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29th October 2006, 02:14 AM
I noticed people often post little heartwarming poems about dogs, and I for one love to read them. I thought I'd make a thread especially for inspirational quotes and poetry. Post your favorites!

29th October 2006, 02:37 AM
I thought this would be a nice one to start off with.....

A Dog's Plea

Treat me kindly, my beloved friend, for no heart in the world is more grateful for kindness than the loving heart of me.

Do not break my spirit with a stick, for though I might lick your hand between blows, your patience and understanding will more quickly teach me the things you would have me learn.

Speak to me often, for your voice is the world's sweetest music, as you must know by the fierce wagging of my tail when your footsteps fall upon my waiting ear.

Please take me inside when it is cold and wet, for I am a domesticated animal, no longer accustomed to bitter elements. I ask no greater glory than the privilege of sitting at your feet beside the hearth.

Keep my pan filled with fresh water, for I cannot tell you when I suffer thirst. Feed me clean food that I may stay well, to romp and play and do your bidding, to walk by your side, and stand ready, willing and able to protect you with my life, should your life be in danger.

And, my friend, when I am very old, and I no longer enjoy good health, hearing and sight, do not make heroic efforts to keep me going. I am not having any fun. Please see that my trusting life is taken gently. I shall leave this earth knowing with the last breath I draw, that my fate was always safest in your hands.


29th October 2006, 01:25 PM
My favorite quote:

"If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went." -Will Rogers


Harry & Heidi's mom
29th October 2006, 01:33 PM
I like this one

The family's dog was bought for a guard
chained to a post in a chilly back yard.
housed in a shed that was airless and dark
and every few weeks had a run in the park.
then boredom set in with no fun and no work
one day it broke loose and just went berserk.
Pa couldn't fathom just why it went wild
as it flattened his wife and then bit his child.
the police were called in to sort out the mess
and the whole sorry tale was revealed by the press.
the rescue society were really annoyed
So, the dog was rehomed - and the owners destroyed!


29th October 2006, 04:18 PM
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
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
His head on my knee can heal 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

29th October 2006, 07:08 PM
The puppy warning

Before you decide to take me home, this warning I must impart;
I will dig up your garden,
chew up your house
and than I will steal your heart.


Oh, so, so true! :lol:

matties mum
29th October 2006, 07:25 PM

The one absolutely unselfish friend that
a man can have in this selfish world,
the one that never deserts him,
the one that never proves ungrateful
or treacherous, is his dog.

A man's dog stands by him in prosperity
and in poverty,
in health and in sickness.
He will sleep on the cold ground where
the wintery winds blow,
and the snow drives fiercely,
if only he may be near his master's
side. He will kiss the hand that has no
food to offer, he will lick the sores
and wounds that come in encounter with
the roughness of the world. He guards
the sleep of his Pauper master as if he
were a prince.

When all other friends desert,
he remains.
When riches take wings and reputation
falls to pieces, he is as constant in
his love as the sun in it's journey
through the heavens.
If misfortune drives the master forth
an outcast in the world, friendless
and homeless, the faithful dog asks
no higher privilege than that of
accompanying him to guard against
danger, to fight against his enemies.

And when the last scene of all comes,
and death takes the master in it's
embrace, and his body is laid away in
the cold ground, no matter if all other
friends pursue their way, there by the
graveside will the noble dog be found,
his head between his paws, his eyes sad,
but open in alert watchfulness,
faithful and true, even in death.

-From a speech given by
Former Senator George Graham Vest
of Missouri. Delivered in 1870 when he
was acting as a lawyer in a suit against
a man who had killed the dog of his
client. -- He won the case.


brid kenny
29th October 2006, 10:30 PM

30th October 2006, 02:35 AM
The Dog's Cold Nose

When Noah, perceiving 'twas time to embark,
Persuaded the creatures to enter the Ark,
The dog, with a friendliness truly sublime,
Assisted in herding them two at a time.

He drove in the elephants, zebras and gnus
Until they were packed like a box full of screws,
The cat in the cupboard, the mouse on the shelf,
The bug in the crack; then he backed in himself.

But such was the lack of available space
He couldn't tuck all of him into the place;
So after the waters had flooded the plain
And down from the heavens fell blankets of rain.

He stood with his muzzle thrust out through the door
The whole forty days of that terrible pour!
Because of which drenching, zoologists hold,
The nose of a healthy dog always is cold!

-Arthur Guiterman