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Something for all of us

PostPosted: Wed Nov 17, 2010 12:44 pm
by Marianne E
This made me cry, and I know you all will identify with this.

If I Didn't Have a Dog... or Cat...

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.
And 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 six veterinarians, as I
put their yet unborn grandkids through college.
The most used words in my vocabulary would not be: out, sit, down, come, no, stay, off, and leave it.
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 leash.
I would no longer have to spell the words
B-A-L-L, W-A-L-K, T-R-E-A-T, O-U-T, G-O,
R-I-D-E, or C-O-O-K-I-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 get.

How EMPTY my life would be!!!

Re: Something for all of us

PostPosted: Wed Nov 17, 2010 12:48 pm
by DonnaD
Amen! :paw

Re: Something for all of us

PostPosted: Wed Nov 17, 2010 2:29 pm
by debbiefive
Every word of that is absolutely true and my life. I love my life!

Re: Something for all of us

PostPosted: Wed Nov 17, 2010 3:13 pm
by Sylvia M C
It is so true that I had not even noticed that I live my life like that. :HoHo

Re: Something for all of us

PostPosted: Wed Nov 17, 2010 4:03 pm
by Vicky & Charlie
:wow This is so true, what a beautiful text.

Re: Something for all of us

PostPosted: Wed Nov 17, 2010 5:19 pm
by Mickey Brown
So true but it would be very very lonely living any other way!!!!

Re: Something for all of us

PostPosted: Wed Nov 17, 2010 6:14 pm
by Stephen
I could get through an entire T.V program without having to dig a ball out from under a piece of furniture... :HoHo :hp

Re: Something for all of us

PostPosted: Wed Nov 17, 2010 7:36 pm
by Heather K
LOL - true, true... Every word spoken as though you'd had a camera in my home... :lol

Re: Something for all of us

PostPosted: Wed Nov 17, 2010 11:48 pm
by Linda A
Wonderful!!

Re: Something for all of us

PostPosted: Thu Nov 18, 2010 12:42 am
by Vicki
Oh Marianne,
That made me cry too. :cry
First I saw the picture that Em had posted of that poor little neglected Cocker, Delilah, and was crying. :cry
Then I saw the beautiful picture of how little Delilah looks now and was crying. :cry
Then I read this and was crying. :cry
Thank goodness I am working the night shift alone this week.
My co-workers see me either broken hearted and crying over Cockers or laughing at Cockers till I cry. :roll

I swear, my desk here at work has tear stains on it since I have found this forum.
Thanks for sharing that, it was beautiful.

Would you mind if I typed it up and printed it off to hang up at home?
Thanks,
Vicki :sm

Re: Something for all of us

PostPosted: Thu Nov 18, 2010 6:54 am
by marsha o
This is so true !!!!!
I cannot imagine a world without furbaby angels !!!
Marsha

Re: Something for all of us

PostPosted: Thu Nov 18, 2010 7:40 am
by Cindy
Those without furbabies are missing so much from their lives.

Thank you for sharing this and reminding us that blessings come in many unexpected ways.

Re: Something for all of us

PostPosted: Thu Nov 18, 2010 8:11 am
by kozfam
I feel the same way and I only have one lol My hubby laughed at me last week when we went out for dinner he noticed my coat pocket was bulged out "whats in your pocket?" not even thinking I put my hand in my pocket and pulled out the plastic bag "oh a poop bag" I laughed I leave them in my coat for walking the dog and forgot to take it out when we left. As he rolls his eyes at me.

Re: Something for all of us

PostPosted: Thu Nov 18, 2010 9:45 am
by Marianne E
Vicki wrote:
Would you mind if I typed it up and printed it off to hang up at home?
Thanks,
Vicki :sm


I shared this with the forum, as someone at work sent this to me.
I just thought everyone here would 'get' this, as it is so true.
So feel free to share :sml

Re: Something for all of us

PostPosted: Thu Nov 18, 2010 10:47 am
by Lisa R
Loved it!

Hey! Those poop bags come in handy! LOL Don't tell me you've never used a poop bag for something other than poop! I know I have! :gig

Re: Something for all of us

PostPosted: Thu Nov 18, 2010 12:50 pm
by Carolyn T
Love it!! :joy

Re: Something for all of us

PostPosted: Thu Nov 18, 2010 6:44 pm
by BobbieShier
So true - this one brought tears to my eyes :love :hp