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BEAUTY OF MIND, BODY, AND SPIRIT
I was standing on a hillside in a field of blowing wheat
And the spirit of a German Shepherd Dog was lying at my feet.
He looked at me with kind, dark eyes - an ancient wisdom shining through
And in the essence of his being I saw love there too.
His mind did lock upon my heart as I stood there on that day
And he told me of this story about a place so far away.
I stood upon that hillside in a field of blowing wheat
And in a twinkling of a second his spirit left my feet.
His tale did put my heart at ease. My fears did fade away
About what lay ahead of me on another distant day.
"I live among God's creatures now in the heavens of your mind.
So do not grieve for me, my friend, as 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.
There are no pens or kennels here for I am not confined
But free to roam God's heavens among my Shepherd kind.
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 milkbones line the walkways just waiting to be found.
There even is a ring set up - the grass all lush and green.
And everyone who gaits around becomes the Best of Breed.
For we're all winners in this place, We have no faults, you see.
And God passes out the ribbons to each one - even me.
I drink from waters laced with gold. My world's 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."
Before you Make that Commitment
The decision to acquire a dog of any breed or age is not to be taken lightly. It requires a lifetime commitment to that dog which can be upwards of 12 years for a German Shepherd and longer for some of the smaller breeds. If you are not ready to treat a dog as a lifetime commitment, please do not bring one into your life. A dog bonds with its family and the loss of that person or persons is a serious situation for a dog - and should a situation arise where you are unable to keep your companion, please return him to the breeder you bought him from if they are ethical, caring breeders. Reputable breeders care about what happens to their dogs for their entire life........ not just until someone else leaves with it. And they are often able to help remedy a situation or assist the dog in its transition into a new home. A fence is required for any dog, be it ours or rescue that leaves us. This is for the safety of the dog. We also require references, again for the safety of the dog. In return, we are always available for any assistance needed in helping your dog to be a healthy, happy, much-loved and valued member of your family. If you are uncertain of your ability to make a lifetime commitment to a canine partner for any number of justifiable reasons but also feel you can offer a good, temporary home, please consider becoming a foster home for a local rescue. The need is tremendous. The rewards are also
We participated in the Fort Benning Pedestal Dedication on May 10, 2003