|Copyright 2012 Noah's
Ark Animal Sanctuary
I AM YOUR DOG!
I am your dog, and I have a little something I would like to whisper in your
I know that you humans lead busy lives. Some have to work. Some have
children to raise. It always seems like you are running here and there, often
much too fast, often never noticing the truly grand things in life.
Look down at me now, while you sit there at your computer. See, the way
my dark brown eyes look at yours. They are slightly cloudy now. That comes
with age. The gray hairs are beginning to ring my soft muzzle.
You smile at me; I see love in your eyes. What do you see in mine? Do you
see a spirit? A soul inside, who loves you as no other could in the world? A
spirit that would forgive all trespasses of prior wrongdoing for just a simple
moment of your time?
That is all I ask. To slow down, if even for a few minutes to be with me.
So many times, you have been saddened by the words you read on that
screen, of other of my kind, passing. Sometimes we die young and oh so
quickly, sometimes so suddenly it wrenches your heart out of your throat.
Sometimes, we age so slowly before your eyes that you may not even seem
to know until the very end, when we look at you with grizzled muzzles and
cataract clouded eyes. Still the love is always there, even when we must
take that long sleep, to run free in a distant land.
I may not be here next week. Someday you will shed the water from your
eyes, that humans have when deep grief fills their souls, and you will be
angry at yourself that you did not have just "One more day" with me.
Because I love you so, your sorrow touches my spirit and grieves me. We
have NOW, together.
So come, sit down here next to me on the floor, and look deep into my eyes.
What do you see? If you look hard and deep enough we will talk, you and I,
heart to heart. Come to me not as "alpha" or as "trainer" or even "Mom or
Dad," come to me as a living soul and stroke my fur and let us look deep into
another's eyes, and talk.
I may tell you something about the fun of chasing a tennis ball, or I may tell
you something profound about myself or even life in general. You decided to
have me in your life because you wanted a soul to share such things with.
Someone very different from you, and here I am.
I am a dog, but I am alive. I feel emotion, I feel physical senses, and I can
revel in the differences of our spirits and souls. I do not think of you as a
"Dog on two feet"- I know what you are. You are human, in all of your
quirkiness, and I love you still.
Now, come sit with me on the floor. Enter my world, and let time slow down
if only for 15 minutes. Look deep into my eyes, and whisper to my ears.
Speak with your heart, with your joy and I will know your true self.
We may not have tomorrow, and life is oh so very short.
On behalf of canines everywhere
|Noah's Ark Animal Sanctuary
P.O. Box 51051
Midland, Texas 79710
A 501 (C) 3 Non Profit Organization