Treat me kindly, my beloved friend for no heart in all the earth is more grateful for kindness than ours.
Do not break my spirit with blows or words, though I will lick your hand between them, your patience & understanding teach me more than your anger.
Speak to me often for your voice is the sweetest music, as you must know by my tails fierce wagging.
Please keep me inside for I am no longer wild & I ask for no more than to sit with you. Though if you had no home, I would rather follow you through ice and snow than rest in the warmest home in the entire universe for you are my friend.
All I ask is that you keep my dish filled, for although I should not reproach you were it empty, I cannot tell you when I suffer thirst or hunger. I only ask of this so that I may stay well to romp and play and walk by your side to stand ready, willing and able to protect you with my life should you or those you love be in danger.
And dear friend, should the Great One see fit to deprive me of my health, sight or make me feel pain that I do not understand, do not turn me away, rather hold me gently in your arms as skilled hands grant me merciful release from this earth and eternal rest with our maker.
I will miss you then and wait for you to join me.
As I leave this body I will be comforted knowing, even with my last breath, I was ever safest in your warm arms.
~ Author Unknown ~
"A Dogs Wish" is perfect to hang on you refrigerator. A Dogs wish is perfect for all of us to remind ourselves how incredibly intelligent, sensitive, unconditional loving, and dignified our friends are. Look in there eyes:)