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Poems & Quotes:
A STUMP FOR A TAIL
You can't buy loyalty, they say, I bought it though,
the other day;
Buy a brown-eyed puppy with a stump for a tail.
"You think dogs will not be in heaven?
I tell you, they will be there long before any of
"It's a puppy... it's kind of like Prozac"
THERE'S ALWAYS ROOM FOR ONE MORE
I see by his coat he
must be a stray,
The untidy look gives him away.
The other night in
the freezing rain,
That little female came again.
Thereís a new face
on the docks today,
Hungry but clean, to our dismay,
Thereís the poor
doggy standing in the rain,
Iíve tried to entice him time
These stories are
As Iíve said before,
~ Author Unknown ~
"My goal in life is to be as good of a person as my dog already believes me to be"
"Old age means realizing you will
never own all the dogs you wanted to"
DOG (Spelled Backward)
When God had made the earth and
The flowers and the trees.
~ Author Unknown ~
"A house without either a cat or a dog is the house of a scoundrel." ~ Portuguese Proverb
"One dog barks at something, the rest bark at him." ~ Chinese Proverb
One More Dog...
One dog is not trouble, and two are so funny, the third one is easy, the fourth one's a honey.
The fifth is delightful, the sixth one's a breeze. You find you can live with a houseful, with ease.
So how 'bout another? Would you really dare? They're really quite easy, but Oh Lord, the Hair!
With dogs on the sofa, and dogs on the bed, And crates in the kitchen, its no bother, you said.
They're really no trouble, their manners are great. What's just one more dog and one more little crate?
The sofa is hairy, the windows are crusty. The floor is all footprints, the furniture's dusty.
The housekeeping suffers, but what do you care? Who minds a few nose prints and a little more hair?
So let's keep a puppy, you can always find room, And a little more time for the dust cloth and broom.
There's hardly a limit to the dogs you can add. The thought of a cutback, sure makes you feel sad.
Each one is special, so useful, so funny, the food bill grows larger, you owe the vet money.
Your folks never visit, few friends come to stay, Except other dog folks, who live the same way.
Your lawn has now died and the shrubs are dead, too. Your weekends are busy, you're off with your crew.
There's dog food and vitamins, training and shots, And entries and travel and motels which cost lots.
Is it worth it you wonder? Are you caught in a trap? Then that favorite comes up and climbs in your lap.
His look says you're special and you know that you will, Keep all the critters in spite of the bill.
Some just for showing, and some just to breed, And some just for loving, they all fill a need.
Winter is a hassle, but the dogs love it true, And they must have their walks tho' you are numb and blue.
The dogs and the dog shows, the travel, the thrills. The work and the worry, the pressure, the bills.
The whole thing seems worth it, the dogs are your life. They're charming and funny and offset the strife.
Your lifestyle has changed, things just won't be the same. Yes those dogs are addictive and so is the dog game!
"In a perfect world, every dog would have a home and every home would have a dog".
"He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader.
He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion." ~ Unknown~
Virgil von Promised Land
1995 - 2009
"Virgil" aka "the Bump"
Virgil was the greatest Rottweiler...ever.
He "raised" 3 generations of Jack Russells, (never realizing he was bigger than they were), was a well balanced protector, constant companion and friend. His loyalty was without equal. He lived a wonderful life, was loved by his family, and he loved his family in return. His absence has left a void in our hearts, we will miss him immensely.
It is dogs like Virgil that solidify that there is indeed a "Doggie Heaven"... and we know that's exactly where he waits.
Ivell vom Promised Land
Ivy was a beautiful girl, completely devoted to her family. We rescued her from a bad situation, chained to a tree with little or no attention. She was thin and scared when we scooped her up and put her in our truck, never knowing, nor caring, how she would respond after all she had endured, we just knew we had to get her out of there and love her. Which we gladly did every day. If a dog can exhibit gratitude, that is exactly what Ivy did, nearly the minute we got her home, the kisses never stopped. Our "grillers" was a great girl!
2001 - 2010 "Rikki Boy"
Rikki Tikki Tavi has gone to earth for the last time...Rikki the valiant has passed over the Rainbow Bridge. We will miss his antics and non-stop energy that mimicked his name.
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