Touching poem from, “A Story of a Promising Puppy,” by Leila Grandemange
Into your life, I came one day, by chance or by will, I’m here to stay.
Little and furry, I brought you joy; young and untrained, trouble and spoil.
Don’t get angry, don’t dismay; I’ll grow and change, don’t give me away.
I don’t speak your language, be patient I say;
I’ll learn what you teach me; please train me I pray.
I love to run, I love to play; please don’t crate me all the day.
I need your love, I’ve grown so much; no longer a puppy, I still need your touch.
Measure my food, and give water to drink,
I get awfully thirsty—my tongue will hang pink!
Check-ups and shots, I, too, need a doctor;
I might get sick; have you got a thermometer?
As time goes by I’ll grow older and gray;
May all that I need come from you, I pray.
All that you give, I’ll return even better;
This puppy’s prayer is to love you forever!
And the day I must leave, hold me close, I pray;
I’ll sleep in your arms and forever I’ll stay.
from the book—A Promising Puppy, by Leila Grandemange
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