A friend I used to train my dogs with sent me this. After seeing Pamelaw's post I though
I'd share it with you all.
"A Dog's Christmas"
What does he want on Christmas Day?
What are his quiet eyes trying to say?
A morning biscuit,
A daily hug.
A run in the park,
A sleep on the rug.
A walk on a lead,
A sniff at each post,
What are the things he wants the most?
To be kept safe,
A chance to talk
With other dogs out on their walk,
A place to sleep that's all his own
And not to be too much alone?
Some scraps perhaps from the Christmas bird,
Some Christmas pudding,
A loving word,
A bone to gnaw,
A slipper to chew?
What are the things he wants from you?
What does he want on Christmas Day,
So little, so easy to give away?
What he gives us is worth much more
Than gifts piled high in a Christmas store.
Companionship, love and simple trust,
And doing the things we say he must.
His flagging tail,
His joy in living,
His warmth, his beauty, the fun he's giving,
The way he takes so patiently
Our puzzling inconsistency.
His watching eyes - Seeing his God before he dies?
As well, his hardest role by far,
Accepting us just as we are.
What does his Christmas hold in store?
Being our dog, just as before!