Monday, October 5, 2009

Here In This House


Many of you had the opportunity to go to a church service yesterday and receive a blessing - our church didn't do that but we wish it did. While wandering around, Mom found this on Holly's blog and it so perfectly describes how she feels about us.


Here In This House


I will never know the loneliness I hear
in the barks of the other dogs, 'out there'.

I can sleep soundly, assured that when I wake
my world will not have changed.

I will never know hunger,
or the fear of not knowing if I'll eat.
I will not shiver in the cold,
or grow weary from the heat.

I will feel the sun's heat and the rain's coolness,
and be allowed to smell all that can reach my nose.
My fur will shine, and never be dirty or matted.
Here in this house...

There will be an effort
to communicate with me on my level.

I will be talked to and, even if I don't understand,
I can enjoy the warmth of the words.
I will be given a name
so that I may know who I am among many

My name will be used in joy,
and I will love the sound of it!

Here in this house...

I will never be a substitute for anything I am not.
I will never be used
to improve peoples' images of themselves.

I will be loved because I am who I am,
not someone's idea of who I should be.

I will never suffer
for someone's anger, impatience, or stupidity.

I will be taught all the things
I need to know to be loved by all.

If I do not learn my lessons well,
they will look to my teacher for blame.

Here in this house...

I can trust arms that hold, hands that touch...
Knowing that, no matter what they do,
they do it for the good of me.

If I am ill, I will be doctored.
If scared, I will be calmed.
If sad, I will be cheered.
No matter what I look like,
I will be considered beautiful
and thought to be of value.

I will never be cast out because I am too old,
too ill, too unruly, or not cute enough.

My life is a responsibility,
and not an afterthought.

I will learn that Humans can almost,
sometimes, be as kind and as fair as dogs.


Here in this house...
I will belong.
I will be home.

~ Author Unknown ~


XOXO,
Piper, Carrleigh and Java

PS - We hope Lilly is back with us by the end of the week - we miss her so much.

23 comments:

The 'splorin' Wolfies said...

/what a sweet 1st picture that is~ thanks for the beautiful post!

Angus said...

If only humans were as kind and fair as dogs!

TwoSpecialWires said...

This is absolutely lovely. It makes us feel good inside that we, in this house, our home, can claim these thoughts and words to be true. You know, it wasn't always the case. To know and share the love that this poem expresses has just made our morning even more perfect. Thank you for sharing it.

Love,
Jake, Fergi and family

Holly said...

Arrrooo to the Clan from Miss Holly, Rory & Fiona! Blessings on all!

Kira The BeaWootiful said...

Woooos! So beaWootiful, we wish we all dogs and would have these things and most of all LOVE!
-Kira The BeaWootiful

chicamom85 said...

That is so nice, thank you for sharing that and the beautiful pictures. I hope Lilly is back soon too.

licks and sniffs, Sasha

The OP Pack said...

That was so beautiful and it makes us so very thankful for all that we have in our home here.

Hugs, the OP Pack

Asta said...

Oioer,Cawwleigh and Java

That is soo bootiful ,and expwesses how vewy fowtoonate we all awe..i wish all fuwwkids could feel that way
smoochie kisses
ASTA

Ginger Jasper said...

Beautiful post today.. Just Lovely.. Hugs GJ xx

Paco,Milo, Maya and mommy Simona said...

Awwwwwwwwwww....what a sweet post dear friends!!!!
Thanks for sharing with us such a wonderful words and thoughts!!!!
It makes us so very thankful for all that we have in our home here with mommy and dad!!!
We're very very very lucky dogs!!!!!
HAve a wonderful and lovely day in your home!!!
WE LOVE YOUUUUUUUUU!!!
Sweet kisses and licks

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Furry furry nice!

Tank woo fur sharing it!

Since I khame from a B&B (aka SPCA), I soooo know the importance of these khoncepts!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Mango said...

That poem made momma happy sad whatever that means. I just enjoyed looking at your most adorable selves.

Slobbers,
Mango

Mack and Sally Ann said...

Very well written.
Sally Ann

Maggie and Mitch said...

What a wonderful post! Thanks, guys!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Benny and Lily said...

Yep..we sure do like that!
Benny & Lily

Sue said...

That is wonderful. Do you mind if I use it sometime?

Dory and the Mama said...

Thank you for the awesome post!!

Hope Lilly gets home soon!!!

Smileys!
Dory

Angus said...

To cheer you up until Lilly returns have posted the picture of a Scottish Terriers tie found when clearing out the house. It's yours if you can think of a way for me to post it!

Footheel Sock Knitter said...

Beautiful poem and so true. I can have peace that Sam was treated well and loved till the end. And now Louie and Teddy are being cared for until we all go be with Sam and be together in an eternal home. I want to see Sam's face at The Rainbow Bridge, I've read about and for him to recognize me and run to me again. I saw the poem displayed at a local shop, in a frame, but too expensive for me to buy now. Also at that shop their were quite a few Scottie stuff. If you want to know, just email me.

animal lover, quilt lover said...

Thank-you Thank-you thank-you!!! Beautiful post!!!!!!!!!!!!
Love you all, Bambi and Fern

SEDONA said...

That was lovely, guys...thanks for sharing!
Your pal,
Sedona

Hollie and Janie said...

It's Janie's mama, Hollie. I can't read past the first line without crying,but I will read it all later. I'm having quite a difficult week, but thank you for sharing this!
Love,
Hollie

YOUR CANINE COMMENTATOR said...

That is SO Lovely!!! And I hope you all get a chance to attend an animal blessing. I went to one last year and hope to go again this year.
wags & love
Mr. B.

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