Thursday, December 23, 2010

A Greyhound’s Christmas Wish

For this week’s weekend reflection I am ‘reflecting’ back to a poem I wrote while running the Minnesota chapter of a Retired Racing Greyhound rescue group. To this day I see it used various places and thought… ‘hey, why not on my own blog?!?’

So here it is.

A Greyhound’s Christmas Wish

Dear Santa to you I make my wish,

This could be my very last Christmas list.

No time to be frivolous, I must hurry you see,

I’m no longer the best, they no longer want me.

I’ve heard of places where there are soft beds,

Sofas and pillows to lay your head,

Plenty of food and toys for play,

People who hug you night and day.

I’ve heard of the warmth the hugs can bring,

And car rides to get you wonderful things,

Large spaces to roam when you feel the need,

A place they will love me for being just me.

My wish, Dear Santa, I clearly state,

My hope as I sit closed tight in this crate,

To ask for myself I know is not right,

But please bring a family to love me tonight.

Copyright (C) 1995 Robin Krautbauer

Renner: I am safe, I am happy, and I am very loved.

Safe and Happy Holidays to all!

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13 comments:

  1. This is such a touching poem. I've always loved Greyhounds and I hope they all get their wish (along with the other homeless animals out there). Renner looks so sweet and content. :)

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  2. Beautiful :) Mele Kalikimaka to you and your entire family :)

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  3. super sweet! and that photo - awwww! so happy and comfy, love it :) Happy holidays to you too!

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  4. Very touching! Thank goodness for people like you.
    Have a very Happy Christmas and a healthy and fulfilling 2011.

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  5. What a beautiful poem. Happy Holidays!

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  6. I love your poem! I'm sure I've seen it posted on Greytalk!

    Sweet Renner. He knows perfectly well how loved he is. And I see he likes his sheepskin! ;)

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  7. You wrote that?! I've seen that in so many places, but I didn't realize you were the author! Well done! I applaud you!

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  8. This beautiful poem touches my heart. You are amazing.

    Merry Christmas!

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  9. Beautiful! Thank you for sharing. I hope you and your family have a very special holiday together. xoxoxo

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  10. What a touching poem. We hope your Christmas is very merry!

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