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    Default A new poem about puppy farm

    Cruel is the Mirror

    Cruel is the mirror as I glance at it with shame
    I’m a four year old Rottweiler and Helga is my name
    My eyes once truly sparkled, my figure once was trim
    That was in the days when home for me was with Marie and Jim

    They loved me like no other, took me walks and bought me toys
    We visited the local park where I played with girls and boys
    My life was bliss, my days were full, to them I was all that mattered
    Until that fateful evening when Jim came home and my happiness was shattered.

    “Hello love” Marie began, I’ve got some super news
    You’re going to be a father!” and Jim rushed out for some booze
    They celebrated all night long, I missed my evening in the park
    Somehow I had a feeling that my future would be dark

    Daily trips to Mothercare, toys, the cot, the pram
    They just simply ignored me, didn’t give a damn
    Then as Marie got fatter I heard Jim say one night
    “She’ll have to go, it’s to risky” which gave me quite a fright

    For days I lived in fear and dread of what lay in store for me
    Until one evening a man arrived and asked “She is a pedigree?”
    They simply put the lead on me, I stared at them askance
    Took some money off the horrid man without a backward glance.

    Into a van I clambered, no blankets, rugs or straw
    House later we stopped driving and I hated what I saw
    A kennel just like Colditz, with dozens of dogs like me
    One grey lady shed a tear, looked as miserable as could be

    “This’ll be quite handy” said the man “It’s shortly due in season”
    My heart sunk as I realised that my potential was the reason.
    A dam, dark kennel was my prison, scraps they used for feeding
    Then one day I panicked as I noticed I was bleeding.

    The man arrived with smiling face “That’s good she’ll soon be ready”
    The next I knew a stud arrived “Grab her! Hold her steady!
    No finesses, just pain and more, his actions were quite lewd
    This maiden fair had lost her name, she was to be a “brood”

    That was three years past, with every season a new litter
    Old before my time am I, and feeling very bitter.
    Since that first rape my issue has numbered fifty four
    Sold off cheap to anyone with cash who walked through his front door

    It would be nice to contemplate a happy ending to my plight
    But dreaming of my puppyhood is all that helps me sleep at night
    When my breeding days are past, and I no longer pay
    I will greet, with thanks, the vet who will help me on my way.

    I know this is about a rottwelier but it could be any breed or any dog---Aileen
    cavaliers at the bridge Mattie and Rocky & Sam & Jake
    Better to light a candle for one lost dog than to curse the darkness of man's indifference. Saving just one dog won't change the world but it surely will change the world for that one dog.

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    You should have issued a TISSUE ALERT.

    Gotta go blow my nose, again.


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    that is a sad poem i feel sorry for any dog that has to go through that
    christine and cavaliers molly+charlie

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    ugh... I second what mic said.

    What a good poem, but awful. It's hard to think about things like that.
    Sara, mommy to Kosmo ~ 4 year blenheim boy and Faith 3 year b/t girl *rescue*

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    Should be put up in every pet store and establishment that sells or advertises dogs of any kind for sale!

    Very upsetting

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    Made me sob as I read it!! I this near pet stores!!
    Loving mom to Jake, Shelby and Micah

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    Definitely here! I just don't understand how people can be so heartless.
    Mom to Brodie (M Black and Tan) and Rescue Kitty Gonzolas

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    omg thats terrible! how can people be so crueL!
    Should be put up in every pet store and establishment that sells or advertises dogs of any kind for sale
    oh i agree! should let the public see the truth
    Milo & Monty~ (Males, Blenheims, born 25/11/05 )
    Ally (Daschund - not with me)

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    What is wrong with humans?

    I know about a story, named 'How could you?' in icelandic. I have to try and find it in english, it's so sad that I allway cry when I read it..
    -Jenný, Ronja, Bono and Nóra

    "If you want your dreams to come true, you have to wake up"

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    Awww, this is so sad and very true that it happens to every breed of dog.
    No heaven can heaven be, if my cavalier isn't there to welcome me.


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