Don’t abandon your pets-You are their lives


dont abandon your pets: you are their lives madmikesamerica

“Woof!” I said as you started the car,
“Hooray!” I said, it’s my first time afar.
The scents we were passing were all new to me,
For it was my first introduction to this mystery.
As we got out of the car I embraced you with joy,
After all you remembered to bring my favourite toy!
You threw it once or twice, of which I retrieved,
But on the third it seemed you were ready to leave.
You threw it long and hard and I chased it like lightning,
But when I turned to bring it back I saw a sight quite frightening.
I gripped my toy hard as I tried to comprehend
What it was I did wrong to make our relationship end.
You walked back to your car as I sat there still loyal.
Why am I subservient and you so royal?
Your engine started, and you peeled out into the night,
You didn’t even care about my overwhelming fright.
As I sat in my pose determined you would come back,
The sun faded behind me while the surroundings turned black.
Day after day I stayed in that park,
Lying… waiting… too feeble to bark.
As I lay there dying thinking of you master,
I asked myself how I got into this horrifying disaster.
With my last breath of life, I whispered your name
Then I collapsed in a heap overrun by pain.
Why didn’t you love me master? Why didn’t you care?
Had I no significance, was I just a clump of hair?
I stayed there master and I waited for you
I guess taking care of me was just too much to do.
I’m gone now master, no more You-and-I
But what I can’t figure out is why you didn’t even say goodbye…

-Author: Andrew Siegele-

Hat tip to Peggy for bringing my attention to this …..

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8 Responses to Don’t abandon your pets-You are their lives

  1. Peggy Roche Reply

    October 13, 2011 at 8:08 am

    BoB and I are so glad you shared this….and bless every person who stops when they see a doggy waiting by the road. So many of my lifetime loves first appeared in my headlights.And bless the organized rescue groups like Second Chance in Flagstaff who stopped and saved a three legged wolfie several years ago!

  2. dp1053 Reply

    October 13, 2011 at 8:51 am

    So sad, heartbreaking. If you can’t care for an animal, don’t get one. If you have one and can’t care for it, PLEASE, PLEASE at least find a no-kill shelter, do not give it to a stranger for free as it will probably end up in a lab or as bait for fighting dogs.

  3. jenny40 Reply

    October 13, 2011 at 9:15 am

    Geez Mike I come back from vacation and read this? Now you’ve got me crying, but it’s an important message, one I hope is shared by all. Our animals are precious. They are beating hearts, not property.

  4. Edward Caissie Reply

    October 13, 2011 at 10:56 am

    I’m not sure what I expected, maybe more of an opinion piece than this heart-wrenching poem. I must admit I immediately thought of Romee as I was reading this.

    We brought him home from a woman who basically said she was moving across country and did not want to take him on the drive. When I heard that I just asked for his lease and took Romee to his forever home … ours.

    He’s precocious and troublesome at times, but no pet deserves to be abandoned. Ever!

    I could not imagine the story above before today, and I still have no idea how some people can do it.

  5. newageluddite Reply

    October 13, 2011 at 11:37 am

    After I finished crying I gave Daisy, our used Beagle a friend rescued from under an underpass during one of our recent 112 degree days, a great big hug.

  6. Michael John Scott Reply

    October 13, 2011 at 12:13 pm

    I am proud to say that I have rescued 7 dogs in the last 5 years. I found the home of one who had decided to just walk away, and found homes for the other two. Four of them found a home with me, and although one of them, Peaches, a little poodle, died of old age, the others are still with me to this day.

  7. Isabella Reply

    March 1, 2014 at 10:45 pm

    This made me cry for five minutes.Cruel… just cruel

    • Michael John Scott Reply

      March 2, 2014 at 11:08 am

      It was touching Isabella, which is why I posted it. I just hope it stops at least one person from abandoning their dog.

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