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Always think about the future and commitment. A dog is for life.

                                        Do I go Home Today?
      My family brought me home today, cradled me in their arms.  They cuddled me and smiled at me, and said I was full of charms.
         They plated with me, they laughed with me, they showered me with toys. I sure do love my family, especially the girls and boys.
     The children loved to feed me, they gave me special  treats. They even let me sleep with them snuggled in the sheets.
     We would go for walks, often several times a day.  They even fought to hold the leash, I'm very proud to say.
        These are the things that I cant forget, a cherished memory. I now live in a shelter with out my family.
      They use to laugh and praise me when I played with that old shoe. But I didn't know the difference between the old and new.  
      The kids and I would grab a rag, and for hours we would tug. So I thought I did the right thing when I ate the bathroom rug.
      They said I was "out of control" and would have to live outside. I did not understand this, although I tried and tried.
      The walks stopped one by one, they said they had no time. I wish that I could change things,, I wish I knew my crime.
      My life became so lonely, in the backyard on a chain. I barked and barked all day long to keep from going insane.
       So they brought me to this shelter, but were embarrassed to say why . They said I caused an allergy, and kissed me good-bye.
       If only, I had some classes when I was a little pup. I wouldn't have been hard to handle when I was all grown up.
  "You only have one day left" I heard the work say. Does that mean I get a second chance? Do I go home today?                                                                                                                                                                                              By Sandi Thompson