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  1. Rott lover

    Rott lover once you go black and tan you never come back

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    i did not set him free
    i wished for the diagnosis to make his problems flee
    What i got was a passing in the sleep
    I guess the mountain was just too steep
    a misdiagnosis started the downward spiral
    I think the problem was more viral
    I never got to say good bye
    It wouldn't have mattered if i tried
    I failed at the promise i made and he died
    Failed I did as a pet dad
    that is the part that hurts real bad
    I dont deserve another chance
    i am letting you know this in advance
    I am the reason my Oliver died
    I could have changed it if i had tried
    i should have fallowed my gut I knew there was more
    but now my Oliver walked through heavens door
     
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    Rott lover once you go black and tan you never come back

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    second by second turns to day by day
    it has been a week since my Oliver went away.
    i still see him when i close my eyes
    i still have to stifle my cries
    i have so much sadness and grief
    his time here was too brief
    my days are slowly getting better
    all the memories that are good
    i think he understood
    my little man has made me laugh
    the good far outweighed the bad according to my minds graph
    he has made me beam with pride
    so much i have taken in stride
    your angel wings can take you afar
    even to another star
    i know deep down here with me you will be
    even though you are free
    I think you being mine was a gift from heaven
    lucky as the number seven
    i had to laugh about your crazy ways
    lots of love laughter and praise
     
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    Rott lover once you go black and tan you never come back

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    Old dog locket

    Old dog in a locket
    that lays next to my heart
    i will always love you
    as i did from the start


    you were right beside me
    through the darkest of my days
    it was your kind and gentle nature
    that made me want to stay


    now i hold you in my arms
    your breath still warm against my hand
    our hearts still beat together
    and i wonder if you understand


    through the hours that i held you
    before the light did leave your soul
    i knew a way to keep you
    forever in my hold

    I snipped the hair from around your eyes
    so i would always see
    the beauty that surrounds me
    even in times of need


    i snipped the hair from around your ears
    so i would always hear
    music in the distance
    to quiet my fears


    i snipped the hair from across your back
    to bring me strength in time of need
    and the power of your essence
    would always be with me

    i snipped the hair from around your heart
    that beat in time with mine
    so i would know that love would find me
    at some distant time


    and so,your life slipped out of mine
    on a quiet spring like day
    but i know that a part of you
    was always here to stay


    old dog in a locket
    that lays next to my heart
    i will always love you
    even though we had to part


    done by heidi stamm
     
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    Rott lover once you go black and tan you never come back

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    when they are set free

    free in the spirit and free as the wind able to run where ever their hearts wish
    They will spend much time with us looking over us and watching us
    wishing they could make things better or easier but not knowing why we cant see
    they will run through the long grass on the eternal warm summer days
    always wanting and longing to see their long lost friends
    day after day doing what they wish eating what they wish drinking what they wish
    chasing the rabbits and squirrels and birds to pass the time
    always keeping an eye on who they loved in their previous life
    no longer having any pain or feeling old and grey
    movement comes easy just like a pup
    There is always a longing and a sadness in their heart
    they want their loved ones to come see
    they wish to show us that beautiful place where they run so wild and free
    no longer in any of this worldly dangers
    their only want is to feel that hand upon their head
    to lick the face of their loved one just like they did
    for us to see them and call their name
    that we cant see them is just a shame
    they will be happy to know we continue to love
    their loyalty is to make us happy
    i for one will get pummeled when that day comes about
    by many big boys and girls all wanting the same thing
    i am still somewhat young and many more i will add
    many many heart scars i will have
    they will be set free one by one and meet them again i will
    on the day when the lord sets me free
    when my worldly journey is done i am sure i will meet all of them again
    until then they will continue with the above
     
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    Rott lover once you go black and tan you never come back

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    it has been a while now
    since i have seen your play bow
    I haven't heard a whine or bark
    i have lost all my want to go to the park
    The ash tray in the back yard sits empty
    even the neighbors dog looks over in empathy
    no more play in the yard or running or fun
    I look at the yard in passing and my heart sinks like it weighs a ton
    no reason to even go outside
    to sit or walk or play with you by my side
    I still look at your food and change your water
    it needs to stay fresh and clean now that it is hotter
    No pool out back where you used to soak and make me mad
    looking there now just makes me sad
    the days are getting better and i am laughing a little more
    if i had only known what was in store
    i would have made his last day grand
    instead i just left it ordinary and bland
    I love you my little man
    more than i ever thought i can
     
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    Rott lover once you go black and tan you never come back

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    Day by day week by week
    Your loving cuddles i seek
    knowing you are not here
    there is no cure
    I cant stand this empty house
    Neither can my spouse
    I miss the play bows and running around
    I miss the way your paws would slap the ground
    Always filled with grace and style
    making me laugh all the while
    I would love to get another
    and be closer than my brother
    My heart just is not ready
    i just cant make myself steady
    The sadness is here and there
    Sometimes i just sit and stare
    i have my good days and bad days
    but the broken heart always stays
     
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    Beautifully said.
     
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    Rott lover once you go black and tan you never come back

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    In the darkness i turned to go
    my last days done ill miss you so
    no time even to say goodbye
    or to lick the tears spilling from your eyes
    thats when i heard you call my name
    I knew right then i must turn back to ease your pain
    since ive got no voice with which to speak
    Its whispers in your dreams ill make
    ease your heart and rest your mind
    my time with you was the best of kind
    i couldnt have asked for a better friend
    weve shared our journey to the very end
    theres one final thing you need to know
    ill whisper in your ear before i go
    im leaving first to find the way
    so i can lead you back here on your last day
     
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    Rott lover once you go black and tan you never come back

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    By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow More Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

    The Cross of Snow
    In the long, sleepless watches of the night,
    A gentle face--the face of one long dead--
    Looks at me from the wall, where round its head
    The night-lamp casts a halo of pale light.
    Here in this room she died, and soul more white
    Never through martyrdom of fire was led
    To its repose; nor can in books be read
    The legend of a life more benedight.
    There is a mountain in the distant West
    That, sun-defying, in its deep ravines
    Displays a cross of snow upon its side.
    Such is the cross I wear upon my breast
    These eighteen years, through all the changing scenes
    And seasons, changeless since the day she died.



    Source: http://www.familyfriendpoems.com/poem/the-cross-of-snow-by-henry-wadsworth-longfellow#ixzz3yOLD0Iex
    #FamilyFriendPoems
     
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    Rott lover once you go black and tan you never come back

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    miss you

    i miss the little things you do
    i miss that your loyalty was so true
    i miss the vacuum full of fur
    i miss the love of which there was no cure
    i miss the couch being full of hair
    i miss your inquisitive stare
    i miss your play growl
    i miss your bark and howl
    i miss watching you run
    i miss all the fun
    i miss you laying your head in my lap
    i miss the way you used to stamp
    i miss the kisses i used to get
    i miss seeing you running like a jet
    i miss the smells and toys everywhere
    i miss the bathtub being full of hair
    i miss you being my fool
    i miss you
     
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    Rott lover once you go black and tan you never come back

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    Saw this the other day and it put a tear in my eye
     
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    Rott lover once you go black and tan you never come back

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    A puppy Poem

    Don't smell crotches,
    Don't eat plants.
    Don't steal food or underpants.

    Don't eat my socks,
    Don't grab my hair...
    DON'T RIP THE STUFFING FROM THAT CHAIR!

    Don't eat those peas!
    Don't touch that bush!
    Don't chew my shoes...
    What IS that mush?

    Eat your cookie,
    Drink your drink,
    Outta the toilet!
    Outta the sink!

    AWAY FROM THE CAT BOX,
    IT'S FOR THE CAT!
    (And MUST you kiss me after that???)

    Yes, raising a puppy,
    Is not for the lazy!
    Though puppies are funny,
    They're also crazy.
    But don't despair,
    Though toil and strife.
    After 3 years, you'll get back your life!

    So, let's go for "walkies",
    You can "do your thing"
    (And perhaps I'll get back my DIAMOND RING!)
     
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    Rott lover once you go black and tan you never come back

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    LEASH: A strap which attaches to your collar, enabling you to lead your person where you want them to go.

    DOG BED: Any soft, clean surface, such as the white bedspread in the guest room or the newly upholstered couch in the living room.

    DROOL: Is what you do when your persons have food and you don't. To do this properly you must sit as close as you can and look sad and let the drool fall to the floor, or better yet, on their laps.

    SNIFF: A social custom to use when you greet other dogs. Place your nose as close as you can to the other dog's rear end and inhale deeply, repeat several times, or until your person makes you stop. This can also be done to human's crotches.

    GARBAGE CAN: A container which your neighbors put out once a week to test your ingenuity. You must stand on your hind legs and try to push the lid off with your nose. If you do it right you are rewarded with margarine wrappers to shred, beef bones to consume and mouldy crusts of bread.

    BICYCLES: Two-wheeled exercise machines, invented for dogs to control body fat. To get maximum aerobic benefit, you must hide behind a bush and dash out, bark loudly and run alongside for a few yards; the person then swerves and falls into the bushes, and you prance away.

    DEAFNESS: This is a malady which affects dogs when their person want them in and they want to stay out. Symptoms include staring blankly at the person, then running in the opposite direction, or lying down.

    THUNDER: This is a signal that the world is coming to an end. Humans remain amazingly calm during thunderstorms, so it is necessary to warn them of the danger by trembling uncontrollably, panting, rolling your eyes wildly, and following at their heels.

    WASTEBASKET: This is a dog toy filled with paper, envelopes, and old candy wrappers. When you get bored, turn over the basket and strew the papers all over the house until your person comes home.

    SOFAS: Are to dogs like napkins are to people. After eating it is polite to run up and down the front of the sofa and wipe your whiskers clean.

    BATH: This is a process by which the humans drench the floor, walls and themselves. You can help by shaking vigorously and frequently.

    BUMP: The best way to get your human's attention when they are drinking a fresh cup of coffee or tea.

    GOOSE BUMP: A manoeuvre to use as a last resort when the Regular Bump doesn't get the attention you require..... especially effective when combined with The Sniff. See above.

    LOVE: Is a feeling of intense affection, given freely and without restriction. The best way you can show your love is to wag your tail. If you're lucky, a human will love you in return. If not, you can always sniff their crotches.
     
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    Rott lover once you go black and tan you never come back

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    WE HAVE ROTTWEILERS NOW !

    My feet are covered with sores and marks.
    My nerves are shattered from sudden barks.
    My wallet’s empty from paying the Vet,
    and those Rotties are eating me into debt.

    I sit down to rest in my favorite chair
    And quick as a flash, the Rotties are there.
    They’ve hauled off my shoes and chewed up my pipe,
    But act so damned hurt, if I venture to gripe.

    I rise in the morning, the new day to greet,
    To find a Rottweiler standing firm on my feet.
    I trip over another as I’m combing my hair,
    While the puppy pulls hard at my underwear.

    My fresh cup of coffee is now on the rug,
    ‘Cause the bitch gave my arm a sweet playful tug.
    I’d pour me another, but sure as can be,
    The Rotties would dump it all over me.

    Please believe me people, it’s darn hard to write,
    While my hand still hurts from that last loving bite.
    The puppy is sneaking up in my lap,
    While the one on my feet is down for a nap.

    So to Hell with home life as it used to be,
    And to Hell with quiet evenings with my family,
    And to Hell with the money I’d spend anyhow!
    Who needs them all……We’ve got Rottweilers now!!

    —Author unknown—
     
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    Rott lover once you go black and tan you never come back

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    FROM FRIEND TO FRIEND


    You're giving me a special gift,
    So sorrowfully endowed,
    And through these last few cherished days,
    Your courage makes me proud.


    But really, love is knowing
    When your best friend is in pain,
    And understanding earthly acts
    Will only be in vain.


    So looking deep into your eyes,
    Beyond, into your soul,
    I see in you the magic, that will
    Once more make me whole.


    The strength that you possess,
    Is why I look to you today,
    To do this thing that must be done,
    For it's the only way.


    That strength is why I've followed you,
    And chose you as my friend,
    And why I've loved you all these years...
    My partner 'til the end.


    Please, understand just what this gift,
    You're giving, means to me,
    It gives me back the strength I've lost,
    And all my dignity.


    You take a stand on my behalf,
    For that is what friends do.
    And know that what you do is right,
    For I believe it too.


    So one last time, I breathe your scent,
    And through your hand I feel,
    The courage that's within you,
    To now grant me this appeal.


    Cut the leash that holds me here,
    Dear friend, and let me run,
    Once more a strong and steady dog,
    My pain and struggle done.


    And don't despair my passing,
    For I won't be far away,
    Forever here, within your heart,
    And memory I'll stay.


    I'll be there watching over you,
    Your ever faithful friend,
    And in your memories I'll run,
    ...a young dog once again.


    In Memory of Asta, Feb. 1997
    (c) Karen Clouston
     
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    Rott lover once you go black and tan you never come back

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    My loving Oliver still in my heart
    please dont hate me but i need to start
    i have the want and i have the need
    i must have another of the same breed
    i still feel the pain and heartache
    i have cried enough tears to fill a lake
    I miss the love and day of fun
    i miss watching the play and run
    my heart aches from you being gone
    I still sing that sad sad song
    but my heart aches for another
    i would call him your brother
    there may be a lot of likeness
    I hope just as much brightness
    waiting to get a new house to get the new addition
    it will be a huge transition
    i loved you so very much
    i miss your very touch
    but life is so lonely without a four legged friend
    i am sure i will love another till the end
     
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    Magnus Keeper of a crazy little red dog!

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    It is nearly two years since we lost Bear and I've been catching sight of him recently all around the house, garden and his orchard and it prompted me to write this.
    Never done it before, probably won't do it again but here goes.....

    Bear

    Was that my old friend I saw now sniffing about the tree?
    Is he back on duty once more, looking out for me?
    The garden, field and down the stairs, glimpses everywhere,
    I know that he’s not moved on, my great big handsome Bear.

    I’ve feel his breath hot on my neck as I stoop to pull a weed,
    I hear his panting follow me, is that the jangle of his lead?
    I want him back again with me, I wonder do I dare
    To look again to catch a glance of my friendly giant Bear.

    Could he have a second chance, be granted another spell
    How wonderful to have him back, young and fit and well.
    Taken from us far too young it feels just so unfair
    we only now have memories of our enormous beautiful Bear.

    I feel some guilt that he might see our new playful little pup,
    That he’ll remember being our love before his time was up.
    I hope he doesn’t feel replaced, or that we no longer care
    He will live forever in our hearts that great majestic Bear.

    There he is! I call his name and he runs now by my side.
    Through tears I tell him that he can go but we still must bide.
    “I’ll see you again soon my friend, again we’ll be a pair”
    A lick, a paw and turn of his head, and I watch him vanish, my Bear.


    [​IMG]
     
  18. Rott lover

    Rott lover once you go black and tan you never come back

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    That is a very very good poem
     
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    Magnus Keeper of a crazy little red dog!

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    Thank you.
     
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    Rott lover once you go black and tan you never come back

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    by Lina
    (Sydney Australia)

    A long time ago, when men were alone and afraid on this new earth, the Great Being looked over all the dogs that had been created. He wanted that one special one, the one who would forever be the perfect companion for mankind.


    There were fast dogs, long and sleek, there were massive dogs, slow but sure, dogs with keen noses, dogs with keen hearing and dogs who could hunt down lions. Dogs who could retrieve and dogs who could herd sheep. All of these were good dogs, but not what the creator had in mind.


    Finally there was one dog. He looked rather plain. Medium to large sized, and all black, with a head like a bear and no tail. The dog was to be tested, to see if he was the one to be at mans side forever. And so the plain, black "bear like" dog was sent to mans fire. At first the men feared him. But the dog looked down....


    " I am sent to be at your side, to be part of all the man does". "You are black and strong like a bear! What if you eat our children?" they spoke. "I would not do that, "said the dog,"for I love man."


    For three days and two nights the dog went with man while he hunted, and helped track down game, he protected their flocks, and chased away the wild animals who sought to harm them. He pulled their loads and supplies, and guarded their valuables. On the third night, a small girl came to him. She was frightened by dreams she had. So the plain black dog laid with her, and his head rested gently upon her. As she dreamed of scary creatures, the dog entered her dreams and fought them off. If she dreamed she was lost in the darkest quicksand, the dog would run to pull her out. All night long the dog nevered from the little girls side. All night long he battled the demons in her sleep. When she awoke she hugged tightly her new friend, and kissed him once on each cheek, and above each eye. Her hands stroked his feet where he had waded in the quicksand, her arms hugged tightly his chest, and stroked his powerful muzzle and throat. Giggling and playing with her new friend and protector she even patted his behind. The child and dog became inseparable, and the dog felt only undying love for the child.


    The Geat Being whispered in the dogs ear, then. "You have passed your test, for many dogs can hunt and guard and herd, but you were not only willing to give your life, you went into the world of man and entered his darkest dreams and fears. You did not run, but stayed by his side. You have earned the love of even the youngest child, as it should be". When the Great Beings voice faded like a gentle breeze, the plain black tailless dog shivered with happiness, and all the places the little girl had touched and hugged him became a wonderful mahogany color. And the Rottweiler was sent to be at the side of man, where is his place. But always in his noble heart is a special place of love, for the little ones, The children.