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The Legacy - Author Unknown
When humans die,
they make a will
To leave their homes
and all they have
to those they love.
I, too, would make a will
if I could write.
To some poor wistful, lonely stray
I leave my happy home,
My dish, my cosy bed,
my cushioned chair, my toy.
The well loved lap,
the gentle stroking hand,
the loving voice,
The place I made in someone's heart,
The love that at the last could help me to
a peaceful painless end
Held in loving arms.
If I should die, Oh do not say,
"No more a pet I'll have,
to grieve me by it's loss"
Seek out some lonely, unloved dog
And give my place to him.
This is the legacy I leave behind -
'tis all I have to give.
Do I Go Home Today - Sandi Thompson
My family brought me home cradled in their arms.
They cuddled me and smiled at me, and said I was full of charm.
They played with me and laughed with me, they showered me with toys.
I sure do love my family especially the girls and boys.
The children loved to feed me, they gave me special treats.
They even let me sleep with them all snuggled in the sheets.
I used to go for walks, often several times a day.
They even fought to hold my leash, I'm very proud to say.
These are things I'll never forget a cherished memory.
I now live in a shelter without my family.
They used to laugh and praise me when I played with that old shoe.
But I didn't know the difference between the old ones and the new.
The kids and I would grab a rag for hours we would tug.
So I thought I did the right thing when I chewed the bathroom rug.
They said that I was out of control, and would have to live outside.
This I did not understand although I tried and tried.
The walks stopped, one by one; they said they hadn't time.
I wish that I could change things, I wish I knew my crime.
My life became so lonely, in the back yard on a chain.
I barked and barked all day long to keep from going insane.
So they brought me to the shelter but were embarrassed to say why.
They said I caused an allergy, and then, kissed me goodbye.
If I'd only had some classes, as a little pup
I wouldn't have been so hard to handle when I was all grown up.
"You only have one day left," I heard the worker say.
Does this mean a second chance? Do I go home today?
Is It an Emergency?
If your pet has any of these symptoms, bring in IMMEDIATELY
Inability to Breathe ||Noisy respiration, blue tongue, gasping for breath
|Bleeding That Won't Stop ||From any part of the body - Apply pressure and come now!
|Inability to Urinate or Appears Constipated || But continues to try
|Inability to Deliver Puppies or Kittens || Keeps trying or has stopped trying
|Pain || Severe - Continuous with no relief
|Vomiting, Diarrhea || Continuous or with the Appearance of Blood
|Loss of Balance or Consciousness || Includes tremors, coma, staggering, blindness, fainting
|Itching || Continuous scratching, biting, self-mutilation
|Penetrating Wounds || Any place, but especially chest or abdomen
|Poisoning || Bring the container or commercial name and chemical name
|Injury || Continuous pain and/or total lameness
|Hit by car
|Any other sign that looks serious!
If your pet has any of these symptoms, bring in TODAY
With or without cough; eats and drinks; not frantic
Vomiting / Diarrhea||
Without blood; no pain; no unusual contents
No apparent cause
Even if you THINK pet swallowed it
With possible self-mutilation
Usually disagreeable, from any part of the body
Heat; chemicals; Go Immediately if Extensive
Not severe emergency but will worsen with delay- lacerations
If your pet has any of these symptoms, it is safe to wait OVERNIGHT
Vomiting / Diarrhea ||
No blood; no foreign material; no pain; not continuous
Mild to moderate; no skin damage; not continuous; no bleeding
Little or no pain; no discomfort in walking; not continuous
Thirst / Urination ||
Excessive drinking and/or elimination of urine with no blood, no pain, no straining or discomfort, or bloody appearance to the urine
Loss of Appetite ||
Skipped one main meal, but no other signs of illness
Most Skin Problems |