BENTLEYS best bud BEAR!
Bear, exiting the woods!
the dog currently known as
Bentley, what else is there to say
CANINE POETRY A Dogs Plea
Treat me kindly, my beloved friend, for no heart in all the world is greater than the loving heart of me.
Do not break my spirit with a stick, for though I should lick your hand between blows, your patience and understanding will more quickly teach me the things you would have me learn.
Speak to me often, for your voice is the worlds sweetest music, as you must know by the fierce wagging of my tail when your footstep falls upon my waiting ear.
Please take me inside when it is cold and wet, for I am a domesticated animal no longer accustomed to bitter elements.
I ask no greater glory than the privilege of sitting at your feet beside the hearth.
Keep my pan filled with fresh water, for 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, my friend, when I am very old, and I no longer enjoy good health, hearing and sight, do not make heroic efforts to keep me going. I am not taken gently. I shall leave this earth knowing with the last breath I draw that my fate was always safest in your hands.
-- Beth Norman Harris --
A Dog's Letters to God
How come people love to smell flowers, but seldom, if ever, smell one
another? Where are their priorities?
When we get to Heaven, can we sit on your couch?
Or is it the same old story?
Excuse me, but why are there cars named after the jaguar, the cougar,
the mustang, the colt, the stingray, and the rabbit, but not one named
for a dog? How often do you see a cougar riding around? We dogs love a
nice ride! I know every breed cannot have its own model, but it would be
easy to rename the Chrysler Eagle the Chrysler Beagle! (or the New
If a dog barks his head off in the forest and no human hears him, is
he still a bad dog?
When my foster mom's friend comes over to our house, he smells like
musk! What's he been rolling around in?
Is it true that in Heaven, dining room tables have on-ramps?
More meatballs, less spaghetti, please.
When we get to the Pearly Gates, do we have to shake hands to get in?
We dogs can understand human verbal instructions, hand signals,
whistles, horns, clickers, beepers, scent IDs, electromagnetic energy
fields, and Frisbee flight paths. What do humans understand?
Are there dogs on other planets, or are we alone? I have been howling
at the moon and stars for a long time, but all I ever hear back is the
beagle across the street!
Are there mailmen in Heaven? If there are, will I have to apologize?
Is it true that dogs are not allowed in restaurants because we can't
make up our minds what NOT to order?
Or is it the carpets again?
When my family eats dinner they always bless their food. But, they
never bless mine. So, I've been wagging my tail extra fast when they pour
fill my bowl. Have you noticed MY blessing?
Thank you Dr.Larry Fox for this contribution..