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grinbear
04-02-2007, 12:53 PM
I don't remember where I found this, but it puts into words what my ACD (MJ - RIP) and my current Catahoula (Wayman Wynn) are always trying to tell me.

A Dog's Wish



The years go so very fast and before you know it that romping pup is old and grey muzzled and they have sat by our sides while we read, watch TV, and work on our computers. Every so often they come and lay their heads in our laps, toss our elbow with their muzzle or gaze into our eyes and wait for us to notice them. Take a moment now to commune.

"I am your dog, and I have a little something I'd like to whisper in your ear. I know that you humans lead busy lives. Some have to work, some have children to raise. It always seems like you are running here and running there, often much too fast, often never noticing the truly grand things in life.

Look down at me now, while you sit there at your computer. See the way my dark brown eyes look at yours? They are slightly cloudy now. That comes with age. The gray hairs are beginning to ring my soft muzzle. You smile at me; I see love in your eyes. What do you see in mine? Do you see a spirit? A soul inside, who loves you as no other could in the world? A spirit that would forgive all trespasses of prior wrong doing for just a simple moment of your time? That is all I ask. To slow down, if even for a few minutes, to be with me.

So many times you have been saddened by the words you read on that screen, of others of my kind, passing. Sometimes we die young and oh so quickly, sometimes so suddenly it wrenches your heart out of your throat. Sometimes, we age so slowly before your eyes that you may not even seem to know until the very end, when we look at you with grizzled muzzles and cataract clouded eyes. Still the love is always there, even when we must take that long sleep, to run free in a distant land. I may not be here tomorrow; I may not be here next week. Someday you will shed the water from your eyes, that humans have when deep grief fills their souls, and you will be angry at yourself that you did not have just "one more day" with me. Because I love you so, your sorrow touches my spirit and grieves me.

We have NOW, together. So come, sit down here next to me on the floor, and look deep into my eyes. What do you see? If you look hard and deep enough we will talk, you and I, heart to heart. Come to me not as "alpha" or as "trainer" or even "Mom or Dad," come to me as a living soul and stroke my fur and let us look deep into one another's eyes and talk. I may tell you something about the fun of chasing a tennis ball, or I may tell you something profound about myself, or even life in general.

You decided to have me in your life because you wanted a soul to share such things with. Someone very different from you, and here I am. I am a dog, but I am alive. I feel emotion, I feel physical senses, and I can revel in the differences of our spirits and souls. I do not think of you as a "Dog on two feet" -- I know what you are and who you are. You are human, in all your quirkiness, and I love you still.

Now, come sit with me, on the floor. Enter my world, and let time slow down if only for 15 minutes. Look deep into my eyes, and whisper into my ears. Speak with your heart, with your joy, and I will know your true self. We may not have tomorrow, but we do have today, and life is oh so very short. So please--come sit with me now and let us share these precious moments we have together.

Love, on behalf of canines everywhere. - Your Dog."

Author Unknown

This may or may not be the place for this, but it's one of those inspiring poem things, and I didn't want to limit it to the Rainbow Bridge, because it's fun stuff, too. I know some of our non-Dog friends think we're nuts, but I don't care about that. In my 58 years, I have run across very few people as heroes, but almost all dogs are my heroes... ;-) GB

MICKEYSMOM
04-02-2007, 01:02 PM
THAT WAS JUST BEAUTIFUL....:010105k_crying:

I JUST GOT UP OFF THE FLOOR WITH MICKEY....HE WAS SO HAPPY I SAT DOWN THERE WITH HIM...

THANX FOR POSTING IT.... :s8: :s11:

Dominique
04-02-2007, 02:17 PM
That was awsome Thank you so much for posting that. Iam one of the lucky ones that gets to spend 24/7 with her dogs and Iwill admit they are my life and I would not have it any other way.

Belgrael
04-02-2007, 04:34 PM
Beautiful story! My Chip is coming up 5 and he is lying on my yoga mat on the floor beside me as I type this. I too fear for the passing of the years that shorten our time together because I know the pain I am in for when he passes. I absolutely treasure every moment we have together and I hurry home from work to spend time with both my boys.

Thank you so much for posting this and reminding us to take time to smell the roses with our pups.

sierrasuenos
04-02-2007, 07:04 PM
:love0059: That was so nice. AND SO TRUE! Thank you!

Kotterkey
04-03-2007, 12:58 AM
So touching. Thank you for sharing this. I will be on the floor in a very short while with my dogs remembering this. It is good to have a moment to remember why we share our lives with our furry children.

Jakie's Mom
04-05-2007, 01:13 AM
That is beautiful! I often try to sit with Jake on the floor and just tell him I love him. He sleeps next to me at night and I often try to sleep with my hand on his back. He is the most precious guy to me! I wish I could spend more time with him and rush home from work every night! I can't imagine losing him, but I know he is almost 5 years old and our time is so limited! I am trying hard now to get a job that I can do at home so I can be with him! I don't know how I ever lived without him!

jomarie6466
04-11-2007, 03:37 PM
:paw: Truly beautiful and oh, so true! As someone who lost her heart dog in 2003 I know how fast the time goes and it is never long enough with our wonderful dogs. I miss Josie every day.

sandy
07-14-2007, 07:40 PM
a long time ago there was a dog named sandy.she was the best dog,she warmed you.she loves me so much,she sleeps on the bed.shes wonderful.:cup-emoticon-hot: