A poem for dog lovers to enjoy

@Katlady2 (9920)
United States
October 9, 2007 9:25pm CST
I always get emails from PetPlace.com, and this one included a wonderful poem about a dog's soul. I hope you all like it as much as I do. Enjoy! Hugs to everyone! A Dogs Soul by Author Unknown Every dog must have a soul Somewhere deep inside Where all his hurts and grievances Are buried with his pride. Where he decides the good and bad, The wrong way from the right, And where his judgement carefully Is hidden from our sight. A dog must have a secret place Where every thought abides, A sort of close acquaintance that He trusts in and confides. And when accused unjustly for Himself, He cannot speak, Rebuked, He finds within his soul The comfort he must seek. He'll love, tho'he is unloved, And he'll serve tho'badly used, And one kind word will wipe away The times when he's abused. Altho' his heart may break in two His love will still be whole, Because God gave to every dog An understanding Soul!
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@Feona1962 (7527)
• United States
10 Oct 07
I love this poem..It is true, no matter how they are treated they forgive....
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@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
10 Oct 07
Yes they do....just look at my wonderful Buddy. He's such a teddy bear, even after being scarred and hurt. Hugs!
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@AmbiePam (51177)
• United States
10 Oct 07
That's an excellent poem! It makes me sad though because due to unforseen money and health issues, I'm going to have to give up one of my dogs. I'm going to personally select a good home for him, but it tears me up.
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@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
10 Oct 07
Awwwww....honey I'm so sorry you have to go through that. Make sure that you find someone that will give you "visitation rights" so you can see your baby every once in a while. Good luck with it hon. Hugs to you.
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• United States
10 Oct 07
my puppy-love - Animal Munchkin
5-16-95 ~ 12-18-05
Mama's boy
That's a beaut, Katlady! Thank you for sharing.
@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
10 Oct 07
Thanks hon. I'm glad you liked it. I saw in your comment to mizrak that you lost your baby 2 years ago. I'm so sorry for your loss hon. It's tough when our babies have to leave us and go to Heaven. Big hugs to you hon.
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• Australia
10 Oct 07
Hi Katlady, A truer word has nver been spoken. Animals give us unconditional love and a lot of the time we abuse this love or ignore it. It's not fair on the animal is it?
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@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
10 Oct 07
No, it's definitely not fair to the animals. But they still give love no matter what. My Buddy (he's pitbull/yellow lab mix) was very much abused and had been trained to fight. He had gotten out and found us down the street from his home. He was so skinny that you could count every vertebrae in his back and see his ribs and all the angles of his bones. I took him home with me, before I knew who the owner was, got him his shots, got him neutered, and gave him lots of love, attention and food. He is now the biggest love in the world....except to strangers. He's my guard dog. But when he's on his leash, he's the happiest camper I've ever seen. It just goes to show what love and caring can do for them. Thanks so much hon.
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• Australia
11 Oct 07
That's terrible ,what they did to buddy. I'm glad thgat you got hold of him because i know he will now be loved. There's only one problem, what's stopping them doing the same thing to other poor dogs? I have seen over in the USA the animal law inforces, maybe someone needs to dobe them in. Goodluck with Buddy and well done.
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@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
11 Oct 07
Actually, not too long after I got Buddy, my friend that lives down the road from the guy told me that all of his dogs were removed from the guy's property. They were all in really bad shape. So someone must have called in on the guy. It could have been my veterinarian. I told him about the other dogs, and he just got this look on his face. It wouldn't surprise me. He has no tolerance for those kind of people.
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@lightningMD (5932)
• United States
10 Oct 07
That was really great. Thank-you so much for sharing it. My two beautiful Siberian Husky dogs were shot by my neighbor. He claimed he thought they were wolves,even though there are no wolves in lower Michigan. I still miss them they were the most lovable and loyal dogs I have ever owned.
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@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
10 Oct 07
What?? Was the guy blind, or just stupid? People like that just ruffle my feathers to no end! I'm so sorry hon. When I lived with my dad, one of the neighbors had an Alaskan Husky, and he was HUGE! But he was the biggest teddy bear on this earth. Both breeds are truly awesome. I just can't see how someone could hurt such lovely animals. Big hugs to you sweetie.
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• Indonesia
11 Oct 07
i m sorry to hear that lightningMD. thats so awful and made me little bit angry too. how could those guy just suddenly shot them without logical reason? at least you're his neighbour then how could he didnt recognize that you having dog as your pet? i hope you are little bit better now and having others pets to accompany you
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• Indonesia
11 Oct 07
i m sorry to hear that lightningMD. thats so awful and made me little bit angry too. how could those guy just suddenly shot them without logical reason? at least you're his neighbour then how could he didnt recognize that you having dog as your pet? i hope you are little bit better now and having others pets to accompany you
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@plumwish07 (4059)
• Indonesia
10 Oct 07
its very lovely poem. ma'am. do you another poem which stated about cat? coz i m cat lover, :P but i also like dog
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@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
10 Oct 07
I'm a cat lover too, but I love my two dogs just as much. I will check around and see if I can find you a cat poem hon. When I do I will post it especially for you my friend.
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• Indonesia
11 Oct 07
i will wait for that, ma'am. anyway, how many cats and dogs that you have? i having two, their name is sheilla and kenny but kenny getting lost at now :( i want to have dog but i cant have it due some reason :(
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@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
11 Oct 07
Awww...I hope you find your Kenny hon. Right now I have 12 cats and two dogs. I used to have 21 cats until a nasty neighbor who didn't like cats decided to trap several of my babies and drop them off outside of town. But a couple of them made it back to some families down the street from me, and since they have good loving homes, I'm just letting them stay where they are. Twelve cats is definitely a handful as it is. LOL
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@3lilangels (4639)
• United States
11 Oct 07
what a beautiful poem,it actually brought a tear to my eye,very touching and it makes me think how precious are animals are.i miss a few of mine that have passed on a few years ago and they are smiling down at me.animals give us so much love and repect,sometimes better than people.very well written.pattie
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@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
15 Oct 07
It gave me a few tears too. I thought of my wonderful Meg as I was reading it. I miss her so much. Pets are such awesome companions to have. I can't imagine not having them. Thanks hon.
@alamode (3073)
• United States
11 Oct 07
If it wasn't for our dogs, we wouldn't know how wonderful we are... but they are willing to tell us all day long!
@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
11 Oct 07
Yes, they are wonderful, aren't they? My Buddy practically knocks me over every time I go outside cuz he's so happy to see me. Between him doing that, and Snuggles loving on my legs, I'm gonna end up plastered to the sidewalk with two goofy dogs just loving me to pieces. LOL
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@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
11 Oct 07
Hey! What happened to your avatar? I kinda like the one you had.
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@alamode (3073)
• United States
11 Oct 07
I know! I wrote them... I don't know what the deal is!
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• Canada
14 Oct 07
Katie - Our shihtzu Katie!
Hi Katlady, Awwwwwwwww! What a sweet poem, thanks so much for sharing hun! I have enclosed a pic of my shihtzu Katie the day she got hom from the groomers for you! Love & Hugzz, Your Friend, PurpleTeddyBear!
@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
15 Oct 07
She is just too cute! And the collar is just as adorable. Thanks for sharing her pic with me hon. Love and hugs to you.
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• Canada
16 Oct 07
Your more then welcome hun, and yes I think she's a cutie too ;)
@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
14 Oct 07
That is such a pretty and so true poem. Thanks for sharing it. What a true friend we can find in a dog.
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@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
15 Oct 07
Yep. They are truly awesome friends to have. Thanks hon.
@brendalee (6083)
• United States
15 Oct 07
That was very nice katlady.It was a wonderful poem. Thanks for sharing it with us.