Author Archives: Ann

To the Owners of New Rescue Dogs

The escape artist, climber, digger, Houdini I’m an opportunist, an escapee in the making I want to run away from you, your love I am forsaking. Because I am scared of everything, and you don’t understand I’d sooner run away … Continue reading

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If I Didn’t Have A Dog

If I didn’t have a dog, I could walk around the back yard barefoot without worry. My house could be carpeted instead of tiled. My clothing, furniture and other belongings would be free of hair. When the doorbell rings, my … Continue reading

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My Frightened Galgo

Now that you have someone to care There’s something I want you to know I’ve lots of love and time to share And we’ll watch your fears just go They’ll peel away, flutter and fly As you watch them go … Continue reading

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A Street Dog Named Balu

The prognosis of a home for me is not very good Just one of many abandoned in my neighbourhood I’m not the prettiest and my coat don’t shine But I long for somebody just to be mine. Out in the … Continue reading

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A Senior Dog’s Prayer

One by one, they pass my cage, too old, too worn, too broken, no way! Way past his time, he can’t run and play. They shake their heads slowly and go on their way. A little old man, arthritic and … Continue reading

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Your Best Friend

“The one absolutely unselfish friend that man can have in this selfish world, the one that never deserts him, the one that never proves ungrateful or treacherous, is the dog.” A man’s dog stands by him in prosperity and in … Continue reading

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Cries in the Night

The shadows fall as night comes around, But I shall not sleep, I’m scared in this pound. I was also very scared before, and if I sleep I’ll recall The memories of my past dancing on the wall. The loneliness, … Continue reading

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I am just a black Galgo

I am just a black Galgo, nothing much to see But really there is so much more, for you to see in me I cannot help my colour, nor can I help my breed But I am a black Galgo, … Continue reading

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Dog Waiting in the Pound

Sitting, waiting, thinking, hoping that somebody could see me, but can’t imagine really who that person would be. You see nobody comes here looking to take a dog, set it free to have it in your home, maybe sat upon … Continue reading

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A Pound Dogs’ Wish

I’m only a pound dog but please take me home to a place where I belong a home of my own. I sit and wish every day with every breath I take that somebody will see me and love me … Continue reading

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