Today My Life
Began. Although I am nothing more than a tiny being
invisible to the eye, my entire body and soul are already
determined. I am a girl. I am gentle and love children. I
will have stand-up ears and dark brown eyes that show all
the love I have to give. I am a rascal. My inborn urge to
dig will bring me trouble. My teeth are sharp and my body
strong and athletic but I will never use them against
people, for I am born to love people. I can hardly wait.
Today I am
born. I have four brothers and five sisters. They are all
warm, soft and cuddly like myself. We don't do anything
except nurse and sleep to prepare for our future lives.
I have opened
my eyes for the first time. My mother is large and has a
beautiful stand-off coat like I will have. My litter mates
and I still spend most of our time eating and sleeping.
Today I tried
my legs. They are shaky, but I persevere and will succeed. I
begin to play with the others and frighten myself with my
woo-woos. Our people pick us up each day and hold us
closely, talking quietly. When they stroke me, my body can
hardly contain my happiness. It quivers with joy, and I use
my tongue to show them.
We are growing
quickly and have learned to eat from a pan. We move around
and climb out of our box. Our people say we are little pests
and put us into a larger pen, hugging us to soothe their
I have a name
now. It is "Midnight Lace." I am called Lacy by my people.
My family is full of bounces, kisses and mischief. We have
many toys and the children in the family romp with us,
making the house come alive with laughter and fun. I am
beginning to learn what "No, Lacy" means.
have come into our world, and some of my brothers and
sisters have left. Everyone shows me love, and I return it.
Today I came
to a new house. The people are not my people but they seem
nice. I am happy as long as my tummy is full and I am loved.
I eat my supper and the children take me out. I do what I am
supposed to do, and they say, "Good Lacy." We have a good
children forgot to take me out and I did something bad. I
heard a big "NO!", and I am in disgrace. I know I did wrong
and will try not to misbehave anymore.
different here, and people don't have much time for me. I
spend as much time lying around and sleeping as I did when I
was a little puppy. I am bored, and I find things for myself
to do. My people are not happy. They raise their voices, and
I do not feel the loving touch from their hands as often.
I am much
bigger and I need care and training. Too much, the people
say. They say they did not know I would be so big. They say
they did not know they would have to brush my coat so often
or that I would shed so much. They say I dug a hole in their
flower bed. I say I am sorry with my eyes, but they do not
Today I was
taken for a long ride. Usually I love to ride, but this time
was different. I was taken away at night, and the man was
very quiet. The lady was crying, and the children were
sleeping, I felt upset. Then the car door opened, and I
hopped out, ready for romp. But the door slammed, and the
car drove away. I am frightened. I am hungry. I wait.
I have waited
a very long time. My tummy hurts. I am not happy. I have
seen people at their houses, but they have no love for me.
My eyes shine with the love I have to give, but nobody wants
I try to find
food. I am hungry. I dig through some garbage, but there is
so little food, and people come out to yell. I run across
the road. It is dark, and a car hits me, throwing me into
For some time,
I lie still. Finally I get up because the ache in my stomach
is worse than the pain in my leg. I walk through the night
searching for what I have lost. But I cannot find it. I lie
down to wait . . .I Know not what for.
Today a man
came. He called me. He did not say, "Here Lacy," like my
people did, but he said, "Here, doggy." He seemed kind. I am
so afraid, but my leg hurts and his touch is gentle. He puts
me in his car. We got to a large place with many other dogs.
I have my first full meal in a long time.
at me. My leg is very painful, and my heart is full of
grief. My beautiful coat is no longer shiny, and my bones
show through it. My eyes still glow and I lick his hand. He
says, "What a shame. This was a beautiful dog, but nobody
will want her now."
Today My Life Ended.
this is something that is repeated time and time again,
PLEASE do your research BEFORE choosing your pet
and remember ALL pets need care and love, ABOVE
ALL THEY NEED TIME AND PATIENCE**
Music playing is Keeper of the Stars