mean I have a second chance?
"Do I go home today!"
« Last Edit: November 25, 2007, 01:20:03 AM by alfiesmummy »


  • Guest
Re: do i go home now
« Reply #21 on: November 25, 2007, 01:23:31 AM »

Offline tessasmum

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 84
Re: do i go home now
« Reply #22 on: November 25, 2007, 02:37:16 PM »
 :'( :'( :'( :'(

A dog's love is unconditional

Offline paul the vegan dog lover

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 63
  • Dogs, loving and true friends for life.
Nobody's Dog
« Reply #23 on: December 07, 2007, 07:15:51 PM »
Hi all, I just thought I'd share this poem I just received from Doris Banham.

Nobody's Dog
by Trudie James, Charities Founder

this heart breaking poem sums up the pound dogs story......................

Today is the death day of nobody's dog
Nothing will mark it but a note in the log
I'm faceless and nameless and no tears will fall
For I know in your world I have no worth at all

To you, my sweet someone, I'm a friend and a dear
We ran the wind daily and you held me so near
But the gate was left open - I chanced a walk on my own
I'd have cowered in fear if only I'd known

I know how you cried on the night that I strayed
I know how you searched, I know how you prayed
But I went to a pound far far from our home
Where I crouched in despair in my kennel alone

I know that you phoned for I heard your dear voice
And I hoped you would hear me so I barked myself hoarse
Although I'm a Lab cross with stockings all white
On their form I'm a Staff cross - the description's not right 

So they said I'm not here and I sank to my bed
My kennel cough's worse and I can't raise my head
The rescue came yesterday but they hadn't a place
For an un-neutered cross breed with his mucus-streaked face

If only you'd come to search for me here
You would have known me at once, you would have sensed I was near
You would have sorted my ills, you would have carried me home
And I promise our God no more would I roam

Now my eyes plead for mercy for my seven days are done
And I am waiting with dread for the final vet run
No arms will caress me as they inject me to death
No words will comfort me as I take my last breath

When the body man comes, it is fitting I'm found
In a bin bag in the freezer in the depths of the pound
Thrown away like the rubbish - no respect and no shame
Denied even the time to find you again

My loyalty and devotion they did cruelly betray
Without microchip or nametag, I am just a dispensable stray
Once waggy-tailed, once proud, beloved and free
Oh Dad look with pain at what mankind's done to me!


please feel free to cross post this poem, but you must put a link back to our main website. Printed copies by permission ONLY
Paul Russell

"Take a chance! All life is a chance. The person who goes the furthest is
generally the one who is willing to do and dare."  Dale Carnegie 1888-1955,
Author and Trainer

Offline K9

  • Owner
  • Hero Member
  • *******
  • Posts: 16056
Re: Stories/poems to make you think
« Reply #24 on: December 26, 2007, 07:03:01 PM »
A dogs Legacy

Author Unknown

When humans die, they make a will
To leave their homes and all they have
to those they love.
I, too, would make a will if I could write.

To some poor wistful, lonely stray
I leave my happy home,
My dish, my cosy bed, my cushioned chair, my toy.
The well loved lap, the gentle stroking hand,
the loving voice,
The place I made in someone's heart,
The love that at the last could help me to
a peaceful painless end
Held in loving arms.

If I should die, Oh do not say,
"No more a pet I'll have,
to grieve me by it's loss"
Seek out some lonely, unloved dog
And give my place to him.
This is the legacy I leave behind -
'tis all I have to give.
He is your friend,your partner, your defender,Your Dog! You are his life,his love,his leader! He will be yours,faithful and true to the last beat of his heart! You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion!

Offline WaterSinger

  • Global Moderator
  • Newbie
  • *****
  • Posts: 8
The Rescuer (after Rainbow ridge)
« Reply #25 on: January 10, 2008, 01:09:28 AM »
(Rescuer's Bridge II)

The young pup and the older dog lay on shaded sweet grass watching the reunions. Sometimes a man, sometimes a woman, sometimes a whole family would approach the Rainbow Bridge, be greeted by their loving pets and cross the bridge together.

The young pup playfully nipped at the older one. "Look! Something wonderful is happening!"

The older dog stood up and barked, "Quickly. Get over to the path."

"But that's not my owner," whined the pup, but he did as he was told.

Thousands of pets surged forward as a figure in white walked on the path toward the bridge. As the glowing figure passed each animal, that animal bowed its head in love and respect. The figure finally approached the bridge, and was met by a menagerie of joyous animals. Together, they all walked over the bridge and disappeared.

The young pup was still in awe. "Was that an angel?" he whispered.

"No, son," the older dog replied. "That was more than an angel. That was a rescuer."

Offline WaterSinger

  • Global Moderator
  • Newbie
  • *****
  • Posts: 8
The animals saviour
« Reply #26 on: January 10, 2008, 01:10:26 AM »

I looked at all the caged animals in the shelter--the cast-offs of human society.

I saw in their eyes love and hope, fear and dread, sadness and betrayal. And I was angry.

"God," I said, "this is terrible! Why don't you do something?"

God was silent for a moment, and then spoke softly, "I have done something," was the reply. "I created you."

Offline WaterSinger

  • Global Moderator
  • Newbie
  • *****
  • Posts: 8
The rescuers again.
« Reply #27 on: January 10, 2008, 01:11:06 AM »
Rescuer's Bridge I

Unlike most days at Rainbow Bridge, this day dawned cold and gray, damp as a swamp and as dismal as could be imagined. All of the recent arrivals had no idea what to think, as they had never experienced a day like this before.

But the animals who had been waiting for their beloved people knew exactly what was going on and started to gather at the pathway leading to The Bridge to watch.

It wasn't long before an elderly animal came into view, head hung low and tail dragging. The other animals, the ones who had been there for a while, knew what his story was right away, for they had seen this happen far too often.

He approached slowly, obviously in great emotional pain, but with no sign of injury or illness. Unlike all of the other animals waiting at The Bridge, this animal had not been restored to youth and made healthy and vigorous again.

As he walked toward The Bridge, he watched all of the other animals watching him. He knew he was out of place here and the sooner he could cross over, the happier he would be. But, alas, as he approached The Bridge, his way was barred by the appearance of an Angel who apologized, but told him that he would not be able to pass. Only those animals who were with their people could pass over Rainbow Bridge.

With no place else to turn to, the elderly animal turned towards the fields before The Bridge and saw a group of other animals like himself, also elderly and infirm. They weren't playing, but rather simply lying on the green grass, forlornly staring out at the pathway leading to The Bridge. And so, he took his place among them, watching the pathway and waiting.

One of the newest arrivals at The Bridge didn't understand what he had just witnessed and asked one of the animals that had been there for awhile to explain it to him.

"You see, that poor animal was a rescue. He was turned in to rescue just as you see him now, an older animal with his fur graying and his eyes clouding. He never made it out of rescue and passed on with only the love of his rescuer to comfort him as he left his earthly existence. Because he had no family to give his love to, he has no one to escort him across The Bridge."

The first animal thought about this for a minute and then asked, "So what will happen now?" As he was about to receive his answer, the clouds suddenly parted and the gloom lifted. Approaching The Bridge could be seen a single person, and among the older animals, a whole group was suddenly bathed in a golden light and they were all young and healthy again, just as they were in the prime of life.

"Watch, and see," said the second animal. A second group of animals from those waiting came to the pathway and bowed low as the person neared. At each bowed head, the person offered a pat on the head or a scratch behind the ears. The newly restored animals fell into line and followed her towards The Bridge. They all crossed The Bridge together.

"What happened?"

"That was a rescuer. The animals you saw bowing in respect were those who found new homes because of her work. They will cross when their new families arrive. Those you saw restored were those who never found homes. When a rescuer arrives, they are allowed to perform one, final act of rescue. They are allowed to escort those poor animals that they couldn't place on earth across The Rainbow Bridge."

"I think I like rescuers", said the first animal.

"So does GOD", was the reply.

Offline WaterSinger

  • Global Moderator
  • Newbie
  • *****
  • Posts: 8
The light of my life
« Reply #28 on: January 10, 2008, 01:17:28 AM »
The light of my life
You have to stay this time mummy
I now have to be free
Don't be so sad mummy
for now I'm at peace
Let go of your pain, let it take part of you
because from out of these ashes, a new life will bloom
Don't look for me in places I have been
I am in your heart mummy
and inside your soul
..and everything that reminds you of me
see, I'm not really gone
Don't be lost in the dark
or scared when you're alone
My spirit is near you, and my light will shine on

Offline WaterSinger

  • Global Moderator
  • Newbie
  • *****
  • Posts: 8
Unknown author
« Reply #29 on: January 10, 2008, 01:18:39 AM »
didn't know that morning
What pain the day would bring,
When you're little heart stopped beating
And I couldn't do a thing,
I'd tried so hard
But all in vain,
To try to make
You well again,
It broke my heart in two
When I saw you slip away,
You didn't want to go
You tried so hard to stay,
I saw that you were tired
And a cure was not to be,
So I held you in my arms
And cried "Gem, Please forgive me"
After seventeen years
The time had come to part,
It eased your pain
But broke my heart,
If I could have one wish
A wish that would come true,
The only thing I'd wish for
Are my yesterdays with you,
I'll  think about you everyday
Of that there is no doubt,
You were wonderful to live with
But so hard to live without,
Every morning when I wake
My thoughts go straight to you,
You never leave my broken heart
No matter what I do,
There's a hole in my life
That no-one can fill,
In life I love you dearly
In death I love you still,
And as I laid you 'neath the soil and clay
I laid my heart beside you
And quietly walked away.

Goodbye my Angel.

When your pain ended, mine began