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Staffy Shame

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by suewhite, Apr 30, 2011.


  1. suewhite

    suewhite PetForums VIP

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    Today is just another day to me there all the same
    I have the worst of genes you see I bear the "Staffy" shame,
    The shame is in our numbers,theres thousands with no home,
    Thousands just like me you see in kennels with no home.
    My mum was just a Staffy,my father -well who knows?
    Mum to became unwanted as the last puppy goes,
    And then begins the process of money making deals,
    A life of moving on unfolds who cares how the Staffy feels?

    If you have cash in hand ,the staffy pup is yours,
    But that pup is getting bigger now just look at those big paws,
    You brought me for your image,thought I"d make you look quite tough,
    But you"ve found my boisterous nature has already got to much,
    If you had thought to train me with kindness and with praise
    You would have had a faithful friend to share your darkest days
    I would lay down my life for you ,but you simply cannot see.
    You make sure you get your money back on what you paid for me.


    And on it goes ,until one day I"m no longer worth a dime,
    The retail on an adult staffy-not worth the waste of time.
    So what happens to the Staffy now?Do you really want to know?
    Do you care what will become of us when we leave our final home?
    Have you ever thought to wonder"where is that Staffy now"?
    The Staffy has another name,he"s become a stray somehow.

    Me,I was put into a car and driven far away
    The door was held open,I jumped out I thought to run and play,
    It was with joy and happy heart I turned to look for you,
    You drove away with all my trust and pieces of my heart too.
    I wandered round for many days before I was brought here,
    Now I wait with heavy heart,trepidation and with fear,
    Seven days is all I have you see,seven days for you to claim
    The little dog you threw out,for which you have no shame.

    This was on the notice board at the rescue:)
     
  2. shells

    shells PetForums VIP

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    so sad it brings tears but so so true the poor poor mites:(
     
  3. Marley boy

    Marley boy PetForums VIP

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    i would like to print that out and post it through everones letter box in my area :(
     
  4. momentofmadness

    momentofmadness PetForums VIP

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    Very so.. But so true..

    I had a look this morn at the list for this week.. Really upsets me to see so many dogs that are strays ... And that have been neglected... And they end up on the death row list..
     
  5. Amethyst

    Amethyst PetForums VIP

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    I personally don't like the breed, but I think they have been so exploited as dogs :(
     
  6. goodvic2

    goodvic2 PetForums VIP

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    Trouble is these type of people probably can't read :mad:
     
  7. Honey Bee

    Honey Bee PetForums VIP

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    As a new Staffy convert (see thread) I find this poem so very, very sad. All we can do is make people realise they are not devil dogs, or anything else like this if they are treated correctly, respected and loved.
    Thanks for posting the poem.
     
  8. tripod

    tripod PetForums VIP

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    Sue, can I repost this on our rescue's Facebook page or is there a link somewhere?
     
  9. bingblazenskyla

    bingblazenskyla PetForums Member

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    heres the last bit to that :(


    This is my last goodbye now my seven days are up

    If only more thought had gone into the future of that pup

    As the needle empties to my veins I lay down with one last sigh

    I'm sorry I was born a Staff, because it means that I must die.
     
  10. tripod

    tripod PetForums VIP

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    goodvic2 PetForums VIP

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    It's a fantastic, very hard hitting poem.
     
  12. paşa's mummy

    paşa's mummy PetForums Member

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    :cryin:
    poor poor staffies, they are a wonderful breed. it broke my heart when we went to the rescue. it was full to the brim with staffies. most looked pedigree. the poor dogs.:(
     
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