Monday, February 22, 2010

A Breeder Heart


I love my little puppy; she makes my house a home.
She is my very sweetest little friend: I never feel alone.
She makes me smile;she makes me laugh;she fill my heart with love'
Did some person breed her; or did she fall from above?

I've never been a breeder: never seen life though their eyes;
I hold my little puppy and just sit and criticize.
I've never known their anguish; I've never felt their pain.
the caring of their charges, through snow or wind or rain.

I've never waited the whole night through, for babies to be born,
The stress and trepidation when they're still not there by morn.
The weight of responsibility ,for this body in my hands.
This darling little baby, who weighs but 60 grams.

Should you do that instead of this...or maybe that was wrong?
Alone you fight and hope, one day, he'll grow up proud and strong
You pray he'll live to bring great joy to someone else's home
You know it's all just up to you: you'll fight the fight alone.

Formula, bottles, heating pads, you've got to get this right.
Two-hour feedings for this tiny guy, throughout the day and night
Within your heart you dread that you will surely lose this fight.
To save this little baby, but God just might.

Day one: he's in there fighting; you say a silent prayer.
Day two and three, he's doing well, with lots of love and care.
Day four and five ...he's still alive ; your hopes soar to the heavens.
Day six he slips away again, dies in your hands, day seven.

You take this little angel, and bury him alone.
with aching heart and burning tears, and an exhausted groan.
You ask yourself, "Why do this?....why suffer through this pain?"
Yet watch the joy your puppies bring, and everything's explained.

So, when you think of breeders, and label them with "Greed",
Think of all that they endure to fill another's need.
For when you buy your puppy, with your precious dollars part,
You only pay with money...while they pay with all their heart.

Author Unknown


Diana said...

this poem shows that you are a true breeder for the good of the breeds you love. i am so happy to be working with you and hope to find homes for all the babays that need homes. thank you for your dedication to the breeds you love

Carolyn Denson said...

What a great poem. I always knew that you were a very caring person and this made me thing of my Kloie that was so small when she was born (Tink's little runt).You and your mother took such good care of her that she is now a happy (almost 3) little Bichon in my home. Thank you Lyle for being so caring and for your dedication to all of your fur babies. And of course to all of us who have purchased best friends from you in past and will purchase more in the future. (I will be looking for another Bichon in a while and I am hoping she will come from you).