He longs to be cuddled and scratched on
When it rains outside he just
wants to come in.
He's been chained to this tree
since he was a pup,
The only words he hears is usually
If it wasn't for food he wouldn't
see them at all,
He wishes just once, he could go
chase a ball.
He sees people walk
by, just about every day,
If only for once, they'd stop by
It's a lonely life from morning to
"Don't go near the dog, we don't
know if he'll bite."
He barks for attention, but it
They just look and holler, "shut
up you jerk".
His life's just a blank, with no
time or season,
To keep a dog like this, there's
just no reason.
They say 'man's best friend', and
to most they are,
But this dog would
be happy to be left in a car.
At least for a while he'd be off
It's a wonder some dogs don't go
It's hard to believe they could be
To treat a dog like this, they
must be a fool.
A dog has a heart and needs some
Not just food and water while tied
to a tree.
With so much to
give, for so little in return,
It's the dog's respect man should
have to earn.
And for every dog that finds a new
I wish I could send with them this
So their masters can read it and
after they're through,
They'll realize that dogs have a
Weep not for me, my trusted friend, for I leave you
with the joy of our time together tucked deep in my heart.
I carry your warm smile that greeted me every
that you tried to hide when I ran through the house with my toys,
or hid your gloves under the sofa. The smile that came across your face
when you first saw me and picked me up. That smile will never fade.
I carry your laughter when I did something silly;
when we raced across the fields playing in the high grass, the sunshine
warming our faces; when I scooted across the floor chasing my ball.
I carry your tears when you were sad and I curled
on your lap in comfort; when I licked those tears from your face to help
you heal. I carry your joy when we played with my toys, when I sat and
came and rolled over for the first time. The joy when you tapped your
chest and I jumped in your arms. The joy I saw on your face every night
when you came home.
I carry the love in your heart when I grew stiff
and old, when my eyesight failed and you helped me find my way. The love
that carried me gently to your bed to lay by your side throughout the
night. The love that kept me safe and warm on cold winter nights. The
love that nursed me when I was sick.
I carry the look in your eyes that touched my
soul with tenderness. I carry the warmth in your heart, for I know you
gave yours to me, as I did mine to you. I understand.