A Furry Friend

 

 

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A Furry Friend

The television flashes with images of canines with no place to go

At the time, I had an apartment that didn’t feel like home

So I made my way to the shelter

In search of a friend to call my own


As I strolled into the room

Ambient light blinded my sight

As my eyes adjusted they fell

On large rectangular cages enforced with metal bars


This is a place that houses lost and abandoned souls

Where needy dogs in need of compassion share a concrete floor

Their barks sounded like an avalanche

Starting to roll down hill


The furry, four legged, orphans made noises as to say:

“What are you doing here?”

But they stood ready to love again

Despite their disappointment


I bonded with a black dog

That wore a coat reminiscent to a tuxedo for a gala

He was prepared to make a grand entrance into a caring family

But his brown eyes gave way to sadness, deeper than wells 


One day he slipped off the leash

To chase opposing geese

And jumped into the algae covered pond

After exploring it’s depths

He returned smelling like fish

Left at room temperature too long


His friendship made the family stronger

We took turns for his maintenance and care

I walked him, Mom brushed his hair,

My sister fed him when I wasn’t there

A little dog with nowhere to go

Turned our house into a beautiful home

Love always, Esha ❤

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