Sharing this. Sorry in advance if I upset anyone. It's not my intention, but this is what is going on. This is why I share posts. These are someone's dogs, someone's pets. But maybe their story wasn't shared enough or maybe they didn't have Facebook. You cannot lose or find dogs without help. Maybe we can make a difference.
Today is the death day of nobody's dog Nothing will mark it but a note in the log I'm faceless and nameless and no tears will fall For I know in your world I have no worth at all
To you, my sweet someone, I'm a friend and a dear We ran the wind daily and you held me so near But the gate was left open - I chanced a walk on my own I'd have cowered in fear if only I'd known
I know how you cried on the night that I strayed I know how you searched, I know how you prayed But I went to a pound far far from our home Where I crouched in despair in my kennel alone
I know that you phoned for I heard your dear voice And I hoped you would hear me so I barked myself hoarse Although I'm a Lab cross with stockings all white On their form I'm a Staff cross - the description's not right
So they said I'm not here and I sank to my bed My kennel cough's worse and I can't raise my head The rescue came yesterday but they hadn't a place For an un-neutered cross breed with his mucus-streaked face
If only you'd come to search for me here You would have known me at once, you would have sensed I was near You would have sorted my ills, you would have carried me home And I promise our God no more would I roam
Now my eyes plead for mercy for my seven days are done And I am waiting with dread for the final vet run No arms will caress me as they inject me to death No words will comfort me as I take my last breath
When the body man comes, it is fitting I'm found In a bin bag in the freezer in the depths of the pound Thrown away like the rubbish - no respect and no shame Denied even the time to find you again
My loyalty and devotion they did cruelly betray Without microchip or name tag, I am just a dispensable stray Once waggy-tailed, once proud, beloved and free Oh Dad look with pain at what mankind's done to me!