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The ordinary arts we practice every day at home are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest ~ Sir Thomas Moore ~

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Thankful {things I love} Thursday...

 So Thankful to have Archer "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.

 ~Author Unknown~


Julie Marie said...

Archer is soo beautiful!... Tessy and I are so delighted he has a forever home with you... doggie kisses... xoxo Julie Marie and Tessy

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Archer is a lucky boy. I can see the gratitude in his eyes. I cried when I read this poem.

Ms. ~K said...

Oh Deb, this is beautiful and I have tears running down my chubby cheeks!
Thanks for sharing!
Hugs and bellyrubs to Archer (the lucky pup),

Deb said...

Thank you so much Lisa, Julie Marie & Tess & Kit ~ I thought the words were so beautiful. It made me cry the first time I read it, and again while re-typing it ♥

Captain Shagrat said...

I hope circumstances come again whereby my house will again be a haven for a labrador...Sadly not yet. My my Archer good things come to those who wait, your time has come my boy. Delighted for you both Deb ;-)

Kathy said...

Bless your heart, Deb!
Archer looks like he's right at home!
Wonderful poem to start the day!
Hugs, Kathy

animal lover, quilt lover said...

Hi Deb,
We are cut from the same cloth!!
I love love love animals and I wish we had more money b/c if we had more money I would have more animals!!!! I lost my beloved Bambi last June she was almost 14 years old. I have adopted a Weimaraner that is one year and 8 months now. She was a year and 5 months when I got her. Kit put Zoie's picture on her blog today.
I hope you will come and we can meet!!!
Hugs, Fern

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

J and I just met Archer. What a beautiful pup! We know he will be well loved!

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Hello!! I came over from Ms. K's blog, and it's so nice to meet you, Deb and Archer too!! I've spent some time poking around your blog, and if you don't mind, I think I'll follow you and get to know you! :-)

I'll end by saying that I'm touched by the beautiful and touching words of "Here in this House." I'm so glad that you and Archer have found one another!

Brenda said...

I'm visiting from Ms. K's blog too, and was immediately struck by your header photo and the caption underneath. Beautiful! It was hard to find your previous posts, they were waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay down at the bottom, but I persevered and located them. I've had fun poking around today - you have a lovely blog, and this poem is amazing! Thanks for sharing, and congratulations on your new family member.

Deb said...

Thank you Captain ~ I hope you will be blessed with another Lab ♥

Hi Kathy ~ Yes, it is though Archer was always with us already :-)Thank you xo

Hello Fern ~I stopped by your blog and Zoie is gorgeous!

Hi Pat - You've followed me through 3 Labs now :-) xxoo

Thank you Kim for following ♥

Thank you Brenda ~ Not sure why the posts were at the bottom of the page - so happy you found them :-)

Jeanne said...

I love this verse.
I love you

libbyquilter said...

this makes me cry. i've never seen it before but i love it~!