|Birthday||October 9, 1997|
|Favorite Toy||Plastic Football (it is THE BEST!)|
|Favorite Activity||Walking in the park, going for a ride in the car|
|Number of Friends||1315|
Ode to The German Shepherd
I will lend you for a while, a German Shepherd pup, God said,
For you to love him while he lives, and mourn him when he's dead.
Maybe for twelve or fourteen years, or maybe two or three,
But will you, 'till I call him back, take care of him for me.
He'll bring his charms to gladden you and should his stay be brief,
You'll always have his memories as solace for your grief.
I cannot promise he will stay, since all from earth return
But there are lessons taught below I want this pup to learn.
I've looked the whole world over in search of teachers true,
And from the folk that crowd's life's land, well I have chosen you.
Now will you give him all your love, Nor think the labor vain,
Nor hate me when I come to take my Shepherd back again.
I fancied that I heard them say "Dear Lord Thy Will be Done,"
For all the joys this pup will bring, the risk of grief we'll run.
We'll shelter him with tenderness, we'll love him while we may
And for the happiness we've known forever grateful stay.
But should you call him back, much sooner than we've planned,
We'll brave the bitter grief that comes, and try to understand.
If, by our love, we've managed, your wishes to achieve,
In memory of him we loved, to help us while we grieve,
When our faithful friend departs this world of strife,
We'll have yet another German Shepherd and love him all his life
I live among God’s creatures now, in the heavens of your mind
So do not grieve for me, my friend for I am with my kind.
My collar is a rainbow’s hue, my leash a shooting star
My boundaries are the Milky Way where I sparkle from afar.
I nap the day on a snowy cloud, gentle breezes rocking me
And dream the dreams of Earthlings and how it used to be.
The trees are full of liver treats and tennis balls abound
And Milk bones line the walkways just waiting to be found
I drink from waters laced with gold my world a beauty to behold
And wise old dogs do form my pride to amble at my very side
At night I sleep in an angel’s arms, her wings protecting me
And moonbeams dance about us as stardust falls on thee
So when your life on earth is spent, and you stand at Heaven’s gate
Have no fear of loneliness for here, you know I wait
Excerpt from “Spirit of a German Shepherd Dog”
Posted on: 7 months ago
WOW! Thank you all for the wonderful barkday wishes! OMD, wish you all could see all the cool stuff we get to do for barkdays here at The Bridge…fun, fun, fun! Mom~o~Bear has been busy with Cheyenne and our new little brother, Kaizer..he is a handful…will be sure Mom gets some photos of him up soon too. Well, I hear a football with my name on it….THANK YO