Once I was a lonely dog, just
looking for a home.
I had no place to go, no one to call my
I wandered up and down the streets, in rain, in
heat and snow.
I ate whatever I could find, I was always on
My skin would itch, my feet were
sore, my body ached with pain.
And no one stopped to give a pat, or to gently
say my name.
I never saw a loving glance, I was always on
For people thought that hurting me was really
lots of fun.
And then one day I heard a voice
so gentle, kind and sweet.
And arms so soft reached down to me and took me
off my feet.
"No one again will hurt you", was whispered in
"You'll have a home to call your own where you
will know no fear."
"You will be dry, you will be
warm, you'll have enough to eat,
And rest assured that when you sleep, your
dreams will be sweet."
I was afraid I must admit, I've lived so long
I can't remember when I let a human come so
And as she tended to my wounds
and bathed and brushed my fur
She told me about the rescue group and what it
meant to her.
She said, We are a circle, a line that never
And in the circle there is you, protected by
And all around you are the ones
that check the pounds,
And those that share their home after you've
And all the other folks are searching near and
To find the perfect home for you, where you can
be a star.
She said, "There is a family,
that's waiting patiently,
And pretty soon we'll find them, just you wait
"And then they'll join our circle, they'll help
to make it grow,
So there'll be more room for more like you, who
have no place to go."
I waited very patiently, the days
they came and went.
Today's the day I thought, my family will be
Then just when I began to think it wasn't meant
There were people ~ People gazing down at
I knew in a heart beat ,I could
tell they felt it too
They said "We have been waiting for a special
dog like you."
Now every night I say a prayer to all the gods
"Thank you for the life I live and all you've
"But most of all protect the dogs
in the pound and on the street.
And send a special person, to lift them off