Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Very Old Dog



From when he was a tiny scared bit
Of someone else's trash,
To now.
A great, creaky uncle so gentle with the world.

Fourteen. Fragile as the hopeful wish
Of a poor child,
At night.
Until he sees my walking shoes go on.

How extraordinarily privileged we are.
To share this soul,
Goodness.
Someone else's trash. My treasure.







hug your hounds

18 comments:

  1. Oh, yes..... so well put....

    Thank you.

    Kathy and Star the Wonder Dog

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  2. All my dogs were rescue dogs. I can't imagaine life without them.

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  3. saramurphy100@aol.comJune 5, 2008 at 11:24 AM

    He is the most glorious of Champions! What a beautiful Dog.
    Thank you for giving him the chance
    and the love he so deserved. A most wonderful life!

    Sharon

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  4. Patience
    Trash????
    I can't even imagine..what a pwiveledge to know vewy old dog...!
    smoochie kisses
    ASTA

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  5. Its all about love and bonds. Some hooman are just too thick to feel it.

    Luv
    Snowball

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  6. We are so glad to be back so we can read your wonderful posts. That was so nice :)

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  7. Patience! Thanks for your great story this week on ilistpaducah.com! The show sounds FABULOUS!

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  8. Simply beautiful.

    Toodle pip
    Harry x

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  9. The love of a dog is what saves us isn't it! Hello to Very Old Dog from Seattle.

    Sue, Gracie, and HotRod

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  10. fourteen. oh my.

    boscoe turns 13 in one month.

    a great creaky uncle, indeed.

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  11. Beutiful picture! Beautiful post!
    Kisses and hugs
    Lorenza

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  12. Awww, that's a nice poem... wish my Mom could write like that.


    Love
    Rudy

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  13. and the Canine Kids said,
    We who live with two very elderly canine companions thought this poem was so touching. It warmed our hearts for the goodness of those out there who see beauty in another's disposable dog and for the joy these dogs bring to our hearts year after year.
    Thank you for this.

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