TreeTops Animal Rescue
PO Box 584
Landenberg, PA 19350
(484) 727-7456

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Do I Go Home Today?
My family brought me home
cradled in their arms.

They cuddled me and smiled at me,

and said I was full of charm.
They played with me and laughed with me,
they showered me with toys.

I sure do love my family

especially the girls and boys.
The children loved to feed me,
they gave me special treats.

They even let me sleep with them

all snuggled in the sheets.
I used to go for walks,
often several times a day.

They even fought to hold my leash,

I'm very proud to say.
These are things I'll never forget
a cherished memory.

I now live in a shelter

without my family.
They used to laugh and praise me
when I played with that old shoe.

But I didn't know the difference

between the old ones and the new.
The kids and I would grab a rag
for hours we would tug.

So I thought I did the right thing

when I chewed the bathroom rug.
They said that I was out of control,
and would have to live outside.

This I did not understand

although I tried and tried.
The walks stopped, one by one;
they said they hadn't time.

I wish that I could change things,

I wish I knew my crime.
My life became so lonely,
in the back yard on a chain.

I barked and barked all day long

to keep from going insane.
So they brought me to the shelter
but were embarrassed to say why.

They said I caused an allergy,

and then, kissed me goodbye.
If I'd only had some classes,
as a little pup

I wouldn't have been so hard to handle

when I was all grown up.
"You only have one day left,"
I heard the worker say.

Does this mean a second chance?

Do I go home today?
~ Sandi Thompson ~


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