Sunday, June 14, 2009

Unconditional Love!

I've been home for a few days now and Jodie is doing much better. The veterinarian is certain that she has a separation anxiety problem (and maybe more treats than she needed from her daddy). I feel so bad about leaving her, next time she will just have to go with me. Unconditional love can only come from a dog. A dog is a "woman's best friend!" Jodie is in the picture above, "Buddy" and Ryan in the other picture.

A dogs prayer:
Treat me kindly, my beloved master, for no
heart in all the world is more grateful
for kindness than the loving heart of me.
Do not break my spirit with a stick,
for though I should lick your hand between the
blows, your patience and understanding will
more quickly teach me the things you would
have me do.
Speak to me often, for your voice is the
world's sweetest music, as you must know by
the fierce wagging of my tail when your
footstep falls upon my waiting ear.
When it is cold and wet, please take me
inside, for I am now a domesticated animal,
no longer used to bitter elements.
And I ask no greater glory than the privilege of
sitting at your feet beside the hearth.
Though had you no home, I would rather
follow you through ice and snow than rest
upon the softest pillow in the warmest home
in all the land, for you are my god and I am
your devoted worshiper.
Keep my pan filled with fresh water,
for although I should not reproach you were it dry,
I cannot tell you when I suffer thirst.
Feed me clean food, that I may stay well,
to romp and play and do your bidding, to walk
by your side, and stand ready, willing and
able to protect you with my life should your life be in danger.
And, beloved master, should the great Master
see fit to deprive me of my health or sight,
do not turn me away from you. Rather,
hold me gently in your arms as skilled hands
grant me the merciful boon of eternal rest -
and I will leave you knowing with the last breath I drew,
my fate was ever safest in
your hands.

1 comment:

Kacie said...

Ahh, that prayer is so sweet! We just adopted a dog, haven't had him quite a week yet! And it's so true. They need lots of attention and love!