If I Didn't Have Pugs...
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.
When the doorbell rings, 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 6 veterinarians, as I put their yet unborn grand kids through college.
The most used words in my vocabulary would not be: out, sit, down, come, no, stay, and leave him/her/it ALONE.
My house would not be cordoned off into zones with baby gates or barriers.
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, F-R-I-S-B-E- E, W-A-L-K, T-R-E-A-T, B-I-K-E, G-O, R-I-D-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!
"In The Beginning"
In just six days, in order to begin it,
God made the world and everything in it.
And after He rested, He said with a start,
"Whatever shall I do with these leftover parts?"
"When I decided to make creatures to travel two by two
And populate the world, I thought my work was through.
But my order got mixed up somehow I found out with a shock,
All my creatures are completed, but there's parts left in the box!
There's noses and toeses and things that look like roses
And eyes that melt your heart away-You think anyone supposes
There's enough left in the box, that with lots of glue and stuff
Another creature can be made that would be good enough?"
So God summoned Gabriel, who said "Now don't you fret,
Let's stick the parts together and see what we get."
The angels put their aprons on and spread the parts around,
And soon another creature appeared there on the ground.
Four tiny legs stuck on a sausage bod,
A piglet's tail on one end, the other just as odd.
Just a mass of wrinkles where a face should be
And the nose put on inside out-least it looked that way to me.
When God surveyed the results, He said "T'would do no harm
To give this funny little thing an extra dose of charm.
And since the pint sized hearts are gone a lion's heart will do
For this mini creature that thinks she's 6 foot 2."
So now the story has been told and it gives my heart a tug
To learn just how she came to be, this thing we call a Pug.
Lord, please bless my dogs,
for they bring such joy to me~
They ask for so little and give so much,
and their devotion is so easy to see...
I pray you keep them healthy and happy
and guide them from harm's way~
for it's so nice to look around me
and pet my blessings each day.