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HERE IN THIS HOUSE: An animal's prayer

August 13th 2010 12:18 pm
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HERE IN THIS HOUSE: An animal's prayer

Here in this house...
I will never know the loneliness that I hear in the cries of the other animals 'out there.'
I can sleep soundly, assured that when I wake my world will not have changed.
I will never know hunger, or the fear of not knowing if I will eat.
I will not shiver in the cold, or grow weary from the heat, but rather, I will nap in the sun's warmth, and play in the rain's coolness, and be allowed to smell all that can reach my nose.
My fur will shine and never be dirty or matted.

Here in this house...
There will be an effort to communicate with me on my level.
I will be talked to, and, even if I don't understand, I can enjoy the warmth of the words spoken to me in kindness.
I will be given a name so that I may know who I am among many.
My name will be used in love and joy, and I will relish the sound of it!

Here in this house...
I will never be a substitute for anything I am not.
I will never be used to improve peoples' image of themselves.
I will be loved because I am who I am, not someone's idea of who I should be.

I will never suffer for someone's anger, impatience, or stupidity.
I will be taught all the things I need to know to be loved by all. I will be praised for my successes, instead of punished too harshly for my mistakes.
If I do not learn my lessons well, they will look to my teacher for blame.

Here in this house...
I can trust arms that hold, hands that touch...
knowing that, no matter what they do, they do it for the good of me.
If I am injured or ill, I will be doctored.
If I am scared, I will be calmed.
If I am sad, I will be cheered.

Here in this house...
No matter what I look like, I will be considered beautiful and known to be of value.
I will never be cast out because I am too old, too ill, too unruly, or not cute enough.
I will not be left behind because my humans moved - I will move with them.
If a new human baby joins my family, it will not 'replace' me,
but instead will be one more human for me to love, and to love me.
I will not be treated as disposable.
My life is a responsibility, and not an afterthought.
I will learn that humans can almost, sometimes, be as kind and as fair as other animals.

Here in this house...
I was BROUGHT, because I was WANTED!
I will BELONG!
I will be home - FOREVER!
AND I WILL BE LOVED!

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Purred by: Wendy C

August 13th 2010 at 9:16 pm

So true and so beautiful! We are very lucky to have wonderful forever homes!

Hugz and purrs, Sassy
Purred by: River (Catster Member)

August 15th 2010 at 7:24 pm

That is so true, I wish all kitties could have a house like the ones we have!
Purred by: ♥Kally Kat♥ (Catster Member)

November 15th 2010 at 2:12 am

Juss so Pawsomely bootifully well written.

God bless all the litta furrs all ova this world!

~Huggs~ & lubbs 4 -eva,
Kally Kat ;) ღ ღ
Purred by: Tigger ♥ DB #176A (Catster Member)

November 15th 2010 at 3:34 pm

Thank you for readimg! :)
It warmed mom's heart...

luvs,
Tiggy
Purred by: Tigger ~ Loved Forever (Catster Member)

January 28th 2011 at 7:12 am

What a beautiful poem! The line "I will not be treated as disposable." really resonates with me.

Love and hugs,
Tigger


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