My family brought me home cradled in their arms. They
cuddled me and smiled at me and said I was full of charm. They played
with me and laughed with me and showered me with toys.
I sure do love my family, especially the little girls
and boys. The children loved to feed me; they gave me special treats.
They even let me sleep with them -- all snuggled in the sheets.
I used to go for walks, often several times a day. They
even fought to hold the leash, I'm very proud to say! These are the
things I'll not forget -- a cherished memory.
I now live in the shelter -- without my 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 rug, for hours we would tug.
So I thought I did the right thing when I chewed the bedroom rug. They
said I was out of control and would have to live outside. This I didn't
understand, although I tried and tried!
The walks stopped one by one; they said they hadn't the
time. I wish that I could change things; I wish I knew my crime.
My life became so lonely in the backyard, on a chain. I
barked and barked all day long to keep from going insane.
So they brought me to the shelter but were embarrassed
to say why. They said I caused an allergy, and then they each kissed me
goodbye. If I'd only had some training as a little pup. I wouldn't have
been so hard to handle when I was all grown up.
"You only have one day left," I heard a worker say. Does
that mean I have a second chance? Do I go home today?
Go on to Desolate
Plain of Humanity
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