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Some cattle doggy things today

July 7th 2011 9:32 pm
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This morning mama got a call from a co-worker. She has a friend whose neighbor has been tying out a 16 week old cattle dog puppy because they don't like the dog. The co-worked asked if mama would be interested in taking the dog. We can't take on a dog now, but we would be happy to help find the pup a new home. Haven't heard any more on that yet.

Later in the day, a facebook friend posted a cattle dog in a shelter along with the following "letter". Yup, mama has been really missing me- lots of cattle dog references all in one day, and it's been over 2 months I've been gone already- but NEVER forgotten...

Letter from Your New Cattle Dog


I'm your new cattle dog puppy.

You probably picked me because you like my color

or my perky ears

or my inquisitive eyes

or the fact that I am so full of energy.

Like your other dependents I'll require food, water and shelter.

There will be vet bills and preventive care.

I'll need teeth cleaning,

pills for worms

and fleas

and heartworms

and ticks.

I'll need food

and vitamins

and supplements

and a comfortable bed

(and chew toys).

I'll need a comfortable place to stay out of the cold

and heat

and rain.

Like other pets I'll require a lot of care and training.

I need exercise.

I need to walk

and run

and to chase things.

Treat me right and I'll chase a Frisbee instead of your car or cat.

I might dig

or I might tear something up.

I might poop on your floor.

You can teach me to not do a lot of things, but don't forget--I still have instincts.

My instincts tell me to move things.

To herd

To bark

To use my mouth

To protect our space.

For all my faults I will give you a guarantee that I will obey, protect and serve.

I'll never talk behind your back

or serve the interests of another.

I will be loyal to you

I won't forsake you

Even if you treat me bad sometimes I will worship the ground you walk on.

I will wait at the door in anticipation of you getting home.

I live for time with you.

You will be my number one.

I will protect our home.

I'll let you know when danger is near. My ears will be our ears.

No matter how big the threat I will take the point.

My safety is not my concern.

And I'll provide you with unconditional love.

You can be in a wonderful or sour mood.

You can treat me good or bad.

We can be rich or poor.

We can live in a mansion or a tent.

Nothing matters except my unwavering commitment and desire to serve you.

So think first of all the responsibility there is to take care of me,

because I may not be there for you for the rest of your life.

But I will surely be there for you

for the rest of mine.

--by Christopher Greer


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Barked by: ♥ DarlaMae ♥ (Dogster Member)

July 7th 2011 at 10:41 pm

Wow Levi You really "drove" this one Home pal! Biggggg Pokes & Amen to that letter! Hoping the pups can find their perfect homes. You Are LOVED & NEVER forgotten! ALL our love, Paw & Prayers are with your Beloved Pack! Hugs & Pokes,Darla & Mommy J xoxo
Barked by: REDFORD (Dogster Member)

July 8th 2011 at 1:06 am

"because I may not be there for
you for the rest of your life.
But I will surely be there for
you for the rest of mine."

This one made my mom cry as soon
as she read it.

Thanks, angel Levi.
Barked by: ~Emma~ RL1 (Dogster Member)

July 8th 2011 at 12:55 pm

oh Levi, I am not on Dogster as much as I used to be. Even though we've never met, you were always one of my favorite cattle dogs :). I think it was your unbridled joy (in tennis balls, bol) and your sweet grin and yes even your old man-ness (not a word I know) that I love. Hugs to your Mom and your family.

I'm glad you are sending messages and letting your Mom know you are safe.
Barked by: Flicka ~ CGC (Dogster Member)

July 8th 2011 at 12:57 pm

Crying too...... as just another who like others was rescued by an abused a Cattle Dog and has speny the following 5 yrs trying to mend a beautiful soul......

I like most animals far better than most people...... I will just keep digging the lime pit for those "waste of space" humans.

Barked by: Louie (Dogster Member)

July 8th 2011 at 6:42 pm

What a beautiful letter!!! I sure everypup and your furmily is thinkin of you today!
Barked by: Angel Baby (Loving Memory) (Dogster Member)

July 9th 2011 at 10:32 am

What an Awesome letter and so very true.... Angel kisses, Baby and Foxie

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