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Wasn't quite sure where to put this....

trescanis
January 18th, 2005, 02:40 AM
When I am Old...

I shall wear Turquoise and soft gray sweatshirts...
and a bandana over my silver hair...
and I shall spend my Social Security Checks
on Sweet Wine and My Dogs...
and sit in my house on my well-worn chair,
and listen to my dog's breathing.

I will sneak out in the middle of a warm Summer night
and take my dogs for a run, if my old bones will allow...
and when people come to call,
I will smile and nod as I show them my dogs...
and talk of them and about them...

The Ones so Beloved of the Past
and the Ones so Beloved of Today....

I still will work hard cleaning after them
and mopping and feeding them
and whispering their names in a soft, loving way.
I will wear the gleaming sweat on my throat like a jewel,
and I will be an embarrassment to all...
and my family...
who have not yet found the peace in being free
to have dogs as your Best Friends....

These friends who always wait,
at any hour, for your footfall...
and eagerly jump to their feet out of a sound sleep,
to greet you as if you are a God.

With warm eyes full of adoring love
and hope that you will stay and hug their big, strong necks... and
kiss
their dear sweet heads... and whisper to them of your love and the
beautiful
pleasure of their very special company....

I look in the Mirror...
and see I am getting old....
this is the kind of woman I am...
and have always been.

Loving dogs is easy, they are part of me,
accept me for who I am,
my dogs appreciate my presence in their lives...
when I am old this will be important to me...
you will understand when you are old....
and if you have dogs to love too.

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Katherine1
January 18th, 2005, 06:41 AM
Thanks for posting this. I absolutly loved it. :)

chico2
January 18th, 2005, 08:58 AM
Thank's fits me to a tee :love: except my loves are cats :love:

mastifflover
January 18th, 2005, 10:17 AM
It is great, a friend sent it to me when he read it he said the only thing missing was my name.

coonlover
January 18th, 2005, 12:17 PM
Yep that will be me in the future but with cats too :p