Bob is Pet of the Week

Bob is our KMUN, DAILY ASTORIAN, HITS, 94.9 THE BRIDGE, and KIA Pet of the Week starting July 25, 2016

Clatsop Animal Assistance's photo.

A Black & Tan Pittie Wish

by Bob (trans. by Rodney Merrill)

One by one, they pause at my cage,
“A pit bull, a male, a stray, no way!”
“I don’t trust them, no matter what they say.”
They shake their heads and go on their way.

I once had a home, you know; I once had a bed,
soft, plush and warm, a place where I was fed.
Maybe I got in the way; don’t think I did wrong.

Anyway, they decided that I didn’t belong.

Now I sit in a cage and watch day after day,
as dogs go tails a-wagging their merry away.
I’ve about given up, near the end of my rope,
Please look at this face, please offer me hope.

I’m a good dog and people here are nice to me
But I need a life outside a cage, don’t you see?
I need to snuggle and to hear you whisper low,
That you love me dearly; I just need to know.

I promise I’ll give you every ounce I can give,
To you, dear person, for as long as I live.
I may be with you for months, maybe for years,
We will share laughs and there will be tears.

I only hope when you grieve me you’ll still say
you’re happy you took me with you that day.
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