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The following article is an excerpt from the book,

It's For The Animals! Natural Care & Resources

by Helen L. McKinnon    www.ItsForTheAnimals.org 

 

FOR HANNA

by Elizabeth Clark

What morning when you waken is the right one to decide, that this dog will be forsaken and no more with you abide?

"A dog like this will find a home and what will be the harm, in telling all the children that she's living on the farm?"

As you bring her in and leave her in her lonely metal cage and act as though you have no choice, I feel a silent rage.

What heinous thing has this dog done? What has been her crime? Or are other things more pressing and you just don't have the time?

This dog who loved her master and served him day by day has become an inconvenience and has now been sent away.

As she keeps her silent vigil, the tears in my eyes burn, while with trusting expectation she waits for your return.

A dog like this will have no home, no master will be found. For who will take an older dog when younger ones abound?

Now at last her time has come, and with a gentle nod I'll cradle your dog in my arms and send her back to God.

 

For a help with making a decision about getting the right dog for you, please read this great article by Susan Thorpe-Vargas, PhD

 

Copyright 1995 Helen L. McKinnon All Rights Reserved

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