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GROW OLD WITH DOGS
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A LOAN FROM GOD
Albert Schweitzer
The Power of the Dog
OUR ITALIAN VOLPINOS
A DOG'S SOUL
A STRAY'S PRAYER
I AM A PUPPY
GROW OLD WITH DOGS
WHY ADOPT AN OLDER DOG
LINKS
JUST A DOG
GLENVALLEY GOSSAMER
THE TEN COMMANDMENTS
ABOUT ME.
GLENVALLEY GUEST BOOK
LOSS OF A DOG
I ADOPTED YOUR PET TODAY
A LIVING LOVE
JUDGING EXPERIENCE.
NEWS.
GALLERY PAST
IRELAND
FOR SALE
WINTER OF LIFE
WHERE WE LIVE
GALLERY PRESENT.
NEW HOPEFULS.
STUDS, PUPPIES ETC.
A STUMP OF A TAIL
BEFORE I WAS A DOG MUM
A STUMP OF A TAIL

When I am old...
I will wear soft grey sweatshirts...
and a bandana over my silver hair...
and I will spend my social security cheques on wine and my dogs.
I will sit in my house on my well-worn chair and listen to my dogs' breathing.
I will sneak out in the middle of a warm summer night and take my dogs for a run, if my old bones will allow...
When people come to call I will smile as I show them my dogs...
and talk of them and about them...
the ones so beloved of the past and the ones so beloved of today.
 
I will work hard cleaning after them, mopping and feeding them
and whispering their names in a soft loving way.
I will wear the gleaming sweat on my throat like a jewel
and I will be an embarrassment to all...
 especially my family...
who have not yet found the peace in being free to have dogs as your best friends...
 
These friends who always wait, at any hour, for your footfall
and eagerly jump to their feet out of a sound sleep,
 to greet you as if you are a God.
With warm eyes full of adoring love and hope that
you will always stay,
I'll kiss their dear sweet heads and whisper in their very special company.
 
I look in the mirror and see that I am getting old...
this is the kind of person I am and have always been.
Loving dogs is easy, they are part of me.
Please accept me for who I am.
My dogs appreciate my presence in their lives...
they love my presence in their lives...
When I am old this will be important to me.
You will understand when you are old
If you have dogs to love too.
 
~Author Unknown~

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