I WILL LEND YOU A BOSTON TERRIER.........
I will lend to you for a while, a Boston terrier pup, God said. For you to love him while he lives and mourn him when he's dead Maybe for twelve or fourteen years, or maybe two or three But will you, till I call him back, take care of him for me? He'll bring his charms to gladden you, and should his stay be brief, You'll always have his memories as solace for your grief. I cannot promise he will stay, since all from earth return, But there are lessons taught below I want this pup to learn. I've looked the whole world over in search of teachers true, And from the folk that crowds life's land, I have chosen you. Now will you give him all your love, nor think the labor vain, Nor hate me when I come to take my Boston back again. I fancied that I heard them say, "Dear Lord Thy Will Be Done", For all the joys this Boston will bring, the risk of grief we'll run. We'll shelter him with tenderness, we'll love him while we may, And for the happiness we have known, forever grateful stay. But should you call him back much sooner than we've planned, If, by our love, we've managed, your wished to achieve, The memory of him and his love, will help us while we grieve. When our faithful bundle departs this world of strife, We'll have yet another Boston and love him all his life.
YOU ARE HIS LIFE, HIS LOVE, HIS LEADER.
HE WILL BE YOURS, FAITHFUL AND TRUE TO THE LAST
BEAT OF HIS HEART. YOU OWE IT TO HIM TO BE WORTHY OF SUCH
1. My life is likely to last 10-15 years. Any separation from you is likely to be painful.
2. Give me time to understand what you want of me
3. Place your trust in me. It is crucial for my well-being.
4. Don't be angry with me for long and don't lock me up as punishment. You have your work, your friends, your entertainment, but I have only you.
5. Talk to me. Even if I don't understand your words, I do understand your voice when speaking to me.
6. Be aware that however you treat me, I will never forget it.
7. Before you hit me, before you strike me, remember that I could hurt you, and yet, I choose not to bite you.
8. Before you scold me for being lazy or uncooperative, ask yourself if something might be bothering me. Perhaps I'm not getting the right food, I have been in the sun too long, or my heart might be getting old or weak. 9. Please take care of me when I grow old. You too, will grow old.
10. On the ultimate difficult journey, go with me please. Never say you can't bear to watch. Don't make me face this alone. Everything is easier for me if you are there, because I love you so.
Take a moment today to thank God for your pets. Enjoy and take good care of them. Life would be a much duller, less joyful experience without God's critters. ~Now please pass this on to other pet owners. We do not have to wait for Heaven, to be surrounded by hope, love, and joyfulness. It is here on earth and has four legs!
Life is too short for drama or petty things, so laugh hard, love truly and forgive quickly. Live While You Are Alive. Forgive now those who made you cry. You might not get a second time. Lost time can never be found. God answers our prayers in His time........not ours.
IF I DIDN'T HAVE BOSTONS (Or a whole bunch of them) I could walk barefoot around the yard in safety. My house could be carpeted instead of tiled and laminated. All flat surfaces, clothing, furniture, and cars would be hair-free. When the doorbell rings, my home wouldn't sound like a kennel. When the doorbell rings, I could get to the door without wading through all the fuzzy bodies who beat me there. I could sit on the couch and my bed any way I wanted, with out having to take into consideration how much space several fur bodies need to get comfortable. I would not have to buy a new "toy" every time I went shopping. I would have enough 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 grandkids through college. The most used words in my vocabulary would not be: out, sit, down, come, no, stay, and leave it ALONE. My house would not be cordoned off into zones with baby gates and makeshift barriers. I would not have 3 or more pairs of eyes watching me take a shower. I would not have a "shadow" follow my every move. I would not talk 'baby talk'. "go potty" "want to go bye bye" My house would not look like a day care center, with toys everywhere. My pockets would not contain things like poop bags, treats, nail clippers and an extra leash. I would no longer have to spell the words B-A-L-L, W-A-L-K, T-R-E-A-T, O-U-T, G-O, and C-O-O-K-I-E. I would not have as many leaves or sticks INSIDE my house as outside. I would not look strangely at people who think having ONE dog 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 know the joy of being loved unconditionally by the closest thing to an angel they will ever encounter. How very EMPTY my life would be!!! I would not have met all the wonderful people who have taken my babies into their home to love them as much as I do. For this I thank each and everyone of you. God Bless. Remember DOG is GOD spelled backwards.