It's All About Us
so happy you stopped by. I'm Buddy, the handsome
one on the left, and my beautiful sister Maggie pictured
here on the right. Mr. Samuel Fuddlebee is our
adopted brother cat. If you haven't met him yet,
click on "The Mr. Fuddlebee's Story", of course
after you hear what we have to share with you
I first would like to share a poem with you called:
Chained in a yard where I'm all alone
Wondering why they came to the shelter
To take me home.
Do they think that my bark will scare others away?
Can't I bark just as good inside
And not be so far away?
I wanted so much to be loved and adored
And curl up next to them as they sit on the floor.
Petting me, I hear, is good for their health It
will calm them and sooth them
And cause them to melt.
But alas, I'm chained and I hope I don't choke.
I get tangled up sometimes and then get free
But what happens when I really need them
Will they be there for ME?
I guess no one told them Dogs are pack animals,
We like to be with you wherever you go.
I wish they could know how much more I protect
If in there home I could be.
I'd know exactly when to warn them And I'd have
a loving family.
So if you see me chained outside, all alone.
PLEASE, let them know I need love And a home.
Written by Marilyn Marinelli
that's a sad story, Maggie. You know too many
folks don't take the time to understand us dogs.
Why, a few years back the neighbor's puppy would
visit Maggie and me. She wore No leash, no collar,
and no tags, just left to wander all alone. Oh,
she was watched for a while. But when we went
into our warm home in Virginia, this little puppy,
from the day she was brought home, was chained
to the outside of the trailer by herself all night
long. Other creatures could have attacked her
from the field outback.
would come every morning to have a treat with
us. She would sit real pretty by our fence and
wait for the treats to be handed out by our guardian
mom. What she did all day by herself and at night
all alone, I don't know. Many time the animal
shelter truck would come by, I guess to give a
fine or tell her guardian what to do, but it never
was also a kitty that had a home right near us.
She was left outside everyday until her guardian
came home, sometimes very late at night. We called
here Kitty. Kitty would come through our fence
every time we were out back playing, just to say
hello, get a little treat and just hang out on
our patio. She was a sweetie. I think Maggie got
jealous sometimes because I found myself strangely
attracted to "Kitty" and stop playing with Maggie.
day a puppy was running around on our front lawn,
as lost as could be. But, my guardian mom found
its owner. Good thing for that pup.
and Buddy, tell them about that other dog we saw.
Oh yes, one day a dog came running down the street
as fast as it could run. It was pulling a huge
chain and at the end of the chain was a big piece
of wood. Never knew what happened to that poor
guy or gal.
and Buddy, remember the sweet little kitty you
were telling them about and the roaming puppy.
Yes, how sad. The puppy grew up, about a year
old I'd say, and another dog was added to her
family. Both of them would roam around all day
and one day "Kitty" never came back.
goes to show you how some humans don't take the
time to apply what they learn about dogs and cats.
If some folks that want us so bad would learn
more about us, they'd see what a true blessing
we can be to them and their family. Yes, Buddy
and look at all those K-9 police dogs, search
& rescue dogs, dogs used for therapy to help people
get around. oh I could go on and on.
yes Maggie, you are a girl dog and I'm sure you
have much more to say but, for right now let's
try and keep it short. It's also true we have
a greater sense of smell and hearing than people
I'm sure glad our guardian mom and dad let us
stay inside to sleep on our nice beds. I hear
tell some other dogs get to sleep right in the
master's bed. I think we should start working
on that one don't you Mags? Thanks for dropping
by to visit with us. We hope that you have learned
a little something and now realize that we are
creatures that need love and family. In return
we will give love, licks and kisses and a whole
lot more. Love, Licks and Kisses Buddy & Maggie
Click here to read the Mr. Fuddlebee Story