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A Dog’s Plea

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Treat me kindly, my beloved friend, for no heart in all the world is more grateful for kindness than the loving heart of me.

Do no break my spirit with a stick, for though I might lick your hand between blows, your patience and understanding will more quickly teach me the things you would have me to learn.

Speak to me often, for your voice is the world’s sweetest music, as you must know by the fierce wagging of my tail when your footstep falls upon my waiting ear.

Please take me inside when it is cold and wet, for I am a domesticated animal, no longer accustomed to bitter elements. I ask no greater glory than the privilege of sitting at your feet beside the hearth.

Keep my pan filled with fresh water, for I cannot tell you when I suffer thirst.

Feed me clean food that I may stay well, to romp and play and do your bidding, to walk by your side, and stand ready, willing and able to protect you with my life, should your life be in danger.

And, my friend, when I am very old, and I no longer enjoy good health, hearing and sight, do not make heroic efforts to keep me going. I am not having any fun. Please see that my trusting life is taken gently. I shall leave this earth knowing with the last breath I draw that my fate was always safest in your hands.

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Submitted by Richard

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5 comments to A Dog’s Plea

  • Puni Mikaele

    Another great inspiration story. Please continue the good work. God bless and thanks a million.

    Puni

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  • Delisile D. Ginindza

    Goodmorning.

    Oh! What a touhing poem.

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  • Richard Causey

    May they all bless you as they have blessed me..

    The Story Teller

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  • I love this poem. I read it way back, And forgot about it.
    I love my dog, and this is such a warm welcome to read again.
    And how blessed we are to have our furry friends God gave to us to love and care for.

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  • Terri

    I never knew this kind of love could be so comforting and
    truly unconditional. Yes, I love my dog.

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