Archive for Wednesday, March 17, 2004

Aunt Norie’s Sewing Room

March 17, 2004

Easter will soon be here. Please, if you are considering a pet bunny, chick or puppy, and your child has never had such a pet, do some groundwork first. Take the child to a zoo, or to a farm or to friends who have the same critters, not as cute babies but as grownup ones. Read stories about those same pets they will need daily care, it will grow up quickly.

Nothing fun about that old hen or rooster or that big rabbit, too heavy to lift, in its cage, needing to be fed and watered every morning and evening. That puppy will grow to be bigger and look like its mom, may be all legs.

This poem from the courier tells such a sad and true story. The chick or the bunny will not form a lifelong (to themselves) bond with your child, as the puppy will, so if it's a puppy be sure.

I for one believe every child deserves and needs that one true friend if at all possible.

Your dog will stand by you, lifelong, whatever comes, so please be so very sure.

A Dog Sits Waiting

A dog sits waiting in the cold autumn sun, too faithful to leave, too frightened to run. He's been here for days now with nothing to do, but sit by the road, waiting for you. He can't understand why you left him that day. He thought you were stopping to play. He's sure you'll come back and that's why he stays. How long will he suffer? How many more days? His legs have grown weak, his throat's parched and dry. He's sick now from hunger and falls with a sigh. He lays down his head and closes his eyes. I wish you could see how a waiting dog dies.

-- Aunt Norie, P.O. Box 265, Tonganoxie 66086-0265.

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