My dogs live here.

My dogs live here, they’re here to stay.
You don’t like pets? Be on your way.
They share my home, my food, my space.
This is their home, this is their place.

You will find dog hair on the floor.
They will alert you’re at the door.
They may request a kiss or pat,
a simple “no” will settle that.

It gripes me when I hear you say
“just how is it you live this way?
they smell, they shed, they’re in the way..”
WHO ASKED YOU? is all I can say..

They love me more than anyone,
my voice is like the rising sun,
they merely have to hear me say
“C’mon pups, let’s go and play”

Then tails wag and faces grin,
they bounce and hop and make a din.
They never say “no time for you”,
they’re always there, to GO and DO.

And if I’m sad?  They’re by my side.
And if I’m mad?  They circle wide.
And if I laugh, they laugh with me.
They understand, they always see.

So once again, I say to you
come visit me, but know this too..

My dogs live here, they’re here to stay.
You don’t like pets? Be on your way.
They share my home, my food, my space.
This is their home, this is their place.

~ Author Unknown

Edited to add: Please don’t get me wrong, I do understand and respect that not everyone likes animals. I am more than happy to put my dogs in another room if anyone requests it. But, if you don’t like my animals, there’s no need to be rude or insulting about it. And if you’re going to be rude about it, you can leave. That’s really what I got from this piece and why I felt I wanted to post it. :)

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  • Nanny McFur February 26, 2011 at 6:56 am

    what a nice poem!

  • Pamela February 26, 2011 at 7:53 am

    I understand that not everyone wants to live with pets. And I try to be sensitive to that. But I always hope that my friends care enough about me to understand that animals are a big part of my life. I guess that’s what being a true friend means.

  • Elizabeth February 26, 2011 at 9:02 am

    I need to tuck this sentiment down deep – it’s hard to explain six pets to some folks. :) Thanks for sharing.

  • Melynda@Moms Sunday Cafe February 26, 2011 at 2:40 pm

    I think we all come to love animals at different times in our lives, which is great. And yes it is true, until the love forms, it is hard to understand. Thanks for sharing this great piece.

  • Sage February 26, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    A very interesting poem. We love our dogs and cats and understand that not everyone does, but I secretly enjoy it when someone who doesn’t like cats comes over. Who does the cat go to?

  • AJ February 27, 2011 at 1:18 am

    Love it! I kind of want to post it on our door…

  • Pup Fan February 27, 2011 at 2:04 pm

    Cute poem!

  • KittyplusCoco February 28, 2011 at 10:33 pm

    To know me is to know my pets. They are part of the deal, so if someone doesn’t like pets then I know they won’t like me. Great poem.

    P.S. So sorry to have delayed so long, but thank you for our Stylish Blogger Award!! We are posting about it tonight. Love your Boston crew.

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