Wednesday, February 11, 2009

The Big Thaw With Two Crazy Dogs & A Ball

My Daughter In Law Cheryl, who is an award winning photographer & journalist, took this video of their Black Lab "Paris" and Springer Spaniel "Millie"...Enjoy

If I Didn't Have A Dog:

I could walk around the yard barefoot in safety.
My house could be carpeted instead of tiled and laminated.
All flat surfaces, clothing, furniture, and cars would be free of hair.
When the doorbell rings, it wouldn't sound like a kennel.
When the doorbell rings, I could get to the door without wading through
fuzzy bodies who beat me there.
I could sit on the couch and my bed the way I wanted, without taking into
consideration how much space several fur bodies would need to get comfortable.
I would have money .and no guilt to go on a real vacation.
I would not be on a first-name basis with 6 veterinarians, as I put their
yet unborn grand kids through college.
The most used words in my vocabulary would not be: out, sit, down, come,
no, stay, and leave him/her/it ALONE.
My house would not be cordoned off into zones with baby gates or barriers.
I would not talk 'baby talk'. 'Eat your din din'. 'Yummy
yummy for the tummy'..
My house would not look like a day care center, toys everywhere.
My pockets would not contain things like poop bags, treats and an extra
I would no longer have to spell the words B-A-L-L, F-R-I-S-B-E- E,
W-A-L-K, T-R-E-A-T, B-I-K-E, G-O, R-I-D-E
I would not have as many leaves INSIDE my house as outside.
I would not look strangely at people who think having ONE dog/cat ties
them down too much.
I'd look forward to spring and the rainy season instead of dreading
'mud' season.
I would not have to answer the question 'Why do you have so many
animals?' from people who will never have the joy in their lives of knowing
they are loved unconditionally by someone as close to an angel as they will ever
How EMPTY my life would be!!!
"Until one has loved an animal, part of their soul remains
How True!


Paqueenie said...
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Paqueenie said...

I got home from Mankato to find out Milly hauled the8x5 foot area rug into her metal crate. How she did it is beyond me. Parts of it are now shredded. Unbelievable ... she's a homewrecker for sure

basketsnprims said...

Cute video and loved the poem. Our two dogs decided to wander off today so I had to go looking, the little buggers. I actually saw that Ellen episode a couple of years ago when she called Gladys. I thought I was going to pee my pants, I laughed so hard. Thanks for sharing.