Four Legged Blessings

My adorable female Labrador decided she needed to wake us up at 4:00 this morning, us meaning me, because me dear husband slept through her barks of, “Ohhhh I gotta peee…ohhhh I gotta peeeee….I gotta peee NOWWWWW!”. So, I groggily crawl out of bed and let her out. Which of course meant the other three wanted their turn in the back yard potty also.

Daisy Mae

Her Mate, Gauge.


Roscoe’s trusty side kick, Enos. šŸ™‚

Yes, we grew up in the 70s. Dukes of Hazzard kids. Gauge was named when we bought him, so he did not get a name from Hazzard.

These are my children, my furbabies. My blessings. They love unconditionally. All four recieved clean bills of health today. Though, Daisy Mae lives with infertility like me. We do not know why she never takes when they hook up. It might be because I would get so attached to my grandpuppies, and have a hard time selling them. There is a reason for everything I suppose.

Enos and Roscoe are our two oldest, and they love dressing up. They have matching leisure suits. Their newest phase is wearing bandanas. I call them their shirts. It was cute. If Enos’ comes off he will bring it in his mouth to me so I will put is back on him. Such a cutie. They help me keep my sanity at times.

I am so grateful for my furbabies.

Here in this house……

Here in this house……

I will never know the loneliness I hear in the barks of the other dogs ‘out there’.
I can sleep soundly, assured that when I wake my world will not have changed.
I will never know hunger, or the fear of not knowing if I’ll eat.
I will not shiver in the cold, or grow weary from the heat.
I will feel the sun’s heat, and the rain’s coolness,
and be allowed to smell all that can reach my nose.
My fur will shine, and never be dirty or matted.
Here in this house…

There will be an effort to communicate with me on my level.
I will be talked to and, even if I don’t understand,
I can enjoy the warmth of the words.
I will be given a name so that I may know who I am among many.
My name will be used in joy, and I will love the sound of it!
Here in this house…

I will never be a substitute for anything I am not.
I will never be used to improve peoples’ images of themselves.
I will be loved because I am who I am, not someone’s idea of who I should be.
I will never suffer for someone’s anger, impatience, or stupidity.
I will be taught all the things I need to know to be loved by all.
If I do not learn my lessons well, they will look to my teacher for blame.
Here in this house…

I can trust arms that hold, hands that touch…
knowing that, no matter what they do, they do it for the good of me.
If I am ill, I will be doctored.
If scared, I will be calmed.
If sad, I will be cheered.
No matter what I look like, I will be considered beautiful and thought to be of value.
I will never be cast out because I am too old, too ill, too unruly, or not cute enough.
My life is a responsibility, and not an afterthought.
I will learn that humans can almost, sometimes, be as kind and as fair as dogs.

Here in this house…
I will belong.
I will be home.


About Shanna

I'm Shanna. Living each day the best I can. Trying to learn and grow to be the daughter my Father in Heaven sees in me. Trying to overcome the trials of this life, and find some joy in each day.

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