Do I Go Home Today? [Dog Poem]

Dog rescue is an emotional topic. None of us likes to see animals suffer. Thank God for shelters and all the amazing people who rescue dogs, and give them safe and loving home. This poem by an unknown author tugs at the heart and reminds us of the great responsibility involved in dog ownership . . . it may even cause us to shed a few tears.

But I don’t want to leave you sad. Share this poem, so that those thinking about getting a puppy will carefully consider what’s involved.

DO I GO HOME TODAY? —Author Unknown

 

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 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?

You might also like to read the article—“Am I ready for a Puppy?”

List of State shelters and dog rescue organizations

Until next time!
Leila Grandemange

Leila is the recipient of the AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Public Service Award. She writes to inspire love, care, and compassion for dogs. About the Author.

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