Life, Interrupted – I adopted your dog today

  • By: Dog
  • May 10, 2012

Almost every fortnight I get that odd adoption update- family abandoning an old dog/ Mr. High-flyer leaving for foreign shores and putting up a pet for adoption and so forth.

Out of an average life span of a decade, someone gives you unadulterated love for every passing second and you got the nerves to call it quits?

I hope you lament the loss someday. I hope this awkward predicament grows on you, like the lump in the throat. Like a blow, you feel deep in the diaphragm, like a loss that chokes. Like a life interrupted.

I adopted your dog today
Adopt, don’t shop.

If you know someone who has shown the door to an old dog or abandoned a pup after bringing him home be wary you know a person for whom love or loyalty isn’t a virtue.

I adopted your dog today

I adopted your dog today
the one you left at the pound
the one you had for seven years
and no longer wanted around.

I adopted your dog today
Do you know he’s lost weight?
Do you know he’s scared and depressed
and has lost all faith?

I adopted your dog today.
He had fleas and a cold,
but don’t worry none.
You’ve unburdened your load.

I adopted your dog today.
Were you having a baby or moving away?
Did you suddenly develop allergies or was there no reason he couldn’t stay?

I adopted your dog today.
he doesn’t play or eat much
He’s very depressed, but
he will learn again to trust.

I adopted your dog today.
And here he will stay.
He’s found his forever home
and a warm bed on which to lay.

I adopted your dog today.
And I will give him all that he could need.
Patience, love, security, and understanding.
Hopefully, he will forget your selfish deed.


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