Posts Tagged ‘home’

There was a slight advantage to being one of the family, for he did not bite the family as often as he bit strangers….  James Thurber

Mom, Thanks for your patience! It’s true, that sometimes pound pups come with baggage their new families would rather leave behind. It takes time to change old habits, and you understood that.

When I was a skinny street stray, I learned to defend myself by biting. Sometimes I was scared or threatened, but sometimes it was just because… I’m cute, so no one ever saw it coming.

But since I’ve had a home and a family, I’ve learned that I don’t need defenses like biting anymore. Tho I’m tempted sometimes, I haven’t chomped on any plump human digits in over a year. Pretty good, huh?

Thanks for being so patient. Thanks for reasoning with me, instead of raising a hand to me. I can change. My intentions are good.

Thanks, Mom!

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There’s no place like home, Toto…. I don’t think Dorothy was just talking to her dog, she was talking to every dog who has wandered or lost his way, and she was talking to all the dogs patiently waiting at Humane Societies or rescue groups for someone to take them home.

I know how it is to wait, and feel lost and hungry. And, I know how it felt when someone looked into my eyes and saw not just a straggly little waif, but family. I wish all lost dogs could be found.

It feels great!

“Wherever smoke wreaths heavenward curl—Cave of a hermit, hovel of churl, Mansion of merchant, princely dome—Out of the dreariness, Into its cheeriness, Come we in weariness, HOME.”   ….Stephen Chalmers.

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