Still waiting for you!

I still remember that day,
The day I met you for the first time
The joy in your eyes,

Swati Ramnath

arms spread out for a hug
You lifted me up in the air,
looked at me adoringly
I must have been a
really cute pup.

I still remember that day,
The day you got me my first toy,
Took me out for a long drive
Played with me all day long
That was the
happiest moment of my life.

I still remember that day
The day I missed you like hell
Waiting for you to get back home
To spend some time alone with you
Did I do something wrong?

I still remember that day,
The day you walked away
Leaving me alone,
in a dark and secluded place
Oblivious to the pain in my heart,
the tears in my eyes,
It’s just a bad dream, I told myself.

Gazing at the sunset sky today.
I find myself still waiting for you
Hoping that you would come one day
To take back your old friend
That would be my last day
as an abandoned dog.
–Swati Ramnath

Woofs of Wisdom

To live in the present,
Enjoy every moment to the fullest.

To play, jump with joy,
Embrace the funny side of life.

To enjoy long walks in the nature, and those long drives,
Peeking through the window, watching the world go by.

To stay happy in the face of adversity
Wake up to the sunshine every single day.

To accept others the way they are
To always be my real self.

To give more, expect less, To listen more, speak less.

To love unconditionally, and Live passionately.

There are countless other lessons
that dogs teach me about life,
With their wordless woofs,
soul-piercing gaze and heart-tugging tail wags.
–Swati R

Nothing in this world – better than home

I am Tarzan, a Rottweiler male,
You all will love to hear my tale,

I am a banned breed in many places,
They have even wiped out my traces,
Hey this is not fair – all your minds are clogged,
’Coz I am an absolutely loving dog.

When I was born, I was the tiniest of the litter,
But today I have surpassed them all and grown fitter,
When I came, they wondered how I would turn out to be,
But I am sure that they are all very proud of me.

When I came, I was a very unruly dog,
Climb over tables and eat like a hog,
I would run away from home and give people a scare,
’Coz everyone thought – I was a bear.

But as I grew, one fine day I realized,
My master’s love I had never tried,
I gradually came out of the ‘Running Away’ Syndrome,
’Coz there’s nothing in this world – Better than Home.

Now I have grown into a thorough
gentleman and a majestic stud,
The most adored and the most loved,
Easy to keep, all I do is eat, play and sleep,
How cosy is this place where I live!

Make your dreams come true…

When people say they love dogs, They really don’t mean it.
They say it generally, For others to believe it!
They never make the statements true, Of loving their dogs.
Then what do they really love, Some kind of frogs?
Some think the stray dogs are harmful and dirty,
And really don’t dare to touch,
But some have feelings for them,
And that is why they care so much!
Don’t you know, Dogs are stress busters,
And I love the way, They play with dusters!
They make us smile, They make us laugh,
Even when the Time is tough!
Just keep smiling, Because we are having fun.
Don’t you enjoy it, When together we run?
Never forget your companion, he’s the only one for you.
They love you so much
And will make your dreams come true!!

Vrinda and Feedo

A dog sits waiting

A dog sits waiting in the cold autumn sun.
Too faithful to leave, too frightened to run.

He’s been there for days now with nothing to do
But sits by the road just waiting for you.

He can’t understand why you left him that day.
He thought you were stopping to go with him and play.

He’s sure you’ll come back, and that’s why he stays.
How long can he suffer, how many more days?

His legs have grown weak, his throat parched and dry.
He’s sick now from hunger, he falls with a sigh.

He lays down his head, he closes his eyes,
I wish you could see how a waiting dog dies.

– Contributed by: Samaira Garg

Unconditional Love

Love is an abstract word till the
time it is described,

Once spoken or expressed makes the
dull life bright.

It is not just limited to human and flesh;

It can be spread across little animals,
dogs, kittens and rest.

It has no boundaries, no language at all;

It stands loud, fresh, unwithered and tall.

Stretched arms, waging tail,
bright eyes and smiling face;

Can you all guess who could be this ace?

Our love could be conditional,
tired and stressed;

These little pups and kittens
never make us feel even if they are distressed.

Wonderful is the creation of God;

I feel so thankful that he has made them all.

(Dedicated to my two lovely pooches: Scissors and Brownie)
–Sunanda Anubhav Arora


My Brownie…

Silent and calm is the nature of my sweet dog
We never get shocked when he drinks and hogs
He neither barks nor does he bite
Leaving all things aside,
he’d run after daddy like a kite
I feel like hugging and loving all the time whether it’s day or night
The bell around his neck reminds us he’s around
That’s all I can talk about my darling Dachshund
–Sunanda Anubhav Arora

Take Me Home

This world seemed like a beautiful place
The minute I opened my eyes
I ran across the streets
With the wind rushing past my face
Jumping up and down
Exploring everything I could find
Playing with mama all day long
Until the day she too was gone
Leaving me alone
To fight life on my own
Life has never been the same
From then on
I fast on most of the days
Wondering if that’s in my fate
I sleep on the streets
The noises always disturbing my sleep
The heartless sun and heat
Leave me crumpled like a dry leaf
Those chilly nights and dreadful storm
Send shivers down my spine
I run for life when attacked with sticks and stones
Wondering why this world is so mean
When in pain I am often left alone
Deep down my heart I too crave for a home
If I have a right to live
Then why am I treated like this
If I could ever speak
Would I be accepted in this place
Waging my tail, licking your feet
I try to bring a smile on your face
I can’t talk
But I too have a heart
All I need is a little love
Nothing more than that
If I am not looked upon with scorn
Then why don’t you take me home
–Swati R

The Power of the Dog

There is sorrow enough in the natural way
From men and women to fill our day;
And when we are certain of sorrow in store,
Why do we always arrange for more?
Brothers and Sisters,  I bid you beware
Of giving your heart to a dog to tear.

Buy a pup and your money will buy
Love unflinching that cannot lie –
Perfect passion and worship fed
By a kick in the ribs or a pat on the head.
Nevertheless it is hardly fair
To risk your heart for a dog to tear.

When the fourteen years which nature permits
Are closing in asthma, or tumour, or fits,
And the vet’s unspoken prescription runs
To lethal chambers or loaded guns,
Then you will find – it’s your own affair –
But… you’ve given your heart to a dog to tear.

When the body that lived at your single will,
With its whimper of welcome, is stilled (how still!)
When the spirit hat answered your every mood
Is gone – wherever it goes – for good,
You will discover how much you care,
And will give your heart to a dog to tear.

We’ve sorrow enough in the natural way,
When it comes to burying Christian clay.
Our loves are not given, but only lent,
At compound interest of cent per cent.
Though it is not always the case, I believe,
That the longer we’ve kept’em,
the more do we grieve;

For, when debts are payable, right or wrong,
A short-time loan is as bad as a long –
So why in – Heaven (before we are there)
Should we give our hearts to a dog to tear?
–Rudyard Kipling

Alone Again

I wish someone would tell me what it is
That I’ve done wrong.

Why I have to stay chained up and
Left alone so long.

They seemed so glad to have me when
I came here as a pup.

There were so many things we’d do
While I was growing up.

They couldn’t wait to train me as a
Companion and a friend.

And told me how they’d never fear
Being left alone again.

The children said they’d feed me and
Brush me every day.

They’d play with me and walk me
If I could only stay.

But now the family “Hasn’t Time”;
They often say I shed.

They do not want me in the house
Not even to be fed.

The children never walk me.
They always say, “NOT NOW!”

I wish that I could please them.
Won’t someone tell me how?

All I had, you see, was love.
I wish they would explain

Why they said they wanted me,
Then left me on a chain?

– Author unknown