October 23, 2010

Just My Dog...

Even though my sweet Kes is a female,
this poem is appropriate for all dogs.

JUST MY DOG

He is my other eyes that can see above
the clouds; my other ears that hear above
the winds. He is the part of me that can
reach out into the sea.

He has told me a thousand times over that
I am his reason for being: by the way he
rests against my leg; by the way he thumps
his tail at my smallest smile; by the way he
shows his hurt when I leave without taking him.
(I think it makes him sick with worry when he
is not along to care for me.)

When I am wrong, he is delighted to forgive.
When I am angry, he clowns to make me smile.
When I am happy, he is joy unbounded.
When I am a fool, he ignores it.
When I succeed, he brags.
Without him, I am only another man.
With him, I am all-powerful.
He is loyalty itself.
He has taught me the meaning of devotion.
With him, I know a secret comfort and a
private peace. He has brought me understanding
where before I was ignorant.
His head on my knee can heal my human hurts.
His presence by my side is protection against
my fears of dark and unknown things.
He has promised to wait for me...
Whenever...wherever--in case I need him.
And I expect I will--as I always have.

He is just my dog.
--- Gene Hill ---
We're resting today, but we'll be back
tomorrow with an update from the studio.

19 friends clicked here to leave a note for me:

jovialjudi said...

Oh my! This brought tears to my eyes. We have a 13 year old soon to be 14 yellow lab...and every day with her is a gift. We also have a 4 yr old English Shepherd. A poem never rang truer to me than this one. Your dogs are so sweet!! Thanks so much for sharing!!

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Awww, ain't this whole post just the truth?
And don't we all wish we were the people our dogs think we are? :-)

Patty C. said...

Enjoy your rest :)

Liszha said...

Such a beautiful poem for such a beautiful dog.

Suzann said...

Super cute!

Ruby said...

Thanks! It's a privilege to be owned by a dog. Ruby

Gunda said...

Thank you for sharing this poem
And it's not just my dog..........It should be..............MY dog, because they are a limit time a part of our life and we love them so much and it break our heard when they go over the Rainbow Bridge
Hugs Gunda

Jan M said...

So sweet and so true for all our dogs. Have a wonderful and restful Sunday!

Sarah said...

Beautiful poetry. This really says it all. I just picked up a book, THE HIDDEN LIFE OF DOGS. Have you heard of it? ~ Sarah

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

There isn't much better than the love of a dog. It is unconditional.
We lost two that we still think about and wish were still here.
(())

Tina Eudora said...

You touched my heart this morning with this lovely poem. I still miss my beloved Lili and Barney and I always will and someday soon I will have to open my home to another sweet dog or I won't be whole.
Have a good Sunday Donna...
Tina xo

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Oh my goodness - that brought a tear to my eye. It's a wonderful poem and oh so true - where did you find it? May I send this to a friend of mine? Thank you so much - sums up how much I love my babies. Theresa

Carol said...

I love it that you love your dogs as much as I love mine. Their love and devotion to me and mine to them is a very big part of me. I'm glad you share my love of animals.

Michelle May said...

I love this Donna.
Love you, love the fuzzy ones.
xx, shell

Christine Edwards said...

Donna, I'm loving your new little fellow...so adorable. Dogs are very special indeed.

I see you're quite the busy bee, but I would expect nothing less. Thanks for stopping by the other day. :-)

Have a great week!
Christine

the lady loves bears said...

This is exactly how I feel about my two boys lovely poem when I am away from them I fret for them and when I get home at night when they are charging down the hallway to be the first one to say hello Mum makes my day.

Thanks for sharing Raewyn

LemonyRenee' said...

This is so lovely. We just found out our 10 y/o dog (though we've only had him 1 year) is in kidney failure. We are heartbroken. This poem puts into words why when, otherwise, I would be at a loss.

Have a lovely day.

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

What a precious poem, Donna. I'm going to print this out right now. Thanks so much for sharing.

BTW, I'm really enjoying all the photos of your sweet fur babies.

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Beedeebabee said...

What a beautiful poem, and your poochies are just adorable! I have cats myself, but it's the same thing...animal love...it's just the best! xoxo

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