A Puppy’s Christmas


December 10, 2012
steve

A Puppy’s Christmas

It’s the day before Christmas
And all through the house
The puppies
are squeaking
An old rubber mouse.

 The wreath which had merrily
Hung on the door
Is scattered in
pieces
All over the floor.

The stockings that hung
In a neat little row
Now boast a hole in
Each one of the toes.

The tree was subjected
To bright-eyed whims,
And now, although
splendid,
It’s missing some limbs.

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I catch them and hold them.
“Be good”, I insist.
They lick me, then
run off
To see what they’ve missed.

And now as I watch them
The thought comes to me,
That theirs is the
spirit
That Christmas should be.

Should children and puppies
Yet show us the way,
And teach us the
joy
That should come with this day?

Could they bring the message
That’s written above,
And tell us
that, most of all
Christmas is love.

[Anonymous]

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A Puppy's 12 Days of Christmas by Elise Lewis 1997 Part 2 of 4


December 5, 2012
steve

On the fourth day of Christmas my puppy gave to me

Four broken window candles

Three punctured ornaments

Two leaking bubble lights

And the Santa topper from the Christmas tree.

On the fifth day of Christmas my puppy gave to me

Five chewed-up stockings

Four broken window candles

Three punctured ornaments

Two leaking bubble lights

And the Santa topper from the Christmas tree.

On the sixth day of Christmas my puppy gave to me

Six yards of soggy ribbon

Five chewed-up stockings

Four broken window candles

Three punctured ornaments

Two leaking bubble lights

And the Santa topper from the Christmas tree.

Catgegory: Doggy Humour

A Puppy's 12 Days of Christmas by Elise Lewis 1997 Part 1 of 4


November 28, 2012
steve

On the first day of Christmas my puppy gave to me

The Santa topper from the Christmas tree.

On the second day of Christmas my puppy gave to me

Two leaking bubble lights

And the Santa topper from the Christmas tree.

On the third day of Christmas my puppy gave to me

Three punctured ornaments

Two leaking bubble lights

And the Santa topper from the Christmas tree.

 

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5 Dog Superstitions


October 13, 2012
steve

1. Most dogs are physically or behaviourally incapable of killing livestock.
2. Greeks thought dogs could foresee evil.
3. Dogs have always been credited with the power of sensing supernatural influences, and seeing ghosts, spirits, faeries or deities which are invisible to human eyes. In Wales only dogs could see the death-bringing hounds of Annwn; in ancient Greece the dogs were aware when Hecate was at a crossroads foretelling a death. Dogs are believed to be aware of the presence of ghosts, and their barking, whimpering or howling is often the first warning of supernatural occurrances.
4. When a dog howls in an otherwise silent night, it is said to be an omen of death, or at least of misfortune. A howling dog outside the house of a sick person was once thought to be an omen that they would die, especially if the dog was driven away and returned to howl again. A dog which gives a single howl, or three howls, and then falls silent is said to be marking a death that has just occurred nearby.
5. In Scotland, a strange dog coming to the house means a new friendship; in England, to meet a spotted or black and white dog on your way to a business appointment is lucky. Three white dogs seen together are considered lucky in some areas; black dogs are generally considered unlucky, especially if they cross a traveller’s path or follow someone and refuse to be driven away. Fishermen traditionally regard dogs as unlucky and will not take one out in a boat, or mention the word ‘dog’ whilst at sea.
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10 Dogs Facts you Might Not Know!


October 9, 2012
steve

1. Puppies can’t control their bladders overnight until they are at least four months old. Until then, cover the floor around the puppy’s bed with newspapers.

2. Dogs are omnivorous. They need more than just meat to flourish.

3. People with more than one dog shouldn’t try to treat them all as equals. Because pack position is important to a dog, this only encourages jealousy games.

4. Dogs chew up your underwear because it smells like you.

5. One in every three US families owns one or more dogs.

6. A one-year-old dog is physically as mature as a 15 year-old human.

7. Dogs’ internal clocks are really magnificent. They know when it’s time for you to arrive home, feed them, or go to bed if you are normally on a schedule.

8. Brush your dog 3 times a week in the spring, and you’ll have a summer free from shedding.

9. When teaching a puppy to come, begin by getting down to his level so he will not be encouraged to jump up on you.

10. If your dog reacts anti-socially toward visitors, put her in another room until she calms down. When you let her out, ignore her. This forces your dog to go to the visitors for social activity.

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Famous Poets on Dogs


October 8, 2012
steve

Dog Poetry

Inscription on the Monument of a Newfoundland Dog

Near this spot are deposited the remains of one who
possessed Beauty without Vanity,

Strength without Insolence,

Courage without Ferocity,
and all the Virtues of Man,

without his Vices.

This Praise, which would be unmeaning
Flattery if inscribed over human
ashes is but a just tribute to the Memory
of Boatswain,a Dog.

Lord Byron

 

Epitaph to a Dog

 

    His friends he loved. His fellest earthly foes–
    Cats–I believe he did but feign to hate.
    My hand will miss the insinuated nose,
    Mine eyes that tail that wagged contempt at Fate.

    Sir William Watson

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10 Great Dog Sayings


September 30, 2012
steve

1.  A man’s best friend is his dog.
2. A house is not a home without a dog.
3. Dogs are really people with short legs in fur coats.
4. Dogs are people too.
5. Be tuff ! The “dog days” of summer can be wuff !
6. Chasing your tail gets you nowhere … ‘cept back to where you started.
7. Family and friends welcome. Fleas are not.
8. Husband and dog missing … 25 cents reward for dog.
9. If you want the best seat in the house … move the dog.
10. My dog’s not spoiled … I’m just well trained !

Catgegory: Dog Quotes

5 Famous Stars Quotes on Dogs


September 4, 2012
steve

 

1.     “The more boys I meet the more I love my dog.” 
― Carrie Underwood

2.     “The only creatures that are evolved enough to convey pure love are dogs and infants.” 
― Johnny Depp

3.        “Dogs never bite me. Just humans.” 
― Marilyn Monroe

4.    “I have found that when you are deeply troubled, there are things you get from the silent devoted companionship of a dog that you can get from no other source.” 
― Doris Day

5. “I believe in integrity. Dogs have it. Humans are sometimes lacking it.” 
― Cesar Millan                            

 

 

 

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7 Ancient Dog Facts


July 17, 2012
steve

1. All dogs can be traced back 40 million years ago to a
weasel-like animal called the Miacis which dwelled in trees and dens. The
Miacis later evolved into the Tomarctus, a direct forbear of the genus Canis,
which includes the wolf and jackal as well as the dog.

2. Ancient Egyptians revered their dogs. When a pet dog would die,
the owners shaved off their eyebrows, smeared mud in their hair, and mourned
aloud for days.

3. During the Middle Ages, Great Danes and Mastiffs were sometimes
suited with armor and spiked collars to enter a battle or to defend supply
caravans.

4. Pekingese and Japanese Chins were so important in the ancient
Far East that they had their own servants and were carried around trade routes
as gifts for kings and emperors. Pekingese were even worshipped in the temples
of China for centuries.

5. After the fall of Rome,, human survival often became more important than breeding and training dogs. Legends of
werewolves emerged during this time as abandoned dogs traveling in packs
commonly roamed streets and terrified villagers.

6. During the Middle Ages, mixed breeds of peasants’ dogs were
required to wear blocks around their necks to keep them from breeding with
noble hunting dogs. Purebred dogs were very expensive and hunting became the
province of the rich.

7.    Plato once said that ”a dog has the soul of a philosopher

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